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the only modern eaters of the plant. I was too la'e to see it in blossom, and there were but few specimens of it among these islands; but not far beyond Aba it appears in great profusion, and both the seeds and roots are eaten by the natives. Dr. Knoblecher, who ate it frequently during his voyage, informed me that the root resembles the potato in consistence and taste, with a strong flavor of celery. These islands are inhabited only by the hunters and fishers of the tribe, who abandon them in summer, when they are completely covered by the inundation. At lat. 12°, or about thirty miles south of Aba, both banks of the river are cultivated, and thence, for upwards of two hundred miles, the villages are crowded so close to each other all along the shores, that they almost form two continuous towns, fronting each other. This part of the White Nile is the most thickly populated region in Africa, and perhaps in the world, China alone excepted. The number of the Shillooks is estimated at between two and three millions, or equal to the population of all Egypt.

Ibid.

THE MIDNIGHT SUN.' As we crossed the mouth of the Ulvsfjord? that evening, we had an open sea horizon toward the north, a zlear sky, and so much sunshine at eleven o'clock that it was evident the Polar day had dawned upon us at last. The illumination of the shores was unearthly in its glory, and the wonderful effects of the orange sunlight, playing upon the dark hues of the island cliffs, can neither be told nor painted. The sun hung low between Fuglöe, rising like a double dome from the sea, and the tall mountains of Arnöe, both of which islands resembled immense masses of transparent purple glass, gradually melting into crimson fire at their bases. The glassy, leaden-colored sea was powdered with a golden bloom, and the tremendous precipices at the mouth of the Lyngen Fjord, behind us, were steeped in a dark-red, mellow flush, and touched with pencillings of pure, rose-colored light, until their naked ribs seemed to be clothed in imperial velvet. As we turned into the Fjord and ran southward along their bases, a waterfall, struck by the sun, fell in fiery orange foam down the red walls, and the blue ice-pillars of a beautiful glacier filled up the ravine beyond it. We were all on deck; and all faces, excited by the divine splendor of the scene and tinged by the same wonderful aureole, shone as if transfigured. In my whole life I have never seen a spectacle so unearthly beautiful.

1 Mr. Taylor is now in the province of Finnmark, the northernmost province of Norway, crossed in about the centre by lat. 70° North, and long. 22° East.

2 Fjord, or much better Fiord, (pronounced Fe-ord,) is a Norwegian word, signifying " bay or estuary," and forms a part of numerous names in the North of Europe. Ulvs-fiord is a bay to the east of the island of Tromsöe, (lat. 70°, long. 19° Èast,) which has on its western side a seaport also of the same name.

3 Fuglőe, or Fugelöe, and Arnöe, are small islands to the north of the island of Tromsöe. Two defects in most of Mr. Taylor's books of travels are, want of sufficient dates, that we may know when he was at the places mentioned ; and of careful topography, that we may know exactly where to locate him. And here I would speak in high commendation of the Gazetteer, by J. Thomas, M.D., and T. Baldwin, published by J, B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, of 2182 royal octavo pages. It is an honor to our country; and I have seldom consulted it but with entire satisfaction.

I am also here reminded of another valuable work, thefirst volume of which has just been published by Childs & Peterson,-A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century, containing Thirty Thousand Biographies and Literary Notices, with Forty Indexes of Subjects, by Š. Austin Alibone. It is a royal octavo volume of 1005 pages, in double columns, and a marvel of industry and research; and when the second volume is published, it will be altogether the most complete work of the kind known in our language, and almost indispensable in every household where literature is loved and cultivated.

Our course brought the sun rapidly toward the ruby cliffs of Arnöe, and was evident that would soon be hidden from sight. It was not yet half past eleven, and an enthusiastic passenger begged the captain to stop the vessel until midnight. to Why,” said the latter, “it is midnight now, or very near it: you have Drontheim time, which is almost forty minutes in arrears." True enough, the real time lacked but five minutes of midnight, and those of us who had sharp eyes and strong imaginations saw the sun make his last dip and rise a little, before he vanished in a blaze of glory behind Arnöe. I turned away with my eyes full of dazzling spheres of crimson and gold, which danced before me wherever I looked ; and it was a long time before they were blotted out by the semi-oblivion of a daylight sleep.

Northern Travel.

INDEX TO SUBJECTS,

AND TO

NAMES INCIDENTALLY MENTIONED IN THE VOLUME.

(FOR THE AUTHORS IN THE WORK, SEE ALPHABETICAL LIST, ON THE TWENTY-SECOND PAGE.]

PAGE

......... 140

PAGE
Abbot, Dr. Benjamin, the instructor of Alsop, Richard...

94
Webster... 258 Buckminster.......... 283 | A Man's a Man, by Beecher...

685
Sparks.
332 E. Everett.......... 394 America, Farewell to .......

115
Palfrey..... 447 W. B. 0. Peabody. 476 America to Great Britain...................... 231
Above and Below, by J. R. Lowell.......... 715 American Almanac...

333
Active and Inactive Learning....... 285 American Dictionary of the English lan-
Act for Truth, by J. R. Lowell............... 717 guage..........
Actors, their character.........
47 American First Class Book.

292
Adams, Charles Francis
57 | American Flag.........

404
Adams, John, Jefferson's opinion of........ 56 American Journal of Science......

233
Adams and Liberty.............
202 American Liberty, dangers of....

131
Adams, Mrs. Jobn, letter of................ 56 American Literature, claims on.... 346
Adams, Phineas, founder of the Monthly

by Griswold.

690
Anthology
217 American Mechanic ...

190
Adams, Samuel..
55 American Melodies.

505
Adams, Rev. William .....

523 American Revolution, canse of............... 221
Adams, J. Q., character of, by Quincy...... 185 American Scholar, duty of........

700
by William Jay...... ... 329 Ames, Seth, life of his father.............. 132
Adversity, gain of....

342 André, Major, Hamilton's character of.... 127
Affliction, blessings of...
86 Angels, Footsteps of...........

563
Age of Benevolence, by Wilcox.. 374 Annals of the American Pulpit.............. 423
Age, Privileges of .........

342 Annoyer, the, by Willis.....
Agriculture, Washington on.

54 Anthology, Monthly, account of............. 217
Airs of Palestine..
292 Appeal to Young Men.......

208
Album, verres for..

180 Application of Geological Evidence......... 236
Alexander, J. Addison, D.D...
190 Ardent Spirits, Dr. Rush upon....

79
Alexander, James W., D.D...

190

sin of trafficking in.. 207, 462
remarks on Dr. Witherspoon..... 45 Armies, the Two, by Holmes....

626
Alhambra by Moonlight........
279 Arnold, Benedict, life of...

333
Algiers, White Slavery in.....
117 Ariel, Wreck of, by Cooper.

319
Allen, Ethan, life of.........
333 Arsenal at Springfield......

564
Allen, Paul, editor of Portfolio............ 157 Art and Scenery in Europe......

702
Allibone's, S. Austin, Critical Dictionary Arthur Clenning, a novel, by Flint......... 237
of English Literature...... ..275, 771 Arthur Mervyn,-Brown's....

177
Allston, W., Lines on his Picture.......... 554 Artbur's Song......

742
Alnwick Castle.......
407 Artist Life, by Tuckerman..

675
Alpine Flowers....
340 | Atalantis, a Story of the Sea....

516
Alpine Sheep.......
720 Athanasion, by A. C. Coxe...

708
Alps, description of by H. B. Wallace..... 703 Athenia of Damascus.

511
65*

773

...... 559

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..... 430

PAGE

PASR
Athens, Liberty to, by Percival....

414 Bookbinding, J. B. Nicholson on.............. 374
Atlantic Montbly.
713 Books, Channing on.......

245
Atrocious Judges.............

578 Books, remarks on, by Hillard.. ............ 598
Aunt, My, by Holmes............
623 Borrowing out West.......

534
Authority in a Household...

533

Boston Athenæum, history of......... 182, 217
Austin, James T...............

372 Boston in 1824, by Goodrich................... 372
Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table.... 623

Bounties of l'rovidence.............
Aylmere, by R. T. Conrad..

622
Bowdoin, James.....

55

Bowen, Francis, editor of the North Aine
Backwoodsman, Paulding's...

212

rican Review.
Bakewell's Geology, Silliman's ed... 234

Bracebridge Hall....

275
Bald Eagle, Wilson's description of......... 146 Brain, the, by Holmes..

628
Baldwin, T., his Gazetteer.....
771 Brainerd, Rev. David..

29
Baltimore Convention in 1852.

260

Brewster, James....
Bancroft, George, on Franklin..
37 Brides, the Two, by Stoddard..

764
remarks on Prescott...

437
British Spy, by Wirt....

192
Banks, Sir Joseph....

98 Broken Household...
Barnes, Daniel H..

254 Brotherhood of Man, by Washington...... 52
Bartram, William, his garden... 144 Brothers, the, by Sprague.........

856
Battle, Evening after a......

107 Brown, C. B., Prescott's remarks on......... 178
Battle-Field, by Bryant.....

385 Brown, Nicholas...
Battle-Field, not on the....

297 Buccaneer, Dana's....
Beautiful, Hymn to the, by Stoddard...... 762 Bucket, the Old Oaken..

299
Beauty, spirit of....

511 Bunker Hill Monument, by Webster..... 266
Belle, the..

91 Bunyan in his Cell, by Cheever............ 572
Belle and Beau of the Indian.... 240 Buried Valley, by Mellen...

474
Bellows, Henry W., Character of Chan- Burke's philanthropy.

644
ning.......
242 Burns, Halleck's lines on..

410
Benevolence, by Allston..
232 Burr, Rev. Aaron ....

30
Bethune, Joanna...

523 Burr, Aaron, trial of, and his character... 124
Bible as a School-Book..
82 Burr and Blannerhasset...

197
Bible, Dr. Alexander's remarks on.......... 189 Butler, E. H. & Co.............

373
Bible, its value, by J. Q. Adams.............. 155 Butterfly on a Child's Grave............. 339
Bible versus Slavery........

463
Biblical Repertory
190 Calaynos, a Tragedy...

745
Biblical Researches, by Robinson............ 391 Caldwell, Dr. Charles, editor of Portfolio.. 157
Biddle, E. C. & J........

373

on Ames's eloquence....... 131
Biddle, Nicholas, editor of Portfolio....... 157 Campbell, Thomas, — Tuckerman's re-
Bigelow Papers, by Lowell.....

713 marks on.........
Binney, Horace, remarks on Wallace...... 702 Canaan, Conquest of, by Dwight............. 102
Eulogy on Marshall.. ....... 121 Canada, Silliman's travels in...

234
Biography of Good Wives........... 478 Capture of Fugitive Slaves, lines on, by
Birds of America, by Audubon............... 254 Lowell

717
Birds, by R. H. Stoddard.....
765 Carey, Matthew....

365
Bison Track, by Bayard Taylor.. 766 Carey & Lea....

373
Bitter-Sweet, a poem by Holland. 726 Carlisle, David...

225
Blair, John.....
69 Carr, Dabney..

192
Blanchard & Lea............
373 Carr, Dr. Frank..

192
Blannerhagset
197 Cedars of Lebanon.....

393
Blindness, by H. W. Beecher..

686 Celestial Railroad, by Hawthorne........... 541
Blind Preacher, who he was... .... 193 Cerberus in America, by H. W. Beecher... 685
Boardman, Henry A., D.D.

190 Chalmers's opinion of Edwards...
Boat Race at Oxford.......

711 Champlain, Lake, by M. M. Davidson...... 743
Body versus the Soul........

396 Channing, Edward T.. editor of North
Bolca, Mount, Fossil Fishes of................ 23 American Leview.....

218

677
....... 595

PAGE

PAGE
Cheever, George B., on Dana's poems 304, 307 Conybeare and Howson's St. Paul.......... 571
on Wilcox.........

374 Coppée, Prof. Henry.... ........................ 374
Chemistry of Prof. B. Silliman, Jr........... 234 Cooper's works, list of....................... 315
Child, Death of My..

296 Coral Insect, by Mrs. Sigourney............. 341
Children, by H. W. Beecher.................. 683 Corner-Stone, by Jacob Abbott............... 516
Children, what are they?. ............... 383 Country, Our, by G. W. Betbune............ 524
Childs & Peterson.....
771 Country Pleasures...

446
Chimes of England....
709 Cowperthwait & Co.........

373
Chivalry and Puritanism....

487 Creole Letter, Daniel Webster's...... 259
Choosing a Profession....
362 Crime Revealed by Conscience....

267
Christian Life, by H. W. Beecher..... 685 Crocker and Brewster...

373
Christian Man's Life, by H. W. Beecher... 684 Cruse, Peter H., Life of Wirt...

191
Christian Woman, by Phoebe Cary... 733 Culprit Fay.......

401
Christianity in History..

501 Curiosities of American Literature....... 690
Christianity not of Man....

491“ Curiosity," by Charles Sprague...... 352
Christianity the Great Emancipator........ 247 Curtis, Benjamin R...

372
Christian's Magazine........
166 Curtis, Charles P.

372
City of David, description of, by Hillhouse 326 Cushing, Thomas..

55
Claims of Literature on America............ 346 Cushing, William ....

69
Clara Howard, by C. B. Browu.............. 177 Cuvier, by A. P. Peabody ...................... 651
Clark, Lewis Gaylord........

634
Classical Learning, Judge Story on........ 271 Dana, Prof. James D............................ 234
Classical Themes for Music.................... 293 Dana, Richard Henry, Jr............... 229
Clay, Henry, Channing's letters to.......... 242 Dane, Nathan, author of the Ordinance of
Clerical Oppressors......

608
1787.

73
Cleveland, Henry R.....

founder of a Law Professorship. 270
Cleveland, Rev. Aaron, his life and works 707 Dangers to our Republic...........

272
Cling to thy Mother, by G. W. Bethune... 527 Daughter, Character of a Good............... 451
Clockwork of the Skies....

397 Davenport, John, influence on New Haven 499
Closing Scene, by T. B. Read...

739 Dawes, Thomas, anecdote of................... 510
Clovernook, by Alice Cary...

730 “Day in melting purple dying"... ........ 422
Cogswell, Joseph G...
483 Days of my Youth.....

101
Coleman, William, facts on Hamilton's Death of Sin and the Life of Holiness...... 308
death...
125 Death, the Great Leveller...

266
College Examination, specimen of......... 60 Death, Victory over......

526
Colonization Society, Wm. Jay on......... 328 Death bed, by James Aldrich...

733
Columbiad, Barlow's......

117 Decalogue for Practical Life................... 77
Columbus Discovering Land.............. 276 Demetria, by Hillhouse......

324
Columbus, Irving's life of............. 275 Dermot McMorrogh, by J. Q. Adams....... 156
Columbus's Return........

437 Departed, the, by Park Benjamin............ 617
Commentaries on the Constitution......... 271 Deserted Bride...

............. 505
Commerce and Trade.........

367 Deserted Road... ....................... 740
Common Sense.........
196 Desires, Moderation in.........................

85
Compensations of Calamity.

513 Despotism in America........................... 577
“Compromise Measures”.....
260 Dexter, Franklin....

372
Conqueror's Grave....
381 | Dexter. Samuel..

258
Conscience, verses on, by Mellen........ 475 Dial, the, a periodical...

513
its power, by D. Webster.......... 267 Dickinson, Rev. R. S. Storrs....

523
Consolation, A. P. Peabody's sermons on.. 650 Dobson's Encyclopedia....

373
Constitution, American, its excellence...... 69 Doing Good, True Happiness...

376
Constitution, Hamilton on......

126 Don Quixote, George Ticknor on.. 349
Constitution, its Anti-Slavery Character.. 71 Doors, the Front and Side....

627
Consumption, lines on, by Percival......... 416 Downing, Major Jack..........

861
Contentment, by Mrs. Sigourney............. 340 Dream, a, by Prof. Frisbie............. 291
Continental Congress.. ............ 579 | Dred, by Mrs. Stowe...........

864

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