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TRAVELS in Nubia, by the late Jun indred, they can only be classed among - Lewis BURCKHARDT, contain much the latter by persons who judge from cointeresting information of countries which lour alone,” in regard to their peculiar have hitherto been comparatively lilile customs, lie afterwards observes : “la explored. Many parts of lover Fount marrying, the bride's father receives, acthe deserts, and even as far as Djidda in
cording to the Mussulman eustom, a cer
tain sum of money from the bridegroom Arabia, have been visited by ihis indela
for his daughter; and this sum is higher tigable and enterprising traveller. After than
ter than is customary in other parts inhabited suffering many bardships, from fatigue by Arabs. The dianghters of the Mek are and want of water, in passing through paid as much as three or four hundred dol. deserts infested with the simoon, (the lars, which the father keeps for them as a hot south-east wind,) be arrived at Berber dowry. Few men have more than one and Luakin, descriprions of which he wife; but every one who can afford it has given in a very pleasing and concise keeps a slave or niistress, either in his account.
own or in a separate house. Kept mis. 66 The people of Berber, (observes the tresses are called companions, and are author,) are a very handsome race. The
more numerous than in the politest capitals native colour seems to be a dark-red.
in Europe. Few traders pass through brown, which, if the mother is a slave from
Berber without taking a mistress, if it be Abyssinia, becomes a light-brown in the only for a fortnight. Drinkenness is the children ; and, it from the nerro countries. constant compavion of this debauchery ; extremely dark. The men are somewhat and it would seem as if the men in these taller than the Egyptians, and are much cuiries had no other oljects in life. The stronger and larser-limbed. Their fea- mtoxicating liqnor which they drink is tures are not at all those of the neyro, the called Bonza.” face being oval, the nose often perfectly Alter giving a further description of Grecian, and the cheek-bones not promi the wretchedness and immorality which nent. The upper lip, lowever, is gene- such habits induce, the author continues raily something thicker, thanis cousidered bis account of a journey from Beiber to heautiful among northern nations, though Shendy, and mention the superior it is still far from the negro lip. Their legs dread which the inhabitants of that place and feet are well formed, which is seldom entertain of the crocodile, to what they the case with the negroes. They have a do in many other parts of Egypt. short beard below the chin, but seldom
“I was several times present when a any hair upon their checks. Their musta
crocodile made its appearance, and wit. chios are thin, and they keep them cut
nessed the terror it inspired; the crowd very short. Their hair is busly and strong, but not woolly ; it lies in close curls when
all quickly retired up the beach. During
my stay at Sliendy, a man, who had been short, and, when permitted to grow, forms
advised to bathe in the river after having itself into broad high tufts. “ We are Arabs, not negroes, (they often say :) and, Kulled by one of these animais. At Lennaar,
escaped the small-pox, was seized aud
crocodiles are often brought to market, was not granted to them in consideration and their flesh is publicly sold there. It of their humble station in society, but to is of a dirty-white colour, not unlike young their superior excellence as poets, veal."
Though Mr. C.'s poems are not devoid Poems descriptive of Rural Life and
of merit, they will not stand the test of a Scenery, by Joun Clare, a Northamp
lamp: trial by themselves. That he is not with tonshire peasant, have lately been edited
out the elements that constitute a poet, and published by a gentleman well known
the following quotation will sufficiently in the literary world, for the benefit of
evince: the author. To judge from the sketch given of the humble and laborious life of
EVENING. this obscure genius, we are surprised to Now glaring day-light's usher'd to a close, discover such a display of poetical talent And nursing eve her soothing care reand force of mind in circumstances som
news, little favourable to the development of ?
To welcome weary labour to repose,
And cherish nature with reviving dews; the human faculties. Considered as they
Hail, cooling sweets, that breathe so productions of a common labourer, they
sweetly here; are certainly remarkable, and deserving Hail, lovely eve, whose hours so lovely of encouragement and commendation:
prove, but, to maintain that they have the Thy silent calm, to solitude so dear; smallest pretensions to comparative ex• And oh, this darkness, dearer still to cellence with the writings of others out love. of his own sphere, would be ridiculous Now the fond lover seeks thy silent plains, and wujust. and would be trying them by And with his charmer in fond dalliance a poetical law froin which they ought to .. : strays, be exempt. We do not therefore re
Vowing his love, and telling jealous pains,
Which doubtful fancies in tbeir absence quire that they should possess the correctness and elegance of more classic
Ah! tho' such pleasures centre not in me, bards. We must decide upon them by I love to wander and converse with their own merits, and the positive degree
thee. of excellence they may possess. We shall not even insist upon Horace's rule, We must, in justice to Mr. C. mention that neither gods nor men will listen to that there are many pieces of equal merit mediocrity in poetry, as we are aware to this, and that one favourable fealure of such a radical latitudinarian principle his poetry is, that it evidently improves. would prove highly detrimental to ihe He has still, however, much to overclaims of the majority of our country- come. men from the throne to the cottage. Ås: A treatise has appeared on the Nature it is an art of entertainment, however, of Scrofula, by Mr. WILLIAM Farr, rather than of use and necessity, we have who seems to have devoted his attention a right to expect some sort of good in it to this particular disease, and under cir. The value of poetry must depend upon cumstances apparently peculiarly favourits positive powers of pleasing and ine able to the acquisition of a farniliar acstructing. Without these requisites, it is quaintance with the phenomena it prevain and Toolish to offer the excuse of un. sents. The principles so successfully toward circuinstances and luckless fates acted upon by Mr. Brandish, and which “ dooming the morn of genius to the are not generally known to medical men, shade." Without intending directly to have been adopied as the basis of our apply these remarks to the present pub. author's treatment, and are by him very lication, we are of opinion, ihat there is materially improved and extended. The often much mistaken kindness in the idea directions laid down in this volume for of patronizing neglected worth, as there the treatment and management of chil. is seldom one out of ten humble aspi. dren born of scrofulous parents merit
rants after fame, who have finally justi- the utmost attention, and are particu· fied the hopes entertained of them. The' larly important both to the medical
patrons and the protegees are often both practitioners and to the parents of an equally mistaken. The opinion, that unhealthy offspring. The plan of treatmuch is to be conceded to them, from a ment is well worthy the attention of me, consideration of the difficulties under dical men. It is certainly only by pow. which they wrote, is apt to mislead them. erful remedies, calculated to act on the These will be forgotten, and they will constitution through the medium of the then be tried by their own native merit. chylopoietic organs, that the eradication The reputation of Burns and Bloomfield of this disease cau be expected.
We We give Mr. W. D. Bayley credit as well as of the composer, has been for benevolent intentions, and in soine given wherever it could be ascertained, degree for enlightened views of the The twelfth Number of the Journal of subject on which he treats, in his work New Voyages and Travels consists of a on “ The State of the Poor and Working recent Voyage to the West Indies, hy Classes considered, with practical Meuns Mr. WALLER, a navy surgeon; and per. for improving their Condition, and which haps a more lively and picturesque view of is of so great present interest to the con- that interesting portion of the British munity. He first considers the cause of empire has never been printed. the present distresses, which, though D r. OʻMEARA's translation of the impressing on all classes, sit most heavily mortal work of NAPOLEON, announced in on the lowest ; and then proposes his our last, has been accompanied by Rearemedy. Mr. Bayley would have us bę, sons, dictated to himn by Napoleon, prove lieve, that the evils with which the com, ing the “ Manuscrit de St. Helene" to munity at present are so grievously af, be a gross forgery. The original and the flicted, have their origin in part, at ieast, translation have been so universally read, from circumstances very remote, as from as to supersede the necessity of eulogium, the abolition of the monasteries by Amongst the poetical effusions incidenc Henry VIII., by ihe rise of trade and upon a late lamentable occasion, wę no. manufactures, and the deterioration of ice one called the Shroud of Royalty; a the value of noney in the sixteenth cen. Prince and a Monarch's Dirge. wbich is tury. The abandoning of tillage for the superior to the common productions upou cultivation of pasture lands, (which is the state-solemnities. As tenderness and next of Mr. B.'s alleged causes,) is a pathos in poetry iş apt, particularly in more probable source of mischief; but dirges, to disarm criticism of its edge, we do not know how far the statement we shall vot venture upon a very strict is correct. As to the use and improve analysis of its faults. We cannot how. ment of machinery, (which is another of ever refrain from animadverting upon Mr. B.'s causes,) we have no hesitation the impropriety of introducing the inock in expressing our entire dissent froin him; heroic style, whose bathus upon such and, notwithstanding the authority of sulijecis is quite out of its place. The Mr. Owen, we consider it not only as following is a specimen not unworthy our tending to iinprove the general condition poet-laureate, whose strains are yet to of society, but as immediately advantage. flow, when the excess of his grief shall ous to the lowest classes of the commu• be subdued : nity. The enormous public debt, and Amidst the storms that shook the world, a rapidly increasing taxation, which have And laid the toil of ages low, rent the very vitals of property,” is the Kingdoms and Thrones in fragments hurlid, last cause assigned for increased paupe- 'Whelni'd in one fate's dark overthrow. rism ; and we suppose on this head there Preserved by Heaven, onr sea-girt land will be no controversy. The remedy Still brav'd the earthquake's fiery shock: which Mr. Bayley proposes, is alloiting The deluge-tlood but swept her strand, to the poor small portions of land, at very T he thunder's bolt but sear'd her rock.. moderate rents, free from tythes, on the Our Monarch's virtue beani'd afar, condition that ihey should cease to look
His native island's saviour-star, for parochial relief. Those who wish Enthroved in every subject's breast, for the details of the plan we must refer With every heart's orisons blest; to the painphlet itself.
A nation wept beside his bed, " It will be gratifying to the lovers of Till life and hope together fled; that most delightful species of vocal har. And England mourn’d her worst of woes, inony, Glees, to learn that a third volume His patriarch reign of glory's close; of Convito Armonico, has just been pubó For 'mongst the mighty names that shine, lished, and is adınitted to be the choicest The proudest of her regal line, miscellany of glees extant. To every
Ne'er was her golden sceptre sway'd
By King more lovingly obeyed ; piece for four or more voices, is added a
Ne'er did a people's anthems rise compression of the several parts into two
With purer incense to the skies, lines, for the purpose of piano-forte ac
Than whew from city, field, and food,
Than When from coinpaniment. Exact attention has been Rang the loud praise of George the Good bestowed upon the words, which have And rapture hail'd the auspicions morn, been altered, or new words furnished That gave a British sovereigo, Britain born. where the original have been found ex. com so on to the end of the chapter of Hat. ceptionable, and the name of the poet, terics.
Chefs d'@uore of French literature,' A short Account of some of the principal just published, is a work containing prose Hospitals of Frunce, Italy, Switzerland, extracts from the writings of the most and the Netherlands; wiib remarks upon celebrated authors upon a variety of the climaie and diseases of those counsubjects. As the merit of a compilation tries. It is gratifying to the friends of of ihis nature merely consists in the jue humanity to perceive ibat, with regard to dicious selection of pieces that are well the hospitals of the Continent, the author written, and at the same time little known, of this useful and interesting account and interesting to English readers, it not only found them in belier order than would be singular if there should be any he had expected, but in several instances errors prevalent in the composition. We even superior to institutions of the same caunot, however, perceive any thing re. nature in England. Nor have other markably new or peculiarly interesting, charitable establishments escaped the either in the matter, or the manner of eye of this humane and enlightened traexhibiting it; and the work einbraces veller, particularly those founded at Am. much too wide a scope, and too great a sterdam, the munificence and admirable number of names, to allow room for sutti. management of which must be perused cient specimens to convey a just idea of with sentiments of pleasure hy those who the style and character of the different are at this time so nobly engaged in alauthors.
• leviating the wants of our oppressed and • KINGDOM's America and the British wretched countrymen at home. The Colonies, is an intelligent work, contain. medical remarks interspersed through iut ing an abstract of all the most useful in the work, and those relating to hospitals, formation relative to the United States; are judicious, and deserving the notice with an account of Canada, the Cape of of gentlemen of the profession. Good Hope, New South Wales, and Van John ATTERSOLL, esq. has just pubDiemen's Island. It likewise describes lished A Translation of the Reporis upon the advantages and disadvantages which the Establishment at Hofuyl in Switzer. each country offers in the view of emin land, lately presented to the Emperor of gration, and embodies, in a succinct form, Russia by the Count de Capo de Istria, the most valuable information contained and containing the plan of M. de Fellenin several recent publications. It is berg, the author and conductor of the well worth the attention of those who Insitution. As much attention bas lately are interested in collecting the fullest in been excited towards the subject, boch formalion, before venturing on the se. from previous publications and the imrious and often irremediable measure of proved system of education which chaa change of country.
racterises the present times, this is a G. A. ROBERISON, esq. has published work which will be perused with much Notes on Africu, with an Appendir, con. interest by those who are truly zealous taining a coinpendious account of the in the amelioration of mankind. The Cape of Good Hope, compiled during a principles of education aviopied by M. Jong residence in Africa; describing de Fellenberg are of great and universal a territory of more than two thousand influence, drawn from the nature and miles. , They are chielly confined to a impulses of the human mind; and so com. sketch of that vast frontier of Southern pletely have they succeeded, that we Africa which offers so wide a field for may congratulate him on their triumph future observation and more extended over the wicked and exploded doctrine research. The work abounds with much of corporeal punishinents and solitary original inforination respecting the con- confinement. He appears to have sucdition of the people and the prospect of ceeded too in making himself the friend their civilization, if a judicious inter- as well as the master of the young people course were established between them whom he superintends, and introduced a and the European (particularly the Brie system, by which all the nobler feelings tish) nations. The remarks upon their are brouglit into action, making the rich peculiar wants and capabilities, would useful to the poor,-the interests of the prove highly useful towards a further in- older connected with the younger,-and vestigation and amelioration of this op. even science subservient to agriculcure. pressed and neglected portion of the - The poem entiiled Tottenham, reglobe.
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