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His furrowed check ; and hide those scars, yet so very interesting in all its parts. The
title-page indicates that an almost endless Shall hymn the risen God, and angels bow the knee. variety of matter is embraced, that the
people, manners, and customs, to which 3. THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION.
we are about to be introduced, are diverPavilion of insufferable light!
sified and strange, and that therefore a sucO'ercanopied with glory's sable shrouds; Holy, sublime, irradiated beight!
cession, or rather a continuation, of exciteEdged all around with tire-emblazoned clouds ! ment may be expected. Nor have we Approach with awe!-here hallowed feet have trodAnd tremble in the presence of a God !
been disappointed ; our anticipations, There stands "the man of sorrows :" yet, belold, which were of no very moderate descripUnearthly splendours hare enrobed his fraine !
tion, have been fully gratified. We acListen !-what voice was that which erewhile rolled Thro' yonder dazzling portico of flame :
company the author through the vicissiIt is enough! the favoured Three adore ;
tudes of his voyages and travels, and in a The man of morrows and the God are one ! Bow ! bold blasphemer! dare not question more
spirit of sympathy which rarely flags, parThe Father's witness to bis equal Son! ticipate in his dangers, and rejoice in his
escapes. A RETROSPECT OF YOUTH.
A work containing nearly twelve hun
dred pages, that can keep alive attention Ob ! bright were the days of my youth, As they rapidly glided away :
from its commencement to its termination, When my heart was the mirror of truth,
must be above the common order. It And my patlı was illumed by her ray: When I knew not the guile of the world,
must not merely be intrinsically valuable in Nor saw its enticements displnyed,
itself, but the materials of which it is comThe banner of hope was unsurld,
posed must be of that peculiar description, In brightness and beauty arrayed.
which finds a mirror in every reader's And I deem'd that this banner alone Should ever move over my head ;
mind. Such, however, is the work before That my heart should be purity's throne, us. It conducts us through distant oceans,
And vice slould be harmless or dead.But the days of my manhood are come,
presents us with a picture of savage life, And the dream of my youth-time is o'er ;
and directs our attention to man emerging Disappointment and care are my doom,
from hereditary barbarism into semi-civiAnd my trials are greater and more.
lization, and thence assuming the dignity Oh! bright were the scenes that appear'd, Illusive, alas ! though they proved :
of that character, which, under more faAnd gladsome the hopes that I rear'd,
vourable circumstances, he was intended to Though they drooped as their soil was remov'd :
support. We pass from islands to conIf I tasted the bitter at all, The drop would envalue the sweet ;
tinents, and survey tribes and nations in all And pleasure was there at my call,
the grades of character and babit, which I fear'd not-I knew not deceit.
idolatrous philosophy, superstition, and And I fancied the stream of my life
pagan rites can impose. We contemplate Would ever thus calmly flow on, Undisturbed by the rapidls of strife,
the human mind crouching under the And of passion's storms, for there were none. mandates of despotism, and tormented But the dars of my manhood are come, And the dream of my youth-time is o'er ;
with horrors arising from the realities of Life's current is whitened with foam,
an undefined futurity, and then pause in And the trumpets are loud in their roar. astonishment at the variations through Theu guide me, thou God of my sire ;
which the inental energies may be comMy errors in mercy forgive : With wisdom and virtue inspire,
pelled to sink, or induced to rise. In saith, bope, and love, let me live :
In one great field of his inquiries, the 1, poverty ask not, nor wealth, Lest either should lead me astray:
author has indeed been preceded by Mr. I ask not for sickness or health,
Ellis,' through whose Polynesian Researches But, ab! for thy blessings I pray.
the natives and productions of the South Sheffield.
ROBERT A. WEST. Sea Islands have been rendered familiar to Review.- Journal of Voyages and Tra- been exhausted. A sufficiency of original
our views. This field, however, has not vels, by the Rev. Daniel Tyernun, and
matter remained to furnish Mr. Bennet with George Bennet, Esg, deputed, from
a plentiful harvest. In reaping and gleanthe London Missionary Society, to visit ing he has been both industrious and suctheir various stations in the South Sea cessful, and his readers will rejoice in having Islands, China, India, fc. between the
an opportunity of feasting on his ample years 1821 and 1829: compiled from
stores. original documents, by James Mont
The work before us is not opposed to gomery. 2 Vols. 8vo. pp. 586. 576.
that of Mr. Eliis, nor has it been written to Westley and Davis, London. 1831.
act in concert with it. It takes its stand Many years have elapsed since our eyes on neutral or independent ground, and conwere cast on a work so voluminous, and firms, by a kind of unintentional coinci2D. SERIES, NO. 6.- VOL. I.
150.- VOL. XIII.
dence, the statements already laid before man's fainily in England. Their cross, de formed, and
disease'l children are often killed out of the way, the public by Mr. Ellis. Frequently, in.
but they are very fond of those whom they rear. deed, the same facts appear in new combi- • Prom ibe quick and eager exercise of their eyes, nations, and under varied aspects; and
in seeking for their prey, they are exceedingly
keen-sighted, and discover birds in the trees, or many important particulars arise, which
venomous reptiles in the grass, where Europeans impart new features to the people, countries, see nothing. Of serpents they are much afraid,
and fee from them as from death. They are proand productions which are described.
portionately skilful in tracking the kangaroo, the It is pleasing, however, to observe, amidst emu, or any other animal over the grass, which this diversity of statement, this variety of
inight seem, to our eyes, as undisturbed as though
Virgil's Camilla herself bad passed over it, without delineation, a perfect consistency running bending a blade or shaking the dust from the through both works.
This harmony is
blosom of a flower. They follow the trail of their
countrymen, with equal sagacity and confidence, highly creditable to the veracity of their
for leagues together, through woods, and over wilds, respective authors. Each has explored the apparently as printless as the air ; and when once same source ; and having drawn his sup
they have seen the foot.mark of a European, they
never forget it, but can instantly recognize the plies from the fountain-head of information, saintest vestige of the same.-Vol. ii. p. 154. the fidelity of each narrative, so far as any A Court of Justice in the South Seas. parallel appears between them, receives, “We have just witnessed the novel scene of a from this happy concurrence, the genuine
court of justice here. Hard by the chapel, there
stands a magnificent purau-tree, round about and stamp of truth.
under the expanded shade of which, long forms sor These volumes of Mr. Bennet contain seats were fixed, enclosing a square of about theories of philosophical
twenty-five feet across. no
No pains had been taken specula
to clear the ground, which happened to be strewn tion. They imbody an accumulation of with loose stones. The judges took their places facts, derived from actual observation, and
on the benches. Most of these were secondary
chiefs, the superior ones being with Pomare at so arranged as to present a lively portrait of Tahiti. They were handsomely robed in purau the customs and peculiarities of those tribes
mats and cloth tibutas, with straw hats, and and nations to whom they apply. The in
made a most respectable appearance. There were
nearly thirty of these ; among whom one, called cidental occurrences interwoven throughout Tapuni, having been previously appointed chairthe narrative, are in general not less inte
man of the tribunal, was distinguished above the
rest by a bunch of black feathers, gracefully surresting than the relations which form its mounted with red, in bis hat. Hundreds of people details. Combined together, they impart a
seated themselves on the outside of the square. degree of utility and entertainment which
Two young men were then introduced, who sat
down quietly at the foot of the tree. These were neither source could exclusively supply. We the culprits : they were charged with having stolen are therefore led, from the whole, to con
some bread-fruit. Silence and earnest attention
prevailed. Tapuni now rose, and called upon the clude, that if genuine information respecting accused to stand up, which they immediately
did. the remote portions of the globe, drawn warm
He then stated the offence for which they were
arraigned, and as their guilt was clear, having from rational, animal, and vegetable life, been detected in the fact, lie told them that they can render a publication popular, the jour- had committed rebellion, by breaking the law, out. nal of Mr. Bennet will speedily command
raging the authority of the king, and disgracing
the character of their country, One of the young an extensive circulation.
men, hereupon, frankly confessed that he had perIn support of the preceding observations, petrated the theft, and persuaded his comrade to
share with him the crime and the plunder. Witwe now proceed to lay some extracts before
nesses are seldom called in such casey, offenders our readers.
generally acknowledging their misdeeds, and Habits and Customs of Natives of l'ew South
casting themselves on the justice of the court to Walcs.
deal with them accordingly. This is a remarkable " When one dies a natural death, the corpse,
circumstance, and we are assured that it is so shrouded in pieces of bark, is laid on the ground,
cominoli as to constitute a trait of national cha. and four small fires are lighted at the head and
racter. A brief conversation followed among the feet on either side. A grave is scratched up in the
judges, respecting the utua, or punishment, to be ground and another fire lighted in the hole, which
intlicted on the youths, as they were thus faahapa, is allowed to burn out; the body of the deecased is
or found guilty. The sentence was then delivered then laid upon the ashes, with any little property
by the president ; this was, that they should each which belonged to him,-bis club, bis spear, his
build four fathoms of a wall, now erecting about a clothes,-and the earth is heaped over all. But if
plot of taro ground belonging to the king. In such the person fell in war, or his blood was shed by
cases, the condemned are allowed their own rea. murder or chance medley, his body is not buried,
sonable time to execute the task required, and it but burnt to dust. Like all savages, the New
generally happens that their frieus, by permission, Hollanders use their women cruelly. They get
lend them assistance. We have seen an aged their wives by violence, seizing them by storm, or
father helping his son to perform bard labour of springing upon them from ambush-when, if the
this kind, which must, nevertheless, be finished to unfortunate female inakes any resistance, her un
the satisfaction of an authorized inspector. It is courteous suitor knocks her down with his waddy,
reinarkable, in the administration of justice here, (a tremendous cudgel,) and carries hier off, on his
that, when the sentence is pronounced, the criminal shoulders, in a state of insensibility, with the blood
is gravely asked whether he himself agrees to it, streaming from the love-tokens which he has in- and he generally replies in the affirmative. There flicted on her. Ever afterwards she is his slave; is something very primitive and patriarchal in this at meals she and her daughters sit behind her
simple yet solemn form of conducting trials.”— husband and her sons, picking the bones, or gorging
Vol. i. p. 179. on the refuse of the garbage with which the lordly sex appease their gluttony, and which are occasions
Among the incidental occurrences and ally thrown to them, ay dogs are fed in a poor
relations recorded in these volumes, the
following affecting memorial cannot fail to in restoring the plank at the bottom. Through interest every reader. On board the brig jured by the salt-water. This was equally divided
this accident, some of our biscuit had become in. in which Mr. Bennet was on one occasion among the several boats' crews. Food and water, sailing, he informs us, there were three
meanwhile, with our utmost economy, rapidly
failed. Our strength was exhausted, not by ab. captains as passengers to America, one of stinence only, but by the labours which we were whom, George Pollard, related the singular obliged to employ to keep our little vessels atloat, and lamentable story of a former shipwreck, One night we were parted in rough weather ; but
amidst the storms which repeatedly assailed us. which is subjoined :
though the next day we fell in with one of our
companion-boats, we never saw or heard any more “ My first shipwreck was in open sea, on the of the otber, which probably perished at sea, being 20th of November, 1820, near the equator, about without either sextant or quadrant. 118° W. long. The vessel, a South Sea whaler, “When we were reduced to the last pinch, and was called the Essex. On that day, as we were out of every thing, having been more than three on the look out for sperm whales, and had ac.
weeks aboard, we were cheered with the sight of a tually struck two, which the boats' crews were
low, uninhabited island, which we reached iu hope, following to secure, I perceived a very large one
but were bitterly disappointed. There were some
barren hushes, and many rocks on this forlorn spot. -it might be eighty or ninety feet long-rushing The only provisions that we could procure were a with great swiftness through the water, right few birds and their ergs; this supply was soon retowards the ship. We hoped that she would turn duced : the sea fowls appeared to have been figheaside, and dive under, when she perceived such a
ened away, and their riests were left empty, after we bulk in her way. But no l the auimal came full
had once or twice plundered th:m What distressed force against our stern-port: had any quarter
us most was the utier want of fresh water; we could
not find a drop any where, tili, at the extreme very less firm been struck, the vessel must have been
of ebb tide, å snall spring was discovered in the burst; as it was, every plank and timber trembled sand; but even that was 100 scauty to afford us suf. throughout her whole hulk,
ficient to quench our thirst before it was covered by " The whale, as though hurt by a severe and
the waves at their turb. unexpected concussion, shook its enormous head,
There being no prospect but that of starvation and sheered off to so considerable a distance, that
here, we determined to put to sea again. Three of
our comrades, however, chose to remain, and we for some time we had lost sight of her from the pledged ourselves to send a vessel to bring them off, starboard quarter; of which we were very glad, if we ourselves should ever escape to a Christian boping that the worst was over, Nearly an hour port. With a very small morsel of biscuit for each, alterwards we saw the same tish-we had no doubt and a little water, we again ventured out on the of this from her size, and the direction in which
wide ocean. In the course of a few days our pro. she came-making again towards us.
visions were consumed. Two men died; we had no
other alternative thao to live upon their remajus. at once aware of our danger, but escape was im. These we roasted to dryness by means of fires kin. possible. She daslied her head this time against dled on the ballast-sand at the bottom of the boals. the ship's side, and en broke it in, that the vessel When this supply was spent, what could we do? We filled rapidly, and soon became water-logged. At the
looked at each other with horrid thoughts in our second shock, expecting her to go down), we low
minds, but we held our tongues. I am sure that we
loved one another as brothers all the time ; and yet ered our three boats with the utmost expedition,
our looks told plainly what must be done. We cast and all hands, twenty in the whole, got into them lots, and the fatal one fell on my poor cabin-boy. seven, and seven, and six. In a little while, as I started forward instantly, and cried out, ‘My lad, she did not sink, we ventured on board again, my lad, if you don't like your lor, l'll shoot the first and, by scuttling the deck, we were enabled to get man that touches you.' The poor emaciated boy out some bigcnit, beef, water, ruin, two sextants,
hesitated a moment or two; then, quietly laying his a quadrant, and three compasses. These, together
head down upon the guppel of the boat, he said,
I like it as well as any other.' He was soon deswith soine rigging, a few muskets, powder, &c. we patched, and nothing of him left. I think, then, brought away ; and, dividing the stores among another man died, and him, too, we ate. But I can our three small crews, rigged the boats as well tell you no more-my head is on fire at the recol. as we could ; there being a compass for each, and
lection-I hardly kuow what I say. I forgot to say a sextant for two, and a quadrant for one, but
that we had parted company with the second boat
before now. After some more days of horror and neither sextant nor quadrani for the third. Then,
despair, when some were lying down at the bottom instead of pushing away for some port, so amazed of the boat pot able to rise, and scarcely one of us and bewildered were we, that we continued sitting could move a limb, a vessel hove in sight. We were in our places, gazing upon the ship, as though she taken op hoard, and treated with extreme kindness. bad been an object of the tenderest affection. Our
The second lost boat was also picked up at sea, and eyes could not leave her, till, at the end of many
the survivors saved. A ship afterwards sailed in
search of our companions on the desolate island, and hours, she gave a slight reel, then down sbe sank.
brought them away." No words can tell our feelings. We looked at
“Captain Pollard closed his dreary narrative with each other-we looked at the place where she bad saying, in a tone of despondency never to be for so lately been aboat-and we did not cease to look, gotten by him who heard it - After a time I found till the terrible conviction of our abandoned and my way to the United States, to which I belonged, perilous situation roused us to exertion, if deli.
and got another ship. That, too, I have lost by a
second wreck off the Sandwich Islands, and I am verance were yet possible.
atterly ruined. No owner will ever trust me with a “We now consulted about the course which it
whaler again, for all will say I am au unlucky man.' might be best to take-westward to India, eastward Vol. ii. 24-29. to South America, or South-westward to the Society
Modes of Living among the Chinese. Isles. We knew that we were at no great distance
“ The modes of living, among the Chinese, are very
different, according to the rank and wealth of the from Tahiti, but were so ignorant of the state and
people ; but the extremes of luxury and misery are temper of the inhabitants, that we feared we should
no where more ludicrously contrasted, Those who be devoured by cannibals, if we cast ourselves can afford to purchase rare and expensive delicacies on their mercy. It was determined, therefore, to grudge no cost for them, as is proved by the price make for South America, which we computer to paid for edible birds' nests (glutinous compositions, be more than two thousand miles distant. Ac. formed by a kind of swallow, in vast clusters, found
in caves in the Nicobar and other islands,) fire cordingly we steered eastward, and, though for
thousand dollars being sometimes given for a picul, several days barassed with squalls, we contrived
weighing one hundred and thirty three pounds threeto keep together. It was not long before we
onarters. In the streets, multitudes of men are emfound that one of the boats had started a plank, ployed in preparing these for sale, with a pair of which was no wonder, for whale-boats are all Tweezers plucking from them every hair, or fibre of clinker built, and very slight, being made of half. feather, or extraneous matter; and, at the same time,
carefully preserving the form of the nests, by push inch plank only, before planing. To remedy this
ing through them very slender slips of bamboo. alarming defect, we all' turned to, and, baring
Sharks' tins are highly prized, and, when well dried, emptied the damaged boat into the two others, we
they fetch a great price. The beche-dela-mer (a raised her side as well as we could, and succeeded horrid looking black sca-slug, formerly described,)
brought from the Pacific Islands, is also exceedingly though insignificant in themselves, are big esteemed by Chinese epicures. But, while the rich fare thus sumptuously, the mass of the poor subsist with consequences of the utmost importance on the veriest garbage. The heads of fowls, their entrails, their feet, with every scrap of digestible
to future years. In these we perceive the animal' matter - earth-worms, sea-repuiles, of all
momentous effects and
germs to which kinds, rats, and other vermin, are greedily devoured. We have noticed lots of black frogs, in half dozens, results may be distinctly traced ; and hence tied together, exposed for sale in shallow troughs of We have seen the bind-quarter of a horse
may be inferred the necessity, that every hung up in a butcher's shop, with the recommen. historian should have an intimate acquaintdation of the whole leg attached. A lodger in our hotel complains that, his bed-room being over the ance with the springs and sources of those kitchen, he is grievously annoyed in a morning by the noises of dogs and cats, which are slaughtering
movements which give colouring and aspect below for the day's consumption-but uot at our to the character of nations, when they rise table. Not a bone nor a green leaf is ever seen in the streets : some use or another is found for
into maturity. every thing that would be refuse elsewhere."-Vol. ii. p. 250.
To these primary principles the author of
this work has paid commendable attention, Review.- The History and Topography foundation, on which to erect his super
and by so doing he has laid a permanent of the United States of America, with a Series of Views, Parts 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
structure, and on which his readers may 12. By John Howard Hinton, A.M. hopes will not be disappointed. It is a
found a rational expectation that their Hinton. London. 1831.
work of great promise, and we have no In a preceding number of the Imperial reason to fear any deterioration as it ad. Magazine, we reviewed the earlier Parts of vances towards completion. this splendid work, and were so highly Nations in general are so tardy in their pleased with its varied excellences, that growth, that the links which unite their more room was appropriated to our remarks infancy and maturity together, lie not within than on such occasions we can generally the range of an individual life. With the allow. This, however, must now become United States of America, the case, howan apology for the comparative brevity of ever, assumes a very different aspect. We our present observations.
have seen them within our own day shakSo far as the work has proceeded, every ing off the trammels of subjection, and part is calculated to gratify the expectations assuming the character of independence : which the earlier portions excited. The we have seen that independence cherished plates, which are numerous, are of a supe. by the fostering hand of patriotism, and rior order. The esigns are taken both
we now behold these states elevating their from the labours of art, and the productions heads among the most powerful and most of nature. Each subject is of an interesting ancient empires of the world. character, and the manner in which the These sources the author has carefully whole is executed, is highly creditable to explored, and these connecting links we the artists who have been employed. Both can have no doubt that he will distinctly the paper and the letter-press may boldly trace; and by the achievement he will raise solicit, rather than skrink from, a close a monument to his own fame, in some examination. The pages have an elegant respects corresponding with the glory of aspect, and appear to be free from typo- that independence, which his history is ingraphical error.
tended to delineate. Mere embellishment is, however, of little importance, when compared with the facts Review.–Family Classical Library, Vol. which they illustrate, and the historical
XVI. The Characters of Theophrastus, events which the compiler details. The parts now under examination relate chiefly
illustrated by Physiognomical Sketches. to the early history of the States, the period
12mo. pp. 175. Valpy. London, 1831. and manner of their settlement, the diffi- In this volume, amusement and instruction culties which the primitive adventurers were are so happily blended together, that each compelled to encounter, and the foundations derives an advantage from the other. The on which the original right to possession rests. variety exhibited, and the exquisite touches In this last respect, the history and fate of many which appear in the author's delineations Indian tribes, or nations, are involved. To of character, short, pointed, and always true these the author frequently refers; and from to nature, confer upon it a superiority of every circumstance connected with this excellence, which few works can boast. The deeply injured, but rapidly diminishing forcible descriptions of the author, the artist people, this work derives an additional has accompanied with physiognomical interest.
sketches, in which the soul of the individual The early settlement of colonies is always character is visibly portrayed in the lineapregnant with original occurrences, which, ments of the countenance. In number, these
sketches amount to fifty, and in some
sive drug, forth with goes into company. Smelling
some exquisite perfume, he exclaims, . "Tis not å respects, as they may be considered bor
whit sweeter than a sprig of thyme.' The shoes dering on caricature, perhaps many will be he wears are too large for his feet. He talks in inclined to question the fidelity of the fea
a bawling tone ; and his posture as he sits is
indecent. Distrusting his friends and nearest tures; but since the delineations are intended
relatives, le converses on the most important con. to expose what is either blameable, per
cerns with his servants; or, returning from the
city, he reports all that has passed in council to nicious, or detestable, in human nature, the
the labourers on his farm. In travelling, he addesigner may be fairly tolerated in “snatch- mires nothing that is beautiful, he is affected by
nothing that is sublime ; but is be encounters an ing a grace beyond the reach of art.”
ox, or an ass, or a goat, he makes a halt, and stares Theophrastus was born at Eresus, in Les. at it. He will tilch & morsel from the pantry; bos, nearly three hundred years before the devour it voraciously : then swallow a dram; and
withal seek to conceal the theft from his own cook. Christian era, and died at the advanced
maid : at another time be will grind with her at age of 107. Connecting the period in the mill, and bimself measure out the day's prowhich he flourished with his writings, and
visions for the family. During dinner be throws
morsels to the domestic animals that are suffered comparing his descriptions with these like- to range through the house; or he runs to the
door when any one knocks. Instead of noticing nesses, displayed in actual life by similar
his visitor, he calls the house.dog from his kennel, characters in the present day, we cannot and, holding him by the muzzle, exclaims, 'Here but notice that the lapse of twenty centuries
is he that takes care of house, and farm, and
family.' When he receives money, he affirms it to has produced no change in human nature.
be bad, and demands that it may be changed. If The dissembler of this author, is precisely he has lent a plough, or a basket, or a sickle, or the dissembler of the present day. And if
a sack, to a neighbour, he wakes perhaps in the
middle of the night, and, remembering the loan, will Theophrastus had lived in A. D. 1831, he go and ask for it. On his way to the city, he accosts could not have been able to furnish out his any one he may meet, with abrupt questions ;
How are hides selling now? and what is bacon in descriptions from modern subjects with the market? Tell me, do the games to day bring us greater accuracy.
a new moon ?' and then he adds, as soon as I get
to town I mean to be shaved.' This man sings To illustrate these preliminary obser
aloud while he is in the bath: he drives nails into vations, we beg to introduce the following his shoes; and you may meet him with a ham on extracts; leaving every reader whom they his shoulders, which he has bought as he chanced
10 pass tbrongh the market."- p. 16. may concern, at liberty to make his own
The Parsimonious. application of the characters described.
" Parsimony is an excessive and unreasonable The Garrulous.
sparing of expense. The parsimonious man calls “Garrulity is an effusion of prolix and unpre
at the house of his debtor to demand a half-penny meditated discourse. The garrulous man hap
of interest, left over in last month's payment. At
a banquet, be carefully notes how many cups of pening to sit beside one with whom he has no ac.
wine are drank by each guest ; and of all the offer. quaintance, begins by recounting the various
ings to Diana, usual on such occasions, his will be excellences of his wife; then he says, tbat last
the least. If the sinallest article be purchased for night he dreamed a dream, which he narrates at length ; this leads him to mention, one by one, the
bis use, however low may be the price, he will say
it is too dear. When a servant breaks a pot or a dishes that were placed within his reach at supper. By this time his tongue has gained velocity in
pan, he deducts the value of it from his daily allow.
ance ; or if his wife chances to lose a brass button going, and be proceeds in a loftier strain : 'Alas !" saith he, how much more depraved are the men of
or a farthing, be causes tables, chairs, beds, boxes,
to be moved, and the wardrobe to be hunted orer our times than were their ancestors and what a
in search of it. Whoever would deal with him price has corn fallen to now in the markets! and how
must be content to lose by the transaction. He the city swarms with strangers ! By the time the
suffers no one to taste a fig from his garden ; nor bacchanalia are over, the sea will be covered again with ships : should it please Heaven, just now,
even to pass through his fields ; no, nor to gather
a fallen date or olive from the ground. He inspects to send rain, it would be a vast blessing to the
the boundaries of his farm, to assure himself that wheats.'
the hedges and sences remain in their places. He -“ Anon he announces his determination to farm his own land the ensuing year.
demands interest on interest, if payment is delayed • But how hard is
a day beyond the appointed time- If he gives a it,' says he, in these times to get a living! I must
public dinner to his ward, he carves out a scanty tell you, being, as I perceive, a stranger, that it tas Damippus who displayed the largest torch at
portion for each, and places bis allowance before the late festival. By the bye, can you tell me, now,
every guest. He goes to market, and often returns
without having purchased a single article. Не how many pillars there are in the Odeum? Yester
strictly cbarges bis wife to lend potbing to her day! was sick : bem! What day of the month is
neighbours ; no, not even a little salt, nor a wick this?
for a lamp, nor a bit of cummin, nor a sprig of “ If yon will bear with a fellow of this sort, he
marjoram, nor a barley cake nor a fillet for the will never let yon go ; for rather tban talk should
victim, nor a wafer for the altar : ' for,' saith be, fail, he will inform you of all the festivals that
'these little matters put together make a great happen throughout the year, gravely telling you,
sum in tbe year.' that in September is celebrated the feast in honour
“In a word, you may see the coffers of this of Ceres; in October, the Apaturia; the rural
fellow covered with mould ; and himself, with a Baccbanalia, in December; and so forth. But if you would not be hurried into a fever, you must
bunch of keys at bis girdle, clad in a scanty garb, shake him off, and make your escape as fast as
sparingly anointed, shorn to the scalp, and slipshod possible. In truth, it is hard to consort with those
at noon : and you may find him in the fuller's shop,
whoin he is charging not to spare earth in clealla who have no perception of what is proper, either
ing bis cloak, that it may not so soon require dress. to moments of relaxation, or to hours of business."
sing again.”-p. 31. The Rustic.
The Detractor. "Rusticity is an unconsciousness of things inde. "The Detractor utters not a word that does not corous. The rustic, after having taken an offen- betray the malignancy of his soul. If he is asked