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FROM THE ARABIC OF TAALBETA SHERRAN.

left me.

sorrow;

They have told me of sweet purple hues of the

INTELLIGENCE.

collected minerals, birds, natural producwest,

tions, costumes, works of native arts and of the rich tints that sparkle on ocean's wide

[The following translation of a letter lately re- manufactures; and availing himself of the breast; They have told me of stars that are burning on ceived by a gentleman in this neighbourhoou, from political situation of the country, which

one of the veterans of German science, may per- gave him free access to many sources of high,

baps interest our readers. Its author, the celebrat- knowledge recently opened, he obtained When the night is careering along the vast sky;

ed Eichhorn, is well known as the most conspicuBut alas! there remains wheresoever I fee,

ous of the Theologians of the moder school in possession of some very remarkable records, Nor beauty, nor lustre, nor brightness for me!

that country, and as a writer of uncommon origin- apparently of the greatest antiquarian val

ality and learning. Though nox passed the limit ue. He also procured some beautiful modBut yet, to my lone gloomy couch there is given A ray to my heart that is kindled in heaven;

of three score years and ten, the following letter els, in full size as well as in little, of the

shows that he preserves his health, spirits, and fruits and vegetable productions. It sooths the dark path through this valley of tears,

The It enlivens my heart, and my sorrow it cheers, literary activity, unabated.]

doubted hand-tree, with its fruit resembling For it tells of a morn when this night shall pass by,

“Göttingen, January, 18, 1824. the human hand; the torch thistle, three And my spirit shall dwell where the days do not

“ Allow me, my dear friend, to remind feet in thickness, and thirty feet high, with die.

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you of an old promise you made me, that its many stems covered with flowers and you would procure the new edition of my fruits ; the gigantic and clustering shapes Introduction to the Old Testament, the honor of the palms, bananas, plantains, paupaus,

of a place in the Library of your University. avocatas, and many varieties of plants Taalbeta Sherran wooed a girl of the family of It will appear at Easter tắis year, in five whose forms are almost totally unknown to the Absites; and she being desirous to marry volumes; and I beg you, through the agency the most skillful in botany. To these and him, appointed the wedding day. But when he came to her alone, she changed her mind and re

of some American student here, or the book- many others, Mr Bullock has added specijected him. Then said he, * What hath changed sellers at Hamburg or Bremen, to have the mens of all the productions that could be thee?” She answered, “By Allah, thy renown is goodness to receive the copy placed at your preserved in their natural state, and has very great, but my family says to me, What wilt disposition, and deposit it in your library. brought from Mexico, to enrich the flora of thou do with a husband, who will be killed to-day

“Since the departure of Mr — my England, a large collection of living plants, or to-morrow, and leave thee a widow ?" At this he turned away and spake these words:

opportunities of receiving intelligence from and seeds of the rarest and most beautiful

you and our common friend - have ceas- flowers. His specimens of natural history "Espouse not the chief who in danger rejoices," ed. I therefore go back, the more fre- are as valuable as those in botany. Of They called to the maiden I courted to wed;

quently, to former times, and enjoy in re- nearly two hundred species of birds, the "When his cry next is heard 'ınid the war's loudest collection those agreeable hours, which we greater number are undescribed. Many

voices, The blade of the sword with his blood shall be fed.” used to pass together. I still live on the of these are humming-birds of exquisite

same life, in which you found me, and in plumage and surpassing brilliancy. Of Distrust seized the maiden; she trembled with which you I still give my lectures these Mr Bullock had, at one time, seventy She feared lest the bridegroom, who round him had with great ease and alacrity, and finish at alive in one cage, and studied closely their flung

Mr B. has also prenight my task of thirteen or fourteen motions and habits. The night for his garment, might fall on the morrow, hours, without feeling the least exhaustion. served a great variety of the fishes of MexAnd the spouse he had chosen be widowed while I should gladly have released myself from ico and its coast, which are but little young.

the editorship of the Göttingen Journal of known; they are very singular in form and

Science, at the close of the last year; but beautiful in colour, and he enumerates in In sleep his fierce anger but seldom he hushes ;

the ministry at Hanover refused to grant his catalogue between two and three hunThe wrongs of his sires to avenge is his trade; In carnage exulting, impetuous be rushes

the dismission which I requested. My ob- dred species. While augmenting the stores On the sun-burnt chief in full armor arrayed. ject was to procure leisure to prepare such of the vegetable and animal kingdoms, it

works for publication, as I still have in would have been singular had he failed to To contend against him strive the young nien, who view. This I must for the present give up, visit the mineral world, in which Mexico

cherish The hope hy their prowess in fight to be known,

as the care of the Journal consumes all is, perhaps, richer than all the universe beAnd ennoble their tribe; but beneath him they the time, which my lectures leave unoccu- sides. Her mines are more profuse and perish

pied. For the rest, our University is in valuable, than rare or beautiful, but they And increase not the fame, he already hath won. the highest degree prosperons. We count form her distinguishing character, and will

this winter 1532 students, of whom the law probably renew her wealth and importance The caves of the beasts are his shelter till morning; students are the more numerous part. My as a nation, now that British and American And roams he at daybreak, his lair early scorning, son, in his lectures on the History of the skill and capital is about to be set to work Undisturbed by his steps they still fearlessly graze. ditors. But of what am I talking? I wish- ing to work the disused and ruined mines.

German Law, has constantly near 300 au- upon them. Great contracts are now makThey see the young chief, who delights not in ed only to send you a hearty salutation, and The great mine of Valenciana is now Eng

chases, Nor loves at their kind his sharp wea

beg the continuance of your kind remem- lish perty (we believe it belongs to the And could they but warm to affection's embraces,

apons to bend; brance beyond the ocean, and have fallen Messrs Barclay); it is said to have been The hand of affection they'd reach to their friend.

into the old man's garrulity. I commit one of the most productive mines in the

you, and all our friends in America, and all world ; if ancient accounts may be relied Oft fierce from an ambush in fury he flashes, To meet the bold warriors he longs to engage ;

your undertakings, to the protection of an upon, the annual profits were at one time On his foes from his covert he fearlessly dashes,

Eternal Providence, and assuring you af- equal to a million and a half sterling. And ever will dash, till his blood's chilled with age. friendly recollection, till I pass to those of Mr Poinsett's Notes upon this interest

fectionately of the continuance of my We hope to publish in our next, a review And beside, all the masters of camels have found who die not, once again I commend you to ing country. him

God.

EICHHORN." A plague, ever seizing on herds not his own;

We have seen the first number of the CamYet they dare not pursue wben his train is around him,

We learn from a late London Literary bridge Quarterly Review. If this work is to Nor dare they pursue him, e'en when he's alone. Gazette, the safe, arrival of Mr Bullock be considered a fair specimen of the literary

from Mexico, after, a sojourn of six months. skill and talent of the University, one must While I live shall my feet to the battle field bear He visited the capital and many principal believe that the Muses are at least preparing Its grass with my blood soon or late will be wet;

cities, and with great zeal and assiduity to leave their ancient seats. The leading For I know, though the sabre of death long should climbed volcanoes and pyramids, drew article-a review of Southey's “ Book of the

landscapes and temples, exhumed ancient Church”-is quite good ; that is to say, it is Its blade, brightly gleaming, must one day be met. I images, and unniched long established gods.; I exact, thorough, and elaborate, and evi

me;

spare me,

944

NEW LITERARY JOURNAL.

dently all that the writer could make of it; individuals for which it is intended. There as to be perfectly air-tight. From the upbut it displays no remarkable power of is no contest in the career of the drama. In per portion of the chamber, two tubes prothought or language. The reviewer prais- the years 1821 and 1822, there were produ- ject, of sufficient diameter to allow musket es Dr Southey, and the whole religious bis-ced only two melo-dramas. The greater part bullets to pass freely down, for the purpose tory and condition of England, with quite of the works which issue from the Sicilian of loading the gun. Nothing more is neas much zeal as discretion. There is a presses, relate to antiquities and the fine arts. cessary than to lift the short lever of a slidpleasant story related of Archbishop Laud,

ing valve, when the rush of steam into the whom both author and reviewer seem in

chamber instantaneously discharges the clined to praise rather more than most his- A new Literary Journal was announced bullet, with a force much greater than ortorians.

for the month of May—“Revue Euro- dinary gunpowder. Several times, three or “ The spirit of faction arose to such virulence, péenne, ou Productions de l'Esprit humain four balls thrown in at once have been that even the softer sex opened upon bim

the bat- en France, en Angleterre, en Italie, en Al- stopped in the gun-barrel for want of suffitery of vulgar and insolent invective. An instance lemagne.” The publication is to be month- cient steam pressure. This might be avoided is related by Heylyn, the biographer of this great ly, and in bulk about ten sheets 8vo. It by giving any degree of pressure required. man, in which the Primate adroitly foiled an antagoproposes to give information of all the Mr Perkins has not yet employed a greater Davies, the widow of the Attorney General of Ire- works published, discoveries made, pro- power than thirty-five atmospheres, though land, took upon herself, in the true spirit of fanat- gress ascertained, &c., in the arts and sci- the strength of his apparatus would admit icism, to prophesy against Laud, shortly before his ences in every part of Europe; and is to five times that power if necessary." advancement to the Archiepiscopal See; believing be published in English at London, French Mr Perkins' reputation must be injured that the spirit of Daniel had passed into her, be- at Paris, Italian in Italy, German in Ger- by such premature and imperfect accounts

It is stated in DAVIES, she could form the anagram, REVEAL many, &c. Already the contributors and of his inventions as this. O DANIEL ; though by the way, it had too much by editors are provided.

the above notice, that he has only used a an S, and too little by an L. While the other bish

pressure of thirty-five atmospheres; now, ops and clergy were gravely endeavouring to con- EXTRAORDINARY IMPROVISATOR. the force of gunpowder has been ascertainfute this wretched fanatic by arguments deduced A young French poet, who possesses an ed to be equal to one thousand atmospheres, from Scripture, Laud went a readier way to work. astonishing faculty, proposes to improvise and of course, we should presume, a priori, ELEANOR DAVIES-NEVER SO MAD A LADIE," publicly, in French, something very extra- that the force of the balls projected from this and presented it to her, saying, "Madam, I see you ordinary,—a Tragedy in 5 acts, and a grand apparatus, must be comparatively trifling. build much on anagrams, and I have found one Opera in 3 acts. This young man, M. Eu- And in confirmation, is the fact that three which I hope will suit you.' This threw the whole gène de Pradel, has but just left Sainte or four balls together in the barrel are sufcourt into laughter, and either the poor woman Pelagie, where he has been imprisoned dur- ficient to choke it up, and prevent the disgrew wiser, or was less regarded."

ing five years for political opinions. During charge; yet we are not told that there was There is a review of Irving (the preach- this time he has applied himself closely to any bursting of the barrel, a consequence er), very abusive and not much to the pur: study, and has published several works in which would certainly follow under the pose; and one of St Ronan's Well, in which prose and verse.

same circumstances, had it been chargthe writer endeavours to be exceedingly

ed with gunpowder. Besides, if we recolwitty, but must be satisfied with the credit

lect right, the generator of Mr Perkius' of good intention. The review of Blunt's

The Chinese have a method of hatching new engine works with a presssure of only Vestiges of Ancient Manners discoverable the spawn of fish, and thus protecting it thirty-five or thirty-six atmospheres, and he in Modern Italy, is quite interesting, be- from those accidents which ordinarily des- has found it difficult to provide a boiler which cause the book itself is very much so, as it troy so large a portion of it. The fisher should bear even this pressure without givplaces in a strong light the remarkable sim- men collect with care on the margin and ing way. It is, of course, impossible, or ilarity between the Catholic form of Chris- surface of waters, all those gelatinous mas- exceedingly improbable, that his present tianity and the Pagan institutions which it ses which contain the spawn of fish ; after apparatus should be able to bear five times supplanted. The review of Croly's Cati- they have found a sufficient quantity, they this pressure, or one hundred and seventyline is pretty good, but far inferior to that fill with it the shell of a fresh hens-egg, five atmospheres, which this account states which appeared in the North American which they have previously emptied, stop it will admit. Review some time since.

up the hole, and put it under a sitting fowl. This Review is also an Academical Reg- At the expiration of a certain number of

CORRECTION OF THE LOCAL ATTRACTION ister, and contains many pages of Univer- days they break the shell in water warmed sity Intelligence, Prize Poems, Lectures, by the sun, the young fry are presently

The Board of Longitude has voted the &c. &c.

hatched, and they are kept in pure fresh sum of £500, to Mr Barlow for his simple water, till large enough to be thrown into invention for correcting the local attrac

the pond with the old fish. The sale of tion of ships. It consists of a plate of iron The “ Bibliothèque Italienne” for 1823, spawn for this purpose forms an important abast the compass, which being regulated contains an account of the literary produc- branch of trade in China.

so as to correct the effects of the ship in tions furnished by Sicily in 1821 and 1822.

any one place, does the same in all places. It does not appear that literature is much

PERKINS' STEAM GUN.

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REVIEWS.

latitudes in which the voyage was to be The winter here was not over so as to

prosecuted, and all measures adopted which permit their departure until the first day of Journal of a Second Voyage for the Dis- might tend to basten the successful termi- July, 1822 ; being later by several weeks

nation of the adventure. The instructions than the same season at Melville Island, covery of a North-west Passage from furnished to Capt. Parry were explicit and though Melville Island lies rather more the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in minute, directing him to consider the dis- than eight degrees north of Winter Island, the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's

covery of the North-west Passage to the and though the mean corrected temperaships Fury and Hecla, under the orders Pacific as the main object that he was to ture of the two winters was, at Melville Ř. N.,F. R. S., and Commander of the pursue, to which all other discoveries were Island, 24° below zero, and at Winter Isl

to be held subordinate; and that the ascer- and only 11.70 below zero. Expedition. New York. 1824.

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taining of the northern boundary of America were visited by a tribe of Esquimaux, and

was the next. He was further instructed to obtained from them some valuable geographThe name of Captain Parry must be fa- give his unremitting attention to observa-ical information. They learned that the miliar to most of our readers ; his account tions with regard to the magnetic influence, coast, after running northward a short disof his first voyage was extensively circulat- and to the natural history, geography, &c. tance, turned short round to the westward ed, and his singular fitness to command of the countries which he might discover, and afterwards to the south-south-west, so such an expedition excited strong hopes as being also objects of very high import- as to come within three or four days' jourthat the voyage, the account of which is ance, with respect to which any information ney of Repulse Bay. The Esquimaux now before us, would result in the complete must prove valuable and interesting to further told them, that from the hills on discovery of the long sought-for North-science.

this westerly coast nothing was to be seen west passage. The expedition failed in this Capt. Parry left England on the 8th of but one wide extended sea. This was conand in almost every other object of those May, 1821, reached the entrance of Hud- firmed by the recollections of some of the who planned it, evidently from no fault of son's Straits on the 18th of June follow- officers who had ascended the hills forming the commander or want of cooperation with ing, passed through the Frozen Strait of the boundary of Repulse Bay, and who had him of those under bis command. The ac- Middleton, between Southampton Island seen a large sheet of water in the distance, count which he has published exhibits the and the continent, in the month of July; which they had supposed to be a lake. same modesty in the writer, the same per- coasted completely round Repulse Bay, as- From other Esquimaux, with whom they fect good sense, sound judgment, and de- certaining that it had no opening to the met in the course of their next summer's cision of character in the man, which were westward, and in the attempt to double the navigation, they learned the existence of a so obvious in his narrative of his first and cape, which forms the north-east boundary strait tending nearly west, along the line more flattering expedition. We say more of that bay, was stopped by the commence- of coast which had been drawn by their flattering, inasmuch as it seemed to open a ment of winter at an island, called by him winter friends. This strait they discoverway direct to Behring's Straits, and left Winter Island, on the 7th of October, 1821. ed and called the “Fury and Hecla Strait;" small doubts in the minds of those best The review of what had been performed but the summer was too short and inclemqualified to judge, that the passage would thus far, we shall give in Capt. Parry's own ent to permit them to proceed far. They be feasible, if the north-eastern point words.

were stopped on the 29th of August, 1822, of this continent could be reached. It

In reviewing the events of this our first season of by an impassable barrier of ice of the forwas supposed, as Capt. Parry had conclu- navigation, and considering what progress we had mer winter, stretching from shore to shore. sively shown that the northern coast of made towards the attainment of our main object, it The rest of the season they spent in anxAmerica lay several degrees to the south was impossible, however trifling that progress ious watchings for this ice to open ; in indeof Lancaster Sound; as he had made great considerable satisfaction. Small as our actual ad-fatigable but vain efforts to discover a more progress up that sound; and as the only vance had been towards Behring's Strait, the ex- southerly and freer passage; in repeated obstacle to his further progress there, was tent of coast newly discovered and minutely ex- and close investigations of the course of the ice;. that in the lower latitude on the plored in pursuit of our object, in the course of the the currents in the strait; and in journeys continental coast, notonly would the summer last eight weeks, amounted to more than two hunbe longer allowing more time for navigation, continent of North America. This service, notdred leagues, nearly half of which belonged to the over the rugged hills to look for the polar

This they did in fact discover,-unbut so much warmer as thoroughly to melt withstanding our constant exposure to the risks less Capt. Parry was unaccountably deceivthe ice, and allow a clear passage along the which intricate, shoal, and unknown channels, a ed, -and doubted not that the strait which coast. This supposition was strengthened sea loaded with ice, and a rapid tide concurred in they had entered communicated with it, and by the knowledge, that Hearne and M’Ken- presenting, had providentially been effected with that they were indeed upon the northern zie had both seen the northern ocean at out injury to the ships, or suffering to the officers

There was a continual different points, and both described it as an tolerable security for the ensuing winter, when current setting out from under the ice, and

and we had now once more met with coast of America. open sea, entirely clear of ice.

obliged to relinquish further operations for the the masses which broke off from time to This last voyage wås begun with the season. Above all, however, i derived the most time were carried rapidly to the eastward most favourable auspices; everything, sincere satisfaction from a conviction of hav. by this current, and never returned. The which the experience of the former bad ing left omin partea of the coast from Repulse Bay winter commenced upon the 20th of Sepshown to be desirable to increase the com- with the continent. And as the mainland now in tember, and they were firmly enclosed in fort of the officers and men, was supplied sight from the hills extended no farther to the east- ice for ten months; another tribe of Esquiwith unbounded liberality, every precau- ward than about a N. N. E. bearing, we ventured to maux wintered near them, and attending tion taken to ensure the safety of the ships, indulge a sanguine hope of our being very near the to the wants and partaking of the labours all instruments furnished which might be north-eastern

boundary of America, and that the and sports of these people furnished them used in making scientific observations upon ploying our best efforts in pushing along its northern with ample amusement. the various natural phenomena of the high shores.

Capt. Parry, with the perseverance which

ocean.

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