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mon birds, but now I know another a.
you dve any things !- Isn't it reasonable to suppose, of my seamen, for I'll not be able to that these little creatures, having once make a good trade unless I get slick been such as we are, should feel a sort into port. Now I have three niger of friendliness towards a ship's crew, slaves on board of me,-curse them, and wish to give warning when bad they don't know much about sea-matweather or bad fortune is ahead, that ters, and are as lazy as hell, but keep every man may be prepared for the flogging them mister,-keep flogging worst ?"_" Do you conceive,” said I, them I say,—by which means, you “ that any people but seamen are ever will make them serve your ends. Well
, changed into the birds we have been as I was saying, I will let you have talking of?”—“ No, for certain not,” them blacks to help you, if you'll buy answered the mate; “ and none but them of me at a fair price, and pay it the sailors that are drowned, or thrown down in hard cash.”_" This propooverboard after death. While in the sal,” said the mate, “ sounds strange form of Carey's chickens, they under- enough to a British seaman ;-and how go a sort of purgatory, and are punish- much do you ask for your slaves ?"ed for their sins. They fly about the “ I can't let go under three hunwide ocean, far out of sight of land, and dred dollars each," replied the captain ; never find a place whereon they can I guess they would fetch more in St. rest the soles of their feet, till it pleases Thomas's, for they're prime I swear." the Lord Almighty to release them --- Why, there isn't that sum of money from their bondage and take them to on board this vessel, that I know of," himself.”
answered the mate; “ and though I Next morning I was awakened by could pay it myself, I'm sure the ownthe joyful intelligence that a schooner ers never would agree to indemnify me. was in sight, and that she had hoisted I thought you would have afforded us her flag in answer to our signals. She every assistance without asking any bore down upon us with a good wind, thing in return,-a British sailor would and in about an hour hove to, and have done so at least.”—“ Well, I vow spoke us. When we had informed you are a strange man,” said the capthem of our unhappy situation, the cap- tain. “Isn't it fair that I should get tain ordered the boat to be lowered, something for my nigers, and for the and came on board of our vessel, with chance I'll run of spoiling my trade at three of his crew. He was a thick, St. Thomas's, by making myself short short, dark-complexioned man, and his of men ? But we shan't split about a language and accent discovered him to small matter, and I'll lessen the price be a native of the southern States of by twenty dollars a-head.”—“ It is out America. The mate immediately pro- of the question, sir," cried the mate, ceeded to detail minutely all that hap- “ I have no money.”—“Oh there's no pened to us, but our visitor paid very lit- harm done,” returned the captain, “we tle attention to the narrative, and soon can't trade, that's all. Get ready the interrupted it, by asking of what our boat, boys, I guess your men will cargo consisted. Having been satis- soon get smart again, and then, if the fied on this point, he said, “Seeing as weather holds moderate, you'll rear h how things stand, I conclude you'll be port with the greatest of ease.”—“ You keen for getting into some port.” — surely do not mean to leave us in th's “ Yes, that of course is our earnest barbarous way?” cried I; “ the wish,” replied the mate, “and we hope ers of this vessel would, I am confident, to be able by your assistance to accom- pay any sum rather than that we should plish it."_“Ay, we must all assist one perish through your inhumanity."another," returned the captain—“Well, 6 Well, mister, I've got qwners too,” I was just calculating, that your plan replied he, “and my business is to would be to run into New Providence make a good voyage for them. Mar. -I'm bound for St. Thomas's, and kets are pretty changeable just now, you can't expect that I should turn and it won't do to spend time talking
aboer. Much of our time was emid and the sensations of security and freewith me pro ing for the
dom that arise from treading on the Having said this, he leaped into the earth, produce in the mind, at the terboat, and ordered his men to row to- mination of a long voyage. Every wards his own vessel. When they got step we took, seemed to infuse addion board, they squared their top-sail, tional vigour into our limbs. Our host and bore away, and were soon out of met us at the door of his mansion, and the reach of our voices. We looked at immediately introduced us to his wife one another for a little time with an and family, and likewise to several perexpression of quiet despair, and then sons who were visitors at the time. We the seamen began to pour forth a tor- were ushered into an airy hall; the rent of invectives, and abuse, against window-curtains of which had just been the heartless and avaricious shipmaster sprinkled with water and the juice of who had inbumanly deserted us. Ma- limes. The odour of the fruit, and the jor L—and his wife, being in the coolness produced by the evaporation. cabin below, heard all that passed. of the fluid, exerted a most tranquillizWhen the captain first came on board, ing influence upon the mind, and made they were filled with rapture, thinking the distressing scenes I had recently that we would certainly be delivered witnessed pass from my remembrance from the perils and difficulties that en- like a dream. We were soon convironed us; but as the conversation ducted into another apartment, where proceeded, their hopes gradually di- an elegant banquet, and a tasteful vaminished, and the conclusion of it, made riety of the most exquisite wines, awaitMrs. L-give way to a food of ed us. Here we continued till evening, tears, in which I found her indulging and then returned to the hall. From when I went below.
its windows, we beheld the setting sun, The mate now endeavoured to en- curtained by volumes of gloriouslycourage the seamen to exertion. They coloured clouds, and shedding a dazzling eleared away the wreck of the fore-top- radiance upon the sea, which stretched mast, which had hitherto encumbered in stillness to the horizon. Our vessel the deck, and put up a sort of jury- lay at a little distance; and when a mast in its stead, on which they rigged small wave happened to break upon two sails. When these things were her side, she seemed, for a moment, to accomplished, we got up our moorings, be encircled with gems. The dews and laid our course for New Providence. had just begun to fall, and that comThe mate had fortunately been upon posing stillness, which, in tropical clithe Bahama seas before, and was aware mates, pervades all nature at such a of the difficulties he would have to en- time, was undisturbed by the slightest counter in navigating them. The murmur of any kind.
Two young laweather continued moderate, and after dies sat down to a harp and piano, and two days of agitating suspense, we a gentleman accompanied them upon made Exuma Island, and cast anchor the flute. The harmony was perfected near its shore.
by the rich gushing voice of one of the The arrival of our vessel, and all the females of our party; and the flushed circumstances connected with this cheeks, and trembling eyelids of the event, were soon made known upon the charming Bahamians, shewed that Island; and a gentleman who resided the music affected their hearts, as much on his plantation, sent to request our as it delighted their ears. company at his house.
We gladly ac When the night was advanced, we cepted his hospitable offers, and imme- retired to sleep-lulled by the pleasing diately went ashore.
consciousness of being secure from Those only who have been at sea, those misfortunes and dangers, to the can conceive the delight which the ap- invasions of which we had of late been pearance of trees and verdurous fields so cruelly exposed. the odours of fruits and flowers,
THE TYROL WANDERER.
(London Magazine, Ang.)
I HAVE been in the habit of travel- growing weary of the suspicion which
ling a great deal over the world, attached to him as a spy, he poisoned and though not an author by profession, the guards by administering to them and never intending to become one, I opium in their drink, and escaped to a have yet made it my practice to note village in the south of Switzerland. down in an album, whatever I have Here, to avoid detection, he assumed seen or heard, which struck me as ex- the name of John Eugena Leitensdortraordinary. Happening the other day fer, and having sent word to his family to turn over some of its pages, I fell how he was situated, they sent him a upon the following history, related to remittance, with which he purchased me by the man himself
, a few years watches and jewellery, and travelled since, in Washington, in North Amer- as a pedlar through France and Spain. ica, in which city he then resided, and In this capacity he arrived at Toulon, I believe, still lives. He had received where his ierror and his necessities ina grant from the national legislature of duced him to embark on board a vesthat country, in consequence of servi- sel, which was bound for Egypt. AP ces rendered by him to the American ter his arrival he wandered on to Caigeneral, Eaton, during his incursion ro, where the French forces were then upon Tripoli. His story is a singular quartered, under the command of example of what human ingenuity can Menou, and to the agricultural and do, when operated on by the stimulus economical projects of the Institute he of necessity;
rendered considerable aid. In the Gervasio Probasio Santuari was born mean time, our forces landed, and afat a village near Trent, in the Tyrol, ter the victory, which the life of Aberon the 21st of October, 1772. He crombie dearly purchased, he conceivwas brought up in one of the schools of ed that things were likely to take a that country, in which part of the change, and deserted without scruple learner's time is devoted to literature, to the British army. The English and part to the exercise of the agricul- officers encouraged him to open a tural and mechanic arts. He was then coffee-house for their entertainment, sent to college for the purpose of being and he soon collected a sum of money educated for the Romish church, but which his enterprizing spirit induced not liking his occupation or prospects, him to expend in the erection of a thehe renounced his theological studies, atre, where the military amateurs used to and, young as he was, became a Bene- perform. Ilere he married a Coptic wodict, instead of a monk. His first man. On the departure of the English he employment, after his marriage, was found it necessary to retire from Alexas a surveyor of land. Shortly after- andria, and abandoning his wife, child, wards, however, when Joseph the Sec. and property, he arrived, after an ordiond ordered an expedition against the nary voyage, at Messina, in Sicily. Turks, he entered the army under At that place, being out of eniployLaudun, and marched to Belgrade, af- ment, and utterly destitute of resources, ter which he sustained his share in the he entered as a novice in a monastery siege of Mantua. After the capitula- . of Capuchin friars, and practised their tion of that city he deserted from the discipline, and enjoyed their bounty, Austrian army, to avoid the conse- until an opportunity offered of running quences of a duel in which he had been away, of which, with his usual alacriinvolved. The punishment for such a ty, he availed himself and sailed for crime, according to the rules of the Sinyrna. He soon reached ConstanAustrian military code, is death. He tinople, where he was reduced to the joined the French at Milan, and went last extremity of want, having wanderby the name of Carlo Hassanda, but ed about the city for three davs and
three nights without food or shelter. do, unless he was admitted into his At length, meeting a Capuchin friar, presence. To this sovereign presence he begged of him a pack of cards and he was accordingly conducted through a pistol, and with the aid of these he files of armed soldiers and ranks of exhibited tricks which in some meas- kneeling officers. Having arrived in ure retrieved his desperate fortune. the sick chamber, the dervise displayed About this time Brune, who command. all the pomp and grandeur of his called the French army at Milan, when ing, by solemnly invoking God and the he made his escape, arrived at Con- Prophet. He next proceeded to instantinople as the French ambassador; quire under what disease the Lashaw and fearing that he might be recognised laboured, and found that he was afflictby some of the diplomatic suite, he en- ed with a fever, accompanied with a listed into the Turkish service. Two violent inflammation of the eyes. expeditions were then on foot; one Judging from the symptoms that it was against Passwan Oglou, in Bulgaria, likely he would recover both health the other against Eli Bey, in Egypt. and sight, he boldly. declared it to be He joined the latter, and on the defeat God's will that both these events of the Turkish detachment to which he should happen after the next new belonged, saved his head by betaking moon, provided certain intermediate himself to the desert, and courting remedies should be used. Then protection from the Bedouin Arabs. searching the pouch containing his After this unfortunate expedition he medicines and apparatus, he produccontinued to make his way back to ed a white powder, which he orderConstantinople, and endeavoured in ed to be blown into the Bashaw's vain to procure from the Russian min- eyes, and a wash of milk and water ister a passport into Muscovy. llis to be frequently applied afterwards. next attempt was to obtain re-admit- Sweating, by the assistance of warm tance into the Turkish service, in which drinks and blankets, was likewise recproving unsuccessful, he assumed the ommended. He was well rewarded habit and character of a dervise. These both by money and presents; and are the functionaries of religion, and the next day departed with the caraalways combine with their sacerdotal van towards Persia, intending to be duties the offices of physician and con- nine or ten days journey from Trebijuror. To be initiated into this order sond, before the new moon should aphe made a formal renunciation of pear, that he might be quite out of Christianity, denounced its followers, reach, in case the event should prove for the wrongs and injuries they had unfortunate. The caravan, being nudone him, professed the Mahometan’ merous and heavily laden, was overfaith in due form, and to show that he taken by an organised and armed banwas in earnest, circumcised himself. ditti, who pursued them for the purThis being accomplished, he then join- poses of plunder, and finding they ed, under the new name of Murat must either fight or purchase terms, Aga, a caravan for Trebisond, on the they preferred the latter. This affair southern shore of the Black sea. On being thus setiled. he heard two of the the way he practised his profession by marauders talking to each other congiving directions to the sick, and sel- cerning the grand dervise, who had ling, for considerable sums of money, cured the Bashaw of Trebisond. He small pieces of paper on which were heard them say, that the recovery was written sentences from the Koran in confidently expected, as the more vioTurkish, which he pretended to sancti- olent symptoms had abated, and the fy by applying to the naked shaven prospect became daily more encouracrown of his head. At Trebisond he ging. The event justified their obserwas informed that the Bashaw was vations, and on the return of the caradangerously ill, and threatened with van the dervise was received with open blindness; and he was called upon in- arms at Trebisond, pronounced by the stantly to prescribe for this grand pa- lips of the sovereign to be a great and tient, which, however, he refused to good man, and once more loaded with
donations. Here he remained until took place between them, the capanother caravan set out for Mecca, and tain first swore Murat to secrecy on he joined the body of pilgrims and tra- the Koran, and then communicated ders in his hitherto auspicious charac- his project. Having agreed upon the ter of a dervise. They arrived in conditions, Murat took the earliest opdue time in the region of Yemen; but portunity of deserting to the Turks, and the Wechabites had commenced their penetrated through the desert to the fanatical encroachments. They had, Mameluke camp, where Caramelli in part, demolished the old religion of was, poor and dependent, but respectMahomet, set up their new revelation ed. It must be remembered that in its stead, burned the body of the Egypt was divided into English and prophet, and sequestered much of the French parties; the Turks being atrevenues of his shrine. The caravan tached to the French, and the Mamedid not choose to encounter the zeal lukes to the English. With a single and determination of these daring in- attendant and two dromedaries, he novators, and accordingly it halted at a proceeded with the swiftness of the distance. But Murat availing himself, wind, feeding ihe animals partly of his sanctity as a priest, and balls composed of meal and eggs, and partly of his personal adroitness, went taking no other sleep than he could over to their camp, and was well re- catch upon the back of the hard-trotceived. Having tarried as long as he ting animal, to which he had himself pleased in Mecca, he went to a port tied. He reached the Mameluke near Jidda, a city on the Red sea, and camp in safety. The Sheik, in token thence crossing to the west side, he of a welcome reception, gave him a coasted along to Suez. In that place few sequins, and refreshed him with he entered as interpreter into the ser- coffee. In a short time he so arrangvice of Lord Gordon, a Scottish trav- ed matters with the ex-Bashaw, that eller, and with him he travelled to one night Caramelli went forth, as if Cairo, and thence to Nubia and Abys- on an ordinary expedition, with about sinia. His last employment, previous one hundred and fifty followers, and to his leaving the service of that gentle- instead of returning to his Mameluke man, was to decorate with flowers, encampment, sped his way over the fruit, leaves, branches, and chandeliers, trackless sands, and with that force the hall in which his employer, on his reached the rendezvous of the enterreturn, gave a splendid fete to the for- prizing American. With all the foreign residents and consuls then at ces they could jointly assemble, they Cairo. Thence, after an absence of traversed, with extreme toil and suffersix years, he returned to Alexandria, ing, the deserts of Barca, for the purand on enquiring after his Coptic wife, pose of making a diversion in favour was told that she was in concealment. of the squadron of armed ships which A separation was readily agreed upon, the United States of America had orand by mutual consent, she formed a dered against the city of Tripoli
. Afconnexion with a Copt, a man of her ter surmounting incredible hardships, own sect. Returning once more to they arrived at Derne, and gained an Cairo, he wholly relinquished the oc- advantage over the troops of the reigncupations of a dervise, and assumed ing Bashaw in a skirmish. Immedithe office and uniform of an engineer! ately after this, a peace was concluded Here he was engaged in planning mili- with the American consul, Mr. Lear; tary works, and in superintending their in conseqnence of which, orders were execution. While thus employed news sent to ihe squadron of the United was brought him that the American States, then on the coast, and to the captain, Eaton, had arrived, and was co-operating land forces under Eaton, in search of a confidential and intrepid to discontinue hostilities. The Egypagent, to convey a message to Hamet tian host were requested to embark in Caramelli
, the ex-bashaw of Tripoli, the ships of their allies. Part of them, in Barbary. At an interview which thus stopped in their mid-career, did E
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