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never rested until it had deprived the Crown of its dearest, while praise is received without gratitude, it is withheld | powerful demagogue. Subsequent events seemed till prerogatives, and established the independence of the at the risk of mortal hate. Self-love of this dangerous while to contirm the apprehensions thus excited.

character is closely allied with envy; and Robespierre was The Convention had declared their sitting permang peop'e on a firm and permanent basis.

one ot the most envious and vindictive men that ever lived. and had taken all precautions for appealing for protest Hlaving thus made all necessary preliminary observa- He never was known to pardon any opposition, affront, or to the large mass of citizens, who, wearied out by tions, and after stating, at large, the claims of the Wi- even rivalry ; and to be marked in his tablets on such an Reign of Terror, were desirous to close it at all bazas tenagemote and the claims of the feudal system, I shall account was a sure, though perhaps not an immediate, They quickly had deputations from several of the ne now proceed to the more historical part of the inquiry: sentence of death. Danton was a hero, compared with bouring sections, declaring their adherence to the natit I have hitherto gone on general grounds, but it will now this cold, calculating, creeping miscreant; for his pas representatives, in whose defence they were amming,

of many (undoubtedly prepared beforehand) were march be necessary to examine, with' minuteness, the reign of humanity, and his brutal ferocity was supported by brutal in all haste to the protection of the Convention. But ! each Norman King,-as from events in these reigns are courage. Robespierre was a coward, who signed death. beard also the less pleasing tidings that Henriot, had derived the whole of my facts and arguments. And here, warrants with a hand that shook, though his heart was re. effected the dispersion of those citizens who had obstrue at the close of the second essay, I state, as my opinion, That lentless. He possessed no passions on which to charge his as elsewhere mentioned, the execution of the eighty the liberties of England originated solely in the necessities crimes they were perpetrated in cold blood, and upon demned persons, and consummated that final action

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der, was approaching the Tuilleries, where they had of the Sovereign, which necessities were occasioned by the

Murat, the third of this infernal triumvirate, had at their sitting, with a numerous staff, and such of insufficient provision made for him by the feudal system. tracted the attention of the lower orders by the violence Jacobinical forces as could hastily be collected. End of Chapter II.

of his sentiments in the journal which he conducted from Happily for the Convention, this commandant of the commencement of the Revolution, upon such princi- national guards, on whose presence of mind and com

ples that it took the lead in forwarding its successive the fate of France perhaps tor the moment depended, The Bouquet.

changes. His political exhortations began and ended like as stupid and cowardly as he was brutally ferocious.

the howl of a bloodhound for murder ; or, if a wolf could suffered himself, without resistance, to be arrested "I have here only made a nosegay of culled powers, and have have written a journal, the gaunt and famished wretch few gens d'armes, the immediate guards of the Convend brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them." could not have ravened more eagerly for slaughter. It headed by two of its members, who behaved in the ea

was blood which was Marat's constant demand, not in gency with equal prudence and spirit.

drops from the breast of an individual, not in puny streams But fortune, or the demon whom he had served, afford SIR WALTER SCOTT'S NAPOLEON! from the slaughter of families, but blood in the profusion Robespierre another chance for safety, perhaps eren

of an ocean. His usual calculation of the heads which be empire ; for moments which a man of self-possed

demanded amounted to two hundred and sixty thousand ; might have employed for escape, one of desperate cour [Continued from our last.j

and though he sometimes raised it as high as three hun might have used for victory, which, considering the

dred thousand, it never fell beneath the smaller number. vided and extremely unsettled state of the capital, 'DĖSCRIPTION OF DANTON; ROBESPIERRE, AND It may be hoped, and, for the honour of human nature likely to be gained by the boldest competitor. MARAT.

we are inclined to believe, there was a touch of insanity in The arrested deputies had been carried from one Three' m'en' of terror, whose names will long remain, we this unnatural strain of ferocity; and the wild and squalid to another, all the gaolers refusing to receive under trust, unmatched in history by those of any similar mis. features of the wretch appear to have intimated a degree official charge Robespierre," and those who had aided ereants, had now the uprivalled leading of the Jacobins, of alienation of mind. Marat was, like Robespierre, a in supplying their dark habitations with such s-tid and called the Triumvirate.

coward, Repeatedly denounced in the Assembly, he successive inhabitants. At length the prisoners were Danton deserves to be named first, as unrivalled by his skulked instead of defending himself, and lay concealed cured in the office of the committee of public safety. colleagues in talent and audacity. He was a man of gi- in some obscure gatret or cellar among his cut-throats, by this time all was in alarm amongst the commune gantic site," and possessed a voice of thunder. His coun. until a storm appeared, when, like a bird of ill omen, his Paris, where Fleuriot, the Mayor, and Payar, the tenance was that of an Ogre on the shoulders of a Hers death-screech was again beard. Such was the strange and cessor of Hebert, convoked the civic body, despate. çules. He was as fond of the pleasure of vice as of the fatal triumvirate in which the same degree of cannibal municipal officers to raise the city and the Fauxbourg practice of cruelty; and it was said that there were times cruelty existed under different aspects.-Danton murdered their name,

and caused the tocsin. to be rung. Pa when he became hümanized, amidst his debauchery to glut his rage; Robespierre, to avenge his injured vanity, speedily assembled a force sufficient .to liberate Hent laughed at the terror which his furious declamation ex. or to remove a rival whom he envied; Murat, from the Robespierre, and the other arrested deputies, and to ea cited, and might be approached with safety, like the Mael. same instinctive love of blood which induces a wolf to con- them to the Hotel de Ville, where about two thoug strom at the turn of ude. His profusion was indulged' to tinue his ravage of the flocks long after his hunger is men were congregareds consisting chiefly of artilleryın an extent hazardous to his popularity for the populace are appeased.

and of insurgents from the suburb of Saint Antoine, ! jealous of a lavish expenditure, as raising their favourites Danton despised Robespierre for his cowardice ; Ro- already expressed their resolution of marching against too much above their own degree and the charge of pe- bespierre feared the ferocious audacity of Danton; and Convention. But the selfish and cowardly characte culation always finds ready credit

with them, when brought with him to fear was to hate and to hate was, when the Robespierre was unfit for such a crisis. He appe against public men.

hour arrived, to destroy. They differed in their ideas, altogether confounded and overwhelmed with what Robespierre possessed this advantage over Danton; that also of the mode of exercising their terrible system of go- passed, and was passing around him; and not one o he did not seem to seek for wealth,

either for hoarding or vernment. Danton bad often in his mouth the sentence the victims of the Reign of Terror felt its disabling expending, but lived in strict and economical retirement, of Machiavel, that when it becomes necessary to shed Auence - so completely as he, the despot, who had so to justify the name of the Incorruptible, with which he blood, a single great massacre has a more dreadfuli effect directed its sway. He had not, even though the m was honoured by his partisans. He appears to have poss than a series of successive executions. Robespierre, on must have been in his power, the presence of miod to sessed little talent, saving a deep fund of hypocrisy, con the contrary, preferred the latter process as the best way perse money in considerable sums, which of itself siderable powers of sophistry,

and a cold exaggerated'strain of sustaining the reign of terror. The appetite of Marat not have failed to ensure the support of the revolutio of oratory, as foreign to good taste as the measures he re- could not be satiated but by combining both modes of rabble. commended were to ordinary bumanity. It seemed won. murder. Both Danton and Robespierre kept aloof from Meantime the Convention continued to maintai derful that even the seething and boiling of the revolu. the sanguinary Marat.

bold and commanding front which they had so sud tionary cauldron should have sent up from the bottom, Among the three monsters mentioned, Danton had that and critically assumed. Upon l-arning the esca pe and so long supported on the surface, a thing so miserably energy which the Girondists wanted, and was well ac- arrested deputies, and hearing of the insurrection void of claims to public distinction; but Robespierre had quainted with the secret movements of those insurrections, Hotel de Ville, they instantly passed a decree outi to impose on the minds of the vulgar, and he knew how to to which they possessed no key. His vices of wrath, Robespierre and his associates, indicting a similar beguile them, by accommodating

his fastery to their pas- luxury, love of spoil, dreadful as they were, are attributes upon the Mayor of Paris, the Procureur, and other sions and scale of understanding, and by acts of cunning of mortal mien; the envy of Robespierre, and the inbers of the Commune, and charging twelve of their and hypocrisy, which weigh more with the multitude than stinctive blood-thirstiness of Marat were the properties of bers, the boldest who could be selected, to proceed the words of eloquence or the arguments of wisdom. The fiends. Danton, like the huge serpent called the Boa, the arnied force to the execution of the sentence. people listened as to their Cicero, when he twanged out his might be approached with a degree of safety when gorged drums of the national guards now beat to arms in apostrophes of “ Pauvre peuple ! peuple verteux !" and with prey, but the appetite of Marat for blond was like sections under authority of the Convention, whi hastened to execute whatever came recommended by such the horse-leech, which says, not enough: and the slaugh- tocsin continued to summon assistance with its iron honied phrases, though devised by the worst of men, for terous envy of Robespierre was like the gnawing worm, to Robespierre and the civic magistrates. Every the worst and most inhúman of purposes.

that dieth not, and yields no interval of repose. In glut- appeared to threaten a violent catastrophe, untii Vanity was Robespierre's ruling passion; and, though ting Danton with spoil, and furnishing the means of in, seen clearly that the public voice, and especially an his countenance was the image of his mind, he was vain dulging his luxury, the Girondists might have purchased the national guards, was declaring itself generally a even of his personal appearan.ce, and never adopted the ex- his support; but nothing under the supreme rule in the Terrorists. ternal habits of a sans-culotte. Amongst his fellow Jaco. France would have gratified Robespierre ; and an un- The Hotel de Ville was surrounded by about bins, he’was distinguished by the nicery with which his limited torrent of the blood of that unhappy country hundred men, and cannon turned upon the doors. hair was arranged and powdered; and the neatness of his could alone have satiated Marat. If a colleague was to force of the assailants was weakest in point of nu dress was carefully attended to, so as to counterbalance, if be chosen out of that most detestable triumvirate, un but their leaders were men of spirit, and night con possiblethe vulgarity of his person. His apartments, questionably Danton was to be considered as the most their inferiority of force. though small, were elegant; and vanity had filled them eligible.

The deputies commissioned for the purpose rea with representations of the occupant. Robespierre's pic

DEATH-SCENE OF ROBESPIERRE.

decree of ihe Assembly to those whom they found a ture, at length, hung in one place, his miniature in ano. The officers of the Legislative Body were ordered to bled in front of the City hall, and they shrunk fro ther, his bust occupied a nicle, and on the table were disc lay hands on Robespierre: but such was the terror of his attempt of defending it, some joining the assailants. posed a few medallions exhibiting his head in profile name, that they hesitated for some time to obey; and the laying down their arms and dispersing. Meattin The vanity which all this indicated was of the coldest and reluctance of their own immediate satellites afforded the deserted group of Terrorists within conducted thea most selfish character, being such as considers neglect as Convention an indifferent omen of the respect which was like scorpions, which, when surrounded by a circle insult, and receives homage merely as a tribute ; so that, likely to be paid without doors to their decree against this are said to turn their stings on each other and on

COLUMBUS.

ires. Mutnal and ferocious upbraiding took place frequently happens (generally, perhaps) that the bitch dead - 00. I have heard so.--J. His soul is lost, I think. mong those miserable men. * Wretch! were these the seeks a situation at some distance from the main earth to -00. Why so ?-J. He was not a disciple of Christ.

ans you promised to furnish ?" said Payan to Henriot, deposit her cubs, yet it is always in a well sheltered siçua- 0o. How do you know that? You could not see his soul ?

ham he found intoxicated, and incapable of resolution tion. What are called stub foxes, or those without earth, -J. How do you know whether the root of the mango tertion; and seizing on him as he spoke, he preci- frequently deposit their cubs upon the surface of the tree is good ?. You cannot see it; but you can judge by stated the revolutionary general from a window. Hen- ground ; 'yet, owing to the fostering care of the mother, the fruit on its branches. Thus I know that Mr. J. was survived the fall only to drag himself into a drain, in they are rendered proof against any unfavourable weather. not a disciple of Christ, because his

words and actions were hich he was afterwards discovered and brought out to Cricket, pigeon-shooting, boaung, and other manly and not such as indicate the disciple.-00. And so all who are sution. The younger Robespierre threw himself from energetic sports, are now also in their noontide glory'; or, not disciples

of Christ are lost !--J. Yes, all, whether window, but had not the good fortune to perish on the in other words, and as our motto has it,

Burmans or foreigners.--00. This is hard.-J. Yes, it is It seemed as if even the melancholy fate of the

“Alike the month to all its influence lends,

hard, indeed; otherwise I should not bave come all this ade, the last refuge of guilt and despair, was denied

And sportsmen hail it as the best of friends."

way, and left parents and all, to tell you of Christ. [He men who had so long refused every species of mercy

seemed to feel the force of this, and after stopping a little, their fellow creatures. Le Bas alone had calmness Angling. There is, indeed, a choice of sport for anglers he said,] How is it that the disciples of Christ are so forsugh to despatch himself with a pistol-shot. Saint Just, this month, as almost all kinds of fresh-water fish will tunate above all men ?–J. Are not all men sinners, and e imploring his comrades to kill him, attempted his now

feed. Morning and evening, however, are the periods deserving of punishment in a future state ?--00. Yes; all E own life with an irresolute hand, and failed. Couthon to.be embraced by the fisherman for the exercise of his must suffer, in some future state, for the sins they comm... y beneath she table brandishing a knife, with which he skill; as in the hours when the sun is most potent, and The punishment follows the crime, as surely as the wheel peatedly founded his bosom, without during to add the atmosphere is unclouded,

the piscatory tribe are weary, of a cart follows the footsteps

of the ox.-J. Now, accordce enough to reach his heart. Their chief, Robes and being plentifully supplied with natural flies and fall

. ing to the Burman system, there is no escape. According ars, in an unsuccessful attempt to shoot himself, had ing insects, reject the neatest artificial bait, or the nicest to the Christian system, there is. Jesus Christ has died inficied a horrible fracture on his under jaw.. allurements of man.

in the place of sinners ; has borne their sins; and now to this situation they were found like wolves in their

those who believe on him, and become his disciples, are foul with blood-mutilated despairing—not able to

released from the punishment they deserve. At death Robespierre lay on a table in an 'anti-room, his head

Peter Martyr, in his very curious account of Colum. they are received into heaven, and are happy for ever.sorted by a deal box, and his hideous countenance half bus's voyages, tells us, that on his landing on the island .0. That I will never believe. My mind is very stiff on

en by a bloody and dirty cloth bound round the shat- of Jamaica, he immediately caused mass to be said on ac. this one point, namely, that all existence involves in itself ed chin.

count of the safe landing of himself and his followers, and principles of misery and destruction.-J. Teacher, there The captives were carried in triumph to the Convention, that during the performance of that sacred mystery, an are two evil futurities, and one good. A miserable future 2. silhout admitting them to the bar, ordered them, as old Carib, eigh:y years of age, attended by sevetal of his existence is evil, and annihilation or nigban is an evil, a

laws, for instant execution. As the fatal cars passed countrymen, observed the service with great attention. fearful evil. A happy future existence is alone good.the guillotine, those who filled them, but especially After it was over, the old man approached Columbus with 00. I admit that it is best, if it could be perpetual; but obespierte, were overwhelmed with execrations, from the a basket of fruit in his hand, which he in a very courteous it cannot be. Whatever is, is liable to change, and misery, ads and relatives of victims whom he had sent on the manner presented

to him, and by means of an interpreter and that good has been attained by Gaudama, the last - melancholy road. The nature of his previous wound, thus addressed him : which the cloth had never been removed till the

“We have been told that you have in a very powerful deity.-. If there be not an eternal Being, you cannot sationer tore it off. added to the torture of the sufferer. and surprising manner run over several countries which account for any hing. Whence this world, and all that shattered jaw dropped, and the wretch yelled aloud, were before unknown to you,

and that you have filled the we see ?-00. Fate.-J. Fate! The cause must always horror of the spectators. A mask taken from that inhabitants of them with fear and dismay. Wherefore i be equal to the effect. See, I raise this table ; see, also, Fal head was long exhibited in different nations of exhort and desire you to remember that the souls of men that ant under it: suppose I were invisible,

would a wise pe, and appalled the spectators by its ugliness, and the when they are separated from their bodies, have two pas-man say the

ant raised it? Now Fate is not even an ant. of hendish expression with that of bodily agony. sages; the one, horrid and dark, prepared for those who Fate is a word, that is all. It is not an agent, not a thing. muafell Maximilian Robespierre, after having been the have been troublesome and inimical to the human race; What is fate ?-00. The fate of creatures is the influence person in the French Republic for nearly

two years. the other a pleasant and delightful one, and appointed for which their good or bad deeds have on their future existwhich time he governed it upon the principles of those who, whilst they were alive, delighted in the peace ence.-J. If influence be exerted, there must be an exerter. a Caligula.

and quiet of mankind. Therefore you will do no hurt to If there be a determination, there must be a determiner.

any one, if you bear in mind that you are mortal, and that Oo. No; there is no determiner. There cannot be an Miscellantes.

every one will be rewarded or punished in a future state eternal Being.). Consider this point. It is a main according to his actions in the present one.”

point of true wisdom. Whenever there is an execution of Columbus, by the interpreter, answered the old man, a purpose, there must be an agent.--00, ( After a little TIELD SPORTS FOR JULY.

" that what he had told him respecting the passage of the thought I must say that my mind is very decided and (From Annals of Sporting.)

souls after the death of the body, bad been long known to hard, and unless you tell me something more to the pur

him and his countrymen, and that he was much surprised pose, I shall never believe.-J. Well, teacher, I wish you Le bas been suggested, that it would gratify a num. those notions prevailed amongst them, who seemed to be to believe, not for my profit, but for yours

. 1 daily pray ou readers, if, in addition to the monthly List of lowers were sent by the King and Queen of Spain, to Whether you will ever believe in this world, I don't know ; and Fashions, we were to give the Field Sports discover all those parts of the world that had been hitherto but when you die I know you will believe what I now month. “As this is the first month of our eighth unknown, that they might civilize the cannibals and other say. You will then appear before the God you now deny. we shall commence the series. ---Edit. Kal. wild men that lived in those countries, and inflict proper

-00. I don't know that.-pp. 39–41.
punishment upon them, and that they might defend and
honour those persons who were virtuous and innocent;

Unwholesome Mcat.--According to a statement in the Deing this month. great number of races will take that therefore neither himself nor any other Carib, whó Edinburgh Weekly Chronicle, the practice of selling particularly in the north and west of England, so had no intention of hurting

them, had the least reason to unsound butchers' meat has of late been carried to a great the indispensible absence of the chase, the pro- fear any violence, and that they would avenge any injury extent in that city; and, on Saturday week, 'not less than native, because, generally speaking, the entries are sons of the island, by any of their neighbours.". of the turt will be unusually active. We say un. which should be offered to him or any other worthy

per- fifty stones, of the

most shocking quality, was seized there

by the police. Several persons were, in consequence, Dere ever before known, and because races com.

The old man was so pleased with the speech and the fined in the penalty of £5 each. We most heartily join sugular and legal manner, for the first time, manner of Columbus, that though he was extremely old, with

the editor in reprobating so villanous a practice ; asich of this month, at the second town in the he offered to follow Columbus, and would have done

so, indeed, we can hardly find an epithet sufficiently strong sempire, Liverpool; they commence, too, with had not his wife and children prevented him. The old to express our abhorrence of the unprincipled dealers in rely excelled, with an entry never surpassed in the man appeared much surprised to understand how a man carrion, especially when we reflect on the consequences of any undertaking. That for the gold cup is re of Columbys's dignity and appearance should be under produced by their nefarious traffic. No one need wonder the greater part of the very best horses of the the control of another person, and became much more at the prevalence of disease among the people, who

connamed for it, and hence the struggle will be astonished when the interpreter explained to him the siders for one moment how much of their food may, ordinarily interesting.

honour, the pomp, and the wealth of the several sovereigns from the existence of such practices, be not only unfit dent shooter will, this month, begin to cast a of Europe, and the extent of the country, and the

great for the purposes of nourishment, but positively injurious look at the grouse mountains, where, as far as an

ness and beauty of the things over which they reigned to health. Instances have fallen under our own observacan be formed from present appearances, plenty He became pensive, and in a flood of tears asked the tion, where robust young men were brought

to a pre. may be confidently anticipated, well grown, and interpreter repeatedly, whether it was the heavens or the mature grave by the use of un wholesome animal food; and on the wing. It is not easy to form a correct earth which had produced men so superior to themselves yet we have reason to believe, that

the flesh of smothered as to the abundance or scarcity of young paroas Columbus and his followers.

and diseased cattle is not unfrequently exposed for sale in all the sickle is put into the corn; though, as soon

some of the markets in this town. We are certain, at grass is cut, great numbers will show themselves, breeding time has been propitious.

BURMESE NOTIONS OF RELIGION.

any rate, that it is customary, in some of the remote

streets, to go about with old and tainted butchers' meat, ang hares were, this year, seen at an unusually early

which the needy are tempted to purchase, on account of do these animals have bred more abundantly this

(From Judson's Mission)

its cheapness. This practice should be instantly stopped ; than for many years back; judging, indeed, from

and we would further recommend to those who are enlas fallen under our own observation, we have no Had the following conversation with my teacher. This trusted with this business, to keep a watchful eye on such

tn saying that hares will be found more numer. man has been with me about three months, and is the persons as are suspected of trafficking in unwholesome the stisuing season than they have been known in most sensible, learned, and candid man that I have ever provisions of any description; for, however ungracious

of the present generation. The breeding of found among the Burmans. He is 47 years of age, and their interference may be, they are thereby rendering a Doc souch affected by the weather ; though it very I his name Oo Oungmeng. I began by saying. Mr. J. is' service of the greatest value to the community at large.

Poetry.

And while his breast with heaven. born rapture glow'd,
From his warm lips devotion's accents flow'd.
And such was man, for whom th' Almighty Lord
From nothing fram'd creation with his word;
For whom he bade the Sun dart forth his light,
The Moon with paler radiance gild the night,
The seasons roll, and all their treasures bring,
The trees their leaves put forth, the flowerets spring,
Seed-time and harvest, each its goods bestow,
And nature's blessing o'er the world o'erflow.
And such was man, whose power and boundless sway
Th'Almighty bade each living thing obey,
Each living thing that crops its flowery food
On the rich plain, or haunts the cavern'd wood,
That swims the waters, that supinely creeps,
Or through the air with sounding pinion sweeps :
Man! all are thine-ordain'd by His decree,
Whose word, earth, air, heaven, ocean fram'd, and thee.
'Tis perfect all!-increase the Almighty bade,
Saw all was good, and bless'd the work he'd made.
Shellon.

W. M.

It was Liberty's voice,

Bidding thousands rejoice,
As her banner triumphant unfurl'd;

It was Liberty's strain,

Bidding Britons proclaim
Theirs the happiest isle in the world.

And the hearts of the brave,

While that banner doth wave,
Shall be noble, be gen'rous, and free ;

But, whene'er it is hurl'd

From its height, torn and furl'd,
Then shall shackles and tyranny be!

Then awake! 0, awake!

And your stations firm take,
Nor pause-less you pause for your breath;

For the free and the brave

Are more blest in the grave Than living at Liberty's death. Liverpool

W. W.XI.

THE CREATION.

CHANT MATINAL.

Imité de Shakspeare.

THE WARRIOR'S DEATH.

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'Twas chaos all—then first th' Almighty spoke, And chaos trembled as the silence broke; Th’ Almighty spoke : "Let there be light," and light Burst through the realms of an eternal night, Burst through the darkness which o'er chaos hung, And through the void its boundless presence flung; Th’ Almighty spoke the air, the seas, the land, Parted, obedient to his dread command; Its proper bounds retiring ocean knew, Dry land appeared, the zephyrs gently blew ; Rivers and streams in devious courses stray'd, And to the briny deep their tribute paid; Th' Almighty spoke, and instant on the plain Uprose the woods, the grass, the waving grain ; There, smiling meadows clothed in vernal green, There, trees in full luxuriance deck'd the scene; In gloomy state the oak its branches flung, While round its trunk the wanton ivy clung; In midale air the pine its branches spread, Half bid in clouds that gathered round its head; The softer beech its boughs extended wide, The quivering aspen trembled at its side, The spreading vine the ash-tree twin'd around, The weeping willow bending kiss'd the ground; Unnumber'd flowers in rich profusion glow'd, Through all the air ambrosial odours flowed. Next the bright Sun began his course on high, And roll'd his blazing chariot through the sky, Warm'd the new air, and sinking to his rest, Withdrew his brilliant glories to the west; And Night arose with all her beauteous traia, Unnumber'd stars attendant on her reign ; There, high in heaven, the Moon's fair rays serene, Shed a mild lustre o'er the awful scene; There meteors shot, there planets glitter'd bright, And blazing comets drew a train of light; Till the fierce Sun appearing in the east, Lent his strong rays and all their glories ceas'd : Then o'er the earth the vital essence spread, Fill'd the pure air, and sought the ocean's bed ; Quick into life astonished myriads sprung, And grateful murmurs through heaven's concave rung; Now dash'd th’unwieldy monsters through the seas; Now sang the feather'd race among the trees ; O'er the vast plains the beasts in wonder strayed, Or sought the cavern or the cooling shade; The insect race display'd their brilliant dyes, Where burnish'd gold with green and crimson vies; Earth, ocean, air, with various creatures teem'd, And nature wrapt in adoration seem'd; Increase o'er all the land th' Almighty bade, Pronounc'd it good, and bless'd the work he'd made. Was it not perfect ? No :-thus God ordain'd, And one last noblest work as yet remained : " Let us make man:"the Almighty spoke the word, “ Man in our image; man, creation's lord." Then man stepp'd forth, the last great work of God, Erect in form, in glowing beauty trod, Divine, majestic, high above the rest, With God's own likeness stamp'd upon his brcast; On bis high front was fix'd dominion's throne, And in his eye the light of reason shone : Pleas'd and entranc'd awhile he gaz'd around, Then first his tongue its noblest office found;

The young knight fell while on the foe

His blows were showering fast ;
And the Paynim lance that laid him low,

Quite through his frame had past.
His bright and martial eye grew dim,

As bis page knelt by his side;
Yet, though he knew death's hand on him,

He griev'd not that he died.
He fell as he had wish'd-in fame,

On the plain of holy strife ;
And he had earn'd a hero's name :

To honour,what was life?
And thus unto his page he said,

While the youth was sobbing loud,
“Oh! quickly haste, when I am dead,

To my father's castle proud.
And tell him that his son did die,

As noble warrior should,
Unshrinking, and without a sigh,

For his country and his God.
Tell him that grief must not be his,

That here I met a grave;
For say my death was death of bliss

I die 'midst bold and brave.
And take this ring, my faithful page,

To my young affianc'd bride,
And say that in the battle's rage

Her love was still my pride.
And, pray thee, tell she must not weep,

For tears my fate would shame;-
I die! yet fear not death's cold sleep;

I still shall live in fame!”
The knight then to his lips he prest,

While sense was fleeting fast,
The cross that hung upon his breast;

His gaze was upwards cast.
The cross dropt from his lifeless hand,

His spirit pass'd away,
And the bravest of the Christian band

In death's embraces lay!
Manchester.

J. BOLTON.

The recent aquatic exploit of Dr. Bedale has the subject of such general conversation, that apology, we presume, need be offered for our giving place in the Kaleidoscope to the following paragra on the subject, from the Liverpool Courier and 1 cury. We shall, next week, follow up this artiisi with the account of Lord Byron's great swimm feat in the Mediterranean, to which we have verted in the subjoined remarks; and as aque gynınasia is the topic of the day, we shall lay help our readers a series of brief, and, we trust, ent taining articles on the subject.-Edit. Kal.

Extraordinary Swimming.–Our readers will dom less recollect the circumstance of Dr. Bedale, of Mance ter, having some time ago announced his intention swimming from this town to Runcorn, a distance of ab eighteen miles, without receiving any aid from the box which might follow him, or resting in any way whater out of the water. It appears that this offer, on the of the doctor, originated in a wager which he laid Mr. Matthew Vipond, of Manchester, that he will swim with him from Liverpool to Runcorn in one of All preliminaries having been settled, the morning Tuesday last was fixed upon; and, as if to afford ere facility to the adventurers, and grace their daring atten the morning opened out exceedingly auspicious, the shone brilliantly, and every thing seemed to favour bold experiment which was about to be tried by, aquatic adventurers : great excitement

prevailed, and a merous spectators, in boats, witnessed the arduous & novel

undertaking About a quarter past eight o'cho in the morning they started from the Queen's Da The Doctor, prodigal of his strength, was anxious? give his opponent every advantage by allowing bim keep a-head. During their progress, at different tima small quantities of brandy and wine were presente in bottles fastened to the end of sticks, from ihe boat The swimmers were thus enabled to receive their freshments by treading water.

When within a short di tance of Runcorn, the doctor shot a-head of Vipotni

LIBERTY.

0! he swept his bold lyre,

With a bard's holy fire, And of freedom, sweet freedom he sang ;

It was the noblest song

Echo's voice could prolong,
Or to which hill and valley e'er rang.

who, however, made every possible exertion to regain his , bis experiment under the most favourable circum- Singular Dowries.-About 1770, there was living in ormer station, but his struggles to effect this only over- stances. He had with him all the way a strong flood London a tradesman, who had disposed of eleven daugh. powered bim, and, when within half-a-mile of the landing tide, (19 feet 10 inches, by Holden's Tide Table;) ters in marriage, with each of whom he gave their weight ilace, he was obliged to yield the palm of victory to his the day was unusually warm, and the wind was with in halfpence, as a fortune. The young ladies must have nore robust or more disciplined competitor, and was taken the tide ; he was also accompanied by a boat, in which been bulky, for the lightest of them weighed fifty pounds, ato a boat. Just before the swimmers reached Runcorn, there was a person perfectly acquainted with the na

two shillings, and eightpence. he Eclipse steamer passed and saluted them with cheers, ture of the stream. which the doctor returned by waving one hand above his

An advertisment in an Irish paper, setting forth the head. The Doctor was taken up opposite Runcorn church of four miles on the average, and the distance from mctul window sashes, among other particulars, observed

If the tide run, as we have heard stated, at the rate many conveniences and advantages to be derived from ordinary undertaking in three hours and thirty-five mi. the Queen's Dock to Runcorn be sixteen miles, the that “these sashes would last for ever; and afterwards, autes. "The adventurers were hailed, upon their arrival action of the tide alone would carry a man from the if the owner had no use for them, they might be sold for # Runcorn, by the plaudits of numerous spectators who former to the latter place in four hours, with little

or old iron. rowded the piers and the strand, all anxiously waiting no exertion on his part. Dr. Bedale did actually thus Choosing a Wife in Turkey. When a Turk has de. heir arrival. When the doctor was taken into the boat, float the greater part of the way, -as he informed

us termined on marriage, he makes his wishes known to his o little was he fatigued, that he declared his ability

to that he lay chiefly on his back, which we can readily mother, or to any other near female relation, and gives a sho were joined by numerous arrivals from Manchester, has produced upon his face. wim twelve miles further. The doctor and his friends , believe, from the extraordinary effect that the exposure description of the appearance he would wish his wife lo

possess. The lady applied to, sets out immediately in eturned in the steam-packet to Liverpool, where they

We consider this, however, to be a great and me acquaintance, where there are unmarried women. Those

search of a bride, calling at the houses of her female rived about four o'clock in the afternoon, and imme. liately proceeded to Mr. Morgan's, Fenwick-street, where morable exploit, although its merit lies rather in the who are supposed to answer the description contained in

number of gentlemen were waiting to receive him. A power of enduring the cool water for hours together, her instructions are made to undergo a severe examination. jand of music was in attendance in the lobby, and, on than in any proficiency in the art of swimming.

Their hair is regularly combed, that it may be seen nis approach, struck up the air of " See, the Conquering Dr. Bedale possesses this power of endurance in a whether it is all their own; their mouth is kept open some Hero comes." He appeared to be little worse for his most extraordinary degree; in proof of which, on minutes to show whether the teeth be good ; the breath is great exertions, described himself as being very warm and the evening of the day on which he passed to Run- smelt that it may be ascertained if it be sweet ; the body confortable, and expressed his readiness to swim again to corn, he remained in the Floating Bath for nearly an handled all over, for fear of its possessing any hidden the same place at any time. Considerable bets have been hour, apparently without inconvenience ; besides deformity; and, finally, they are made to walk up and pending on the performance of this feat. which, his body, compared with its bulk of water, is down the room, that it may be seen if they are exempt

from lameness. Thus young ladies in Turkey undergo, specifically lighter than that of ordinary persons. Before we proceed to make any remarks upon this The Doctor has not exerted himself in vain. Lean- horses in this country when they are to be bargained for.

on such occasions, a more scrupulous examination than great feat, we must observe that the editor of the der swam for love, Lord Byron for glory, and many The good qualities and defects of the ladies visited are Courier is incorrect in representing Dr. Bedale as men have had to swim for their lives; but the Doctor then reported to the proper quarter; the choice is fixed, more robust than Mr. Vipond. The contrary, as we has swam for money, and has netted about seventy and the same messenger returns to make formal proposals. have been informed by Dr. Bedale, is the fact. Mr. pounds by his extraordinary performance.

-New Monthly Magazine. Vipond is, we believe, about thirty five years

of

age, In conclusion, without any disparagement to the extremely active and athletic; he has fought with Langan, the professional pugilist. Dr. Bedale is up- ing, that if we were in the habit of making wagers,

of Dr. Bedale, we cannot refrain from obserypowers

The Beauties of Chess. wards of forty years of age; and, in every respect, we would lay a good round sum that we could proMr. Vipond had apparently the advantage of his rival. duce fifty or a hundred young men who frequent the

Ludimus effigiem belli."-VIDA. As we have repeatedly ventured to predict that Dr. Floating Bath, who would distance Dr. Bedale in Bedale would not succeed in reaching Runcorn, we straight forward, fair swimming; although we beshall state the grounds of our opinion. In this cli- lieve that not one of them could stand any chance mate the water seldom attains a heat of more than with him if the feat to be performed required an ex

Black. 65 degrees, and seldom so much, and it was that cir

1 Queen ......F-6X

i King ...... E-8 cumstance that influenced our opinion, not the difi posure of three or four hours in water at the temperature of 62 degrees.

2 Queen ......F-7X 2 King ......D-8 culty of floating along with a strong tide to Runcorn.

3 Queen .E-7X 3 King ......C_8 We told the Dottor, before he undertook the task,

4 Castle ...... A-8X 4 Bishop ...B-8 that if he could sustain exposure to the water for

Chit Chat.

...B-7XMATE. four hours, he would succeed. At that time we under

To compel the black to win with a pawon in eight moves. stood that he would set off somewhere in the vicinity As Richard Brinsley Sheridan, of eloquent and witty 1 Bishop......H–6X 1 Castle ......6-7 of the Floating Bath; but he started from the Queen's memory, was standing at his window with his first wife, 2 Castle ......A-8X

2 Bishop ...B-8 Dock, which is a mile nearer to Runcorn. a poor man, selling matches, importuned her very much 3 Knight ....D—2

3 Pawn ......G-5 Judging from our own power of enduring exposure good fellow,

you'only lose your time. This lady once to purchase some; on which Sheridan exclaimed, “ My

4 King.........G_2

4. Pawn...

......G—3 to water of the temperature we have named, we made a match herself, and is resolved never to have any

5 Knight......F-1

5 Pawn ..... G-4 .H-2

6 Knight thought it impossible to remain uninjured during the thing more to do with another.”

6 Pawn......H-2 7 King

7 Pawp ......G-3 time it would require to reach Runcorn by the com

8 Pawn ....... .B—7

8 Pawn ......G-2X Black Man's Dream.-A number of years bygone, a bined operations of swimming and floating. We

MATE. knew that persons could, in warmer climates, remain black man, named Peter Cooper, happened to marry one six hours, and much longer, in the water. Lord of our fair townswomen, who did not use him with that * Byron swam in the Mediterranean for four hours and tenderness that he conceived himself entitled to. Having The white, with the move, to win in eight moves with the

pawn, without taking the black pawn. twenty minutes, and he asserted that if he had been Peter, at last, resolved to work upon her fears of punish.

tried all other arts to retrieve her lost affections in vain, divested of his trowsers, he could have continued in ment in another world for her conduct in this. Pretend. the water two hours longer, without inconvenience.

Black.
ing, therefore, to awake, one morning, extravagantly
We do not know the average temperature of the alarmed, his helpmate was full of anxiety to know what
Mediterranean, in summer, but we shall venture to was the matter; and having sufficiently, as he thought,

8 а я н он i assume that it exceeds 70 degrees by Fahrenheit. In whetted her curiosity, by mysteriously hinting tha: ** he the awful and interesting narrative of the thunder- could a tale unfold," at length Peter proceeded as follows: storm which the ship New York lately encountered – Hell ob a dream last night. I dream I go to Hebben in the Gulph stream, it was stated that the tempera- and rap at de doa, and a gent'man come to de doa wid

2 ture of the water was 74 degrees.

black coat and powda hair. Whoa dere ?-Peeta Coopa.

-Whoa Peeta Coopa ? I'm not know you.- Not knowa The temperature of the Mersey, on Tuesday last, as Peeta Coopa! Look de book, Sa.—He take de book, an Jecorded in the log-book kept on board the Floating he look de book, an he no find Peeta Coopa. -Den I say, Bath, was 62 degrees, which, in all probability, was Oh! lad, oh! look again ; find Peeta Coopa in a corna. lower by ten or twelve degrees than the Mediterra - He take de book, an he look de book, an at last he find nean, in which Lord Byron and his companions swam Peeta Coopa in lilly, lilly (little) corna.— Peeta Coopa, for so many hours.

cook ob de Royal Charlotte, ob Greenock.' Walk in, Sa. Before we can form a correct estimate of Dr. Bedale's Den I walk in, an dere was ebery ting; all kind ob vittal, performance as a swimming feat, we ought to know an collyflower too, an I eat, an I drink, an I dance, an i precisely the distance by water from the southern ting, an I neba be done; ciga, too, by gum! -Den I say, extremity of Liverpool to Runcorn, and also the rate on lad, oh! look for Peeta Coopa wife. He take de

book an he look all oba de book, manny, many, many at which the current runs: bat neither of these data time, corna an all; an be no tind Peeta Coopa wife. Den is ascertained ; and we de not know whether the dis- I say, Oh! lad, oh ! look de black book ; be take de black tance be eighteen miles, as stated in the Courier, or book, an he look de black book, an he find Peeta Coopa

B C D E F G H twenty miles, as it is generally considered.

wife fost page, — Peeta Coopa wife, buckra-woman, bad to It ought also to be stated, that Dr. Bedale made her husband.'"-Greenock Advertiser.

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SOLUTION TO STUDY CXLVIII.
WHITE TO WIN WITH THE PAWN IN FIVE MOVBS.

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CAPTAIN FRANKLIN'S EXPEDITION.

The Traveller.

The smaller parties of Esquimaux, that were subsequently dall, and the determined attitude assumed by the part, met with, on the sea-coast, behaved in a friendly man- without the necessity of haviog recourse to violence. The

gave no farther trouble, and the party left them with oše “On the 9th of July, Captain Franklin was stopped by show at least of friendship. The parties of that para ice, unbroken from the shore, and from that date up to which were met afterwards, being inferior in numbers

the 4th of August, he could advance only as the separation the expedition, were very civil. They displayed, bas We copy from the Quebec Gazette, of the 8th of June, took place, and seldom more than a mile or two a day, ever, much courage in opening an intercourse: which has just reached us, the following interesting ex. In this tedious way he reached the 141st degree of longi- “ After reaching the sea, considerable difficulty tu tract of a letter, from a gentleman connected with the ex- tude, bỹ which time the ice had given way so as to give a experienced in coasting a shore of a very peculiar nata, pedition under Captain Franklin, R. N., dated Great Slave passage to the boats; but other obstacles of a more serious to lat. 70 deg. 37 min. N. long. 126 deg. 52 min. W. Tie Lake, 12th Nov., 1826 :

nature now opposed themselves to his progress. The coast coast, thus far, consists of islands of alluvial (or perhaa was so low and difficult of approach, from the shallowness in the present language of geologists, of diluvial) arigis

, “The principal object of the expedition was to discover of the water, that a landing on the main shore was effected skirted by sandy banks running far to seaward, and inie. a navigable passage, westward from the mouth of the Mac- only once after passing the 139th degree of longitude, sected by creeks of brackish water, and separated in part kenzie to Behring's Straits, and his Majesty's ship Blossom though it was frequently attempļed, by dragging the boats by wide estuaries, pouring out at that season of the ja was despatched round Cape Horn for the purpose of meet- for miles through the mud. On all other occasions he had large bodies of fresh water. These alluvial lands are o ing it at Icy Cape or in Kotzebue's Sound." If Captain to land on the naked reefs that skirt the coast, where, undated by the spring floods, and covered with drift is Franklin's means permitted, he was directed also to send after the departure of ice, the party suffered severely from ber, except a number of insulated mounds of frozen esk, a detachment to the eastward, to survey the coast between want of fresh water, and once passed two entire days which rise considerably above the highest water make Mackenzie and Coppermine Rivers, and to return over without that necessary article. Thick fogs and heavy are analogous to the frozen banks or ice-bergs descried land from the mouth of the latter to the establishment on gales of wind prevented the expedition from quitting this as bounding Kotzebue's Sound. Betwixt them and the Bear Lake.

inhospitable part of the coast, and it was detained on one main shore there is a very extensive lake of brackis ? “ From the skill with which Captain Franklin's ar spot for eight days by a fog so dense, that all objects were ter, which perhaps communicates with the eastern batch rangeinents were made, he was enabled to descend the obscured at the distance of a few yards, stormy weather of the Mackenzie, and receives, at least, one other lop Mackenzie and visit the Arctic Sea, last year, within six prevailing all the time. Notwithstanding, these almost river. months of his departure from England, and to return insurmountable obstacles, the resolation and perseverance " This party subsequently tracked a rocky and holder again up the river, to our destined winter quarters at Fort of Captain Franklin and his party enabled them to reach shore, rounded Cape Parry in lat. 70 deg. 18 min. N. long Franklin, in Bear Lake, by, open water. In the mean- nearly the 150th degree of longitude by the 18th of Au- | 123. W. Cape Krusenstern in lat. 68 deg. 46 min. N. ln time, I had sailed round Bear Lake, and ascertained the gust. They had then performed more than half the dis- 114 deg: 45 min. W. and entered George the Fourt distance between its eastern extremity and the Copper- tance, along the coast, to 'Icy Cape had plenty of provi. Coronation Gulph, by the Dolphin and Union Strea mine River. The knowledge of the country gained by sions, boats in good order, and an open sea before them; which brought them nearly to the 113th deg. of rest kothese excursions tended much to perfect the plans of and although, from the fatigues they had undergone, the gitude. They then steered fot the Copper-mine Rita, operation for this year, and the liberal supplies of pro- strength of the crews was somewhat impaired, yet their and entered it on the 8th of August. visions furnished by the Hudson Bay Company this spring, spirit was unbroken ; but the period had now arrived when " They suffered some detention on this voyage, enabled Captain Franklin to equip both parties. Three it was Captain Franklin's duiy, in pursuance of bis in- bad weather, and had, on several occasions, to cut a boats were built for the service in England, of mahogany, structions, to consider the probability of his being able to sage through tongues of ice with the hatchet, and to be -a wood considered to be well adapted for the purpose. reach Kotzebue's Sound before the severe weather set in ; a way for the boats with much labour and seme hapet They were necessarily sınall,

and of a light construction, and, if he did not expect to attain that object, he was pro- The ice attains a great thickness in that sea, some of the that they might be more easily carried over the numerous hibited from hazarding the safety of the party by a longer foes being aground in nine fathoms water, but under the portages which occur on the route from York Factory, continuance on the coast. It would have been the exire powerful radiation of a sun constantly above the barize Hudson's Bay, to Bear Lake ; but, from the care ben mity of rashness to have attempted to get to Kotzebue's in the summer months, it decays with an almost increá stowed in building them, they reached that place without Sound by traversing an upknown coast at that advanced' ble rapidity. As the boats drew only twenty inche material injury, and, eventually, answered even better season, even bad he been certain that the Blossom had of water, the party were on several occasions enabled to than they were expected to do. A fourth, of a similar reached that place, but the uncertainty attending all sail through shallow canals, worn on the surface of the size and furm, was built at Bear Lake, of fire and proved voyages in high latitudes made it extremely doubtful floes by the action of the waves, when, from the ice bein as good as the others. The main part of the expedition whether that ydssel was actually at the rendezvous or not. 1 closely packed on the shore, they could find bo passer which was to proceed to the westward, under Captain It was, therefore, in conformity with Captain Franklin's betwixt the masses of which it was composed. They ha Franklin's mmediate command, in two of the boats, usual judgment, and the almost paternal anxiety, he has- fortunately clear weather for these attempts

. Had the which were named the Lion and Reliance, consisted of always evinced for the safety of those who have had the experienced the fogs which Captain Franklin niet with a Lieutenant Back, eleven British seamen, marines, and happiness to serve under his command, that he decided the westward, they must of necessity have remained su landsmen, two Canadian voyageurs, and an Esquimaux in. upon commencing his return to Bear Lake at that period. shore. Notwithstanding the quantity of ice they terpreter. The eastern detachment, comprising Mr. Ken- " It was a matter of the deepest regret to himself and countered thus early in the season, they were convinced dall, assistant surveyor, one seaman, iwo maripes, six his whole party that they turned their backs upon an that towards the

end of August there is a free passage for landsmen, and an Esquimaux, embarked in the Dolphin unsurveyed part of the coast. The only feeling that will a ship along the northern coast of America, from the land and Union, and were put under the charge of Dr. Richards be excited in the minds of others will be surprise that he co' the 150th degree of west longitude ; and to the easi

was able to surmount the obstacles opposed to his pro. ward of the Mackenzie there are some commodiel "We left our winter quarters on the 21st of June, des, gress to the extent that he did. The propriety of Capt. harbours, although there are none on the part of the past scended the Mackenzie till the 20 July, and as far as lati. Franklin's determination was evinced by a succession of surveyed by Captain Franklin to the west ward. T tude 67 deg. 38 m. N. long. 103 deg. 53 m. W. At this stormy weather, which speedily set in; and by intelligence whole difficulty in performing the north-west passege place, named Parting Point by Captain Franklin, the he received from some friendly Esquimaux lads, that a ship seems to be in attaining the coast of the contiper river divides into

a number of widely diverging branches their countrymen were collecting in numbers about the through the intricate straits which lead from Baffin's * separated from each other by low and partially flooded mouth of the Mackenzie ; and that a large part of the Hudson's Bays. The flocd tide was found setung everju lands. It was determined that the two divisions of the mountain Indians were on the march to intercept bim, where along the coast from the eastward. expedition should separate here, and that each party should on account of his having come, as they supposed, to inter- * The rapids, which obstruct the navigation of the Cop

: follow the channel which accorded best with their respec- fere with the trade of the Esquimaux. Had he been per mine, prevented them from bringing their boats abox tive routes. Captain Franklin, in the preceding autumn, only a few days later, it is more than probable that he eight miles from the sea, and they therefore abendone had descended a middle channel, and reached the seat at could not have escaped the numerous enemies without a them there, with the remainder of their stores, tents, de Garry's island, in lat. 69 30. deg. N. long. 135 45. W. contest. He arrived with his party in perfect health at a present to the Esquimaux, and set out overland to Fer He now entered the most westerly arm which winds round Bear Lake on 21st of September, and despatched an ex. Franklin, carrying (exclusive of instruments, arms, an the base of the rocky mountains, and reached its mouth on press to Government

the following morning, with an ammunition, and a few specimens of plants and minerale the 7th of July. Its outlet is so barred by sand-banks, account of his proceedings. As it was necessary that the merely a blanket, and ten days' provision for each perser that the crews were compelled to drag the boats

for miles, express should set out without delay, to enable it to ascend They arrived on the eastern arm of Bear Lake on the 18 even at the top of high water. In this unpleasant situa- the Mackenzie whilst the navigation continued open, of August, and at the Fort on the 1st of September

, alte tion they were visited by a large party of Esquimaux, who Captain Franklin had merely time to write me a short an absence of seventy-one days, in excellent health a at first behaved quietly, and carried on a barter in an amic account of his proceedings. The preceding sketch is, condition. cable manner, but at length, prompted by the desire of therefore, necessarily very imperfect. I have omitted to “ The two branches of the expedition have tous sur plunder, and confiding in the superiority of numbers, on mention that the trending of the coast carried the expedi- veyed the coast through upwards of 36 degrees of long a preconcerted signal, upwards of 250 stout fellows, armed tion into 70% degrees of north latitude.

tude, which, together with Captain Franklin's former dis with long knives, rushed into the water at once, and seiz. “With regard to the eastern detachment of the expedi- coveries and those of Captain Parry,

render the Ares ing on the boats, dragged them on shore. The judicious tion, on parting from Captain Franklin, they pursued the Sea pretty well known, as far as the 115th degree of we measures pursued by Captain Franklin, however, well se- easternmost channel of the river, which is that by which longitude. There remain only 11 degrees of unknow conded by the prompt obedience and determined conduct Mackenzie returned from the sea, and is accurately and coast betwixt that and Icy Cape, and Captain

Beechy he of Lieutenant Back and the crews of the boats, rescued the ably described by him. They reached the sea on the 7th of perhaps by this time traced a considerable portion even. provisions and all the property of consequence

from the July, in lat. 69 deg. 29 min. Ñ., long. 183 deg. 24 min. W., that in the Blossom, 80 that a complete discovery of hands of these freebooters, and the

boats were ultimately having, on that day, fallen in with a horde of Esquimaux, north-west passage, so long an object for wbich Britai got afloat without a shot having been fired, or any per- who, whilst the boats were, in a similar situation to Cap- has contended, is now brought within very narrow limits sonal injury received on either side. The same party came tain Franklin's, aground on the flats at the mouth of the " The expedition

returns to England next year by! twice that night and next day with hostile intentions, river, endeavoured to seize upon Mr. Kendall's boat, Hudson's Bay Company's ship, with the exception when the expedition had put ashore to repair the rigging no doubt for the purpose of plundering it. The attempt, Captain Franklin and Dr. Richardson, who propose to of the boats which had been cue in the aftray, but the pos. however, which was, perhaps, merely the impulse of the home by the way of Canada and New York. As Captai ture of defence in which Captain Franklin drew up his moment, was not participated in by the whole borde, and Franklin intends to travel the winter or the ice, he hop small force, deterred them from renewing the attack. was instantly frustrated by the cool courage of Mr. Ken-l to reach Montreal towards the end of A ugust, 1827."

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