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marks his character, determined to send looked as high as possible, in Baffin's Bay, their mothers, and the dogs, except the female ones, home his consort, and pursue his research- if not on the coast of East Greenland. The which were indulged with a part of the beds, slunk es with one ship only during the ensuing voyage which Capt. Parry has just begun inhabited
part of the buts was similar to that of the season, and for that purpose removed to his is destined to enter Barrow's Straits, the outer apartment, being a dome formed by separate own ship all the provisions which could be most northerly western opening from Baf- blocks of snow, laid with great regularity and no spared from the other; but in the month of fin's Bay.
small art, each being cut into the shape requisite to July, 1823, the scurvy appeared among The scientific observations which were form a substantial arch, from seven to eight feet both officers and crew; and he was reluct- made during this second voyage, are re- high in the centre, and having no support whatever, antly compelled to return to England, served for a separate publication, with the shall not here further describe the peculiarities of where he arrived on the 18th of the follow-exception of a few incidental remarks, prin- these curious edifices, remarking only that a cheering September.
cipally geological and botanical, and occa- ful and sufficient light was admitted to them by a Though firmly persuaded that the Strait sional notices of irregularities in the com- circular window of ice neatly fitted into the roof of the Fury and Hecla communicates di- passes, and of meteorological appearances.
of each apartment. rectly with the Northern Ocean, Capt. No general deductions can be drawn from The mercury was now ranging from 18 Parry believes that it will seldom or never these insulated facts; the only one of which to 26 degrees below zero, and so used were be navigable. We think this opinion abun- that struck us as being of importance, is, that the Esquimaux to this excess of cold, that dantly justified by the reasons which he as the aurora borealis exerts no sensible influ- it was actually necessary to their comfort. signs. He says that a westerly currentence upon an electrometer or upon the Afterwards, when the weather became a along the northern coast of America, has magnetic needle.
little milder, though the difference was not been observed by the Russian navigators The most interesting part of this work to perceptible on board the ships, they suffered and by Capt. Franklin, that this current general readers, is undoubtedly the account from the change. forces the ice to the western mouth of the of the intercourse between the voyagers strait , and bars up its entrance. He ex- and the Esquimaux. Of this singular peo- tions in these curious dwelling-places, either by
On this account they began to make fresh alterapresses however a confident hope of ulti- ple few particulars have been hitherto building the former apartments two or three feet mate success, and thinks the most advisa- known; few, at least, were known with higher, or adding others that they might be less ble point at which next to attempt to force exactness and certainty. Differing essen- crowded. In building a higher hut, they construct an entrance into the Polar sea, is Prince tially in appearance, character, and hab- it over, and, as it were, concentric with the old one, Regent's Inlet, discovered in his former its, from the other aboriginal inhabit- which is then removed from within. It is curious voyage. He is now gone upon another ex- ants of America, and strictly confined in kept in view was coolness, and this in houses formpedition with this object in view; and we their location, by causes which it is difficulted of snow! cordially wish him success, though, we con- | to understand, to the northern Arctic re
It is afterwards observed in the Journal, fess, without very sanguine hopes. We gions, or their immediate vicinity, they that when water was given the Esquimaux think that the land north of the continent serve to illustrate most strongly the power to drink, they cooled it with ice to the of America approaches much nearer to the which man's physical nature can exert, in that the space lying north-west of Melville conditions of existence. Exposed, during can get, and seem to regard cooking as quite pole than has been hitherto believed, and accomodating itself to all circumstances and freezing point before it became palatable.
They eat ravenously whatever meat they Island, the farthest point attained by Capt. a large portion of the year, to an intensity a superfluous labour. Many of them devourParry in his former voyage, is filled up by of cold, and surrounded by a wintry desola- ed eight or ten pounds of solid meat in a large islands intersected by straits
, some tion, which our seasons scarcely help us to day; one Esquimaux patient, in the hospiwider, some narrower, of which perhaps imagine, they have their own comforts, and tal which the English established, complainfew it any are so wide as is Lancaster enjoy them so highly, that they feel the ed bitterly
of starvation, when he could Sound at its western entrance, or so likely greatest compassion for the more southern to be free from the ice brought into these nations who want them. But we will de- get only about seven pounds of meat in outlets by the ascertained currents of the scribe them in Capt. Parry's words. While twenty four hours. Capt
. Parry took the. Polar Sea. It would occupy too long a the vessels were fixed in the ice at Winter pains to weigh and measure what one of
them consumed. space, were we to give all our reasons for Island, it was reported to Parry that some this opinion; but that on which we lay huts appeared to be erected a short dis
Lest it should be thought that this account is exmost stress, is the greater coldness of the tance from the ships. He went immediate-aggerated, I may here state that, as a matter of cu
riosity, we one day tried how mnch a lad scarcely climate, than that of Asia and Europe in ly to visit them.
full grown, would, if freely supplied, consume in the same parallels of latitude. It is a well
When it is remembered that these habitations this way. The undermentioned articles were known fact, that the sea coasts of all coun
were fully within sight of the ships, and how many weighed before being given to him; he was twenty tries are warmer than the interior in the eyes were continually on the look out among us, hours in getting through them, and certainly did same degrees of latitude; land lying in high for any thing that could afford variety or interest in not consider the quantity extraordinary. latitudes, either north or south, exerts a our present situation, our surprise may in some de
Sea-horse flesh, hard frozen .. sensible influence upon the climate of con-gree be imagined at finding an establishment of five huts, with canoes, sledges, dogs, and above sixty
boiled. tiguous countries lying nearer the equator. men, women, and children, as regularly, and, to all Bread and bread dust.
1 12 Thus the existence of a continent near the appearance as permanently fixed, as if they had south pole was suspected long before its occupied the same spot for the whole winter. If
Total of solids . . . 10 4 discovery, from the fact, that the tempera- the first view of the exterior of this little village The fluids were in fair proportion, viz. ture of the southern hemisphere was lower was such as to create astonishment, that feeling was in no small degree heightened, on accepting the
Rich gravy soup than that of the northern at the same dis- invitation soon given us, to enter these extraordin
3 wine-glasses. tance from the equator. Thus the winters ary houses, in the construction of which we ob
Water.. are longer, it seems, at Winter Island than served that not a single material was used but snow
1 gallon 1 pint. at Melville Island, and the difference of the and ice. After creeping through two low passages, They were selfish and ungrateful, but mean temperature much less than the dif- having each its arched door-way, we came to a not ferocions, and could easily be hired to ference of latitude would have led one to small circular apartment of which the roof was aldo all in their power. Some of them ex
perfect arched dome. From this, three door-ways, expect. We lay less stress on the quanti- also arched, and of larger dimensions than the out" bibited considerable intelligence-especialty of ice, which could not have been pro- er ones, led into as many inhabited apartments, one ly a woman named Iligliuk, whom the attenduced in an open sea, because it may be on each side, and the other facing us as we enter-tions of the voyagers entirely spoilt. With said, that the westerly current might bring ed. The interior of these presented a scene no the many evil traits of character which it from the eastern coast of Asia. So far, seated on the beds at the sides of the huts, each they were perpetually displaying, some therefore, from expecting to find a passage having her little fire place or lamp, with all her
do- good ones were intermingled. The followfrom Hudson's Bay, we should rather have mestic utensils about her; the children crept behind ing extract may be interesting.
I had always entertained great objection to tak- the sledge, till, by means of laying the whip gently amusing, yield to none published anywhere. ing any such individual from his home, on the over each dog's head, he has made them all lie This is throwing down the gauntlet, to be doubtful chance of benefiting himself, or of his do- down. He then takes care not to quit his position; sure ; but we shall not pursue the battle ing any service to the public as an interpreter. so, that should the dogs set off he is thrown upon until
' we take it up; for we do not in the My scruples on this head had hitherto been confin- the sledge, instead of being left behind by them. ed to the consideration due to the individual him- With heavy loads the dogs draw best with one of least intend to make an odious comparison self, and to the relatives he leaves behind. In our their own people, especially a woman, walking a between our papers and those of any other vantage could be derived from it; for it had long times enticed to mend their pace by holding a mit- Buckingham's Miscellanies. All we have present case, however, not the smallest public ad- little way ahead;
and in this case they are some nation, under pretence of reviewing Mr more of the Esquimaux language than any of them ting it with a knife, and throwing it on the snow, to do just now, is to show how peculiarly were likely to leam of English in any reasonable when the dogs mistaking it for meat, hasten
for useful his book may be here, on the ground period of time. I was, therefore, far from desiring ward to pick it up. The women also entice them that a far greater proportion of the best of to receive from Toolooak an answer in the affirm- from the hut in a similar manner. The rate at the national intellect and learning goes to ative, when I to-day plainly put the question to which they travel, depends, of course, on the weight the conducting and supplying of our newsnoona (European country). Never was a more journey is performed. When the latter is level and papers, than can be expected to go forth to decisive negative given than Toolooak gave to this very hard and smooth, constituting what in other the public in the same way in any other proposal. He eagerly repeated the word Nao parts of North America is called "good sleighing,” country, (No) half a dozen times, and then told me that if he six or seven dogs will draw from eight to ten hun- There are very few in our land who are irresistible appeal to parental affection, his decisive hour for several hours together, and will easily un- it is to make books, and avowedly and syswent away his father would cry. This simple but dred weight, at the rate of seven or eight miles an by profession scholars ; few whose business manner of making it, and the feelings by which his der those circumstances perform a journey of fifty reply was evidently dictated, were just what could or sixty miles a day; on untrodden snow, five-and-/ tematically to earn their means of subsisthave been wished. No more could be necessary twenty or thirty miles would be a good day's jour- ence by literary labour. Still we have our to convince those who witnessed it, that these peo- ney. The same number of well-fed dogs, with a fair proportion of men of original talent, and ple may justly lay equal claim with ourselves to weight of only five or six hundred pounds (that of even of literary skill and accomplishments. once satisfied myself of this
, I determined never will, on a smooth road, run any way they please, fessions of active life; our most practised these common feelings of our nature ; and having the sledge included), are almost unmanageable, and But they are employed in the various proagain to excite in Toolooak's mind another disa at the rate of ten miles an hour. The work pergreeable sensation, by talking to him on this sub- formed by a greater number of dogs, is, however, by writers as well as our ripest scholars, are, ject.
no means in proportion to this; owing to the im- with few exceptions, to be found among The dogs used by the Esquimaux, are perfect mode already described of employing the our lawyers, our clergymen, and physicians. made by them to supply very satisfactorily frequent snarling and fighting occasioned by an in- ing of competitors, have not as yet produc
But the zeal of rivalry, and the crowdthe want of those animals which in other
crease of numbers. countries are used for burthen or draught.
ed such a division of labour in the business The surgeon of the Hecla dissected one of
We had marked many more passages for of those whose labour is chiefly mentalthem, and found that they were wolves in insertion, some of which, at least, might they have not yet, in this country, so impea domesticated state, as the vertebræ, both have given both a more just, and a more
fa- riously demanded of the professional aspirin number and structure, corresponded ex-vourable impression of the book than those ant
, a real and hearty abandonment of-eveactly with the peculiar anatomy of the which we have extracted. But we must ry thing which does not directly promise wolf. They are, however, a little smaller forbear from further quotation, assuring our him professional success, as to permit than the wild wolves which abound in those readers, that whether they do or do not feel either law, or physic, or theology, to exert regions, though very similar in appearance.
an interest in the geography of the Arctic upon the mind that contractile influence,
regions, or in the practicability of forcing which, when pursued with no regard to In directing the sledge the whip acts no very essential part, the driver for this purpose using cer
a passage through the polar sea, they will collateral and more expansive studies, each tain words, as the carters do with us, to make the find this an interesting and instructive work. of them almost must exert.
There are, dogs turn more to the right or left. To these a
therefore, in this great body, many who good leader attends with admirable precision, especially if his own name be repeated at the same Miscellanies selected from the Public Jour- and elegance of mind which would make
have not only the power, but the range time, looking behind over his shoulder with great nals. Published by Joseph T. Bucking them eminent as professed scholars. Such earnestness, as if listening to the directions of the driver. On a beaten track, or even where a single
ham. 2 vols. 12mo. Boston, 1822–24.
men are seldom disposed to hide their light; foot or sledge-mark is occasionally, discernible, The design of this work is excellent; and he who thinks with peculiar acuteness, orithere is not the slightest trouble in guiding the dogs; is peculiarly adapted to the literary and in- ginality, or accuracy, is sure to know it, snow-drift, there is little or no danger of their losing tellectual condition of this country. The and almost sure to be willing that others the road, the leader keeping his nose near the author, or rather compiler, proposes to se- should know it. The newspapers offer him ground, and directing the rest with wonderful sa-lect from our newspapers their most inter- ready opportunities; and they are often, if gacity. Where, however, there is no beaten track, esting articles, of prose or poetry, of fancy not generally, the best he can have ;
beihe best driver among them makes a terribly. cir- or fact, of serious or whimsical character; cause in this country there are, comparacuitous course, as all the Esquimaux roads plainly and thus rescue from the fate to which they tively speaking, but' few of those weighty show; these generally occupying an extent of six miles, when with a horse and sledge the journey are borne along by the ephemeral matters journals of literature, science, and the arts, would scarcely have amounted to live. On rough about them, all such productions as have a which in Europe exist in such pumbers and ground, as among hummocks of ice, the sledge permanent interest or use, and thereby de- variety, as to absorb the talent and knowlwould be frequently, overturned, or altogether stop-serve the security of a permanent form. edge which are here put forth in aid of the ped, if the driver did not repeatedly get off, and by This plan would be a good one, wherever newspapers. those accidents. "At all times, indeed, except on a there are good newspapers ; of course, it is It is obvious, that this state of things has smooth and well made road, he is pretty constantly particularly good here, seeing that our within it a tendency to increase. Papers, employed thus with his feet, which, together with newspapers are about the best things we by receiving valuable communications, are his never-ceasing vociferations, and frequent use of have. Doubtless, among the myriads which made both more worthy and more likely to the whip, renders the driving of one of these vehi. cles by no means a pleasant or easy task. When are perpetually poured forth from our pub- receive them; gentlemen, eminent for inthe driver wishes to stop the sledge, he calls out lic presses, there are some as bad as ever tellectual power or culture, or both, find it “ Wo, woa,” exactly as our carters do, but the at- were published, or as the wit of man could a fitting and profitable employment, to edit tention paid to this command depends altogether on easily devise. But, on the other hand, we them. In this country there are papers, his ability to enforce it. If the weight is small and have also some, which, in respect of literary common newspapers,-conducted by men the journey
homeward, the dogs are not to be thus talent and skill, of original and acute specu- most distinguished as men of talent and of delayed; the driver is therefore obliged to dig his lations in politics, or even in science or the letters ; and this we believe to be a fact
In other having thus succeeded in stopping them, he stands arts, and in all the departments of litera- without example elsewhere. up with one leg before the foremost cross-piece of ture which are generally interesting or countries, newspapers possess neither the
power nor the value which they have here; Where Ruin makes his empire known, are continually issuing from the press, in as a means of political excitement, as an In Autumn's yellow vesture drest: this book-making age, works of elementainstrument for effecting the purposes of a
The sprightly bird, whose carol sweet,
ry instruction, adapted to the wants and
Broke on the breath of early day; party, or as an opportunity for displaying The Summer flowers she lov'd to greet;
capacities of our children, are not neglectthe talents and extending the reputation of The bird, the flowers, oh, where are they! ed; and of these, the elements of English a writer, they fall two or three degrees be
grammar have received their full share of low the rank which they hold here; of
attention. Yearly, and we should not haz
Yet, yet, the radiance is not gone, course, men distinguished for genius or
ard much in saying monthly, are new com
Which shed a richness o'er the scene, learning, do not there conduct or supply Which emiled upon the golden dawn
pilations offered to our notice. Some, leanthe pages of a newspaper, because they can When skies were brilliant and serene-- ing for support on the authority of an esfind other work equally profitable, and more Oh! still a melancholy smile
tablished name, profess to publish an abridgreputable.
Gleams upon Nature's aspect fair, ment of Murray's Grammar, with improveWe regard the publication of these two
To charm the eye a little while
ments ; others, with more confidence, are
Ere Ruin spreads his mantle there! volumes in the light of an experiment; and
willing to rely on themselves, and with no as they certainly merit, we hope they will
Thou desolate and dying year!
other names than their own and the pubreceive a sufficient patronage to induce a
Since time entwined thy veral wreath,
lisher's standing in capitals on the title
How often Love hath shed the tear, regular periodical publication, that shall
And knelt beside the bed of death :
page, venture their book forth upon the preserve for aftertimes, all those articles in How many hearts, that lightly sprung mercy of the criticising world. our newspapers, which are most worthy of When Joy was blooming but to die,
We trust we shall not be understood to preservation. Such a work would be very
Their finest chords by death unstrung, mean that all the recent publications on the useful, and we cannot doubt that it would
Have yielded life's expiring sigh.
grammar of our language are equally worthbe successful, if the selections were made And pillowed low beneath the clay,
less. We have at least an earnest in favour with suitable taste and judgment.
Have ceased to melt, to breathe, to burn, of the book, now under notice, in the repuThe principal fault we should find in the
The proud, the gentle, and the gay,
tation which the author has acquired as an volumes now before us, is one which most
Gathered unto the mouldering urn-
instructer of youth in the city of New of our readers may think no fault at all. For love bereft, affection fled,
York, and in the fact that many very reThe compiler would, we think, have added For all that were our blessings here,
spectable teachers of that city have already to the real value of his books, had he aimed The loved, the lost, the sainted dead! adopted it to the exclusision of the grammars less exclusively at selecting elegant or Thou desolate and dying year!
heretofore used in their schools. amusing compositions, and such as interest The musing spirit finds in thee
We regard Murray's octavo Grammar by the relation of extraordinary facts. We Lessons impressive and severe,
as established and admitted by the general would suggest to him, if he be induced to Of deep and stern morality;
assent of literary men to be a standard publish more volumes of this kind, to insert
Thou teachest how the germ of youth,
work on this subject; and we take pleasure
Which blooms in being's dawning day, the most valuable of the essays or specula
in knowing that this gentleman, though
Planted by Nature, reared by Truth, tions upon subjects connected with politics, Withers like thee in dark decay.
resident in England, is not only by birth, statistics, or public economy, which are oc
but by education and feeling, an American, casionally to be found in our newspapers.
We will make one more extract; from
and that our country can enrol his name Unless we deceive ourselves, there are
among those of her distinguished sons. We many such ; and also many addresses, arthe Newburyport Herald.
regard this as a standard book, not because guments, &c., which, if not thus secured,
THE MERMAID'S SONG.
we do not think it susceptible of great imwould be lost with the short-lived reposito- Come mariner, down in the deep with me, provement, but because we have as yet ries that first contain them. There are al- And hide thee under the wave;
seen nothing in print, which we believed to most no pieces in these volumes which can For I have a bed of coral for thee,
be a very essential improvement on his sysbe considered worthless; but there is a vast And quiet and sound shall thy slumber be,
tem. We shall take some other opportu
In a cell in the Mermaid's cave. difference between the best and the worst
nity to express our views more fully on this of them. We know not, however, that it On a pillow of pearl thine eye shall sleep, subject; at present we would only notice would have been expedient to lessen the The fishes their silent vigils shall keep
some of the points in which our author difsize of these volumes, or practicable to There shall be no grass thy grave to sweep
fers from Mr Murray. have published in them many more pieces But the silk of the Mermaid's hair.
We found nothing particularly claiming of great excellence.
our notice, till we came to the chapter on The poetry is peculiarly good. We are And she who is waiting with cheek so pale,
verb. He has ventured on an innovation indeed surprised at finding that our newspa. And weeps when she hears the menacing gale,
As the tempest and ocean roar;
here, in the second person singular of the pers could furnish so many pieces of so Or sighs to behold the mariner's sail
verbs, by omitting to vary the termination great power and beauty. Few books pub- Come whitening up to the shore
into st or est, excepting in the present tense lished in this country, have done so much. She has not long to linger for thee;
of the indicative and in the auxiliary hast, to prove the possession and the exertion of
Her sorrows shall soon be o'er;
making the three persons in all the other poetical talent among us, as these two vol. For the chords shall be broke, and the prisoner free, modes and tenses terminate alike in both umes. We hardly know what pieces to se. And her eye shall close, and her dreams shall be numbers. Mr Brown is a Quaker, and lect, so numerous are those which we should
So sweet she will wake no more.
argues that his brethren alone use the be glad to give our readers. One of the
There are very many pieces quite as second person; wherefore their use of it most beautiful is from the Commercial Ads good as these, and perhaps some that are must be considered correct. Now we are vertiser of New York. We can quote but better.
perfectly ready to admit that Horace's rule a few stanzas.
is the true one-in all languages:
"Cadentque Thou desolate and dying year! The Institutes of English Grammar, me
Quæ nunc sunt in honore vocabula, si volet usus, Emblem of transitory man, thodically arranged; with Examples for
Quem penes arbitrium est, et jus, et norma loWhose wearisome and wild career,
Parsing, Questions for Examination, 0b- quendi.” Like thine, is bounded to a span :
servations for the Advanced Student, But we need not examine into the logical It seems but as a little day
False Syntax, and a Key: to which are accuracy of Mr Brown's argument, for we Since nature smiled upon thy birth,
added four Appendires. Designed for cannot admit the facts on which it rests. And Spring came forth, in fair array, To dance upon the joyous earth.
the use of Schools. By Goold Brown. The change he proposes might perhaps imSad alteration-now, how lone,
New York. 1823. 12mo. pp. 219. prove our language by making it more simHow verdureless, is Nature's breast, Amid the multitude of publications which ple and disencumbering it of a number of
TO THE DYING YEAR.
harsh and uncouth terms. But he relies / says, “ The distinguishing characteristic of bourhood; the list of characters includes a much upon his authority; now whether it this participle is, that it denotes an unfin Southern planter, who is a very fine gentlebe good or not, we conceive that it would ished and progressive state of being, action, man, his daughter, who is a spoilt child, and not warrant him in his conclusion, because or passion; it is therefore properly denomi- altogether weak and wicked, till just at the the practice is not carried to the extent he nated the imperfect participle.” Our in- close of the book, some Yankee yeomen, supposes it to be; at least in this part of ference is, taking his own definition, that several heroes and heroines, who are our country.
it is therefore properly denominated the much like others of the same class, an We have been somewhat accustomed to present participle. Which of these in- English officer, who is just nothing, an old hear that language spoken, and we think ferences is the most logical, we should be woman, who is a little bit of a Meg Merfrom our own observation, that he has gone willing to let Mr Brown himself decide. rilies, one Indian, and some Shakers. Much farther than the facts would authorize. Had Unless he can give some better reason for beautiful scenery is beautifully described, he confined his omission of the terminal st this change, than any which suggests itself to some striking incidents well told, and some in the second person singular to the past us, we hope to see the present participle very interesting though not peculiarly oritenses, and left the future and the present restored, in his second edition, to the place ginal characters well portrayed. The of the auxiliaries as other grammarians which it has held in all grammars of all Shaker establishments are visited, and the have given them, we think this change languages, with which we are at all ac- condition, principles, habits, and, in some would be entitled to less qualified approba- quainted, this one only excepted. We measure, the history of this strange sect, tion. Thou shalt and thou canst are still must do our author the justice to say, that are well illustrated. used, as we believe, by all whom even Mr this is the greatest fault, and indeed the only We find it difficult to select, for quotaBrown would call good authority. We fault of any magnitude, which we have found tion, passages which may give our readers observe that nearly all the examples which in his book ;-while its merits are of a decid- a just idea of the author's powers and manare cited in the note are of the past tense; ed and valuable character.
ner. To make the following extract intelwe think, quite all which ought to be admit
ligible,—and we cannot but injure its beauted. Our brethren of the rhyming race
ty by separating it from the contexts-we will feel under peculiar obligations to Mr Redwood; a Tale. In two Volumes. New Will state, that Ellen Bruce, the heroine,
. Brown on this subject; some of whom have
awakens some suspicions by certain solitary thought it necessary, in order to avoid the The literary character of this tale is high- walks, and absences from home, at hours uncouthness of these terminations, to change ly respectable, as all would expect it to be when young ladies are usually found there, from thou to you while addressing the same who are acquainted with the previous efforts and thereby gives occasion to Miss Caroperson and even in the same sentence. of the author. Common fame attributes line Raymond to scandalize a little. The Take an example from Gay.
these works-Redwood, and the New Eng- mystery is thus explained. When I thy humbler life survey'd, land Tale-to a lady; if this be so, we can
It is five weeks to-morrow,' continued the narraIn base and sordid guise array'd,
only say we think it surprising,—not that A hideous insect, vile, unclean,
tor, since I first saw Miss Ellen; it was the very their pages should exhibit much eloquence morning after young Mr Allen's funeral. I saw You dragg'd a slow and noisome train.
and bright imagination, but that the style her that morning and the next, sitting on that rock We think a violation of measure or of should be so singularly correct, and that by the elm tree yonder, ladies ; she had a pencil in rhyme would be preferable to such a sole- its excellence should be so well sustained. her hand, and a big book on her lap, and a paper cism as this.
But on Mr Brown's plan Indeed, the literary execution of these vol- on it; and the second morning Peggy heard her neither the one nor the other would be umes, would in no degree discredit an au- humming some songs to herself, and she crept close necessary; while the invocation in Pope's thor who had disciplined and fortified his breakfast for an end of a song. "I saw the young
to her; the silly thing would any time leave her Messiah,
mind by severer studies than ladies are apt lady noticed Peggy, and then made bold to walk “Oh Thou, my voice inspire to love, and chastened his taste by diligent up to her; and will you believe me, ladies! she Who touched Isaiah’s hallowed lips with fire," and profitable study of the classics”-and had been picturing on her paper this little but and could no longer be cited as an instance of acquired all the skill in words which few wash-tub turned up on it, and my old cow as she false grammar.
but practised writers can have. The im- stands eating her morning mess, and Peggy stroking We now come to another alteration, of agery is sometimes very beautiful and ap- her! and I could not but ask her why she did not which we cannot speak so favourably. The propriate, and is never offensive to good choose to draw out some of the nice houses in the participle ending in ing, which has been taste, and there are many passages of true village, with two chimnies, and a square roof to considered the present participle from time eloquence. As a tale, it is pleasing, and them, and a pretty fence to the door-yard, and the immemorial, he calls the imperfect; with certainly sufficiently interesting to carry suited her fancy better; and then she began talkno good reason whatever, that we can per- the attention along with it, until the whole ing to me of Peggy, and when she found she was ceive, but in despite of a great many excel- story is developed, and the persons of the quite blind, she just laid down her pencil and her lent ones. That it is an innovation, is of drama finally disposed of. But it exerts book and all, and took the child in her lap, and said, itself one objection; for we are opposed to nothing of that witchery over
the imagina-something must be done for her; and when she all changes merely for the sake of change, tion of the reader, which makes him almost said so
, the tears stood in her blue eyes ; and God or without some substantial reason for mak- mingle his personal identity with that of that time, ladies, she came every morning and sate
knows, I never saw tears so becoming; and from ing them. On this occasion our author the prominent characters, and suffer and re- here three or four hours, teaching Peggy to sew, abandons his own definition of the imper- joice with them, and look forward anxiously and learning her hymns and songs." fect tense previously given, viz. “The im- with them, to learn the destiny which time
Caroline, Caroline, do you hear that?' asked
Mr Redwood, impetuously. perfect tense is that which expresses what is bringing. In other words, it is a work
'Lord, papa, I any not deaf-certainly I hear.' took place within some period of time fully of much talent and excellent taste, but not
'Go on, good woman,' said Mr Redwood. past," and seeks in the etymology of the of high and commanding genius.
• The child's quickness, sir,' continued the aunt, word “ imperfect”-unfinished-an apolo- We shall make no abstract of the story; seemed a miracle to me, for, God forgive me, I gy for calling that which is now passing, for it is a little intricate, and we could not had never thought of her learning any thing. Peg. the imperfect. We will add the definition in a short space, array the facts in such gy, get those bags you made, that Miss Ellen said of the present tense in our author's own form and order as to make them even in- you might sell.'
The child instantly produced the bags, which words, viz. “The present tense is that telligible to our readers; and moreover, the were made of pieces of calico very neatly sewn which expresses what is now existing or author would hardly thank us for leaving together. Caroline interrupted the story while she taking place; as somebody is coming? no curiosity for his or her readers to find bargained with the little girl for the bags, for which and leave it to be decided by his own re- pleasure in gratifying. Suffice it to say,
she paid her most munificently.
The aunt seemed more sensible of the extent of marks on this participle, while contending that the scene shifts from the banks of Miss Redwood's generosity than the child
, for she for its being called the imperfect, to which Lake Champlain to Lebanon Springs, and was voluble in her thanks; and then proceeded to of the two tenses it properly belongs. He the Shaker establishments in their neigh- say that Miss Ellen, not satisfied with doing so
much, brought Doctor Bristol to look at Peggy's scream. I fell on my knees, and heard nothing and parents, their frequent cautions against
Doctor Bristol,' she said, "had come to saw nothing till I felt Peggy's arms round my neck breaking or bruising it, whilst the danger live in Eton since she had given up Peggy's eyes as and heard her say, 'Oh, aunt, I see her–I see of its dislocation
was an early and favourite quite gone, and therefore she had never shown the you." child to him. But Doctor Bristol had learned some new fashioned ways that other doctors in the coun, which should be noticed. Our Yankee
We think there is one error in this work metaphor for the probability of disgrace.
And the experience of riper years makes at the child, he said one of the eyes might be re- ways and fashions are a little
caricatured; its integrity, that an attempt even to touch
us so sensible of its value, and jealous of stored. Then poor Peggy was so frightened with foreigners might infer that we are rather it, by any but the members of privileged with her, for I had always let her have her own to “guess” about that which we know, and professions, is often resisted with as much way, for who , ladies, could have the heart to cross to " calculate” just where we should expect, that of Hafen Slawkenbergius. We are
indignation in our own time, as it was in always make her mind without crossing her, for she than is the fact; and they need no sort of
persuaded, therefore, that a brief account loves Miss Ellen better than any thing on earth, or encouragement to fall into this error.
of the process of restoration, as successfulin heaven either, I fear me; and she would liken her to strawberries and roses, and every thing that An Account of two Successful Operations for history of the operation and the physiolog.
ly practised by Mr Carpuę, as well as the was most pleasant to the senses the poor thing had left-and she would say that her voice was sweeter
restoring á lost Nose. By s. C. Car-ical principles upon which the redintegra than the music of the birds, or the sound of the wa- pue, Member of the Royal College of Sur- tion of this and other valuable ornaments ters breaking on the shore, when a gentle breeze geons of London, and formerly Surgeon of our physiognomy, such as lips and ears came over the lake of a stid evening, for that was
to the York Hospital, Chelsea. the sound she loved best of all, and would listen to
must depend, will be agreeable to the genit sometimes for an hour together without speaking The very respectable Mr Peregrine Touch- eral as well as the professional reader. or moving.'
wood, who figured rather conspicuously at In Europe, this art seems first to bare It seemed that Miss Redwood's patience could no “St Ronan's Well,” cannot be forgotten by been practised in Naples, Sicily, and Calanarrator, as she proposed to Mrs Westall in a whis- our readers. In one of his pleasant con- bria
, by one Branca, his son Antony, and per , that they should cut the woman's never ending versations with Mr Cargill, minister of that a family of Bojanis
. Calentius, a Neapolistory short and pursue their ride. Mrs Westall place, he took occasion to remark that he tan poet, in the fifteenth century, writing acquiesced, with a just as you please, my dear;' had dined with Sir Sidney Smith's chum, to his son Orpianus, who had lost his nose, but Mr Redwood, guessing the purport of his
daugh- old Djezzar Pacha, and an excellent dinner invites him to come to Branca at Naples, ter's whisper, interposed with a request in a low we had, but for a dessert of noses and ears with the encouraging assurance that he terrupting the good woman's story, as the pain in brought on after the last remove, which might “go home again with as much nose his arm warned him that it was time for him to re- spoiled my digestion. Old Djezzar thought as he pleased.” Their manner of operalturn; then turning to the aunt, he asked her · how it so good a joke, that you hardly saw a ing is not described. But Alexander Benshe brought the girl finally to consent to the opera man in Acre whose face was not as flat as edictus, a teacher of medicine at Padua tion?"
the palm of the hand. Now I respect my about the end of the same century, gives a *Oh, it was Miss Ellen that made her consent, olfactory organ, and sat off the next morn- particular account of the practice of cerwould stay by her and hold her head. God knows I ing as fast as the most cursed hard trotting tain skilful persons of his time, by which a could not have done it, well as I love her, to have dromedary, that ever fell to poor pilgrim's portion of the skin of the arm was transsaved her eyes, for I ta nüin a shiver when I lot, could contrive to tramp.” We have ferred to the place required. saw the doctor fix her by that window, and Miss fortunately no Djezzar Pacha among us, But the author of the most elaborate Ellen stood behind her, and Peggy leaned her head but if all tales are true, it might occur to work on this subject, as well as the ablest back on to Miss Ellen's breast, and one of Miss Ellen's hands was on the child's forehead, and the
a fellow-citizen,-somewhere this side the practitioner of the art at that period, was other under her chin, and she looked, God bless Rocky Mountains,—to have his most promi-Gaspar Taliacozzo, a name, which, if origi. her, as white as marble and as beautiful as an an- nent feature bitten off, and even masticat- nally spelled Tagliacozzo, as is not unlikegel. I had but a glance at them, for when the doc. ed and swallowed; in which case it is ob- ly, would seem to have some ludicrous affintor took out his long needle, I covered my eyes till vious that the previous owner must give it ity to his favourite profession. He is better not made a movement or a groan. "Miss Ellen bade up as entirely lost. Such circumstances known, however, by that of Taliacotins me not to speak yet, and the bandage was put over must always occasion regret; but this re- He was professor of anatomy at Bologna, the child's eyes, and she was laid there on the bed, gret may be much lessened by knowing and his book, printed at Venice in 1597, and Miss Ellen motioned to me to go out with her, that the manufacture of actual, sentient, contains a detailed account of his method and as I stepped from the door, she sunk like a dying living, and breathing noses, is an affair of of operation, which was similar to that only think of Peggy, for
she put up her hand for a so little comparative difficulty, that if the abovementioned. He dissected a portion sign to me to be quiet,
and then the breath seemed demand for the article in these christian of the skin, not the flesh, as has been somequite gone out of her. I laid her on the turf and countries could ever become great, we have times supposed, of the arm, and applied it fetched some cold water, and she soon came to her no doubt it would soon be brought to such to the remains of the nose, which were self, and bade me say notbing of it to the doctor, perfection, that a fashionable nose might first pared with the knife. The arm was and she came in again and told the doctor she be fitted to the wearer as readily as a fash- confined immovably to the face for twelve night with Peggy, for she would trust
no one else ionable pair of boots, and possibly with as days, when the part of the skin, which had for the first night for the doctor said all depended little torture. But though the nature of been left continuous with the arm, was cut on keeping her quiet; and the last word she said, our institutions seems to preclude the pos- through, the patient released from his unwas to beg he would
not tell any of the family at sibility of any considerable consumption; comfortable posture, and the nostrils prop Mr Lenox's that she was coming here, for they, she we cannot but think that this demonstra erly modelled. He describes the peculiarmit it.” At this simple explanation of the absence tion of the possibility of supply in case of ities of four sorts of skin, as occurring in which Caroline had placed in a suspicious light, need, cannot but be interesting to the com- different parts of the body, and supposes her father turned on her a look full of meaning-munity. This noble organ, so distinguish that of the arm to be best adapted to supshe blushed deeply, but neither spoke, and the qunt ing a characteristic of our species ; span- ply the loss of the lips and nose; that of
• All went on well to the third day, and then ning, as it were, with wide arch the human the ears is to be supplied by the skin inMiss Ellen came with leave to take off the band- face divine, and exposed by its very eleva- mediately behind them. The skin of the age, and she asked Peggy what she wished most in tion, as well as the grandeur of its propor- forehead' he expressly rejects, as alien to the world to see. 'Oh you, you, Miss Ellen,' she tions, to casual, and, as commonly supposed, the nose, and not to be commodiously joinsaid ; and then the dear young lady stood before irreparable demolition, has always been to ed to that part when defective. He takes her, and took off the bandage; and then, bless you, mankind an object of that solicitude and notice also of the shrinking of the artifiladies, her piercing scream of joy when the light care, which is naturally bestowed upon cial nose, and directs the surgeon rather to poor Fanny-I saw her die in a strange land; but such invaluable appendages. We can all take too much than too little skin. A never any thing went so deep into my heart as that I recollect among the first advices of our fac-simile of one of the engravings con