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alhes, and perfumed them with the dung his fellow-countrymen to treat about of the Stinkbin fem. Her arms and the enlargement of their territories, and legs were entwined with the shining that he was called, among them, MYNentrails of an heifer: from her neck HEER VAN SNICKERSNEE. there hung a pouch composed of the Tquasouw, who was remarkable for ftomach of a kid: the wings of an ostrich his humanity, treated the favage with overshadowed the ferhy promontories extraordinary benevolence. He spread belind; and before she wore an apron a mantle of sheep-skins, anointed with formed of the thaggy ears of a lion." fat, for bis bed; and for his food he

The chiefs of the leveral Kraals, who boiled in their own blood the tripes of were summoned to afliit at their pup. the fattelt herds that grazed in the rich rials, formed a circle on the ground, pastures of the Heykoms. The itranfitting upon their heels, and buwing ger in return instructed the prince in their heads between their knees in token the manners of the favages, and often of reverence. In the centre the illu- amused him with sending fire from an ftrious prince with his fable bride re hollow engine, which rent the air with posed upon soft cushions of cow-dung. thunder. Nor was he less itudious to Then the Surri or chief priest approach- please the gentle Kropmquaiha. He ed them, and in a deep voice chaunted bound bracelets of polished metal about the riuptial rites to the melodious grum- her arms, and encircled her neck with bling of the Gom-gom; and at the beads of glass: be filled the cocoa- Nell same time (according to the manner of with a delicious liquor, and gave it her Caffraria) bedewed them plentifully to drink, which exbilarated her heart, with the urinary benediction. The and made her eyes sparkle with joy's bride and bridegroom rubbed in the he also taught her to kindle fire through precious stream with extasy; while the a tube of clay with the dried leaves of briny drops trickled from their bodies, Dacha, and to lend forth rolls of odolike the oozy surge from the rocks of rous finoke from her mouth. After Chirigriqua.

having fojourned in the Kraals for the The Hottentots had seen the increase space of half a moon, the stranger was and wane of two moons since the happy dismissed with magnificent presents of union of Tquaslouwand Knoniquaiha, the teeth of elephants; and a grant was when the Kraals were surprised with the made to his countrymen of the fertile appearance of a most extraordinary per. meadows of Kochcqua, and the forests fonage, that came from the favage peo. of Stink wood bounded by the Palamite ple who rose from the sea, and had river. lately fixed themselves on the borders Tquaslouw and Knoninquaiha conof Caffraria. His body was enwrapped tinued to live together in the most corwith strange coverings, which concealed dial affection; and the Surris every night every part from light, except his face invoked the great Gounja Ticquoa, who and hands. Upon his skin the sun illuminates the moon, that he would darted his scorching rays in vain, and give an heir to the race of N'oh and the colour of it was pale and wan as Hingn'oh. The princess at length mathe watery beams of the moon. His nifeited the happy tokens of pregnancy: hair, which he could put on and take while her waist encreased daily in ciroff at pleasure, was white as the blor- cumference, and swelled like the gourd. soms of the almond tree, and bushy as When the time of her delivery approachthe fleece of the ram. His lips and ed, she was committed to the care of the cheeks resembled the red oker, and his Wile Women, who placed heron a couch nose was sharpened like the beak of an of the reeking entiails of a cow newly eagle. His language, which was rough flain, and to facilitate the birth, gave and inarticulate, was as the language of her a portion of the milk of wild alles, beasts ; nor could Tquassouw dilcover and fomented her loins with the warm his meaning, till an Hottentot (who at dung of elephants. When the throes the first coming of these people had been of child birth came on, a terrible burtaken prisoner, and had afterwards ricane howled along the coast, the air niade his escape) interpreted between bellowed with thunder, and the face of thein. This inierpreter informed the the moon was obscued as with a veil. prince, that the itranger was sent from The Kraal ecloed with firieks and la


in entations, and the wise women cried effectual on the ground. At length out, that the princess was delivered of a from his reluctant arm descended the MONSTER.

fell stroke, which lighted on that nole, The offspring of her womb was whose flatness and expansion had first WHITE. They took the child, and captivated his heart. The Kouquequas washed him with the juice of aloes: then ruthing in with their clubs, redou. they exposed his limbs to the fun, anoint- bled their blows on her body, till the ed them with the fat, and rubbed then pounded Knonmquaiha lay as an heap with the excrement of black bulls: of muil, which the retiring flood leaves but his skin itill retained it's detested on the strand. hue, and the child was still white. Her battered limbs, now without The venerable Surris were assembled 10 form and distinction, were inclosed in deliberate on the cause of this prodigy; the paunch of a rhinoceros, wbich was and they unanimously pronounced, that faltened to the point of a bearded arrow, it was owing to the evil machinations of and not into the ocean. Tquaflouw the dæmon Cham-ouna, who had piac- ' remained inconsolable for her lois: he bied on the virtue of the princess imder frequently climbed the lofty cliffs of the appearance of Mynheer Van Snick- , Chirigriqua, and cast his eyes on the erfnee,

watery expanse. One night, as be stood The incestuous parent and her unna- howling with the wolves to the moon, tural offspring were judged unworthy he descried the paunch that contained to live. They bowed a branch of an, the precious relics of Knonmquaiha, olive-tree in the forest of Lions, on which dancing on a wave, and floating towards the white monster was suspended by the him. Thrice he cried out with a kaheels; and ravenous beasts feated on mentable voice, · Bo, Bo, Boi' then the iffue of Knonmquaiha. The princess springing from the cliff, he darted like berself was sentenced to the severe pu. the eagle fousing on his prey. The nishment allotted to the heinous crime paunch burit asunder beneath his weight; of adultery. The Kouquequas, who the green wave was ditcoloured with scarce twelve moons before had met to the gore; and Tquassouw was enveloped celebrate her nuptials, were now sum. in the mass. He was heard of no more ; moned to assist at her unhappy death. and it was belieyed by the people, who They were collected in a circle, each of . remained ignorant of his catastrophe, them wielding an huge club of cripple. that he was Inatched up into the moon. wood. The beauteous criminal Itood The fate of this unhappy pair is veweeping in the midst of them, prepared corded among the nations of the Hotto receive the first blow from the hand tentots to this day; and their marriageof her injured husband. Tquassouw, rites have ever fince concluded with a in vain afíayed to perform the fad of- will, “ That the husband inay he hapfice: thrice he uplifted his ponderous ! pier than Tquassouw, and the wife Dace of iron, and thrice dropped it in- ' more chalte han Knonmquasha.?






of this was, that one part of the family

was taught to look upon the other with I Bertemberg in a match between the in a most pious contempt, and in the end

perfons of different religions, it it produced a separation. The fons fol. was ftipulated in the marriage articles, lowed the example of their father, and

that the boys should be bred up in the in order to avoid the least appearance of • persuasion of the father, and the girls fuperftition and bigotry, turned out frtein that of the mother. The consequence thinkers. The lady of the house retired


with her daughters to France, and to taught nothing but gallantry and whift, preserve them froin a communication and be seen only at routs and assen with heretics, confined them in a nun. blies;

-f the consequence extend not nery.

beyond themselves. But as these așe 'The like method feems to be ob. to be the fathers and mothers, the guarserved in the general education of chil- dians and cutors, on whom the morals dren; who, as foon as they leave the of our next race mult depend; it benursery, are religoed over to the care comes a public concern, left the reign and direction of their respective parents, of vice and ignorance should be fupaccording to their sex: whence it often ported, as it were, by hereditary suchappens, that families are as much di cession, and propagated to distant gene, ftinguished by their peculiar männers, as by a certain cast of features or com: The modern method of education is, plexion. My young squire is put upon indeed, fo little calculated to promote á little horle before he can well walk, virtue and learning, that it is almolt and becomes (as his father was before impoffible that children Mould be wiser him) the pupil and companion of the or better than their parents. The coun, groom and the game-keeper ; and if try fquire feldom fails of seeing his son mild's mamna mould chance to be the as dull ant aukward a'looby as himself; daughter of a poor man of quality, while the debauched or Foppish man of though the wife of a Tubftantial trader: quality breeds up a rake or an empty man, the little lady is early instructed to coxcomh, who brings new difeafes into value herself on her blood, and to despise the family, and freni mortgages on the her father's dirty connections with bu- titatc. If you would therefore favour finéfs. - ang?

ps, Mr.' Town, with a few remarks on +. To this method of education it is this fubject, you would do service to owing, that the same vices and follies pofterity: for tlie present, give me leave are delivered down from one generation to illuftrate what I have said, by the exto another. The modith excesses of these ample of a very fashionable family: times are in their nature the same with Lady Belle Modély was one of the those which were formerly in vogue, finest women in the fait reign, as the though they differ fomewhat in their colonel her husband was one of the Mhape and appearance. The present smartest fellows. After they had aftorace of Buck's Bloods, and Free. nished the world fingly with the eclat thinkers, are but the spawn of the Mo- of their actions, they came together: 'as hocks and the Hell-Fire Club: and ifour her ladyfhip was proud of Axing a man, modern fine ladies have had their Mar- who was thought to have intrigued with querades, their Vauxhalls, their Sun. half the women of fashion; while che day Tea-drinking at Ranelagh, and their colonel fell a sacrifice to her beauty, Morning Chocolate in the Hay.Market, only because she was admired by every they have only improved upon the Ring, body else. They lived together for the Spring Gardens, the New Exchange some time in great splendour: but as affignations, and the Morning Puppet. matrimony was a conltraint upon their Thew, which employed the attention of freedom, they at length parted by a pritheir grandmothers. And as it is not vate agreement. Lady Belle keeps the apparent that our people of fashion are beft

company, is at the head of every more wicked, fo neither are they wiser party of pleasure, never miles a masque. than their prevlecessors.

rade, and has card-tables constantly at When I'contemplate the manner in her own house on Sundays. The colowhich the younger part of the polite nel is one of the oldest members of the world is brought up, I am apt to carry club at White's, runs horses at New. my reflections farther than what merely market, bas an actress in keeping, and concerns their own persons. Let our is protected from the impertinence of young men of falhion expose their ig. duns, by having purchased a seat in pare jorance abroad, rat!ier than improve at liainent at almoft as great an expence our universities at home; let them trifle as would have satisfied the demands of away their time in infipid amusements, his creditors. and run loose about the town in one They have two children: the one bas continued round of extravagance and been educated by the direction of his dehauchery, let our young ladies befather, the other has been bred up under


the eye of her mamma. The boy was, mantic notions of hoħour and virtue are indeed, put to a granımar-school for a only fit for poor aukward creatures, while; but Latin and Greek, or indeed who are to marry a fhopkeeper or a para any language except French, are of no fon; but they can be of no uso to a fine service to a gentleman: and as the lad girl, who is designed to make a figure. had discovered early marks of spirit, Accordingly Miss Harriot was com(such as kicking down wheel-barrows, mitted to the care of Madame Goverand setting old women on their heads) nants, who never suffered her to speak a the colonel fwore Jack Thould be a sols word of English; and a French dancing, dier, and accordingly begged a pair of master, who taught her to hold up hier colours for him before he was fifteen. head, and come into the room like a The colonel, who had served only in the little lady. As the grew up, her mamma peaceful campaigns of Covent Garden, instructed her in the nicest points of ce..... took great pains to instil into Jack all remony and good-breeding the exi that proweri fo remarkable in the mo: plained to her the laws and regulations rated his victories over hullies, his eng her brocades, told her what fathions counters with sharpers, his midnight beft became fier, and what colours beft kirmishes with conftables, his storming suited her complexion. These excel of bagnios, his imprisonment in round. lent rules were constantly enforced by houses, and his honourable wounds in examples drawn froin bet ladyfbip's the service of proititutes. The captain own practice: above all, fae unravelled could not fail of improving under fo the various arts of gallantry and intriga excellent a tutor, and soon became as recounted the fracagems the had herself eminent as his father. He is a Blood of employed in gaining new 'conquests, the first rates Sherlock has instructed taught her when to advance and where him in the use of the broad sword, and to retreat, and how far the night ven. Broughton has taught him to box. He cure to indulge herself in certain free is a fine gentleman at assemblies, a doms without endangering her reputaa sharper at the gaming-table, and a bullý tion, at the bagnios. He has not yet killed Miss Harviot loon becama the public his man in the honourable way, but he admiration of all the predy fellows and bas gallantly crippled several watchmen, as allowed to he a lady of the most and most courageously run a waiter elegant accomplilhments. She was through the body. His scanty pay will reckoned to play a better game at whift not allow him to keep a mitress; but, it than Mrs. Sharply, and to bet with more is said that he is privately married to a spirit at brag than the bold Lady Atalho woman of the town,

She was carried about to Tunbridge, Such is the consequence of the fon's Bath, Cheltenham, and every other place education; and by this our people of of diversion, by the mother; where the diftintion may learn, how much better was exposed as at a public mart for it is to let a lad see the world, as the beauiy, and put up to the best bidder. phrase is, than to láth him through a But as Miss had some fortune at her grammar -school like a parilh-boy, and own disposal, me had not the patience confine him with dull pedants in a col to wait the formal delavs of marriage lege. cloister. Lady Belle has not been articles, jointures, settlements, and pino lels careful of her daughter Miss Har, money; and (just before the late act riat. Those who undertake the busi- took place) eloped with a gentiegani nefs of educating poliie females, have who had long been very intimate witha taid it down as a rule to consider wo. her mamma, and recommended himself men merely as Dolls; and therefore never go Mits Harriet by a fiature of fix foot attempt the cultivation of their princio and a huullerzknot. ples, but employ their whole attention I ain, Sire your humble on adorning their persons. The roo

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from my cousin Village, concerning certos and fonatas on the Jew's-harp; the entertainments of the country. He and at our last ball we footed it to our tells me, that they liave concerts every usual melody of the tabor and pipe, acai evening in that part of the month in companied with the cymbal and wooden which the almanack promises it will be spoons. moon-light. In one little town in par I will not tire you with a particular ticular, all the polite company of the detail of all our entertainments, but conplace assemble every Sunday evening fine myself at present to those of the (after church) at the Three Compasses, Stage.' About the middle of last month which is kept by the clerk, to reale there came among us one of those genthemselves with cakes and fine home. tlemen who are famous for the cure of brewed in an arbour at the end of his every distemper, and especially those cabbage.gwden; to which they have pronounced incurable by the faculty, given the genteel denomination of Little The vulgar call him a Mountebank; Ranelagh. I shall this day prefent my but when I considered his impaffioned reader with his last letter; and only take speeches, and the extempore ftage frontı notice of the grand difference between which he uttered them, I was apt to com. the summer amusements in town and pare him to Thespis and his cart. Again, country. In London, while we are al- when I beheld the Doctor dealing out his most sinothered in smoke and dust, gar- drugs, and at the same time law his dens are opened every evening to refresh Merry Andrew play aver his tricks, it us with the pure air of the country; put me in mind of a tragi.comedy; while those, who have the finest walks where the pathetic and the ludicrous are and most beautiful prospects eternally fo intiinately connected, and the whole before them, thet themselves up in piece is so inerry and so fad, that the theatres and ball-rooms, 'lock fair day- audience is at a loss whether they shall * light out, and make then:selves an laughi or cry. " artificial London.'

After the Doctor had been here some

time, there came down two or three DZAR COUSIN,

emissaries from a strolling company, in WHEREVER the town goes, order (according to the player's phrase)

those who live by the town natu to take the Town; but the Mayor being rally follow. The facetious and enter- a-ftrict Presbyterian, absolutely refused taining gentry, who during the winter to license their exhibitions. The players, amused the work within the bills of mor- you must know, finding this a good tality, are now difjursed into different town, had taken a lease jait summer of parts of the country. We have had an old fynagogue deserted by the Jews; most of them here already. The Cu- and were therefore much alarmed at this Joffus, the Dwarf, the Female Samlon, disappointment: but when they were in made fome itay with us. We went for the utinoft despair, the ladies of the place a week together to fee Mr. Powell eat joined in a petition to Mrs. Mayoress, red- hot tobacco-pipes, and swallow fire who prevailed on her husband to wink af and brimstone. The Hermaphrodite was their performances. The company imobliged to leave the town on a scanda- mediately opened their synagogue-theatre lous report, that a lady used frequently with the Merchant of Venice: and findTu vii him in private. Ms. Church ing the Doctor's Zany a droll fellow,


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