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that there is no country in the world, (take the year | her husband's guest, set before him a dish of “boscen" throughout,) where men can live so much out of of her own making. This was a preparation of flour doors, as in Great Britain. In a valuable work, and water kneaded into a paste, which being half lately published*, we are told that it has been ascer baked was broken into pieces and kneaded again with tained by returns,

new milk, oil, and salt, and garnished with “kadeed," “ That the mortality of Great Britain, its cities, and its or mutton, dried and salted in the highest manner. hospitals, is greatly inferior to that of any other country in Though these two chiefs were opposed in war, they Europe, that it is incontestable that Great Britain is talked with candour and friendship to each other, at present the most healthy country with which we are acquainted; and that it has been gradually tending to that recounting the achievements of themselves and their point for the last fifty years."—" This superior value of life ancestors, when a sudden paleness overspread the in Great Britain, is not confined to any particular districts or

countenance of the host. He started from his seat classes of individuals. To whatever point we turn our view, and retired, and in a few moments afterwards sent the advantage is still the same: the man of aflluence, the word to his guest that his bed was prepared, and all pauper-patient of the hospital, the sailor and the soldier on things ready for his repose; that he was not well active service

, the prisoner of war, the inmate of a gaol, all himself, and could not attend to finish the repast; from any other of which we have been able to consult the that he had examined the Moor's horse, and found it records, It has been long the fashion, both abroad and at

too much exhausted to bear him through a hard home, to exhaust every variety of reproach on the climate of journey the next day, but that before sunrise an able our country, and particularly on the atmosphere of London; horse with every accomodation would be ready at the and yet we shall find that the most famed spots in Europe, door of the tent, where he would meet him and exthe places which have long been selected as the resort of pect him to depart with all speed. The stranger, not invalids, and the fountains of health, are far more fatal to able to account farther for the conduct of his host, life than even this great metropolis. The annual propor- retired to rest. tion of deaths at Montpelier, was greater thirty years ago, and is greater at present, than in London.

An Arab waked him in time to take refreshment The annual deaths on the average throughout England before his departure, which was ready prepared for and Wales are nearly 1 in 60. The country which ap- him ; but he saw none of the family, till he perceived, proaches most nearly to us is the Pays de Vaud; where the

on reaching the door of the tent, the master of it mortality is 1 in 49. In France one inhabitant dies annually in 40, a proportion precisely similar to that of London. holding the bridle of his horse, and supporting his The kingdoms of Prussia and Naples range between 33 and stirrups for him to mount, which is done among the 35. The annual mortality of Nice, though a small town, Arabs as the last office of friendship. No sooner was and reputed salubrious, is 1 in 31; Naples, 1 in 28; Leg- Hajji mounted than his host announced to him, that horn, 1 in 35. We instance those places as being the fre- through the whole of the enemy's camp he had not so quent resort of invalids, but how astonishing is the supe-great an enemy to dread as himself.

“Last night," riority of England, when we compare with these, even our

said he, “in the exploits of your ancestors you disgreat manufacturing towns of Manchester, Birmingham, &c."—“ If we take the great Cities of Europe, their inferiority covered to me the murderer of my father. There lie to London in respect to the value of life is equally pointed.” all the habits he was slain in,” (which were at that In London, as before observed, the annual deaths average 1 in moment brought to the door of the tent), " over which 40;

in Paris 1 in 32: Lyons, Strasburg, Barcelona, the same. in the presence of my family, I have many times sworn In Berlin 1 in 34; Madrid 1 in 29 ; Rome 1 in 25; Am- to revenge his death, and to seek the blood of his mursterdam 1 in 24; Vienna 1 in 22!. We perceive that the derer from sunrise to sunset. inhabitant of London has thus almost a two-fold advantage risen :—the sun will be no more than risen, when I

The sun has not yet in this respect."

An Englishman cannot surely read this statement pursue you, after you have in safety quitted my tent, without a grateful feeling-fancied evils, when antici- where, fortunately for you, it is against our religion to pated, should be met by the recollection of positive molest you after your having sought my protection, blessingsif this feeling were more common, we should be convinced that God hath dealt more gra

cease as soon as we part, and from that moment you ciously towards us than to any other nation on the face must consider me as one determined on your destrucof the globe. There would be less "complaining in tion, in whatever part, or at whatever distance we may our streets,” and hopes might be indulged, that such meet again. You have not mounted a horse inferior blessings would be mercifully continued to us and to to the one that stands ready for myself; on its swiftour children.

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ness surpassing that of mine depends one of our lives, * Elements of Medical Statistics, by F. B. Hawkins, M, D.

or both."

After saying this, he shook his adversary by the ARABIAN HOSPITALITY.

hand and parted from him. The Moor, profiting by HAJI. BEN HAssuna, a chief of a party of the Bey's the few moments he had in advance, reached the Bey's (of Tripoli) troops, pursued by Arabs lost his way, closely, as near the enemy's camp as he could with

army in time to escape his pursuer, who followed him and was benighted near the enemy's camp. Passing the door of a tent which was open, he stopped his

safety. This was certainly a striking trait of hospitahorse and implored assistance, being exhausted with

lity, but

was no more than every Arab and every fatigue and thirst. The warlike Arah bid his enemy

Moor in the same circumstances would do.-Tully's enter his tent with confidence, and treated him with

Residence at Tripoli. all the respect and hospitality for which his people

THE COCKFIGHTER'S GARLAND. are so famous.

The highest among them, like the Patriarchs of old, wait on their guest. A man of rank Founded upon the circumstances mentioned in the following when visited by a stranger, quickly fetches a lamb article, which appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine for from his flock and kills it, and his wife superintends | April, 1789:her women in dressing it in the best manner.

“ Died, April 4, at Tottenham, John Ardesoif, Esq.; a With some of the Arabs, the primitive custom (so young man of large fortune, and in the splendour of his often spoken of in the Bible,) of washing the feet, is carriages and horses rivalled by few country gentlemen. yet adopted, and this compliment is performed by the His table was that of hospitality, where, it may be said, he head of the family. Their supper was the best of the fond of cockfighting; and he had a favourite cock, upon

sacrificed too much to conviviality. Mr. Ardesoif was very fatted lamb roasted; their dessert, dates and dried which he had won many profitable matches. The last het fruit; and the Arab's wife, to honour more particularly he laid upon this cock he lost, which so enraged him, that

BY COWPER.

he had the bird tied to a spit, and roasted alive before a ANECDOTE OF BISHOP HEBER.–At Malpas, in Cheshire, large fire. The screams of the miserable animal were so the late venerable Dr. Townson had for his co-rector the affecting, that some gentlemen who were present attempted father of Bishop Heber; and the future Bishop, then a to interfere; which so exasperated Mr. Ardesoif, that he child, was a frequent visiter of his library, under the inspecseized the poker, and with the most furious vehemence, tion, however, of the good Doctor—the boy being somewhat declared that he would kill the first man who interfered; ungentle in his treatment of books, and apt, when he had but, in the midst of his passionate assertions, he fell down squeezed his orange, to neglect it. Happy would this truly lead upon the spot."

Christian Gamaliel have been, if he could have foreseen Muse! Hide his name of whom I sing,

how fair a character he was then, in some little degree, conLest his surviving house thou bring,

tributing to form! how beautiful were the feet of that boy For his sake, into scorn;

one day to be, bringing good tidings, and publishing peace Nor speak the school from which he drew

to the East! But thus it is-let us ever act so as to promote The much or little that he knew,

the welfare of those among whom we may chance to be Nor place where he was born.

thrown; and we may sometimes have the satisfaction to

find that we “ have entertained angels unawares." That such a man once was, may seem

Quarterly Review on Dr. Townson.
Worthy of record (if the theme
Perchance may credit win),

OF DILIGENCE IN THE INVESTIGATION OF TRUTH.-
For proof to man, what man may prove,

Truth is a great strong-hold, barred and fortified by GOD If grace depart, and demons move

and nature; and Diligence is properly the understanding's The source of guilt within.

laying siege to it: so that, as in a kind of warfare, it must This man (for since the howling wild

be perpetually on the watch; observing all the avenues and Disclaims him, Man must he be styl’d)

passes to it, and accordingly making its approaches. SomeWanted no good below.

times it thinks it gains a point, and presently again, it finds Gentle he was, if gentle birth

itself baffled and beaten off: yet still it renews the onset; Could make him such; and he had worth, attacks the difficulty afresh; plants this reasoning, and If wealth can worth bestow.

that argument, this consequence, and that distinction, like In social talk and ready jest

so many intellectual batteries, till at length it forces a way He shone superior at the feast;

and passage into the obstinate enclosed Truth, that so long And qualities of mind,

withstood and defied all its assaults. Such is the force of Illustrious in the eyes of those

Diligence in the investigation of Truth, and particularly of Whose gay society he chose,

the noblest of all truths, which is that of Religion. But Possess'd of ev'ry kind.

then, as Diligence is the great discoverer of Truth, so is the

Will the great spring of Diligence. For no man can Can such be cruel ? Such can be

heartily search after that which he is not very desirous to Cruel as hell; and so was he;

find. Diligence is to the understanding, as the whetstone A tyrant, entertain'd

to the razor, but the Will is the hand that must apply one With barb'rous sports, whose fell delight

to the other. And where Diligence opens the door of the Was to encourage mortal fight

understanding, and Impartiality keeps it, Truth is sure 'Twixt birds to battle train'd.

to find both an entrance and a welcome too.-South. One feather'd champion he possess d, His darling far beyond the rest,

The secret direction of Almighty God is principally seen Which never knew disgrace,

in matters relating to the good of the soul ;-yet it may Nor e'er had fought, but he made flow

also be found in the concerns of this life ;—which a good The life-blood of his fiercest foe

man, that fears God and begs his direction, shall veryoften, The Cæsar of his race.

if not at all times, find—I can call my own experience to

testify that, even in the external actions of my whole life, It chanced, at last, when, on a day,

I was never disappointed of the best guidance and direcHe push'd him to the desp'rate fray,

tion, when I have, in humility and sincerity, implored the His courage droopid, -he fled.

secret direction and guidance of the divine wisdom.The master storm'd, the prize was lost,

SIR MATTHEW HALE.
And, instant, frantic at the cost,
He doom'd his fav’rite dead.

Mrs. CHAPONE was asked why she always came so early to
He seiz'd him fast, and from the pit

Church?—“Because," said she,“ it is part of my religion, Flew to the kitchen, snatch'd the spit,

never to disturb the religion of others.” And “Bring me cord !” he cried ;

The heart is a soil in which every ill weed will take root and The cord was brought, and, at his word,

spread itself. There the thorns of worldly care, and the To that dire implement the bird,

thistles of worldly vanity, will grow and flourish. As the Alive and struggling, tied.

husbandman watches his land, so should the Christian search The horrid sequel asks a veil,

and examine his heart, that he may cast out of it all those And all the terrors of the tale

unprofitable weeds and roots of bitterness which will natu. That can be, shall be sunk.

rally get possession of it. If this work is rightly performed, Led by the suff'rer's screams arigt,

the soil will be ready for the good seed of the word of God, His shock'd companions view the sight,

which will spring up and prosper under the influence of divine And him with fury drunk.

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grace, as the corn groweth by a blessing of rain and sunshine All, suppliant, beg a milder fate

from the heaven above. -Jones of Nayland.
For the old warrior at the grate,
He, deaf to pity's call,

Our translation of the Bible, and that also of the Book of
Whirl'd round him, rapid as a wheel,

Common Prayer, are written in a style of pure and noble EngHis culinary club of steel,

lish ; but some words contained in them, have, by the change Death 'menacing on all.

in the meaning of words since that day, assumed a meaning But vengeance hung not far remote ;

different from that in which they were then used; and by For, while he stretch'd his clam'rous throat,

these, without due caution, the reader may be misled. They And heav'n and earth defied,

are, however, very few. One of the most remarkable is the Big with a curse, too closely pent,

word "prevent,” which we now use in the sense" to hinder," That struggled vainly for a vent,

but it then signified" to go before:" and so it is to be taken He totter'd, reel'd, and died.

in every case in which it occurs in the Bible or Prayer Book.

Thus, in the Collect, taken from the Communion Service, 'Tis not for us, with rash surmise,

which is usually offered before the Sermon, we have “ PreTo point the judgments of the skies ;

vent us, O Lord, in all our doings;" a petition which conBut judgments plain as this,

veyed an idea then very different from the meaning of the word That, sent for man's instruction, bring

now. A curious instance of the old use of this word occurs in A written label on their wing,

Walton's Angler, where one of the characters says, “ I mean 'Tis hard to read amiss.

to be up early to-morrow morning to prevent the sun rising :" [From the VOICE OF HUMANITY.] that is, to be up before tho sun.

AMES EDMESTON.

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be

THE TAILOR BIRD.

of an ounce; so that the materials of the nest, and Had Providence left the

its own size, are not likely to draw down a habitation feathered tribe unen

that depends on so slight a tenure. dowed with any parti

The leaf in the print is that of the mango tree. A cular instinct, the birds

nest of this bird is preserved in the British Museum, of the torrid zone would

-PENNANT's Indian Zoology. most likely have built their nests in the same

THE CHIMPANSÉ, unguarded manner as

Which bears a greater resemblance to the human those of Europe ; but

form than any other animal of which we have the there the lesser species,

least knowledge, is an inhabitant of Guinea and having a certain fore

Congo, in Africa. Many are the marvellous tales sight of the dangers that surround them, and of

respecting it, which have been told by travellers, in

order to satisfy the indiscriminate and importunate their own weakness, sus

appetite of credulity, but little is really known of its pend their nests at the

habits. The figure here given is from a specimen extreme branches of the

imported by Mr. Cross, which died a few days after trees; they are conscious

its arrival. of inhabiting a country filled with enemies to them and their youngwith snakesthat twine up the bodies of the trees, and apes that are perpetually in search of prey; but, by the instinct with which they have been endowed, they elude the gliding of the one and the activity of the other.

An Indian forest is a scene the most picturesque that can be imagined; the trees seem perfectly animated; the fantastic monkeys give life to the stronger branches, and the weaker sprays wave over your head, charged with musical and various-plumed inhabitants. It is an error to say that nature hath denied melody to the birds of hot climates, and formed them only to please the eye with their gaudy plumage. Ceylon abounds with birds equal in song to those of Europe, which warble among the leaves of trees, grotesque in their appearance, and often laden with the most delicious and salubrious fruit. Birds of the richest colours cross the glades, and troops of peacocks complete the charms of the scene, spreading their plumes to a sun that has ample powers to do them justice.

The Chimpanse. The landscape, in many parts of India, corresponds

The Chimpansés are less numerous than the other with the beauties of the living creation: the mountains are lofty, steep, and broken, but clothed with apes, but it is not altogether improbable that they forests, and enlivened with cataracts of a grandeur count appears in a “Voyage performed by Hanno,

were known to the ancients, as the following acand figure unknown to this part of the globe.

a Carthaginian admiral, three hundred and thirtyBut to give the reverse of this enchanting prospect, six years previous to the Christian era.” He met some which it is impossible to enjoy with a suitable tran- of these animals in an island on the western coast of quillity, you are harassed in one season with a burn- Africa. “There were many more females than males, ing heat, or in the other with deluges of rain; you all equally covered with hair on all parts of the are tormented with clouds of noxious insects ; you body. dread the spring of the tiger, or the mortal bite of pursuing them, we could not succeed in taking a

The interpreters called them gorillés. On the naja (a species of venomous snake). The brute creation are more at enmity with one single male; they all escaped with astonishing swift

ness, and threw stones at us; but we took three another than in other climates; and the birds are obliged to exert unusual artifice in placing their little lence, that we were obliged to kill them, but we

females, who defended themselves with so much viobroods out of the reach of an invader. Each aims at brought their skins, stuffed with straw, to Carthage." the same end, though by different means. Some form their hanging nest in shape of a purse, deep, and open hairs, which are not so thick on the front as on the

The Chimpansé is covered with black or brown at the top; others with a hole in the side ; and others, back, and, if the relation of travellers is to be bestill more cautious, with an entrance at the very bot- lieved, frequently grows to a size surpassing that of a tom, forming their lodge near the summit. But the little species we describe seems to have greater diffidence than any of the others: it will not trust its nest Tue Rider NOT ALWAYS WISER THAN HIS HORSE.-Two even to the extremity of a slender twig, but makes gentlemen were riding together, one of whom, who was one more advance to safety by fixing it to the leaf very choleric,

happened to be mounted on a very high-metitself. It picks up a dead leaf, and, surprising to tled horse. The horse grew a little troublesome, at which relate, sews it to the side of a living one, its slender the rider became very angry, and whipped and spurred him bill being its needle, and its thread some fine fibres ; master, returned his treatment with kicking and plunging;

with great fury. The horse, almost as wrongheaded as his the lining--feathers, gossamer, and down. Its eggs The companion, concerned for the danger, and ashamed of are white; the colour of the bird, light yellow; its the folly of his friend, said to him, coolly, “Be quiet, and length, three inches; its weight only three-sixteenths show yourself the wiser creature of the two."

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THE SWEET PEA.-(Lathyrus odoratus.)

LIBERIA, We have much pleasure in introducing to our friends so pretty a group of their favourite acquaintances, The climate of Liberia was thought at first to be varieties of the ever-admired Sweet Pea. This is one unhealthy; but experience has shown, as might have amongst other annual beauties, which never tires by been expected, that it is not unsuited to the constitution its presence,

of persons descended from Africans.

White men cannot live there. We perhaps should not be sorry for this, when we think of the many injuries which the blacks have suffered from the whites. The experiment will now be tried, whether negroes, when left to themselves, cannot make as great advances in civil and social life as the natives of Europe or Asia. There are at present only two white men in the colony, the governor, who is an American, and the physician. st is probable, that in a few years they will have a governor of their own nation; and a black physician is now being educated: so that they will not want any assistance from the whites.

The soil is rich, and will produce quite enough for the support of the colony, as well as for carrying on a trade with other nations. Sugar, cotton, coffee, rice, and various trees and plants, yielding valuable dyes and medicinal gums, can be cultivated with suc

A trading company has been formed at Mon

rovia, with a capital of 4000 dollars; and an agreeThe Sweet Pea.

ment entered into, that no dividend shall be made until The purple variety is believed to be native of Sicily; the profits increase the capital to 20,000 dollars. The the pink and white, or painted-lady, of Ceylon. The stock has risen from fifty to seventy-five dollars per combination of their colours is variable, and some

share in one year. There are already some vessels are called striped, but they have more the appearance belonging to the colony, and ships of other countries of shadings in chalk, which rather diminishes than have touched at the port of Monrovia. There is an increases their beauty. Their formation, as well as account of seventeen vessels having gone to or froin that of other papilionaceous flowers, should not be the port in one month, so that it may be said to have neglected. The family is called papilionaceous from already made a good beginning as a commercial counpapilio, the systematic name of the butterfly, which try. We may hope that it is now safe from any fear their blossoms somewhat resemble.

of attack from the neighbouring tribes; but it is right Those who have not examined this flower should that all proper measures should be taken for meeting

The seed parts, which require protection, are dangers of this kind; and the following account, securely enclosed in the central or lower petal, which was written by a person who visited the colony called the keel, from its resemblance to the keel of in 1830, may interest those persons who are fond of a boat. Over this is placed a little roof, as a shelter military affairs :-" The means the colony have for from rain, composed of two other petals, placed defence at present, consist of twenty pieces of ordin a sloping direction, which are called the wings. nance, and muskets, &c. for 1000 men, which may Human wisdom would have stopped here, as having be increased from private stores, if wanted. In effected sufficient for the purpose ; for man's best in- Monrovia there are Captain Steward's company of tentions seldom carry his exertions beyond the point infantry, Weaver's company of artillery, and Draper's he believes to be requisite ; and even in that degree company of rifle rangers ; in Caldwell

, Davis' comof perfection he is usually deficient. But not so the pany of infantry, and Brown's artillery; in Millswisdom and unbounded beneficence of the Divine burg, White's company of rifle rangers. All these Being. His care exceeds our conceptions. Even in are volunteers, and in uniform; beside which, a the flower before us, the very wind is debarred from respectable number of militia, not in uniform, and as ruflling its beauty, or disturbing its operations. Over many of the natives, under the protection of the cothe wings, as previously noticed, is erected a single lonial government, as it may think proper to arm. broad petal, called the standard or banner. The There is a respectable fort on Cape Montserado, which whole flower is raised by a long flower-stalk, to which commands the roadstead, and has protected an Engit is attached by a short, soft, and flexible pedicle or lish vessel chased in by a pirate." secondary flower-stalk. Thus elevated, the Sweet

These, however, are very inferior considerations, Pea blossom becomes a vane. The rude blast that when compared with the moral and religious condiwould injure it, blowing on its standard, turns it tion of the inhabitants; and it is in this point of from the wind, and preserves it from harm.

view that Liberia appears of such great interest to We now, concisely, state our culture and produce. the Christian. It is impossible to cast our eyes over Seeds sown in October, in a rich light soil, and warm the vast continent of Africa, without thinking of the situation. In June the plants were nine feet high, millions of human beings who are without the blessclothed in a mingled blaze of blossom. The produce, ings of Christianity. We cannot doubt that God in within a space of little more than five square yards, his own good time will call them into the fold of his is 7825 pods.—Maund's Botanic Garden.

beloved Son; but it pleases him to employ human means in propagating the Gospel; and the benighted

nations of Africa never had a fairer prospect of being Gentle Reader, see in me

visited by the light than when a settlement of free An emblem of true charity:

negroes was made in Liberia. The glorious work has That while my bounty I bestow, I'm neither heard, nor seen to flow;

in fact begun : places of Christian worship are now And I have fresh supplies from heaven

open every Sunday, on the same spot where slaves For every cup of water given.—Bp. HOADLY. were sold but a few years before: schools are esta

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LINES ON A SPRING.

blished, to which, as we have already mentioned, the / ing about the barrenness of this country! they are neighbouring blacks are anxious to send their chil- the observations of such ignorant or designing men dren. Two native kings have put themselves and as would injure both it and you. A more fertile soil, their subjects (supposed to amount to ten thousand) and a more productive country, so far as it is cultiunder the protection of the colony, and are ready, vated, there is not, we believe, on the face of the should it be thought necessary or expedient by the earth. Its hills and its plains are covered with a settlers, to put arms into their hands, to make com- verdure which never fades; the productions of nature mon cause with them in case of hostilities by any of keep on in their growth through all the seasons of the natives; which, however, is not anticipated, as the year. Even the natives of the country, almost the most friendly disposition is manifested by all the without farming tools, without skill, and with very natives of the country from whom any danger might little labour, make more grain and vegetables than have been apprehended. In this way, religion and they can consume, and often more than they can civilization will gradually spread into the interior of sell

. Cattle, swine, fowls, ducks, goats and sheep, Africa. Our own commerce and manufactures will thrive without feeding, and require no other care than be likely to reap the benefit; and it is interesting to to keep them from straying. Cotton, coffee, indigo, us, as Englishmen, to think that the English lan- and the sugar-cane, are all the spontaneous growth guage, which is already spoken by many millions in of our forests, and may be cultivated at pleasure, to America and India, has thus established itself also on any extent, by such as are disposed. The same may the western coast of Africa.

be said of rice, Indian corn, Guinea corn, millet, A printing-press has been set up at Monrovia, and the and too many species of fruits and vegetables to be first number of a newspaper, called the Liberia Herald, enumerated. Add to all this, we have no dreary winappeared in March, 1830. The object of this publica- ter here, for one half of the year to consume the protion can best be told in its own words :—“Our prin- ductions of the other half. We could say more on this cipal aim will be the publication of the most interest subject; but we are afraid of exciting too highly the ing domestic and foreign occurrences of the day—the hopes of the imprudent. It is only the industrious arrival and departure of vessels—dissertations on the and the virtuous that we can point to independence, manners and customs of the surrounding natives—and plenty, and happiness, in this country; such and essays on subjects which shall have a tendency people are nearly sure to attain, in a very few years, to cement more closely the bonds of society, and to to a style of comfortable living which they may in uphold the hands of the lawful authorities.” The vain hope for in the United States ; and however desire for newspapers has not yet risen to a great short we come of this character ourselves, it is only a height in the colony, since they are satisfied with due acknowledgment of the bounty of Divine Provihaving it printed once a month; but we have seen dence, to say that we generally enjoy the good things nothing in the few numbers which have yet appeared, of this life to our entire satisfaction. which any person might be ashamed either to read or “Our trade is chiefly confined to the coast, to the to have written.

interior parts of the continent, and to foreign vessels; Our account of the colony may be concluded by it is already valuable, and fast increasing; it is carthe following extracts from an address, which was ried on in the productions of the country, consisting drawn up, in 1827, by the citizens of Monrovia, and of rice, palm oil, ivory, tortoise-shell, dye woods, sent to the free people of colour in the United States: gold, hides, wax, and a small amount of coffee; and

“Forming a community of our own in the land of it brings us, in return, the products and manufacour forefathers—having the commerce, and soil, and tures of the four quarters of the world. Seldom resources of the country at our disposal—we know indeed is our harbour clear of European and nothing of that debasing inferiority with which our very American shipping; and the bustle and throngcolour stamped us in America: there is nothing here ing of our streets show something already of the to create a feeling of inferiority on our part-nothing activity of the smaller sea-ports of the United to cherish the feeling of superiority in the minds of States. Not a child or youth in the colony but foreigners who visit us. It is this moral emancipa- is provided with an appropriate school. We have tion—this liberation of the mind from worse than a numerous public library, and a court-house, meetiron fetters—that repays us ten thousand times over ing-houses, school-houses, and fortifications, sufficient for all that it has cost us, and makes us grateful to or nearly so for the colony in its present state. Our God and our American patrons for the happy change houses are constructed of the same materials, and which has taken place in our situation,

finished in the same style, as in the towns of America. “ The true character of the African climate is not We have abundance of good building stone, shells for well understood in other countries. Its inhabitants lime, and clay of an excellent quality for bricks. Timare as robust, as healthy, as long-lived, to say the ber is plentiful of various kinds, and fit for all the difleast, as those of any other country. Nothing like ferent purposes of building and fencing. an epidemic has ever appeared in this colony; nor “Truly we have a goodly heritage ; and if there is can we learn from the natives, that the calamity of a any thing lacking in the character or condition of the sweeping sickness ever yet visited this part of the people of this colony, it never can be charged to the continent. In the early years of the colony, want of account of the country; it must be the fruit of our good houses, the great fatigues and dangers of the own mismanagement, or slothfulness, or vices; but settlers, their irregular mode of living, and the hard from these evils we confide in Him to whom we are ships and discouragements they met with, greatly indebted for all our blessings to preserve us. It is helped the other causes of sickness, which prevailed the topic of our weekly and daily thanksgiving to to an alarming extent, and were attended with great Almighty God both in public and in private, and He mortality. But we look back to those times as to a knows with what sincerity, that we were ever conseason of trial long past, and nearly forgotten. Our ducted by His providence to this shore. Such great houses and circumstances are now comfortable; and favours in so short a time, and mixed with so few for the last two or three years, not one person in forty trials, are to be ascribed to nothing but His special from the middle and southern states has died from blessing: this we acknowledge: we only want the the change of climate."

gratitude which such signal favours call for." " Away with all the false notions that are circulat

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