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307 of about eighteen inches. On the end symbols. They all face the head of the next the head, that is, on the convex front, sarcophagus; and at the extremity, near there are five figures, two of which are in a. the part where the surface begins to curve, sitting posture. Below these two, near the a figure with the head of a man, and its legs middle, and immediately below the carving spread wide, and turned in a contrary direcwhich surrounds the hieroglyphical inscrip- tion, seem as if waiting to receive those who tions, is engraved the figure of a scarabæus form the procession. Rows of hieroglywithin an engrailed disk. Triangular bodies phics hang down from the upper border beplaced in twelve rows, to the numbe of tween the heads of the figures. The weight five in each row, seem to fall like drops of is about six thousand pounds, and the lid rain from this disk. Though these trian almost equally heavy. It is of an uncomgles, or drops, do not increase in number, mon shape, and of the most beautiful simas they do in size and in width of space ac plicity: it is cut in the form of a prism, and cording as they are more removed from the its surface forms nine longitudinal moulddisk, the last rows become more separated ings, the centre one of which is horizonfrom each other, and the whole viewed to tal, and is entirely covered with a hieroglygether resemble the shape of a fan. On phical inscription. Tenons have been left the plain surface which occupies the foot of in the two small sides for the purpose of the sarcophagus, there are only two princi- enabling the lid to be placed on the urn. pal figures, which are surrounded with em The material is hard stone, of a very fine blems or hieroglyphics; these are two jac- grain; the grouod is a dark green, like the kals or wolves placed facing each other, and shade of bronze, and is marked with dark resting each of them on a pedestal. The red spots. In addition to these spots, long sides of the monument represent a sort which are spread almost uniformly over the of procession, composed of mystical figures, entire sarcophagus, it is shaded in three or the greater number of which have heads of four places by broad streaks of a bright yelanimals : their legs are closely jointed toge- low, which also extend wholly over it: these ther, and they hold in their hands the knife variations serve to relieve the dark colourshaped instrument so common in Egyptian ing of the ground in a beautiful manner.

SELECT POETRY.

My soul each day my voyage explores Extemporaneous Lines to Mr. W. Hersee, on receiving from him a pair of Specta

With rapture, and each night in sleep

I cles, accompanied by some Verses. By the

to visit distant shores,

go late W. Hayley, Esq. the Biographer of

And cross the unseen hoary deep. Cowper.

Fancy, gay spirit, never coy,

With magic spell now brings to view
MY double thanks accept, my friend, Her varied scenes of future joy,
For two pure sources of delight;

And ready Hope declares them true.
Not only perfect eyes you send,
But with those eyes a pleasing sight!

But flattering Hope no longer cheers,

And Fancy's blooming visions fly, For such your verse we truly find When I behold my Mother's tears,

Where Nature reigns with graceful art; And mark my Father's mournful eye. Speaking at once a cultured mind,

Now every tree, each haunt, and all
And, Nature's gift, a feeling heart.

The lovely scene seem doubly fair,
My sportive hours of youth recall;

Delightful times, devoid of care.
Lines addressed to the River Derwent, on the
Author's departure to America, in 1800.

Dear native stream, whose peaceful tide

Is yet unknown to Poet's lay;
WHILE the broad Sun's retiring beam, No more adown thy waves I glide,

With purple paints each well-known Me rougher waves thall bear away.
view,

The Sun's last rays forsake the glade,
I hail thy banks, dear native stream,

While echoing rings the Curfew bell ; Thy much-lov'd banks, and bid adieu. Mild Eve extends her pensive shade,

Dear native stream, farewell, farewell. Ah long ere yet the green hill's side, Where fragrant breezes love to play ;

Richmond, Aug. 15.

Leo.
The cowslip dale, and woodlands wide,
Again shall tempt my feet to stray!

THE SOUL.
Yet oft shall faithful Memory tell, O HOW mysterious is the Soul !
While the blue Ocean rolls between,

The seat of Misery and of Bliss !
Of each sweet scene I love so well;

Wonders extend from pole to poleAnd fill the hours that intervene.

Yet none so great as this.

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[Oct. It is an ever-living flame,

Majestie Florence, seat divine,
With pow'r expansive as the skies When shall I view again thy shrine ?
It lives in every human frame

There Titian's colours flame;
Unseen by human eyes.

Urbino's awful forms are there, O how mysterious is the Soul !

And sculpture still in mule despair

Adores the sea-born Dame.
The conscious witness of a God,
Who sees the wide creation roll

Taught by the storied arch or urn
Obedient to His nod!

Sacred to ancient worth, to spurn

At souls of baser hue, Those who deny His pow'r, as well

How wept I when thy hallow'd earth Their own existence may deny ;

Parent of science, taste, and worth, And-'tis an awful thing to tell

Receiv'd my last adieu.
The Soul can never die! W. HERSEE.

I've seen the burning suns of Ind
Condense the almond's turgid rind,

The odorous nard refine ;
SONNET TO DIFFIDENCE.

Th' anada's pulp, nectareous swell,
Inscribed to my Children.

And in the cocoa's ample shell
SPIRIT of gentleness ! delightful pow'r ! Secrete the milky wine.

Sweet is thy dwelling in the youthful I rov'd on Arcot's sandy shore,
heart,

And heard the distant lion roar,
Oe'r thy young breast no clouds of discord Driv'n from his promis'd spoil ;
low'r,

I trod the jungle's deep cess,
But Peace and Joy their influence impart. And trembled lest my feet should press
Virtue and Innocence unite with thee,

The serpent's twisted coil.
And thou art bless'd by Him who reigns Where, by a thousand rivers fed

above; For He who knows the heart delights to see

Swift Ganges fills his spacious bed,
The blush of Diffidence—the smile of While self-devoted widows Alam'd,

I pac'd the hallow'd sod;
Love!

And tortur'd Fakirs, blind and maim'd,
O bless my children thro' the paths of Life!
To pious feelings let their minds be giv'n;

Appeas'd their cruel god. And, when they leave the scenes of mortal Orissa's sullen genius cull’d strife,

Her poppy wreaths, no torpor lulld
Their happy spirits will ascend to Heav'n. My bosom's ardent glow;
This is the Parent's prayer : may nought Where base Ambition's selfish aim
destroy

Enkindles discord's endless flame
His children's prospects of eternal joy!

I felt Love's nobler woe.
W. HERSEE.

Yet life's dull calm delights not me;

The rushing storm, the swelling sea, LINES AFTER VISITING INDIA.

Suit my august desires ;

Give me the cavern's horrid maze,
SONS of the frigid North, away! The butting precipice, the blaze
Ye shall not judge the ardent lay

Of pale volcanic fires.
By beaming suns inspir'd;

Thus too in man, creation's prime,
When Fancy fed on views sublime,
And souls congenial to the olime

I gaze but on those forms sublime

Which hold a lofty soul;
My kindred song admir’d.

Thus noble Avondel I see
Born where along Italia's skies

Greatness personified in thee,
The Sun in cloudless splendour flies

And own its full controul.
I breath'd poetic fire ;
Beside Vauclusia's fouot I slept,

CANZONE.
O'er Virgil's sacred bay I wept,
I sung to Tasso's lyre.

OH! say not dearest Woman's love

Is changeful as the running stream, A child I lay on Arno's side,

Or that her feeling heart can prove
And saw the silver Naiad glide

So faithless as the passing dream.
To lave Lorenzo's towers.

The tear which sorrow bids to flow
The velvet pansie form'd my bed,
The olive waving o'er my head

Or silent grief pours from her eye,
Strew'd me with

No other breast but her's can know
flowers.
snowy

The spell which mov'd the gentle sigh.
I've seen the marble domes expand,
The wonders of Palladio's hand,

Oh! say not Woman false can prove
Built for a race sublime ;

When love breathes forth his lay,
There echoing thro' the princely walls,

Oh! say 'tis Man's inconstant love I've heard the swell and dying falls

Fair Woman's gentle heart doth'sway. Of music's thrilling chime.

J. H. B. HISTORICAL

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FOREIGN NEWS.
FRANCE.

ITALY.
Amongst the liberal parties, and op Intelligence from Rome, dated Sep
ponents of the old regime, there seems to tember 24th, states that his Holiness has
prevail a terror of Jesuitism. Of all topics, named Mr. Calandrelli, a celebrated astro-
it is the most awkward or perilous that could nomer, a Canon in the Church of St. John
be touched on in a mixed company. The di Lateran, dispensing him from attending
word “ Jesuit" instantly excites fear and in the chair. The greatest part of the
trembling, or a violent sortie against the Neapolitan exiles, who lived at Rome, and
crimes and dangers of the order past and in the environs, have received from their
present. Such is the hatred and terror Sovereign permission to return to their own
with which the Liberals are inspired by the country:
Jesuits, that contrary to their own theories, On the 18th of August a law respecting
they take part with the Anti-Catholic side the Censorship of the Press was published.
of the British Cabinet. Persons in clerical A Couocl of Revision, cousisting of four
costume, and especially friars and students, Members of each of the five Colleges of the
have within a few years increased vastly, University, is formed, for the purpose of
both in the capital, and the principal towns examining the works ivtended to be printed,
of the departments. In Paris they are met to see that they contain nothing that may
in the streets at every turning, and seen lead to disputes with a foreign Government.
grouped, like rooks, with their

black sordid This Council is also to revise all public inuniforms, in the fields outside the barrier. scriptions. All printers and booksellers are At Rouen they have multiplied excessively, to procure, within a month's time, licences under the auspices of his Eminence the to continue their business, and annually to Cardinal Archbishop; and at Amiens they deliver in a list of the prohibited books have a large College, in which there are which they have in their possession. Prosome English and Irish students. Another bibited books are to be delivered to the curious circumstance relating to the Je- public libraries, the inspectors of which are suits, is the hatred borne them by the rest to have a part of the fines imposed on the of the French clergy. The priests cannot transgressors of the law. No private presses keep their tempers, if the Jesuits be but will be allowed. named. The latter were so well aware of

RUSSIA. the odium attached to their name, that they abandoned it, and assumed that of Pères de The Russian gold mines are represented la Foi-Fathers of the Faith. But the old

as likely to become very productive. Not name sticks to them, and will not be allowed less than ten thousand pounds weight of this to drop

precious metal are expected to be obtained

in the course of the present year. Among SPAIN.

the mines discovered on the domains of the The revolt of Bessieres, which had for its crown, one gold, and the other platina, ate object the deposition of Ferdinand and ele- worthy of notice. The gold mine was disvation of his brother Charles to the throne, covered in 1824, by M. Soiridoff. It is was not an unconnected event. It was fol- situated in the district of Zlatuust, in the lowed by intelligence of an insurrection in government of Orenbarg, in the province of Valencia, headed by Gen. Chambo, and one Zroitsk, on the left bank of the Ouya, two in Le Mancha, excited by General Locho. "versts from the copper mine of Polikoff. In Ortiguela, in the province of Burgos, and 100 pounds of sand it gives from 14 to.14 another Chief in the province of Grenada, zalotuiks of gold. The mine has not been have followed the example of Locho, and much examined. On June the 14th she proclaimed Charles V. On the 26th of sand was first washed, and in two days lp. September the Royal Consultative Junta of Bst. zolotuiks of gold were obtained. On the Spanish Government, presented to Fer- account of its abundance, this mine bas dinand an Exposition on the arduous situa been called Blahodatne. The platina mine, tion in which Spain is at present placed. containing a small quantity of gold, is in the

The Custom-houses in Spain now pro- district of Goroblahadat, government of duce little more than sufficient to pay the Perm, two versts from Kouchversk, and 12

clerks-employed in them; and such is the from the Isa. It was discovered last March. penury of the state, that all the charitable The metallic sand lies about one archive * institutions of Madrid, depending upon the and a half below the surface, and the thickpublic revenue, have been closed.

ness of the strata is about two archives and

a half.

360 Foreign News.

[Oct. a half. In five pouds of the sand half a pears from them that the enemy made little zolotuik of gold and five parts of platina resistance, and that our loss was only 32 have been obtained. The strata has been killed, and 122 wounded. Arracan is the examined for a considerable distance, and is capital of a very extensive territory of the found to be very rich, containing at least ten same name, constituting one of the comzolotuiks of metal to every 100 pouds. ponent kingdoms of the Burman empire. During this year 33 strata of gold sand have "Another of the integral states of this en.pire been found in private property in the go- (the kingdom of Assam) has long since vernment of Perm, which in general give submitted to our authority; and Cachar one zolotuik of metal to the 100 pouds. and Pegu, subordinate states of the same The most remarkable are those belonging to rank, have manifested unequivocally their M. Demidoff, and to the heirs of M. Pierre disposition to declare for England against Yakouileff. The latter gave from four to their late tyrant. A letter from Calcutta, five zolotuiks of gold to the 100 pouds. of 30th May, mentions that the whole of the Traces of gold have also been discovered on province of Arracan had fallen into our the estate of M. Mias, merchant, at Rotsoff, possession subsequently to the taking of the situated in the district of Kourgam, govern capital, and that the determination had been ment of Tobolsk.

formed by the Governor-General to annex In consequence of a report from the the entire province to our Indian empire, as Finance Minister, the Emperor has sanc a security for the good behaviour in future tioned the establishment in Moscow of a of his Burmese Majesty; which purpose Technological Institution, the object of would be effectually answered by its poswhich is to promote the sciences pecessary session, as the province lines nearly the to the prosperity of manufacturing industry. whole of the sea.coast to the westward. Young people in a liberal condition, from While these transactions at Arracan were sixteen to twenty-four years of age, are to carrying on in the western part of the empire, be admitted into it, and to receive instruc- General Cotton, with a comparatively small tion gratuitously.

force, attacked the Burmese General, called The Russians are not now allowed to go Maha Bundoolah, in the south. Maha and study in a foreign country, until they Bundoolah with a large force (some say 14, have attended for at least three years one of some 30,000 fighting men) defended Donathe Russian universities. Young men are bew, a place strongly stockaded, and fur'not admitted into the army until chey have nished with 100 cannon. General Cotton undergone examination at one of these was repulsed in the first instance, but being universities.

joined by Sir Archibald Campbell and Gen. GREECE.

M'Creagh, Donabew was taken, and Bun

doolah's army dispersed. Official intelliAccording to advices from Corfu of the

gence from India comunicates the important 17th of September, corroborated by the fact, that Sir Archibald Campbell entered Greek Chronicle from Missolonghi of the Prome without opposition on the 25th 4th September, it appears that the Greeks April, after having made himself master of made a sally which spread great confusion Donabew. Overtures indicating a real deamong the invaders, and in this epgagement sire for peace, had been made by the Court the Turks lost 700 men. One of their bat

of Ava; the war party at Court being left, teries was also entirely destroyed. The as was supposed, without the means of carryGreeks had 20 killed and 40 wounded. The ing on hostilities. letters from Missolonghi also state, that Ibrahim Pacha has again lost, in different

AFRICA. engagements, 800 Arabs, and that he himself had abandoned his troops at Trippolizza, We are enabled (says the Glasgow Couand had taken refuge at Neocastro. Mis- rier) to lay before our readers the following solonghi has again been supplied with pro- important particulars regarding Major Clapvisions, &c. Fresh victories have been ob- perton's discoveries in Africa. From the tained, it is added, by the Greeks in the information which he obtained, he considers Island of Candia, which will be an obstacle it certain that the mighty Niger terminates to the Pacha of Egypt's sending his newly in the Atlantic Ocean in the Bights of threatened expedition. The above is said Benin and Biafra. Sockatoo, the capital to be confirmed by letters from Leghorn of of a considerable state, and at which place she 3d October, mentioning, in addition, he turned back, is situated in 12 degrees that Admiral Miaulis, with thirty-two ves North latitude, and in about 7 degrees East sels, was cruising between the coasts of longitude, and upon a river which flows Albania and those of the Morea, waiting to west by it, into the Joliba (the Niger) of intercept the Egyptian fleet.

Mr. Park, distant about 40 miles from the EAST INDIES.

city mentioned. The inhabitants of Stock

atoo told Major Clappertou that they traded The official details of the capture of Ar- up the Joliba with Timbuctoo, and down it Facan have reached this country. It ap- with the Europeans who frequented the sea

coasts

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coasts at the mouth of the river. Upon who fortified the place very strongly; but turning to a map of Africa, the reader will now the fortifications are going fast to perceive that Sockatoo is about four hund- decay, they having been driven out by the red miles from Timbuctoo, and three hundred Arabs in the year 1720 ; and I firmly believe and fifty from the Rio de Formosa, very that nothing has been done to the battlenear Bouta, where Park lost his life. It is ments since that time. The Arabs are now with considerable satisfaction we are enabled intermarried with the Sochilles, the native to state that, by the activity and attention tribe of the place. The harbours are very of the Colonial Office, Major Laing has fine: the chief commerce is ivory and gum been furnished with an abstract of Major copal, which articles are brought into the Clapperton's important discoveries to guide islard by an inland tribe called Whanekas. him in his researebes and his journey, and On the main we have numbers of wild that this abstract reached him a few days beasts, but none on the island, excepting before he left Tripoli. He is by this time hyænas: the hippopotami are in great numat or near Timbuctoo, and has taken with bers up the rivers.' him four or five carpenters, blacks, from the The Emperor of Morocco has put to the United States of America, in order to assist sword the whole of the inhabitants of the in building a vessel (of sufficient strength city of Mekenez, aud entirely destroyed the on pass the rapids in safety) at Timbuictoo, city, in consequence of the late revolt. His in which he means to descend the Niger tó Majesty has recently assumed an attitude the sea. The period of the year, and the rather more ludicrous than alarming, by state of his health are such as leave the most threatening to declare war against all Eurosanguine hopes of his early and complete pean powers who have not Consuls at his success. It is calculated that he might be court! in the Bight of Benin by the month of

UNITED STATES. March next; but, taking into account the delay and difficulty of travelling in Africa, New York papers of the 26th of Sept. whether by land or by water, we think this contain information calculated to excite period too early.

much reflection. It appears that the naAn English establishment has been form- tion of the Jews has been re-established in ed in the island of Mombassa, on the east America, with the sanction, and under the coast of Africa, where a trade in ivory and protection of the Government of the United gum copal is extensively carried on. It ap- States. A beautiful and valuable tract pears that Capt. W.F.Owen, of the Leven, called Grand Island, a few miles below the who has two surveying ships under his or port of Buffalo, in the Niagara River, has ders, put in there in February 1824 for been purchased in part by the friends of water, when he found the place under strict Major Noah, of New York, avowedly to blockade by the Imam of Muscat's vessels. offer it as an asylum for his brethren of the On his landing, the chiefs and principal in- Jewish persuasion, who in other parts of the habitants of the place escorted him to the world are much oppressed. It is intended castle, when they solicited from him per to erect upon the island a city of refuge mission to put themselves under the fag called Ararat, for the revival of the Jewish and paternal government of His Majesty government, after the dispersion of that George the Fourch; with which request ancient and wealthy people for nearly 2,000 Captain Owen complied (until His Majesty's years; and Major Noah is to be named pleasure should be known), as a measure Governor and Judge of Israel. He issued a most likely to conduce to the total suppres- very pompous proclamation on the occasion. sion of the slave-trade on the coast, where A school has been established at the New it had been carried ou to a most lamentable York Navy-yard, for the purpose of instruct

Lieut. Emery, R. N., with a party ing seamen in the service of the United of men, was left in command, since wbich States in the mamwer of rigging a ship. several dows have been captured, the poor The old steam-ship Robert Fulton, has been slaves released, and the cargoes of the ves purchased for the purpose, and her engine sels, consisting of grain, cocoa.nuts, and taken out altogether. Sailors when first ivory, restored to the owners. The follow- employed are put on board, when competent ing account of this new establishment (ex masters decide whether they are qualified as tracted from a private letter just received) seamen. Jf unacquainted with the different must prove acceptable to our readers : duties, they are to receive the necessary

“ Mombassa is an island in 4° 3' South instruction, and to be kept at work in Lat., and 39° 41' East Long. about 14 making, arranging, and taking down the miles in circumference, situate at the mouth different parts of the rigging, until wanted ‘of two rivers, distant from the nearest for service on board some of the vessels of part of the main about two hundred yards; the Navy. Every month the Fulton is to at low water you are able to walk across : it present the appearance of a full-rigged ship, is very fertile and very high. It was at one and again that of a dismasted one. time in the possession of the Portuguese, The American papers describe a most treGent. Mag. October, 1825.

mendous

excess.

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