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mired remarks on human happi. candour and good sense; discri. ness, " who has inured himself minatiog accurately, as far as his to books of science and argumen. subject required, between what he tation, if a novel, a well-written deemed objectionable and praisepamphlet, an article of news, a worthy. Their mode of life he narrative of a curious voyage, or speaks of, as not unlike that of the the journal of a traveller, fall in his carly Christians; their preaching, way, sits down to the repast with as too often transgressing the limits relish; enjoys his entertainment of decorum and propriety, and while it lasts, and can returo, wounding the modesty of a cultiwhen it is over, to his graver vated ear. " I feel a respect for reading without distaste. Another, Methodists,” he again declares, with whom nothing will go down « because I believe that there is but works of humour and plea. to be found amongst them much santry, or whose curiosity must be sincere piety, and availing, though interested by perpetual novelty, not always well.informed, Chris. will consume a bookseller's win, tianity : yet I never attended a dow in half a forenoon; during meeting of theirs, but I came away which time he is rather in search of with the reflection, how different diversion than diverted; and as what I heard was from what I read; books to his taste are few and I do not mean in doctrine, with short, and rapidly read over, the which at present I have no concern, stock is soon exhausted, when he but in manner; how different from is left without resource from this the calmness, the sobriety, the principal supply of innocent good sense, and, I may add, the amusement."
strength and authority of our By blending scientific inquiries, Lord's discourses.” The ability therefore, with general literature, of their two great founders he was Dr. Paley was never deprived of at all times ready to admit; and this resource, but seems to hare seems to have estimated the cha. continued anxious in the pursuit of racter of each with no small diskuowledge to the last.
cerament: “ Whitfield,” he said,
" was a lover of souls : Wesley With the Dissenters at Bishop- also, was a lover of souls; but he Wearmouth, Dr. Paley carefully was a lover of power.” avoided every sort of altercation, and with a few of their leaders as. sociated upon friendly terms. Ile Superior minds are ever con. entertained, indeed, a very fa. scious of each other's worth. Had vourable idea of their motives, and Mr. Fox succeeded sooner to that readily acceded to the application situation in the government of his of Dr. Coke, one of their most country, which he held at the time of eminent preachers, for a contribu. his lamented death, Dr. Paley might tion to the Missionary Society, and probably have attained the highest civily invited him to drink tea at diguities of his profession. Dr. the Rectory. His allusions to this Paley, on the other hand, though society, both in his lectures, writ. Dever professing himself the indis. ings, and conversation, evinced his criminate partizan and admirer, has - been often heard to speak, in terms posed upon. He was invariably of very high approbation, of the more highly esteemed and beloved, genius, the extensive knowledge, in proportion as he was better the liberality and candour of Mr. known; for he had none of those Fox. To a friend, who was ex. secming virtues, which dazzle only pressing his surprise at the extra. at a distance, but shrink from more ordinary acquirements of that ce. accurate examination : he acted on lebrated statesman, considering the' no false pretences, and assumed to well known follies of his early disguise. His little defects, it is Jife, he once .pointedly replied— possible, might strike the common " Why, Sir, some men are ncrer observer more forcibly; but they idle ; and Mr. Fox is onc of these: were not only such as might well whether engaged in business, in be borne with, but such as af. study, or in dissipation, his mind forded his friends continual oppor has been actively employed. Such tunities of discovering under them men lose no time; they are always the goodness of his heart. adding to their stock of informa. In his latter days he appeared to tion ; whilst numbers, with grave the greatest advantage at home; appearance, trifle life away, and particularly when surrounded by pursue nothing with advantage or an intcresting family, who looked effect."
up to him at once with reverence The character of Dr. Paley, and affection, and by their young however, can never be justly esti. visiters, who frequently formed mated from his public exertions the happy inmates of his house. alone; for he appeared, at all To those who were honoured with times, with still greater advantage his more intimate acquaintance, his in the intercourse of private life. domestic circle then afforded an He was a good husband, an affec. unrivalled treat. The master of tionate father, an indulgent master, the house was himself the most im. and a faithful friend. He was portant actor in the social scene : ready on all occasions to promote and his conversation being cor. the general interests of society, or stantly fraught either with intelli. to accommodate his more imme. gence or with humour, he was dinte neighbours with any civili. listened to with undivided atten. ties or kind offices in his power. tion, whether engaged in serious Though economical from principle observations, or indulging in more as well as from early habit, he was lively anecdotes and unpreme. liberal, and cven generous in all ditated sallies of wit. his pecuniary transactions with Dr. Paley was the farthest man others. He was charitable to the in the world from any of that for. poor, and known to be in the ha. mality which dullness puts on to bit of serving street-beggars, on conceal its ignorance : he was a this avowed principle, that the master in the art of accommodating hard-heartedness which might arise himself to the reach of all capaci. from an indiscriminate rejection of tics, and displayed the solidity of a all who thus implore assistance, philosopher, without his solemnity was a far greater evil than the and reserve. “He could concern chance of being sometimes in himself with trifles at intervals, and
converse among the vulgar, with the true nature of my own feel. out taking off his thoughts from ings. It was the first time music higher matters, or interfering with had produced such a powerful ef. the proper functions of his sta. fect on my mind. I had never tion.” With his great predecessor, experienced any thing similar, and Locke, he was probably of opi. it long remained engraven on my nion, " that in order to employ memory. When I recollect the one part of life in serious and im. feelings excited by the represen. portant occupations, it was neces. tation of the grand operas, at sary to spend another in mere which I was present during several amusements.” But, unlike the carnivals, and compare them with great mass of mankind, his hours those which I now experience, on of recreation were not idly wasted; returning from the performance of and the innocent pleasures, in a piece I have not witnessed for which he then indulged himself, some time, I am fully convinced were frequently conducive to some that nothing acts so powerfully on important end.
my mind, as all species of music, and particularly the sound of fe.
male voices, and of contro-alto. The famous Victor Alfieri's Pas. Nothing excites more various or
sion for Music, Abhorrence terrific sensations in my mind. of Dancing, and Aversion to Thus the plots of the greatest the French Nation. [Extract. number of my tragedies were either ed from Memoirs of his Life formed, while listening to music, and Writings. Written by or a few hours afterwards. himself.]
06 To the natural hatred I had
to dancing, was joined an invinci. He was admitted to an opera, ble antipathy towards my masterfor the first time in his life, when a Frenchman, newly arrived from he was only about twelve years of Paris. He possessed a certain air age. " The varied and enchant. of polite assurance, which, joined ing music,” he observes, 56 sunk to his ridiculous motions and ab. deep into my soul, and made the surd discourse, greatly increased most astonishing impression on my the innate aversion I felt towards imagination; it agitated the inmost this frivolous art. So uncon. recesses of my heart to such a de querable was this aversion, that, gree, that for several weeks I ex. after leaving school, I could never perienced the most profound me. be prevailed on to join in any lancholy, which was not, how. dance whatever. The very name ever, wholly unattended with of this amusement makes me shud. pleasure. I became tired and dis. der and laugh at the same timegusted with my studies, while at a circumstance which is by no the same time the most wild and means nuusual with me. I attri. whimsical ideas took such posses. bate, in a great measure, to this sion of my mind, as would have dancing-master the unfavourable, led me to pourtray them in the and perhaps erroneous, opinion I most impassioned verses, had I have formed of the French peo. not been wholly unacquainted with ple, who, nevertheless, it must be
confessed, possess many agreeable on the chart the great difference in and estimable qualities : but it is extent and population between Eng. difficult to weahen or ellace im. land or Prussia and France, aod pressions received in carly youth. hearing every time bets arrived Reason lessens their influence as we from the armies that the Freuch advance in life; yet it is necessary had been beaten by sea and land; to watch over ourselves, in order to recalling to my mind the first ideas judge without passion, and we are of my infancy, duriog which I 25 frequently so unfortunate as not to told that the French had frequentsucceed. Two other causes also ly been in possession of Asti, and contributed to render me, from that during the last time they had my infancy, disgusted with the suffered themselves to be taken priFrench character. The first was soners to the amount of six or sethe impression made on my mind ven thousand, without resistance, by the sight of those ladies who after conducting themselves, while accompanied the Dutchess of Par. they remained in possession of the ma in her journey to Asti, and place, with the greatest insolence were all bedaubed with rouge and tyranny; all these differeat the use of which was then exclu. circumstances being associated with sively confined to the French.-- the idea of the ridiculons dancing I have frequently mentioned this master, tended more and more to circumstance several years after rivet in my mind an aversion to the wards, not being able to account French nation." for such an absurd and ridiculous practice, which is wholly at vari. ance with nature; for when either
Condition and Character of the sick, intoxicated, or from any Inhubitants of West Burbery. other cause, human beings besmear From Mr. Jackson's Account themselves with this detestable of the Empire of Marocco.*1 rouge-they carefully conceal it, well kuowing that, when discover. The inhabitants of the Emperor ed, it only excites the laughter or of Marocco's dominions, may be pity of the beholders. These divided into four classes, namely, painted French figures left a deep Moors, Arabs, Berebbers, (which and lasting impression on my mind, latter are probably the aborigines,) and inspired me with a certain feel. and Shellubs. ing of disgust towards the females The Moors are the descendants of this pation.
of those who were driven out of « From my geographical studies Spain; they inhabit the cities of resulted another cause of antipa. Marocco, Fas, Mequinas, and all thy to that nation. Having seen the coast towns, as far southward
* Meaning Morocco. The miserable affectation of singularity displared. in so many instances, by Mr. Jackson and other travellers, in the spelling of words, is not only disgusting, but sometimes leaves the reader in some doubt as to the place or person meant. Mr. Jackson for Fez, writes Fas; for HaRAM, Horem; for MUSSELMEN, Mooslemins, &c. &c. &c.
as the province of Haha. Their through the Berebber Kabyles of language is a corrupt Arabic inter. Ait Imure, and Zemure Shelluh, I mixed with Spanish.
noticed many who possessed the The Arabs have their original old Roman physiognomy. The stock in Sahara, from whence they general occupation of these people emigrate to the plains of Marocco, is husbandry, and the rearing whenever the plague, famine, or of bees for honey and wax. any other calamity depopulates the The Shelluhs inhabit the Atlas country so as to admit of a new mountains, and their various colony, without injuring the ter- branches south of Marocco; they ritory of the former inhabitants. live generally in towns, and are, These Arabs live in tents, and for the most part, occupied in hus. speak the language of the Koran, bandry, like the Berebbers, though somewhat corrupted. They are a differing from them in their lan, restless and turbulent people, con guage, dress, and manners; they tinually at war with each other: live almost entirely on (assoua) in one province a rebellious ka. barley-meal made into gruel, byle, or clan, will fight against a and barley roasted or granulated, neighbouring loyal one, and will which they mix with cold water, thus plunder and destroy one an. when travelling : this is called zi. other, till, fatigued by the toils of meta. They occasionally indulge war, they mutually cease, when in cuscasoe, a nutritive farinaceous the next year, perhaps, the rebel- food, made of granulated flour, lious clan will be found fighting and afterwards boiled by steam, for the emperor against the former and mixed with butter, mutton, loyal one, now become rebellious. fowls, and vegetables. Many fa. This plan of setting one tribe milies among these people are re. against another is an act of policy ported to be descended from the of the emperor, because, if he did Portuguese, who formerly possess. not, in this manner, quell the ed all the ports on the coast; but broils continually breaking out who, after the discovery of Ames amongst them, he would be com. rica, gradually withdrew thither. pelled, in order to preserve trap. East of Marocco, near Dimenet, on quillity in his dominions, to em. the Atlas mountains, there is still ploy his own army for that pur. remaining a church, having inscrip. pose, which is generally occupied tions in Latin over the entrance, in more important business.
supposed to have been built by The Berebbers inhabit the moun. them, which, being superstitiously tains of Atlas, north of the city of reported to be haunted, has esa Marocco, living generally in tents; caper destruction. Their lane they are a robust, nervous people, guage is called Amazirk. having a language peculiar to them. The Moors, as well as the other selves, which differs more from the natives of this country, are genc. Arabic, or general language of rally of a middle stature; they Africa, than any two languages of have not so much nerve as the Eu. Furope differ from each other; it ropeans, and arc, for the most is probably a dialect of the an. part, thick and clumsy about the cient Carthaginian, In travelling legs and ancles, insomuch that a