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glass-ware may be decorated with emboss-Travels in Palestine, through the Coun- thousand camels and about fifty thoued white or coloured arms or crests. Spe- tries of Bashan and Gilead, East of sand pilgrims, for Mecca; the vescimens of these incrustations have been exhibited, not only in decanters and wine
the River Jordan ; including a Visit sel in which he' embarked upset in 2 glasses, but in lamps, girandoles, chimney
to the Cities of Geraza and Gamala, squall, but he narrowly escaped, and ornaments, plates, and smelling-bottles.
in the Decapolis. By J. L. Buck- arrived at Jedda. Here he found a Busts and statues on a small scale, carya
ingham, Member of the Asiatic So-ship, with English colours, bound for tides to support lamps or clocks, masks
ciety, Calcutta, and of the Literary India, in which he made the voyage; after the antique, have been introduced Societies of Madras and Bombay. after a stay of some months in Iudia, with admirable effect.
4to. pp. 553. London, 1821. he returned to Egypt, well furnished • The composition used in the patent Though Palestine has been so often with books and instruments, for the incrustations, is of a silvery appeararice, travelled by Protestant antiquaries and future travels of which his work conwhich has a superb effect when introduc- Catholic devotees, who have written tains the account.
So much for ed into richly cut glass. le Miniatures, largely on the subject, yet in a field Buckingham,' now for his book.
The most novel and interesting porwithout the colours losing any of their so ample, and embracing so many rebrilliancy; and thus, instead of being collections, there is still left ample tion of Mr. Buckingham's work, is the painted on the surface of the crystal, may gleaning to the industrious and intelli- description of the country beyond the be embodied in it. gent traveller,
Jordan; and, therefore, from that part • A most important advantage to be de- Of Mr. Buckingham's qualifications we shall principally make our extracts. rived from this elegant invention, respects for the task, his valuable work bears It was on the 25th December, 1815, preservation of inscriptions. Casts of ample testimony, but there is some that Mr. B. embarked on board a small medals and coins present no equal security for perpetuating them.
thing so romantic in his personal his- vessel for Syria. After encountering a
The inscription, when once incrusted in a solid tory, that we cannot avoid rapidly severe gale, which the ignorance and block of crystal, like the fly in amber, sketching it, as detailed in the preface. incompetence of the captain and crew will ellectually resist for ages the destruc- A passion for visiting distant regions rendered doubly dangerous, the vessel tive action of the atmosphere. Had this was a prominent passion with Mr. arrived at Soor, the ancient Tyre. art been known to the ancients, it would Buckingham in his infancy. At nine Soor is about a mile in length and half have perpetuated to us may interesting years of age, he went to sea, and, twelve a mile in breadth ; it contains about memorials
. In laying the foundation of months after, in 1796, he was taken eight hundred substantial stone-built a public edifice, an incrustation of this prisoner and conveyed to Corunna, and dwellings, besides other sınaller habikind will be a record ære perennius.
marched through a great part of Spain tations for the poor. The dress of the It is probable, however, that a colla- and Portugal. When he was liberated, mercantile people, who are chiefly teral advantage of no small importance he made several voyages to America, Christians, is similar to that of the will result froin the invention, inasmuch the Bahamas, and the West Indies. same class at Cairo as it will tend very considerably to en- The Mediterranean next became the • The women were habited partly after hance the value of British glass wares, and scene of his wanderings; Sicily, Malta, the Egyptian and partly after the Turkish to extend the application of glass to new the continent of Greece, the islands of fashion ; some wore black veils, with purposes of domestic utility. The highly the Archipelago, the coasts of Asia ed the mouth and the lower part of the be given to glass, will recommend these Minor, and the Gulf of Smyroa gave face, as in Smyrna; and others again incrustations in the place of metallic or
bim a foretaste of future gratification wearing over their beads a square piece of naments for door-plates or handles, bell. He next visited Alexandria, ascended white muslin, which fell low down on the pulls, and the inlaid work of tables, look- the Nile, stopped a short time at back, had their faces totally concealed by ing-glasses, and other sorts of furniture, Thebes, where he met the accomplish- a veil of coloured but transparent muslin, besides plateaus, and the decorations of ed and lamented Burckhardt, and made like the women of Mokba and the souththe table or sideboard. The extension an accurate chart of the Nile'as far as he ern parts of Arabia Felix. of any branch of national industry at the ascended. In traversing the desert, he lodged, I observed a female, whose gar
• In the court of the house where we present time, is a consideration of the greatest moment. Nor will the invention was stripped naked among the moun
ments appeared to resemble those of the be considered as wholly unimportant as
tains, plundered of money, papers, Jewish women in Turkey and Egypt. connected with the progress of the arts. arms, and instruments, and left to travel The face and bosom were exposed to Whatever serves to connect more inti- this rocky path naked and bare-foot, view, and the waist was girt with a broad mately the ornamental with useful, has scorched by day and frozen by night, girdle, fastened by massy silver clasps. obviously a beneficial operation more or in the depth of an Egyptian winter. This woman, who was a Christian, wore Jess directly on the fine arts.'
also on her head a hollow silver horn, He was two days without food or waThis interesting little work contains ter, and the first nourishment he re
rearing itself upwards obliquely from her several engraved specimens of the art, ceived was some raw wheat. At Cairo meter at the root, and pointed at its ex
forehead, being four or five inches in diawhich are coloured to represent the in- Mr. Buckingham applied himself with trene; and her ears, her neck, and her crustations; and they are so elegant great zeal to study the Arabic lan- arms, were laden with rings, chains, and that there can be no doubt of the in-guage, and, after making some pro- bracelets. vention meeting that liberal patronage gress, he assumed the dress of an Egyp. • The first peculiarity reminded me which it merits, and that the tables and tian Fellah, crossed the desert of Suez very forcibly of the expression of the side-boards of our nobility and gentry to examine its port, and, after visiting Psalmist, Lift not up thine horn on will soon be very generally adorned the niost remarkable ruins in Lower high; speak not with a stiff neck: all the with glass of this manufacture, Egypt, crossed from Dametta to Ro- horns of the righteous shall be exalted :",
horns of the wicked will I cut off, but the setta, and returned to Alexandria.
similar illustrations of which Bruce had Mr. B., in the dress of a Mamlouk, also found in Abyssinia, in the silver next set out with a caravan of five horns of warriors and distinguished men.'
From Soor, Mr. B. proceeded to elastic. Nazareth, Mr. B. says, is şi- • The grotto here, though small, and Acre; on his way be met with much tuated in a deep valley, not on the top about eight feet in height, reinains still in hospitality, and found that the Eng- of a high hill, as has been erroneously its original roughness, the roof being lish were always spoken of with great stated, but rather on the side of a hill, slightly arched. In the outer compartrespect. Our author gives an interest- nearer its base than its summit. The is said to have been taken, the roof as well ing account of Acre, now called Ac- fixed inhabitants of the town are about as the sides have been reshaped, and cho, having changed its Greek for its two thousand, five hundred of whom plastered and ornamented ; so that the orioriginal Hebrew name; but we pass it are Catholics, three hundred Maro- ginal dimensions no longer remain ; with. over to quote an anecdote of the ce- nites, and two hundred Mohammedans; in, however, all is left in its first rude lebrated 'Hadjee Ahmet, Pasha of the rest being Schismatic Greeks. Mr. state, to perpetuate to future ages the inAcre:B. took up his abode at the Franciscan teresting fact which it is thought to re
cord. He was a man famous for bis personal Convent, where he was hospitably enstrength, his ferocious courage, his cruel. tertained. Speaking of the interior of
• Passing onward from hence, and asty, and his insatiable avarice, as well as the building, he says,
cending through narrow passages, over for the great power which the active ex
steps cut out of the rock, and turning a
• Over the door of each small chamber, little to the right, we came to a chamber ertion of all these qualities together procur- I observed painted a number and Ave which the friars called “ La cucina della ed from him. Some short time before his Maria, while over that of the Padre Guar- Santa Madona.” They here shewed us decease, he was conscious of the approach diano's was written his title in addition, the chimney of the hearth on which Mary of death ; but so far from showing any re- On the door of the chamber in which I warmed the food of Jesus while yet an inmorse for his past actions, or discovering slept was written Ate Maria purissima, fant, and where she baked the cakes for any indications of a wish to make atone and immediately opposite to it, Hæc sunt her husband's supper when he returned ment for them, the last moments of this necessaria, in large Roman capitals.? tyrant were einployed in contriving fresh
from the labours of the day. This was murders, as if to close, with new horrors, his account of this city or village, says: served, in which the Son of God lived so
Mr. Buckingham; in continuation of an apartment of the house, as they ob the bloody tragedy of his reign. Calling to him his father-in-law, Sheikh Taha, as
• The church of Nazareth is built over many years in subjection to man; as it is he himself lay on the bed of death, “I
a grotto, held sacred from a belief of its believed by all, that he was brought up perceive,” said he, “that I have but a
being the scene of the Angel's announce from childhood to manhood in Nazareth. short time to live. What must I do with ing to Mary her favour with God, and her • The fact of Joseph and Mary having these rascals in my prisons ? Since I have conception and bearing of the Saviour. resided in this house, and used the very stripped them of every thing, what good marble pavement, ornamented in the cen- nothing at all of improbability in it; and,
On entering it, we passed over a white room in which we stood as a kitchen, has will'it do them to be let loose again I tre with a device in Mosaic; and de- as excavated dwellings in the side of a into the world? The greatest part scended by a flight of marble steps into a steep hill like this would be more secure, of them are governors, who, if they return to their posts, will be forced to ruin grolto beneath the body of the church. and even more comfortable than fabria great many poor people , in order to re- In the first compartment of this
subterra- cated ones, it is quite as probable that it place the wealth which I have taken from neous
sanctuary, we were told, had stood might have really been the residence of them; so it is best, both for their own the mass which constitutes the famous the Holy Family as of any other, since it sakes and for that of others, that I should chapel of Loretto, in Italy, and the friars is here, in the midst of Nazareth of Gadestroy them. They will then be soon in that the angels appointed to the task, took ted to have dwelt, and the child Jesus 10
assured us, with all possible solemnity, lilee, where Joseph and Mary are adnitla place where they will neither be per- out this mass from the rock, and flew with have been brought up. mitted to molest any one, nor be them
• The church erected over this sacred it, first to Dalmatia, and afterwards to selves exposed to molestation. Yes, yes! that's best!-dispatch them!" In obedi-Loretto, where it now stands; and that, spot is large, and well furnished with ence to the charitable conclusion of this on measuring the mass itself
, and the some few tolerable paintings, but still pathetic apostrophe, twenty-three wretches
place from which it had been taken, they more gaudy ones. li has also a double were immediately added to the long list had been found to correspond in every flight of marble steps, and a gilt iron railof the victims of Jezza Pasba's cruelty; respect, neither the one by the voyage way, leading up on each side of the and, it is said, they were all of them nor the other by age, having lost or alter-grotto, which is left open, and faces the
ed thrown into the sea together, as the most
any part of its size or shape.
entrance to the church, producing an imexpeditious mode of execution.'
Proceeding farther in, we were shown pressive effect. Below, in the grotto itJezzar had likewise in confinement at a second grotto, or a continuation of the self, is an altar of white marble, very Caiphor, Naissif Pasha, whom it is
first, with two real granite pillars, of about finely executed, and a painting of the An
supposed he had no intention of leaving bes two feet in diameter at its entrance; and nunciation, of great merit, as far as could hind him; but being probably surprised
we were told, that one marked the spot be judged in this obscure depth, except by death before he had made up his mind where the Virgin rested, and the other that its effect is lessened by a diadem of on the precise time and manner of his ex
where the Angel stood when he appeared gold and precious stones on the head of ecution, Nassif Pasha escaped and re
to Mary, exclaiming, “Hail thou, that the Virgin. tired to Damascus. This is the Pasha art highly favouredthe Lord is with
• Among all the pictures I observed a who took possession of Cairo while the The pillar on the right is still perfect, which could only be accounted for by re
thee; blessed art thou among women.' departure from costume and propriety, the Grand Vizier, and who so gallantly but that on the left has a piece of its shaft ligious zeal. Joseph, the carpenter, was defended that city against the united force broken out, leaving a space of about a arrayed in purple and scarlet; Mary, of the enemy under Kleber, during this foot and a half between the upper and beautiful, and dressed in the richest robes. ty-four days, and at last made an honour- under fragment. The latter of these con- If the painters could have taken their moable capitulation for his retreat.'
tinuing still to be supported by being dels from among the same class of people In journeying from Acre to Naza- firmly embedded in the rock above, offers at Nazareth now, they would, perhaps,
to the eyes of believing visitors, accord- have approached nearer to truth ; as these reth, Mr. B. observed a party of men ing to the expression of the friars,“ a stand- are, probably, still very similar in person, and boys playing at cricket, using a ing miracle of the care which Christ takes complexion, and apparel, to those de. round staff for a bat, and a ball neatly of his Church," as they insist upon its be- scribed in the history of those times. In covered with goat's skin, and tolerably ing supported by the hand of God alone. Europe, remote from the scenes thein
elves, Scriptural subjects may be treated | milar scene was transacted on the bed of small pillar in the centre, which, on being in any way that best displays the talent of the rocks before the port, where about turned, exposed the writing on the rolí the painter ; but it is impossible to witness three hundred persons were either shot successively to view. On the top of this certain delineations of country and cos- or driven to perish in the sea, as if to re- roll was fixed two silver icepsers, with tume upon the spot where the scene itself new the deeds of treacherous murder small bells, and it was carried round the is laid, without being forcibly impressed which the men of Joppe had of old prac. assembly, when each of the congregation with their want of even general resem-tised on the Jews, and which their heroic, touched the writing with the cords at the blance. defender had so amply avenged.'
front corners of his head-cloth, after place • There is an organ, which is played by one of the friars; an abundance of fonts,
Mr. Buckingham carefully visited ing these cords to his lips, then across his and altars, and candlesticks; a fine sacris all the holy places in Jerusalein and its eyes. The cabinet was followed by a
boy bearing four silver censers, with bells, ly, or dressing-room, for the priests; and neighbourhood, of which he gives a
on a stand, and after every one had touchstore-rooms for the moveables of the very interesting description, and an ex ed it, it was placed on the altar, in the church, consisting of flags, tapers, silken cellent plan of the Holy City. While central sanctuary, before the priest.' curtains, silver crosses, incense-pots, &c at Jerusalem, Mr. B. learnt that his From the refrospective view of Jew exbibited only on festival days.' The synagogue in which Jesus read sent a present of £1500 to the gnar- that the city is about two miles and a
present Majesty had, the year before, rusalem given by our author, we learn sabbath, is shown here within the town; friars we are told, and expounded the prophet Esais on the dians of the Holy Sepulchre. Of the halfin circumference, and that it at prewhile the precipice from which the exas
sent contains about eight thousand tixo perated people would have burled himn is • The mode of life pursued by the fri- ed residents, one hall of which are Mopointed out at a place more than a mile ars, is a mixture of indolence and exer- hammedans; but the coutinual influss distant to the south ward, and on the other tion at intervals; and to them it is cer- of strangers inakes the total number of side of the vale." It is more probable, tainly not a happy one. They generally persons in the city from ten to fifteen however, that the precipice which over- retire to sleep at eight o'clock, and are thousand generally. "Iu identifying looks the town was really the scene of this obliged to rise again at half past eleven, the sites of many places mentioned in outrage.'
Mr. B. ascended Mount Tabor, on again lie down, and are all stirring at five, Scripture, Mr. B. says, the spot shown the summit of which were three grot- the Holy Land. Coffee is maie for then the place of the crucifision of our Sa
the morning hour of service throughout as Calvary, may be still considered as toes :To one of these groltoes, which they, dinner, after which they sleep until past that have been made:
at this hour, and at ten they take an early viour, notwithstanding the objections call more particularly “ The Sanctuary,”
noon.' there is a square stone used as an altar;
* The place called Golgotha, and transe and on the oth of August, in every year,
On the sabbáth of the Jews, Mr. B. lated 's the place of a skull," has been, by the friars of the convent cone from Na- attended the morning service at the all writers, supposed to have been without zareth with their banners and the host, Synagogue, which he thus notices : -- the precincts of the ancient Jerusalein; to say mass here, at which period they After some time passed in reading but there is no positive authority that I care accainpanied by all the Catholics of and responses, we went into the centrai am aware of for such a position." It bas the neighbourhood, who pass the night in rooms, which were both of them longer been thought, first, that, as a place of exfestivity and light large bonfires, by a than the outer ones; and at the end of ecution, it would be held defiling; and succession of which they have nearly bared these were curtains for the veil of the next, as a place of burial, that it could the southern side of the inountain of all temple. In the principal room this veil not have been included within the walls, the wood that once clothed it.'
was of purple cloth worked with gold; 1 We are at least assured that the tomb ia over Mount Carmel, Dora, and Cæsarea, and on its centre were the two tables of which Jesus was laid was near to the place were next visited by our enterprising the law in Hebrew, nearly in the same of his crucifixion: "now in the place
where he was crucified, there was a gartraveller, who then proceeded by Jaf- form as we have them in English in our fa and Ramlah' to Jerusalem.
den, and in the garden a neix sepulchre, When own churches. at Jaffa, Mr. B., he
says, determined • The priest who officiated had, during wherein yet was vever man laid, there to ascertain the truth respecting Bo- Jam. The book from which he read rest- Jews preparation-day, for the sepulchre
this last week, arrived here from Ainster. laid they Jesus therefore, because of the naparte's having murdered his prisoners ed on a piece of crimson velvet, worked was NIGH, AT HAND:
It is fair to prein cold blood; and, therefore, inquired with Hebrew letters of gold; after an ap- sume, that a respectable Jew, like Joseph of the son of the French consul, Dami- parent weeping on the part of the people, of Arimathea, would hardly have a garden aui, who said such inassacre actually who covered their faces with the white and a sepulchre newly hewn in the rock, took place :
bead-cloth, and moved to and fro as if in a place that was defiled by being one It was related to us, that Bonaparte distressed for the loss of something, a man of coinmon execution; and I think the had issued a decree, ordering that no walked round the synagogue, crying out very circumstance of these being there, is one should be permitted to pass freely with a loud voice, and cringing the first suftícient to induce a belief that it was without having a written protection bear word only at every subsequent exclama- Not a place co timonly devoted to so ig: ing his signature ; but publishing, at the tion. This we learnt was the sum offered nominious a purpose. All the gospels same time, an assurance that this should for the sight of the Tozat or Scriptures. represent Jesus as being hurried away by be granted to all who would apply for it Advances were then made by individuals the multitude, who seized indiscriminateon a given day. The multitude confided of the audience, and repeated by the ly upon one of the crowd to bear his in the promise, and were collected on the crier, until either a sufficient or some spe
“ And when they were come to a appointed day, without the city, to the cified sum was raised.
place called Calvary or Golgotha, there number of ten or twelve hundred persons,
The priest then made a loud shout, they crucified him between two thieves." including men, women, and children and all the people joined; when some of None of them, however, speak of it either They were then ordered on an eminence, the elders drew aside the veil of the tem- as being a place without the city, or as and there arrayed in battalion, under pre-ple, and opening a recess like that of a being a place of public execution, but When all was ready, the troops were or- cabinet, highly ornamented with silver. pied place, just pitched on for the purpose dered to fire upon them, and only a few In this were two rolls containing the book | as they passed. escaped their destructive volleys. A si-l of the law on parchment, rolled round a
(To be concluded in our next.)
When lo! adown the sacred aisle,
Lord Oswin's band comes rushing. • By Edward Ball. 8vo. pp. 60. Possessid no father-nothing, but my shame: A blow from Oswin's wrathful blade, London, 1821.
Well, well 'tis pass'l--I ain not what I was- The proud chief moves to slaughter ; MR. 'Ball is, we believe, the author My heart is fint now, I cau tell it all.
0! spare my father, cries the maid, of some dramas, which were produced And e'en the image of himself
, my child, He that I lov'd, another's prize became,
He comes to bless his daughter. at the Norwich Theatre, where they was doom'd to leave his fond distracted mo
Subdu'd, the chieftain drops his brand,
His Ella's wildness heeding, were very well received, though, we ther.
When, ah! from Ozwin's cruel hand, have not heard of their being trans- o! I remember while my te rless eyes
His gallant breast is bleeding, planted to the London stage. The Bent calmly on the corse of that poor babe,
He fuints, his pale cheek paler grows, poem of the • Revenge of Taran' is for the narrow limits of its hiding place ; How my heart swell'd, till it did seem too big
His vain strength death opposesevidently the production of a gentle Revenge, I cried, revenge !
But now, where late heav'n beard his you5,
The chieftain's young life closes, man acquainted with the staye; it is Yes, and I calid on God to witness it.
Frantic and loud is Ella's grief, highly dramatic, or rather melo-dra. Months rolld away, a stern and suilen inaniac;
Her gold hair loosely flying, inatic, and is by no means deficient in Where'er 1 pass'd the voice of pity follow'd,
She kisses wild her murder'd chiefmOr fear, with timid step, forsook the path. those little artifices called clap-traps,
Help! help! the maid is dying! which, to possess their due force, are
One tranquil eve, serene as hopes of heaven, The blue beam Ella's eye forsakes,
As lost in scenes of strange and wilder'd fancy, carefully distinguished by a word or I wander'd sadly from my infant's grave;
Those phrensied throbs are overtwo of italics. So inuch for what we On my lone way, for fate would have it so,
It breaks, that gentle heart it breaks,
She sinks beside her lover. conceive the faults of the poem; and, I met the hapless wife of him I lovd;
• The church is drear, the requiem slow, in justice to the author, we must say, (In one fair hand she led this sleeping boy,)
The dirge, too, sadly knellingthat the language is vigorous, and there is this my hated rival? I exclaim'a ;
But sadder far the strain of woe The fiend wis in my heart, my brain, my are many passages of considerable
In childless Oswin's dwelling.'
looks, beauty; the story is one of terrific in- And loudly vainly shriek'd that wretehed moterest, and it is well-told. The subject
Sketches of Upper Canada, &c. and the object of it are thus stated by Black odious death that mars the loveliest viI seiz'd upon lier form, the gripe was death,
By John Howison, Esq. the author :
(Continued from p. 705.) sage ; • The subject of this story may be There, as she lay, I laugbing gaz'd upon her in our extracts last week from Mr. traced to a legend, mentioned by Dr. My bless'd eye feasted on her blasted charms, Howison's interesting volume, we gave Johnson, in his Journey to the Western My glad ear triumph'd in her oi phan's cries :
an account of Lake Ontario and the Islands,' wlierein it is recorded, that, in Her son became my prey-I bore him off soine remote time, the Macdonalds of Far from the land and dwelling of his fathers, falls of Niagara, and we now quote a Glengary, having been injured or offend. And swore to train him up a curse, a scourge corresponding notice of Lake Erie :
To bin that had a curse drawn down on me.' ted by the inhabitants of Culloden, and re
Lake Erie is two hundred and fortysolving to have justice or vengeance, We are tempted to make an extract six miles long and sixty broad, at its caine to Culloden while their enemies of a somewhat different description; it widest part. The depth averages from were at worship, and shutting up the is a pretty plaintive song :
fifteen to eighteen fathoms over its whole church, set it on fire. Their piper played The Mountain Chief now steers his way
extent, and, in consequence of this rea tune while the unfortunate victims were
Across the silv'ry water
markable shallowness, it becomes rongh burning. And now beneath her lattice grey,
and boisterous when the wind blows • The design of this story is, to prove · He calls on Oswin's daughier.
strongly from any point of the compass. that a tale of real horror may be produced | Yon waning moon still lights the lake
At these times a very high and dangerous by natural means, without resorting, to To guide us safely over,
surf breaks upon its shores, which, in super-human agents, as in the Vampire' Then Ella dear, arise, awake,
many places, l'esemble the beach of the and frankenstein,' since we rest assured And welcome back thy lover.
sea, being strewed with dead 'tish and that such characters as are here represent: Alas! alas! brave mountain chief,
shells, and infested with aquatic birds of ed, or worse, actually have existed.' The warde: is not sleeping,
various kinds. Often during storms tlie And the u'lt b2 slain, O mountain chief! We shall select a passage from that
lake is covered with such a thick inist,
In spite of Ella's weeping. part of the poem which introduces the come down, come down, my only love,
that it is impossible to see to the distance
of ten yards from the shore. The waves legendary tale; it relates to an abused And let these arms entwine thee;
then roll with terrific violence from amidst feinale, who takes shelier at the hall of This furthful breast thy home shall proveJuis Thona, with a child in her 'arms,
This fond heart ne'er resign thce.
the cloudy obscurity, and suggest to the
imagination the appailing dangers which the history of which is thus unfold- * Strange fated sounds inine ear ussail
threaten those vessels that are exposed to ed:
I hear some minstrel playing.
the tempest; for the navigation of the Full to the sight, her beauteous charge, she No, love, 'tis but the nightingale
Thut cbides our rash delaying.
lake is rendered highly dangerous, by offer'd That sound, 'twas sure my father's rave
reefs and projecting points of land, and by A blooming child in balmy slumber baricd, Whose form was such as cunning limuers No, lore, 'twas but some angry wave
I hear their fierce swords clashing,
the nature of the banks, which, towards
its western extremity, are so bold and pregive The rocky borders lashing.
cipitous, that, when a vessel is driven * To Cupid sleeping in seraphic stilluess. Tbis boy ! nay, start not, in his iufunt veins
Now Ella with her lover flics,
upon them, shipwreck. becomes almost The blood is noble; hear me, Inis Thona,
But ere they cross the water,
inevitable. Scarcely a summer passes in I am a wreteh, e'eu by a wretch betray'd. Lord Oswin, ho! the beadsman cries,
which there is not soine shipping Jost on A chief has stol'n thy daughter.
Lake Erie. Once, tho' these looks be blighted, I was fair,
South-west winds prevail And is proud chieftain lov'd, or swore he lov's still faster on that chieftaiu rides,
much during a great part of the year, and me; O'er moss, and mound, and briar,
often, for weeks together, prevent vessels Oft where the green gak hangs its mantling Till Ella's angel form he guides
froin sailing westward; bence steam-boats shade, To Kelva's sainted prior.
are the craft best suited for the navigaWe inet in secret, O! I hate the word, They kneel, the hallow'd rites prevail,
tion of this inland sea.' For honour shuns not tlie broud glare of day; And Ella's cheek is blushing,
• When tempests bappen upon Lake
Erie, its waters sometimes suddenly risely she heard a feeble voice cry, (in In- and a cracked flageolet, united with the to the foot of these perpendiculai' sand- dian,) " Mamma, I'ın here, come and harshness of the voices, produced a conbanks, and beat against them with such help me." She started up, and saw her cert both disagreeable and ludicrous. dreadful vehemence as entirely to cover boy scrambling upon the edge of the When the hymn was finished, the preachthe beach. Persons travelling upon it bank-she sprang forward to catch his er proclaimed several marriages, and dise during storms have sometimes perished in hand, but the ground by which he held missed the congregation.' the waves, being unable to escape their giving way, he was precipitated into the Between Queenston and the head of fury; for the lake often rises with such lake, and perished ainong the rushing | Lake Ontario, 'the farms are in a high rapidity, that one has no chance of gain- billows.?
state of cultivation, and their possesing a place of safety before he is over. The inns of Canada, as might be ex
sors comparatively wealthy; but our whelmed by the flood. At these times, pected, afford little accommodation; author represents them as uotutored the batteaux which coast along are so they have all the disadvantages without incorrigible beings. While in this part liable to be driven upon a lee-shore and any of the conveniences of an American of the country, he witnessed a forest on beaten to pieces, that those who are on inn. board often abandon their vessels and car
A tolerable meal can scarcely be fire, of which he gives an interesting dego, and try to save themselves. procured at any of them ; some of
scription A person who resides upon the shore
them are not even provided with bread, The land around was covered with of Lake Erie, related to me a very affect- and if the mistress of the hotel should pine trees, and three months' drought had ing incident which occurred there many fall short of tea, she will send one of rendered these so dry and combustible, years ago. An Izcian woman, and her her children into the woods to gather that hundreds of them took fire, in consechild, who was about seven years old, the leaves of hemlock, hickory, or quence of a few sparks, blown from an were travelling along the beach to a camp evergreen, of which she boldly serves
oven, having kindled the brushwood be. a few miles distant. The boy observed up an infusion to her customers. At one smoke rolled from different parts of the
neath them. Immense volumes of black some wild grapes growing upon the top of these inus, Mr. Howison met with forest, and, when the wind divided these, of the bank, and expressed such a strong an Indian named Robert Turkeyfoot; the flames were seer raging on every side, desire to obtain them, that his mother, seeing a ravine at a little distance, by
he was a very harmless person, who and ascending to the tops of the tallest which she thought she could gain the had only scalped eleven Americans. trees ; while the roaring, crackling, and edge of the precipice, resolved to gratify At the village of St. Catherine's Mr. crashing were incessant, under the cloudy him. Having desired him to remain Howison arrived on a Sunday, and went obscurity: Large burning splinters of where he was, she ascended the steep, to church :
timber, that must have been detached and was allured much farther into the • Most of the young women
from trees by the expansive power of woods than she at first intended. In the adorned with a variety of the brightest steam, were sometimes projected high into mean time, the wind began to blow vehe. colours ; but they did not seem to have the air like rockets, and descended again, mently, bát the boy wandered carelessly adopted any particulac fashion, each dress leaving a showery train of glowing sparks along the beach, seeking for shells
, tilt ing herself in the style she conceived to be behind them. The wind was hot and the rapid rise of the lake rendered it im- most becoining. There was as much va- suffocating as the vapours from a furnace, possible for him
to return to the spot nity and affectation among them as would and the vast glare of the conflagration where he had been left by his mother, be found in a congregation of any country overspread the heavens with a copper-coHe immediately began to cry aloud, and church in England; but they assumed lour most dismal and appalling: The inshe, being on her return, heard him, but greater airs than rustic females are accus.
habitants around hurried about in the utinstead of descending the ravine, hasten. tomed to do there. The young men who most alarm, moinentarily expecting that ed to the edge of the precipice, from the
came to church were generally mounted the flames would communicate to their bottom of which the noise seemed to upon jaded farm-horses, the decoration barns and fences; and the tuinult was in: proceed. On looking down, she beheld of which seemed to have occupied more creased by the bellowing of a number of her son struggling with the waves, and of their attention than that of their own cattle, which had rushed in a state of terbank, which was fifty feet perpendicular bridles, and other tinsel accoutrements, feeding. vainly endeavouring to climb up the persons; gaudy saddle-girths, glittering ror from the woods, where they had been height, and very slippery. There being being profusely exhibited by these can
About midnight, the conflagration, no possibility of rendering him assistance, didates for the admiration of the fair. which 'had commenced the preceding she was on the point of throwing herself Large waggons carrying loads of amphi- day, had in a great measure ceased. down the steep; when she saw him catch bious Dutch, who had probably vege- Many of the largest trees were charred hold of a tree that had fallen into the lake, tated in some swamp during twenty or
from top to bottom, and, being now in a and mount one of its most projecting thirty years, occasionally arrived, and con- state of glowing redness, they stood like branches. He sat astride upon this, al veyed the ponderous Fraus and Mynheers dazzling pillars of fire in various parts of most beyond the reach of the surges, to the door of the church, which I enter the forest. The upper boughs of others while she continued watching him in an ed along with the congregation. Pre
were still enveloped in flames, and resem. agony, of grief, hesitating whether she sently an old man, dressed in a showy bled meteors as they waved in the wind, should endeavour to find her way to the blue coat, white pantaloons, top boots, the trunks from which they projected camp, and procure assistance, or remain and plated spurs, made his appearance, being concealed by the
darkness. In the near her boy: However, evening was and, to my astonishment, proved to be the morning I walked out to view the scene of now about to close, and as she could not priest. The form of the service was pres
devastation, which presented an aspect proceed through the woods in the dark, byterian ; and during the whole course truly horrible. Many hundred acres of she resolved at least to wait till the moon of it the people continued going out and land were divested of the verdure that had rose. She sat on the top of the precipice in without any regard to silence or deco- lately covered them. The branchless a whole hour, and, during that tiine, rum ; while the schoolmaster of the vil-trees stood in dreary blackness, and the occasionally ascertained that her son was lage, with a string of pupils, made his ap- wind scarcely sounded as it swept among alive, by hearing his cries amidst the pearance only a few ininutes before the them. Not a single bird animated the roaring of the waves; but when the blessing was pronounced. At the con prospect, and the desolate 'stirick of the moon appeared he was not to be seen. She now felt convinced that he was
clusion of the service the clergyman gave racoon, deprived of its den, alone proved drowned, and, giving way to utter de- young men who sat in the church gallery tirely extirpated.”
out a hymn, which was sung by a party of that the tenants of the forest were not enspair, threw herself on the turf, Present- I The sound of a miserably.played Aute
Speaking of a body of the Mohawk