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Published June 7, 2010, by I. Cadeii &W. Davies, Strand, London.
Intelligence has lately reached the author of a transaction connected with the FIRST PART of these Travels, which is so highly honourable to the individual whom it concerns, and to the SoveREIGN whom he represented, that it is hoped every one, interested in the character of the British Nation in foreign countries, will be gratified by its insertion. It was conveyed in a Latin letter from the Capital of the Don Cossacks, written by Colonel Alexius Papor, president and director of all their scholastic institutions; to the following purport.
Sir GORE OUSELEY being upon his return from Persia, where he had resided in his capacity of British Ambassador to the Court of the Shah, came to the Cossack Capital. Here he despatched a messenger to Colonel Papof, inviting that officer to his presence. Upon the Colonel's arrival, Sir Gore Ouseley proceeded to state, that, “ as the Representative of a British Sovereign, he conceived it to be his duty to acknowledge the disinterested hospitality shewn by the Colonel, and by the Cossacks in general, to those English travellers who had visited Tcherkask; and therefore he begged to bestow upon his family such a mark of his gratitude as it was then in his power to offer.” Having accompanied this declaration with a handsome present, Sir Gore further gratified his guest, by translating, from this work, all those passages which related either to himself, or to his countrymen; until the worthy Cossack, as he is kind enough to confess, “ shed tears of delight.”
In relating a circumstance of this nature, an author may easily be credited when he professes himself not to be more indifferent to the honour thereby conferred upon his work, than to its general success'; but no author will
(1) Notwithstanding a ferocious attack made upon it in an American Review, it has passed through Three Editions in that country. The Agents for the Russian Government caused the article which appeared in the American Review, said to be written by a Russian, to be reprinted, and inserted in one of the minor. Journals of England. An