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mode of acquiring the absolute disposal of a human being, must have been very rare, since the manners of the ancient Norwe gians were scarcely so corrupted, that any persons could be found who would volun

tarily resign their freedom and property. Nor was the condition of the times such, that necessity could have compelled many to sell themselves as slaves War, piracy, crimes, and finally birth, on the contrary, were the usual causes of slavery. It is generally assumed, that the condition of slaves among our ancestors was better than among many others, although civilized nations. Those who were slaves by birth, and who were placed upon small parcels of land beJonging to their lords, probably enjoyed considerable comfort and liberty; but agreeably to customs, which were adopted as laws, the condition of every slave was entirely dependent on the arbitrary will of his lord. The slaves likewise enjoyed none of the privileges of free men, not even the respect due to humanity. Nay, the slaves were deemed incapable of participating in the happiness of another life, unless they burnt themselves to death on the funeral piles of their decessed masters. p. 85, 86.

The Orientals are celebrated for their apothegms and pithy sayings. These northern hordes were not unacquainted with this species of information.

The morality of our forefat ers was contained in riddles and proverbs. To be able to propose in company one or more riddles, which those present were unable to solve, was considered as a distinguishing mark of genius. It is recorded of Odin that he proposed twenty such questions to the king Heidrick, who was otherwise an ingenious man, which he was unable to solve. In the Havamal, as it was called, we should find the language of our old forefathers, if we could but be convinced of its antiquity. It is more certain that most of the proverbs now in use were ancient rules of morality, known and followed by our fathers, as far as their rude condition could admit of any moral doctrine. 1 shall here adduce some rules from the Havamal as specimens. "Hast thou a sincere friend, trouble him not too much;"-" Grass grows not upon the highway;"-"The best man has his faults, the worst his good side;"-"Trust no coquette; her heart is like a wheel, and in her breast lies deceit;"-" Forbearance maintains friendship"-" Do you suspect a person, who would have you imagine he is your friend, and you wish to gain some advantage, think but half, talk like a friend, and returu dissimulation for dissimulation." p. 89, 90.

The work terminates with a succinct account of the short campaign which united Norway to Sweden.

The work in general possesses a considerable degree of interest, and the attentive reader will find himself repaid by its perusal.

Cursory Remarks on the Physical and Moral History of the Human Species, and its connections with surrounding. Agency. By L. S. Boyne. 8vo. pp. 378. Price 10s. 6d.

This subject is most interesting to the world at large, and the reader who sits down to peruse the Volume, has a right to expect instruction intermingled with entertainment. Mr. Boyne has certainly combined a number of remarks into one series; but he confesses in his Preface, that "he claims no merit; he has furnished nothing new; he has merely thrown together in a familiar shape a number of facts in nature, that cannot be instructive to the Learned, but may operate as introductive of further inquiry among General Readers-"

Whether this is all that he ought to have done, is another question. To abridge and concentrate the contents of extensive works of learning is a very useful service to the Public; to communicate the knowledge contained in scarce books, or books in foreign languages, confers obligation on readers not privileged to peruse them; but, we do not discover any attempt of that kind in the present volume, although the opportunity was extremely favourable for such an intention, and the late interruption of our intercourse with the Continent would have justified the exertion.

We were rather surprised to find the prior half of the volume engrossed by remarks on the solar system-the theory of the earth-the elements-vegetables

insects-fish-&c. &c. We should have thought, that any person competent to the perusal of a work on the Physical and Moral History of Man, must be too well acquainted with these and many other introductory principles of general knowledge, to wish to meet them here. We direct our attention, therefore,

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to the proper subject of the work, the history and character of man. The following may be taken as a favourable cimen of Mr. Boyne's performance,

ious hopes, and tender remembrances it excited."

This faculty of Association is primarily implanted; it is interwoven in the texture of our minds; it is the Parent of Habit, the fountain of all those pleasing sensations, that

and the companion of all those feelings that constitute the rationality and felicity of man in the whole history of his progress. Each individual looks back with tender remembrance to the hours, the places, and the associates, where the world first dawned on his mental energies. In the voyage of life, he seems to draw a lengthened chain from this innocent, this lovely region; to which the aged mind ever reverts with pleasure and complacency. The recollection of the playful sports of childhood solace the imagination and the memory in the evening of life, as if Man, like a Plant, was physically attached to the spot on which he blossomed.

Association is that law of the human understanding, by which several ideas, sepsations, and motions, are so united, that each one, on its excitement, shall call up all the rest. This law was first noticed by Mr. Locke; but subsequent writers have extend-spring from local causes and circumstances, ed its operation to most of the phenomena of the mind. It has most extensive influence over all the movements of the Thinking-faculty. There is hardly any idea, but what has, from association, some other so linked to it, that they are almost inseparable; it is this law which gives Language its great force and utility; ideas are associated with certain words; the mention of the word calls up instantly in the mind a vivid and forcible impression of the thing expressed for instance, speak of a Judge, and immediately a lively picture of him occurs to the mind, attired in the usual costume of Iris office: speak of a church, and instantly the imagination bodies forth to our view the building, with the minister, the congregation, the church-yard, and all the appendages. Until very lately, the smell of an orange never failed to call to my mind one of the London Theatres, where this fruit is usually so much handed about, and where the smell, in consequence, becomes so familiar; and I never drink lemonade without thinking involuntarily of the climate of the West Indies, where I have so eagerly quenched my thirst with

The work concludes with general remarks on the human structure and condition-Progressive course of human existence-The immortality of the soulChristian morals.


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this beverage. Every individual may recol-Authors, Editors, and Publishers, are particularly lect similar associations in his own experience. This faculty of Association is of use in obtaining most of our information upon every branch of science. It is the basis of the use of language both oral and written. The combinations of abstract ideas, constitute all our knowledge in science and literature. In reciting a poem, or in going over a piece of music, the assistance of Association is very conspicuous; if the person is at a loss, mention the first words, or tune the first few sounds, and the performer recollects successively all the rest. Indeed it is On the 1st of February will be published, by the continued association of succeeding in an octavo volume of 650 pages, price 6s. parts that we gain all our learning and know-in boards, a General Catalogue of a very edge in every branch of art and science. A extensive Collection of Old Books, in the few very striking instances of the operation Ancient and Modern Languages, and vaot his law are generally quoted as demonstrarious Classes of Literature; comprising setive of its extraordinary influence. The well veral valuable libraries, and numerous atknown effects, for instance, of national music, ticles of great rarity, recently purchased. hence a particular tune (lerance de vaches) bas infused among a whole regiment of Swiss soldiers in foreign pay an invincible desire of returning home. Capt. King, in his voyage, at a miserable but on the banks of the



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