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BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL MISCELLANIES-BEGINNING OF THE END.

which the Revolution threw into their hands. In the notice, Mr. Prescott has more in common with Ireland, the M'Hales and Higgenses are not ill- Jeffrey : but there is not the refined and critical adapted to be precursors of some Irish Ronge ; acumen with the delicate sarcasm, which distinand the ardor of some ecclesiastical repealers is guished the editor of the Edinburgh; neither are likely enough to predispose the Catholic aristoc- the subjects always so interesting, at least they racy to a schism. “ As at the time of the Lutheran are not treated so largely or so broadly.-SpecReformation, the Italian priesthood will in all tator. probability make it a question of national ascendancy in the church; and Austria, from fear of all innovation, will support them. In Italy and the

THE BEGINNING OF THE END. Austrian dominions, the schism is least likely to RECKLESS speculators, when their bills were be felt; though in the latter, German Catholicism about to fall due, have been known to draw other may find a point d'appui in Transylvania, while in bills for larger sums, discount them at a loss, and the more sequestered districts of Moravia and Bo- meet the present liability by incurring a greater at hemia the traditional influence of the doctrines of no distant period. Financial operations of this the Moravian Brothers and John of Huss may not kind have been generally understood to indiyet be utterly extinct.

cate the desperation of men whose career was near The progress of this new sect is a matter of

a close. general interest ; for it may alter the relations of If this symptom has been rightly interpreted, internal parties in most European states, and there is good ground to apprehend that the general diminish or increase the territories of leading mem- railway crash, which has been anxiously looked bers of the great European confederation.

forward to by many, cannot be far distant. The

parties who have speculated in “shares” beyond Biographical and Critical Miscellanies. By Wil- their means are devising plans to raise money for

LIAM H. Prescott, author of “The History present use at the risk of increased liabilities for of Ferdinand and Isabella,” &c.

the future—if not, indeed, plans for drawing With the exception of a life of Brown the others dangling as Punch leaves the hangman.

their own necks out of the noose and leaving novelist, written for Spark's American Biography, this volume consists of a dozen articles by Mr.

Some ingenious Scotchmen are about to open Prescott, originally published in the North Ameri- new joint-stock banks or loan companies, for the can Review. The collection has probably origi- purpose principally of making advances to assist nated in the success which has attended the same established banks refuse ; and in the prospectuses

railway speculators, which the more cautious kind of reprint in the cases of Sydney Smith, of some of these companies, the names of gentleMacaulay, and Jeffrey ; but Mr. Prescott's reviews seem unlikely to attract similar attention in a col- of parties holding railway shares to the amount of

men who occupy conspicuous positions in the list lected shape. The article is the form in which the 20001. and upwards figure as directors. This is three writers just mentioned gave their principal prose productions to the world ; not surely by directors are to retain the absolute management in

not all : the prospectuses intimate that the interim accident, or to meet the market for periodical their hands for the first year; and that, as literature, but because their genius and their habits induced them to throw their best thoughts into that for those that have been reserved will only be

most of the shares are already appropriated, offers particular style of composition. Mr. Prescott's received from capitalists of unquestionable sostrength lies in another and perhaps a higher line ; and these reviews and notices strike us as being

lidity. rather effusions than studies. It is not to be in

The conception of this scheme for raising the ferred from this remark that they are crude or

wherewithal to pay inconvenient calls does honor careless, in despite of the author's intimation that to the ingenuity of the contrivers. But the delihe so esteems them ; but that he has not thrown tion. The hint that none but parties with plenty

cate conception is spoiled by the bungling execuhimself into them with all his heart and with all of cash will be received into the copartnery, and his strength, which are exhibited to most advan- that the management is to be left entirely in the tage in another direction. Indeed, the very ex- hands of the present partners, is rather too broad. cellence of these papers for their original place Jeremy Diddler's “ Sam! you have not such a less adapts them for another. They are strictly thing as half-a-crown about you ?" was a refined " notices,” especially where the book is new; finesse in comparison. containing an account of the subject, abridged, condensed, or distilled from the work under notice kites does harm within a very limited sphere :

The private blower of wind-bills and flier of -general remarks, perhaps common-places," upon the subject and its correlatives, where such is rife, have a Warner's " long range" of mis

but joint-stock banks, when the speculation mania matter is in place—and a criticism upon the book or hero of the biography, always good-natured and chief in them. It is consoling to reflect, that in mostly brief. But there is none of that sublimated

the present instances recklessness of consequences and searching sense mingled with the scorching --Spectator, August 30.

is not combined with adequate skill of execution. facetiousness which gave originality and permanence to the views of Sydney Smith, and

preserved them by a salt not Attic but his own. A batch of one-pound notes, amounting to 6321., have looked in vain for the florid brilliancy of nar- was paid into the Bank on Friday week, by the rative, disquisition, or illustration, mingled with trustees to the will of James Satcherley, an old exaggeration in fact and perhaps paradox in con- man, (a beggar,) who died in a cellar at Shadwell clusion, which give such force and spirit to Ma- some weeks back. After his decease, the notes caulay's articles, whether putting forward his own and other moneys were found concealed, together views or dressing up the matter he “ conveys" with a species of will, in a cupboard. The notes from his author. In the general characteristics of must have been hoarded many years.

We

WEATHER-PANICS.

| king to follow the courses of anatomy, medicine, The moist and foggy climate of England is pro- French doctor in the service of Persia, and his

and surgery professed by Mirza-Labal-Khan, a verbial with foreigners, and matter of half-melan- majesty's first physician. The most distinguished choly joke with Englishmen themselves. perpetual verdure of our fields bespeaks us deni- pupils will be sent to France, at the expense of zens of a rainy zone-inhabitants of an intermit-government, to complete their studies, and to comting shower-bath. Our speech bewrayeth us ; the Many of these young men, belonging to the first

plete their knowledge of European civilization weather is ever uppermost in our thoughts, and families in the court of the shah, have already the first thing spoken of when friends meet. arrived at Paris ; where they will remain for four Aquarius is our constellation.

The natives of such a clime might naturally be or five years.” imagined as exempt from fear of rain as Mephisto- An American writer, whose letter appears in pheles alleges Faust, the sworn brother of the the Memorial de Rouën, describes a miracle of Devil, ought to be from fear of fire. It is their ele- mechanical science, of the “wonderful if true” ment, which they ought to know cannot harm them class. “ William Evans has resolved a problem, or theirs. Yet they are as shy of rain as a kitten of which must overturn our present system of railway dew when it first ventures abroad of a morning. and steain-boat propulsion. By means of enormous England is a land where short crops occasionally compression, he has succeeded in liquifying atmosoccur, but where the years of utter blight which pheric air; and then a few drops only of some often lay other lands desolate are scarcely known: chemical composition, poured into it, suffice to despite our frequent wet, raw, and ungenial sum- make it resume its original volume with an elastic mers, within the memory of our fathers and fa- force quite prodigious. An experiment on a large thers' fathers seed-time and harvest have not scale has just been made. À train of tweniy failed. Yet to an Englishman a wet month of loaded wagons was transmitted a distance of sixty July immediately conjures up visions of famine miles in less than an hour and a quarter--the with pestilence and bankruptcies in its train. whole motive power being the liquid air enclosed Burns was wrong when he said that they who are in a vessel of two gallons and a half measure; into “ constantly on poorlith's brink" are little terrified which fell, drop by drop, and from minute to by the sight : it is only those who are steeped in minute, the chemical composition in question. it over head and ears who become resigned to their Already subscriptions are abundant, and a society fate. It is in those to whom a chance of emerg- I is in course of formation. The inventor declares ing seems still open that the fear is strongest, to that an ordinary packet-boat may make the paswhich the thoughtless Dives and the desperate sage from Philadelphia to Havre in eight days, Lazarus are alike inaccessible. And so with Eng- carrying a ton of this liquid air. A steam-engine lishmen and the weather. Were their climate one of six-horse-power will produce that quantity in in which no corn could grow, they would never eight hours. think of crops; and were it so genial that the crops were always redundant, they would wax insensi

The Constitutionnel mentions the discovery of a ble to the blessing from sheer excess. But, living remarkable cavern near Guelma, in Africa. This in a region to which hope ever comes, and from cavern is formed in an immense calcareous rock, which fear never entirely departs, they abandon and has but one entrance, which is to the norththemselves too readily to unmanly fears. They are ward. It descends to a depth of 400 metres (the weather valetudinarians, a nation of Gratianos-metre is about a yard) below the surface of the “the wind cooling their broth blows them to an earth, by an inclined plane, the extreme length ague.”

1,200 metres. It is furnished with stalactites of The public is slowly recovering from a

a thousand different forms, and the passage is imparoxysm of this kind. During the last two or peded by huge blocks of stone which have dethree days it has been laid out to dry in the sun ; tached themselves from the vault. But that which and as it warms in the rays, it begins to admit that contributes most to the interest of this immense Englishmen and English crops, like English frogs, cavern, is the Latin inscriptions which are carved take a great deal of drowning.–Spectator, 23 Aug. near the entrance, and which belong to the early

ages of Christianity. Most of them are illegible ; Persia.- The Journal des Débats contains a

however, among them may be very distinctly deciletter from Tehran, giving a rapid and highly fa-phered the name " Donatus.” No doubt, the first vorable review of the reforms instituted by Feth- Christians of Africa took refuge in this place durAli-Shah, the present King of Persia. One pas the most absurd legends about it; and none of

ing the periods of persecution. The Arabs relate sage in the letter is especially interesting. “ Now that complete harmony reigns between Persia and them ever venture in, dreading to be seized by the the neighboring states, the king, seconded by However, the French, who explored it, succeeded

guardian genius who is supposed to dwell there. Hadji-Mirza-Agassi

, [his former tutor and present in persuading the Sheik Deradji-Ben-Kerad 10 minister,) continues to ameliorate as much as possible the administration of all public offices. Fol accompany them; previously to which, not a soul lowing out the suggestions which have been made,

is supposed to have disturbed the silence of it for he has established in his palace a school for the

many centuries. French language, in order to train interpreters and " In one of Mr. Hosken's granite quarries, near translators. This instruction, which has been Penryn, the other day," says the Falmouth Packet, intrusted to the first secretary-interpreter of the “ a fine mass of granite, which admeasures about king, will establish new ties of sympathy between 14,000 cubic feet, its weight above 1,000 tons, was Persia and civilized Europe ; it will become in detached from the surrounding rock by means of time a real normal school which will furnish a a charge of twenty-five pounds of gunpowder. In machinery for all scientific pursuits. Already sev- the explosion, the entire mass was distinctly seen ral pupils of this school have been selected by the I to leap from its natural bed.”

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From the Examiner. cates the Younger Pliny in a fit of fatal curiosity Letters from Italy. By J. T. Headley. Wiley at Pompeii; and is reminded of nothing so much, and Putnam.

on the Appian Way, as of the efforts of the “Pe

lasgi" to crush the infant empire ! This is a very droll book; a perfect picture of But we "liked to have forgotten,” as Mr. young America swaggering about Italian towns, Headley says, two personal anecdotes, which with its hat exceedingly on one side, its hands in show how easily a modest traveller may confound its coat pockets, and snatches of an entirely un specialities with generalities. This is the first : known tongue on its lips. The letters present “ The other day I was leaning over the balcony the uncommon feature of not having been origi- of our window at the hotel, watching the motley nally written with a view to publication. Their groups that passed and repassed, and listening to inditer is of opinion that they would“ very proba- the strange Genoese jargon that every one seemed bly have been worse written if they had been.” to understand but myself, when my attention was In that case (though we question its possibility) attracted by an elegantly dressed woman who was they would have been curiosities indeed. In the sauntering leisurely along up the street that my author's own choice language, they would have window faced. As she came near, her eye fell been calculated to “corner” the public pretty on me, and, her curiosity apparently excited by considerably.

my foreign look, she steadily scrutinized me as We must take leave to “dicker” with him, she approached. My appearance might have however, (if he will allow us to adopt another of been somewhat outré, but still I did not think it his expressions,) on one or two slight points of was worth such a particular scrutiny, especially fact. We would venture to suggest that the cus- from a lady. But she had not the slightest contom which prevails among the washerwomen at cern about my thoughts on the matter. She Genoa, for instance, of washing clothes in cold wished simply to gratify her own curiosity ; so water, and in streams and rivers, is not so much when she had got within the most convenient attributable to the peculiar and special dearness of reconnoitering distance, she deliberately paused, fuel in that particular city, as to its being the and lifting her quizzing-glass to her eye, coolly general practice throughout that small extent of scanned me from head to foot. When she had country which lies between Paris and Sicily: finished, she quietly placed her glass in her belt, We have a confused recollection of having heard and with a smile of self-satisfaction on her face, or read that the Strada Nuova, the most remarka-walked on." ble street in the same city of Geno is both level And this, the second : and straight. The fame of the Roman church of As I was once coming down from Mount San Giovanni in Laterano has never reached us. Vesuvius, I passed an Italian lady with her husWe came newly to the contemplation of a coin band, who, by their attendants, I took for persons called a scudi. The baiocca is also quite a novel of distinction. I had an immense stick in my kind of currency. We have never heard of a hand, with which I had descended into the crater. marble bridge across the Tiber, built by Michael As I rode slowly by, she turned to me in the Angelo ; though we think we have heard of a lit- pleasantest manner, and said, 'Ha un grand bastle bridge and castle named after Saint Angelo, tone, signore,' (you have got a large cane, sir.) who is not generally known to have been identi- I certainly did not respect her less for her "forcal with the sculptor. The “mazzro” (so called, wardness !!' (civility,) but on the contrary felt perhaps, from having some connexion with the I would have gone any length to have served mazzard ; it being described by Mr. Headley as her.' the veil of a Genoese woman) is a garment we In each of these cases, Mr. Headley may rely should of all things like to behold, the name upon it, the lady was drawn towards hiin by an being singular, and, so far as we know, unique. irresistible personal attraction. As he himself

This entertaining traveller has many styles and might write it, It was madness-It was love. methods of communicating his information. Some- For as a general principle, nothing on earth can times it is remarkably concise ; as where he tells possibly be more unlike ihe manners and customs us that “ Terracina is a dirty hole—the women of Italian ladies towards strangers in the streets, blackguards, and the landlord a rascal.” Some- than these examples. times it is of a rather contradictory nature; as How Mr. Headley got a reputation for “ dick where he gives us to understand of a certain Com- ering” may be pleasantly observed in this easy modore Morgan that he is "every inch a sailor," little incident. and consequently, that “ his soldier-like bearing “In bargaining for our meals and roonis, everyattracts universal attention.” Sometimes it is thing was so reasonable that we could not compoetical ; as where he holds forth on a certain plain ; and for once I did not attempt to beat lady (after calculating the value of her diamonds down the landlord. The entire arrangement of in American dollars) to this agonizing effect; the prices was always left to me in travelling, and “ I never saw a being float so through a saloon, I had acquired quite a reputation in dickering with as if her body were a feather, and her soul the the thieving Italian landlords and vetturini. We zephyr that floated in it.” Sometimes he dis- made the man specify the dishes he would give plays a sanguine and a hopeful spirit ; as when us; and among other things he mentioned an he says of a certain cicerone, after a long con- English pudding. This required some discusversation, “ he began to mistrust I was a sensible sion; but we finally concluded not to trust an

Italian in Salerno with such a dish, and had its Mr. Headley takes occasion to observe that the place supplied with something else. He prom"classic land” has long been a portion of the ised enough; and I was turning away quite satisscholar's dreams ;'' which would not have been fied, when my friends slily hinted at my principle, at all an original observation, if he had not meant never to close a bargain with an Italian on his the dreams of himself. And undoubtedly his own terms. It would n't do to lose my reputa. scholarship is of the dreamiest kind. He suffo-| tion ; and so turning round, I very gravely said :

man."

From the Examiner.

- I suppose you will throw in the English pud- ments there provided, which are not tempting, he ding.' He as gravely and with blandness re- says, and may certainly be got for ten dollars a plied :-Oh, yes.'»

night ;-he is ever the same agreeable person. With two other anecdotes, also of a personal Perhaps his best aspect is, his unconscious illuscomplexion, we must repudiate our extracis. tration of the natural acuteness of the common

“This morning I received a note from an people in Italy, who certainly fooled Mr. HeadAmerican gentleman inviting me to accompany ley to the top of his bent—witness his recorded him and his two sisters to the pope's palace on the dialogues with them—whenever he gave ihem a Quirinal. I was at the reading-room when they chance. started, and as the carriage drove up the wheels came somewhat near to a peppery, half-crazy English cavalry officer. He began to swear and curse the driver, when I, somewhat piqued at his Journal of an African Cruiser. By an officer of impudence in the presence of the ladies, stept the U.S. Navy. Edited by NATHANIEL Hawin and told the driver to move on. 'The officer THORNE. Wiley and Putnam. immediately tipped his hat to me and apologized, and said in the blandest manner, Mr. H., (cal)- This journal is freshly and cleverly written, and ing me by name,) I believe your book is not in touches on a scene little hackneyed by journalists this library,' (referring to the one attached to the or travellers. The most inveterate “goer-ahead" reading-room.) How the fellow knew my name of even the author's countrymen, stops short at puzzled me, and the question and all taking me the west coast of Africa. Few visit there, as he quite aback, I replied, What did you say, sir? drily remarks in his preface, unless driven by Are you not from New Orleans, and have you stern necessity; and still fewer, when arrived not written a work ?! I have not the pleasure of there, are disposed to struggle against the enerhailing from New Orleans, I replied, nor have vating influence of the climate," and keep up I been guilty of writing a book.”

even so much of intellectual activity as may sufVesuvius is the scene of what follows:

fice to fill a diurnal page of a common-place book.” As I sat on the edge of the crater, awed by We may congratulate the officer on his fair the spectacle before me, our guide approached amount of activity in that respect. He writes unwith some eatables, and two eggs had been cooked affectedly on most subjects, and often with great in the steam issuing from one of the apertures we animation. had passed. My friend sat down very deliberately We will not touch upon his views as to the to eat his. I took mine in my hand mechanically, slave trade; however easy it might be to retort but was too much absorbed in the actions of the upon his own government that suspicion of insinsullen monster below me to eat. Suddenly there cerity and doubtful motive which he does not was an explosion louder than any that had pre- scruple to charge upon the English ; and which, ceded it, hurling a larger, angrier mass into the remembering unexampled sacrifices, and tests of air. My hand involuntarily closed tightly over sincerity without parallel, we can very well afthe egg, and I was recalled to my senses by my ford to bear. It would certainly not be difficult to friend calling out very deliberately at my feet to show that our officer fails to refute the American know what I was doing. I looked down, and there abolitionist party, (whose wisdom in any other rehe sat quietly picking the shell from his egg, spect we should be chary to affirm,) in his arguwhile mine was running a miniature volcano over ment on their charge against the United States his back and shoulders. I opened my hand, and navy for a manifest reluctance to capture slavethere lay the crushed shell, while the contents ships. The thing is on his lip, but not in his were fast spreading over my friend's broadcloth. heart. He argues stoutly, but the tenor of his I laughed outright, sacrilegious as it was. So volume is against his argument. You see at once much you see for the imagination you have so that, though stoppage of the slave trade was the often scolded me about. I had lost my egg, while colorable motive of the cruise, all the principal my friend, who took things more coolly, enjoyed exertions discoverable in the course of it, were not only the eating of his, but the consciousness exclusively directed to the furtherance and protecof having eaten an egg boiled in the steam of tion of American commerce and American interVesuvius.”

ests in Liberia. With this we may take our leave of Mr. Head- As for what he says of England in this matter, ley and his letters ; heartily thanking him that it is a mere repetition of the foreign cant long since this day of dignity, he has been guilty of prevalent, especially in France. It has always writing a book; hoping to find him some day been a thing incomprehensible to our lively neigh"hailing" from some other part of the world bors, that a money-getting, money-keeping counand “ tipping our hat” to him gratefully for the try, should have spent twenty millions upon an entertainment it has given us. For whether we act of humanity. Even M. Thiers, though he find him pluming himself on his aristocratic Ital- cannot countenance the dark Machiavellian charges ian acquaintances, and having a satisfaction pe- of his journalist friends on this head, thinks it culiar to republicanism in the repetition of their decent in the fourth volume of his history, (just titled names; or weighing and measuring the issued in Mr. Colburn's authorized translation,) to most unlikely and impossible things by the stand- exclaim, with a self-satisfied chuckle, that Eng, ards of “our country' and New York ; or lish slave emancipation has proved a total crunching the egg he has for lunch on Mount failure !Vesuvius, in the convulsive grasp belonging to Yet even on this question of slavery—so diffithat wild imagination which his friends have cult for any American to approach without the “scolded him about ;” or going to the conver- strongest prejudices that birth and education can sazioni of unsuspicious governors of cities, and implant—the author of this lively and well-writcalculating in his book the cost of the refresh- | ten book does not wholly lose the pervading frank

Well may

ness and sailor-like manliness of his character. | atre. Suppose him resorting to church, to worObserve his confession.

ship the Creator of all men. What is the im“When the white man sets his foot on the pression that would be most bitterly conveyed to shore of Africa, he finds it necessary to throw off him in all these places ? Why, that there may be his former prejudices. For my own part, I have tolerance or hope for any kind of iniquity in the dined at the tables of many colored men in Libe- states of free America, but that of a colored skin. ria, have entertained them on shipboard, worship- He would be followed by a savage and coldped with them at church; walked, rode, and as- blooded proscription, which has no limit, no end. sociated with them, as equal with equal, if not as He would see it in the gaol and in the hospital : friend with friend. Were I to meet those men in and it would follow him to the grave. my own town, and among my own relatives, I our intelligent officer call it “sad” indeed. would treat them kindly and hospitably, as they The principal topics of the journal comprise have treated me. My position would give me sketches of the Canaries, the Cape de Verds, Liconfidence to do so. But, in another city, where beria, Madeira, Sierra Leone, Cape Coast, and I might be known to few, should I follow the dic- other localities of interest on the western side. tates of my head and heart, and there treat these The cruise lasted some year and a half; and the colored men as brethren and equals, it would im- cruising ground, we need hardly remind any ply the exercise of greater moral courage than I reader of the truest history on record, embraced have ever been conscious of possessing. This is the very track of that most famous of all the navisad; but it shows forcibly what the colored race gators, Captain Robinson Crusoe, when he went have to struggle against in America, and how vast trading for ivory, gold dust, and slaves—in no an advantage is gained by removing them to an- fear of anti-piratical ships of war, American or other soil."

English. He goes further in another passage of his jour- From the many curious and graphic notices of nal, and describes his having found, in a man of native customs and character on the Liberian color, one of the shrewdest, most active, and most coast, we select the following. agreeable of Liberian colonists. This was Colonel “ It is to be desired that some missionary should Hicks : thus described.

give an account of the degree and kind of natural “Once a slave in Kentucky, and afterwards in religion among the native tribes. Their belief in New Orleans, he is now a commission merchant the efficacy of sassy-wood to discover guilt or inin Monrovia, doing a business worth four or five nocence, indicates a faith in an invisible Equity. thousand dollars per annum. Writing an elegant Some of them, however, select the most ridicuhand, he uses this accomplishment to the best ad- lous of animals, the monkey, as their visible symvantage by inditing letters, on all occasions, to bol of the Deity; or, as appears more probable, those who can give him business. If a French they stand in spiritual awe of him, from an idea vessel shows her flag in the harbor, the colonel's that the souls of the dead are again embodied in krooman takes a letter to the master, written in this shape. Under this impression, they pay a his native language. If an American man-of-war, kind of worship to the monkey, and never kill him he writes in English, offering his services, and near a burial-place; and though, in other situanaming some person as his intimate friend, who tions, they kill and eat him, they endeavor to prowill probably be known on board. Then he is so pitiate his favor by respectful language, and the hospitable, and his house always so neat, and his use of charms. Other natives, in the neighbortable so good-his lady, moreover, is such a hood of Gaboon, worship the shark, and throw friendly, pleasant-tempered person, and so good-slaves to bim to be devoured. looking, into the bargain-that it is really a for- “ On the whole, their morality is superior 10 tunate day for the stranger in Liberia, when he their religion—at least, as between members of inakes the acquaintance of Colonel and Mrs. the same tribe-although they seem scarcely to Hicks. Every day, after the business of the acknowledge moral obligations in respect to morning is concluded, the colonel dresses for din- strangers. Their landmarks, for instance, are ner, which appears upon the table at three o'clock. held sacred among the individuals of a tribe. A He presides with genuine elegance and taste : his father takes his son, and points out the stake stories are good and his quotations amusing. To and stones' which mark the boundary between be sure, he occasionally commits little mistakes, him and his neighbor. There needs no other such, for instance, as speaking of America as his registry. Land passes from sire to son, and is alma mater ; but, on the whole, even without any sold and bought with as undisputed and secure a allowance for a defective education, he appears title as all our deeds and formalities can establish. wonderfully well. One circumstance is too indi- | But, between different tribes, wars frequently cative of strong sense, as well as good taste, not arise on disputed boundary questions, and in conto be mentioned ;-he is not ashamed of his color, sequence of encroachments made by either party. but speaks of it without constraint, and without · Land-palavers' and Woman-palavers' are the effort. Most colored men avoid alluding to their great causes of war. Veracity seems to be the hue, thus betraying a morbid sensibility on the virtue most indiscriminately practised, as well point, as if it were a disgraceful and afflictive dis- towards the stranger as the brother. The natives pensation. Altogether the colonel and his lady are cautious as to the accuracy of the stories make many friends, and are as apparently happy, which they promulgate, and seldom make a and as truly respectable, as any couple here or stronger asseveration than ‘I tink he be true!' elsewhere."

Yet their consciences do not shrink from the Now if this hospitable, able, and excellent citi- use of falsehood and artifice, where these appear zen were to present himself in New York, what expedient. would be his reception? Suppose him driving as *. The natives are not insensible to the advana matter of course to the best hotel. Suppose tages of education. They are fond of having him tendering his money at the box-door of a the-| their children in the families of colonists, where

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