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tented us; and never did we spend a time more dreamy or more pleasingly mviting to sacred contemplation than those sanny days and inoon-lighi nights which passed over us when we were Nile. What added to the pleasure was this, that
told to expect only what was annoying. And indeed we were at first very much annoyed to learn that we had not only 10 procure a ship and crew but also cooking utensils as well as provisions and servants for the voyage. But these things once provided they added much to our entertainment by the way. Ali Mustapha our servant though in person a rude snbstitude for Elias whom 've had in that capacity in Greece, was a master of all syorks. And although his communicatious as to the store of provisions he was laying in squnded at tirst rather alarming, yet we sogn found that it was only bis English that was ruinous in his meaning, and not his purchases to us. The first day for instance, when we were passing a villige, says Ali" we must go on shore here to ge! some eggs and milk “ very good Ali" said we " and while you go to get the eggs and milk we will take a walk through the village" accordingly we all went on shore, bu ali was more successful in his purchases than we were in the gratification of our curiosity, for the village proved to be so abominably qiriy that a lady could not venture into it, and ļ nearly suffered severely through my ignorance; for on seeing a large barn-likę building with a number of patives looking downcası ou the Hour on which they were sitting, I was curious to know whai they were about, and entering in, excited such a burst of indignation ihat but for the friendly assistance af ove of them near the door who cried out to me in Italian 10 be gone as fast as possible, I know not what migti liave befallen me. When I went out the man that spoke Italian followed me, and from him I learned that I had trepassed into a mosque when they were waking a dead body, a deadly tresspass. in a Frank ļ believe, but that in Egypt the fear of Maliomet Ali might go further io protect a Foreigner than the honour of the original Mahomet 10. destroy a christian,
in the boat waiting for Ali when he was seen coming down the sleep bank on which the village stood, carrying a large chattée lull of milk, and a basket on his For the milk however our appetite was quite gone after what we had seed of the village. We were glad therefore to remember the eggs; but ytt poi a linie tuken by surprise when, on asking whether he had got any, he answered :
yes Sir, two thousand !" On his shewing his purchase
. however we perceived he meant two dozen. And often afterwards we enjoyed Ali's blunders, in a similar manuer, for he plever was at a loss for English, though the words be kuew were wvl more numerous than the eggs he had bought.
At ibe next village when we went ashore there happened another of these liuie incidenţs in the enjoyment of which allor all, wuch of the pleasure of travelling consists. While we were wandering along the bank of the river (Ali being now bent on the purchase of nullun) Iwo young Egyptian women came up lo us each will a
We were now
little vase on her head and cymbals in her bands, which when they were beside us they began to beat, standing in the attitude of Cara Tyalides to which the vases on their heads obliged them.
What they wanted we could not make out. But by and bye we
found that they wanted me to hold out my hand to them. On my doivz $u, one of them cook ile lille rase from her head and alter working np into a fii státe a black piginent which it contained she began to design a curious diagram on my wrist. This done, she wok out a little instrument formed of two needles tied together with their points about an eighth paft of an inch aparı and 90 guarded that they could not pierce too deeply, and then began tu jörick in the black pigment into my skin. Very little of this suiticed; yet we were pleased with the entbunter, especially when We observed that these enchantfesses had the edges of their cyelids blackened with
sait of powder in imitation of fine black eyelashes, as is so frequently charged in the sacred writings against vain women in the east from the days of Jezebel downwards.
What with the unextinguishable interest of the tiver itself, the objects on the banks and such little adventures as these, our passage up the Nile passed very pleasingly away. And but that we were afraid of being too late ai Suez io catch the Dombay sleamer I do not think we should have been so anxious as we were for the end of the voyage.
In the month of March when were there except a small grey cockroach (which immediately on its appearance we voted a clean creature) insects were not trouble
And ever afterwards, we found it possible to escape, at least in a great measure from their annoyance, by trusting more 10 our plaids we had brought with us from Scotland than to the blankets and divans of the Hotels and Rest-houses.
On the third morning we were called out early from our cabin which was on the level of the deck, to see what the Rais called Gizeh, and on looking up the Nile into the extreme distance we saw three Pyramids of which the highest, as we after wards learned, was the great Pyramid of Cheops. This sight made as long more than ever for the end of one voyage. How provoking to be in Egypt and not to ascend the Pyramids! Yet such is the appre. bension to wbich the overland traveller to India is sometimes exposed. In our case however it was an apprehension only, as will appear from our next,--our concluding communication-which it is proposed In. continue in the same gossippy style which has been adopted in this, in the hopes of carrying the reader through a series of papers which must by cbis time be rather stale.
Rotes from Vome.
Nelson's MONUMEXT.-The sub.com. nature and quality that the best thing pittee have contracted with Messrs. one can do is to say nothing about Grissel and Peto for the erection of them. In 1614, the Bibiliography ex. the Nelson pillar, in Travafgar-square. bibits 731: one hundred years later, Their tender was the lowest. The 628; in 1750, about 1,000; in 1780, erection is to he of granite, and is to 2,115; in 1814, above 2,500; in 1816, be finished in two years. The com. 3,000; in 1822, upwards of 4,000; mittee have postponed deciding ou the and in 1827, more than 5,000 now statue to be placed on the top of the works. In 1814 to 1831, Germany pillar for six weeks, expecting in the produced 84,000 new work, among which meantime a very considerable addition were 6,000 novels; and from 1830 lo to the funds.
The pillar is to be 50 1837, the total amount is 55,318, feet higher than the Duke of York's namely, in 1830, 5,920; in 1831, 6,389; column, and the figure of Nelson will in 1832, 6,923); in 1833, 6,320; in be without a cloak. The Commissioners 1835, 7,146 ; in 1836, 7,529; in 1838, of woods and Forests intend to complete 7,891. Divided according to states, the square in a style becoming the there were published in the last men. sile of this splendid monuments tioned year in Austria, 451, in Prus.
sla, 2,169; in Saxony, 1,342; in BaSUPPRESSION OF PLAY-HOUSES.-At the time (1580) when the citizens of faria, 889; in Würtemburgh, 609; in
Hanover, 177; in Baden, 263; in the London petitioned Queen Elizabeth to
two Hegses, 263; in Holstein, sixtysuppress the play-houses, which was accordingly done, there were play-houses eight; in the four Saxon dnehies, 309. at the following places :- In Grace- At a meeting of the London Medi. church-street, Bishops gate-street, one cal Society, Dr. Blake stated, that he near St. Paul's, on Ludgate-hill, was able to cure the most desperate and one in Whitefriars.
cases of toothache (unless the disease The blue ink which appears to be
was connected with rheumatism) by growing into general favour, is, in part, to the decayed tooth :-alum, reduced
the application of the following remedy composed of one of the most poisonous to an impalpable powder, two drachos; substances in nature-that is, prussic nitrous spirit of æther, seven drachms. acid-the ink being a solution of the Mis and apply them io the tooth. pigment called prussic blue, which is & compound of prussiare of potash and On the other side of the Rhine iron; this ink, therefore, must be a there are 200 leagues of railroads either very dangerous article in the hands of already brought into use or on the children as well as grown people, who point of being so. Further undertakings, are in the habit of putting their pen some of which have obtained a guar. in their mouth in order to cleanse it. antee of the minimum of interest, will It is said that one drop of this acid, afford conveyance by this means to in its pure and uncombined state, when the extent of 400 leagues more within put ever upon the nose of a rat, is suffi. a few pears. Of the lines finished, or cient to cause its immediate death. near being so, those in Holland run GERMAN LITERATURE.- The progress Bohemia 18, Båraria 18, Saxony 30
30 leagues, Prussia 51, Austria 50, of literary productions in Germany dur. ing the last two centuries and a hali Frankfurt-Nassau and Darmstad it, has been truly surprising. In the year
Brunswick, 2), Duchy of Baden 4 1589, there were published in that leagues. Most of these roads have
only one line of rails. coupury 362 works, mostly of such a
The Gather ef.
EMPLOYMENT. || the Christian can.
finement! We stimulate our palates Dnt glorify God by serving others, he with wine, that we may relish more knows that he has always something food; and then swallow more food, to do al home : some evil teinper to that we may relish more wide : correct, some wrong propensity to re- “ We swallow firebrands in place of food, form, some crooked practise to straight. And daggers of Crete are served us for conta en. He will never be at a loss for em
fections." ployment, while there is & sin
And this is feeding, according to the misers in the world: he will never improved method-according to the rules be idle while there is & distress in and regulations of refined society! Why, be releived in another, or a corrap
the very bog that rerels in the red tion to be cured in his own heart. garbage of the shambles-all bog, and We have employments assigned to us beast, obscene, and filthy as he is to for every circunstance in life. When is, nevertheless, not beast enough for we are alone, we have our thoughts this! What difference does it make, to watch: in the family, our tempers; in in the true spirit and very reality of company, our to:) . ues.- Hannch More. the thing-what real difference, I say,
CALAMITIES.- 4s no calamity is too does it make-whether you force down great for the power of Christianity to your throat more fond than you want, mitigate, so none is too small to ex. hy means of a glass of wine, or by perience its beneficial results.- 1bid. means of a long stick, as they cramy
Heath.-Light, and wet, and wind, Norfolk turkeys ? " The rose, by any and cold, and noise, are what are enu
other name, would smell as sweet;" and merated among the discomforts of life. cramming is cramming, call it by what But these, and the like of these, are name you please, and effect it how you the natural whips and spurs which keep will.—Letters to Brother John. the living actions, as it were, awake: ABSURDITIES.-To attempt to borrow they forma a part of man's natural con- money on the plea of extreme poverty, dition: they form a part of the means To lose money at play, and then dy which nature has contrived to keep up into a passion about it. To ask the the activity of the machine to prevenit publisher of a new periodical how many its going to sleep, like a lazy horse, copies he sells per week. To ask & when he no longer hears the whip, or wine merchant how old his wine is. feels the spor. These discomforts, as To make yourself generally disagreethey are calleil, are to be considered able, and wonder that nubody will visit as 90 many incentives to exertion; for you, unless tboy gain some palpablo by exertion they not only (at least, adrantage by it. To get drunk, and mans of them) cease tn he discomforts, complain next morning of a headache. but hecome real pleasures. What, for To spend your earnings on liquor, and instance, can be more delicious than wonder that you are ragged. To sit the bright and frosty freshness of the shivering in the cold beranse you won't mir to the active skater? What more
hare a fire till November. To
sup luxurious than water to the athletic pose that reviewers generally read more sarimmer ? According to Dr. Fordrce, then the title-page of the works they "It is an universal marim in the Black praise or condern. To judge of peo. Art-that is, the art of cookery-ne. ple's piets by their attendance ver to employ one spice, if more can church. To keep your clerks on mi. he procured." Now, pray open both serahle salaries, and wonder at their your eyes, and mark the object of robbing von. Not to go to bed when this;" the object, in this case," says pou are tired and sleepy, hecause “it ha, “bring, to make the stomach bear is not bed tiene." To make your ser. a large quantity of food without nausea." vants tell lies for you, and afterwards So that the object of modern cookery be angry because they tell lies for js, to cram into the stomacb as much themselves. To tell your own secrets, as it can possibly bold, withont being and believe other people will keep sick.-Said I not well, when I called them. To expect to make people ho. modern cookery the “ Black Art." Yet nest by hardening them in & jail, and this is one of the elegancies of modern re- afterwards sending them adrift without
the means of getting work, To fancy The blue haze, that in a cold clia a thing is cheap becausa'a low price mate softens the distuul landscape only js asked for it. To say that á mau in the
of a tropical country is charitable because he subscribes to spreads over every part of the scene, an hospital. To keep a dog or a cat blending its beanies with a dreamy on short allowance, and complain of and enchanting softness.
Tu the prea its being a thief. To degrade human sent instance ihese beauties were nature in the hope of improving it. haned by the "pthereal wildness" To expect that your trades people will arising from the elevated situation of give you long credit if they generally the place, and auple shade of the trees see you in shabby clothes. To arrive
which we rested; whilst the at the age of fifty, and be surprised blue hills and surell of rich meaduw, at any vice, folly, or absurdity, your grass, served w recall impressions and fellow-creatures may be guilty of views, certainly less beautiful, but still KANDIAN SCENERY,- We halted dur.
distinct to memory, although in a country ing the heat of the day on the brow long since leit, und iheu fur distant, of a hill, heneath a clump formed of Eleven years in Ceyloạ. a sbady peepul and fragrant Cham. However small may be a man's inpaka, from whence we looked back to come, there is one very certain way the pricted peabis of Lakajalla ayu of increasing it—that is by frugality, the country beneath it, ņow fast fadliny A frugal expeudiiure will enable al. in distance; all the lower landscape most elery body to save something ; being rendered wore indistinct by our and as there are now established througlas elevated position, and the quivering out this country Banks, where the inof the heated air that played on the dustrious muy silely deposit their sunny space around us, The trees of savings, bowever little they inay be, Buddha form one of the most beau- and receive the same Sort of adrautiful characteristics, and one most com- lage wliicb the rich derive from their monly met with in travelling through money, that is, interest, there is every the Kandian country; they are gelie- iuducement to make an effort to sare. rally of ureat age, and Luprded from in- Dr, Fraukiin observes, in bis usual jury hy superstition: their huge trunks, forcible way, that six pounds a year caverned by time, seem appropriate is but a croat a-day. For this lindo emblems of an ancient worship. Two suvi, which way be daily wasted, eior three terrraces, built up with stone ther in time or expense unperceived, and filled with earth, surround the sa- mau of credit was on his own secred Bo tree; contiguous to which, and curity, have the consialit possessin, often coetaneous, the sapu (Champaka) und use of a hundred and twenty pounds." entwines its branches amongst the boughs Many bụmble wen in England bare of the peepul. On every side of these viseu 10 wealtha by such sinull begio. terraces are raised rough miniature nings; but wany more continuu tu rxtemples of stone, about two feet in pend te groal a day umecessarily height, including the little cupolas with and never cease to be poor. whicb they surniounted. It is
The sea! scarcely possible to imagine a more No, not for beauty's self !--thie glorious pleasing or innocent picture of simple religion, than pilgrimus, passengers, aud Where England grasps the trident of a particularly family groups of all ages,
gou, even little children, offering their hand. And every brecze pays homage to her fuls of Howers. Neither is there any difficulty in procuring these, the purest And every wave hears Neptune's choral maierial, offerings by which man at
uymphe terpis to propitiate superior power; Hymn with immortal music England's for bere the champaka slieds its scented flowers, bunches of gay marigold or Forswear the sea !-my bark shall be flittering cbrysunthemum gild the ler
our lonie ; races, and delicate Jessa inines and de. The gale shall chaunt our bridal melolicious white
twine around or stra,gle through the stiff Asaria, con). The stars that light the angel palaces pleting the appropriate decorations of Of air, oui lamps; our doors the chrys. These rude altars and sylsan memo.
(pass; rials of a religion of peace.
Studded with sapphires, sparkling as we