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söldier, “ give yourself no uneasiness. I have thought him trustworthy to convey never knew more than two of a family shot to Alice the picture of my mother. in one battle ; and the other may return heart bleeds when I think of you, without to comfort his father."

one prop for your old age, save our inA súdden thought seemed to strike nocent and helpless sister. We are all Conrad. “ Have you a father ?” said he satisfied De Lancey would be a faithful to the soldier.

son to you if you will permit him to be. “ No," replied he, the expression of In case of his death to-morrow--and the his countenance suddenly changing ;- chances of war are alike to all-he has

my father died in my arms, and left me bequeathed to us all he is worth, and it is without a relative in the world."

the earnest wish of my brothers as well as ". And yet you call yourself Fortuna. myself, that if he should be the only sure tus ?" said Edward.

vivor, you would adopt him; and if he “ And why not?” replied he, “ and sister Alice should fancy each other, I not happy to have been on the spot that he may become a son in reality. when my dear father breathed his last ? “In case he is the sole survivor, I be Oh, it was the most fortunate moment of queath him all my part of the inheritance, my life. I have no one now to mourn and my brothers do the same-always in for me, and if I die to.morrow I shall not deference to- you—entreating you will draw'a tear from a human eye. I am consider this as our last will and testament. without kindred, a citizen of the world,

“ CONRAD DE CASTELLON. and may, possibly, as I pass along, ad

“ PHILIP DE CASTELLON. minister to the enjoyment of my fellow

" EDWARD DE CASTELLON. beings, but I cannot diminish their happiness.”

JBAN Pipon, landlord of the Plucked Hen." I am thinking,” said Conrad, “if The letter was sealed and directed to we three should fall, you might be a son the father. Then Conrad, taking the to our father.”

miniature, which was fastened to his neck And a brother to Alice,” added Ed. by a black ribbon, pressed it to his lips, - ward.

and his brothers did the same. “ Most willingly would I," said the De Lancey was lodged in the room soldier ; " but would they receive me ? with the Conscripts. In a few moments Who will vouch for my character ?. his breathing denoted that he had sunk

I will,” said Edward, with anima. into that calm and tranquil sleep that bea tion, “you stood my friend because I longs to health of body and mind. Philip was oppressed. I had no other claim and Edward, too, forgot for a while their upon you. I will write an account' of gloomy presentiments, and slept quietly. the whole affair to my father. He is But not so Conrad. He felt a responsible. generous, and will confide. in you.”. ness pressing upon him that he could

“ And I,” said Conrad, “ have a com neither avert nor control. The rain conmission that will prove you are no impos- tinued to pour in torrents, and the wind tor. Look,” said he, “it is the picture shook the miserable dwelling to its foun. of my mother. I always wear it next dation. Amid the tumult of the elements, my heart. She was as good as an angel, the clattering of the horses' hoofs, the • and I feel as if no evil could come where shrill notes of the trumpet, and the heavy she is. You shall deliver this to Alice, roll of the drum, might be distinguished. and tell her I sent it.”

New companies were entering the yillage, : Be it so,” exclaimed De Lancey. and the shouts of Vive l'Empereur ! “ If I survive you, I will seek out your still resounded in his ear:

Conrad gazed father and offer my services. If I die, upon his sleeping brothers, and his soul , I bequeath 10 the survivors my knapsack melted as he thought of them on the field and its contents. You will find a hun- of battle. dred Napoleons in it. It is all I am The morning dawned upon his unworth, and now let us to bed and sleep closed eyes, when, with that weariness, till morning.'

which seems almost like perverseness, “ Not yet," said Conrad;

nature could resist no longer, and he fell do all that is to be done this evening. into a slumber. He was awakened by Good landlord, bring me pen and ink, the voice of his brothers, and, starting and you shall be our witness." He then up, found De Lancey already gone. The wrɔte

brothers gave each other a long and close « Dear AND HONOURED FATHER ! embrace, and hastened to their ranks.

“ When you receive this letter, your The weather was yet unsettled. A three sons will be no more. . Frederic de thick mist enveloped the country around, Lartcey is the bearer of it. He has done - and as the armies approached each other, tour dear Edward a sigual service, and I neither friends nor foes could be distin

we must

guished. It was not till late in the morn- .cautiously sought the spot where he had ing that the clouds dispersed, and the left Conrad. He found him still watchsun broke forth in all its splendour. The ing by his brother. dense and heavy vapours separaled, and • I have secured a place for you in a the clear blue sky was seen in distant pero waggon,” said De - Lancey.

" You must spective. At length even the fleecy go to the Hospital of St. Catharine. You clouds rolled away, and all was calm and will be taken good care of." tranquil in the heavens, forming a strik. “ I cannot leave him,” said Conrad, ing contrast 10 the scene below. The still clinging to his brother ; “my poor two armies were engaged in desperate Edward !” contest. The once fertile valley and vine “ He is better off than we are,” said covered bills lay blended by the smoke the soldier, " for he does not live to see of the cannon, and confused shouts rent the disgrace of our army. All is lost! , the air.

And well it might be, continued he, How many mothers, widows, and or. indignan:ly, “ when ihey forced boys phans, have wept for that day! How like this from the arms of their mothers," many beheld the " brave and beautiful” and he parted the curls of his hair, and go forth to battle! Years have passed the moon shone on his white forehead. away, and memory still asks, “ Where “I pledge you my honour," continued are they?" Amidst the , tumult of war be," that I will see him buried where . one scene of private distress was passing. vultures cannot reach himn. I will conSeated on a little hillock, and supporting vey you to the waggon, and return to his youngest brother's head upon his this spot again. 1o-murrow I will see lap, sat Conrad de Castellon. His pale you at the Hospital, where I hope to find countenance and knit brow, discovered you doing well.” the agony of his feelings. Nor was it Faithful to his promise, De Lancey wholly mental. His leg had been shale joined him in the morning. The surgeon tered by a cannon ball, but it was only had already passed judgment on the of Edward he thought. “Oh ! for a wounded soldier. A violent fever had drop of water,” he exclaimed, one set in, and amputation of the limb, which draught might save him!” But who would have been his only chance, would would stop in the full career of victory now hasten his end—he must die. to administer to the wants of one dying • Let it be so,” said Conrad, “my, man, when thousands lay around? The father will yet have a staff for his age French arıny were in the full career of if Philip lives ; if not, remember your victory. “On, on, to Brussels !” rung promise." on every side.

De Lancey staid by his friend till he “ Is there no human aid ?” said Con. breathed his last, and then took every rad, and he rested his brother's head means 10 ascertain whether Philip had against a prostrate soldier and strove to survived the battle. His inquiries proved rise ; but it was impossible, and he fell fruitless, but from several circumstances back with a groan and fainted. He was he felt sanguine in the belief that he was roused by the voice of De Lancey. “Up, not among the slain, and naturally concomrade!" said he, “the horse are ada cluded he must have returned io his yancing ; you will be trampled under father. He regretted that he could not

Conrad pointed to his disabled have restored ihe picture to him. “It leg, and the lifeless boy that lay before will cost me a journey, now,” said he, bim.

indeed, liseless. The “but I will waii till Philip has been at spirit had passed away, and the stiffness home, a few weeks.”. As time weakened of death had succeeded to the last pres- bis impressionis his resolutions grew sure of his brother's hand.

fainter; for, it must be confessed, For“We can do nothing for him," said tunatus was not one of those that thought De Lancey; "he is gone. But I may it good to go to the house of mourn. save you," and, taking the soldier in his ing.” He had, from his youth upward, arms, he bore him to a place of safety, been the subject of perpetual change, and laid him on the turf.

and had seen death in too many forms to “My brother ! my poor Edward !” be startled at il-but the tears of a fainer exclaimed Conrad, must he be tram and a sister he knew not how to encounpled under fooi ?” Once more De Lan. A cloud had obscured his brow for cey rushed back, seized the slight form a few days after this event, but it was of the Conscript, and placed it by the side

sipa and he again became of his brother, then, joining in ihe shout the happy, light hearted Fortunatus. of “ On, to Brussels! Vive l'Empe

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rican brig, commanded by a Captain CofThe jealous husband is appeased with gold; fin, engaged in trading among the islands the inexorable rival is mollified with gold ; the of the Pacific for pearl and tortoiseshell : most strict and watchful keepers and guardians this vessel brought poor Rutherford from gate that opens not to gold.

Bars, stone walle Owhyhee, where he had been left sick, to and the indissoluble bonds of wedlock, all yield the Poverty Bay of Captain Cook, or one to the force of gold: and what wonder if vir very near it, which the Captain put into gins, widows, matrons, vestal virgios are sold

for water, and whilst laying at anchor and bought for gold, when Christ himself was

for a day or two, the fatal calamity above so)d for silver ? AGRIPPA DE VANITATE SCLENTIARUM.

mentioned occurred. Rutherford was de

tained by these uncivilized cannibals for Gold, yellow, jaundiced ore, the wise, The bright, the learned too, bage owned thy observed sufficient of their manners, cus

several years, during which period he power ; Which een ihe virtue of the virtuous tries, toms, habits, and religion, to enable him When fickle Fortune's frowns upon them to draw up a very singular and faithful low'r.

picture of these extraordinary beings. For thee the Georgian matron, ruthless fiend ! Charaoter of the New Zealanders, Remorselessly betrays her sacred trust, These people of Polynesia exhibit, with. Ņor hesitates the dearest ties to rend, And sells her offspring to the Turkman's lust. vice and the virtues of the savage state.

remarkable boldness of relief, both the Great Is thy power I-When Gaul's ferocious They present a striking contrast to the hordes

timid and luxurious Otaheitans, and the Deluged Italia's plains, and spurn'd Rome's hardiest warriors, naught could blunt masculine independence they at once ma..

miserable outcasts of Australia. The Nought but thy beaps their savage fury turad. nifested in their first encounters with us,

and the startling resistance they offered The Alman Hackbut and Italian lance Have oft been summond at thy dread come mulate the feelings of curiosity with which

to our proud pre-eminence, served to stimand; Thy power hath waked the murderous can. we are now accustomed to regard them. non's trance,

The interest which they thus excite is. And wasted many a falr and happy lapd:

probably created, in a great degree, by The form that tenants yon turf cover'd mound the prevailing disposition of our minds to. Was erst a parent's joy--the village pride ; regard with anxious attention any display The scatter'd Bowers still wither on the of human power. The New Zealanders

ground, Her lover left ber for a wealthier bride!

are not a feeble or a timid people. · From

the days of their first intercourse with List to the booming of that passing bell, Europeans they gave blow for blow. It sounds the dirge of one in manhood's prime. They did not stand still to be slaughtered, Forsook his God and stain’d bls sont with like the Peruvians by the Spaniards ; but

they tried the strength of the club against All bow the knee before thy glittering shrine; stroyed, sometimes treacherously, always

the flash of the musket. They have deVile dross 1 for ever let this prayer be mine, cruelly, the people of many European May heaven avert thy influence from me! vessels, from the days of their first discon.

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very to our own times;--but it would be difficult to say that they had no justifica.

tion in our agressions, whether immediate THE NEW ZEALANDERS. or recollected-or at any rate that they

did not strongly feel the necessity for selle We copy the following particulars of defence on all such occasions. They are this strange portion of the human race ignorant of some of the commonest arts from the ninth part of the Library of En- their clothing is rude, their agriculture tertaing Knowledge, published since our imperfect, they have no knowledge of last. Of all the volumes that have yet metals, writing is unknown to them ; been issued, we think this by far the most and yet they exhibit the keenest sense of interesting; it not only comprises a clever the value of those acquirements which condensation of all the authentic accounts render Europeans so greatly, their supe-. given of the country of New Zealand and riors. Many of the natives have volunits inhabitants by voyagers and residents, tarily undertaken a voyage to England, but it has embodied in it a curious and that they might see the wonders of civilizaminute original narrative by a sailor of tion ;-and when they have looked upon the name of Rutherford, who had the our fertile fields, our machines for the good fortune to escape with life when the abridgment of human labour, our manu. natives inbumanely massacred nearly the factories, they have begged to be sent

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back to their own country, with the means possesses a character which, at no distant
of imitating what their own progress ena- period, may become an example of the
bled them to comprehend were blessings. rapidity with which the 'barbarian may
Their passion is war; and they carry on be wholly refined, when brought into
that excitement in the most terrific way contact with a nation which neither in-
that the fierceness of man has ever de- sults nor oppresses him, and which exhi-
vised; - they devour their slaughtered bits 10 him ihe influence of a benevolent
enemies. And yet they feel that this rude religion in connexion with the force of
warfare may be assisted by the arts of practical knowledge.
destruction which civilized men employ ; Tattooing:- The tattooing of the young
and they come to us for the musket and New Zealander, before he takes his rank
the sword, 10 invade or to repel the in as one of the warriors of his tribe, is
vader. All these, and many more fea. doubtless also intended to put his inan.
lures of their character, shew an intel. hood to the proof; and may thus be re-
lectual vigour, which is the root of ului, garded as having the same object with
male civilization. They are not insensi. those ceremonies of Initiation, as they
ble to the arts of cultivated life, as the have been called, which are practised
New Hollander is ;-or wholly bound in among some other savage nations on the
the chain of superstitions which control admission of an individual to any new de-
the efforts of the docile Hindoo, and hold gree of honour or chieftainship. Among
his mind in thraldom. They are neither many nations of the American Indians,
apathetic as the Turk, who believes indeed, this cutting and marking of the
nothing can change the destiny of him- person is one of the principal inflictions
self or his nation, nor self-satisfied as to which the aspirants is required to sub-
the poor Tartar, who said, “ Were I to mit on such occasions. Thus, in the ac-
boast, it would be of that wisdom I have count which Rochefort, in his History of
received from God; for as, on the one the Antilles, I gives us of the initiation of
hand, I yield to none in the conduci of a warrior among the people of those is-
war, so on the other, I have my talent in lands, it is stated thai the father of the
writing, inferior perhaps only to them young man, after a very rude flagella-
who inhabit the great cities of Persia or tion of his used to proceed to scarify
India. of other nations, unknown to (as he expresses it) his whole body with
me, I do not speak*," The New Zea à tooth of the animal called the acouti ; $
Jander knows his own power as a savage; and ther, in order to heal the gashes thus
but he also knows that the people of made, he rubbed into them an infusion of
European communities have a niuch more pimento, which occasioned an agonizing
extensive and durable power, which he pain to the poor patient; but it was in-
is desirous to share. He has his instru- dispensable that he should endure the
ments of bone, but he asks for iran; he whole without the least contortion of
has his club, but he comes to us for a countenance or any other evidence of
musket. Baubles he despises. He pose suffering. Wherever, indeed, the spirit
sesses the rude arts of savage nations in of war has entered largely into the institu-
an eminent degree: he can carve ele- tions of a people, as it has almost always
gantly in wood, and he is tattooed with a done among savage and imperfectly civi-
graceful minuteness which is not devoid lized nations, we find traces of similar
of symmetrical elegance. Yet he is not observances. Something of the same ob.
insensible to the value of the imitativę ject which has just been attributed to the
arts of Europeans, and he takes delight tallooing of the New Zealanders, and the
in our sculpture and our paintings. His more complicated ceremonies of initiation
own social habits are unrefined- his cooka practised among the American Indians,
ery is coarse--his articles of furniture are may be recoynised even in certain of the
rude. Yet he adapts himself at once to rites of European chivalry, whether we
the usages of the best English society, take them as described in the learned vo-
and displays that ease and self-confidence lumes of Du Cange, or in the more amus-
which are the peculiar marks of indivi- ing recitals of Cervantes.
dual refinement. He exhibits little con The New Zealanders, like many other
tradiction between his original condition
of a cappibal at home, and his assumed + See a very learned and ample account of
one of a gentleman here. Add to all this, these initiations, as practised both in ancient
that he is as capable of friendship as of and modern times, in Lafitan, vol, 1. p. 9).

259, and val. ii. p. 1-55
enmity,—and we shall have no difficulty # § 108, an quoted by Lafilan, vol. il. p.
in perceiving that the New Zealander 15.

In his Histoire Naturelle des Isles An.

tilles, Rochefort de cribes tbe Acouti, and • History of the Tartars; quoted in Fer. states, that its teeth cut like a razor. gusson's Civil Society,

passage ju Läfitan, vol. ll. p. 221;.

See the

savages, are also in the habit of anointing vestigations, likewise, must be considered themselves with a 'mixture of grease and to have sufficiently proved, that the wave red ochre. This sort of rouge is very of population, which has spread itself much used by the women, and “ being over so large a portion of the surface of generally," says Cook, " fresh and wet the globe, has flowed from the same cen. upon their cheeks and foreheads, was tral region which all history points to as easily transferred to the noses of those the cradle of our race, and which may be who thought fit to salute them; and that here described generally as the southern they were not wholly averse to such tract of the great continent of Asia. This familiarity, the noses of several of our prolific clime, while it has on the one people strongly testified.” “ The faces hand sent out its successive 'detachments of the men," he adds, “ were not so of einigrants to occupy the wide plains of generally, painted; yet we saw one, Europe, has on the other discharged its whose whole body, and even his gar- overflowing numbers upon the islands of iments, were rubbed oves with dry ochre, the Pacific, and, with the exception of of which he kept a piece constantly in his New Holland and a few other lands in its hand, and was every minute renewing the immediate vicinity, the population of decoration in one part or another, where which seems to be of African origin, has, he supposed it was become deficient*." in this way, gradually spread a race of

It has been conjectured, that this paints common parentage over all of them, from ing of the body, among ils other uses, those that constitute what has been called might also be intended, in some cases, as the great ludian Archipelago, in the im.' a protection against the weather, or, in mediate neighbourhood of China, to the other words, to serve the same purpose as

Sandwich Isles and Easter Island, in the clothing. Even where there is no plas- remotest east of that immense expanse of tering, ihe tattooing may be found to in waters. The Malay language is spoken, durate the skin, and to render it less sen- although in many different dialects and sible to cold. This notion, perhaps, de- degrees of corruption, throughout the rives some confirmation from the appear.' whole of this extensive range, which, ance which these marks often assume. measured in one direction, stretches over Cook describes some of the New Zea- nearly half the equatorial circumference landers, whom he saw on his first visit to of the globe, and in another over at least the country, as having their thighs stain- seventy degrees of latitude. The people ed entirely black, with the exception only are all also of the same brown or copper of a few narrow lines, “so that at first complexion, by which the Malay is dissight,” says he," they appeared to wear tinguished from the white man on the one striped breechest.” The Baron de Hum hand, and the negro on the other. boldt, too, informs us, that the Indians of In New Zealand, however, as, indeed, Guiana sometimes imitate, in the oddest in most of the other seats of this race, the manner, the clothes of Europeans in paint. inhabitants are distinguished from each ing their skin. This observant traveller other by a very considerable diversity in was much amused by seeing the body of the shades of what may be called the coma native painted to represent a blue jac. mon hue.' Crozet was so much struck ket and black buttons. The missionaries with this circumstance, that he does not also told him that the people of the Rio hesitate to divide them into three classes, Caura painted themselves of a red ground, --whites, browns, and blacks,-the last and then variegate the colour with trạns of whom he conceives to be a foreign adverse stripes of silver mica, so that they mixture received from the neighbouring look most gallantly dressed. I The paint. continent of New Holland, and who, by ed cheeks that were once common in Eu. their union with the whites, the original rope, and are still occasionally seen, are inhabitants of the country, and still derelics of the same barbarism.

cidedly the prevalent race, have produced Origin of the New Zealanders.--No those of the intermediate colour. § Whatdoubt whatever can exist as to the rela. ever may be thought of this hypothesis, tionship of the New Zealanders to the nu- it is certain that in some parts of New merous other tribes of the same complex- Zealand, the natives are much fairer than ion, by whom nearly all the islands of the in o!hers. Cook remarks, in the account

South Sea are peopled, and who, in phy- of his first voyage, that the people about sical conformation, language, religion, institutions, and babits, evidenily consti

$ Nouveau Voyage a la Mer du Sun, pp 52 tute only one great family. Recent in and 137. It is to be observed, however, that

by white M. Crozet means here a complexion • Cook's First Voyage, ii. 314.

no darker than that of the people in the south + Id. vol. il,

of Europe. Vide

This is nearly the Voyages aux Regions Equinoctiales, t. vi. genuine Malay hue. He saw only a few New

Zealanders as white as the French.

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