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the latter had only time to fly; tents, dressed with fresh beef and with milk, flocks, provision, all were taken; half sheep, badly roasted, large quarThe next day wandering, separated ters of veal, boiled heads of sheep from his friends, without resource, and calves, and sixty other dishes he took from under his clothes a piled upon one another, and conloaf, and, giving the half of it to his taining spiced ragouts, vegetables, prisoner, I know not,' said he, jellies, confectionaries, and honey when we shall eat another; but í from the hive. Here were no chairs,
will never be accused of not having no plates, no spoons or forks, no gob. divided my last with the friend lets or napkins. Squatted on their * whom I had made.' Can we hate heels, with their knees bent towards such people, whatever may be the sea- their breasts, the company helped tures of ferocity which they betray on themselves to rice with their fingers, other occasions? And what advan- and divided the meat with their tages over us do they not derive from nails. They dipped the bread in the this society, so striking when com- ragouts, and used it to wipe their pared with the wants that we have hands and mouths. They drank wacreated for ourselves? Can we seduce ter from one pot. He that did the or reduce such men? Will they not honours of the feast always drank always reproach us with sowing rich first. He, also, tasted first of every harvests on the graves of their fore. dish; and this less to shew that his fathers." p. 44-47.
guests need not entertain any suspiWhen General Menou made a cions, than to testify how careful he tour of the department surrounding was of their safety, and what attenSalmia, the author notices “ he was tion he paid to their persons. Napwelcomed in every village in a man kins were not presented till after din. ner more than feodal; the principal ner, when water was brought to wash personage of the place received him hands. After this, rose-water was and his followers, and providing them sprinkled on every person present. with all, and more than they could. The whole was concluded with pipes want, at the expence, as was after and coffee. wards found, of the inhabitants: this “When the French had eaten, abuse, which served to develope to people of secondary rank came in, the French the customs of a country, and supplied their places, and were the manners of which they were themselves very quickly relieved by about to change, they suffered, for others: on a principle of religion, á that reason, to be continued for the poor beggar was next admitted; then time.
came the servants, and then every "A large house, which had almost one who would, till all was ate. If always belonged to a Mamlûk, for- there was wanting to this dinner that merly lord and master of the village, convenience and elegance which was suddenly furnished, according to would have given it zesi tv an Eurothe custom of the country, with mats, pean, it was impossible not to adınire Carpets, and cushions. A banquet the plenty, the hospitable profusion, commenced by the entrance of a and at the same time the moderation number of servants, bringing cold and of the guests, whom the number of perfumed water, pipes, and coffee; dishes never kept above ten minutes half an hour afterwards a carpet was at table.” p. 50-53. spread, round wbich was formed a Introducing a brief description of a border of three or four kinds of the advantages of Egypt, the author loaves and cakes, while the centre says, “Let us turn to behold our was covered with little plates of triumphs, and the peace re-open the fruits, sweetmeats, creams, and other port of Alexandria to sages, to indusproductions of the dairy, of which trious cultivators, to useful traders, the greater part were exceedingly to planters, in fine, who, without agreeable, and in particular, highly alarming themselves because Africa perfumed. All this seemed to be does not resemble Europe, will observe but tasted, for in a few minutes the that in Egypt a man may obtain for repast was finished; but, at the end three sous a day's subsistance of the of two hours more, the same carpet best rice in the world; that a part of the was covered again; other loaves were lands, which are no longer inundated, brought, and immense dishes of rice, may be brought into tilth and pasture
by canals ; that wind-mills would which soon became lascivious, and raise the water to a greater beight extremely disgusting. than the por mills at present employ In describing kaira, and the maned, and by which so many oxen are ners of the people, the author writer exhausted, and so many hands occu- thus : pied; that the islands of the Nile, “ M. Denon was nearly a month at and the greater part of the Delta, Kaira, during which he extended bis wait only for Anierican planters, to researches throughout this superb produce fine sugar-canes from a soil city, this holy city, great among the ihat does not devour men in return : great ; this delight of the imagiapproaching Kaira, and proceeding nation, the spleodours and opulence beyond it, they will see that the of which call fortb the smile of the ground only wants amelioration to prophet; for such are the terms in make it the rival of every other for which it is spoken of by the orienplantations of indigo and cotton of tals. In point of fact he saw an ioevery species; that while they are nuinerable population, and extensive making a prudent and certain for spaces for passengers; but not a siatune, they will breathe a pure and gle fine street, not a single beautiful wholesome atmosphere, on the banks building. There is a vast space, with of a fertilizing and navigable river; the air of a field, called Lelbequier
, they will see a new colony, with its wherein general Bonaparte resided: cities ready built, skilful workmen this, at the time of the inundation, accustomed to labour and to the cli- had in it something agreeable, on acmate, with whose assistance, and with count of its coolness, and the parties that of canals which are traced to made ou it at night in barges. (A retheir hands, they will in a few years presentation is given in an engraving. create new provinces, the future abun- 'The palaces of Kaira, encircled wils dance of which is not questionable, walls, sadden more than they embelsince modern industry will restore to lish the streets. The habitations of them their ancient splendour.” p.58, the poor, still more neglected here 59.
than any where else, add to what is " The anniversary of the birth of distressing in the sight of misery in all Mohammed arrived. The French places, all the privations and neglisemarked that no preparations were gence which the climate peculiarly made for celebrating this the most permits. The observer is incessantly solemn festival of the hegirian year. tempted to ask, where are the habiTowards evening, General Menou tations of the four-and-twenty sore. sent for the mufii, both whose digni, reigns *? When, however, he has pe. ties and whose emoluments had been netrated these species of fortresses, increased by the arrival of the army. he finds some conveniences, some reIt was found that this man had seized finement of luxury; fine marble baths, the opportunity of representing the voluptuous stoves, mosaic chambers, French to the people as averse to the in the midst of which are basons of ceremonies of religion, insinuating water and fountains, mattresses com that they had forbidden the rejoicings vered with rich stutts, and surrounded of the day. On bis being desired io with magnificent cushions: these di, proclaim them immediately, be said vans conimonly occupy three sides of the time was now too short for the the room. The windows, where there preparations; but being answered in are any, never open; and the light ihe oriental style, that if the time was which they admit is dimmed by cotoo short to make preparations, it was loured glass, within very closely retiyet long enough to put the mufti in culated grates: the principal light irons, the festival 'was proclaimed usually enters from a dome in the within a quarter of an hour, the town center of the ceiling. The orientals
, was illuminated, and the songs of de strangers to all the uses we make of votion were united with those of joy light, care very little for procuring it. and gratitude.” p. 64, 65.
Generally speaking, every thing they Then follows an account of the fes. admire is favourable to repose ; , tivity, concluding with the descrip. divans, on which one is rather laid tion of their manner of dancing, which, than scated, on which one is at case, says the author, represented neither joy nor gaiety, but voluptuousness, * The Beys are twenty-four in gumber
and from which it is troublesome to them; that of raising water, and move; garments, of which the lower forming banks to retain it. They parts are petticoats, by which the legs build as little as they can help; they are confined ; large sleeves, which fall never repair any thing: If a wall eight inches below the finger's ends; threatens to tumóle, it is left to do so. a turban, with which it is impossible There are still some rooms in the to bow the heaul; a habit of holding house, and they lay the ruins on one in one hand a pipe, with the vapour side. At length the whole building of which the brain is intoxicated, falls; and in this case they abandon and in the other a rosary, of which the scite; or if they are obliged to the beads are passed between the clear it, they carry the rubbish as fingers; all this destroys activity, de- short a distance as possible : it is this stroys imagination: they think with. latter practice which has raised aont an object; without relish do the round every town in Egypt, and parsame thing every day; and finish ticularly Kaira, not eminences, but with having lived, without having en- mountains, by which the eyes of the deavoured to vary the monotony of traveller is astonished, and for which their existence.
he is at first unable to account.” p. 103 The manners of such as are oblig. -106. ed to labour, are not very different The following may give our readers from those of the rich. Accustomed some idea of the magnificence of the to expect from their industry nothing burial places of the Egyptians. beyond the ordinary routine, they “ The minarets and the tombs are never exert themselves with that the only fabrics in which the Arabian hope. They never invent a method style is preserved with integrity; and of doing better, nor seek for that if in this there be not found that which is invented ; and they always which ought to be the beauty of arreject any in which they are obliged chitectute, an assuring solidity; there to stand, a position for which they is at least observed with pleasure orhave the greatest aversion. The joiner, naments which produce richness withthe locksmith, the carpenter, the far- out heaviness, and an elegance so tier, all work sitting ; even the ma- complete in all its parts, that it never son raises a minaret without being excites the idea of insipidity or meanever on his legs. Like savages, they ness. The cemetery of the Mamlukes seldom use more than one tool. One affords examples : on leaving the is quite astonished at what they are masses of Kaira, we are perfectly sur. capable of doing ; and one would be prized at beholding another city built disposed to believe them ingenious if, entirely of white marble, in which adhering constantly to usage, they the edifices, composed of columns did not soon force one to think that, surmounted by dones, or painted like the insect whose workmanship palamkins, sculptured and gilt, form we admire, they are guided by an an elegant and cheerful assemblage. instinct from which they cannot There wants nothing but trees, to stray.
render this funeral retreat a scene of "But is it not despotism, which delight." p. 109. commanding always, recompensing (To be concluded in our next.) never, is the source and permanent cause of this stagnation of industry ? In Upper Egypt, the Arabian artifi- CXXXVI. Poems, by Mrs. JOHN cers, ai a distance from their masters, sought the French military manufac
HUNTER, foolscap 8vo. turers, worked with them, and certain RS. H. dedicates this beautiful satisfaction, recommencing their
toil H. at Gibraltar. The contents are when they had committed tristakes, as follow: they looked with enthusiasm at the “ Noveniber-Ode to the Old Year operation of the windmill, and gazed -La Douce Chimere-To Mrs. G. on the effects of the rammer with of the Priory, Cornwall-Ode to Contransports of admiration : a secret duit Vale-To Mrs. Delainy-To the sentiment of indolence inspired, per- Memory of Chatterton.-To my Son haps, this admiration for two ma at School-Tony Daughter-To the chines, which assisted the heaviest la- Nightingale--Carisbrook Castle-To bours necessity has imposed upon the Meniory of a Lovely Infant-- Vow
to Fortune-Laura-Wine-Time Parent of hope, love's truest friend, To James Barry, Esq.-To a Friend Without thee all our joys would end, on New Year's Day-Elegy on W. And dull existence sade :
'Tis thine to gild the darkest scene Seward, Esq.- Epitaph for my Fa. ther-Songs, Elegies, Dirges, &c. &c.
Of poverty, restraint, or pain,
In life's obscurest shade. Among which are included the Lamentation of Mary Queen of Scots, Let me then still thy dreams pursue,
For ever bright, for ever new, the Cherokee Death Song, and some
Time's tangled path to cheer; other publications, in considerable
Let me helieve I still may find favour with the public.
The warm, sincere, congenial mind, We shall give the following speci
And meet LA DOUCE CHINEZE.** mens from the different classes of
“ TO MY DAUGHTER. “LA DOUCE CHIMERE.
On being separated from her on her Marriage " Sweet fancy, let me sing thy praise,
" Dear to my heart as life's warm streara, Thou kind companion of my days,
Which animates this mortal clay,
For thee I court the waking dream,
And deck with smiles the future day; Thy fairy favours still engage,
And thus beguile the present pain,
With hopes that we shall meet again.
Twin'd ev'ry joy, and care, and thought, And pleasures mix with pain;
And o'er our minds one mantle cast Without thy aid, the suns of art
Of kind affections finely wrought? To charm the eye, or touch the heart, Ah no! the groundless hope were vain, Shall toil, and toil in vain.
For so we ne'er can meet again! To warm, to polish and refine
May he who claims thy tender heart
Deserve its love as I have done!
For, kind and gentle as thou art,
If so belov'd, thou'rt fairly won.
Bright may the sacred torch remain,
And cheer thee till we meet again!" p.53,
34. Through the dim eye thy piercing ray Beams on the mind a brighter day,
TO THE MEMORY OF A LOVELY Where genius stands confess'd; 'Tis thine to light the prison's gloom, 'Tis thine to live beyond the tomb,
Written Seven Years after his Deatk. In fond affection's breast.
“ Still as the circling months successive
climb, Thy art can on the moon's beam send
With ling’ring footsteps, up the steep of time, The heart's warm wish from friend 10 friend, Bleak February frowns in his return,
Through air and ocean's waste, And crowns with cypress a sepulchral urn. And on some bright unchanging star, For me he still a mournful aspect wears, Though absent long, and distant far,
And still receives the tribute of my tears.
Are not the ills enough which time supplies, 'Tis happiness to dwell with thee;
To check the dawning comforts in their Whate'er we think, whate'er we see,
rise ? Glows with a brighter dye;
Must memory too the present evils aid, All nature wears a lively green,
Aud tinge with darker hues life's deep'ning The heav'ns expand a blue serenc,
shade And man forgets to sigh.
Must woes on woes accumulated roll,
And cloud with care the sunshine of the Or should a sigh unbidden rise,
soul? On thy light wing the vagrair flies, To seek some tender woe,
Such is our wretched lot, ill-fated kind! Our better feelings to awake,
Our thread of life with misery entwin'd; Teaching for love for pity's sake,
Capricious fortune's sport, or passion's slave; Delicious tears to flow.
Till peace takes ruot, and blossoms on the
grave. Nor wealth can buy, nor pow'r command, Can I forget the days of anxious pain, One circle from thy magic wand,
When that dear angel form I watch'd in To charm the phantom care;
vain : Born with the soul, thy living light
Can I forget the agonizing hour Beams forth in wayward fortune's spite, When those lor'd eyes were clos'd, to make Nor deigns hier gifts to share,
Ah, no! revolving years in vain depart,
" THE WANDERING LADY. When lost in grief my eyes refus'd a tear, “ Through dreary wilds forlorn I go, Instinctive fondness sought his silent bier,
When loud the storms of winter blow; Hope whisper'd, 'sure he sleeps,' I wildly
On me they waste their rage in vain,
For I can feel nor joy nor pain.
Yes, I can feel a pang for you;
Come gather round, and I will keep The closing scene, the coffin, and the pall.
The watch, and sing while you shall sleep. The solemn knell of death, I heard it toll; Ah, these were once my lover's care, How heavily it struck my wounded soul !
Of all the flock he held them dear; 'Tis long since past; forgetfulness has
With me they left their native fold,
And brav'd the winds of winter cold,
Ere yet my heart had learnt to mourn.
To mourn a father's cruel pride, ful rhyme,
By whose rash hand my lover died; Where memory recals departed time,
O cruel, cruel was the deed, Brings back in one short hour the dream of
That caus'd so kind a heart to bleed. years, And sprinkles on the grave a mother's tears."
O youth belov'd, thy voice no more p. 55–57.
Can peace to my sad soul restore;
To seek thy native bills I fly, « TIME.
Where thou wert born I go 10 die!"
p. 77, 78. “ Time may ambition's nest destroy, Though on a rock 'tis perch'd so high;
" A MERMAID'S SONG. May find dull av’rice in his cave, And drag to light the sordid slave;
“ Now the dancing sun-beanis play But from affection's temper'd chain
On the green and glassy sea; To free the heart he strives in vain,
Come, and I will lead the way, The sculptur'd urn, the marble bust,
Where the pearly treasures be. By time are crumbled with the dust;
Come with me, and we will go
Where the rocks of coral grow ;
Follow, follow, follow me.
Come, behold what treasures lie
Riches hid from human eye “ ELEGY TO THE MEMORY OF
Dimly shine in ocean's caves ;
Stormy winds are far away,
Ebbing tides brook no delay ; "Say, shall the muse, the muse to Seward Follow, follow, follow me.'
dear, Fail to the mournful rites her aid to lend? Refuse to place a chaplet on his bier,
Or give a tear to her departed friend? Ah no; she weeps ! for in thy silent grave
ÇXXXVII. VILLAGE DIALOGUES, The kindly mild affections wake no more;
between Farmer Littleworth, Rev. Cold is that heart, where bounteous nature
Mr. Lovegood, and others. By Row. gave
LAND HILL, A. M. Vol. II. 12mo. Of warm benevolence her richest store. Thore
HE former volume of these dia. powers by nature given, by time im
prov'd, Still to some fair, some honest purpose
tome for May: the present volume
purposes the same general idea of To cherish modest worth thy spirit lov’d, recommending Religion under a dra
To raise dejected merit's drooping head. matic form ; but several new characThe pride of learning, wit's resplendent ray,
ters and subjects are introduced, as The powers of genius dazzling as they will appear by the following outline shine,
of the contents. Before thy social virtues fade away,
" Dial. IX. and X. The evils of Nor shall their loss be felt, or mourn'd the Slave Trade delineated in a conlike thing.
versation between Farmer Little