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whose waves, after long tossing me about like a other children of the village; and thus without plaything, finally buried me beneath its waters. labour or care I attained my sixteenth year, the

" I see that this preamble has awakened your age which my father had fixed to take me with attention-I shall therefore cut short my preface him in his tours of investigation, which were and simply relate my adventures.

sometimes extended to a great distance from his "I was born at Myt-Rahyneh (a village built habitualresidence. on the ruins of ancient Memphis), which, as you “Near Mit-Rahyneh is a vast tank, or rather a know, is near the banks of the Nile, and about a triangular lake, bounded on all sides by a chain of day's march south of Cairo. My father was a hillocks, supposed to have been formed by the simple fellah (peasant) of the village. His name gradual accumulation of sand over the ruins of an was Fath Allah, and his surname Al Mogrebi ancient city. A grove of palm trees covers these (the western Arab), for he was not an Egyptian elevations, and encloses the lake with a verdant by birth. My grandfather, Ismail Ebn-al-Modad, girdle, whose waving branches reflected in the was born in one of the tribes that dwell in the limpid waters would remind you of the brilliant mountains of Deren (Atlas) in western Africa; mirrors, set in plumes of ostrich feathers, which but he left his country and settled in Egypt, where the women of Cairo and of several other countries he died, leaving my father all that he had brought are so fond of carrying in their hands. It was in from the west: that is to say, the surname Mog- this grove that I loved to sport with my juvenile rebi, and the wish to make a fortune. It was in companions; in this lake we loved to bathe and fact with this hope that my grandfather had come enjoy the varied pleasures of the water. to Egypt, looking upon this blessed country as the “One day, plunging into the eastern corner of

sea of concealed treasures, the abundant mine of the lake, I accidentally touched something hard, the liberalities of destiny.'

which my hand mechanically grasped. ReturnHis pursuits had not enriched him, but his ing to the shore, I washed my prize, and having ardour in the laborious career he had chosen never with some toil removed the mud with which it abated. He believed that his exertions would was incrusted, I found it to be a ring of coarse lead one day or other to the accomplishment of workmanship; the circlet was of brass, the centre all his desires; and at the very moment of his was a darkish stone rough and unpolished, on death, he lamented that fortuné, envious of his which were graven some mysterious characters. success, had cut short his course at the very in- I felt a childish joy at this discovery, though I stant when a few efforts more would have put him was yet unacquainted with its real value ; and in possession of the object he had so ardently pur- placing the ring on 'my finger, I continued my sued.

usual play. “ You will not be surprised that my father, “ Some time afterwards, the day came when my imbued from infancy with the opinions and hopes father was for the first time to take me with him of the old man, continued the same pursuits, firm- on his excursions; but before quitting Mit-Rahy, ly persuaded that, sooner or later, he or his de- neh, he wished to introduce me to a maternal scendants would discover that which they had so uncle, whom I had never seen, and who lived at eagerly and so obstinately sought.

Cairo. “Of course, you have guessed that my father “My uncle Ahmed was a saïs (groom) in the and grandfather were treasure hunters. Both establishment of Zú-al-Fykar, one of the first spent their lives in excavating at bazard in the beys of Cairo, and governor of 'a fertile province; desert, sometimes in the plains of Saharah, and and my father was anxious that I should obtain sometimes in the sands and rocks that surround my uncle's patronage and protection. He conthe great pyramids.

ducted me to Cairo, and presented me to Ahmed. “In spite of all my father's fatigues he never

I was then in the full bloom of youth and health ; found a treasure; nevertheless his continued es- lar, my form was active, light and strong. I was

my features were considered agreeable and regucavations brought to light bits of metal, gems, or some little idols worshiped by the subjects of the not then a deaf, stammering, asthmatic hunchPharaohs. These partial discoveries seeming to

back, nor had a disastrous sword-cut (may God promise something more substantial, encouraged blow!) as yet seamed my countenance with a

and his prophet wither the hand that struck the him to persevere; and the sale of these objects to mark like the broad hem of a garment. My uncle curious travellers or to Frank merchants at Cairo, took a great fancy to me, and procured me a situa-. sometimes procured him considerable sums.

tion in the bey's household, which opened to me “I was destined by my father to the same the most favourable prospects. But it was written labours to which he devoted himself every day, on the table of lighi that I should be neither a and I was to have for my inheritance the same treasure hunter nor a groom, but the miserable hopes that my grandfather had transmitted to inmate of the Moristán that you behold. him ; but fate, which sports with our projects, was “On the day of a great festival-I remember pleased to render me master, without labour or well-it was the Múled-en-Nabi (birthday of the fatigue, of a real treasure-one of unappreciable prophet)-all the domestics and slaves in the value, but also of a very singular nature, for to it bey's house were permitted to enjoy themselves. I owe the long course of misfortunes by which II was a great favourite with them all, but was have been pursued in almost every country in this especially caressed by the bey's secretary, a learnvast universe.

ed Copt, acquainted with all the languages of “ Until I was old enough to share my father's Egypt. His look accidentally fell upon my ring labours, I spent my time in sporting with the -- which iny father believing of little value, had

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left with me—and he asked permission to examine that the inscription appears to announce, but if so, it. After a long and tedious scrutiny, he said, I doubt if it contributed to his happiness. O, my

«. These characters are neither Arabic, Coptic, son! it is not the power of satisfying our desires, Persian, Greek, nor Hebrew; they are Khatt- but the courage to suppress them, that insures Asfwú (bird alphabet, or hieroglyphics), and felicity. The heart of man is insatiable, the acthere is only one man alive who can interpret complishment of one wish leads to the formation them, a dervish in the valley of the Waterless of a thousand; these are the pregnant sources of river. I am about to travel in that direction, and evil, like the small kernel that in an almost imif you intrust me with the ring, I will get him to perceptible space contains an immense tree, which interpret the inscription.'

will soon raise its head to the clouds and destroy “Owing probably to some secret influence of all the vegetation under its shade, and whose which I was not myself aware, I refused to part branches will one day or other break the heads of with the ring, but offered to accompany him on the children of him by whom it was planted. his journey, if my uncle granted me permission. Moderation in our desires, and contentment with Leave was easily obtained, and I joyously set out what we possess, constitute the only imperishable in company with the Copt, though in truth I did wealth.' not attach any great importance to discovering “My good old man,' I interrupted, such the meaning of the inscription.

thoughts may perhaps suit your age. For my “Every thing pleased me on the journey, until part, I entertain very different opinions. I am we passed Terráneh, when we quitted the fertile indeed so weary of 'my journey hither, and so and smiling banks of the Nile to bury ourselves in little satisfied with your fare, that I should be glad the desert. The Copt was mounted on a stout to get back to my master's house at once, I care donkey, but, trusting to my vigorous constitution, not by what means. That is what Morad wishes, I preferred going on fool with the inferior attends and 1 ants. I soon found that I had undertaken a very “My speech was cut short. I felt myself sudpainful task.

Our road lay sometimes over mov- denly hurried through the air, and in an instant ing sands, sometimes over rocks, and sometimes was transported to the bey's court, which I had over heaps of rounded pebbles that slipped under quitted iwo days before. I fell as if hurled by a our feet." We sank up to our knees in the sand, whirlwind into the midst of a large copper tray, our flesh was torn by the sharp points of the rocks, from which my old companions were taking their and the rolling pebbles often carried us backward meal. I had not been expected back so soon,

and in a second through a space that it required many my singular fall, as little foreseen by me as by minutes to recover. Our rest was still more pain them, had overturned and broken every thing on ful than our march. The sun in a cloudless sky the tray. Their first impulse was to punish by a scorched us with its burning rays; not a tree af- shower of blows the person who had destroyed forded us shade, no speck of verdure in the wide their dinner. Happily my uncle heard my cries, prospect broke the uniformity of this ocean of rock and rescued me from their hands. and sand, the true empire of death and desolation. “I related my adventure as it happened, but

“At length, after a painful journey of a day and not a soul would credit my story. The day passand a night, we reached a summit whence we ob- ed in reproaches for the mischief I had done, and tained a sight of the valley of the Waterless ridicule of my improbable tale. Night promised river. It is so named because the view of this some respite to my fatigue, but my sleep, though vast ravine suggests the idea of the bed of a vast sound, was disturbed by fantastic dreams of the river, whose waters had been suddenly dried up wealth hidden by malignant spirits from the sons by a decree of Omnipotence. After a day's rest, of Adam. On waking, I could not avoid dwelling I was conducted into the presence of the venera- on these visions of splendour. I was especially ble Makarius, the wise man of the desert. He anxious to witness the glories of the court of the had once been tall, but age had now bent him kaliphs, and I involuntarily eried out, 'O, how nearly double. His bald forehead shone like the happy should I be to contemplate this delicious polished marble of a column; his silvery beard spectacle! How anxiously does Vorad wish to descended below his girdle ; he wore a' brown be at this moment in the land of so many marvels, robe; a stick surmounted by a cross-piece sup- in the midst of the city of Bagdad! ported his tottering steps. His feet and head were “No sooner had I spoken than I was hurried naked, but though every thing marked his extreme through the air, above the clouds, and held by a old age, the fire of the eyes that glanced from powerful, but unseen hand, over the middle of the under his shaggy and wrinkled brows showed Tigris, into whose waters I was soon precipitated. that time had not weakened his intellectual The waves whirled round me and opened a passpowers.

age for me to the very sand in the river's bed, “ He examined my ring attentively, and show-whence the rebound immediately brought me to ed some surprise on deciphering the inscription. the surface. I swam vigorously, and soon reach

“My son,' said he, 'this inscription is writtened the bank. The sun quickly dried my garin a language more ancient than any of the works ments. I went through the city, and found that I of man that have descended to our times, and this was really at Bagdad, but that the kaliphs and is its interpretation- What does Morad desire? their glory had long since disappeared, its presente Let him speak, or only think, MORAD WILLS, and ruler being a Turkish pacha. his wishes shall be accomplished.

“My travels having sharpened my appetite "I do not know,' he continued, “is the former discovered with sorrow thai I had not a sis possessor of this ring really possessed the powers coin in my pocket. I obtained a few scanty :

from the charity of pious Mussulmans, and when 'Blessed be heaven !' said they, 'for inspiring you evening came I sat down hungry and fatigued with the design of coming hither to perform peunder the shade of some trees opposite to the nance. Choose yourself the kind of suffering you pacha's splendid residence. Lights gleamed from wish to endure, for heaven is delighted only by every part of the building ; sounds of music an- voluntary atonements. nounced mirth and joy; slaves clothed in the “As I kept silence, each began to recommend richest garments crossed and recrossed the courts. his favourite mode of penance. This sight aggravated the sense of my forlorn “Knock your head against this stone, brother, situation.

cried one, ‘until you bruise it as much as mine. 16+ How wretched is the lot of Morad ! Lex “Heaven protect you,' said another, “it is claimed, 'doomed to darkness, hunger, and cold. much better to roast yourself over a fire until Oh ! how I wish for some of those delicate viands, your skin is as crisp as mine.' for that brilliant illumination, for that delightful “No,' roared a third, "the deities are better music, a faint echo only of which is wasted to my pleased by your driving nails and hooks through ears!

your limbs, as large as those by which you see “I had not finished speaking, when a long train (me transfixed.' of slaves, bearing torches, issued from the palace, "A fourth glaring at me with maniac eyes, accompanied by another company bearing golden said, 'Leave these men whose devotion is so dishes and vases of porcelain, filled with every feeble, and come with me to sacrifice yourself delicacy that could gratify the most fastidious beneath the wheels of our great idol Jagga-Nattah palate. Musicians and singers completed the pro- (Juggernaut.)' cession, which advanced towards me and formed I opened my mouth to declare my dislike of all a circle under the trees by which I was shaded. I these seducing proposals, when one of the fakirs, had just begun to use the viands thus wondrously in order to hasten my decision, seized a burning provided, when the eunuchs and guards of the coal in a pair of tongs, and thrust it into my pacha rushed to punish the deserters with sticks mouth, before I could make any resistance to this and clubs, and bring them back to the place they act of devout friendship. You will readily conhad so mysteriously quitted. I had more than jecture how soon I wished to be delivered from my share of the beating, and as I sank exhausted the fakirs. My desire was accomplished the inunder the blows, I wished to be in a place of stant it was formed, but a portion of my tongue safety.

had been consumed in this holocaust to the gods “ Instantly I found myself in a dungeon enclosed of India, and since that time I have been, as you on every side, where I believed myself safe, as I perceive, a stammerer. found that my persecutors had disappeared. I “ Certainly the most diabolical of the fakirs discovered that I was not alone; and though the would not have wished to follow me to the spot darkness hindered me from learning immediately, whither I had been removed. I was in a deep the nature of my asylum, groans and the clank of gorge of the mountains of Serendib (Ceylon), chains soon revealed to me that I was in the placed exactly between a huge tiger and an lowest cells of a prison. I spent the night in enormous lion, apparently about to dispute which gloomy reflections. In the morning my compa- should have the honour of devouring me. Never nions informed me that I was still at Bagdad, in did I form a wish more rapidly than for the dethe dungeons of the fortress,-adding that they struction of these frightful animals. At the same had been all condemned to suffer the penalties of instant they sprang upon each other, and after a treason. Their sobs and despair, when they heard dreadful fight fell dead together at my feet. I in the court-yard of the prison the awful prepara- had nothing more to fear from my, two enemies, tions making for their punishment, were heart but I lay at the bottom of lofty precipices, which rending. Already through the grated windows I could not ascend, and for a day and a night I they could see the stakes for their impalement endured all the pangs of intense hunger. The fixed on the esplanade of the fortress; the creak- scent from the carcasses of the lion and tiger ing of doors and the clash of arms announced the brought a cloud of eagles and vultures, and troops approach of the executioners. In a few minutes of jackals and hyenas, into the ravine. They more I should have been involved in the fate of soon devoured the carrion, and I feared, with those poor wretches, when I addressed the genius reason, that they were about to fall upon me, who, I doubted not, had caused my misfortunes : when I exclaimed, 'Save me, O God, from this

Whoever thou art that hast conducted the unfor- gulf of destruction. Morad wishes to be released tunate Morad hither, remove him to some spot from this host of ravenous enemies, and to dwell distant from these butchers; that is what Morad in some place cultivated by man. Scarcely had desires with his whole heart and soul.'

this cry of agony issued from my lips, ere dread“In an instant prisoners and prison bad disap- ful claps of thunder, a thousand times louder than peared, and I was in a convent inhabited by idola- any I had ever heard before, echoed through the irous fakirs, near a large Indian city on the borders sky. I thought the heavens were about to fall of China. The monstrous images that crowded upon my head. The jackals and hyenas fled, my new abode were hideous and disgusting; but the eagles and vultures also fled, and I found myin this sacrilegious temple they received the wor-self, with a pleasure I cannot express, lying on ship due only to the one God. Each of these verdant turf in a rich and luxuriant country. My horrid figures was surrounded by numerous devo- wish was this time faithfully fulfilled, but the ees, and my presence seemed to excite no surprise fearful thunder had made me deaf, and you know lab, the assembly. My new hosts came round me. I that I continue so to the present hour.

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“ I approached the husbandmen whom I saw | scarcely time to cast a glance around, when four in the field, and asked them, by signs, for some black eunuchs of gigantic size and ferocious asfood. They offered me work, which I eagerly pect rushed upon me with drawn daggers. In a accepted. I was a long time happy with these moment the luxuriant images of pleasure vapishgood people; my days, indeed, were passed in ed from my mind, and I cried, in sudden agony, heavy labour, but my toil procured me sufficient "Save me, genius of the ring, from the poniards for present support, and the friendship of my of these murderers. Morad wishes to be any neighbours left me no disquiet respecting the where safe from the violence of such wretches. future. One day, resting from fatigue in my “My ring saved me. I was alone on the sandy little hut, I could not avoid tacitly comparing my shore of an island in the Indian Ocean, which toilsome lot with the luxurious ease of the wealthy appeared to me deserted. Hunger soon compelled 'How happy are they,'I murmured, half uncon- me to explore the interior, and, after clambering sciously, who possess money in abundance, over several steep rocks, I came to a grove where while my incessant labours could not produce in I found some wild fruits, which I eagerly devoura year the comforts that wealth gives them every ed. A cavern, formed by nature in the side of day. I wish that I too had gold-much gold.” the rock, afforded me an asylum during the night,

“I was suddenly interrupted by want of breath. and I soon sank into a profound slumber. When An extraordinary weight was heaped upon my I awoke. I perceived that I was surrounded by a chest and my limbs, as if the mountains of Kaf troop of black savages, quite naked, ugly, thin, (Caucasus) had been thrown over me. I was having their skins tattooed with the most whimburied under a mountain of gold, which crushed sical figures. They tied me neck and heels like my lungs, and ever since I have been asthmatic. a bundle of goods, and carried me to an open

Ah! thought I 'this treasure will cause my park where an immense crowd was assembled. death. I should have desired power rather than My appearance was hailed with a dissonant shont, wealth. I wish I were a king.

compared with which the lion's roar, the vulture's “The gold under which I groaned disappeared. scream, the panther's growl, and the serpent's I was mounted on a spirited courser, clothed in hiss, would have formed an agreeable concert. magnificent robes, surrounded by a numerous My bearers placed me near a blazing pile, and I army. I was king of Samarcand and Bokhara. soon discovered that they were worshippers of

“I was a king, but capricious destiny had badly fire, about to sacrifice me'in bonour of their inchosen the moment of my elevation. “I said that fernal deities. They were dragging me to the I was surrounded by an army-I should have said fatal altar, when I cried out. O genius, save me by two armies. A fearful battle raged round me. from these fires. I wish to be in my own country, The dead and dying were heaped upon the plain; secure from so horrid a fate.? blood flowed in torrents like the overflowings of “ The genius heard my feeble accents. He our blessed river (the Nile.) The soldiers who transported me into the bosom of my country, defended my royal cause were routed and cut to far from the barbarians, and beyond all doubt pieces. I was surrounded by rebels, and before secured from the flames, for I was at the bottom me stood the audacious usurper, full of vigour of the lowest well in the citadel of Cairo, four and rage, bis ponderous cimeter, already stained hundred cubits below the surface of the earth. I with the blood of my faithful subjects, was raised had forgotten, in my rapid invocation, to ask deover my head. The desire of escaping impend- liverance from the cords that bound me. It was ing death passed as rapidly through my mind as impossible for me to stir. I was entirely naked. a flash of lightning over the sky. I disappeared The cold water chilled me to the heart. I sank from the fatal field as the blow began to descend, deeper and deeper, the water was already above and to it I owe the ghastly scar which you must my chin, when drawing almost my last sigh, I confess is no great ornament to my countenance. wished to be as far above the earth as I was now

“With the desire of being removed from the beneath it. field of battle, there mingled almost unconsciously “Instantly I was placed on the highest of the a wish to be transported among those beauties pyramids of Ghyzeh. The burning sun scorchthat adorned the harem of the kingdom I had re-ed, and the pointed rock lacerated my naked ceived. It appears that even my slightest incli- frame. Hunger was added to the rest of my nation had sway over the mysterious being subject sufferings, and hoping to discover some Arab, I to my ring, who indulged in the cruel spori of succeeded, after much painful toil, in getting my showing, by strict obedience, that I was myself head over the edge of the platform on which Í but the plaything of his fatal power. I was now had been placed. Immediately beneath me were transported into a magnificent hall which probably two fellahs digging a pit in the sand, 'Oh! that formed a part of one of my palaces. The air was one of them were my father,' I exclaimed, aloud. perfumed with the richest odours. Columns of One of them heard my voice, and raised his head. polished marble supported a splendid dome; It was in fact my father. To recognise him and underneath it was a vast basin of porphyry, filled to desire to be with him were one and the same with limpid water, where four ladies, lovely as thought. At the instant, whether in spite of my the Houris, were enjoying the pleasures of the bonds I had made some imprudent movement, or bath,

whether, as is more probable, the infernal genius " The sudden appearance in this sanctuary of of the ring took advantage of this half-formed pleasure, of an unknown man, bleeding, covered wish to consummate my ruin, I felt myself hurlwith dust, in all the disorder of battle and flight, ed from the top of the precipice, and after being made the four ladies scream with terror. I had dashed from stone to stone and rock to rock, I fell

senseless at the very bottom of the pit which my

From the Monthly Revicw. father was digging.

The Heavens. By Robert Mudie, author of "A “What ensued I know not. On recovering Guide to the Observations of Nature," &c., &c. my senses I was on a bed in my father's hut, London: Thomas Ward and Co. 1835. suffering intolerable anguish, and attended by a Mr. Mudie is a writer who never fails tò conskilful Frank physician. The manner in which vince us, by the manner and the matter of his I had been tied, probably saved my life. My head, productions, that he is a close and earnest oblegs, and arms, remained unbroken, but they were server; and one, too, unguided by any forerunner. dreadfully bruised and stripped of their flesh. His love for the study of external nature must be My spine and ribs, however, were injured beyond intense, while his remarkable talent in throwing the power of medical science to restore, and since new light on familiar objects proves his intellect that time I have been a decrepid hunchback. to be suited to his enthusiasm, so as to simplify,

“Soon after the recovery of my health, my at the same time that he entices. In short, he family, either unwilling to bear the expense of lakes an accurate, a direct, and an ardently afsupporting helpless deformity, or perhaps dis- fectionate view of the works of creation; and covering that the bruises in my head had pro- clothes his thoughts, his discoveries, and his duced an aberration of intellect, declared me mad, feelings, in such flowing and warm language, that and stated to the magistrates that there was no the reader is suddenly and powerfully led into probability of my reason being restored. I was his strain-improved and delighted at once. This consequently placed in the Moristan, and happily result we have felt carried to the pitch, where time and quiet have abated the fits of frenzy to alone all lessons and gratification should leadwhich I was at first subject.

to a higher and warmer perception of the power, “I am resigned to my lot, and find happiness wisdom, and goodness of the Creator, than when in this peaceful asylum, which I have sworn never we sat down to study the author; a result, we to quit. I have also formed a firm resolution never think, which every one will experience on a again to form a desire or have recourse to the perusal of any part of the present elegant (elegant fatal ring, of which my imprudence and folly in every sense) little volume. rendered me so long the sport and victim.

We deny not that the author appears to us to be “I have faithfully adhered to this resolution, usually diffuse, and not very logical either in and certainly if the genius enclosed in it gave arrangement or exact in illustration. But being me proofs of his ill-humour when I disturbed him a man of a strong, ardent, and reflecting mind, by foolish demands, he may now boast of enjoy- his rapid and disjointed, but natural, observations, ing all the pleasures of complete idleness. He like pictures taken from one object at various can safely assert that since I came into the Mo- aspects, suit well the character of a popular trearistan, he has been the least employed of all the tise, and leave behind very distinct impressions genii 'that ever left Giạnistan (the land of the with those who are unacquainted with purely genii) to meddle with the affairs of the sons of technical and scientific discussions. Adam.”

The preface to this volume is not only a

beautiful piece of writing, but it happily points After Morad had concluded his story, he show-out some highly important truths, and suggests ed the ring to his auditors. One of them attempt- several striking ideas, not less shrewd than oried to snatch it; a struggle ensued, and Morad, ginal. Mr. Mudie pretends not to the authorship on the point of being conquered, threw the ring of a system of technical and philosophic astrointo the cistern that supplied the Moristan with nomy; for, as a science, that of the heavenly water. All search after it was vain. It had dis-bodies is now one of the most perfect and simple, appeared, no one knew how.

to those who approach it in a systematic manner. But convinced that there is a popular road to this science, both short and easy, he has endeavoured

to set up a finger post in this amusing and delightAN ALARMING PATRON.—Notwithstanding the prohibi. ful path, which he has done, “not by describing tion of the Koran against paintings and images, the Sul. the end to be arrived at, but by attempting to detan Mahomed II. had a fancy for the arts, and sent to scribe the way.” Such is the purpose and method invite Gentil Bellini, a Venetian painter, to his court which he has had in view, as he tells us, and his Soon after his arrival at Constantinople, Bellini was directed to paint a picture on the subject of the beheading attempt is highly praise worthy, although, perhaps, of John the Baptist. When the picture was finished, the it may be improved upon. But still, it is no easy sultan found fault with the representation of the wound. matter to divest exact science of its technicalities, ed part; and to show him that his taste was coriect, he or to perceive the extent and precision of its reach immediately drew his cimeter, and struck off the head without a knowledge of a tongue unknown to the of one of his slaves. Bellini, on leaving the presence, generality of mankind. We, therefore, without thinking he had got hold of " an ugly customer," set sail saying how far bis attempt may be improved, for Venice the same evening.

must feel gratified and pleased with the progress he has made in the present essay respecting the

laws and phenomena of the heavens. BEAUTY.-We are always less prone to admit the per.

Nothing can be more just than Mr. Mudie's fection of those for whom our approbation is demanded; observation, that however perfect and satisfactory and many a woman has appeared comparatively plain in the science of astronomy may be in the eyes of our eyes, from having heard her charms extolled, whose those who systematically have studied it, and beauty might otherwisc have been readily admitted. however ready many be io lend to its wonderful

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