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London, where I set up for myself with was a saint, though not a divine ; a good success." My shop was near one physician, who had in bimself more of the Temples. There I continued humour than all his palients put to: till, by the death of some friends and gether; a poet and plenipo, who could misfortunes of others," I lost all my turn any thing, from "a commissa, customers. I then went over to Tre- ry's list" to a scriplural chapter, into land, and did business in two lilile verse, but whose attempts to inake shops which I had at Laracor and peace produced a great noise ; a secrc. Rathbeggin. I had before had a stall tary, who was only like Erasınus in at Kilroot, in the diocese of Comor; bis name; a duke *** but it is not neand betwixt these three places made cessary to allude to them all; it may out what might be called a pretty be sufficient to observe, that from și.rliving: Yet still I was dissatisfied : teen of the choicest we formed a club, I hated to remain in a country where which, long after we bad separated, there were at lcast twice as many feet the wags in Ireland used to term the as shoes : so my wandering disposition Drapiers' Company. It was some of lcd me back to England, where I had these who were, by the deaih of a lady bope I should get another shop, and be to whom they had declared themselves allowed to put up the sign of the humble servants, thrown out of employMitre,
ment, that put me upon writing, as In this disposition of mind, I was used to be the practice in ancient one day walking by Whitehall, aud Greece and Rome, on It'ood, who was thinking of (ardinal Wolscy, when my supposed to be a clumsy chip of those eyes were attracted to soine books that blocks that had been used to fill up were ranged on a stall under the wall their places. Be this as it may, you of Privy Garden. Reading was always know how I chopped hiin into halfa favourite amusement with me; 90'I penny picces *, and wanted the people cheapcned some old authors; but not to burn them; you are also acquainted wishing to give more than they were with all the material transactions reworth, I was haggling for the price, corded in my former letters : I therewhen a carriage almost as fine, and forc, having led you a round through quite as light, as my Lord Chancellor's, ways as intricate as proceedings in chanstopped. The bookseller ran to the cery, return with great satisfaction to door, tbinking that the gentleman precisely the spot whence we set out. within wanted some of his ware ; but As you, Sir, from this, must have he beckoned to me, and invited me perceived that I began this series of to dinner. I made him one of my letters, as one begins an epic poem, shop door bows; but as I had dined, in the middle, I ardently hope, having thought no inore of his invitation, till, once more got into the straight road, a few days after, I was attacked in that I shall in future proceed in my the same manner, as I was gazing at course, let it be long or short, without some pictures of wild bcasts that were any very material deviation. hung out at Charing-cross, which was On the morning after my arrival then a daily fair. Here being fairly at Manchester, as I have already stated, caught, I followed my gentleman, though a spirit of inquiry, which is inherent in he wished in the first instance to take my disposition, induced me to visit seveme in.
ral different manufactories in this (even In this honourable person's house I then) flourishing and opulent town. soon found myself at home ; and as he These researches begun on the rith of had a considerable knowledge both of May, 1754 ; I continued them for a concloth and crape, was an adept at mea siderable time. I had a better excuse for sures, had a secret to destroy mot! s, knew something about packing, and. was withal extremely zealous to pro Hallpenny clumps of wood were commote our trade, I was by him easily monly sold by the chandless in Dublin till persuaded to open a shop in St. Francis.
near the middle of the last century, perhaps street, near the church of St. Patrick, of Greece, the tables were inade of wood.
later. (WM. Wotton.)- In the heroic ages Dublin. During the time that I was so inti- Myrleanus, in Athæneus, l. xi, cap. 12.
'Their forms were round, if we may believe mate with this gentleman, I also be- BENTL.--Perhaps this heroic Grecian form came acquainted with many others was the nucleus from which sprung the whom I exceedingly valued. There Knights of the Round Table. LAMBIN.
seeing the works than most persons, as ning of cotton, and had obtained for it I truly said that I wanted to furnish a patent, it was, I believe, productive myself with pieces and patterns, in the of as little, perhaps less prolit to him, way of my trade; and a slight con than that to my friend Wood. In fact, versation with the principals, or over all that he got by it was a very conlookers, convinced thein that I knew siderable luss *. Other inventions of something about the matter. You the same nature had been introduced at know, Sir, or perhaps you do not Manchester, and niany different places; know, that I had, in my former zeal but as they had proved equally ineffito introduce a desire to wear their cient, I think I may fairly state, that, own manufactures among my dear in the course of my progress, 1 recountry folks, endeavoured to make inarked, that all the operations were myself acquainted with the fabrication conducted by hand. But how were of all the arlicles in which I dealt. they conducted ? Why I do assure you, But this was not all: I had also, as Sir, in a mode which, by dividing them I hinted in my letter to a noble Lord *, into branches, rendered their producdated December 14, 1724, invented se tions much superior to those that I veral kinds of stuff, which, although had observed in Ireland, where, as the only wove in black and white, suffi- species of goods manufactured were ciently displayed the ingenuity of the more contracted, so were their fabrics fabricator. i had attended particularly much coarser than those of this town. to the articles of crape and cloth, and My attention was at first rivetted by had tried, though without success, to the mode hiere adopted of weaving fuspersuade my fair countrywomen, (and, tian; an article which, although I had by-the-bye, no country-women are fair- little call for, I have had many poetical, er,) that, beautiful as they were, it did and some prosaic friends, that were not signify sixpence whether they con masters of the art of fabricating: Of cealed their chiarins with dresses of ten- linsey wools:ys, which are, you know, penny Irish stuff, or Spital-fields bro. composed of lines of flux and worsted, cade of ten pounds a-yard ; that these the foriner the bottom, or warp, the were matters which their lovers would latter the pile, or woof, I saw but few never discover, though they might wish pieces, but was informed that a conto uncover them as soon as possible. I siderable number were in the press. used many inore arguments of the like ('orderoys were to be found in many nature, with which ihey seerned as much warehouses: they were then intended affected as a congregation with a ser for breeches ; and although this kind of mon of Dr. X or a jury with an drapery is now in disgrace, and in its haraugue of sergeant B - How- stead we wear small clothes of linen, ever, these exhortations and confer- which reach almost from our chins to ences, carried ou in my shop, and else our heels, yet I am happy to see male where, gave me a tolerable insight of patriotism counteract the malice of the the disposition of the ladics. I saw ladies, which seems to be levelled at what they would be at; and concluded our piece manufactories. that they had a passion for a finer sort While I was in this town, a bale of of goods than our homespuns. Those nankeen arrived from Bengal; its faI was happy to find that the manu bric was, by the ready ingenuity of factories at Manchester were about to our artisans, successfully copied. It supply. These establishments, which, soon became the fashion; at which I if I might be allowed to launch a bull, do not wonder, because, at a short disI should terin mines of national wealth, tance, it looked exactly like buff. as they are assemblages of individual I have always considered this stuff in industry, were then, comparatively a spirilual point of view, as it must speaking, in their infancy. The general certainly have reminded the wearers introduction of machinery had not yet of both sexes of some of the first abridged labour, and in some respects chapters of an old book put into their superseded, in others facilitated, ma bands at school, and so far, I hope, nual operations; for although very carly in the eighteenth century Vir. Paul had invented a machine for tbe spir• * Another bull! If the D---- stumbles
so upon plain ground, how should we expect
him to be more steady when he attempis Lord Viscount Molesworth.
to climb over clussic rocks--LEXT.
it had a good effect upon their mo.
Iroom, the Grecian, was 3 man hin, rals.
after he liad salat, bis mind with the Thread satins were then mirhiily frecut conleriylation of those angust in voque; amour mairous, like Rus vestiges of antiquity with which his na. sian wives, were onducd with stripes in tive country abounded, was impelled, by abondance.
a curiosiin sill more extensive, io visit The girls received many chec's, fine linia; the land once so hostile, a'u and coarse, but did not seem Duch afterward so suomissire to Greece, lle to mind them!
had accordingly traced the Ganes, to On the wbole generation of colton the mountains of Tibet, and the ladus, articles, such as nuslins, calicoes, diini- froin Casucre to the Indian Sea. ile ties, &c., I shall, perhaps, in another how parsued liis antiqnarian researches letter, observe more ai large. We have, through many other parts of Asia; and in these kinds of goods, imitated the while he traversed the immense penin. ingenuity of the Indians, until our own gula, lamented the fall of the Alexanproductions, if we consider their cheap drive empire, from Persia he hall, ness and beauty, have become inimic by the Gulf and the Arabian Sea, table.
arrived at Sucz, with scrcral merchants One more observation I must make, who had been the companions of his which is upon the different dispositions voyage. Here they joined a caravali, of his Majesty's female subjects on this composed of a great number of persons and the other side of St. George's Chan- of different nations. They began their nel. There, their own country manu- march, and had proceeded a considerfactures were universally rejected ; and able way across the great Desert, when I remember, that I had once much Myron, who knew that the lading of ado to make my servant-girl frundle the camels of his associates was of her mop in a stout Irish stug' petti. immense value, observed to them ore coat, although I gave her the piece: day, as they travelled ou. that havi.ge while here, the sofier sex, when they escaped froin the dangers of the ocean, aid really cover, used to wrap their and from the pirates of the Straits, beauties up in collon that has passed they had now nothing to fear. To this through the operations of this indus. Omri and Hafiz, two young Arabian trious town and neighbourhood. l'pon merchants, who had, during their jourthis interesting subject much more nies together in India paid to the sage inight be said; but, as I have wrilten Myron particular attention, assentella to the end of my paper, I must so as
The Caravan Bassa, who liad listened to they do when summer puts an end the oliservation of the former and the to à session, adjourn business, how- acquiescence of the latter, raised his ever pressing or material, over to the eyes, and pointing toward the north, next.
leaved a sigh. He then held down I am, Sir,
his head; and folding his arms, apl'our very obedient humble servant, piared for a few minutes to be wrappa Y. B. DRAPIER. in profound meditation.
The enotion of the Basse attracted the attention of the Sage, and he ventured to question him respecting those
marhs of terror and apprehension which MYRON
were so visibly depicted on his counteAn ARABIAN TALE.
nance, and so strongly displayed in his action. The Bassa, raising himself oa big camel, again pointed toward the north ;
the eyes of Myron followed the direction Chapter 1.
of his finger; while the Hybeers, or me Lurce of contasi is in my coun Suards,zatbered around him, and seened
try more evidently exi.ibiteri, or to watch his motions with the most inore frequently experience, than in tremulous anxiety. The Sage at this Arabia; a portion of the globe wliere. justart observed that clouds of the deepin large tracts of stony sterility, and an est sable, intermingled with others of immerse expanse oi sandy deseris, tre thie brirliest veririlion edged with yold, sirongly op;inued to those band and sailed slowly athwart the zenith ; while beanalul features of Servily which dis- in their descent they were intersected Linguish that disiriet called our llarpy. by rays of the greaiest brilliancy, which
BY JOSEPII MOSER, ESQ.
seemed to issue from behind immense in the sand which had swallowed his rolumus of small, sometimes apparently companions. moving on the horizou with the greatest The sirves of Mrron forgot their celeriis, suretiin linken and slowly peril in laruenting the inisfortunes of approiichisse toard them, and some. their master: they lew to rescue him ting alasa:ima unist (acı olcs, they from his own violence, and to asiminivis by: Pliniii iile resen sler to him every casulatioa in their blance of pilars formed of live. power: they placed him on a hillock
Thes: visio:for the are in some of sand. Coller had in his wallct dried dlo pre visionari'suid the bass), fruit, some of which he presented to the curtain hurbingers of a hurricane. lim; and Abi, who carried a leathern The storm 110% pendare in the almo- vessel, gave him waler. Myron at the spliere will soon arch this spot. instance of his slaves aie and drank; Let us fl; bcore is lauciu! jaftuence." for a short period he seemed coinposed,
Tlic signal of celcrits was immedi- but soon he relapsed into lamentation ately gives and as instantaneously mingled with impacience; during the obejci. "Terror, the pervading princi- influence of which he exclaimed, * Oh, ple, seemed to lead wings to the whole iny faithful followers ! We are now
u san. "The picost crortions were reluced to the lowest ebh of foriune. Usly the drivers io stimulate their I believe it is impossible for mortals, animals to a rapid fish.
tonever wretched, to be in a worse But too sou, zlas! were these crer situation than we are!" Scarce had he tions rendere ike lectural. Loud claps uttered these words before they obof the rolien above: vivid corrus served that a cloui of sund began again cations Basic ground; the irosi vio to rise at a short distric?. ipprchenleat vind secret to be frein tliesire of another storm, ubi and Coller caverns of the north; irudipiin terrific drew their coursors together, and suroperat:11, U'r suderduk? the rounied their master, to whom they naves of the ocean, hike, kiiredalost, seemed to cling as if for protection : tler hailed in the air, and escuell in the dust increasi; instinct almost imimmense write*? who wers.
pelled them to mout, 200 fly before in.th's crvendary Concession the tie storm; but while they were assistwhole Caravan vas instan!!!y overwhelm- ilgiMyron, they heard the neighing el, and of ail its iuriservia wompany and repling og horses, and found pone apprentis reman, Sre and themsel es instantly surrounded by a Cleppt Tyron and lis (16) slaves, Abi baridi of armed tralians. and Collor. This being almost for To have after pod resistance nould, tunady moont on the secret Ara- in this instance, have been maduess. bian horses, the animals, e ter alarmed Exclamaliors, prayers, and supplicafrom instinct, or seate!!the surround- tions, availed as little. The leader of ing horrors, lai red lile gosumer lie- the band give the word, which was fore ile yale, and borre their riders be- iristanily and accurately obeyed. His yond te wis of the steril.
MC, with the utmresi composure, striphen, hytis miraculous inserposi- ped their of iteir uper arments, tion of Providence, vireu found bim- ilcrturbans, and Ueir arms: they also se!f in temporary saiet!, pety and joy took their provision and their horses pervaded lis mind; boteller is an With these they, after treating to insta:t receded, as his poursive ideas reconstruaces o the sufferers with the brought to his recollection this errors utmost cntempi, ritirate with great of the preceding scene, the gererii dis- celerity. variation that had ensuel, and the par Reinerse for the impatience he had ticular fatc of his associates. Osi their expressed 370W sniute the leart of desiruction lie rerum with the heen- Flyron. l!e found that it 1. prosiest sensatios of sorrow; till, conneved be to be in a worse situation than with this idea, his thonis reemred to dit ei vibiule had repine. Without his own stralian : distracted with the foo', water, clothes, or the means of sense of his torlora condition, le threw procarins 217: without
to cohimself froin his horse, ture his l'eur Voy them from this inkospilalle spot; and heir, aed, kneelite, ir pored ifie death semed to be his only resource, Omnipotent fuat his solution might linpress with this idea, he threx iuinibe instapi, and thai ne pighi be buried sellis on bis huses, and implored dic
forgiveness of the Almighty; at the came near enough, prostrated themisame time exclaiming"; "The sinner selves, and in few words represented Myron, O Father! is justiy punished, the situation of their master. for baring dared to inurmur at the Under the direction of their leader, dispensations of thy Providence." the whole troop instantly moved toward
Terrific as had been the day, Myron the spot where Myron still lay enand his slaves beheld the approach of trauced. The Commander dismounted, evening with the utmost trepidation. as did the females. As the former The night came on, and seemed to be advanced, and beheld the Sage, astoattended with a train of ideal horrors, nishment seemed to have pervaded his that almost subverted reason. They whole system; he exclained, with the extended their bodies upon the sand; greatest trepidation, “ Though years the slaves slept with apparent compo- have elapsed, I am too well acquainted sure ; but the inental agitations of their with his features to be deceived! It is master banished repose ; the morning surely him!” dawned upon his unclosed eyelids. He, The virgins, struck with the singukneeling, implored the Omnipotent to larity and solemnity of the scene, orderpity and relieve them from their sad ed their slaves to bring water and other condition. When the slaves awoke, refreshments; but he still remained inthey poured forth their orisons to Alla sensible. The man, while regarding him Casting their eyes around with the with the most tremulous anxiety, chaffed keenest circumspection, nothing ap- the temples of the Sage, ejaculating, at peared that even imagination could the same time, “ My uncle! my hoembody into hope. All seemed a con noured uncle! thus found after so long tinuation of the dreary and cheerless an absence !" The virgius, atlected with waste over which they had for many the words and actions of their father, davs travelled.
(for by that epithet they addressed him,) To remain where they were was im- most ardently seconded bis endeavours possible. Observing the sun, and guided to restore the unfortunate Myron. The by that luminary, they shaped their slaves took care of Abi and Coltor, who course over hills of burning sand winch were nearly in the same condition. At sunk at every step, until, overcome length, after finding that all their efforts with heat and fatigue., the unfortunate to revive the sage bad proved ineffecNyron fell to the carib and fainteil. tual, the Commander ordered him to be
At this awful moment, the faithful placed upon a dromedary, and his body Abi and Coltor, nearly as much exo to be supported by his and their atbausted, kneeling on each side, wept tendants. The whole troop then reover him. When the first burst of mounted, and proceeded to the more passion had subsided, they raised their habitable part of Arabia ; which, fortueves from the carth, and imagined that mately, was but at the distance of nine they could observe the line of the hori hours travelling. von broken by a few scattered trees in the distance.
Chapter II. While they were eagerly and intently The first sensation that darted into gazing upon these objects, which seemed the mind of Pyrou when he awoke from to afford to them ä faint prospect of his long trance, was that of pain, He relief, the sound of human voices struck found his mouth sore and distended ; their ears: they turned to the left, and while a person that stood over him, observed a troop, consisting of several in a long black robe with a flowing persons, mommied upon dromedaries burn, and of a mest solennu appearand camels, surrounding two females, dance, was endeavouring 10 pour some who rode mos! beautiful horses, and liquid into it. who were preceded by a man of great At the sight of this apparition he personal dignity, on an Arabian courser, siarted; the pliial fell to the ground ; who seemed the leader of the bud. and inimediately after he heard Abi,
This sight, and the concomitant idras his slove', exclaiin, “ Praised and thankof relief whicl: tlashed upon their inindu, cd be the beneficent Alla! our master addle: celerity to the impulse of fear will recover." and bunger : they flew toward then 56 That he certainly will,” said the with ail the speed that renovated operator, “ or I should have employed strength would permit; 308 wlion they my skill to little purpose ; though ihis