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At IIvara, the necessity imposed on the Traveller of reposing, after a stage of great fatigue, in an Icelander's bed, in consequence of having left his tent and bedding behind in order t« make a collateral excursion, excited, he confesses, some apprehension, perhaps as much as any of the secondary class of the torrents, chasms, and impending rocks at other places in his progress; and he mentions circumstances little adapted to allay it. His insupportable sleepiness, however, was victorious, and he did not pay the dreaded fine for his long and delicious slumber: thanks to the care of his hospitable entertainer, as shewn in the new and cleanly appearance of the furniture of his couch. He very rarely adverts to the kind of danger here alluded to; but as it exists very extensively, it must form a deduction from the pleasure of a sojourn among the worthy people of Iceland. He found the family of the little farm remarkable for piety, cheerfulness, loquacity, and inquisitiveness. Their curiosity was directed particularly to the condition of the British farmers. This he mentions to have been frequently the case among these peasants; and he had great difficulty to answer their inquiries in a manner that should not give them a mortifying sense of contrast. His usual expedient to prevent or soften this, was to dwell strongly on the insignificance of the inequality of condition during the brief abode on earth, while eternal existence is in prospect. And this was, of course, a more consolatory suggestion than to have repeated to them the expression which he had heard from one of the most intelligent of their clergymen, 'Our poverty is the bulwark of our hap'piness.' Such religious observations, he says, were always 'well received, and seldom failed to elicit corresponding senti'ments.'
(To be concluded in the next Number.)
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Dr. Clarke Abel will soon publish, Personal Observations made during the Progrcs«ofthe British Embassy through China, and on its Voyage to and from that country, in a 4to. volume, illustrated by engravings.
Mr. J. W. Whitukir, of St. John's Colli ge, Cambridge, hat In the press, a Critical Examination of Mr. Bellamy's Translation of Genesis; comprising a refutation of his calumnies against the English Translators of the Bible.
Mr. John Nichols is preparing for publication, in three octavo volumes, the Miscellaneous Works of toe late G. Hardinge, Esq.
Dr. Spiker's Travels through England are published at Berlin, and an fclnglasfc translation is preparing for the pre*--.
Dr. Andrew Duncan will soon paolish, an Account of the Life, Writings, and Character of the late Dr. Aitx. Monro, delivered as the Harveian oration at Edinburgh for 1818.
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