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CHAPTER THE SIXTA.
had sailed from Brest and from Rochefort. | where his good qualities during this period| ORIGINAL AND INTERESTING He did not hesitate to sail instantly in pur-could be more justly appreciated) his resi
NARRATIVE. suit of them, relinquishing the blockade, dence from bis mansion-house at Wear, near and sending to intimate bis proceedings to Exeter, to the Admiralty-house at Plymouth VOYAGE TO THE CONGO. Lord Collingwood, the commander-in-chief Dock. Plymouth Dock was now his home, in the Mediterranean. He came up with at which he supported the dignity of his A sail seen, which proves to be Spanish, the enemy in St. Domingo Bay, having 7 sail rank and station, exercising the virtues of and intended to carry on the slave-trade, and obtained over them a decisive victory mingling with the dignity of a Commander, by force, if necessary. – Nexo visits
from on the 6th of February, 1806 ; for which he the ease and good humour of the open-heart? the natives.- Difference between a king's received the thanks of both Houses of Par- ed host at the table and fire-side.
ship and a slave-merchant's vessel er. liament. ín his dispatches he says the "As he lived so he died, a striking ex- plained to the natives.- African converts Superb closed upon the bow of the Alex- ample of active and passive fortitude. He to Christianity. --- A native Roman Cathoander, the leading ship, and commenced suffered much, but he bore it with patience
. lic teacher of religion-his qualifications. the action, but after three broadsides she Not a sigh or a groan burst from his bosom, Trial of the efficacy of Christian relics sheered off
, &c. &c. The ships captured on to the very last he fulfilled his official this occasion were Le Brave, bearing a duties, his unconquerable spirit supporting
and Pagan Fetishes.-Morality of the Commodore's pendant, the Alesander, and him under the painful effort which they priest --his liberal interpretation of the Le Jupiter. The whole fleet, consisting of required."
meaning of Saint Peter in restricting one ship of 136 guns, two of 84, and two of His services in the most active scenes of Christians to one wife.-Singular mode 74, ought to have fallen into the hands of his profession were nearly uninterrupted, of adorning the person, and winning the that two of the French captains, viz. of the close of his career; for nature had blessed approbation of the fair sex. -- Miserable Imperiale of 136 guns, and the Diomede, 84, him with a frame which could 'endure the state of the Sonio people.-- Remarkable after striking their colours, most scandalously severest fatigue, and had inspired him with difference between the habits and appear. ran their ships on shore, where the latter a soul that did not brook repose, while its ance of the converts made by the Portuwas burnt. An anecdoté connected with energies were demanded in the service of guese missionaries, and the natives partly this action deserves to be recorded.- Previ- his country.
civilized by their intercourse with the ous to its commencement, Sir J. Duckworth's In person, Sir John was rather short, but French. captain suspended a portrait of Nelson from stout-made and muscular. He had a lisp or the mizen-stay, and caused the crew to do impediment in his speech. His constitution
It ought to have been previously menhomage to it, while the band played an was robust, and he was capable (as we have tioned, that at 4 p.m. a schooner was inspiring “ Rule Britannia."-On the 28th noticed) of enduring great fatigue in the ser
seen carrying Swedish colours. She after. of March, 1806, the House of Commons, in vice, to which he was entirely devoted. He wards boisted the royal colours of Spain, consequence of his meritorious services, un- seemed never to be happy but when actively and fired a shot, which fell bear the solicited voted him an annuity of 10001. employed, was for ever on the quarter-deck, transport. She then sent a boat to inper year. The Corporation of London also fond of his profession, and when on duty, quire what they were ; and, on being voted him its thanks and a sword. In Feb. caution and courage were so well combined told to what uation the Congo and he 1807, Sir John was dispatched to watch the in him as to inspire confidence in his men, consort belonged, and on what errand motions of the Turkish fleet in the Darda- and ensure success to his exertions. nelles, but was shortly after recalled, though By an officer who sailed under him for they were sent, an excuse was offered not before he had, in the unexampled and many years, we are assured that he was for the shot which had been fired, which successful enterprize of forcing the passage generally beloved by those under his com- they asserted to have been intended to of the Dardanelles, evinced what the result mand; by his officers, to whom he was assure the colours. The Spaniards de of the expedition would bave been, if human attentive ; and by the sailors, to whom he scribed themselves to be from the 14power could have surmounted the obstacles was ever a good friend, though he kept them vannah for staves, but no doubt was (Iwith which he had to contend.
Finding bimself released from foreign teemed an excellent seaman; and this, with tertained of their being engaged in an service, and with a view to pass the remainder his prudence as a commander, rendered him illicit trade in negroes, which they were of his days in quiet and domestic life, Sir almost invariably fortunate in conducting prepared to carry on by force. ThevesJohn, on the 14th of May, 1808, married his ship, or acting with bis squadron. sel was armed with twelve gups and a liis second lady, Susannah Catherine, second daughter of Doctor William Butler, late between the 31st ultimo, and 1st instant to receive 320 slaves. On the return of
This respected veteran died on the night large complement of men, and fitted up. Bishop of Exeter. But in this he was disap- He has left one son by his second marriage, her boat, by which she was informed pointed, for in 1810 he was nominated Gover- and a widow to regret a loss which to them por and Commander-in-Chief of Newfound cannot be repaired, though its severity is that a sloop of war had passed ap
the land, over the interests of which he watched mitigated by being shared by a whole nation river, she got under weigb with all expewith unremitting attention. On the 23d of sorrowing for one of its naval heroes, full of dition, and hastily retired. Nov. 1812, he transmitted to the Lords of years and honours.
From this time to the 12th, the transthe Admiralty a list of 30 American vessels detained, and two English vessels (taken
port was detained at Shark Point, in a
The story of the black fellow about to be most uncomfortable situation-rolling by American privateers,) recaptured by the punished, who told his officer, “ If Aoggee, squadron under his command. On Sept. Noggee- f preachee, preachee- büt no Horse gunnel in from the ground swell on the 23, 1813, the Prince Regent granted him and preachee too,” is another of the stories told bank. The Mafooka of Market Point, the dignity of a Baronet of the United King- of Sir John, who was always anxious to im- and a native of Embomma, here came on dum; and on the 20th of November, in the press on the minds of offenders the necessity of board of her, and the latter gave the same year, he was made Admiral of the Blue, 'punishing, and the pain it gave him.
Captain to understand that he had been and a Knight Grand Cross of the Bath. In January, 1815, he was recalled to England, COLONEL SIR JOAN M'Mauon.
sent by the great Mafooka, (of Emand made Governor of Plymouth, as the successor of Vice-Admiral Domett, who was baronetage. We have to announce his death tion as it might be in his power to sup.
bomma), to accompany him up the rio
This Gentleman has not long enjoyed his ver, and to assist him with such informacalled to the Admiralty Board.
“ He transferred (says the writer of a and faithful 'attachment his Prince ang ply, or of which he (the Captain) might biographical sketch in the paper of Plymouth, Master deserves this brief record. stand in need. Captain Tockey received
them civilly, though he was by no means the part of their relics ; by the Pagans, not announce any immediate intention
proportion as the chasm is large or
them ture. The whole of these Christians were be felt himself authorised to indulge ad should not have removed some of these abundantly supplied with the rubbish of libitum in the delights of the flesh: evils. Very different was the appearance Rome. Crucifixes, containing, as it was "A very heathen in the carnal part, of the natives of Malemba. They pretended, sainted relics of most potent
But still a right good Christian at his beart.” were clean and cheerful, and had even
(To be continued.)
EXPLANATION OF THE PLATE. the arrival of slave ships, blows lustily at his Nos. 6 and 8. Different species of Loligo.
The former is called squid, by seamen ; the lat. At the commencement of our narrative of little wooden deity, and exclaims, the Congo voyage, we intimated our intention “ Cumbea quisi! bene, bene,”
ter is a singular creature of the cattle kind, the
blood of which is different from that of all other of accompanying it with a plate of two of ship. come, many, many"-(we write animale, being like ink. Several very remarkthe most curious specimens in Zoology dis- according to the sound, and do not pretend able varieties were obtained by the expedition, covered by the expedition. It was our wish to accurate orthography.)
which, with their habits, we shall make the subto have these executed on copper, in separate There seems to be a great reseinblance, in ject of another Plate, if we can thereby give sheets, and presented to our subscribers as a many customs, between the African savages greater satisfaction to our curious readers. testimony of gratitude for the extraordi- and those of the South Sea Islands.
Nos. 7 and 9. Balistes, or File Fish. These nary encouragement bestowed upon our
fish vary in length from two or three inches to labours; but upon inquiry we found that
No. 1. We refer to our text for an account, two feet. The body is generally oval, and it this was not to be done without having every and to our plate for the appearance, of this fish possesses the power of inflation at pleasure, by
- an entirely black shark, we believe a povelty means of a bony stracture on each side within separate morsel of paper stamped with a heavy duty. We have therefore adopted and even dusky, which is the darkest coloured In both these there is a remarkably strong spine
in ichthyology. The blue, white, spotted, grey, the abdomen. It is covered with small spines. the next best course, and procured wood cuts of the squalus genus, are known.
on the bead. No. 9 resembles the downy file. of these extraordinary subjects, which are well
No. 2. The Syngnathus Hippocampus (sea- fish in sbape, but No. 7 is of a form unknown executed, and both to the scientific and horse pipe-fish). This carious fish is from o to to us. the unlearned will convey a perfect idea of 10 inches in length; of a greenish brown colour, Nos. 11 and 12. The Diodoo. This remark, the originals.
varying from dark to light shades. The body is able genns has been regarded as the link be. No. 10. Humourists may find occasion to much compressed; the head large, thick, and, tween the tribe of fishes and quadrupeds. It is laugh at us for placing an African god among together with the first joints of the body, beset nearly allied to the echini or sea urchins, and the fish; but we knew not how else to in- with long weak spines or, cirrhi. The neck almost as intimately connected with the land troduce a portrait of a War Fetish (or contracts abruptly behind the head, as does the porcupine and hedgehog. Those in our plate Fetiche) of Embomma to the British public. body at the tail, which is a naked finless tip. belong, as we presume from the colour, to the These personal divinities
are mentioned in the It is not so uncommon as most of the others in Piodon Liturosus. They are nearly globular narrative : the natives carry them about with Mr. Nicholas, published this week, it is stated spots, and whitish towards the belly.
the plate. In the Voyage to New Zealand, by in shape, of a brown colour above with black them wherever they go, hung over their that the natives of that island dry the Hippo. shoulders, or under their arms, or any where campas, and hang it to their ears, by way of most convenient to the wearer. When the Por. ornament.
ANECDOTE. tuguese missionaries first visited this region, Nos. 3 and 4. The Nautilus. Our enquiries, their crucifixes and images were all held to the as far as we have had time to extend them, con
An author in La Correspondance ChamFetishes; and one of the most ancient writers, firm the assertion in the Journal of the Congo, penoise, a new publication of considerain relating the arts employed to inspire a that this was the first of these creatures, which ble humour and merit, published at Paris,
chief with jealousy of his soji, who continued may well be reckoned phenomena in nature, has the following anecdote in the seventh a Christian while his father recanted because that was ever taken alive. They always escape letter; which, though not entirely new, the priests would not allow bim half a dozen from their extraordinary dwelling when of wives, informs us that they made the old threatened by danger. Their other wonderful is little known, there having been strong man believe, that Prince Alfonso (the son's properties are generally well known, but we reasons against its circulation at the time.
add the Zoological definition for the informa. name) by the power of his European Fetish tion of those who may not be acquainted with of Buonaparte took place, a balloon with
“On the day on which the coronation rode through the air every night 80 leagues, them. carried off his father's favourite wife, and Nautilus, in Zoology, a genas belonging to the an immense crown was committed to the conveyerl her back to her own residence in order of Vermes Testacea. The shell consists of air ; the crown descended at Rome, and the morning!
one spiral valve divided into several apartments. fell precisely upon the tomb of Nero, But we have recently had the pleasure of There are seventeen species, distinguished by where it was shivered to pieces
. This has enjoyed opportunities of long and close fish is ca led vautidos, signifying both a ship and circumstance was told to Buonaparte with intercourse with the natives on the Congo; pands two of its arms on high, and between after a moment's reflection, it is better
a sailor, for when this fish intends to sail, it ex. all possible precautionWell,' said he, and from him we have been made acquaint, these supports a membrane, which it throws that it should fall there than in the ed with many singular facts which we shall out and serves for its sail, and the other two in due time communicate. At present we arms hang out of the shell to serve occasionally dirt !!!”” confine ourselves to the Fetishes; they are either as oars or steerage. When the sea is generally, as he informs us, about the size of calm, it is common to see numbers of them di LEARNED SOCIETIES. large dolls, and the most grotesque figures verting themselves by sailing about in this manthat can be imagined. He immediately ner, but as soon as a storm approaches, they The French Royal Academy of Sciences recognized Captain Tuckey's sketch our No. draw in their legs and take in as much water as recently chose, in the room of their Foreign 10), having seen it at Embcoma. He also makes them specifically, heavier thing that min Associate the great Mineralogist, Werner
, corroborates the account of the rank obsce which they float, and thus sink to the bottom; the Sicilian Astronomer, M. Piazzi
, who, in nity and indecency of some of these Lares. number of holes
of which their legs are full
. 1801, discovered the planet Ceres, and so They are indifferently carved out of wood, or made of rags, the eyes and teeth are of shells, ish, streaked transversely with irregular lines.
The coinmon colour of the Nautilus is black led the way for Messrs. Olbers and Harding,
lo discover successively, Pallas, Juno, and and the whole appearance as hideous as the The shell in our specimen bespeaks the Sul. Vesta. The Foreign Associates are at preworkmanship is clumsy. They are such cata, or ribbed Nautilus.
sent Sir Joseph Banks, one of the comthings as children would contrive in sport. The representation of the Nautilus itself is the 'panions of Cook; the Astronomer Herschel, Nevertheless they are worshipped and prayed first ever published.
who discovered the Georgium Sidus, in 1781; to with unceasing importunity, though with
No. 5.' A hitherto undescribed fish; but, as Dr. Jenner; Mr. Watt, the able engineer, no great ceremony or devotion. When a we are informed by a gentleman who has been who has made such adınirable applications glass of brandy is given to an African, he puts
more than once in the Congo river, not uncom of the power of steam; Count Volta, to it to his lips, then up with his Fetish, into pon there. He describes it as being larger than whom we owe the invention of famous whose face he puffs his breath once or twice,
a haddock, and of a very extraordinary appear-Galvanic Pile; the Anatomist Scarpa; the with a noise something between blowing which the tropical regions produce.
ance, even among the monsters of the deep Astronomer Piazzi; and Baron Humboldt, and whistling. He then swallows the dram. cauglit by the natives, and split and dried for so justly celebrated for his travels. The A similar action, or a whisper in the ear, or food. The flavour is not
remarkably fine, and, four first of these learned men belong to a less graceful motion takes place whenever though tolerable to eat, it is raiber soft and England; the three following to Italy; the the Fetish is consulted, A Matooka, soliciting Sabby.
last to Prussia,
But not to lose in metaphor,
in which Mrs. Bellchambers executed this
The pith, the marrow, and the core; piece, was replete with simple grace, energy, Till the era of our great Reviews, the I tell the reader-though it came
and nature, and the applause she received Journal des Savans was by far the most Neither in sulphur, smoke, nor flame; was commensurate. It is said that she bias celebrated work of that nature in Europe ; No sprite from fam’d Fuseli's shop,
performed at some of the minor Theatres of and it still maintains a very bigh rank in
In paralyzing, could o'ertop.-
London, as Miss Singleton. - Munden's the literary world. Observing this fact, and
He-that will come, as sure as fate;
Darley is a rich treat; and Mrs. Bland's coupling it with the circumstance of the
Twas He!whose custom ne'er relaxes
Kathlean, a sweet one. Mr. Barnard is a limited knowledge which British readers can
Twas He-who gathers in the laxes.
sensible and unassuming actor; he never readily obtain of a publication of such cha
R. D. commits himself, even when he has unsuitracter and merit, we trust it will be adding
able characters assigned to him; and bis no unworthy feature to our Gazette, if we,
Dermot was very respectable. as we intend, take periodical opportunities
Mr. Stanley repeated Rover on Tuesday of laying the most novel and important
with increased success. The Entertainment matter of that Journal, in an abridged fora, Débuts, as is usual at the commencement was No Song No Supper. before the public.
of the season, constitute the order of the night Works reviewed in the Journal des Savans, at the Winter Theatres. On Saturday was
COVENT GARDEN. for September, 1817.
performed the Rivals; which did not seem The Belle Stratagem was revived at this
Reviewed by to go off with much spirit, notwithstanding Theatre on the Friday previous to our last Essay on Dew, by Mr. Wells,.•M. Dulong. Dowton's Sir Anthony, and Johnstone's Sir publication, but owing to our arrangements J. Shakespear's Dictionary,
Lucius. Mrs. Alsop played Lydia Languish being always necessarily completerl early on Hindoustany and English, :-Chezy. for the first time: playfulness and roguish- the evening previous to the Literary Gazette Lilawati, or Treatise on Arith.
ness are more congenial to her talents than issuing from the press, we had not an oppormetic and Geometry, by
the sentimental insipidity of this character. tunity of noticing the performances. The Bhascara, translated from the Sanscrit into English, by
It is a silly romantic affectation which dis- scenery is new and beautiful, and, with the Mr. J. Taylor,
tinguishes Miss Languish; and to be justly fine light of the gas thrown upon it, had an History of Legislation, by Mr.
delineated she must approach even to dul- effect almost too brilliant. Pastoret,
• Raynouard. ness, as nearly as can be risked with an The chief novelty of the day, however, was Emendationes Livianæ à Geor.
audience. Now Mrs. Alsop cannot be any the debut of Miss Brunton, the daughter of Lud. Walchio,
· Visconti. thing like dull. Her little person is always the performer of that name, well known on Eulogium on Blaise Pascal, by
on the work, her countenance full of vivacity, the London boards, and consequently, as we Mr. Raymond,
· Raoul-Rochette. and her manner of archness-Languishing is see it stated with great emphasis, the niece Abridgment of Dangeau's Me.
out of the question with her, unless it be of the Countess of Craven. We suspect moirs, by Mad. Genlis, Daunon.
languishing in the caricature of Farce. A that her humble. Papa's instructions contri
critic ought never to notice this play without buted more to her success than her great ORIGINAL POETRY. paying a tribute to Mrs. Sparks' Mrs. Mala- Aunt's titles; but be that as it may, we have
prop-it is an identification and not an rarely witnessed a more interesting first apTHE SPECTRE NO GHOST. imitation. Mrs. Davison's Julia also merits pearance. Letitia Hardy is a good playing While chatting at a neighbour's door, great praise. Acres is an ad libitum part; character, yet not a good one to chuse for Paying my little gossips score,
and our bustling friend Harley took all ima- such an occasion; though it is curious to After my usual summer trip,
ginable liberties with it. We could not, observe, that most debutants select parts And ready charg'd with tongue and lip;
however, forget the admirable Bannister. which require the utmost self-possession, And, what is most a trav'ller's glory,
The Poor Soldier followed in the line of to contrast as it were with the timidity and With willing hearers to my story, While all were more prepar'd to wonder,
march, and presented a Mrs. Bellchambers, apprehension of their earliest effort. It is Than to detect the trav'ller's blunder.
from the Bath Theatre, in the character of like a desperate plunge, an assumed courage
Patrick. We cannot commend the choice which borders on temerity; aod so liberal Each month was open'd more than half,
of a breeches part for the first appearance is the public in general, that if there be any Just ready at my jokes to laugh When lo! a momentary pause.
of a female. There always is, or ought to latent proofs of ability, it rarely fails to sucAlter'd the structure of their jaws;
be, or is affected, a wonderful trepidation ceed. Miss Brunton is very young ;-her The eyes, too, look'd a little queer,
and feeling of diffidence in making either person is graceful, though rather below the And gave a sidelong awkward leer bow or courtesy, pro primo, to a Metropolitan middle size; the upper part of her counteMy auditors now sluuk away,
audience; was it to avoid this, that Mrs. nance, the forehead and eyes, remarkably Like spectres at the dawn of day.
Bellchambers chose to make an hermaphro- fine and expressive; her features regular, Alone- I turn'd me half-way round, dite obeisance? The modest terrors' of a but depreciated by that sort of half opening And soon the dreaded cause I found. woman, under such circumstances, must of the mouth, which physiognomists have Reader- we want a simile,
surely be increased by being exposed in the determined to denote a weakness of underThat with our purpose will agree.
attire of the other sex, in which there is not standing. Her acting however gave "the Suppose then- that you saw a Ghost, much edification at any time, and still less lie circumstantial" to this index of the face. Or what yon feard, or hated most. under the traitorous trembling, blushing, Her voice is not musical, but she modulates Reader-perhaps you've been at school, and panting of a début.
it with uncommon skill, and we doubt not And felt ihe rod, and fear'd the rule,
The Poor Soldier was, through the early but it will acquire more fulness and force When giving way to sudden mirth,
part of his career, a very woinanish fellow; with the aid of a little experience, and the You lept to thought too lond a birth;
we never saw a greater coward. Even sing- Aight of a few years. Her representation of And having canghit the master's eye, With double zeal your task you ply,
ing could not bring his or her courage up; the heroine was chaste and pleasing, and of As if you meant to eat your book,
and it was not till the second act that there great promise. In the assumed rusticity, she Scarce daring, or to breathe or look.
was any semblance of that composure, so kept laudably within the modesty of nature;
indispensable to secure a victory. The fine and with sufficient of the droll to eviace Or 't may be, you're a jolly fellow, And take your ale till you are mellow;
song, “ My Friend and Pitcher," however, comic talent, did not overcharge the picture And just when you have made a choice
permitted the display of a very powerful, to make the million laugh. In the masque Of what is good, you hear a voice :
deep-toned, and mellow ice. It is one of rade she danced a minuet elegantly, but this, I will not (for I hate all strife)
the most perfect contra-altos we ever heard, by the way, is only a trilling accomplishHint-that it might have been your wife,– and bore considerable resemblance to Miss ment, or at least one that is not often in reOr something that is just as sore,
Burrell's, who produced so great an effect in quisition on the stage, except in ballet. We The landlord hop'd you'd pay your score. the same song at Covent-Garden. The style therefore mention it more, as marking or: