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"A fine girl ;--
been so hurt since poor Angelica (his order to prove it was six feet deep, bay mare) broke down. Poor Charles and overturned a bottle of Eau de has been too flighty." “His wings will Cologne in Lady Emilia's face, to conbe clipped for the future!” observed vince me that she was not painted. Poor ygung Caustic,
He has been very fellow! the first experiment cost him imprudent,” said young Candour. a dress, and the second an heiress.'
I enquired of whom they were speak- have heard,” resumed the Nobleman, ing, "Don't you know Charles Gally?” " that he lost his election for by said the Exquisite, endeavouring to lampooning the Mayor; and was disturn in his, collar; Not know Charles missed from his place in the Treasury Gally ?” he repeated, with an expression for challenging Lord C---"
“ The of pity.
“ He is the best fellow breath last accounts I heard of him," said ing; only lives to laugh and make Caustic, “ told me, that Lady Tarrell others laugh ; drinks his two bottles had forbid him her house for driving a with any man, and rides the finest mare sucking-pig into her drawing-room; and I ever saw---next to my Augelica. Not that young Hawthorn had run him know Charles Gally? why every body through for boasting of favours from his knows him ! he is so amusing ! ha! ha! sister!" “These gentlemen are really and tells such admirable stories !
,” remarked young Candour ha ! ha!---often have they kept me to us : “Not a jot;" we said to awake na yawn) when nothiog else 'ourselves.
“Poor fellow,” said his Lord " This will be a terrible blow for his ship, “ I understand he's done for ten sister,” said a young man who had been thousand !" “I never believe more listening in silence. than half what the world says,” ob a very fine girl," said the Exquisite : Served Candour. “He that has not a “ and a fine fortune," said the Noblefarthing,” said Caustic, cares little
“ The mines of Peru are nothing whether he owes ten thousand or five." to her;" “Nothing at all,” observed “ Thank Heaven !” said Candour, the sneerer: “she has no property there. " that never will be the case with But I would not have you eaught, Harry; Charles : he has a fine estate in Leices- her income was good, but is dipped, tershire.'' “ Mortgaged for half its horridly dipped. value," said his Lordship. “A large fast when the cards are put by them.” personal property.!”.
"All gone in
“I was not aware Maria was a gambler,” ammuity bills,' said the Exquisite. said the young man, much alarmed ; "A rich ancle upwards of fourscore !" “ Her brother is, Sir,” replied his in“ He'll cut him off with a shilling," formant. The querist looked sorry, said Caustic.
but yet relieved. We could see that he "Let us hope he may reform,” was not quite disinterested in his inquisighed the Hypocrite; " and sell the ries. “However;" resumed the young pack,
added the Nobleman ;--;" and Cynie, “his profusion has at least obmarry,"continued the Dandy, “Pshaw, tained him many noble and wealthy cried the Satirist, “he will never get rid friends." Ile glanced at his hearers of his habits, his hounds, or his horns.” and went on, "no one that knew him * But he has an excellent heart," said will hear of his distresses without being Candour. “Excellent,” lisped the Fop, forward to relieve them. He will find effeminately.“Excellent,'' exclaimed the interest for his money ių the hearts of his Wit, ironically. We took this opportunity friends." Nobility took snuff ; Fopto ask by what means so excellent à pery played with his watch chain ; Hy. heart and so bright a genius had con pocrisy looked grave, There was a trived to plunge himself into these disas, long silence. We ventured to regret the ters. “ He was my friend,” replied his misuse of natural talents, which, if proLordship, “anda mm of large pro- perly directed, might have rendered their perty ; but he was mad---quite mad. I possessor useful to the interests of soremember his leaping a lame pony, over ciety, and celebrated in the records of a stone wall, simply because Sir Marma- his country. Every one stared, as if duke betted him a dozen that he broke his we were talking Hebrew. "Very true, neck in the attempt; and sending a bul said his Lordship,” he enjoys great let through a poor pedlar's pack because talents. No man is a nicer judge of Bob Darrel said the piece would'nt car horse-flesh. He beats, me at billiards
Upon another occasion, and Harry at picquet; he's a dead shot began the Pesquisite in his turn;" he at a button, and can drive his-qurricle
ruineas melt very
Ty so far.
wheels over' a brace of sovereigns.'
NAVAL ANOMALIES. “ Radicalism, said Caustic, looking round for a laugh. “He is a great Why are vessels of the feminine genamateur of pictures," observed the Ex der? We read of the King George quisite, “and is allowed to be quite a having lost her bowsprit; the Queen connoiseur in beauty ; but there .(sim Charlotte sprung a leak ; the Johu pering) every one must claim the privi- Adams stove in her bulwarks ; the lege of judging for themselves. “Upon Lady Adams shifted her ballast; the my word,” said Candour, "you allow Jupiter foundered in the Gulf of Mexico; poor Charles too little. I have no and the Emperor on her beam ends. The doubt he has great courage ---though to geographical, astronomical, and political be sure, there was a whisper that young blunders are still moregross. The United Hawthorn found him rather shy; and I States has put into Holmes' Hole; the am convinced he is very generous, North America bound round Cape Horn; though I must confess that I have it the Chesapeake cleared out for London ; from good authority, that his younger the Massachusetts blown off the coast; brother was refused the loan of a hun the Mediterranean high and dry on Cape dred, when Charles had pigeoned that Cod; the Atlantic condemned as unseafool of a nabob but the evening before. worthy; the Vesuvius capsized in the I would stake my existence that he is a North sea; the Free Ocean plundered by man of unshaken honour, though, when pirates; the Equator in lat. 69. N.; the he eased Lieutenant Hardy of his pay, Globe burnt at sea ; the Zenith seized for there certainly was an awkward story a breach of the revenue laws; the Zodiac about the transaction, which was never in quarantine; the Constellation under properly cleared up; I hope that when jury masts ; The North Star shipped a matters are properly investigated, he sea on the line; the Congress hauled will be liberated from all his embarass into dry dock; and the Constitution unments; though I am sorry to be com dergoing repairs. A few general cases pelled to believe that he has been spend- and we have done. We find the Eagle ing double the amount of his income sailing for the coast of Guinea ; the annually. But I trust that all will be Æolus waiting for a wind; the Dolphin adjusted. I have no doubt upon the taking whales off Brazil; the Leopard subject.” “Norl," said Caustic. run down by the Flying Fish ; the shall miss him prodigiously at the Club, Phenix sunk in ten fathoms water; the said the Dandy with a slight shake of the Cornucopia short of provisions; the Inhead. " What a bore !" replied the vincible taken by a Dutch galliot; the Nobleman with a long yawn.
We Salus with the small-pox on board ; the could hardly venture to express compas Adamant rotting at the wharf; the Golden sion for a character so despicable. Our Age sold for the benefit of the underauditors, however, entertained very dif writers; the Howard with a cargo“ of ferent opinions of right and wrong ! slaves; and the Palinurus in want of a “ Poor fellow! he was much to be pilot; not forgetting the Who would pitied: had done some very foolish a-thought it running foul of Catch me if things ;---to say the truth was a sad scoundrel---but then he was always so mad." And having come unanimously to this decision the conclave dispersed.
Charles gave an additional proof of his A French gentleman once travelling madness within a week after this discus in his cabriolet from Paris to Calais, was sion by swallowing laudanum. The accosted by a man who was walking verdict of the Coroner's Inquest con along the road, and who begged the favor firmed the judgment of his four friends. of him to put his great coat, which he For our own parts we must pause before found very heavy, into his carriage. we give in to so dangerous a doctrine. " With all my heart," said the gentleHere is a man who has outraged the
“ but if we should not be travellaws of honour, the ties of relationship, ling to the same place, how will you get and the duties of religion; he appears your coat ?"-"Monsieur,' answered before us in the triple character of a the man, with great naiveté, “ Je serai libertine, a swindler, and a suicide. dedans"-(I shall be in it.) Yet his follies, his vices, his crimes, are all palliated or even applauded by this The word Parliament is properly a specious facon de parler.--" He was French or Norman word, signifying to mad---quite mad!"
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AN ESQUIMAUX BUILDING HIS SNOW HUT, OR
Polar Regions. i In our last number we inserted very co the workmen still fearlessly lay their pions extracts from Captain Parry's blocks of snow upon it, until it is too most interesting and valuable Journal high any longer to furnish the materials of his second Expedition to the Polar to the builder in this manner; of this Regions; our readers will remember we he gives notice, by cutting a hole close thep alluded to an Appendix annexed to the ground, in that part where the to the work, from which we have door is intended to be, which is near the selected the following relation of south side, and through this the snow is the curious and workman-like man passed. . This they continue till they ner in which the various Esquimaux have brought the sides nearly to meet in tribes set about building their winter a perfect and well constructed dome, residences :
sometimes nine or ten feet high in the - In their winter habitations, the only centre; and this they take considerable materials used by the Esquimaux care in finishing, by fitting the last
snow and ice; the latter being block or keystone, very nicely in the made use of for the windows alone. centre, dropping it into its place from The work is commenced by cutting from the outside, though it is still done by the a drift of hard and compact snow a man within. The people outside are in number of oblong slabs, six or seven the mean time occapied in throwing up inches thick, and about two feet in length, snow with the pooalleray, or slow and laying them edgeways on a level shovel, and in stuffing in little wedges of spot, also covered with snow, in a circu snow where holes have been acciden' lar form, and of a diameter from eight tally left. to fifteen feet proportioned to the num The builder next proceeds to let himber of occupants the hut is to contain. self out, by enlarging the proposed doorUpon this, as a foundation, is laid a way into the form of a gothic arch, second tier of the same kind, but the three feet high and two feet and a half pieces inclining a little inwards, and wide at the bottom, communicating with made to fit closely to the lower slabs, which they construct two passages. and to each other, by running a knife The roofs of these passages are someadroitly along the under part and sides. times arched, but more generally made The top of this tier is now prepared for flat, by slabs laid on horizontally. In the reception of a third, by squaring it first digging the snow for building the off smoothly with a knife, all of which hut, they take it principally from the is dexterously performed by one man part where the passages are to be made standing within the circle, and receiving which purposely brings the floor of the the blocks of snow from those employed latter considerably lower than that of in cutting them without. When the wall the hut, but in no part do they dig till has attained a height of four or five feet, the bare ground appears. it leans so much inward as to appear as The work just described completes if sbout to tumble every moment, but the walls of the hut, if a single apart
is generally the caeree of these, which
ment only be required; but if on ac stances of the suitor, who now visits in count of the relationship, or from any the family on a footing of increased faother cause, several families are to niliarity. None of the female part of reside under one roof, the passages are it, however, are on any occasion visible made common to all, and the first apart to him, unless he can by stealth obtain a ment (in that case made smaller) forn's glance of his fair one, who
possesses the a kind of anti-chamber, from which you superior advantage of seeing him, whengo through an arched door-way, five ever he comes to the house, through the feet high, into the inhabited apartments. lattice-work which incloses the apartWhen there are
ments of the women. the whole building At the period fixed for the wedding, a with its adjacent passages, forms a tole- Tartar Murza sends to all the neighbourrably regular cross. For the admission ing villages to come and partake of his of light into the huts, a round hole is “ festivity and good cheer. Two, three, cut on one side of the roof of each apart or more villages in a day are thus feasted, ment, and a circular plate of ice three and this lasts a week, ten days, or a fortor four inches thick, and two feet in night, according to the wealth of the diameter la into it. The light is soft bridegroom. Each guest takes with him and pleasant, like that transmitted some présent, which is as handsome as his through grogad glass, and is quite suffi- means will allow a horse, a sheep, a cient for every purpose.
lamb, várious articles of dress, nay, even When, after some time, these edifices money, are presented on this occasion. become, surrounded by drift, it is only: Much ceremony takes place in pre by the windows as I have before reparing the intended bride on the evening, marked that they could be recognized before the wedding, of which I have as human habitations. It may, perhaps, been a witness. The poor girl either then be iinagined how singular is their was, or appeared to be a very unwilling external appearance at night, when they victim, She was lying on cushions discover themselves only by a circular when I first entered, covered so as not toj disk of light transmitted through the be seen, and surronnded by the girls who window from the lamps within:
were her particular friends, the rest of next thing to be done, is to raise the women attending less closely. The á bank of some two and a half feet high, girls, at intervals, loudly lamented the all round the interior of each apartment loss of their companion, she joined except on the side next the door. This in the voice of woe. At length the bank, which is neatly squared off, forms women told her that it was time to com: their
mence the preparations. In an instant side, and the latter, the the girls all seized her, and uttering loud end opposite, the door. The passage cries, attempted to withold her from the left open up to the fire place, is between women, who struggling against them, three and four feet wide. The beds are endeavoured to force her away. This arranged by first covering the snow scene lasted till the bride was near sufferwith 4 quantity of small stones, over ing seriously from their folly, for she; which are laid their paddles and some fainted from continued exertion, and the blades of whalebone.
heat of the crowd; but this may be saidi
to have ended the contest, for they were MODÉS, OF COURTSHIP, AND obliged to give room and air for her to MARRIAGE CEREMONIALS OF recovered, the women took formal poss
revive, and some little time after she bad THE CRIM TARTARS, DE
session of their new associate. They SCRIBED BY MRS. HOLDER
then began to dye her fingers, her toer. NESS.
nails, and afterwards her hạir, which When a Tartar desires to marry, and being tied up, she at last was left to has fixed upon the family from which he repose. During the whole time I was intends to choose his wife, (in which there, she would not shew her face; and determination he must for the most part in general I have observed, that if one be influenced by interest, although the tells a Tartar girl that it is said she is reputed beauty or good qualites of about to be married, she runs immediately his bride may perhaps have been de out of the room, and will never speak to scribed to him by her attendants), his a stranger on that subject. first step is to obtain the consent of the The share which the priest has in the father This being accomplished, pre- ceremony, is, I believe very slight: het sents are sent, according to the circum: attends at the house of the bride's
occupyings and fire place; the formes
At consents to the marriage. If she answers length, much bustle and preparar in the affirmative, he says some short tion, the court being previously cleared ejaculatory prayer, blesses the couple in of all spectators, large coarse b anketing the name of the prophet, and rețires. For is fixed
up, so as to prevent all possibi this he receives a present of considerable lity of her being seen, and then, wrapped valued a horse, or a sheep, or money. in a sheet, she is carried by her brother The principal ceremony
takes place on into the house. Here fresh forms and the day when the bride is brought home ceremonies await her. Being received to her husband's house; and the ehief into one of the most private rooms, a a visitors are then invited. Eating, drink- curtain is fixed up, so as entirely ing; and dancing to the music of a drum cover one corner of it.
this the and bagpipes, form the greatest part of poor girl is placed, who, after the annoy.. the entertainment, till the cavalcade sets ance and fatigue she has undergone, is out to meet the bride. She is always glad to rest as much as she is able in this met at the frontiers of the estate on nook of her cage. Decorated now in all which the bridegroom resides, all the her gayest attire, and glittering with gold guests attending, and conducting the lady and brocade, she is still not permitted to to her future dwelling:
be seen, except by her mother and female The party, when on the road, forms a friends, who busy themselves in arranging gay and lively concourse, in which he, her clothes in proper order, and in adornwho in England would be called the ing the room with a profusion of gay happy man, is the only person who has dresses, embroidered handkerchiefs and not the appearance of being cheerful. towels, rich coverlids, and cushions of Apparelled in his worst suit of clothes, cotton or Turkish silk. All these are with unshaven face, and perhaps badly distributed around the room ; even the mounted, he rides where he is least con shifts, being new for the occasion, are spicuous, while a friend has the charge hung up with the rest, along the walls of of leading another horse for him, which the apartment, forming an extraordinary is always richly caparisoned. When
sort of tapestry.
at the distance of nearly, cles of some value are given to the win-
A SINGULAR TALE.