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Pelican. emportée par le vent des vicissitudes ordinaires du monde, sans que vous puissiez ja- Tue pelican makes choice of dry and demais le recouvrer.”—Ibid.

sert places to lay her eggs.

When her young are hatched, she is obliged to bring water to them from great distances. To en

able her to perform this necessary office, Account of a Suicide.

nature has provided her with a large sac, Joseph had once a fellow-servant who which extends from the top of the under destroyed himself. The night previous to

mandible of her bill to the throat, and holds his suicide he alarmed the family, and when

as much water as will supply her brood for they were up, said there were robbers in the

several days. This water she pours into the house. The spayed bitch howled at him

nest to cool her young, to allay their thirst, strangely, and ran round him; in the morn

and to teach them to swim. Lions, tigers, ing he was found hanging. He was coach- and other rapacious animals resort to these man, and it was remarkable that one horse, nests, drink the water, and are said not to though perfectly docile to every other per- | injure the young." - Smellie's Philosophy son, would never permit him to touch it

, of Natural History. but flung and reared, and even wept at his approach. His wife said he often alarmed her at night

Harát and Marút. by saying, “The robin was come! he heard the robin, and must go!" then he would go

"The angels expressing their surprize at to the bayloft and lie there. Was this in the wickedness of the sons of Adam, after sanity, or the delirium of guilt ?—June 27, prophets had been sent to them with divine 1798. Martin Hall, Westbury.

commissions, God bid them chuse two out of their own number to be sent down to be judges on earth. Whereupon they pitched

upon Harût and Marût, who exercised their Oriental Marims.

office with integrity for some time, till Zo“ Je crains Dieu, et apres Dieu, je ne hara, or the planet Venus, descended and crains que celui qui ne le craint pas."

appeared before them in the shape of a beau“ Il n'y a point d'asyle d'une sûreté plus tiful woman, bringing a complaint against grande que la crainte de Dieu."

her husband. As soon as they saw her, they “ L'orphelin n'est pas celui qui a perdu fell in love with her, and endeavoured to son père, mais celui qui n'a ni science, ni prevail on her to satisfy their desires, but bonne éducation."

she flew up again to heaven, whither the “ Lorsque l'âme est prête à partir, qu'im- two angels also returned, but were not adporte de mourir sur le trone, ou de mou

mitted. However, on the intercession of a rir sur la poussiere?"

certain pious man, they were allowed to chuse “Qui a perdu la pudeur, a le cæur mort.” whether they would be punished in this life, “ Lisez les poésies, c'est une marque de

or in the other; whereupon they chose the bonnes inclinations."

former, and now suffer punishment accord* Le meilleur remède dans les afflictions ingly in Babel, where they are to remain est de se remettre à la volonté de Dieu.”

till the day of judgment. They add, that if “ Si vous entendez dire à quelqu'un qu’

a man has a fancy to learn magic, he may une montagne achangé de place, vous pouvez le croire; mais si l'on vous dit qu'un homme

I“ A desert pelican had built her nest a changé de meurs, n'en croyez rien, car il

In that deep solitude," &c.—Thalaba, v.i. retournera toujours à son naturel."

J. W. W.

go to them and hear their voice, but cannot | miliar to me. An Arab, whom I saw apsee them."-SALE.

proaching at a distance, upon a camel, apI have somewhere seen this story in a peared to move through the air, with the better form, as that the woman was only a gigantic bulk of a tower; although he was woman,' and demanded as the price of her travelling along the sand like ourselves. acquiescence to be taught the cabalistical Several travellers mention this error of viname of God, on pronouncing which she as- sion, wbich is owing to a peculiar refraction cended into heaven.

produced in these torrid climates, by vaThe concluding part of the story is a noble pours differing greatly in their nature from ground-work.

those which fill the air in temperate re-
The translator remarks

we have all Jewish Ideas of Messiah.

observed how greatly objects are magnified

when seen through mist.” “E por que tendo o Messias ja vindo, segundo esta opiniaõ ha mais de 1632 annos,

“ We passed two of those vallies so ainda em tantos annos nenhum Judeo vio a o

common in Arabia which when heavy rains seu Messias : dizem huns que anda desconhe- fall

, are filled with water, and are then cido perigrinando pelolmundo. Outros que called wadi, or rivers, although perfectly esta as portas de Roma na companhia de dry at other times of the year.”—Ibid. muytos pobres pedindo esmola. Outros, que esta escondido nos montes Caspios, & com tal cautela, que se algum Judeo o quizer irla and barren country is enlivened are a few

“The only vegetables by which the sandy buscar, o rio Sabatino lho impede, por que date trees. Houses scattered among groves chegando algum Judeo as suas margens, con

of date trees, and inhabited only in the seaverte as suas aguas em pedras, lancando hum

son when the dates are gathered. tal chuveyro de pedradas sobre os pobres

“We came to a large village called El Judeos, que ou haõ de ficar alli mortos; ou se hao de retirar deixando a o seu Messias receives the waters that fall from Mount

Mahad, standing in a beautiful valley which la dentro no seu encanto. Outros conside- Kema. In the rainy season these waters rando que os montes Caspios estao muyto form a river, which spreads into several pertos, & esta fabula do rio Sabbatino se

branches, and fertilizes the adjacent lands, convencia de ridicula, appelaram para o

like the Nile. Paraiso, dizendo que la esta o Messias entre

The coffee trees were all in flower at tido na companhia de Moyses & Elias, para Bulgosa, and exhaled an exquisitely agreeque quando for tempo, Deos o mande libertar

able perfume. a os Judeos.”—Sermam do Auto da Fe,

"We observed a running stream; its 1705. Pelo, Arcebisp. de Cranganor,

channel is very broad, but as no rain had for a long time fallen, the stream covered

the breadth of twenty or twenty-four feet. Arabian Scenery.

In this place it runs with a considerable cur“ I Now, for the first time, observed an rent, but in Tamama it spreads into a shalappearance with which I was singularly low lake, and is lost among the sands. We struck, but which became afterwards fa- now drew nearer to the river, of which a

branch was dry, and having its channel filled 1 Southey adopted this form in Thalaba.

with reeds growing to the height of twenty “ At the length

feet, served as a line of road, which was aA woman came before them; beautiful Zohara was, as yonder evening star.”-iv. 9. greeably shaded by the reeds.”—Ibid.

J. W. W.

“ Hum ribeiro, que com suas correntes e claras agoas fazia os coraçoes alegres a quem os assi nā tinha.”—PALMEIRIM.

" The wanton lover in a curious strain

Can praise his fairest fair,
And with quaint metaphors her curled hair

Curle o'er again.

“ Huma dona, que em sua presença representava ser pessoa de merecimento, tendo tal aparencia e autoridade que obrigava todo homem a tratala com mais acatamento do que suas obras mereciam."— Ibid.

“ Lord hear my heart, Which hath been broken now so long, That every part

Hath got a tongue."

“ Wilt thou defer * Her speech, like lovers watch'd, was kind

To succour me
and low."-GONDIBERT.

Thy pile of dust, wherein each crumb
Says 'come.'

Ibid. “Famine, plague, and time Are enemies enough to human life, None need o'ercharge death's quiver with a crime."

Quaintologia !

" Whose musk-cat verse “ Wuo on their urged patience can prevail, Whose expectation is provok'd with fear ?"

Voids nought but flowers."— CLEVELAND. “ Slow seems their speed whose thoughts before them run.”

Ibid. The motto for James Douglas's new me

thod of cutting for the stone is “ Citò, tu

tè, jucundé !" “ WEALTH is the conjurer's devil, Whom when he thinks he hath, the devil hath him."—HERBERT.

That reverend and faithfull Minister of " MAKE not thy sport abuses, for the fly

the word, Dr. Sibs, late preacher unto the That feeds on dung, is coloured thereby."

Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, and Mas

ter of Katharine Hall in Cambridge, pub“Be calm in arguing, for fierceness makes lished a 4to volume of sermons on the 4, 5, Error a fault."

and 6 chapters of Solomon's Song, 1648, en

titled “ BOWELS OPENED." “ KNEELING ne'er spoilt silk stocking."

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that they were prisoners. He had three out England in general, how shamefully is wounds, the one on the head, the other in this pious and affectionate duty neglected! the thigh, and the third in the fundament. Our cemeteries, notwithstanding the awful The Bourguignons would not believe that purposes to which they are consecrated, are he was slain, but that he was fled into Ger- in almost every parish, either common thomanie, and that he had vowed to do seven rough-fares, or constantly frequented by years penance.

There were some among boys, where they pursue their different the Bourguignons which sold jewels, horses, sports unmolested. In Wales these things and other things to be paid when he should are not suffered: such practices would justly return; and at Burchselles, in the diocesse be deemed a profanation. The graves in of Spierre, in Germany, a poore man beg- the church-yards there are neatly covered ging, they thought him to be the Duke, who with turf, and in many places planted with did penance: every man desired to see him, evergreens. Every week some relative or and he received good alms.”—GRIMESTONE's friend visits the spot where sleep the objects History of the Netherlands.

of regard, to see that it has sustained no inThis was the Duke defeated at Murat. jury, and to scatter over it such flowers as

may happen to be in bloom. The author and two other gentlemen, in a tour through

Wales, had the satisfaction to witness this Welsh Churchyards.

spirit-soothing ceremony: a decent-looking " SHE views

female was seen to perform it with every The heapy church-yards, where should

sign of tenderness and sensibility." peaceful sleep

BOOKER. The relics of the dead. What mouldering bones unhous'd above the soil !

The Passing Bell. The sire dislodged by burial of his son ! “ The passing bell was anciently rung for The child by her that bare it! rudely thrown two purposes; one, to bespeak the prayers To light of day.

of all good Christians for a soul just departo Within thy region, Cambria ! never shock'd ing; the other, to drive away the evil spirits Beholds the visitant of churchyard scenes who stood at the bed's foot and about the Sights so inhuman. There green turf and house, ready to seize their prey, or at least flowers

to molest and terrify the soul in its passage: Cover the once and ever-loved remains but by the ringing of that bell (for Durandus Of kindred and of friends, flowers, weekly informs us, evil spirits are much afraid of shed,

bells) they were kept aloof; and the soul, And watered with soft tears. No lengthened like a hunted hare, gained the start, or had time

what is by sportsmen called law. Hence, Effaces their remembrance from the mind, perhaps, exclusive of the additional labour, No season from the spirit-soothing rite was occasioned the high price demanded for The tender mourner ever can restrain."

tolling the greatest bell of the church ; for BOOKER's Malvern. that being louder, the evil spirits must go

farther off to be clear of its sound.”—En. " In a civilized country one would natu- cyclopædia. rally suppose that a decent attention were paid to the places where are deposited the remains of departed friends ; but through

Reservoir of Mareb.

“ The Sabeans had a reservoir or bason See infrà, p. 109.-J. W. W.

for water which was anciently famous and which I often heard talked of in Arabia ; no longer watered from the reservoir, bebut nobody could give me an exact descrip- came waste and barren, and the city was tion of it, except one man of rank, who thus left without means of subsistence. had been born at Mareb, and had always “ Mareb was known to the ancients as lived there. He told me, that the famous the capital of the Sabeans by the name of reservoir, called by the Arabs Sitte Mareb, Mariaba. In its neighbourhood are some was a narrow valley between two ranges of ruins, which are pretended to be the rebills, and a day's journey in length. Six or mains of the palace of Queen Balkis.”seven small rivers meet in that valley, hold- NIEBUHR. ing their course S. and S. W. and advancing from the territories of the Imam. Some of these rivers contain fishes, and their wa

Devotement of the Arabs. ters flow through the whole year; others “ The Arabs have a singular way of disare dry, except in the rainy season. The playing their courage in engagements, not two ranges of hills which confine this valley, unlike the devotement to the infernal gods approach so near to each other upon the among the ancients. A soldier willing to eastern end, that the intermediate space signalize his attachment to his master, binds may be crossed in five or six minutes. To up his leg to his thigh, and continues to fire confine the waters in the rainy season, the away upon the enemy, till either they be entrance into the valley was here shut up routed, or he himself be slain upon the field by a high and thick wall ; and at outlets, of battle. I could take this only for a fable through which the water thus collected when it was first told me, but I was aftermight be conveyed in the season of drought wards convinced of its truth, by a late into water the neighbouring fields, three large stance in the case of a Schiech of Haschflood-gates were formed in the wall, one id-u Bekil, in the Imam's service, who above another. The wall was fifty feet high, devoted himself in this manner in a battle and built of large hewn stones. Its ruins against his own countrymen. Six slaves are still to be seen. But the waters, which charged muskets for him, which he continued it formerly used to confine, are now lost to fire upon the enemy, till, being at last among the sands, after running only a short deserted by the Imam's troops, and even way. Thus was there nothing incredibly by his own servants, he was cut in pieces." wonderful in the true account of the Sabean-Ibid. reservoir. Similar, although much smaller reservoirs, are formed at the roots of the mountains in many places through Yemen.

Sketches of Nature. Near Constantinople is a vale, the entrance “Why should the winter always be preinto which is likewise shut up by a wall to sented to our view, like chilling old age, confine the water, which is conveyed thence muffled up in fur skin ?"-Stranger. Motto in aqueducts into the capital of the Otto- to December. man empire.

The moon bright ere the daylight is gone. “ The tradition that the city of Mareb | The flaky clouds are dark, yet they appear was destroyed by a deluge, occasioned by not heavier. They look like the patches of the sudden bursting of the wall, has entirely vegetation on the sea sand, the air of a popular fable. It seems more The martins. — Their tails are forked ; probable that the wall, being neglected, fell they flutter at their nests before they engradually into disrepair when the kingdom ter, showing their white bodies, and often of the Sabeans declined. But the ruin of rise up and hover there, then dart away on the wall proved fatal to the city in a dif- | arrowy wing. Their notes are even musical ferent way. The neighbouring fields, when I sometimes. At evening, when looking from

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