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fate of our intrepid countryman, I have name of Cowan, proposed himself to me engaged Isaacs to go in search of him, and for this purpose, I gave him my sanction, hase turnished him with a present for and what assistance I considered necesa Vosing, the king of Bambarra, and also sary, for enabling him to execute the de. 1.3 means to defray his travelling sign. He left the Cape in September €1zerices; and have promised him a 1808, and, crossing the Orange River, timand dollars if he finds Mr. Park. found himself on the 24th of December, He has instructions to proceed without in lat. 249. 30'. long. 289. He was at delay to Sego; to present to Jansony the this period resting on the bank of a river present he has for hiin; and to beg of called the Mulotto, and bad the intenby to aid him in his researches. If die tion of proceeding on the following day ca inat procure any certain intelligence in a course more northerly; but his ultiur um at Segy, he is to continue bis mate object is to gain Mosambique, or

Dey to Sansanding, to find out the one of the Portuguese settlements on grie wt,o conducted Mr. Park to Kas- the eastern coast. sna. If there he cannot gain satisfac “ Dr. Cowan describes the country to Gry infirmation, he is to endeavour to the northward of Leetakoo as being für pruered to Tonbucioo and Kassina. the must part fertile; and observes that

“ (sacs has promised to make every all the rivers he has hitherto passed rua exertion to fulsi the object of his miss to the west. The reception he met 5.9., and to use his utmost ability to with was invariably hospitable; and in gain correct information of the cele- scarcely any instance did the natives brated traveller."

appear to mark a suspicion. As he adIt has been already mentioned, that vanced, he found an increased degree of commissjoners have been appointed by civilization; and represents the wealthy gvernment to inquire into the state of people of one tribe of Barolloos as be. ibe African coast, with a view to the ing possessed of servants, as well as adoption of such measures as may most slaves. The othalmia was prevalent etectually promote the civilization and among these people, improrement of Africa. Their mission " From all that I have been able to was delared, in consequence of the loss collect, from a worthy missionary of the of the solebay frigate, which was to have name of Anderson, I an sanguine in attended thein on the survey: and it was believing that Dr. Cowan will succeed in oniş in January last that another frigate reaching Mosambique, where I have alwas dispatched to supply the place of the ready paved the way for procuring hiin Sebas. It may be presumed that they a favourable reception." hare by this time entered on their im “I regret very much," his lordship portant labours, as the frigate had adds, " that I omitted to make myself reacbed Goree abouț the 1st of Fe- acquainted with those points upon wirich bruary.

the Institution might wish for particular The information which has been re- information; but as it is not iinprobable ceived fron Africa, since the last meet- that other adventurers may arise, I shall ing of the institution, has been less abun.. be obliged to you to procure for me thie da't than usual; but the directors will directions, if such there are, which the

w state such particulars of it as are Institution furnishes to those in its em. lies to prove most interesting to the ployment." sub-cribers.

His lordship's request has been comTseir first extract will be from a letter plied with; and he has been furnished of lord Caledon, the governor of the with copies of the queries drawn up for Cape of Good llope, dared the 29th of the purpose of guiding the inquiries of Hay, 1309. His lordship, who is a life African travellers. rernor of the institution, and warınly In a letter, dated March the 6th, bi'erested in its success, vrites as follows: 1809, the governor of Sierra Leone in

“ From the vague reports of the colo. forins the directors, that nisos, as well as from other causes suffi. “ Measures have been taken for ex. cendy obsious, I conceived it would be citing the attention of the Coast to the Brighly desirable, if a person were found cotton seed sent out by the Institution, qualified and willing, to explore the co- and a portion of it will be propagated binal boundary in the north-east direc- in this colony at the proper season. tion; and as a medical gentleman of the “ An experiment has been made of Bloxthly Mag. Ne. 202;

the

GASTROLOGY.

SHIP-MONEY.

was a Greek, before that incarnation of every mouthful exceeds its physical which placed him as lectures in the cole power, and that the accessory ideas have lege of Alexandria.

more influence on the likes and distikes When any very well-known soul re- of the palate, than the direct sensations turns upon the earth, it is easy to foresee occasioned by the thing applied, eating that it will shortly be surrwunded by (q. e. d.) must be as well entitled as lan. several of those souls who formerly co- guage itself, to be studied. It is well operated with it: but the order of pre. that words should be individualiy eupho. sentation is often inverted.

nical; but it chiefly imports that the

excited ideas should delight and stimu. La Mothe de Vayer was the first who late. It is well that tood should be solemnly proposed to recognize cookery whilesome; but it chiefly signifies that as one of the fine arts; and under the it should beckon into the soul agreeable denomination of gastrology, to compile trains of thought, about its far fetched learned quartos on the science of en- material, or its traditional preparation. hancing the physical and moral pleasures of the palate.

Macrobius says (Saturnalia, lib.i. c. 7) The ear, he contends, if given to man that the oldest money known in Italy for need, is employed for luxury; and we had, on one side, the head of Saturn, hold it honourable to listen to sweet and on the other side, a ship: whence music, or to fine oratory. The eye may came the phrase used in tossing up, Heads have been intended only to guard us or ships. Cum pueri denarios in sublime against a post; but who is content with juctantes Capita aut navia lusu teste veits necessary offices? For a finę pros- tustatis exclumunt. Surely it would bepect we laboriously climb a hill: for the come this nation to stamp some of its painter Schneider's inside view of a pan- coin with so apt an emblem of its comtry we gladly exchange our goid. mercial prosperity as a ship.

And shall an organ no less exquisitely It may however be suspected that these sensible than the ear and the eye, whose earliest coins known in Italy, were not percipiency gives to all the pleasures of made there, but in Egypt; and that the taste their generic name, be less regarded figure called Saturn was the Egyptian god than thiey, less honoured, philoso. Phthas, who was considered as the father phized about?

of all other gods, (Jablonski, lib. i. c. 2,) Some flavours are naturally pleasing, though finally neglected for his children, as of milk, honey, and grapes. 'Yet the On the altars of Phthas a splendid flame highest relish of these foods evidently was kindled; and the original worshippers consists in the associated ideas which of Saturn are described by Macrobius, as they happen to excite, in the accessory employing a similar ritual. Aras Sa. imaginary perceptions which accompany turnius, non mactando viros, sed uccensis them.

Who likes milk in the country? luminibus excolentes. Who does not enjoy it in the heart of London, when he can obtain a draught In the Annual Review, vol. vi. p. 380, fresh from the cow, foaming in the jug, the utility of novel-reading is thus de scattering its musky fragrance, and cal- fended: ling up before the fancy rural ideas of “ From the contemplation of fictitious green meadows, corn-clad hills, and distress, men most etlicaciously learn to smokeless air. Honey soon cloys; but feel for real suffering. Where no cirlet the honey be that of Hybla, famous cumstances of disgust intercept the pity, in the classic page, and the Sicilian tra. and no restraints of prudence the beniveller will suck it up with delight. The ficence, a tendency is easily generated grape, which hardly ripens on our gar to commiserate and to relieve. And den-walls, is still a welcome dish at the this tendency, like the military exercises dessert; because it awakens so many learnt on the parade, is the true basis of thoughts of mirth and grace derived from those practical efforts of philanthropy, Bacchanalian songs.

which, in the real warfare with human Some flavours are naturally displeasing, misery, constitute the noblest triumphs as of an oyster, or an olive; yet froin of virtue.” being tasted in the society of friendship, or rank, and mingled in our recollection Juan Gonzales de Mendoza, an Au. with the joys of life, they often become gustin friar of Castiie, was appointed in exquisitely enticing.

1584 by the king of Spain, to be his an Now it it be true that the moral power bassador in China. On his return, he

drew

UTILITY OF NOVEL-READING.

EMBASSY TO CHINA.

drew up a History of the Chinese, and practice a masculine morality, and to ine an account of lois three visits to their dulge in promiscuous intercourse. Prieste Country. After this, he was rewarded ley infers from this principle, that men with the bishopric of Lipari, in Italy, by are to practice a feminine morality, and the pope, and with those of Chiapi and to have no sexual intercourse before Popajall, by the king of Spain. This matrimony, embassy as rather a religious mission, Obse varion shows, that, of the adult .proterton tow a civil character or riile, males between eighteen and twenty-five, than a poli.ical detegnition),

about nine-tenilis practice promiscuous PRIE-7LE'', CONSIDERATIONS. intercourse: and that, of the adult fe. One of your correspondents, vol. xxix. males belv.een eighteen and twenty.five, p.-341, annunces the intention of re about one-tenth practice promiscuous printing Priestley's Considerations for intercourse: and this in all countries, the Use of Young Mer in which case whatever the climate or the religion. several notes vietaphysical and medical If, from the average conduct of the will be requirie, lo cirrect the tendency species, inay most securely be inferred of advice so inconsiderate.

the law of nature and of God, that is the Priestley, as wel as korzebue, assumes moral duts: it is exactly nine to one both the prmciple, that both sexes hare like that Kotzebue is wrong, and thai Prieste rights, and like duties. Kotzebue infers ley is wrong, in the conduct which they from this principle, that women are to teach.

ORIGINAL POETRY.

I It is now about thirty-five years since Mrs. displaying the beautiful corpse to his

Van Butchell diei; and the singular m de friends and visitors. A second marriage, employed for che preservaciun of her body some years afterwards, is said to have ocby her affecti pate husband, occasioned the casioned some little family difference, on following Epi aph to be writen by tlie which occasion a reference being made tu Jate sir George Baker. This gentleman's the deceased lady, it is supposes that it was classical attainments are so renowner, that found expedie i to remove the preserved whatever has been written by him, the body, which ocher wire might have been in pul lic will beeiger to possess; and we be existence in MT. Van Burchell's parlour ac lieve this is the first time the lines now this day. It is unnecessary to cominent Tintesi, hav- been offered from the press. upon the elegance of the latinity ; this It will be perhaps interesting to most pere will be duly appreciated by scholars of sons, and necessary for many, to have stited taste.] the accouni of the y reservation of Mr. Van

I'N RELIQUIAS Buti heil's lady. On her death taking

MIRIÆ VAN BUTCHELL, place, he applied to Dr. Hunter to exert his skili in preventing, if possible, the

Novo miraculo conservatas chang's of form usual after the cessation

Er a moriro suo superstite of lite Accoruingly the doctor, assisted Culiu quot.diano udoralas. by the late Mr. Crickshank, injected the Hic exsors tumuli jacet blood vessels with a coloured Mu.d, so that Uxor Martini Vanbutchell; the minure red vessel, oi the cheeks and

Integra omnino et incorrupta : lips were files, a d exhibited their native Viri sui amantissimi hue; and the body. in general, having 11 Des derium woul, et deliciæ; the cuvit'es filled with antiseptic:ubsiances, Quam, gravi morbo vitiatam it renaine pertectly irie Iron corruption, Co suinitamque tontein ionyâ morte, or any unpleitnant smell, or as it meiely in In hunc, quem carnis, nitorem, a state of sleep. But tu resemble the In hanc speciem, et colorem, viventis, app aia ce urie, klass eyes were also in

Ab indecora putredine vindicavit, The curpse was ihen deposited in Frustra repum nauce aturâ, a bed oi thi.. pasie of plaisfer oi Paris, in Varegregiis uulielmus Hunterus; a box or suficient oimensions, which sub Arlincii prius incantati Bequ nt's crystallised, anú produced a pica. Invenioiive.s), 40 perfector. sing elec. A curtain corcred the glass

O tortunatum martum! lid of the box which is uld 5: withdrawn

Cui incet dies nociesque totas at plea ure; and woich box being kept in

Tenerx asside re conjug!, the common paliou, Mr. Vin Buliliell has the sadnication of retaining his de:

Nun talis nodo superstiti; parted wie for many years, frequently

Scd, quod mirabilius, MONTHLY MAG. No. 202.

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WHEN first, as ancient bards bave sung,

The queen of love from ocean sprung; To grace her head, to deck her bow'rs,

The earth produc'd the queen of flow'rs; Coëval, and congenial charms, With the same living blush that warms Her mantling cheek, thy petal glows; Emblem of Venus, beauteous Rose. The raptur'd gods her form survey'd, Reclin'd beneath a myrtle's shade; Whose boughs, of ever during green, Thy new-born blossoms smil'd between, Mark! whilst thy prototype they greet, And spread their chaplets at her feet; Mix'd with the myrtle's polish'd leaves, Flora a gayer garland weaves; Cull'd from thy blooming buds most fair, To decorate her silken hair; It's glossy ringlets they entwine, Yet humid from the sparkling brine; And, as the lovely locks they meet, To form a symbol more complete ; Lo! crisped curis their heads adorn, Wet with the glitt'ring dews of morn; O ! flow'r, with peerless gifts elate, Like Venus form’d to captivate ; Her dazzling influence round thee flows : Fav'rite of Flora ! Mossy Rose ! Now Bacchus gathers from the ground, The purple gems his brows that crown'd; And now a roseate branch he crops, Then bat bes the sprigs with ruby drops, Distilling from the nect'reous vine; And bids them with iis clusters twine; Thus, thus we find the Damask Rose, The ruddy flush of Bacchus shows. To seize the trophies of the bush, Next, see the god of battles rush! As from the trembling tree he tears His sternly.smiling forehead bears Their tender stems. Oh, taste too fierce! The vengeful thorns his temples pierce! And with his blood, the flow’rs retain Th’entwisting laurel's sanguine stain: Sweet spoil of Mars, the Blool-red Rose, Array'd in deep-dy'd crimson grows. The festive deities convene, While Phiçbus smiles upon the scene;

Who, till his sister rules the hours,
Loii'ring amid Love's rosy bow'rs,
Each flow'r with ardent gaze inspects ;
And all admires, yet none selects:
But waits till she shall fix her choice,
And hails her with fraternal voice :
At length, withdrawn his piercing lights
Envelop'd in the shades of night,
Wit, and convivial Mi.th dance round,
And Harniony's sweet songs resound;
Till 'whelim'd in bacchanalian roar,
Alas! her voice is hear no more:
See jealous Ciamour! Uproar wild !
Where lately Pe.ce, with Pleasure smilid:
Thistórighted nymphi from earth is driv'n,
And fies, or trumbling wings to Heav'n!
Pale Dian, peeping froin ihe woods,
Eyes the bright goddess of the foods,
With hait-avertes looks askance;
Asham'd to meet her wanton glance :
And shock’d, the plant of plants to see
Consign'd to War and Revelry;
An infant bud, with gentle hand
She plucks, and there its leaves expand :
Behold, it feels lier snowy breast !
And like the spotless lily drest,
With chastend charms the flow'ret blows,
Her virgin type, the Whiteclad Rose..
Anon, with syivan foliage bound,
Its stems her brow encircle round;
Yet, on that modest brow serene,
A glance from beauty's am'rous queen,
Sufiuses soft its pallid face,
From whence the Maiden's Blush we trace,
E’en, whilst her pearly buds absorb
The silv'ry streams of Luna's orb;
Oft Venus tempers from afar,
Its cold leams with her glowing star ;
And thus, tho' seeming to contenu,
Cynthia and Cytherëa blend;
And purity and love unite,
In motley streaks of red and white;
Hence does the Variegated Rose,
lis parti.coloured garb disclose.
Thee, royal rose! all, all admire ;
Yet still we love the humble brier;
Like her own simple wood nymphs wild,
The huntress rears th' adopted child;
It ornaments their verdant launts,
Amid the forest's tow'ring plants :
The cultur'd How'r Diana chose,
Her Dryads wear the Rustic- Rose
Now, as the meek-eyed Moon retrears,
Her brother's kindling glance she mects;
And from her argent buds beslows
New honours for his 'heav'nly brows;
Who, a tiara as be wreathes,
On each celestial odours breathes ;
And, in return, their fragrant sighs,
Like incense to the God arise !
The flow'ry constellation bright,
Spangling his diadem of light;
Reflects Apollo's glorious blaze,
And drinks the spirit of his rays;

Terrestrial

WITH ADDITIONAL STANZAS.

Terrestrial star! the Yellow Rose

Full oft in rural solitude; With Sol's own golden colour glows.

We've studied Wisdom's ways;

Full oft the Muse together woo'd, Then, thus, the patron of the lyre : • Blest Rose! thy charms the gods inspire !

In simple artless lays. And, ningled with the living bays,

But now those happy hours are past, Add lustre to their shining sprays !

No more to be enjoy'd ; Sweet paragon of Flora's tribe,

The bud of genius, Death's rough blast Whose leaves empyreal tints imlibe;

Has wither's and destroy'd. Where'er my beans illume the clime,

Close at yon solemn yew-tree's root, Still Rourish thro' the bounds of Time ;

In peace the poet sleeps ; And honour'd by th' immortals be,

Around his grave wild roses shoot,
But chief, by Love and Pueyy!

And near, the willow weeps.
Phæbus, whose liquid light divine,
Hus lav'd the yellow eglantine ;*

No sumptuous marble decks the green,
Bids in one splendid group combin'd,

His praises to rehearse ;

But on a rude cary's stone is seen,
Thy varying offspring bc entwin'd;
O Rose ! in all thy divers hues,

This tributary verse :
Exhaustless subject of the Muse;

THE LPITAPH. Not less shall Pairiting, sister-art,

Here, in the silence of the tomb, Delight thy semblance to impart;

A humble bard lies low, While union's magic pow'r bestows

His faults, his virtues, and his doom,
New charms to grace each rival ruse!'

The last eat day will show.
PSYCHE.

Reader, if Nature to thy breast,
THE POET'S GRAVE.

A feeling heart ne'er gave,
NOW twilight draws her dark’ning veil,

Pass on; but if with genius blest
The owis their dwellings quit ;

Weep o'er “the poet's grave."
The pleasing, pensive hour, I hail,

R. C. F.
For contemplation fic.
Forth from my humble cot I stray,

FROM TASSO,
For weil I love the lime,
Or through the vale to take my way,

Thou, who lov'st Pindæan heights to
Or up the hill to climb.
Through trackless plains my steps to urge, Where, on a cypress tree, my harp is laid;
To pen-trate the grove,

Say, that I droop beneath the touch of Time, Or by the riv'let's rushy verge,

That much I long for it's accustom'd aid. In thoughtful mood 10 rove.

I should be happy were my harp but here, Oft it's slow-winding course I crace,

I'd hang with rapture o'er its simple Which leads where all must go,

frame ; To the still church-yard, that sad place, O! leave for me the relick of a tear, Where many a friend lies low.

Or fix upon its front its owner's fame. There, where it laves the sacred sod

Speak to the winds, as o'er my harp they With gently murmuring noise,

steal, Full oft che “ margent green” l’ve trod, To leave a kiss upon each silent string; And tasted tranquil joys.

Tell (if thou canst) the weight of woe I Beheld the Moun on silver car

feel; Slow riding thro' the night;

How frowning winter follow'd smiling Have seen, with thought sublime, each star spring. That lent its twinkling light.

0! tell my much-lov'd harp, with what Or with some much-lov'd friend conversid,

delight, While swift the hours have fled,

With how much joy, I beard its simple Some friend who now is turn'd to dust, And on whose grave I tread.

But now 'tis gone for ever from my sight,

I soon shall die- cannot live, alone. But ah! by pale Diana's light,

Which now begins to beam;
His silent grave attracts my sight,
Whom I did most esteem,

SWEET Mary, on thy breast reclin'd,
Bright Virtue reign'd within his breast, I sigh to every passing wind;
His heart was kind and waim;

And in that sigh delight to prove
And Nature too had done her best,

The sweets of pure, unspotted love. In fishionin his vorm.

What, though no jewels deck thy hair, vol tie egtantine, Cuinmoniy so calles, Thou’rl no less lovely, nu less fair ; that being the woodbine; but the rosa egluna Affection reigns within thy breast, ceria of Linnæus.

And tells me, I alone and bless.

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