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ma!, I was, by his perfuafions, induced with above four gallons of fine clarified to make a third and lart attempt in com- fat, or rather oil, though there was pany with him. Thus, having once wasted, perhaps, as much more. This more discovered the snake, we discharged I delivered to the surgeons at Devil's both our pieces at once, and with this Harwar, for the ufe of the wounded men good effect, that he was now, by one of in the hospital, for which I received their us, shot through the head. David, who hearty thanks; it being considered, par-, was made completely happy by this suc- ticularly for bruises, a very, excellent cefstul conclusion, ran leaping with joy, remedy. When I fignified my surprise and loft no time in bringing the boat. to see the snake ftill living after he was rupe, in order to drag him down to the deprived of his inteftines and skin, Caracance; but this again proved not a very inaca, the old negro, wheiher from expeealy undertaking, t:nce the creature, not- rience or tradition, assured me he would withitanding its being mortally wounded, not die till after sunset. The negroes still continued to wreath and twist about now cut him in sices, in order to dress in fuch a manner as rendered it dangerous and feast on him, they all declaring that for any perfon to approach him. The he was exceedingly good and wholesome, negro, however, having made a running but, to their great mortification, I refused noole on the rope, after some fruit- to give my concurrence, and we rowed less attempts to make an approach, threw down with the skin to Devil's Harwar. it over his head with much dexterity; « Of this species several skins are preand now, all taking hold of the rope, we

served in the British and Mr. Parkin. dragged him to the beach, and tied son's Museums. It is called by Mr. him to the stern of the canoe, to Weftly Lyboija, and Boa in the British take him in tow. Being still alive, he Encyclopædia, to which publication I kept fwimming like an eel; and I having refer the reader for the perfect account, no relish for luch a flipmate on board, and an excellent engraving of this wonwhofe length (notwithitanding, to my derful creature, which, in the Colony of attonishment, all the negroes declared it Surinam, is called Aboma. Its length, to be but a young one come to about when full grown, is said to be sometimes half its growth) I found, upon measuring forty feet, and more than four feet is it, to be twenty-two feet and some inches, circumference ; its colour is a greenish and its thickness about that of my black black on the back; a fine browniih yelboy Quaco, who might then be about low on the sides, and a dirty white under twelve years old, and round whose waist the belly; the back and fides being fpolI lince measured the creature's skin. ted with irregular black rings, with a

“Being arrived along-side of the Cha- pure white in the middle. Its head is Ton, the next consideration was how to broad and fat, small in proportion to dispose of this immense animal; when it the body, with a large mouth, and a douwas at length delermined to bring him on ble row of teeth; it has two bright proAhore at Barbacoeba, to have him skin- minent eyes, covered all over with scales, ned, and take out the oil, &c. In order tome about the size of a thilling ; and to effect this purpose, the negro David, under the body, near the tail, armed having climbed up a tree with the end of with two strong claws, like cock-fpurs, to the rope, let it down over a strong forked help it in seizing its prey. It is an ambough, and the other negroes hoitted up phibious animal, that is, it delights in the Inake, and fulpended him from the low and mar!hy places, where it lies coiled. tree. This done, David, with a sharp up like a rope, and concealed under moss, knife between his teeth, now left the rotten timber, and dried leaves, to seize tree, and clung fast upon the monster its prey by surprize, which from its im. which was till twisting, and began his inenle bulk it is not active enough to operations by ripping it up, and stripping pursue. When hungry it will devour down the skin as he defcended. Though any animal that comes within its reach, I perceived that the animal was no longer and is indifferent whether it is a Noth, a able to do him any injury, I confefs I wild boar, a stag, or even a tiger ; rourd conid not without emotion fee a man which having twisted itself by the help ftark naked, black and bloody, clinging of its claws, so that the creature cannot with arms and legs round the limy and escape, it breaks, by its irresistible yet bleeding monster. This labour, force, every bone in the animal's body, however, was not without its use, fince which it then covers over with a kind of he not only dextrouby finished the opera. flime or faver froin its mouth, to make tion, but provided me, besides the ikin, it dide; and, ar laft, gradually fucks it

in till it disappears : after this the Abo- Stedman adds concerning another fisike ma cannot shift its situation, on account of this species, though not from his own of the great knob of knot which the lwal. personal knowledge : lowed prey occasions in that part of the “ Who would believe, that almot a body where it reits, till it is digested ; whole detachment of eighty marines, one for till then it would hinder the Inake day marching through a thick woord, from sliding along the ground. During imagined, to a man, that they were fepthat time the Abema wants no other ping one after another over a large fallen fubfiftence. I have been told of negroes tree, that obstructed their way, till at being devoured by this animal, and am length it began to move, and proved to dilposed to credit the account ; for thould be no other than a full-grown serpent they chance to come within its reach when of the Aboma kind, measuring, accord. hungry, it would as certainly seize them as ing to Colonel Fourgeond's computation, any other animal. I do not apprehend that between thirty and forty feet in length; its ficth, which is very white, and looks yet this is an indubitable truth. The like that of fish, is in any respect perni. above animal was neither killed nor hurt; cious to the ftomach. I should bave had theColonelordering the remaining party to 10 objection to the negroes eating it till form in a half circle and march around it was consumed, had I not observed a it, in order that they themselves, at the kind of dillatisfaction among the re fame time, might escape every danger maining marines, who would not have from the moniter's matchless strength." been pleased with my giving the negroes It may be observed of thele two acthe ule of the kettle to boil it. The bite counts, that they contribute to confirm of this trake is faid not to be venomous; each other, both with respect to the ex. cor do I believe it bites at all froin any treme indolence of this gigantic reptile, other impulle than that of hunger." and to its indifpofition to do mischief,

The preceding account is embellished unless provoked by, kunger. It is said with a very good print, representing the to sublift chiefly on the imaller ncxious Inake suspended from a tree, and the ne- animals, which abound in sultry and gro, fixed on the upper part of its valt marily soils. M. Adamson conjicbody, in the act of ripping it up, while tures, probably enough, in his “Voyage two others are holding it aloft by means up the River Senegal," that its use inay

be to diminish and keep down that proli. That we may finish in this place all fic breed, which, in a genial climate, that remains to be said of this extraordina- might otherwise increase to a multitudiry animal, we will here fühjoin, though it nous and mischievous excess. be in the Second Volume, what Captain

(To be continued.)

of the rope.

Mr. Inlard's Vindication of his Conduet re at present, moderation and modesty might cer. Westing the Putlication of the supposed Sbakspeare tainly have been deman led; but there qualities, MS 1. bring a Prejnce or Introduction to a Reply we are ferry to say, are not to be found in 19 the Criit ul Latcurs of Mr Malone, in tis this vindication of himself, On the contrary, Enquiry, Ec." Svo. Faulder.

with a rage very unfavourable to the idea of

innocence, he reproaches Mr. M.Jone with A

S the profligate forgery of which this having timed the publication of his detection,

Pamplilet is the fubject is now universally in order to influence the public opinion readmitted, we expected that the Author, Mr. {pecting Vortigern. We believe Mc Malone Ireland, sen. (admitting him to have been has not that merit to boast of, but that it was the dupe of his son) would have thewn soine the mere effect of chance. If he really had concern at having been the instrument of such a design, the public will, and Mr. Ire. fancti ning such a fraud; some regret at hav. land ought as an innocent man, to acknow. ing occafioned so many respectable characters ledge his obligation to him, for defeating by to expose their credulity; or loine referencat any means the plan of the impodent forger. aga rift the Author (though his fwn) of so scan. With the conviction he bad of the fraud in dalous an impofition. We even looked for agitation, lince confirmed by the event, be fome pro; o's) of restitution of the money certainly was warranted in every measure te obtained under the false preterce of the Ma. might pursue to counteract the impofition ; nuscripts being the genuine productions of but, as we have already observed, we believe Shak(peare. Circunstanced as the Author is he has to claim to any applauft on that

ground

ground. The friends of this Author Should Poems. By William Mafon, M. A. Vol. III. whisper in his ear, that virulent invectives

8vo. 1797 againīt the detectors of the forgery have no This venerable bard, alter delighting the lendency to establish the opinion of his being public more than half a century, full of years free from any concern in the fabrication of it. and literary fúne, at the age of near 72, of. Tlie mystery which hangs over the whole fers to the world the present Volume, con, transaction, we feare is yet to be cleared up. lifting of a few occasional Odes, &c. which he

had before publiched separately, but which A Treatise or Nervous Diseases, in which are could not be inserted in the last edition of his introduced jome Observations on the Structure and Poems, in two Volumes, 1796, without too Functions of tbe Nerarous Syftem; ard fuch an much increasing their fize. To these are lovelization of tbe Symptoms and Causes of these added such as have stolen into the world surDicaies as may lead 10 a rational and successful reptitiouny, and others (chiefly juvenile Mribed of Cure. By Sayer Walker, M. D. Svo. compositions), which he was aware exalted Phillips.

in manuscripts in the hands of different

per. Dr. Walker does not profess to treat syste fons ; and two Dramas, which had re. matically of those diseases which are classed ceived the approbation of certain poetical under Spasmi and Debilitates by Sauvages, and critical friends of unquestioned judgment, or under Neuroses by Dr.Cullen ; but of symp- many of them fince dead. Moft of thele toms which are more nearly or more remotely pieces will be received with pleasure by every connected with each of them ; ro observing reader of taste. The Dramas are, first, that these symptoms occur in patients who have “ Sappho," a lyrical performance in thire"

Dever been vifited by a distinct paroxism of acts, which we have heard was formerly lec : either of these diseases, it became neceffary to

to music by Giardini ; it has not, however, give a general history of them in the manner been represented on the Stage. The second, in which they most usually occur, and without entitled, “ Argentile and Curan," is a legenany regard to a particular nosological arrange- dary drama, written about the year 1766 on ment Accordingly,"after some remarks on the the old English model, and is taken froin ftru&ure and fun&tions of the nervous system,

Warner's “ Albion's England." This piece, a large detail is given of sensations described though probably intended for the Stage, les ty the patient, or symptoms which have oc. never been offered to it; though we think, curred to the notice of the practitioner. with some alteration, it would be not unlikely There are arranged under the different func

to succeede Lons which are affected by them; and the morbid state of the circulating, respiratory,

The Environs of London; being on Hifcrical and cther actions of the system, as influenced Account of the Toruns, Villages, and lawilus, by these diseases, is pointed out. The fub wirbin Truclae Miles of bat Cupital : is. jeas most liable to the influence of these teriperjed with Biograpb cal Anecdues. complaints, from some peculiarity of tempe .

the Rev. Daniel Lyons. Vol. IV. 4to. rament, are described; and, in connection Cadeil and Davies. with this, some of the causes which operate Having already noticed the former Volumes More immediately or more remotely in the

of this work in our Magazines, Vol. XXIII. production of the diseases are enumerated. P-32.and Vol.XXVIII. p. 30. and 261. we shall In treating of the method of cure, the ac on the present occafion only observe, that Mr. tention is first directed to the general Lylons has now completed his laboricus un. circumstances under which the disease ap. dertaking in a manner as creditable to himself, pears, or with which it may be more imme. as we doubt not it will be satisfactory to the disiciy connceted ; and afterwards the more public. The fame industry in collecting, and particular mode of obviating urgent symptoms

the same judgment in selection, are here is pointed out, and such an attention to regi. displayed as in the former Volumes, and some men and diet is recommended as may con.

oversights and omissions are in the Appendix fpire, with the use of proper medicines, gra.

rectified and supplied. Gually to condud the patient to the enjoyrest of health and vigour," Such is the

Morel and Religious Publications. Marshall and account given by Dr. Walker of the White, London; and Hazard, Bath, contents of this book, which will be found

Two Volumes of linall Tracts, originally useful both to the practitioner and the issued at the small prices of one halfpenny or pacient, the latter of whom by the perusal of one penny, and seldom exceeding twopence, # may be " diverted from an iimproper de have lately come under our obfervation ; padence upeo noftrums and fancied specifics, and we have a pleasure in recommending and directed to seek the aid of inedicine under them to our readers as better calculated for a judicious and well regulatest exlfdition of the improvement and instruction of youth of

both sexes in the inferior ranks of fociety, than · The plan of this laudable undertaking, if any works we have met with intended for we are not misinformed, originated with Miss the same benevolent purposes. " Aluft of the Hannah More ; and some of the histories and tracts are made entertaining," says the Trea tales, all calculated to promote industry, mo. furer of the Society instituted for the circu. raliry, and religion, are prohably the compolation of them, “ with a view to supplane the sition of that elegant writer. Two mil.ons corrupt and vicious little books and ballads, of them have been printed within the year, which have been hung out at windows in besides great numbers in Ireland. That the the most alluring forms, or hawked through circulation nay be extended into every part town and country, and have been found so of the British dominions must be the with er highly mischievous to the community, as to every one who regards the true interests of require every attention to countcract them.” fociety.

THEATRICAL JOURNAL.

JAN. 13.

In the same city Jack Churly, who had for. YOU'NG lady appeared

first time on A

merly been an Eng.ith sailor, is now the any Stage at Drury Lant, in the charac. porter of the Gaol. Churly gets into a ser of Margaretta, in No Song No Supper, quarrel with three Neapolitan foldiers, who and exhibited talents which may hereafter seem disposed to lay viol er hands on him ; ripen into excellence. She has since perform- but in the moment when he is likely to become ed the part twice with improvement. The victim of their fury, the Count a, rise,

FXB.9. A FRIEND IN NEED, a Musical and finding he cannot fave Churly without Entertainment, by Prince Hoare, Esq. was being known, he discovers himself to the fol. acted the first time at Drury Lane. The diers, and they retire. ---Churly is so impressed characters as follow :

with gratitude for this generous protection Count Solano,

Mr. Kelly.

at such a perilous time, that he pants for an

opportunity of serving the Count in return. Jack Churly, formerly an ? Mr. Bannister, The other fuldiers who had been on the English Sailor, S jun.

watch for the Count follow him close, and Pazzarello, a Miller, Mr. Suett. Belmont,

Mr. Dignum.

at length get potlession of their prey. The

Count is thrown into the prison of which Morado, Steward to Solano, Mr. Wathen.

Churly is the porter. The Counters vitits. Carlo,

Mr. Sedgwick.

her husband in confinement, and his children Two Informers,

Meff. Maddocks.

are brought to the prison, and all are funk and Truenian

into the deepest dejection, on account of his Lieutenant,

Mr. Caulfield.

impending fate. Churly, however, advists Children, Sons of Solano,

ŞMalter Chatter the Count to change clothes with him, in cr.

cer to escape as porter of the Prisoo; bet Icy.

the Count, conceiving that Churly would then Gaoler,

Mr. Webb.

suffer instead of himself, refifts all attempts Bernardo,

Mr Banks.

to make him lave another to suffer a dearb Neapolitan Sailor, Mr.Hollingsworth. intended for himself. At length, however, Soldiers belonging to So. . ,

Churly prevails, the Count receives propei tano's Regiment,

directions how to pass the guard, and he Emilia,

Mrs. Crouch.

gets fafely out of prison. Churly then Plautina, Governess to

defires the Counters to bind his arm behind, Solaro's Children,

him, and fix him with the rope to the staple Ellen, wife to Churly, Mrs. Bland.

in the wall. This done, he sets up a loud Count Solano has killed his adversary in a cry to call the guards, who enter, while the duel, and is obliged to fly from his Country Countess, counselled by Churly, holds a stilette (Naples) ; but, anxious to sie his wife and over him, as if the had been an accomplice chkren, he returns in disguist, though his in the escape of her husband. The Guards estates are confi.cared, his aprointments dir take Churly into custody to account for his posed of, and his person proscribed. It ap- conduct: but the money which Churly fire pears that some foldiers have an intimation of in the pocket of the Count's coat, enabks his intended return, and are upon the waich him to escape with the Countess to a farm to feize him the moment he arrives, in hopes bclonging to her husband within the limits or having a reward for apprehending him of the Roman States, where they are all

} Welsh and Exans. °} Miss Decamp.

:

TO THE NEW COMEDY OF

Lúc. Charly, of course, is received by the Robbid of a Parent, ere they knewhis worth,
Count's tenants with the most cordial zeal. Each pleasing prospect clouded in its birth;
He finds his wife among them, and the Count On, may tlreir hard and hapless lot attain
promifing to give him a reward for his gene. Your kind protection :- hall they fue in
Tous services, the Piece concludes with the

vain ? happiness of all parties.

Ah, no:--for Britons, generous as hrave, This Opera is not, like the generality of With rapture fly to succur and to save.after-pieces, a work of humour, but contains My grateful heart expands with new delight, many interesting and pathetic incidents. It GRIEF and DESPAIR Thall wing their devious was received with great applause. The Mu. flight : fic is partly compiled from the Italian, and Fair Hope, serenely smiling, fills my breast, partly new by Kelly, who has thewn much And lulls each anxious thought to balmy rell, taste in the selection. The perforiners all 'Tis yours, ye liberal Patrons, yours the exerted themselves with effect.

praise,

To you the hymn of Gratitude I raise :
HAY MARKET.

Your genial kindness swells this throbbing During the month of January THE BAT

heart TLE OF EDDINGTON, a Tragedy, by John With extacy, and blunts MISFORTUNZ's Pern, Esq. which had already been publish

dart. ed, was acted two or three times by such a Bleft with your smilés, I breathe, I live again, company as could be colle&ed together at this with jucb Protectors bow can I complain!. Theatre. Much cannot be said in favour of the performers, and, therefore, the full effect of the performance could not be felt. The

PROLOGUE author, who is a man of fortune, we presume paid the expences of the representation, and certainly lost no credit by his liberality. A CURE FOR THE HEART-ACHE, F38. 9. THE EARL or WARWICK,

Written by T. W. FITZGERALD, Esq. and Taz SPOILED CHILD, were acted at this Theatre for the benefit of Mrs. Yates

WHEN invalids poffefs both faith and

wealth, (whole unfortunate catastrophe we recorded in our last Volume, page 227, 228), and her They'll

find a nastrum to restore their health ;

A panacea advertised to cure infant family. The house, with the charac

Each ill the human body can endure; Strittic liberality of the English nation, was

But our bold author claims a nobler art, very full ; and the performers, though far from excellent, appeared to do their best. So many patients he expects to see,

And advertises to relieve -THE HEART. After the play, the following Address, written by Mr. Roberts, the artist, was spoken by Now then, your mental maladies explain,

That I'm appointed as lois deputy. Mrs. Yates :

And I'll remove, or mitigate the pain s THE transient scene of mimic Passions. Does love or jealousy your peace moleft, paft,

Revenge infiame, ambition gnaw your breast ? The far more arduous talk's reserved at last. For jealousy, a sovereign balm behold, Oppreh'd with Gratitude, permit me here The husband's certain cure, a pill of Gold; To breathe the di&tates of a heart fincere ; This dose administer'd with prudent care, Cheer'd by your kindness, c'en amidit my Dispels at once the frailties of the fair ; woes,

Deprives the Proctor of his crim-con fee, My foul with renovated transport glows ! And tunes the chord that jars to harmony ; Amid these tears, the rays of joy illume Should love torment come Romeo's tieacad Th' abyss of Grief, and dissipate its gloom.

brain, Each low ring cloud, which dire Misfortune Or agonize a Juliet's breast with pain, thed,

Let them my parent remedy apply, And vei'd in grief this once.devoted head, The maid shall cease to pine, the youth to By your benignant breath is chac'd away,

figh; Like noxious vapours at return of day. Gold shall reftote each drooping lover's health, Fain would I speak :-alas! theke rising and passion find a substitute in wealth, tears

But let not ill-tim'd ridicule degrade Maft plead the Orphan's cause, the Widow's What Heaven, when well-applied, a blessing fears.

made. To you the little Innocents appeal,

To foster merit where[oever found, and lift their trembling hands with grateful And with improvement chees a country zeal:

round; YOL. XXXI. F 1707.

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