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Since our last notice of this interesting Exhibition, we || our professors, particularly in the water-colour department, have devoted a few spare hours to an inquiry into the ad- || than Dr. Monro. vantages which the country derives from the culture of “ Boy with Cabbage-nets, No. 3. Painted by H. Edridge. this as well as every other department of the imitative arts, || In the possession of Lady Long." When we read in the in a commercial point of view. Were we to offer a rough Catalogue, that this drawing is the property of Sir Thomas statement of the pecuniary benefits which have directly Lawrence, and that of Lady Long, and so on, the possessors proceeded from the publication of prints, from drawings by being alike eminent for their taste, we might safely rely the members of this

mount to all upon the circumstance as a test of the merit of the work, sum that would surprize those who look no further into the the sanction of such authority being enough. The judgoperations of art, than as they furnish an agreeable morn ment of the President of the Royal Academy is sufficiently ing lounge, by thus annually collecting a few choice works recorded: that of Lady Long's may not be so generally together for a public exhibition.

known out of the pale of connoisseurship; but to the world The splendid works of the Royal Residences, from draw of art, it is known that this lady has a talent for painting inze by' Messrs. Wild, W. Westall, Pugin, Mackenzie, and drawing, that might fairly rank her with the professors Nash, the Stephanofts, and others. The series for the ex of the livinx school. This little picture by that ingenious tensive publications of the Colleges in the two Universities. Il artist, the late Mr. Edridge, is a oy in small from an Westminster Abbey, and the Public schools, alone provided l esteemed picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds. It is copied with employment for hundreds of ingenious hands in the en- great freedom, and has much of the feeling and expression graving, printing, colouring, and various branches com- ll of the original. prised in the niore mechanical departments of these expen-|| “ Undershot Water-Mill, No. 9, by T. Girtin.” This sive, and widely-circulated volumes, for a succession of very original transcript of a real scene, is also the property years, occupying a vast capital, partly created by the inge- ll of the same lady. There is a sort of retributive justice in nuity of these few members of this Society, in conjunction | the respect which is thus shewn to the memory of poor Girwith the commercial spirit of certain publishers. Mr. || tin ; sor among the admirers of that lady's topographical Wild's histories of English Cathedrals have contributed no drawings, none were more ardent than he. less to the general commercial benefits ;-works that have " The Vintage, in the possession of T. Utterson, Esq.alike employed many of our best engravers, and added to | This gentleman is an amateur artist, and, we should prethe fame of our calcographic school.

sume, an imitator as well as an admirer of the compositions In looking, then, at the various poetic compositions, and of Mr. Stothard. We may be reckoned amongst those who topographical scenes which enrich these walls, and at the have the highest respect for the compositions of this favorite many other specimens of modern works of art in other pub- | artist; but we cannot subscribe our approbation to his style lic exhibitions, which at this season of the year attract such | of execution. No one conceives a subject with finer feeling, multitudes, who pay their shilling for the sight, the interest || or a more classic taste; but the style in which even his best would be greatly increased, were it generally known, that compositions are wrought is unworthy of himself, and disthe pictorial entertainments thus provided were no less creditable to modern art. His outline is hard, undefined, ben ficial to the common weal, than delightful to behold; || careless, and altogether bad. How the engravers contriye and that, in the congregate, the annual productions of the to make out his intention, and so commonly produce good English school, in all its ramifications, produced a constant prints from his incoherent sketches, is to us matter of surmine of wealth, and as great an extent of employment of prise. It at any rate te human ingenuity and industry, or perhaps a greater, than art is not what it is represented to be, by certain illiberal any single branch of manufacture in this industrious age.! critics,-a business of no invention, but mere mechanical

• We write without the catalogue, and bave forgotten the inge * The Cradle Hymn,” No. 27, by T. Stothard, in the nious artist's name.

possession of (we had nearly written by sympathy, William Lullaby) William Suttaby, Esq. This design, which, though not one of the best of the artist's, is yet vastly su

perior in its execution. We are the more surprised at this, EXHIBITION OF DRAWINGS,

inasmuch as we have long known that Mr. Stothard can

draw, and that most exquisitely, and the matter is rendered xo. 9, sono SQUARE.

so much the worse, by our knowing that his prolific pencil

has never lacked employment, and that his patrons have In recurring to this excellent selection of drawings, we || not been grudging in their remuneration for even the least must not neglect to notice some very masterly studies of ll of his labours. heads by the late Mr. H. Monro. The more we dwell upon | “Portrait of Charles the First," from Vandyck's cele. the various productions of this very promising young artist, || brated picture, from which the bust was executed. This the greater is our sorrow in the contemplation of what the Il picture exhibited the visage of the king in three different lovers of art have lost by his premature death. There is a || views. The drawin: is by Mr. Wilkin. We recollect an display of talent, and an originality of feeling in even the || exhibition of drawings, or rather paintings in water colours, least scrap from his hand; and the prize which was awarded || by this gentleman, all copies from celebrated pictures in oil, to his last picture, by the directors of the British Institu- || by the old masters, most of which were portraits by Vantion, a composition of great merit, then hanging on the | dyck. It is not offering too much in their praise, perhaps, walls of their gallery, he did not live to receive. His three

to say, that they were the finest imitations in small, that studies of " Portraits, in Pen and Ink, No. 83," are broad

had then, or that have been since, executed in that mateand bold in execution. The portrait of his sister, No. 165, is a bust of equal merit; and his “Study of an Old Woman," of colour with which they were wrought, that, when beheld No. 186, is wrought in a style so remote from the usual cha

at a moderate distance, they assumed the entire appear. racter of modern art, that we should have transferred it to

| ance of cabinet oil pictures. We particularly remember a the credit of some one of the old Dutch or Flemish masters.

copy from Vandyck's admired hall-length portrait of SnyIt is truly picturesque, and reminds us of the school of Rem

ders, which was the admiration of all the artists. brandt. We may readily suppose that under the auspices

These three views of the head of King Charles, are copied of Dr. Monro, so long distinguished as an amateur artist, ll with great effect, and remind us of the original, from which his son would be well-directed in his studies; for no gentle

Bernini the sculptor, modelled that bust, which was cast man has contributed more to forming the taste of certain of

| in bronze, and lost in the confusion occasioned by the burn

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ing of part of the palace at Whitehall, in the reign of || beyond a simple statement of his sufferings, and that William and Mary.

simplicity forms the greatest charm of his statement. There are two frames in this collection, containing each three small compositions, from the novels of the Great

|| He has written down his feelings and observations as Unknown, by W. Leslie.

they occurred—with few hopes of their ever being No. 111. - Meg Merrilies compelling Dominic Sampson read by his countrymen, and without any expectation to cat." Guy Mannering. No. 112. "The Ominous Incident at the Mermaiden's

of literary fame. His narrative is highly interesting, Fountain.”

whether we regard it as the story of personal calamity, No. 113. “ Dousterswivel and Edie Ochiltree digging for or as an account of things and places very slightly Treasure in Misticot's Grave."

known to the world. The one makes an appeal to our No. 125. “ King Charles, the Second saluting Lady Bellenden.Old Mortality.

sympathies, the latter to our curiosity. We do not No. 126. “ Jeanie Deans imploring the Queen's inter |know a more complete description of savage life, its cession on behalf of her Sister., Heart of Midl Lothian. manners and customs, than that which this journal

No. 127. “ Diana Vernon criticising the Poetry of Os contains. It is less elaborate than Mr. Mariner's book, baldiston.Rob Roy.

but it is more vividly told. The candour of the writer These designs, four of which are replete with taste, are among the cleverest designs for book illustration that we is a perfect guarantee for the authenticity of his statecould name. They are as elegantly composed as the best ments. of Mr. Stothard's, and are finished with that spirit and Mr. Jewitt is an Englishman by birth, and a native of delicacy united, which are indispensable as prototy

Boston (in Lincolnshire). It is curious that his sutierthe imitative powers of the graving tool. We were sorry to hear, that this aspiring artist has declined many oflers of

ings should have happened on board an American the publishers, to lend his pencil to the illustrating of si vessel of that name. The chapter which contains an milar works; indeed, that he will make no more designs of account of his early life is very simply told, but is not this class. Our regret, however, was at an end, on being since informed, that his fine and original talent is engaged,

very interesting. He adopted his father's trade, that

of blacksmitii, and in that capacity embarked at not speculatively, on more important works.

“Portrait of a young Lady of Rank," No. 8. By Sir Hull, on board of the Boston, bound for the NorthThomas Lawrence. Of this incomparable drawing, we

West Coast of America, in 1802. They arrived at can say nothing that has not been already said and felt by l No

| Nootka Sound, and established a trading intercourse every judge of art,- that it is incomparable, and surpassing all praise.

with the savages. A few days before their departure “ Peasant Girl going out to Milk."-Morning. No. 100. an incident occurred, to wbicli Mr. Jewitt ascribes their By Joshua Cristall, in the possession of T. Tomkison,

subsequent disasters. The Captain had presented the Esg. Such is our esteem for the taste of Mr. Tomkison, a a collector, that were we rich as some of his friends, and

King Maquina with a fowling piece, which was imperequally fond of staying at home, we should do as they do, I fect in the lock, and a dispute took place, that filled press hirn into our service, and commission him to select the king with an implacable hatred. He laid his plans from the many spring exbibitions, such works as he might

accordingly for the massacre of the crew, which Jewitt approve. We kuow that many private collections have been enriched by his judgment, and that many deserving

thus describes : artists are indebted to bis kind offices. This peasant girl, " I immediately ran up the steerage stairs, but scarcely a native specimen of the monntain beauty of Cumberland, || was my head above deck, when I was caught by the hair by is certainly a composition as complete in sentiment, al one of the savages, and listed from my feet; fortunately for though little more than a sketch, as any picture that we me, my hair being short, and the ribbon with which it was can bring to mind. She is standing on a height, bearing tied slippin:{, I jell froin his hold into the steerage. As I her rude milking pail on her hip, and with her hand to was falling, he struck at me with an axe, which cut a deep screen her fine dark eyes from the ray of the morning sun, gash in my forehead, and penetrated the skull, but in conis looking round upon the adjacent hills to descry ber sequence of his losing his bold, I luckily escaped the full father's little herd. In artless subjects of this class, we force of the blow; which, otherwise, would have cleft my know of no one who can compete with Cristall. His pea- l head in two. I fell stunned and senseless, upon the floor. sants, though truly English, are not the slouching boors or || How long I continued in this situation I kuow not, but, on slatternly ale-house maids of George Morland. They are recovering my senses, the first thing that I did was to try selected from the sequestered villaye, yet uncontaminated to get up; but so weak was I, from the loss of blood, that I by the vicinity of manufactories. The healthy oflspring of fainted and fell. I was, however, soon recalled to my recolretirement and content, a remnant of that race which once lection, by three loud shouts or yells from the savages, peopled a thousand villages and hamlets, that have now which convinced me that they had got possession of the nothing left of their wonted simplicity but their ancient ship. It is impossible for me to describe my feelings at names.

this terrific sound..

" I remained in this horrid state of suspense for a

very long time, when, at length, the hatch was opened, REVIEWS.

and Maquina, calling me by name, ordered me to come

). I groped my way up as well as I was able, being The Adventures and Sufferings of J. R. Jewitt, only Sur almost blinded with the blood that flowed from my wound, vivor of the Ship Boston, during a Captivity of nearly

and so weak as with difficulty to walk. The king, on per

ceiving my situation, ordered one of bis men to bring a pot Three Years among the Savages of Nootka Sound. Lon

of water to wash the blood from my face, which having don: Hurst, Robinson and Co. 1824.

done, I was able to see distinctly with one of my eyes, but This is an unaffected, and yet very affecting narra

the other was so swollen, from my wound, that it was

closed. But what a terrific spectacle met my eyes! six tive. The writer makes no pretensions to any thing naked savages, standing in a circle around me, covered with


the blood of my murdered comrades, with their dangers | five fret eight inches in height; remarkably straight, of a uplisted in their hands, prepared to strike. I now thought | good form, robust ånd strong, with their limbs in general my last moment had come, and recommended my soul to well turned and proportioned, excepting the legs and feet, my Maker.

which are clumsy and ill-formed, owing, no doubt, to their * The king, who, as I have already observed, knew practice of sitting on them, though I have seen instances in enough of English to make himself understood, entered the which they were very well shaped. This defect is more circle, and placing himself before me, addressed me nearly particularly apparent in the women, who are for the most in the following words:-John-I speak--you no say no part of the time within doors, and constantly sitting while You say no-daggers come!' He then asked me if I would || employed in their cooking and other occupations. The only be his slave during my life-If I would fight for him in his || instance of deformity that I saw amongst them was a man battles-If I would repair his muskets, and make daguers | of dwarfish stature. He was thirty years old, and but three and knives for him-with several other questions, to all of feet three inches high. He had, however, no other defect which I was careful to answer, yes. He then told me he || than his diminutive size, being well made, and as strong would spare my life, and ordered me to kiss his hands and and able to bear fatigue as what they were in general. feet to show my submission to him, which I did. In the “Their complexion, when freed from the paint and oil, meantime, his people were very clamorous to have me put || with which their skins are generally covered, is a brown, to death, so that there should be none of us left to tell our || somewhat inclined to a copper cast. The shape of the face story to our countrymen, and to prevent them from coming || is oval; the features are tolerably regular, the lips being to trade with them; but the king in the most determined thin, and the teeth very white and even. Their eyes are manner, opposed their wishes, and to his favour am I | black, but rather small, and the nose pretty well formed, wholly indebted for my being yet among the living.

being neither flat nor very prominent. Their hair is black, " As I was busy at work at the time of the attack, I was || long and coarse; but they have no beard, completely extirwithout my coat, and what with the coldness of the wea- || pating it, as well as the hair from their bodies,-Maquina ther, my feebleness from loss of blood, the pain of my || being the only exception, who sufiered his beard to grow on wound, and the extreme agitation and terror that I still felt, || his upper lip, in the manner of mustachios, which was conI shook like a leaf, which the king observing, went into the || sidered a mark of dignity. cabin, and bringing up a great coat, that belonged to the || As to the women, they are much whiter, many of them captain, threw it over my shoulders, telling me to dri

ll not being darker than those in some of the southern parts rum from a bottle which he handed me, at the same time, of Europe. They are in general very well looking, and giving me to understand that it would be good for me, and some quite handsome. Maquina's favourite wife, in partikeep me from trembling as I did. I took a draught of it, cular, who was a Wickinninish princess, would be consiafter which, taking me by the band, he led me o the quar- l dered as a beautiful woman in any country. She was unter, where the most horrid sight presented itself that ever || commonly well formed, tall, and of a majestic appearance; my eyes witnessed-the heads of our unfortunate captain her skin remarkably fair, for one of these people, with conand his crew, to the number of twenty-tive, were all ar- ) siderable colour; her features handsome; and her eyes ranged in a line, and Maquina ordering one of his people to black, soft a

black, soft and languishing. Her hair was very long, thick, bring a head, asked me whose it was; I answered, the cap- || and black, as in that of the females in general, which is tain's; in like manner the others were showed me, and I much softer than that of the men. In this they take much told him the names, excepting a few that were so horribly | pride, frequently oiling and plaiting it carefully into two mangled, that I was not able to recognise them.

broad plaits, tying the ends with a strip of the cloth of the * I now discovered that all our unfortunate crew bad || country, and letting it hang down before on each side of the been massacred, and learned, that, after getting possession face. of the ship, the savages had broke open the arm chest and

" They have a number of songs which they sing on vari. magazine, and supplying themselves with ammunition and ous occasions; as war, whaling, and fishing, at their mararms, sent a party on shore to attack our men, who had | riages and teasts, and at public festivals or solemnities. The gone thither to fish, and being joined by numbers from the language of the most of these appears to be very different, village, without difficulty overpowered and murdered them, I in many respects, from that used in their common converand cutting off their heads, brought them on board, after sation, which leads me to believe, either that they have a throwing their bodies into the sea. On looking upon the Il different mode of expressing themselves in poetry, or that deck, I saw it entirely covered with the blood of my poor | they borrow their songs from their neighbours; and wbat comrades, whose throats had been cut with their own jack the more particularly indures me to the latter opinion is, kuives, the savages having seized the opportunity while that whenever any of the Newchemass, a people from the they were busy in hoisting in the boat, to grapple with northward, and who speak a very different language, arthem, and overpower them by their numbers: in the scutlle || rived, they used to tell me that they expected a new song, the captain was thrown overboard, and dispatched by those and were almost always sure to have one. in the canoes, who immediately cut off his head. What I " Their tunes are generally solt and plaintive, and felt on this occasion may be more readily conceived than though not possessing great variety, are not deficient in expressed.”

harmony. Their singing is generally accompanied with

several rude kinds of instrumental music; among the most The sail-maker of the ship, named Thompson, was

prominent of which is a kind of a drum. This is nothing saved by the friendly artifice of Jewitt, and remained more than a long plank hollowed out on the under side and with him the companion of his captivity. The made quite thin, which is beat upon by a stick of about a savages plundered ihe ship, and afterwards set fire to her. foot long, and renders a sound not unlike the beating of an Jewilt began to keep a daily journal of all that he

empty cask, but much louder.” suffered and saw, the result of which is contained in During the author's captivity, he was carried about the volume before us. The account of the manners

with the savages in all their different winter and sumand usages of the Nootkians is very full-and we will mer migrations, and he appears to hare been in great extract some scattered passages from it :

favor with them. This enabled him to vary his narra" Jn point of personal appearance, the people of Nootka

tive with the descriptions of other savage tribes, and are anong the best looking of any of the tribes that I have ) ne nas done so to a considerable extent. But we must seen. The men are in general from about five feet six to || omit them entirely. There is a curious account of

found hin

the insanity of Tootoosch, the king's brother-a chief and taunted by the savages,-forced to part with newho had been particularly active in the destruction of cessary articles of dress-deprived of their food-and the ship, having killed two of the sailors with his own | found no protection in the regard of the king, whose hand. He was seized with delirious fits, in which he kindness to them endangered his own safety. They fancied he saw the ghosts of the two men constantly | were obliged to go armed in their own defence, and it standing by him and threatening him :

was only by cutting off the head of one of the savages,

that they were able to ensure to themselves any thing “ This circumstance made much impression upon the tribe, particularly the chiefs, whose uniform opposition to

like respect. However, they soon acquired great disputting us to death, at the various councils that were held tinction in a war which broke out between the Nooton our account, I could not but in part attribute to this cause, and Maquina used frequently, in speaking of Too

soners, and Thompson killed seven of the enemy. It toosch's sickness, to express much satisfaction that his hands had not been stained with the blood of any of our

was resolved in a grand council that Jewitt should men.

marry, but as none of the Nootkian ladies suited his " When Maquina was first informed by his sister of the taste, they set off in solemn procession to another tribe strange conduct of her husband, he immediately went to his house, taking us with him; suspecting that his disease

for the purpose of making a choice :had been caused by us, and that the ghosts of our country " After having been regaled with a feast of herring-spawn men had been called thither by us to torment him. We and oil, Maquina asked me, if I saw any aniong the women

is about Hall and Wood, saying, that they ll who were present that I liked. I immediately pointed out to were peshak, that is, bad. Maquina then placed some pro a young girl, of about seventeen, the daughter of Cpquesta, vision before him, to see if he would eat. On perceiving it, the chief, who was sitting near him, by her mother. On he put forth his hand to take some, but instantly withdrew this, Maquina, inaking a sign to his men, arose, and taking it with signs of horror, saying, that Hall and Wood were mne by the hand, walked into the middle of the room, and there, and would not let him cat. Maquina then pointing sent off two of his men to bring the boxes containing the to us, asked if it was not John and Thompson that trou presents from the canoes. In the meantime, Kinneclimbled him. Wik, he replied, that is, no, Jolin klushish mets, the master of ceremonies, whom I have already Thompson klushish--John and Thompson are both good; I spoken of, made himself ready for the part he was to act, by then turning to me, and patting me on the shoulder, he powdering his hair with white down. When the chests made signs to me to eat. I tried to persuade him that Hall were brought in, specimens of the several articles were and Wood were not there, and that none were near him but taken out, and showed by our men, one of whom held up a ourselves ; he said, I know very well you do not see them, Il musket, another a skin, a third a piece of cloth, &c. On but I do.

t'is, Kinneclimmets stepped forward, and addressing the " At first, Maquina endeavoured to convince him that he | chief, informed him, that all these belonged to me, mentionsaw nothing, and to laugh him out of his belief: but finding li ing the number of each kind, and that they were offered that all was to no purpose, he at length became serious, and to him for the purchase of his daughter, Eu-stoch-ee-ex-qua, asked me if I had ever seen any one affected in this man- | as a wife for me. As he said this, the men who held up ner, and what was the matter with him. I gave him to the various articles walked up to the chief, and with a very understand, pointing to his head, that his brain was in. stern and morose look, the complimentary one on these jured, and that he did not see things as formerly.

occasions, threw thein at his feet; immediately on which, “Being convinced by Tootoosch's conduct that we had all the tribe, both men and women, who were assembled on no agency in his indisposition, on our return home, Ma this occasion, set up a cry of Klack-ko-Tyee,-that is, quina asked me what was done in my country in similar Thank ye, chief. His men, after this ceremony, baving cases ? I told him, that such persons were closely confined, || returned to their places, Maquina rose, and in a speech of and sometimes tied up and whipped, in order to make them more than half an hour, said much in my praise to the better. After pondering for some time, he said, that he || A-i-tiz-zart chief, telling him, that I was as good a man as should be glad to do any thing to relieve him, and that || themselves, differing from them only in being white; that he should be whipped, and immediately gave orders to I was, besides, acquainted with many things of which they some of his men to go to Tootoosch's house, bind him, were ignorant; that I knew how to make daysers, cheeand bring him to his, in order to undergo the operation. tolths, and barpoons, and was a very valuable person, Thompson was the person selected to administer this whom he was determined to keep always with him; praising remedy, which he undertook very readily; and, for that me at the same time, for the goodness of my temper, and purpose, provided himself with a good number of spruce the manner in which I had conducted myself since I had branches, with which he whipped him most severely, lay been with them; observing, that all the people of Nootka, ing it on with the best will imaginable, while Tootoosch dis and even the children, loved me. played the greatest rage, kicking spitting, and attempting " While Maquina was speaking, his master of ceremoto bite all who came near him. This was too much for nies was continually skipping about, making the most exMaquina, who, at length, unable to endure it longer, travagant gestures, and exclaiming Wocash. When he had ordered Thompson to desist, and Tootoosch to be carried

ceased, the A-i-tiz-zart chief arose, amidst the exclamaback, saying, that if there was no other way of curing him tions of his people, and began with setting forth the many but by whipping, he must remain mad.

good qualities and accomplishments of his daughter; that “ The application of the whip produced no beneficial he loved her greatly, and as she was his only one, he effect on Tootoosch, for he alterwards became still more could not think of parting with her. He spoke in this manderanged; in his fits of fury sometimes seizing a club, and ner for some time, but finally concluded by consenting to beating his slaves in a most dreadful manner, and striking the proposed union, requesting that she might be well and spitting at all who came near him, till at length, his used and kindly treated by her husband. At the close of wife, no longer daring to remain in the house with him, this speech, when the chief began to manifest a disposicame with her son to Maquina's."

tion to consent to our union, Kinneclimmets again began The situation of the unhappy captives became after

to call out, as loud as he could bawl, Wocash, cutting a some time exceedingly wretched. They were reviled

thousand capers, and spinning himself around on his heel like a top.

“ Fortunately I found my Indian princess both amiable | tom, and eyeing me with a look that seemed to read my and intelligent, for one whose limited sphere of observation in most thoughts, he said to me, * John, you no lie?' Formust necessarily give rise to but a few ideas. She was ex- | tunately I was able to preserve my composure, and my tremely ready to agree to anything that I proposed relative || being painted in the Indian manner, which Maquina had, to our mode of living, was very attentive in keeping her | since my marriage, required of me, prevented any change garments and person neat and clean, and appeared, in |in my countenance from being noticed, and I replied with every respect, solicitous to please me.

considerable promptitude, looking at him in my turn, with *. She was, as I have said, about seventeen; her person | all the confidence I could muster, “Why do you ask me was small, but well formed, as were her features; ber com | such a question, Tyee? have you ever known me to lie ?plexion was, without exception, fairer than any of the ll . No.'_' Then how can you suppose I should tell you a lie women, with considerable colour in her cheeks, her hair || now, since I have never done it?' As I was speaking, he long, black, and much softer than is usual with them, and || still continued looking at me with the same piercing eye, her teeth small, even, and of a dazzling whiteness, while | but observing nothing to excite his suspicion, he told me the expression of her countenance indicated sweetness of that he believed what I said was true, and that he would go temper and mo • She would, indeed, ha

I on board, and gave orders to get ready his canoe. His sidered as very pretty in any country; and, excepting Ma- || chiefs again attempted to dissuade him, using every arguquina's queen, was by far the handsomest of any of their || ment for that purpose, while his wives crowded around him, women.'

begging him, on their knees, not to trust himself with the At length the period of their liberation approached.

white men. Fortunately for my companion and myself,

so strong was his wish of going on board the vessel, that he A ship arrived in the harbour, and a council was held || was deal to their solicitations, and making no other reply to as to the manner of disposing of the prisoners. Their them, than, · John, no lie,' left the house, taking four death was recommended by some of the chiefs, but they | prime skins with him as a present to the captain." were saved by the interference of Maquina. He deci- || And yet Mr. Jewitt counts amongst his greatest sufded to go on board the ship, on condition that Jewitt | ferings, the being obliged to work on the Sabbath-day! should write the Captain a recommendatory letter : By a litile more of the same sort of frankness they

managed to get on board the ship. Maquina was then “ I told him, that if he wished me to write such a letter,

liberated, and his farewell has somthing interesting in I had no objection, as it was the truth, otherwise I could not have done it..

it, we will extract it :* I then proceeded to write the recommendatory letter, “ Such was also the transport he felt when Cantain Hill which the reader will naturally imagine was of a somewhat came into the cabin, and told him that he was at liberty to different tenor from the one he had required; for, if decep go, that he threw off his mantle, which consisted of four of tion is in any case warrantable, it was certainly so in a situ- ll the very best skins and gave it to him, as a mark of his gratiation like ours, where the only chance of regaining that || tude; in return for which, the captain presented him with freedom, of which we had been so unjustly deprived, de- ll a new great coat and bat, with which he appeared much depended upon it; and I trust that few, even of the most lighted. The captain then desired me to inform him, that rigid, will condemn me with severity for making use of it, | he should return to that part of the coast in November, and on an occasion which afforded me the only hope of ever that he wished him to keep what skins he should get, which more beholding a Christian country, and preserving, my he would buy of him. This Maquina promised, saying to self, if not from death, at least from a life of continued suf me at the same time, John, you know I shall be then at sering.

Tashees; but when you come, make pow,'-which means " The letter which I wrote was nearly in the following

in the following l fire a gun,-' to let me know, and I will come down.' terms:

When he came to the side of the brig, he shook me cordially

by the hand, and told me that he hoped I would come to To Captain

see him again in a big ship, and bring much plenty of blanof the Brig

kets, biscuit, molasses, and rum, for him and his son, who " SIR,

Nootka, July 19, 1805. loved me a great deal, and that he would keep all the furs “ The bearer of this letter is the Indian king by the name

he got for me; observing, at the same time, that he should of Maquina. He was the instigator of the capture of the

never more take a letter of recommendation from any one, ship Boston, of Boston, in North America, John Salter cap

or ever trust himself on board a vessel, unless I was there. tain, and of the murder of twenty-five men of her crew, the

Then, grasping both my bands, with much emotion, while two only survivors being now on shore. Wherefore I hope

the tears trickled down his cheeks, he bade me farewell, and you will take care to confine him according to his merits,

stepped into the canoe, which immediately paddled him putting in your dead lights, and keeping so good a watch

on shore.” over him, that he cannot escape from you. By so doing we | Thus, after three years captivity, they were enabled shall be able to obtain our release in the course of a few || to return once more into the bosom of civilization, comhours. John R. JEWITT, Armourer of the Boston,

fort, and knowledge.
, for himself and
JOHN THOMPSON, Sail-maker of the said Ship.

Castle Baynard, or the Days of John. By Hal Willis, * On my giving the letter to Maquina, he asked me to || Student at Law. London: G. and W. B, Whittaker, explain to him. This I did line by line, as he pointed them 8vo. 1824. out with his finger, but in a sense very different from the real, giving him to understand that I had written to

d that I had written to | THERE is some affectation in the title page, and the captain, that as he had been kind to me since I had | still more in the other parts of this volume; but in been taken by him, that it was my wish that the captain

spite of such a defect, it is one of the cleverest proshould treat him accordingly, and give him what molasses, biscuit and rum he wanted. When I had finished, placing | ductions we have read for some time past. We have his finger in a significant manner on my name at the bot | no room for prefatory remarks, and shall proceed at

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