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The Arctic Expedition.

[Jan. 1, the twenty others are of antique beauty, APPECTING, UNCONSCIOUS the most overpowering, and, in our opi- PROOP OP A CHILD TO HIS MOTHER. nion, surpass even the most beautiful Lady Strathmore, who broke her first English women. English beauty seeins husband's heart by the violence of her avaricious, without soul and life, beside temper and her want of feeling-a conthe divine eyes which Heaven has given duct which her second spouse, Mr. to Italy.

Bowes, punished by nearly breaking The form of the bones in the hand is her bones through a more manual exo ugly at Paris; it approximates to that ercise of qualities similar to her ownof the monkey, and it prevents the lavished all the affection with which nawomen from resisting the attacks of ture had endowed her, on a large black age. The three most beautiful women cat. This apinnal was her bosom friend, of Rome are certainly more than 45. her constant companion, the object of Paris is farther north; and yet such a all her caresses, and a never-failing guest miracle was never yet observed there. at her ladyship's breakfast, dinner, tea, I observed to the Russian general, that and supper-table; where, when en faParis and Champagne were the parts of mille, it was not only served first, but France where the configuration of the served of the best and rarest dainties, head partakes least of beauty. The in preference to her child. It happened women of Pays de Caux, (in Normandy,) one day, when she had bestowed eren, and of Arles, (in Provence,) approxi- more than her usual fond attention on måte more to the beautiful forms of Grimalkin, that her son, a strikingly Italy. Here and there is always some fine boy, sighed deeply, and sorrowfully grand feature, even in the heads of the fixing his eyes on the dingy favourite, most decidedly ugly. Some idea may exclaimed, in a voice pathetically impresbe formed of this, from the heads of the sive, “0! how I wish I were a black old women of Lionardo da Vinci, and of cat!"-"A black cat!" every one re

iterated-“ What can you mean, my Raphael;

Ås to male beauty, after the Italians, dear boy, by so strange a wish?"_“ Bewe give the preference to young English- cause," replied the child," my mother men, when they escape clumsiness.

would then love me!" A young Italian peasant that happens Guess the feelings of the company at a to bě ugly, is friglitful; the French reply so full of affection and simplicity. peasant is silly; and the English is vul. They could not at the time be expresser), gar.

by those who composed it, nor can words be found to do so now.

THE ARCTIC EXPEDITION. THE discovery of a new colony on the pictures drawn by Sackehouse, as a repreporthern shores of Baffin's Bay, has given sentation of his first interview with these rise to a variety of speculative opinions. newly-discovered inhabitants of the northern The information we shall obtain from the regions, and they described, perhaps better work which is promised from the pen of than he could do, in words, the meeting as it Captain Ross will be most important. In took place. The natives are shewn in their the mean time, a few observations, founded sledges, drawn by four dogs. Sackehouse upon a conversation with several of the per- himself is depicted on the ice, setting up a sons who accompanied the expedition, may pole with a flag upon it, to which were atnot be uninteresting. It is quite clear, that tached some beads and other trifles, intended upon a part of the northern coast of the as conciliatory presents. The dress of the Bay, which there was no previous reason to natives consisted of a skin, covering the suppose was inhabited, seven or eight per- body as far as the loins, and breeches of sons were seen and conversed with. The the same material, fastened so as to meet intercourse was carried on through the me- the body covering. A small space (through dium of John Sackehouse, an Esquimaux, which the flesh is seen) is observed in all who accompanied the ships through the the figures at this part, where the upper whole of their voyage. This John Sacke- and lower coverings meet, arising from their house is described by all the persons on imperfect mode of attaching them to each board, to have proved himself, during the other. In these drawings, the astonishment voyage, an enterprising and intelligent man. of the natives, upon examining the different His own history is eventul, having been parts of the vessel, is very characteristically found far at sea, in his canoe, driven out by depicted. One of them is viewing the anchor, the wind, and unless he had providentially another the mast; and the countenances been picked up by one of our ships, he must very faithfully describe the surprise occahave perished. We have seen some of the sioned by these new objects of vision, la

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527 questioning Sackehouse upon some points inserted. These appear to have been beaten of the interview, he states the natives to flat with stones; and, as they present an irhave appeared docile, and ready to give such regular serrated edge, it should rather be information as he was desirous of obtaining called a saw than a knife. The bone handle from them. His language was sufficiently smells insufferably strong of rancid oil, from analogous to theirs, to allow of keeping up the saturated state in which it has been a conversation with them. He inquired, used, and every common means to discharge amongst other matters, as to the number of this taint has been unsuccessfully attempted. their nation; but they seem either to have We have likewise seen one of their spears. no idea of numbers, or, what is more pro- It consists of several pieces of the horn of bable, no corresponding term by which they the sea unicorn, tied together with thongs could reply to the enquiry. Their general of skin ;'about one-third from the end is a conduct gave reason to suppose that they stop for the thumb to press against in throwhad, like their more fortunate discoverers, ing it. This, like the knife, is of the most fixed principles of social conduct. When rude contrivance. It is not even straight in chips were thrown over the vessel's side upon its form, but is curvilinear. This partakes the ice, each collected as much as he could, of the same offensive smell as the knifebut no one appeared to infringe upon the handle. Their principal food consists of bundle of another. He who had gathered birds, of which, it appears, the number is any little stock, seemed to be recognized as astonishing. These they eat raw. The the proprietor, although he left it to pro- flesh of seals, and of the sea-unicorn, is also ceed in his further collection. It is not a part of their nourishment. Unlike the very astonishing that they endeavoured to Esquimaux on the coast of America, they appropriate some of the objects of wonder have no canoes, nor did they seem to know which they saw about the vessels, but their the use of vessels of any description; and very mode of attempting to pilfer was a if they do form a distinct, separate nation proof that they had not acquired dexterity from the rest of the world, they are probaby practice. In a few instances they took bly the most uncivilized of the earth's inhaarticles from the ship with a view to pur- bitants. On board the discovery vessels loining them; but they were necessarily un were several dogs, apparently of the Danish successful, for they did not understand con- breed : rough,wiry hair, fox face, and brushy cealment, some part of the pilfered property tail, being the principal characteristics. being always left uncovered, and in sight. They do not bark, nor in common make any The circumstance which excited the most particular noise. The only dog which attention on the part of the discoverers, was Captain Ross obtained from the natives is the finding in the possession of the natives, stated to have been lost overboard in a gale knives, the blade part of which was of iron. of wind, off Cape Farewell; but, from the They had already ascertained that wood was description given of it, it was not unlike unknown to these newly-found beings, and (though larger in size) the dogs which were that the only fuel which they had, if fuel it brought from the coast of a more southern could be called, was a species of moss--and latitude. In one of the drawings beforethe use made of this moss seemed to be mentioned, John Sackehouse, the Esquiconfined to the dipping it in oil, and burn- maux, is represented with his arm in a sling, ing it as a torch, or candle. Through the and upon asking the cause, he said it was medium of Sackehouse, however, it was dis- done by the concussion of a fowling-piece, o covered, that two blocks of iron, in its pure which he had loaded npon the principle of 1 state, situated at no great distance from the “ the more fillee more shootee :by the: shore, were known to the natives ; and that, blow his collar-bone was broken. He had 3 for making their knives, they hammered off never learnt to draw when he put to paper) pieces of it by means of heavy stones. One the subjects he has depicted; but his repréof these knives we have seen. It was formed sentation has probably a more faithful reu of a piece of bone, about six or seven inches semblance to the scene he describes, from long; the upper part, to which the iron is its very rudeness, than the more finished in attached, being grooved. In this groove, drawings of our officers would possess. several irregular shaped pieces of iron are



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amend an Act made in the Forty-eighth

1819.] Florence Macarthy, by Lady Morgan,

529 year of his present Majesty, to improveland and Bilbag, and of certain commonthe Land Revenue of the Crown, so far able Lands and open úninclosed Grounds as relates to the Great Forest of Breck- in the Township of Edwinstowe, within nock, in the county of Brecknock, and the Forest of Sherwood, in the County for vesting in his Majesty certain parts of Nottingham. June 10. of the said Forest, and for inclosing the CI. An Act for applying certain mosaid Forest. June 10.

nies, therein mentioned, for the Service C. An Act for vesting in his Ma- of the Year 1818. June 10, jesty certain parts of the Hayes of Birk


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Florence Macarthy: an Irish Tale, by sults, we certainly revere in the generat

Lady MORGAN, Author of France," principle; ,O Donnell, 8c."

“ As sunlight broken on the rill, WE sat down to the perusal of these vo- Tho' turn'd astray, is sunlight still.” lumes with our "expectation wound to the But we cannot prevail upon ourselves to highest pitch.” The intrinsic merits of pass a sweeping sentence of condemnaLady Morgan's productions, added to the tion on authors, for the venial crime of merciless revilings with which she has differing with us in their ideas of pabeen assailed by certain celebrated jour- triotism; though we may feel it our nalists of the day, for the freedom of her duty to expose the fallacy of such of political sentiments, have procured for her their arguments as seem likely to prove à degree of popularity, seldom, if ever prejadicial to society. We may appear equalled, under circumstances similarly singular, but the poetry of Lord Byron discouraging. We should be among and Mr. Moore does not sink in our the last to deprecate fair criticism, how. estimation because those illustrious inever severe in its application, more espe- dividuals have chosen to exhibit a party cially at a time when the extreme licen- spirit entirely inconsistent with our contiousness of the press requires the “iron ceptions either of propriety or decency; mace" to keep it within due limits ; but nor has the Paradise Lost” of the we do protest, and that most positively, immortal Milton less claims upon our against the coarse invectives, the scur- interest and admiration, because the rilous generality, which, in the form of principles of its high-souled writer were strictures on her writings, were directed strongly tinctured with republicanism. against Lady Morgan on the publication Had such been the impressions of of “ France." As for the political opi- Lady Morgan's ungentle reviewers, they nions which she has occasionally, and, might have spared themselves the morwe think, very unnecessarily, obtruded tification of seeing their efforts, to deupon the attention of her readers, though stroy her literary fame, turn to no betthey are such as we consider entitled to ter account, than that of bringing her our decided reprehension, still we do into infinitely greater request than was not see how they can justify the unqua- the case before they honoured her with lified depreciation of her literary cha- such marked distinction : for it is a noracter, since it is surely possible to en- torious fact, that the very writings and tertain extravagant notions on one sub- opinions to which they professed themject, and yet be eminently deserving of selves so hostilely opposed, they have, commendation for clearness of percep- by the overcharged vehemence of their tion on others. Lady Morgan was not censure, been particularly instramental of a disposition likely to remain silent, in introducing to the notice of the pubwhilst any question, which appeared to lic; who doubtless considered, that a concern the interest of her country, was book which could combine “all the terpending. Her views, however, on the rific, heterogeneous, qualities imputed state of political affairs, both in England to France, and yet be ready must be and in the sister kingdom, have been very odd and extraordinary, pour le taken for the most part, through the moins," Not content with tuaking her exaggerated medium of a lofty, but mis- critics stepping-stones to popularity, placed enthusiasm-a feeling, of which, Lady Morgan has sought a still further whatever may be our dislike to its rc revenge, and, if report says true, bas New MONTHLY MAG.–No. 60. Vol. X.

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Florence Macarthy, by Lady Morgan's

[Jan. 1, caricatured them in the entertaining to: vette, with all her canvass crowded, rode lumes before us, in i style not calcu- gallantly into the Bay of Dublin. She had lated to conciliate their good offices in been originally destined to a southem port future. Be this as it may, the provoca of Ireland, but was driven up the Channel tion she has received will, at all events, by stress of weather; and sustained so much justify her in such a proceeding; since injury in her unequal contest with the ele those who are profuse in virulence to ments, that it was necessary she should unwards others, ought not to be surprised coasting voyage. On board of Il Librador should they chance to be repaid with a (for hy that name the vessel was designated little of the coinage from their own

were two gentlemen, previously acquainted mint; or, to use a well-known ineta. with each other; the one, a renowned Guephor, he who has follý enough to play rilla chieftain from among the South Amewith edge-tools deserves ridicule and not rican Independents who was also commander pity if he cuts his fingers.

and proprietor of “The Liberator;" and We are not sufficiently acquainted the other, a young Englishman, calling with the parties, 'to be aware how far himself De Vere; of whom it would have the portruits in Florence MACAR- been difficult to have decided, whether be THY" are accurate resemblances; but

was more fop, pbilosopher, dandy, os poet, this much we can take upon ourselves

as he seemed to have an equal share of the

eccentricities of each in his composition. to affirm, that they are, executed in so

Arrived at Dublin--their progress to which - masterly a a manner, that considering place, from the pier, is described with in

them merely as fancy pieces, they can- finite humour and fidelity—the two strannot fail to excite the adiniration of the gers agree to travel together as far as Butte 'connoisseur. The story is quite as in- vant, and refuse the proposition of an old tricate and mysterious as the most ro- lady with a red nose and green spectacles, mantic nore] reader could wish, though, named Magillicuddy, who offers to take a from the magic-lanthorn-like effect with third of their chaise. To their very great which some of the personages are pushed annoyance, however, they frequently enupon the view, it is not altogether as

counter this disagreeable person on the perspicuous as it might have been. The the insult implied in their rejection of her.

road, who seems on no occasion to forget author appears to have devoted her time They contrive to while away their time with too exclusively to finishing off particular conversations on the miserable and degroupes and scenes, and to have neglect- graded state of the “ Emerald Isle," withed, in some measure, the valida junc- out encountering any adventure worth mentura of her narrative, for the purpose of tioning till they reach the southern part of rendering the members themselves more the country, where the Commodore, who is than commonly attractive. This is an

known to his compagnon de voyage by no onission which we shall not visit with other appellation, wishes to become the a very heavy share of our disapproba- purchaser of a seat advertised for sale, enfor, as “ Mr. Tcrence Oge

titled Court Fitzadelm; and for that purs D'Leary” would have observed, “Sure, pose calls upon the agent, Darby Crawley,

an attorney, who with his brothers and sons 1). and ar'nt we gainers by the loss ?"

are represented as having attained to Fealth Combination in a work of fiction is, we

and power by the most servile derotion to think, of minor importance, compared government, and the vilesť oppression of 37 with the management of its successive the people. Mr. Crawley, senior, happened incidents; and though it is a grace to be from home when the Commodore which ought always to be aimed at as' paid his first visit, and he was accordingly much as possible, we had rather a book invited to meet him at dinner the same day, should be deficient in this point than

at his house, Mount Crawley, by a fanany other; for the same reason, proba- twinkling spinster of 50, who was sister to bly, that we would sooner listen to the

the attorney, and who had other objects

in view besides that of fixing a customer impassioned tones of Miss O'Neil in the

for Court Fitzadelm. The conrersation undecorated barn of a strolling com

which takes place previous to the arrival of ti pany, than give our attention to a per- the stranger, presents an admirable speci former of inferior merits on the boards

men of the comic powers of Lady Morgan : + of the most splendid theatre in the me

" The commissioner (a brother) observing that etropolis. We shall now, hy a brief dc

no' verbal announce of dimer followed the same tail of the plot, and one or two extracts, mous of the bell, Curved to Mr. Crawley impaenable our readers to form some judg- uently, and asked, ment for themselves as to the '

merits of

" What do we wait for?-Do you expect asy Lady Morgan's “ Irish Tale.'

ove to dinner, Darby?" Early in the nineteenth century,

· Not a Christian," returned" "Mr. Cras ley: autumnal month, a light-built Spanish cor


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