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history of which has come down to our rous in the pools of the Atagnant rivers,
thumb, like so many ropes, on the Under the reign of the next king, trees around them. The lún dries and Mr. Bruce takes occasion to speak of hardens it to a consistence almost liko the Shangalla, a nation of blacks, who leather, or the hardest fill sent from inhabit the Kolla, or low country of Newfoundland. This is their provision Abyffinia.
for the winter months : they first beat The Shangalla were formerly a it with a wooden mallet, then boil ito very numerous people, divided into after which they roast it upon the emdistinct tribes, or, as it is called, dif. bers; and it is hard enough after it ferent nations, living each separately in has undergone all those operations. diftin&t territories, each under the go- “ The Dobenah, the most powerful vernment of the chief of its own name, of all the Shangalla, who have a species and each family of that name under the of supremacy or command over all the jurisdiction of its own chief, or head. rest of the nations, live altogether upon
“ These Shangalla, during the fair the elephant or rhinoceros. In other half of the year, live under the fhade of countries, where there is less water, trees, the lowest branches of which they fewer trees, and more grass, the Shancut near the item on the upper part, and galla feed chiefly upon more promiscu. then bend, or break them down, plant, ous kinds of food, as buffaloes, deer, ing the ends of the branches in the boars, lions, and serpents. These are earth. These branches they cover with the nations nearer the Tacazzè, Ras el the skins of wild beasts. After this Feel, and the plains of Sirè in Abysthey cut away all the small or superflu- finia, the chief of which nations is mous branches in the inside, and so form called Baasa. And fill farther welt a spacious pavilion, which at a distance of the Tacazzè, and the valley of Walappears like a tent, the tree serving for dubba, is a uibe of these, who live the pole in the middle of it, and the chiefly upon the crocodile, hippopota. large top overshadowing it fo as to make mus, and other filh ; and, in the suma very picturesque appearance. iner, upon locufts, which they boil first
“ Every tree then is a house, under and afterwards keep dry in baskets which live a multitude of black inha- most curiously made with split branches. bitants until the tropical rains begin. of trees, so closely woven together as to It is then they hunt the elephant, which contain water alnioft as wellas a wooden they kill by many various devices, as veffel. they do the rhinoceros and the other “ This foil, called by the Abyffi. large, creatures. Those, who reside nians Mazaga, when wet by the tropiwhere water abounds, with the same cal rains, and dissolving into mirc, industry kill the hippopotami, or river- forces these savages to seek for vinterborfes, which are exceedingly nume. quarters. Their tents under the trees
being no longer tenable, they retire welt, are obliged to pay a certain numwith their respective foods, all dried in ber of Naves. the sun, into caves dug into the heart of " When a settlement of these is sure the mountains, which are not in this prised, the men are all Naughtered; the country basaltes, marble, or alabaster, women, also, are many of them slain, as is all that ridge which runs down many throw themselves down preciinto Egypt along the side of the Red pices, run mad, hang theinfelves, of Sea, but are of a soft, gritty, sandy itarve, obftinately refusing food. ftone, easily excavated and formed into “ The boys and girls under fevendifferent apartments. Into these, made teen and eighteen years of age, (the generally in the steepest part of the younger the better) are taken and edumountain, do these lavages retire to cated by the king, and are servants in Mun the rains, living upon the Acth all the great houses of Abyssinia. They they have already prepared in the fair are instructed early in the Christian weather.
religion; and the tallest, handsomest, “ I cannot give over the account of and best inclined, are the only servants the Shangalla without delivering them that attend the royal person in his paagain out of their caves, because this lace. return includes the history of an ope- "" The Shangalla have several wives, ration never heard of perhaps in Eu and these very prolific. They bring rope, and by which considerable light is forth children with the utmost ease, and thrown upon ancient history. No sooner never rest or confine themselves after does the fun pass the zenith, going delivery, but washing themselves and southward, than the rains instantly the child with cold water, they wrap it ceafe; and the thick canopy of clouds, up in a soft cloth made of the bark of which had obscured the sky during their trees, and hang it upon a branch, that continuance, being removed, the fun the large ants, with which they are inappears in a beautiful sky of pale blue, fested, and the serpents may not devour dappled with small thin clouds, which it. After a few days, when it has gafoon after disappear, and leave the thered strength, the mother carries it heavens of a most beautiful azure. A in the same cloth upon her back, and very few days of the intense heat then gives it fuck with the breast, which the dries the ground fo perfectly, that it throws over her Moulder, this part be. gapes in chasms; the grass, struck at ing of such a length as, in some, to The roots by the rays, supports itself no reach almost to their knees ! more, but droops and becomes parched. " The Shangalla have but one lan To clear this away, the Shangalla fet guage, and of a very guttural pronunfire to it, which runs with incredible ciation. They worship various trees, violence the whole breadth of Africa, serpents, the moon, planets, and stars palling under the trees, and following in certain positions, which I never ihe dry grass among the branches with could so perfectly understand as to give such velocity as not to hurt the trees, any account of them. A'ftar pasting but to occasion every leaf to fall, near the horns of the moon denotes the
proper distance is preserved be- coming of an enemy. They have priests, tween each habitation, and round the or rather diviners; but it should seein principal watering-places; and here that 'these were looked
as servants the Shangalla again fix their tents in of the evil-being, rather than of the the manner before described. Nothing good. They prophecy bad events, and can be more beautiful than thefe shady think they can affli&t their enemies with habitations ; but they have this fatal fickness, even at a distance. They geeffect, that they are discernible from nerally wear copper bracelets upon their the high grounds, and guide their ene- wrists and arms.. mies to the places inhabited.
“ I have said the Shangalla have each • The country now cleared, the several ivives.' This, however, is not hunting begins, and, with the hunting, olving to any inordinate propensity of the danger of the Shangalla. All the the men to this gratification, but to a governors bordering upon the country, much nobler caule, which should make from the Baharnagalh to the Nile on the European writers, who object this to
them, ashamed at the injustice they do the king, these unhappy favages arę the favage, who all his life, quite the constantly employed in a most laborious reverse of what is supposed, news an hunting of large animals, such as the example of continence and chastity, rhinoceros, the elephant, and giraffa; which the purest and most refined Eu. and afterwards, in the no less laborious ropean, with all the advantages of edu. preparation of the desh of these quadcation, cannot pretend to imitate. rupeds, which is to serve them for food
" It is not the men that seek to avail during the fix months rains, when each themselves of the liberty they have by family retires to its separate cave in the their usages of marrying as often and mountain, and has no intercourse with as many wives as they please. Hem- any of its neighbours, but leaves the med in on every fide by active and country below immersed in a continual powerful enemies, who consider them deluge of rain. In none of these ciras a species of wild beasts, and hunt cumstances, one lould imagine, the them precisely as they do the elephant favage, full of apprehension and care, and rhinoceros; placed in a small terrie could have much desire to multiply a tory, where they never are removed race of such wretched beings as he above twenty miles from these powerful feels him to be. It is the wife, not the invaders, furnished with horses and fire- man, that is the cause of this polygamy! arms, to both of which they are Arangers; and this is surely a strong presumption they live for part of the fair season in against what is commonly faid of the continual apprehension. The other part violence of their inclinations." of the season, when the Abyssinian ar- In our next, we shall conclude Mr. mies are all collected and abroad with Bruce's account of the Shangalla.
REMARKABLE DOMESTIC EVENTS.
beginning of this month. The work
men employed in the repairs of Cripo council of Paris paid to Dr. plegate church dug up a coffin, from Franklin' an extraordinary tribute of the infcription on which there is unhomage. The rotunda in the new doubted proof that the remains of that market was chosen for the ceremony. fublime bard were there deposited ; a It was hung in black, and illuminated circumstance much fought for, but hiwith a row of lamps round the cornice, therto unknown to the world. and with chandeliers suspended at the
MATRIMONY pillars. A pulpit was erected with
Ona tombstone in Farlington churchsuitable ornaments; and in full view yard in Hants, is the following inscrip rose a farcophagus in antique form, tionwith the following infcription
By the munificence of Peter TayEripuit cælo fulmen, feeptrumque tyrannis. lor, esq. lord of this manor, and padon The bolt of heaven he grasps with ktrong of this church, this stone was set ia command,
memory of William Hooker and Mary And wress the sceptre from the tyrant's his wife, who lived together in a marhand.
riage state seventy-five years. He was On the farcophagus was placed the buried here the 18th of December 1755, bult of the Patriot, with cypreffes care- aged ninety-seven years. She died of lessly scattered round it. The abbé the small-pox, and was buried here the Fauchet pronounced the panegyric. 15th of June 1757, in the hundredth The exordium promised much; and, to year of her age.” the speaker's honour, the expectations
FORGERY. of his auditory were not disappointed, The 3d, Francis Fenton, one of the DISCOVERY.
clerks in the Three per Cent. Bank The actual place of interment of our Annuity Office at the Bank of England, immortal Milton was discovered the was taken before William Addington,
efq. at the Public Office in Bow-street, nip, holding the muzzle to his body, and underwent a long examination. He and leaned forward, and touched the was charged on the oaths of William trigger with a short walking-stick which Edwards, esq. accomptant general of he had with him--when the piece went the Bank, John Beard, and Robert off, and the whole charge of thot and Hands, for knowingly and wilfully wadding entered his left breast, went uttering, forging, and counterfeiting through his body, and out at his back, the name of William Baker, as the which caused his death in a few minutes, proprietor of a sum of five hundred and
MURDER fifty pounds, in the Three per Cent. Annuity, and thereby transferring the
The 5th, one Yarnley was taken Said sum of five hundred and fifty pounds, before the justices at Union-hall, Southand receiving, or endeavouring to re- wark, on a charge of having perpetrated ceive, the same, as his own property,
an inhuman murder. Moses Davis, a with an intent to cheat and defraud travelling Jew, was, a few days before, the governor and company of the Bank crossing a bridge over the Thames, of England. The fact being clearly about twelve miles from town, at Walproved, he was fully committed to Newton, where an halfpenny toll is paid. Prison, Clerkenwell, for trial, and the The gate is kept by an old man, and parties bound over to prosecute. He his son-in-law, the prisoner. The forhas been a clerk in the Bank near
mer received the toll from Davis, who twenty years, and bore the best of cha- went through, but soon after stopping ratters.
to bargain for fome fruit, Yarnley ran Two detainers are lodged against him after him, and very brutishly infifted on for similar offences.
having the halfpenny; but the other His method of defrauding those who replying he had already paid it, Yarnley employed him to buy stock was, when ftruck him with the key of the gate fo they signed the books, to make them violently under the eye, as to lay it Sign the books to fell, instead of to buy, open; next knocked down the unfore and he gave them a forged receipt.
tunate victim, and repeating his blow,
sunk the key into the poor man's skull. SUICIDE.
Davis, at length, discovering symptoms The i ft of this month a female servant of life, was taken to a public-house at of the dowager lady Salisbury put an Walton, kept there for two days, and end to her existence, at her ladyhip’s then, at his request, moved to his own Seat at Brands, near Kilburn, by cut- house, where he expired. ring her throat from ear to ear. The
Thursday the Coroner's Inquest sat Coroner's Inquel fat on the body on the 3d, and brought in their verdict examined by furgeons Blizard, Brown,
on his body, when the wound being, Lunacy. She had the knife clasped in and Wenoven, they all concurred in her hand till forced away by one of the asserting, that it was the cause of his juy.
death. But a surgeon from Sunbury Saturday the 4th, a poor man, with attended the inquelt, and fwore, that his throat slightly cut, was found hang- the murderer had been under his care ing on a tree in a garden near the New about a year ago for a fore leg, and had Wells road, Bath, to which there was then discovered fymptoms of madness. a train of blood from the distance of This induced the Coroner's Jury to thirty feet. The Coroner's Inquest fat ascribe the act in their verdict to on the body the next day; Jury's ver. Lunacy. dict, Lunacy. The unhappy man is Davis has left a widow in a state of supposed first to have cut his throat,
children. and then hanged himself. The 16th, one Thomas Daniel, who
DUELLING. lived in Southwell-street, Bristol, and The with, a duel was fought in the jer horses out to hire, shot himself in a Bois de Boulogne, Paris, between Mesl. held near the Fort, on St. Michael's Cazalés and Barnave, deputies of the Hill, with a fowling-piece. He placed National Assembly. The circumstances the butt-end of the gun on the ground of the dispute, and its consequences, are against come rails, because it should not thus related, MCazalés, incensed
and two young
at the indecent manner in which his Monmouth, where she had for force fpeeches were received, bestowed some time been a common prostitute. She harsh epithets upon the majority of the had lately cohabited with Jones, and Affembly. Being over heard by M. they probably intended to marry, after Barnave, he was required either to recal removing the obstruction to their
wishes; or repeat them. He rather chose to for which purpose Jones returned home, apply what he had said to that gentle. and pretending a reconciliation with his man himself, and a duel consequently wife, effected the horrid design. Her ensued. They each fired a pistol with a body underwent fome of the fint forms out effe&t ; but M. Barnave's second in diffe&ion, and was afterwards in fhot taking place on his adversary's terred. temple, brought him to the ground,
LAW. and he was carried home ix a danger- At the last Guildford aflizes was ous fituation.
tried a cause of considerable importance JUSTICE.
to the leather trade in general, and The 3d, at half past seven o'clock, to shoemakers in particular. It was John Dyer, for forgery, was brought the First, cap. 22. to compel the tan
brought on the firft statute of James out of Newgate ; and, after the usual
ners to bring their leather to open mar folemnities, was executed before the Debtors Gate, in the Old Bailey, pur
ket, instead of selling it in their own fuant to his fentence. He was only yards. After a full and impartial hear
ing of three hours, the learned judge twenty-two years of age, and was
(Mr. Baron Eyre) in his charge to the brought up at Westminster school. William Jones, and Susannah Rugg,
jury, observed, that the act of parliafor administering arsenic to the wife of ment, though an old one, appeared to the former, and thereby occafioning
her him to lay down very falutary rules for death, were convicted, and received fen- the trade, and as the case was fully tence of death, at the last Hereford proved, he directed the jury to find a aslizes. On examining the body of the verdi&t for the plaintiff, which they did unfortunate woman, a quantity of both
accordingly. yellow and white arsenic was found in
BUILDING. her stomach; and the apothecary, of A new armoury is building in the whom the poison was proved to be pur- Gun Wharf at Portsmouth, capable of chased by the prisoners, positively fwore, containing one hundred thousand Itand that at the time of felling it, he particue of arms. The entrance of this edifice larly noticed, that the division between is to be adorned with the arms and his arsenic of each colour had accident- crown of Spain, carved in stone, and of ally moved from its place, and occa- exquisite workmanship, taken from the fioned a mixture of the yellow and white gate of the Moro Cafile, at the Havakin the quantity fold.
nah. This noble trophy of war was The behaviour of the prisoners after brought home in 1762, and has been condemnation was perfectly penitent cafed in cedar wood ever since; itand resigned: they acknowledged the weighs near three tons, and is to be justice of their fate; that the poison placed under the British arms and was bought with the knowledge and concurrence of each, for the express
MALE TYGER. purpose of destroying the wife of Jones; A beautifuļ young male tyger, of and that it was administered in a balon the age of twelve months, and about of broth by the husband !
the size of a mastiff dog, is now on He was twenty-seven years of age; board the Pitt East-Indiaman, captain had led a very diffolute life ; and has Manning, just arrived in the river from left cwo young children, to whom, China. This animal exhibits a remarkprevious to his trial, he made over able instance of the possibility of taming property to the amount of about forty wild beasts, a tyger being generally supo pounds per annum.
posed to be one of the most ferocious Susannah Rugg was a beautiful girl, of the brute creation. He had no cighreen years of age, and born af teachers but the failors in the hip, who