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, in his fight to see the "strechess of high to 496 lightedá beacon of alarm which blazęd pursuer, beheld him hanging to the gatish far and wide: the Mackenzies had tree, and struggling to gain the edge gaio gathered in numerous bodies, and of the bank : he turned, and am wine to ztaot took the 'chase with such vigour, that his dirk, dat one strokóha yilleup they came in sight of the Macdonells, branch which supported the Macrodilation long befute they got to the border of | kenzie: have left much belfind tusisit their own coluntry. Angus Macraq" me with you to-day,' said her, Taken moit nuill, seeitig the determination of the that also. The wretched Trian, foll-bong to bers, ordered his men to separate, and into the stream below, where, shatter pursuit. and the superiority of its rium, ing from roek to rock, fell headlang daily shift each for hinself ; they disperseded and inangled by the fall, he expired

choisid accordingly, and made every man his in the water. Angus Macradnail vinnud way to his own' home as well as he continued his flight; and the Mackeadowda. could. The commander of the Mac- .zies, though bereft of their leather, held"diq ads kenzies did not scatter his people; but, on the pursuit Cheeked, however, intent of securing the leader of his by the stream which none of them to sde foemen, held thein together on the dared to leap, Angus was gaining lisanul & to track

of Aligus Mactaonuill, who, with upon them, when a musque discharga tering a few men" in his company, fled to ed at him by one of the Parsuers, wards Loch Ness. Angus always wounded himn severely, and greatly wore a scarlet plush jacket, and it now tarded his speed. After passing the served to mark him out to the know-river, the Mackenzies again drew hardlo Presiden ledge of the pursuiers. Perceiving after him, and as they came leidkis ylszoda that the whole chase was drawn after of Loch Ness, Angus perceiving his

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Ho jqwa pursuit, that he had nearly 'overtaken have failed'hid before he had

The river which was before the balf of the distance to the opposite them runs in this place through a bank; bút Fraser of Pyars, a particholssiqxs na rocky chasm, or trough, of immense Lar friend of the Glengarrie family,

, seer depth, and considerable breadth. An- ing a single man purstied by the partno od: 28 wa gus knew that death was behind him; out of the Mackenzie's'ottiti, and gathering all his strength, he dash, knowing that the Mattohalds'hau qs os nois ed at the desperate leap, and being a gone upon an expedition il tliet ditecoris ; b9795 sueceeded in clearing it. The leader the aid of Augus, took hitti ohe boiran od: ila man of singular vigour and activity, tion, got out a boat, and hasteniils 15*qx9 buids of the Mackenzies, reckless of danger and couteyed him ir safety*f64bie elke ni mund in the ardour of the pursuit

, followed side of the back. The Viackenzie ye ad 9ja also at the leap, but, less athletic than seeing sleeir fáemán hrad és epeat, and bus Voices his adversary, he failed of its lengtbe continued the spursmi, ania Augusta 899 otsme

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from father to son, and rather fostered -11 mending the amiable disposition, dis- and increased, than chilled from the 32 interested virtues, and personal bravery necessity of concealment—the long 2017 of this faithful adherent of the Chev- delayed hopes of disappointed indi

alier St. George.. When the latter viduals the romantic nature of the foco arrived at Kinloch Moidart, with only cause, and that contagious enthusiasın, fr si seven attendants, bent upon the ro


when it burstsforth among Imantic enterprise of regaining the the multitude, inflames the passions 1.throne of his ancestors, Loehiel, fore- of men, and subdues their judgment

. "11 seeing the utter hopelessness of the All these combined circumstances im... undertaking, endeavoured to persuade pelled numbers to join an attempt

, - him from the attempt, and remained which, i, their more dispassionate en.w for a considerable time in doubt and moments, they must have seen to be -Wat hesitation." . But at last the gentleness impracticable. Lochiel accompanied

of his nature, yielding to the earnest the Prince in all his progress-was entreaties of Charles, and influenced admitted to a share in his councils by the deep and hereditary attachment always held a particular station in the which he himself bore towards the ex- ficld—and is said to have possessed iled family, in an evil hour he embarked the affection and confidence of his ju-an enterprise which proved the ruin master to a greater degree

than of his house, and the source of all his of the others. He was wounded in misfortunes in after years. Wlien the both legs while leading on his clan at standard of the Cheralier was first the battle of Culoden : after that undisplayed, it is well known with what fortunate day he hırked for a consideagerness the greater number of the erable time amonghis native mountains Highland Clans assembled around it. attended by his two brothers and a Taught from the nature of their feudal few of his remaining followers, under

government to hold hereditary right going great hardships, and often in www.and succession in a sort of sacred re-imminent danger of being discovered,

verence, and little acqnainted with the until at last he made his views and purposes of political expe- vessel to Irance." There, having obdiency, they were more inclined to tained a commission in the French favour the claims of their supposed arwy, he lived a perpetual exile from rightful sovereign, and to range them his native country. It is mentioned* under the banner of the lineal de- in a late interesting work on the or iseendant of a race of kings, whom their Highlands, in order to illustrate the

ancestors were wont to serve and obey. attachment of the clans to their chief, The chiefs too hael-become jealous of that, in the year 1776, the son of å goverðment which had been wisely Lochiel, after his father's death, having endeavouring to controul the undue returned from France, the followers

influence which the ancient feudal of his father's family, thoughi under : 125 rights, xested in individuals often another master, raised 120 men for a

dangerous to the peace of the coin-company to him, in the 71st Regimunity, and subversive of the necessary ment.

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** FİNGALIAN SONG of TRIUMPH. I interestingly expatiate upon my

usus mature facto, and here could

bard's narrative, but I have occasion To the Editor of the Melange.' mature facere myself. Therefore...ErrMr. EDITOR,—Two of Fingal's gon sent notice to Fingal that he must warriors, Aille, and another whose either deliver the seducer of his wife name the folk of this long-coated and his companion to him bodily, or country could not pronounce, though the heads of both else he (Errgon) I should write it,-—had been

would burn and ravage the whole of glected by the chief's vocator,' when Morven, and bring the rest of it all feast to the heroes' was ap

in his ships to Lochlinn.' Fingal repointed. This, it seems, was consid- fused; but would give him battle. ered in those days as a mark of very They fought. Fingal was victorious ; great disrespect; and the story says, and Errgon, instead of carrying such that the neglected heroes accordingly a load with him as he threatened, was took it in high dudgeon, and vowed obliged to sail off with a vast teducthat, for the space of a year, they would tion of ballast. not draw a spear in the service of

Yours, &c; Fingal.' They betook themselves,

S. M. R. therefore, over to the king of Lochlinn, and engaged with hun for the


Raise, () Ullin, * raise the song, space of time that they vowed to be

Sweep the chords to victory! the king of Morven's enemies.

Bards! the joyous strain prolong! Aille, as his name, 'primitiva in lin- Resound the warriors' bravery! gua, implies, was a personage of

Let them hear the feats of old, fair proportions,' and beseeming How our fathers' gleaming brand in a lady's eye;' and the queen of Chastis'd all those héroes bold, Lochlinn, of brąwn shields," (nan- Daring to invade our land ! sgiath down ) conceived a passion for


Sing of Errgon the renown ! him; and it appears from the poetical Sing his deathless bravery, account that I am abridging, that the Who row'd to capture Fingal's crown, gallant Aille indulged her, till, as the

And drag his sons to slavery!, 14 poet words it, ' his treachery was suc- Sing how all bis sea-borne host, i cessful. Things were ņow approach - And tell of every shrieking ghost,

On the shores of Morven fell, ing to such a crisis, that the guilty That hoverd o'er the ocean-swell! queen, her paramour, and his


flow rush'd the warriors of the hills nion, thought it safer all to leave Etr

Upon their foes, like Cona's streams, gon, the king of Lochlinn's dominions; When Donshiont rows in flooded rills, and, in consequence, they embarked in And heaven's quick, livid, lightning a galley for Scotland. They 'had gleams!

*1 scarcely landed, when Errgon, and the whole of his Scandinavian sea-borne

Softly sweep, tha chords, anon,

Lull their sorrowing ghosts to rest hosts appeared on the main, in foam- Brave the heroes that are ing purşuit." Now was there the No more shall Luran grace my crest!

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general use, the word signifies the most boisterous and temptious weather.

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s Ah! why in the battles strife,iri gly I am the person who is here described Pr Didst thou tisk ely blooming lifel

as having been made a steppingSoftly, softly, seoth his glost! Nising sunbeam, thou art ever lost!

stone,' as our worthy pastor would pa Naids of Cona!'

térm it, whereby this profane man 37 Pour yotirsoft melody now on my soul.' might arrive at the gratification of his sound trippa! MAIDS,

carnal inclinations ; and I am con • Xów, in the green western Ísles,

strained to this inference, because he Bwectly Luran smiles,

has not failed to give the exact charAnd he softly embraces his Mona; acter that belongs to my countenance. Nur ipects of our father's the scowl,

I will not pretend to deny that my Rnise three stones to the brave, risage' is somewhat thin, and my feaBeside the green wave,

tures lank and long, such as well That the hunters may see, when they accord with the gravity and severity of

roam; Where we've plac'd the çarly tomb

my professional studies, 'and there is Of Kuran, his king that did saye !

visibly impressed upon my physiog

nomy an air of sedateness and learning -chuva lopet

which is well fitted to attract the no

tice and reverence of all discerning To the Editor of the Literary Melange.

people. Accordingly I could not Sorul observed, with sorrow, in fail of being gratified, and moreover of a late Number of your Publication, thinking well of that individual, who, ani epistle, addressed by a person sub- it appears, is called John Ogle, when scribing himself John Ogle, to a young I observed hiin contemplating with wonmun I whom he designates 'Miss becoming deference, as I imagined, Asus, narrating with surprising my features and carriage_insomuch minuteness the various underhand and that I sometimes felt strongly disposed siirful mathwds which he, the said upon retiring from church to honour John Ogle adopts, while in church, him with a salutation, trot doubting in order to obtain a sight of the afore- but that he would return it, at the said damsel.! I shall not at present same time respectfully uncovering his tariya to animadvert upon the crimi- head. But, judge of my disappointpality lof exclranging wanton glances ment and mortification, when I disa on such a day and in such a place, covered by the uadvised corresponalthough it might well become in dente which you have imprudently sacred character and prospeots so to published, that this irreverent per do: bat shall proceed to resent an son was all the while usng me as indignity which Mt. Ogle has put a convenient medium of communicauponime and my reverend brethren. tion betwixt himself and a damsel who Hois not ashamed to own that, among sittethnigh unto me, and who is his other hypocritical pretences, in pleasant and fair to look upon, insoordert to accomplish his ends, he much that evon I am sometimes • sometimes makes a long, lean gen- pricked to lift mine eyes upon her as tleman bis starting post, who never opportunity offers. As the virgin suspects his ultimate design as being appears to be worthy of iny patronage a divmity student of some vanity, lie and support, and as I do not doubt conceives that he is looked at in com- that she is highly displeased with the plimenți to ibis.genius dt Now, Mr. profane scorner's addresses, I will take Editor, whoever reads the above sen- this opportunity of inforuning her, that tence must of necessity conclude that if she is desirous of having an answer

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written to Mr. Oglu's forward, epistle to the ministry, who rejected it on a
with becoming spirit and saltness, principle of economy. The truth was
I will be very, prompt to, use my pen that they were afraid it would blow
in her behalf-and that I am to be up all existing institutions. I proposed,
found every lawful day in a house in next to teach the languages, to intire
Havannah Street, up four pair of districts, through the inedium of huge
stairs, (whither. I have ascended for speaking trumpets, on a quite new,
the benefit of pure air,) occupied by construction. This instrumept would
a worthy widow called Mrs. M. Indoe. have almirably served many purposes
Having thus, with considerable address besides its proposed object. I miglit
and ingenuity, comprised within this have been to the ear, what the tele-
short but pithy communication, the graph is to the eye ; as the one con-
three capital points of vindicating mine veys intelligence with the 'tapidity of
own diguity, chastising your scofling lightning, so the other would
contributor, and affording consolation delivered it with the sole muity of
and encouragement to the damsel, I thunder :-what an admirable vehicle
take my leave, hoping that you shall for the announcement of penal procla-
appreciate sufficiently the honour 1 mations, and rewards for the appre:
have done you in condescending to hension of vagabonds! Magistrates
become a contributor to your idle and might have read the riot act through
unprofitable pages.

it, without the least danger of being I am, Mr. Editor,

unheard, and it would have afforded's Your soul's well-wisher, the most manifest facilities to popular 2 Jonas Jamieson. orators and field-preachers. in But I

grieve to say that this voble, specula-I.

tion was frustrated by the paltry ex** WAREHOUSE OF HITS, cuse, that the government coold not!). OR INTELLECT READY MADE. muster brass enough for its execution!,, All human race would fain be wits,

Many other capital inventions have i And millions iniss for one that hits.' I struck out for shortening labour, but c?

To shine in conversation is a very with small effect. The following are i natural ambition. None ever affected to the titles of some of my works: Paru in despise it but such as were inadequate nassus levelled, or every man his own to its attainment. I shall take no trouble poet. • Wit at will, be Priming for s to prove this, thinking myself better the brain-pan.?., Short out to Philo. employed in inforining the reader how sophy,' being an abridgment from the he may attain this accomplishinent at French, &c. &c. Bút the work on i a maderate expense, without loss of whicli I most pique : myself was of a : time, or hinderance of business. different nature : it was intitled * Si« F1

I was born a philanthropist. (Your multaneous Shaving, and contained a : philanthropists are always hora, never description of a machine by which thera made.) My whole life has been en- pensioners of Chelsea and Greenwich gaged for the benefit of mankind, with hospitals might have their beards Tee It a collateral view to my own interest. noved all at once, to the manifesta I am the author of many admirable economy of time and labour. This a inventions for diminishing intellectual plan was rejected, with, unscientities and physical labour. I projected a timidity, from the unfounded appremode, ouce, of teaching all arts and hension that its adoption would put : sciences by steam, which I şbmitted in jeopardy the throats of the aforewin!


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