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vage tribe, with whom he had been reared very pompons and very foolish book. It from a period of infancy, of which he had is adorned with maps of Egypt, Canaan, no recollection, forcibly recalled to our and Jerusalem, besides a large one of memory the adventures of Psalmanazer.
“ Europe, Asia, and Africa, shewing the We liave now read the work, and it is but dispersion and settling of nations by the justice to say that all our scepticism has van- descendants of Noah,” according to the ished. The parrative is natural and un- tenth chapter of Genesis ; and it pretends affected: it tells no tale that can be reckov. to trace the history of Masonry from the ed extraordinary; and recounts nothing creation of the world to the dedication of of his early years that could have been be. Solomon's Temple. The author tells as in yond the comprehension of a boy. There his preface, that he has long felt a serious appears no motive for deceit; and the ob- desire to defend the institutions of masonry servations are thronghout, modest, rasional, against envy and prejudice; and, that and, we may say, philosophical. Only a since that duty had been impressed upou hundred and thirty-four pages are devoted his mind, he had preached and printed five to his personal adventures; the remaining Sermons in his official capacity of Provin. three hundred and twelve being wholly oc- cial Grand Chaplain for the county of Line cupied in an account of the “Manners and coln, the tendency of all of which was Customs of the several Indian tribes located chiefly directed to that point. But those west of the Mississippi.” Mr. Hunter sermons, it seems, were not sufficient; and, left the Indians in 1816, when, according therefore, this work was undertaken to exto his own belief; he was about nineteen pose “ the pure principles of the science, as or twenty years of age. His previous it actually existed in the primitire ages of adventures are merely a history of the the world.” What that science is, we are as combats and migrations of the different much at a loss to know, having read his tribes among which he lived; the chances book, as we were when we opened it. of war having tranferred bim from one to Neither are we bettered by the following another. These things are recorded from definition of masonry, which he says is conmemory, and the record is seemingly ac- tained in an ancient manuscript, in the curate. The second and principal part of land writing of King Henry the Sixth: “Yıl the volume partakes more of compilation, beeth the skylle of nature, the understoud. In his account of the topography of the ynge of the myghte, that ys hereynne; and country and the manners of the tribes; its sondrye werckynges, sonderlyche, the Jois recollection has been evidently assisted skylle of rectenynges, of waightes and by subsequent enquiries, and conjoined melynges, and the trne manereof faconyoge with the information received from other at thynges for mannes use, headlye, dweltravellers. In editing the work, he ac- lynges, and buildynges of all kyndes, and knowledges that he has been assisted by al odlier thynges that make gudde to his friend Edward Clark, both “ with inter. manne.--Maconnes havetle alwegs, ya rogations respecting some of the subject everyche iyme, from tyme to tyme, commaiter, and the revisal and arrangement manycatedde to mankynde soche of her of the Manuscript.” Of the extent of that secrettees as generallyche myghte be useassistance we are ignorant, but we know fulle; they lanethe kepe backe soche that an interesting and instructive book alleine as shulde be harmfulle yff they lias been produced by their joint co-opera. comed ynn enylle hanndes." How many tion. Some parts must certainly have been such secrets may be in the possession of added by Mr. Clark: for instance, the the reverend author we know not, but speech of an Indian Chief, which Mr. Hun- sure we are that he has revealed nothing ter lieard when he was a young boy, is here in this volume that can be possibly of the given at great length, and in the first person. slightest use to mankind. This we would This exactitude of recollection is en- have pardoned had the book been amusing, deavoured to be accounted for, from but it is as dull and uninteresting as it is the effect which the speech produced; but stupid and snperstitions. the following paragraph looks extremely The Flora Domestica, or the Portable like an interpolation from the Fables of Flower-Garden, which processes to give Æsop.. “Brothers, the white people are directions for the treatment of plants in Jike poisonous serpents: when chilled, they pots ; is a compilation that has a probable are feeble and harmless; but invigorate chance of a successful sale. The plants them with warmth, and they sting their treated of are about 200, whichi, with lenefactors to death." From other parts of their varieties, might, as far as ibeir cul. the volume, we are assured that the Indians ture is concerned, have been discussed in are not accustomed to take serpents into the space of forty pages. The remaining their bosoins. We do not, however, wish 350, are made up in part of botanical deto cavil: because, as we have already said, scriptions and remarks, but chiefly by we are persuaded that in all essential par. “illustrations from the works of the poticnlars the work is sufficiently faithful. ets." The poets however whom this author
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