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a good one of my own, and there was most on the earth or in the aft, was none of these that would jó this he kicked behind, reared before, leapcountry have brought 71. at a mark- ed like a deer, all four off the ground, et ; the servant, who seemed very of and it was some tine before I recol ficious, pitched upon a bright bay lected myself; he then arteaspted to poney, the fatteft of the whole, but gallor, taking the bridle in his teeth, not strong enough in appearance to byt got a check which ftaggered him ; carry me; he aisured me, however, he, however, continued to gallop the horse had excellent paces, was a and, finding I flacked the bridle ma great favourite of Fafil's, but too dull his neck, and that he was at ease, he and quiet for him, and desired me to set off and ran away as hard as he mouni him, though he had no other could, flinging out behind every tea furniture but the wooden part of a yards; the ground was very favour. faddle covered with thin, brown leath. able, smooth, foft, and up-hill We er, and instead of stirrups, iron ringe passed the poft of the Fit-Auraris like All the Abyffinians, indeed, ride lightning, leaving him exceedingly fur. bare-footed and legged, and put only prifid at seeing me make off with his their great foc 'into the iron ring, master's horse. He was then going bolding it betwixt their great and le to the head-quarters, but said nothing cond toe, as they are afraid of being at pafling; we went down one hill entangled by the lirrup if their horlé aukwardly enough; and, when we Lulls, ihculd they put their foot into got to a small plain and a brook be, it. :
. ow, the horse would have gone easily 'I confented to try him very will. epdog either a trot or walk up the ingly. A long experience with the other, but I had only to fhake my Moors in Barbary put me above fear firrups to make him set off again at a of any horse, however vicious, which violent gallop, and when he topt be I had no reason to think this was ; crembled all over. I was now rea besides, I rode always wi'h a Barbary foived to gain a victory, and hung bridle, broad Atirrups, ar.d lhort fire my upper cloak upon a tree, che ato rup-learbers, after their fathion; the tempting which occafioned a new bridle is known to every scholar in battle; but he was obliged to submitę þörsemanship, and should be used by I'then between the two hills, half up every light-horseman or dragoon, for <he one and half up the other, wrought the most vicious horse cagnot advance him so that he had no longer either a yard against this bridle, when in a brçaih or ftrength, and I began 10 ftrong hand. I ordered the seię, or think he would scarce carry me to groom, to change the fadle and bridle the camp. : For mine, and I had on a pair of fpurs ' I now found that ḥe would walk with very long and sharp rowels.' I very quierly ; that à gentle touch of faw presently the horse did not like the fpur" would quicken' him, but the bit, but that I did not wonder at; phat he had noi strength or inclina. my foodle was what is called a war tion to gallop; and there was no moro Saddle, high behind and before, fo, rearing or kicking up behind.' I put unless the horse fell, it was impoffible my cloak, therefore, about me in the to throw the rider. I had alfa a belt manner possible, just as if it tad thick, knotty stick, or truncheon, of never been ruffled or discomposed by about three feet long, instead of a motion, and in this manner repafling whip, and well was it for me I was so the Fit-Auiaris' quarters, came in prepared for him..
light of the camp, where a large field For the first two minutes after I fown with teff, and inoch warered, mounted I do not know whether I was in ficat I wear out of the read
theo this field, which I knew was very of the camp, and confiderably above it. loft and deep, and therefore favour. I galloped, trotted, and made my able for me. Coming near Falil's horie perform every thing he was catent, the horse ftopt upon gently pable of. He was excellent in his Atraitening the bridle, as a horfe pro movements, and very sufficienilv trainperly broke would have done, on ed; this the Galla beheld at once which my fervant took the saddle and with astonishment and pleasure ; they bridle, and returned the groom his are naturally food of horses, fuffici. Own.
epily perfect in the useful part of · The poor beast made a fad figure, borsemanship, to be sensible of the tut in the fides to pieces, and bleed. beauty of the ornamental. ing at the jaws; and the leis, the raf. There was then, as there always cal that put me upon him, being there is, a vast number of kites fullowing when I difinounted, he held up his the camp, which are quite familiar and hands upon seeing the horse so mang live upon the carrion ; choosing two led, and began to testify great sur. gliding near me, I fhot first one on prise upon the supposed harm I had the right, then one on the left ; they done. I took 'no notice of this, only, both fell dead on the ground; a great faid, Carry that horse to your master; thout immediately followed from the he may venture to ride him now, fpectators below, to which I seeming. which is more than either he or you ly paid no attention, pretending abfow' dared to have done in the morning,' lute indifference, as if nothing extra.
As my own house was bridled and ordinary had been done. I then dil saddled, and I found my felf violently mounted from my isorse, giving him irritated," I refolved to ride to come and my gun to my fervant; and, fit. pole myself a little before another in. ting down on a large stone, I began ferview, for I thought this last piece to apply fome white paper to ftaunch of treachery, that might have cost me a finall scratch the Grtt horfe had gia ty legs and arms, was worse than ven me on the leg, by rubbing it a. what passed in the rent the night be- gainst a thorn free; as my trowsers, fore; it seemed to be aimed at my indeed, were all stained with the blood life, and to put a very effectual stop of the first hoise, much cut by the to the continuing my journey. My spur, it was generally thought I was fervant had in bis hand a fhort double- wounded., burrelled gun loaded with hot for [Falil afterwards made amends for killing any uncommon bird we might this usage, by furnishing Mr Bruce · fee by the way. I took the gun and with the means of arriving at the my borse, and went up the fide of rbe source of the Nile; the obje& af green bill about half way, in fair view all his wishes.] .
Review. Sketches and Hints of Church His knowo to the world by several public tory and Theological Controversy; cations, both in controversial and prasa chiefly trar dated or abridged from tical divii ity, which have obrained Modern Foreign Writers. By the approbation of the anlit judges.
John Erskine, D. D. 12mo. 35. In the present volume, though he apGray. Edinburgh.
pears only in the character of a tran.
Nator and compiler; he has presented THE worthy and respectable au- the world with much important in I chor of this work is already formatioa, which, to the generality of
realers at least, was in a great 'mea- as the subject to which it points is fure inaccesible. The object of the one highly important in itself, as well work will be belt conveyed in the au- as generally interesting, being a Sketch thor's own words: “ The chief de- of the present state of religious opi. « Gign of the following sheets is to nions in different countries. “ impart to others the entertainment It contains thirteen different ar
and instruction which I have re- ticles, various in their stile and man. “ ceiveù from foreign writers, as to ner, but fimilar in their general " the hißory of the earlieft ages of scope. “ Christianiiy, and the present state The first contains a defence of to of religion and theological contro- Confessions of Faith, abridged from a 16 troversy. Imperfect as the informa Dutch Treatise of Bonnet. The ar** tion is which they contain, I flatter guments on this much-agitated point, “ myself it is important. In soine in- are here compressed and stated with “ ítances my work is a free tranfla- great clearoess; and the right of eve* tion, in others an abridgment of ry society, ecclesiastical, as well as ci. or select passages in the original wri. vii, to institutę rules for its own go« ters. . Their fentiinents, when dif. vernment, and consequently ternis of 16 ferent from my own, I have not admision for its members, maintained * disguised. Their opinions of per- upcu folid grounds. Indeed upon a si fons and things which I could not fair view of the queition it is surpri** approve, I have not concealed." sing this could be disputed provided
In purimance of this design, Dr no more was claimed; but the muut Erskine has here collected and abridg- chief has been, that one church, not ed from several of the latest and noít fatisfied with its own freedom, oftea celebrated authors on theological wished to prevent others enjoying the fubic&s, particulirly the German and like, while, on the other hand, the adDutch writers, those parts that either vantages sometimes found in particuappeared from their superior merit, to lar communities, have induced some be noll deterving of general circula- to claim admision, without complying tion, or were beft calculated to give in. with the terms. These are, however, Torination, as to the present fiate of re. not the faults of conieslions, but abulicivus opinions in ditterent countricsses that may be corrected by confioing on the cominent. Such compilations every religious fociety within proper jo every department of literature and bounds, and yet leaving them free to science are lo useful, that it is surpri- adminifter their own affairs. I ling they have not been more tie- The second article in this work quently attempted. Philofophical and contains a defence of some of the literary inteligence is no lufs gratify- doctrines of the protestant religione ing than inltructive, yet but few meanis abridged from the Dutch of Van Al of attaining it are within general phen. It is a treatise of great merit rcach; the Reviews are, to moit, the and worthy of a perusal, even after only fources from which it can be the many works of merit on that fubdrawn, but ihele are o: neceffity con- ject in our own language. fined and u' faci: factory; collections . In the third articie, Letters from from time to time, made with judgment certain Jews on the present State of and propriety, exhitiring a connected the Christian Religioni, priored 21 view of the state of any branch of Harlem in 1746," there are a number knowkdge, bocomc delirable addi- of lively, ihrewd, and entertaining retions to the stock of general literature. maiks on the failionable fyfters of In this view, the work before us is rational Christianity, now prevailing entitled to 2:reption, more efpecially in Holland and Germany, as well as Britain. Dr Priestly and Lavater their arguments are weak and conáre particularly taken notice of, and temprible ; but others have urged obthe tendency of some of their doc- jections to the edict, which its defend, trines very juftly exposed. Rousseau ers have not been able in any meacomes in also for a share of animad- sure to repel. verlion, as well as several German In the sixth article we have fume authors, little known in this country. extracts from a pamphlet of the Big Towards the end of the article, some top of Cloyne's on the present state opinions are given respecting the li of the Irish church, from which it apo berty of the presis which for the ho- pears that the tumalis and exceffus nour of the Hebrew genilemen, we respecting qythes, have of late rifin could have withed had been suppreff- to a heighi dilgraceful in a civil.fede ed.
country. This article is followed by the E. Articles seventh and cighih, contain diet of the present King of Pruiña, a number of oblervations on the early respecting religious toleration. We propgation of Christianity, calculda are sorry we cannot join with the ted to take off some of the objections worthy translator in the praises he of infidel writers, particularly Mr has bestowed on it. It tolerates feven Gibbon. They are learneri, ingenia different religious sects, but all o- ous, and satisfactory. thers are proscribed; profelyte - ma. Article ninih appears to us one of king in ali confeffions is severely pro- the most interesting in the book; it is bibited, and some opinions, contrary entitled “ Hints of facts relating to to the established religion, are very “ religion, manners, and the ima strongly reprobated and forbidden to “provement of mankind, from De be taught or furead by protestant “ Seiler of Erlangen's Literary Jour. c'ergymen, and teachers in any way “ nal.” It contains a number of cu. public or private. It is obvious from rious and interesting facts on differ, these particulars, that religious liberty ent subjects. In general the educais by this edict much limited in the tion of youth leems now to be much Pruffian dominions; it is strange, in- attended to in Germany; knowiedze deed, that legislators will persist in is increasing, though in some places attempting to interfure in matters with slow t.:ps; but morals do not where they have no concern ; why appear to be on the mending haal. will they not in religious matiers take The following contrast between ile the fage advice that the French merch- manners of Geneva and Lausanne isu ants gave to Colbert in regard to particularly worthy of attention. , commerce, “to let it alone?” They “ Purity of manners, as well as of feld um do good by their intermed- “ language diltiazuiih Lalanne. dling, and it requires no great pene. “Nons of the ladies of distinction tiation to fce, that a religion propped " imitate those of France, or will up by royal ediêts, test acts, or penal “ publicly surfer a çallant. By those laws, must in part at least have depart. " in the middle line of life, orna. ed from the spirit of Christianity, - ments are less affected than with wbich depends for its succession very “ us, though paint is more used. different supports.
~ The greareft blemish of both sexes This edi&t has occasioned a good “ is a passion for gaming, which ofien deal of controversy on the continent, “ makes their pleasant and beautiful of wbich we have an account in ar- « public walks almost deserted. This ticle fifth. Some of its opponents « is the more fingular, as they never have attacked it on the most impro- “ play deep. From the strictness of per and unwarraotable grounds, and “ the people, and the clergy's atten
« tion to their moráls, no houses of a contrast,” adds Dr Es“ betovist « bad fame are allowed. Though “ Meiners ch: racer of the peop'e, « many yodihs of iftinction are edu. " and that given them by Bishop " cated at Lausanne, neither infideli- “ Burnet in bis travels, Letters from * ty nor profligacy of maboers dare * Zurich 1685! May got this be « to appear openly, and to attempt « owing to the oppoling, or at least « gainiog prolelyies. Far different « Omilting in their sermons, those pe. “ is Geneva. The buildings are a culiar truths of the gospel, by faith “ large and extensive, the inhabitants « in which the heart is purified ?" " we: lthy. and an incredibile number With this opinion of our author we
of beautiful country leais surround entirely coincide, and have only to “ it on all sides. The civil war was suggest as a secondary cause of the " less owing to a defective legilla corruption, the recent ollablishment
tion, than to growing derravity of of a Theatre and Opera in Geneva. * manners, both among high and These were laiely introcuced there
low *; for even to the lower tanks after many violent truggles and mofte « has this corruption spread. The destructive contefts, and how much 4 works of Voltaire and Roufleau they accelerate ihe debasement of " are read in shops, manufactories, manrers of every city where they are « and work houses. Perhaps the allowed, particularly such an one as “ wealth that has flowed upon Ge. Geneva, has been mewn, with no less “ neva, from her fine artists, has ac ruth than eloquence by Rouffeau, in a celerated her corruption. The his Leiters to D'Alembert, the molt, « ftria church discipline which Cal. perhaps the only, unexceptionable « vin introduced immediately after piece among all his writings. “ the reformation, is now gone. La. The romaining four articles we cana dies of distinction give no signs of not particolarly go through ; they are “ devocion in church. They laugh, in a similar straid with the others. « they talk, they adjuft their dress, And, up on the whole, the work apa & they fluter with their fans, as if pears to w: (although we have ven« they were in a jovial meeting. tured to express a difference of fenti. * Formerly adultery was considered ment in some points), to be one cal* at Geneva as a moft Mocking crime, culated to convey much useful, iaced and divorce was rendered as diffi- reling, and important informarion to “ cult as possible. Now the furft is t' ose whose inclinations lead them to i laughed at; ad the second more fucir enquiries. The file is plain * easily and frequently obtained, than and unadon d, but clear, perfpicua que at London or Paris.”—“ What a ous, and forcib.ct.
• Here Dr Seiler remarks, I have had certain accounts, by private letters, that in many fans: lies of distinction in that city, Chrifianity is almost entirely neglected; and o by nedish and excesi ve refinement, the chilorın are formed to levity, and rendered inu carable of serious religious refcciion. Fence iols and ecifying preachers are despised of by this race of men. Only they who bring to the puipit moti pieces oi eloquence, arc • fometimes attended ; whose discourses are blamed or prailed, juli as dramatic perform" anccs would be ; and hence can have little or no ipfiuence on the heart!"
We cannot help, however, taking notice of what we apprehend to be a snall blunder in the translation at p. 205. where Dr Reisner of Munich is made to translate a book on Repentance from the web. As the improbability of a German professor beirg able to transate from the Welsh, or of such a book as this is represented,' being writies in that language. ftruck us very forcilly, we suspect theugh we have not seen Dr Se: er's work, that it ftould have been « from the Italiar." italy is in German called Welfct land, and Dr E. probably not adverting to this, put down Welf, the apparently literal translation, in place of liasian, a more Lisely las.guage for such a book to appear in.