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ible pleasure. We encamped, and allifted with great address, by our felfires were kindled in a lovely valley. low travellers, with whom we were, The negroes fell to dresing their now become completely familiar. snake with great glee, and feasted This river displayed an abundance heartily on its Nices and rice cake; of various fish, of which our negroes while 'I preferred some dried thip caught several with peculiar ingenubeef, which from préjudice I chose ity for our evening's repast.; 'and af: rather than their high-flavoured, lux. ter a march of four hours, we gainurious banquet.
ed a rising ground, on the side of Free from the anxieties of the which we determined to spend the previous night, and fatigued by the night. Tabour and exertions of the day, I The 'surrounding country in the lay down in the midst of them, and neighbourhood of this river is truly Nept undisturbed by noise or care luxuriant; the foil is soft and loamyn till the break of day, when I awoke producing a variety of elegant flowrefreshed and cheerful,
ering shrubs, and fruit trees; among The advantage and security de. which are the wild orange and limes, rived from our innocent and volun- with tufts of the rich bannana and tary fellow-travellers, rendered it pine apple. We provided ourselves painful to me to part with them ; I with as much as we could carry of tignified my wish that they would these rich 'stores, underftanding that accompany 'us farther; they express our next day's route would be more ed some reluctance, 'but the promise irksome and fatiguing. of a few trinkets which I shewed We rose early, and as usual comthem prevailed; and these children of fortably refreshed ; my health was Bature agreed to accompany us für never better than I had hitherto exther on our journey, to the foot of perienced it in this expedition, and certain mountains which they called I seemed to feel an agility of mind Kaileo.
and body that was superior both to After bathing, a rule which I re- danger and fatigue. folved to pursue every day when the The accustomed formalities of the contiguity of water afforded me an broiled and roasted, with the morning opportunity, and which I pursued dessert and the fimple beverage, be thenceforward, we breakfasted on our ing dispatched, we set forward, with usual simple fare, and set forward.
a party of our friendly Africans in After a journey direct E. of about front.-We had ascended a floping fifteen miles, over a beautiful chan- ground, and wished to reach, by a paign country, we made the banks less circuitous route, the elevated of the river Dundy, running from country which our little party in adthe N. E. which being too rapid vance had gained, when we saw and and deep to ford, we were obliged heard them ihouting for us to haiten, to bend our course four miles along as we understood it.' We found the bank ; but the heat of the day much' difficulty to form a new path, growing irksome, we took to the cov. but at length succeeded, and were ert, and resolved to construct a raft; exceedingly alarmed to find a youth we procured timber, and having fe of abaut seventeen bewailing loudly: cured them by ropes of withy and his father, a robust, middle aged, vine, we crossed a convenient bend. cheerful man, had been bitten by a ing, and set ourselyes over by poles, large snake, which they called the
Hooper KOPPEL; the animal's of poison, after about three hours
and lower jaws are likesimple root, which the Africans al. wise armed with each a smaļler row ways carry about them; they chew of teeth, used, as I suppose, for mas. it to the consistence of a soft pulp, tication only. The Africans de. and apply it like a poultice to the scribe the effects of this poison as wound; removing it continually as extremely sudden and drcadful, if the poison discolours the application, the antidote is not immediately at until the chewed root remains of its hand : in this case, the. Body is said original colour, when they finish the to swell to an uncommon bulk, with operation by washing the part affect- excruciating torture ; the swelling ed in clean water, and applying a continues till the body bursts, when large portion of the root, which they death follows and closes the scene. fasten with 4 bandage over the
We had a difficult journey for the wound, where it remains till the next day, it was therefore agreed cure is effected. We necessarily to gain the eastern side of the hill, halted till the process was complet- or rather mountain, upon which we ed, and as it was tedious, were con now were; and having set out about strained to prepare for dresling our three o'clock, we reached the summid-day meal earlier than usual. mit by an easy march, through a bro
The animal that had been thus ken and unequal piece of ground; the cause of our delay, measured nine and at about seven o'clock, being feet without the head, which much fatigued, we reached an agreeflat and somewhat resembling the able situation, where we proposed to forepart of the Sole
. Fish, or black rest for the night. flounder; the tongue forked ; the The customary preparations of body thick; the back of a dirty yel. collecting wood for fire, and arranglow and brown, very like the rattle. ing our rations of food, were scarcely snake. The bite is not always cura- made, when one of the Africans ble, to which cause must be attrib. signified with some alarm that he uted the grief of the boy ; his fa- saw a fire at fome distance. I had ther, however, appeared no wife dif- seen a small blaze myself
, a few min. concerted, and we had the pleasure utes before ; but felt no sense of to see the medicine come from the alarm at it, more than I should at wound without the least' appearance any other ordinary occurrence, from
being unacquainted with the dan- whose pacific disposition ny guide ger. The distance might be about suggested some fears ; a matter the three leagues, and it was on a moun more alarming to me, as it was not tain from which we were separated his usual character hitherto to betray by a deep and gloomy valley; I symptoms of alarm. found that Hurdee as well as my We pursued our journey, keeping other companions were extremely the deepest covert of the woods, ocuneasy, and signified that it would be casionally ascending every promipreferable to remove to a situation, nent ground that could afford a profwhere we should be covered from
pect of the country before us. This the danger of our fire's being seen day for the first time I saw a panat a distance. We accordingly bent ther; he was discovered by Hurdee ; our course to the southward round he came frequently in sight, but hung the contiguous hill ; and after a down his head and retired into some march of about a mile and a half, neighbouring thicket whenever we found a convenient shelter under a turned round to look at him. My lofty cliff of rocks, where we con-' guide, simply enough, said the beast trived to dress fome venison, caught was terrified at seeing a white man, the preceding day by one of our Af- and to this cause it was he attributricans, in a snare that he had set for ed his retiring, when I turned round. the purpose. We passed the night Such, however, was the fact; for to a later hour than usual, in conver when I kept advancing, and Hurdce sation with our companions, who remained a few paces behind, tlie were to part with us, on their return, animal seemed to redouble his pace in the morning. We Nept till the forward till I turned round, and he usual hour the next morning without then retreated with equal precipitaalarm. The distance from the water tion. we found to be a very severe incon My companion suggested a fear veniencé ; so we haftened our dry that he might climb a tree and spring repast, and having distributed, as I upon us, as he said it was a common proposed, a variety of trinkets among practice with those animals; and beour good natured friends, we saw ing obliged still to travel through the old man and his son depart in the woods to avoid discovery by the perfect health and spirits, and with natives, it was no less dangerous for Tome evidences of regret at our sep- us to fire our guns. Hurdee feared aration, a sentiment which came capture, as he said he should cer. home to my bosom with new and tainly be destroyed, if taken, and redoubled sensibility.
that I fould be kept at least a conIt was in vain to repine, and reso- siderable time á captive, perhaps till lution to persevere, and fortitude to ranfomed.-Night approaching with bear, were now the only feelings, this choice of difficulties, we relolved that could be of use to us. I deter. to retire into a thick recefs; and mined to brave every apprehenfion there keep large fires burning all and in a critical time, for we were night; to sleep and watch by turnsa now on the confines of a nation, of
(To be continued.)
COMMON SENSE IN DISHABILLE.
“ I am no hypocrite," SAID Ned Dash, as he was rebuk. object than to make the poffeffor
ed by a sober moralist, after en- pear better than he is. Where is tertaining his companions half an the harm of this? I see none. On hour with the history of his late am the contrary, much good refulting
You, Master Dalh, are not from it. We applaud the painter the only person, who would make de- for casting the defects of his original corum hypocrisy, and hypocrify a in the shade; and none but those vice.
who prefer ugliness to beauty, will Both the thoughtless beau, and censure a person for calling in the the would-be philosopher, to avoid aid of art, to conceal the deformities the imputation of hypocritical profef- of nature, and to add charms, where fions, disclaim their belief in the or- her parsimony has denied them. acles of truth, and rather than im Few people are so depraved, as pose on mankind with the cloak of not to admire the beauties of the virtue, will send their vices naked mind ; and it is, at least, of as much into the world.
consequence to hide its defects, and So far has this undisguised frank- fet off its graces to advantage, as ness become prevalent, among what those of the body. the last age called licentious, the Hypocrify, in the subordinate present, liberal, people, that the open part of its duty, what is called politearowal of one's disgrace is, with ma ness in manners, has the same end ny, a sufficient salvo for his crimes; that it has in morality and religion, and a man's confession that he is a the happiness of mankind, in the revillain, in the courts of free-thinkers, straint of vice and profanity. is given and received as plenary If a man have a heavy heart, Hye proof of his honesty.
pocrisy, or, if you please, politeness, Leaving others to celebrate the dictates to him to assume the appeare praises of this new-fangled, upstart ance of cheerfulness; if a morose liberality, I shall attempt to say a disposition, to counterfeit good hu. few things in favour of its vanquish- mour. Though this affectation may ed opponent, Hypocrify. Though not fet upon him with a perfect good in this attempt I may prove unsuce grace, yet if he is condemned, it is cessful, as I shall be obliged to beat not because he practises this innocent against the tide of prejudice, yet I dissimulation, but because he has not shall discharge a duty, that hunian- carried it to greater perfection. ity owes to an injured exile, which Most people bad rather witness an popular clamour has inconsiderately artificial smile, than an unaffected turned out of office, and expelled grinan affected laugh, than a natthe community.
and for the same reason There is, indeed, one species of that we prefer a varnished or gilt bute Hypocrify, that never ought to be ton to the unpolished surface of baser tolerated, that which conceals a trai. metal. Hypocrisy, like the goldtor, and is assumed for the purpose smith, lends her aid to polish and of injuring another. Far otherwise beautify the surface. We ought to with that kind, which has no other commend the art, while we regret
that there is occasion for its use. Hy the more we are in danger of imbib. pocrify deserves our praise for what ing the contagion. Here Hypoca little she does : we can only censure risy, if allowed, would act the pare nature for leaving so much undone. of charity, and not only hide, but In our moral duties, or rather the prevent, a
"s multitude of fins." breaches of them, the office of Hy. While we pofíefs an inclination to pocrisy is more necessary and impor- transgress, ihe takes away half the tant. Do not understand me, Rey inducement, by hiding the examples erend Sirs, that we ought to be con of others. Like a faithful inspector tented with the appearance instead of police, she carefully conceals from of the reality ; but where we cannot the
of the world the filth' fhe have the latter, let us strive for the cannot remove, in that worst of nuisformer. For the same reason that sancés, a corrupt heart; and by sealwe prize good above evil, ought we ing the mouth, the outlet to contanot to value the appearance of good gion, from a depraved mind, and above the appearance of evil? I burying in oblivion the obnoxious speak the language of man to man, deeds that flow from it, cuts off the and appreciate the utility of Hypoc- principal source of communicative risy, only as it conduces to the hap- vice. piness and good order of society. Is it for this that Hypocrisy is
What we are, is a question be. cried down as old fashioned and usetween us and Him who cannot be less, in the present liberal age ? If deceived or benefited by false appear- fo, it is not that it is criminal, but
What we appear to be, is the because it prevents us from being so. question between us and our fellow- While the substance of morality and creatures, with whom appearances religion, as some affert,“ sieeps with have often the effect of reality. our fathers,” though we may not be
Though prompted by a bad incli- able to recal it to life, we ought to nation, we seldom sin without the reverence the shade of our departed authority of example. Evil exam- friend, and hang up its picture for ples are contagious. The more of the folace and contemplation of our them we find among our companions, friends, our children, and ourselves.
in the celebrated action of Bunk. words. At the second assault he