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being taken prisoners, lost all their effects, with some portion also of their respective notes; but, providentially, what one was deprived of, the other was enabled, to a considerable extent; to preserve; so that, between the two, the joint narrative is nearly complete. From the point, then, where Mr Park first embarked, in 1805, this noble river has now been traced above two thousand miles, in the very heart of Africa; and, in Mr Lander's opinion, it is navigable for a great portion of the distance by small steam-boats. The natives, also, in the interior, are eager to see more of us ; and they are even already so far advanced in civilisation as to make a trade with them worthy of pursuit. The greatest obstacles are the still existing slave-trade near the mouth of the river, and the hostile feelings which our attempts to put an end to it have excited in the deluded population there. Palm oil is, as yet, the only other equivalent for their supplies which they have been able to produce; and they naturally look forward with extreme dislike to the prospect of the market for their other and more valuable object of barter being still further curtailed. They are, in a word, the antimachinists of the African world, and do not like to see the demand contract for manual labour. Mutato nomine, de nobis ipsis fabula narratur."
[We have given the above extract from the Literary Gazette, containing a sketch by Mr Barrow of the discoveries of the Brothers Lander, as it exhibits, in a striking light, the extraordinary sagacity of our able correspondent. It is well known to all who have taken an interest in the attempt made to ascertain the geography of Northern Africa, that for many years Mr Macqueen has striven strenuously, in opposition to Mr Barrow in the Quarterly Review, and others, to prove that the Niger terminated in the Atlantic Ocean, in the Bight of Benin and Biafra. The question is set at rest by the grand achievement of these intrepid men; and we do not doubt that Mr Barrow will take the first opportunity of doing ample justice to the great knowledge and powers of reasoning exhibited by Mr Macqueen in his numerous writings on this controversy. One of the numerous mouths of the Niger should certainly be called the Macqueen."
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No object in creation now looks dead.
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The feeling of its own fresh loveliness,
That budding brake; and these wild briers enwreath'd
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In their own sweetness and simplicity;
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Morven and Morn and Spring and Solitude ! A multitudinous sea of mountain-tops ; And lo! th'uneyeable sun flames up the heavens. Broad daylight now through all the winding glens Is flowing riverlike, but with no sound; And there are goings.on of human life In hut and shieling and in woodland-bower, On the green pastures and the yellow sands; And from the high cliff the deer-stalker sees And hears the coble of the fisherman Glancing and clanking, as she scarcely seems To move o'er the still water sleepily, From her stern almost level with the light Letting her long net drop into the sea.