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make it prudent to tempt their forbear- Maria, whose original flame has revived,

while Lord Umberdale returns to England

We drop these intimations, upon the with the willow. Tales of an American Landlord; containing principle of the economy of preventive Such is a general outline of the story,

Sketches of Life south of the Potomac measures, for the benefit of our imaginative which we cannot think very interesting. New York. 1824. 2 vols. 8vo.

countrymen and country women; desiring We are too well experienced in the conWe read American novels, and indeed them in a friendly way, to lay it to heart, - trivances of novelists, to be much enterAmerican works of any kind, with a deter- especially the latter. We are indeed too tained by complicated plots and incognito mination to be as well pleased, and to think chivalrous, knowingly, to war with the fair heroes. With respect to the individual and speak as well of them as our taste and sex; but the ladies, in these cases, do not characters, we think Colonel Berkley's conscience will permit, and hold it but a always favour us with their names, and we, conversion improbable, while his son is at venial error, to allow ourselves to be a little on our part, make no pretensions to the best an object of very cool approbation. unduly biassed in favour of home manufac- spirit of divination. Thus, it may chance, that Mrs Belcour manœuvres, as the mother in tures. We feel reluctant, therefore, to pass in belabouring some offending wearer of the the novels of all ages has maneuvred, but an unfavourable judgment on the work be- cloak of darkness our lashes may fall upon with little spirit and little ingenuity; the fore us. We think the author has read and forms no way calculated to endure them, and daughters are good girls enough, but nothadmired the novels of the Scottish Unknown, shatter nerves which nature never strung ing more; Mr Courtal is a very unsuccesstill he has persuaded himself (no uncommon for rude encounters. We advise the fair ful attempt to imitate Counsellor Pleydell; mistake, by the way,) that he is able to write authors, therefore, in all cases, to let a little and the clergyman is a caricature, which something of the same kind; but, if we may of the blue investment peep out from beneath bears as much likeness to life as caricatures judge by this specimen, he has assuredly the sable coverture ;-just to make patent generally do. mistaken his vocation. It is not enough to so much of an azure instep, as will enable But the principal objection to this work, be delighted with the works of the novelist us to account satisfactorily to our readers, is the perpetual and undisguised attempt at of the North, nor even to have them by for our mansuetude in the cases supposed imitation. Almost every sentence is framed heart. There are many readers in the same The leading characters, in these Tales, so as to remind us of the god of the author's case, who have never suspected themselves are Colonel Berkley, a profane man of the idolatry. We mean every original sentence, of possessing the ability to imitate the ob- world; his son George, a religious young for we might almost call the work a cento, jects of their admiration; as there are others, man; an old methodist preacher; Mrs Bel- so abundant are the quotations from Scott, who, notwithstanding a secret feeling, that cour, and her two daughters, Maria and Shakspeare, and others. It should have they are not altogether inadequate, content Eliza; Lord Umberdale, an English noble- been considered, that, though an occasional themselves with imagining the ease of an man; Mr Arley, his brother, a dissipated quotation or allusion, like a jewel judiciously attempt which they never have, por ever spendthrift; Mr Courtal, a lawyer; Colonel placed, may set off what would be agreeable will make, and live and die in the conscious- Hopewell, an old soldier; and Marmaduke without it; a profusion of ornaments adds ness, that they could astonish and delight Scott, a Scotch clergyman.

nothing to beauty, and renders homeliness the world, if they would.

Miss Eliza Belcour is contracted by ber only more remarkable; and that, while Now and then it happens, however, as parents, in her infancy, to George Berkley, memory may assist talents, and reading in the present instance, that the amateur whom she has never known, and of course minister to invention,—they can seldom shakes off that wholesome disposition to dislikes. She falls in love with an unknown conceal their defects, and never supply procrastination, which has protected the young gentleman, who turns out to be George their places. reading community from many a volume, Berkley, in time to reconcile her duty and We object further to the offence against which, like Basil's Journal, only waited inclination. Her sister, in like manner, poetical justice, in the dénouement of the for to-morrow ; shuts his eyes to the gives her heart to the Honourable Mr Arley, tale; Lord Umberdale is despatched in sor. dangers, which lurk behind the periodical who, having disencumbered himself of his row, and Arley carries off the prize, for presses of the tinc; ventures to put forth property in England, and, flying from the which both contended. Whether marriage, his twin volumes in fair paper covers, blue, terrors of the law at home, appears in with the object of one's affection, be the most yellow, or marble, as the case may be, and America under the assumed name of Percy, valuable blessing and reward offered in this waits, in trembling anxiety, to see from associates himself with a gang of sharpers, sublunary scene, or not, is a question about what quarter the critic is to spring upon and lays siege to the affections and fortune which opinions differ materially. The afbis literary offspring. In general, the of Miss Belcour. Some remains of honour firmative, however, is pretty generally adAmerican author escapes easily. The public protect her from the consequences of this mitted in Utopia, of wbich country the read and forget, bis friends praise, and the plot, and it is afterwards discovered to her characters, and, by courtesy, the writers reviewer lays a patriotic and gentle hand by an accident, which consigns Mr Arley of novels, must be considered citizens. To upon the harmless ephemera. These are to temporary confinement. In the mean this reward, therefore, the nobleman, who is halcyon days for poets and tale-tellers; but time, Lord Umberdale appears on the stage, represented as uniformly virtuous, had the they should remember, that they hold their seeking his dissipated brother. In the course clearest title, and it is at once contrary to privileges by a precarious tenure ; that the of his search, he meets, and becomes enam- the law of the land alluded to, and in opposinationality of critics is but a broken reed to oured of Maria,—who transfers her regard tion to the dictates of the moral sense of any rest upon; that the nature of these animals to him, with a facility which can hardly be land, to award it to one, whose only claim is noi longsuffering; and that, however excused by his personal likeness to her for- is founded on good feelings whose dictates gentle and playful they may appear in mer suitor. Before an actual declaration bave been generally disregarded, and a particular circumstances, their disposition takes place, circumstances bring the broth- recent conversion which may possibly be to rend a bapless scribbler, is a too well crs in contact; a reconciliation is the result; permanent. We mention another objection authenticated trait in their character, to Mr Arley repents, reforms, and marries with considerable hesitation. It is founded

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weigh the hides which an Indian had brought for fact, that it was impossible for a garrison deep gloom over its brightest features. Cold and sale, while the latter stood in an erect and com- of seventy to ninety men to raise grain callous must be the heart of the voyager who can manding posture, were of a mixed and certainly enough for their own consumption, although cliffs that enclose this lake, for · wild as the accents

contemplate unmoved and uninterested the huge not of a favourable nature. At each unusual motion of the white man's, his dress, which he had much of their time and labour was devoted of lovers' farewell are the hearts which they bear, not properly secured, was disturbed; and while en. to agricultural pursuits. The little grain and the tales which they tell.' gaged in restoring it to its proper place, he was the they could raise, was so fiercely attacked *There was a time,' our guide said, as we passed butt of the jokes and gibes of a number of squaws by the birds, that a party of soldiers was near the base of the rock, * when this spot, which of the vast difference and Indian boys, who seemed already to be aware kept constantly engaged in shooting at you now admire for its untenanted beauties, was

the scene of one of the most melancholy transaccrows and blackbirds! From Chicago, on tions, that has ever occurred among the Indians. and the Canadian fur-dealer.

Lake Michigan, Major Long wished to go There was, in the village of Keoxa, in the tribe of The principal tribe of Indians in this re

directly to Prairie du Chien, being per- Wapasba, during the tiine that his father lived and gion is that of the Pottawotamies, of whom suaded that the route was practicable, al- ruled over

them, a young. Indian female, whose our author gives rather a minute account. though no one had been known to pass She had conceived an attachment for a young hun

name was Winona, which signifies “the first born." Perhaps no part of it is so interesting as

through it; but an old Frenchman thought ter, who reciprocated it; they had frequently met, that which relates to their notions and he could find his way across, and under his and agreed to an union in which all their hopes practices with respect to education.

direction they set forward, and reached centred; but on applying to her family, the bunter They appear to be very attentive to the proper their destination-which is on the Missis- was surprised to find himself denied; and his

43°3'a to them those qualities both of the mind and body out encountering especial inconvenience. tion, who had sued for her. The warrior was a which shall enable them to endure fatigue and

general favourite with the nation; he had acquired privation, and to obtain an influence, either in the Here the Expedition was reinforced by an

a name, by the services which he had rendered to counsels of the nation, or during their military oper- escort of ten men under command of Lieut

. his village when attacked by the Chippewas; yet ations. When questioned on this subject

, Metea Scott of the 5th Reg. U. S. Army. The notwithstanding all the ardour with which he pressed replied, that while he was yet very young, his party then divided, some going up the river bis suit, and the countenance which he received from father began to instruct him, and incessantly, day to the Falls of St Anthony, and the rest ferring the hunter. To the usual commendations

her parents and brothers, Winona persisted in preafter day, and night after nighi, taught him the

It is difficult for of her friends in favour of the warrior, she replied, traditions, the laws, and ceremonies of bis nation. pursuing the land route.

This he did,' said Metea, that I might one day us to do full justice to Mr Keating's inter that she had made choice of a man who, being a benefit my country with my counsel.'. The educa. esting description of the scenery through professed hunter, would spend his life with her, and years of age; they accustom them early to the en- the following extract as a specimen of the martial exploits. Winona's expostulations were

, tion of boys generally conimenices at ten or twelve which he passed. Our readers may take secure to her comfort and subsistence, while the

warrior would be constantly absent, intent upon durance of cold, by making them hathe every morning in winter. They likewise encourage them to literary character of these volumes. The however

, of vo avail; and her parents, having suchabituate themselves to the privation of food. In lake which is spoken of is something more ceeded in driving away her lover, began to use this manner, children are observed to acquire, more than half way from the Falls of St Antho- harsh measures in order to compel her to unite an Indian to possess. Parents use no compulsory fow into Winnepeek Lake. readily: the qualifications which it is desirable for ny to the head waters of the streams which with the man of their choice. To all her entreaties,

that she should not be forced into an union so remeans to reduce their children to obedience, but

pugnant to her feelings, but rather be allowed to they generally succeed in obtaining a powerful in

Lake Pepin, in most places, fills nearly the whole live a single life, they turned a deaf ear. Winona fluence over them, by acting upon their fears; they of the valley between the contiguous bluffs

. In two had at all times enjoyed a greater share in the affectell them that if they do not behave themselves as spots, however, a handsome piece of meadow land tions of her family, and she had been indulged more, they are bid, that they will irritate the Great Spirit

, is observed, which will offer great inducements for than is usual with females among Indians. Being who will deprive them of all luck as hunters, and the establishment of farms. The general direction a favourite with her brothers, they expressed a wish as warriors." This, together with the constant and of the

lake is from west-north-west to east-south- that her consent to this union should be obtained never ceasing importance, which the children ob

east. The scenery along its shores contrasts strongly by persuasive means, rather than that she should serve, that their parents attribute to luck in all their with that of the river. Instead of the rapid current or be compelled to it against her inclination. With pursuits, is found to have the desired effect

the Mississippi winding around numberless islands, a view io remove some of her objections, they took the minds of young persons, fired with the ambition some of which present well-wooded surfaces, while means to provide for her future maintenance, and of becoming distinguished, at some future day, by others are mere sandbars, the lake presents a simooth presented to the warrior all that in their simple their skill and success. Their fasts are marked by and slugglish expanse of water, uncheckered by a mode of living an Indian might covet. About that the ceremony of smearing their faces, hands,

&c. single island, and whose surface at the time we first time a party was formed to ascend from the village with charcoal. To effect this, they take a piece

of observed it
, towards the close of the day, was un to Lake

Pepin, in order to lay in a store of the blue wood of the length of the finger, and suspend it to ruffled: nothing limited the view

but the extent of clay which is found upon its banks, and which is their necks, they char one end of it

, and rub them- the lake itself; the majestic bluffs, which enclose used by the Indians as a pigment. Winona and her selves with the coal every morning, keeping it on it, extend in a more regular manner, and with a friends were of the company. It was on the very until after sunset. No person, whose face is black- more uniform elevation than those along the river. day that they visited the lake that her brothers ofened, dares eat or drink any thing during that time, the country is found very different from that in the these he again

addressed her, but with the same il When seen from the top of one of these eminences, fered their presents to the warrior. Encouraged by whatever may be the cravings of his appetite, he must restrict them until the evening arrives, when of June, for it is rather

rolling than hilly; and the fiable obstinacy on her part, her

parents remon vicinity of the mountain island, passed on the 28th success. Vexed at what they deemed an unjustihe may wash off his black paint, and indulge, moderately, in the use of food. The next morning quantity of timber upon it is comparatively small

, strated in strong language, and even used threats to he repeats the ceremony of blackening his face, and especially to the west, where it assumes the general compel her to obedience.

* Well," said Winona, continues it from day to day, until the whole of his characters of an elevated prairie land. About half a you will drive me to despair; I said I loved him piece of wood be consumed, which generally takes way up the lake, its eastern bank rises to a height not, I could not live with him;" I vished to remain place in the course of from ten to twelve days.

of near four hundred and fifty feet, of which the first a maiden; but you would not. You say you love

one bundred and fifty are formed by a perpendicu- me; that you are my father, my brothers, my rela. From Fort Wayne the Expedition de lar bluff

, and the lower three hundred constitute a tions, yet you have driven fron me the only man parted to penetrate the wilderness of about very abrupt and precipitous slope, which extends with whom I wished to be united; you have comiwo hundred miles, which separated them from the base of the bluff to the edge of the water. pelled him to withdraw from the village; alone, he from Chicago ;-and so completely was it bounded by two small basins, each of which is the bim, none to spread his blanket, none to build his

This forms a point, projecting into the lake, and now ranges through the forest, with no one to assist a wilderness, that their horses could scarce- estuary of a brook that falls into the lake at this lodge, none to wait on him; yet was he the man of ly get through the swamps, or find food place. The wildness of the scenery is such, that my choice. Is this your love? But even it appears enough to keep them alive.

even the voyager, who has gazed with delight upon that this is not enough; you would have me do through they did, and in eight days reach the high bluffs of the Mississippi, is struck with un- more; you would bave me rejoice in his absence; ed Fort Dearborn in Chicago. This place in it what we meet with on no other point of the far whom I do not love, with whom I never can be

common interest on beholding this spot. There is you wish me to unite with another man, with one is in the state of Illinois, and at the south stretching valley of the Mississippi, a high project- happy. Since this is your love, let it be so; but west corner of Lake Michigan. The soil ing point, a precipitous crag resting upon a steep soon you will have neither daughter, nor sister, nor and climate of this region, and the many bank whose base is washed by a wide expanse of relation, to torment with your false professions of facilities it offers for cultivation have been water, the calmness of which contrasts with the affection." As she uttered these words, she withpraised rather extravagantly, if we may ceives an additional interest from the melancholy decreed, that that very day Wiuoda should be

savage features of the landscape ; but this spot re- drew, and her parents, heedless of her complaints, helieve, upon Mr Keating's authority, the tale which is connected with it, and which casts a united to the warrior. While all were engaged it

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