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A SUMMER RAMBLE IN SYRIA.

THE PANTHEON, OXFORD-STREET, (see page 179.) netic poles, as he approached the north, are found to conduce materially to the interest of looked for with much interest.

his journal; thongh, it should be added, that The extreme cold experienced (say the the work is, by no means, over-fraught with Montreal papers) was 70° below zero. Capt, sacred characteristics, nor is it encumbered Back left Fort Reliance, March 20, travelled with speculative disputations on disputed on snow-shoes to Fort Chippewayan, whence points, or identities, which it were now fruit. he departed May 28, and arrived at Lachin less labour to attempt settling. But, it is on the 6th of August.

time to proceed in a few extracts.] We presume that Captain James Ross will now proceed on his mission by sea to

Godoloskia Child of Fortune. the Arctic Circle, which, we believe, only This lively little Frank had visited divers waited the return of Captain Back, the vessel countries, without residing in any one long being already selected, and nearly fitted for enough to acquire its language; accordingly, the voyage. — Literary Gazette.

his patois was a mosaic of all known tongues,

with much that belonged to none. By birth New Books.

a Pole, he was early consigned to the care of an uncle, a clergyman in Philadelphia, whose

roof he left in consequence of his aunt smiting By the Rev. Vere Monro.

him in the face with a coffee-pot. Houseless [This work will be found to yield as much for the night, he took shelter in a watch-box, excursive reading as its title promises. It is, and was next morning carried before the indeed, a ramble; for, scarcely two pages mayor as a vagrant. His uncle being sent are occupied by the same subject. It is for, used every argument to induce him to throughout, shrewd and clever, ingenious and return, but to no purpose: Godoloski had lively; yet, it has also a grave interest, in resolved to visit his native land, and nothing pointing out many sites of events perpetuated could shake his determination; whereupon in the Bible. The whole region is a promis- his kind-hearted uncle wept, and beat his ing one for the opservant traveller, whether aunt,—and the young Pole took his leave of he look to its ancient history, or its present America, and his passage for Europe in a condition. It is holy ground—as Jerusalem, French vessel. During the voyage, he was Bethsaida, Damascus, Lebanon, Antioch, Ga- captured by the Dutch, and being detained a lilee, and Aleppo, or their remains, testify: prisoner for ten months, subsequently passed whilst no country, perhaps, exhibits a greater into England, and fixing himself at Manvariety in the character of its population. chester, married the slaughter of a rich merThe peculiar qualifications of the reverend chant. “Now,” said he, “I kept my car. traveller for illustrating the history and iden- riage.” But, alas ! the instability of all human tity of the numerous Scriptural sites, will be happiness !

His wife died, his riches perished, and indulgence, one of them exclaiming, “Shall having visited all the chief towns in England, I. give water to a Christian, and make my he settled in Edinburgh, where his great so- pitcher filthy, so that I can use it no more lace seems to have been oat-cake and milk- for ever ?” This happened within the preporridge, the recollection of which even now cincts of Samaria, and was a proof how little makes him rub his hands with delight. After change the spirit of the people had undergone this, he travelled into Russia ; but finding within the last eighteen centuries. These nothing there to detain him, went to France women were young and handsome, with full, and resided at Lyons, where he became a dignified, and stately figures : a dark coloured soap-boiler, publican, and preacher. Here fillet bound the head, and passing under the he fourished, his revenues increased, and he chin, left the face entirely uncovered. had lodged some thousand francs in the Not an hour after this, we observed another Lyons' bank, when the house failed, and, be group similarly employed. “Now," said coming again penniless, he was compelled Ahmet,“ observe the difference : instead of to migrate. His next attempt was in the Arabic, I will speak to them in Turkish." northern part of European Turkey, whence He did so, and picking up their vessels, he finally came to Cairo, and now occupies a they took to flight; but, when he continued shop about nine feet square in the Frank to pursue them, with what I suspect was a quarter, where he practices as chemist, per- volley of abuse, one of them came back tremfumer, and physician. His dearest wish at bling with her bardac, || and we drank freely; present is to return to Scotland, marry a she refused any reward. It was near sunset Scotchwoman, and breakfast on oat-cake and before we reached the village of Tantoura, milk-porridge.

considered by D'Anville to be the Dora of Edom.

antiquity; and its distance from Cæsareal

justifies that belief, according to the account In meditating a journey through the confines of Edom, I had overlooked the prophetic self survive.

of Jerome; though no marks of its former denunciations against any who should traverse

Crocodiles. it, so literally and wonderfully inforced up to the present hour. “None shall pass through Crocodiles are rarely found in the Nile it for ever and ever."* I will cut off from below Manfalout, in lat. 26°, and even there, Mount Seir him that passeth out, and him

are very diminutive in size. About Faras, in that returneth.”+ The repeated and perse. Nubia, where they are more than twenty vering attempts of travellers 1 to explore Idu. feet long I never heard any well-established mæa, have always proved abortive, except in charge of anthropophagism brought against two instances. Seetzen did“ pass through," them. They appear to be, in the main, and died soon after at Aleppo: Burckhardt harmless, inoffensive creatures, not to say penetrated into it, but turned aside in dis- diffident : and I suspect that the wilful may, and died soon after at Cairo.

murders with which they stand charged, ori. The lasting validity of these prophetic ginate most commonly with those who give warnings have been powerfully vindicated in evidence against them. I have occasionally Keith's Evidence of Prophecy. With all seen a dead body fished out of the Nile submission to the writer in the Quarterly, I with arms and legs entire, and nothing must incline to the literal acceptation of the missing except the clothes, which, I conprophecy respecting Edom, which seems to clude, would be of no use to the crocodiles, be thus far supported by the facts adduced in among whom the body had been floating, evidence, and to the opinion that none shall probably for many leagues. Nothing could

pass through it for ever and ever,” (except be so natural, as for those who best knew to their cost, until the days come when the the cause of a man's disappearance to say,gospel of peace shall have harmonized the “Have you heard what a shocking thing whole earth, and the prophecy shall be finally has happened ? — poor Mustapha went to completed that “ Seir and Edom shall be a fetch a pail of water this morning, and a possession ;” which Bishop Newton, follow- crocodile took him ;" and thus this calum. ing Onkelos the Chaldee paraphrast, inter- niated fish has of late days lost its character. prets primarily of David, but ultimately of Herodotus relates, that the priests at the the Messiah.

Lake Mæris kept a tame crocodile, which Women of Samaria.

used to come ashore for cakes and wiue, and

was very gentle. Mr. Sharon Turner does We were proceeding, on our way, when not deal honestly by this creature, for at the some women were descried drawing water at a well near the track, and the day being hot, and amiable disposition, he attempts to con

same time that he endues him with a mild I desired my servant to ask if they would vict him of most diabolical acts : for he give me some to drink; but they refused the insinuates, that he will “ leap or scramble * Isaiah xxxiv. 10. + Ezek. xxxv. 7. Irby and Mangles.

|| The earthen waterpot of the country. s Vide Sir F. Henniker's Travels.

| Three leagues.

into boats, overturn skiffs with his tail, and same records coutain of her former happiness. eat the crew !” and yet, forsooth, he is nei. The first exclamation which bursts forth, is ther a fierce nor a cruel animal.

that which phophecy has said shall be in the

mouth of "all that pass,"—"Is this the city Vestiges of Cæsarea.

that men call the perfection of beauty, the Those palaces which heretofore were the joy of the whole earth?” It is impossible resort of emperors-those courts which rested that any delineation can be more just, or any upon marble and glistened with gold, echoing image more vivid, than is contained in those with the revelry of princes; the theatres, the few words, “ How doth the city sit solitary !" temples, and the forum,—are now furrowed The sight carried across a tract of grey, desoby the plough, or grazed upon by the beasts* late, and barren rock, rests upon a bare, dead of the field. You search for the semblance wall, above which little is seen except the of their figure, some phantom of the past, tops of a few Turkish mosques. At this and you find it not: and the imagination, time, not a living creature was moving withdwelling upon the busy streets and stately out the city; and, with the exception of the colonnades, still inquires, where is Cæsarea ? leaden green produced by a few ragged It lies entombed beneath the little mounds olives, scarcely a sign of vegetation could be that are barely marked upon the surface; so traced : a death-like silence settled upon the lowly, they could scarcely serve to hide the rocky waste, and the city placed upon an mouldering shreds of a peasant's cot; and it eminence, as if an object for observation, preshould seem as if the very stones had rotted sented one of the most gloomy and melanin the soil !

choly spectacles that the fancy could paiut. This city, once called the “Tower of Strato,” has been supposed to be the Apol.

The Pool Of Siloam. lonia of Pliny; which, however, is placed by Fifteen wide steps conduct into a spacious, Ptolemy nearer to Jaffa. It was called by arched cavern, where are still some marks of Vespasian, the “Flavian Colony.” Herod, the zeal of St. Helena, by whom it was continnally on his guard against a revolt of ornamented; and twelve other narrow steps the Jews, made it a strong fortress, and orna- lead down to the water, which is remarkably mented it in the most sumptuous manner; clear, but contains no perceptible medicinal all the edifices, not only palaces but private property. It has, nevertheless, ever since the houses, being of marble: and seeing the time of our Lord, been supposed to possess want of a harbour on that dangerous coast, some purifying quality; and we learn from he made a port equal in size to Piræus, fur. Fenelon that it was much prized by the Saranished with towers raised in the sea, upon cens, and Nicephorus relat that the Turks one side of a semicircular mole, the most used it for disorders of the eyes ; a practice splendid of which bore the name of Drusus, which most probably arose from the miracle the adopted son of the emperor; the founda- recorded in the ninth chapter of St. John : tion stones of the mole being fifty feet and a belief in its latent virtue still prevails; long by eighteen wide, and nine feet thick. for upon one occasion it happened that after Around the port was a continued series of resting for awhile in the Garden of Gethbuildings of the costliest marble; and, in the semane, and indulging those intensely intercentre, upon a mound, stood a temple in esting reflexions which must needs overpower honour of Cæsar, surmounted by two statues, every Christian who should find himself -one representing the Emperor, modelled alone npon such a spot, I had wandered after, and equal to, that of the Olympian down the valley, and descending to the Jove—and the other a figure of Rome, not “pool,” was pondering over its transparent inferior to the Argive Juno.

water, when a sickly-looking Turk came

down into the cavern, and taking off his First Sight of Jerusalem.

clothes walked into the water. Having no It were superfluous to enlarge upon the attendant, I could not learn exactly what intense anxiety which every one feels who benefit he expected to derive; but he said believes the eternal records of undeviating that it was "good,” and continued in it for truth, as he draws near to this remarkable

some time. The aperture in the rock under city. His impressions, however, have been which the water appears, has been artifialready made; so fully has her desolate cially cut, and is about five feet high ; the estate been set forth under every variety of water not being quite knee-deep. Josephus figure

, that reality cannot carry him beyond relates that, before the arrival of Titus and that point to which his imagination has long the Roman army at Jerusalem, this fountain since reached ; and that graphic portraiture and all the others about the city failed to of her widowhood, which he here finds such a degree that the Jews were distressed drawn to the life, confirms, (if Scripture yet for water; but upon the arrival of the inneeds confirmation,) the accounts which the vaders the springs again flowed, and the • The prophecy of Zephaniah, ii, v. 6, literally and the cattle, but also for the gardens.

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Under the rock opposite the pool are six- Live ou nanght but ambrosia, his lot how much teen tanks, or cisterns, used by the fullers; To live, lucky dev'l, on a yonog lady's metre! and below this is shown the tree upon which As for puffing,--that first of all litrary boons, Judas hanged himself. It is a fig-free of And essential alike both to bards and balloons ; not many years' growth, but sloping in so As, unless well supplied with inflation, 'tis found

Neither bards nor balloons budge an inch from the gallows-like a direction as apparently to have

ground;invited the legend.

In this respect, naught could more prosp'rous

befall;

As my friend (for no less this kind imp could I call) THE FUDGES IN ENGLAND,

Knows the whole world of critics, dear, hypers and (Continued from page 128.)

all.

I suspect, indeed, he himself dabbles in rhyme, [In the seventh letter is a specimen of Miss Which, for imps diabolic, is not the first time ; Fanny's irregular ode, and the fate of its As I've heard Uncle Bob say, 'twas known among

Gnostics, publication.]

That the Dev'l on Two Sticks was a dev'l at I had got, dear, thus far in my Ode,

Acrostics. Intending to fill the whole page to the bottom,

But, hark! there's the Magnet just dash'd in from But, haviog invoked such a lot of fine things,

townFlowers, billows, and thunderbolts, rainbows and

How my heart, Kitty, beats! I shall surely drop wings,

down. Didn't know what to do with 'em, when I had got That awful Court Journal, Gazette, Athenæum,

All full of my book I shall sink when I see 'em. The truth is, my thoughts are too full, at this And then, the great point whether Simkios and minute,

Co.
Uf past MSS. any new ones to try.

Are actually pleas'd with their bargain or no !
This very night's coach brings my destiny in it,- Five o'clock.
Decides the great question, to live or to die !

All's delightful-such praises !—I really fear
Aud, whether I'm henceforth immortal or no,

That this poor little head will turn giddy, my dear. All depends on the answer of Simkins and Col

I've but time now to send you two exquisite You'll think, love, I rave, so 'tis best to let out

scraps,
The whole secret, at once-I have publish'd a All the rest by the Maguet, on Monday, perhaps.

Book !!!
Yes, an actual Book :if the marvel

you doubt,

FROM THE MORNING POST.
You have only in last Monday's Courier to look,
And you'll find “This day published by Simkius

'Tis known that a certain distinguished physician

Prescribes, for dyspepsia, a course of light reading; and Co. A Romaunt, in twelve Cantos, entitled • Woe, Woe!'

And Rhymes by young Ladies, the first, fresh By Miss Fanny F- , kuown more commonly so

edition,

(Ere critics have injur'd their powers of nutrition) 5."

Are he thinks, for weak stomachs, the best sort of This I put that my friends muyu't be left in the

feeding, dark,

Satires irritate-love-songs are found calorific; But may guess at my writing by knowing my But smooth female sonuets he deems a specific, mark.

And, if taken at bed-time, a sure soporific. How I managed, at last, this great deed to achieve,

Among works of this kind, the most pleasing we ls itself a Romaunt which you'd scarce, dear,

know, believe ;

Is a volume just published by Simkins and Co., Nor can I just now, being all in a whirl,

Where all such ingredients,—the flowery, the sweet, Looking out for the Magvet,* explain it, dear girl, And the gently narcotic,—are mix'd per receipt, Suffice it to say, that one half the expense

With a hand so judicious, we've no hesitation
of this leasehold of fame for long centuries hence, To say that 'bove all, for the young generation,
(Though “ God knows," as aunt says, my humble 'Tis an elegant, soothing, and safe preparation.
ambition

Nota bene-for readers, whose object 's to sleep,
Aspires not beyoud a small second edition,)-
Que half the whole cost of the paper and printing,

And who read, in their night-caps, the publishers I've managed, this last year, to scrape up, by Good fire-proof binding, which comes very cheap.

keep stinting My own little wants in gloves, ribbons, and shoes, ANECDOTE-FROM THE “ COURT JOURNAL." Thus defrauding the toilet to fit out the Muse! And who, my dear Kitty, would not do the same ?

T'other night, at the Countess of • * 's rout, What's eau de Cologne to the sweet breath of fame?

An amusing event was much whisper'd about. Yards of ribbon soon end,-but the measures of

It was said that Lord, at the Council, that day, rhyme,

Had, more than once, jump'd from his seat, like a Dipp'd in hues of the rainbow, stretch out through

rocket,

And flown to a corner, where, heedless, they say, all time. Gloves languish and fade away, pair after pair,

How the country's resources were squandered away, While couplets shine out, but the brighter for wear,

He kept reading some papers he'd brought in his And the dancing-shoe's gloss in an evening is gone,

pocket. While light-footed lyrics through ages trip on.

Some thought them despatches from Spain, or the The remaining expense, trouble, risk,--and alas !

Turk, My poor copyright too-iuto other hands pass;

Others swore they brought word we had lost the And my friend, the head dev'l of thes

Mauritius;
County

But it turu'd out 'twas only Miss Fudge's new work, Gazette," (The only Mecænas I've ever had yet),

Which lis Lordship devour'd with such zeal exHe who set up in type my first juvenile lays,

peditious.Is now set up by them for the rest of his days;

Messrs. Simkins and Co. to avoid all delay And while gods (as my “ Heathen Mythology."

Hlaving sent it in sheets, that his Lordship might say, says)

He had distanced the whole reading world, by a day! * A day coach of that name.

(We are content with these lively, harm.

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THE METROPOLITAN EMIGRANT. BY JOHN

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less sallies; though, in their place, we do not Exactly so,"' continued I ; " and in your affect to question the fitness and merit of the amiable danghter I think I have discovered other portions of this smart satire.]

the person I should wish to espouse."

Very well,” said he, “ if she agrees I Che Public Journals. will not withhold my consent; so there's the

parlour-door, and Amelia’s within."

All went well—I was married, and my

cousin, Miss Barbara Putty, fulfilled her (Abridged from Fraser's Magazine.) prediction ; moreover, stayed the remainder Every man has his own reasons for emigra- of the day with us, during which she en ting, so had I: but I think that, by relating lightened my wife on sundry points of dothe events of my own life, the reader will mestic economy, and in the craft of house

have a better idea of them than by any other hold management. & account I can give; I will, therefore, without For some time things went on better than

delay, relate the incidents that led to, and I had ever anticipated, and, by degrees, I those which followed after, my emigration. was led into speculations in various kinds of

I was bred by my father in the haber- haberdashery, pronounced so many gold dashery line, and was by him installed in a mines; but it is wonderful that they all, shop in the borough, with a due assortment without exception, turned out losses, to the of goods ; but, after a few days, I perceived great detriment of my purse and temper, for, that there was some vacancy in my house, as things grew worse, I am told that I behold; long was I before I discovered what came remarkably crabbed and peevish. this want was indeed it was not I that found One day as I was standing behind my it out, but Miss Barbara Putty, my cousin, counter, two elderly gentlemen came in and who one day, for the first time, deigned to asked permission to wait for a little, till it enter my shop: the very first observation she had ceased raining, as it was at the time very made was

wet: of course I complied, and handed them " Cousin, you want a wife.”

seats. After a little they began to converse “ Indeed, I think I do,” replied I, in a about the Canadas, and, having been but demure tone; for much did I dread lest my little instructed about foreign countries, I not having thought of it before might have listened attentively to what they were saying, been deemed by Miss Barbara an insult to which was, as near as I can recollect, to the the sex, represented in her person : however, following effect : my forebodings were, happily, not realized, “I think, Mr. Brown,” said he who seemed for ning more was said until the

erture the elder of the two, “ that I shall soon emi. of the stale damsel, when she exclaimed, in grate myself, things are becoming worse an intended jocular tone,

every day, and I believe that the States or “Cousin Stephen, I shall call next month the Canadas are now the best place for a poor on your bride, whom I hope to find in the man; and, if I mistake not, they will soon person of Miss Amelia Sprat;" and, adding receive many of the poor bankrupt tradesin a lower tone, “ who will have three hun. men and others who find themselves sinking dred pounds fortune.”

lower every day.” My want was thus explained, and I forth- Ah, Mr. Millman,” answered the other with conned over my list of female friends, with a smile, “ both you and I are too old to and the one I thought would suit me best think of it now; we could not change our was the identical Miss Amelia Sprat, the habits so much as to be able to endure the daughter of a plump, rosy-faced fishmonger. privations of the backwoods : emigration That very evening I shut shop full an hour appears to me fitted chiefly for the lower before the usual time, and proceeded to Mr. orders, and those who have no fixed habits ; Sprat's, whom I found busily engaged in his but I agree with you in thinking that Canada own concerns; but, as I had screwed myself is the place for the poor tradesmen of this up to the sticking-place, I at once said that, country.” as I had an important communication to “ My opinion,” replied Mr. Millman, “ is, make, I would be much obliged by his giving that those tradesmen who are going on the me a private interview.

high road to ruin, could do no better than, He at once ordered his boy to attend to the instead of selling their goods at half-price, business, and, having taken me into a small carry out their merchandise with them to room, desired me to acquaint him with what Canada, and begin business again." I had to say, as he was very busy and wanted This advice appeared to me very judicious, to get back.

and from that time I commenced revolving "Mr. Sprat," answered I, “ I have found in my own mind what I had heard about this that an essential article is wanted in my land of refuge, and likewise endeavoured to household, and "

inform myself better on the subject, whereby “Oh,” interrupted he,“ you want a wife, it was soon noised abroad that I, Stephen

Needles, was going to emigrate.

I suppose.”

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