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mule levied on the husband for having she'r father, on his expoftulating with been the occafun of it. He was only is them for their cruelty to the Shechemises, pay the dowry; and that was no more places this beyond dubt, 'Should he deal than would hive been demanded of bim, with our filter as with an barlo? i. e. and he muht huve paid, even if he had Was her person to be enjoyed like that of pived the tasher's content on this plan, a harloi's, without the prior forms so efTheretoze, ile parental anebority w ss wilhe fential to tanet fy the acts 0:1 security; for in the ent the millor w2$ The pretence of uncircumcifion was af. 10 be exacliy the five, wider the father terwards urged by the brethren of Dinah re'lised on vuluntarily conierted to the again.it any further alliance between her mariage of his dau ber
But the text,
anci Shechem: bur in this they dealt de bfitam counenucing this abfurdity, ceit; ulls, it is said; for it was only set up clearly in ans, ils? of a man fo far impose with the base view of taking a deep re: or the credulity of a virgin, is to gain her venge. Murrisge with the uncircuincifed content to a p:en"!lle er.joyment of her was indeed discouraged, but was not forprisun, he wis obliged to make her his bidden by any prilive law to the earlier wile. No one ciui: pit a native on
Patriarchs. Moles himielf married Ziptheir furibus and more folemn union by porat, of the land of Milian, and Edner public maripé EXCEPT the Ether. IF was given in marriage to an eastern Mohe utterly reluted to give her unto him, mrch. In thört, it is evident, that the yet that refulal would rotex mpt the le brethren of Dinth were not enraged beducer tiem fum kind of puuilmeit. caule she was married by this act of cohaHe was to pay money according to the birarion with Shechem, but because the dowry of virgins.' Tout tuin !! at would was icfiled by it; for no marriage having have been den indd ut liim as a dowiu, been tulemnized between them, they reor reverat, if the prent bad contiel garded the connection as infamous, and to his marine, mutt now be purl as a contiered their liter as liaving been treaffine ics the fiduct on. In this light there ed as a harlot, and not as a wife. Such is lone mtaning in the low, whicl, in wis Julah's trecement of his daughter-in. Mr. Mwan's account of is, dettoys il- liw lampar; he imagined her to be a bar. Sell.
lut, a teinpotary union ensued; but he Burcle no outward forms of marriage thought not of marriag", nor indeed of any are exprefsin sei cibed, our Author would further connexion, Geo xxxviii. i. ferthat thereforen ne exitted; and, in Mr. Ma tan had entirely passed over course, thit they are the superfluous ordi. this cate ot Dinah, which makes so fully rances of human policy. But he ought agunit hin. He adverts, however, to the to know that fome forin's were d emed ein cilic of the woman of Samaria, whose confortal to an honourable union by the Pa. nection with a man not ter bustand is starr's and Saints of the Old Testament, mentioned in John iv. From this cir. beides the tinitiimple at of cohabitation. cumitance, savs he, it is interred, that foothing cooid exceed the folemnity of the something besides cohabitation is necellery fun with which Bouz eipouled Ruth, in to conititute m irriage in the light of God. the petence of all the people and of all the In endeavouring to difprove this felf eviedis. If the act of pirtonal union took dent inference, he no longer has recourse place before the customary forms of mar to verbal criticilin, but to mere conje&tuie inige were complied wilt, it was contider- and evalive reasoning; in direct contradas a deflement; an act of the most di&tion to the letter and obvious meaning him..tui kint. This may be clearly of the palaze. Initead of following him I loved from the cale of Dinah, the daugh through this, we shall conclude our reter of Jacch. According to Mr. Majan's maxs on the subject of maniage, by leavhousuteiis, fe was actually married to ing the passage in queition to the good Ebene m, Gen. xxxiv. But the text fenfe and discernment of the Reader. cxprefsly savs, that " he took her, and lay Jesus said unto her, Go, call thy husband, with ther, and defilet her.' It was afier and come hiiher. The woman answered os act, that he laid to his father Hamor, and said, I have no husband. Jesus said • Getne ihis damsel 10 zvife.' It is evi unto her, Thou haft well faid, I have no dent from the whole narrative, that the husband. For thou hast had five husbands, wrath of her brethren was excited, be- and he, whom thou now halt, is not tby fiv'e they regarded the connection as cri- busband : in that saidit thou truly. The minal, in having taken place without those woman faith unto him, Sir, I perceive previous formo ibat were deemed effeitial that thou art a Prophet.' 10°'a legal anriage. Their aniwer to [To be concluded in our Supplement)
Excursion among the Mountains in Scotland ; with a beautiful
View of the CASCADE near Carril. [ From CORDINER's Antiquities of the North of Scotland. ] "HE limellone quarry above Brora is rous among these hills. Wherever good
the the variety of thells
contained in the heart relts, there one meets with the remaiņs of of the tune is equally surprising and beau- a circular tower. titul; many of them very different in form I saw two others, fallen into a thapeless from any now found on these shores. ftate; and had particular information of Often the rock, when broken to pieces, one more complete than any that I had allows the shells to fall out entire, serain- seen; but by every accouni, the unfreing fine impressions of their shapes. Many quented paths to it,'amidit the dreary reprecipices on the banks of the river Brora cesses of these mountains, were too horri. are also full of shells.
ble to be tried. This short excurfion has The arable part of Sutherland, along thoroughly convinced me, that these structhe coaft, is very narrow, confined by tures have been all originally built on the lofty bleak mountains, which rise almolt fame plan, and have been the rehdence of directly from the More, and seem to ex- the chief fapilies of a hardy race, in a clude all access into the interior country. very early age. Near the towers are comI was not a little defirous of knowing monly several carns, not monuments of what scenery might be found within the the decealed, but a species of strong holds, first range of mountains ; and was fortu. which have one or two oval apartnients nate enough to meet with a Gentleman at within (resembling the chambers in the Kintradwel, who in the pursuit of deer walls of the castles) and a valt heap of had been frequently led far among the in- Itones placed above to render them 'imland rocks and forests, and offered to ac- pregnable: these have probably been the company me a day or two's journey into retreats, in time of danger, of the vaflats these wilds.
of thofe chiefs, who were the proprietors We had advanced several miles, through of the adjacent towers. A little herdsman the most rugged paths imaginable, along led the way, and I went into one of them, the rocky and wooded lides of the river through a long narrow passage in the fide Brora, when I was ftruck with admira- of the carn; he also went into a dark untion by the noble appearance of the ruins der-ground hole which opened in the face of a large circular tower, placed on an ad- of a green bank, where I did not chuse to jacent eminence at Achir na Kyle. It is follow him; but he said there was a fimisituated with peculiar talte on the top of a lar chamber within,
where half a dozen of lofty rock, opposite to some pleasant med might bleep. These may have been wcóds, and near excellent patture ; and places of refuge for the lowelt of the people round the precipice which overhangs the in times of feud and rapine ; their ordiBrora, the river tumbles over its rocky nary dwellings have been reared of such channel in a number of irregular cascades. flighe materials, as could not have, tilt The apartments within the walls are of an now, withstood the ravages of time. oval form, diltinet and entire; about 8 The prospect beyond our route was of fet long, 6 high, and 4 wide. Those mountains, bleak, rocky, and desolate, on the ground-floor are till a place of re. exhibiting the forbidden aspect of incorrifuge from the storm, for the goats that gible fterility. feed on the neighbouring bilis. It would Loch Brora is a fine sheet of water formallo seem, from their being so free fromed by the fpreading of the river, in the rubbilh, that it has from time to time been bottom of a rich valley : it holds an extencleared away, by iho's who take care of five mirror to Crag-Carril, the rocky face the goats and other catile in thole parts. of a very lofty mountain, wbich over
The whole itructure is so well contrived, hangs the loch : Crag, Carril bears vettiges that it is not ealy to conceive in what of baving been fortified round the top; manner a people who could not work in has been long famed as the residence of wood or iron, could have been more con eagles ; but feems the resort of birds of veniently accommodated in places of de- every kind. It presents to the oppolite fence In tale parts, this buiiding is farm at Kil-calum-kil, a most picturesque not lingular : they liave been very nume- and majestic scene.
Near to Carril are some charming fields, preserved by the bards, or if only, like a bounded by a craggy hul. From a cleft in inorning-dream, the vifions of Osian came the middle of the bill ribes forth a tor- in later days, yet pleasant are the words rent, which pulling under a natural hridge of the fongi' well do they paint these of rock, dates down the precipice, and wilcis, in all the friking forms of their forms a wild and beautifui cascade in its natio grandeur and beauty. Lovey are fall: the noise of the torrent echoing in a the tals of other times;' they are faithful Jefty and deep cavern ; ille cavern shagged to the flory, which deceives the winter with Mules and aged rets, among which evening among the hills.'' Carril, the wiid-fowl make their netts; the rivu- raise a pain thy voice ; let me hear the Jet murmuing round insulaked piles of fong of Selma, wbiel was fong in the hals rock; and the distant prospect of these of joy, when Fingal, King of Soelds, balls and monuments of ancient heroes, was there, and glowed at the deeds of his forcibly recal to mind the images of the fathers 1 Ollin fong. Here, perhaps, has Carril, But the light and joy of the song art whose nanze is full prelerved in these scenes, Aled; the halis of the renowned are left mured his wild and delultory strains desolate and folitary, amidst rocks that no here, 'amiidi the voices of rocks, and more echo to the found of the harp, a. bright tumbling of waters, he might pour midit streams which murmur unheeded the found of his trembling harp*. - and unknown. Whether the meinory of lapled ages was
* Temora, Book vi. 1 Fingal, Book iji.
The PROCEEDINGS in the present Session of Parliament, continued from
Page 259 of our last Magazine. HOUSE OF COMMONS year's supplies were to be procured? Till
Thuriday, November 9. that was fatisferily done, and a naTHE Houfe resolved itself into a Com tional reformation commenced, he should mittee of supply,
diflent fr m the prefent motion. Mr. De Grey moved, " That a fupply Sir Philip Jennings Clerke found fume be granted to his Majesty.' Seconded by weighi in ihe observations that fell from Lord George Germain.
Mr. Byng; but Atill he did not see that Mr. Byng declared, that he would op there was any great danger in patling the pofe the motion will some steps were taken present vote. When the Committee thould for the redrefs of grievances. He knew vote fpecific sums, and the Minister Mould it was rarher mformal to oppose the supply, afterwards propose the ways and means to in that early age of the business ; but he raise them, if an oppolirion be made to the considered according to the present motion, means, be very likely would remind Genas allowing at lealt the propriety of open tlemen that they had voted the supply, and ing the nations purse before its wrongs that they could not object to the means of were remedied, which was an invefion of procuring it, without failing into an inancient Parliamentary order. He expec confilency, But in the present fage of ted to have found in the King's (prech the business, the Horse certainly did not fone affisrances to quiet the miods of the tie itself down to grant any specific fum people, fome intimation of that relief be wha:ever. ing near which they had alsociated to ob Sir George Young observed, that it had rain; but nothing io this eficet had come been lately the practice of Minilters to from the royal lips; and yet he under propose the supply, with jis quantum, in Itood an additional perpetual load of The earliest fage of Parliamentary buliness, -600,000l. debt was to be laid on this much, and in thin Houses, but produced not the oppressed county Governgent might be ways and means till after the Christmas able to raise for the present the neceflary recess. By this procedure, he said, their fupplies, aided as they were by fome for resolves were anticipated, and Gentlemen tuitous circumstances ;— by the expiration afterwards prevented fiom exercising their of the East-India Company's charter, and judgment on this essentiat point of dury to by the falling in of the three and a balf, their Confituents; for it was told them, and four per ceuts. at the Bank ; but could • You have already promised to grant fupthey poflibly stucw by what means the next plies, and how can you refuse the means?"