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131 balm of sentiment, and he retired On hearing this sentence they fewwith grief, convinced that the passioned their indignation by a loud laugh, which preyed upon the young man and Beranger left them employed in was more difficult to be cured than
the project of subduing Daminville, or his disorder. There are some evils to play all the engines of punishment above the power of remedies, and againkt him. there are some attachments which come under that description ; a passion
(To be continued.) that knows it may, in some measure, be reconciled with virtue, is almost unconquerable: time or religion, which
To the Editor of the LADY's MAhas still an ascendancy over human seafoc, is the only weapon which re SIR, mains to subdue it, or, at least, to op
Being a purchaser and great admirer pose it. Monforin was informed by Beranger
of your entertaining Lady's Maga
zine, I will beg leave of inserof the little success which proceeded from their mediation; he did not con
tion in your next of the within
written French Table: as you have ceal what would be the result of such
in your Magazine for January a paan opposition; he appealed to his pa
per on the Emigration of Svailoaei, ternal yearnings. Darnicourt, with
suggested the thought of fending it out waiting for the old man's answer, rose with warmth against this advice,
to you, ard as most boarding
schools, several in my knowledge, which he charged with criminal leni
take in the Lady's Magazine, it is ty, in which the dignity of a father
an agreeable and pleasing employwas given up. “ It was absolutely neceflary that Daminville fhould give
ment to the young ladies to transup all hopes of marrying Felicia, he
late your French pieces, and gives
great pleasure to the governefles to ought to banish the remembrance of her from his heart, or else Monsorin
read your approbation of their pu
pils little performances. ought to procure a lettre de cacher to confine him as a rebellious son ; that ftep was necessary ; he is answerable
With great respect, for his conduct to his family, to all
Sir, parents, to heaven itself;" — for that is
Your humbic fervant, always in the mouths of those who are
LUCINDA C-pretendedly devout. “Sir, (interrupted Beranger) should
L'HIRONDELLE & les petits Oiseaux. the young gentleman preserve in the dungeon that same unhappy tendrefe--"
'HIRONDELLE est un oiseau "Never fear that, Sir, interrupted sage, & qui à beaucoup de préthe inhuman Darnicourt ; punish voyance comme elle voyage beaucoup ment will soon bring him to his elle à beaucoup vû, & beaucoup apfenses."
pris. Un jour qu'un paysan ensemenBeranger replied with great vivaci- çoit son champ, elle affembla les pety, “ Ilave not you then, Sir, known tits oiseaux, & leur parla ainsi-" Voyour own heart?--Pray how long is it yez-vous,” leur dit elle, “ ce que cet fince religion bas armada father against homme fait. Il feme à 1 heure qu'il his own child ? Sır, you are rich,” ad est de la graine qui fera un jour votre drefin hinilelf to Monforin, “ Feli ruine, si vous n'y remédiez à tems ; cia is fais to come of a good family, car il faut que vous fachiez que les fiis amiable and virtuous; is such an lets des oiseleurs sont tous faits de lin alliance as inis to be rejected with so ou de chauvre, Ainsi, croyez-moi, much obitinacy?"
mangez cette graine de peur des
fuites." Les oiseaux se moquerent de becoming behaviour, prevent him the l'hirondelle, & de son beau discours. trouble of repeating his admonitions, Ils trouvoient assez de quoi vivre sans inserted in the Female Reformer, or
he Quand la graine eut germé, & qu'elle cessity (urged by the dictates of unfút montée en tuyau.--" Arrachez feigned friendfhip for the fex) of macette maudite herbe brin à brin,” s'é- king use of more severe remarks, and crioit le prévoyant oiseau : “ je vous expressing himself in more hars, though plains, si vous ae le faites, il est encore not disrefpectful terms, than he has tenis de prevenir le mal: mais si vous already done : he was in hopes a word ne vous depéchez, votre perte elt im to the wise would have proved fuffimanquable. Ce que je vous en dis ce cient, but he fears he is unhappily n'est pas pour moi. Je sais bien com mistaken : do, good ladies, prevent ment me garantir du danger. Je m'en
Je m'en his fears. irai loin d'ici, au-delà des mers, où
Hatton Street, Feb. 20. bien je vivrai dans quelque coin où je n'aurai rien à craindre des filets, ni des trébuchets, mais pour votre propre salut, fi vôtre vie vous est chére faites Dances of the interior. Inkalitanis of attention à ce que je vous dis.” Les Norra AMERICA, from CARVER'S petits oiseaux n'en tirent rien. C'étoit, Travels, Page 266, &c. disoient ils, une babillarde, qui aimoit à donner des leçons aux autres. Pour
ANCING is a favourite exercise eux, ils allerent toujours leur train, & among the Indians ; they never continuerent à chanter, à manger, &
meet on any public occalion but this à se divertir. Enfin le chanvre étant makes part of the entertainment, and tout à fait crû, l'hirondelle prit congé when they are not engaged in war ou des oiseaux en ces termes :--“ Je me hunting, the youth of both sexes aretire de la campagne, & m'en vas vivre muse themselves in this manner every dans les villes parmi les hommes : evening. mais puis que vous n'avez pas voulu a
They always dance, as I have just jouter foi à mes paroles, & prendre observed, at their feasts. In these, as mon, avis, ne gardez plus, à présent, well as all their other dances, evcry la compagne.
Au nom de Dieu, mes man rises in his turn, and moves about chers enfans ne volez plus : suyez les with great freedom and boldnels, singarbres & les haies, & renférmez-ing, as he does fo, the exploits of his vous dans quelque trou. C'est la l'u- ancestors. During this, the company nique parti qui soit sur si vous voulez who are seated on the ground in a cireviter les maux affreux de l'esclavage cle around the dancer, join with him & la mort même.” Les petits oiseaux in marking the cadence by an odd ne suivirent point son avis, & ne s'en tone, which they utter altogether, and inquiéterent nullement; ils furent pref-which sounds Hel, beh, bit. These que tous attrapés par les oiseleurs. notes, if they might be so termed, are
articulated with a harsh accent, and [ A Tranfat:on of the alove is earnefis ftrained out with the utmost force of requefled from the Fair Sex. their lungs, so that one would imagine
their strength mutt foon be exhausted
hy it, initead of which they repeat it BoB SHORT's Address :o the LADIES. with the same violence during the
whole of their entertainment. BOB Short presents his respectful The women, particularly of the
compliments to the ladies in ge. weitern nations, dance very gracefully. ncral, and should be much obliged to They carry themselves erect, and with tlien if they would, by altering their their arms hanging down close to their dilproportionaic head dresses, and un Gides, move first a few yards to the
Dances of the interior Inhabitants of North America. 133 right, and then back again to the left. | to the left, singing, at the same time, This movement they perform without both his own exploits, and the exploits taking any steps as an European would of his ancestors. When he has con, do, but with their feet conjoined, cluded his account of any memorable moving by turns their toes and heels. action, he gives a violent blow with In this manner they glide to a certain his war club against a poft, that is fix. distance, and then return ; and let ed in the ground, near the center of those who join in the dance be never the assembly, for this purpose. fo numerous, they keep time so exact Every one dances in his turn, and ly with each other, that no interrup- recapitulates the wondrous deeds of tion ensues. During this, at stated peri- his family, til at last they all join ods, they mingle their shrill voices with the dance, and it becomes truly alarmthe hoarse ones of the men, who sit a ing to any stranger that happens to be round (for it is observed that the sexes among them, as they throw themselves perer intermix in the fame dance) which into every horrible and terrifying poswith the music and drums of the Chic ture that can be imagined, rehearsing, nicoues, make an agreeable harmony. at the same time, the parts they expect
The Indians have several kinds of to act against their enemies in the dances which they use on different oc-field: during this they hold their sharp calions, as the pipe or calmut dance, knives in their hands, with which, as the war dance, the marriage dance, they whirl about, they are every moand the dance of the facrifice. The ment in danger of cutting each others movements in every one of these are throats; and did they not fhun the dilimilar, but it is almost impossible to mischief with such inconceivable dexconvey any idea of the points in which terity, it could not be avoided. By they are unlike.
theie motions they intend to represent Different nations likewise vary in the manner in which they mean to kill, the manner of dancing.---The Chi- scalp, and take their prisoners. To péways throw themselves into a great-heighten the scene, they set up the same er variety of attitudes than any hideous yelis, cries, and war-whoops as other people ; fometimes they hold they use in time of action, so that it is their heads erect, at others bend them impoflible to discorer thein in any oalmost to the ground, then recline on ther light than as an assembly of deone lide, and immediately on the other. The Naudowellies carry themselves I have frequently joined this dance more upright, step firmer, and move with them, but it soon ceased to be an more gracefully : but they all accom amusement to me, as I could not lay pay their dances with the disagreeable afide my apprehensions of receiving De jutt mentioned.
some dreadful wound, that from the Tue pipe dance is the principal, and violence of their gestures must have the col plealing to the spectator of proved mortal. any of them, being the least frantic, I found that the nations to the west. and the movements the most graceful. ward of the Millissippi, and on the borIt is but on particular occafions it is ders of Lake Superior, fill continue to uit, as when ambassadors of an ene- make use of the Pawwawerblack dancc. my arrive to treat of peace, or when The people of the colonies tell a thou. struagers of eminence pass through fand ridiculous stories of the devil beeir territories.
ing raised in this dance by the Indians : The war dance, which they use both but they allow that it was in former before they let out on their war par times, and is now nearly extinct among s, and on their rcturn from them, those who live adjacent to the Europeil-ikes terror into a stranger. It is an settlements. However, I discover. performed as the others, amidst a cir. ed that it was still used in the interior ce of the warriors; a chief generally parts, and though I did not actually bhains ii, who moves from the right see the devil raised by it, I was witness
to some scenes that could only be per
When the afsembly was seated, and formed by such as dealt with him, or silence proclaimed, one of the princiwere very expert and dextrous jugglers. pal chiefs arose, and in a short, but
Whilft I was among the Naudowes- mafterly speecli, acquainted the aufics, a dance which they thus termed dience of the occasion of their meetwas performed. Before the dance be- ing. He told them that one of their gan, one of the Indians was admitted young men wished to be admitted ininto a fociety which they denominated to their society, and taking him by Wakon Kitchewah, that is, the friend- the hand, presented him to their view, ly fociety of the spirit. This fociety asking them, at the same time, wheis composed of a variety of persons, but ther they had any objection to his befuch only can be admitted into it as coming one of their community, are of unexceptionable character, and No objection being made, the young who receive the approbation of the candidate was placed in the centre, whole body. To this admiffion fuc
To this admission fuc- and four of the chiefs took their fta. ceeded the pawwaw dance, (in which I tions close to him, and exhorting him faw nothing that could give rise to the by turns not to faint under the operreports I had heard) and the whole, ation he was about to go through, but according to their usual cuftom, con to behave like an Indian and a man, cluded with a grand feast.
two of them took hold of his arms, The initiation being attended with and caused him to kneel, another some very fingular circumstances, placed himself behind him so as to rewhich, as I have before observed, muft ceive him when he fell, and the last of be the effect of magic or amazing dex- the four retired about twelve feet from terity, I fhall give a particular ac- him, exactly in front. This difpoticount of the whole procedure. It tion being compleated, the chief that was performed at the time of the new stood before the kneeling candidate, moon, in a place appropriated to the began to speak to him with an audible purpose, near the centre of their camp, voice. He told him that he himself that would contain about two hundred was agitated by the same spirit which people. Being a stranger, and on all he should, in a few moments, commu occifions treated by them with great nicate to him ; that he would strike civility, I was invited to see the cere. him dead, but that he would be inmony, and placed close to the rails of stantly reftored again to life : to this the inclosure.
he added, that the communication, About twelve o'clock they began to however terrifying, was a necessary inassemble, when the sun shone bright, troduction to the advantages enjoyed which they conlidered as a good omen, by the community, into which he was for they rever, by choice, hold any of on the point of being admitted. their poblic meetings unless the sky be As he spoke this he appeared to be clear and unclouded. A great num greatly agitated, till, at lait, his counber of chiets first appeared, who were tenance was distorted, and his whole drefled in their best apparel, and after frame convulsed. At this juncture he them care the head warrior, clad in threw something like a small bean at a long robe of rich furs, that trailed the young man, which seemed to enter the ground, attended by a retinue of his mouth, and he instantly fell as fifteen or twenty perlons, painted and motionless as if he had been fot. dressed in the garest manner. Next | The chief that was placed behind him followed the wives of such as had al- received him in his arms, and by the ready been admitted into the society, asistance of the other two, laid him on in the rear a confused heap of the low- the ground, to all appearance bereft er ranks, all contributing, as much as of life. lay in t?eir power, to make the appear Having done this, they immediateance grand and thawy,
ly began to rub his limbs, and to strike
Miss Clifford to Miss Granby.
135 fiim on the back, giving him such of manners, improves her charms, and blows, as seem more fit to fill the Thines forth in every thing she acts or quick, than to raise the dead. Du-speaks, while winning mildness dwells ring these extraordinary applications, in her look.” the speaker continued his harangue, de The ball broke up about two firing the spectators not to be sur-o'clock, when every one returned prized or to despair of the young man's home pleased with their evening's enrecovery, as his present inanimate fi. tertainment, which had been speat tuation proceeded only from the for with great chearfulness and decorum ; cible operation on faculties that had but this morning was the best.---At hitherto been unused to inspirations of breakfast we were talking of what had this kind.
past overnight, and my father was ask
ing who we danced with, and finding (To be continued.)
Miss Cowell had had the duke of
how she liked him, and if he had not A SERIES of LETTERS. made her senfible of his charms ? She By a YOUNG LADY.
replied, the ke was a very handsome
man to be sure, but she did not fee Continued from Page 64.) but that there were many as hand
some. My father told her that he LETTER V.
thought it very strange that neither Hifi CLIFFORD to Miss GranBY. the duke nor lord Benson were able to
make any impression upon her heart, Clifird Park.
when she immediately replied TAVING half an hour to spare, I have taken
My heart is fix’d, I cannot range, up my pen to re
I like my choice too well to change. turn my thanks to my dear Mifs Granby for her picture.
Up started my brother, and hopped, We are preparing for the ball, which
(for he could not walk) threw himiclfat is to be this evening, and my brother her feet, took her hand, and killed it, has had the misfortune to sprain his saying how happy his dear Mifs Cowaacle, and therefore cannot go. Nel ell had made him by that speech, and ly is come to know what dress I chuse, it should be the whole ftudy of his life lo adieu for the present.
to merit her good opinion.
His sudden transport at first rather
confused her, but foon recovering herSaturday Morn.
self, the answered -- L“ I mention to OH! my dear Granby, here has
names, Sir Jofeph.” She made, to be been a charming discovery made this fure, that reply, but he had dattered morning! But to keep you no longer himself with the hopes of not being in fufpenfe, I will begin with last night. disagreeable to Mils Cowell, and at There were ninety four at Lord Ben the time she refused lord Benson, the son's, and his lordship opened the ball owned there was one the esteeme', with Miss Cowell, who danced the re and his vanity had prompted him to mainder of the evening with the duke think he was the favoured iwain. Alof Bd, to the mortification of
ter some more discourse on the same many of the gentlemen, who all wished subject, Mifs Cowell, to his inexprelto be in the duke's place. She is now
fible joy, confessed he was' a gentle in her last mourning, and was dressed
man whom she had no objection to. in a white filk facque, her hair out of powder, no caz, only white feathers Who can dictatc, or what tongue can reveal and pearls, and I think I may fay with The strong delighis artic's favour'd lovers feel, the hero in Cato, “ that her inward
When funcy'd joys their rarith'd thoughis in
Ipire, greatgess, unaffected ease, and sanctity 1 Elats with top s, and fed with fond desire