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and still in use among People Man has given nothing to himwhom we presume to call Sava- self: he has received all. And ges! “O Eternal ! have mercy she who planted the ear, shall, upon me, because I am palling he not hear? he who formed the away : 0 Infinite! because I am eye, shall he not see? he who but a speck: 0 Molt Mighty! teacheth Man knowledge, shall because I am weak : 0 Source not he know?" I should confiof Life ! because I draw nigh to der myself as offering an insult to the grave: 0 Omniscient! be- the understanding of my reader, cause I am in darkness: 0 All and should derange the plan of bounteous! because I am poor! my work, were I to infift longer O All sufficient! because I am on the proofs of the existence of nothing."
AFRICAN HOSPITAĻITY. [From Park's Travels in the Interior of Africa.] EGO, the capital of Bambar, many flaves in conveying people
which I had now ar over the river, and the money rived, confifts, properly speaking, they receive, though the fare is of four distinct towns ; two on the only ten Kowrie shells for each northern bank of the Niger, call- individual, furnishes a confideraed Sego Korro, and Sego Boo; ble revenue to the king in the and two on the southern bank, course of a year. The canoes called Sego Soo Korro, and Sego are of a singular construction, See Korro, They are all fur. each of them being formed of the rounded with high mud walls ; trunks of two large trees, renderthe houses are built of clay of a ed concave, and joined together, square form, with flat roofs : not fide by side, but end ways, some of them have two stories, the junction being exactly across and many of them are whitewash- the middle of the canoe ; they are ed. Besides these buildings, therefore very long, and disproMoorish mosques are seen in eve- portionably narrow, and have ay quarter, and the streets tho' neither decks nor mafts ; they narrow, are broad enough for are however very roomy, for I every useful purpose, in a coun observed in one of them four try where wheel carriages are en.
horses and several people crofling tirely unknown. From the best over the river. When we arrivo enquiries I could make, I have ed at this ferry, we found a great reason to believe, that Sego con- number waiting for a passage ; tains altogether, about 30,000 in- they looked at me with filent habitants. The king of Bam- wonder, and I distinguished, with barra constantly resides at Sego concern, many Moors among See Korro; he employs a great them. There were three differ,
ent places of embarkation, and uncomfortable, for the wind rose the ferry-men were very diligent and there was great appearance and expeditious, but from the of a heavy rain; and the wild crowd of people, I could not im- beasts are so very numerous in mediately obtain a passage, and the neighborhood, that I should sat down upon the bank of the have been under the neceflity of river to wait for a more favoura- climbing up the tree, and refting ble opportunity. The view of amongit the branches: About this extensive city , the numerous sunset, however, as I was prepar. canoes upon the river ; the ing to pass the night in this mancrowded population, and the cul- ner, and had turned my horse tivated state of the surrounding loose that he might graze at lib. country, formed altogether a erty, a woman, returning from prospect of civilization and mag- the labours of the field, stopped nificence, which I little expected to observe me, and perceiving to find in the bofom of Africa. that I was weary and dejected,
I waited more than two hours inquired into my situation, which without having an opportunity of I briefly explained to her ; wherecrossing the river; during which upon, with looks of great com. time the people who had crossed, passion, the took up my faddle carried information to Manfong and bridle, and told me to follow the king, that a white man was her. Having conducted me into waiting for a passage, and was her hut, she lighted up a lamp, coming to see him. He imme- fpread a mat on the floor, and diately sent over one of his chief told me I might remain there for men, who informed me that the the night. Finding that I was king could not possibly fee me, very hungry, she faid she would until he knew what had brought procure me something to eat. me into his country, and that I She accordingly went out, and must not presume to cross the riv- returned in a short time with a er without the king's permission. very fine fith, which, having He therefore advised me to lodge caused to be half broiled upon at a distant village, to which he fome embers, fhe gave me for pointed, for the night ; and said, fupper. The rites of hospitality that in the morning he would being thus performed towards a give me further inftructions how stranger in distress, my worthy to conduct myself.
bene actress, pointing to the mat, very discouraging. However, as and telling me I might sleep there there was no remedy, I set off without apprehension, called to for the village ; were I found, the female part of her family, to my great mortification, that who had stood gazing on me all no person would admit me into the while in fixed altonishment, his house. I was regarded with to resume their task of fpinning affonishment and fear, and was 0 cotton, in which they continued bliged to fit all day without viet- to employ themselves great part uals in the shade of a twee j and of the night. They lightened the night threatened to be very their labourby fongs, one of
which was composed extempore, pity the white man ;' no mother for I was myself the fubject of it has he, &c. &c.' Trifling as this It was sung by one of the young recital may appear to the reader, women, the rest joining in a fort to a person in my situation, the of chorus : The air was sweet circumstance was affecting in the and plaintive, and the words, lit- highest degree. I was oppressed erally translated, were these.. by such unexpected kindness, and « The winds roared, and the rains sleep fled from my eyes. In the fell : the poor white man, faint morning I presented my comparand weary, came and fat under fionate landlady with two of the our tree. - He has no mother four brass buttons which remainto bring him milk; no wife to ed on my waistcoat, the only recgrind his corn. Chorus. Let us ompence I could make her.
* Versification under our poetical head,
HENRY AND REBECCA.
NE misty morning, such as male child, entered on a world
Henry was walking swiftly thro' been made to receive him.
" I will plied excessive grief, he directed take care of you while I live - I his course to that part of the wood will beg for you rather than you : from whence it came.
shall want- but first, I will carry As he advanced, in spite of the you to those who at present can thick fog, he discerned the ap- do more for you than myself.”. pearance of a female scudding a Thus Henry said and thought, way on his approach. His eye while he inclosed the child carewas fixed on this object ; and re- fully in his coat, and took it in gardless where he placed his feet, his arms. But about to walk his foon he shrunk back with horror, way with it, an unlucky query on perceiving they had nearly struck him, where he should go. trod upon a new-born infant, ly " I must not take it to the ing on the ground !-a lovely dean's," he cried, “ because lady
Clementina will suspect it is not welcome reception it was likely nobly, and my uncle will suspect to encounter from a proud world! it is not lawfully born. Nor mult He now slipped the fatal string I take ic to lord Bendham's for from its neck ; and by this the self same reason-though, affectionate disturbance causing could it call lady Bendham mo- the child to cry, he ran (but he ther, this whole village, nay the scarce new whither) to convey it whole country round would ring to a better nurse. with rejoicings for its birth. How He at length found
himself at strange!" continued he, “ that we the door of his dear Rebeccashould make fo little of human for so very happy Henry felt at creatures, that one fent among us, the good luck which had befallea wholly independent of his own him, that he longed to bestow a high value, becomes a curse in- part of the blefling upon her he Atead of a blessing by the mere ac
loved. cident of worthless circumftan He sent for her privately out ces."
of the house to speak to him He now, after walking out of When she came, the wood, peeped through the
« Rebecca," said he (looking folds of his coat to look again at around that no one observed him) his charge-he started, turned. “Rebecca, I have brought you pale, and trembled, to behold fomething you will like," what, in the surprise of first fee " What is it?" she asked. ing the child, had escaped his ob • You know, Rebecca, that fervation. Around its little throat you love deserted birds, itrayed was a cord entwined by a slipping kittens, and motherless lambsnoose, and drawn half-way-as I have brought something more if the trembling hand of the mur pitiable than any of these. Go, derer had revolted from its dread- get a cap and a little gown,
and ful office, and he or she had left then I will give it you.' the infant to pine away with nak " A gown !” exclaimed Reednets and hunger, rather than becca. “ If you have brought fee it die,
me a monkey, much as I should Again Henry wished himself esteem any present from you, injoy of the treasure he had found; deed I cannot touch it.” and more fervently than beforc ; “A monkey !” repeated Henfor he had not only preserved one ry, almost in anger-then changfellow-creature from death, but ing the tone of his voice, exclainianother from murder.
ed in triumph, Once more he looked at his “ It is a child !" charge, and was transported to On this he gave it a gentle observe, upon its fercne brow and pinch, that its cry might confirm Aleepy eye, no traces of the dan. the pleating truth he ipoke. gers it had passed-no trait of *A child !" repeated RebecIhame either for itfelf or its pa ca in amaze. rents--no discomposure at the un “ Yes, and indeed I found it,"
« Found it?"
having brought it to you? I know ♡ Indeed I did. The mother, no one but yourself to whom I I fear, had just forsaken it.” would have trufted it with plea66 Inhumane creature !"
,hold, Rebecca! I am * Mueh obliged to you,” resure you will pity her when you peated Rebecca with a very ferisee her child-you then will know ous face, “ if I did but know she must have loved it- and will what to do with it-where to put consider how much the certainly it-- where to hide it from
fahad suffered, before the left it to ther and sisters." perih in a wood.”
“ Oh! any where" - returned “Cruel !” once more exclaim- Henry-" It is very good-It ed Rebecca.
will not cry-but if they should "Oh! Rebecca, perhaps, had discover it, they will take it from she possessed a home of her own, you, prosecute the wretched moThe would have given it the best ther, and send the child to the place in it-had the possessed mo work-house.” ney, she would have dressed it “ I will do all I can!” replied with the nicest care-or had she Rebecca, “ and I know I can been accustomed to disgrace, she take milk from the dairy, and would have gloried in calling it bread from the pantry, without hers ! But now, as it is, it is sent its being missed, or my father to us, to you and me, Rebecca, much the poorer. But if it should to take care of.”
cry Rebecca, foothed by Henry's That instant they were interrupt compassionate eloquence, held outed by the appearance of the stern her arms and received the impor. curate at a little distance. Henry tant parcel-and, as the kindly was obliged to run swiftly away, looked in upon the little stranger, while Rebecca returned by stealth
“ Now are not you much o into the house with her innocent bliged to me," said Henry, " for burden.
Commemoration of AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.
Br Luther Richardon.
CITIZENS AND FELLOW COUNTRYMEN !
NEW era in the annals of patriotism ; liberty, guided by
time has commenced ; ty. reason, has began her bright caranny has yielded the sceptre to reer. Science has erected her tem.