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serve their ancient siinplicity and hos might produce, for they have a notion pitality. They usually dine at twelve that the colony is prosperous in propora o'clock, and make their principal wealtion to the high price of wheat, not in at supper, at eight o'clock. I was de proportion to the quantity they might lighted with the fine complexions and export; so that, with perbaps the must goodavatured unaffected manners of the fertile soil in the world, they buy a young Dutch women, after seeing the great deal of corn from the Americans, pale faces and languid affectation of the and have been more than once reluced British Indians. They generally speak almost to famine. It is true, tbat goEnglish well, and many of thein write vernment requires them to produce a it correctly.
certain quantity of wheat, but they grow Every day, while at the Cape, I rode as little more as they can help. out in the fine country at the back of the All the wheat, maize, barley, oats, but. Table Mountain, where many of the ter, cheese, and fruit, are brought to English have pleasant country houses, Cape Town in waygons, soinetimes drawn and there are some fine Durch estares, by sixteen or twenty oxen, driven by a particularly that of Constantia, where singie Hottentot, who sits in the front the rich wine of that same is produced. of his waggon, and drives all the beasts I was particularly delighted with the in band, with a long whip, with which Hottentot camp, where eight hundred of he contrives to touch the foremost, and that savage people have been civilised which it is great part of a young Hor. and taught the arts of society. Before tentot's education to learn in manage the last taking of the Cape by the with dexterity. Soinetimes whole famiBritish, the Hottentots, embodied as a lies come down in these waggons, which regiment by the Dutch, were treated are fitted up very commodiously within. miher as public slaves than as soldiers; The boors are in general a large stout their only clothing was undressed sheep- race of inen, coarse in their habits and skins, or coarse blankets; they were mi- manners, and accused of great cruelty serably felf, and worse lodged ; and the towards their slaves and the natives of only art they seemed to have practised the country; a particular tribe of the was the weaving of miats and traskets. last, however, often revenge themselves 'Their condition is now widely different; by setting fire to thie corn and bay, and their cantonments have been rebuilt, killing the caule, which they never and they are fed, lodged, and clothed, carry away. These wild people are as well as any prasants I reinember to called Bosebemen ; they are more sahave seen. Their houses, furniture, and vage than the Hottentots or the Caffres, clothes, are all of their own manufac- living on trees or in cares, and treding, ture, for they are ingenious and expert on fruits, roots, and such wild animais at any handicraft for which they have as they can shoot with the bow Noid a patiern ; they are also fond of music, arrow, the only weapon with which they aud readily learn to play on any instru. seem to be acquainted. They are a Dient.
diminutive race, being seldom, if erer, The Dutch have stocked the colony seen above fisur feet fight, and they are with nak and fir, neither of which ar- not numerous, rire at such perfeci jon as in Europe, The Dutch in the neighbourhood of thought the fir thrives so well as to be the Cape are much more European in useful as small spars for ships. It is their habits; such of their houses as curious to see the firs of Scotland and saw were commodious and well furnished, Norway, the oak, the niyrite, and the and their tables were covered with a geranival', with the orange, the peach, profusion of gônd things, and very well and the apple, mixing their foliage, their cooked. I ate at my friend Mr. Ciocle's fluwers, and their fruits, in the same bourse part of a roasted porca pive, and garden. But the climate is so deliglitful, thought it the best animal food Ierer that, though the tenderest plants require tasted. There is abundance of Venis po sheiter in the middle of winter, the son, excellent vegetables, and one fruit, summer heats are never so great as to of which the ladies are expert in making prevent one froin enjoying all kinds of most delicious preserves. Beef and exercise.
inutton are bronglit" from the inland The supplies for the colony are brought far:us, and are often excellent; the wine from tie farms in the interior by the which is commonly drank is small and Dutch boors, who, I am sorry to learn, pleasant, and free from the lusciousness du not grow a third of the corn they of the Constantia ;' there is nlsas
stronger sort, which improves very much same night, well pleased to have seen by age, though it never arrives at the this curious little rock, but never wishexcellence of either Sherry or Madeira. ing to visit it again. ST. HELENA.
AN ACCOUNT OF BENGAL BY IBRAHIM, We approached from the south-east, THE SON OF CANDU TUE MERCHANT. and till we saw the flag-staff, we did not
(From the Appendir.) perceive any marks of inhabitants; but, This is the account of what I, Ibrahim, having reached the Hag-staff point, we the son of Candy the merchant, bave saw little batteries perched like birds' seen; this is what I have been present nests in the rocks, but not a blade of at, and a witness to; where is the Magrass, nor any green thing was discernible. Jay who has seen the like that I, Ibra. When we got abreast of St. James's hiin, the son of Candu, have seen since Town, our cyes were regaled with the I arrived in the great country of Bensight of about fifty trees among the white gal!! houses of the town, and their verdure, How long was I on my passage from and the brightness of the buildings, pro- the Malay countries, but bow much was duced the inost singular effect, contrast. I rejoiced to see the beauty of Bengal, ed with the blackness of the rocks, which which shines like the sun on all nations ; seem threatening to fall upon them on for this country of Bengal is so large, both sides. We landed about twelve that, were I to walk for three months, I o'clock at the only landing place in the should not reach the end of the stone island, at St. James's Towil, which re- houses, which are every-where so high, minds me of an English fishing-town; it that I could never see the hills for them ; has a few good houses, some shops of this accounts for people saying the hills European and Indian articles, where cannot be seen froin Bengal. Alas! I every thing is sold very dear, a church, have not forgotten the day when I venand a play-house. The society is by all tured into the bazar, and, having no one accounts iniserable enough, and the in- to direct me, lose the way. How many . babitants so much at a loss for amuse- days was it painful for me to put the ment, as to be divided into parties, who sules of my feet to the ground ! how rehate one another cordially, and quarrel joiced was I to reach the house of 'Tuun* for ever. The vallies in the interior of Ductor Layten, and afterward to think of the island are said to be extremely fer. the wonders I had seen! tile and beautiful. The onk and the fir H ow perfect and beautiful is the fort ! thrive well on the hills, the date and the how exact all its proportions, its four cocoa flourish in the town. Here are sides, and all its angles! This is a prograpes, peaches, apples, and bananas, per fort; but who would suppose it so with very good vegetables, particularly large, when it can hardly be seen from potatoes, but bitherto the inhabitants without? This is a fault ; but why should have not made the most of the advan. I, Ibrahim, the son of Candu, the poor tages of the soil. However, the present merchant of Keddah, pretend to give my governor has done a great deal for the opinion in this place, all is so wonderful, colony, and has encouraged plantations and inuch beyond what I before knew of all kinds. St. Helena is not subject But yet I must describe what I have seen, to the violent rains whichi render tropi. that Malays may no longer be ignorant cal climates so uncomfortable during of this great country, but be acquainted some months in the year : but there are with all its wonders and all its beauties, gentle showers, which fertilize the earth so that their hearts inay be glar, and and feed the springs, the water of wbich they may no longer be ignorant ! Inside is excellent. I do not know if they have of the fort there is a dirch larger than attempted to make wine here, but they that on the outside, and at the bottom brew very good small beer for the use of of both it is level and smooth, like unto the ships which couch at the island. a mat fresh spread out, and the colour is The presence of a fleet fills the measure like that of young paddy; for such is the of St. Helenian gaiety so completely, management of this place, that when the that an islander once expressed her Rajah pleases the water can be let in wonder, “ if the ladies in London did from the river, and when the rains are suot feel very dull when this China Reet heavy, the water can be lei wut. Within leaves the Thames !".
This fort, which is like a large city, low After tiring ourselves with lounging ---About the town, we came on board, and Tuan is synonymous with Sabib, Master, were under way by eleven o'clock the or Sir, MONTULY MAG. No. 236,
many are the stone store-houses for arms, and all around, how many transparent for gunpowder, for sinail-arms, cannon- lustres and branches for lights were balls, and every thing required in war; suspended, dazzling and glistening so that and how many store-houses are there for I could not look long upon them! wine, because there are many white Until I arrived at the second story, the men, and so inany sepoys, that who can stairs were all of stone, which formed cuunt them!
part of the wall, and had no support. I It was in this great country, in this then entered the great hall where all country of Bengal, which is in this place the Tuans were assembled, and evers called: Calcutta, -how, many months one looked at me; but I, Ibrahim, the journey from Penang on the fifteenth son of Candu the merchant, knowing the day of the month of Shaaban, in the kindness of my Tuan, and that be would year of the Iłegyra, one thousand two laugh at ine if I renained behind a pillar hundred and twenty-five, at the hour of su that no one could see me, walked ten in the morning, when all Malays re- about and saw every thing, mixing with mained in the same state of ignorance the other Tuans : no one spoke to me, a's when I left them, that I, Ibrahim, but all inade room for me when I passed, the son of Candu the merchant, went to so much was I distinguished among the the palace of the Rajah, with all the people of the court. great men of the Rajal’s court, and was The floor of this great room is not of admitted even to the second story, (or stone, because it is of a dark-coloured rather secoud heaven.)
wood, beautifully polished; and, were I How beautiful is this palace, and great to describe all the beauties of this great its extent, who can describe it! Who hall, the splendour of the throne, and can relate the riches of this country, and, all I saw there, I should write what above all, the beauties of the palace! would not be read in three months. My When I entered the great gates, and head turned giddy when the Rajah enlooked around from my palankeell, (for tered; but, as far as I can reculleci, I in this country even I, Ibrahim, the son will faithfully describe all that I saw inof Candu the merchant, had my palan. this beautiful place. keen.) and when I beheld the beanty Ac the end of the hall there is a throne, and extent of the compound, the work superlatively beautiful, sapported by four wanship of the railings, and the noble pillars of gold, and having hangings of appearance of the gates, of wbich, there the colour of blood, evriched with golden are five, and on the tops of which lions, fringe; it is beautiful in the extreine, carved out of stones, as large as life, and the elegance of the drapery is sore weem sınall, and as if they were rune prising. Within this throne there is a ning without fearing to fali. I thought golden chair, with hangings and fringe phai I was no longer in the world I had of gold, in which the Rajah sits, when lelt in the east; but it is fortunate that he receives other Rajahs and Vakeels. I was not yet overcoine with surprise, in front of this throne, how many and that I lived to see the wonders that chairs were arranged in rows, and how were within, and to mrile this account, many couches with white cushions were that men may know what it is.
between the pillars, on each of which When I entered the palace, and my there was a stamped paper, as well as Tuan said, " Ibrahim follor ine, don't on the couch on which I afterwards set we afraid, this is the house of the lea down; for 1, Ibrahim, the son of Candy jabu and be is kind in all people, parti. the merchant, " as seated with the other cularly in Malavs," my eart às re- Tuans. juiced and as I felt above all Malays on Near the throne, in front of it. there This yreat vas, for flere were no other were inany gilded chairs, but one of gold Malarn here, I plucked up iny courage was placed in the centre upon the Ra. and followed iny Tuan, tiell mixing with jali's carpet, which was beautiful and other Tuans, of whom there were many rich. on the stairs at the same time, all of. When the court was full, avd. I. Ibra. Wiene lasing large black fans in their hin, the son of Candu she merchant. bsuds, and kindness in their looks, for, was near to the throne, the Rajah enwhenever I raised my eyes to any offered, and every one mored different bem, tbey siniled.
ways. But, as soon as the Rajal sealed The wors of the great wall are of himself, the muntries, and high officers of buchi nne, polished and shining lihe a stale arranged themselves according to Wuros, so that I feared to talk on them; their rank.
atralasi Qa On that side of the hall which was to These pretty fish, so blithe and brave, the left of the Rajah, and within the To see them frisking on the wave! pillars, all the wives and family of the Were I an angler in the sea, Rajah were arranged in a row one by These fishes were the fish for me!! one ; and it is impossible to forget their Some time after every one was seated, beauty, for who could look on thein an aged bintara stood up and addressed without feeling unhappy at heart! And, the Rajah ; but I, Ibrahim, the son of when every body was seated, and I, Candu the merchant, did not under. Ibrabim, the son of Candu the merchant, stard him, although I have learnt Araon a couch between two pillars, the bic. When this bintara had finished Rajah looked around from time to time, his speech, he looked round to all. Two and often cast bis eyes on the ladies, sida-sidas, who were youths, went each when I could perceive that his heart into dark wood cases that had been was gladdened, for his countenance glow. placed in front of the Rajah, and then ed with satisfaction, giving pleasure to began to address and reply to each other. all.
Four tiines, as the youths became faAmong all the ladies there were six tigued, they were relieved by others. who were most beautiful, seated in chairs, They spoke in different languages, but being pregnant, some two, others six not in Malay; therefore I was disapmonths; but there was one of the wives pointed, because I could not understand of the Rajah beautiful to excess, and them. she was eight months gone with child, After the Rajah had amused himself She was kind and delightful tu look at, of with their speaking, and was tired of it, a beautiful small make, and she sat in every body stood up, and he gave to each front of a large piilar, while a Bengalee who had spoken titles, and, to those who moved a large fan behind her. Whoever had not, he gave papers, and sinail gazed on her felt kindness and love, and packets tied with red string, for red is became unhappy. She resembled Fatima, ibe English colour. What these packets the wife of I, Ibrahim, the son of Candů contained I don'know, but one fell to the merchant, but she was more beau- the ground from the hand of the bintara, tiful.
and it sounded like metal; it must have It is the custom of this great country, been gold or silver, and as large as a that the wives of the Rajah always sit on dollar. First, the bintara with the green the left side of the throne. They have eyes, (for it is the custom that the eldest neither diamonds, nor cats'-eyes, nor ru- bintaris should have green shares before bies, nor agates; yet they are beautiful, his eyes, that he may not be dazzled by and their dress is bewitching. Some the greatness of the Rajah, and forget looked tall and others short, but I did his duty,) brought the books and packets, not see their stand ; they appeared hap- and delivered them to the bintara with py, and glistened like fish fresh caught. the black bajee, from whose bands the Such! proud Bengala's King and court,
Rajab received them one by one, in orWhere chiefs and champions brave recort,
der to present them to the youths. The With ladies happy, ga,,, and free,
papers glistened, and were beautiful to As fishes in Bengala's sea!
bouk at; and they contained much write One beauty shone amid the throng,
ing for the youths to learn against the I mark'd her nose so fair and long,
next time the Rajah might call them toSo fitted to her pretty pole,
gether. Like a nice toad. fish in its bole.
When this was over, the Rajah, wlio
had hicierto remained silent, and spoken One beauty small, annid the row, Did like the fair Sanang.n show;
only by his kind louks and smiles, touk None softer enilld amid them all ;
froin the skirt of his bajee, on the left Small was her mouth, her slature smail,
side, a book; and, after every one had Her visage blended sed and pale,
taken biis place, and the Bergalees, witin Her pregnant waist a swelling sail.
gold and silver sticks, and some with Another's face look'd broad and bland,
whisks to keep the dies off, had arranged Like pamflet Houndering on the sand ;
theinselves behind the Rajah, be spoke Whene'er she turned her piercing stare,
aivud fruin ihe book ;' and how long did She seemed alert to spring in air.
I hear the Rajalı's voice! Every one was Two more I mark'd in black array,
· pleased; but I regretted that it was not Like the salisdick dark were they ;
in Malay; tor who cook understand it! Their skins, their faces tair and red,
While the Rajah was reading aloud, "And white tbe test beneath lay hid,
the sepoys entered from one end of the
ball, hall, and marched along, passing the side Deserted is my own good hail,
. of the throne, but behind the pillars. Its hearth is desolate; . The meanmg of this custom I do not Wild weeds are gathering on the wall; comprehend, but it was no doubt some My dog howls at the gate. compliment to the Rajabi, who seemed "Come hither, liither, my little page! pleased, and raised his voice while every Why dost thou weep and wa 1 ? one stirred.
Or dost thou dread the billows page, After the Rajah bad finished he got Or tremble at the gale! up, because no one sat down any longer, But dash the tear-drop from thine eye; except the ladies, and I followed my Our ship is swift and strong : Tuan out of the hall; but I did pot liear O
Our fleetest falcon scarce can Ay
More merrily along." cannon, nor music, nor acclamations, for the English delight in silence.
'Let winds be shriil, let waves roll high, It was three days after before I could I fear not wave nor wind; think of and recollect all I bad seen on Yet marvel not, Sir Childe, that I this great day. I write this history, that
hat Am sorrowful in mind;
" For I have from my father gone, unei may not be ignoratit of Bengal, aurt,
A mother whom I love, of the manners and customis of the great
And have no friend, save these alone,
din Rajal of the English; and it is written
But the and one above. at Begal, by me, Ibrahmi, the son of
"My father biess'd me fervently, Candu the merchant, in the thirrieth
Yer did not much complain ; year of my age, and on the day of kba.
But sorely will my mother sigia mis, being the twenty-seventh day of the
Till come back again. month of Shaaban, und in the year of " Enough, enough, my little lad! the light of the Prophet of God, one such tears become thine eye;. thousand two hundred and twenty-five. If I thy guileless bosqm had
Mine own would not be dry,
" Come hither, hither, my staunch yconas, CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE,
Why dost thou look so pale?
Or dosc thou dread a French foeman ?
Or shiv'rest at the gale ?
• Deem'st thou I creusble for my life
Sir Cbilde, I'm no: so weak;
But thinking on an absent wife
Will blanch a faithful cheek. [The genius of Lord BYRON does not stand
« My spouse and boys dwell near thy hall,
Along the bordering take, in need of our euiogy. That its character
And when they on their father call, is established by this work, will be evident
What answer shall she make?' from the elegant specimens of his lighter
“ Enough, enough, my yeoman good, pieces, which we present bencath. From
Thy griet let none gainsay ; the principal poem, we could detach no
But I, who ani of lighter mood,
R piece from the context, without injury to the Author. But the whole work has raro
Will laugh to flee away. merit, and deserves our warmest applause ; " For who would trust the seeming sighs particularly as the production of a Nuble Of wife or paramour? man, at a period when nobility scarcely Fresh feres will dry the bright blue eyes presents even an amateur or patron of We late saw streaming o'er elegant literature.)
For pleasures past I do not grieve,
Nor perils gathering near;
My greatest grief is that I leave 66 ADIEU, adieo! my native shore
Nothing that claims a tear. A Fades o'er the waters blue ;
" And now I'm in the world alone, The Night winds sigh; the breakers roar, Upon the wide, wide sea : And shrieks the wild semew.
But why should I for others groan, Yon Sun' that sets upon the sea,
When none will sigh for me? We follow in his tight;
Perchance my dog will whine in vain, Farewel awhile to him and thee,
Till led by stranger hands; My native Land-Good Night!
But long ere I come back again, " A few short hours and He will rise
He'd tear me where he stands. To give the Morrow birth;
" With thee, my bark, I'll swiftly go And I shall hail the main and skies,
Athwart the foaming brine;
Nor care what land i hou year'st me to,