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corps have existed on paper, who, exclusive one conne&ted series the vant and complicated of the Commandant and Staff, never had any mass of Indian affairs *. existence but on paper ; and it will farther Almost all the powers in India are our appcar, that those Sepoys who have a real open or concealed enemies; the Mogul, the existence, are neither well disciplined, nor Nizam, the Mahrattas, the Affghans, Pitans, regularly paid. The decreasing produce of Doranies, Abdallahs, Condahars, Kashmirtans, the country is consumed by the utinoit con- and other hordes of Mussulmen who people trivance of profusion; and so wasteful is the the northern territories of Indoftan' : All mode of contribution, that the country of these latter are brave, warlike, impatient of Oude, period aiter period, has fallen into ar. peace, and eager of adventure ; so unsettled in rears, leaving the exhausted Prince without

the present itate of all those northern counmeans of supporting his government, or of tries adjoining to Bengal, that any resolute maintaining his family:

leader, black or white, of military reputation, A concurring cause of our mischiefs in might on the Morteft notice raise an army of India, is tliat the Supreme Board! in Calcutta 100,000 men ready to follow him as ļong as is stationary at the same time that it is para. he could feed and pay them. But these are mount to all the other Presidencies their in- inferios dangers when compared with the dustry is by no means confined to Bengal and Arength and menacing condition of Mysore : its adjacent provinces; they have an extended the recent growth and warlike advancement Latitude of power: every other Board and of that State, exhibit a phenomenon unparalPresidency is subject to their sway, and their lelled in History—a mighty empire cre; controlling influence pervades the whole poli- ated from nothing by the superior genius of cics of India. Without disculling the mefits if this untounded interference, exper.ence Hyder Naick, or Hyder Ally, the son of a has evinced, that in its present modification, Kilidar who commanded a fort of some it has disconcerted every measure of the other strength on the confines of Myfore, soon ren, Governments, and funk them in the estima. dered himself super.pr to all the other comţion of a neighbouring States ; while she manders in the Mysore service. At the at, Supreme Board Nationary in Calcutta has la- tack of the bloody Choultry on Seringham boured under such impediments of distance, INand, mentioned in Mr. Orme's invaluable local ignorance, and endless avocation, that History, he particularly distinguilhed himself, in every intance where they have descended

as well as on every other occasion in which he to such interference, they have exposed them- either acted or advised. Without dwelling on felves to public ridicule ; and after marring the gradations of his conduct, in attaining con the business beyond all chance of remedy, fidence and elevation, it is enough to say that have been forced at last to throw it from hę rose to be the Prime General and Chief themfelves upon the Prefidency, to which Minister of his master. . Cloathed with the from habit, vicinity, and connection, it did authority of these employments, and fupof right belong.

ported by his aspiring talents, he foon left his If op be judged expedient to have a Su. Sovereign nothing but the name, and at last preme Board of India, in whom all the con- doomed him and his whole family to conprolling powers of Government shall ultiinate. finement, exhibiting them from time to time ly concentrate, in the name of common sense in great state, to soothe and please the people, let it be a Board of Circuit ;-let it be a while he in fact transferred the sceptre to his Board of Infpe&tion, as well as of Conto', own hands.--He trained his peaceful subcomposed of Members from each Presidency, jects to the use of arms, by new modelling detached from the embarrassments and cor- the military system; hy inviting all ranks of ruption of provincial regulation :--let it be a Moosmen, Rajapoots, and other warlike Board that can observe with impartiality, casts, to join his standard; by encouraging or judge with accuracy, and act with vigour;- rather alluring French and other Eurpopeans that can move to any spot in India, where to enter into his service; and above all, by a public emergencies are most urgent, and call course of severe and unremitting duty in the more inime...ately for its prefer.ce. Thus, field.' He attacked, and successively subdued, and thus only, can it become a Board of ix- the numerous Polygars, Chiefs, and pefty Ragend d efficiency either to enforce obedience, jahs, whose poffeffions lay within his reach. reftrain subordinate miscor.duct, or unite în He extended his views against the countries

"? The preceding remarks on the condition of Bengal and its adjacent territories are not the result of personal observation, and therefore may be considered as lefs deserving attention than those which I hiave ventured to offer on the affairs of Coromandel. There is little doubr, however, considering the natural fertility of those .countries, lhat a mild and permanens administration might foon refore them to prosperity.)?

Touth tooth of the Ghauts, as far as the confines of intention of his neighbours, hur flew to him. Tricchinopoly and Madura, on the Malabar li will hardly appear exaggeration to say, that coaft. He reduced the Zamorin or Sovereign he was acquainted with every spot, and almoit of Calicut, the Rajah of Paligat, the other with every person in his empire, when we Malabar Rajahs, and rendered the Rajah of consider that he was in a continued round of Cochin cributary to his Circar. He conquered inspection.--In his Durbar, during the hours Beddanore, Goutty, and Chitelldroog; the of business, reports from all corners were recountries of Cudapah, Kanoul, and Savanore; ceived :-his secretaries successively read to thus extending his dominions as far north as him the whole correspondence of the day :-Gja on the Malabar sea, and across the penin- to each le dictated in few words the substanca fula to the country of Palnaud and Ganjam, of the answer to be given; which was im. op the coast of Coromandel.

mediately written, read io h m, and dispatched. With these, and other interior acquisitions, On his right and left hand, during these the Rajahship of Mysore grew into a power hours, were placed bags of gold and silver ; ful itate, 400 miles in length from north to out of which, those who brought him intellie south, and asar 300 miles in breadth from east gence were rewarded by one or more handte veft, with a population of many millions ; fuls of coin, proporcioned to their deserts; he an army of 300,cco men, and 5,000,cool. of was accessible to all: every horseman or seannual revenue. These archievements were poy, that wanted to enter his fervice, was inthe result of intrepid perfeverance. He next speeted by himself; every semidar, or cfficer veotured to try his strength with the Muras. of any nose, was intimately known to him." las and with the English ;--though he could His troops were amply paidl, but not a fracBxxl vanquish them, yet he increaled in self- lion was loft. Those who supplied his camps, confidence and public estimation. His very garrisons and cantonments, were all under failures he turned to account, and, like Czar such cou'ribution, that almost the whole mi. Peler, submitted to be worfed, that he might litary disburlements reverted to his treasury. learn to be superior,

There was no contractor buld enough to haDuring the long interval of peace with the sard a public impofition. There was no Esglish from 1769 to 1780, the improve commander ingenious enough to screen inament of his country, and the strictest execu• bility or disobedience, nor a defaulter thas tive admin:Otration, formed the constant ob- could elude Jerection. He pofleffed the hapje&s of his care. Under his masterly control, py secret of uniting minuteness of detail with they obtairsed a perfection never heard of un

the utmost latitude of thought and enterprise. der any other Indian Sovereign ; the husband. As bis perft Verance and dispatch in buliness man, the manufaclurer, and the merchant, were only equalled by his pointedness of inprospered is every part of his dominions ; formation, so his conciseness and decision in cultivation increased, new manufactures were the executive departments of a great governettablithed, and wealth flowed into the king. ment, are probably unprecedented in the an: dom. But against negl.gence or malvei sation nals of men. Conscious from experience of he was inexorable. The Renters, the Tax. his own ability, and of the weakness and dis. gatherers, and other officers of revenue, ful. traction of the English, he planned their extir tilled their duty with fear and trembling; for pation from Jadia. He summoned all the the fightert defalcation was punished with native powers to join his caufe :-- they heata. the chaubuck, or with death. He employ- ted.

He darçı mined to act alone and coned (pies and intelligencers in every corner of quered the Carnatic. his own dominions, and in every court of In.

His death, in December 1782, left the ac. dia ; and he had other persons in pay, who complishment of his farther designs to his served as checks upon them, and watched all lon and successor l'ippoo Sultaun, to whom their operations

he bequeathed an ore flowing treasury, which The minute circumstance of detail, che he had filled, a powerful empire, which he produce of a crop, the coltivation of a dittrict, had created, and an army of 300,000 men, she portion paid to the Circar, and that reser- whom he had formed, disciplined, and enured ved to the inhabitants, were accurately known to conqueft. to him:- Not a movement in the remotest

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The London Medical Journal for the Ycar 1787, Part the Third. 8vo. Johnson:

( Concluded from Vol. XII. page 388. ) 2.ACCOUNT of a Case, in which a HELEN BUNNETT, or, as she is common

considerable portion of the lowest ly called, the owl-ryed girl, is thirteen years Jaw.bone was removed; to which are old, of a fair complexion, with brown hair, added some Remarks on the Effects pro- and has all her life enjoyed a good fiate of duced by Matter tormed in the Socker of health. She was born in a workhoule bea Tooth, and confined there. By Mr. longing to East Dereham, in the county of Joseph Brandil, Member of the Corpo- Norfok; but is now supported in a House of ration of Surgeons of London, and Sur. Industry belonging to the hundreds of Milford geon at Alcefter in Warwick shire. and Launditch, in the same county. Communicated in a Letter to Dr. John- This girl bias from her infancy laboured unfone, Physician at Worcester; and by der a peculiar.ty of vision. What particularly kim to Dr. Siinmons.

strikes one's attention, on her entering a scom This is a very curious hiftory of a boy in the day-time, is, her looking towards tho kve years old, who had a fore mouth, ground, and her eyes appearing, as it were, comminly called a canker. In ihe course funk in her head; so much so, that the whole of five months almost the whole of one ball of the eye scems loft within its orbit, kde of the lower jaw became loose, and and of course the eyelid so covers it, that you was extracted by the surgeon. An cn- would at fir it imagine the humours of the graving of it is given in the work. The eye had escaped from their coats. boy did well, and is said to be not the No appearance of difcase is perceptible in Least disfigured. Mr. Brandilh adds some the coats of the eye. The choroid is of a remarks on diseases of the gums and whitish or light grey colour. The iris is pekockets of the teeth, which tend to cor- cularly perfect. The pupils are entirely roborate some of the opinions maintain: black; and the appearance of each eye is the ed by Mr. Hunter in his late publication fame. oa che venereal disease.

I first put her faculty of vision to the teft by 3. Additional Remarks on the sup- exhibiting large objects before her eyes, such poled lofluence of the Moon in Fevers as a watch, a broad button, the key of a door, Communicated in a Letter to Dr. Sim

Thefe me certainly was able to distin. mons, by Rubert Jackson, M. D. Phy, guish, though with difficulty; and I observed hcian at Stockton.

that she is very near-sighted. This is a paper of confiderable inge- I next offered to her bottles filled with mea Ruity, and, in reply to fome objeciions dicines of different colours, such as blue vitriooffered in a former Journaltotheauthor's l:c waler, vegeto-mineral water, and others; doctrinc by Dr. Lind, affords additional in attempting to distinguish these she in genearguments in favour of a lunar influenceral failed. I then presented to her view in fevers.

small objects, such as a sixpence, a shilling, 4. Case of a Rupture of the Tendo pins, &c. but these the could not discover at Achills. Communicated in a Letter to ald. Dr. Simmons, by Mr. John Rudbard, Upon closing the windows, and darkening Surgeon at Ipswich.

the room suddenly, I had my attention fixed In this paper the author describes a upon her eyes, which inftantly dilated, and the method of treating accidents of this pupils became as perfect, and as large in prokind, which seems to be a considerable port on, as in any human body whatever ; on improvement in surgery. It consists in the contrary, upon opening the windows as kecping the foot in its natural position, suddenly as i before had closed them, the pu. instead of contining it to an extended pol- pils became instantly contracted, and the balls ture, as hath been hitherto the practice. of the eyes appeared, as it were, sunk, I then

5: An Account of a Peculiarity of Vi. closed her eye lids, and rubbed them frequentfion in a Girl at East Derehani in Nor- ly, but without observing any appearance of folk. Cominunicated in a letter to Dr. dilatation in the eyes. Having now again Siismons, by Mr. J S. Wendler, Sur- darkened the room so much that I could not geon, at East Dereham.

myself distinguish objects, I had in readiness This account is so curious, that we the same bottles of medicines as before, and are induced to give it to our readers in likewise some pieces of cloth of different co. che author's own words,

lours that I had offered to her when she win

dows

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dows were not closed, and which she had then by me, but is a distinction Me goes by among not been able to diftinguith : but upon my the paupers in general in the house where the again offering the fame to her in the darkened now is. room, I was agreeably surprised to find that I lately asked her the following questions, she could tell me the colours of the different which I Mall give you, with her answers, as fuids in the bottles, as well as the quantities I minuted them upon the spot : therein contained, and also the various colours Q. “ How is your eyesight when in the of the cloths,excepting of those which we may sun ? term mixed cloths; and perhaps in these the A. “ I cannot then see in the least. failed not from a want of perception, but Q. “ Are your eyes ever painful to you? from not being sufficiently practised in the dis- A. “ They are very painful in summer and tinctions of complicated colours. I likewise hot weather. took a pin, and having dropped it upon the Q: “ In what direction do you look when ground, at a considerable distance from that you with to distinguish any thing? part of the room where the stood, changed pla- A. “. From the corners of my eyes, as one ses with her, and defired her to look for the cross-eyed." pin, which the very soon found. All the time She has informed me likewise, that the can the room remained darkened her eyes were distinguish objects as well by mounlight, of fully dilated, and continued equally so, nei. in the twilight, as in the dark. ther contracting nor increasing in the dila- This Part of, the Journal concludes, as tation.

usual, with a Catalogue of New Medical The expression of owl-eyed girl, which I Books. have nade use of, is not a term given to her

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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, with Remarks by Henry Headley, A. B.

2 Vols. 12mo. 8s. Cadell. 1787.

[From a CORRESPONDENT.) IT has heen for some time tou common as a garland fresh from the gardens of

a practice to mangle the works of our nature, and still moist and glittering with later poets, and publish them by piece- the dews of the morning." meal, under the appellation of Beauties, The Biographical Sketches prefixed to

The work before us is of a different de. the Select Pieces relate to Beaumont, fcription, as it contains selections from Browne, Caitwright, Corbet, Carew, the more ancient English writers, inany Crawshaw, Daniel, Druinmond, Dareof whom have been long configned to nant, Drayton, the Fletchers, the Earı neglect and obscurity. It is evident from of Surry, 'King, Lovelace, May, Nic. Mr. Headley's Extracts, that their un. cols, Quarles, Raleigh, Lord Buckhurst, popularity does not proceed from their Warner, Sir 1. Wooton, and Sir T. want of merit. So far indeed is Mr. H. Wyat.--Among the chorus of " bards from being of that opinion, that in the of other times," whom Mr. II. has thus course of estimating their value under introduced, we are glad to find that the different heads of language, verfifi- Drummond has gained admittance. It cation, style, sentiment, and imagery, he would certainly have been unfair to have expresses his preference of them to the excluded fo elegant and tender a writer, more modern votaries of the Muses, because he was born on the other lide of " He grounds this predilection on their the Tweed. To our readers we think originality and immediate imitation of no apology necessary for introducing one nature, from whole eventful and im- of his Sonnets, and an extract from portant pages they transcribed more or Fletcher's Purple Island, hy way of specie less according to their necessities. Suc- mens of the Select Beauties. ceeding bards have adopted much, and added little; have diftorted, frittered

SONNE T. away, and sometimes totally new vampt, WHAT doth it serve to see Sunnes buria the ideas of their predecesors. To a

ing face? process not very diffimilar to this (says And Asies enamellid with both Indies gold? Mr. H.) I am inclined to attribute the Or moon at night in jetty chariot iolld ? frequent lifelessness of modern poetry, And all the glory of that itarry place ? which too often relembles an artificial What doth it serve Earth's beautie to behold? nosegay, the colours of which though The mountains pride, the meadows Aowrie {plendid are yet tawdry, and heightened grace ; far beyond the modesty of nature, with. The statelie comelineffe of forests old. out any pretensions to fragrance; while The sport of Powds which would themselves that of a century and a half back, appear's pribrace?

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IV. The wanton mearle, the nightingalle's sad His certain life, that never can deceive him, Atraines,

Is full of thousand sweets and rich content : Which in darke snades seeme to deplore my The smooth-leay'd beeches in the field receive wrongs ?

him For what doch serve a'l that this world con. With coolest shades Hill noontides rage is spent: taines,

His life is neither toit in boisterous feas Sith Mee for whom those once to me were Of troublous world, nor loft in flothful ease : deare,

Pleas'd and full bleft be lives, when he his No part of them can have now with me hearc ?

God can please.
Da UMMOND,

V.

His bed of wool yields safe and quiet sleeps. ; THE SHEPHERD'S LIFE.

While by his side his faithful spouse hath I.

place: THRICE, oh thrice happie Shepherd's life

His little sonne into his bosome creeps, and Itate,

The lively pi&ture of his father's face : When courts are happinesse unhappie pawns !

Never his humble houte or itate torment His cottage low, and faf-ly humble gate Shuts out proud Fortune with her scorns and

Lerre, he could likc, if leste his God had fawns:

sent him. No feared treason breaks his quiet neep :

And when he dies green turfs with grassic Singing all day his flocks he learns to keep ;

tombe content hini. Himself as innocent as are his simple Theep.

12 Cant. Purple Island, St. 2- - 6. II.

By PH. FLETCHER. Ed. 1633. No Serian worms he knows, that with their It may be remarked, that most of the threed

selections are of a sombrous and melan. Draw out their Glken lives : nor filken pride: choly cast. When Mr. H. Ahall make His lambes warm fleece well fits his little good his promise of publishing again, we need,

hope that he will turn his attention to ef. Not in that proud Sidonian tincture did : fusions more enlivening and gay. No emptie hopes, no courtly fears liim It is a tiresome though sometimes ą fright;

fortunate employment to search for cor No begging wants his middle fortune bite :

nelians among the pebbles on the sea, But sweet content exiles both misery and Thore. Similar is the task of him who spite.

pores over the pages of black-letter and III.

obsolete books in quest of foetical beau. Instead of musick and base fiattering tongues, ties. Mr. H. has been lucky enough to Which wait to first falute my lord's uprise ; Succeed in his researches, which appear to The cheerfullark wakes him with early songs, have been very minute and extensive, And birds sweet whistling notes unlock his Industry and taste are very conípicuous in eyes :

thete volumes, which are calculated to In country playes is all the strife he uses, afford high entertainment to all those who

Or fing or dance unto the rural muses are fond of the simple and genuine flowers And but in musics sports all difference refuses. of Parnassus.

Strictures on Lieutenant-Colonel Tarleton's “ History of the Campaigns of 1780

and 1781 in the Southern Provinces of North-America." Wherein military Characters and Corps are vindicated from injurious Alpersions, and several im portant Transactions placed in their proper Point of View. In a Series of Letters to a Friend. By Roderick Mackenzie, late Lieutenant in the Seventy-first Roo giment. To which is added, a Detail of the Siege of Ninety fix, and the Re capture of the Iland of New Providence. '8vo. 45. Boards. Fauider. London, 1787.

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HÉ attacks of Lieutenant-Colonel to be a disinterested volanteer in their de

Tareleton will, probably, ever be fence, as well as those of his brother of treated with silent contempt by Earl Com. ficers and foldiers, upon whom reflections wallis, Lord Rawdon, and others; but have been made. the author of the works before us appears He lecins to have been actuated with a

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