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E.rcerpts from Mr. Hami ton's "Men and Man-| can lady is gone, and the more substantial ma. ners in America."
terials of beauty follow soon after. At thirty the “Though the schoolmaster has long exercised whole fabric is in decay, and nothing, remains his vocation in these States, the fruit of his la- but the traditions of former conquests. bours is but little apparent in the language of “If to form a just estimate of ourselves and his pupils. The amount of bad grammar in cir- others be the test of knowledge, the New Eng. culation is very great; that of barbarisms enor- lander is the most ignorant of mankind.” mous. Of course, I do not now speak of the op- “In the northern and central States—for of erative class, whose massacre of their mother the climate of the southern States it is unnecestongue, however inhuman, could excite po as-sary to speak—the annual range of the thermome tonishment; but I allude to the great body of the ter exceeds a hundred degrees. The heat in sumlawyers and traders; the men who crowd the ex- mer is that of Jamaica; the cold in winter is that change and the hotels; who are to be heard speak- of Russia. Such enormous vicissitudes must de ing in the courts, and are selected by their fel- cessarily impair the vigor of the human frame, low.citizens to fill high and responsible offices.” and when we take into calculation the vast por
“The privilege of barbarizing the King's Eng- tion of the United States in which the atnoslish is assumed by all ranks and conditions of phere is contaminated by marshy exhalations, men."
it will not be difficult, with the auxiliary influ“The great body of the New Englanders are ences of dram-drinking and tobacco chewing, distinguished above every other people I have to account for the squalid and sickly aspect of ever known by bigotry and narrowness of mind, the population. Among the peasantry, I never and an utter disregarded of those delicacies of saw one ferid and robust man, nor any one disdeportment which indicate benevolence of feel- tinguished by that fulness and rotundity of mus. ing."
cle, which every where meets the eye in Eng. “There is at this moment nothing in the Unit-land." ed States worthy the name of a library. Not
“The Americans ( had met in Europe had only is there an entire absence of learning, in generally been distinguished by a certain rethe higher sense of the terrn, but an absolute serve, and something even approaching to the want of the material from which alone learning offensive in manner, which had not contributed can be extracted. At present an American to create a prepossession in their favor. It might study every book within the limits of the seemed, as if each individual were impressed Union, and still be regarded in many parts of with the conviction that the whole dignity of his Europe-especially in Germanyas a man country was concentrated in his person; and I comparatively ignorant."
imagined them too much given to disturb the "In point of climate, I believe Charleston is placid current of social intercourse, by the obfully worse than New Orleans. In the latter, trusion of national jealousies, and the cravings Creoles are entirely exempt from the ravages of of a restless and inordinate vanity." the prevailing epidemic. But, in Charleston, “An American is by no means a convivial there is no impunity for any class. Even native being. He seems to consider eating and drink. Carolinians died of fever as well as their neigh-ing, as necessary tasks, which he is anxious to bours. The chances are, that if a person from discharge as speedily as possible.”. the country, however acclimated, sleeps in
“Forrest, the American rara avis of an actor, Charleston even for a night, at a certain season is coarse and vulgar, without grace, without dig. of the year, he catches the fever. Should a per- nity, with little flexibility of feature, and is utson, living in the city, pass a day with his friend terly common place in his conceptions of char. in the country, there is not a doctor in the place, acter. There is certainly some energy about who, on his return, would not consider him in a him, but this is sadly given to degenerate into state of peril. In short, the people of Charles- rant." ton pass their lives in endeavoring to escape
"A striking difference exists between the sysfrom a pursuer who is sure to overtake the fugi- tem of rewards and punishments, adopted in the tive at last. At one season, the town is un- schools of the United States and those of Enghealthy; and all who can afford it, fly to their es- land. In the former, neither personal nor for tates. At another, the country is unhealthy, and cible coercion of any kind, is permitted.” they take up their abode in the pine barrens. “There is a certain uncontrollable rigidity of From the pine barrens, they venture back into muscle about an American, and a want of senthe town, from which, in a short time, they are sibility to thelighter graces of deportment, which again expelled.”
makes him, perhaps, the most unhopeful of all "In New Orleans, a man runs a certain risk, the volaries of Terpsichore." and bas done with it. If he live, he continues to “In Philadelphia, it is the fashion to be scieneat crawfish in a variety of savoury preparations. tific, and the young ladies occasionally display If he die, the crawfish eat him without cookery the bas bleu in a degree which in other cities, of any sort. He has no fear or dining with his weuld be considered rather alarming." friend in the country at any season of the year. But in Charleston, a man must be continually
TURKEY.—The Turkish Empire is as interesting on the alert, for, go where he may, there is fever sixteenth century, when a Tartar could ride with the
now that it is crumbling to pieces, as it was in the at his heels." “Unfortunately, beauty in this climate is not of the Volga to the confines of Morocco-when its ar
Sultan's firman, respected all the way, from the banks durable. Like 'the ghosts of Banquo's fated mies threatened Vienna, and its fleets ravaged the line,' it comes like a shadow, and so departs. At coaets of Italy. It then excited the fears of civilized one or two-and-twenty the bloom of an Ameri- Europe; it now excites its cupidity.--Slade's Travels.
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LETTERS FROM THE NORTH OF for the punishment of the idle. They are said
to be placed in a basket, and suspended over the In visiting a booksellers' store of latter times, table in the house of correction, while the rest of so much is displayed to tempt the purchaser, the inmates are at dinner, and to be detained in that it seems a matter of some difficulty to make that position, tantalised by the savoury fumes, a good selection. Two new books attracted our till night; by which time it is presumed that they attention the other day, by the neatness of their have acquired sufficient experience to induce exterior, as well as by the fineness of the paper them to work the following day." on which they were printed, and on taking them At Copenhagen the museum contains an home to our green table, we are gratified to find enormous specimen of native silver from Swethey both turn out prizes in their way. The den, measuring five feet, and weighing more first we shall notice is entitled, Letters from the than 500 pounds! with numerous other curiosiNorth of Europe; or a Journal of Travels in ties, among which we should presume this lump Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, must be the most precious. Of the protracted Russia, Prussia and Sarony. By Charles B. days of a northern latitude, Mr. Elliot gives but Elliott, Esq. It is a neat duodecimo of 311 pages, an unpleasant picture:published by Messrs. Key & Biddle; describing
“ That which most interested us was the nocountries of which so little comparatively is velty of travelling at midnight by the light of known, we found the author's letters full of in the sun. This is decidedly the most striking terest; be writes extremely well, and unites those phenomenon that arrests the notice of a stranger powerful requisites of a bookmaker, in being in northern latitudes, where the sun is visible emphatically a scholar, a christian, and a gentle throughout almost the whole circle of his course. man. Leaving England, a passage of twenty- At the pole, as the season advances between the six hours brought our traveller to Rotterdam, equinox and summer solstice, the days gradually and from thence to Amsterdam the route affords increase in length from twelve to twenty-four an opportunity for some graphic descriptions of hours. During that period, therefore, the nearer Holland. The quiet village of Brock, which has the pole the longer the day. In this latitude, often puzzled the traveller, is thus noticed:- for a short time before and after the sun reaches “Not many miles from Saardam is a village the tropic
of Cancer, it dips so little under the called Brock, whose peculiar character, so diffe- horizon, that the reflected rays afford a twilight rent from the busy capital near which it stands, which prevents the cessation of day during its baffles all my conjectures. Perhaps your ima- limited absence.” gination may be more successful in tracing a “ It does not always happen that what is pleascause sufficient to produce the effects we see. ing in prospect is equally so in enjoyment. So On entering the village of Brock, the traveller it is with regard to days protracted
during twenis struck with the neat appearance of the streets, to four hours. This sounds very delightful; but paved with variegated bricks, pebbles, and the body needs relief from constant light, which shells; and with the green painted houses and becomes wearisome and almost painful. It their little parterres, all bordering a lake which, seems as if certain functions of the human sysbut for its discoloured waters, would enhance the tem were influenced, like those of plants, by beauty of the spot. Yet scarcely an individual light and darkness; and as if the alteration of was to be seen. Carriages are not permitted to these were essential to healthy action of body enter. Every house is closed. The doors are and mind. It is unpleasant, and seems unnatulocked: the shutters are shut. Silence reigns, ral, to go to sleep in daylight; and a town perand you might fancy yourself in a fairy land fectly still, exhibiting no signs of life except a peopled by invisible spirits. Diligence and straggling dog or mutled watchman in the broad comfort seem to exist; yet the agents and reci-glare of day, wears an aspect melancholy and pients are alike unheard and unseen. There death-like." are about three hundred houses; many of a Fairly entered upon Norway, our author's whimsical form. The inhabitants live entirely letters become extremely entertaining, but as in the back of their dwellings: the front door is we design to give some extracts relative to Rusnever opened except on occasion of a inarriage sia, we can only insert the following account of or death; and on no pretext can a stranger be a Norse marriage:admitted within. They have no amusements “ The delay afforded me an opportunity of obthat we could discover; and the only three chil- serving the ceremony of a Norse marriage. A dren we saw out of school were discussing some number of young girls with flowers in their hands recondite game over a piece of wood, with all stood at the door of the church. The bride and the sobriety of sixty years."
bridegroom, 'humbly dressed, entered and took “I have seldom seen a spot of such interest. their seats in a pew, while the priest and an acoThe veil of mystery which overshadows it per lite chanted alternately some psalms. A prayer haps enhances the pleasurable feeling, by giving was then offered, and the parties approaching scope to the imagination; and it is not impossible the altar knelt to receive the benediction of the that a perfect acquaintance with the rise and priest, and to join their supplications for the progress of their customs might detract some- blessing of the divine institutor of this sacred thing from the interest which I am inclined to rite. Ne ring appeared to be given; but it feel for the unsophisticated natives of Brock.” might have been without my seeing it. The
A good method of punishing the lazy at Ham- manner of all was serious and devotional.” burg, is described in the following paragraph:
The sketches of Russian manners and habits “I remember to have read in some English will be found very satisfactory. Of Moscow we work an account of a curious plan adopted here, I are told:
“ Moscow stands in the centre of a large plain, and Tartar towers. The former are as modern through which the river Moscva flows in a sinu- as the days of Peter the Great, who introduced ous course, passing under the walls of her cita- them from western Europe. The latter are very del, and depositing its waters in the Wolga. ancient. They are round; and instead of deThe form of the city is that of a trepezium nearly creasing pyramidically to the top, they pass by oblong. In extent it is the largest of Europe. sudden transitions from a greater to a less diamFrom southeast to northwest it measures eight eter." miles. The other diameter is six; and the cir- “ There is something peculiarly gay in the apcumference twenty-six miles. Compared with pearance of this city, in an afternoon, when the these dimensions the population is small, not ex- fashionable move out in their carriages. A large ceeding two hundred and fifty thousand souls. proportion of the residents consists of families Moscow is divided into four quarters; the Krem- of the old nobility, courtiers, and military and lin, or citadel; the Kitai, or Chinese town, which civil officers, who have either retired voluntarily is the most ancient portion, said to have been from the business of life, or have wisely sought formed of wooden buildings in the ninth century; an honourable retreat before the anticipated the Beloi-gorod, or white town; and the Zemle- frown of the autocrat pronounced their doom. noi-gorod, or town of earth, named from a large Their equipages present a curious mixture of rampart which surrounds it. The Kremlin was shabbiness and splendour. No carriages of rebuilt near Ivan Vassilivitch in 1491; and at that spectable persons are seen without four borses. time constituted nearly the whole capital. About The leaders' traces are so long that a pair of forty years after, the Katai.gorod, adjoining horses might easily be harnessed between them the kremlin, was constructed by an Italian, who and the wheelers. A dirty urchin, like puss in relinquished the Romish for the Greek heresy, boots, with a dirtier livery, is mounted on the and was baptised under the name of Petrok off leader, flourishing a short whip in his left Maoli. This quarter contains the university, a hand, while the coachman adapts the length of printing establishment, merchants' houses, and his whip to the dignity of his master, which in shops. The Beloi-gorod was built in 1586, under any other country would be compromised by the Feodor Ivanovitch, round the Kitai-gorod and ruined condition of his tackle. His own dress, kremlin, which form the centre of the town. however, is usually of a better order. A long Some think it received the appellation from a blue caftan, with a silken ceinture of gaudy cowhite wall which formerly surrounded it, while lours and Torjok manufacture, a square cap, and others maintain that it was so named by the a fine flowing beard, distinguish the coachmen." Tartars who drove the lighter-complexioned “ The hospitality of the Moscovites has always Russians into this part, when they took possession been proverbial. A singular instance of it, car. of the centre. The Zemlenoi-gorod encircles ried almost to excess, occurred a day or two the preceding quarter, forming the outskirts of ago when, op my first introduction to an elderly the town. It was built under the same Czar in lady of rank, by an English gentleman whom the years 1591 'and 5192. The two last men- she had known only a week, she said quickly, tioned divisions contain a great variety of dirty ' And pray, sir, how is it that you have been in buts, palaces, convents, and mosque-like Moscow so many days and have not come to see churches.
me? You were not at my ball on Monday night. “The city of Moscow is slightly elevated. The Will you dine with me to-morrow, or next day, inequality of the ground on which it stands adds or what day will you dine with me!' I was surto the picturesque nature of the view. It would prised by such a reception; but found on inquiry be very difficult to analyse the tout ensemble and that the same kind of unreflecting hospitality is describe the details which form so remarkable always manifested in Moscow, toward foreign a whole. Perhaps your recollection of Constan- travellers, especially toward the English. The tinople will enable you to form some idea of the fact is, English travellers are scarce in this general character of the city; but even in Con- country; and the distance from our island is so stantinople that strange variety is not exhibited great, that only men of a certain property can which here prevails. Dr. Clarke humourously afford the expense of a journey, so that someobserves, 'One might imagine all the states of thing like a guarantee is offered against the Europe and Asia had sent a building, by way of abuse of kindness by those whose poverty might representative, to Moscow: and under this im- carry captive their conscience. The number of pression the eye is presented with deputies from English of the higher class in Moscow is very the countries holding congress; timber buts from limited; though here as at St. Petersburg, Britregions beyond the Arctic; plastered palaces ish governesses, nursery maids, gardeners, from Sweden and Denmark, not whitewashed horse jockies, and mechanics, are retained in since their arrival; painted walls from the Tyrol; considerable numbers. In most large families, mosques from Constantinople;. Tartar temples the individuals filling one or more of these stafrom Bucharia; pagodas, pavilions, and Veran- tions are our compatriots. In the duties of a das from China; cabarets from Spain; dungeons, nursery, Russians regard the English as unriprisons and public offices from France; archi- valled. tectural ruins from Rome; terraces and trellises A Russian bath. “The Russians, like the Infrom Naples; and warehouses from Wapping.' dians, are partial to bathing; but a Russian bath This is a happy idea of the most amusing of is a thing sui generis; and, as a correct notion of travellers. The only deputy who has missed bis it can be obtained only by undergoing the opeway is the minaret from India. That elegant ration, I resolved to pay the price, and have acform of eastern architecture appears to be en- cordingly taken a bath both here and at Moscow. tirely wanting; its place is supplied by Gothic [Mr. Elliot is now writing from St. Petersburg.]
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A bath house consists of a succession of rooms, ment, and found it act as a delightful tonic, generally three, in each of which is a stove: from which I experienced no subsequent ill the second apartment is heated to a higher tem- effects.” perature than the first, in which the thermome- The population of Russia, including all the ier may stand at 100 degrees of Fahrenheit; and subjects of the Emperor, amounts to fifty mila third to a higher than the second. In the inner lions! Of these, thirty-eight millions profess the room is a series of benches from the floor to the Greco-Russian faith; ten millions are Roman top, each hotter than the one below. The tem- Catholics; three and a half Protestants; two perature of the highest could not, I should think, millions are Mahommedans and a million and a be less than 140 degrees; it might be more. To half pagans. If Russia in Europe were as well these baths hundreds of persons flock every day, populated as Sweden, it would contain ninetyespecially on Saturday: A few years ago the five millions of inhabitants; if as well as Germaseses bathed indiscriminately together. Now, ny, we should have the result four hundred and there is a division in the room: but in many of thirty-two millions, and it has been calculated the houses this is scarcely more than nominal; that the capabilities of the soil would admit an the door being either off its hinges, or not filling increased population to the amount of 275 milthe doorway. The price paid at public institu- lions without subjecting them to inconvenience tions is equivalent to two pence; at private from a want of subsistence! The higher classes baths, to three and eight pence. The process is of Russians are represented as intelligent and as follows. You enter the second apartment, generally well educated. It is common to hear having undressed in the first: by degrees the four languages, and sometimes five, spoken at the temperature of the body rises, so that you find same_table. Every gentleman talks German, the heat of the inner room supportable; at the and French, and many speak English. Such same time you are quite content to sit on the are the inhabitants of a country to which, but a lowest bench that the head may be in a stratum few years since, the epithet of barbarian was of air lower, and therefore less 'heated, then appropriately applied. After fairly dipping into when you stand. The attendant then approaches, Mr. Elliott's work, we found it impossible to and, desiring you to lie down, he rubs the whole omit a single page; it might all fairly be quoted, body with a handful of the inner bark of lime- but that is beyond our power. We refer to it tree dipped in soapsuds previously prepared, for much curious and valuable information, both and shampooes every limb. This part of the for the merchant, the ladies, and all general operation is very grateful, when he throws over readers. It is the latest account of the countries your head successive showers of hot water; after visited. which, you take your seat on the second or third The second work we have found leisure to bench from the bottom, gradually ascending as read is from the same publishers, and is entitled you are able to bear the heat. The skin soon “TALES OF ROMANCE, first series,"containing becomes hot, the head feverish, and the tongue contributions from the pens of the most popular parched. The sensation is dreadful, and you authors in Great Britain. When we enumerate regard with horror the unfeeling operator who Thomas Moore, Miss Mitford, the authors of insists on your ascending to the uppermost bench. Stories of Waterloo, of the King's own, T. CrofAs soon as you comply, the man throws four or ton Croker &c., we have named writers with five buckets of water into the stove. In a mo- whom all are familiar, and who have delighted ment the room is filled with steam: and the at- all classes. If this publication should be patendant proceeds to the last part of his duty, tronised, as we learn it is likely to be, the pubwhich is to brush you rather smartly with a lishers design to contioue it to a considerable bunch of birch twigs covered with leaves. Du- length, furnishing in a cheap and elegant form ring this agreeable flagellation, perspiration the best tales and stories of the London
press. bursts forth from every pore, and actually runs The work is superbly done up, and sold at a down in little streams. The effect is inconceiva- cheap price. The Wine Merchant's story is ble. A state of extreme enjoyment succeeds to truly entertaining. that of oppression. The skin, head, and respiration are relieved; and the muscles of the mouth
MEN AND MANNERS. relax into a smile from mere animal pleasure. If we were called upon to designate the kind Such, at least, was the effect produced on me. of books which best serve to fill the vacuities of Having descended to the floor and dried the conversation, we should certainly say that those body, you enter the next room and find the sofa which describe men and manners, contribute the a necessary resort. An hour's repose affords must to this end, and that those which treat of the hody time to recover from its state of relax, our own habits must strongly attract our notice. ation; and the Russian bath, which is a regarded The new book, just published by Messrs. Carey, as a panacea for all diseases, is concluded. The Lea & Blanchard, entitled “ Men and Manners natives adopt a more speedy (and, as they say, a in America," by Colonel Hamilton, the author more efficacious) mode of recruiting the system. of Cyril Thornton, inasmuch as it abuses us While perspiration is flowing, profusely from most heartily, is destined to create a short sensathe skin they run into the cold air, and rub their tion in the reading world. The folly of an indibodies with snow, or throw cold water on their vidual who, after a sojourn of a few weeks among heads. The pores are instantly closed, and us, should attempt to illustrate our manners, every fibre is braced; while the previous draught might be shewn by an experiment on a smaller on the vessels of the cuticle counteracts the bad scale. Let any one who has occupied a particueffect likely, under other circumstances, to re- lar square, in a large city, seat himself to pen an sult from such a transition. I tried the experi- accurate history of his neighbours! he would find them as various in manners and habitudes tously collected, a considerable portion of whom as the antipodes, and would find nothing like a are daily changing, and who, we are informed, resemblance, if he classed them under one head. were "forking their victuals into their gullets," His nearest resident would have to be de- when in company with this modern seer, was şpatched as a frequenter of the theatre, and a surely ample time to form an estimate of the bon vivan, while the next would, perhaps, be a moral character" of the whole “American peoquaker or a methodist, and the “ domestic man- ple." This joke is a good one, and no doubt has ners” of the square would, after all, turn out a been forleed down the gullet of honest John Bull, hodge-podge. But English writers are not puz- but it can only serve us as a joke, to be laughed zled by this trifling difficulty; they stop at å ta- at. If we are guilty of the charges made by this vern, and find several people eating very hearti- novel writer, it is high time to reform our moly, and they immediately set us all down as rals; and we particularly advise those hundred
forking the meats into our gullets," as if we people, fortuitously collected, and all others who knew only the science of the pitchfork. How frequent hotels in New York, tn look well after very unjust the Londoners would think one of their moral characters, and at least not to exus, if we were to visit them, and be thrown into pose us all, by making their immorality appacontact with a few of their fashionable lords. rent while using their knives and forks. "But we Our description of London society, we could must be briefand come at once to our extracts. make up, wholesale, by inserting such a list as The author thinks Mr. Forrest a"coarse and vulthe following, of the engagements of a duke, for gar actor, without grace, without dignity, with a few days to come:
little flexibility of feature, and utterly commonMONDAY-To back Wapping Will, the dust- place, in his conceptions of character;" and we man, against Joe Crib, the collier, for one hun-are all mercifully swept away thus :-" In the dred guineas. To stand on the grand jury, at present generation of Americans, I can detect Maidstone, and afterwards to run a maggot race no symptom of improving taste, or increasing with Jack Smoaky.
elevation of intellect. Compared with their faTUESDAY--To attend the match between a thers, I have no hesitation in pronouncing the wooden-legged walker, and a ham-stringed hog younger portion of the richer classes to be less -to proceed to the hanging match, and thence liberal, less enlightened, less observant of the to the dinner of the Philanthrophic Society. proprieties of life, and certainly far less pleasing
WEDNESDAY-To trot Miss Graceless against in manner and deportment." That's capital, Sir Andrew's Nutcracker, for 500 guineas--go and will, we have no doubt, be seriously taken to the levee-meet Lord and Lady Giles, at the to keart by the youth of America. Now for our jack-ass race-back Humphrey Hog, my coach- libraries :" At present an American might stu. man, against the whole courty, for eating hot dy every book within the limits of the Union, and basty-pudding
still be regarded in many parts of Europe, espeTHURSDAY—Tom Carey, the leaping chimney cially in Germany, as a man comparatively ig sweep, to dine with me.
norant.”. Had our book-maker studied only a Now, we fearlessly assert, that there is such a few of the books in the Union, he would have class of good-for-nothings in England, (they are gone home less grossly ignorant. Every book, just beginning to bud here, too, but if it ever forsooth-a grand assertion for a man who, profall to our lot to describe men and manners in bably, never opened one while in the country! England, we trust we may be prevented by good Jokes multiply as we proceed. taste from setting down the whole nation as like “ Having procured a coach, I drove to Head's the few samples. Not so Col. Hamilton—he Hotel, which had been recommended to me as saw a hundred people at the hotel in New York, one of the best houses in the Union. Here I and from what he saw, set us all down as infe- could only procure a small and nasty bed room, rior to the estimate he had formed of our moral lighted by a few panes of glass fixed in the wall, character! He would not go to see the Phila- some eight or ten feet from the floor. On the delphia Water Works, because our citizens following morning, therefore, I removed to the talked so much about them. But we must let United States Hotel, where I found the accomhim speak for himself. How rapidly he jumps modations excellent. to a conclusion, may be gathered from the fol- " Philadelphia is mediocrity personified in lowing extract:
bricks and mortar. It is a city laid down by " For the last three weeks I have been daily square and rule, a sort of habitable problem, -a thrown into the company of about one hundred mathematical infringement on the rights of indiindividuals, (at the New New York Hotel) for- vidual eccentricity, - rigid and prosaic despotuitously collected. A considerable portion of tism of right angles and parallelograms. It may these are daily changing, and it is not, perhaps, emphatically be called a comfortable city, that is, too much to assume, that, as a whole, they afford the houses average better than in any other with a fair average specimen of their class. Without, which I am acquainted. You here see no mistherefore, wishing to lead the reader to any has- erable and filthy streets, the refuge of squalid ty or exaggerated conclusion, I must in candour poverty, forming a contrast to the splendour of state, that the result of my observations has been squares and crescents. No Dutch town can be to lower considerably the high estimate I had cleaner, and the marble stairs and window-sills formed of the moral character of the American of the better houses, give an agreeable relief to people."
the red brick of which they are constructed." This, we suppose, is meant to be passed off as The remarkably unprejudiced character of a capital joke! Three weeks passed in the friend Cyril Thornton, is thus exhibited :company of about a hundred individuals, fortui- “ The Philadelphians, however, pride them