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" He first caused all the women to A Man, accused of a criminal go out of the yourth, after which he intercourse with his daughter, was stripped himself entirely naked, and condemned to lose his life. The washed his whole body with his own fentence being sent to the king urine. He then cloathed himself in for figning, he wrote underneath, a long garinent made of dogs skins, " It must first be proved that the is tanned ; upon his head he placed a his daughter;" and fentenced the capuchin with two horns, and lastly accuser to a few months imprison- he faftened a drum to his beli.
Thus equipped he placed himself in
the center of the yourth, turned AT the battle of Rosbach, Fre. round once, cried out, Kutti, ku. deric saw a French grenadier de. tui, kutuchta,' and drew a bottle out fending himself with desperate in- of his budget, part of the contents trepidity against a Prussian huffar; of which he drank. He then threw and, notwithstanding the little hope himself on the ground, where he rewhich he could entertain - of affiit. mained motionless for ten or fifteen ance, refused to surrender, thus minutes. At the expiration of this preferring death to captivity. The time he began to howl and cry, and king approached the combatants, soon after got up and beat the drum and cried out to the Frenchman, with all his might, and without any “ Brave grenadier, are you invin intermission, except at intervals to cible?” « Sire,” replied the French- give more efficacy to his howlings, man, “ I should be invincible, if His motions were so violent that he you were my coinmander." fcreamed out with all his force, and
at last, his mouth, eyes, and all his SIBERIAN SORCERY.
limbs, became convulsed in a man[From Count Benyowfky's Travels.]
ner truly shocking to behold. When
an hour had thus paffed, during DURING the count's exile in which he made every imaginable Kamchatka, he undertook a journey contortion, the fchaman sat down on to Lopattka, having for this pur. the ground, and began his prophecy pose obtained the governor's con- with a hoarse and feeble voice, fent. “I continued my route," The following is what he faid, word says be," as far as Tsekawka, where for word ; ' Thou art come to dewe flept at the house of the tajon. mand thy fate of my fpirit; he will Here we found a schaman, who call- second thy efforts to avenge the ed himself a sorcerer, and who, ac- death of the spirits of our fathers cording to the opinion of the na- whom the Ruslians have cut off. It tives, had dealings with the devil. is Kutuchta who is with thee. Thou I was desirous of being a witness of thalt behold the blood of thịne enethe manners of these impostors, and mies, thou shalt be happy in thy therefore pressed the tajon to bring voyage ; but afterwards, when thou the schaman to me, that he might halt lpill blood and thine own thall tell my fortune : the tajon accord- flow, thou falt be dear to the fpiingly used his endeavours to per. rits of our fathers. After these, suade him to gratify my expectą. words he fell asleep, and the tajon tions; and a present of fix roubles caused him to be carried into a sepasecured his compliance. Here fol. rate yourth. lows an account of the manner in “'Upon my enquiry respecting which the forcerers of Kamchatka the liquor this pretended forcerer cxhibit their artifices
had drank, the tajon informed me
chat it was an infusion of muchomor, or a Turk, to a German; a Perlian, a kind of champignon, which has the to a Turk; and fo on to the utmoft power of intoxicating. He assured limits of the East. Of all the me that its force was such, that the people upon earth, the Afiatics apo fchanan sometimes fept three or pear to me the moit amiable, noble, four days after it; whence i con. and generous; they seem the most cluded that the muchomor produced possessed with that virtuous heroic effects fimilar to those of opium.”
enthusiasm which exalts human naa
ture to its highest degree of fue METHOD
blimity. One well-attested inftance OF KILLING BEARS AT KAMCHATKA. of their generous humanity may, [From the same Work.]
perhaps, not be too tiresome to the
impatient reader. The gentleman HAVING in our last, at page is but lately dead who favoured me 206, given an account of the Kamt- with the following relation of a fact Ichadale's manner of hunting bears, which deferves to be more generally in which the following is not men- known, and I give it in his own tioned, we trust our readers will ex« words, cule our again adverting to the sub- In the year 1730, the Prince ject.
George, captain Cross, from Ben“At sight of a bear, one of the gal and Surat to Canton, was drove hunters advances to begin the ato into Juncuın bay, on the coast of tack, which he does by presenting China, in a hard gale of wind, of his left arm to the animal, having such force as to make the supercar, previously secured himself by thick goes, Messrs. Stephenson and Hare pieces of wood, fastened lengthways rifon, with Mr. Alexander Wedupon
the arm, in order that the bear derburn, purser, go ahore in the may not break it at the first gripe. pinnace, in order to get a pilot, and The moment the animal seizes the such other help as their distress then arm, the hunter strikes him with a required. The wind all that night lance within the left shoulder. Af- blowing fiercer, next morning they ter this stroke, the other hunters con- were told the ship was lost, which tinually run their lances into the they soon perceived to be too truc. body of the animal, who often breaks The mandarine of that district ima the weapons; and, if the first Atroke mediately ordered, that the fore. be not effectual, throws down his op mentioned gentlemen, with Mr. Bare ponent, and strangles, or at least low, fourth mate, who then acted as maims him."
coxswain of the pinnace, and the
Lascars, should be provided with INSTANCES OF HUMANITY. lodgings and all proper accommo-,
dations; and that (From Armstrong's Miscellanies.]
every part of the
wreck, and all the goods that could I Am naturally fond of strangers; be saved, should be carefully ga. and, where allother circumstances are thered together, and put into a fe.. equal, should find myself disposed to cure place for them; all which was pay them more or less attention in pro- faithfully performed. The generous portion to their distance from home. mandarine's humanity did not end Where all things else are equal, in here, for he ordered a present of performing any little duties of bene- three hundred and fifty tale * to golence within my power, I should Mr. Stephenson, three hundred to prefer a German to a Hollander or
* Three tale are equal in value to one Frenchman; a Greek, a Russian, pound sterling
Mr. Harrison, two hundred and had no captives of our's in your fitry to Mr. Wedderburn, two hun. poffeffion, I should defire nothing of dred to Mr. Barlow, and to each you in return; but as I know you Lascar as much as was reckoned have, I shall with great pleasure reequal to their full wages, had the ceive fuch as you may be pleased to voyage been performed in the usual send me. time; and at their departure gave Along with this letter the empethem an order, from the court of ror fent thirty-seven Chriftian slaves; Pekin, for carriages, lodgings, and and that the grand-master of Malta provisions, through every district in returned exactly the same number of their way to Canton.
Mahometan captives, inust have been One would be glad to know upon owing to his having had no more. what Christian fhore any shipwrecked crew could have met with
ANECDOTE fuch hunane and generous treat-,
OF THE PRESENT KING OF FRANCE, ment. What still the more heightens ifre merit of this noble behaviour, it DURING the late hard winter, is well known that the Chinese are some wretched peafants dying with mbot at all fund of trading with cold and hunger, had ftolen the the Europeans; and it is probable stakes placed round the glacies. enough, that fome other eattern na. The king, on being apprized of tions may in time become as shy of this, apologized for them by rethem, from esperience, as the saga- marking, that they must have fuf. cious Chinese have always been fered severely in consequence of the from theory and fpeculation. frost. The reply was, that wood had
As generous deeds do not appear been distributed in each village: but every day, even in the most fenfible, his majesty here apprehended that the inoft
' virtuous, and most magnifi- the quantity had not been fufficient, cent of all possible ages, there is room Shortly after he was applied to for here to pay fome proper respect to money to procure articles for the an act of humanity in the late em- sustenance of the royal game, “How peror of Morocco, which the folo much will they cost="_" Twelve howing extra&t from his letter to thousand livres (five hundred pounds the grand-master of Malta will ex. sterling), should the frost continue plain :
longer." Well," said the mo. " In the name of God, the fole narch, “ I had rather see my game Almighty. To the prince of Malta, perish than my poor suffer: take the grand-mafter of the religion of St.' twelve thousand livres, but carry John, and to all his council, the them to the Philanthropic So. ein peror of Morocco, Fez, Mequi- ciety." DEZ, &c. wishes health and prospe.
M. Neckar executed this com sity. In compassion of several Tur mission on the following day. can slaves, who have long been in my poffeffion, and have never yet
CHINA-WARE been demanded of me, I send them
INTRODUCED BY all to be presented to you by my fecretary Abladi Salciti; by this means procuring myself at once the
KING William and queen Mary double satisfaction of making you a introduced each of them two curs prefent, and of restoring liberty to toms, which by the people's imithose unfortunate people. If you tating them, became the rwo idols of
the town, and indeed of the whole January next comeing, and there kingdom: the queen brought in the to conferr and treate with you and love of fine East India callicoes, with the greate men and nobles of such as were then called Mafslapatan the said commonwealth. Therefore chintzes, atlasses, and fine painted wee command you firmely enjoyne. callicoes, which afterwards descend- ing that considering the difficultie ed into the huinours of the common the said affaires and imminent dans people so much, as to make them gers (all excuses being sett afide) grievous to trade, and ruinous to yee be personally present at the day manufactures and the poor ; so that and place aforesaid, to treate and the parliament were obliged to make, give your advice with us, and with two acts, at several times to restrain, the faid greate men and nobles upon and ac laft prohibit the use of them: the affaires aforesaid. And this as the queen also brought in the cuf. yee love us and our honour and the tom of furnishing boules with China- safety and defence of the said comware, which increased to a strange de- monwealth and the expedicon of the gree afterwards, piling their China affaires aforesaid, yee ball in noe upon the tops of cabinets, fcrutores, wise omitt. Witnes our felfe at and every chimney-piece, to the tops Westminster the nynth day of Deof the cielings, and even setting up cember, in the yeare of our Lord, Helves for their China-ware, where one thousand lix hundred fiftie and they wanted such places, till it be- eight. came a grievance in the expence of The label is indorsed, LENTHALL it, and even injurious to their fami- Ch. lies and estates,
“ To the right trusty, and right The good queen, far from design- well beloved John lord Barkstead, ing any injury to the country where lieutenant of the tower of London, The was so entirely beloved, little A fumons of parliament. thought she was in either of these
LENTHALL CE." laying a foundation for such fatal excesies which then prevailed.
OF AN ENGLISH AMBASSADOR, OF THE WRIT OF SUMMONS TO JOHN Bafilowitz, or Ivan IV.
PARLIAMENT, FROM RICHARD great duke of Muscovy, was so CROMWELL, PROTECTOR, cruel and ferocious a prince, that JOHN LORD BARKSTED.
he ordered the hat of an Italian RICHARD, lord protector of the ambassador to be nailed to his head, commonwealth of England, Scot. because he had presumed to be land, and Ireland, and the domi- covered before him. The ambassanions and territories thereunto bedor of the queen of England, howlonging. To our right, trully, and ever, was bold enough to put ou weli beloved John lord Barkstead, his hat in his presence : upon which lieutenant of our tower of London Bafilowitz asked him, if he knew greeting : Whereas by the advice how he had treated an ambassador and affent of our councell for cer- for the like behaviour. taine greate and weighty affaires, replied the intrepid Englishman ; concerneing us the fate and the os but I am fent hither by queca defence of the said commonwealth, Elizabeth ; and, if any insult is of. wee have ordained our parliament fered to her minister, the has fpirie to be held at our city of Westmin- enough to relent it."
b% What a Ier the seaven and twentieth day of brave man !" exclaimed the czar:
“ Which of you," added he, to his fpoken in this manner, to support courtiers, “ would have acted and my honour and interests?”
CHARACTERISTIC MANNERS AND CUSTOMS.
ACCOUNT OF A POLYPHEMUS BAN: throw the beast upon the ground,
QUET IN ABYSSINIA. he had rejoiced, thinking, that when [From Bruce's Travels. ]
three people were killing a cow,
they must have agreed to sell part EST our readers should too of her to them; and he was much
hastily disbelieve the fingular disappointed upon hearing the Abyfmeal described by Mr. Bruce, as fans say, that they were to pass the common to the Abyssinians, we shall river to the other side, and not en. preface it with an adventure which camp where he intended. Upon befel this celebrated traveller soon Mr. Bruce's propofing they should after his departure from Axium, the bargain for part of the cow, his men ancient capital of Abyffinia. answered, what they had already
In their way from this city, they learned in conversation, that they overtook three travellers driving a were not then to kill her, that the cow before them; they had black was not wholly their's, and they
upon their shoulders, and could not sell her. This awakened lances and fields in their hands, Mr. Bruce's curiosity; he let his in other respects were but thinly people go forward, and staid himcloathed; they appeared to be fol. felf, tili he faw, with the utmost diers. The cow did not seem to be astonishment, two pieces, thicker fatted for killing, and it occurred to and longer than our ordinary beef our travellers that it had been solen. fteaks, cut out of the higher part of This, however, was not their busi. the buttock of the beast. How it pess, nor was such an occurrence at was done he cannot positively fay, all remarkable in a country so long because judging the cow was to be engaged in war. They saw that killed from the moment he saw the their attendants attached themselves knife drawn, he was not anxious to in a particular manner to the three view that catastrophe, which was foldiers who were driving the cow, by no means an object of curiosity; and held a short convertation with whatever way it was done, it surely them. Soon after, the drivers fud- was adroitly, and the two pieces denly tript up the cow, and gave were spread upon the outside of one the poor animal a very rude fall of their shields. upon the ground, which was but One of them ftill continued holdthe beginning of her sufferings. One ing the head, while the other two of them fat across her neck, holding were bufied in curing the wound. down her head by the horns, the This too was done not in an ordi. other twisted the halter about her nary manner; the skin, which had fore feer, while the third, who had a covered the flesh that was taken knife in his hand, to Mr. Bruce's away, was left entire, flapped over very great surprise, in place of the wound, and was faftened to the taking her by the throat, got aftride corresponding part by two or more upon her belly before her hind legs, small skewers, or pins. Whether and gave a very deep wound in the they had put any ihing under the upper part of her buttock. From fkin between that and the wounded the time Mr. Bruce had seen them flelli, Mr. Bruce cannot tell ; but