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cine and surgery passed over to tha coun- rie hospitals and medical colleges, Mr try witha view to observe the practice, and Moore took lodgings nearer them, and act as mates in the military hospitals. visited the Ambassador's family only when Mr Moore adopted this measure, and bis affiftance was required. having been introduced by his relations Having resided near two years at Paris, at Glasgow to the present Duke of Are a proposal was made to him by Dr Gorgyle, then representative in Parliament for don, at Glasgow, that he should return that city, and Lieutenant-colonel of a re- to that city and become a partner in his giment of foot ready to embark for Bra- business. Mr Moore's relations, as we bant, he accompanied him on board, and have been told, all joined in pressing him palted over under his protection to the to agree to this proposal, and he soon continent.

after left Paris and returned to London, Having reached Maestricht le attended where he remained a few months for the the military hospitais there, then full of purpose of attending another course of wounded soldiers after the unfortunate Dr Gunter's lectures, and also those of batile of Laffeldt.

Dr Smellie, who then read lectures on Mr Moore was soon after recommend midwifery. ed by the late Mr Middleton, Director. He then returned to Glasgow and General of the military hospitals, to the went into partnership with Dr Gordon, Earl of Albemarle, one of the Generals of which continued for two years, when the Duke's army, and Colonel of the Cold- Dr Gordon having received a diploma Atream regiment of foot guards, then from the University acted entirely as a quartered at Fluling, and commanded physician, and Mr Moore continued the by the late General Braddock, and was business of surgeon, having assumed for foon after detached from the hospital to partner the late Mr Hamilton, profesor the aflittance of the furgeon of that re- of anatomy, instead of Dr Gordon. gimant, in which there was an extraordi- Mr Moore married Miss Simson, daughnary fickness.

ter of the Rev. Mr Simson, professor of Mr Moore remained during the au- divinity in the University of Glasgow. By tumn 1747 at Flushing, and went the this lady, who is still alive, he has a winter arter with the Coldstream to Bre- daughter and five fons. da, where there were many British re. In the year 1771 Mr Moore attended giments then in garrison. Early the the late George Duke of Hamilton in a fame ipring the allied army took the consumptive disorder, of which, after a fielj; but the peace being concluded the lingering illness, he died. We never same fummer, Mr Moore came to Eng. hcard him mention this youth but in • land in the transport with General Brad terms of admiration, and he has recorded dock.

his extraordinary endowments in an in* After remaining fome time in London, fcription on his tomb in the family buand attending the anatomical lectures of rying-plice at Hamilton. The following Dr Hunter, Mr More was advised to go foring Dr Moure obtained a diploma as to Parisand attend the hofpitals and medie Doctir of Medicine, from the Univer. callcctures there; a plai. much in vogue fity of Glasgow, and was engaged by the in those days, and confidered as highly Duchess of Argyle to attend her son, the proper for students of medicine and fur- prelent Duke of Hamilton, abroad as gery.

the companion of his travels, with whom Mr Moore went from London to Paris he accordingly spent five years on the. in company with Sir William Fordyce, continent. who had acted in Branant as furgeon's At their return Dr Moore brought mate of the third regiment of foot guards his family from Glasgow to London ; when Mr Moore belonged to the Cold and in the year 1779 he published “ A ftream.

View of Society and Manners in France, The Earl of Albemarle was then Am- Swiizerland, and Germany;" a work, of bassador from the Conrı of Grea: Britain which there are at present seven editions, to that of France, and foon after Mr besides the Irish editions, and the French, Moore's arrival at Paris appointed him German, and Italian translations. Two furgeon to his household. But as his years after, he published a continuation Excellency lived in the house of the of the fame work in two more volumes, Marquis de Mirepoix, which is near intitled “ A View of Society and Mansbe Invalids, and at a great distance from ners in Italy."


The period which Dr Moore spent a ing indiscriminately the admission of all broad, it is probable, rendered him a persons to his presence, even his votaries verse to engage in general practice as a who should come from a distance, apphyfician, although he has always been peared to me an obstacle almost insurcorsalted in that capacity by particular mountable ; yet, however, the Rajah, friends.

mindful of the amity subfilting between In the year 1785 he published his the Governor and him, and unwilling, I * Medical Sketches," a work favoura- believe, by any means to bazard its inbly received by the public, though it is terruption, at length contrived to get Laid to have given offence to some indi. me that indulgence. As the meeting viduals of the profession. This, like all was attended with very fingular and the other works of Dr Moore, is free striking incidents, I could not help notifrom personal satire; but some truths cing them with most particular attention ; are declared in this work, which a cer and though the representation of such taio class of the medical tribe have an facts, interwoven and blended as they are istereft in concealing.

with superstition, may expofe me to the A work inzitled i Zeluco - Various impuration of extravagance and exaggeraViews of Human Nature,” is also im. tion, yet I should think myself reprehenpated to Dr Moore, though his name fible to suppreis them: and while I divest does not appear in the title-page.- Of myself of all prejudice, and assume the part this excellent performance, which in- of a faithful narrator, I hope, however creases daily in reputation, we have so tedious the detail I propose to enter into recently given an account, that it is un. may be found, it will be received with geceflary to say any thing further in this candour, and merit the attention of those place. vol. 51. p. 279.]

for whole perural and information it is Dr Moore's family consists of his wife intended, were it only to mark a strong and daughter.

feature in the national character, of impliJobo, Representative in Parliament for cit homage to the religious fovereign, and the Boroughs of Lanerk, Linlithgow, to instance the very uncommon, I may Selkirk and Peebles in Scotland, and Ma say almost unheard-of, effects of early jor of the 51 ft regiment of foot.

tuition. I shall, perhaps, be still more James, Surgeon in London ; Author juftified in making this relation, by ada of a Pamphlet intitled “ A method of verting to that very extraordinary assupreventing or diminishing pain, in seve- rance the Rajah of Teemoo Loomboo sal operations of surgery ;” and an “ El made me but a few days before my de. Lay on the process of nature, in filling up parture from his court, which without carities and restoring parts which have further introduction I will beg leave litebeen destroyed in the human body ;' rally to recite. At an interview he alfor which he obtained the prize-medal lowed me, after having given me my au. given by the Lyceum Medicum Londi. dience of leave, said he, -"I had yefter. ipfe for the year 1789.

day a vision of our tutelary deity, and to Grabam, a Lieutenant in the Royal me it was a day replete with much inte. Nary.

reiting and important matter. This Francis, a Clerk in the Secretary of guardian power, who inspires us with his State's Office, and private Secretary to illuminations on every momentius and bis Grace the Duke of Leeds.

great occasion, indulged me with a divia Charles, a Siudent of Law, entered nation, from which we collected that at Lincoln's Ion. Europ. iblag.

every thing would be well. Set your

heart at rett; for though a separation is An Account of an Interview with the Grand

about to take place between us, yet our Lana, Dec. 3. 1783, by Lieut. Sam.

friendship will not cease to exilt; but, Turner, who was appointed on an embaf.

through the favour of interpofing Provify 10 Tibst by Governor Haflings.

dence, you may rest afiured it will inFrom Afiatic Miscellanies, vol. 1.)

creale, and terminate eventually in that Nuring my refidence in Tibet, it was which will be for the best."-1 Mould D an object i bad much at heart, to have paid less regard to so strange an ob. obtain an interview of the infani Teehoo fervation, but for this reason, that how. Lana; but the Emperor of China's ge- ever diffonant from other doctrines their beral orders refirictiog his guards to keep positions may be found, yet I judge bin in the ftrictest privacy, and prohibit they are the best foundations to build



our reliances upon ; and superstition, complacency. His father addreffej me combining with inclination to implant in the Tiber language, which was exsuch friendly rentiments in their minds, plained to me by the interpreter, that will ever conftitute, the opinion having Teehoo Laina had been used to remain once obtained, the strongest barrier to al rest till this time of the day, but he their preservation. Opposed to the pre- had awoke very early this morning, and judices of a people, no plan can reason. could not be prevailed on to remain longably be expected to take place; agree er in bed; for, added he, the English ing with thein, success must be he result. gentlemen were arrived, and he could not

Dec. 3. 1783, I arrived at Terpaling, sleep. During the time we were in the fituated on the summit of a hill, and it room, I observed the Lama's eyes were was about noon when I entered the gates scarcely ever turned from us; and, wher of the monastery, which was not long our cups were empty of tea, he appeared fince erected for the reception and elu- uneasy, and thrinking back his head, cation of Teeshoo Lama. He resides in a and contracting the skin of his brow, he palace in the cenire of the monastery, kept making a noise, for he could not which occupies about a mile of ground fpeak, until they were filled again. He in circumference, and the whole is en. took out of a golden cup containing compaffed by a wall. The several builde confectionary, some burnt sugar, and, ings ferve for the accommodation of 300 ftretching out his arm, made a motion Gylongs, appointed to pertorin religious to his attendants to give them to me. Tervices with T eshoo Lama, until he He then sent some in like manner to Mr shall be removed to the monastery and Saunders, who was with me. I found musnud of Teele o Lamboo. 1! is unusual myself, though visiting an infant, under to make vilits here, or in Bootan, on the neceffity of saying something; for it the day of arrival; we therefore rrfted was hinted to me, that, not with tanding this day, only receiving and lending mel: he is unable to reply, it is not to be intages of compliment.

ferred that he cannot understand. HowOn the 4th, in the morning, I was al- ever, his incapacity of answering exculowed to visit Teeshoo Lama, and found fed me many words, and I just briefly him placed in great form upon his mut: said, that the Governor General, on renud. On the left lide stood his father ceiving the news of his decease in China, and mother ; and, on the other, the per. was overwhelmed with grief and forrow, son particularly appointed to wait upon and continued to lament his absence from his perfon. The musnud is a fabric of the world, till that cloud, which had ofilk cushions, piled one upon another, vercast the happiness of this nation, was till the feat is elevated to the heighi of dispelled by his appearance, and then, four feet above the floor. An embroi. if possible, a greater degree of joy had dered lilk covered the top, and the lides taken place than he had experienced of were decorated with pieces of lik uf va grief on receiving the first mournful rious colours, suspended from the upper news. The Governor wished he might edge, and hanging down. By the parti- long continue to illumine the world with cular riqucft of Techhoo Lama's tather, his presence, and was hopeful that the Mr Saunders and company wore the En- friendship, which had formerly subGfted glith dress. I advanced, and, as is the between them, would not be diminithcustom,' presented a white pelong hand- ed, but rather that it might become kerchief, and delivered alio into the La. ftill greater than before ; and that, by ma's hands the Governor's prefent of a his continuing to thew kindness to Itring of pearls and coral, while the o- my countrymen, there might be an exther things were let down before bim, tensive communication between his voHaving performed the ceremony of tx taries and the dependents of the British change of handkerchiefs with his father nation. The little creature turned, lookand mother, we took our fcats on the ing Itedfastly at me with the appearance right hand of Tetihoo Lama.

of much attention while I spoke, and A multitude of persons, all those or nodded with repeated but now movedered to cicort me, were admitted to his ments of the head, as though he underprefeoc, and allowed to make their stood and approved every word, but proftraiions. The infant Lama turned could not utier a reply. The parents, towards them, and received them all who stood by all the time, eyed their son with a cheerful and lignificant look of with a look of affection, and a smile ex


preffive of heart-felt joy at the propriety ed on Teethoo Lama, to present fone of the young Lama's conduct. His whole curiosities I had brought from Bengal. regard was turned to us : He was filent He was very much ftruck with a small and fedate, never once looking towards clock, and had it beld to him, watching dis parents, as under their influence at the for a long time the revolution of the motime, and with whatever pains his man- ment hand. He admired it with graviners may have been formed fo correct, ty and without any childish emotion, yet I muft own, his behaviour on this There was nothing in the ceremony difoccafion appeared perfe&ly natural and ferent from the first visit. The father fpontaneous, and not directed by any ac and mother were present. I stayed ation or figo of authority.

bout half an hour, and retired, to return The scene I was here brought to take and take leave in the afternoon. The voa part in was too new and extraordinary, taries of Teelhoo Lama already began to however trivial, if not absurd, it may flock in numbers to pay their adoration appear to some, not to claim from me to him. Few are yet admitted to his great attention, and conseqently minute presence. Those who come esteem it remark.

a happiness if he is but shewn to them Teelhoo Lama is at this time about from the window, and they are ble to cighteen months of age. He did not make their proftrations before he is re. speak a word, but made most expres. moved. There came to-day a party of fre figos, and conducted himself with Kilmaaks, (Calmuc Tartars), for the purastonishing dignity and decorum. His pose of devotion, and to make their ofcomplexion is of that hue which in Eng- ferings to the Lama. When I returned land we should term rather brown, but from visiting him, I saw them standing Dot without colour. His features good, at the entrance of the square in the front small black eyes, an animated expreso of the palace, each with his cap off, his foo of countenance ; and all together I hands being placed together, elevated, thought bim one of the handsomeft chile and held even with his face. They redren 1 had ever seen. I bad but little mained upwards of half an hour in this conversation with the father. He told attitude, their eyes fixed on the apart. De be had directions to entertain me three ment of the Lama, and anxiety very visi. days on account of Tecíhoo Lama; bly depicted in their countenances. At and egtreated me with so much earneft length I imagine he appeared to them, Bels to pass another on his own account, for they began all together by lifting their that I could not refift complying with hands ftill closed above their heads, then the requeft. He then invited us to come bringing them even with their faces, and to-morrow to an entertainment he propo- after lowering them, to affift them in fed to make at a small distance from finking and rising, they dropped on their the monaftery, which invitation having knees, and struck their heads against the acepted, we took our leave, and return- ground. Tbis, with the same motions, ed.

was repeated nine times. They afterIn the course of the afternoon I was wards advanced to deliver their presents, vifited by two officers of the Lama's conlisting of talents of gold and filver, boosebold, both of whom are immediate with the produce of their country, to the ly attendant on his person. They sat proper officers, who baving received them, and conversed with me fome time, inqui- they retired apparently with much fatisred after Mr Bogle, whom both of them taction. Upon inquiry I learnt, that of. had seen, and then, remarking how ex- ferings made in this manner are by no tremely fortunate was the young Lama's means unfrequent, and in reality constibaving regarded us with particular no tute one of the most copious sources from tice, observed on the very ftrong partiali. which the Lamas of Tibet derive their ty of the former Teelhoo Lama for the wealth. No one thinks themselves de. English, aod that the present one often graded by performing these humiliations, tried to utter the name of the English. I The persons I allude to, who came for encouraged the thought, hopeful that they this devout purpose, were attendant on would teach the prejudice to strengthen a man of superior rank, that feemed to with his increafing age; and they allu. be more engrofled than the rest in the red me, that should he, when he begins performance of the ceremony. He wore to speak, bave forgot, they would early a rich fatin garment, lined with foxteach him to repeat the name of Haflings. Skins, and a cap with a taffel of scarlet On the morning of the 6th I again wait, Silk Rowing from the centre of the crown


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