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reconciled to the parting, when we introduced him to another party going down to Alexandria, who on hearing our account of him engaged him as their servant.

It will readily be believed that the desart presents few objects to prevent us now from bringing these remarks to a close. A tract'of sand with so many rounded pebbles of Egyptian Jasper mixed with it (except at one or two stages after leaving Cairo) that it is as hard a road is all that is to be encountered urder ihe name of desart between Cairo and Suez. Moreover the distance is less than 90 miles, and there are eight rest-houses by the way. We acconiplished the drive in about a day, eating and sleeping includ ed, and that too when the horses were very much jaded, for ve were the last to come. But though the desart proved so lilile formidable, compared with what we had anticipated, we were viry glad 19 find ourselves at Snez, and yet still more so when we looked down “ the longue of the Egyptian sea”. and saw the Atalanta Steamer bound for Bombay, lying about two miles below the town. Of all the places we have ever seen Sucz is the most wretched by far. Not a tree, plant or herb within the whole compass of the horizon! Not a drop of good water, but must be brought from the Nile and paid for by the traveller at the rate of four-pence a bottle! There are indeed springs in the neighbourhood from which the pilgrims drink, but the water is brackish, nor is it likely that better could be easily found; for the whole country appears to be of volcanic origin. Yet destitute as this country is of natural charms, can nature impart to a landscape any that can be compared with those with which the heart invests such scenes of sacred history. In a word we were within a

few days journey of Mount Sinai. Thither our fellow traveller, anxious io bave us along with him, was on bis way, having dispatched len camels before him with all things needful for the journey. But we must go on board the. Bombay Steaa mer; and this we did, thanking Admiral Elliott who having failed to come overland as was expected, lest the best cabin free for the last comers.

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Sayings and Doings of Sam Slick 1638; in 1700 there were but four of Slickville, The History of a Flirt. presses in the colonies; in the United By Herself. Cairo, Petra and Damas. States, in 1800, 300; in 1830, about cus, in 1839. By J. G. Kinnear Esq. 1,200; since which time the number A. Winter' in the West Indies. By has much increased. The number of J.J. Gurney. Church Priveiplex con. newspapers printed in this country, in sidered in their results. By' W. E. 1775, was 37; in 1801, 203; in 1810, Gladstone Esq. M. P. Fallacies of the 359; in 1834, nearly 1,500; aux ibo Faculty, By Dr. Dickson: Irish Lise: present number is about 1,400. The in the Castle, the Courts and the number of copies of newspapers circu. Country. Ireland its scenery charac. lated in the United States in 1801, was ter &c. &c. By Mr. and Mrs. 8. c. computed at 12,000,000 or 13,000,000 ; Hall. Scenes and Sports in Foreign in 1801, at 22,222,200 ; the present. Lauds. By Majur E. Napier, 461h dumber does not probably fall inucbRegt. Tho Naval Surgeon. By the short of 100,000,000. The other pro. author of Cavendish. The Cashmere ductions of the press bave increased Shawl. By Capt White. The Author's in a similar proportion.- American AlPrinting and Publisbing Assistant. marack for 1840. Two Summers in Norway. By the author of the Angler in Ireland." The At Locle and La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Life, Journals and Correspondence of two of tha principal walcb-making Samuel Pepys Esq. F. R, S. Mer- places in the cantoa of Neufchatel, cedes of Castille : & Romance of the there were made and startped in 1839, days' of Columbus. By J. F. Cooper' as follows:- At Locle, 37,700 watchEsq. Ecclesiastical Chonology. By the cases, of which 16,047 were cold, and Rev, J. C, Riddle M. A. The City 22,653 silver, besides 3,480 ariicios of the Magyar, or Hungary and her of jewellery. At laut baux-de-Fonds, Institutions in 1839.40. By Miss Par. 64,705 watchcases, of wbieht 21,302 doc.

were gold, and 43,403 silver, besides

16,155 articles of jewellery. An important discovery has been made by M. Didron, during his recent On the aftemann of Thursday the archæological tour in Greeca and Tur. 10th Oct., Captain Bullock, who has been key, of a Greek manuscript, about for a long line engaged in eodearour 900 years old, containing a complete ing to fix a safety-beacon on the code of religious monumental paintings. Goodwin Sands, ACConplished liis laThis document, found at Mount Athos, borious work. The beacon her has gires full instructions concerning all succeeded in erecting consists of a co. the subjects and persons that ought lumn about forty feet above the level to be painted in churches, with the of the sea; having cleets and mopes age, costume, and attribntes that each attached to four of its sides, with figure ought to have. A copy of this holds for hands and feet. Al the summanuscript is making at Mount Athos mit of the column is & gallery, of with the greatest care,

Another manu- hexagon form, made of trellis work, script, containing a similar ou religious and capable of holding twenty persons architecture, is believed by M, Diron at one time. Above the galiery, and to exist at Adrianople, and he has in continuation of the column, is a some hopes of obtaining it.

flågstaff, ten feet long; making the

entire beacon fifty feet in height. The CIRCULATION OF NEWSPAPERS IN TBE sides of the gallery are so constructed UNITED STATES-For many years after as to enable the persons in it to be the first settlement of America, most covered in with sailcloth, which is reef. of the books written here for the press ed in and round it, and can be used were printed in England. The first at pleasure; as also an awning to American press was set up at Cam. pass ores it, which is fixed to the bridge, in Massachussets, as early as Hagstaf; thus entirely protecting any

unfortunate mariner who may seek twenty three millions and a hall paid as Thelter on the columu from foul and customs duties at the variour ports of tempestuous weather. A barrel of fresh the United Kingdoun, London paid 484 Water, together with & painted bog, per. cent., or very wearly one-half of enclosing a flag of distress, is stationed ihe whole; Liverpool comer buted 18 on the gallery; and the 1sgels Hoist per cent., Bristol 4 per ceut., Hull the flag," painted in the languages of 33 per cent., and Dublin 3 per ceui, all nations, ou boards stutioned round Leib paid 2, per cont., Newastle and the inner part of the gailers, so that Glasgow euch 2 por cent., Belfase it the foreigner as wall as the native per cent., Gireenuck rather less, and seamen muy be enabled to show a Cork one per cent.

Gloucester paid sigual of distress, and nbtain help from about two-thirds per cent., Sunderland, shore, which is about seren wiles dis. Whitebaren, Plymouth, Limerick, and tant from the beacon,

Cork about one half per col.i., lon. Statistics of Gas, For ligbling Lon. donderry and Goale, 'ubout one-thirddon and its suburbs with gas, ibere per cent., Chester, Exeter, Lbup, Poris. ere eighleen public gas works; twelve mouth, Sonihamlon, Storking, Yarmouth

Aberdren, Dundee, and Port Glasgow, pablio gas-work companies ; £2,800,000 capital employed in works, pipes, tanks, each above oue.quarter per ceni. of

the whole. has-holders, apparatus; £450,000 year: ly revenue derived ; 180,000 tous of CENSORSHIP. -The censorship of books. coal used in tbe year for making gas; is of a more ancient date than the 1,460,000,000 cubic feet of gas made art of printing; it was an invention in the your; 134,300 private hurpers which the priesthood hit upop and supplied in about 400,000 customers; brought to hear, with a view 10 per80,400 publie or street consumers, petuate their dominion over meu's con. About 2,650 of these are in the city sciences, As regards priuied books, it of London. 380 lawplighters employed; was first established in a forinal mau176 gas. holders, several of the double ner by Pope Alexiuder (The Sixth) ones, capable of storing 5,800,000 cu- in 1501. It did not, however, proro bic fret; - 890 tons of coal used in adequate even to repress the publi. the retorts on the shortest lux, in cation of heretical books, amongst which, twenty-four hours; 7,120,000 cubic feet the translations of the Scripture into nf gas used in the lensest pight, sayihe vulgar tongue were orrotuted the 94th December; about 2,500 persons mort deadly. Francis The First of are employed in the metropolis alone France-" the father of Science !"--jo this branch of manufacture; between resolved to do it efectually, and, in 182 and 1827 the quantity nearly the year 1993, forhad the printing of doubled itself, and that in five years; hooks aliogether, under pain of ihe between 1827 and 1837 it doubled it. hox-string. This repieds, could it hec self again.

been universally applied, would cere COMPARATIVE Business of the BRIT. fainly have done away with the abuses 199 PORTs. In the year 1839, of the

of tho press.- Atheneum.

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Good Sengl.-Good sense is not a uprisht career, just to others and also merely intellectual attribute; it is ra. to himself-(for Wee Cipe just to our: ther ibe result of a just equilibriuni gelves--- 10 the core of our fortunesof all our faculties, spiritual and wortal. our character- 10 the management of The dishonest, or the toys of their otir possions)— is a more dignitied re. own passions, may have genius, out presentative of his Maker thun a mere they rarely, if ever, have good sense child of genius. of suco in the conduet of life. The man whom say he has good sense; yes, but he 1 perceive welliug an bonourabie and bes also integrity, self-respect and self

a man we

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denial. A thousand trials which bis ing around. While he was considering Sense braves and conquers are tempta. bow he could accomplish the poor tions also to his probity, kis temper- wretch's deliverance, who continued his in a word; to all the many sides of shrieks more loudly than ever, assert. his cuinpiirded nature. Now I do not ing that the rats were desouring him, think he will have the good sense any ( holiondeley perceived a ladder in & more than a drunkard will have strong corner of the rault, and lowering it nerves, unless he be in the constant into the pit, the sides of which were habit of keeping his mind clear frum perpendicular and tagged; instantly des. the intoxication of envy, vanity; and cended. If he had been horrified at the varivus emotions ihat dupe and the vociferations of the prisoner, he was misleaud us. Good sense is not therefore now perfectly appalled by the ghastly an abstract quality or a solitary talent; spectacle he presented. The unfortunate but it is the natural result of thiöking person had not exaggerated his dancer justly, and therefore secing clearly, and wben he said that the rats were about is as different from the sugucity tlíat to devour him. His arms, body, and belongs to a diplomatist or an attorney face were torn and bleeding, and as as the philosophy of Socralos differed Chólmundeley approached he beheld from the rhetvric of Gorgias.- Bulwer. numbers of his assailants spring fronı

bim and stiin off. More dead than CELLS BENEATA THE TOWER.

alire, the sutierer expressed bis thauks, “ Turuing off on the left, he pro

and taking bim in his arms, Chononceeded for some distance, until being convinced by the hollow sorvid of the deley carried hiin up the ladder.”

Ainsworth's Tuuer of Lundon. Hvor that there were vaults beneath, he bold his torch downwards, and pre- CAUSER of CONGUGAL QUARRET,- For gently discovered an iron ring in one l'ope's exquisite good sense take the of the stones. Raising it, he beheld following, which is a master-piere : a tlight of steps, and descending thein, “ Nothing binders the constant agree. found himsell in a lower passage about ment of people who live together but two feet wide, and apparently of con- mere vanily-a secret insisting upon siderable lengili. Hastils tracking it, what they think their dignity or mesiti he gradually descended until he came and inward expectation of such an overto a level, where both the door and measure of deference and regard as ceiling were damp and humid. His anstrers to their own extraragant false torch now be an to buru feebly, and scale, and thich nobody can pay, be. threw a ghastly ligh upon the slimy cause none but themselves can tell readiwalls and dripping tonf. While he was ly in what pitch it amounts." Thou. thus pursuing his way, a long and sands of houses would be happy to. fearful shriek broke tipon his ear, and morrow if this passage were written in he hastened forward as quickly as the letters of gold over the mantel-piece, slippery path would allow bim. It and the owners could have the courage was evident, from the increasing hu. to apply it to themselves. midity of the atmosphere, that he was approaching the river. As he advanced To MAXE HOME Happy. Nature is the cries grew louder, and he became industrious in adorning her dominious. aware, from the noise around, that and the man to whom this duty is Jegions of rats were fleeing before him. addressed should feel and obey the These loathsome animals were in such lesson. Let hiin, too, be industrious numbers, that (bolmm«leley, half-fear. in adoruing his domiuion-in making ing an attack from them, drew his bis home, the dwelling of his wife and sword. After proceeding about fifty children, not only convenient and com. yards, the passage he was traversing fortable, but pleasant. Let him, as far terminated in a low wide rauit, in the as circumstances will permit, be in. centre of which was a deep pit. From dustrious in surrounding it with pleasing the bottom of this abyss thu cries re. ohjects; in decorating it, within and sounded, and hurrying to its edge, he withont, with things that tend to make held down the torch, and discorered it agreeable and attractive. Let industry at the depth of some twenty feet, a make it the abode of neatness and good miseraple half-naked object up to his order ; a place which brings satisfaction knees in water, and dufeuding himself in every inmate, and which, in abséuce, from bundreds of rats tbat were sharm. draws back the beart by the fond as

sociations of confort and content. Let are ferding silk-worms for me į in this be done, and this sacred spot will Saxour, they are shearing the sheep sarely become the scene of cheerfulness, to make me clothing; at Home, power, kindness, and peace. Ye psrents, who ful steam-engines are spinning and would bave your children happy, be wearing for me, and making cutlery industrious to bring them up in the midst for me, and puinping the mines, that of a pleasant, a cheerful, ani happy home minerals useful to me may be procured. Waste not your own time in accumulut. My patrimony was' sinali

, yet I have ing wealth for them, but fill their minds post.coaches running day and night on and souls in the way proposed, with all the roads to carry my corresponthe seeds of virtue and true prosperity. dence; I have roads, and canals, and

bridges, to bear the coal for my winter Woman's Tears.--Young women are

ire ; nay, full of tcars. They all weep as bitterly armies around my bappy country, to

I have protecting fleels and for the loss of a new dress, as for

secure my enjoyments and repose, the loss ol an old lover. They will

Then I have editors and printers who weep for anything or for nothing. They daily send ine an account of what is will scold you to death, for accidentally going on throughout the world, among tearing a new gown, and weep

for

all these people who serve me, and spite they cannot he revenged on you.

in a corner of my house I hare books, They will weep when they cannnot go

the miracle of all iny possessions, more to a ball or to a tea party or because

wonderful than the wishing.cap of the their parents will not permit them to

Arabian tales; for they transport me sun away with a scamp; they will weep instantly, not only to all places. but because they cannot have ererything

to all times. By my books I can their own way. Married women weep conjure up before me, to vivid existence, to conquer. Tears are the most potent all the great and good men of antiquity; arms of matrimonial warfare. If a gruff and for my individual satisfaction, I husband has abused his wife, she weeps,

can make them act over again the most and he relents and promises better renowned of their exploits; the orators behaviour. How many men hare gone declain for me; the historians recite ; to bed in wrath, and risen in the morn

the peets sing; in a word, from the ing, quite subdued by tears and a

equator to the pole and from the begincurtain lecture!-Howitt.

ning of time uniil now, by my books WONDERS OF CIVILISATION. - The con.

I can be where I please.”—This picdition of the present inhabitants of this

ture is not overcharged, and might be country is very different from that of much extended; such being the miratheir forefathers. These generally di.

cle of God's goodness, and providence, vided into small states or societies, had that each individnal of the civilized few relations of amity with surrounding millions that cover the earth may have tribes, and their thoughts and interests nearly the same enjoyments as if ho were confined very much within their were the single lord of all.- Arnott. own little territories and rude habits.

WHAT IS THE USE WE MAKE OF TAB Now, however, every one sees himself

SCRIPTURES.-All

our practical knowa member of one vast civilized society ledge of God is comprised in the Bi. wbich corers the face of the earth, and ble. All that can know of our no part of the earth is indifferent to Creator, of vur relation to him, of his him. In England, a man of small will, of his intentions concerning us, fortune may cast his regards around of our prospects after death-all such him, and say with truth and exultation, knowledge we derive from this source. -“I am lo iged in a house that affords The Bible then ought to be to us that me conveniences and comforts wbich which the chart and the compass are even a King could not command some to the Mariner on a stormy centuries ago. There are ships crossing we have absolutely no other guide, the seas in every direction, to bring no other directory to our course. In what is useful to me from all parts of what light then do we practically rethe earth. In China, men are gather- gard the Bible? Is it enough to posing the tea-leaf for me; in America, sess the Scriptures, to have been in. they are planting cotton for me; in the structed out of the Scriptures in in. West India Islands, they are preparing fancy, * to hear them read in public my sugar and my coffee ; in Italy they worship, to have a general approba.

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