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did not fail gratisying their curiosity by taking a peep at him baker's shop, with the holy water. I asked my companion if from behind the columns of the cloisters during the time he she knew what they had been doing there. The lady said, was employed.'
she had no doubt they had been sprinkling. When I encuired Among the descriptions of the antiquities observed by the meaning of this ceremony, I found that some of the Roman Mrs. S. in the course of her tour, that of the remains at church, by going into the shops, and sprinkling the holy was
Catholic clergy practise a system of extortion, peculiar to their Carnac is the most interesting, She
ter, to give a blessing to the master's trade: for which oblig. We hired a cabriolet, and left Auray early this morning; ing act, they receive a compensation in money. The priests be-ides the driver, a man accompanied us, who walked by the have inany other methods of genieel begging. If you go into side of the voiture, in order to render his assistance in prevent. a church or cathedral and take a chair, even while the mass is ing it from being upset by the large, loose, and broken rocks perforining, they come up to you, and solicit some tritie in that strewed the way, and lie in confused heaps about the payment of your seat; and, soon after, another priest will preroad. After travelling three leagues through a desolate and sent you wití a dish, into which you throw whatever money wild country, we arrived at a spot about a mile from the sea you please. To whom these collected sums are given I do shore, where this curious Celtic antiquity remains a monu- not know; but I dare say they are considered too sacred to ment at once of the power and insufficiency of man ; for his be suffered to depart from the church!' own stupendous work has long outlived all memory of its founder or its history. Carnac is infinitely more extensive description, and forins a good sequel to Mr. Turner's
Mrs. Stothard's work, it will be seen, is of an agreeable much broken, fallen down, and displaced, they consist of Tour in Normandy. eleron rows, of unwrought pieces of rock or stone, merely set up an end in the earth, without any pieces crossing them at top. These stones are of great thickness, but not exceeding | Lellers written for the Post and not for the 'Press. Senine or twelve feet in height; there may be some few fifteen
cond Edition. 12mo. London, 1820. feet. The rows are placed from fifteen io eighteen paces from each other, extending in length (taking rather a semicircular We are often told in prefaces and introductions to epistoclirection) above half a mile, on unequal ground, and towards lary works, that the letters were written without any inone end upon a hilly site. The semicircular direction was tentiou of being made public, and that nothing but the probably accidental; as, from their situation, it was not pos-earnest intreaties of friends, to whose jadgment the author sible to see all the ground at once, in order to range them in deferred, would have induced their publication. The a straight line. When the length of these rows is considered, author of the volume before us gives us a similar ia-suthere must have been nearly three hundred stones in each, and there are eleven rows: this will give you some idea of rance in the title-page; and we once thought a slight the immensity of the work, and the labour such a construction transposition would reconcile us to the title, and that the required. It is said that there are abuve four thousand stones letters were written for the press and not for the post; but now remaining. We remarked three tumuli,-probably the on perusal of the whole, we found that the greatest porgraves of chiefs; they are formed of large stones placed upon tion of them were fit for neither the post nor ihe press, aleach other, on a raised bed of earth. In some places the irre- though we have the bookseller's assurance, that they have gular line of the work is broken, by the ground having been twice gone through the latter. The letters are estremnely cleared for fields; in others, stones that have fallen were broken dull and insipid, the language meagre, and the few facts up and carried away for building. More injury has, perhaps, that are detailed are very rarely of any interest, although been done to this siupendous Celtic work by the hand of man than by that of time. The place was peculiarly well chosen a traveller through Great Britain, Italy, &c. might have for obiaining materials 10 construct such a monument, as the been expected to pick up something to reconcile a friend ground, for mises round, is full of rock. We could gain no to the expense of postage. As we have no wish to be seinformation from the people, relative to any thing that might vere on the author, we conclude with the most interestiny have been found; for, in answer to whatever we said to the letter in the whole volume. The letter is from Lady S. peasantry, we received replies in the Breton tongue, of whicito Lady T., and is dated Naples, October, but in what this was repeated whenever we accosted them. I have been year this deponent knoweth not. She writes, informed by a priest, but I know not how far it may be cor- I mentioned, my dear daughter, that I got the particulars rect, that the word Carnac signifies literally, in the Breton lan- of a most romantic and interesting history lately, and I only guage, a field of flesh: if this be the true meaning of the word, now have found leisure to write them down for you. When it would lead one to conjecture that these stones were placed in public with the Marchioness of S--, I had seen her fre-. in memory of some great battle, or as memorials in a common quently address a very pleasing fine young woman, whose cemetry of the dead. The people have a singular custom name and rank I knew, but nothing more; and she said she whenever their cattle are diseases, of coming amongst these wished I should be better acquainted with her before she told stones, to pray to St. Cornelius for their recovery. Such a
me her history. She was reserved, but had a mild sort of practice may be a remnant of Pagan superstition continued in quiet melancholy in her manner, that attracted me very much; Christian times; but I must remark that St. Cornelius is the and you shall now learn the cause. I am not at liberty to give patron saint of tbe neighbouring church.
her full name, so you must be satisfied with her being called 'I cannot learn that the peasantry of this country have any Rosalie, after her Saint. She was the daughter of one of the traditions about Carnac; and I must here observe, that no re- first houses in this country, and brought into the world with lations or accounts, given either by the poor or more en- every advantage, having been educated at home, and under lightened people of Brittany, can be relied upon.'
a very aimiable mother, who, unfortunately, died when she We have not touched on the religious ceremonies no- partner in life every way worthy of her? and what seldom
was only fifteen. Her father had selected a youth for her ticed by Mrs. S. which are, of course, nearly the same in happens, the young people were allowed to form an attachall Catholic countries; we shall, however, quote one short inent before marriage by a considérable degree of intimacy. passage on this subject. Mrs. S. is speaking of Bayeux, The
young Count's mother was a high violent character, but I was walking with an English lady, this morning, who re- had not openly opposed this ; however, she conducted herself sides here, wheu. I observed some priests coming out of a
in a manner that showed little partiality to her future dangbter. All, however, went on tiil a few days before the marriage; great and splendid were the preparations, and future sery: this proved a greatness of mind, which she has never happiness appeared within their reach. The young people, as deviated from since. usual, were separated for the last two days: one hardly dare • Once, and only once, they met in private society, and she glance at the feelings with which they parted, to meet again requested only her father and husband might be witnesses. in the happiest union; love and hope binding them to all fu- with such a woman, what must have been the effect upon al} tnre chances against the completion of their happiness. The present. She clasped him to her heart, and wept in his arms; evening before the marriage day, Count P.'s mother came to then turned to her husband, and said to Couot P," To this his house, newly prepared for his bride, and said, it had been generous man we owe this indulgence; kneel with me, and resolved the marriage should take place on that night, pri- swear it is the last intercourse we shall ever have together.” vately, to spare his lovely Rosalie's feeliligs, as she shrunk • You may believe this noble woman's example won him to from the public solemnity, and that all should be ready, and follow her upright views; and, I am told, at no moment of at an hour she named, he would be called for by the father. their lives, during those years, has that vow ever been broken: Accordingly, every thing was so arranged, and the young in public they meet, but the life of each is exemplary: She man was conducted to church, his carriage following his sup- fills the situation of a wife and mother to perfection, and is reposed father-in-law. At the altar, which was dimly lighted warded by the respect of her busband and all her society. stood his mother and the bride, covered with a very thin sil- | There is an elevated character in her sorrows and self-comver tissue veil; and the ceremony proceeded. The youth, mand, that attracts my veneration : and, as to bim, I do think whose thoughts were fixed on his present happiness, and en- one of her most severe and secret pangs must be to read in bis grossed by the service, distinguished no one, and received his faded form, and fine dejected countenance, what he has sufwife in full confidence. Silent she was, but tranquil; and his fered. To me, all the penance that superstition could insent, mother carried her home: all the cortège parted; and he fol. or romance ever dictated, falls short of this existence : but in lowed to his own house, there to unveil the treasure of bis all sorrows being shared, and virtuous, there must be support; beart. He found the saloon illuminated, and his brother and and this, truly, she merits and obtains. In England, much sister, who on some pretence had been kept absent from the feeling would be given to the busband; but, I suppose, there cereinony, seemingly waiting in impatience with his mother is not in Naples a man who has better reason to think well of beside the bride. The doors closed after him, and his mother his wife, and he chose the lot for himself, when he could not withdrew the veil, and discovered to him that his wife was a foresee it was to end so well. beautiful idiot, whose large estates she had long coveted, and • The idiot and mother both live, no one knows where. had taken this most wicked manner of obtaining for her fa- Count P. married his sister to a Venetian, and devotes his time inily. The anguish that followed brought him io the gates of to her and her family. Adieu : my blessing ever attend you.' death, and the loss of reason had nearly been the price at which she gained the success of a plan, truly diabolical. His sister, a most amiable creature, soothed him, at last, into Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within submission to his hard fate, after finding no means were left the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations in to set him free. Of the inother and idiot I say nothing; he Egypt and Nubia, &c. By G. Belzoni. never saw either, I believe, from that hour; public hatred followed both, you may suppose, though one only could be
(Concluded from our last, p. 824.) called guilty. Rosalie's fate, I believe, bas drawn more tears We now come to the last part of this work, Mrs. Belzoni's than any event in real life ever did in Naples. Public proof. Trifling Account.' We have already stated that this was brought her father, next morning, of the marriage, but, lady, who, we believe, is an English woman, and who parit was added, the bride being veiled, her name was not known. takes so largely of the spirit and resolution of her husbaud, silence) to his villa, and there, I understand, with more of accompanied M. Belzoni to Egypt, and in the first jourtenderness than might have been expected from his stern cha- ney up the Nile. She afterwards resided at Soubra, on racter, unfolded what he deemed the treachery of her lover. the top of the temple of Osiris, in the isle of Phile, at The death-blow to all her happiness was such, as her most in Cairo, and other places, until, disdaining to live in interesting countenance proves, fifteen years cannot efface; and, glorious ease,' while her husband was seeking a deathless for a couple of years life seemed 'held by a very slender fame by his researches, she prevailed on him to allow her thread. That a young woman should remain unmarried out to go to the Holy Land; a journey which she undertook of a convent, is a thing unknown; and her vast possessions alone, dressed in the habit of the male sex, and armed made her father anxiously desire to see ber married, before with a brace of pistols stuck in a belt under her coat. the fatal truth was made known to her, as the sacredness of Mrs. Belzoni left Cairo on the 5th of January, 1818, and sorrow had kept aloft all intruders, and her father resolved she should return to the world under the protection of a hus- arrived at Damieta on the 10th, where she was detained band. How this was brought about, may be accounted for two months. She arrived at Jerusalem on the 19th of by those who know the state of society here. All she desired, March, just in time to witness the Catholic ceremony that when she found her father's will, must be obeyed, was a full took place the last three days of passion week, inside of explanation of her situation to the Marquis whom she the building that covers the holy sepulchre. She aftermarried.
wards went to the Jordan, to Nazareth, to Bethlehem, • Thus, my dear, was this tragedy brought to the most try-'to St. Giovanni, and to the desert where he preached, ing scene--the discovery of her lover's innocence, after she and to the valley where David killed Goliab. With hierself was another’s
. The Marquis undertook this; he is a much difficulty and by stealth, Mrs. B. got into the tein“I have worked my way thus far
, my dear daughter, to ple, accompanied by a Christian resident, but being unacshow you human nature under quite a new light. Rosalie quainted with the language, she could ascertain very few was now only nineteen, when this hardest part of her trial was
particulars respecting it. appointed her : but the effects were quite different from what This journey is only interesting from the circumstances might have been looked for; the cup of misery appeared to under which it was prosecuted, for there is scarcely a single have overflowed, and she received the intelligence as a relief incident or description worthy of notice. Of the Chrisfrom the bitterness of her former pangs; and, grateful for his tians resident in the Holy Land, we are told that, faith, she owned it was wisely done to place new duties before her, ere she was acquainted with his share in their mutual mi-l opportunity of mixing with in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Na
•The domestic comfort of the Christian women I had the
zareth, was much greater, and they were much more respected room for some time, that on bringing it out in the air, it would by their husbands, than any I had seen since I left England; begin drawing the air in, and on putting it on some marjorum, for the state of the Christian women and natives of Egypt is it has had a wonderful effect on it inmediately; its colour not better than the Mahometans. During a few months' re. became most brilliant. I believe it will puzzle a good many sidence in the Holy Land, particularly in Jerusalem, I used to say what cause it proceeds from. If they did not change to go among them every day. In their houses they were par- when shut up in a house, but only on taking them in a garden, ticularly neat and clean ; though they had neither chairs nor it might be supposed the change of the colours was in consetables, yet, according to their customs, they were very proud quence of the smell of the plants; but when in a house, if it to furnish their little place; such as having mattresses with good is watched, it will change every ten minutes; some moments coverings, and quiltseof printed cotton, which are things of a plain green, at others all its beautiful colours will come out, some consideration in Syria, besides a handsome set of coffee- and when in a passion it becomes of a deep black, and will cups, and pictures on the walls; they are fond of ornaments swell itself up like a balloon, and, from being one of the most in their houses, but every thing for use and comfort. The beautiful animals, it becomes one of the most ugly. It is women in the quarters were the wives of the carpenters and true they are extremely fond of the fresh air, and on taking scrivans employed in the temples, so that I used to see all them to a window where there is nothing to be seen, it is easy their customs. They used to wash their clothes on Friday to observe the pleasure they certainly take in it; they begin and Saturday, and mend and fold them up with the greatest to gulp down the air, and their colour becomes brighter, I neatness, and clean up all the house for the Sunday, which think it proceeds in a great degree from the temper they are they passed in the most comfortable and amicable way; they in; a little thing will put them in a bad humour: if in crosshad only to prepare their little dinner; husband and wife, fa. ing a table, for instance, you stop them, and attempt to turn ther and mother, and children, always eat together, and some-them another road, they will not stir, and are extremely obtimes invite a few friends to dine with them on a Sunday, or stinate; on opening the mouth at them it will set them in a go and take a walk. The best part of the women I knew passion; they begin to arm themselves by swelling and turning were very pretty, and some would even in England have been black, and will sometimes hiss a little, but not much. The accounted beautiful. I knew one young married woman : ac-third I brought from Jerusalem was the most singular of all cording to my idea of female beauty, she was very fair, with. I ever had : its temper, if it can be so called, was extremely out that sickly fairness which is so often seen in the east; I sagacious and cunning. This one was not of the order of the have seen no face to please me so much in any place I have green kind, but a disagreeable
drab, and it never once varied been in since; something so extremely expressive in her in its colour in two months. On my arrival in Cairo, I used countenance; large, full, light blue eyes, with an engaging !o let it crawl about the room, on the furniture. Sometimes simplicity seldom to be met with in those countries. In ge- it would get down, if it could, and hide itself away from ine. neral, their eyes are black, and, when expressive of modesty, me, but in a place where it could see me; and sometimes, on are very pleasing; but then there are some that disgust you my leaving the room and on entering, it would draw itself so by too bold or forward a look, or extreme stupidity. I'vi-thin as to make itself nearly on a level with whatever it might sited a family belonging to a Christian merchant-I do not be on, so that I might not see it. It had often deceived me mean merchants like ours; but, however, he was very well so. One day, having missed it for some time, I concluded it off; his house had every domestic comfort, and was pro- was hid about the room; after looking for it in vain, I thought vided even with what are considered luxuries, and would, in it had got out of the room, and made its escape; in the course England, be thought so too. I took a lady, then in Jerusa- of the evening, after the candle was lighted, I went to a basket lem, to see this family. In Bethlehem, the Turks are abso that had got a handle across it; I saw my cameleon, but its lutely afraid of the Christians. I one day went to see the wife colour entirely changed, and different to any I ever had seen and family of the drogueinan. A poor Mahometan woman before: the whole body, head and tail, a brown with black came in ; 'I was astonished to see her humility. The Chris- spots, and beautiful deep orange-coloured spots round the tian women treated her like a slave. The Christians had black. I certainly was much gratified: on being disturbed, massacred a great number of Turks about 50 years ago, and its colours vanished, unlike the others; but after
this, I used this woman was one belonging to some that had been mur- to observe it the first thing in the morning, when it would dered. By what I saw, the Christian women in those places have the same colours. Some time after, it made its escape are much superior to any others, both in regard to their out of my room, and, I suppose, got into a garden close by household concerns, and the consideration they are treated I was much vexed, and would have given 20° dollars to have with. Jn Egypt, the Christians seldom eat with their wives." recovered it again, though it only cost me threepence, knowOn her return to Cairo, not finding her husband, Mrs. Rosetta, I had between 50 and 60; but all those were green
ing I could not get another like it; for afterwards, being in Belzoni made a third voyage to Thebes, where she met yellow, and black; and the Arabs, in catching them, had with him. Mrs. B. collected a large number of came-bruised them so much, that after a inonth or six weeks they leons; and, as very little is known respecting this singular died. It is an animal extremely hard to die. I had prepared animal, we quote her description of them :
two cages, with separate divisions, with the intention of bring* In the first place, they are very inveterate towards their used to get them for me to catch them by the tail, they used
ing them to England; but though I desired the Arabs that own kind, and must not be shut up together, they. bite to hurt them much with their hands ; and if once the body is each others tails and legs off. There are three species of squeezed, it will never live longer than two months. When cameleons, whose colours are peculiar to themselves; for in. they used to sleep at night, it was easy to see where they had stance, the commonest sort are those which are generally been bruised; for being of a very light colour when sleepgreen, that is to say, the body all green, and when content, ing, the part that had been bruised, either on the body or the beautifully marked on each sicle regularly on the green with head, which was bone, was extremely black, though when black and yellow, not in a confused manner, but as if drawn. green it would not show itself so clear. Their chief food was This kind is in great plenty, and never have any other colour, dies: the fly does not die immediately on being swallowed, except a light green when they sleep, and when ill, a very for, upon taking the cameleon up in my hands, it was easy to pale yellow. Out of near forty I had the first year, when in feel the fly buzzing, chiefly on account of the air they draw Nubia, I had but
one, and that a very small one of the second in their inside; they swell much, and particularly when they sort, which had red marks. One cameleon lived with me want to fling themselves off a great height, by filling them. eight months, and most of that time I had it fixed to the but-selves up like a balloon. On falling, they get no burt, except ton of my coat; it used to rest on my shoulder or on my on the mouth, which they bruise a little, as that comes first to head. I have observed, when I have kept it shut up in a the ground. Sometimes they will not drink for three or four
days, and when they begin they are about half an hour drink- trouble you with a' few obserkitions, which may serve to ing. I have held a glass in one hand while the cameleon encourage him in the use of dancing. First, dancing, as u rested its two fore paws on the edge of it, the two bind ones an amusement, to those who are not materially affictedre resting on iny other hand. It stood upright while drinking, with lameness, is extremely beneficial when pursued with me holding its head up like a fowl. By finging its tongue out of propriety. Beneficial, because it gives the blood that free li its mouth, the length of its body, and instantaneously circulation which removes obstructions in the systein and
catching the fly, it would go back like a spring. They will raises the animal spirits to the tone of cheerfulness, and di drink mutton broth: how I came to know this, was one day hence the constitution is invigorated. Whether a clergia a having a plate of broth and rice on the table where it it went to the plate and got half into it, and began drinking, man or not, I think that health is the primary considera-lat and trying to take up some of the rice, by pushing it with its tion for every man to preserve; that is, it is every man's se inouth towards the side of the plate, which kept it from mov- duty to seek for those relaxations which are seasonable, th ing, and in a very awkward way taking it in its mouth. after his mind has been engaged with sedentary occupa. I
When in Italy, a gentleman, a professor of natural history; tions; and as study is the closet guest of a clergyman, som had two sent him from the coast of Barbary, but they did not he necessarily requires not only a change of scene but also M live long; he dissected them, and his idea on the change of colour is, that he found they had four skins extremely fine, to the field ? They take out a licence, and then are prox
a change of exercise. Why do so many ecclesiastics fly to which occasioned the different colours. He means to pub. lish his opinion soon. It may be so, but of this I am positively mitted to kill as much game as they please. This is a certain, whatever it may proceed from, they liave their difer- sanctioned by the law of the land. Why is a fish-poud I ent colours peculiar, distinct, and independent of each other preserved for the amusement of bishops and other no p and of themselves. I could make many more remarks, but ble dignitaries ? A man may be transported for sharing s wanting capacity to explain them, I thus finish my little de a hare, or catching a fish in forbidden or subscription scription of these animals.'
And this is also sanctioned by the law of the land! We have now closed our lengthened notice of this in- Whether these practices are sinful or not, there can be bar teresting work. Both the narrative of M. Belzoni and one opinion ; however, they have licence, and this is, a: that of his lady are marked by a good deal of naiveté. least, security. Now, sir, how can dancing be called a
F There is, perhaps, rather too much egotism, and too evi- sinful practice? It neither wastes powder nor disobeys the dent a disposition to undervalue the labours of others; laws. Must a clergyinan totally exclude himself froia
1 but this is, in some degree, excusable in a person like society? No, you say. Well, then,—must he esclud: Belzoni, who, without money and with limited resources, himself from female society ?-I trust and pray #u. has achieved so much. There is an accompanying volume Dancing was much used in ancient days, and in the Bibie to this work, consisting of 44 coloured plates, represent- it is mentioned particularly, although it does not direct's ing the principal antiquities discovered by M. Belzoni.
state that priests danced. The festivities, and religious
one's too, of the Grecians are well knowo ; ncr did the RoThe Dejeuné ; or Companion for the Breakfast Table. mans less imitate them, as is stated in Virgil and other Vol. I. 8vo. pp. 392. London, 1820.
poetical writers. It is true, if the modern clergy be dFully convinced that the cause of literature, as well as
vided (as I believe they are) into two classes, then there is those of science and the arts, will be benefitted by an ho
an admission for two opinious. The established churcs nourable rivalry and coinpetition, we never feel any of clergyinen who are more liberal both in their preachin;
now admits of Evangelical or Methodist clergymen, aul those jealousies which are supposed to actuate the editors and practice. The latter certainly do not condemn daorof periodical prints at seeing a new candidate in the tield. The Dejuné commenced as a diurnal print, but whe- It is allowed that all ainusements carried to excess at
ing more than they condemu cards, theatres, or concerts ther this mode of publication was too rapid for the editor reprehensible and even dangerous, but I do not thio). or for his readers, we know not, but it has since been re- there is room for any reprehension in taking the hand of a duced to three times a-week. It consists of a series of lovely woman to keep timeessays of various degrees of merit, many of which possess sufficient interest to recominend the paper to the favour
On the light fantastic toe,' able notice of the public.
to “a violin, even though its notes should convey the tube of Lady Charlotte's Fancy ;'-nor do I apprehend
any danger can arise from a clergyman's associatiog himOriginal Communications.
self with feinales of that class in which be ought to be found. Beauty is fascinating. May it never be other |
wise! Music is charming. May it ever be so ! But CLERICAL DANCING.
shall virtuous beauty, or innoceut music, be the seducers [The insertion of our Essex correspondent's letter on Clerical of those men who are appointed to improve the morals of
Dancing in our last number has called the attention of our readers to the subject, and our letter-box has been literally
society — who are men subject to like passions' as the filled with replies, remonstrances, and defences. From this laity? God forbid. If a clergyman is drawn aside by ample budget we have selected three, as appearing to us to the temptations of over-wrought pleasure, then be is no possess the most merit, and to place the subject in the most more fit for the duties of his office, and his parishiober satisfactory light.-Ed.]
appreciate his life accordingly. Puritans would bury all Defence of Clerical Dancing.
the enjoyments of youth, society, and recreation, at their
feet, and after having done so, would weep over the grave TO THE EDITOR OF THE LITERARY CHRONICLE. Sır,-As I have the honour to be one of that profession faces, laughing lips, and merry tears. But because Pu
which contained them, simply because they produce rosy to which your correspondent* appears to belong, I will ritans chuse to live in this glvomy valley, it does not inter * Sce Literary Chronicle, p. 827.
that ail are to be condeained for disagreeing with their
- opinion, or rather dogma. Again, as the Scriptures are I well remember the event, I being out with a quadrille, a niade the rule for a clergyınun's conduct, so they do not and I lost the game through it. Let him read • Holbein's e condemn dancing, but, as I have before hinted, give Dance of Death,' . Quarle's Emblems,'.Pilgrim's Proy many instances of festive harmony and the right use of the gress to “ Vanity Fair," and the Whole Duty of Man,' limbs.
and study good works,-it will be much to his advantage. u As to foppery, it is not uncommon for an exquisite Though I am an old woman, I know the value of a pre
clergyman to be found in the ball-rooin ; this may be in- cious discourse, and I never heard a saving faith come
consistent as it regards his dress and folly, but it does not from a dancing parson, which accounts for my good man * afford argument for another who is not so, to absent bin- never having delivered any thing to come home to the al self altogether. Wisdom gives its operative enjoyment to soul of a miserable sinner. To be sure, Sir, I am a cripple
the discreet man as Folly gives its influence to the fool. and a little deformed, and have, what is called by some, a to I am not ashamed to own that I dance frequently in this cloven-foot, and this may account for my not being
neighbourhood, and so do many, very many D. D.'s and mightily partial to trip-a-trip fashions. i M. A.'s; though some of the opinionated sectarists If your clerical young gentleman will forward his ad
transpose our honorary distinctions by saying we are dress to you, Sir, I will hand him an old scarce book, that * M. A. D. or D. A. M. D. But I have so imperfectly was my late poor dear husband's, called Stilts for Hob. and hastily written for your distressed correspondent, that blers ;' and this will cure his passion for dauciny, or it. * I trust soine better peu will advocate our privilege, for the much deceives the mind of, Sir, »> postman is dancing into my cloister for letters, and I sub.
Your humble servant, scribe myself, Sir, your constant reader,
Holloway, Dec. 25, 1820.
M. P. Elun, Dec. 26, 1820.
A Remonstrance to 'Clerical Dancing.'
PEARCE, THE ABYSSINIAN TRAVELLER.
thaniel Pearce, whose Travels in Abyssinia we reviewed in was to refuse my attending dances, I should either elope
the 65th number of the Literary Chronicle, are copied from with the major, or sink in the tish-pond. I'm sure, Mr.
a country paper. The editor stated that he received the ac
count from a respectable mercantile house, Messrs. BingEditor, your advocate must be some strange queer old
ham, Richards, and Co., to whom Pearce's valuable collec. fruinp or other, who has no taste for the graces of nature tion of curiosities has been consigned for sale.—ED.] and the charins of tiine:-he, indeed, to say that .dancing For the last year and a half since his return from Abysis quite the rage with the fair sex, and he cannot please sinia, he had been residing in the Consulate House, Cairo, thein without joining in the refined and accomplished when, being anxious to return to his native country, Mr. pleasure. A pretty fellow, truly! have none of his college Salt, under whose protection he had lived for some years, books iuformed him that females are won by sprightly provided him with the necessary funds, assisted by a gedevotions?'- Is he a Catholic, by the by ?-He seems to
friend, for the voyage. advocate celibacy:–His language savours that of
a- Benedict monastic. But, Mr. Editor, however strange it may valuable antiquities for the British Museum, and other in
At the latter end of May, having taken charge of many appear to you of a woman writing thus, consider I have not quite finished my education, and as dancing is the teresting articles for Sir Joseph Banks; Farls Mountnorprelude to the altar, so you will over-rule my apparent ceeded to Alexandria, where he embarked; but the vessel
ris and Belmore; Mr. Bankes, and Mr. Hamilton, he proofficiousness, and insert iny letter, not for the moral which it conveys, so much as to rebuke one of that class to which being detained some time for want of a cargo, and the
N. W. winds having set in, he was advised by his friends, women are so partial, because, generally, clergymen can
with a view to lessen his expenses, to return on shore and make themselves so instructive and yet so agreeable. I remain, Mr. Editor, your's,
wait for a vessel belonging to the house of Briggs and Co.
which was expected to sail in September, direct for Eny-
most unfortunate-he landed and shortly afterwards was
seized with a bilious fever, which, notwithstanding the Stre-Can any thing be more sensitive than for your best medical aid the place would afford, brought him to E-sex divine to expect the public will countenance his end. He died on the 12th of August, in the morning. clerical dancing? Are posture masters then to descend He had, during his illness, expressed a most anxious defrom the pulpit to show off
' their vanity in a gay assembly- sire to see Mr. Salt, when, as he said repeatedly, "he rooin, where Satan steps ir prasquerade and hands his vo- should die content.' This satisfaction, by a fortunate cotaries about at will ? Let me tell your correspondent that incidence, he obtained, Mr. Salt having arrived at Alexministers, who are ordained to preach to their fellow-crea- andria on the 10th, just in time to receive his dying faretures for the good of their souls, are quite out of their ele well, and to pay him those last attentions to which the imment in large parties, and especially to tread the elastic portant services he had rendered Mr. Salt, in Abyssinia, boards like mountebanks with a few giddy giggling girls and a long and faithful attachment had given him such a and amorous captains, loitering about the town on half just title. pay. My poor dear husband caught bis death at a He was buried in the evening within the precincts of dancing party, and he was a divine, and I aver it was a the Greek convent, and his funeral was attended by Mr. udyment upon him; for, though twenty years ago, alas ! Salt, Mr. Lee, British Consul in Alexandria, Mr. Hen