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supported on bamboos, and shiver like so
of the trays to the outer verandah, to put | dress, but very shabby, and on wretched many half.drowned rats during every the contents in baskets, and carry them half-starved, sinalt horses ; of these there shower. The whoonghee had only a mi-away; the mewjerry, &c. then presented might be sixty or eighty; then several gilt serable hut, about sixteen feet by iwelve, to the chief poonghee three trays, one brass three-pounders, on field-carriages, surrounded by the walls of the tent I had with a pyramid of boiled rice on it, the drawn by men, with several red-painted given him; the whole court are disgusted other with fruit, and the third with betel, and gilt ammunition carts, drawn by two with their situation and labour, and ar- &c.; these he touched with the points of horses each; on each side after these dently sigh for his majesty's return; and, his fingers, and appeared to bless them; marched foot soldiers, armed and clothed as his beloved grandson and many of the in turn they were presented to each of the as those before mentioned; then followed Jadies of his family are sickly, it is ex- poonghees, who performed the same ce- the carriage I brought, drawn by men; pected he will move inmediately that remony; they were then put apart as con- and immediately after it, his Majesty, there is water for his boats. People are secrated, to be exposed near a temple, on with the first queen in his old carriage, constantly employed in sounding the an open altar, for the benefit of the crows drawn by four led horses; the blinds channel, and fixing marks where there is and pian dogs ; (this is one of the usages down. 'He laughed, and spoke out the deepest water. The whoonghee in which his majesty ridicules and condemns.) loudly while passing, seeming well pleasvited Mr. B. to club dinners with him, On these occasions the neighbours assist ed with my aitention. I was seated in a saying, if he would find cook, he (the at the house where the feast is made. Se-chair at the door of the hall, and when he whoonghee) would find provisions: how- veral men and women were assembled at came in front 1 rose up, took oft my hat, ever, in the end, Mr. B. was obliged to my house; these now advanced and bowing and placing my hand on my find both, for their bazar afforded nothing kneeled in two groups before the line of breast; Mr. Burnett and Mr. Rowland but a little rice, fetid oil, blatchong, salt poonghees, the women to the right of the standing on either side, and bowing at the fish, and a few poor mangoes. His ex- inen; the mewjerry gave a few grains of same time. The rest of my suite were cellency is of a convivial turn, acknow- parched paddy to each, which they held arranged on either hand of the verandah. ledged himself fond of good living, and, in their hands closed, with the palms to- Before the front of my house I had made among other things, he was desirous "gether, a little elevated, in a supplicating a railing of bamboo laitice-work, covered should procure a couple of good cooks posture; they then repeated a prayer after on the outside with yellow cloth, and over and a book of cookery. But books and the chief ponghee, in the manner of part it gold and silver tange was spread; immecooks would soon be useless, for the ex- of our service; the chief ponghee then diately in front of the veranda, was a portipense of one good dinner would frighten prayed, and other poonghees placing their co forty-eight feet long, covered on the them from any further essay.'
fans of palm-leaves before their faces, ac- top with scarlet cloth, hanging down to. The day of the moon's change is a companying him; after this prayer was ward the front about three feet, with gold holiday with the Burmhans, who pay kind of lecture in an audible tone of feet below the red cloth. The bamboo
finished, the chief poonghee delivered a tange along the front, dropping about three their devotions and make offerings at voice-a lesson I suppose from some of pillars, &c. covered with yellow silk, and the shrine of their divinities. On the their books of divinity, and, if I might a screen of yellow silk curtains along the 25th May, Captain Cox writes,
judge from the chanting tone, was in a front of the verandah, so as entirely to • Since the 10th of April, I have regu- kind of metre. This lasted about ten or cover the piers, leaving the doors open. larly distributed alms every morning to fifteen minutes, when they arose and | The house was also newly white-washed, one hundred and fifty poonghees, accord- walked off without ceremony: The river and the road levelled and sanded before ing to the Burmhan custom; and at every | has fallen again three cubits:'
the door; and just before his Majesty full and change of the moon, have had twenty-one poonghees to partake, as it is On the 8th of June, Captain Cox passed, I had the road strewed with gold called, of a charitable feast.
the crowd were kept clear of the witnessed a procession of the king and front by a Burmhan peon; and, on the
This morn ing, as usual, the appointed number came, his suite:
whole, for this place, we made a very my great hall was carpeted, and wooden * About half-past ten the head of the fine show. The intent, however, was trays arranged the whole length of the procession began to pass by; first, a every thing, and it being wholly unexroom, four for each poonghee; the first string of his Majesty's elephants; next, pected. He was highly gratified, saying contained fried fish, ballehong, turtle a body of foot soldiers, each with a rusty aloud to his courtiers, " Ah, this is the eggs, curries, &c. dressed after the Burm- musket on his shoulder, clothed like the company, that is my resident,” and kept han style, made up in little plates of common people of the country; they bis eyes on me the whole time he was Jeares; the second pancakes, and Burm- marched, or rather walked, in two Indian passing. On each side his Majesty's carhan sweetmeats; the third, mangoes and files, without any regularity; next follow- riage marched spearinen, and it was surother sweetmeats; the fourth, bunches of ed the King's grandson, on a very lofty rounded by a crowd of bis courtiers, &c. plantains, a green cocoa-nut, betel leaves elephant; he sat on the neck of the ele- &c,; immédiately after it, followed footand nut, tobacco, chinam, &c. &c. After phant, and held the guiding-hook himself. soldiers, troopers, and war-elephants, but the poonghees had been seated a few mi- but in fact the animal required no guid- the whole too irregular and insignificant putes, their servants and scholars brought ing. A well-dressed mobaut sat behind to make any impression on me. in the bowls which they carry in making him, and supported him in his arms. The
The Queen Mother received honours their daily collections of orice, &c.; young prince was naked from his waist equal to the king himself, as appears these they placed before them ; thie mew- upwards, having on only, a silk Lungee from the following account of her projerry, who is my master of the ceremo- and an embroidered handkerchief on his nies, then presented to the head ponghee, head, gold bangles on his ancles and cession on the 26th of Jupe:who was seated in the centre, two cups of wrists, and several chaios set with stones, • Early in the morning the queen-mowater. Out of the first he took water to &c., on his neck. After him came seve ther, in a superb palkee of state, borne by wash his mouth and drink. He then put ral gilt palkees, with women of the palace, thirty-six men, and attended by a great the points of his fingers in the other, and &c.; at a distance behind him, followed number of the ladies of the palace in their prayed over it in a low voice; the mew- a son of the King's, by a favourite concu-palkees, passed by on their way to accomjerry then took away tbe water, and my bine, on a small elephant, which he pany the Assamese princess to court; also Burmhan attendants put the contents of guided himself; after hiin followed five of a party of troopers, musketeers, spearthe first row of trays into their bowls
, the King's elephants, with war-bowdahs, men, &c. The fronts of all the houses in which signified their acceptance of the having large, shields on each side of the the high street; through which the profeast. Their servants and scholars then howdah, painted red and gilt; then fol. cession is to pass, are ornainented with vetook away the bowls, and the remainder I lowed his Majesty's troopers, in their war-randahs of bamboos and mats, so con
structed as to form a double roof open to. | drama. But Hughes, who was the au- tation to our unblurred pedigree, and wards the street, ornamented with painted thor of the tragedy entitled the • Exiles the thing were accomplished in a miborders; and the shops filled with their of Damascus," to suit the taste of the nute. My good departed Aunt Rebest goods, which were to be sold to the players, altered the catastrophe, and becca (rest her ashes !) was wont to say, prince's retinue at reduced rates. Can. non were planted at all the cross streets ;
weakened the effect. considerably
Mr. that such a pedigree was never before plaintain trees and sugar-canes planted on Cochrane, in the poem before us, has seen ; and I believe her.-Its length, each-side the street, and the street clean also deviated considerably from the breadth, and dimensions, were absoswept. About half-past seven a. m. the path of history; but we really consider lutely staggering; infinite, however, procession began to pass by. First in or the original story so affecting, and so was her converse with it, and infinite der were spearmen, then in usketeers, then full of interest, that we deem every de- were her pains to instruct those whom Burmhan bramins, then music, then state viation from it as an injury to the whole. it concerned in that mysterious and imchattres of a particular construction, then The author, in an introduction, apo- portant branch of family, antiquity-to beaten gold, then the queen-mother in logizes for the irregularity of the com- impress upon the mind the unquesher state palkee, very high and large ; on position, but says he has now no lon- tionable necessity of a thorough ac, the platform of the palkee two young wo- ger spirits or health to dwell on its re- quaintance with our direct origin; men, richly dressed, knelt in front, and vision;' we regret this much, as his not a knowledge slight and superficial, two in the rear, facing inwards, with their poem is the crude production of a man mind you, but a deep and hearty famihands closed palın to palm, and raised to of genius, who, by a due cultivation of liarity with every fibre of every leaf of their foreheads, in the Burmhan mode his powers, might attain some degree every branch of the genealogical tree. of paying homage. Men bearing gilt of eminence. We detach one passage She drew it with her own slender finchattres surrounded the palkee. After from the description of the slaughter of gers, and it was astonishing to hear how the queen-mother's palkee followed a small body of cavalry, then spearmen and
the exiles, by the ferocious Caled and clearly she could explain away sup: musketeers, then men carrying the prin- his Arabs :
posed defections. She would hold cess's dowry, consisting of elephants' The grey clouds on the hills were bending : forth thereupon (for no earthly reason teeth, jasper stones, Assamese arms,
The shadows of the night descending ; but the edification of others !) three chests of clothes, bedding, &c. &c.; then Those streaks, which gild a twilight grey,
hours upon the stretch, ever fresh and followed several Assamese branios, with When, from the turn of yon dark hill, Were swiftly vanishing away;
eves willing. But whether it arose from white turbans, and long white jamınahs. The loud shouts echoedmid the evening still: the native stupidity of our apprehensiThen two woondocks, and several other an heard, yet could not fly-behind us rose Burmhan officers; then women dressed in The lofty mountains, near us were the foes;
ons, from its peculiarly somniferous ef. white, beating large tom-toms, with crook. 'Tis vain to tell the shouts, the mingled cries,
ects (poppies were nothing to it!), or ed silver soontahs, others sounding silver The yells of triumph, and the fearful sighs,
from other causes which are not to be trumpets of various forms, others playing The wild disorder, the despairing shrieks, named, her auditors, somehow, bever did on silver cymbals; then followed the The frenzied eyes--the cold and bloodless much in the way of proficiency; nor for princess's state equipage of beaten gold;
the soul of them could they understand then the princess, in a superb state pal? | The tramp of squadrons, with the gathering what the Greys of Lewton Lodge had kee, borne as the queen-mother's, with the cries of women, wbile the horsemen dash
to do with Ethelgraystone, Prince of two young women kneeling in front and In blood and slaughter o'er the fainting crowd, Saxe-something. But Aunt Rebecca rear; the curtains were of Chinese flowered gauze, so that she might see
Whose outstretched arms implored their grace declared, upon her honour, that we, on
aloud: without being seen; immediately after Such, to those cold barbarians, plead in vain-scendants of that celebrated Saxon.
the maternal side, were the lineal de her followed another party of Burmhan The mother fell beside her husband slain, horse, then about twenty palkees, with And as she died, still trembling sought to save Who could doubt a lady's word of ho. court ladies, and the whole was closed by At least her offspring from the common grave nour? or who could have, therefore, musketeers, spearmen, &c. The front of Yet these they butcher'd at the parent's breast, contested their claim to some of the my house was ornamented, and Burmhan While playful the young child her cold dull dancers and musicians exhibited in the
purest blood that ever streamed in the
veins of mortal flesh. The thing was front verandah. I had my breakfast-table Beat down its little arms with gestures rude, placed in the front verandah, at which we Those murderers of a multitude.'
beyond notoriety. Besides ;-to this were seated when the procession passed.'
vast body of adduceable evidence were (To be concluded in our next.) Original Communications. collateral proofs, which must have car
ried conviction to the most sceptical : LIFE,
these were certain ruby-like billocks The Exiles of Damascus. By John
which heaved themselves in proud pre Cochrane, Esq. 8vo. pp. 63. Lon
eminence upon her respected nose, and don, 1821.
Collected, Methodized, and Conglomerated, glowed with an effulgence all their Few of our readers, we presume, are
By W. B.L,
own, Foolish people would persist in upacquainted with the melancholy
terming them carbuncles, could any events which attended the siege of Da- Containing much important information ; thing be more absurd ? But such ma. mascus, in the seventh century, and more particularly as concerneth the Family licious whispers were soon silenced ; the wanton butchery of those unfortu- Pedigree and Derivation-Evidence of Pure for, apparently conscious of their bigh nate inhabitants who, preferring pover- Anxiety of the Latter-My Birth and Dr. Ti
Blood--My Mother and Aunt Rebecca—the destinies and exalted mission, these hety and exile to submission to the con- motheus Nehemiah Payne-his Portrait, &c.-reditary gems would just, an' it were queror, quitted their native city on the the Finale.
on purpose, regulate their resplendance faith of a capitulation. The circum- If it were my pleasure to make in exact proportion to the virulence by stances are related by Gibbon with known the glory and renown of my which they were attacked ! great pathos and elegance, and they fore-fathers, I should have but little Yes! I could say much on the have formed the subject of at least one else to do than to point in silent exul. score of ancestorial dignities--but I am
AS DISPLAYED IN THE SOJOURNINGS OF
a modest man touching family science, table, were fitly adjusted, and that her he upon all occasions had an eye to the and, therefore, pass to other more rele- frilled cravats held their exact effusion dignity of his calling, sought, in an vant matter. Previous to my birth, of starch), and many other hows' and event like the present, to blend in his this long and illustrious line of ancestry therefores' equally edifying and im- countenance the expression of suitable had terminated in the persons of two portant,-bat that I take it unseemly solemnity and smiling gratulation. maiden ladies; of whom one was des- to divulge the mysteries of a family His face was not quite so extended as a tined to be my father's wife, the other sanctum sanctorum.
barrel's head, but would yield nothing - Aunt Rebecca. The husband of As the time of my appearance ap-' thereto in circular syminetry; whilst, the former, however, even in those de proached, the cares of Aunt Rebecca therefore, he schooled his portentous generate days, thought less of her here-augmented with every coming day; she brows into a fitting profundity of frown, ditary purity than of certain golden at- was a perfect vision, and was to be seen he essayed at gathering into hissweetest tractions, descended with her bonours, at all times and in all places. From possible smile, (cousin german to a equally pare, no doubt. In those ac- the drawing-room to the kitchen, from broad-grin,) a mouth whose dimensions complishments which render loveliness chamber to chamber, and from closet were truly liberal, and upon a princistill more lovely, few might have con- to closet (never mind for what reason), ple most cavern-like. Nothing but an tested superiority with her, and her fair was she discoverable, disseminating anxiety the most intense could have reform well bespoke her mental sweet- her restrictions, orders, and injunctions strained the risibility which the doctor's ness. But these were evanescent pro- in every possible variety. I verily be appearance was well-calculated to ex• perties, and unworthy the consideration lieve she literally felt as much ascite. His voice, too, bearing a consiof a London merchant, and a man of though she had a personal share in the derably less analogy to the music of the business withal. They were married; forthcoming calamities.
spheres, than to the mellifluous accents and from an union of beauty, wealth, At length the day, the important of an amorous sow, assisted the general and unsullied blood on the one hand, day arrived-not, indeed, that upon effect'; and when honest Timotheus and worth and sturdy honesty on the which Aunt Rebecca for some preced- grasped my father by the hand, and asother, what might not have been ex. ing months had, from the nicest calcu- sured him that all was as it should be,' pected. The blossom that sprung lation fixed, but subsequently by a the muscles of the latter relaxed to from a root so promising, was---could whole week. How, why, or wherefore their extremest width, and openly be but-myself!
this could be, she could not, for her laughed out bis gratitude for the docMany things occur in family affairs, very life, detine. "Why, good gracious tor's . attentions. The pleasure of which it is ungracious to bring before me,' she would say to my poor mother, aunt Rebecca, however, was expressed the cold glances of the public eye-why, good gracious me, child, were by a less distention of feature; but things which intrinsically are regard you not wedded in May, and are there gracefully and graciously offering her less and of no moment, but which, not June; July, three, four, five, yes, hand to the doctor's politest service, still, would afford a sensible pain to to be sure; and is not this leap year, the trio proceeded to make inquiries, those of whom they were disclosed. and do we not so lose one day; and is if not so anxious, at least more tangiJust such a consideration precludes me not-&c. &c.—who would contend?" ble and solid. from speaking of many little matters On the second day, or rather night, [As with the assistance of our worthy coadwhich are incident to my object--ab- of a month of February, then I first
jutor, Dr. Timotheus Nehemiah Payne, we
have brought into existence a personage of solutely not worth mentioning, and yet saw the light, not the light of heaven,
much subsequent notoriety, we must not which I could wish revealed. Else it is true, but all the blaze which wax
disturb the quiet of the necessitous in the could I tell how that Aunt Rebecca and tallow could bestow
chambers above, but rather retire to the was my mother's senior' (she allowed
participation of those refreshments, mental by twelve years, which, in matters of a
and corporeal, which are even now vanlady's age, are equal to five-and-twen. There was an old oaken stair-case
ishing before the talismanic presence of our
Asculapian friend. Biog.) ty all over the world) -and how that leading from the great hall to the regiAuht Rebecca (this I whisper) malgré ons above, and very pleasant it was to
EGOTISM. her sisterly affection was conjectured to see, after the proper distribution of dihave been an aunt long before my rections and prescriptions in all the di- To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. birth. And how that she had been versity of modes, common and special, SIR, -Mr. Hazlitt has often been aconce lamentably disappointed (I men- Dr. Timotheus Payne's that-day de- cused, by your contemporary periodition not in what)--and how that she scension thereupon.
cals, of writing articles and answering continued to dwell with her luckier Gently hinting that the required re-them himself; however, it seems, if this sister, notwithstanding certain seriously freshments would be doubly delectable be true, his friend, Mr. Leigh Hunt entertained anticipations as to bridal from the hand and onder the superin- imitates his example. It is well known duties, much to the prejudice of her tendance of Miss Rebecca Seraphina that the long paper in Baldwin's London said sister, but in no manner of wise Grey, Dr. Timotheus had with diffi- Magazine for July, on the Fine Arts, to her own inclination, and how that culty dissuaded her from a personal was written by the yelepd king of the political proprieties of the house-attendance en hant; and, therefore, cockney poetry.
But would any perhold (time out of inind, without the pule this paragon of virginity, with my fa. son think the same hand would write of the salique law) were therefore un- ther at her right hand, awaited, with as in the Examiner, No, 707, in the folder her immediate sovereignty and dis-much serenity as the occasion inspired, towing strain of himself? Fine Arts cussion and how that she was the that intelligence which was incommu- hears the grass grow, like his half kindest-hearted body in the universe, nicable to mortal ears, until the great name-sake in the Fairy Tale. He and the best humoured to boot (always man's heel had kissed the floor. Dr. loves nature and art, in doors and out providing the mpkins for the dimer- Timotheus Nehemiah Payne, although of doors, trees, books, and pictures,
poetry and music, and fine eyes; finds Mantuanus' was, as the name im
REPREHENSION. enjoyment for himself and others at all ports, a native of Mantua, and flourish- (FOR THE LITERARY CHRONICLE) seasons, &c. His style is very pleasant ed during the fifteenth century. His Momus (according to the Heathen reand off-hand, with a dash of the super- works were first published at Paris, in cords) was the God of Reprehension. genteel, which suits him very agree-three folio volumes, in 1513.
His father was Sleep, and his mother ably, as long as he does not let it re- The following line,
Night. He did nothing himself, but coil into fastidiousness, &c. We have
Quem Deus vult perdere priùs dementat,' was employed to look upon and view · read his last article twice over, besides is
, perhaps, as frequently, quoted as
the works of others and reprove them, dippings, and mean, some day or other; either of the preceding, and, no doubt,
when necessary; therefore he reproved if we are rich enough to cut out all is commonly considered to belong to Vulcan's man, for not having a window to the magazine, &c.! For me, sir, to But it is no more than a literal verone of the classical writers of Rome. in his breast, through which his heart
and thoughts might be seen; he reextract the whole of the two articles to sion of a Greek iambic, in one of the proved Neptune's bull for not having which allude, would fill your pages : fragments of Euripides. And, 1 be- horns on his shoulders, rather than ou newspaper magalieve, I may add to this, that there is no
his head; he reproved Minerva's house, zine are usually seen by readers, my classical authority for the verb demento for not being made moveable, and the chief object is to give them the clue, as here used.
slippers of Venus, for making too much and leave the application to the convictions of their understanding.
I now proceed to mention'one or two
He was called the son of Night and
English quotations in popular use, and
to their original authors.' That beauti- and are idle, are gererally dull, obPOPULAR QUOTATIONS. ful line in the Pleasures of Hope,'
scure, and stupid fellows, fitter for the
night than the day, to be a-sleep than To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. Like angel-visits, short and far between.'
to converse among men; therefore, as SIR, -Agreeably with the promise if borrowed literally from Blair's Virgil speaks of Fame, that she usually I made in a former communication, I *Grave,' where we have
flies abroad at inidnight, intimating shall now offer some remarks on a few
that rumours and reports are whispered popular quotations, the authors of Like those of angels, short and far between.' in dark corners, and have secret beginwhich are not generally known, al- Yet, I remember, in a review of the nings; so these Momes vilify those things though I do not presume to say that Pleasures of Hope,' I believe in the in private which they dare not in pubthey have never before been disco- * British Critic,' this fine thought was lic, for even the best and most useful vered.
highly praised for its originality. This works and actions are by such traThe first that occurs to me is the merit, however, does not belong to Mr. duced, nor do they think any thing line, Campbell.
well Jone which they do pot themselves Incidit in Scyllam cupiens vitare Charyb- Goldsmith's lines,
perform. The sun and the moon have dim.'
Man wants but little here below, spots; Venus her mould; and the fairThere is scarcely any quotation more Nor wants that little long,'
est day some clouds. common than this; and those who use
are stolen from Young, who has, in his Though Momus be peevish and it, for the most part, ascribe it to Vir- Night Thoughts,'—
thwarting, yet he is sometimes usegil or Ovid, or some one of the classical writers. At least this, I know, was
• Man wants but little, nor that little long.'
ful in prince's courts. Therefore, Ju
piter, in Lucian, gives bim leave to my case for many years, during which
Yet the quotation is always consider: speak boldly; but, when he had spoI would have risked any wager that Ied to be the property of Goldsmith ken, he was slighted and rejected as had actually read it in some part of the alone. Metamorphoses of the last-mentioned
I will merely add, at present, to the being a mad and prating fool. Great
men cannot endure to hear their faults poet. The fact, however, is, that the foregoing notices, by observing, that line in question is to be found in the the hackneyed quotation from Shak- reproved, their vices exposed, their
Shak• Alexandrics' of Philip Gaultier, a speare,
tongued goddess of flattery, is only in French poet of the 13th century, whose (We ne'er shall look upon his like again,'
request among them ; for truth is bits works were printed at Lyons, in 1558. appears to be almost a literal transla- ter and unpleasant, but falsehood sweet. It forms part of a passage in which the tion of the
Persius calls truth biting; Sidonius, a poet addresses Darius, when, in his Quando ullum invenient parem ? reproving speech, peppered words; and power of Bessus. Consequently, the not understand in the original, he flight from Alexander, he falls into the of Horace, which, if our great poet did / Menander concludes, that truth is
• kicked out of great meu's doors, and line in the original is,
might have borrowed through an En- flattery only is esteem.' How useful “Incidis in Scyllam,' &c. Another Latin quotation, by no all, is sufficiently natural not to be a glish version. Yet the thought, after would it be if great men would remem
ber Solomon's words, that; • better are means uncommon, and generally as
the wounds of a friend than the kisses plagiarism. cribed, I believe, to Horace, is · Semel
of an On some future occasion I will, with wine as well as oil to be poured into
enemy, and yet they would suffer insanivimus onines.' It forms part of a verse, however, in an eclogue of Man- your permission, recur to the subject of their wounds;" for bitter pills are no tuanus, an Italian poet, "De Honesto literary imitations, of which I have made less needful to the health of the body, Amore:' the whole is as follows:a few curious gleanings.
than comfortable cordials; therefore it London,
ORDOVEX. “Id commune malum, semel insanivimus
might be said, Jupiter did nobly, who Aug. 13th, 1821.
gave Momus leave to tell every one bis faults, and not to speak in ambiguous the time of my visiting it, the idle and work of centuries; and its whole apbut plain terms, not even to spare him-hungry soldiers were stripping it of its pearance has a character of sublimity self,' but to tell him wherein he had rich mahogany floors, wainscoatings, and power which cannot fail to fill the done amiss; and truly a great man does and ceilings, and selling them for what mind of the beholder with won:ler, adnot shew his greatness more than ad- ever they would fetch, to prevent the iniration, and awe.
Its walls in some mitting a free" reproof; for every man necessity of labouring for subsistence. places are thirty feet thick, and the is apt to flatter himself, and others are Some of the frames of the superb north-east end is two hundred and fifty more quick-sighted in our actions than mirrors of twelve by six feet, with feet high. The numerous pieces of arwe are ourselves; therefore Augustus which the rooms were almost lined, tillery with which this fortress is furnishcomplained exceedingly that Varus were still hanging, and their glasses, ed, are so heavy, that it could hardly being dead, no man was left to tell him with the brilliant lustres, chandeliers, be deemed practicable to convey thein the truth, which made Louis the Sixth &c. with which every part of the pa- by the steep and uneven road, which is of France go abroad in a disguised ha- lace was ornamented, lay in scattered the only passage to the summit of the bit, to learn the truth, seeing he could fragments on the ground, where the mountain. not learn it at home; and for this cause soldiers, in their infatuation, had wan- The lower battery is mounted with Louis the Eleventh complained that tonly dashed them in pieces on the seventy heavy 32-pound pieces of truth was the only thing which was night of the suicide of Christophe. bronze, each piece traversing with wanting in his court; and may we not A few schools have been founded at great facility to its given angle; on a venture to make the saine complaint Sans Souci, which abroad have the second breast-work are mounted about for the august personage who rules our names of colleges, and for which pro- forty pieces of twenty-four pounds nation, though, doubtless, that mo- fessors fron Europe were solicited, each, which are also of bronze, and arnarch is miserable whose ears are stop when conmon village school-masters ranged on the same principle as those ped from hearing the truth.
were, in fact, all that were necessary to below, with all their apparatus ready for If we descend from the prince to the supply them.
use; to the third breast-work, which subject, we still lament how difficult it Having surveyed the palace and the remains unfinished, are embrasures, is to convey truth to the satisfaction of city, we began our route up the mountain and arrangemeots for pieces much the receiver and the monitor. The sot to the citadel. It was early in the morn- lighter than the others; and above that, will not return thanks to be told he is a ing, and when we had gained the height at about two hundred paces from the drunkard ; the miser that he is defi- on which this truly formidable and as- ground, barracks are constructed for cient in benevolence. But, notwith-tonishing fortification stands, the dense the garrison. In short, the whole plan standing, whatever offence might be vapour that rises from the extensive plains is so well laid and executed, as to rengiven, it is sometimes necessary to re- below, entirely hid it from view. The der it, as a military position, impregnaprove, and never more seasonably than road up the mountain is extremely bad, ble to all the forces of Europe ; and self.
PUCERON. and to me seemed scarcely passable; for imprisonment and servitude, well
it is so rugged as to render it exceed worthy the appellation of the Bastile DESCRIPTION OF
ingly fatiguing to ride, and in many of Hayti.' SANS SOUCI, THE CAPITAL OF places, the ascent so steep, that we
Under the cover of its guns, vegeHAYTI.
were obliged to dismount, and drive tables may be cultivated to supply its Captain Coudry, who has recently our horses up before us. After much garrison ; and the large reservoirs that returned from Hayti, gives the follow- exertion, we at length reached our are constructed in many places in the ing account of Sans Souci, and the ci- place of destination, and were soon ad- exterior of the walls, are always kept tadel built by Christophe, the late mitted into the citadel, which for many filled. Many thousand barrels of flour Emperor:
years I had earnestly wished to behold, are constantly kept in the vaults, in This city, except in the Palace but which I had 'despaired of ever large French jars, air-tight, which, Royal and its spacious gardens, has being able to visit, as the commandant added to the pulse, rice, and salted the appearance of but a poor country of Sans Souci has strict orders from the provisions, would have been sufficient village; and presents a striking con- president to prohibit the entrance of all to maintain the garrison for twenty-five trast between wealth and poverty, in foreigners ; nor should I now have years. the one stately edifice, which, in may gained admission, but for the interest nificence and splendour, may equal, if of my friend 0-, whose influence Original Poetry. not surpass, any in Europe, rising procured me liberty to enter the city. above a thicket of wretched looking A deep silence reigned in the cita- Not a sigh should be heard from this bosom cottages and huts by which it is sur- del, which had long echoed to the din so true, rounded, and which served as habita- of arms, and the tools of the wretched If I knew that he lov'd you sincerely; tions for the dignitaries of Christophe's mechanics, who were doomed by the Not a tear should be seen these eyes to bedew, court. cruelty of Christophe to drag out a
If he lov'd you as I love you dearly. There is a surprising grandeur in the miserable existence in slavery; obliged But in secret and silence this lone heart must
pine whole plan and structure of the palace; to spend their days in labour, and their
For the solace thy heart has denied it; and the money expended in its build-nights chained in horrid dungeons, Yet assure me that grief is a stranger to thineing and furniture must have amounted without being able to obtain a sight of And I'll ask for no solace beside it. to an immense sum. But it is now their families or friends for whole suc- Though his love may glow warmly, 't will vagoing to ruin, more by the hand of cessive years.
nish as soon violence than by that of time, and It is impossible for description to that shines bright on the morn, but looks chill
As the sun from the wintry sky, love, stands a melancholy emblem of the give an adequate idea of this stupen. on the noon, dovofall of ambition and power. At dous structure, which looks like the Aud as coldly he'll soon look on thy love,