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had travelled, and while I was a collegian)- They err-'tis merely ubat to call d mobiilg. were sorely disguised by the performers ;-this

[p. 335. Sts. mayoress, I say, broke out with, “Rot your Ita- In French “mobilité." I am not sure that lianos! for my part, I love a simple ballad !" mobility is English ; but it is expressive et Rossini will go a good way to bring most people quality which rather belongs to other climater, to the same opinion, some day. Who would though it is sometimes seen to a great esteet in imagine that he was to be the successor of Mo- our own. It may be defined as an eiceste zart? However, I state this with diffidence, as susceptibility of immediate impressions at the a liege and loyal admirer of Italian music in same time without losing the past; and is, theech general, and of much of Rossini's: but we may sometimes apparently useful to the possesse, say, as the connoisseur did of painting, in the most painful and unhappy attribute. Vicar of Wakefield, "that the picture would be better painted if the painter had taken more Draperied her form with curious felirdy pains."

(p. 336. SK

“Curiosa felicitas."—PBTkonIDS. For Gothic daring shown in English money.

(p. 331. St. 59.

A noise like to wet fingers drawn on glon "Ausu Romano, are Veneto is the inscription

(p. 337. Su 114 (and well inscribed in this instance) on the sea

See the account of the ghost of the ancie of walls between the Adriatic and Venice. The Prince Charles of Saxony raised by Schrecpier

“Karl-Karl-was-wolt mich ?" walls were a republican work of the Venetians; the inscription, I believe, Imperial; and inscribed by Napoleon.

How odd, a single hobgoblin's non-entity Should cause more fear than a whole harts identity!

[p. 337. Si 122 Untying" equires to fight against the churches." [p. 332. St. 60.

"Shadows to-night

Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard Though ye untie the winds and bid them fight Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers" Against the churches.- Macbeth

Richard II.

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The foundation of the Story will be found | I was removed by medical advice into the flo partly in the account of the Mutiny of the lands. Here I passed occasionally some saun, Bounty in the South Seas (in 1789), and partly and from this period I date my love of mountainin “Mariner's Account of the Tonga Islands." ous countries. I can never forget the effect a

few years afterwards in England, of the caly How pleasant were the songs of Toobonai. thing I had long seen, even in miniature, of a

[p. 341. mountain, in the Malvern Hills. After I returaThe first three sections are taken from an ed to Cheltenham, I used to watch the stery actual song of the Tonga Islanders, of which a afternoon at sunset, with a sensation which I prose translation is given in MARINER'S Account cannot describe. This was boyish enough; best of the Tonga Islands. Toobanai is not, however, I was then only thirteen years of age, and is one of them; but was one of those where Chris- was in the holidays. tian and the mutineers took refuge. i have al. tered and added, but have retained as much as Than breathes his mimic murmurer in the gabi possible of the original.


If the reader will apply to his ear the saBeyond itself, and must retrace its way. (p. 342. shell on his chimney-piece, he will be aware of Lucullus, when frugality could charm,

what is alluded to. If the text should appear Had wasted turnips in his Sabine farm. Pope. obscure, he will find in “Gebir" the same des

better expressed in two lives.-The paem i Had form'd his glorious namesake's counterpart. never read, but have heard the lines quoted by

(p. 342.

a more recondite reader--who seems to be of i The Consul Nero, who made the unequalled different opinion from the Editor of the Gear march which deceived Hannibal, and defeated terly Review, who qualified it, in his answer to Asdrubal; thereby accomplishing an achievement the Critical Reviewer of his Juvenal, as trash almost unrivalled in military annals. The first of the worst and most insane description. It is intelligence of his return, to Hannibal, was the to Mr. Landor, the author of Gebir, so qualities sight of Asdrubal's head thrown into his camp. and of some Latin poems, which vie with MarWhen Hannibal saw this, he exclaimed, with a tial or Catullus in obscenity, that the ima sigh, that “Rome would now be the mistress of culate Mr. Sonthey addresses his declamatian the world." And yet to this victory of Nero's against impurity! it might be owing that his imperial nainesake reigned at all! But the infamy of the one has But deem him sailor or philosopher. (p. 31 eclipsed the glory of the other. When the name Hobbes, the father of Locke's and other pain of "Nero" is heard, who thinks of the Consul? losophy, was an inveterate smoker, eres to But such are human things.

pipes beyond coinputation. And Loch-na-gar with Ida look d o'er Troy. Right," quoth Ben, "that will de for the

(p. 343.

P. 35 When very young, about eight years of age, “That will do for the Marines, but the items after an attack of the scarlet-fever at Aberdeen, I won't believe it," is an old saying, and sweet

the few fragments of former jealousies which ance of bread to two-thirds, and caused the water still survive (in jest only) between these gallant for drinking to be filtered through drip-stones, services.

bought at Teneriffe for that purpose. I now

acquainted the ship's company of the object of No less of human bravery than the brave. the voyage, and gave assurances of certain pro

(p. 347. motion to everyone whose endeavours should Archidamus, King of Sparta, and son of Age- merit it. On Tuesday the 26th of February, we silaus, when he saw a machine invented for the bent new sails, and made other necessary precasting of stones and darts, exclaimed that it parations for encountering the weather that was was the “Grave of Valour. The same story to be expected in a high latitude. Our distance bas been told of some knights on the first ap- from the coast of Brazil was about 100 leagues. plication of gunpowder ; but the original anec- On the forenoon of Sunday the 2d of March, dote is in Plutarch.

after seeing that every person was clean, divine

service was performed, according to my usual Whose only portal was the keyless wave. (p. 350. custom on this day: I gave to Mr. Fletcher

of this cave (which is no fiction) the original Christian, whom I had before directed to take will be found in the 9th chapter of MARINER'S charge of the third watch, a written order to Account of the Tonga Islands. I have taken the act as lieutenant. The change of temperature poetical liberty to transplant it to Toobonai, the soon began to be sensibly felt, and, that the last island where any distinct account is left of people might not suffer from their own negliChristian and his comrades.

gence, I supplied them with thicker clothing, as

better suited to the climate. On a complaint The fretted pinnacle, the aisle, the nave. (p. 350. made to me by the Master, I found it necessary

This may seem too minute for the general to punish Matthew Quintal, one of the seamen, outline (in MARINER'S Account) from which it is with two dozen of lashes, for insolence and mutaken. But few men have travelled without tinous behaviour, which was the first time that seeing something of the kind-on land, that is. there was any occasion for punishment on board. Without adverting to Ellora, in Mungo PARK'S We were off Cape St. Diego, the eastern part last journal (if my memory do not err, for there of the Terra de Fuego, and, the wind being unare eight years since I read the book) he men- favourable, I thought it more advisable to go

tions having met with a rock or mountain so round to the eastward of Staaten-land than to exactly resembling a Gothic cathedral, -that only attempt passing through Straits le Maire. Storms, minute inspection could convince him that it attended with a great sea, prevailed until the was a work of nature.

12th of April. The ship began to leak, and re

quired pumping every hour, which was no more He tore the topmost button of his vest. (p. 352. than we had reason to expect from such a conIn THIBAULT'S Account of Frederic II. of tinuance of gales of wind and high seas. The Prussia, there is a singular relation of a young decks also became so Icaky that it was necessary Frenchman, who, with his mistress, appeared to to allot the great cabin, of which I made little be of some rank. He enlisted and deserted at use except in fine weather, to those people who Schweidnitz; and, after a desperate resistance, had not births to hang their hammocks in, and was retaken, having killed an officer, who at-by this means the space between decks was less tempted to seize him after he was wounded, by crowded. With all this bad weather, we had the discharge of his musket loaded with a button the additional mortification to find, at the end of his uniform. Some circumstances on his court of every day, that we were losing ground; for, martial raised a great interest amongst his jud- notwithstanding our utmost exertions, and keepges, who wished to discover his real situation ing on the most advantageous tacks, we did little in life, which he offered to disclose, but to the better than drift before the wind. On Tuesday King only, to whom he requested permission to the 22d of April, we had eight down on the sick write. This was refused, and Frederic was filled list, and the rest of the people, though in good with the greatest indignation, from baffled cu- health, were greatly fatigued ; but I saw, with " riosity or some other motive, when he under- much concern, that it was impossible to make a stood that his request had been denied.-See passage this way to the Society-Islands, for we TUBAULT's work, vol. 11.-(1 quote from memory.) had now been thirty days in a tempestuous

ocean. Thus the season was too far advanced

for us to expect better weather to enable us to EXTRACT FROM THE VOYAGE BY double Cape Horn; and, from these and other CAPTAIN BLIGH.

considerations, I ordered the helm to be put a

weather, and bore away for the Cape of Good On the 27th of December 1787 it blew a se- Hope, to the great joy of every one on board. vere storm of wind from the eastward, in the We came to an anchor on Friday the 23d of course of which we suffered greatly; it was not May, in Simon's Bay, at the Cape, after a towithout great risk and difficulty that we were lerable run. The ship required complete caulkable to secure the boats from being washed ing, for she had become so leaky, that we were away. A great quantity of our bread was also obliged to pump hourly in our passage from damaged and rendered useless, for the sea had cape Horn. The sails and rigging also required stove in our stern, and filled the cabin with repair, and, on examining the provisions, water. On the 5th of January, 1788, we saw the siderable quantity was found damaged. island of Teneriffe about twelve leagues distant, Having remained thirty-eight days at this place, and next day, being Sunday, came to an anchor and my people having received all the advantage in the road of Santa-Cruz.' There we took in that could be derived from refreshments of every the necessary supplies, and, having finished our kind that could be met with, we sailed on the business, sailed on the 10th. I now divided the 1st of Jaly. people into three watches, and gave the charge A gale of wind blew on the 20th, with a high of the third watch to Mr. Fletcher Christian, sea ; it increased after noon with such violence, one of the mates. I have always considered this that the ship was driven almost forecastle under, a desirable regulation when circumstances will before we could get the sails clewed up. The admit of it, and I am persuaded that unbroken lower yards were lowered, and the top-gallantrest not only contributes much towards the mast got down upon deck, which relieved her health

of the ship's company, but enables them much. We lay to all night, and in the morning more readily to exert themselves in cases of bore away under a reefed foresail. The sea stil sudden emergency. As I wished to proceed to running high, in the afternoon it became very Otaheite without stopping, I reduced the allow, unsafe to stand on; we therefore lay to its


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terne, con qual sete di vendetta, con che osti- | mistress. When the Divine Comedy had been nata fede, con che lacrime. Quali porte se li rocognized as a mere mortal production, and at serrerebeno? Quali popoli li negherebbeno la ob- the distance of two centuries, when criticiss bedienza? Quale Italiano li negherebbe l'ossequio? and competition had sobered the jodgment of the AD OGNUNO PUZZA QUESTO BARBARO DOMINIO." Italians, Dante was seriously declared soperier

to Homer, and although the preference appeared Ungrateful Florence! Dante sleeps afar. to some casuists “an heretical blasphemy worthy

(p. 43. St. 57. of the flames," the contest was vigorously naisDante was born in Florence in the year 1261. tained for nearly fifty years. In later times as He fought in two battles, was fourteen times was made a question which of the Lords of te ambassador, and once prior of the republic. | rona could boast of having patronized him, and When the party of Charles of Anjou triumphed the jealous scepticism of one writer would ** over the Bianchi, he was absent on an embassy allow Ravenna the undoubted possession of bu to Pope Boniface vill., and was condemned to bones. Even the critical Tiraboschi was ine in two years banishment, and to a fine of 8000 lire; to believe that the poet had foreseen and for on the non-payment of which he was further told one of the discoveries of Galileo. Lite the punished by the sequestration of all his property. great originals of other nations, his popularsy The republic, however, was not content with this has not always maintained the same level. The satisfaction, for in 1772 was discovered in the last age seemed inclined to undervalue kina archives at Florence a sentence in which Dante a model and a study; and Bettinelli one day is the eleventh of a list of fifteen condemned rebuked his pupil Monti, for poring over the in 1302 to be burnt alive; Talis perveniens igne harsh and obsolete extravagances of the Cox comburatur sic quod moriatur. The pretext for media. The present generation having recovered this judgment was a proof of unfair barter, ex- from the Gallic idolatries of Cesarotti bas retortions, and illicit gains: Baracteriarum ini- turned to the ancient worship, and the best quarum, extorsionum, et illicitor um lucrorum ; giare of the northern Italians is thought eve 57 and with such an accusation it is not strange indiscreet by the more moderate 'Tescans. that Dante should have always protested his There is still much curions information rela innocence, and the injustice of his fellow-citizens. tive to the life and writings of this great price His appeal to Florence was accompanied by which has not as yet been collected every another to the Emperor Henry, and the death the Italians; but the celebrated Hugo Focal of that sovereign in 1313 was the signal for a ineditates to supply this defect; and it is est * sentence of irrevocable bantshment. He had be- be regretted that this national work has bee fore lingered near 'Tuscany with hopes of recal; reserved for one so devoted to his country and theu travelled into the north of Italy where the cause of truth. Verona ha: to boast of his longest residence, and he finally settled at Ravenna, which was his ordinary but not constant abode until his

Like Scipio buried by the upbraiding sher, death. The refusal of the Venetians to grant

Thy factions in their wurse than ciril var, him a public audience, on the part of Guido

Proscribed, etc. Novello da Polenta, his protector, is said to have

The elder Scipio Africanus had a tomb bor been the principal cause of this event, which

was not buried at Liternum, whither be at happened in 1321. He was buried (“in sacra

retired to voluntary banishment. This tab ** minorum æde") at Ravenna, in a handsome tomb, near the sea-shore, and the story of an inscrip which was erected by Guido, restored by Ber

tion apon it, Ingrata Patria, kasing ginti nardo Bembo in 1183, pretor for that republic name to a modern tower, is, if not tru, u which had refused to hear him, again restored agreeable fiction. If he was not buried, be et by Cardinal Corsi in 1692, and replaced by a lainly lived there. ") more magnificent aepulchre, constructed in 1780 In così angusta e solitaria villa at the expense of the Cardinal Luigi Valenti Era 'l grand' nomo che d'Africa s'appella Gonzaga. The offence or misfortune of Dante was an attachment to a defeated party, and, as

Perchè prima col ferro al vivo aprilia. his least favourable biographers allege against

Ingratitude is generally snpposed the vice poate him, too great a freedoin of speech and hangh- culiar to republics ; and it seems to be forcedes tiness of manner. But the next age paid honours that for one instance of popular incoruk); I almost divine to the exile. The Florentines, we have a hundred examples of the failer having in vain and freqnently autempted to re- courtly favourites. Besides, a people have alten cover bis body, crowned his image in a church, repenied-a monarch selulom or bever. ! and his picture is still one of the idols of their apart many familiar proofs of this fact, a beti cathedral. They struck medals, they raised sta- story may show the difference between esta tues to him. The cities of Italy not being able aristocracy and the multitude. to dispute about his own birth, contended for Vettor Pisani, having been defeated in Is

! that of his great poem, and the Florentines at Portolongo, and many years afterwards * thought it for their honour to prove that he had the more decisive action of Pola, by the Grante, finished the seventh Canto, before they drove was recalled by the Venetian Government, an him from his native city. Fifty-one years after thrown into chains. The Avvogadori proprano his death they endowed a professorial chair for to behead him, but the supreme tribunal the expounding of his verses, and Boccaccio was

content with the sentence of imprisonment. Mandal appointed to this patriotic employment. The Pisani was suffering this anmerited disgracht, example was imitated by Bologna and Pisa, and Chioza, in the vicinity of the capital, *. the commentators, if they performed but little the assistance of the signor of Pailua, delivered service to literature, augmented the veneration into the hands of Pietro Doria At the intek which beheld a sacred or moral allegory in all gence of that disaster, the great bell or the images of his inystic muse. His birth and Mark's tower tolled to arms, and the people is his infancy were discovered to have been dis- the soldiery of the galleys' were summoned tinguished above those of ordinarye men; the the repulse of the approaching enemy; bottles author of the Decameron, his earliesi biographer, protesied they would not move a siep calon relates that his mother was warned in a dream Pisani were liberated and placed at their brand of the importance of her pregnancy; and it was found, by others, that at ten years of age he had manifested his precocious passion for that wisdom or theology, which , under the name of

•) Vitam Literni egit sine desiderio orbis

Liv. Hist. lib mwit, Ling reports that one Beatrice, had been mistaken for a substantial

said he was buried at Liternum, others at home

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in 1977, and immediately recollected, came on manded the intention of giving this order, and board, along with others, from different islands endeavoured to persuade the people near me not In the vicinity. They were desirous to see the to persist in such acts of violence; but it was to ship, and, on being taken below, where the no effect; for the constant answer was, “Hold bread-fruit-plants were arranged, they testified your tongue, Sir, or you are dead this moment." great surprise. A few of these being decayed, The master had by this time sent, requesting we went on shore to procure some in their place that he might come on deck, which was permit

The natives exhibited numerous marks of the ted; but he was soon ordered back again to his peculiar mourning which they express on losing cabin. My exertions to turn the tide of affairs their relatives; such as bloody temples, their were continued; when Christian, changing the heads being deprived of most of the hair', and, cutlass he held for a bayonet, and holding me shat was worse, almost the whole of them had by the cord about my hands with a strong gripe, ost some of their fingers. Several fine boys, threatened me with immediate death if I would not above six years old, had lost both their litile not be quiet; and the villains around me had ingers; and several of the men, besides these, had their pieces cocked and bayonets fixed. arted with the middle finger of the right hand. Certain individuals were called on to get into

The chiefs went off with me to dinner, and the boat, and were hurried over the ship's side; ve carried on a brisk trade for yams; we also whence 1 concluded, that along with them I was of plantains and bread-fruit. But the yams were to be set adrift. Another effort to bring about a great abundance, and very fine and large. a change produced nothing but menaces of hav)ne of them weighed above forty-five pounds, ing, my brains blown out. Sailing canoes came, some of which contained The boatswain and those seamen who were to not less than ninety passengers. Such a number be put into the boat, were allowed to collect of them gradnally arrived from different islands, twine, canvas, lines, sails, cordage, an eighthat it was impossible to get any thing done, and-twenty gallon cask of water; and Mr. Sahe multitude became so great, and there was muel got 150 pounds of bread, with a small ao chief of sufficient authority to command the quantity of rom and wine ; also a quadrant and bole. I therefore ordered a watering party, compass; but he was prohibited, on pain of death, then employed, to come on board, and sailed on to touch any map or astronomical book, and any Sunday, the 26th of April.

instrument, or any of my survey, and drawings. We kept near the island of Kotoo all the The mutineers having thus forced those of the afternoon of Monday, in hopes that some canoes seamen whom they wished to get rid of into the Would come off to the ship, but in this we were boat, Christian directed a dram to be served to disappointed. The wind being northerly, we each of his crew. I then unhappily saw that steered to the westward in the evening, to pass nothing could be done to recover the ship. The south of Tofoa ; and I gave directions for this officers were next called on deck, and forced course to be continued during the night. The over the ship's side into the boat, while I was master had the first watch, the gunner the middle kept apart from every one abaft the mizen mast. watch, and Mr. Christian the morning watch. Christian, armed with a bayonet, held the cord This was the turn of duty for the night. fastening my hands, and the guard around me

Hitherto the voyage had advanced in a course stood with their pieces cocked; but on my daring of uninterrupted prosperity, and had been attended the ungrateful wretches to fire, they uncocked with circumstances equally pleasing and satis- them. Isaac Martin, one of them, I saw had an factory. But a very different scene was now to inclination to assist 'ine ; and as he fed ine with be disclosed; a conspiracy had been formed, shadock, my lips being quite parched, we exwhich was to render all our past labour pro plained each other's sentiments by looks. But ductive only of nisery and distress ; and it had this was observed, and he was removed. He been concerted with so much secrecy and cir- then got into the boat, attempting to leave the cumspection, that no one circumstance escaped ship; however, he was compelled to return. to betray the impending calamity.

Some others were also kept contrary to their On the night of Monday, the watch was set inclination. as I have described. Just before gunrise, on It appeared to me, that Christian was some Tuesday morning, while I was yet asleep, Mr. time in doubt whether he should keep the carChristian, with the master-at-arına, gunner's mate, penter or his mates. At length he determined on and Thomas Burkitt, seaman, canie into my cabin, the latter,

and the carpenter was ordered into Efend, seizing me, tied my hands with a cord be- the boat. He was permitted, though not without hind my back; threatening me with instant death opposition, to take his tool-chest. If I spoke or made the least noise. I never- Mr. Samuel secured my journals and commission, theless called out as loud as I could, in hopes with some important ship-papers ; this he did of assistance; but the officers not of their party with great resolution, though strictly watched. were already secured by sentinels at their doors. He attempted to save the time - keeper, and a At my own cabin-door were three men, besides box with my surveys, drawings, and remarks for the four within; all except Christian hadir os fifteen years past, which were very numerous, kets and bayonets; he had only a cutlass. I was when he was hurried away with-Damn your dragged out of bed, and forced on deck in my eyes, you are well off to get what you have." shirt, suffering great pain in the mean time from Much altercation took place among the mutin the rightness with which my hands were tied. ous crew during the transaction of this whole On demanding the reason of such violence, the affair. Some swore, “I'll be damned if he does only answer was abuse for not holding my tongue. not find his way home, if he gets any thing with The master, the gunner, surgeon, master's mate, hin," meaning me; and when the carpenter's and Nelson, the gardener, were kept confined chest was carrying away, “Damn my eyes, be below, and the fore-hatchway was guarded by will have a vessel built'in a month ; while

The boatswain and carpenter, and others ridiculed the helpless situation of the also the clerk, were allowed to come on’deck, boat, which was very deep in the water, and where they saw me standing abaft the mizen- had so little room for those who were in her. mast, with my hands tied behind my back, under As for Christian, he seemed as if meditating dea guard, with Christian at their head. The boat-struction on himself and every one else. swain was then ordered to hoist out the launch, I asked for arms, but the mutineers laughed accompanied by a threat, if he did not do it in at me, and said I was well acquainted with the stantly, to TAKE CARE OY HIMSELY.

people among whom I was going ; four cutlasses, The boat being hoisted out, Mr. Hayward and I however, were thrown into the boat, after we Mr. Hallet, two of the midshipmen, and Mr. were veered astern. Samuel, the clerk, were ordered into it. I de- The oflicers and men being in the boat, they

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only waited for me, of which the master-at-arms, of these alone I should gladly have taken him with informed Christian, who then said, “Come, Cap-me. But he had always borne a good characer. tain Bligh, your officers and men are now in When I had time to reflect, an inward satis the boat, and you must go with them ; if you faction prevented the depression of my suik. attempt to make the least resistance, you will Yet, a few hours before, my situation had been instantly be put to death ;" and without further peculiarly flattering ; I had a ship is the b? ceremony, I was forced over the side by a tribe perfect order, stored with every necessary, bak of armed 'raffians, where they untied my hands. for health and service; the object of the severe Being in the boat, we were veered astern by a was attained, and two-thirds of it now completiol

. rope. A few pieces of pork were thrown to us, The remaining part had every prospect of ser also the four cullasses. The armourer and cess. It will naturally be asked, what will be carpenter then called out to me to remember the cause of such a revolt? In answer, I can thai they had no hand in the transaction. After only conjecture that the matineers bad far having been kept some time to make sport for theinselves with the hope of a happineste these unfeeling wretches, and having undergone among the Otaheitians than they could party much ridicule , we were at length cast adrift in enjoy in England ; which, joined to some leze the open ocean.

connexions, most probably occasioned the ve Eighteen persons were with me in the boat,- transaction. The women of Oraleite are haki the master, acting surgeon, botanist, gunner, some, mild, and cheerful in manners and ta boatswain, carpenter, master, and quarter-ma- versation; possessed of great sensibility, and ster's mate, two quarter-masters, the sail-maker, have sufficient delicacy to make them be admired two cooks, my clerk, the butcher, and a boy and beloved. The chiefs were so much attacza There remained on board, Fletcher Christian, to our people, that they rather encouraged toit : the master's mate; Peter Haywood, Edward stay among them than otherwise, and even sade Young, George Stewart, midshipmen the ma-them promises of large possessions. L'oder there, ster at-arms, gunner's mate, boatswain's mate, and many other concomitant circumstances, gardener, armourer, carpenter's mate, carpenter's ought hardly to be the subject of surprise that crew, and fourteen seamen, being altogether the a set of sailors, most of them void of contesa, most able men of the ship's company. Having should be led away, where they had the pere? little or no wind, we rowed pretty fast towards of fixing themselves in the midst of pleary, ja the island of Tofoa, which bore north-east about one of the finest islands in the world, whers ten Jeagues distant. The ship while in sight there was no necessity to labour, and where the steered west-north - west, bat'this I considered allurements of dissipation are beyond any est only as a feint, for when we were gent away, ception that can be formed of it. The slaat, “Huzza for Otaheite!” was frequently heard however, that a Cominander could have expert among the mutineers.

was desertions, such as have already happi med Christian, the chief of them, was of a respect more or less in the South Seas, and not an ad able family in the north of England. This was of open mutiny. the third voyage he had made with me. Not- But the secrecy of this mutiny surpasses withstanding the roughness with which I was lief. Thirteen of the party who were now vit! treated, the remembrance of past kindnesses me had always lived forward among the sand produced some remorse in him. While they were yet neither they, nor the messmales of Cont forcing me out of the ship, I asked him whether tian, Stewart, Haywood, and Young, bad mer this was a proper return for the many instances observed any circumstance to excite inspica he had experienced of my friendship? He ap- of what was plotting; and it is pol wonderfui il peared disturbed at the question, and answered, I fell a sacrifice to it, my mind being entire with much emotion, "That-Captain Bligh-that free froin suspicion. Perhaps, had marines bei is the thing-I am in hell-I am in hell." His on board, a sentinel at my cabin-door nie abilities to take charge of the third watch , as 1 have prevented it ; for I constantly slept sa had so divided the ship's company, were fully the door open, that the officer of the vad equal to the task. Haywood was also of a re- might have access to me on all occasicas

. Y spectable family in the north of England, and a the mutiny had been occasioned by any grietyoung man of abilities, as well as Christian. ances, either real or imaginary, I must bove!

These two had been objects of my particular discovered symptoms of discontent, which wer! regard and attention, and I had taken great pains have put me on my guard; but it was far ocber to instruct them , having entertained hopes that, wise. With Christian, in particular, I was as professional men, they would have become a the most friendly terms; that very day be credit to their country. Young was well re- engaged to have dined with me; and the pre commended ; and Stewart of creditable parents ceding night he excused himself from supplier the Resolation from the South Seas in 1789, we I felt concerned, having no suspicious of bü in the Orkneys, at which place, on the return of with me on pretence of indisposition, for which received so many civilities, that in consideration honour or integrity.

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-The sunbow's rays still arch

He who from on their fountain - deedisko The torrent with the many hues of heaven. (p. 359.

raised This Iris is formed by the rays of the sun Eros and Anteros, at Gadera. over the lower part of the Alpine torrents : it is exactly like a rainbow, come down to pay a visit, and so close that you may walk into it:- raising of Eros and Anteros may be found in

The philosopher lamblicus. The story of the this effect lasts till noon.

his life, by Eunapius. It is well told.

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