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Diary and Chronology.

Tuesday, October 5.

Sun rises 19m after 6-sets 40m after 5. October 5, 1821.-Expired at Shiraz, BT. 35, J. Claudius Rich, late resident of the East Inula Company at Bagdad, to which office he was raised before be had completed his seven. leenth year, in consequence of his uncommon literary attainments and great murit. His de moirs of Ancient Babylon display great historical erudition,

Wednesday, October 6.

High Water 41 m after 4 Morn-4m after 5 Aftern. October 6, 1644.—On this day. during the Civil-war, (it belog sinday) there happened a dreadful fire in Oxford ; It began in a small house on the south side of Thames Street, leading from the North Gate to the High Bridge. It was occasioned by a foot-soldier's roasting a pig which he had stolen, and destroyed many houses.

Thursday, October 7. St. Osith, Virgin, 870.--Sun rises 23m after 6-sets 36m after 5. October 7, 1571.-To-day was fought the great naval battle of Lepanto, between the Vede tlans and Turks at Lepanto, in Livacia, Turkey. In Europe ; wben the latter were utterly de. feated with the loss of 30.000 men. The former were commanded by Don John of Austria, one of the greatest captains of the age. He was the illegitimate son of the Emperor Charles V., and was born at Ratisbon in 1547. He was made Governor of the Low Countries lo 1517; and, after gaining many battles, and taking several towus, he died in his teat near Namur, in 1578.

Friday, October 8. St. Keyne, Virgin.- Moon's lnst Quarter, 32m after 10 Aftern. Our saint was daugbier to Braghan, Prince of Sonth Wales, who left his pame to Brecknockshire, Tbe inliabitants of South Wales called her by distinction The Virgia. She dselt continually in an obscure wood iu Somersetshire, where, according to tradition, she turued many serpents into s!ones, Atill to be found in a very odd serpentine shape in that couplry.

October 8, 1744.- Lost on this day, in the Race of Alderney, a stralt between that island and the French coast, Admiral Balchen, in the Victory, man-of-war, of 110 gans, and 1100 meo. The king settled £500 per annum on the admiral's widow. Dr. Young, in his Night Thougtits, alludes to the unhappy loss of this brave officer in the following liner :

Orean ! thou dreadful and tumultuous home
Or dangere, at eternal war with man!
Death's capital, where most he domineers,
With all bis chosen terrors frowning rouud,

And lately feasled high on Albion's coast. Night 8th, Line 170. Nearly on the same spot that proved fatal to the gallant admiral, was drowned the son of Henry the Firsl, with above a hundred and forty young noblemen of the principal families in England and Normandy. The king, on hearing of the calamity, fainted away, and never was been to smile from that moment to the day of his death.

Saturday, October 9. St. Gaislan, Abboi, 6*1.-High Waier 14m after 7 Jorn-4fm after 7 After. October 9, 1826.-Died a: Margate, Michael Kelly, the vocalist and composer. Mr. Kelly was for many years the musical director and first singer at Drury Lane Theatre; he composed the music to nearly seventy dramatic pieces, besides Italian and English songs, duetts, trios, &c., many of which are still favourites with the musical world.

Sunday, October 10.

Lessons for the Day-20 chapter Ezekiel, morn-24 chapter Ezekiel, Event,

St. Francis Borgia, Confessor, 1379. Detober 10, 1791.-Expired the accomplished German lyric poet, C. F. D. Schubart. This suthor, who excelled in every branch of study, by an imprudent course of life, ruined his fortunes. He was alternalely a private intor, an organist,' a lecturer, a newspaper writer, and sometimes nothing at all, his unsettled habits seldom leting him follow any capacity for a long time together. His rashness made him many enemies, among which were the clergy, who at last accomplished his rulp. Banished from Augsburg, he fled to Ulm, where for raising a false Teport of the Empress Maria's d-ath, he was sent by the Duke of Wirtemberg to the fortress of Asperg a prisoner, without any form of trial, for ten years, which period he languished out in extreme misery. At length, in the year 1797, he was set at liberty, and the Duke of Wirtem. berg, whose arbitrary mandate had destroyed his health and peace of mind, made him poet to the theatre. Three years after his liberation he died. The most celebrated of his works are Die Deutsche Chronik, a political pamphlet, and bis lyric poems.

Monday, October 11. St. Gummaz, Confessor, A.D. 774.-High Water 43m aft y Morning-29m aft 10 Afternoon

Oetober 11, 1705.-Anniversary of the death of Monsieur Amnontour, a native of Normandy, and the reputed inventor of the telegraph, an instrument by which information may be almost instantaneously conveyed to a considerable distance. In modern times, the athlity of telegraphic signals was first suggested by the Marquis of Worcester, in his Century of Inventioos, published in 1663, but was not practically carried into effect till the year 1793, when the French government, at the recoinmendatiou of citizen Chappe, erected telegraphu in various parts of France. The Admiralty lelegraph, the frot of the kind in England, was erected in 1796.

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leagues hy forests impenetrable to all

but the Indians, who knew their hidden CHEROCKEE*:

paths. There was, it is true, a track

across the mountains frequented by the AN AMERICAN TRADITION. settlers, but it was impassable at certain By John Galt, Esq.

seasons of the year, when the swamps

were swollen by heavy rains in the At the time when the French and autumn, and the snow by melting on the English were striving for the ascend- mountains in the spring. ancy in North America, immense forests On the evening of a sultry summer's covered the bases of the Allegany moun- day, Amidab Heckels and Noah Howard tains, stretching along the shores of were seen immerging from the woods, Lake Champlain, far and wide. They upon the cleared lands of the settlement, were the resort of a fierce tribe of In- beguiling their dreary way by light condians, who took every opportunity of versation. showing their just hate to the invaders “ Those dark clouds,” said Amidab, of their country. One of these named " which are gathering round the tops of Cherockee, was alike noted for the cun- the mountains, threaten us with a storm.” ning with which he devised plots for The person addressed was a tall and the destruction of his enemies, and for very powerful man, who carried on his the courage and cruelty with which he shoulder a rifle, the usual weapon of the carried them into execution.

few who dared to travel the forest, then On the other side of these mountains full of dangers, both from wild beasts was a small settlement of whites, which and still more savage men. might be said to be an island in the “ Yes," was the answer, uttered in a woods, as it was surrounded for many low and solemn tone, as if in unison

with the gloomy and almost unearthly • From Fraser's Maz.

silence which reigned around.
VOL. V!.


“ You seem infected with the silence,” Amidab Jeckels instantly started in said Ainidab.

pursuit of the wounded Indian, but was “ Be quiet, and let us hasten on," was iminediately arrested by the cry of Noall, the almost sullen reply," it is still five who said, as he picked up and exagood miles to the end of our journey, mined the fallen piece, “I have seen this and the storm is coming on apace;'' before, and if I mistake not, in the thus saying, they hastened forward. hands of Cherockee."

After soine time, the attention of Ami “I think," said Amidab, “you were dab was dran n to his companion by an formerly at peace with each other, what exclamation of surprise, which suddenly has happened to make you such deadly escaped him at the sight of the dead body enemies?” of a settler, who appeared to have been “It is a long story, and I cannot tell recently slain and scalped. His friend it now, but when we reach shelter inquired what startled him, and Noah your curiosity shall be gratified; at Iloward silently pointed to the bleeding present we have something else to do corpse. Amidab started hack, but pre- ihan either to he telling or listening to sently recovering himself, innocently past events. The Indians will soon be asked what they should do with the body. upon us again, and then we inay give

“Boy,” said the other sharply," let up all hopes of seeing the sun rise. him lie where he is, we have no time to Every one knows the revengeful and look after such things, even were we so unrelenting nature of the chief I have inclined; we should not be able to dig wounded, but even vere he not so ina foot deep before the storm will be clined, his tribe would not allow the upon us ;" so saying, he significantly head of their nation to be injured with pointed to the gathering clouds; " and impunity; onr only safety lies in the then we would, most likely ourselves, speed with which we quit ihis place.” need some one to do the same office for Cherockee, as he fled wounded, hasus." His companion did not attempt tened to the rendezeous of bis tribe, another reply, and they again hastened vowing eternal revenge on the hand on, for wide and heavy drops began to which had wounded lum. He immefall, and they heard frequent peals of diately sumironed his followers, and, distant thunder, which every moment, after much consultation, it was unaniseemed approaching nearer and nearer; mously resolved to attack the settlement, --at last ihe rain came down in tor- and annihilate the inhabitants. rents, and the thunder pealed over their When the two travellers reached the heads in deafening claps, while the little fort that protected their village, lightning seemed to run along the and had satisfied the cravings of hunground. Amidab, the younger, could ger, Amidab Heckels reminded Noah not suppress his exclamations of alarm, Howard of his promise to relate the hiswhile his friend took no notice of his tory of his acquaintance with Cherocterror, but hurried on more eagerly. kee, and his siory was to the following

The storm continued to increase, and effect :a new and scarce less dangerous cause "I am, as you know, a Virginian by of fear broke upon them. They sud- birth. I was early deprived of my pao denly heard the whistling of a ball, fol- rents by an incursion of the Indians, lowed by the sharp crack of a rifle. and I was, while yet a boy, carried by Noah Howard said, as he cocked his them far back into the woods. It is unpiece: “That shot came from a skilful necessary to say, that this was a party hand, considering the doubtful light of the tribe of which Cherockee is por which now surrounds us. His com- chief. I was brought up alorg with panion followed his example, and both him: he had an elder brother, to whom in silent expectation awaited some noise he was greatly attached, and this browhich might indicate where their enemy ther had, it seems, taken a fancy to me, was concealed. Presently a terrific but whom I could not bring myself to flash of lightning showed to the elder like; at last he perceived my evident a dark forin leaning against a neigh- aversion, and with the true spirit of an bouring tree, taking cool aim at his Indian, he sought to repay it, with infriend; but before he had time to finish terest. By resorting to every possible his deadly purpose, a flash issued from way to annoy and to render me misere the muzzle of Noah's rifle, followed able, he at last became so intolerable by a piercing cry from the Indian ; for that my dislike ripened to hatred. One the ball liad broken his right arm, and day, when we were out on a hunting his gun fell from his shoulder and lay party, he unfortunately provoked me on the ground,

beyond all endurance, and, being in.

flained with anger, and not knowing the reports of fire-arms, and the warwhat I did, I plunged my knife into his whoops of the Indians. Noah and Amiheart ; I repented the instant the deed dab instantly started to their feet, and was done-but it was too late, and as I seized their weapons, suspecting the knew that the vengeance of the tribe attack was from Cherockee, and their would require my blood as an atone- fears were soon confirmed by the apment to his angry spirit, I instantly fled; pearance of that chief, at the head of a but, being forgetful of every thing bui band of his followers. my danger, I rushed headlong into the While the main body of Indians were midst of another party, who, seeing my burning the houses on all sides, and agitation, inquired the cause, and also massacring their owners, the friends why my clothes were bloody. At this rushed out, and firing their rifles, two moinent the cries of the Indians in pure of the enemy dropped. In the meansuit of me, made them suspect some time the settlers were not idle, they dething wrong; upon which they sur- fended themselves as long as they could rounded and seized me. The hunting at the doors of their flaming habitations, party was immediately broken up, and till at last they fell overwhelmed, and I was led back, bound, to be judged by driven into the burning ruins. The two the father of the unfortunate youth who friends in the mean time closed with had fallen beneath my knife; I well their foes, and each in succession had knew the punishment that awaited me, overthrown his enemy.

Noah then and was therefore ready to accept the grappled with Cherockee, and both the first opportunity of escape, to frustrate settlers and the Indians stopped their the cruel intents of my enemies. I was own strife, as if by mutual consent, to brought before the old man, as I ex abide the issue of the deadly struggle. pected, and condemned to be shot the In the end, Noah having succeeded in next day, at noon. In the mean time, I plunging his knife into the bosom of was bound with my back against a tree, the chief, laid him in seeming death ; the and guarded by six warriors, who kept battle now raged anew; but the Indians, their watch over me by turns. The life who had prospered before, quickly of one of these men I had once saved, at felt the loss of Cherockee, and, being the hazard of my own-a favour which beaten on all sides, fled into the woods. he had never forgotten, and which he The battle was now succeeded for had often sought to repay. He therefore, some time by a still calin, as is generwhen it was his turn to watch, camé ally the case, and Amidab walked alone softly to me and silently set me free; over the now forsaken field of contest, then whispering me to follow him, (after The moon was just rising from behind he had armed me,) we fled together, the clouds, radiant with glory, but often journeying with the greatest haste alí hiding herself, as if ashamed of the deeds night, by the most unfrequented path. of the men whom she was obliged to About noon the next day, the time at light. Amidab was thus ruminating as which my death was to have taken place, he trode over the field which, with his we fell in with another party of Indians friend, he had contributed so largely to -enemies to the tribe we were flying gain, and was returning from his lonely from; they instantly knew us by our walk, when he heard a slight groan paint, and fired on us, which we re- coming from the body of an Indian; at turned with more deadly aim, for two of first he paid no attention to it, thinking the nearest fell, never to rise again. it was a gloomy thought stealing over They then set on us, with fearful yells, his imagination ; but hearing it repeated hurling their tomahawks, one of which in a lower tone, he hurried to the spot ; struck dead my companion, and another where, to his amazement, he beheld severely wounded me. Our victors im- Cherockee still weltering in his blood. mediately rushed on us to take onr He raised him up and looked in his now scalps, but perceiving that I was alive, pallid face, which had the appearance and a white man, with which nation of actual death, so much was he affected they were at that time friends, they gave by the loss of blood and by his wound; me to the care of their squaws; by the but it still retained his peculiar look of art and medicines of whom I soon reco- conning and revenge, for both of which vered from the effects of my wound. qualities he was so much noted. AmiYou were at that time about four years dab laid him down gently, and immeold, and had, like myself, been carried diately hastened to seek assistance, and away. You know the rest."

found his friend Noah trying to comfort About a month after Noah had related the weeping widows of the murdered this tale, the village was alarıned by setders.

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The instant he told what he had seen, all whites. We have now prosecuted
all that were present, except Noah and our just revenge for a long time ; but
Amidab, cried out with yells which you have saved my life, and I will for
might have done honour to Indians your sakes make no more attacks on
themselves, that now they would have this settlement. I will likewise break
revenge on their enemy; and it was my oath of vengeance against you for
with the greatest difficulty that they were the death of my brother."
pacified and persuaded to assist in the

To be continued.
recovery of the wounded man.
Four or five then took a plank, and

THE SPIRIT OF LOVE. having placed Cherockee upon it, pro

For the Olio, ceeded io a friend's house ; as soon as the settlers had done this, they depart- The Spirit of Love is still on earth. ed, not being able to endure the sight 1 hough rarely seen by mortal eyes, of their enemy. After they were gone,

For lighily, alas! they hold his worth, Noah and his friend tried to revive the full many essay to lure him on,

And the boy, indignant seeks disguise. unfortunate man, who had fainted on With gold and jewels “ rich and rare," being removed, in which after much And when they deem the spirit won, trouble they succeeded. The instant

'Tis avarice only greets ibem there. he opened his eyes they fell on the Oh, Spirit of Love! thou claim'st alone

The fervent worship of the heart, countenance of Noah, whom after some

And all the treasures which are thine own, time he seemed to recognize, for a Thou givest, bounteous as thou art. scowl of detiance appeared to cloud his The Wanderer o'er misfortune's waste,

How drear soe'er his lot maye, countenance; but their attention to

Will find it still with beauties graced, him mitigated the ire with which he was

Sweet Spirit of Love, if cheered by thee. inflamed, and in the end, as he slowly Dear Spirit of Lovel to the lowe recovered, he gave them the following The all of happiness I have known, account of what had taken place sub

And the wings of my soul shall never know sequent to the escape of Noah after his mi never crown me with fame's cold wreath.

A resting place but near thy throne condemnation by the father of the In Nor with fortune's glittering diadem, dian youth whom he had slain.

But contentment's wayside rose's breath, “Next niorning as soon as it was And the myrtle of love, oh! give me them.

GIORGIONE. known that you had escaped, there was a great uproar, and parties were sent out in all directions, but no traces of RAMBLING THOUGHTS OF THE you were to be seen ; at last one party

PASTORAL. came to a place which seemed to have

for the Olio. been recently a field of batile, as two dead bodies of Indians were on the Happy the man who all his days does pass

In the paternal cottage of his race.-Fexrox. ground, and another which had been scalped, all of which were brought to The love of pastoral pleasures was a our encampment; the one without the favourite theme with the Greek and Latin scalp was after some time recognized poets ; philosophers, emperors and oraas the man who had let you escape, at tors deigned to spend their sweetest least so we thought, for we now remem- leisure in retirement. Homer, Virgil, ber the obligations he was under to Spencer, Shakspeare, Chaucer, Milton, you for having saved his life, and how and most of the succeeding poets, follong he had pined to repay it. We lowed in the rational delight of pastoral also knew by this that you had fallen pleasures. Dr. Johnson, who disliked in with a party of our enemies, and that every thing rural, in his “Lives of the either you had been taken prisoner or Poets,” endeavoured, however, to chill escaped, leaving your companion dead the charm shed over the face of external on the field. Some of us then went out nature by severe criticism, and nipped to seek for you. After some years (we the bud of aspiring poetasters, then had then buried the hatchet with some barely existing. But the Doctor was neighbouring tribes) we met a trading not infallible; what he wrote was, perparty of our countrymen, who promi- haps, his opinion enforced by his argused to pay us for some skins we had mentative taste. That the translator of with us; but, unfortunately, having Homer was a lover of the rural, not only drunk too much spirits, we knew not by the manner of his adopting the lanwhat we did, which they taking advan- guage of the translation, but his own tage of, carried away all our skins, and pastorals. Many of Dryden's pieces nearly killed us; upon which I and also, leaving aside his translations, my people swore eternal hatred against partake of their chief beauty by reason

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