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tails, hung round his neck, and monarch's eye,
While some ran after parading the streets for some to allitt Zigand, others, enraged at time, is then dismissed on paying a the llave, were going to cut him to fine.
pieces; but the generous cham bade The puniament of tarring and then forbear. “We ought to judge feathering, practised by the rebels of actions like these,” said he, e not in America, is by no means a 'mo- by their effects, but by the intention dern invention, as appears from the of those who commit them. This following law, made by the English man, by an unhappy accident, has and French monarchs, in the year deprived me of an eye; but he did 1189, immediately previous to their "it without malice, and his death embarkation for Palestine : “ If any would not restore me to fight.” one be convicted of theft, his hair shall be cut off; boiling pitch Niall With respect to courage, the be poured on his head, which fall author of L'Apologie de beau Sexe, afterwards be covered with feathers; relates a story, which, if true, has and in that condition he thall be ex- seldom been cqualled by man. A posed at the first landing-place." servant girl of Lifle, remarkable for
her fearless disposition, laid a wager, ANECDOTES.
that the would go into the charnel. [Transmitted by T. C. of Faversham.]
house, at midnight, without a light, ·and bring from thence a dead man's
skull. Accordingly at the time apHUSSEIN, the fon of Ali, pointed, the went; but the perfon the fixth caliph of the Mussul- with whom she had made the ber, men, was
one day scalded by a intending to territy her, had gone flave, who let a plate of hot soup before, and hid himself in the place. fall as he was lifting it over his When he heard her descend and héad. Huffein looked at the slave take up the skull, he called out, in with a fixed and steady eye, but hollow, dismal voice,
66 Leave me without paffion; when the latter im- my head !” The girl, instead of difmediately fell at his master's feet, covering any symptoms of horror and repeated from the Alcoran, or fright, very coolly laid it down, 66 Paradise is prepared for those and said, “Well, there it is, then!"? who preserve their temper, and sub- and took up another ; upon which due their anger"-"1 barbour no the voice again repeated, “ Leave resentment,” replied Huslein; "and me my head!” But the heroic girl, who pardon those that have offended observing it was the same voice that them,” repeated the flave. “Well, had called before, answered, in her I pardon thee,” said Huffein." But country dialect, " Nea, nea, friend, those are especially beloved of the yo'connot ha’two yeads !" Lord who are charitable, and do
iy good, " continued the Rave, finish
A WEALTHY person asked the ing the verse he began with quoting. philosopher Sadi, in derision, how “ I give thee thy freedoin,
it happened, that men of wit were swered Hussein, " and with it four fo frequently seen at the doors of hundred drachms of silver."
the rich, and that the rich were
never seen at the doors of men of In the year 1715, as Zigand, wit. “It is," replied Sadi,“ be. the great cham of the Calmucs, was cause men of wit know the value of hunting, it happened that a flave riches; but rich nen do not know mukrardly Anot an arrow into the the value of wit.