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The Traveller.

and our progress was, for some time, marked with you, let go." I knew enough of a sailor's duty to find

that sort of restless anxiety, arising from the antici. the halyards, even in the dark, and enough of the danger LETTERS OF A TRAVELLER.

pation of an evil, in ignorance of the time and place in we were in to execute the order promptly.

which it will happen to us; we were like men traversing I had the satisfaction of saving the maintopmast, or the NO. VI.

a country infested with banditti, or like soldiers march- sail, or both. Tne mate said he should not have sworn,

ing, in expectation every moment of an attack from an had he known it was me. I told him he would have A HURRICANE.

ambuscade. As the evening advanced, however, we be had reason if the mast had gone overboard whilst I was * DEAR FRIEND, I said good bye to you last, off came a little more easy. At supper time we remenbered standing by. To a person unaccumstomed to these things, gascar ;-" There's a special Providence in the fall nothing but the current joke or tale, which enlivened that however, there is no little bazard in the undertaking, for it arrow,” else I should not now be able to greet you happiest hour of a sailor's day, and we laughed and sang, requires a little adroitness to get clear of the rope, after with a “ How d'ye do ?”

and drank, and laughed again, till six bells of the first you have taken the last turn of the belaying pin. I had were on the Malabar coast, about three days' sail watch had rung.

seen a poor fellow get every bone in his hand crushed with Bombay, the south-west monsoon blowing a fresh I might have been an hour “Julled into forgetfulness' | these same halyards : but it is extraordinary what things ad sending us right onward to our destined barbour, by “nature's soft nurse," when I was aroused by the a man will do under a mere impulse, which gets the rate of nine knots an hour. I was standing against rain coming into my bed through the little scuttle I had name of courage or intrepidity; for my part, I never could ostan with my fellow passenger, admiring the sun's left open for the admission of a more welcome element, give a mere impulse any such distinction, and, when the wat passage to the occident," which, in these climates, namely, air. I raised myself in bed with a little too much captain elevated what I had done into a topic of praise, ind any thing that you, in your island of “envious haste, for the ship was heeling over in a manner that quite I laughed in my sleeve at the oddity of men's notions.

ever bebeld, or can conceive; which baffles every destroyed my equilibrium, and away I went, head fore. But to bring up the leeway of my story. The topsails * that poet or painter can make to describe it: we most, to leeward, to try whether the bulkhead of the cabin were down upon the cap, and the ship righted a little : looking, I say, upon the most splendid sunset which, or my own head was the strongest stuff. The concussion the storm-staysail was run up, and this was all the canvas

in Indian seas, I ever witnessed, and wondering was direful; but the amount of damage was considerably we had set, for the courses had been blown to shreds when her an Atheist could gaze a moment upon such a | in the ship's favour.

the squall came on. The rain came down in a deluge. and remain an Atheist, when our attention was My fancy had been revelling in far different scenes. 1 I was in my shirt, so you may conceive I had a showered to a sudden sense of extraordinary heat in the had been dreaming something of a pair of beautiful blue bath to perfection. I had coiled a rope round my arm, to pbere. " Don't you feel it very hot ?" was the eyes, the possessor of which I need not name to you, when, bold on by, and, lifting my head over the hammock netIntary exclamation from one to another, and all at once, the veil was thus rudely lorn aside, and my ting, a tremendous surge was gathering its giant strength, shment, somewhat blended with alarm, was de | bright enchantment perished.

and, as the vessel lay in the trough of the sea, it frowned on every countenance. It was nothing like the A flash of lightning came in at the cabin windows; but high over my head, and our destruction seemed inevitable.

and scorching power of the mid-day sun, but a such a flash I never saw before, and never wish to see I clúng tighter to the rope-crouched my head under the and oppressive heat which came as it were on the again. It was one of those awful messengers which pro- gunwale, and cried out, with a desperate voice, for every of the wind, deadening all nature with its baleful claim, in the same voice, the omnipotence of Heaven, and body to stand fast. The first break of it, happily, lifted

Only a moment before, the ship was cleaving the imbecility of man. Then my faculties were fully her: she heeled over, burying three feet of the deck under Iters with outstretched canvas, and bearing forward / aroused, and then the idea of dancer first crossed m

aroused, and then the idea of danger first crossed my mind. water, whilst the top of the wave boiled up her weather course like an eagle to its eyry. Now she lay There were the elements above, beneath, and around me side, and rolled over her, ‘being a winding sheet for three the sea like some living thing under the influence of in awful contention. The thunder, the wind, the sea, of our best fellows, whose death-cry was feebly heard in

The rapidity of her progress had been such, that, were roaring and howling alternately, as though in defiance the moment of comparative calm which followed. aparison, it now appeared as though she had sud- of each other. Amidst the tumult, I could just hear the We had now seen the worst: the hurricane had passed grounded. The gale was lulled into a light air, mate shouting “Let go the topsail halyards;" but his voice, us: the thunder and lightning rolled away with it, and sollen sails were only now and then filled, so as to stentorian at other times, now appeared shrill and small, and were only heard and seen in the distance. An allowance the vessel steerage way; the foaming of the sea had scarcely audible. One moment the lightning spread its ter- was given out to the men, and I hardly need say we did led to a sullen swell; the sky, all around, was of a rific flame around me, and the next every thing was enve not forget ours. But sleep was out of the question : there ted, and this continued perhaps half an hour. The loped in thick darkness. I groped my way, on all fours, to was no superabundance of hands at first, and the melanin had never been in these seas before, but was too the bottom of the companion-ladder; the instant before I choly loss we had just sustained rendered a little assistance sailor to look upon these portentous signs with in- had heard something fall heavily-lo! it was the black from me and my companion in the cabin very acceptable. ince. “Let them take the two reefs in the topsails, steward, the very best manufacturer of rolls and plum-pud. You must know that every body on board ship (passenInke the topgallantmast-yards, Mr. - ," said he; ding that ever came into a ship's cabin, who had lost his foot-gers excepted) not actually employed in the nautical part shall have a Port Royal breeze to-night." The mate ing as he stood ensconced behind the companion hatch, and of the duty, is honoured with the name of Idler. The een in the Jamaica trade, and understood him well. had gravitated, with the precision of a piece of his own idlers in a large ship generally form a body of auxiliaries, short time after he had issued these orders, the breeze dough, to the bottom of the ladder, where he lay showing or corps de reserve. The captain's servant, the officers'

up again, the canvas filled, and every thing resumed his white teeth through the gloom, and roaring lustily for servants, the steward, the cook and his mate, and all that mer aspect. Not so with us ; the sudden change, help and mercy. At any other time I should have laughed class of gentry, come under the denomination of "the ient as it had been, was not to be forgotten. It at such a catastrophe; but now there were other matters in Idlers," and, generally speaking, richly deserve it. They ed, indeed, to have borne away with it all the hilarity hand. I set my foot upon his muscular carcase, which are disciplined into the performance of their own duty, as cheerfulness which a fair breeze never fails to impart was as good as a spring-board, and vaulted upon deck. I a matter of course; but although they have abundance of se inmates of a ship. The breeze was fair again, but the lightning glared again, but I could see neither the time and opportunity, are too supine and indolent to gain tokens of lurking danger we had just witnessed, captain nor my fellow passenger; all hands were either themselves any information relative to the management of Led 23 indistinct, but still unconquerable dread, forward, or aloft, the mate still shouting “Let go, damn the slip, which may be useful even to themselves in a time of need; and it is much the same with the generality of found, while I struggled to loosen a sheet, or some such | ertions. I was conscious how weak my efforts had passengers: they look upon a ship as they would upon a thing, in which I was scantily enveloped. My hand would me, yet I resolved to repeat them. While thus al al stage-coach, and care not how it goes, so that it does go. I

not reach my head when I attempted to make it do so, by inactive torture could be denominated rest, I went

reason of my elbow touching the bottom, and my hand child when I thought of the sunshine, and blue skie For my own part, I found amusement in the study of the top of the enclosure around me. It was the attempting fresh air, which I should never more enjoy-how every branch of the beautiful science which conducts a to do this, and finding myself naked, except with the beings thronged the streets, and thousands arom ship over the mighty waste of waters, the track which aforesaid covering, that struck me I had been entombed were joyous or busy, while I was doomed to perish; leaves no trace behind,” to its destined port: and, on alive. The thought rushed suddenly upon me. My first tures! Why was my fate so differently marked

sensations were those of simple surprise. I was like a that of others? I had no monstrous crimes to repet many occasions, have found that the time I have devoted child aroused out of a deep sleep. and not sufficiently yet hundreds of criminal men were in the full rere to it has been profitably spent

awake to recognize its attendants.

| life. I fancied I heard the toll of a bell; breathe On the fourth day after the incident I have been relating When the real truth flasbed upon me in all its fearful listened—it was a clock striking the hour! The to you, I was at the foretopmast head, endeavouring to energy, I never can forget the thrill of horror that struck was new life to me. “I am not inhumed at leas catch one of a flight of beautiful birds, which had taken through me! It was as if a bullet had perforated my perhaps am unwatched :" such were my thoughts

heart, and all the blood in my body had gushed through terment will take place: my coffin will be moved: rest on our masts and rigging, and had the pleasure to be

the wound ! Never, never can hell be more terrible than easily make myself heard ihen."- This was balm the first to give the cheerful cry of land." At six o'clock the sensations of that moment! I lay motionless for a I shouted anew-struck my prison boards with that evening we anchored in Bombay harbour. L. time, petrified with terror. Then a clammy dampness power left me, and ceased only when exertion was to

burst forth from every pore of my body. My horrible possible. ftliscellanies.

doom seemed inevitable; and so strong at length became Men may fancy how they would find themselve this impression-so bereft of hope appeared my situation similar circumstances, and on the like trying to

-that I ultimately recovered from it only to plunge into but it is seldom a correct judgment can be pre (FROM THE LONDON WEEKLY REVIEW)

the depths of a calm, resolute despair. As not the faintest formed on such matters. It was only at interval

ray of hope could penetrate the darkness around my soul, was so fearfully maddened by my dreadful situsta LIVING INHUMATION.

resignation to my fate followed. I began to think of death lose the power of rational reflection, or so overcom

coolly, and to calculate how long I might survive before be debarred the faculty of memory. Stretched in From the unpublished Diary of Christopher Hodgson, Esq. famine closed the hour of my existence. I prayed to God sition where my changes consisted only of a turn litely deccased, formerly of Bristol.

that I might have fortitude to die without repining, calmly side upon hard boards, the soreness of my limbs I had been subject to epileptic fits from my youth up as I then felt. I tried if I could remember how long man cruciatingly painful. When I drew up my fett wards, which, though they did not deprive me of anima. could exist without food. Thus the tranquillity of my de inches, my knees pressed the cover of the coffin, tion in the sight of those about me, completely annihilated spair made me comparatively easy, if contrasted with the this slight shift of position brought no relief. MA my own consciousness. I used to be attacked at all times situation in which I felt myself afterwards, when hope tience of the restraint in which I was kept, beg and seasons, but most commonly about the full of the began to glimmer upon me. My days must in the end length, to drive me well nigh into real madness moon. I generally had a warning of a peculiar nature be numbered-I must die at last = I was only perishing a fevered ; my temples burned and throbbed; my when these attacks were coming on, that it would be dir-little sooner than I otherwise must have done. Even from became dry; light flashed across my eyes, and a ficult to describe : it was a sensation that, to be known, this thought I derived consolation ; and I now think life whirled round. I am certain that iny existence must be experienced. My excellent wife Martha (I mean might have closed calmly upon me, if the pangs of hunger served solely by the diminished strength and a my first wife, who has been dead now for the best part of had been at all bearable ; and I have been told that they feebleness which I experienced, and which, frod forty years,) used to say, that she always observed an un-are much more so than is commonly believed.

dering me insensible to the increasing exacerbati usual paleness over my complexion, otherwise ruddy, for If my memory serves me correctly, this calm state of brain's heat, allowed nature to resume her votre a day or two before the fit came upon me. Bless her mind did not last long. Reason soon began to whisper perature. But, alas ! this was only that I mig soul! she never let me be one moment out of her sight, me, that if I had been buried, and the earth were closed to encounter once more irremediable horror. V from the instant she had a suspicion of my approaching around my coffin, I should not be able to respire, which I depict the phrenzy-the unspeakable anguish inalady. This benevolent caution on her part was a great could now do with ease. I did not, of course, dream of tuation! I thought my eyes would start frost means of enabling her to subdue the violence of the fit the vault in which I was placed, but considered, at first, burning tears flowed down my cheeks; when it came, for which purpose her experience had pointed I had been buried in earth. The freedom of respiration swollen almost to bursting. I became restless o out to her several useful applications. I married again gave me the idea that, after all, I was not yet carried forth without finding space for a fancied relief in all after her decease, because I was oppressed beyond bearing for interment, but that I was about to be borne to the of position. In my mental anguish, at times, in by my loneliness, wliich none but persons in such a situa-| grave, and that there I should be suffocated inevitably. forgot my motionless bodily suffering, my ra tion, -I mean a widower's,-can tell. My second wife, Such is the inconsistency of the hunian mind, that I who moveable agony. whom I have also buried, was not so penetrating in the bad just now resigned myself to die by famine, imagined How many hours I lay in this my state of 11 faculty of observation. She was a woman of an admirable this momentary mode of death a hundred times more for passive torture, I cannot tell. My thirst thrift; and to her economy it was, that, under God, I owe (midable. The idea that I was not yet interred increased soon became intolerable. My mouth seemed to my preservation, in the terrible evert I am about to detail. my anxiety to make myself heard from without. I called ashes. I heard again the hollow sound of a cles Had I been interred in lead, it would have been all over aloud, and struck the sides and lid of the coffin to no pur no small nagnitude, judging from its deep into with me!

pose, till I was hoarse and fatigued, but all in vain. A No cranny, which I had hitherto observed in of Our family burying-place in Bristol is in Church, deathly silence reigned around me and my unbroken let in light, though I well knew there must be some where there is a general vault, in which all persons who darkness. I was now steeped in fearful agony i I shrieked or fresh air, for the continuance of life, could can fee the officials high enough may be interred, until with horror: I plunged my nails into my thighs and been admitted-how else had I existed ? 11 ! their friends forget them ; which, for that matter, in trad. / wounded them : the coffin was soaked in my blood; and perhaps, when I first came to myself in my prst ing towns, is not usually a very long time; but this is by tearing the wooden sides of my prison with the same dark boards ?" I groped in vain over every part only granted provided they are buried in lead. I suppose maniacal feeling, I lacerated my fingers, and wore the wooden surface which I could reach; I could bode they are turned out of their metal coffins in the end, as nails to the quick, soon becoming motionless from exhaus. 1-could see no ray. Again I heard the hollow they are in London and other places, that the old lead tion. When I was myself once more, I called aloud my again--still in my state of agony. O God! bal may buy a carousal for the church wardens and sexton, I wite's name; I prayed ; and, I fear, I blasphemed, for I feelings! and make room for new tenants to be served in the same knew not what I said; and ( thus continued until my! For a long time after this I lay steeped in mi! nianner. But to my story-to my excellent wife's thrift strength again left me, and nature once more sought re. or, at least, for a long time as it seemed to me I owe my preservation. Willing to save as much money plenishment from temporary insensibility. At this time was bruised all over; my limbs were excessirer as possible at my funeral, she had my body, with all the l I had a vision of a most indefinable character, if it was skin rubbed off, in many places, with my struch usual and proper grief attendant on the ceremony, put one, and not a glance (as I am induced sometimes to think eyes aching with pain. I sought relief by turt into a stout fir coffin, the weight of which was increased it was,) between the portals of death into the world of right side, (I had never before turned but by a couple of old hundred weights placed one at my head, spirits. It was all shapeless and formless. Images of men when I felt under me a hard substance which the other at my feet. Thus the thing passed off very well, and women, often numberless, in a sort of shadowy out before perceived. I grasped it with some do and money was saved to my heirs. I hereby cast no re line, came before and around me. They seemed as if soon found it was a knot from the coffin plank, flections upon my dear departed wife's regard for me. I limbless from decay. Their featureless heads moved upon been forced inwards, in all probability, after was convinced, as I told her, that her motive was good : trunks bideously vital; in figure like bodies, which I have there. I saw also a dim light through a buce and well did it turn out for me that she was so thrifty and seen drawn forth from burned dwellings, each being rather large as a half-crown piece, just below where mos considerate. She was a true Bristol woman, and, as the a hideous misshapen mass than a human resemblance. I put my hand to it, and found it covered in good citizens generally are there, pretty keen and close. Thick darkness and silence succeeded-he darkness and cloth, which I easily imagined was the lininger fingered; but it is error on the right side. She was called silence of a too horrible reality. If, as I suspected, I slept I soon contrived to force my finger through Susannah, the daughter of an opulent and ancient com about this time from weakness, it was but to awake again though not without considerable difficulty. Fals mon councilman, and I got my freedom of the city by to a more fearful consciousness of my dreadful situation was the light it revealed, but it was a boondas marrying her: she was plain in her person, as all Bristol. Fresh but vain efforts to make myself heard were reite to me. By an uneasy strain of my neck I coun born women formerly were, but I wander again from rated as far as my strength would allow. I found with no liquely through the opening, but every thing * mny story.

great difficulty I could turn on my side, and then over on in my brain. My sight was clouded, heavy. and I had made a most excellent dinner of this I have a my belly. I tried, by lifting my back and by a violent I, at first, could only perceive there was higbe, perfect recollection. Of more than this I can recollect strain, to burst open the coffin lid; but the screws resisted distinguish no object. My senses, however, nothing, until op coming out of my fit, as I suppose-(for my utmost strength. I could not, besides, draw up my sharpen as new hopes arose. I closed my eyes I quickly imagined, feeling the usual sensations, that I knees sufficiently high to afford a tenth part of the pur. nute together, and then opened them, to od was recovering from one of them,)-I say, that on coming chase I should otherwise have made bear upon it. I had almost worn-out power of vision. At length to myself, I was surprised to feel myself pinioned, and in no help but to return again to the position of the dead, tinguish that, immediately opposite to me, there utter darkness. I had no space to stir, if I would, as I soon and reluctantly gain a little agonizing repose from my ex: 'window, crossed by massy iron bars, through

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bars, through the ht I saw streamed in upon me like joy into the soul of It must suffice to mention, that besides the native nobility, accompanied by other ladies of the family, and followed sery. I now cried with delight. I thought I was among Prince Cammillo Borghese, the Commendator Demi. by female slaves and eunuchs; and, until far advanced in in again ; for the pitchy darkness around me was dis doff, &c. reside in this city, for it will be obvious that our life, does not go to the mosque, the law dispensing with Ised. I forgot, for a moment, my sufferings : even the space will not permit us to describe all the fétes that have her attendance upon public worship. In fact, women of rful question how I should get free from my durance taken place."

rank do not often appear in public, because it is unfashionfore faoine destroyed me, was, for a long time, absent The number and diversity of the entertainments to be able. None but poor women, therefore, are generally to in my mind, and did not recur until I could look through met with here, the pleasing and tranquil character of our be met with in the streets, and they are always veiled, e Besare no longer, from the giddiness caused by a too population, the politeness with which visitors are always and careful to preserve the utmost decency of appearance, test fixedness of gaze.

received, have induced a great number of foreigners to never speaking to any one. To stare at a woman in pub I soon concluded, from the massy stones on each side of protract their residence in this delightful capital.

lic is considered a mark of vulgarity; and to insult her opening, and the strength of the bars, that I was in a

with an indecent word, would subject a man to be seized utch-Fault, and this was confirmed when I came to dis


by the police, and have his brains knocked out in case of quish the ends of two or three coffins which partly in.

resistance. No Turkish woman keeps a shop or ware. Dsed between me and the light. I watched the window Ajaccio, February 1.-J. Matteo, one of the most deter. house, or sells any thing about the streets; though cer.

the light began to grow dim, with feelings no lan-mined robbers and atrocious murderers since the time of tain old women, who serve the ladies of the harems with ke can describe-no tongue tell! As the gloom of night | Teodore, bas, at length, terminated his existence. This trinkets, &c. may be regarded as exceptions. Every Foacbed, my heart began to beat fainter, and my former man had, during several years, set at defiance the local family lives apart. The husband, supposed by many to nies returned with tenfold weight, notwithstanding police, the gendarmes, and Corsican chasseurs, who were be an absolute tyrant, cannot even enter his own harem, bI imagine I must have slept some time. I was sen continually in pursuit of him. But the terror he had when a strange lady happens to be on a visit to his wife,

continually in pursuit of him. But the terror h of a noise. like the grating of a heavy door upon its struck into the inhabitants of the island prevented them without giving his guest time to veil, and prepare to rees, when I revived or awoke, I cannot say which, from giving any information respecting the residence of this ceive him. The Sultan himself would not dare to infringe I saw the light of a candle stream across the fissure in furious wretch; nay, some of the peasantry ascribed super- this law. Neither men nor women habitually eat together. ofin. I called out " For the love of your own soul natural powers to Matteo, by whom he was thought to be The chief amusement of the ladies consists in visiting the same. I am buried alive!” The light vanished in a demon that had assumed the human form. It appears public baths, or their near relations; and as their visits ment--fear seemed to have palsied the hand that held pretty certain that he had been guilty of several murders; are not frequent, they usually stay fifteen or twenty days,

I heard a rough voice desire the holder of it to re. but the circumstances of the following one are so well and take all their young children and a few slaves with . ** If there be any one here, he's soldered up, Tom authenticated, that no doubt can be raised as to his guilt. them. As every family is anxious to have these visits read me the light--the dead never speak-Jim the A young female, aged eighteen, the daughter of a moun- turned, the greater part of the year is often spent in this ber is not to be scared by rotten flesh !" Again Itaineer, possessing considerable beauty, was seen and pleasant way, among those individuals whom they most I as loud as I could " I am buried alive-save me!" | loved by Matteo, who, in a short time, made proposals to love. Foreign ladies find it difficult to gain admittance m! the axe," cried the undaunted body-snatcher; marry her. The father consented, but the young person, into the harems, unless they go disguised as milliners.

voice comes from this box. The damned under. without showing any aversion to the suitor, declined giving No one ever entered the seraglio. Though Mohamed s made too great haste. I suppose.” In few mi. a positive answer. The Jealousy of Matteo was now himself was a frequent companion of Jews and Parans. I was sitting upright in my coftin !

roused, and be determined to watch, suspecting that some and in the Koran permits marriage with Christians and

favoured rival placed obstacles in the way of his success Jews, prejudice is too powerful for the law, and fosters an ere after detailing his reception at home, and the with the object of his affections. His suspicions proved aversion for infidels ; so that when, by chance, a Turk

of his friends, which we may also extract at a to be true. A youth about the age of the female, was contracts friendship with a foreigner, he is careful to con. Time from his disry. Mr. Hodgson says he had loved by her. She had, however, a motive for concealing I ceal it from his countrymen. The principal happiness of

thanks for his deliverance returned in his parish her attachment--the family of her lover was, in conse- the Turkish women consists in superintending their doh, and that ever afterwards he cherished a strong re

quence of some pecuniary transactions, on ill terms with mestic economy, in labour, or in educating their children. or resurrection men, who never craved a guinea from

her father, and, until these quarrels were terminated, she Those of every rank spend a portion of the day in spin. irain. 1

knew that her parent would refuse his consent to a union ning, sewing, or embroidery ; they all nurse their own

taking place. Although, until this period, Matteo had children, even the Sultanas, and would account it the CARNIVAL

been leading an irregular life, he had not rendered him. greatest affliction to be obliged to transfer the performance

Florence, Feb. 20. self guilty of any act that might forfeit his liberty ; but of this duty to another. When sickness compels them to Carnival has been very gay. During the whole the worst of passions, jealousy, took full sway over the submit to this, the nurse never quits the house, and her the theatres were filled with numerous audiences, wretched man: he determined to murder his rival. The situation is the bappiest that can be imagined. She is towards its close, they quite overflowed. The masks latter was in the custom of calling twice a week upon his generally some young slave, who receives her freedom the arriages constantly occupied the rides ; and the pro- mistress; but the fact was unknown to every body, except (very day she undertakes the office, and is called Sudana, des under the official galleries were equally well fre- to Matteo. He watched an opportunity, when his detested" the mother of milk," or "milk-mother.” Considered al. In the latter, our august Sovereign and the Im- rival was kneeling at the feet of his beloved, and, rushing I thenceforward as one of the family, she is treated with und Royal Family were pleased to appear, and from behind a large tree, he stabbed the youth through the greatest attention. Children are commonly weaned labout among the crowd with the greatest affability. his heart, and, drawing the stiletto from his body, he labout the age of twelve or fourteen months. The child's festal balls and conversaziones of the higher classes instantly plunged it into the bosom of his mistress. After cradle is generally very beautifully constructed, of walnut y have, perbaps, been more numerous in the pre-committing these dreadful crimes, he became reckless of lor hazelwood, and ornamented with mother-of-pearl. o in preceding years. Besides those given weekly what might happen to him, and seemed to take a delight. The cradles of the princes of the blood are adorned with Imperial and Royal Court, many others took place in witnessing, and adding to, the miseries of mankind. gold and jewels. palaces of different persons of distinction, the de-Two murders had recently been committed in the neigh. in of which would lead us too much into detail. bourhood of Calvi, and it was strongly suspected that he A Frenchman, who had learned English, wished to le st masked ball, which served, as it were, to open was the perpetrator. Orders were, therefore, given by the particularly polite, and never neglected an opportunity of jes of brilliant entertainments, was that which was Governor to send a number of gendarmes and Corsican saying something pretty. One evening he observed to on the 23d of last month by his excellency Lord chasseurs in quest of him. It had previously been ascer. Lady R., whose dress was fawn-coloured, and that of her

sh. Minister Plenipotentiary from his Britannic tained that be frequently took up his residence in an un-daughter pink,-“ Milady, your daughter is the pink of v to this Court. The beauty of the apartments, the inhabited chateau, nearly in a state of ruins. As soon as beauty."_" Ah, Monsieur, you Frenchmen always flatur of the ornaments, the exquisite refreshments, Matteo perceived the gendarmes approach, he fired hister." -“ No, Madam, I only do speak the truth, and rere distributed in profusion, and still more the musket, loaded with slugs, and killed two of them on what all the world will allow, that your daughter is the los assemblage of persons of high rank of both the spot. The chasseurs now arrived, and several volleys pink, and your Ladyship the drab of fashion !"-It was lative and foreign-about 800 of whom appeared | were fired; one of these men was killed, and two others with great difficulty the Frenchman could be made to masquerade dresses, representing eminent charac-severely wounded ; but, whilst Matteo was in the act of comprehend his sottise. history and romance-presented a scene in which levelling his musket, for the third time, at his assailants, eompeted with magnificence, and pleasure with a bullet entered his breast, and he fell dead.

Laing and Clapperton. At a sitting of the Academy of iment. The company did not break up until eight

Sciences of Paris, on the 25th ult. a letter was read which norning, and then departed highly delighted with


gives some faint hopes that Major Laing and Captain and still more with the noble and courteous man. A lady cannot, even in the presence of her husband or Clapperton may still be in existence. The letter is from Lord and Lady Burghersh, with which all who another female, appear unveiled before a physician, or one of the small states of Africa, and mentions that the esent went away deeply impressed.

have her pulse felt, except through a muslin sleeve; Government of Morocco bad publicly announced that the tertainment. remarkable in its kind. was though, in cases of great danger, the law relaxes its seve | £200 which Belzoni deposited with it, in order that he the following week, by Lady Burghersh, the con rity, and allows a lady to unveil, to show her eyes, her might be enabled to draw for them on his arrival at Tombe ambassador. Her ladyship, who is the mother tongue, or any part whatever of her body. Physic is gene-buctoo, had been paid, about the beginning of 1826, at ang and beautiful family, was pleased to give a rally practised by women, who have little science, but Tombuctoo, to a white man, (who is supposed to be Laing)

ball. It was truly a new and highly interesting great experience. Throughout the empire there are no but that it was not known what had since become of him. e to see collected together, in the grand saloon of accoucheurs ; women only officiate, who are styled Eben- The writer farther adds, that a report was current, in 1827, ice, about 200 of the children of our own nobility, Cadinn. The presence of a man at an accouchement of a white man having left Tombuctoo in a caravan which he foreigners of distinction in this place, all in ele would disgrace the family for ever. From these and other was returning to Morocco, and that he was assassinated on baracteristic dresses-all mingling in the mazy circumstances, Turkish ladies generally preserve their his route by some of the travellers those who took no and indulging in innocent frolics. For the rest, it chastity inviolable, notwithstanding what M. Palaiologus part in the crime revealing the affair upon their arrival at possible not to admire the union of splendour and and other bigoted Europeans have asserted to the contrary. Morocco. The very circumstance of such a report pre. ste which distinguished this, like every other féte So refined are their notions of delicacy, that ladies, who vailing, proves that the Banbarrah story is not credited. ny the noble ambassador. We cannot venture to pique themselves upon the purity of their manners, will M. Warrington has also written word that the Pacha has f the numerous fétes, however magnificent, which not venture to walk unveiled in their own gardens at all sent persons to Tombuctoo and Bornou to take charge of terwards given by other illustrious personages, and hours, unless it be well ascertained that no one can in trude any Europeans who may be there, and to convey them in endered this Carnival so delightful and so animated. I upon them. When a lady goes to the bath, she is always safety to Tripoli.





Ye come not as ye're wont to come,

With song, and dance, and glee,
Ye come as spectres from the tomb,

Sad, sad, and mournfully;
While memory, drooping and in tears,
Strays through the labyrinth of years !
Ye come not, Days, with sunny beam

To glance on roseate bowers,
Ye glide not as a summer stream

Through banks o'erhung with flowers ;
Veiled but in heavy clouds ye come,
Aye sweeping on through deepening gloom.
Ye speed not, Months, your viewless flight

Through pleasure's aërial round,
Ye sparkle not as heaven bright,

On fairy-haunted ground;
Clad but in sables, drear ye come,
To whisper of departed bloom.
Ye come not, Years, revolving years,

As erst when life was new,
Your birth now welcomed but with tears,

With tears, your exit, too ;-
That birth, that exit, once so gay,
The heart's uncloaded holiday.
Days, Months, and Years! and sball no more

Be yours the form of joy ?
And is the reign of pleasure o'er,

O'ercast the azure sky,
Never again with halcyon ray,
To smile the gathering storm away?
'Tis even so,--and Days, Months, Years,

Henceforward must ye hie,
Through valleys watered but with tears,

And where the rose must die :
But ah! your destined bidding done,

The flower shall live, and joy return.

Bebave yoursel' before folk,

The Beauties of Chess.
Behave yoursel' before folk;
Nor gi'e the tongue o' auld or young

.Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA. Occasion to come o'er folk.

It's no through hatred o’a kiss

That I sae plainly tell you this,

1 Bishop...... E-6 1 If the Queen be more But, loth! I tak’ it sair amiss

to H-5, white

check with the Ksigi To be sae teaz'd before folk.

on F 7, and coord Behave yoursel' before folk,

the Queen to take i Behave yoursel' before folk ;


Castle.... When we're our lane ye may tak'ane,

2 Castle ......G_8X

2 Castle....... But fient a ane before folk.

3 Knight......F-7X 3 King ..............4 I'm sure wi' you I've been as free

4 bishop .....H-6X

4 King ...........

5 Knight ..... H-4XMATE.
As ony modest lass should be;
But yet it does na do to see

Sic freedom used before folk.

White to move and win.
Behave yoursel' before folk,

Behave yoursel' before folk ;
I'll ne'er submit again to it;
So mind you that, before folk.

V l 1 a

Ye tell me that my face is fair;
It may be sae; I dinna care-
But ne'er again gar't blush sae sair
As ye ha'e done before folk.

Behave yoursel' before folk,

Behave yoursel' before folk;
Nor heat my cheeks wi' your mad freaks,

But aye be douce before folk.
Ye tell me that my lips are sweet,
Sic tales, I doubt, are a' deceit;
Ai ony rate, its hardly meet
To prie their sweets before folk.

Behave yoursel' before folk,

Behave yoursel' before folk ;
Gin that's the case, there's time and place,
But surely no before folk.

But, gin you really do insist

'That I should suffer to be kissid,
Gae, get a license from the priest,

And mak' me yours before folk.
Behave yoursel' before folk,

Behave yoursel' before folk ;
And when we're ane, baith flesh and bane,

The melancholy termination of this gentleman

already kyown. The following letter from Mr. Bude Ye may tak' ten-before folk.

the British Consul at New York, contains some inter


British Consulate, New York, Feh. 12,

SIR, -My official duty having placed before IMPROMPTU

papers of the late Mr. Conway, whose melanchier

you so feelingly noticed in your last number, the ADDRESSED BY A GENTLEMAN TURNED OP FORTY, WHO WAS

nation of which brought to my view some truly inte COURTING A Young LADY.

incidents, to which it is deeply to be deplored

talented and cultivated a mind should have beet Some say “By all means marry young,"

I feel so depressed with the face of this truly aime Others say “Marry late,"

unfortunate man, that nothing but an in perman The first say “ Do not tarry long,"

duty could lead me to enter upon the task of The others bid us wait.

his death; for, although it is alone my pecul

to watch over British commercial interests, ad To prove which notion is the best,

protection to the living subjects of our gracious Let you and I agree,

I feel, upon this occasion, an irresistible desire ] ”Twill put the matter quite at rest

protection to the memory of a British subject na If you would marry me.

even if that memory, by reason of the unter Liverpool, 1818.

unreflecting disposition of the world, may be brasi infamy. Far be it from me to advocate suicide

it from me to say, that, under the most distress or METEOROLOGICAL DIARY.

stances, any other refuge should be sought aber

resignation to the Divine will, and to that were! [From the Liverpool Courier.]

the Saviour of men so freely holds forth to all we
Barometer Extreme Iberinus Extreme state of Remarks unto him, and especially to the weary and beans

dunngmeter heate'u the Wind
Sight. inoruing ring Day. a: poop. noon.

In the performance of what I feel my dute. tano

remove the aspersions which so awful a terme Mar.

life calls forth, I deem it proper to add, that " 19 29 49 44 0 45 0 51 0 N.W. Stormy. 29 24

0 W. Stormy.

Conway I was wholly unacquainted, not even 28 94

0 W.N.W. Stormy. him personally, which I regret, from the discovery 29 16

7 0 W.N.W. Stormy. made of his character, to exhibit wbich, I beg to 29 47

O: N.W. Fair. 24 29 78 37 0 42 046 0 N.N.W. Fair.

few extracts from his papers, as they are eller? 25 | 29 85 35 0

O'N.N.E. Fair.
culated to produce sympathy and regret it

e consolated

knew him not, and they may afford some casca 19th, Very stormy during night.

his friends.
22d, Very stormy throughout the day, with hail, snow,
and rain.

That Mr. Conway had been a prey to melanchor 23d, Heavy rain during night.

| vious to his leaving England, I gather from kis *


(From Peter Cornclip's with other Poems and Songs.)


Behave yoursel' before folk,

Behave yoursel' before folk,
And dinna be sae rude to me,

As kiss me sae before folk.
It wadna gi'e me meikle pain,
Gin we were seen and heard by nane,
To tak'a kiss, or grant you ane;
But gudesake! no before folk.

Behave yoursel' before folk,

Behave yoursel' before folk ; Whate'er you do, when out o' view,

Be cautious aye before folk. Consider, lad, how folk will crack, And what a great affair they'll mak' O'naething but a simple smack,

That's gi'en or ta'en before folk.

jelancholy, the fruit of persecution and disappointment, Charleston by twelve o'clock, upon which Mr. Conway | duelling, in consequence of a recent event in this city ; deeply seated in his soul to be removed by coming to requested Captain Besher to intorin him when they came the view he takes of that accursed practice together with United States, and which ultimately broke down his near the Bar. At twelve each day the passengers generally the joy with which he adverts to the advent of Christ, carries d, and drove him from his profession, wherein he was lunch, and on that day Mr. Conway partook of a biscuit, conviction to my mind. His view of religion was not of a juring to secure a provision for an unprovided mother; a piece of cheese, and a little spirits and water ; he then gloomy cast; but he was labouring under temporary tirs rofession, too, in which it was proved he would have went on deck, when the Captain, according to his promise, of insanity for some time. How little do we know of bua successful, as it appears by his Banker's account: be informed him they were near the Bar. The Captain and man naiure, when we ligbily attribute to deliberate acts et sred a handsome sum at the close of his theatrical passengers having gone down to dinner, and observing self murder such acts as are either rash, or are the effects ma, in this city. I cannot, I am persuaded, render a that Mr. Conway was not at the table, the steward was of insanity! Observe the feelings he laboured under to Racceptable service to his memory, than by transcribing sent on deck to call him ; upon which he replied to the afford support to bis mother. Would he have leaped overthe siys on the subject to his mother, which I have steward, " that he had taken what was sufficient for all board with his gold watch, his money, and other valuable heted from a duplicate of a letter, dated 7th December he ever would require." The steward bad but just re-articles, in other than an unsound siare of mind ? ( dwell and forwarded to England but a few weeks before turned, without particularly regarding the reply, when on tbis, as many, very inany, have charged this truly atastrophe:

all were roused by the call on deck, "a man overboard,” amiable man with a deliberate intention of the act, chiefly You mention, dearest mother, your having heard that at the time the ship was under a press of sail ; and founding their uncharitable opinions upon the fact of his seldom, and am preparing myself for holy orders ; although every effort was made, yet the Captain was asking to be informed when the shin approached Charley.

ton. I conclude, Sir, with Alas! alas! poor Conway !" ofirmation partly of which, I will inform you, that aware all would be, as it proved, unavailing. is beyond my control having entirely separated me! It is material to observe, that Mr. Conway had his valu.

Your hugible servant, J. BUCHANAN. my profession, I am applying myself with assiduity able gold watch, his pocket-book, and all his cash on his oks of divinity, in order to ascertain how far I may person, when he rushed overboard-fortunately he had

cientific potice ž. bably calculate upon success, should I seriously em. not his prayer book, as he usually had, in his hand, in in the undertaking. The study is profound, exten- which was found a bill of his banker's, in New York,

ANATOMICAL DISSECTIONS. and in a great degree new to me; but I bring an which he had endorsed payable to his mother; it appears, uited devotion to the task, and that is a main step | also, from his accounts, he not long since remitted her an Appeal to the public and to the Legislature. On ds achievement in every pursuit. But, should all £100 sterling.

the necessity of affording Dead Bodies to the Schwils adeavours prove ineffectual, the paths of commerce Being anxious to ascertain what he had been writing of Anatomy, by Legislative Enactment. By William ben to me, and perhaps employment in a particular during the passage, I examined his books and papers very Mackenzie. b of academical instruction. Of business I cannot carefully, but could only discover several loose sheets of pposed to know much, but it is not very difficult of paper, which I found in a volume of Clarke's Commen

(Continued from page 323.) tement; and observation has shown me, that good tary on the Bible-these sheets are folded into three Much of this opposition on the part of the people arises combined with principle and industry, rarely fails columns, on une is written the text in Greek, on the second from the present mode of procuring subjects. Fortunately, be share of success, in a land of commercial enter in Latin, the third in the authorized English version, all there is in Great Britain no custom, no superstition, no

The agreeable prospect to which I so long and done with great care, indeed I should add, beautiful pre. law, and we may add, no prejudice against anatomy itself. y directed my attention, of being able, by my la. | cision. As no general observation can convey su correct There is even a general conviction of its necessity; there ind economy, to secure a comfortable retirement in a view of the man, or do more justice to his memory, inay be a feeling that it is a repulsive employment, but it juntry. to which I might one day invite you, is, by 1 than to give his very actions, a friend of mine advised me I is commonly acknowledged that it must not be neglected. ange, utterly annihilated; for, succeed as I may in to furnish a few extracts from these sheets. In one of these The opposition which is made, is made not against anato). W pursuit, I cannot hope to be able to accom- is set forth in Greek, Latin, and English, the 5th chap. of my, but against the practice of exhumation : and this is his, at least for a great length of time. Abandon, Matthew; another, written in like manner, is from the 13th a practice which ought to be opposed. It is in the higliest bre, dear mother, I beseech you, the intention to the 20th verse of the 16th chap. and from the 41st to the degree revolting ; it would be disgraceful to a horde of micated in your letter, of crossing the Atlantic. 46th verse of the 22d chap. of Matthew, inclusive-in a savages; every feeling of the bunan heart rises up against wise or beneficial purpose could it possibly an- note at the bottom of the last sheet are the following it: so long as no other means of procuring bodies for disWe might see each other it is true, but under cir. words, " For the consideration of those who maintain that section are provided, it must be tolerated; but, in itself, it unees so disadvantageous, that it were better we our blessed Saviour did not call himself the Son of God." is alike odious to the ignorant and the enlightened, to the met again. I am provided with no means for your He has also left various extracted passages from Matthew, most upcultivated and the most reined. ino; I am without a home to invite you to, friends Mark, Luke, and John, on the same subject, " which But the capital objection to this practice is, that it ne. ke you acquainted with, or a single resource of com.examination," he adds, “was suggested by a recent concessarily creates a crime, and educates a race of criminals. ramusement to present for your acceptance. Reflect versation upon that subject." I found, also, a commentary Exhumation is forbidden by the law. It is, indeed, pro. upon tbe length, fatigue, and, at your time of life, of his own, on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22d verses of the hibited by no starute, either in England or in Scotland : in hazard, of the voyage, to be repaid at last by no en 21st chapter of John, in which he, with great clearness, both it is an offence punishable at common law. There EL. Ob, dear mother, I am as anxious to behold refutes the opinions of several able commentators, and ma is a statute of James the First, which makes it felony to

you can possibly be to see me: but be not offended nifests a mind of no ordinary cast and intensity of thought. steal a dead body for the purpose of witchcraft ; there is 1, that I look farther than you do into consequences. These extracts I deem sufficient to show the bent of his none against taking a dead body for the purpose of dissec. dit be the will of Providence that my life is pro. mind. I should add, that he has uniformly and regu. tion. In the case of the King against Lynn (1788) the I. and I am enabled, by my future efforts, to succeed larly attended the Episcopal Church, while in New York; court decided that the body being taken for the latter purba manner as may give me the means of inviting that, at the hotel where be resided, he excited the deepest pose, did not make it less an indictable offence; and that partake of my hearth and board, it will be the most interest, by his unassuming, retiring disposition, never it is without doubt cognizable in a criminal court, because I moment fate can have in store for me, and gladly, drinking even a glass of wine, after dinner taking a solia it is an act * highly indecent, at the bare idea of which y, will I say, Come,' but till then, continue to tary walk, and invariably returning to his studies. How nature revolis." It is punishable, therefore, by fine or Runong your neighbours and friends ;-and may the deplorable it is to know that so amiable, I would add, so imprisonment, or both : in Scotland it is also punishable buy grant my fervent petition, and give you health, valuable, a man, should be the subject of scandalous insi- by whipping, and even by transportation. illity, and long life!"-After naming a number of Duations as to his course of life in this city! How truly . We expected better things of America. We cannot

be concludes, “I have more to say, but my paper is that man an object of pity, if net of detestation, who express our astonishment and indignation, when we found sine te reserve it to a future opportunity. Alas! can lightly speak evil of the bowed down and afflicted! I that the state of New York has actually made it felony to I of the future as we are only authorized to do or feel that I have stated sufficient to rescue the character of remove a dead body from the place of sepulture for the sent. I have feelings and forebodings, but I con- Mr. Conway from the aspersions unfeelingly cast upon purpose of dissection, without providing in any other M to my own bosom. Let us, in our separation. I him: and if I have stated more, though interesting to I mode for the schools of anatomy. This is worse tian aliy eat and resigned. I do not, at this season, bid you some, I should become his biographer rather than the pro- thing that exists in any other part of the world. If these hope, for it is the advent of our blessed Saviour, tector of his memory.

pages should meet the eye of any of 0 Americana coming brought hope and joy to all. But let us, From what has been stated, with a variety of facts I brethren, we intreat them to read attention, the faits wery event, console ourselves with the certain con-|

have glanced at, it is evident that his mind occasionally which have been stated in the former part of this articlt, that while we live, we live for each other, and that but the last mortal stroke, which separates soul

gave way under a deep seated melancholy, which he brought and to consider with seriousness the mischief they are

with bin from England: this state of mind stood in the doing. It will not be believed in England, that such ly, can sunder the tie that has, through life, so

way of his popularity; and, I have heard, that a few in scenes can have been witnessed in America, as were actuunited us to each other. My dearest mother's this city have made it a point to sneer at his performances. I ally exhibited there scarcely a month ago. To saisty our Fectionate child,

W. A. Conway.”

A mind so weakened by previous suffering as his, could readers, however, that we do not misrepresent the state of it my duty to see the Captain of the Charleston not brook it, and to that, I think it probable, he referred things in that country, we transcribe the following accounts in which he took shipping from this port, who in his letter to his mother, where he adverts to circum- from The New York Erening Post, of May 2011 :-" At nifested a very honourable and humane interest instances beyond his control," which had entirely separated the late Court of Sessions, Solomon Parmeli was indicted h relates to the sad event, who stated that when him from the stage.

for a misdeme nur, in entering Porter's Field, and reinway came on board, he observed his singular! In his religious exercises he met with little encourage-moving the covers of two coffins deposited in a pt, and and dress-the lower buttons all off his vest, wear. I ment. His very devotions subjected him to observation. covered partly with earth. The statute of this Slale muh?!!" y a pair of old thin slippers, and altogether un. I which a diseased mind felt, alas! but too keenly. Thus it a felony to dig up or remove a dead hamun bey itrise

clothed for the season or for a voyage ; that broken in heart, and in prospects, are we at any loss to intent to dissect it, did not embrace this case ; because the the passage he was extremely retired, sat generally account for the awful termination of his life, and that, at prisoner had not dug up or removed the body. Mr. ner of the cabin, seldom saying more than merely a moment when labouring under a paroxysm and aliena. Schureman, the present keeper of Potter's Field, suapected og a short answer to questions asked, or for sometion of mind, he should cast himself into the sea ? Does that some person had entered it for the purpose of ip& proffered ; very usually reading in bis prayer. I the bistory of self-destruction afford a solitary instance of moving the dead; and, after sending for two watchimen, nd at other times much engaged in writing. Upon one reasoning as he did on the attributes of God, and the and calling his faithful dog, he went to ascertain the fact. rning of the 24th January, the Captain mentioned mercy which is in the Saviour, seeking death, as a refuge, On arriving at the grave, he found his suspicion confirmed : passengers, that if the wind held, they would see l by his own band? I have found some of his thoughts on I and requested the person concealed in the pit to eume out,

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