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FOR MARCH, 1809.
FROM THE LITERARY PANORAMA.
Journey from Madras through the Countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar, &c. By Francis Buchanan, M. D.
[Resumed from p. 90.]
WE have already stated with sufficient distinctness, the general contents of Dr. Buchanan's volumes, and have given extracts that manifest the diligence and attention with which he discharged the duties of his appointment. It might be thought, that Dr. B. had already described a tribe of men the lowest on the scale of human nature. But the following appears to be still lower than that we transcribed in our former article. We the rather add the following account, because the popular idea of India is, that of a region "all gold and bounty," replete with wealth, and luxuries, abundant in all enjoyments, and the very seat of gain, both mercantile and political. India has certainly been highly peopled during many ages. The country is fertile, and in general is capable of cultivation: yet the human race does not more than maintain itself against the wild animals of the forest; and whenever, by adverse incidents, the number of inhabitants is diminished, the beasts resume their dominion, and support their establishments. The maintenance of this balance offers no unworthy subject of contemplation to an inquisitive mind. How is it, that the lord of the creation tolerates such adversaries as elephants, tigers, and panthers and why does he not, by extermination, rid himself of these dangerous and destructive intruders? Perhaps Providence knows a reason for this, that man has not discerned, all-wise as he fancies himself; and is, on this, as on innumerable other occasions,
From seeming evil still educing good.
In this part of the country [Garuda-giri] there are many sheep, but few black cattle. The shepherds and their families live with their flocks. The men wrap themselves in a blanket, and sleep in the open air among the sheep. The women and children sleep under hemispherical baskets about six feet in diameter, and wrought with leaves so as to turn the rain. At one side a small hole is left open, through which the poor creatures can creep, and this is always turned to leeward, there being nothing to cover it. I have not in any other country seen a habitation so very wretched. Vol. III. p. 383.
Other tribes (and there appear to be many such) are little better off in the world. Some of them will form our introduction to several particulars which we have collected from sundry places, in reference to the ferocity of the tiger and the elephant.
The Goalas are herdsmen, and shut up their cattle in folds, which are strongly fortified with thorny bushes, to defend the cattle from tigers. These Goatas remove