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might have remained entirely devoted to Mrivel their skins, loosen their teeth, and her, it the honelt man in whose house I render them as remarkably the objects of lodged, whole good fortune it was to be disgult as they had heretofore been of an apothecary to the Court, had not, as I admiration. happened to be a listle in his busks, made It has alio been said, that I have encou. 2 property
of me, and forced ne to visit raged a very mischievous icoundrel, as all the females of his acquaintance, his enemies chute to call him, one Civnawhich, as my approach was ture to " re bar, a person nearly grlatert 13 mp, and call their ímiles, and “ awaken every alto one Carmine, a foolish, inoffenlive grace," you may imagine was soon ex fellow, a painter by profession, and tended to every fashionabic circle in the blended their infiriuations with my own, metropolis, and, indeed, the Belle of Morin order to give a carnation tint to the calig, as they frequently containeid no complexion at some times, at otheis to tices of the perons with whom I had been call blushes into the cheeks of ladies of buis.
all ranks and agis. The time that I spent with this Gen Pailing over the former charges against teman I have always considered as the me with the contumpt that they deierve, very acme of my prosperity. Every my regard for truth will not suffer me te blemish, whcther in the race or elle- cunccal my connection with Cinnabar, cr where, receded upon my approach; and by avertion to his inlipid companion although, as I before observed, my master Carmine ; or to withhold from the public obliged me to a lume his name initead of my conteftor, that I do sometimes rejoice my own proper appellatiun, that disgrace upon obici ving, that the bluthes with was in lo ne degree compensated by the which the foriner, for I have of late had pleasure I found in having the most sevely nothing to do with the latter, luffures of the fair sex daily, nay hourly, at my the cheeks, has overcome the lily tint
which I had previously spread upon the The affair I had with Miss Battas *, countenances of the literally fair under and the attractive power which the de. my protection. Therefore, after we had fived from my influency, a power which bsen feparated for icme time, you will might, without impropriety, be termed
not wonder that I was extremely glad to Animal Magneiilm, have been so long meet him in a hop in Bond-street, in au befcre the public, that I shall not in this Aliatic habit, though I found that he, Letter dwell upon the circumttances that like myself, had changed his name, ani attended our connection ; neither shall I taken the pleasing appellation of Bicom if take any great pains to rélute the calum. Circutia, nies which have been fabricated and cir You will suppose, that upon this reculated to my disadvantage by thole who newal of our acquaintance, Cinnubar and have envied my succeis. I know, Mr. myicif visited every where together ; but Editer, that there have been persons it is neceilary to inform you, that, in an who have had the effrontery and malignity fashionable circle, I had the good fortune to affert, that, after rioting a few years to meet with another friend. Monticus in the charms of your lovely country- l'Euu de Cipre flew into my arms the mcwomen, I have re-allum:e:diny real charac ment I eni red the room. Poor fellow! ter of Purveyor to Pluto, have embraced he had jutt been frightened away from my rotaries till they have expired in my Paris. The Jacobins were more expert arms, and have then conveyed their fpi- at colouring than either himtelt or Cartits to the Elysian Shades. Those that mine. have not had the audacity to accute ine
As he had emigrated, and left ihe directly of murder have obliquely hinted, greatest part of his popory behind him, that when young ladies admitted me to he begged, as he was collaterally allied to their toilets, whatsoever might be the dir my family, that I would tor ,
ody present guise in which I was concealed, their supply his neceflities, and in tuiure apLovers foon found me ont, and confe- plaud his agreeable qualities at the toiquently withdrew; and then, if my ca.
lets of ladies to which I had the entre. price led me to take a dillike to them, Having mentioned two repeable and which in a series of year's was certain to
useful coadjutors, it is now time to take happen, I could, by my magie power,
notice of one that is the reverle. The turn their attractions into deformities, person that I allude to is a relation of
This Lady was, I suppose, a descendant from the Shepherd of Pyla; and, perhaps, the dangt of sex Itrengthens the allegory.
Saturn's. He was born in Misnia, and and who have not only made a property is called Calx Bisrinth. His nature is of me, but have employed me in the moit to opposite to mine, that it is impossible mischievous and neiarious transactions ; for me to keep company with him ; fo however, having run to a great kngth that, il ever we by chance happen to already, I fhail pull the check-ftring, and meti, we in a few minutes look black up- contrafi my obiervations, though I canon each other, and dilagree. He is, I not take my leave without hinting where believe, one of the muit mischievous, I am in future to be found ; therefore, lubile, infinuating dogs in the universe. Mr. Editor, wheníoever you hear of the People are deceived by the innocence of obduracy and iaickness of the skin being his appearance ; for he is always in fubdued, redness and freckles remortd, white, and, notwithitanding the guinta- eruptions repelled, wrinkles smoothed, tax, well foreacred. Then he lies the youth reitored, and the bloom of fiftern art of not only setting a gluts upon his infulid into the countenal.ce of eighty, cwn counterar.ce, hut upon thoie of his you may depend upon it that I reide friends; and, a.though he was but little with the operater, and an in the secret
. spoken of when I firit knew hiin, he has Avaricious perions have, as I have al. of late been to much introduced into the ready stated, always wilhed to conceal fashionable world, that there is scarce a my inerit, and I must to my thane cene milinır's shop, either in town or country, fels that I have, through indolence, fuf. where he and that foclis tellow Carmine fered this ufige for a considerable time ; are not at times to be found behind the but as I find that my moderation is counter. Indeed, the latter has been thought to arise from puill::imity, and weak encugh to introduce him to thote that ihey are in the conituna habit of ob. boarding-chools wliere he taught the truding whole ( ceans of mathes, lotions, yourg Ladies to paint, to that it is im- fluids, and dews upon the Public, with. pofiible even to cunjecture what havuck out taking the loaft notice of me, who he inay make amonyit thoie” milles in their am fo principally concerned in obeir como teens who are to unfcrtunate as to form pofiting, it now becomes necessary for me connexions with him.
to a flert myself, and to declare that I I cannot take leave of Pi muts without all upon all future occations appear oblerving, that, through the favour of through the medium of the Press, and fome Ladies who supply hiin with mo clain the reward clue to iny éminent vir ney, he has of late become so opulent, fucs. and confequently luxurious, thai, like si propos, Mr. Editor, I do not kno: Cleopatra, lie is laid to cale upon Pow. whether
you and I were not acquainted Corre Paris, though, I believe, he is in your juvenile days : however, I thall citen deceived by the perions emploztu not press that matter any further, because tv powder thuse ptaris, who, it is firewdiy abundance of perions whom I have served tuipected, pocket the inoney with which in their youth grow !hy, and are alhamd they are entrusted to procure them, and of owning that they have had any confubititute orfer-thells.
rection with me wien they arrive at ripet When I began this Letter, I did years. But, in revenge for this ingra: isterd to have ventioned many other dir titude, I every now and then give them guiles and mimes that I have licen forced a fly twinge, and make them remember to allume by those tyrants that have, at their cld friend different periods, had me in their cuatriy,
MERCURY ACCOUNT of the DELIVERANCE of THREE PERSONS, MESSRS. CAR
TER, HASKE IT, and SHAW, irem the SAVAGES of TATE'S ISLAND, and their SUBSEQUENT DISTRESSES.
PUBLISHED AT CALCUTTA. On the 29th of June 1793 discovered On the ift of July the ships anchored
2 itland fron: ca board tle Sub in nine fathom water, about twelse Hormaziri, of Calcutta, then in com miles to the Eastward of Tale's Iland? pany with the Cijejte field, in latitude when it was propoled by Captain Bamp9o. 28. S. and 1460.57'. E. longitude, ton, of the Hormazier, to lend a boat by grood obfervation.
from each fhip to found two reefs of This new discovered land is called rocks, extending to the Northward from Tate's ISLAND, in hunour of Vir. the North point of the island, to the Tie, ot- Bombay.
Southward from the Guil point.
The boats were accordingly dispatch- amongst the natives, which they appeared; and when they had approached with ed to be very much pleated with, it was in about half a mile of the island, they propoled, that Mellrs. Shaw, Carter, and perceived that the island was inhabited. Halkett, should proceed to the top of a
The natives made figns to the leamen high point of land, and that Captain Hill to come ahore ; but the day being then should stay by the boat with the four far advanced, and not having a fufficient feamen. quantity of arms and ammunition in case They accordingly arined themselves they were attacked, they thought it moft with a musket each, and a fuflicient prudent to make the best of their way quantity of powder and hall to begin back to the thips,
their journey properly accoutred. When the natives saw they were about There were by this time great num; to return, many of the leaped into the bers of the natives, men, women and water and lwam after the boats, while children, alleinbled round them, the men others or them launched two or three ca and children quite naked, and the women nors, and soon came up with them. with no other covering than a leaf over They bartered bows, arrows, and spears, such parts as nature had taught them to for small penknives, beads, &c. conceal. Some of the natives went atterwards on The gentlemen, when properly equip board the thips, and traded there in the ped, made signs to them ihat they were in fame articles.
want of water, on which, with the greatest They are a fout well-made people, cheerfulness, they conducted them to an woolly-headed, and in flature relemble excellent spring of water, frequently the defcription given of the New Guineas, killing the hards of the party on the way, as well as in complexion. They appeared crying out “Wabba! waiba!" which to be humane and hospitable people from they jupposed to be water in their lantheir behaviour while on board.
guage. After they had left the Horinazier it was After the gentlemen had examined the perceived that they had stolen a hatchet, water, tiey irade signs of being dalircus and several small articles, which might to' aicend the hill; the natives readily have been expected, as it is common conceived their meaning, offered to conamongst most lavages.
duct them, and appeared to be very happy On the 2d of July it was proposed by
in the strangers cuinpany. Captains Bampion and Holt to man one They had proceeded about three quarbrat from the two thips, and send her ters of a mile up the hill, when they athore, to see if there was any water to were conducied to a level spot of cleared be had, and also for a party to go up to ground, where grass was growing, and the highest point of the illant, to lee leveral young plantain trees fpringing how far the land extended to the Welt. up in the midlt of it, and the number of ward, as the ships were then looking out birds chirruping among the bushes that før forril's Sireight:.
furrounded ibis (pot made it appear roMr. Shaw, chief Officer of the Chef- mantic. terfickt, was appointed to this duty. Here they were invited to fit down, to Captain Hill, of the New South Wales which Mellis. Carter and Shaw conçarps, Mr. Carter, Purler of the Hor- sented; but on Mr. Hackett's saying “he maz'er, and Mr. Halketi, pallenger, suspected they had some designs on them," proposed to accompany him, in order to Mr. Carter replied, that he believed them make some obfervations on the soil, pro
to be a set of innocent creatures, and duce, and inhabitants, of this new-dis made signs for something to drink. covered island.
A boy was immediately dispatched, On.che 3d. in the morning, the& gen and shortly after returned with two coelemen having provided themselves with coa nuts, which were given them to drink. prclents for the natives, conliliing of After Mr. Carter had drank he got up pen-knives, sciflars, razors, beads, &c. and gave his musket to Mr. Halkeit to and with plenty of arms and ammuni.
hold, while he took a sketch of the tion, in case of attack, embarked on fandicape as it then appeared to his view. beard a boat, and at noon reached the The natives seeing the two inuskers in
Mr. Halkett's hands, desired to beld The natives received them very kindly, them for him ; he gave Mr. Carter's to and conducied the boat to a convenient one of them, but kept his own cocked, place for landing. After they had gone
the muzzle directed towards the breast of ahhort, and dittributel fome presents kiin who held it.
As soon as Mr. Carter had finished, Mr. Shaw begged the other gentlemen he took the musket from the native, and to be on their guard; and Mr. Haikett chid Mr. Haikett for his fear, mention- proposed to Mr. Carter to turn all the ing repeatedly that they were an innocent ratives before them, as he could plainly race of men, and Mr. Shaw acquiescd perceive they were bent en muidering in his opinion.
them; but Air. Carter said, he thought After refreshing themselves they made that would shew figns of miftrust or fels, figns to the natives to proceed further and that he thought it better to go ou up the hill, which they did not seem in as they were, and he all upon their guard. clined in, but rather wined them to go They had got down the hill the greateft down to the valley that appeared clear part of the way in this manner, when and pkalan: frım the place they were they were met by a very old nian, who then iri, which was surrounded by bushes killed Mr. Carter's hand first, and then and thrubs.
attempted to kiss Mr. Hafett's, but was Wien the natives perceived that their not permitted; he then went on and visitors were determined to around the kifed Mr. Shaw's, who was in the rear. bill, they followed in great hom 013, Immediately after Mr. Haikett called hallooing and shouting molt hidectify on out, “ They want to take my muiset
from me;" and Mr. Carter exclaimed, Mr. Maskett strictly observed their “My God! my God! they have more motions; as they were continually mak- dered one!" dir. Harkett discharged his ing signs to each other, and frequently musket at the next man to him ; on the pointing towards him, he intimited these report of it the natives all fied into the etlervations to the other gentlemen, and bushes. begged them for God's take to be on Here was a horries spectacle for Mr. their guard, for the natives were certainly Haikett to behold; vir. Carter lying bent on mischief.
on the ground in a gore of blood, and At length, about half past two P. M. Mr. Shaw with a large cut in his threat they reached the summit of the hill, on under the left jaw; but luckily they were which they fourd a cltar fpct of grourid both able to vise and proceed down the of fome acres in extent: the natives here hill with all posible speed, firing at the kified their hands frequently, and, very natives wherever they saw i hem. kindly to all appearance, invited them When they arrived on the beach they to fit down and rest themselves ; which, called out" Fire! fire!" But what inuit however, they declined to do, the day have been their feelings when they per, being to far spent.
ceived Captain Hill and one of the teamen Tiere they had an opportunity of taking dead up the beach, cit and mangkd in the view which was the object of their a shocking manner; they fortly atiet journey; they saw the reefs extending perceived two of the feainen floating en as far as the eye couid reach ; but no the water between the boat and the beach, Wird to the Weltivard of the island, excepe with their throats cut from ear to ear, a large fand bank nearly even with the After foine difficulty the unhappy fur: water's edge, and not far frun the illard. vivors made a fitt to get on board thie
At the same time they also perceived a boat. great number of the natives rourd che
They found that the natives had taken bcat, who they supposed were trading all their provisions, beat cloaks, &c, with Captain Pill. When they had started the water out of their kegs, and made their obfervations they began to left the fourth sailor dead in the boat, descend; hy degrees the natives contrived cut and mangled in the same shocking to separate the three gentlemen of cight manner, orten yards from each other, infinuating They tried to meet in their grapnel, but themselves hetwee: them in the path., found it impotlible, it was lo entar gled which was hut narrow, under the pre- amongft the rocks by the natives. They tence of allifting thern dcwil the bill. therefore cut it; and Vellis. Shaw and
Mr. Haikett perceived boys of about halkeit got out two vars and pulled off 14 ( 15 years of age lurking in the fore, whilst Mr. Caster kept the natives budies as they palied, with bundles of off with his musket. But they found tpeers and arrows, of which be informed great ditriculty in getting out of the Nr. Carier, who was the foremost in the leach of their fpcars and arrows, as the path, and asked Mr. Shaw, ulio was be. wind blew fresh on more. hind them, if he saw thein ? who an A: length they found they could wea. fu cred in tbe adli matwe,
ther the point of the island by baitirgthe
fail, which the natives moft fortunately ship or boats wculd ever find them, and had lett behind them, and it was hoitted the longer they delayed bearing away, the accordingly.
less able they would be to perform theis Nir. Haikett bound up the wounds of voyage without provifions and water. his unfortunate comrades with their hand. They therefore all agreed to Atand kerchiets ; but Mr. Carter was to weak away to the Welddvard, and trust themfrom the loss of blocd, that he was ob- lelves to that Providence who had deliliged to lay down in the bottom of the vered them from the cannibals of Tate's bcat, while the other two were spectators Illand. of the fate of their deceased companions. Animated with hope, they continued thus
They faw very diftinélly thoie vora. until the sth, when hunger and thirit prey. cious cannibals dragging ile b dies of ed upon them : Mr. Carter's wound was Captain Hill and the leamen up towards 10 painful that he begged to have it exalarge fires prepared on the occasion, yel- mined, which Mr. Hackett did while ling and howling at the same time. Mr. Shaw held the tteer oar. With
Between nine and ten they cleared the great difficulty the hair was cut from the point of the iliand, when it was pro- head, which, with the handkerchief and pored by Mr. Shaw to run under the lea his hair, were entirely clotted with of it, and endeavour to get to the land blood. The wound was in the back bank they law from the top of the hill; part of the head, and appeared to have that beilig the only method they could been made with a hatchet. After having tike, as they might reasonably hope, when been wathed with ialt water, Mr. Halkeit they had not returi.ed to the thips as tied it up with a piece of his shirt, and expected, boats would be sent in quest Mr. Carter tound himtelf after the of them the next morning:
dresling much relieved. They, therefore, haul.d up under the In the afternoon they discovered land, lea of it, and made falt a club of iron which they tuppoled to be the s. w. wood, which the cannibals had left in extremity of Nesu Guinea ; and on runthe boat, to a nine pound lead, which ning down towards it, perceiving a reef had alto escaped their notice; these they extending to the Southward, on which bent to the lead-line, and let it go, in were leveral negroes, whole heads only hopes it would ride her till the morning. were out of the water, they were
They then comınitted the body of the firit mittaken for breakers above the wa. murdered feaman to the deep, and re
ter, but as soon as their mistake was turned thanks to the Almighty for de. di.covered, no one was eager to try their liveing them from those inhuman mon- friendship, the fate of their companions fuis.
being too fresh in their memory; not even The pain the two wounded gentlemen though one of the regrues held up to felt, and the anxiety of them all, de- them a large fill; no imall induceinent prived thein of relt all that night. When to men who had not brcke, fait for fiftyday light appeared, they found they had two hours. dritted ntarly out of sight of the island, They passed the recf, however, with. and to the leeward of the land bark. out in the leati noticing the natives, and
It was impollible to reach the bank ; continued their ecurte to the Westward, they theretcre contuleed respecting what Mr. Shaw and Mr. Haikett relieving cach was beh to be done in their perilous citu. ucher every two hours at the iteer car. ation.
On the 6th in the morning they discoThey examined what was left in the vered a land bank to the Southward, boat, and found some knives and fciffars quite dry, to which they gave the name in the stern locker, but to their great of Forluix Hope. A great number of forrow the compass was gone, and all birds being perceived about this bank, their provisions and water. There was they endeavoured to make for it, in the allo Mr. Haskett's great coat left in the hopes of killing some of them and gaboat, but nothing clie.
thering eggs, but found that the beat Left now totally to Mr. Shaw, as to was drifting to the lecward of the bank ; what were the best iteps to take, as the they theretore hauled down the tail, and other two were neither navigators nor endeavoured to row up to it, but found teamen, he informed them, that the wind themselves fo exhausted for want of food was then fair to run dire&t for Timor, and water, that it was impossible to which lay yearly West of them, and he make their way towards the bank; indeed fupposed they should reach that illand in fo much had that attempt fatigued them, about ten days. He could not think the that it was with the greateit diffculty