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mode of acquiring the absolute disposal of a The work terminates with a succinct i human being, must have been very rare, account of the short campaign which since the manners of the ancient Norwer united Norway to Sweden. gians were scarcely so corrupted, that any persons could be found who would volun
The work in general possesses a con tarily resign their freedom and property. siderable degree of interest, and the attenNor was the condition of the times 'sach, tive reader will find himself repaid by its that necessity could have compelled many perusal. to sell themselves as slaves War, piracy, erimes, and finally birth, on the contrary, were the usual causes of slavery. It is ge- Cursory Remarks on the Physical and nerally assumed, that the condition of slaves Moral History of the Human Species, among our ancestors was better than among and its connections with surrounding many others, although civilized nations, Those who were slaves by birth, and who
Agency. By L. S. Boyne. 8vo. pp. were placed upon small parcels of land be 378. Price 10s, 6d. Jonging to their lords, probably enjoyed considerable comfort and liberty ; but agreeably
This subject is most interesting to the in customs, which were adopted as laws, the world at large, and the reader who sits condition of every slave was entirely de- down to peruse the Volume, has a righe pendent on the arbitrary will of his lord. to expect instruction intermingled with The slaves likewise enjoyed none of the pri- entertainment. Mr. Boyne has certainly vileges of free men, not even the respect combined a number of remarks into one due to humanity. Nay, the slaves were series ; but be confesses in his Preface, deemed incapable of participating in the happiness of another life, unless they burnt that he claims no merit; be bas fura themselves to death on the funeral piles of nished nothing new ; he has merely their decessed masters. p. 85, 86.
thrown together in a familiar shape a The Orientals are celebrated for their number of facts in nature, that cannot apothegms and pithy sayings. These
be instructive to the Learned, but may northern hordes were not unacquainted operate as introductive of further inquiry with this species of information.
among General Readers.” The morality of our forefat:ers was con: have done, is another question. To abridge
Whether this is all that he ought to tained in riddles and proverbs. To be able
and concentrate the contents of extensive to propose in company one or more riddles, which those present were unable to solve, works of learning is a very useful service was considered as a distinguishing mark of 10 the Public; to communicate the knowgenius. It is recorded of Odin that he pro ledge.contained in scarce books, or books posed twenty such questions to the king in foreign languages, confers obligation Heidrick, who was otherwise an ingenious man, which he was unable to solve. In the but, we do not discover any attempt of
on readers not privileged to peruse them ; Havamal, as it was called, we should find the language of our old forefathers, if we that kind in the present volume, although could but be convinced of its antiquity. It the opportmity was extremely favouriş more certain that niost of the proverbs able for such an intention, and the late now in use were ancient rules of morality, interruption of our intercourse with the known and followed by our fathers, as far Continent would have justified the exeras their rude condition could admit of any tion. moral doctrine. I shall here adduce soine rules from the Havamal as specimens.
We were rather surprised to find the “ Hast thou a sincere friend, trouble him prior half of the volume engrossed by not too much ;"-—" Grass grows not upon remarks on the solar system- the theory the bighway;"-" The best man has his of the earth--the elements-vegetables faults, the worst his good side ;"_“ Trust -insects-fish- &c. &c. We should 10 coquette; her heart is like a wheel, and have thought, that any person compein her breast lies deceit ;"_" Forbearance tent to the perusal of a work on the Phyinaintains friendship ;"_“Do you suspect a person, who would have you imagine he is sical and Moral History of Man, must your friend, and you wish to gain some ad be too well acquainted with these and vantage, think but half, talk like a friend, many other introductory principles of and returu dissiinulation for dissimulation." general knowledge, to wish to meet them p. 89, 90.
here. We direct our attention, therefore,
to the proper snbject of the work, the Awatska, met with an old, half-worn pewter history and character of man. The fol spoon, with the word London stamped upon lowing may be taken as a favourable spe, it; this trifling incident he records," in gracimen of Mr. Boyne's performance.
titude for the many pieașant thoughts, anx
ious hopes, and tender remembrances it ex. Association is that law of the human un- cited.” derstanding, by which several ideas, sepsa This faculty of Association is primarily tions, and motions, are so united, that each implanted; it is interwoven in the texture one, on its excitement, shall call up all tbe of our minds; it is the Parent of Habit, the rest. This law was first noticed by Mr. fountain of all those pleasing sensations that Locke ; but subsequent writers bave extepd- spring from local causes and circumstances, ed its operation to most of the phenomena and the companion of all those feelings that of the mind. It has most extensive influence constitute the ratiopality and felicity of man over all the movements of the Thinking-fa- in the wbole bistory ot his progress. Each culty. There is hardly any idea, but what individual looks back with tender rememhas, from association, some other so linked brance to the hours, the places, and the asto it, that they are almost inseparable; it is sociates, where the world first dawned on this law whici gives Language its great force his meutal energies, In the voyage of life, and utility ; ideas are associated with cer- he seems to draw a lengthened chain from tain words; the mention of the word calls this innocent, this lovely region; to which up instantly in the mind a vivid and forcible the aged mind ever reverts with pleasure and impression of the thing expressed : for in- complacency. The recollection of the playful stance, speak of a Judge, and immediately sporis of childhood solace the imagination a lively picture of him occurs to the muud, and the memory in the evening of tile, as.it attired in the usual costume of Iris ofice: Man, like a Plant, was physically attached speak of a church, and instantly the imagi- to the spot on which he blossomed. nation bodies forth to our view the buildiog, with the minister, the congregation, the
The work concludes with general rechurch-yard, and all the appendages. Until marks on the human structure and convery lately, the smell of an orange never dition - Progressive course of human exfailed to call to my mind' one of the London istence- The immortality of the soul Theatres, where this fruit is usually so inuch Christian morals. handed about, and where the smell, in conséquence, becomes so familiar; and I never drink lemonade without thinking involunta
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