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much, and the banks rise to the height of extraordinary circuit, it regains its proper rent. He was immediately hurried to, three hundred feet perpendicular, while course, and rushes with perturbed veloci- wards the cataract, and, seeing that death at the same time they become wild and ty between two perpendicular precipices, was inevitable, he covered his head with rocky, and are thickly covered with which are not more than four hundred his cloak, and resigned himself to destruc: trees of various kinds. In some places feet asunder. The surface of the whirl- tion. However, when he approached they partly over-arch the river, and throw pool is in a state of continual agitation. the edge of the cataract, shuddering naan appalling gloon upon its waters, now The water boils, mantles up, and wreathes, Iture revolted so strongly, that he was seen dashed into turbulence and impetuosity in a manner that proves its fearful depth to start up, and stretch out his arıns; but by the ruggedness of their sloping bed and the confinement it suffers ; as trees, the canoe upset, and he was instantlyingulfIt was night when I first viewed this scene, that come within the sphere of the curo ed amidst the fury of the boiling surge; and as the moon gradually rose, she rent, are swept along with a quivering A dog, which I have seen, was carried threw a broken light successively upon zig-zag motion which it is difficult to over the Great Fall some years ago, and different portions of the stream, and some-| describe. This singular body of water suffered no injury except the fracture of times brought to view the foamy bosom must be several hundred feet deep, and two of his ribs. Dead wild-ducks are of a rapid, at other times unveiled the has nothitherto been frozen over, although found in great numbers along the banks struggling and heaving waters of a whirl-in spring the broken ice that descends of the river, near the bottom of the catapool, while the mingled roar, on all sides, from Lake Erie collects in such quanti- ract, on the mornings that succeed dark excited a shuddering curiosity about ties upon its surface, and becomes so and stormy nights. Some people suppose those parts of the river that rolled along closely wedged together, that it resists that these animals are carried over while in darkness.
the current, and remains till warm wea asleep ; but more probably they get enOver the precipice, on the summit of ther breaks it up. The whirlpool is one tangled among the rapids above, and are which I stood while I contemplated this of the greatest natural curiosities in the swept away before they are aware of their scene, many of the American soldiers Upper Province, and is the more interest-danger.' had rushed at the close of the battle of ing to the mind, as its formation cannot be • It was not until I bad, by frequent exQueenston heights. They were so warm- rationally accounted for.'
cursions to the Falls, in some measure faly pressed by our troops and the Indians, The last war forms an important era miliarized my mind with their sublimities, and had so little prospect of obtaining in the history of Upper Canada, and, that I ventured to explore the penetralia quarter from the latter, that a great num
as such, is continually referred to by of the Great Cataract. The precipice steep, and tried to save their lives by states its consequences to have been underneath; while the impetus which the catching hold of the trees that grew upon
receives in its projects it it; but many were frightfully dashed to very injurious to the province, and the far beyond the cliff, and thus an immense pieces by the rocks, and others who main cause of its present embarrassed Gothic arch is formed by the rock and reached the river perished in their at- state. Our author gives an excellent the torrent. Twice I entered this cavern, tempts to swim across it. Several, who description of the falls of Niagara, a and twice I was obliged to retrace my had dropped among the cliffs without re- passage or two of which we quote :- steps, lest I should be suffocated by the ceiving any injury, were afterwards trans- • The extent of the Falis has never blasts of dense spray that whirled around fixed and killed by falling upon their own been correctly ascertained, as, indeed, me; however, the third time I succeeded bayonets, while in the act of leaping from their peculiar form, and several other cir- in advancing about twenty-five yards, one spot to another. I almost imagined 1 cumstances, render this impossible. The Here darkness began to encircle me; on saw these unfortunate men writhing in all leight of the great Fall, as taken with a one side, the black cliff stretched itself the agonies of a protracted death, and gaz- plumb line by some engineers from the into a gigantic arch far above my head, ing with envy at their companions, who United States, was found to be 149 feet and on the other, the dense and hissing, were convulsively catching for breath 9 inches. Its curve is supposed to ex- torrent formed an impenetrable sheet of among the sullen waters below. Were tend 2100 feet, and its arc may measure foam, with which I was drenched in a the Canadians inclined to be superstitious, nearly half that space. The breadth of moment. The rocks were so slippery; they could not select a more suitable Goat Island, which divides the two cata- that I could hardly keep my feet, or hold place than this for the baunt and appear-racts, has been found to be 984 feet, and securely by them; while the horrid din ance of unearthly beings. The wildness that of the American Fall 1140 feet. made me think the precipices above were of the scenery, the gloom of the cliffs, Therefore the whole circumference of the tumbling down in colossal fragments upand the melancholy incident I have just precipice over which the cataracts fall is on my head. related, would subject Queenston heights 4224 feet, and the width of the cataract It is not easy to deterinine how far an to the suspicion of any people more under itself 3240 feet. At one time, the Table individual might advance between the the influence of imagination than the Ca- Rock extended fifiy feet beyond the clit's sheet of water and the rock; but were it nadians are, and make them conjure up that support it, but its projection is not half a dozen bleeding sentinels at the top so great at present.
even possible to explore the recess to its
utmost extremity, scarcely any one, Ibe. of the precipice, every night after sun- • There have been several instances of lieve, would have courage to attempt an set.'
people being carried over the Falls, but I expedition of the kind.' • About four miles above Queenston, believe none of the bodies ever were
( To be continued.) there is a singular and interesting part of found. The rapidity of the river, before the Niagara river, called the Whirlpool. it tumbles down the precipice, is so The banks here are extremely high and great, that a human body would certainly Irish Melodies. By Thomas Moore, perpendicular; and, in addition io the be whirled along without sinking; there. Esq. With an Appendix, containnatural channel, the current of the river fore, some of those individuals to whom ing the Original Advertisements, has formed a semicircular excavation in I allude, probably retained their senses and the Prefaratory Letter on Muthem resembling a small bay. The till they reached the edge of the cataract, sic. 12mo. pp. 254. London, niouth of it is more than a thousand feet and even looked down upon the golf into
1891. wide, and its length about two thous- which they were the next moment preci. However proud, as Englishmen, we and. The current, which is extremely pitated. rapid, whenever it reaches the upper
'Many years ago, an Indian, while at- may feel of our own particular country, point of this bay, forsakes the direct tempting to cross the river above the wemust confess that we possess little nachannel, and sweeps wildly round the Falls, in a canoe, had his paidle struck tional music, and that we are indebted sides of it; when, having made this from his haplo'; the rapidity of the cur-/ for many of our most popular airs to the Scotch and the Irish. The music | dolentia.” Mr. Pinkerton is of opinion. When a cup to the smile of dear woman goes of both Scotland and Ireland is very that none of the Scotch popular airs are
round, characteristic of the respective coun. as old as the middle of the sixteenth cen
Oh! remember the smile which adorns her
at home. tries; that of Scotland is plaintive and tury; and though musical antiquaries reromantic, and that of Ireland is the fer us, for some of our melodies, to so • In England, the garden of beauty is kept truest of all comments upon its history.
early a period as the fifth century, I am By a dragon of prudery, plac'd within call; The tone of defiance, succeeded by the persuaded that there are few, of a civilized But so oft this unamiable dragon has slept, description, (and by this I mean to ex.
That the garden's but carelessly watch'd after languor of despondency,-a hurst of clude all the savage Ceanans, cries, &c.) Oh! they want the wild sweet-briery fence,
all. turbulence dying away into softness, which can claim quite so ancient a date as the sorrows of one moment lost in the Mr. Pinkerton allows to the Scotch. But which warns the touch, while winning the
Which round the flowers of Erin dwells, levity of the vext,—and all that ro- music is not the only subject upon which
sense, mantic mixture of inirth and sadness our taste for antiquity is rather unreason- Nor charms us least when it most repels. which is naturally produced by the ef- ably indulged; and, however heretical it Then remember, wherever your goblet is forts of a lively tenperament, lo shake may be to dissent from these romantic
crown'd, off or forget the wrongs which lie upon it is possible to love our country very zeaspeculations, I cannot help thinking that Thro' this world whether eastward or west.
ward you roam, it.'
lously, and to feel deeply interested in When a cup to the smile of dear woman goes Though the beauties of the national her honour and happiness, without believe
round, music of Ireland have been long very ing that Irish was the language spoken in
Oh! remember the smile which adorns der
at home. generally felt and acknowledged, yet, Paradise; that our ancestors were kind through the want of appropriate Év- enough to take the trouble of polishing In France, when the heart of a woman sets glish words, and of the
sail the Greeks ; or that Abaris, the Hyperboarrangement
On the ocean of wedlock, its fortune to try, necessary to adapt them to the voice, rean, was a native of the north of Ireland.' many of the most excellent composi
Love seldom goes far in a vessel so frail, It was not intended to separate the
But just pilots her off, and then bids her tions remained in obscurity, until Mr. poetry of the 'Irish Melodies' from the
good-bye! Power, with true national feeling, pro
music; but this became necessary, while the daughters of Erin keep the boy jected the • Irish Melodies.' The ob- since they were not only published in Ever smiling beside bis faithful oar, ject of the work, which was commenced America, in two editions, but also Through billows of woe and beams of joy
The same as he look'd, when he left the in 1807, was to form a collection of the in Paris, and in a volume in Dublin.
shore. best original Irish melodies, with cha- To protect, therefore, the proprietor, Then remember, wherever your goblet is racteristic symphonies and accompa
(who, we have heard pays the immense crown'd, niments, and with words containiny, as sum of an annuity of 500l. per annum
Thro' this world whether eastward or west. frequently as possible, allusions to the for them,) Mr. Moore has undertaken When a cup 10 the smile of dear woman goes manners and history of the country. to revise a complete edition of the poe
round, The task of arranging the airs was constry of the eight numbers, which are Oh! reinember the smile wbich adorns her
at home.' signed to Sir John Stevenson, who, in published in a neat little volume, and
conjunction with Mr. Bishop, has en- at a price comparatively moderate. · ERIN! THE TEAR AND THE SMILE IN riched them with some delightful sym- Of the poetical merits of the Irish
THINE EYES. phonies and accompaniments. The Melodies,' it is unnecessary to say a
• Erin! the tear and the smile in thine eyes, poetical part was undertaken by Mr. single word, since they are universalls Blend like the rainbow that hangs in thy skies !
Shining through sorrow's stream, Thomas Moore, the 6rst lyrical poet acknowledged to be the most adınired
Saddening through pleasure's beam, In this duty; which he compositions of the sort of modern
Thy suns, with doubtful gleam, has executed with masterly genius and tiines; and while, to Irishmen, their Weep while they rise! ability, Mr. Moore has been accused of principal attraction may be their na- Erin! thy silent tear shall never cease, merely selecting airs as a vehicle for tionality, yet their extensive popularity Erin! thy lauguid smile ne'er shall increase, dangerous politics; but we think this has principally arisen from their supe- Till, like the rainbow's light,
Thy various tints unite, is judying him very harshly, and that rior merit. Thongh these songs are
And form, in heaven's sight, the touches of national and political pretty generally known, yet we doubt One arch of peace! feeling which he has introduced, might not our readers will feel glad to see a have been fairly passed without cenfew of them transferred to our pages,
"ONE BUMPER AT PARTING. which we shall do without further com
One bumper at parting tho' many
Have circled the board since we mets The Irish Melodies' were publishment:
The fullest, the saddest of any ed in eiglit successive numbers, in the "WE MAY ROAM THRO' THIS WORLD. Remains to be crown'd by us yet. third of which Mr. Moore wrote an in- We may roam thro' this world, like a child at
The sweetness that pleasure has in it, genious prefatory letter upon music,
Is always so slow to come forth, from which we shall make an extract.
Who but sips of a sweet, and then flies to
That seldom, alas, till the minute the rest :
It dies, do we know half its worth! He says, And, when pleasure begins to grow dull in the
But fill-may our life's bappy measure · Though much has been said of the east,
Be all of such moments made 11p3 antiquity of our music, it is certain that We may order our wings and be off to the
They're born on the bosom of Pleasure, our finest and most popular airs are mo
They die 'midst the tears of the cap. dern; and, perhaps, we may look no fur
But if hearts that feel, and eyes that smile, • As onward we journey, how pleasant ther than the last disgraceful century for Are the dearest gifts that heaven supplies,
To pause and inhabit a while the origin of most of those wild and me. We never need leave our own green isle,
Those few sunny spots, ia ke tbe present, lancholy strains, which were at once the Then remember, wherever your goblet is
of the age.
For sensitive hearts and for sun-bright eyes. That 'mid the dull wilderness smile! offspring and solace of grief, and which
But Time, like a pitiless master, were applied to the mind, as music was
Cries, “onward!" and spurs the gay hours,
Thro' this world whether eastward or west- And never does Time travel faster, formerly to the borly, “ decantare loca
Than when his way lies among flowers,
But, come-may our life's happy measure Ne'er tell me of glories, serenely adorning to the other islands. Kadu's friend, Be all of sucb moments made up;
The close of our day, the calm eve of our Edock, who was with him, endeavoured They're born on the bosom of Pleasure,
to dissuade him from such a step, and They die 'midst the tears of the cup. Give me back, give me back the wild fresh*This evening we saw the sun sinking,
ness of morning,
even attempted to drag him by force, In waters his glory made bright
The fola Her clouds and her tears are worth evening's
but Kadu was determined. Oli! trust me, pur farewell of drinking
lowing account of this native was ga. Should be like that farewell of light You saw how he finished, by darting
'Oh, who would not welcome that moment's thered from biu at different times :returning,
• Kadu was born in the island of Ulle, His beam o'er a deep billow's brim; So fill up, let's shine at our parting,
When passion first wak'd a new life thro' his
belonging to the Carolinas, which must
frame, In full liquid glory, like hiin.
lie at least 1500 English miles to the west And his soul-like the wood, that grows preAnd ob! may our life's happy measure
from here, and is known only by name on
cious in burning Of moments like this be made up; 'Twas born on the bosom of Pleasure,
Gave out all its sweets to love's exquisite the chart, because Father Cantara, in 1733, flame!'
was sent from the Ladrones, as missionary It dies 'inid the tears of the cup!'
to the Carolinas. Kadu left Ulle with
NE'ER ASK THE HOUR.
Eclock, and two other savages, in a boat
Ne'er ask the bour-what is it to us • While history's muse the memorial was
contrived for sailing, with the intention of How Time deals out his treasures?
fishing at a distant island ; a violent storm keeping Of all that the dark hand of Destiny weaves, The golden moments, lent us thus,
drove these unfortunate men quite out of
Are not his coin, but Pleasure's. Beside her the genius of Erin stood weeping,
their course : they drifted about the sea If counting them over could add to their For her's was the story that blotted the
for eight months, finding, but seldom,
fish for their food, and at last landed, in
I'd number each glorious second ;
the most pitiable situation, on the island of bright, Too quick and sweet to be reckon'd.
Aur. The most remarkable part of this Wben, after whole pages of sorrow and then fill the cup—what is it to us
voyage is, that it was accomplished against shame, How Time bis circle measures ?
the north-east monsoon, and must be parShe saw History write, The fairy hours we call up thus,
ticularly interesting to those who have With a pencil of light Obey no wand but Pleasure's!
been hitherto of opinion that the popula. That illum'd all the volume, her WellANG-«Young Joy ne'er thought of counting hours,
tion of the South Sea Islands commenced TON's name! Till Care, one summer's morning,
from west to east. According to Kadu's “ Hail, star of my isle !" said the Spirit, all set up, among his smiling flowers,
account, they had their sail spread during sparkling A dial, by way of warning.
their whole voyage, when the wind perWith beams, such as break from her own But Joy loved better to gaze on the sun, mitted, and they plied against the northdewy skies ;As long as its light was glowing,
east inonsoon, thinking they were under « Thro' ages of sorrow, deserted, and darkling, Than to watch with old Care bow the shadows the lee of their island; this may account I've watch'd for some glory like thine to arise.
for their at last coming to Aur. They For, tho' heroes I've number'd, unblest was And how fast that light was going.
kept their reckoning by the moon, making their lot,
So fill the cup-wbat is it to us And unhallow'd they sleep in the cross-ways
a knot in a cord, destined for the purpose, How Time his circle measures? of Fame;
As the sea proThe fairy hours we call up thus,
at every new moon. But, oh! there is not
duced abundance of fish, and they were Obey no wand but Pleasure's.. One dishonouring blot
perfectly acquainted with the art of fishOn the wreath that encircles my WeLLING
We understand that a surreptitious ing, they suffered less bunger than thir-t, TON's name!
and defective edition of these · Melo- for though they did not neglect, during « « Yet, still the last crown of thy toils is re
dies' has been published, but that the every rain, to collect a small stock, they maining,
proprietor of the genuine one has ob- were often totally destitute of fresh water. The grandest, the purest ev'n thou hast yet tained an injunction against it. We Kadu, who was the best diver, frequentmention this in order to guard our
ly went down to the bottom of the sea, Tho proud was thy task, other nations un
where it is well known that the water is chaining, readers against the attempted fraud.
not so salt, with a cocoa-nut, with only a Far prouder to heal the deep wounds of thy
small opening; but even if this satistied At the foot of that throne, for whose weal thou A Voyage of Discovery into the South the want of the moment, it probably con
When they hast stood,
Sea and Beering's Straits, for the perceived the Island of Aur, the sight of Go, plead for the land that first cradled thy Purpose of exploring a North East land did not rejoice them, because every fame
Passage. By Lieutenant Otto Von feeling had died within them. Their
sails had long been destroyed, their caLet the rainbow of Hope be her WELLING.
(Concluded from p. 691.)
noe the sport of the winds and the waves, TON's name!"
HAVING, in our last, given a copious and they patiently expected death, when "I SAW FROM THE BEACH. analysis of the voyage of Lieut. Kot- the inhabitants of Aur sent several canoes
to their assistance, and carried them sense• I saw from the beach, when the morning was zehue, it now only remains to us to less on shore. A Tamon was present at shining,
give a connected history of Kadu, the moment; the iron utensils which the A bark o'er the waters move gloriously on; which we promised. It was while the unfortunate men still possessed dazzled I came, when the sun o'er that beach was de- Rurick was at Aur, one of the St. their deliverers, and they were on the
clining, The bark was still there, but the waters were
Lawrence islands, that Lieut. Kotze- point of striking the fatal blow, to divide gone! bue met with this islander, who, as their spoil, when Tigedien, the Tamon of
the island of Aur, fortunately came in Ah! such is the fate of our life's early promise, soon as he got on board the ship, ex
time to save their lives. When Kadu af. So passing the spring tide of joy we have pressed a wish to remain there, and ac
terwards offered all his treasures to the known:
company Lieut. Kotzebue
voyEach wave, that we danc'don at morning, ebbsage. Kadu, thongh not of noble birth, enough to refuse them: he took only a
preserver of his life, he was generous from us,
was a confident of the King Toua, who trifle, and forbade his people, on pain of And leaves us, at eve, on the bleak shore 67" alone!
employed him to carry his commissions death, to do any harm to the poor stran
gers.. Kady, with his companions, went countenance, but his tall strong body was for war, and their short miserable lances to Tigedien's house, who took paternal bent with age. lle presented me with confirmed us in this opinion,
We now care of him, and conceived a particular some rolls of Mogan; and, while I was learnt that even the women take a part in affection for him, on account of his natural conversing with him, Kadu invited the the war, loaded with baskets filled with understanding and kind heart. Accord- other chiefs, who were likewise very old, stones, which they throw, as they form ing to his reckoning, it must be about on board. The dress of the tamons dif- the rear-guard, over the heads of their three or four years since his arrival liere. fered but little from that of the other sa- warriors, into the hostile armıy; they likeKady, was, engaged in the woods when vages; they were only more tattooed, wise afforded succour to the wounded, the Rurick came in sight, and he was and wore round their necks ornaments of and Kadu, who has been in many such speedily sent for, as they expected from fish-bones, which I afterwards learnt sup- battles, assured us that the women were of him, who had travelled far, and was ge. plied the place of orders. Kadu, to give great service in war. Tigcdien, the nerally, accounted a very sensible man, himself consequence, conducted the most distinguished of the three chiefs, an explanation of this strange phenome-guests about the ship, gave them explana- supplied the place of Lamary during his non. He had often told them of ships, |tions of all the wondrous things which absence, and was treated by the people which, though they had visited Ulle dur- they saw, and knew how to conduct him with extraordinary respect.
Lebeuliet, ing his absence, he had heard of; he even self so cunningly, as to make it appearthat the second in rank and dignity, is posknew the names of two men, Lewis and he had a perfect idea of every thing he sessor of the group of Kawen, but resides, Marmol, who had come from the great tried to explain ; he talked with particu- in time of peace, in Airick, and the island of Britannia ; and he, therefore, by lar diffuseness on trifling subjects, and young chief there, as well as the amiable the description, knew our ship. Being generally produced laughter. When they princess, are his children. Tiuraur, the very partial to the whites, be urged the saw a sailor take a pinch of snuff, and youngest of them, possesses the group of islanders to go on board, which they, at questioned him, who had never seen it Otdia, and is father to our old friend 'Rafirst, declined, for, according to tradition, himself, he was not at all embarrassed : rick; and it afforded him great pleasure the white men devoured the black. How he took up the box, and certainly told that we were able to give him some acthey came to this opinion was an enigma them many surprising things respecting count of him. The tamon returned to to us, for, except an ancient tradition, it, as they listened to him with the great Slobual, with many presents, whither they that, at a very remote period, a large ship est attention; but when, to make the mat- also invited me; but as I had still to make had sailed past Kawen, they had no other ter quite plain to them, he took up the observations to determine the situation of idea of European ships, but such as had soul to his nose, he threw the box from this place, I deferred my visit on shore. been communicated to them by Kadu. him, and began to sneeze and to cry so Kadu wished to accompany the tamons, His promise to barter some iron for them, immoderately, that his astonished auditors which I permitted him to do, though I at last induced them to come on board, ran from him in different directions; but was firmly convinced, that inconstant and and here he immediately remained with he soon collected himself, and knew how fickle as the South Sea islanders are, he us, as the reader is already informed to turn the affair into a joke. Kadu's would not return. He was carried off in The precaution with which we had him explanation of the cannon convinced us triumph. All the canoes followed that watched was quite superfluous; he slept that he was acquainted with them; for he of Tigedien, where, elevated to the rank quietly during the night, and awoke with told them that if the islanders ventured of a distinguished man by our favour, he the first dawn of morning, cheerful and to steal any thing, they wnuld beat down occupied the place of the tamon. In the happy.'
all the cocoa and bread fruit trees with afternoon I went on shore, and immediLieut. Kotzebue sailed on the 24th them; and further related, that Lewis and ately took an excursion, accompanied by of February, for the island of Stobual, inhabitants had stolen something from the Stobual is half a mile in length, and a
Marmol, in their visit to Ulle, wlien the the active tamon Tiuraur. The island of near which the Rurick cast anchor, in ship, had not ceased shooting down the quarter of a mile in breadth
; the fine, eight fathoms, on a bottom of fine co trees till the property stolen had been re- mould forms here already considerable ral. Five boats which had followed turned. Seiting aside this little differ- hills. The palm and bread-fruit trees the Rurick from Aur, and in which ence, they must have conducted them. thrive extraordinarily, and I was agreethere were three tamons, or chiefs, selves with much humanity, as Kadu har! ably surprised by a young plantation of
Tiuraur, Lebeuliet, and Kadu's bene a very great respect for white men, and twenty banana trees. “There is more taro factor, Tigedien, then went on board liked so much to be with us. The tamons here than on the other islands; they daily the vessel:
now attempted to dissuade him from his brought us some of it. That the root,
resolution, but he only shook his head, em- compared with that of the Sandwich Kadu, who had been presented with a braced me, and said, " I remain with you Islands, is very small, is probably owing yellow cloak and red apron, walked | wherever you go!”.
to the want of moisture, though the people proudly in his ludicrous finery, without · We learnt ihat there was still another assured ine that they would thrive very condescending to notice his companions, chief, of the name of Lamary, under well, if they were not so often destroyed who gazed on him with astonishment whose power the island groups, from Aur by the inhabitants of Mediuro. Very nue from their boats, and could no conceive to Bigar, were subjected, and who was merous habitations convinced me of the the metamorphosis. In vain they cried now absent to assemble a military force, thick population of this island. In my “ Kadu! Kadu !" He did not deign with which he intended to seize upon the promenade I came up to the habitation of them a look, but walked proudly about group of Mediuro, lying to the south of Lebeuliet, the chief, where a consideraon the deck, always taking care to turn Aur. Its inhabitants often make incur- ble number of men and women formed a himself in such a nianner that they might sions upon Aur, Kawen, and Otdia, to circle round Kadu, who had been attractbe able to admire his finery. When I seize provisions, of which they are in ed by his new costume; but I was astonlearnt that there were three tamons in the great want, on account of the numerous ished when I saw him make a speech, at boats, I commissioned Kadu to invite population. An incursion on Lamary's which his audience almost melted into them, as I could not extend the permission Island, by which a man lost his life, was tears; one old woman sobbed aloud. to all the savages on account of their now to be punished. Kadu told us that Tigedien's eyes were bathed in tears, and numbers; he felt greatly honoured, con- the most shameful pillage was committed it was easy to observe the effort which it ducted himself with much dignity, and, upon Otdia; the enemy destroyed every cost Kadu himself to suppress his emotion. after a short speech, first introduced to me thing they could not carry off. By this He frequently mentioned Aur, Ulle, and Tigedien on deck, as the most disting information the riddle was solved, why Totabu. I was not sutficiently inaster of guished. This old man, with silver-while we every where had found newly planted the language to understand the connecliair and beard, had a venerable and pleasing Strees. The people appeared to us unfit |tion of the speech, but my supposition
seemed correct, that he was taking leave as much submission as if he had been a much, as he said he expected that the of the chief and the people. As much as distinguished tamon. Afterwards he had white waves would kill the poor ship. I could understand from it, he first spoke even the politeness to accompany them Kadu soon gained a knowledge of the of his sufferings on his voyage froin Ulle on shore, and took, without ceremony; Russian lavgnage, so that conversato Aur, painted the generous reception of the place of honour in the canoe; the
NoTigedien, and concluded with the hope simple savages sung and rejoiced, and
tion was pretty well conducted. that he might, one day, through me, see carried him on their shoulders through thing gave him so much astonish. his native home again. When Tigedien the water, without considering that he ment as mountains of ice and snow, and now began to speak, Kadu shed a flood of had only been a common man like them. no wonder, since he had seen nothing tears, the people were deeply moved, and selves a few days before; a zeal which but low islands, covered with the lovean affectionate embrace of Tigedien and be propably heightened by some old nails liest verdure. He one day caught Kadu closed this truly affecting scene. which he took with him from the ship to
some flakes of snow on his hand, and Kadu accompanied us on board, and, as give to them. When he arrived on shore, his determination to remain with us ap- he sat down with much gravity; they all
was seized with shuddering when he peared to be immoveable, he was receiv. surrounded him, standing, and he related
saw them dissolve: ed into the cabin among the officers, to them his important adventures and ex
· Kadu, who found himself very well which flattered hiin very much, as he casi-perience.'
in Oonalashka, thougli he did not like the Jy perceived the difference between us and the sailors, and thought he belonged Kotzebue, and the islanders presented neither cocoa-nuts nor bread fruit were to
Kadu again went on board with Lieut. air, was much surprised that he did not
see a single tree on the island, and that to the tamon of the ship. He sat with us them with several cocoa-nuts, without be had. He took a lively interest in all at table, accustomed bimself with incredi; desiring any thing in return. When the new objects which he saw; the Alenble readiness to the use of knives and off the group of Suwaroff Islands, our forks, and, in fact, conducted himself
tian mode of living under ground did not with as much propriety and good manners author continues :
please him at all; he thought it was betas if he had long associated with civiliz
• Two of Kadu's fellow-sufferers, whom ter in Radack and Clle, and asked us wheed people. Our gentiemen treated him Lamary had brought to this island, came ther people lived so at St. Petersburgh? with so much kindness that he soon be to us; one of them, a very old man, was We gave him such a splendid description came very much attached to them, and particularly beloved by Kadu, and he re- of that city, that he was seized with the they likewise were happy to have him solved to take him with bin without saya greatest desire to see it soon. He looked about them, on account of his good qua- ing a word to me. The old Carolinian at the large oxen with astonishment and lities. I cherished the hope, that when was beside himself for joy; but fell into fear; and his joy was without bounds on we had learnt better to understand each a violent passion when I refused his re- being informed, that the meat which we other, I should obtain from him much in- quest. He abused Kadu, and besc ight ate daily on board the ship, was the flesh formation, as well respecting the Caroli- me to leave the latter in his stead; and in of these aniinals. We asked him why he nas, as the newly-discovered groups of vain were all my representations, that he was so rejoiced, aud he timidly confessed, islands.'
could not endure a voyage in his old age. that he thought we ate men, and that it Edock now made a last effort to in- unremitting entreaties, if I had not ex I would willingly have complied with his might one day be his turn. Soon after
our departure from Radack, he had been duce Kadu to return with him, but he pected his death almost to a certainty. present when a barrel of salt meat was still refused, although he appeared to After the islanders had sufficiently admir- opened; he observed a piece of the ribs ; suffer much in parting with him. On ed all the treasures, Kadu asked my per- he remembered the warning of his friends, the 27th of February, the Rurick left mission to accompany them. M. Cha- not to go with us, because we ate the Aur, amidst the sound of drums and misso also went, to make himself farther blachs; from that moment, the poor felthe songs of the savages, which kadu acquainted with the island. The old Ca- low regardled himself as ship-provision, thonght was done to wish them a good into the boats, as he would absolutely moment when we should be in want of
rolinian was obliged to be taken by force and looked forward, with liorror, to the voyage: Kadu, to whom a shirt and a stay; and they all left us. In a few hours food.' light sailor's jacket had been present- M. Chamisso and Kadu returned on A man ed, appeared delighted with his dress board, accompanied by several canoes
on horseback, which Kadu and in excellent humour, till the mo- filled with cocoa-nuts. They had not
saw at Woahoo, frightened bin very tion of the ship made him low spirited been able to land, as it was impossible to much, as he thought him a dreadful
monster. The Rurick afterwards sailed and sea-sick. The vessel sailed for the penetrate into the basin of the group, on
to Otdia, where Kadu saw Lagediack, group of islands called Ailu; three account of the sinall opening and the conboats approached, in which Kadu re-trary wind; and on the outer side they and several of his friends, to whom he cognised some old acquaintance, with violence of the breakers, through which board :
were unable to pass on account of the related all his adventures while on whom he held a long conversation. Kadu and the other savages swam, while · On the 3d of November, in the mornThe narrative proceeds:
M. Chamisso waited bis return in the ing, M. Chamisso returned with Kadu, * Near Ailu, three boats immediately boat. I now again represented to Kadu, and I was disagreeably surprised with the came up to our ship, and Kadu, in his sail that it was the last moment that he had to news, that the latter intended to stay here. or's dress, did not neglect to place him , reflect. I told him that we should never It was but yesterday that he promised self on the deck, in such a position that return to Radack; that he could have no
never to leave me, and this sudden alterhe could be distinctly seen." He conde hopes of ever going to Ulle; and that he ation of his resolution was quite an enigscendingly called out to them that he was had to expect a long and fatiguing voy- ma, wbich Chamisso soon solved. Kadu Kadu, they need not fear to come on
age. He threw both bis arms round me, had learnt on shore, that his little child in board; but they, scarcely trusting their vowed to remain with me till death, and Aur lamented very much after him, ran eyes, did not venture, till after they had nothing remained for me except to keep about in the woods all day to seek'him, had a long conversation with him. After him, and with a firm determination to and could not sleep in the night. This they had sufficiently examined and ad- provide for him as a father. He distribut
news had softened his paternal heart, and inired the dress of their old friend, he ex-ed in haste all his treasures, and we left brought him to the determination of replained to them with much dignity all the Udirick.'
maining here. He seemed still to strugother objects, and thought it quite na
The Rurick encountered a dreadful gle with himself, when he related it to me tural that they should behave to him with | tempest, which alarmed Kadu very with much emotion; but when I, though