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well! He answered him in Arabic, as from the bęy, he prepared for his “ Yes, whenever he pleased, but could journey. not then stay, as he had received a mer. On the other fide of the Nile, from sage that the bey was waiting.” He Cairo, is Geeza ; and about eleven replied in Arabic, “ No, no; go, for miles beyond this are the pyramids, God's fake go; any time will do for called the Pyramids of Geeza. me."

It has been a constant belief, that the The bey was sitting, leaning forward, Rones compofing these pyramids were with a wax taper in one hand, and read. brought from the Libyan mountains, ing a small Nip of paper, which he held though any one who will take the pains clofe to his face. . He seemed to have to remove the sand on the south side, little light, or weak eyes ; nobody was will find the solid rock there hewn into near him.

steps. In the roof of the large chamHe did not seem to observe Mr. Bruce ber, where the farcophagus ftands, as till he was close upon him, and started also in the top of the roof of the gallery, when he said, "6 Salam.” He told are large fragments of the rock; afford. him he came upon his message. The ing an unanswerable proof, that those bey said, “ I thank you, did I send for pyramids were once huge rocks, standyou ?" and without giving him leave to ing where they now are; that some of reply, went on, "O true, I did fo," them, the most proper from their form, and fell to reading his paper again. were chosen for the body of the pyraAfter this was over, he complained " mid, and the others hewn into steps, to that he had been ill, that he vomitted serve for the superstructure, and the eximmediately after dinner, though he eat ţerior parts. . moderately; that bis ftomach was not On the 12th of December, Mr. yet fettled, and was afraid something Bruce embarked on the Nile at Bulac, had been given him to do him mischief. on board a sort of vessel called a Canja.

Our traveller felt his “pulse, which The wind being contrary, they were was low and weak; but very little fe- obliged to advance against the itream, veriíh. He desired he would order his by having the boat drawn with a rope, people to look if his meat was dressed in They advanced a few miles to two concopper properly tinned ; he assured him vents of cophts called Deireteen. Here he was in no danger, and infinuated they stopped to pass the night, having that he thought he had been guilty of had a fine view of the pyramids of fome excess before dinner ; at which he Geeza and Saccara, and being then in smiled, and said to one who was stand- light of a prodigious number of others ing by, "' Afrite! Afrite ! he is a devil! built of white clay, and ftretching far he is a devil!"

into the desert to the south-welt. Two Mr. Bruce's favour with the bęy be of these seemed full as large as those ing established by frequent interviews, that are called the Pyramids of Geeza. he thought of leaving his folitary man- One of them was of a very extraordinary fion at the convent. He desired Mr. form ; it seemed as if it had been inRilk, the bey's secretary, to procure his tended at first to be a very large one, peremptory letters of recommendation but that the builder's heart or means to thekh Haman, to the governor of had failed him, and that he had only Syene, Ibrim, and Deir, in upper brought it to a very milhapen disa Egypt. He procured also the same proportioned head. from the janissaries, to these three lalt On the side of the Nile, opposite places, as their garrisons are from that to their boat, a little farther to the body at Cairo, which they call their fouth, was a tribe of Arabs encamped. Port. He had also letters from Ali These were subject to Cairo, or were Bey, to the bey of Suez, to the sherriffe -then at peace with its government. of Mecca, to the naybe (so they call the They are called Howadat, being a part sovereign) of Masuah, and to the king of the Atouni, 'a large tribe that porof Sennaar, and his minister for the time fesses the isthmus of Suez, and from being.

that go up between the Red Sea and the Having obtained all his letters and mountains that bound the east part of dispatches, as well from the patriarch the valley of Egypt. They reach to


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the length of Coñeir, where they border gined, however, that there had been
upon another large tribe called Ababdé, such a tree; because opposite to one of
which extends from thence up into Nu. the divisions into which this large illand
bia. Both these are what were anciently is broken, there was a village called
called Shepherds, and are constantly at Zeitoon, or the Olive Tree,
war with each other.'.

They passed by a number of villages
Mr. Bruce now bargained with the on the western Thore, the eastern seem-
Shekh of the Howadat to furnish him ing to be perfectly unpeopled :--First,
with horses to go to Metrahenny, or Feshné, a considerable place; then Mia
Mohannan, where once he said Mimf niet, a large town, which had been
had stood, a large city, the capital of fortified towards the water, at least
all Egypt. All this was executed with there were some guns there.
great luccess. Early in the morning They came to a village called Rhoda,
the Azekh of the Howadat had passed at whence they saw the magnificent ruins
Miniel, where there is a ferry, the Nile of the ancient city of Antinous, built
being very deep, and attended our tra. by Adrian. Unluckily Mr. Bruce knew
veller with five horsemen and a spare nothing of these ruins when he left Cairo,
horse for himself, at Metrahenny, south and had taken no pains to provide him-
of Miniel, where there a great plan- self with letters of recommendation.
tation of palm-trees.

The Nubian geographer informs us; 'On the 13th, our traveller let out that it was from this town Pharaoh their valt fails, and passed a considerable brought his magicians, to compare village called Turra, on the ealt side of their powers with those of Mofes ; an the river, and Shekh Atman, a small anecdote worthy that great historian. ' village, confifting of about thirty houses, Our traveller told the Rais, that he on the west.

must, of necessity, go ahore. He did The Nile here is about a quarter of a not seem to be fond of the expedition ; niile broad: it is by very far the nar- but hauling in his main-fail,

and with Towest part of Egypt yet seen ; for it is his fore-sail full, stood S. S. E. directly certainly less than half a mile between under the rums. In a short time they the foot of the mountain and the Li- arrived at the landing-place. byan dore.

Abou Cuffi's fon Mahomet, (whom Having gained the western edge of they had taken as a hostage) and the the palm-trees at Mohannan, our tra- Arab, went on hore, under pretence of yeller had a fair view of the pyramids buying some provision. In the mean at Geeza, which lie in a direction nearly time, partly with his naked eye, and S. W. They saw three large granite partly with his glass, Mr. Bruce was pillars S, W. of Mohannan, and a enabled to contemplate the ruins attenpiece of a broken chest or cistern of tively, which filled him with astonishgranite ; but no obelisks, or fones with ment and admiration. The columns of hieroglyphics, and they thought the the angle of the portico were standing greatel part of the ruins seemed to fronting to the north, part of the tympoint that way, or more foutherly. panum, cornice, frize, and architravé,

Thefe, their conductor said, were all entire, and very much ornamented; the ruins of Mimf, the ancient seat of thick trees hid what was behind. The The Pharaohs kings of Egypt; that columns were of the largest size and there was another Mimf, far down in the capitals Corinthian, and in the Delta, by which he meant Menouf, all appearance entire. They were of below Terane and Batnel Baccara, white Parian marble probably, but had

Mr. Bruce returned to his boat; lost the extreme whiteness, or polish, and pursuing his route, arrived at Ha- of the Antinous at Rome, and were louan, an island now divided into a changed to the colour of the fighting number of small 'ones, by calithes be- gladiator, or rather to a brighter yellow. ing cut through it, and, under different He saw indistinctly, also, a triumphal Arabic names, ihey still reach very far arch, or gate of the town, in the very up the Atream. Mr. Bruce landed to fame file; and some blocks of very fee if there were remains of the olive white shining stone which seemed to be tree which Strabo says grew here, but alabaster. without success. Our travellers ima.

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blue striped rich filk coat and breeches, HE 4th, being the king's birth. and white silk waistcoat, the whole very fifty-third year of his age, it was ob- gles and stones. The coat on all the

feams was very beautifully embroidered served as a high festival. The court at

with silk work, the waistcoat covered all St. James's Palace was very numerous.

over with a similar embroidery. It The queen was dressed in all the splendour of majesty, as is ufual on being Collar-day, his royal highneis did the birth-day of the king. There was

not appear with his new epaulette till fomething finely picturesque in her the evening in the ball-room. This dress, her petticoat being very beauti- piece of jewellery is the most fuperb fully embroidered in imitation of clouds value at twenty-two thousand pounds :

ever seen at court, and eltimated in with shades of green foil; the drapery the form of it is a long thaped oval; the drew up with green bands covered with outer row, a circle of very large costly chains of diamonds and pearls. The brilliants; the inner part filled with bands were trimmed at the ends with bunches of oak, and large diamond each part of the mosaic filled with a

a mosaic of diamonds; the center of stars in the middle. The drapery of fine brilliant. A brilliant of extraorthe corners was tied up with large dia. mond and pearl bows and bunches of dinary fineness, and the value exceeding oak. The trimming of the bottom was at the top, and from the bottom of the

four thousand guineas, formed a button a deep blond lace. Her majesty wore a profusion of diamonds, bosh about her epauleite hung a fringe of two rows of dress and in her hair, with a diamond large brilliants, extending three or four

inches down the arm. In the evening necklace, ear-rings, and ftomacher. The princess royal. A white crape diamond George, which, as Collar-day,

also his royal highness wore a superb petticoat with filver spangles. The dra. he did not wear in the morning. To pery was most fuperbly embroidered, complete this very magnificent dress, the upper part being richly spangled, his royal highness wore a molt fuperb the under part sprigged with white and filver. The two draperies were divided

and valuable pair of brilliant buckles, with a rich fringe of oak leaves, ele- confifting of stones of great size and gantly embroidered with bows. The value, cemented to each other by a

beautiful knot of diamonds; the knee bottom was fringed with tailels.

buckles to correspond. Princess Augutta and Elizabeth were both drefled exactly the same. Their DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT. dieís were a rich svhite and filver em- Thursday the 10th, his majesty went hroidered crape, with green and filver in the usual state to the House of Peers, spangles. Across the bottom were fef- and, being feated on the throne, fir toons of green leaves, drawn up at the Francis Molyneux went to the Comcorners with rich embroidered bows. mons, and commanded their immediate The bottom was fringed with green, attendance. purple, and white tallels.

As soon as the speaker of the House The head dresses of the princesses of Commons came to the bar, he advere ornamented with otrich feathers, dielled his majefty in a neat, manly, and a profusion of diamonds.

and well-constructed speech, delivered His majelty was dressed in a plain with fingular and most impressive diffuit, as usual on his own birth-day; inctness. He looked remarkably well and cheer- After giving the royal afsent to seful.

veral bills; his majesty was pleased The dress of his royal highness the to deliver the following most gracious prince of Wales, confilted of a garter {peech :

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! My Lords, and Gentlemen, of the public revenue, and the estab, "The neceffary public business being lishment of a permanent system for the now concluded, 1 think it right to put gradual ședuction of the national debt, an end to this fellion of parliament. have furnished the best praofs of your

I have pot hitherto received the resolution in encountering the difi: answer of the court of Spain to the re- culties with which you had to contend, presentation which I have directed to and of your steadiness and perseverance be made at that court, in support of the in thole" measures which were best dignity of my crown, and of the in- adapted to promote the essential and terests of my people. I continue to lafting interests of my dominions. entertain the ftrongest desire for the "The loyalty and public fpirit, the maintenance of peace on just and ho- industry and enterprise of my subjects, nourable grounds; but, under the pre- have seconded your exertions. On their fent circumstances; I feel it indispen- sense of the advantages which they at fably necessary to proceed with expe- present experience, as well as on their dition and vigour in those preparations, uniform and affectionate attachment to the objects of which have already re- my person and government, I rely for a ceived your

unanimous concurrence.. continuance of that harmony and con“ The assurances and conduct of my fidence, the happy effects of which have allies, on this interesting occasion, have to inanifeftly appeared during the premanifested in the most satisfactory man- sent parliament, and which mult at all her their determination to fulfil the en- times afford the surest means of nieetgagements of the exiting treaties': and


exigencies of war, or of cultiI trust that our 'mutual good underhanding and conceit will be productive vating with increasing benefit the blessof the happiest effects 'in 'the present The next day a proclamation appearconjun&ture of affairs in Europe !

ed, stating that it was his majesty's “Gentlemen of the House of Commons, pleasure to diffolve the present parlia

"I rëturn you my particular thanks ment; the writs to be returnable the for the readiness with which you granted 10th of August. the supplies for the current service, and for your unaniinity and dispatch in en

ELECTION. abling me to take those measures which Thursday, June 24, the poll for ghe present crisis has rendered necessary. members to represent the city of Lon

My Lords, and Gentlemen, don in parliament, ended at Guildhall, "As 'I think it may be of material when the following gentlemen were deconvenience that the election of a new clared duly elected: William Curtis, parliament Mould take place without efq. Brook Watson, esq. fir Watkin delay, it is my intention forthwith to 'Lewes, kot, and John Sawbridge, esq. give directions for dissolving the present Alderman Newnham declined the poll and for calling a new parliament. But, the preceding evening. în signifying to you this intention, 'I

MONSTER. cannot omit to affure you of the deep and grateful fenfe which I must ever Monday the 14th, Renwick Wilentertain of that affectionate and un. Jiams was' brought before the magifIhaken loyalty, that uniform and zea- trates in Bow-lțieet, on the charge of Jous regard for the true principles of being the person who has been repeatour invaluable constitution, and that edly advertised in the public papers, for unremitting attention to the happiness hasing wantonly assaulted and wounded and prosperity of my people, which feveral ladies at different times. He is have invariably directed all your pro- a young man, apparently under thirty ceedings.

years of age, of the middle size, with a " The rapid increase of our manu- face rather long and thin, features sharp, factures, commerce, and navigation, grey eyes, complexion sallow, He was the additional protection and fecurity well dressed, had a genteel appearance, afforded to the distant possessions of the and is of the musical profession. He empire, the provisions for the good was apprenticed to Mr. Gallini; but &qvernment of India, the improvement fome time since has, by his own account,


abandoned that pursuit, and has em- her and ran off. Mrs. Franklin faid; ployed himself principally in the manu- that she had repeatedly been insulted by factory of artificial flowers, and in fol. the prisoner, who had made use of lowing this business, he has been at infamous languages but had pever Weymouth, Brighton, and other places wounded her. on the coaft. Miss Porter, of St. James's- The prisoner heard all these charges street, was, on Sunday afternoon, walk- with great composure, and answered ing in St. James's Park, with Mr. then with that readiness and collection Coleinan, when she faw the prisoner, of ideas, which we would be willing and exclaimed, “ That is the man who only to attribute to conlcious inno wounded me!" Mr. Coleman followed cence. Some circumstances, however, him; he knocked at a number of doors, came out, independent of the evidence, and particularly at one where the house and partly on the declaration of the priwas empty, as if to get rid of Mr C.; soner himself, that were not of the most at length he went into the house of Mi prepoffesling nature. Smith, in Southampton-ftreet. Mr. C. On the prisoner's being aiked by fix followed, and took him to Miss Porter, Sampson Wright, where he lodged ? who, as well as her fifters, recognized what was his occupation ? and other him, and he was fent to St. James's questions relative to himself, he faid, watchhoufe. Miss Ann Porter said, That he now pursued the business of that, on the queen's birth-day, coming artificial power and fancy trimming out of the Court yard at St. James's, making; that he worked at a house in with her fifter, the observed the pri- Dover-street for fome time past at a foner, and was much alarmed, as he guinea a week, and that he lodged in a had repeatedly met and infulted them, room in Bury-kreet; that the person by making use of the molt obscene lan- who employed him could give him a guage; he followed them and struck good character, and that he could prove her over the head at their own door ; he was with his master on the nights her filter he cut. Miss Sarah Porter when these transactions were said to corroborated this account, and both have happened. However, on the trength fwore positively to the prisoner's perfon. of the evidence against him, the parties

Their fifters, Misses Martha and Re- were bound over to prosecute, and he becca Porter, were both in Kensington was committed to the New Prison, ClerkGardens at the time their sisters were enwell, for trial. insulted with the infamous language The duke of Cumberland, and a they had spoken of, and both Twore great number of gentlemen were prepositively that the prisoner was the per- fent; the street was very much crowded; fon who made use of it. Mr. Tomp- and it was five o'clock before the prikins, furgeon, faid, he was fent for, foner could be got from the office, as and found that Miss Porter had been the mob were so exafperated, that they wounded by an instrument- of uncom- would have destroyed him, if not pre com Sharpness ; the length of the cut vented. was between eight and nine inches. On the 16th, he was again brought Miffes Elizabeth and Frances Baughan up to the Public Office, Bow-Street, gave an account of their having been for re-examination. In addition to the infulted by a person on the 7th of last charges already made againk him, fe. December, in Bridge-street, Westmin. veral other persons appeared to give fter, who followed them into Parlia. their telimonies. A servant maid to ment-street, and there cut them both. Jady Gordon (wore, that she had been Mifs Elizabeth Baughan thought the wounded at her mistress's door, by a prisoner was the man; her sitter was person who feized her by the arms, and, more pofitive as to his person. Miss as if foniething had been fastened to his Ann Frost, of Jermyn-street, said, on knee, gave her several wounds in the lord-mayor's-day, the prisoner, of whose thigh. The wounds which this woman person she was positive, accosted her 'received, were so violent, as to render slear her home, and made use of very her recovery doubtful." She did not bad language, and followed her till de fivear positively to the prisoner, but to was at her own door, where he wounded the best of her knowledge. Williams

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