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lowing words: “Henry Hunt, the evi- unanimous opinion of the magistrates, dence for the prosecution upon the that it is their duty to detain you here charge to be brought against you is upon a charge of HIGH TREASON; and now ready to be gone into ; but evi- you are remanded accordingly.” Mr. dence of a much more important and Hunt declared his innocence. In this serious nature has gone before His charge eight others were included, who Majesty's law officers, and it is the all remain in custody.

COMMERCIAL RETROSPECT, AUGUST 23, 1819. It is a pleasing task to record the events of the past month, as they seem indicative of a general improvement iu Trade and; Commerce, which we trust is not far distant.

In no other preceding month during the year, have the transactions been so important, affording decisive evidence of the Commerce of this port having assumed a more favourable aspect. Many articles are considerably enhanced in value, and a greater firmness is displayed by the holders of all descriptions of goods. Such an improvement could not have taken place here, without producing something like a correspondent effect in the manufacturing districts; and we are happy to learn, that such has been the case. This will be more evident, when we notice the large sales which have taken place in the article of Cotton Wool, as the sales during the last four weeks, amount to 50,200 bags, the greater part of which have been taken out of the market at gradually improving prices. The demand for all descriptions of Cottons still continues, though somewhat checked by the events which have taken place at Manchester during the last week. The wants of the trade for the raw material, furnish incontestable proof, that the manufactures have received a very favourable impulse ; and, notwithstanding the gloom which has hung over the different branches of this article, we cannot but hail the above-mentioned circumstances, as tokens of returning prosperity.

Dry Salting Articles, and Dyeing Stuffs, have also been more in request, evincing a tendency to advance.

The imports of Foreign Oak Bark, for Tanners' use, were never known to have been so heavy, and the prices have consequently been depressed, as the Importers always sell from the vessel, in order io avoid the heavy charges of landing, housing, &c.

Good Dutch Bark, has been sold at £6 10s. to £7 per Ton.-German Bark, £6 per Ton.

The prices of Timber are gradually creeping up; a circumstance which tends to corroborate the belief of the improvement in the internal commerce of the country, especi in the manufacturing districts.-Numbers of country purchasers have been in town, and readily take all the cargoes which are offering in the market.

The news from the Greenland and Davies' Straits Fisheries having been more favourable, prices of Oils are become more moderate; and when we consider the great diminution in the consumption of Fish Oils, by the substitution of Gas upon a very large scale, the supplies will be found more than adequate to the demand,

Grain.—The sickle is now in full activity, and the weather continues very favourable to the labours of the harvest. On the last market-day there appeared an increased disposition to purchase fine qualities of English and Foreign Wheats, and sales were brisker at the former currency. The demand for Oats was more animated. Flour was in steady request. Fine Malting Barley was 3d. to 6d. per bushel dearer; inferior qualities were unsaleable.

The Ports are now closed for the importation of all kinds of Grain for home consumption, except from the British Settlements; and, from the best information we can collect, are not likely to open before the month of February : much uncertainty, however, attaches to this measure, as the low qualities of Grain being taken into the average, tend to reduce the rate at which the ports open; whilst fine and fair qnalities may rule extremely bighi.

Salted Provisions are rising. Irish Butters are full 3s. higher than during the preceding week : good new Belfast firsts bring 100s. per cwt.; other descriptions proportionately higher, and in fair demand. Beef and Pork are each 4s. to 6s. per barrel dearer.

Colonial Produce.-We still experience a pretty brisk demand for Plantation Sugar, and upwards of 7000 hbds. have been disposed of during the month: the prices have not varied much: Sugar-house Molasses in fair request, and prices stationary: Rums are improving in demand and price. This day a large sale by auction of Coffee took place, when the whole went off at an advance of 2s. per cwt. on former prices; the biddings were very spirited: the new duty upon this article, which is now 1s. per lb. makes this wholesome beverage come dear to the home consumer.

The present being the season for Sheep-shearing, the prices of Tar have undergone some little improvement, but prices still rule very low.

The emigrations from this port, from the 1st of January, 1819, to this day, as appears by the official documents, amount to-U. States, 4154–Brit. America, 457— Trinidad, 428 persons.

The Easterly winds, which have prevailed during the past month, keep out many vessels which are now anxiously expected from America, and the East and West Indies.

S.

.... 25

OILS, Ptun, Olive....£78 0 a 790

Seal ....36 0

Cod ...37 0 38 0 Greenland Whale....36 0 38 0 Palm 42 0

44 0 Linseed, gall... 38. 60. a 3s. 8d. Rape ......

3 9 4 2 Turpentiue, cwt.63 0 64 0 LEATHER,

s. d. 8. d. butts, 5.50 56....16 a 1 9

backs 60 66....1 11 2 0 Britishi, tordress....1 3 1 7 Calf Skins ........1 10 3 0 Horse Hides ......1 4 1 10 Hides, crop. 45 501.1 6 1 8

35 40 134 1 6

Rates of Insurance. L.pool.. Lond.
To West Indies cent. 255 od 58 348

U. States of America 25 - 35 30
British America

30
Brazils

30 30 35 East Indies

63 63 Coast of Africa...... 42 10 Gibraltar

20 20 Mediterranean...... 30 25 35 France and Holland 15 9 15$ 9d Baltic ..

20 15 9 London

15 9 Ireland West Coast 15 9 15 9

East Coast.. 15 9 15 9

31...

Prices of Sundries at following places.

New York, 23d June. FLOUR, Wheat, superf. bri, dol. 63

Archangel, 12th June. and charges on ba. toni

, }£53 17 0 HEMP, 90 rubles

..32 50 LINSEED, 30 rubles..........40 6 0

St. Petersburg, 22d June, TALLOW, Y.C

..rubles 165 White

. 158 HEMP, clean...

90 FLAX,'12 head

. 165 TRON, Old Sable

..53 a 6 WHEAT...

26 28 Exchange on London......rub, 10d N. B. There being no late arrivals, our

quotations remain unaltered.

Average Prices of | Number of Bank

Sugar. Gazelte. rupts in Gazette. 21st July 40s. 511 July 20.......... 4 28th 41 73 - 24.... ..17 4th Aug. 39 0

27..........8 11th 40 13

... 7 18th 39 11 Aug. 3.....

5

7..........14 Pricts of Coal 10.......... 12

Ton of 22401b. 14.. ..11 Wigan.... 158. 6d. Country ..10 0

Total.. 76 List of Vessels Arrived. Cleared From West India and Bri

for sea. tish Settlements in 86 73 North America East India and Africa 2 3 Brazils

10 11 United States

.23 28
Ireland

141 131
Europe and all
other Parts ....

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SUNDRIES.- Liverpool, 21st August. HAY, old, 2016. ......04.10d.a ls.id neus

05 09 STRAW, Wheai, 2011. 0 7 0 8 POTATOES, new, tab. 8 09 OATMEAL, Psack 24011) 34 0 S70 FLOUR, best, tsk.24011.50 0 55 0

seconds........43 46 0 FRESH BUTTER,P 1602... 16d. a od.

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s. d. ...... 0

WHOLESALE.-L. pool, Aug. 21, 1819. SUGAR, cwt.

8. Muscovado, dry brown 56 a 64

middling 66 73 good

74 61 fine

86 89 Rfined, Dble.Loavs. 6.a 7lb). 130 110

Single do. 10-141b). 112 116
Lar. Lips. 46-5010. 100 108

Canary do. 24-281b. 108 114
MOLASSES, British ...... 33
RUM, gallon, 16 0. P. 38, 3d. a 3s. 60.

Lewards, common ? 3 2 4 BRANDY, Cognac.... 4 2 4 3 GENEVA...

3 1 3 3 COFFEE, cwt.

8. s. West India, ordinary.. 102 a 105 middling ..14

118 fine........127 136 MAHOGANY, V foot,

8. d.

$. d. Honduras

1 0 ( 1 3 St. Domingo

16 19 Cuba

1 3 1 6 COTTON, Pb.Sea Isl.

2 5 3 6 good to fine ...... ordinary to middling i 9

2 3 Bowed, Georgia.... 1 1 1 3 New Orleans

1 1 1 6 Pernambucco 1 64 18 Maranham

1 52 16 Barbadoes

2 1 3 West Indies

1 0 1 1 Surat

07 1 1 Bengal

072 092 DYE WOODS, Yton, £. £. $. Barwood, Angola .... 0 a 90 Gaboon ...

6 0

7 0 Fustic, Cuba........ 90 10 10

Porto Rico.... 6 0 7 0
Jamaica

7 0 6 0 Logwood, Campeachy 6 15

75 Jamaica.... 60 6 10

Honduras,.. 6 10 6 15 Nicaragua Wood, large solid:. }..25 0

27 0 small

.12 0 14 0 TOBACCO, lb.

s. d. James River

3 a 0 8 stemmed.. ...051 08 Rappahanock 0 3 0 5

stemmed........0 33 0 6 Kentucky

0 3

5 ASHES, y cwt.

s. d. $. d. 1st, Pot, fresh, U.S. 40 0 a 41 0 Montreal .....

.34 0 36 0 American, 1st, Pearl 39 0 40 0 TAR, V barrl. Stockholm 15 0 16 0

Archangel 17 0 18 0

American 14 0 15 6 RICE, Y cwt. American,} 35s. a 44s.

duty paid, s East India

16 20 HIDES, Y ib. Buenos Ayres 6d. a 8{d.

West India 5 6 BRIMSTONE, ton, £. $. £. $. rough

.23 10 a 24 10 SHUMAC, Pcwt. s. d.

$. d. Sicily

20 0 a 22 0 HEMP, P ton,

£. $.

£. $. Petersburg clean 43 0 a 44 0 Riga Rhine .....44 0

45 0 FLAX, Yton,

£. $. £. $. St. Petersburg 12-head 75 0a HOPS, in bgs. Kent, new 3 15 5 0

Sussex .. 3 10 4 10 In pockets, Kent.. 4 0 5 5

Sussex 3 15 4 10 PINE TIMBER,¥ cub ft. s. d. S. d.

American ........ 19 a 1 11
Baltic

..... 24 2 6 SALT PETRE, Pcwt. 30 0 34 0 GRAIN

8. d. s. d. Barley, Engl ¥° 601). 4 0 a 5 3

Irish & Foreign 4 0 5 0
Beans, Engl. v qr...44 0 48 0

Foreign ....34 0 42 0
Flour, ¥ barrel,
American, sweet 38 0 40 0

sour..32 0 34 0 Oats, Engl. 4° 45lb. 3 6 3 9

Irish & Foreign 3 3 4 Wheat, Engl. v 701b.100 11 9

Prices of Bullion.

Liverpool. Foreign Gold, in Bars ......£3 18 0 Portugal Gold, in Coin ........3 18 0 New Doubloons ..............3 15 0 New Dollars.

..0 5 0 Silver, in Bars, Standard......0 5 2

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Liverpool Exports of British Mani fac

tures, from 220 July to 21st August. Cotton Stuffs 210295 pcs. & 1672280 yds. Woollen do... 36170

55960 Worsted do... 15032

4200 Flannel ......

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Irish.. 10 0 10 8

Dantzig ....10 6 11 0 PROVISIONS.

8. d. s. d. Beef new, y tierce 90 0 a 105 0

barrel 60 0 65 0 Butter, pcwt. Cork dry 3rds, new

90 pickled new 2nds. 95 0 Belfast dry new......101

0 Newry do....... 101 0 Pork, Irish, brl, 80

0 90 0 TALLOW, 11th.

8. d. $. d. Russia Y. Candle 60

a 62 0 Brazil ............63

0 64 0

475697 Linen Clothi.. 213 249313 Kersevinere..

2560

1805
Carpeting....

30225
Blanketing.. 177 pairs, 167907
Hose.. 17538 dozen pairs.
Hardware, 9541.-Nails, 1938 cwts.
Copper, 470.-Glass, 1743 cwts.
Bar and Bolt Iron, &c.......1059 tons.
Lead, 250.--Lead Ore, 46 tons.
Tinplates
Earthenware ..........3434 crates, &c.
Retined Sugar

... 1059 cwts
White Salt to Foreign Parts 16841 tons.
Ireland......

270
Rock Salt to Foreign Parts 1997

Ireland ... 3369
Coals to Foreign Parts ....

1184 chal,
Ireland

2236

220 June to 21st July,Total 337 320
Total Tonnage ........58310 51670
Prices of Stoch, London, 177h August.
Bank Stock...

.233
3 Cent Reduced

721 3 Cent Consols..

718 4 P Cent Consols..

918 5 Cent Navy Annuities ..1053 Bank Long Ainuities... 191 Oninium

...P. 41 Consols for Acct........... 714

IRISH FUNDS.- August 17.
Bank Stock
Government Debentures, 31 cent,84!

5 cent, Government Stock, 31 V cent.... 82/

5 W cent...... 1065 Grand Canal, 4 cent.

6 v cent. AMERICAN FUNDS.-August 19. 3 Cents

...624 New 6 y Cepts.

.971 100 (The above with Div. from 1st July.) U.S. Bank Shares ... 20 10 a 21 10

LIVERPOOL DOCKS. £93 5 for 100, Aug. 4, at 5 cent, inter. payable in Lond. or L. pool half yearly. Colton TWIST.-Manchester, Aug. 20. Mule, ist quality, No. 40. 28.4d.aos.od

2d quality, No.40). 1 10 2 0

... 174 bxs.

8 Lt
9 Lt

Liverpool Imports, from the 22d July

to the 21st August.
Sugar, B. P. 6298 hhds.-1152 tces.-222

brls.--Foreign, 51 cases.-37 chests.
Coffee, B.P. 120 cks.--203 tces.--49 brls.

-Foreign, 208 brls.-40 bags.
Cocoa, 1150 bags.
Cotton, w. India, 3 bags.—230 bales.-

American, 2752 bags.-10997 bales.-
Brazils, 6773 bags.-544 bales.-315
serons.--East India, 1531 bales.-

Smyrna, 70 bales.
Corn, Wheat, 12287.-Barley, 1600.-

Oats, 9476.- Beans, 362.-Malt, 2245.

Peas, 190 qrs.
Rum, 1974 punch.-68 hhds.Geneva,

30 pipés.-Wine, 185 hhds.--296 pipes.

-i cask.-1 butt. -11 aums.
Tobacco, 793 hhds.-Rice, 2878 casks.

2000 bags.---Flour, 808 brls.-Butter,
17421 firkins,--485 kegs, &c.-Fustic,
215 tons.-Logwood, 219 tons.--Tar,
8544 brls --Turpentine, 3240 brls.-
Tallow, 1817 casks.-Ashes, 5976 brls.
Hides,9900, 71 bdles.-Iron Bars,3172.

496 7d
47 0
48 11

48 10
47 10 47 10
26 8 46 9

39s id 25$ 100 478 id
Average Prices of Grain for the 12 Districts.
Wheat. Rye. Barley. Oats. Beans. Peas.

26 6
Bourdeaux, 25 50. Frank-
,36 : 4:2 U Altona, 36 : 5; 20.

39 9 20 1
Ports closed for all kinds of Grain

38 10 1 27 2

39 2
Amsterdam, 12 : 0 C. F. Ditto at sight, 11 : 17. Antwerp,
Course of Exchange, in London, August 17.

39 4
effect. Barcelona, 35. Gibraltar, 32. Leghorn, 49. Genoa, 444.
Venice, Italian Liv. 26. 50. Malta, 48. Naples, 394. Palermo,
115. Lisbon, 534. Oporto, 54. Rio Janeiro, 56. Dublin, 134.'

478 60
48 9
45 4

45 9
75 944 10
74810d

75 3
12 : 5. Ex. M, Hamburg, 36
7th August 76 2
17th July
24th -
31st -
Paris, 3 days'
1411

Tort on the Main. 151. Ex. M. Madrid, 36. effect. Cadiz, 36

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JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE

HEBRIDES.

songs and other relics of the ancient Irish and Welsh Bards, particularly

since the latter people have been long [Continued from col. 503.)

indiscriminately mixing with their Monday, July 11.-Breakfasted on southern neighbours; while the former, shore with Mr. Élder of this place, who till within little more than a century, shewed us another of those supposed were looked upon as a distinct and Danish forts, which by fires could give almost an independent nation. Their or communicate the alarm to the whole customs, manners, habits, language, chain, situated on either side of the and internal government, may be consound :—the most simple method of sidered as having, only since the time conveying intelligence, and the parent of the affair of Culloden, been effecof that recent, though similar inven- tually subverted. tion, the Telegraph.

A great degree of similarity likewise At four in the afternoon, we weighed prevails in the poetry of these three anchor, and sailed for Glenelg, where nations; the same beauties of imagery, we came-to for the evening.

the same bold simplicity, and natural On the shore, we were met by Mr. energy, mark the works of each; and MʻLeod, of Ilan Réach, who gave us seem to evince their origin from a another instance of the hospitable people unacquainted with foreign litedisposition of the inhabitants of this rature, whose poetic effusions were country to strangers. The house influenced only by the romantic wildis seated in a most romantic spot, ness of their country, and those sublime amidst high towering rocks, with one effects of nature, which were ever preside opening to the sound. A pleasant sent to their view. and fertile, though narrow vale, winds From this source, joined with the in among the mountains, and bears superstitious ideas of an unlettered the name of Glen Beg; about a mile people, the general similies are drawn. up which, stand those more perfect The shrill spirit of the storm, that remains of two Danish forts, described sits dim on the clouds of Gormal, and by Mr. Pennant; but it was unfortu- enjoys the death of the mariner;" nately too late for us to take a view of the red stars trembling between the

flying clouds;" " the green meteors of Here, we again met with a corro- death ;" “ the white wave, tumbling borating testimony in favour of the round the distant rock;" authenticity of the poems of Ossian, mists, rising slowly from the lake," and in the Rev. Dr. John M.Leod, of Har- his roaring water-falls after a stormris, who informed us, that in the spring are images that would naturally be of the present

year, in one of the wild excited in the mind of an inhabitant est parts of the island of Lewis, he had of such a country, particularly of one been entertained by his rustic land- who possessed the elegant taste of an lord for a whole evening, with the re- Ossian. cital of several of them in the original The similies of Homer, though naGaelic. This instance must surely be ture there takes the lead, are extended sufficient, in itself, to do away that to a wider field, to circumstances scepticism, which, without any just which were natural to a people who grounds, has of late prevailed respect- cultivated the refined arts of peace, ing them.

as well as the ruder one of war. The It certainly cannot be more difficult retired simplicity of a pastoral life, to conceive, that tradition might hand the luxury of a great city, the skilful down these poems through remote operations of the artist, and various ages, than that the same cause should others, are themes from which, in comhave transmitted to us the popular mon with those of war, and that

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No. 7.-Vol. I.

fruitful source, polytheism, his imagery Raza, with a remarkable flat-topped is derived; his acquaintance with hill, called M‘Leod's Table; and, on them naturally led to their adoption. the right, the wild and rugged hills of

On the other hand, Ossian had no Kentail and Applecross, stretching extraneous aid; most of the circum- along the Lock Kishorn.

The partial stances, and even the common objects, gleams of sunshine, which at times of improved society, seem entirely un- / broke forth, illuminated the scene with known to him, and are consequently the most happy effect, catching upon never alluded to; and even the horse the broken masses of rock, and softenis throughout mentioned as the “ steed ing gradually into the dark purple tints of the stranger.”

of the shaded parts. In his efforts to raise the passions After crossing the Loch, we sailed to martial glory, or sink them to the through the sound of Scalpa, and softness of sorrow, his language, his brought to at the back of that island. sentiments, are those of the inhabitants

The appearance of the mountains of of a mountainous sequestered region, Skye from this position, is very uncomwhich afforded fow objects to assist the mon, being all of a regular pyramidal imagination, but those of the boldest or conical figure, standing entirely deand most sublime nature.

tached from each other, and composed These, if they cannot be considered of the same reddish grit-stone beforeas presumptive proofs, must at least mentioned, which, from the deep fishave their weight in the evidence of sures that run in regular and numerous their authenticity; since, had they been lines from top to bottom, seems of a the production of a modern writer, he very soft and sandy nature. certainly might have indulged himself A wet and cold evening prevented in a somewhat greater latitude, with our further observation. out the danger of detection, at a pe- Wednesday, 13th.-Sailed at four in riod so remote, and, with respect to the the morning, with a very slight breeze, state of society in the Highlands of and were as usual very soon becalmed, Scotland, so uncertain, as that in which and by noon had only got about eight these Poems are said to have been miles below our last night's station. composed.

We were now abreast of Loch Port Tuesday, 12th.-Passing the narrows Rhea, in Skye; or, the King's Port, of Kyle Rhea early, we found ourselves so called, from its having been once in the morning in the centre of a fine visited by James the Fifth of Scotcircular bason, of about two miles' dia- land. meter, in a perfect calm, and apparent- Here we took the boat, and went on ly land-locked by the high surround- shore on the island of Raza, which exing mountains ; on these, the light thin hibits a general appearance of barrenmists were gently creeping, while the ness, with small patches of vegetation. smoke from some kelp fires diffused This might probably be its worst asitself around, and gave a beautiful pect, as we had passed the situation variety to the whole.

of the Laird's house, early in the mornThis sound is called Loch Duich, ing. The houses are very few, bat and communicates by a narrow pas- some shelins, or summer residences of sage to a higher one of the same name, the herds, were thinly scattered over the windings of which we could partly the summit. The coast is extremely trace by the mountains that formed its rocky, and broken into innumerable sides.

creeks, through which the long surges Having passed by a low point, on of the western ocean rush with great which stands the ruins of the castle of violence, and must, doubtless, in a gale Nuchusag, or, as it is otherwise called, from the westward, exhibit a scene at M‘Kinnon's Castle; we enter into an- once grand and terrible. other lake of the same kind, but of far The opposite coast of Skye, which, larger dimensions, and again seem from Lock Indaal had become more surrounded by the circumjacent hills rocky and wild, here presented a bold and islands. On the one side, the and steep coast, whose summit was rocky mountains of Skye appearing, terminated by a continued wall of of a reddish grit-stone, deeply chan- upright rocks. nelled, and indented from their sum- The same tedious calms delayed our mits; before us, lay the long hillock progress for some time, till a gentle of Scalpa, and the longer extent of breeze came to our relief, and carried

POLAR EXPEDITION.

597 Journal of a Voyage to the Hebrides.-- Polar Expedition. 598 us abreast of the island of Rona, which, and so much as this ; beginning with as well as the termination of Raza, ap- the flat district of Slate, rising, as we peared entirely composed of a mass of advanced, to more elevated forms ; and rugged rocks totally incapable of yield- exhibiting at last all the grandeur and ing the smallest degree of vegetation; wildness of Alpine scenery. yet barren as this spot appeared, we Passing the extremity of Skye, we found that it produced sufficient to rear stood on for Stornaway, in the island some black cattle.

of Lewis, where we arrived by six in With respect to Skye, its appearance the morning. was magnificent beyond description;

(To be continued.] the parts we had past, shot out into bold headlands and lofty hills, whose summits were blended with the clouds. Before these, a range of high spiry

[Continued from col. 529.] pinnacles rose with alpine wildness, Other contrivances were adopted to appearing and disappearing in quick gain an interview with these fearful succession through the floating mists, people, and the following day, about while the summit of the mountain was ten o'clock, “ We were rejoiced to see wholly invisible. The same stratum eight sledges, driven by the natives, of clouds rested on the hills on the advancing by a circuitous route to right, and sometimes gave us transient wards the place where we lay. They glimpses of steep and gloomy terraces halted about a mile from us, and the of rocks surmounting each other, with people alighting, ascended a small icocastellated forms, which varied each berg, as if to reconnoitre. After remoment with the perpetually varying maining apparently in consultation for lights; for that which caused these ad- nearly half an hour, four of them deventitious effects, was a heavy mass of scended, and came towards the flagclouds to the northward, which wrap- staff, which, however, they did not venped that part in midnight gloom, ture to approach. In the mean time, faintly displaying at intervals the steep a white flag was hoisted at the main sides of some rocky islands, whose in each ship, and John Sacheuse desrugged forms the eye of fancy could patched, bearing a small white flag, alone trace in the profound obscurity with some presents, that he might enThe whole scene was such as equally deavour, if possible, to bring them to to baffle the powers of the pen and the a parley. This was a service in which pencil, in an attempt to describe it; he had most cheerfully volunteered, and of which no adequate idea can be requesting leave to go unattended and formed, but by those who have been unarmed-a request to which no objecaccustomed to the wildly grand effects tion could be made, as the place chosen of Highland scenery.

for the meeting was within half a mile From the high mountainous tracts of the Isabella. It was equally advanin the north of Scotland, which attract tageous to the natives, a canal or the heavy clouds of vapour from the small chasm in the ice, not passable Western ocean, every traveller must without a plank, separating the parties expect, in such an excursion, to meet from each other, and preventing any with many disagreeable circumstances, possibility of an attack from these from the inconstancy of the weather ; people, unless by darts. but this inconvenience proves an es- In executing this service, Sacheuse sential source of the variegated beau- displayed no less address than couties which he will meet with ; and, in rage. Having placed his flag at some contemplating a scene such as that distance from the canal, he advanced above described, he will forget all tri- to the edge, and taking off his hat, vial events which might have given made friendly signs for those opposite rise to disquietude, and think himself to approach, as he did; this they fully repaid.

partly complied with, halting at a disIn the evening, we found ourselves tance of three hundred yards, where abreast of the northern end of Skye, they got out of their sledges, and set having been delayed, from various up a loud simultaneous halloo, which causes, on its eastern coast for five Sacheuse answered by imitating it. days, in a run of eighty miles.

They ventured to approach nearer, In a picturesque view, I had seen having nothing in their hands but the no island which improved so gradually, I whips with which they guide their

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