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Effingstone's chamber. The pse and life to what I have led before I am, by George told me he had been raving der !!! liriously all night loug. I found him in-. “Mr, Effingstone, pardou me" credibly altered in countenance, so muebe " Ah-I understaud-'twas a mere so, that I should bardly have recognised slip of the tongue--what's bred in the his features. He was mumbling, with his bone, you know.” eyes closed, when I entered the room. " I was not alluding to the oathi, Mr.
" Doctor !" he exclaimed, as soon as he Effingstone; but but it is my duty to: saw me, “it's no use keeping up this warn you." damned farce any longer, human patue 6 Ah--that I'm not going the right way won't bear it! D- n! I'm going to work eh? Oh, doctor, look at that down to HELL! I am !" said be, almost blessed light of the sun! Oh, draw aside. yelling out the words. “Why,” he con- the window-curtain, let ine feel it on me! timned, in a tone and manner as if he had What an image of the beneficence of the lost all self-control, what is it that has Deity! A smile flung from his face over maddened me all my life, and left me the universe !" I drew aside the curtain.. sober only at this ghastly hour—too late?". It was a cold clear frosty day, and the In about ten minutes time, neither of us sun shone into the room with cheerfest having broken the silence of the interval, lustre. Oh, how awfully distinet were he said, in a calmer tone, “Doctor, be the ravages which his wasted features had good enough to wipe my foreheadwill Sustained ! His soul seemed to expand beyou ?" I did so. -- You know better, neath the genial infinence of the snn-. doctor, of course, than to attach any ime, beams; and he again expressed his confim portance to the nonsensical rantings ex- dent expectations of recovery. torted by death-bed agonies, ela? Don't “Mr. Effingstone, do not persist in. dying people, at least those who die in cherishing false hopes! Once for all,” great pain, almost always express them.. said I, with all the deliberate solemnity I: selves, so ? How apt superstition is to rear, could throw into my manner, “I assure its dismal flag over the prostrate energies you, in the presence of God, that, unless a. of one's soul, when the body is racked lay miracle takes place, it is ntterly impossi. tortures like mine," :
ble for you to recover, or even to last a Friday, 3d. He was in a strangely week longer!" I thought it had killed him. altered mood to-day; for though his con. His features whitened visibly as I con. dition night be aptly described by the cluded-bis eye seemed 10 sink, and the words “dead alive" liis, calm demeanour, eyelids, fell. His lips présently moved, his tranqailized features, and the mild ex- but uttered no sound. I thought be pression of his eye, assured me he believed had, received his death-stroke, and was what lie said, when he told me that his immeasnrably shocked at its having been disorder had $ taken a tun"_that the from my hands, even thought in the strict: “ crisis was past ;”, and he should recover performance of my duty. Half an hour's, Alas, was it ever known that dead mortified time, however, saw him restored to nearly flesh ever resumed its life and functions! the same state in which he had been To have saved himself from the spring of previously. I begged him to allow me to a hungry tiger, he could not have moved a send a clergyman to him, as, the best foot or a finger, and that for the last means of soothing and gnjeting his mind; week! Poor, poor Mr. Effiingstone began hut he shook his bead despondingly. I to thank me for my attentions to him pressed my point, and he said delibedaring his illness ; said, he “ owed his life rately, “ No." He muttered some such to my consummate, skill;" he wonld words, as.“ The Deity has determined on " trumpet my fame to the Andes, if I my destruction, and is permitting his succeeded in bringing lim through." · devils to mock me with hopes of this sort
“ It has been a very horrible affair, -Let me go, then, to my own place!” Ladoctor-buso't it?" said he,
this awful state of mind I was compelled “Very, very, Mr, Effingstone ; and it to leave him. I sent a clergyman to him ię my duty to tell you, there is yet much but he refused to see him, saying, that if horror before you!"
he presumed to force himself into the " Ah! well, well! I see you don't want room, he would spit in his face, though he me to be too sanguinem too ianpatient-it's could not rise to kick him out! The kindly, meant-very! Doctor, when I leave temper of his mind bad. changed into here, I leave it an ultered man... Come, something perfectly diabolieal, since nay, does not that gratify you, eh ?"
interview with him.... I could not help a sigh. He would be. Saturduy, 4th.- Really my own health an altered man, and that very shortly! He is suffering--my spirits are sinking throngh mistook the feelings which pronipted the daily horrors Ibave to encounter at Ettingsigh. 8. I'ma bent on leading a different stone's apartment. This morning, 1 sat by his bedside full half an hour, listening was utterly impossible--the time was past; to him uttering nothing but groans that I had otiered it ouce. He gwashed his shook my very souł within me. He did teeth, and spit at ns ali! “ What! diem not know me when I spoke to him, and die-Die in this damned hole won't took no notice of me whatever. At length die here I will go to Street, Take his groans were mingled with such ex- nie off! - Devils, theu, do you come and pressions, as these, indicating that his carry me there !-Come-0111, ont upon distured fancy had wandered to former you! You have killed me, all of you! scenes.
—You're twisting nie!-You've put a hill “ Oh!moh! Pitch it into him, Bob! of iron un ne-I'm dead !--all my body is Teu to two on Cribb!-Horrible ! These dead-[...]-George, you wreich: dice are loaded, Willmington, by I why are you ladiis fire upon me?know they are?--Seren's the main ! Ha!, Where do you get it?-On-ont-201!
done, by --- , , Elector, yeş-[he I'm ffooded will tire !-Scorched ! was alloding to a favourite race-lorse] Scorched! . . Now now for a dance wont't 'bate a pound of his price! Your of devils—lla-I see! I see !—There's Grace shall bave liim for six hundred and — , and among them! Fore-legs, only look at them! There, What! all three of you dead--and damned there, go it! away! away! neck and before me ?--W ! Where is your neck-in, in, hy . , Hannah! what d-d loaded, dice ?--Filled with fire, eb? the 's become of her-drowned? No, . . So, you were the three devils I no, no-Waiat a fiend incarnate that Bet saw sitting at the table, eb?-Well, I
is ! . Oh! horror, horror, shall be last-but, d e, l'H! be the chief horror! Rottenness! Oh, that some one of you !—I'll be king in hell!" He began would knock me ou the head, and end me!!! to shake his head violently from side to
Such was the substance of what he side, his eyes glaring like coats of fire, and nttered-it was in vain that I tried to his teeth gnashing. I never could have arrest the torrent of vile recollections. imagined any thiog half so frightful. What
“ Doctor, doctor, I shall die of fright!' with the highly excited state of my feelhe exclainied au bour afterwards" What ings, and the horrible scents of death d'ye think happened to me last night? I which were diffused about the room, and was lying here, with the fire burnt very to which not the strongest salts of amlow, and the candles out. George was monia, used incessantly, could render nje asleep, poor fellow, and the woman gone. insensible, I was obliged to leave abruptly. out to get an hour's rest also, I was look. I knew the last, act of the black tragedy ing about, and suddenly saw the dim onts was closing that niglit! I left word wilh line of a table, set, as it were, in the the nurse, that so soon as Mr. Effingstove middle of the room. There were four should be released from his misery, she chairs, faintly visible, and three ghostly should get into a hackney-coach, and figures came through that door and sat in come to my honse. I was in bed whep a them, one by one, leaving one vacant. violent ringiog of the bell startled me. It They began a sort of horrid whispering, was the nurse come to tell nie all was over. more like gasping they were DEVILS, and I dressed directly and went to her. I talked about My damnation! The fourth asked her when Mr. Hardy expired. chair was for me, they said, and all three " Exactly as the clock struck three,” turned and looked me in the face. Oh! she replied. “George, and I, and Mr. hideous-shapeless-damned!" Heuttered
, the apothecary, whom we had a shnddering groan. . . . . . . . sent to
sent for out of the next street, were sit[Here tollows an account of lais inter, ting and standing round the bell. Mr. view with two brothers the only members Hardy lay tossing his head about for of the family--whom he had at last per, nearly an hour, saying all manner of borrimitted to be informed of his friglitful ble things. A few minutes before three condition – who would come and see he gave a loud bowl, and shouted, 'Here, him]. .. He did ljule else than you wretches-why do yon put the candles rave and howl, in , a blasphemous out-here-here- I'm dying ! manner, all the while they were pre “. God's peace be with yont, sir - The sent. He seemed hardly to be aware Lord have mercy on you!?- we groaned, of their being his brothers, and to forget like people distracted. the place where he was. He cursed ". Ha-ha-ha!-!-11you!-D-n methen Sir
b is man George, you all!-Dying ?-D-n me! I woy't and charged us with compassing his die !-- I won't die N0-10-D-n me death, concealing his case from his family, I wont't-won't--won't and made and execrated us for not allowing him to a noise as if he was choked. We looked be removed to the west end of the towy, -yes, he was gone!”—He was interred in In vain we assured him that his removal an obscure dissenling burying-ground in
il lookithes and go tonout it;
the immediate neighbourhood, under the THE EAST INDIA COMPANY'S ENname of Hardy, for his family refused to
COURAGEMENT OF HINDOO recognize him. So lived and died a “man about town"
IDOLATRY.t -and so, alas, will yet live and die many another MAN ABOUT TOWN!
There is in this metropolis a mansion of very considerable size and splendour, to
which, about twice in the twelve months A RECIPE FOR GETTING FAT. (oftener, however, for other purposes), a
large concourse of persons repair, their
object being the very legitimate one of re" THERE's nothing here on earth deserves
ceiving the monies which become due to Half of the thought we waste about it,
them at these auspicious periods of the And thinking but destroys the nerves,
year. The funds from which these payWhen we could do as well without it;
ments are made, are constituted in rather If folks would let the world go round, And pay their tithes and eat their dinners,
a singular way. They are composed, to a Such doleful looks would not be found,
great extent, of small contributions, levied To frighten us poor laughing sinners,
on every man, lady, and child, of these Never sigh when you can sing, But laugh, like me, at every thing!
realms, who cannot breakfast without tea,
or take their soup without pepper. But “ One plagues himself about the sun,
there is another branch of the revenue And puzzles on, through every weather, What time he'll rise-how long he'll run
which goes to complete this annual fund And when he'll leave us altogether:
the profits which are derived froin enter· Now matters it a pebble stone,
taimients prepared on a grand scale in the Whether he shines at six or seven?
East Indies, for imposing on the supersti. If they don't leave the sun alone, At last they'll plague him out of Heaven!
tion of the Hindoos. We are then disNever sigh when you can sing,
tinctly alluding to the East India ComBut laugh, like me, at every thing !
pany, and the revenue which it draws, in “ Another spins from out his brains
the shape of a tax on the native pilgrims • Fine cobwebs to amuse his neighbours,
in India, who resort, at stated periods, to And gets, for all his toils and pains,
the several temples of their worship in Reviewed, and laughed at for bis labours : Fame is his star! and fame is sweet;
that country. By far the most explicit, And praise is pleasanter thau houey
ample, and (as it would appear from nuI write at just so much a sheet,
merous eye-witnesses) anthentic account And Messrs. Longman pay the money!
of the Hindoo worship, as it is practised Never sigh when you can sing, But laugh, like me, at every thing!
in the Indian dominions of his Britannic
Majesty, is that to be found in the work of “ My brother gave his beart away
the Abbé Dubois. This ecclesiastic is now To Mercandotti, when he met her; She married Mr. Ball one day
living; and his manuscript was thought He's gone to Sweden to forget her!
worthy of being purchased for 8001. by I had a charmer, toom and sighed,
the East India Company, on the recomAnd raved all day and night about her;
mendation of some of the first oriental She caught a cold, poor thing! and died, And am just as fat without her!
scholars of our day. The Company, whose Never sigh when you can siog,
munificence, in matters of science, ontBut laugh, like me, at every thing i
strips the generosity of any other body in # For tears are vastly pretty things,
the universe, granted to the abbé the pri. But make one very thin and taper;
vilege of printing his work in Paris, a few And sighs are music's sweetest strings;
years ago. It would be impossible for us But sound most beautiful-on paper ! · Thought' is the sage's brightest star,
to give a consecutive passage descriptive Her gems alone are worth his finding;
of the Hindoo worship, from this work, But as I'm not particular,
without grossly violating decency. We Please Gud ! I'U keep on • vever miuding.'
shall therefore select our extracts from Never sigh when you can sing, But laugh, like me, at every ihing!
British authors chiefly; and those shall be
such men as can well afford to incur « Oh ! in this troubled world of ours,
the responsibility of diffusing this sort A laughter-mine's a glorious treasure; And separating thorns from flowers Is half a pain, and half a pleasure :
+ From the Monthly Review.-No. LXIV.,-ofAnd why be grave instead of gay?
Speech of John Poynder, Esq., at a General Court Why feel a-thirst while folks are quaffing? of Proprietors of the East ludia Company, on SepOh ! trust me, wbatsoe'er they say,
tember, 22, 1830, containing Evidence in Proof of There's nothing balf so good as
the direct Encouragement afforded by the Company Never sigh when you can sing.
to the licentious and sanguinary system of Idolatry, But laugh, like me, at ever
and demonstrating the net amount of Pecuniary Souvenir.
Profits derived by the Company from the Tax imposed on the Worshippers at the different Temples, London, 1830. Hatchard,
e, at every ihing!"
of kncwledge amongst their own country. dits. All this is done in the very face of men.
the idol; nor does the thought, « Thou 'Mr. Ward, author of the “ History, God seest me!"' ever produce the slightest Literature, and Religion of the Hindoos," pause in these midnight revels. In open says
day, and in the most public streets of a * In the year 1807, I was present at the large town, I have seen men entirely worship of the Goddess Doorga, as per naked, dancing, with unblushing effronformed at Calcutta. Four sets of singers tery, hefore the idol, as it was carried in were present; who entertained their guests triumphaut procession, encouraged by the with bilthy songs, and danced in indecent smiles and eager gaze of the Brahmins. attitudes before the goddess. The whole Yet sights, even worse than those, and scene produced on my mind sensations of such as can never be described by the pen the greatest horror. The dress of the of a Christian writer, are exhibited, on singers-their indecent gestures--the abo. the rivers, and in the public roads, to minable nature of their songs-the horrid thousands of spectators at the Doorga Fes. din of their miserable drums the lateness tival, the most popular and most crowded of the hour—the darkness of the place of all the Hindoo Festivals in Bengal; with the reflection, that I was standing in and which closes with libations to the au idol temple, and that this immense mul gods, so powerful as to produce general titude of rational and immortal creatures, intoxication. I have more than once capable of superior joys, were, in the very been tilled with alarm, as this idolatronis act of worship, perpetrating a crime of procession has passed my house, lest my high treason against the God of Heaven, children should go to the windows and see while they themselves believed they were the gross obscenity of the dancers. What performing an act of merit-excited ideas must be the state of a country, when its and feelings in my mind, which time can religious institutions and public shows, at never obliterate.
which the whole population is present, “ I wonld have given, in this place, a thus sanctify vice, and carry the multispecimen of the songs sung before the tude into the very gulph of depravity and image ; but found them so full of oh. ruin !" scenity, that I could not copy a single T he account of the female dancers atline. All those actions, wbich a sense of tached lo the temples, we are obliged to decency keeps out of the most indecent take from the Abbé Dubois, as no other English songs, are here detailed, siing, anthor has described their real character and laughed at, without the least sense of with more confidence. We are anxions shame. A poor ballad singer in England that this class of the “ ministers” of the would be sent to the House of Correction, Hindoo worship should be completely mand flogged, for performing the me- derstood, for reasons which will be appaTitorions actions of these wretched idol. rent before the close of this article. The aters." :nu
abbé says, Again
" To every temple are attached female “ As soon as the well-known sonnd of dancers, called the attendants of the 'the drum is heard calling the people to the Deity, but really prostitutes; who are midnight orgies, the dance and the song, regularly retained, to grant their favours whole multitudes assemble, and almost to any who may choose to pay for them; tread one upon another; and their joy althongh, it appears, they were originally keeps pace with the number of loose wo- confined to the service of the Brahmins. imen present, and the gross obscenity of These profligate women are, however, pethe songs. · Gopalu, a Puudit employed culiarly consecrated to the worship of the in the Serampore printing-office, and a Indian gods; and every temple of any very respectable man among the Hindoos, consideration has a band of eight, twelve, avowed to a friend of mine, that the only or opwards. Their official duties consist attractions on these occasions were the in dancing and singing twice every day, in women of ill-fame, and the filthy songs and the interior of the temples, and in all the dances;-that their songs were so abomi- public ceremonies besides. Their attinable, that a man of character, even tudes and gestures are lascivions, and opamongst them, was ashamed of being posed to decency; while their songs conpresent; that if ever 'he.(Gopaln) re- sist of obscenc poetry, descriptive of the mained, he concealed himself in a corner amours of their gods. They assist at mar. of the temple. He added, that a song riages and other domestic ceremonies, in was scarcely tolerated which did not con- displaying their talent; and employ all the tain the most marked allusion to unchastine which remain at their disposal in intity, while those which were so abomina- trigues of infamy: nor is it unusual to see ble, that no person could repeat them out the residence of their gods become the of the temple, received the loudest plau- theatre of their licentiousness. They are trained from infancy to this disgraceful and the district first became subject to trade. Some of them belong to respecta. British rule during the administration of ble families : and there are commonly the Marquis Wellesley. The aceonnt found, among them, pregnant women, which is given by Dr. Buchanan of the who, in order to obtain a safe deliverance, ceremonies of Juggernaut, so far back as make a vow, with the concurrence of their 1806, requires no commentary.. hasbands, to devote the child, if a female, to the serviee of the idol. They are far
" Juggernaut, 14 June, 1806. from considering this impions vow a6 repugnant to the laws of female delicacy, or
“ I have seen Juggernaut. No record the obligation of material affection; and
of ancient or inodern listory can give, it is certain, that no unfavonrable opinion
I think, an adequate idea of this valley of attaches to the parents whose daughter
death. The idol has been justly conembraces this course of life. These priesto
sidered as the Moloch of the present age: esses of the temples receive a regular stia
for the sacrifices offered to him, by selfpend for their official duties; but its
devotement, are not less criminal, perhaps ainonnt is moderate ; and they supply the no less numerons, than those of the Moloch deficiency by the sale of their persons; for
for of Canaan. As other temples are usually the aid of which commerce, they are per
adorned with figures, emblematical of their haps better acquainted than in any other
any other religion; so Juggernaut has represent. country with all the arts and resources of
ations, numerous and varied, of that vice attraction, in the employment of perfumes,
which constitutes the essence of his worof elegant and costly decorations, the use
ship. The walls and gates are covered with of odoriferous flowers, and abundant jew
indecent emblems, in massive and durable ellery, with every other incentive to vo
sculpture. I have also visited the sand-plains laptuousness.
by the sea, in some places whitened with 16 At Mougour, in the Mysore, a place
the bones of the pilgrims; and another in the sonthern vicinity of Seringapatam,
place, near the town, called, by the Enis a teniple dedicated to Tipamma, a fe
glish, the Golgotha, wliere the dead bodies male deity; who has an annual festival of aré cast, and where dogs and vultures are great celebrity, when the goddess is borne ever seen. in procession, on a superb palanquin, through the streets, with a male deity be
to Jugger,naut, 18 June, 1806. fore fier.”
“ I have witnessed a scene which I shall The remainder of this passage we prefer never forget. The throne of the idol was giving, after the good example of Mr. placed on a stupendons car or tower, Poynder, enveloped in the veil of the au- abont sixty feet in height, resting on thor's language:
wheels, which indented the ground deeply, .." Ces deux figures, representeés entière- as they turned slowly nuder the ponderous ment nnes, sont posées dans l'attitude la machine. Attached to it were six cables, pins contraire à la pidear, et à l'aide d'un of the size and length of a ship's cable, by mécanisme, 'un movement infame leur est which the people drew it along. Throuimprimé, tant que dure la marche du cor- sands of men, women, and children, pulled tège. Ce tableau hideux, bien digne de by each cablé : infants are made to exert
la multitude abruptie qui le contemple, their strength in this office, for it is ac· excite des transports d'hilarité qui se ma- counted a merit of righteousness to move
nifeste par des acclamations, et des éclats the god. Upon the tower were the priests de rire."
and satellites of the idol, surrounding his “I have never," exclaims the Abbè, throne : there were about one hundred 166 beheld an fadian procession, withont its and twenty persons in the car altogether. presenting me with an image of hell.” The idol is a block of wood, having a
This testimony will be sufficient to de- frightful visage, painted black with a disscribe, for general purposes, the character tended mouth of a bloody colour: his of the worship which generally prevails in arms are of gold ; and he is dressed in Hlindostan. It remains for us to supply gorgeous apparel. Five elephants pre• an account of the terrples in India, and ceded, bearing towering Aays, dressed in the rites which are habitually practised crimson caparisons, and having bells langin them; from which, revenue is directly ing to them. When the worship of thie - Jevied in the name, and for the benefit, of god began, a high priest mounted the car,
the East India Company. The edifice and pronounced obscene stanzas in the more particularly dedicated to Juggero'-ears of the people. A boy was then - paut, claims an infamous precedency be- - brought forth, to attempt soinething yet fore all the other structures of the same - inore lascivions; who exbibited such class. 'l'liis temple is situated in that part gestures that the god was pleased ; and of the provioce of Oriosa called Cuttack; the multitude, emitting a sensual yall of