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draught is wasted, I have another at His faithful slaves, overwhelmed with hand.” This potion he immediately joy at the revival of their master, kneeled adıninistered. During this short inter- by the sides of his hed, while they val, the Sage found himself able to ofered their prayers for his speedy and raise his head, with assistance, and to perfect recovery ; and then, with the swallow a small portion of the liquid. rest of the company, withdrew.
* Now he is able to take his, or When Myro: was alone, the first rather my medicines," said the Arabian impression upon his mind was, that physician : “ we shall do very well
all the transactions of the day, every returning pulse -re-animation.-What forin that had flitied before his astohave we now to fear?”
nished sight, was visionary. He pur“ Fever!” said Abi.
sued this idea till it gathered strength “ Weakness, languor, and decline !" froin contemplation ; and what was at added Coltor.
first doubt and conjecture, seemed every " All these symptoms will fiy before moment to acure stability, and to the operation of my inedicines,” said subside into certainty. lle then most the physician.
gravely imagined that he had passed " Só, perhaps, will the breath of the the bourn that separates mortality from patient," added Abi.
immortality, and il at he had arrived in At the return of recollection, Myron the land of souls. !Vaaried with thought, looked around him, am observed, that at len: 'th he sunk into a profound sleep. he was laiil upon an elegant bei in When he awoke, he found himselt much a handsome chamber. Astonished at refreshed; the wanderings of fancy rethe transition, from the situation where, ceded ; the char light of reason dawned as his senses gathered strength, he re upon his mind; and the visions of the inembered be had fallen, the first use night fled before it. He now perfectly he made of his voice was to inquire recollected his late preservation, and bow this change had been effected? lifted up his heart in prayers to the
The two virgins had by this time Omnipotent for his present safety. lle approached his bedd; and hearing the raised himself in his bed as well as the question of the Sage, cach put her feebleness of his body would permit, tinger upon her lips. The physician, and, kneeling, repeated his acknowwho stood on the other side, honoured ledgınerts for the blessings conferred these actions with a nod of approba- upon him. These orisons perforined, tion.
hi again sunk into a sweet repose. Though at their appearance the asto A few days restored the strength of nishment of Myron was more than dou- Myron. Assisted by his slaves he arose; bled, he perfectly understood their sigus, and dressing himself in an Arabian habit, and was consequently silent. The vir- which his benevolent host had prepared gins retired, but soon after returned; for him, he was conducted into another and one of them presented to him a apartment of the building, which he plate of boiled rice, the other a basket could not help observing was in the of fruit. The physician, who had first cottage stile, and that all the rooms caught his newly recovered sight, and through which be passed were planned who now attracted bis attention, said, upon Athenian models, and furnished “ Before food is administered, iny pa- with Athenian taste and elegance. tient inust take another dose. This When he had descended the stairdraught, which is poured from a phial case, and crossed a small hall, he enbearing the seal of Solomon, cannot tered a beautiful parlour, wherein he be too often taken ; it is composed found the two virgins whom he had of-but it is no matter of what it before seen, who announced each other is composed ; suffer me to administer to him by the names of Anime and it."
Lydicc. Myron acquiesced, took the medi After tendering his thanks to them cine, and foánd himself still more re for the interest they had taken in his vived. An animating glow seemed to preservation, (of which he had, from pervade his sysłem. He aie, drank, his slaves, learned the circumstances,) and gathered strength every hour. he inquired for the commander of the
«°l have,” said the physician, as hand, to whose benevolent exertions, he retired, " almost done my part. he said, under Heaven, he owed his life. I shall now leave Nalure to perform “ Our father,” replied Lydice, hers.”
taken a journey to Tayef.”
" That, if I mistake not, is a town Arabian houses, embosomed in trees, of tralia fclix."
each of which was surrounded by a "In which country," continued tourishing gordon. Lydice,
This small Although ine Sage Myron was well village, which is called safi, is almost acquainter with the ceremonial proon the border of the Desert. Ton days Cessions of the Hindoos and the Persince, under ibe protection of our fa- sians; though he had contemplated the ther, some slaves and Turkish guards, rites of the diferent casts of the Genwe were returning from a place at the toos; and had more than once seen the distance of two days journey, called miciloveenis of ine vyorshippers las leli, whither we had been to an of tire; ha gledi with equal curioanual colebration which aliraits all sity and peace at this vahomet.za the Christians in this large district, solem:ity ; whici, le voserved, cou. when we were so furinnate as to be sister of pilgrim,fion may halions of able to a Tord you that assisiance which Europe, Isil, od Africa, characteristic
s been attended with such success.” in their roses, their lions, and their "Can I see your mother,” said
Tirse parate ban's Myroll.
mt at the site of sati, 23 a centre The virgins burst into tears, and point, ani, though the intention drew their veils over their faces.
devotioanl, forind a kind of arrange* Your tears,” continued the Saçe, ment alinust niilitary. Each corps was
are a full, though melancholy, an preceded by their banner, denoting the swer to my question ; but still another place where they came. Each leader presses upon my : You are not had the silver crescent, and streamers Arabians inderd, to this tie appear- of the favourite colour of their holy ance of your lovely persons is a satis- Proptet, displaved before him. The factory reply."
Alcoran, izpon a cushion of green velvet, Though we were born in this richly enbroidered with gold and previllage,” said Anime, “our father and cio's stones, was enclosed in an ark of anothervere Grecians."
white situ, ani borne by Llemas, sur• If,” cried.Coltor, wlio entered with rounded by panis, some of whom were precipitation, you wish to see a mosi distinguisted loy silver maces, and Janiextraordinary, spectacle, sutier me to zaric, vocuried the standards of their guide you to it.'
diiiereat reunenis. I must first he informoil of what Fraternits of Dervisas, discriminated milure this cxtraordinary speciacle is,” hy their various dresses, companies of said Wyron.
Takirs, and other orders of the pries! ." No very uncominon one in this hood, the Mouliahs and (addis of the village," added Luxlice; “ for it is from towns and villages through which the such spectacks that its inhabitants de cavalcade had passeil
, ailended. Drorive their clief support. Your slave, melaries, camels, and the most exto whom sights of this nature seem to quisitely formed Hrabian corsers, be a novelly, alludes to the procession loaded with presents, and attended by a of a company of pilgrinis, who are number of slaves, closed the process advancing to pay their devotions at sion. the shrine of their Prophet in the holy While the Sage was engaged in atci!y of Meri?."
tentively garing at these oljects as they Myron took a hand of each of the passed before hiin, and listening to the virgins, who shrouded themselves in observation, of Avime and Lycker, Abi their veils, and proceeded through a carte to him, and, enirealing him to grove of palm and cassia, the height slip aside, said, “ Oh, my beloved and beautiful intermixture of whose master! I fear that soins evil is fast branches formed a most agrerable shade, approaching your person.”' while the borders, coinposed of orange,
*jfter the perils that I live escaped, pomegranate, and other glowing and why should you be alarmed?" delicious fruit trees and shrubs, vines is
Ek" continuer Abi, “ one of twining around and climbing over ebony the pilgrinus, as he passed, fixed his eyes bushes, and the blooming acacia, gave upon you, and said to his companion, to it an appearance equally vivid and "That man, although in the disguise of picturesque. Through this delightful an Aralan, is surely Wyron of Larissa.' walk they arrived a! the village, which To which the other answered, 'Imposconsisted of a considerable number of sible! Myron, who acquired the appel
Jation of the traveller, reached the end experience has convinced us, that the of all his mortal journies at Delhi. He poet had, in this instance, blundered was there, it is reported and generally into a meaning, and that a neglect believed, killed in an insurrection of of this meaning bas contracted the the people, who rose against the Eu
risible inuscles of the present generaropeans, supposing that they had ex- tion, and, unfortunately for us, settled cited their governors to tyrannize over into show and sadness. them.'"
At the dawn of your dramatic career, “ Of what country were these per- I will, sir, freely confess, I formed sons?"
a good opinion of your juvenile proBy their dress they appeared to be ductions. I will not so grossly flatter Turks, but by their language I believe you as to say that I considered you them to be Grecians,” said Abi. as the ninth wonder of the world
“ In their conversation,” continued (Shakspeare was the eighth). But alMyron, “ truth and falsehood are though I could certainly track you blended : however, what you have in the Snow of other authors, the Specheard convinces me that I ain known, tator and Shadwell for instance, your even in a situation so remote from writings, unquestionably, in the paucity Greece ; and as I have no reason to be of wit and humour, then, alas! too. afraid of the recognition of any one, apparent, might be justly hailed as I will, therefore, as soon as I have harbingers of the revival of true coconducted these virgins to the dwelling medy. of their father, return, and seck those Had you continued the course that pilgrims.”
you had so auspiciously begun, we * I rather imagine,” said Abi, “ that should not now have occasion to labefore this can be accomplished they ment, that every vestige of what may will seek you. At the wells which are be decined real drainatic genius seeins termed Holy, situated under the cypress to have vanished from the stage. crowned rocks at the bottoin of this of your more mollern production, village, the whole caravan will halt, I mean the garnishing with lawdry to refresh, and to load their caincls tinsel the cast of coat of KOTZEBUE, with water, which is scarce in the re it is impossible to speak in terms of maining part of their journey, espe- reprobation suficiently strong. As a cially as they have had none since they Manager and a Moralisi, says my motto, have passed the great reservoir.” " A nation's taste depends on you ;
“ If they do stop," said Myron, “I Perhaps a nation's virtue too.” shall consider the short suspension of their pilgrimage as fortunate, for I However, if this be the case, the exhiwish to hear of my own family, of bition of Pizarro has shown us, that my own country, and many other cir- there are times when they may boih, cumstances, with which, as they know with impunity, be sacriticed at the me, they probably are acquainted. sbrine of avarice. (To be continued.)
Immorality, certainly, in that age wanted no stimulus; which leads me to observe, that the period of that
exbibition formed an epoch which has To the Right Hon. R. B. S
been termed the era of iheatrical affec. Author, “ A nation's taste depends on you ;
tation : and hence, I fcar, laxity of Perhaps a nation's virtic too,” moral principle turned its eyes to the Theatrical Cock. “ Doodle doodle doo,” stage as to a MIRROR,
upon the images that were there reSIR, Westminster, 7th Jan. 1807.
flected. HAVE chosen for my motto a poe This circumstance into my your great predecessor in the manage- taste that has prevailed at different peinent of Drury-lane Theatre ; which, at riods during the last half century. We the time that it was written, was indeed have had the Celestial, the Heroic, the considered as a mere compliment, and,
Terrestrial, the Rosycrusian, the Har. consequently, although full of jingle monious, the Sentimental. To this sucand prettiness, was deemed to
Si ceeded your first productions ; which, nify nothing." But notwithstanding with those of Murphy and a few other this was the opinion of our fathers, authors, afforded us a transient glimpse.
Europ. Mog. Vol. LI. Jan. 1807. E
of the revival of the comic. In a very on many points, yet to attack them short time, however, we were again with effect was very different from chil. benighted ; and during our dramatic dren's play.--I ain, Sir, darkness, the ignis fatuus of false sensi Your obedient humble servant, bility flew over from Germany, and in
X. Y. its erratic course bewildered authors, actors, and audiences. To this succeeded the age of Comic frivolity ; and
On the Silk MANUFACTORY. we are now most happily arrived at the Totre Editor of the Europeen Magazinc. infantile age, both with respect to our actors and to our dramatir pieces. Ou S I know that you are ever ready to the latter only I shall observe, and that promote the interests of the mavery shortly. It strikes me, and I am nufacturing class of your country men, sure it must appear singular to you, I trust that these few lines will find a as it certainly is a strong trait of dra- ready admission into your valuable and matic imbecility, that those popular highly entertaining Magazine ; especialtales which formed the libraries of our ly as they are intended to mark a change nurseries through great part of the in fashion which has lately occurred, eighteenth century, should, by a kind and which you will, I am sure. deem for of retrogradation in understanding, be- the better, as you will think our fair come the delight of our Nobles and countrywomen, at least in the strcet, had grave Senators at the beginning of the better have most of their charms covered, ninetcenth. When we see characters than all of themdiscovered. Yet although. conspicuous for their digoity, and con- morally speaking, you may approve of sequently for its concomitant, sense, the change, it seems to bode no great sitting in a state of solemn astonishe good to the fraternity of which, though ment while the tale of Misnar is mur- unworthy, I have the honour to be dered, and a Toad is brought to bed of a member. For several seasons, indeed the Clown, or at the other house suck- from the period that the ladies were ing political wisdom from the golden addressed through the medium of this egg of MOTAER Goose, what a pleasing Magazine *, our business has flourished idea must it give us of the talenis exceedingly, and our lovely compaof the times, and the supreme happiness triots, in the clothes that they did wear of the system under which we can enjoy in suminer, suffered silk in the shape of these innocent amusements! I, there- colombines, and other elegant forms, fore, do conceive, that it is incumbent I believe I may say even down to skirts, upon you to afford protection and en to have its full share in the shading courageinent to such pieces as I have their persons : in winter our manuInentioned. Of subjects for many, facture triumphed in PELISSES, &c.; cqually new and ingenious, I could, and I may lve bolil to say, that we have were I disposed to be prolix, disclose to prevented more beauties from taking you numbers, yet untouched ; but as, cold than all the Doctors in England ; till those bave run themselves out of it is, therefore, not without deep regret, breath, they will not be wanted, I would that I observe these truly elegant velrather conclude with a story which vet, satin, and silk articles, laid aside I probably learned from my nurse : for woollen, and the British fair now When, in the exigence of their affairs, wrapped up in garments which are as Timoleon was called to the assistance clumsy in their forins, and have either of the Syrccusians, he found them fond a Carihusian cape, or as many capes as of the most frivolous sports, and even the bo.r coats of their coachměn. their Sages delighted with infantile You must not think by this, Sir, that pastimes. He read them a lecture upon I ain an enemy to the woollen manuthe subject ; at which the majority of factory. No! I ain too liberal in my his auditors laughed. However, he had ideas.' Let all trades live, say !: but at last, in the Senate, the good fortune there is certainly room enough in the to convince then, that the minds of feniale person, in cold weather, for garmen were, in a great mcasure, inoulded ments of both textures, and the male is, by their amuseinents, and their cha- in winter, wholly clad in cloth: theretacters stamped by their pleasures. fore I must request the ladies to let our Therefore he warned them, that though beautiful fabrics again have that share their cruel insidious enemies, the Corthaginians, were, perhaps, vulnerable * See Europ. Jag. Vol. XI., PP. 263--100.
in their adornment with which they hare a day, four or five at least, with tepid till of late been indulged. Let the water. This he used to practise, and no longer muffle theinselves in disguises indeed carried this habit so far, that, as ill saped and unbecoming as the when at the tea-table, either at home coats of Parisu WATCHMEN, or we or where he was intimate, he would shall, in our own defence, be obliged frequently dip the corner of his camto petition the gentleinen to restore bric handkerchief in the bason and dab the fashion of the age of Charles, and his eyes. The constantly moistening dress in velvets, &c. in the Vandyke the eyes with warm water, and constile; and still further, if the female sequently keeping them free from morsex will not be content with woollen bid secretions, was a mode of treatment invisibles, endeavour to persuade the which he used to recoin mend, and which, male constantly to wear silk inexpressió judging from his own, was attended bles.
with great success. I am, Sir,
This, Sir, you will observe, was the Your obedient humble servant, mode of treatment adopted by Mr. C.
A SPITAL-FIELDS WEAVER. by way of prerention. Whether he Princes-strect, Jan. 15, 1907.
would have prescribed cold, and even P.S. If I have not, in this letter, said iced water to eyes in a state of bigh any thing about Cloth Bonnets, it is inflammation, it is impossible for me because I am first ansious to correct to say. Prevention is better than even the other extremities of the fair sex. cure: therefore having, as I conceive, If they have taken their heads out of derived benefit from tepid water, I can the strax, I have little to do with it, only join the suffraye of my small expebut as it regards our manufacture.
rience to the very eminent example of Mr. C.; aud am
Your very obedient humble servant, An ANECDOTE of William CHESELDEX,
6th Dec. 1807. Esq. To the Editor of the European Maga:ine.
ESSAYS, BSERVING, in your Magazine for
HISTORICAL, LITERARY, AND MORAL, very ingenious oculist and philanthropic
No. XII. man, Mr. Ware, respecting that disorder in the eyes, which, he observes
On the Aeuse of Tine, has been generally, though improperly, Vive memor lethi: fugit hora.--lloc quod termed the Ophthalmnia ; and which has,
loquor inde est.
PERSIUS, both in its symptoins and in its pro
year is in this and other countries of Europe, with a malignity nearly equal to the added to the accumulazing heap of Egyptian, I am induced to mention foriner ages: again has stern winter to you the mode in which Mr. Che obtruded his gloomy front, and the selden treated his own eyes, and pre- trees, divesied of their verdure, proscribed to his patients, which is tra- claim the departure of another year. ditional in my family, to some of whom If we survey the various occurrences that very eminent Surgeon was inti- of this comparatively short period, what mately know. This I am still more a rapid succession of prospects have strongly impelled to do, by hearing a been dissipated, which hope, from time report ihat the Ophthalmia, or by what- to time, had fondly delineated in gay soever other name this disorder is known, perspective; bow was the desolating now rages with considerable violence arm of ambition deformed the aspect among the military in particular, and of the world; hog! many public and that it is, as Mr. Ware has suggested, private bereavements have we expeinfectious.
rienced; all crowded into the warroy Mr. Cheselden, I must observe, had compass of a single year! remarkable fine eyes, and was totally The irresistible rapidity of time has free from any disorder in them. His been acknowledged and lamented by method of preserving them in this heal men of every rank and every a e: we tby state, he said, was by a constant are compelled to assent to what it is course of washing them several tiines impossible we can deny, and what every
gress, frequently appeared and spread. A pleted, another portion of time