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wvår ravaged her territories; the native princes on the borders being supplied with arms and money, and'occasionally rewarded with splendid presents by the reigning sheriffes, whose constant attention was directed towards the
country.' P 371. Reverting, for a single moment, to our Author's researches into the ancient history of Abyssinia, we must acknowledge that he does appear to have reduced into something more of order than it had attained before, and that some particular points are adjusted with remarkable acuteness.
The work concludes with a very brief notice of the homeward voyage, by the way of Bombay, and an Appendix chiefly consisting of Vocabularies of the Dialects' spoken by different tribes of the natives inhabiting the coast of Africa, from Mosambique to the borders of Egypt, with a few spoken in the interior,'--and a collection of observations in natural history,
Mr. S. will not long withhold the additional information which he has obtained since his return, concerning Abys.. sinia, in letters from Pearce; and we take leave for the present with a wish, hardly less warm than his own, that after our country shall have religiously fulfilled all the enormously costly duties of subserviency to the selfishness and ambition of Powers denominated Christian nearer home, it might be induced to consider,--at how small a cost the most important assistance might be rendered to a Christian state that never did us the smallest injury, that would be very grateful for aid, and that has been long suffering at once the calamities of internal distraction, and the pressure of an incessant conflict for existence with Mahomedans and Pagans.
With respect to the advantage possible to be imparted to a remote nation in the most serious of all its interests, that of religion, it is an extraordinary circumstance, that the first statesman and hero in Abyssinia and the first ecclesiastic, concur in avowing a conviction that they want our aid in this concern, in words to this effect. We all say this is right and that is right, 'but I believe we shall only wander about in the dark until we receive a lesson from you.'
The illustrations of the volume are of a very superior quality. The general map of Abyssinia, and the charts of the East coast of Africa, Amphila Bay, and Annesley Bay, are large and elegant : there are several smaller charts; a number oi portraits slightly but spirite ily executed ; several sketches of subjects of natura: bistory; and a very considerable duinber of views finished in an elaborate manner. The whole number of plates is more than thirty, including the map and charts, and all but these are engraved by C. Heath.
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