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very poor, and would have starved but for the charity and protection of the highly respected fakeer of the city of Fas, Muley Dris, under whose roof he resides, and is indebted to him for protection and patronage. This man would be an acquisition to the African Association, and means might be adopted to engage him in their service to explore Sudan.''
ETIQUETTE OF LANGUAGE AT THE COURT OF MAROCCO.,
If the Emperor should enquire about any person that has recently died, it is not the etiquette to mention the word “ death,”—a muselman is supposed never to die; the answer is Ufah Ameruh, “ his destiny is closed," or, “he has completed his destiny.", To which the following answer is invariably given-Allah é Erhamoh,“ God be merciful to him." If a Jew's death is announced to any muselman prince, fakeer, or alkaid, the expression is Maat hashak asseedi,“ He is dead, sir." Ashak is an Arabic idiom, the exact meaning of which cannot easily be conveyed in English; but it may be assimilated to Pardon me for mentioning in your presence a name contemptible or gross (as Jew.)” Thus, for farther elucidation to the inquirer after the peculiarities of language, Kie 'tkillen ma el Kaba hashak asseedi," He is talking with a prostitute your pardon, sir, for the grossness of the expression.”.
If a man goes to the alkaid, to make a complaint against any one for doing an indecent act, and in relating the circumstance he omits the word hashak asseedi, the persons present will interrupt him thus-Kul hashak b'adda, " Say hashak before you proceed.” Blood, dung, dirt, pimp, procuress, prostitute, traitor, &c. &c. are words that (in correct company) are invariably followed by the qualifying word hashak,
If a Christian is dead, the expression is Mat el kaffer, or Mat el karan, or Mat bel karan, “ The infidel is dead," “ the cuckold, or the son of a cuckold is dead."
VARIOUS MODES OF INTOXICATION. All nations have some method of getting rid of reason, for the purpose of indulging in the vacuum and temporary independence produced by intoxication. We, of Europe, have recourse to wine to effect this purpose : the opulent indulge in the libations of claret, burgundy, and champagne;
the middling classes have recourse to brandy, rum, and gin ; but the African effects this purpose at far less expense. A muselman procures ample temporary relief from worldly care for a mere trifle; he buys at the (attara), drug shop, for a penny, a small pipe of el keef, or hashisha ; this completely effects his purpose. The leaves of this drug, which is a kind of hemp, are called el hashisha; the flower of the plant is called el keef, and is much more powerful in its inebriating quality than the hashisha ; but a pipe of the latter will have as powerful an effect as two or three bottles of wine. It is said, that when the patient is under the influence of pleasant imaginations, the fume of this drug increases the sensation into the most pleasing delirium, engendering the most luxuriant images, and promoting a voluptuous vacuum. But when the person's ill fate tempts him to taste it in a melancholy mood, it protracts the gloomy moments, and gives the woes of life a longer duration; he utters sighs and lamentations, he apprehends nothing but misery and misfortunes, till the effect of the drug is exhausted, and he awakes from his dream of woe..
THE SIEUR STIR-EM-UP.
TO THE EDITOR, ... Sir,
I am a manager of an exhibition, which travels the country round. We have not indeed the regular Drama on our boards, but we are taking steps towards it every day. We please the rich and delight the fair. The fair also delights us, for there is our harvest. Let me tell you, sir, I should put myself upon a footing of other managers, only unfortunately my actors are such a beastly set. 'Tis a pity a man of my genius should be doomed to so hase an employment, but I will not repine, for I am not totally destitute of comforts. In my leisure hours I amuse myself by musing and music, applying at one time my organs of sense, at another my barrel-organ. I also cultivate the Belles Lettres, and have read Bell's Poets.
The British poets and writers have so engaged my thoughts, that every circumstance which occurs has some affinity to them, or their works; for instance, when I have cleaned
out my lion's cage, I fanoy I see a Dry-den. When I brandish a lance (as I often do to intimidate the animals,) it reminds me of Shake-speare. When I arrange their pens, I behold them all of a Rowe. I have an Elephant that I am very careful of; it is Young, and that employs my Night
Thoughts. There is my Bear too poor soul is often troubled with the cholio--that you will allow is very like Ache-inside-when that happens, I know by his Sterne look, there is mischief Bruin. The Lynx reminds me of a sour critic, whom no Links of friendship can bind, My Elk is Swift of Foot; and the bright skin of the leopard would ornament a Spencer. I have Parrots that are Gay, and some that are Gray. I declare I cannot even snuff the candles with my fingers, without thinking of Burns. The hide of my Rhinoceros is as hard as Steele; and I am reminded of the elegant Addison by the number of Spectators, who view my collection; and of Dr. Johnson, by the Idlers and Ramblers amongst them. My large Hampshire Hog, though not yet bacon, brings to my recollection the Great Bacon. Prior to my leaving them, the infatuation hangs about me, and when I Locke them up, it has an effect upon their understandings, for they are aware they will not get any more provender till the next day.
Should this Tickel your fancy, I will add Moore.
Pardon this strange jumble of authors of all times and descriptions, as well as any deficiency of spelling, as I have entirely educated myself.
I am, Honoured Sir,
THE SIÊUR STIR-EM-UP. I would write more, but I am - Just going to begin;" “ only two-pence."
If you have a second-hand Trumpet to dispose of, please to send it, and the price, as mine is cracked.
THE SEVEN WISE MEN OF GREECE.
TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN.
Once upon a time the seven wise men of Greece met together at Athens, and it was proposed that every one of them should mention what he thought the greatest wonder in the creation. One of them, of higher conceptions than the rest, proposed the opinion of the astronomers about the fixed stars, which they believed to be so many suns; that each had their planets rolling about them, and were stored with plants and animals like this earth. Fired with this thought, they agreed to supplicate Jupiter, that he would at least permit them to take a journey to the moon, and remain there three days, in order to see the wonders of that place, and give an account of them at their return. Jupiter con sented, and ordered them to assemble on a high mountain, where there should be a cloud ready to convey them to the place they desired to see.
They picked out some chosen companions, who might assist them in describing and painting the objects they should meet with. At length they arrived at the moon, and found a palace there well fitted up for their reception. The next day, being very much fatigued with their journey, they slept quiet at home till noon; and being still faint, they refreshed themselves with a most delicious entertainment, which they relished so well, that it overcame their curiosity. This day they only saw through the window that delightful spot adorned with the most beautiful flowers, to which the beams of the sun gave an uncommon lustre, and heard the singing of most melodious birds till evening came on. Next day they rose very early, in order to begin their observations; but some very beautiful young ladies of that country coming to make them a visit, advised them first to recruit their strength, before they exposed themselves to the laborious task they were about to undertake. The delicate meats, the rich wines, the beauty of these damsels, prevailed over the resolution of these strangers. A fine concert of music is introduced, the young ones begin to dance, and all is jollity, so that this whole day is spent in gallantry; till some of their envious neighbours, growing envious at their mirth, rushed in with swords. The elder part of the company tried to appease the younger, promising the very next day they would bring the rioters to justice. This they performed, and the third day the cause was heard; and what with accusations, pleadings, exceptions, and the judgment itself, the whole day was taken up, on which the term set by Jupiter expired. On their return to Greece, all the country flocked in upon them to hear the wonders of the moon described; but all they could tell was, (for that was all they knew,) that the ground was covered with green intermixed with flowers; and that the birds sung among the branches of the trees; but what kind of flowers they saw, or what kind of birds they heard, they were totally ignorant; upon which they were treated every where with contempt. If we apply this fable to men of the present age, we shall perceive a very just similitude. , By these three days, the fable denotes the three ages of man. First, Youth, in which we are too feeble in every respect to look into the works of the Creator: all that season is given up to idleness, luxury, and pastime. Secondly, Manhood, in which men are employed in settling, marrying, educating children, providing fortunes for them, and raising a family. Thirdly, Old Age, in which, after having made their fortunes, they are overwhelmed with law-suits and proceedings relating to their estatés. Thus it frequently happens, that men never consider to what end they are destined, and why they were brought into the world.
JOURNAL OF A METHODIST. Faciunt næ intelligendo, ut nihil intelligant. Ter. Puck—and who does not know Puck, “ that shrewd and knavish sprite, that frights the maidens of the villages," Puek, who is always roaming about in search of something to gratify his mischievous spirit, took it in his head a few days ago to visit a Methodist Chapel in the neighbourhood of Tottenham-court-road. The inside of a tabernacle presents so glorious a harvest of folly and iniquity, that it is hardly possible not to make ample gleanings; but, on this occasion, Puck was particularly fortunate; just as he was leaving the abode of blasphemy and foolishness, he stumbled upon a small octavo, bound in black leather; it lay at his foot, and as it had all the appearance of a Prayer-book, he did not hesitate to open it: seeing that the volume was a manuscript, he was about to enquire after the owner, when the title-page caught his eye." A JOURNAL OF THE THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS OF ME, Jeremiah GODWIN, MISERABLE SINNER, MOST WICKED OF THE MOST WICKED, DEALER