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manner in which the loan had been neral Doyle's army had embarked contracted for.

at Me Dieu, on their return to 8. His majesty sent a message to England. parliament, informing them that a Both houses of parliament adgovernment had at lingth been journed, the lords to the 5th, the constituted in France, capable of commons to the end of February. being treated with, whenever they 27. Intelligence received of 'the fould shew a disposition for that deteat of the French army under purpose.

the command of general Marceau, - An important victory gained and the consequent evacuation of by the French army in italy, and a Kreur xnach by the enemy; and check experienced by the Aulirians that the British Mediterranean fleet on the Rhine, were announced to had returned to St. Domingo in the French legislative councils. distress. 12. The outward-bound Weft

3*. Advice was received of the India Meet dispersed in a gale of outward-bound West-India convoy wind, fince which time numbers of having been again disper ed on the the transports, and some of the 26th, at which time there were only hips of war, have reached port. ninety-five fail in company.

15. The house of commons resolved to address his majesty to order the attorney general to prosecute Mr. Reeves, as the author of a li. SINGULARITIES of Mr. HOWARD bellous pamphlet reflecting on the the PHILANTHROPIST. conftitution of this country.

18. Two bills for the preserva- (From Mr. Pratt's Glianings.) tion of his inajesty's perfon, and the prevention of feditious m

meetings, E was singular in many of the received the royal affent by com

common hal its of life for miffon. These bills caused many instance, he preferred damp theets, very fpirited debates in both houses, linen and clothes to dry ones, and, and petitions from various parts of both riding and going to bed, the country, both for and against swathed himself with coarse towels them were presented

dipped in the coldelt water he 11. The whig club resolved to could get : in that state he reinained intitute associations for the purpose half an hour, and then threw them of procuring the repeal of the above off, freshened and invigorated, as bills.

he said, beyond me sure. He neAdvice was received of the. ver put on a great coat in the coldeft French having refused to consent countries, nor had been a minute to a cessation of hoftilities with the under or over the time, of an apGermanic empire, which had been pointment, fu far as it depended on applied for by the emperor, through himself, för fix and twenty years. He the court of Denmark, for the pure never continued at a place, or with a pose of entering into a negociation. perfon, a fingle day beyond the pe

- The British cavalry, and severiod prefixed for going, in his whole ral emigrant corps, in the pay of lite.; and he had no, for the last Great Britain, arrived at Shields fixteen years of his exiitence, ate from the Elbe.

any fish, fleth, or towi, nor fat 22. Weldon, a private soldier, down to his fimple fare of tea, milk, found guilty of high treason in and rusks all that time. His jour

neys were continued from prison to 23. Intelligence received that ge- prilon, from one groupe of wretchYol. XXVII.

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ed beings to another, night and He immediatly drew his fahre, day, and where he could not go and with one !troke took off a flice with a carriage, he would ride ; from the stone, of the thickness of and where that was hazardous, he three palm-leaves taken together ; would walk. Such a thing as an he next bruised it between his teeth, obstruction was out of the question. and swallow d it.

What a sabre! what an arm! what teeth! (said the recluse to

himielf;) my furniture is very solid, STORY of the Exploits and DEATH yet this man nay eat all up at thiee

of CAPTAIN RAGGADO and his or four meais. Iniuft make a BRAVOS.

friend of him! Sir! (taid he,) I

admire the dexterity of your arm. (From the Arabian Tales : or a Con. You are a man of very extraordinatinuation of the Arabian Nights En- ry powers; I desire your acquainttertainments.)

ance, and hope you will not judge

me unworthy of the honour. APTAIN , (or Hack- Adventurers are commonly dif

hill), after travelling over trusted, but to a man like you I much of the world, found himself cannot help revealing every circumon the confines of Upper Egypt. stance in my situation. He was insatiably voracious ; but Follow me then to the back part the terror which he inspired made of my grotto, I have there some every person flee before him, so that chec ses of goats' milk and cakes, he could find none to supply his which. I thall readily share with wants.

you ; come, we will there eat at As he was one day crossing a de- our leisure, and converse freely fart, chance led him to the grotto

With all my heart, (replied of a dervise. Holy man (faid he) Raggado :) I love people in your you

see before you a soldier who is way of life ; I have known more ready to die for hunger ; have you than one of you, who had not pafnever a few nuts for one to crack ? sed their lives in dozing over books ;

The rats have ,goud teeth (re- and I fall willingly do penance plied the dervise, without rising or with you for my past crimes with laying aside his book :) they have the cup in my liand. devoured all the nuts which the I have neither cups nor goblets, I charity of the faithful have bestow use nothing but pitchers, (faid the ed on me, and have left me only dervise.) the shells. The only provisions I And for my part, I had rather have remaining, is that biscuit of want the pitcher than the wine! the Nile, which you fee before my (cried the reclude.) door.

A dervise have wine - You At the same time, he Thewed him make the hairs of my head stand a stone fix feet long, and three feet for astonishment ! Consider that I high.

have retired hither to lead a life of Do you eat of that? (replied penitence: I drink nothing but Raggado ;) you have certainly a pure water, mixed with a little hogoo.stomach ! I know this paftry: ney, which makes a pleasant enough the Egyptian pyramids are made of beverage. it, yet I care not if I eat with you. The captain fhook his head; he To other stomachs'than ours this was obliged to yield to circumwould be indigeftible stuff. Allow stances. He ashited his hoft to set me to cut it.

upon a broad stone, as their table,

a quantity


a quantity of cheese and cakes. I that at ten draughts, I drank up There was as much as would have iwo hundred and fixty pints, the ferved other eight persons; yet this whole produce of the vintage. My was not much for the pair, who host came in upon me, and renow sat down to it. They were proached me as a drunkard ; I felt feated on sofas of the fame stuff as the reproach and killed him In the table ; each was furnished with remorie for this crime, I assumed a large pitcher of hydromel, and the the habit of a dervise, and conrepait began.

fined myself to drink hydromel. The dervise after eating one Having in consequence of that rechcese, without leaving even a solution, wandered from one recess crumb of the crust, said, “ brother, to another, still in search of the let us drink," took up a pitcher, most fequestered and remote, I have and swallowed the contents at a at laft taken up my abode here, draught. ;" Here's to you," taid he where I employ my leisure, in gato aaygado; who viewed him with thering simples, and consulting the furprule.

stars." You must have been very thirsty My good faint, (replied Raggaindeed, to empty this whole pitcher do,) since from a drunkard you are at a breath ;-were your stomach become an astrologer, I must inpaved with stones like miné, it form you of my quarrel with the might run out of you like a river: stars. I Mould be glad to be along

Alas! brother, (said the dervise,) side of mine, that i miglit give her I am at present greatly correéted'; a few blows with the broad fide of it was in consequence of having my fabre, and the same to one of drank too much, that I reduced her comrades, in return for their mytelf to this life of penitence. capricious behaviour to me. However, I still quench my thirst, " My name is Raggado, I was but no longer indulge in 'drinking 10 born in the capital of Circassia. excess. You surprised me by cut. By the account of an astrologer who ting, and eating up fo great a was one of my father's good friends, piere of my biscuit;fhall surprise two stars were travelling together, you equally by a recital of niy story. with a good provision of propitious

“ lam called Ballayab, or (ready and malignant influences. She of to drink.). If I had not found was the two who had the imallest cargo ter too infipid, while I lived in the proceeded foremost. Three women world, I might have dried up rivers. had been delivered on the same day, It would at any rate have been a each of a male chill. They lived dangerous experiment; 10 give me in three of the principal 'houses, the lea to urink, for its taste might which formed one of the angles of have tempted me to drink it dry. the street leading to the king's pa

“One day when was in Geor- lace.—Let us make halte thither, gia, in the house of a man, who said the obliging stars), and dir. had generously received me, the pose of our cargoes in behalf of vintage was finished, and he had these new comers. As they ad. ftored up the produce of his. My vanced, the foremost happened to bed happened unluckily to stand touch on my mother's house, at the too near the precious store All of very moment when I was coming a sudden, I was awakened by a finto the world ;-the acccident fragrance so agreeable, that I made her stop a little.- can go no could not resist the temptation, but further (faid she) my burden has went up to the casks which were become too heavy :-[ must let it. working. I ventured to taste the fall here --and with this ne dropliquor, and found it so delicions, 'ped it straight upon me.



I, for

not well tell you what it was the How! (faid Ballayah) had you bestowed with such good will; but exterminated the women too ? certainly it was a burden which i By Mahomet, (replied the capfometimes bear very impatiently tain,) I am vastly fond of women ; inyself, and which bas often proved but when they saw me they cried troublesome to others; it has made out as if they had been flayed, ran me the strongest but the most impa- away, threw stones upon: me from tient of mankind; I am always in the roofs of the houfes, encouraged want; I live by rapine ; nothing their hufbands, and let loose their but the mere weakness of the fear. dogs against me: I had my casque ful and timid man resists my sabre, and buckler broken in ten different -him therefore I attack with my places, and the fleshy part of my fifts, which are not the lightest, you arm torn away by a maltiff ; I love fee. These, good dervise, are the the women, but not when they are gifts which fell upon my cradle. transported with rage ; for then The star which followed mine, was


young or old, ugly or obliged to halt with a lading, which handsome, I cut in pieces as many was surely intended for me, over a

of them as come in, my way, neighbouring Palace ; and what, without sparing one who makes the think you, did the drop upon it ?- smallest resistance. A croun: so you see, and I may

You are rather hot-blooded cap-. without vanity say that I was within tain, you fhould like me, drink ada door of the throne ; the astrolo- thing but hydromel. ger told my

father that it was fate.; By Mahomet, your hydromel remy part, think it was rather duces me to a jelly, instead of caprice, my bright protectress quenching my thirst: my nraligmight have carried her favour's one nant star would triumph, did the door farther. Do you know my see to what I am now redučed ; let good faint, that I am devilishly an- us if poffible contrive how to correct gry with her, and have tried more her influence. If I could but get means than one to give the lie to up to the skies, I should bring ber my horoscope.

to reason. But cannot you who are "I gathered armies, was a good an astrologer, help me to right mye commander, and yet a better fighter, self by means of your machines ? but my foldiers were poltrons: there You may play your star á difwere always enough to eat, but

ferent trick, (laid Ballayah); treat. never any to fight. One day I en

her as I have treated mine. Had tered a town without observing that sot se determined that I should be I was not followed by my men ; Ilan idle stroller, a vagabond ? had cut in pieces all who opposed me, not the condemned me to drink pursued and backed down all who like a fifh? You see how I have attempted to flee, carried fire be outwitted her; I have thrown my. fore me where the sword could self into this retirement, where I not penetrate ; and in Mhort facked drink hydromel in a reasonable the town; my army imagined me way ; and in spite of her I am ftill to be loft, and fled in a panic of good for something. You a man terror. What happened then ? As of war, Ahould follow a different I had wasted the country, bad giv. plan ; to avoid all the inconveen no quorter, and my army was

niences which attend all your exfied, now that I saw myself a king, ploits, you fhould strive to be a by the force of my own arm, and general without an army, and the edge of my own fabre, I had should endeavour to master a strong not a soul to reign over.',

town without walls, gates, or trench



es, in order that the trouble you

You mall see them to-morrow, take in furmounting obstacles may said the dervise ; they fhall exki. not transport you to such a degree bit proofs of their abilities in your of fury as Mall prompt you to cut presence. They want only your down all before you.

counsel to direct their efforts, for Softly, my dear little faint, (said they are chiefly deficient in underRaggado), knowest thou, that, with standing. They need a leader to thy proposals, thou wouldst put command them with authority, and me in a way to lose my head ? Is set them an example :--you fall this the fartheft length thy fagacity be the man. can go : Who can be a general By Mahomet, (cried the captain, without an army? Where are turning his eyes upward) I strong towns to be found without tempted to pardon my bitch of a tienches or walls?

star the dance fhe has led me, lince A general without an army! (re- the raises me at last to command plied Ballayah) that captain Rag- my equals ! But let us converse a gado may be to-morrow at the little concerning the place we are Jatest; he has neither soldiers nor going to attack ;-who is captain of baggage, and has only fo travel rèn it ? - What shall we make of him? leagues through the country, and It is subject to a tyrant called Big.. attack the town of Kallacahabalaba, staf. Him you thallid:ive away ; a very strong place, although with one tyrant shall succeed another : out any artificial means of defence. thus shall you belie your star; for

And how is my army to be made you Mall reign like any other perup?

fon, and perhaps better, as you are of eight generals, each of whom a stranger to all but your own pleais able, in his own way, to over- fure.- Have you any religion turn an empire ; and to give you Hardly any. I am, however, cir. an idea of their character, I my cuincised. self am the weakest of the whole; That is perfectly enough. yet if I fhould undertake to make My dear Ballayah, you are a myself master of Damafcus, the en faint of very accommodating prin terprise could not fail through any ciples, and this is what I like you fault of mine ; it is a well-watered for ; I should wilh to accustom mycity; but in eight day's time, there self to your hydromel, that I might lould not be water enough about get drunk with you. However, it to quench the thirst of an hen. before I lie down to rest, I should

My good dervise! your name I like to have a more distinct idea find is expressive of your character; of the town of Kallacahabalaba ; I now know your abilities, and for I form my plan of affault in think yon a very fover man ;-a my bed. moft extraordinary talent this of Kallacahabalaba, (replied the yours ;--you might ruin all Egypt dervise, is situated on a lofty insuif you chose.

lated mountain, which rises perpenOh! in order to that, (replied dicularly on all sides, to the height Ballayan) I would be obliged to of fixty feet. No animal but a snail drink up the Nile to its head; and can climb up it. the journey is too far

And how do the inabitants come Bat the other companions you down? speak of (resumed Raggado), are They are let down in baskets, they such extraordinary characters fixed to iron chains, which are as yourself? I am extremely impa- moved upon pullies. Those bar; tient to see them. kets are so arranged that a hundred


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