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of this reaching you through the way-bag, as the Indians) argue that the Africans are not prolific;

SEPTEMBER. Post Office has long since been shut. Some true that they constantly decrease, while the Creoles hearted Jamaicans have truly enobled themselves increase ;-and that we may anticipate that when | The month of fruits and fevers, of sultry this night, by razing to the earth that pestilen- all the Africans shall have died off, and the whole tial hole, Knibb's Preaching shop. Verily, friend, of the slaves shall be Creoles, we shall have an

noons and dewy evenings, has commenced they have not spared Box's also. He no more increasing, and not a decreasing population. its reign of incipient desolation. The will be able to beat the roll-call to prayers, nor! "This argument was produced first by the Re- deep and opulent green of the summer the tatoo upon the consciences of the subscribers gistrar of Demerara, in a detailed account which of macs-our poor deluded slaves. In plain he published of the five triennial registrations verdure begins to rade into a variety of English, not one stone has been left standing, which had taken place in that colony. It appears sickly tints under its withering influence;

which had taken place in that colony. It appear nay, not even the corner one; and I hope that also in the evidence of the recent Committee on land the dry rastling of falling leaves, this goodly example will be followed from Negril | West India distress, p. 96. It was countenanced to Mount."

by Colonel Young, the Protector of slaves in the robbed of their juicy elasticity, and scatThe following is the Amount required in order to same colony, in his report, dated 19th of May, tered by every breath of the autumnal rebuild, at the lowest possible rate, the Places of 1829. And, lastly, it has been urged at length breeze, will soon begin to teach us the Worship destroyed.

by Mr. Barclay in Jamaica, and supported by SALTER'S HILL-Burnt by order of the 'Captain

some statistical accounts, which have been laid | gloomy but salutary lesson of our own of Militia, stationed at Latium mom .com £4000

by him on the table of the Jamaica House of decay. There is, after all, however, a FALMOUTH.-Pulled down by the Saint Ann's Mili. tia, while occupied as Barracks ... ...... ... 3 3000 Assembly.

mellowness and beauty in the autumn MONTEGO BAY. -Pulled down at Mid-day by the

"The Registrar of Demerara rested his proof on Inhabitants, headed by several of the Magistrates, 6000

the following comparative statement of the landscape, which to the contemplative SATANNAH-LA-MAR.-Pulled down by the Parish.

700 numbers of Africans and Creoles, by which he mind is more fascinating than the gaudier RIDGELAND, alias FULLER'S-FIEI D.-Burnt by two makes it appear that the former had been delivery of the summer. The vegetation of Overseers. A valuable House nowww....

... 1000 creasing and the latter increasing ;Rio BUENO.Burnt mannermomwons....... 1000 There were by the registry of

our forests “dies like a dolphin," changing STEWART'S Town.-Injured to the amount of ... 250 BROWN's Town.-Pulled down by the Inhabitants. 800

31st May, 1817 Africans 42,224 Creoles 34,939 into a thousand splendid hues; day pours ST. ANN'S BAY.-Pulled down by the Inhabitants

31st May, 1820 - 39,129 -- 38,247 | its profusion of light upon us with a moof the Parish morna.....www ...... ............ 300

31st May, 1823

34,772 - 40,205 EBONY CHAPEL.-Burnt..

wor.. 500
31st May, 1826 - 30,490 -

40.892 derate intensity of heat; and the intelTotal Amount of Chapels destroyed mo....... 20750

31st May, 1829 - 26,691 42,677 lectual and physical systems begin to Loss in the destruction of Mission Property, in

"Now this argument seems to be addressed to resume the vigorous tone which had lanHouses rented :

those who do not know the meaning of the terms GURNEY'S MOUNT.-Pulpit, benches, &c. ......... PUTNBY,-Benches burnt www......

emploved. Those are called Africans who were guished and become paralyzed under the

imported from Africa before the year 1808. powerful influences of a vertical sun. The LUCEA.-Benches and lamps .. ........ ...... .... Ocho Rios.-Pulpit, pews, and benches.w.......

100 | Creoles are those born in the West Indies. It vintage and the gathering of fruits belong

follows that all new-born children, whether they
are the progeny of Africans or of Creoles, are

to this season, the grape yields its wine, The Chapel at Lucea, belonging to the General Baptists, but occupied by our Society, pulled down.

called Creoles. Thus half of those that die are and the apple and peach give their grate Offered for Sale by theGeneral Baptist Society for Africans; but all those that are born are Creoles. ful juices: the harvests are housed; and Josses in horses, furniture, clothes, books, &c. &c.

“Of course, the Africans must decrease; for partly belonging to individual Missionaries, and

they must lose some by death, and cannot be, in

in nature pours all her annual bounties into partly to the Society, about and Extra Expenses incurred by travelling expenses,

any degree, replenished by births. It is equally the lap of man. If we were to designate and Mr. Knibb's passage home, at least ............

certain that the Creoles must increase, since the the period in human existence to which

loss by death is supplied not only by their own
Amounting in the whole to...........£23250
offspring, but by that of the Africans also. If

the month of September corresponds, we we examine further the real proportions of deaths should select the time when the hair

among Africans and Creoles in Demerara, we REVIEW OF LITERATURE.

turns grey, when the blood abates its fiery shall find that by the registry of 1820, there were 39,129 Africans, in the registry of 1829, they

and tumultuous course through the veins, THE ANTI-SLAVERY REPORTER" – were reduced to 26,691 ; consequently there had when the intemperance of the passions September.

died in the interim 12,438, excepting that some subsides into a calm and even course, and

few of these may have been manumitted. The number for this month is compiled "The proportion of births from the two classes

when we begin to nerve ourselves for the with great care and perspicuity, and cannot be known from these accounts, as they struggle of decay and death. shows at one view the progress of popu

are not distinguished.

"Mr. Barclay has sought to supply the defi. lation, or rather we should say of depopu- ciency; t.e has laid on the table of the Jamaica

SLAVES. lation, among the slaves in the Colonies | House of Assembly a return of the births and of Great Britain. The Editors have

deaths of slaves on certain properties in St. The following may be looked upon as a

Thomas in the East, distinguishing the piogeny I tolerably correct estimate of the number evidently taken great pains to prepare a of Africans from that of Creoles (see Christian document of perfect accuracy. The Record for February, 1832, p. 49.) This account

of human beings held in slavery by nto drawn by Mr. Ruxton extends over the period of from 1817 to 1829. Powers calling themselves Christians :

bons | It appears by it that there were on the estates in from official papers laid before the Mem

British Colonies ... 800,000 question, at the commencement of the above

French Colonies .. 200,,000 bers of the House of Commons, present period, 954 Africans and 2349 Creoles; the births

Cuba and Porto Rico , 500,000 details which are far from being exaggefrom African mothers were 138, or 10 in every

Other Foreign Colonies. 75 000 69 Africans, and the deaths of Africans 395, or rated, and in every instance conclusions | 10 in every 24-while the births from Creole

United States ... 1,650'000

Brazil ..... 2,000,000 the least unfavourable to the Colonists mothers were 932, or 10 in every 25 Creoles, and have invariably been adopted. The the deaths of Creoles 825, or 10 in 281."

5,225,000 tables present a frightfully appalling decrease in the slave population of the


The Rights or MAN.-With the enemies of

| freedom, it is a usual artifice to represent the British Sugar Colonies, and the argu- The following is a statement of the various sovereignty of the people as a licence to anarchy ments of the West Indians, who attempt places of worship in this vast city:

and disorder. But the tracing up the civil power to explain the causes which have led to Episcopal Churches and Chapels ...... 200 to that source, will not diminish our obligation

Independent Chapels ..

to obey; it only explains its reasons, and settles this decrease, are met in a fair, candid,

Wesleyan Methodist Chapels .... ...

it on clear and determinate principles. It turns and straitforward manner. But let the Baptist Chapals ..........

:32 blind submission into rational obedience, tempers “Anti-Slavery Roporter" speak for itself. Calvinistic Methodist Chapels ....... 30 the passion for liberty with the love of order,

and places mankind in a happy medium, between

Presbyterian (Scotch and Unitarian Upon the subject of the above decrease,

Chapels ......

the extremes of anarchy on the one side, and it says:

Roman Catholic Chapels .......... 14 oppression on the other. It is the polar star that "ist. It is alleged that that decrease depends Meeting Houses of the Friends ...

will conduct us safely over the ocean of political on the number of imported Africans still exist

debate and speculation-the law of laws-the ing in British Sugar Colonies. They (the West

400 l legislator of legislators.,

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| led to imitate her husband. Most shock MEMS. OF A SLAVE.

ing when children, when young children, This is the grand bane of life. Greater | nay infants, are taught to sip with the in towns than in the country, it dreadfully mother, and thus acquire a taste for the

“Facts-not fictions." aggravates the evils of our employments; bane of life and health. and it produces evils of its own, tenfold

HOWELL, who lived in Barbadoes, was more unjust, more rapid, and more deadly.

in the habit of behaving brutally towards Not a class of artizans, and scarcely one

his wife, and one day locked her up in a

THE HOUSEWIFE. of professional men, is to be found, in

room, and confined her in chains. A which intemperance may not be disco

“ A stitch in time.”-OLD ADAGE.

negro woman, touched with compassion vered. Sometimes it is grossly apparent,

for her unfortunate mistress, undertook often partially concealed; in the first case is to be placed in a recumbent posture in bed ; he

| The Cholera.-The patient, when attacked, privately to release her. Howell found it as it were taking the constitution by is not to be over-loaded with clothes, nor plagued

out, and in order to punish her, obliged storm, in the latter proceeding by sad: in with any external application as baths, stearning, | her to put her tongue through a hole in a both utterly destroying health, personal

&c., but left to the effect of the medicine: and board, to which he fastened it on the op

observe, that if any thing is taken of any kind | comfort, and domestic happiness. The except cold water whilst the medicine is intended

posite side with a fork; and left her in most striking effects of intemperance are

to operate, the whole efiect will be destroyed. that situation for some time. He afterto be seen among the artizans. The man

The medicine isOne part of camphor, dissolved wards cut out her tongue by the roots, in

us. The man in six parts of strong spirits of wine; of this imtakes, during the hours of labour, more mediately on being attacked, the patient will

consequence of which she almost indrink than he requires, and this generally | take two drops in a little pounded sugar, in a tea stantly died. the compound sold under the name of ale. after he will take a second dose of two drops in spoonful of cold iced water; in five minutes

A Guinea ship bound to the West Instead of spending the evening with his the same way, and in five minutes more he will | Indies, with upwards of nine hundred family, he joins frequently some friends repeat the same thing. He will then wait for fifteen minutes, and see whether or not there is

Negroes, being kept out long at sea, by to take a pint at the public-house.



Toale, a sense of returning warmth, with disposition to calms and contrary winds, was reduced a glass of spirit must afterwards be added. perspire, and decrease of sickness, cramp, &c. to great distress. To save the seamen, At length he is frequently drunk at night. / &c., and then, if necessary, he will take two or

some of the Negroes were thrown overand in the progress of the case we find minutes interval, to the amount of twelve or | more drops as before, and repeat the doses at five

| board, tied back to back, and there actually him occasionally so unst for work the next fourteen, taken as directed. The least foreign arrived in the West Indies only one morning from disordered stomach, that he medicine neutralizes the wholc effect.


For the TOOTHACHE.--Take ten grains of alum, must have some spirit before he can crawl

a drachm of the spirits of camphor, two drachms In 1826, the French schooner Perle, from his house. One glass leads to a second, of the tincture of opium, and two drachms of Captain Giblin. having succeeded in landand the man becomes intoxicated, and in

and in elder-flower water; mix them and apply a little
to the tooth,

| ing part of her cargo of slaves, at Guadathe morning is obliged to give up the idea In Hysterics and Nervous Affections.

In HysterICS AND NERVOUS AffectIONS.- loune, observed an armed French cutter of going to work; and then his habits and Take tincture of ammoniated valerian, two feeling lead him to onond tho do

standing towards her : the brutal captain, feelings lead him to spend the day, not in an

not in drachms; tincture of castor, three drachms; Lan freeing his system from the effects of his four ounces. Dose, a tablespoonful every two threw the remaineer of the human cargo,

sulphuric ether, one drachm; cinnamon water, 1 to avoid detection and consequent capture, debauch, not in abstinence, fresh air, and hours. · renose but in aggravating the evils from IDRAUGHT IN LANGOUR.-Take compound spirit au

birit amounting to sixty-five victims, overboard, repose, but in aggravating the evils from wbich he suffers. He spends the day at drops; spirit of nutmeg, one drachm; tincture of lavender, one drachm; spirit of rosemary, ten and every one perished!

By the Colonial laws, slaves who shall the public-house. To-day is a repetition of of opium, ten drops ; cinnamon water, two ounces. yesterday, and to-morrow will probably | To be taken when symptoms of weariness or strike any white man suffer six months' langour occur without exercise.

imprisonment, and thirty-nine lashes. ve spent in sickness and in bed. There FOR AFFECTIONS OF THE SKIN.-Take of the is another class in whom vice is less ap- sulphuret of potasb fifteen grains, of hard soap a

Slaves who shall offer to strike, or use any parent, though equally fatal. The ar drachm, of the balsam of Peru sufficient to form | violence towards their master or mistress, tizan, not content with the more than

la mass, which may be divided into thirty pills. suffer death without benefit of clergy.

Three to be taken every four hours with a wineliberal allowance of ale which he has had' glass of hot infusion of juniper berries.,

Their time of labour in the field is from during the day, calls for his glass of spirit

I INDIGESTION.~Take of dried subcarbonate of sunrise to sunset: after which each must

pin soda, and of the extract of chamomiles equal collect a large bundle of grass, for his as soon as he comes home in the evening. parts of powdered rhubarb sufficient to make It is but pence, he says, and he can well into pills. Take ten grains two or three times a

master's horses and cattle; and they may spare this. At five or six in the morning

be found scattered over the land, to cull

When Poison HAS Been SWALLOWED.--Take blade by blade, from among the weeds, again he takes his usual dram, as he sets

of the sulphate of zinc one scruple, confection of out fasting to his work; and takes it dog roses sufficient to make a bolus, which is to their parcels of grass. consequently at the time most likely to

be taken with some infusion of chamomile fiowers. On the 4th of July, 1827. two men,

FAINTING FITS AND Low SPIRITS.-Take of the injure the stomach.

a craving Ior the subcarbonate of ammonia fifteen grains, pepper- | named Sides and Bradshaw, applied at

A craving for the noxious stimulant at length urges, I had mint water three ounces and a half, syrup of the jail in Wilkesborough. North Carolina, almost said, physically compels, him to inorange peel two fluid drachms; the dose is two

| and took out a runaway Negro belonging

tablespoonfulls. crease the frequency of the dose. Hence POWDER FOR HEARTBURN.-Calcined magnesia | to Sides. After tying him in a most cruel a practice rapidly destructive to health a tablespoonful, compound powder of chalk with manner, they proceeded on the road and life becomes established without

opium ten grains. Mix and take in a little milk. Tenterad. Linnin' olma

*towards Lincoln, almost constantly beat

This powder will immediately check heartburn the knowledge of the master, for the or acidities in the stomach.

ing him in the most savage manner, as man attends his work regularly almost to RHEUMATISM.- Take of the gum resin of they passed along the road, for seven or

guaicum two drachms, gum arabic two drachms, Laceho miles About nine o'clock at night. the last; and almost without the conscious

rub them well together and add of the tincture ness of the individual, for the moral sense of opium half a tluid drachm, of powdered bark a the Negro was so much exhausted as to becomes blunted, and habit hides the sin. drachm, of the tincture of bark two fluid be unable to proceed any further; when More shocking is the case. when the evil drachms, of the decoction of bark eight fluid Ithe

and they deliberately killed him, and left him

ounces. Make a mixture, of which a wine glass. is found among females, when the wife is ful may be taken twice a day,

Jying on the side of the road.

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NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. pace with our shoe-blacks in intelligence. There are some subjects of para

Union of these resources then may not be mount interest which, though intimately R. R. is informed, that articles on the Arts and ill-timed.

ill-timed. We cannot indeed travel far connected with
we cannot indeed travel far

political considerations, Sciences, if pertinently written, will at all times for a penny: the posting-market, alas! | involve the civil and religious rights of be admissible, P.W., who writes to us on the subject of a Monthly

has fallen very little within our recollec- mankind. Amongst which are Colonial Parl, is correct. We intend to publish the tion, and with all the advantages of steam, Slavery, and Reform of our Criminal Tourist stitched in a Wrapper.

omnibuses, and railways into the bargain, Law. On these we must speak frequently. We have to apologise to several Advertisers for the omission of their favours. The space we intend

tend it costs a fortune to breakfast with a They'will undoubtedly occupy a large por. to allot for the insertion of Advertisements must friend at Dublin. A penny a mile will tion of our columns. On topics of this and of necessity be brief, and we could not infringe

carry us very slowly over our ground; a similar character we will indeed speak upon it in our first Number. The last page will be devoted in future to Advertisements.

but we hope by diligence to accomplish a out. Here we challenge controversy ; we mile a week; and if it is doubted whether seek information, and we have taken the

this is sufficient speed, let any observing best means of obtaining it. THE TOURIST.

man start from his own door, with his eyes We rejoice to have it in our power to

open, and walking a mile in any direction, announce, that concurring as we do most MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1832. ask himself, at the end of it, if a week or heartily in their principles and proceedings,

a month will suffice for a thorough inves- the Agency Anti-Slavery Society have JOHNSON is said to have placed the rapid tigation of the objects on either side of promised us their countenance in every whirl of a post-chaise among the chief his path.

way. We shall be happy to render in enjoyments of life; and who has not wit- But to drop our metaphor, lest it should return whatever assistance we can give to nessed with feelings of envy the bustling become as wearisome as one of those in promote their cause upon the plans which preparations of the gay travelling chariot, I terminable avenues that now and then they have adopted. We shall very shortly waiting for its horses as well as its in- baulk the traveller's eye in France, our revert to this important subject, and mates, at some door of fashion in Gros- purpose is to publish such a compilation upon this, and indeed on all of general venor-place, just when August is far of matter as shall prove both instructive interest, we earnestly intreat the commuenough advanced to give a frosty freshness and amusing. We desire to give it all nications of correspondents. Where such to the morning air? The lofty imperial the variety as well as the reality of travel. communications are authenticated they packed almost to bursting, the ponderous As far as we have fallen in with the will be published, unless libellous in their well, the hat-boxes, gun-cases, bags and Penny Publications to which we have expressions; and where they are not reticules innumerable, some lashed on with alluded, none of them have adopted the authenticated they will be preserved for difficulty behind, and others impatiently miscellaneous, and yet in some respects a time, to ascertain whether they are crammed in before, above, below, in every the peculiar plan, on which “ The substantiated by subsequent events, and corner—my lord's portfolio, my lady's Tourist” will be conducted. We think may still be usefully published. dressing-case, the pockets stuffed with it right at once to avow that the object we À prominent part of our Magazine papers, road-books, eau-de-cologne, and have in view is entirely philanthropic, and will be occupied with anecdote and incibiscuits ; the very noise and confusion of that if our engagement is successful and dents extracted from Modern Travels ; the multifarious arrangement—all combine leaves any profit, it will be applied we hope thus to realize the promise we to assist that pleasurable excitement to a cause of benevolence. Should we have given, in an entertaining manner, which Englishmen invariably derive from succeed in establishing a circle of sub-l and with much instruction as well as loco-motion; and when the boys have scribers that will maintain it in existence entertainment, for books of this descripcarefully strapped on their coats to the without loss, we shall not hesitate here- tion are necessarily expensive, and infore-carriage, and John has comfortably after to explain ourselves, without re-accessible to the mass of readers, Traadjusted himself by the side of Abigail in serve.

vellers have the privilege of lying, and the dickey, which of the gaping bye- We cannot describe our plan more truly we are as likely as our neighbours to be standers can repress the wish that he than our title implies it. We wish to taken in by them : all therefore that we were also about to be enveloped in clouds give a tour of life; to observe that which can undertake is to exercise proper vigi. of travelling dust, for the next four and is passing around us is forbidden. lance in our selections ; should we be twenty hours of existence?

Perhaps the day is not distant when a favoured with original matter, under this Travelling is undoubtedly the English-more desirable tax may be found as a head we shall never object to its publicsman's delight; but they do injustice to substitute for that part of the budget tion on the responsibility of our Correshis character who ascribe this peculiarity which mulets the circulation of intelli- pondent. to idleness, or to a love of change. We gence. At present, however, we are The last experiment we propose to believe that it springs from a higher and a restricted to the observation of what has make upon the public taste is, we believe, commendable motivera desire of acquir- passed, or to the anticipation of what may quite novel in its character, at least we ing information from that most fertile of occur hereafter. It is not our purpose have never seen it systematically atall sources, observation of men and man- to harass our readers with much original tempted. Occasionally some able letters ners. In these days of intellectual pro- matter of any kind under the head of appear in the public journals, pointing at gress, it appears to be a growing fashion editorial remarks. There is nothing the hardships or inconveniences to which to trust too much to books. The school new under the sun, and, most assuredly, particular trades are exposed: but their master has become a little pedantic by his the novelty of “ leading articles” is of the insertion is of necessity so uncertain, and walks abroad; and such is the super, most antiquated hue. The ponderosity regulated so much by the general interest abundance of cheap literature, in the form or the prosing propriety of some, the tart which the public may feel on the subjects of Penny Magazines, Penny Novelists, acuteness or the snapping petulance of of them, that they fre u ently fail in and even Penny Encyclopædias, that, ere others, all partake of the cloying of obtaining for their writers the desired long, it will be necessary to read as well satiety. No readers will thank' us for information or relief. We propose to as print by steam, if we wish to keep laping either the one or the other. I dedicate a page or two to communications of this nature, so that the tradesman or boundless heaths, and barren commons. master rushed forward with a brandished mechanic may calculate with certainty But the Tourist and his friend take carver, and letting fly every oath which on his complaints meeting the eyes of his each other for better or worse ; and if they the most diabolical frenzy could either brother tradesmen, and obtaining that are wise, they will on such occasions vent or invent, would, I verily believe, consideration which is desirable. There hurry on the post-boy, and go to sleep till have cut the whole seven of us by the throat, are, however, one or two important stipu- the next stage. But there is an advan- had we not leapt up from our seats, prelations which we are obliged to make tage which we fully purpose to secure to sented a bristling front, and threatened, with correspondents of this class. Their our fellow-travellers, and of which the à l'Espagnol, to “ turn him inside out,” letters must be confined to matters of character, whose name we take, too if he ventured within reach of the para. general interest to the trade or occupa- often makes his boast in vain.

bola of our only defences. But let this tion to which they refer, otherwise they In our own persons, whatever we as- pass; we made good our escape out of become Advertisements: they must also sert, shall be the truth : we may be de- this peril, and in another hour were nod be limited to some ten or twelve lines of ceived ; we affect not to be wiser than ding heads together under the malice of letter-press, unless they relate to some those around us; and deception seems the an inexorably broiling sun, dreaming (at important subject that obviously does not l universal game of all mankind, but least I can answer for myself) of a admit of compression: and lastly, as all knowingly and wilfully, we will not be delightful housing after hap and storm, the value of such complaints depends upon made the instruments of deception. when I was scared out of my trance by their authority, the name and address of Truth of sentiment, truth of judgment, a sudden jerk of our vehicle. I jumped the writer must be published with his truth of principle, as well as truth of up, and darted a glance through the letter. On these terms, we hope to make fact, shall be the characteristics of “ The front opening of our canvas roof. There the“ TOURIST" perform one of the impor-TOURIST;" and while we can well fore were our seven trusty mules, fairly tant functions of the Scottish merchant see that adherence to this rule will brought to an anchor, and tumbling over of former days, by becoming the conve- raise us a host of personal enemies, we one another, by the assistance of a rope nient vehicle of all the trading intelli- care little for the enmity of those whom drawn right across the road. In advance gence of the community

truth can alienate, and value highly their of them, I discovered five horsemen, clad Such, then, is our general design, and ere patronage whom it will make our friends. I in the Andalusian costume, with emthe supercilious critic condemns it, (for

broidered trappings of gold and silver, and · we are all critics now a days,) let him re

fierce enough of mien to have horrified the collect the varied scenery and multiplied


very imps of the lower regions, galloping diversities of soil, and climate, and situa- LadyENTURE WITH A CAPTAIN-GENERAL.

down upon us on wild, south-country barbs. tion, that mark the Tourist's progress;

Each of them had four pistols in his now mounted with cockney dignity on the

Grenada, June 11. holsters, two muskets lashed to his horse box of a Brighton coach,—then venturing Our friend *** remaining confined to his behind him, a cutlass dangling by his a neck in the roofless, springless shay of bed, and my time being too precious to side, a long knife bared in his girdle, and the Emerald Isle! At one moment wrapt be thrown away any longer at Malaga, I left a blunderbuss—the muzzle of which prein delightful anticipation of the prawns him in excellent hands, and took a place, sented itself most uninvitingly between and chocolate of “the Marine Hotel !” for want of a more decent conveyance, in his charger's ears-levelled in his right and the next, snuffing the balmy air, what is called a “Galera." The vehicle hand. At the first blush of the affair, I after ejecting “a pet pig” from its luxu- is neither better nor worse than--a waggon | fancied my dreaming faculties were amusrious couch on the drawing-room hearth drawn by seven mules. Bales and chests ing me with the freak of one of Wouverof an Irish tavern:* imprisoned to-day have the first privilege of the entrée, and mann's banditti scenes; but no sooner on the deck of a Margate hoy, shifting after their accommodation has been duly did I hear the Captain roar out—"A from one leg to the other, for want of provided for, the live lumber are welcome tierra, boca abajo, ļadrones !”—To the space for both, and for lack of better oc to look after theirs, as best they may.ground! downwith your mouths, rascals cupation counting the endless succession There were seven of us in this predica- than all the waking terror of reality shot of Gravesend steamers; tomorrow, tread. ment, including a padre and his niece, a across my mind. We crept and clambered, ing the broad plank of a British frigate, beautiful lass of seventeen. It was seven one loathingly after another, out of our and gazing with rapture on the bold, when we turned our backs on Malaga ; nest, gained the advance of our mules, and clear outline of the Andalusian mountains, the heat of the day was amply atoned for laid ourselves in all humility at full relieved against the bright azure of a by the refreshing breeze and chastened stretch in the dust. Our driver, nothing southern sky; or viewing that sky re- silvery moonlight of the night; and by daunted at an incident which had appaflected in the calm deep waters of the bay eight the next evening we had made rently lost the merit of novelty in his eyes, of Naples : now scanning with eagle eye tedious way, over hill and dale, through squatted himself down like a frog, in exsome Alpine glacier, and then swinging in lonely defiles, and a country void of all pectation of the next word of command: a filthy basket down the bottomless shaft human imprint, but here and there a and as to the poor Padre, he sat on his of a Durham coal pit. And thus we solitary cross, betokening the violent exit feet, with his head between his ankles, as might depict his route in never-ending of some poor pilgrim like myself, to Loxa, you may have seen a duck just before contrast, that would justify far greater an old Moorish town, where our jaded he dives under water, sending Patervariety than we, who emulate his career, beasts were indulged with three hours' noster after Ave Maria ! in most voluventure to propose. In one point, we fear, halt. By midnight, we were billetted in ble succession. “Up, scoundrel ! tumble the resemblance may prove too correct. a most ill-omened looking inn ; here we down the trunks from the waggon !" The most agreeable post chaise companion had to contend for a meal with fourteen thundered in the driver's ears, accompawill at times be dull; the lovely romance ravenous, whole-starred cats, one of which nied by a gesture, wherewith the Captain of nature will at length give place to having be-plagued and be-clawed a fellow- designed to assure us, that no bodily harm

traveller until he menaced her feline impended, provided each quietly dropped * A fact.

existence with sudden extinction, her | his purse and watch into the driver's hat,

THE TOURIST. which he held out to us as any street beg- of my whole retinue of comforts. As for ORACLE OF ORIGINS.-No. I. gar would have done; with this difference my favourite chronometer, the Captain . only, that the one waylays us, whilst we slipped it covertly into his jerkin-pocket,

| SPINSTERS.--Formerly women were prohibited

from marrying till they had spun a regular set of limped to him. I was the last to ap- and, I would wager my existence, has to bed-lurniture, and till their marriage were conproach his stirrup, for my purse was a this hour forgotten to carry it to the sequently called Spinsters, which continues till heavy one, and distanced every other hol- general account of the foray.

this day in all legal proceedings. The pillage

BRIDEGROOM.-Groom signifies one who serves low in the clattering dignity of its descent; was now at an end; a retreat was sounded, in an inferior station : and it was customary for next followed my watch: I took a last and our Captain, throwing himself into

the newly married man to wait at table on his glimpse at its faithful features; they his saddle with an apology for the incon

bride and friends on his wedding-day.

Pin Money.-Pins were acceptable new-years spoke of many a less disastrous hour: we venience we had been put to, roared out, gifts to ladies, instead of the wooden skewers parted from each other at thirty minutes “ Remember José Maria, Captain-general

which they used till the fifteenth century; and past ten, to a second ; and I laid it gently of all the flying troops in the four king

instead of the gifts, a composition was sometimes

received in money. to rest, lest their brittle veil should be doms !"

CHEQUERS.--In early times, a chequered board, rudely entreated.” We had all made. And now came a more amusing scene.

the emblem of calculation, was hung out, to in

dicate an office for changing money. It was our offerings; at the third evolution, the Each party sprung forward to vindicate

afterwards adopted as the sign of an Inn, or Captain drew forth a large bag of leather, his right to a portion of the rags and tat- hostelry, where victuals were sold, or strangers and, horrible to think ! turned the entire ters left behind ; but conscience cannot I lodged and entertained. contents of the driver's hat into it at a single be convicted of having lent any hand in

BONFIRES, OR BONEPIRES.-These fires are sup

posed to have been so called because they were fillip, without the slightest bowels of the transaction: all helped themselves to generally made of bones, and some think it re. compassion towards the ill-starred glasses. what lay nearest, provided it was better

lates to the burning of martyrs, first fashionable “Comrade !" now hallooed the Captain to than its neighbour; and thence ensued a

in England in the reign of Henry IV. The

learned Dr. Hickes gives a very different etymon; one of the band,“ Go, and turn the trunks cross-fire of words and abusive epithets, he defines a bonfire to be a festive or triumphant about; and see whether there is anything which explatled at last in a downright fire

fire: in the Icelandic language, he says, Baal to our hand in them.

signifies a burning. In the Anglo-Saxon, Bael, Caballeros ! out | battle-royal of nails and fists. Bereft of by a change of letters in the same organ, is made with your keys !.~and you, master driver, every relic which I might have called my Baen, whence our Bonefire. I say, ease the offside mule of his ropes. own, I stood quietly eyeing the fray, or Hang me, if it 'tisn't a dainty animal!” tracking the wreckers in the distance, until

BREVITIES. The Captain's fellow then came forward, every trace of both had disappeared, and after having unbuckled a sack from the our seven mules, save one, were yoked to ! A century ago not one of the bridges existed croup of his saddle, which (and I will not a burthen which none but they were

which now cross the Thames. Westminster vouch that my eyes may not have cheated pleased to find so marvellously lightened.

Bridge is now the oldest, and that way opened

in 1747. me) appeared of such gigantic dimensions, May this said José Maria never lay The gross amount contributed voluntarily in that watches, purses, trunks, mules,driver, his hempen trap across your path. His

this country for the support of religious institugalera, passengers, and all, might have name and feats are so much up in every

tions for general purposes exceeds 300,0001.

annually. been driven into it en masse. In a twink- corner of the Spanish peninsula, that it is Donatello, a celebrated sculptor, when giving ling, the man opened the huge jaws of but yesterday, `Don Francisco de Paula,

the last stroke with his mallet, called out to the the devourer, and ordered the owner of Ferdinand's brother and his spouse deemed

statue, “Speak!"

CLEAR ÉVIDENCE.--Counsel: What kind of the first trunk to his post. It was our it expedient to avoid the main road to their stockings were they which were stolen? Witpoor Padre's hapless pre-eminence ; he estates in Andalusia. out of sheer dread | ness: Why, sir, thirty-twos, thirty-eights,

forties, and other kinds.-Counsel : What do you applied his quivering fingers to the lock, lest he should“ bid them welcome.”.

mean by thirty-twos? Witness: Thirty. twos is and then to the office of destituting him

thirty-twos, sir.--Counsel: So I suppose, but self of a lean and nap-worn wardrobe, the .

what is a thirty-two? Witness: I told you what which surmounted a whole museum of

it was; a thirty-two's a two and thirty! JEFFERSON'S MAXIMS OF LIFE.

The Lord Chancellor's motto, " Pro rege, rosaries, amulets, crosses, relics, and such

1. Never put off till to-morrow what you can

lege, grege,” is not newly assumed, it has been like gear. But not an item in the whole do to-day.

long borne by the family, and is to be seen in an passed muster.

old apartment at Brougham Hall, of the age of At last a mass-book, with 2. Never trouble others for what you can do

Queen Elizabeth. silver clasps and corners, crept forth :/ yourself.

Napoleon by a word described the characters 1 3. Never spend your money before you have it. and Plutus smiled at the rapidity with 4. Never buy what you do not want because

of three Consuls. Do you wish to dine badly,

go to Lebrun; well, go to Cambaceres; rapidly, which it flew into the save-all. Each of it is cheap.

come to me. Lebrun was a miser; Cambaceres my fellow-travellers was sentenced to a 5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and

a glutton; and what Buonaparte was all the | cold. similar ordeal ; for I had no mind to con- 16. We never repent of having eaten too little.

world knows, test the palm of precedence with them, | 7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.

The following words were written by Sir Wm.

Jones on the blank leaf of his Bible: “I have seeing that the chance of a rescue was at 8. How much pains have those evils cost us

carefully and regularly perused the Holy Scripwhich never happened. least worth waiting for. Never was

tures, and am of opinion, that the volume, inde9. Take things always by their smooth handle.

pendently of its divine origin, contains more malice of joy written in more fiendlikecha 10. When angry, count ten before you speak,

sublimity, purer morality, more important hisracter than on the Captain's sun-burnt if very angry, a hundred.

tory, and finer strains of eloquence, than can be brow, when his eye lighted upon my well

collected from all other books, in whatever lanstored portmanteau. Not a corner was. HORRIBLE DUBL.-A number of French pri.guage they may have been written.”

I soners were confined at Stapleton prison, about left intact; not one poor remnant, even

five miles from Bristol, in 1805. A most fatal for a memento of the slaughter, was cast affray®happened there between four French | Tas Pulse. In the time of Hippocrates, it among the cast-aways: the sack was al. prisoners, owing to a dispute which arose out of was probably not more than sixty be ats in a

a trifing gambling transaction. The two prin minute; from which probably originates our ready full to the brim ; but by dint of a

cipals first engaged, having split a pair of smallest division of time, denominated the kick here, and a thrust there, and every scissors into two parts, and tied the points to the moment or second, which divides the day into where a hearty shaking together of its

ends of two canes, with which they fought; one 86,400 parts. As the human species refine, pro

was soon killed. The seconds then engaged, | bably the pulse quickens; and so complietely are heterogeneous contents, a vacuum was when another fell mortally wounded. In fact, I we machines, that like a clock, the fast er we go, created barely adequate for the immersion | both the friends on one side fell.;

the sooner we are down.

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