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1789.
On the Galley Slaves of France.

599 tive than positive qualities, and, surprising as foibles of which the fair.fex are accused it may seem, on what a man or woman bave were to be brought into one view, I am not, rather on what they have. When we convinced they would either centre in, or be cxamine into the cause of this, we shall be traced to affectation. It is the more reobliged to have recourse to dear buman na- markable that so many persons practife the turi, that is, in other words, sweet self, arts of affectation, because there is no fpewhich inclines us to wish that our friends cies of pride so caâly detected, so ealily wanted the perfections or qualities we pos- seen through, as affectation. It may be obe fels, that there may be the greater field for served that the proud never can be truly us to difplay in. Å talkative man, for in- well-bred. Feeling haughty fuperiority ftance, thinks another talkative man the over their company, they cannot behave moft disagreeable creature on earth, while he to them with eaie and respect, and unable prefersone whocontents himself with hearing, to conceal this superiority, it is impossible or liftening. Hence I have often found that they should be respected by their company. many people have acquired the fame of being All vices may be concealed but pride. agreeable; merely by never speaking unlels The very attempt to conceal it, discovers when spoken to, and by never taking any ac- it the more. Exactly thus it is with affecha. tive part in the conversation. It is plain that tion. Of all moments in the year, the afthis character must have been bellowed on fected person appears most affected, when them by persons who loved to hear them by some pretty finiffe of eyes, or speech, selves talk, and to whom a filent companion she would have you believe the defpiles all muft of course be agreeable.

affectation. Lady D, with a great share of beau. On ihe Galley Slaves of France. By the ty, and a greater Mare of good understand. ing, is remarked to select the ugliest and

sbvé Dupaly. most stupid companions of any woman in VONDEMNING the extraordinary power town, and I have heard her give the character of dilagreeable to certain ladies, who, to then promoted to the office of candle bearer my knowledge, had no other fault than that in the Pope's chapel, pofTesles in the admiof being as handsome and as sensible as herself. nisration of criminal Justice, the Abbe obe - Here is dear human nature again ! and I serves, give you warning, fair reader, that you must I saw a man yesterday, wito has come out expect to meet with such characters often. of the Gallies, to which this Candle Bearer

It is impoffible, therefore, to be agreeable had very unjustly and very ridiculously conon the whimsical terms which whimsical demned him for five years—as convicted people are apt to impose. I trust that no for murder. agreeable lady of my readers would, to render This unhappy man, named Lorenzo, has herself more agreeable, part with her mare luffered his punishment, notwithstanding all of beauty, understanding, or good temper, the endeavours of the Intendant of Toulon her accomplishments, or her fortune, mere to procure his release, and every remonly that she might be a foil to those who pof- ftrance in his favour. felled such qualities. We muft not there. His innocence appeared in the following fore, in ftulying to be agreeable, sudy to extraordinary manner: please whimsical and self-conceited people, As he was going along, one day, in the since they require an absolute fubmission to arsenal of Toulon, another galley Dave said their superiority, which is inconfiftent with to one of his comrades—There is a wretch our own ideas of independence.

I can't bear the light of.”—“ Why so !” To be agreeable, is, in some degree, to replied the other.-" That man is here for please ourselves—not to please our eyes when having murdered such a one, and it was I they are fixed on a mirror, for inat is a who committed the crime." - Lorenzo overBarterer we ought not to trust-but to please heard him, what must he not have felt! ourselves when, in some moment of retire. He went up to the Galley Slave, entreating ment and meditation (and from such mo- and conjuring him to reveal, and properly ments who are free ?) we examine our con- atceft, as soon as pusfible, the secret of his duct and find it confiitent with our beft no- innocence. But the foul of the wretch was tions of rectitude, delicacy, and propriety: already shut to pity, and awake only to ter-Without this consciousnefs of internal ror. Lorenzo, with the permission of his worth, all outward advantage of birth, superiors, had the patience and resolution to . beauty, fortune, or whatever fascinates the attach himself, for two years successively, to eyes of men, are of no avail to secure us from this man, from whom he hoped the proofs of the contempt of the good and the remorse hisinnocence. He obtained leave to be fastenof reflection ;. but as Shakespeare says, ed to the same chain. He accompanied him to "where virtue is, these are most virtuous.' the hospital. What perfuafions did he not

The chief thing to be avoided in our en ufe to move him both night and day, and deavour to please is affectation; if all the

every

every day! But all without effect. At We cannot but observe, that to raise any length, at the end of two years, by dint of great art to perfection, it has always beca prayers and tears, he fucceeded so far as to found necessary to place it under royal or loften once more the villain's heart, and, by public patronage ; and that by regular semiawakening remorse, draw from him

a second naries, and periodical rewards, many a dortime the important secret. Witnefles were mant genius, is stimulated to action, whose

tationed for the purpose. A narrative was powers, without some such impulse, would drawn up, and carried to the Intendant, who have been consigned to obscurity. Hence to instantly threw the criminal into a dungeon many lhining characters in letters and the -a severity highly imprudent, as the guilty fine arts; and was boxing cultivated at Os. mau immediately retracted.

ford and Cambridge, and a Royal Academy The five years are at length expired, and instituted in London, for pugilifts as well as Lorenzo is released.

for painters, we do not hesitate to afleri, On what ground then, had he been con that the pupils of the above great men demned? On a circumftance ! On the very would reflect an equal lustre on their country flightelt circumstance ! The murdered man with any other great men whatever : there. had nine louis in his pocket ; three men, of fore it is that we are sorry to see the pugilifwhich number was Lorenzo, were taken up; tic art practised and studied in the loose and on each of whom were found three louis. defaltory way now adopted ; and cannot “ Here," said the judge, “ are nine louis, commend the great chief, Mendoza, in terma and consequently three murderers :” and of sufficient praise, for the establishing his these three men were fentenced to the Gal. present academy; and for his judgident in lies. Two of them died there ! It is selecting so fuperb and noble a room as the the history of l'Anglade ; the bistory of cir- Lyceum in the firand; a room which, for the cumftantial proof ; the history of all crimi. purpose, could not be improved, nor, cernal tribunals, except those of England. The tainly, more properly employed: and it is laws of England are cautious of condemning; our sincere win that this example may prothe laws of France fearful of acquitting. duce many emulators ; that in time every

This unhappy man is going to Rome to principal firect in the great city of Londoa throw himself at the feet of the Pope, to may be ornamented with a similar feininary ; obtain a revision for his trial. The Pope and that instead of the irregular mode of is said to be humane!

pitched battles now in ufe, it will settle into On Pugilifm, or ibe Art of Boxing.

diurnal, weekly, or monthly exhibitions :

of which defirable circumstances, I muft con*HE elegant acquisition of Pugilifm, cul- fefs, I conceived a near prospect last winter, higher ranks of life, claffes wiih ihe relt of introduced Mellis. Humphries and Co. on his the fine arts, and rates its practitioners with stage; and could not but entertain confidera. men of fcience : nor do we find gentlemen ble hopes, that the good sense of the Drury performers less anxious to dilplay their ta- Lane manager would have followed so dralents in a boxing duet than in a musical one, matical and claffical an example. How. or any other refined application of the cor

ever,

it fiill enjoys the support of itage re. poreal and mental powers : nay, so partial commendation at the Royal Circus, which are they to the exercise, and so much more will, without doubt, -be reassumed in the eager to exhibit their abilities in this fashio. course of the season at Covent Garden, and nable art, than any other, that they are per- no real genius of the fift be in want of an fectly indifferent as to the quality of the per. opportunity of displaying his pretenfions to fon they engage with, and have as much public favour. fatisfaction with a coal-heaver or hackney Then Science will begin to rear her head coachman for a partner, as with one of their ftill higher ; the natural magnanimity of own rank ; !o that this noble attainment Britons will be improved ; haberdashers and not only improves personal strength and agi. men-milliners will be able to defend themlity, but at the same time liberates and ex. felves againft an affronting female customer; pands the mind to a generous fenfe of nafural and even the city train-bands assume cou. equality, and discovers to the artist, that, rage: yes, all there, and many other good in some instances, a gentleman is no more and wholesome effects, will result from the than upon a level with a duftman, and that encouragement of the cuffing art : wherefore a baronet and a potatoe-man may be very I hope to see it on a better footing than it good companions. For these, and other now stands ; to see it in universal practice, reasons, I am much inclined to encourage as well as general esteem; to see profeffiothis great science ; and in the list of Mendo- nal men of the pocket better provided for by zian practitioners hope, ere it be long, more frequent exhibitions of this kind in the to see many noble names added to those of street; and that at least every other man I Humphries, Ward, Ryan, Johnson, Per- meet may bear about him the honour of a ryng, Big Ben, and the Bath Butcher.

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1589.
Írish Parliamentary Intelligence:

60i Irish Parliamentary Intelligence.

Yes, continued he, the fáireft and the tallett

trees in the forest are overshadowed by the lux(Continued from Page 550.)

oriance of exotics--exotic$ of the worst kind,

that would not grow in their native mould-hunHOUSE COMMONS. gry and barren, they drain the soil-they bear do Tuesday, April 21; 1789.

blossom, yield no fruir--while you are ftuated

and shorn, to make room for the fantaftic wreathe UT why should we wonder at it, for what ings of their sterile exuberance. He did not he

crime has not had the mercy of a pious laid make these remarks from any wish to more aod religious King wasted upon it in this admi- tity the gentlemen to whom he supposed to alniftration of oeconomy and mercy ? has not lude. To lome of them this nation was bound tape ? has not murder? has not forgery? Let it by che renderelt sies of neceflities on one fide, not be supposed, said he, that I mention these and liberality on the other. He could not regard things, merely to bear hard upon the name of a with partiality any genileman whom he had been Lord Lieutenant-if they are reproache', I can. accuftomed to see a gleaner in the field, sharing pot change their nature; I mention them as ha.. che fcunty straw that tell from the binder with controvercible arguments, that no Covernor the birds of Heaven, though he should be put at without a molt dangerous degree of unconfticothe head of the reapers. tional influence, could porsue such a lynem. On the coacra; ý, he pitied the awkwardness He then went into observations on the bill proe of his ficcation ; for why, said he, are the sages poled-he defended the power of parliameni to of the law brought in in the arms of their nurcorrect abutes in elections. Every election law fes? Why do the Burleighs of the day escape was an exercise of that power-England had pass from the aufterer labours of the toilet lo uobend fed exactly such a law. Bet it wa faid, England in the government of a great nation! It is a had done so upon evidence of an offence commit- plan of vengeance; it is not merely the wapton ied. That was not the priociple. To punish a desire of advancing his dependants, or making body of men for the delinquency of a few would them ridiculous by promotion, it is to stigmatile be abfurd; Eoglaod did not fo ; it was not an you io bis turn; zud effcctually will he succeed, ex poft lado law of punishment; it was a las if he can hold you up to the eyes of England of preveation! But did gentlemen look for of and of Europe 28 submitting to such a rule. feoce-What do they lay of 1 cavalcade of You may read your resolution, and talk of the upwards one hundred vorers collecting from eve authority of your houses ; he will exhibit bis y corner of the nation, and taking pollellion of runners and clerks as an saswer; and it will be boroughs on the eve of an election ? À right more than a refutation. In truth, if he shall sochon. member had itated that fact as a neceffarý ceed in this curious project, he will probably be retaliation. But the very justification, he laid, next feffion chiok it a pity to have fuch rare ta. admitted the fact; and what a picture, he laid, leats wasted upon you; and should lead to Ta. many gentlemen anticipate of the marches of vistock.ftreet for a cabinet of milliners to manage these revenue troops, when they shall be put in the affairs of Ireland. - Afier forpe other obmotioä on the next general election? A limple man servations on the neceffity of the bill, Mr.'Corrad will be apt to ask, if these care-loads of vagrants concluded with declaring, shat be should deem are in their way to the sea fide, to be tradiporto himself an enemy to the honour of obe country ed for their offences ! - No, they are cart-loads and the independence of parliaincot, if he did nos of the raw material of members of parliameni! vote for the committal, I am sorry; contioved be, to find that such a Mr. J. Toler spoke a few words agaiost the picture can excice a laugh. I cannot laugh, commitial of the bill. when I coofider that it is not at Swords, or Iringa On the Speaker parting the question, that cha lowa, or Dungarvan, only that these strolling bill be committed, the houte divided, companies of conticuents will be called upon to Ayer for the commillal,

93 s&t. No, there is not a borough, nor a coun

Noes against it,

148 ty in Ireland, where you will not see a tempo. tary Itage erected, in which the comedians of the

Majority 55 fic shall hold the mirror up to the conftitution Tellers for ayes, Mr. G. Poolooby and Mra of the land.

Currio: Buc at this time, said he, it is peculiarly ne. Tellers for noes, Mr. Gardiner and Mr. Coo se fary. You have a Goveroor now, whofe pinger. conduct towards you has been treated as it me.

Mr. Maloa then moved that the bill be re, Tited che ftigma you have imprioted is indeli- jeded, and on the questioa be put, it was agreed ble; fo is his reseniment he never will forgive to without any divisioo. what he has drawn on himself. He feels his go Adjourned at twelve o'clock. verament deferred by the body of the noble

POLICE ESTABLISHMENT. by the body of the people. This corrupt influe eace is his only resource; and you see his confi 25.) Sir H. Cavendilh brought up the report deace in it. An open contempt of the reproba- from the committee appointed to examioe chit tion of both houses an open diftiuft of the accounts of the Comm flioness of Police. proudest of your nobles and gentry, and a dir Which, amongst other chiage ftates, that the missal from their offices; and who succeed them? Potice eitabithment has cost the citizens of his countrymen, bis creaturer. His cierks and run Dublin lince its ioitilation, which is now (wo ders are preferred to the riok, the virtue, the years and an half, the ego mous füm of $1,000l. talents, iod the responsibility of theis coustry. ihat the annual charge for bile police watchi, is Hib. Mag. Nov. 1789.

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