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the jealousy of despotism condemns the younger branches

of the royal family of Gondar.” CONTENTS.-No 27.

On examining the book, it does not appear that NUTES: - "Rasselas” and the Happy Valley, 1 - The Lobo himself even refers to the subject; and his Origin of Mezzotint Engraving, 2 -- Pieces from Manu. scripts, No. I., 4-Gabriel D'Emillianne, 16.- Historical Note on the Coronation Oath, 5 – The Golden Age-aristos

Happy Valley, describes only a barren Mount of - The Prophet of Belches “Saints and Sinners!”-A Misery. These are his words:Lacemaker's Song – Prophecy of M. Cazotte - Escheator

“In the kingdom of Ambara is Gueron, the famous ship of Munster, 7.

rock on which the sons and brothers of the Emperor QUERIES:- Lord Byron - Wellins Calcott - Disembowel.

were confined till their accession to the throne. This ment -- Floating Corpses - The Monastery of Reuigsaal - Monogram "A. E. 1.- Muster Rolls, &c. - Nying - A

custom, established about 1260, hath been abolished for Prince of Wales's Brooch - Quotatious wanted - Song,

two ages."— Voyage to Abyssinia, London, 1735, p. 200. " Good Humour" - Whitmore's Heraldic Proposal, 9. “ The kingdom of Amhara is yet more mountainous QUERIES WITH ANSWERS: - Old Taylor, the Artist

[than that of Tigre]. The Abyssins call these steep Printing - Sykes: Thayer, &c. - Song – Burials at Ken rocks Amba : there are many of them which appear to sington, 11.

the sight like great cities; and one is scarcely convinced, REPLIES: - Aérography, 12 - Noy and Noyes, 13 - The

even upon a near view, that one doth not see walls. Wedding-ring, 14 - William Coddington, 16 - Cigars and towers, and bastions. It was on the barren summit of Segars, lb. Tamala and Tamrakut taka, Sanskrit Words Amba-Guexa that the princes of the blood-royal passed for Tobacco - Douglas Rings: the Douglas Heart, 17 - | their melancholy life, being guarded by officers who Discovery of an Old Medal, 18 - St. Thomas à Becket

treated them often with great rigour and severity.”- 1b. Curious Orthographic Fact – Adriau's Address to his Soul - Dido and Æneas - Charles II.'s Flight from Worcester

p. 204. - Parish Registers - Tombstone luscriptiovs - Cave of “ Anciently the princes who had any right or pretenAdullam - Ceremonial at Induction - The Living Skele. - sion to the crown were kept under a strong guard on ton, Claude Ambroise Seurat-"The Jackdaw of Rheims" | Mount Guexon; which custom continued for two hun- Skelp - Marvellous Stories of Sharks - The Prior's Pas

dred years. Waod, the father of David, was the last who toral Staff - Rudee: Defame: Birre - Perverse Pronun. ciation - Voltaire - Medal of James III. and Clementina

was raised from that prison to the throne. As this king Sobieski - The Cuckoo, &c., 18.

was playing one day with a young prince about eight

years old, a counsellor that stood by observed to him Notes on Books, &c.

that this son was very much grown: the child immediately apprehending the meaning of his words, burst

into tears, and lamented that he was grown only to be Notes.

the sooner sent to Gueren. The king, touched at the “RASSELAS” AND THE HAPPY VALLEY.

reply, declared that the royal offspring should be no

more confined in that manner: thus by this accident was It has never been shown, so far as I am aware, an end put to the slavery of the princes of Abyssinia."whence Milton and Johnson' took their descrip 1b. p. 261, cf. 259. tions of the Happy Valley:

Dr. Johnson perhaps got his account from Tel" Where Abassin kings their issue guard, lez, or some of the earlier Portuguese writers, Mount Amara,.... by some supposed

but I have not any of these, or Ludolph, at hand True Paradise, under the Ethiop line By Nilus' head, enclosed with shining rock,

to refer to. If there be no historical foundation A whole day's journey high.”

for the “ blissful captivity" which Johnson pic

Paraulise Lost, iv, 280. tunes, it is probable that he followed Milton in It is generally asserted, and taken for granted,

decking the dreary scene of royal imprisonment that Johnson got his account from Lobo. Thus,

with the traditions of “true Paradise." The old in the advertisement to the splendid quarto edi

Hindoo geography unites Africa with the Indian tion of Rasselas, which issued from Ballantyne's

Archipelago; and the Mount Meru of the Hindoo press in the same year with The Lay of the Last

Paradise came to be identified with “ Mount Minstrel* :

Amara, under the Ethiop line." Thence, Homer " RASSELAS, Prince of Abyssinia, was composed by

speaks of the Ethiopians as a happy and innocent Dr. Johnson at a period when experience, not less than

than race dwelling by the ocean stream, in a Paradise

a philosopby, had taught him the imperfection of earthly so delightful, that the gods often left Olympus to enjoyments. The subject, as well as the scenery of the visit them and sbare in their festivities. Huet, in romance, has relation to the earlier studies of the author.

tion to the earlier studies of the author. his treatise De la Situation du Paradis Terrestre, The translator of the 10th Satire of Juvenal must have

speaks of various writers who place Paradise in reflected deeply upon the vanity of human wishes; and in Lobu's History of Abyssinia, which Johnson had also

Africa under the equator, above the Mountains of translated, he found an account of the seclusion to which the Moon, from which the Nile was said to take

| its rise. Tertullian says that, after the Fall, • Rasselas, by Samuel Johnson, LL.D., with engravings Paradise was girt about with the Torrid Zone, by A. Raimbach, from pictures by R. Sinirke. London, called in Scripture a flaming sword, and has been published by W. Miller; the letter-press by James Ballantyne, Edinburgh, 1805. I am under the impression

thus rendered unapproachable ever since, being that Sir W. Scott edited tbis edition, and wrote the Ad

separated from us and hidden as by a wall of fire. vertisement or Preface; and I should like to have it

Huet is referred to by Le Grand in his appendix confirmed or corrected.

to Lobo, p. 207.

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