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Vendrapedroo, rambling one day on Many days they coafted along the the confines of the jungle, with his
, hunta fores of the continent, in conformity to ing spear in his hand, beheld his proud their orders not to return till a ceriain neighbour taking an airing in his palan- portion of time had elapsed, at the expia quin, attended by his faves; when a ration of which, a fabricated ftory of the roval tyger, suddenly springing from his natural death of the fick man might bear lurking place, overiet the carriage, and the "faireft semblance” of authenticity. disperted the attendants; but before he Al length, excised by an irresistible cacould seize his prey, the intrepid Hindoo riofity to ascertain the event of their ar. Tushed upon the brindled beafi, and plun- tifice, they resolved to return by the lame Bed his weapon into its heart.
track, and go again on shore, to feck the The bravery of this action resounded remains of the deserted exile. throughout the country, and Shamarauze It is not ealy to conceive how greatly long the wed every mark of kindness and they were confused and astonished to find gratitude to his deliverer.
him not only alive, but enjoying a better In procets of time Vendrapedroo fell ftate of health than they had ever before ill of a climacteric disease, in which he known him poflek. They concluded was advised by a wandering Bramin to that he muft have been supplied with the make a voyage to sea, as the only method mcans of sufittence by fome supernatural of accelerating bis recovery.
power; and, having no apology to offer The envious Shamarauze could not for their perfidy, endeavoured to divert refift the impulse of his predominant paf- his artention by curious interrogations fon; he was impatient to put into prac. "Come along with me," said he," and tice a project haftiy formed; and for "I will thew you how I have been supthis purpoie he offered his galley to the “ plied with food and medicine.” unsuspecting man, according to the cus They followed, and he led them to the tom of the times, to coaft along the shore centre of the island, where they entered for a few days; and, to navigate it, put a little thicket of Sugar Canes.' He took on board some of his trufty Naves, to one of them, and, bruising it with a whom he gave secret orders to run into large ftone, expressed the juice, saying, an uninhabited island, and there to set Though you left me here to perish of the poor valetudinarian on thore, in order ficknels and hunger, from hence bave I that he might perish.
obtained health and nutriment." A stranger himselt to artifice, and un The conscioufness of their guilt struck ļuspicious of others, Vendrapedroo fell them dumb; but the generous man reinto the snare, accepting the proffered lieved them from their embarrassinent, kindness with confidence and thankful- by observing that he knew they aded ness. Every neceffary preparation was only from compulfion, and was too well foon made ; and after proftrating him. convinced that their Lord was the grand Self at the pagoda, and imploring the fa- projector of this internal plot. They arvour of all the benevolent deities, he em- knowledged the truth, and deprecated barked, under the auspices of a cloudless his pardon for the part they had taken. sky and a reviving breeze.
He as readily forgave them, and propoTowards the evening, they beheld the fed, that since a failure in their expedie Doping shores of the destined island; and, tion would inevitably subject them to the as the unhappy man's malady increased, rage of a violent master, on whole cathey propofed to disembark and reft for price their lives depended, they Mould the night under the thick toliage of the return without him, as faithful to their over-arching banyan.
truft, while he patiently submitted him. For this purpose they ran up a creek, self to his fate. moored their vessel, toek fome refresh This instance of unexampled submisment, and, making a futt bed of leaves, fion overcame them; and, at their delaid their charge a little diftance from the parture, they invoked Heaven to shower spot where they betook themselves to blessings on his head, and favour him reft, under a feigned anxiety for his quiet. with a speedy release.
Waiting till the dead of night, the On their return, their mafter received treacherous crew ftole away, got on them with every mark of satisfaction, and board, and put off to sea with the great- applauded their fidelity in the work on eft expedition and filence, rejoicing in the which he had employed them, shortly accomplishment of theic purpose, and after taking quiet possession of the lands confident that the unbappy victim mult of his late injured neighbour. foon inevitably perifh.
Some months had rolled away, when
a casual circumstance led to a develope. on Vendrapedroo, and finally procured ment of this nefarious stratagem. for him a grant of the island, as the re
The tyranical Shamarauze, for some ward of his deferis. He then turned his petty offence, had duomed one of his late attentions towards his adversary, whom confidential agents to a fevere chatile. he caused to be divelled of his poffeffions, ment. The poor mienial wished to avenge and transported to the Formnate Illani, himlelf, and resulved to seize the oppor- to become the Nave of Vendrapedroo, tunity that chance had now thrown in his and do the druilgery of his manufactorway.
ies, whose affiduous exertions foon adHe fled by night to the Rajah, and vanced him to wealth and honour. Sumade an ampie confeffion of all he knew. gar*, for its medical and other propera This Chief was naturaily a lover of jur. ties, became an invaluable article of comtice and humanity; and he expressed the merce, and the spot which was chosen utmost abhorrence at the disclosure of for his destruction was foon frequented fuch a scene of confummate villainy. by traders of every description. Succeed
However modern philosophy might ing generations respect his memory, and have laboured to refine away guilt, and diftant lands enjoy the benefit of his misprove Gratitude no Virtue, every honest fortune. heart spurns with indignation at the idea Thus very trivial causes often produce of ingratitude, from a natural antipathy the moft important effects, although hu. to its blackness and deformity; and we man foresighe is exceedingly circumscrib. have very frequent proofs of its being ed, and we are ever unwilling to conlider viewed with deteftation by the eye of evils as “ blessings in disguise." the omniscient and omnipotent Being, As we tread the labyrinth of life, we by his making it the object of his fearful fee not the hand which conducts us, and refentment.
are ignorant of the goal to which our laThe generous Rajah fought the ba. bours tend. When the path is smooth nished man in his retreat ; and, having a and strewed with flowers, we rejoice : ready penetration, eafily conceived that but whenrugged and planted with thorns, the Sugar Cane, thus accidentally disco. we repine. By submitting resignedly to vered, would one day be accounted å misfortunes, we feel them lote their very valuable acquisition.
force, while the impatient man ftruggles Vendrapedroo had naturally a sound with them like a lion in the roils. "Unjudgment and a fertile invention : he cul- able to judge for ourselves, we ioo often iivated the Cane with astonishing success, reflect on the proceedings of Providence ; and had contrived a machine of great but, on a retrospective view, our hearts powers, on a simple construction, to ex cannot but acknowledge the wisdom and tract the sugar in large quantities. the justice of this supernatural Agent,
His patron knew how io appreciate the whole eyes penetrate into futurity, and merit, while he felt juftly dispołed to whose hands poffc is the powers of retripunith ingraiitude. He lavished favours bution!
PO E T R Y.
FOR THE EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.
ELOQ'ENCE, AN ODE. EARD ye those loud contending waves
That shook Cecropia's pillar'd ftate? Saw
the mighty from their graves Look up and tremble at her face? Who shall calm the angry storm! Who the giant task perform,
And bid the raging tumult cease?
See! the son of Hermes rise,
Hush the noise and soothe to peace.
O'er llifsus' winding stream,
The muses smiling by supreme.
Sugar was first imported into Europe in the 17th century from Afia. It was attempted in vain to cultivate it in Italy - It was not known in America till about the year 1510, when it was carried thither by the Spaniards and Portuguese, and has since become, in almost all countries, a capital article of trade.Vide Robertson's Hift. Chas. Y,
FOR THE EDINBURGY MAGAZINE,
TO A BAGPIPL.
AIL! Bagpipe, hail! misca'd by some, Hark ! from the regions of the north
Who on guittars an' fiddles chrum, The reddening storm of battle pours,
Wha ducts an' cantatas hum, Rolls along the trembling earth,
In foreign twang; Faftens on th' Olynthian towers.
Come ! screed me up a dainty buin, “ Where'refts the sword, where fleep
A highlan lang. o the brave “ Awake! Cecropia's ally save.
The breathing flute, the trembling lyre,
Hac aften kindled safe delire, “ From the fury of the blast
Hae set the Bardies faul on fire « Bursts the storm on Phocis' walls; 66 Rise! or Greece for ever falls;
Wi' heavenly notes; Up, or Freedom breathes her last. Conie, Bagpipe, come! a sang inspire
O'gude braid Scots. The jarring states obsequious now View the Patriot's hand on high,
'Mang Inawy hills, by mists o'erhung, Thunder gathering in his brow,
Whare Galdus faught, whare Oslian suny, Lightening flashing from his eye.
The pipe has loud an' aften rung;
The Clans afar, Borne by the tide of words along,
Lap at the sound ; baich auld an' youngo One mind, one voice, inspire the throng,
They ruth'd to war. “ To armis! to arms ! to arms ! they cry, " Grasp the shield, and draw the sword, The pipers loud an' louder blew, • Lead us to Philippi's lord,
The battle fierce aa' fiercer grew, “ Let us conquer him--or die!"
The Romans ran, Norwegians flew,
The Danes they fell,
The news to cell.
Columbia's fields--Batavia's ftanks,
The pipe has led the Scoccish ranks And o'er the Adriatic flew,
Victorious on ; To where the Tiber pours his urn; It weel deserves a nation's thanks, She struck the rude Tarpeian rock,
Tho'ca'd a drong. Sparks were kindled by the stroke; Again thy fires began to burn.
Aft ba'e I seen the highlan crew
Wi' plaid an' kilt o'tartan hue Now shining forth thou mad's compliant Duneiden's ftrects paradin thro' The Conscript Fachers to thy charms,
To cheerfu' drumia; Rouz’d the world-beftriding Giant, While “ O the bony white an blue" Sinking fast in Bavery's arms.
The bagpipes bunia. I see thee stand by Freedom's fane, The squeekin fife, the trumpet's blaw, Ponring the persuasive strain,
Ne'er charm'd a highlan lad at a'; Giving vast conceptions birth,
Let "owre the hills an' far awa" Hark! I hear thy thunder found,
On bagpipes rairin, Shake the forum round and rouod,
An then he'll lay down ony twa Shake the pillars of the earth.
As dead as herria. First born of Liberty divine !
Returnin' fra the battle keen, Put on Religion's bright array,
Lads wi' their lasses wad convene, Speak ! and the starless grave shall shine,
An' lilt it owre the gowany green, The portal of eternal day.
To pises sae clear ;
Their fathers frae their cluds wad lean, Rise, kindling with the orient beam,
To see an' hear Let Calvary's hill inspire the theme,
Unfold the garments rollid in blood : Oh-on-o-ri! the chanter fails, O touch the foul, touch all her chords Whase music bum'd upo' the gales, With all th’ omnipoience of words, That rouz'd the hills an' chcar'd the vales And point the way to heaven to God.
In days o'yore,
M. The pipe in unco lands bewails, Forresler's Wynd, 13 July 1799.
· Its ain dear shore.
BY DR. W. H. TYTLER.
Waes me! but dowie is the tune,
Arm'd with the Whirlwind's stormyforce, es Fareweel Lochaber,” left owre foon, Rude March arrests his fiery course, The Piper c'es the wanin' moon,
Sweeps o'er the bending Wood, and roars In wastlin' kies,
Infuriate round the wave-worn Shores; Thar hung his kintra hills aboon,
O'er the young Bud while April pours A fhield in fize!
The pearly Hail's ungenial show'rs, Och, Morven! a' thy music's dead,
Yet balmy Gales and cloudless Skies The fhrep are come, thy bairns are fled,
Shall hence in brighi succession rife; The moist row'd ghaist, baith grim an dread, Hence Maia's Flow’rs the brow of Spring His visage fhaws;
adorn, The thriftle thakes his lonely head,
Hence Summer's waving Fields and AuQa ruin'd wa's!
tumn's plenteous Horn!
From climes where Hyperborean rigours A' ye wha fud your kintra keep,
frown, O! dinina, dinna fa afleep ;
See his bold hands the warlike Vet'ran Let Scotia's childer nae mair weep
bring; Their kintra's ills;
Rous'd by the Royal Youth's renown There's 's room for men as weel's for sheep! Loud Austria's Eagle claps her vig'rous On highlan' hills.
wing, Rouze up the pipe's inspiring strain,
Mid' fair Hefperia's ravag'd Dales ! Till a' the Grampiano ring again,
The shouts of Warthe Gallic Plund'rers hear, An' lear' the droopin highlan' men,
Th' avenging arm of Justice learn to fear; Industry's arts;
And low his creft th’insulting Despot vails, Then Gallia's fons may try in vain
While their collected Navy's force
Speedso'er the Wave its desultory course,
From Britain's guardian Fleet receding far, Forrester's Woud, 13 July 1799.
Their proudest wreath to 'scape, nor meet
the shock of War! ODE
EPITAPH ON LORD MONBODDO.
tear, Set to Music by Sir W. Parfons.
Weep o'er the dust of great Monboddo TIL Shall the brazen
here : Drown every softer found : A Judge upright to mercy ftill inclin'd, Still thall Ambition's iron Car
A gen'rous friend, a father fond and kind; It's crimfon axles whirl around! His Country's pridc for kill in Grecian Shall the sweet Lyre and Flute no more lore,
With gentle defcant sooche the shore, And all antiquity's invalu'd store. Pour in melodious strain the votive Lay- Yet, full of days, the fage refign’d his And hail in notes of Peace our Monarch's
breath, Natal Day?
And, long prepar'd, funk easy down in 0, Seraph Peace, to thee the Eye
deach. Looks onward with delighted gaze; Now with thy Plato fhalt thou rest in For thee the Matron breathes the figh
peace, To thee their vows the Virgins raise; And tho' thy life on earth for ever cease, For thee the Warrior cuts his courfe Yet, like the Sun, thy works the world Thro' armies rang'd in martial force,
fhall light, Tho' diftant far thy holy form is seen, Still warm to virtue, still like him be bright; And Mountains rife, and Occans roll be- Thy fame, like him, e'en to the fkies fall tween !
foar, Yet ev'ry sword that War unscaths, And last, like him, till time shall be no And ev'ry fhout that Conqued breathes,
more, Serve but to makethy blest return more fure, While the full blaze to little stars returns, Thy glorious form more bright, thy empire Who from thy dazzling beanis illume their
more fecure ! When Northward from his wintry goal, Look down, bleft shade ! accept the votive Returns the radiant God of Day,
lay, And, climbing from th' Antarctic Pole, Which one, not quite unknown, desires to Pours ev'ry hour a stronger ray,
pay, Yet, as he mounts thro' Vernal Signs, Laments, yet hails, thy flight to realms of Oft with diminish'd beams he shines;
tongue of War
SOLOMON AND SHEBA, AN ODE.
And first his courtly tongue
To soothe Arabia's queen in beauty's pride.
The same descriptive strain (T was in that resplendent reign,
He once employ'd again,
To welcome home his fair Egyptian bride. O’er favour'd Israel's happy land
Thar strain on which the rural musc Profusely shed her influence bland;
Had lavith'd all her richest hues t ; Beneath the sceptre mild
While Me his fancy bade compare
To Gilead's goats her dancing hair !
Her luscious lips to threads of scarlet hue,
Her teeth to flocks emergent from the fhore*
fream; As fill'd with brilliant gems each princely Her fately neck to David's lofty tow'r, dome,
Her breasts to twin-born rocs, that crop the And deck'e each humble roof with pre
But now he trikes the lyre again,
And wakes a mournful, moral strainfo: ing streett.
And paints, in mystic diction sage,
The various wants and woes of age : ANTISTROPHE I.
When life is but disease,
And pleasures cease to please; 'Twas then that on some festive day, When all the days of joy are o'er, In all his royal rich array,
And Music's daughters sing no more; The mighty monarch fat alone
When each fair window shall be clos'd in Majestic on his iv'ry throne I;
night; His nobles rang'd around,
When Hope shall languish, and Desire With years and wisdom crown'd;
shall fail; And near himself, a lovely guest, The manfion's trembling guards forget The queen of Sheba's realnis was their might, plac'd ) :
And causeless terrors ev'ry hour affail ; To please whose curious ear, with notes Till death at last relieve the weary soul, divine,
And loose the silver cord, and break the
The theme which last the monarch His glitt'ring harp of almug wood to
chose, bring ll.
To fill sublimer rapture rose, O'er all the strings with rapid touch he He sung celestial Wisdom's praise fill ; ran;
Her birch before the first of days; And, after prelude short, the royal bard be
Before the sacred light gan :
Unveil'd its radiance bright ;
* And King Solomon made a navy of ships ; and they came to Ophir, and got from thence gold, 1 Kings ix. 26. 28. † And the king made filver to be in Jerusalem as stones for abundance, chap. x. 27.
See a splendid description of this throne, 1 Kings X. 18, et seq. $ i Kings, chap. x.
1. And the king made of the alnıug trees pillars for the house of the Lord, and for the king's house, harps also, and psalteries for fingers, chap. X. 12.
# Canticles, chap. iv. I.-5.