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formed from eight to ten inches thick, and amidst the trackless wilds of Melville Island. quantity as to remove all those symptoms of therefore, the crews were forced to cut a A little mound was erected to his memory, scurvy which had begun to make their appassage for three miles through the ice. in a region which had never before been pearance among the crew. The ice in Win. The 26th of September, in short, had ar. seen by any civilized beings, nay, the soil ter Harbour was also beginning to dissolve rived before they were fixed in their winter of which has, to all appearance, been but rapidly and by the end of July it had entire quarters in five fathoms water, and within rarely visited by a few casual wanderers, ly disappeared. Yet the ships were still about 200 yards from the shore. The lat. from the most forlorn and isolated tribes of quite blocked up by the exterior ice. It of this harbour, (if we recollect rightly, the human race.

was not till the 30th, that the outside ice named Winter Harbour,) is 74 deg. N. and When the sun had its greatest southern began to crack: on the 31st of July it mored and long. 111 deg. W. Hitherto they had declination, a twilight was perceptible at off very gently, and released the crews frase never lost sight of a continuous barrier of noon in the southern horizon, affording suffi- their winter prison, where they had been ice to the southward, that is, from W. long. cient light to read a book with difficulty. shut up for 310 days. 90 deg. to the extreme of Melville Island. The day was like the fine clear evening On the 6th of August they reached the

Every thing was soon made snug for the of winter in our climate. The stars shone western extremity of Melville Island, situa. formidable winter of these regions. The with great brilliancy, and when the moon ted, we believe, in long. 114. W, where the officers and crews formed various plans for appeared in the firmament she shone with a ice was found to be very thick and impero passing the dreary days, or rather nights of beauty and splendour unknown in the more meable. From this island new land was od. the polar regions. Plays were performed southern and temperate regions of the served to the south-west, estimated to be by the officers for their own amusement and globe. The northern lights appeared fre- 20 leagues distant; so that they may be that of the crews; and we are told, that a quently, generally of a yellow colour, some- said to have seen land as far west as long melo-drama was written, having for its ob- times green, but rarely red, and most com- 118. Many attempts were made to reach ject the probable success of the expedition, monly towards the south-west. It was re- this interesting Terra Incognita, but in vain and their ultimate returu to their friends, marked, that this brilliancy was seldom so and the commander and his admirable crer through Behring's Straits, after having great as in our country; no noise was ever were, with feelings of the deepest regret planted the British flag in countries which heard to proceed from them, and the mag-forced to return, owing to the vast barriers had eluded the bold and fearless darings of netic needle did not appear to be affected of ice. a Davis and a Baffin.

by their presence.

But we long to know if Having failed in this attempt to reach the The sun entirely disappeared on the 11th they were visible the whole day—and what south-western land, and the winter again November. The thermometer was below were their various forms and motions, and approaching, the vessels now sailed directin Zero of Fahrenheit's scale, when the expe- transparency. The sun reappeared on the eastwards, through the Polar Sea, and dition entered Winter Harbour. In the 3d of February, after an absence of 83 days; Barrow Straits, into Sir James Lancaster's month of November, the spirit of wine and those only who have suffered the priva- Sound, thence into Baffin's Bay, and by thermometer was 50. below Zero, and in tion of “its glorious light," can feel and tell the usual track homewards. February, the coldest month of these re

the raptures with which the crews hailed In their progress among the islands, the gions, the spirit of wine pointed to the tre- the first glimpse from the mast head. They officers shot a few rein-deer, ptarmigan, and mendous cold of 54 and 55 below Zero. had calculated the exact period of its retnrn hares., -and the howls of the wolf were head During these intense colds, our adventurous and were anxiously looking for it from the frequently in Melville Island. Several met countrymen felt but little inconvenience so

oxen were killed; and, we are informed, the long as they remained under the housing In April, some partial symptoms of thaw crews considered it, after being properit of their ships. A slight covering for the appeared. By the end of May, pools and macerated, to get rid of the musky flavour, ears, and a shawl round the neck, were streams of water made their appearance, as preferable eating to that of the rein-deer, considered as sufficient protection against and shortly after, regular thaw commenced. One of the sailors who had ventured beyond the most intense degree of cold; but when Nearly about this time, Capt. Parry, with his companious in search of the rein-der, the atmosphere was agitated by gales of a party of his officers and men, crossed Mel- returned to the ship with all his fingers frosta wind, then the cold became truly dreadful ville Island and reached the sea on the op

bitten from carrying liis musket too long and insupportable, and every was posite side, in lat. 75. N. where they disco- When the fingers were plunged into cold forced to seek shelter below. Neverthe-vered another island. They were fourteen water, ice was formed on its surface, and less, scarcely any accident oceurred from days absent, and, we have heard, made ma. this continued to be the case for balf an exposure to cold; while the constant and ny curious observations on the forms of the hour afterwards, as often as the fingers were regular exercise, which formed a necessary hüls and mountains of this island, collecting plunged into it, The sailor lpst fire of his part of thc duty of the crews, kept every withal, very extensively, specimens of all its fingers. one lively, and active, and free from disease. vegetables, animal and mineral productions From Lancaster Sound to Melville Island, One death only took place during the expe- The remains of an

enormous whale

the

compass, we understand, dition, and that was in the case of an indi- found fær inland and a few huts, intimating be totally useless-a circumstance which left vidual who had contracted the disease of the presence of man, were discovered by to the commanders no other guides than the which he died

, before hie left England. some of the party. Vegetation had now be heavenly bodies and the trend of the lead This poor fellow reposes in a solitary grave, come active;

and sorrel was found in such thus at once presenting the striking spectacle

main top:

one

was found

was

TO THE CRICKET.

of modern navigatorstracking the ocean with Sound, along the west coast of Baffin's Bay And though the light-winged breeze no more

Wafts the rich sweets of Summer's store, but the compass, as was done by the mari- and Davis' Straits, to Cape of God's Mercy, Though Autumn's scene no more beguiles, vers of old. We cannot, indeed, conceive and from this point through the great inlet

My cot is warm, and Sarah smiles.

Then, Winter comel thy storms and rain more striking scene than that of our dis- at the head of Hudson,s Bay, or through Beat on this happy roof in vain :

The shivering blast, and leafless tree, pvery ships forcing their solitary course Cumberland Strait, may be a great island, Have charms for Sarah and for me. rough unknown regions, surrounded with whose western boundary may be in a line Then what avail thy wind and storm,

That Nature's withering face deform, igged, dreary, and desolate wastes, in the drawn from Foxes Farthest to Prince Re- If Fancy's brisk and sportive lay idst of the most appalling dangers, and gent's Inlet.-From Blackwood's Magazine.

Awake to Pleasure's willing sway;

If the quick jest and lively song eprived of the use of the compass.

Bid the slow night move blithe along ! The Hecla was forced into Leith Roads The Naturalist's Diary,

For then thy glooms, and leafless tree,

Have charms for Sarah and for me. ý stress of weather--a circumstance which

For DECEMBER, 1820.

Thus, when the bloom of youth is dead, fforded us an opportunity of conversing

And Fancy's frolic hours are fled,

Tranquil, and free from passion's rage, rith the officers, and of furnishing our read

What time the once unnoticed tide

I'll meet the hoary frost of age.
Fast swelling rolls a torrent wide;

Then, Winter, come! these blessings bring : rs, from the recollection of their most in- What time the fields are frequent strown

I sigh not for the gaudy Spring : resting conversations, with this narrat

With scattered leaves of yellow brown;

So shall thy glooms, and leafless tree,
What time the hawthorn berries glow,

Have charms for Sarah and for me. hich, although very brief, will be found, And, touch'd by frost, the ripen & sloe

Less crudely tastes; and when the sheep

The flowers mentioned as continuing in blow iw e veature to say not inaccurate.

Together in the valleys keep ;

January, of course afford their beauties in this From the preceding narrative, and other And all the smaller birds appear

month. Evergreens, firs, ivy, laurel, and that must

In flocks, and mourn the altered year; tails in our possession, it appears,

beautiful plant be arbutus, rich in flowers and The careful rústic marks the signs

fruit at the same time, serve to enliven the dreary

Of Winter-marks them and repines. 1.That Capt.Parry has discovered an open

December

Rain and wind are now extremely prevalent; Our old winter companion, the cricket, chirps ginto the Arctic Ocean, from Baffin's Bay. and, as the frust seldom sets in till the latter end of his ceaseless song, and has often afforded the poet 2. That continuous land extends along unpleasant of the whole year. At other times, bow- Bourne's Latin Auacreontie is, perhaps, one of the e north side of Sir James Lancaster's ever, November is better entitled to this appella best modern poems on this subject. rund, and Barrow's Strait, to long. 93. W. tion, and ice and snow contribute to give to Christ. translated by the Rev. Thomas Cole, author of the

mas that union of frost and good cheer which form “Life of Hubert,” and other pleasing poems. d that, beyond this, onward to Melville the usual character of this season. and, the land appears not continuous, but Now Christmas revels in a world of snow, And bids her berries blush, her carols flow;

Sprightly Cricket, chirping still, oken into islands; while, on the south side His spangling shower now Prost the wizard Alings;

Merry music, short and shrill;
Lancaster's Sound and Barrow's Straits,

Or borne
in ether blue, on viewless wings,

In my kitchen take thy rest
O'er the white pane his silvery foliage weaves,

As a truly welcome guest; a westerly direction, to Prince Regent's And gems, with icicles the sheltering eaves.

For no evils shall betide
Rogers.

Those with whom thou dost reside.
det, the land is continuous: beyond this
From the fall of the leaf, and withering of the

Nor shall thy good-omened strain det, land extends for a considerable way to herb, an unvarying death-like torpor oppresses

E'er salute my ear in vain.

With the best I can invent, be west, when it is succeeded by ice: and alınost the whole vegetable creation, and a consider

I'll requite the compliment; able part of the animal, during this entire portion this extends onward to the lofty mountain of the year. The whole race of insects, which

Like thy sonnets, I'll repay

Little sonnets, quick and gay. jus laod, seen to the south-west of Melville filled every part of the summer landscape with

life

Thou, a harmless inmate deemed,
Island.

and motion, are now either buried in profound sleep, And by housewives much esteemed,
or actually uo longer exist, except in the unformed

Wilt not pillage for thy diet, 3. That the land seen to the northward, rudiments of a future progeny. Many of the birds Nor deprive us of our quiet;

Like the horrid rat voracious, stending from Barrow's Straits and Meld and quadrupeds, * are retired to concealments, from which not even the calls of hunger can force them;

Or the lick'rish mouse sagacious ; dle Island, appears to be a groupe of islands; and the rest, intent only on the preservation of a joyless

Like the herd of vermin base,

Or the pilf'ring reptile race : hat the land on the north side of Barrow's life, have ccased to exert those powers of pleasing,

But content art thou to dwell which, at other seasons, as mucb contribute to their štrait, named by Capt. Parry, North Devon, mutual happiness as to the amusement of their

In thy chimney-corner cell;

There, unseen, we hear thee greet s probably an island, being separated from huinan sovereiga.

Safe, and snug, thy native heat.
Vest Greenland by some of the sounds ated with the advantages which he enjoys over the
Man, at this season, should be peculiarly impress-

Thou art happier, happier far,

Than the happy grasshopper, se top of Baffin's Bay; and that, probably, other portions of animated nature; the pleasures Who, by nature, doth partake Vest Greenland itself may prove to be a enjoyments are all reserved for him; and, at no of social life, of domestic happiness, of intellectual Something of thy voice and make.

Skipping lightly o'er the grass, reat island, separated from the islands, in time of the year, is he so much in yeed of these

As her sunny minutes pass,

For a summer month, or two, se line we have just mentioned, by some blessings as in the Winter, when all nature is, as it were, spread out in ruins before him. How few are

She can sing, and sip the dew; f the openings at the head of Baffin's Bay. sensible of these exquisite pleasures ! bow few are

But at Christmas, as in May,

Thou art ever brisk and gay ; 4. Either that the land observed to the grateful for them!

Thy continued song we hear,
Stern Winter, though thy rugged reign

Trilling, thrilling, all the year.
outh of the east and west line we have
Chills the pale bosom of the plain,

Ev'ry day and ev'ry night
Gentioned. or of Barrow's Straits. is the And in deep sighs thy hollow blast

Bring to thee the same delight;
Tells me the happy hours are past

Winter, summer, cold, or hot,
oast of islands skirting the north coast of That saw meek Spring her blossoms rear,
And lead along the infant year;

Late, or early, matters not ;
America, or that some of the masses of

Mirth and music still declare
Thy thickening glooms, and leafless tree,

Thou art ever void of care. and may be projecting points of the great Have charms for Sarah and for me.

Whilst with sorrows, and with fears, American continent.

We destroy our days and years ; • As the frog, lizard, badger, hedgehog, &c. The Thou, with constant joy and song, 5. Finally, That, in all probability, the bat is found in caverns

, barns, &c. suspended by the

Ev'ry minute dost prolong,

Making thus thy little span Jand extending from Prince Regent's Inlet, membranes of the fore feet. Dormice, squirrels, water- Longer than the age of man. through Barrow's Straits and Lancaster rats, and field-mice, provide a large stock of food for the winter season.

( To be concluded in our next.)

Poetry.

LORD ULLIN'S DAUGHTER.

By Campbell.

A chieftain to the Highlands bound,

Cries, “ Boatman, do not tarry! And I'll give thee a silver pound,

To row us o'er the ferry." “ Now who be ye, would cross Lochgyle,

This dark and stormy water?". “Oh! I'm the Chief of Ulva's isle,

And this Lord Ullin's daughter. And fast before her father's men

Three days we've fled together ; Por should he find us in the glen,

My blood would stain the heather, His horsemen hard behind us ride;

Should they our steps discover, Then who will cheer my bonny bride

When they have slain her lover?” Outspoke the hardy Highland wight,

“ I'll go, my Chief; I'm ready: It is not for your silver bright,

But for your winsome lady:
And by my word! the bonny bird

In danger shall not tarry ;
So, though the waves are raging white,

I'll row you o'er the ferry."
By this the storm grew loud apace,

The water-wraith was shrieking ;
And in the scowl of heav'n each face

Grew dark as thcy were speaking. But still as wilder blew the wind,

And as the night grew drearer, Adown the glen rode armed men,

Their trampling sounded nearer. “Oh! haste thee, haste! the lady cries,

Though tempests round us gather ;
I'll meet the raging of the skies ;

But not an angry father.”
The boat has left a stormy land,

A stormy sea before her ;
When, oh! too strong for human hand,

The tempest gather'd o'er her.
And still they rowed amidst the roar

Of waters fast prevailing ;
Lord UUin reach'd that fatal shore,

His wrath was chang'd to wailing.
Por sore dismay'd, through storm and shade

His child he did discover :
One lovely hand she stretch'd for aid,

And one was round her lover.
“ Come back! come back!” he cried in grief,

“ Across this stormy water:
And I'd forgive your Highland Chief,

My daughter! ( my daughter!”
Twas vain; the loud waves lash'd the shore,

Return or aid preventing :
The waters wild went o'er his child,

And he was left lamenting.

PARODY ON GRAY'S ODE,

Was fond of a chair, took a coach to the play, ON A CAT DROWNED IN A TUB OF GOLD FISHES. And swoond if the horses were not dapple grey;

And though knowing she had such a very small portion,

She gave to all beggars that begged with devotion ; 'Twas on the pavement of a lane,

And misconstruing the Bible, which better would teach Where a hard shower of soaking rain

her, Had made a pretty mess;

She saved all she could for a Methodist preacher.

When Christmas came round, and the bills were brought A buck advanced, with careful strut,

in, For fear a sprinkle from the rut

I found myself ruin'd, and scarec worth a pin. Should spoil his lily dress.

By sipping the creature a dropsy she got,

She died and was buried, and then was forgot. His powder'd head, his silken hose,

Before all my mourning waxed old, I looked round, The dashing buckles on his toes,

And soon an old maid to my fancy I found; Seem'd suited for a Court;

One who always exclaimed against figuring away, The muslin round a padding roll’d,

Yet powdered her hair, as it rather grew grey ;

In chests she had hoarded some clothes and some pizza In which he kept his chin from cold, .

Tho' the plate was obscure and the clothes out of dat, Was of the finest sort.

Her boxes contain'd some desirable things

Old buttons, old seals, old watches, old rings: He trod on slow; but, midst the tide,

Money too she had saved by withholding good cheer, A brewer's dray was seen to glide,

Yet injured her stomach by drinking small beer. Unmindful of the mud;

Thank fortune! I cried, here's a wife to my mind, Before which stalk'd, with steps quite bold,

Who is prudent and chaste, sentimental and kind,

To recover the world I shall now soon be able, Two high-fed steeds of beauteous mold,

I never shall see much profusion at table; The pride of Whitbread's stud.

But mark how the Devil opposed all my scheme, The splashing made on every side,

She was troubled with vapours and haunted with dreats;

She always had wind in her stomach, and took
The lane, which was not over wide,

Such drugs as she saw in a cookery book.
Quite terrified the elf;

A Doctor was always attending her room,
He saw the careless steeds come on,

My bed smelt of ointment, my drawers of perfume;

In dozens the vials and gallipots came,
But dar'd not stand, nor dar'd to run,

Now the lap dog was sick, now the monkey was leo?:
Lest he should splash himself.

By every old woman she would be advised,

And sent for each med'cine she saw advertised ; At length, poor youth! he made a stop,

But the quacks with their powerful med'cine filled her And would have got into a shop;

So much, that, though tough as a thong, they soon kil'e But, ah! the door was shut!

her. When, lo! the advanc'd procession greets

Till I married again, foolish, I had no rest,

I went to a lady who lived in the west,
The hapless beau with all the sweets

One whose ancestors had figured much in the field

, Collected in the rut!

As appeared by an helmet and rusty old shield; He swore, and called the drayman wight,

But tiine, which all things here below will decay,

Had frittered her rag of a fortune away,
Untaught, unlearn'd, and unpolite,

And weary of serving a fickle relation,
And said he'd thrash the blade.

She married, but could hardly brook, with her sati

, But he did not; good reason why;

That pride which her poverty long had kept unde, Alas! no Hercules was nigh,

Broke out, and she rattled like hail or like thunder

My family failings she heightened and toldTo give Narcissus aid !

Should a woman of pedigree e'er be control'd ? Then, all ye bucks, who walk the street,

She call'd me a scrub, and took it quite ill,

When I chid her for losing large sums at quadrile. So spruce, so buxom, and so neat,

A general rummage she made of my things, Learn this sad tale by reading,

My plate was old-fashion'd, and trumpery my rings: To keep at home on rainy days,

Yet my house with some things, as superfluous, FM

stock'd, Lest you should meet with any drays,

When with bargains the Jews and the jewellers fiscta.
For draymen have no breeding!

She order'd my furniture all to be sold,
The chairs were too clumsy, the beds were too old;

Such whimsies surprised me, till once to her face,
MATRIMONIAL EXPERIENCE.

A friend gave a hint 'twas a family case ;

That her mother for madness Monro had long tried, Four wives I have had, believe me, my friend,

Till she languish'd some years, till in Bedlam she died.

Three years in distraction I hurried about,
I dreaded my troubles would never have end ;
The first I espoused was a girl to my love,

I swallowed my spittle, and durst not speak out;
Who seemed to be fashion like Venus above;

Some chapter in Job I peru sed o'er and o'er :

I smiled when she frown'd, and look'd kind when she
She was tall and genteel, had read Grandison o'er,
And wrote such a hand as I ne'er saw before ;
Could dance like an opera-girl, and could play

One morning I found, with a cord from the shelf,

She had ventured to make a long I of herself;
On the spinet, and rival the nightingale's lay;

I sent for a Doctor, who lived at a distance,
She could flourish and work the tambour to an air;
No nun for mock-flowers with her could compare ;

To come with all speed, and to give her assistance.

He came, and with much solemn gravity told; But all kitchen business she let run to ruin,

He could do her no good, for her body was cold; She minded not washing, nor baking, nor brewing;

The shock was so great that I instantly swore,
She dressed for good company ; then for her hair,

After so much ill luck, I would marry no more.
It advanced in the van, it fell back in the rear,
It varied like all other things in this world,
It was smooth, it was friz'd, it was twisted and curl'd;

IMPROMPTU,
Now with pins it was tight, now it moved with the wind, On sceing in the newspapers.the Marriage of Mr. Edward
It was padded before, it was cushioned behind :

Butler to Miss Jane Going.
What my father by thrift and by industry saved,
She spent, and would whimper as oft as I raved.
One night, at a ball, where her utmost she tried,

By the papers, I see Mr. Butler has carried
She caught a great cold, took a fever, and died. His suit to Miss Going, to whom he is married.
Before one year had run out I forgot

But, methinks the said papers have made a mistake,
This delicate wife, when, to better my lot,
I married another, more grave and more steady,

Which I wish to set right for Miss Jane Going's sake.
Who jellies and sauce at a pinch could get ready.

The bride left the place, and the marriage was done : But she with a taste and a passion for jaunting She was no longer Going; in fact, she was gone. For ever to Bath, or to Tunbride, was flaunting ; Liverpoola

swore.

COUNTRY COMMISSIONS.

fine intelligence, obscured and darkened, or of nobler | But I feel I am injuring the cause of this institution

impulse, more miserably perverted. The mind of when I view it either in the light of temporal policy, Vide " Mr. Mathews at Home."

Ireland has by no means hitherto had fair develop- or temporal fame. Yes, though I am convinced

ment. Acute, but inactive; magnificent, but that the most permanent foundations of a people's Dear Cousin, I write this in haste,

cultivated; the passing stranger beholds the people prosperity are only to be laid in the popular civiliTo beg you will get for mamma

as he does their country, with admiration it is true, zation; though I am convinced that crime decreases, A pot of best Jassan ine paste,

but still with mournfuladmiration, at their neglected and iodustry advances in exact proportion to the And a pair of shoe buckles for • Pa,'

grandeur and their unproductive loveliness! It has progress of koowledge, still I acknowledge in your At Exeter Change: then just pop.

been to little purpose that the genius of the nation ambition a much nobler object, io comparison of Into Aldersgate-street for the prints;

has occasionally burst the bondage that enthralled it; wbich the fame and wealth and dignities of this And while you are there you can stop

that Nature, as it were to vindicate berself, bas shot world are but as the rainbow's gem, that sparkles For a skeine of white worsted at Flint's.

some spirit of light athwart ihe gloom, in whose lus- and disappears. Ob! you are right, when ligbting Papa wants a new razor-strop,

tre the land became for a moment visible; it was up the torch of knowledge, to invoke no fame but Ånd mamma wants a Chinchelli muff;

but for a moment, and the cloud it touched scarcely that of heaven to illumine it. The lights of earth Little Bobby's in want of a top,

retained a tinge of the profitless phenomenon. There are transient and uncertain ; vapours that only dazzle And my aunt wants six pen'orth of snuff. Just call in St. Martin's le Grand

was no permanent source whence its radiance could to mislead, and shine the brightest on the eve of For some goggles for Mary (who squints)

be fed ; and ihe mere glimmerings of uoassisted na their extioction: but the beam of heaven is steady Get a pound of bees-wax in the Strand,

ture struggled but faiutly through the denseness of and eternal; it enters the soul; it expands and raAnd the skeine of white worsted at Flint's. the atmosphere. To rescue the country from this rifies, and lifts it to a region where humau vanity And while you are there you may stop

fuul disgrace; to dispel the mist of barbarism and has no voice, and human splendours are but darkoess. For somé Souchong in Monument-yard;

iguorance, with their attendant train of vices and of You are right in making the Bible the primer of the And while you are there you can pop,

crimes; to elevate the peasantry from vice and su. infant; place it in his band by day; place it on his loto Marybone-street for some lard ;

perstition to a moral practice and an holy contem- pillow by night. Full of glorious thought and And while you are there you can call

plation, your iustitution has been founded. A glo- glowing images, it will inspire the fancy; full of Por some silk of the latest new tints,

rious work, and worthy of a Christian! A work noble sentiment and virtuous precept, it will form At the mercer's, not far from Whitehall;

characterized by the most glowing benevoleoce, and the principles; full of holy zeal aud beavenly inspiAnd remember the worsted at Flint's.

001 less replete, even in a worldy sense, with the ration, it will guide, exalt, and purify the faith; and And while you are there, 'twere as well

wisest and the sou odest policy; for you may depend it is a wise philosophy wbich associates it with that If you call in Whitechapel, to see

upon it, that, sooner or later, national good caunot season whose impressions fade not even in nature's For the needles; and then in Pall Mall

fail to Aww from a moral regeneration. The sobri. winter. When the daring infidel interposes its mysFor some lavender-water for me: And while you are there you can go

ety, the temperance, the good faith, the industry, teries, in order to rob those children of their morals, To Wapping, to old Mr. Clint's;

naturally consequent upon early culture, will in ask bim, What is this world but a mystery? Who But all this you can casily do,

time,“ like a rich stream, run back and hide their can tell how nature performs her simplest operaWhen you get the white worsted at Flint's. fouutain." The principles of freedom, by being tions? Ask him to tell you how the flower acquires I send in this parcel, from Bet,

better understood, will become, of course, more its perfume, the eagle his vision, or the comet its An old spelling-book to be bound,

fondly cherished; the impolicy, as well as the im- resplendence? Ask him to tell you how those gloA cornelian brooch to be set,

piety of crime, by being more clearly prored, will rious placets roll around us in their lucid circle, or And some razors of Pa's in be ground.

be, if course, more sedulously avoided. An educated how that miraculous order is maintained which holds o dear! what a memory have I !

slave, an educated criminal, are moral contradictions throughout creation, even from the minutest worm Notwithstanding all Deborah's hints,

Tu the very dawn of kuowledge, the phantoms that that grovels in the dust, up to the pinion that plays I've forgotten to tell you to buy

affright, and the vices thai despoil us, gradually amid the lightning? These all are mysteries, and A skeine of white worsted at Flint's.

disappear; and it is only when its light has vanish- yet we see them; and surely we may trust the word ed, that you find ignorance and superstition crawling of him, who, io his own good time, will teach us

from their cavern, and amid spectral shapes and their solution. Meanwhile, amid the bigot's cant, MR. PHILIPS'S SPEECH,

horned apparitions, taking their incubus station and the polemic's railing, suffer those little children [Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the London Hi- upon the bosom of society, If truths like these to come unto the Lord. They will bless you with

bernian School Society, held in the Town Hall of Sligo, needed an example, all history is eloquent on the their lips, in their lives, and in their deaths; the Ireland, in the Month of October, 1820.)

subject. No barbarous country ever rose to grert. God to whom you have turned them will bless you; ness and continued barbarous. No peasantry ever the country to which you have restored them will

yet became educated without becoming compara- bless you; and should your own little ones ever SIR,-I have very great pleasure in acceding to lively virtuous; the spirit of inquiry consequent mouri a parent, the Great Spirit will recollect the the request of your zealous Secretary, and proposing upon literature, and the spirit of genuine freedom, deed, and surely save them from the perils of their a resolution of congratulation on the success of this have been in general co existent, and Aourished and orphanage. In the discharge, then, of this sacred Institution, aod of approbation of the sacred priuci decayed together. Turn your eyes to Athens in the duty, which you bave voluntarily undertaken, listen plas og which it has been founded. I confess, that ancient time, the temple alike of liberty and letters, not to the imputation of any onworthy motive; reuntil I perused the report with which he was su po- the seat of the arts, the mount of the Muses, the member that calumuy is the shadow of merit, and lite as to furnish me, I had a very imperfect idea of immortal shrine of all that could constitute the bea that though it ever follows, it never overtakes it. the value of this institution, or of the great gratitude theu's immortality, where even battle smoothed bis Were the solitary charge which hostility has Aung which we owe to our generous English brethren, rugged front, and the warrior's sword was garlanded on you even true, it is in my mind, under your cirwho have so nobly and disinterestedly established it with roses ! Behold her now! her sages silent, and cumstances, not a crime, but a virtue. You use no amongst us. It is an emanation of that glorious her temples fallen; an Ottoman slave enthroned weapon but the bloodless gospel; you assume no spirit which has spread their name among the na- amid her ruius, and a degenerate people crouching armour but the nakedness of truth; and in a good tious of the earth; and made that oame synonymous to the Turk, even, oh shame! even within sight of cause, and with an earnest conviction, I would ra. with every virtue. I had no idea that no less a Marathon! Yet there, where Mabomet now revels ther court than avoid this accusation of proselytism. Dumber than fifty-eight thousind of the infant pu in contented ignorance, Socrates was heard and Solon The foreign and pious potentate who made the pulation of this kingduin, including two thousand legislated, and echo listened to the thunder of De charge should be the very last to utter it; for dechildren of our own country, who now crowd this mosthenes. Look in our own day to a part of our based, as I admit and deplore that the Irish peasant ball with pious gratitude, were thus gratuitously own empire, the once veglected Scotland; the coun- politically is, still he and his predecessors, as far as in receiving from them the blessed fruits of education try from whose lake and moor and mountain the theni lay, have left him illiterate, imbrated, and deand religion. How gratifying it is to turo from the imperial conqueror strode without a thought. What based; fallen in his meutal debasement even below abominable and infernal perjuries which the pub. is she at this lay? A land of less crime, because of the level of his political degradation. But the aces lie miud is now hourly polluted, and the public more intelligence, than any in the world: wherever cusation is untrue. You have not borrower even a heart afflicted, and the public morals insulted, to her oame is mentioned, literature hails it; wherever rag from the establishment; the word ascendancy the coutemplation of such a subject! Fifty-eight her people tread, temperance and industry, attest is not heard within your walls. You have studiously thousand children, raised from the noire of ignorance their presence; a primeval piety consecrates ber excluded every book of controversy. You have reand superstition; redeemed from a state of almost church; peace and plenty meet upon her plains, jected no one on account of his creed, and you have brute barbarism, and led througb the temple of aud the laurel, which her genius and her heroism invited the scrutiny of every pastor of every persuaknowledge even to the very altar of God, is a spec. has won, is intertwined with the palm-leaf of an sion; you have introduced the Bible, unspotted by sele which I envy not the man who can behuld immaculate morality. Let Scotland tben, even if a single pen of this world. You have allowed the without enthusiasm. In this country it borrows she stood alone, prove the advantage of an educated saints, the sages, and the martyrs of Christianity to rom circumstances even an adventitious interest, peasantry; and should the sceptic awake not at her unrol with their own bands the records of their wisve surely there never was a country more ripe for voice, may the spirit of Burns pass across bis sluin- don, their sanctity, and their fortitude. You have

exhibition; never was ibere a land more full of | ber, and burst upon him in the blaze of its refutation. I expunged the comment whether of council or syood,

often.

run in the hollow trees.

Oxen and

Most of the first

or conclave, or convocation, and left the sacred his-kins are almost the only things raised by the native Ameri

Natural History. torians to tell, in the phrase of an inspired simplicity, cans for themselves and cattle; but the English are not the miracles, the sufferings, and the triumphs of the fond of their Indian corn bread. The corn is considered gospel, from the conception to the Cross! Sir, if very good for horses, pigs, &c.; se are the pumpkins, which

TO THE EDITOR. this produce proselytes, such conversion can bave grow to a very large size: they make excellent pies, and its origio only in the truth. In one sense, indeed, them, for winter use. Apple and peach trees are not yet

are often preserved, by cutting them in slices and drying you do profess to proselytize, but it is from vice to come to perfection, but grow very well

.

SIR,-The following very interesting remarks I have

A few miles from the pleasure to copy from “ Kirby's Entomology; or, kile. virtue, from idleness to industry, from igoorance to us, in the state of Indiana, apple and peach trees were very ments of the Nalural History of Insects ;" and, bareg knowledge, froin sin to salvation. Go on then, and plentiful: as we came through the country, we were once a firm conviction that it will be perused with satisfac may prosperity attend you, and when your enemies offered five bushels of peaches for a dollar, not quite 11d. tion and iniprovement, by the generality of your reso are clamorous, be your only answer this:-“Behold, per bushel. I have got about 20 peach-trees, and shall have ders, I earnestly request you will bave the goodness to fifty-eight thousand subjects restored to the state 100 apple-trees to plant in an orchard, in my land in a few give it as early a place as possible in your very amusing behold Afty-eight thousand souls introduced to their days. The native Americans are an idle set of people; those publication, and you will confer a favour on one who is Redeemer !!" Proceed and prosper. Let the sacred the country round us being now more settled, many of them who live around us here subsist principally by hunting; but

Yours, very respectfully, stream of your benevolence flow on, and though wish to sell their land, and move up to a less settled place ;

A CONSTANT SUBSCRIBER momentary impedimeuts may oppose its progress, some are alreadygone to the Red River, 700 miles south-west

Liverpool, Nov. 25, 1820. depend upon it, it will soon surmount them; the from here: indeed, moving a few hundred miles is not Swammerdam, speaking of the metamorphosis of the mountain rill, and the rivers of the valley will in thought any thing of by them. The hunters bring in insects, uses these strong words, “This process is time and in their turn become tributary; the roses venison, turkeys, prairie fowls, and rabbits for sale very formed in so remarkable à manner in butterflies ekar of Sharon will bloom upon its baoks; the maids of

A good deer of from 30 to 100lb. weight, is often
we see therein the resurrection painted before our eyes

, Sion will not weep by its waters; the soil it has fer- bought for a dollar; and I have bought many large turkeys and exemplified so as to be examined by our bande om tilized will be reflected on its surface, and as it glides kill deer, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, prairie fowls, quails, earth, sustained by the most ordinary kinds feed

To see indeed, a caterpillar crawling upon the along in the glories of the sunbeam, the sins of tbe &c. The rabbits do not burrow in the earth, but mostly which when it bad existed a few weeks or morto es people will become regenerate in its baptism.

Horses are mostly of a light kind, der this humble form, its appointed work being firibet

and sell as high as 100 dollars for a good one. MR. BIRKBECK'S SETTLEMENT. cows are of a middling size and good shape. A good cow when it is wound up in a kind of shroud, and encased

passes into an intermediate state of seeming death

, * Wanborough, English Prairie, State of mlinois, North

and calf may be bought for 20 dollars; beef sells from 2a in a coffin, and is most commonly buried under the America, Feb. 10, 1820.

to 3d. per Ib.: mutton is scarce, there not being as yet many earth (though sometimes its sepulchre is in the water, “ I arrived at this place on the 26th September, 1819, after sheep kept

around here, and those that are kept

are mostly and at others in various substances in the air) and after a travel of upwards of 5,000 miles, by sea and land, in good of a poor coarse sort,

but mutton is as low as beef. Hogs this creature and others of its cribe,

have remained health, as well as all my family, and have been so through- are very plenty, and of a middling good. sort; but owing their destined time in this death-like 'state, to behold out our journey, except a little sea sickness and slight to the many hundreds that are left to shift for themselves colds. The weather was very hot when we landed at Bal- in the woods during the winter, they are as poor as well earth, air, and water, give up their several prisoners; timore, on the 6th July, and continued so until the end of can be, and many die of hunger when the snow is deep. lar beam, they burst from their sepulcbres

, cast of

to survey them when called by the warmth of the son October, with the exception of a few nights, and then warm

Cows, sheep, and hogs, are all marked in different

forms, their cerements, from this

state of torpid inactivity and pleasant until the middle of December, after which it each has his own mark, and the marks of different persons

come forth as a bride out of her chamber; to survey was mostly cold until the beginning of this month (Feb.) are all entered in the county court. sometimes much colder than I ever knew it in England. houses or cabins are built with logs and plaistered with them, I say, arrayed in their nuptial glory, prepared to We have had a very deep snow, of at least 18 inches upon clay;

the tops of the houses are covered with cleft boards, enjoy a new and more exalted condition of life, in the level; but since the beginning of this month, it has

and most of them have a glazed door, but few windows, which all their powers are developed, and they are water, which makes it bad travelling, as there are no bridges men) have not even docht, except what.comes down the fields of air, their food is the nectar of flowers

, and rained almost every day, and the creeks are now pretty fullof Many of the cabins of the native Americans (or backwoods arrived at the perfection of their nature: wbed do built yet in this part of the country. Until now, there chimney, or in at the door. We have no mill at present Love Begins his blissful reign. Who that witnesses til has been but little rain at any time since the last spring, nearer than seven miles, but there is one to be built near interesting scene can help seeing in it a lively reports which has made water searce in these parts, there being as

us, to be worked either with

oxen or horses. A malthouse tation of man in his threefold state of existener, yet no wells dug; but we have now many digging, and

is begun building to malt Indian corn. Most of the land also ponds, so that there will be no want of water this sum

near us is entered, but a large quantity will be offered for more especially of that happy day, when, at the cal aer, even should it prove as dry as the last.

sale six or eight miles north of us in April next, so that of the great Sun of Righteousness, all that are is on cans say the last summer was the dryest they ever knew,

there will be plenty of good land for settlers near us. This graves shall come forth, the sea shall give up ber dead, and that this has been the coldest winter that has been

is a very good country for a man with a family, and work and death, being swallowed up in life, the pala sa known for many years. The country round us is partly ing people, but not for gentlefolks, as labour is high and the blessed shall

live and love to the ages of eterrier prairie (or open land) and partly woodland; the prairies provisions low, so that it will not do for people that will have a handsome appearance, much like a gentleman's not work. Clothing, and grocery articles, are in general states of insects and those of the body of man, is cele park, only much more extensive. The land is mostly of a

dearer than in England. Most of the land the people occu- general, yer it is much more complice, with respect to lightish soil, and very easy of tillage, much more so than py is their own, and as there are no taxes worth mention- his soul

. 'He first appears in his frail body, a chik * I ever knew any in England, yet it bears the dry weather ing, nor any tythes or poor rates, people who are industri- tbe earth, a crawling worm, his soul being in aceasta Well, owing, I think, to the reddish loam that lies under ous get a good living, and provide well for their families of training and preparation for a more pui fect anter the top mouid. I bought, soon after I got there, 322 acres

“ Yours, &c.

rious existence.' When it bas finished ibis courses of land, partly prairie and partly woodland, from a piece

casts of this vile body, and goes into a hidden state of ,

P.S...I saw Edward K. at Baltimore, when I first landed, being in Hades, wbere it rests from its works, and is which had on it two cabins

, a stabie,
about 18 acres fen bience, and he ekipe tied to come with Mr. 6e to look over being arrived, it comes forth, clotbed with a horiei

, ced in with rails, on which was a crop of Indian corn, which yielded me 400 bushels; there were also planted

the Western Country; but I have not heard any

thing of body, not like its former, thcugla germinating from i pumpkins, French beans, and also a little cotton. The live

J. C. and family are all well ; so is E.C. and his for, though " it was sown an animal body, it sball be stock in the purchase consisted of three cows, three calves, family; they both live within a mile of us. Remember me raised a spiritual body," endowed with augalen: three sheep, and thirty hogs and pigs, 11 geese, and some

to their father, to Mr. C. and Mrs. M., of B. R. C. was powers, faculties, and privileges, commensurate to find fowls, all for about £320 English. I shall remain near Mr. with me a few days ago; he informed me that many of the new and happy state.

Aud here the parallel bolts beBirkbeck's, but William, Ann, John, and George live at

young men had built themselves houses, but had no part-tween the insect and ide man. The butterfy, the IC Birke's prairie, and Elizabeth with us at Wanborough. The

ners to take there, as females are less numerous than men. woods round us contain but little under-wood, and consist Both the cos have built themselves cabins, bought five future state of glory; and, if it be not destroyed by

presentative of the soul, is prepared in the larea for its of a great variety of trees, such as white beech, red post,

acres of land for a garden, and so has G. L. laurel

, several sorts of oak, ash, elm, hickory, poplar, honey makers are much wanted in this neighbourhood, and also symbolical of the vices that destroy the spiritual life of locust, two sorts of maple, cotton wood, dog wood, persi. mon, black walnut, and several other kinds of trees.

neighbourhood think of coming, I should advise him to whicn is its Hades; and at length, when it assumendo the woods are a few bears, panthers, wolves, foxes, and bring a wife with him.”

imago, breaks forth with new powers and beauty to its wild cats, and plenty of deer, rabbits, raccoons, opossums,

tinal glory and the reign of love. So that, in this view and two or three sorts of squirrels ; also turkeys, prairie

WHIMSICAL READING.

of the subject, well might the Italian poet exclaim, fowls, and quails: wild geese and ducks, on the rivers and

Non v'accorgete voi, che noi siam veroni creeks, but not inany small birds. There is also plenty of

Some years since, and before stage coaches were so Nati a formar l'angelica tarfallait cherries, great quantity of grapes

, haslenuts, walnuts, tors of the only one between Newry and Dublin had pid and Psyche, stems built upon this foundatioz. wild fruit, viz. strawberries, raspberries, very good wild numerons in Ireland as at the present day, the proprie- The Egyptian fable, as it is supposed to be' of C#* pacons, persimons, papaws, hickory nuts; and in the gar- emblazoned forth on a conspicuous pannel of their "Psyche, says an ingenious and learned writer, meres

. and most of garden vegetables. The land round us bears promptness for action, as well as their preparation to fly, (a) of which apparently double sense, the updouble Indian corn, wheat, potatoes, turnips, tobacco, fax, hemp, put down all opposition. A learned inhabitant of the ed reason is, that a buceerty was a very ancient symbol fe, oats, peas, buck wheat, and cotton. Beans do not so ancient Pontana, (Drogheda,) began very gravely to well, and I have not yet seen any barley in this part; but spell the motto : thus, “ P-A-R-A-T-U-S-Pratoes !”

Hill's Swarm. I. 127. as the country round us has been mostly settled within exclaimed he in surprise, “ Pratoes at Armagh ! Great | Do you not perceive that we are caterpillars

, born to form these two years, there has been no large quantities of corn news indeed on a coach! Wby, we have pratoes (pota- the angelic butterfly? stain yet raised. Indias corn, fax, cotton, and pump. I toes) every where !"

(a) Nures's Essays, 1, 101.8.

The Ameri

" JOHN WOODS.

him since.

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