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juf resentment for « wantor attacks;" had attached themselves to the cause of but this releniment does not hetray him an unfortunate family, became a soldier into any Itrains of scurrility.—He expresies of fortune on the commencement of the himself sometimes with a warmth which, late war. on his subject, is not unnatural ; but, at In the year 1776, a rifle-gun of pecuthe fame time, he conducts himself with liar ingenuity was constructed by Captain an officer-like delicacy, on the whole. Ferguion of the goch regiment; its'utiIndeed, no vehemence of Atyle could be lity was proved by repeated trials before half so severe, as the plain facts which his Majesty ; and the command of one are on very many occasions opposed to hundred picked men conferred on the the reasoning and assertions of Colonel inventor, with which he embarked for Tarleton.
America. To this select corps the auMr. Mackenzie, though his style is not thor atrached himself, and early was die always strictly correct and grammatical, tinguished by his patron.The manner yet on the whole writes with propriety, in which he lamenis the death of Ferguperspicuity, and ease; and conveys his fon, in the work before us, thews that ideas to the minds of his readers with equal gratitude is one of his virtues. pigour and precision; which is his object, The activity and services of Ferguson but which is, indeed, the first qualiiy of and his corps met with proper attention style and manner in composition. We meet from the Commander in Chief, and our with frequent sallies of humour in this author was provided for in the Line. wiiter. For example: Having enume- During the war in the Southern Co. rated names and actions which a gentle. lonies we find him always in the field, man who undertook to write an History and, unfortunately for Lieutenant Colonel of the Southern Campaigns of 1780 and Tarleton's fame as an historian, frequente *1781 should have known and recorded, ly under his command. From leveral he says, [p. 29.] “ But let us follow our wounds received at Cowpens he returned author to his own atchievemenis, where to Camden---and his dedication exno charge of omiffion can poslibly be presses his senle of the humanity he exbrought againk him."--Having fpecified perienced there from Lord Rawdon, as eighe different places in Colonel Tarle- well as his ideas of his Lordship's militon's publication, in which, although he tary talents. When he recovered from often passes by the death and wounds of these wounds, he was appointed to a brave officers, he mentions the numbers public department in Charlestown by of killed and wounded horses, Mr. Colonel Balfour the Commandant, was Mackenzie very juftly observes, that employed in confidential services, and “ from fuch anxiety in our author, not though under the sanction of a flag of to omit recording the finallett loss sula truce, made prisoner by the Count de tained by his own corps, this reflection Grasse; but being released by General naturally occurs, that the fall of HORSES Washington, he was again publicly emin actions wherein he was concerr.ed is en- ployed in Charlestown. On that place titled to a preferable attention in his being abandoned, he returned with a work, to officers of qual, perhaps supe- remnaot of the regiment to which he berior merit to himself, who luffered upon longed to this country, where peace was other occasions."
juit proclaimed. War ftill raged in In.
dia : thither, having obtained his Ma. ANECDOTES of Mr. MACKENZIE, jefty's perm.flion, he bent his course ;
Author of “ Serićtures on Colonel where peace being also soon restored, he TARLETON's Hittory."
travelled from Bombay to Bengal, and reTHE Author of these Strictures owes turned to Europe. He is now from an his birth, and the first rudiments of active foldier become a peaceful citizen, his education, to the most northern ex- and, as far as we can learn, engaged in a tremity of this island, He, with many tolerably extenlive business in the wine other of the descendants of those who trade. THE STREATHAM ALBUM; Or, MINISTERIAL AMUSEMENTS,
( Continued from Vol. XII. Page 478. ) No. V.
was begun. His Opr to SINCERITY, No sooner had the rolling wheels of the inferred in the laft Number of thefe Extratis
, nounced his departure, than the coil of cri- version. The concluding compliment to the VOL. XIII.
cloquence of Lord Sidney, and the purity of And humbled INPEY bows with distant pray'r, Mr. Eden, was particularly poticed. Some That impudence like mine Mould be my care. contended that it was literally meant ; while
HAWKSBURY. others, knowing the peculiar forte of the If thankless for these favours e'er I feel, noble Marquis, received it as a specimen of Ler ingrate friends each secret art reveal; his incomparable, irony. The dispute was Let me be mock'd by mutes 1 now despise, referred to Mr. Wilkes, who, taking in the Nay, more in my defence let ARDEN rise! whole room with a fengleglance, saw which
GRANVILLE, way the majority were inclined, and declared' If e'er Ingratitude this borom (ways, it to be as literal truth-as ever the noble May BURKE impeach me,-or may DUNDAS Marquis spoke on a public occahon.
praise; Par nobile fratrum! exclaimed Mr. Drake, Stript too, at once, of perquisite and place, jun. at this instant; when the company turn- And curs'd with MARTIN'S wit and Mul. ing round, law Lord Hawksbury and Mr.
GRAVE's face. Grenville enter hand in hand, bearing their joint contribution to the ALBUM.— A mo
Of the striking beauties of this production
we fhall only remark how happily the commentary smile took place on observing a Etrange contrast in the appearance of this poes pliment is paid in the third stanza to the paftic pair ;-the one, “a muse-rid mope, adult toral character of the great personage alluded aod thin ;"the other, chubby, robust, and cor.
His expanded mind, it is well known, pulent, particularly towards the lower exire
can readily pass from adjusting a subsidy, to rekities. The latter appeared like a well-fed gulate the price of skimmed milk; and from Banker's Clerk; the former like an appre- settling regimental linings, and pocket- boles, hensive Poet presenting a dedication. ----But with a first Lord of the Admiralty, can pass, passing over any farther description, we shall by an easy transition, to enquire the price of haften to present their communication, in the
a poppy-coloured ribbon :-Wefuppose, how following dialogue :
ever, that it was merely the necessity of the
metre, which in the passage above-mentionHawks. Te swains of Windsor's heights ed caused the noble Poet to place the forep bebegin the song,
fore the subjects. Grenv. Ye nymphs around Whitehall at
It may also be necessary to rerpark on the tune the lay ;
delicacy with which Mr. Grenville, in the H. To courtly themes still courtly Atrains be- fourth stanza, insinuates a complaint, that he long,
is only joini Paymaster of the forces; and bis G. With such we celebrate this festive day. spleen against the noble Lord who Mares that G. Say, shall we ing of Royal G. —'s praise? office, feems again to break out in the last Or shall we make ourselves the dearer line by the mention of a face so much resem. theme?
bling the once celebrated Heidegger, of deH. Thro' him we rose-more grateful Dhall formed memory. it reem,
We shall now pass over some other compo. To him the panegyric fong to raise. fitioris, which are not distinguished by any HAWKSBURY.
prominent feature, to take notice of the proFrom G-my strain begins, whose ac. duction of an Honourable Baronet, who has tioas bold
lately given so much exercise to the rifibility Shall fill each ear-wherever they are told ; of the House of Commons; and we make no From G, Compassion's mcek and general doubt, but much curiofity will be excited heir,
when we mention the name of Sir GREGORY Whose Sheep and Subjects are his equal care. PAGE TURNER,
Noun, Adjective, and Verb-come teach
My falt'ring tongue to join 'em.
Or if that boon I can't obtain, eyes,
Say whence shall I purloin 'em ? When in the House from crimson'd reat I rife; But vain ih'indignantglance on me shall prove, Goddess of Eloquence attend, While cheer'd by Royal Confidence and Love. Ah! prove for once Sir Gregory's friend, GRENVILLE.
And aid his straying wit: See Burgess court for HASTINGS' fallen So Mull the unmanner'd laughers ceale, state,
And he have leisere fo in peace Whilf Scott and NICHOLLS their dull cale To watch and vote for Piis,
So, like BEAU TOY, shall he declaim, fell, and as he fellihe bawbees refounded in And pour along the tinkling stream
his pocket. or elocution bland;
“ Yet sweeter was this desolation to the His graceful person rais'd to view,
foul of Hanry, than the gauds of sourbern The roffie reen-of whitelt hue
cleemates. Rude though the prospect lay“ From Lady TURNER's hand.
he arose—and went along rejoicing in the
scene." Then Goddess--if intent to charm,
The learned Annotator on these sublime de Thou e'er assume a mortal form, And call at Portland-place,
scriptions gravely remarks, for the informaThere a rich off-ring Thall be thine,
tion of posterity, that the above passage alludes Rich- from my Lady's taste andmine,
to an incident which occurred to Mr. Dundas A suit of Flanders' lace.
himself in his late visit to Scotland, and
quotes his countryman Mr. Boswell, Sir Joha There shall thy vol’ry own thy praise,
Hawkins, &c. in proof that great men may be To thee the grateful altar raise,
allowed to narrate little things, particularly of And there the incense burn;
themselves. The mention of the "bawbees," When he can ridicule defy,
his Lordship speaks of as a most beautiful in. And 'scape the insulting keen reply,
stance of what may be called the minute doo He'll laugh then-in his carn.
fcriptive; and from the epithet " whistling" The Honourable Baronet was not content applied to the winds, he remarks, rather inaped with delivering this elegant production, politely we must confess, that his Right Hon. but lie inlisted also on reading it to the com- friend is passionately fond of music; and that pany. The second stanza was scarce finished he is not only partial to his national music, when Mr. Dundas, who fat behind him, played on that bewitching instrument the bag. Jaughed, and then threw the blame on an un- pipe, but speaks also with i apture of the neies fortunate parres, which was placed in the of Rumboldi, a foreign composer ! corner of the room. The Baronet proceeded From the same principle of brevity, though -another titter ensued—and the blame again we greatly felicitate ourselves on the copious. fell on the same culprit. -A third interrup- ness of our fundwe fall pass over-an tion having taken place, Sir Gregory flew into ADDRESS to MERCURY, as the patron of a rage, -would certainly have wrung its neck ebieving and borse racing, by his Grace the off the unfortunate parrot, if Mr. Dundas had Duke of Qucensbury; the Oralors, a Rbapsody, not good-naturedly interfered, archly obser- by the Right Hon. the Earl of Abingdon; ving at the same time, -" that it was a pity and the TRIUMPH of the Graces, a Canlasa, there Mould be any dispute where the nature though written with some luxuriance, and of both parties was so perfe&tly congenial.” much approbation, by Lord Mulgrave.
The next production which we shall notice, No. VI.
was occasioned by an event rather unexpected WE Tould extend these extracts too far if at Streatham, we mean a visit from Lord we were to give in detail the various contribu- Wificole and Mr. Mincbin. These twin motions which were successively inseried in the dels of firmness and integrity were received ALBUM ; nor would the public derive much with his usual politeness by the owner of the entertainment from perusing a description of mantion; but Mr. Pitt was observed, immethe Scotch Boroughs by Mr. Dundas, though diately on their entrance, to stoufle out of the written in the style of M.Pherson, and elucida- room with infinite dexterity. They received ted into obscurity by the judicious notes of his several compliments on their converfion, which friend Mr. llay Campbell - we beg his pardon a wicked wit-we believe it was Mr. Wilkes by the present Lord Advocate of Scotland. compared to that of St. Paul.
Yel, that curiofly may not be entirely un. luate the memory of this glorious event is gratified, we Mall subjoin a short extract co- was agreed to celebrate it by the following pied literation from the text of the Right Hon. Ole. Mr. Rose furnished the music. The Writer.
poetry was contributed by the parties under. " Dark was the morne, and looring laked mentioned. the fun on the ungeelded hills. Bleak was
OD E. the blast which came wheestling frae the north, and howled in the face of Hanry, as
Strophe the firft.---Lord Wefcote. he traversed the plains of Fife. I'he angry Janus? attend thy votry's pray'r! fpeerit of the waters poured cataracts frae the Bring with thee all the changeful powers fies, and Areamed in dark forents along the That rule the variegated hours, bills. Yet the wanderer Atill sped him for- And, versatile themselves, make such their ward. Striking against the pointed rock, he
Come from thy darkfome cells,
And Discontent and poor Dependance wait, Where the Comeleon dwells,
Then by the offices you beat, Reflecting at thy feet his varied rays ;
By all the sweets of Patronage and Place, Do thou inspire the Muse,
Indulge us with a Mare, Whatever itrain the chuse,
And take repentant fipaers into grace, To thank thuis chofen few;
TakeTeach us to pour the ardent lay
Take us but in--we care nor how or where. Which haply may repay
Strophe the second.-Lord Mulgrave. For their protecting smile the tribute due.
Revolving in mine alter'd soul Then stern CONTEMPT shall hiss in vain,
The various turns of fate below, Or GRATITUDE complain,
From this firm breast a figh now stole, And Honour's voice be loft in SYDNLY'S
And tears began to flow. praise. Chorus - accompanied alternately by Kettle Thinking—Ah lamentable case, drums and obe Flute obligato,
I might perchance, like you, be out of place ; Huth'd be the seas
Then come regenerate sons of Grace, Whilft WESTCOTE strikes the lyre,
Behind the Treasury-Bench ye both shall fit,
And own the saving powers of Pist;
There to forget the wars you erft did wage,
When the fnug finecure quells your patriot With general voice proclaim his praife.
And glad Expectancy Mall end in place. Antistrophe.-Mr. Minebin, "Tis done the Inspiration comes ; Antistrophe the second. Mr. Wilberforce. I feel,- I feel the genial fame.
Now strike the changing lyre again,
A louder-yet a louder train !
Thus Mould we celebrate the festive day, That Pitt and Prudente are the fame,
And the event which brings our joy ; Long enrolled in weakened numbers,
So Fox and Friendship shall in vain eslay Wrapt in deep politic numbers,
The impulse itring of Interest to destroy. I vainly thought INTEGRITY was Fame.
Now bold Corruption high Mall lift her head, The generous impulse long I thought to Mare, Whilf Honour fickens, Gratitude lies dead.,
When Prudence • pluck'd me by the ear, And pointed to the Treasury-Gate,
Let Eloquence pour forth her lore, Where jefts and smiles prevail within,
And lead Conviction in her train, The gratulation bland—the chuckling grin. Let Virtue try her energetic pow'r, -Without-pale Envy sighs,
On Souls resolved like these, their efforts And Hunger Narts with eager eyes,
must be vait.
LETTERS of the late Mr. S T E R N E.
(Continued from Vol. XII. P. 484.) LETTER XXIX.
you open to the designs of knaves and rascals; To
and they are, alas ! to be found in the hedges
Bond Street. . and highway fides, and will come in without THERE is a certain pliability of the affec- the trouble of fending for them. The happy
tions, my dear friend, which, with all its mean between mad good-nature and mean conveniencies, and I will acknowledge a thou- felf. love is of difficult attainment ;-though fand, forms a wonderful charm in the human Mr. Pope says, that Lord Bathurst possessed character. - To become a dupe to others, it in an eminent degree, and I believe it. who are almost always worse, and, very of. Indeed, it is for my honour that I should beten, more ignorant than yourself, is not only lieve it, as I have received much kindness, mortifying to one's pride, but frequently de- and many generous attentions from that veneftru&ive to one's fortune. Nevertheless there rable and excellent nobleman:-as I never is something in the very face, and, which is poffefsed this happy quality myself, I can only worfe, in the mind of fufpicion, of such a recommend it to you, without offering any deteftable complexion and chara&ter, that I instructions on a duty, of which I cannot offer could never bear it; and whenever I have myself as an example. This is not altogether observed miftrust in the heart, I would never clerical mean as clergymen do--but rap at the door of it, even to pay, if I could help it, a morning visit, much less to take
B-- is exactly one of those harmsay lodging there.
less, inoffensive people, who never freu or Niger off, bure tu Romane ca velo. fumes, but bears all his loffes with a most This fort of cullibility most certainly lays Chriftian patience, and settles the account in * Aurem vellir, & admonuis, Virg.
this manner, that he had rather lose anything there is not one of them which poffefles a than that benevolence of disposition which more anviable tendency than that gentle spirit forms the happiness of his life. But how of modern romance, which, hadit thou lived will all this end !--for you know as I know, in days of yose, would have made thce the that when once you have won this good opi- veriest Knight Errant that ever brandinned a nion, you may impose upon him ten times a spear or wore a vizard. day, if nine did not suit your purpose. The The very same fpirit that has led thee from real friends of virtue, of honour, and what hence to the Bristol fountain, for no other is best in the human character, should form earthly purpose but to let a Physical Maiden a phalanx round such a man, and preserve lean upon thine arm, and receive the healing him from the harpy plottings of tharpers and waters from thine hand, would, in a former villains.
age, have urged thee to traverse foretts and But there is another species of cullibility fight with monsters, for the fake of fome that I never can be brouglic to pily, which Dulcinea whom thou hadīt never seen; or, ariles from the continual aim to make culls of peshaps have made a red cross knight of thee, o:hers. It is not that gentle, confidencial, un- and carried thee over lands and (cas to Pam fufpicious spirit, which I have already binted leftine. to you, but an overweening, wicked, infi- For, to tell thee the truth, enthusiasm is in dious difpofition, which by being continually the very soul of thee; and, if thou wert bora engaged in the miserable bufinels of deceiv- to live in some other planet, I might encoujag others, either outwits itself, or is outwil. rage all its glowing high coloured vagaries; ed by the very objects of its own fallacious bui, in this miserable, backbiting, cheating, intentions.
pimping world of ours, it will not do, indeed, There is not, believe me, a more straight indeed, it will not.-And full well do I way to the heing a dupe yourself, than the know, nor does this vaticination escape me resting your hopes or pleasure in making dupes wilnout a figh, that it will lead the into a of obers,
thousand scrapes, and some of them may be Cunning is not an bonourable qualification; such as th' u wilt not easily get out of; and, it is a kind of left-handed wisdom, which should the fortunes of thine house be thaken even fools can sometimes practise, aid vila by any of ihem, with all thy plealaat enjoyJains always make the foundation of their de- ments—What then you may say: ar.d I, Signs :--but, alas ! how often does it betray think I hear you say (0-Why, thy friends its votaries to their dishonour, if not to their will then love thee, destruction
For if foul fortune thould take thy Nately Though an occagonal stratagem may be palfrey, with all its gay and gilded trappings, Sometimes innocent, I am ever disposed to from beneath thee; or if, while thou art suspect the cause where must be employ- Neeping by moon-light beneath a tree, i ed; for, after all, you will, I am sure, agree should escape from thee and find another with me, that where artisce is not to be con. master ; or if the miferable banditti of the demned as a crime, the neceffity which de. world Mould plunder thee, I know full well mands it, must be considered as a misfortune. that we thould see thee no more ; for thou
I have been led to write thus Socraticaily would then find out some diftant ceil, and from the renoor of your letter ; though, if become an hermit; and endeavour to per. my paper would allow me, I would cake a fuade chyself not to regiet thy separation from frisk, and vary the scene ; but I have only those friends who will ever regret their sepa. room to add, that I dined in Brook -itrect laft ration from thee. Sunday, where many gracious things were This enthusiastic spirit is in itself a good laid of you, not only by the old folks, but, spirit ; but there is no spirit whatever-on, which is better, by the young virgins. I not a terniajant spirit, that requires a more went afterwards, oot much to my credit, to active restraint or a more discret regulation, Argyle Buildings, but there were no virgins And so we will go next spring, if you there. So may God forgive me, and bless please, to the Fountain of Vaucluse, and think you, now, and at all times,Amen. of Petrarcb; and, which is better, apoftioI remain,
phile his Laura.-By that time, I have reaMost truly and cordially, son to think my wife will be there, wlio, by Your's,
the hye, is not Laura ;--but my poor dear L. STERNE. Lydia will be with her, and the is more than
a Laura to her fond father. LETTER XXX.
Answer me on these things, and may God
bless you ! Coxwould, August 19, 1765. I remain, wiilashe most cordial truth, AMONG your whimsicalities, my dear
Yoar atfecionate friend, for you have them as well as Trifram,