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ANECDOTES of Dr. ADAM SMITH.-(From the same.) Dr Smiru is well known to constrained to place on her own have been one of the most absent knee, as the only method of semen living. Mr. Mackenzie placed curing it from his most unecoin his hand the beautiful tale of nomical depredations. La Roche, in which he introduces When Dr. Smith was a comMr. David Hume, for the express missioner of the board of Customs, purpose of knowing whether there that board had in their service, as was any thing in it which Mr. porter, a stately person, who, Hume's surviving friends could dressed in a huge scarlet gown or think hurtful to his memory. Dr. cloak, covered with frogs of worsSmith read and highly approved ted lace, and holding in his hand of the MS.; but, on returning it a staff about seven feet high, as to Mr. Mackenzie, only expressed an emblem of his office, used to his surprise that Mr. Hume should mount guard before the Customnever have mentioned the anecdote house when a board was to be to him. When walking in the held. It was the etiquette that, street, Adam had a manner of as each commissioner entered, the talking and laughing to himself, porter should go through a sort which often attracted the notice of salute with his staff of ofand excited the surprise of the fice, resembling that which officers passengers. He used himself to used formerly to perform with mention the ejaculation of an old their spontoon, and then marshal market-woman Hegh, Sirs !" the dignitary to the hall of meetshaking her head as she uttered ing. This ceremony had been it; to which her companion an- perforined before the great Econoswered, having echoed the com mist perhaps five hundred times : passionate sigh, “and he is well nevertheless, one day, as he was put on too!" expressing their sur about to enter the Custom-house, prise that a decided lunatic, who, the motions of this janitor seemed from his dress, appeared to be a to have attracted his eye without gentleman, should be permitted to their character or purpose reaching walk abroad. In a private room, his apprehension, and on a sudden his demeanour was equally re- he began to imitate his gestures, markable: one evening, he put an as a recruit does those of his drillelderly maiden lady, who presided sergeant. The porter, having at the tea-table, to sore confusion, drawn up in front of the door, by neglecting utterly her invita- presented' his staff as a soldier does tions to be seated, and walking his musket: the commissioner, round and round the circle, stop- raising his cane, and holding it ping ever and anon to steal a lump with both his hands by the middle, from the sugar-basin, which the returned the salute with the utvenerable spinster was at length most gravity. The inferior officer,

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Ye field flowers ! the gardens eclipse you, 'tis true,
Yet, wildings of Nature, I doat upon you,
For

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waft me to summers of old,
When the earth teem'd around me with fairy delight,
And when daisies and buttercups gladden'd my sight,

Like treasures of silver and gold.

I love you for lulling me back into dreams
Of the blue Highland mountains and echoing streams,

And of broken glades breathing their balm,
While the deer was seen glancing in sunshine remote,
And the deep mellow crush of the wood-pigeon's note

Made music that sweeten'd the calm.

Not a pastoral song has a pleasanter tune
Than ye speak to my heart, little wildings of June:

Of old ruinous castles ye tell,
Where I thought it delightful your beauties to find,
When the magic of Nature first breath'd on my mind,

And your blossoms were part of her spell.

Ey'n now what affections the violet awakes ;
What lov'd little islands, twice seen in their lakes,

Can the wild water-lily restore ;
What landscapes I read in the primrose's looks,
And what pictures of pebbl’d and minnowy brooks

In the vetches that tangled their shore.

Earth's cultureless buds, to my heart ye were dear,
Ere the fever of passion, or ague of fear

Had scathed my existence's bloom;
Once I welcome you more, in life's passionless stage,
With the visions of youth to revisit my age,
And I wish you to grow on my tomb.

GEOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY,
MECHANICAL ARTS, &c.

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Account of CAPTAIN PARRY's Third Voyage for the Discovery of a

North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1824-25, in his Majesty's Ships Hecla and Fury.

THE unusual severity of the sea than former ones; there was a Li soni

on the passage outwards; total absence of all human creatures and the change, which could not besides themselves; and, almost be anticipated, that had taken of every object of animated nature. place in the position of the float It was not till the 20th of July, ing fields of ice that permanently that the disruption of the ice aloccupy some part of Baffin's Bay, lowed the ships to remove from retarded the progress of the ships their winter-quarters, and enabled so long, that it was with much them to stretch across towards the difficulty they were enabled to western shore of Prince Regent's reach Port Bowen, on the eastern Inlet, where, after some slight obshore of Prince Regent's Inlet, struction, they succeeded in making before all further navigation, for favourable progress along the land. that season, became impracticable, This however did not continue 'on account of the formation of long; the ice was perceived to apyoung ide on the surface of the proach the land, till at length it sea. Had captain Parry been reached the ships and drove thein fortunate enough to have reached both on shore, and the Fury was this point three weeks or a month found to be so very seriously dasooner, -as from former experience maged as to make it impossible for he l had every reasonable ground her to proceed farther without to expect, he would in all proba repairs, and probably without, as bility have crossed the southern captain Parry calls it, the portion of the Polar sea, and win- ruinous necessity" of heaving the tered on some part of the coast of ship down. sist','',' America.

». There being no harbour, it was si The winter in Port Bowen was necessary to form a sort of basin passed nearly in the same manner by means of the ice for the peras former winters in the Polar seas. formance of this operation; the ». Perhaps, indeed, this third win- process was tedious and laborious, ter y was somewhat i more dreary and various impediments occurred

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from the movement and pressure stance of stupor amounting to a of the ice. They succeeded, how- certain degree of failure in intelever, after immense exertions, in lect, rendering the individual so heaving the Fury down : but this affected quite unable at first to had scarcely been accomplished comprehend the meaning of an

of securities of the basin, which ren ever to obey it." dered it necessary to tow the Fury Whatever expectations captain out, to re-equip the Hecla, and for Parry might have rested on the the latter to stand out to sea. result of heaving down and reThe Fury was once more driven pairing the Fury, these were now on shore, and it now appeared on at an end. “ With a twelvemonth's a close examination, that it was provisions for both ships' compahopeless, circumstanced as they nies (says the captain), it would were, to make her sea-wo hy, have been folly to hope for final and that it was therefore necessary success, considering the small proto abandon her. The incessant gress we had already made, the labour which every one underwent, uncertain nature of this navigaupon

this disastrous occasion, had tion, and the advanced period of a curious effect on the mind. the present season. « The officers and men,” says cap

therefore," he adds,“ reduced to tain Parry, “were now literally the only remaining conclusion, so harassed and fatigued, as to be that it was my duty, under all scarcely capable of further exer the circumstances of the case, to tion without some rest; and on return to England, in compliance this and one or two other occasions, with the plain tenor of my instrucI noticed more than a single in tions."

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Account of the Voyage of CAPTAIN WEDDELL into the Antarctie Seas.

brona The object of this voyage was visioned for two years. Mr. Wed. to procure cargoes of the fur-bear- dell made the best of his way to ing seal-skins on the Sandwich the South Orkneys, a group cof Land, which was considered to be islands - which he had discovered the projecting cape of a southern the year before, lying to the eastcontinent, stretching from it east ward of the South Shetlands, than and west, behind the recently re which they were representedias covered islands of Gerritz, which being more rugged, peaked and have assumed the new name of terrific in their appearancedit, Here South Shetland. in me

they captured a few large sea The two vessels employed on leopards, a new species of phoca, this voyage were, the brig Jane, which professor Jamieson, from its of 160 tons, commanded by captain spotted skin, has named the leoWeddell, and the cutter Beaufoy pardine seal. of 65 tons, by Mr. Brisbane, the Finding no appearance of a conformer having a crew of twenty- tinent, Mr. Weddell determined two officers and men, and the lat- to continue standing to the southter of thirteen, both ships fitted ward. : " I accordingly," says he, out in the ordinary way, and pro

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tention, and he, with a boldness could not be ascertained, but we which greatly enhanced the re are told it was fully as mild as in spect I bore him, expressed his the Tatitude 61°, in the month of willingness to push our research in December (340 to 36') and they that direction, though we had were now near the parallel of been hitherto so unsuccessful." 73. The sea was literally covered

Proceeding, therefore, to the with birds of the blue peterel kind, southward, in about the latitude but nothing like land indi65°, they thought they had dis- cation of land appeared. The weacovered land, which showed itself ther continued mild and serene, in the shape of a black rock; but, and “not a particle of ice of any on a nearer approach, it proved to description was to be seen;" and be only an ice-island, covered on this absence of ice continued till one of its sides with black earth. the 20th of February, when in Their disappointment, however, latitude 74° 15', longitude 34° 17', was somewhat soothed by the three ice-islands were in sight from consideration that it must have dis the deck, and one more from the engaged itself from some high mast-head. land possessing a

considerable Having attained this high latiquantity of soil, and the possibility tude, which is three degrees and that this land might not be far five minutes farther south than capdistant. From this place, however, tain Cook, or any preceding navitill their arrival in latitude 699, de gator had reached ; and th

the wind tached islands of ice were constantly blowing fresh from the south, the occurring, so

numerous indeed, season too fast advancing, captain about the latter point, as almost Weddell deemed it prudent to reto impede and prevent their pas turn. sing further. “Sixty-six,” says “I would willingly (says he) captain Weddell, were counted

have explored the S. W. quarter, around us; and for about fifty but taking into consideration the miles to the south, we had seldom lateness of the season, and that we fewer in sight."

had to pass homewards through one Arrived at 70° 26' S., the wind thousand miles of sea strewed with became moderate, the sea tolerably ice-islands, with long nights, and smooth, thị weather pleasant, and probably attended with fogs, I the ice-islands had almost disap- could not determine otherwise than peared. Unfortunately the two to take advantage of this favourable thermometers had been broken, wind for returning." and the temperature from this time

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CAPTAIN Parry's New EXPEDITION, A new expedition is projected the ice from Spitzbergen to the for captain Parry. It has for its Pole, and this plan had been adoptobject to reach the Northern Pole; ed by captain Parry, who, in addi, to make known to us what the tion to his own ardent expectations inmost point of the ice-bound' Arc- of success, procured the sanction of tic circle is. Captain Franklin had the Royal Society to the practicabioffered to undertake a journey over lity of the enterprise. The Hecla

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