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LONDON, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1868.

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 NOTES: Rasselas and the Happy Valley, 1 - The Lobo himself even refers to the subject; and his Origin of Mezzotint Engraving, 2:- Pieces from Manu, continuator, the Abbé le Grand, instead of a Note 01 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 - Escheatorship of Munster, 7.

“ In the kingdom of Amhara is Gueron, the famous

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 Koenigsaal 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: — Aërography, 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
Sekars, 16. - Tamala and Tamrakuitaka, 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
Curious Orthographic Fact – Adrian's Address to his Soul

treated them often with great rigour and severity.”—Ib. Dido and Æneas - Charles II.'s Plight from Worcester / p. 204. - Parish Registers - Tombstone Inscriptions - 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 Pastoral Staff – Rudee: Defame: Birre - Perverse Prouụn.

dred years. Vaod, the father of David, was the last who 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 Notes on Books, &c.

years old, à counsellor that stood by observed to him 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 Guezen. 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- ib. 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 bigh.”.

for the “blissful captivity" which Johnson pic

Paradise 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

The old that Johnson got his account from Lobo. Thus, with the traditions of " true Paradise.' 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 Etbiop line.” Thence, Homer “RASSELA8, 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

race dwelling by the ocean stream, in a Paradise philosophy, 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. bis 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 wns 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 this 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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