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prisoners are brought to the Dey's Pa from the fatber's to the bridegroom on lace, where the European Consuls repair, the eve of her wedding are most abunin order to examine whether any of dant. Among the articles in the Printhem belong to their respective nations: cess's wardrobe were two hundred pair if they do, and are only passengers, they of shoes, and one hundred pair of rich can reclaim them; but if it is proved embroidered velvet boots, with baracans, they have served in any Nation for pay, trowsers, chemises, jilecks, caps, and who are at war with Algiers, they can curtains for apartments. Each set of not be released without paying such things was packed separately in square ransom as the Government may set on fiat Loxes; these would have been taken them. The Dey has bis choice of every to the Duganeer's house, but Lilla eighth, and generally prefers those who Howisha (as the Bashaw's daughter) not are good mechanicks to others. The quitting the Castle, they were conveyed rest, who are left to the owner and cap with great pomp and ceremony, in a long tors, are directly led to the bezistan, or procession, out of one of the gates of slave market, where they are appraised, the Castle into another, escorted by and a price fixed upon each person, from guards, attendants, and a number of whence they are brvught back to the singing-women, hired for the purpose of court before the Dey's Palace, where singing the festive song of Loo, Loo, Loo, they are sold by auction, and whatever which commences when the procession is bid above the price set upon them, leaves the bride's father's house, and belongs to the Government. On the finishes when it enters the bridegroom's spot where they are sold, these unhappy house. Two separate feasts for these people have an iron ring fastened on weddings were celebrated in the Castle their arcle, with a long or short chain, on the same day: that for Lilla Howisha, according as they are supposed to be the Bashaw's daughter, at her apartmore or less inclined to escape. In ments; and Sidy Hamet's wedding in stances do bappen of their voluntarily, that part of the Castle where be resides. after a time, becoming renegadoes : they Sidy Hamet, who could not be seen at fare ill and work hard all day, and at his bride's feast, received the complinight are locked up in public prisons ments of his subjects, and the foreigners without roofs, where they sleep on the of rank at Court, and was superbly babare ground, exposed to the inclemency bited on the occasion. In our way to of the weather, and they are sometimes Lilla Halluma's apartment, the great almost stifted in mud and water."
concourse of people at the Castle ren
dered it, as usual, impossible to proceed Such is the picture of the cruelties
a step without being surrounded with and indignities experienced by Chris
attendants to clear the way.-The aparttians in captivity at Algiers; a system ments of the two brides were entirely pursued with impunity for ages, and lined with the richest silks. A seat elewhich calls alond for redress and re vated near six feet froin the ground was venge. How long shall our hearts re prepared for the bride, where she sat main hardened like steel? How long concealed from the spectators by an shall the cries of Christian captives
embroidered silk veil thrown over her. from the sandy deserts be heard in vain? Her most confidential friends only went
Her eye-lashes were We eagerly turn from the detail of up to speak to her. such scenes of human misery, to the deeply tinged with black; her face was relation of the comforts of domestíc mented with gold. She is one of the
painted red and white, but not orna.. life:
handsomest women in Tripoli, Her " Two weddings have been celebrated dress was the same as I have already at the Castle this week. Sidy Hamet, described to you, but the gold and silver the second son of the Bashaw, who has jewels with which it was almost covered, been for a short time a widower, was left little of its texture to be seen; her. married to a lady of Turkish extraction; slippers were brilliant, discovering her and a daughter of the Bashaw's to the foot and ancle, which were partially Duganeer's nephew. The present Du dyed with hinna, nearly the colour of ganeer, or officer at the head of the Cus,
ebony; she wore on her ancles double toms, is a Neapolitan renegado; but I gold bracelets. The jewels on her fin. have before observed to you, that when gers appeared more brilliant from the Christian slaves become renegadoes, they dark colour underneath them, which often hold the highest offices in Turkey also added much to the whiteness of her and Barbary. According to the custom hand and arm. Two slaves attended to of this country, a Moorish lady's wed- support the two e resses of ber hair beding clothes are accumulating all her hind, which were so much adorned with life ; consequently, the presents sent jewels, and gold and silver ornaments,
that if she had risen from her seat, she cient has been done to enable the could not have supported the immense Reader to form his own opinion of weight of them."
its merits. Jealousies and dissentions having The language appears correct ; long existed between the Bashaw's the numerous characters interspersed sons, Sidy Useph at length gratified throughout the Work are well sushis revenge by the assassination of his tained, and the whole has a dramatic eldest brother the Bey, wbile sitting effect, wbich keeps the Reader's aton a sofa close by his mother's side, tention alive to the conclusion. The whose hand was lacerated in endea. numerous notes bave been gleaned vouring to ward off the fatal blow ; from the best writers antient and mo. in consequence of this atrocious act, dern, and present a valuable body of and his subsequent misconduct, he was information respecting that interestdriven by the Bashaw from the City, ing portion of the world; they also and sought refuge with a body of his confirm in a remarkable manner the troops among the neighbouring tribes authenticity of the Writer's narrative. of Arabs, whom he induced to join
T. F. him, and make war on his father: these civil broils afford the Writer 22. Systematic Education, or Elementary frequent opportunities of describing Instruction in the various Departments the Moorish method of warfare :
of Literature and Science, with Prac“ Sidy Useph is again with the Arabs. tical Rules for studying each Branch He had taken possession of a great part
of Useful Knowledge. By the Rev. of the suburbs of Tripoli, in retaining
W. Shepherd, the Rev. J. Joyce, and which, he would have been entirely mas
the Kev. Lant Carpenter, LL. D. 2 ter of the Messeah, and have kept this.
vols. 8vo. place in a state of famine. The Bashaw
IT is not often that a book is found sent off forces to drive him away, which
to correspond with its title-page; and was with great difficulty effected. At
a still greater rarity is a systematic sun-set the Basbaw sent out several hun
work on Education of real practical dred men, with cannon, to attack a body of the enemy, who were stationed utility. We have found in these Vo. within his own gardens, from whence
lumes nothing speculative or theothey were not driven till late to-day. retical; but sound principles, judicious We remained till near day-break this precepts, correctness of design, with morning on our terrace, observing the
à most felicitous arrangement. The efforts made on both sides to maintain elementary course is offered as a suctheir ground: we had a most safe and per- cedaneum to the usual course of clasfect view of all that was passing in the sical instruction. It embraces, how. pianura. It was one of those clear still
ever, every subject of Literature and nights only known in the Mediterranean: Science, and altogether forms the the bright beams of the moon from a brilliant sky discovered to us the great ledge that has ever fallen under our
most compendious chart of knowest part of the Messeah, with every ob
observation. ject in it, distinctly. The silence in the town was striking; the greatest part of the inhabitants were without the ram 23. Sermons on Moral and Religious parts, guarding the town. In the streets Subjects ; adapted for the Use of Fa. no objects were visible but the town- , milies as well as for the Pulpit. 8vo. guard, with their hungry pack of dogs pp. 362. Rivingtons. prowling about in vain for some strolling victim to repay them for their vigilance.
WHOEVER the Author of this Frequent parties of Moorish horsemen
Book may be, whatever his sect or and foot-soldiers we distincely saw, by
his profession, he has claims on public the light of the moon, passing with in- gratitude. The Work is good: it is credible swistness over the sands in good in itself, in its object, and in its pursuit of the Arabs. The death-song tendency. lo a orld of vanity and breaking from parts of the country, dissipation, and in a country aboundoften announced to us the loss of some ing with every species of frivolous distinguished person on either side, who compositions, no small praise, no triat that moment was nenbered with the vial honour or reward, is due to him, slain.”
who dares to thivk, to write, and to It would be easy to multiply ex print, in the much-neglecled cause of tracts; but it is presumed that suffi- Morality and Religion. A volume of
* * *
plain Practical Sermons, edited almost uninspired by the Holy Ghost, and anonymously, without Preface unentitled to reverence from a Chrislotroduction, and without a pompous tian congregation. “ List” of wealthy and titled Sub Chelsea. scribers, is indeed a novelty in modern literature. To the Rev. Edward Rep- 24. The Christian's Manual, compiled ton, A. M. the Discourses, nineteen
from the Enchiridion Militis Christiani in number, are “ inscribed" (i. e. de.
of Erasmus, with copious Scripture dicated); and to that Gentleman,
Notes, and Comments on several fatal therefore, the heads of well-ordered
Errors in Religion and Morality. families will gratefully ascribe the
Prefixed is some Account of the Author, pleasure and profit they shall derive
- his Reception in England, and Corre
spondence. By Philip Wyatt Crowfrom the publication. Mr. Repton,
ther, Esq. For the Benefit of the City po doubt, is acquainted with all bis
of London Auxiliary National Schools. friend's just motives for temporary 8vo. pp. 234. Rivingtons. concealment: and, in due time, we trust, when the throes of Authorship has long been known and universally
THE original Work of Erasmus shall be no longer felt, and the pre- esteemed; and Mr. Crowther, by present literary bantling shall be not senting it to the publick in an agreeonly weaned but able to run alone, able modern dress, has performed an the kind foster-father will graciously acceptable service. name the child, and vindicate his right to legitimacy.
“Charmed,” he says, “ with the pious More than any other work, cer
zeal and benevolence displayed in the tainly, a volume of Sermons requires tary power, I offer a new Edition. So
Enchiridion, and convinced of its saluto be distinctly appropriated and licitude for the diffasion of such exalted avowed; and no person, man or wo sentiments overcame my objections to man, however ingenious or however the task. I have availed myself of a poor, should dare, from the parlour former translation of the Enchiridion, or from the press, to promulgate doc. but not without attempting to do greater trines affecting the salvation of souls, justice to the manly and persuasive elowhich doctrines either he or she dares quence of Erasmus. Some passages of not opeoly and most unequivocally the original are omitted, and others al-to maintain. We do not now impute tered, to render the work more gene-. blame to Mr. Repton's friend for the rally beneficial. The Enchiridion shews general tenour, or for the particular that life is a warfare with the devil, tenets of bis Discourses ;-we approve
the world, and our unruly passions, and and we applaud both highly ;-but we
provides weapons to subdue our prevailwill not allow even a work of inerit ing sins. We are excited to fight bravely to
by the most glorious rewards and terriescape from the broad and weighty bie punishments. Christ is our great censure that ought to overwheln and Captain; we must obey and follow bim, crush a treatise of minor excellence. I have drawn copiously from the well Mr. R. will duly appreciate our great of water springing up into everlasting forbearance. Honest Criticks are the life, and poured it on most pages, that trusty Wardours and Watchmen of the Reader may satisfy his thirst. He Literature: and never must we, as must not go to the stream corrupted by guardians of social safety, permit human doctrines and customs, but drink strangers to enter our neighbours' from the fountain-head.-By the recomhouses with their faces inuffled up or
mendation of my Author, and others, I blackened for some secret purpose,
have introduced the opinions of celem and with arms of formidable power
brated moral writers. in their bands. There is throughout Seize on truth where'er 'tis found, these Sermons an assumption of spis On Christian, or on Heathen ground.
Among your friends, among your foes, ritual authority in the use and application of Scripture, impressing the
The flower's divine where'er it grows: hope and belief that they constitute
Neglect the prickles, and assume the
Warts. bona fide the lucubrations of a pious
-I have adopted the language of others head, on which Prelatical hauds were
in preference to my own; but consider once laiu for clerical ordinatiou; still, myself responsible for every sentiment it is barely possible, that they are in this Work, and scorn the agis of any mere compilations of buman wit, the
name.--I have expatiated on Ethicks to produce of studious ease and leisure, confute many popular errors.
“ The Biographers of Erasmus are Worshipful Company of Cordwainers' numerous, yet their writings are more Charity School; and on May 7, 1815, calculated to gratify the learned, than at the Asylum for Female Orphans. to interest the general reader. I have To which are added, Prefatory Rebenefited by their labours. My detail is marks on the Influence of Private and confined to his residence in England; Public Prayer on the Personal Condiand I hope the good humour of Erasmus tion of Man. By the Rev. Henry G. will communicate itself to the Reader, White, A. M.' Curate of Allballowsand engage his attention to the Author, Barking, Great Tower-street, and one and indulgence for the Editor. I have of the Pro hers of the Asylum for no pretensions to literary fame, neither Female Orphans. 8vo. pp. 52. Asperne. do I value learning hut as it makes us THE Sermon before us bas interval better Christians. The knowledge of evidence of much reading and much our duty should be the end of all our
deliberation; nor let it be slighted in studies, and the discharge thereof our
this orthodox age, there is also much greatest care : this is the one thing needful; and my design is to promote reli- demonstration of Christian charity.
It is introduced with some prefatory gious and moral improvement.
remarks on the influence of private On piety, humanity is built ;
and public prayer upon the personal And on humanity, much happiness;
condition of Man, which prove to us And yet still more on piety itself.'
that the Author feels as well as writes YOUNG, Night viji.
like a Christian. We have traced ~Let not my sentiments be weighed by the false standard of custom, but by the throughout these Remarks our own real standard of Scriptures. by which we
feelings, and are much mistai.en if shall be judged in the last day.
To they do not meet the experience of
nine-tenths of our them I appeal. Prejudice has never
Readers. We guided my pen, or apprehension of heartily concur in the Author's deworldly censure checked it.
scription of the death-bed conso• If I am right, thy grace impart,
lation, p. 18 ; but it appears to us, Still in the right to stay ;
that his many forcible arguments for If I am wrong, oh teach my heart
the union of private and public prayer To find that better way.'
would have been better worked up - Let us cease malevolent 'reflections into a single Sermon by itself, than upon the tenets of our brethren ; be made introductory of the one that content with their Christian morals, succeeds them. and if they err in belief or mode of wor Our Author has taken bis text from ship, count them not as enemies, but ad Heb. x. 23, 24, 25: monish them as brethren.
“Let us hold fast the profession of “ It is the duty of all to conform to our faith without wavering; for He is non-essentials, that peace may be pre- faithful that promised: and let us conserved; yet no human institutions or sider one another, to provoke unto love traditions should influence our faitb or and to good works : not forsaking the practice, unless they correspond with the assembling of ourselves together, as the Gospel. This is the unerring touch manner of some is; but exhorting one stone ;, search the Scriptures, honestly another.” and diligently; not to confirm your Mr. White's exposition of the Exprejudices by relying on detached pas. cellencies of the Established Liturgy sages, and wresting them to your ever is in itself excellent; but we cannot lasting perdition, but to discover the go with him to the length of asserting truth. - If this Work emancipate one from the bondage of sin, or strengthen cacious, or acceptable at the Throne
that no prayer can be considered effithe Christian principles of an individual, of Grace, which is uot offered with I shall enjoy the sweet reflection that my leisure has been alike profitable to
some regard to form, direct or indirect. society and myself.”
We insert with pleasure the Au
thor's very able delineation of the The “ Account of Erasmus” fills generally allowed properties of the 46 introductory pages, and is a very Liturgy: entertaining article of Biography.
• This Liturgy is admitted, even by
those who dissent from its prescribed 25. A Sermon on the Excellencies of the form, to possess an unrivalled degree of
Established Liturgy of our National excellence in its language and its pur-
which conciliate the heart, and elevate testimony of a pastoral and a Christhe soul, and which lift its service far tiau mind :. above the vain imaginations of a cold
“ This Common Form of Prayer brings and abstract philosophy, and make it
together a whole neighbourhood into one altogether independent of that adventi
congregational assembly; and piety, tious pomp of outward splendour which
like our other affections, acts in society the meager rites of superstition require,
with peculiar force, and is greatly to conceal their unwarrantable preten
strengthened by sympathy; for what we sions and idolatrous parade. --- In its
feel together, we feel with double force. Exhortations the Liturgy leads us to the contemplation of our dependence upon worshipper, and our sympathies are kin
Each person is animated by his fellowGod, as the supplicants of his mercy:
dled into a warmer glow of devotion ; In its Confessions it directs us to the
and the impulse of brotherly love, Throne of Grace, as the only source of joined to the love of God, communicates help for our weakness, and of repair for
to each mind the purest satisfactions *.' the ruins of our nature in the decay of
The sight of an assembly of Christians, our spiritual life.-In its Petitions it ap
consisting of high and low, rich and plies to the merits of Christ, as the only
poor, young and old, engaged, not withmeans of propitiation for our sins, and
standing the difference of their worldly redemption of our souls.-In its Thanks
conditions, in addressing, by the same givings it instructs us to bless the Giver
supplications of one common prayer, the of all good, and the Father of lights, for
common Father, imploring the every temporal and spiritual blessing
same common mercies, as candidates for for the means of grace, and for the
the same happiness, and heirs of the hope of glory,' in the cheerful praises of
same hopes a view such as this, of our our lips, and the constant hymn of a
common dependence on God, and our holy life; while through all its applica
connexion with our fellow-creatures, tions of doctrine, and arrangements of
must at all times tend to improve our duty, in its ordinances and offices, it
humility, our mutual forbearance and teaches and prepares the soul to look
benevolence towards each other, and inforward with complacency and confi
duce us to consider one another, to prodence to that final termination of all
voke unto love and to good works; and things, when (as a writer of our own Church has well expressed it) faith shall
not to forsake the assembling of ourselves
together, as the manner of some is; but be absorbed in sight, hope fulfilled in
to exhort one another to hold fast the profruition, and the charities of human lise fession of our faith without wavering: perfected in heavenly love.' – I am well
It is true, my brethren, that the Father aware that, notwithstanding all this ad
of all consolations has so widely spread mirable consummation of useful instruction and edifying improvement of the
the light of his Gospel throughout this
favoured land, and has so multiplied the faculties of our souls, by presenting them
means of access to him, that the gates a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto the Lord, there have been objec
of his holy temple are opened in almost tions made to its service of godliness,
every street, and his word is nigh unto
us, even at our doors; and well does it which some persons have found in their
become us to be thankful, and to take conscience, otiers in their fancy, many
comfort to ourselves, and give to God built up in their individual judgment,
the glory of this liberty of approach to and many, too many, have devised in
him. But in our own Parish CHURCH, malignant opposition to that inseparable union of Church and State which up
every social affection that can interest
the soul, and amend the heart, gives adholds our venerable Constitution. Those objections which originate in the
ditional strength to our devotional fer
vour:-we behold those with whom 'we dissent of conscience, and of individual
live in the interesting union of family judgment, demand our respectful consideration; for when the motive is pure,
connexion, and others with whom we the claim of conscience, and the right of
associate in neighbourly intercourse, enjudgment, must not be hastily rejected, gaged in the same holy exercises with
ourselves; and the mutual example and more especially when it is considered, that even by those who claim this
produces mutual edification. The PArigbt, the superiority of our Liturgy over
RENT, whilst he beseeches the Lord that
it iray please bim to preserve all young every other form is willingly allowed."
children,' feels a tender earnestness of With the following very impressive heart, that gives sincerity to his prayer, passage we take leave of this public whilst he beholds his own children liftcation, recommending it to our Readers as a very useful and a very genuine * Dalzel on Public Worship. GENT. MAG. August, 1816.