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but also great quantities from the labour that would be caused by south of France. They pack them in it would be extraordinarily great ; cases and take them out to China; for the progress of drying and
curlevery pound of sage they get in ex- ing could be easily done, and it change four pounds of tea, the Chi- would employ both young and old nese preferring it to the best of their in its preparation. Perhaps some own tea.” If this assertion be cor- of your numerous correspondents will rect, and if it was possible that a sim- be able to give further particulars reilar trade could be carried on by the specting it through your Magazine, English (considering the greatness of and whether it is or has been tried in the consumption of foreign tea), the England.
GAELIC MELODIES. While English literature has been The first golden smile of morn, recently enriched with Spanish and
And the last beam that evening sheddeth,
Both that ecboiog vale adornRussian Anthology, Welch Melodies,
That brightly glows, this mildly fadeth. &c. it seems rather wonderful that no
Will ye go, &c. attempt has hitherto been made, or
Short is there hoar winter's stay, only very partially made, to translate
When spring returns like Hebe blooming; the simple and pathetic ballads of the
Hand in hand with rosy May, northern portion of our own island. With balmy breath the air perfuming, It was certainly a matter of regret, Will ye go, &c. that the lyric compositious of the Gael
Brushing o'er the diamond dew, should remain buried in their verna While Phoebus casts a lengthen'd shadow, cular dialect. “ Macpherson's Melo There the fairest maidens pu? dies from the Gaelic," so far as they
The fairest flowers that deck the meadow. extend, may, therefore, be considered
Will ye go, &c. as a desideratum in English literature. But there's a flower, a fairer flower We have extracted “ Roy's Wife,”. Then ever grew in green Glenfallich, not because we deem it the best in the The blooming maiden I adore, collection, but to enable our readers
Young blithesome May of Aldavillich.,
will ye go, &c. to compare this ancient Gaelic
song with the modern words to the same
Let me but pu' this evening rose, tune now so popular.
And fondly press it to my bosom ;
I ask no other flower that blows,-
Be mine this modest little blossom
Will ye go, &c.
Besides the translations already
mentioned, the volume contains an Sweet the mellow mavis sings
equal number of original songs, and Amang the braes of Aldavallich.
imitations, from the Gaelic, which, There, beneath the spreading bougbs,
for the most part, exhibit the same Among the woods of
green Glenfallich, characteristic traits as the others. Softly murmuring as it flows,
Our limits, however, only allow us to Winds the pure stream of Aldavallich. Will ye go to Aldavallicb, &c.
give the following extract from this division of the work :
THE BANKS OF GARRY.
TUNE_“O'er the Moor amang the Heather." When rosy May embalmed the air,
But what were morning wet wi' dew, And verdure fring'd the winding Garry,
And all the flowers that fringe the Garry, Upon a dewy morning fair,
When first arose upon my view I met my lovely Highland Mary :
A beam of light, my Highland Mary ! On the flowery banks of Garry,
On the flowery banks of Garry, By the silver-winding Garry,
By the crystal-winding Garry; When rosy May embalm’d the air,
'Twould make a saint forget bis creed, I met my lovely Highland Mary.
To meet her by the winding Garry. Softly wav'd the birken tree,
O speed thee, Time! on swifter wings The little birds were gay and airy ;
Around thy ring, nor slowly tarry ; Sweetly flow'd their melody
Oh ! haste the happy hour to bring Upon the gay green banks of Garry :
That gives me to my Highland Mary! On the flowery banks of Garry,
On the flowery banks of Garry, By the silver-winding Garry,
By the silver-winding Garry, Sweetly flow'd their melody
Take, Fortune, all the world beside, Upon the gay green banks of Garry.
I ask no more than Highland Mary.
DANISH SUPERSTITIONS. We have heard and seen much of from the Danish and Swedish ; and the legends and popular superstitions two elegant volumes of them, now of THE NORTH, but in truth, all the ex- printing, will appear in September. hibitions of these subjects which have They are highly interesting in themhitherto appeared in England, have selves, but more so, as the basis of been translations from the German. the popular superstitions of England Mr. OLAUS BORROW, who is familiar. when they were introduced during with the Northern Languages, propose the incursions and dominion of the es, however, to present these curious Danes and Norwegians. reliques of romantic antiquity directly
THE VICEROY OF EGYPT.
The Revue Encyclopédique con- rivers and to fish with, but these are tains the following extract of a letter not yet prepared for use. The Pacha from Grand Cairo, dated Jan. 8,1824; is now bnilding a national bank, and
I have visited the Pacha, Moham- an establishment for coining money. med Aly ; he is about fifty years of His liberality is boundless to effect age and has a very expressive physi- the accomplishment of his schemes, ognomy. He plyed me with a number and thc activity of his genius is no less of questions, in respect of the military remarkable. Europeans are particuforce of the Persians, their regular larly employed by him, and constitute troops, &c. and made inquiries as to the principal objects of his encouragethe news of Bagdad. His interpreter ment. He is, in a word, become is Er. Bogos, an American, who ap- above all prejudices. His conduct pears to possess great influence with excites much jealousy among the Beys, him, and is considered as a very intel- but he has signified to them, that if ligent character. · I visited the arsenal, they do not approve of his system the manufacture of printed cotton they are at liberty to retire. He is stuffs, the printing-office, &c. The now levying a numerous corps to be Pacha has introduced into these and officered by Franks and Mamelukes, other establishments, all the Eu- and recruits from peasants in the counropean machinery. He has also try, and with Arabs of Mount Libanus, erected a telegraphic line between whose chief has lately retired to CaiCairo and Alexandria ; by this con- ro; and, being under the Pacha's veyance, he receives and expedites in- protection, has engaged to procure a telligence from one city to the other certain number of warriors of that in the space of an hour. An English tribe, which boasts of having never man has brought here, from London, been conquered. The Pacha has, a steam-engine, and a drag to clean moreover, employed agents to furnish
him with nearly 500,000 European palace, in the Italian style. At presmuskets. He has great projects in ent, he is decorating the fountains of view, and unless intercepted by the his capital with lions, crocodiles, and treachery of the Turkish chiefs, he columns of marble brought from Italy. will no doubt finally succeed. The The actual population of Cairo is canal that he has lately excavated near about 300,000 inhabitants. The PaFoa, on the Nile, is about sixty miles cha has erected in this city two colin length, and is cousidered a noble leges for the instruction of youth ; undertaking. Mohammed has also on he is also successfully propagating the the banks of the Nile a very elegant vaccine inoculation."
A NEW TRICK OF LEGERDEMAIN. Venice was anciently famed for its more enraged than before, he again preadmirable police. It happened one sented himself to the Commissary, ventmorning that a French nobleman, in ing the bitterest imprecations, and taking a few turns in the square of St. swearing by the Blessed Virgin, the devMark, had his pocket picked of a valu- ils in hell, and all the saints in Paraable family watch. Instantly on ascer- dise, that he had been shamefully bubtaining his loss, he repaired to the po- bled, having not only lost his watch, but lice department, and expressed, with hiszechins, together with his time, little discretion, and in unmeasured which he held to be equally valuable. terms, his surprise that under its so • Look to your fob, said the Commismuch vaunted regulations, such an acci- sary, and there, to his utter astonishdent should have befallen him in the mid- ment, Monsieur found his watch. dle of the day,and in so public a place. * You have to learn something fur
• Be careful how you speak of the ther of the Venetian police,' added the police of Venice,' said the Commissary Commissary, for which purpose here to whom he addressed himself ; your is an officer who will accompany you.' quality as a foreigner will not shelter Having descended to a subterranean you, if your invectives should run to too apartment, his guide led him, by several great a length. Deposit here four zech- gloomy, vaulted passages, in crossing ins, and repair tomorrow morning, at which
he become more and more anxeleven o'clock, to the spot where you ious as to what was to befal him, to a lost your watch, with an assurance that chamber, dimly lighted by a lamp, it will be restored to you.' The
French- where, in a recess, the curtain of which man was punctual, and waited until two was drawn aside for his inspection, suswithout any tidings of his watch. Still pended by a cord he saw the thief
“ They fool me the top of niy bent." --Shak. “COME, Mrs. Suet, Mrs. Hoggins, you better come down to dinner ?
Mrs. Sweatbread, Mrs. Cleaver! There's a nice side of a round o' dinner's ready ; shall I show you the beef, and the chump end of a line os way down to the cabin ? we mustn't mutton, besides a rare hock of bacon, spoil good victuals though we are which I dare say will settle your sure of good company. Lauk! what stomach.”—“O mother,” replied the a monstrous deal of smoke comes out young Cockney,“ that 'ere cold beefof the chimney. I suppose they are steak and inguns vat you put up in dressing the second course ; every the pocket-handkerchief, vasn't good thing 's roasted by steam, they say, I do believe, for all my hinsides are how excessively clever! As to Mrs. of a work.”. “ Tell 'em it's a holiDip, since she's so high and mighty, day,” cried Smart.—“O dear, dear!” she may find her own way down. continued Dick, whose usual brazen What ! she's afraid of spoiling her tone was subdued into a lackadaisical fine shawl, I reckon, though you and whine, “I vant to reach and I can't I remember, Mrs. Hoggins, when her -vat shall I do, mother ?”“ Stand five-shilling Welsh-whittle was kept on tip-toe, my darling,” replied Smart, for Sunday's church, and good enough imitating the voice of Mrs. Cleaver, too, for we all know what her mother who began to take in high dudgeon
Good Heavens ! here comes this horse-play of her neighbour, and Undertaker Croak, looking as down was proceeding to manifest her disin the mouth as the root of my pleasure in no very measured terms, tongue: do let me go out of his way; when she was fortunately separated I wouldn't sit next to him for a rump from her antagonist, and borne down and dozen, he does tell such dismal the hatchway by the dinner-desiring stories that it quite gives one the blue crowd, though sundry echoes of the devils. He is like a nightmare, isn't words “ Jackanapes !” and “impertihe, Mr. Smart ?”—“He may be like nent feller !" continued audible above a mare by night,” replied Mr. Smart, the confused gabble of the gangway. with a smirking chuckle," but I con C Well, but Mr. Smart," cried Mrs. sider him more like an ass by day.- Suet, as soon as she had satisfied the He! he! he!” Looking round for first cravings of her appetite, “you applause at this sally, he held out his promised to tell me all about the elbows, and taking a lady, or rather steam, and explain what it is that a female, under each arm, he danced makes them wheels go round and towards the hatchway, exclaiming, round as fast as those of our one“Now I am ready trussed for table, horse chay, when Jem Bell drives the liver under one wing and gizzard un- trotting mare.". “ Why, ma'am, you der the other.". Keep a civil must understand 66 Who called tongue in your head, Mr. Smart; I for sandwiches and a tumbler of nedon't quite understand being called a gus?” bawled the steward—“Who liver--look at the sparks coming out called for the savages and tumbling of the chimney, I declare I'm fright- negres ?” repeated Mr. Smart.—“Yes, ened to death.”_"Well, then you ma'am, you saw the machinery, I beare of course no longer a liver," re- lieve-(capital boiled beef) there's a sumed the facetious Mr. Smart ; so thing goes up and a thing goes down, we may as well apply to Mr. Croak all made of iron ; well, that's the hyto bury you.”—“0 Gemini ! don't drostatic principles then you put into talk so shocking ; I had rather never the boiler-(a nice leg of mutton, Mrs. die at all than have such a fellow as Sweetbread)
let me see, where was that to bury me.”—“ Dickey, my 1 ?- In the boiler, I believe. Ah! dear!” cried Mrs. Cleaver to her son, it's an old trick of mine to be getting who was leaning over the ship's side into - hot water. So, ma'am, you see with a most woe-begone and emetical they turn all the smoke that comes expression of countenance, “ hadn't from the fire on to the wheels, and
that makes them spin round, just as arrive safe—they do sometimes, and the smoke-jack in our chimnies turns I wish we may now, for nobody loves the spit; and then there's the safety- a party of pleasure more than I do. I valve in case of danger, which lets all hate to look upon the gloomy side of the water into the fire, and so puts things when we are all happy together out the steam at once. You see, (here another groan,) and I hope I ma’am, it's very simple, when once haven't said any thing to lower the you understand the trigonometry of spirits of the company.”, it.”—“O perfectly, but I never had it “There's no occasion," cried Smart, properly explained to me before. It's “ for I saw the steward putting water vastly clever, isn't it. How could into every bottle of brandy.” The they think of it? Shall I give you a laugh excited by this bon mot tended little of the sallad ? La, it isn't dress- in some degree to dissipate the alarm ed; what a shame !"
and gloom which the boding Mr. “Not at all,” cried Smart, Croak had been infusing into the of us dressed for dinner, so that we party; and Smart, by way of fortifycan hardly expect it to be dressed for ing their courage, bade them remark us. He ! he! he !"_“ Did you hear that the sailors were obviously under that, Mrs. H. ?" "exclaimed Mrs. Suet, no sort of apprehension."
“Ay,” returning to Mrs. Hoggins, “ that was a sumed the persevering Mr. Croak, good one, warn't it? Drat it, Smart, they are used to it-it is their busiyou are a droll one."
- they are bred to the sea.”Here the company were alarmed “ But they don't want to be bread to by a terrified groan from Mr. Croak, the fishes, any more than you or I,” who ejaculated, “Heaven have mercy retorted Smart, chuckling at his hayon us ! did you hear that whizzing ing the best of this nonsense. noise ?--there it is again ! there's Well,” exclaimed Mrs. Sweetsomething wrong in the boiler-if it bread, “I never tasted such beer as bursts, we shall all be in heaven in this-flat as ditch-water ; they should five minutes.”_" The Lord forbid !" have put it upon the cullender to let. ejaculated two or three voices, while the water run out; and yet you have others began to scream, and were
been drinking it, Smart, and never preparing to quit their places, when said any thing about it.” –“Madam," the steward informed them it was replied the party thus addressed, laynothing in the world but the spare. ing his hand upon his heart, and looksteam which they were letting off. ing very serious, “I make it a rule “Ay, so they always say," resumed never to speak ill of the dead.--I am Croak with an incredulous tone and eating the ham, you see, and yet it woe-begone look ; “ but it was just would be much better if I were to let the same on board the American it exemplify one of Shakspeare's sosteam-boat that I was telling you of— liloquies-Ham-let alone."----- La! fifty-two souls sitting at dinner, laugh- you're such a wag," cried Mrs. Hoging and chatting for all the world as gins, “there's no being up to you ; we are now, when there comes a
you don't like the ham, take a whiz, such as we heard a while ago slice of this edge-bone-nothing's betGod help us! there it is once more
ter than cold beef.”_" I beg your and bang ! up blew the boiler-four- pardon, Madam,” replied the indefatiteen people scalded to death-large gable joker-“cold beef's better than pieces of their flesh found upon the nothing-Ha! ha! ha!" river, and a little finger picked up
“ How do you find yourself now, next day in an oyster-shell, which by my darling ?" said Mrs. Cleaver to the ring upon it was knowp to be her son, who had been driven below the captain's. But don't be alarmed, by a shower, and kept his hat on beladies and gentlemen, I dare say we cause, as he said, his “ 'air was quite shall escape any scalding as we're all · vet.”—“ Vy, mother, I have been as in the cabin, and so we shall only go sick as a cat, but I'm bang up now, to the bottom smack! Indeed we may and so peckisli that I feel as if I could