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In the mean time, the English - except a few houses and barns, and squadron, which the three French even these totally pillaged. The fhips had escaped, met the Chevalier church indeed had not yet been de Villebon in his return to Naxoat, touched; but some of the English with a body of favages, took him observing a large paper pafted prisoner, and continued their course against the wall, and finding it to towards Acadia ; where coming to contain some regulations relating an anchor off Beaubaslin, landed to trade, signed by M. de Frontenac, four hundred men, among whom the commander, on being informed were an hundred and fifty favages.' of it, charged the inhabitants with On this, cne Bourgeois went on perfidy, threatened to treat them board the admiral, and delivered to like rebels, ordered the church to be him a written instrument, wherebyset on fire, and compleated the ruin all the inhabitants of Beaubaffin, of the place. at the time of the conquest of Aca- After this, he requested the inhadia, by Sir William Phipps, had bitants to sign an instrument, which engaged to continue faithful to the he pretended was only a fresh declaEnglish, and were accordingly taken ration, acknowleding their being under his protection.
subjects to king William; adding, The commander, on perusing the that it would prove a security to inftrument, assured Bourgeois, that themi, should any of the English no injury Niould be done to his per- land on their coait.
This being fon, and gave strict orders to his complied with, he returned on board, soldiers, not to take any thing from and on the 29th of September, failed the inhabitants, nor kill more cattle for St. John's river, where, by the than was neceffary for their fubfif- information of two French prisoners,
After which, the comman- he found a large quantity of military der, and his chief officers, came to stores and merchandize concealed the house of Bourgeois, where se- in the woods, and then failed for veral of the inhabitants waited on Boston. In their passage they met him; but while he was pertaking with an English frigate of thirtyof an entertainment, his soldiers two guns, and two coasting vessels, entered the other houses, and be with an order for the squadron to haved as in a conquered country. return to St. John's river, in order
This several of the inhabitants to attack fort Naxoat. Thus the had before fufpected, and accord- armament, which the French thought ingly hid themselves in places, near Boston, again appeared at the where they knew they could not be mouth of St. John's river, augment. found; nor would they quit their ed with three ships, and two hunretreat on any pretence : and happy dred soldiers. for them they continued their relo- The Chevalier de Villebon re. lution ; for the commander conceived advice of this armament the became as unjuít as liis foldiers, and 1 21h of O&tober, bad already ihe only humanity was thewn by put this fort in a condition of makthe Indians. After nine days, no- ing a considerable defence, and the thing was left ftanding at Bcaubain, rearainder of this day was spent in
throwing up new intrenchments. but the fire of the fort was superior; On the evening of the 17th all his the musquetry on both sides also garrison being under arms, he ha- fired very briskly, and the savages of sangued his soldiers, encouraging each party, advancing to the banks them to despise an enemy, who, of the river, fought with great in. notwithstanding their numbers, trepidity, till night put an end to would probably retreat on their the action. Villebon perceiving the making a stout resistance ; conclud- English were lighting fires for their ing with a promise, that whoever use, the cold being very sharp, gave fhould be disabled in the action, several alarms to disturb them; but should be provided for during the failing of their desired effect, he orremainder of his life.
dered a cannon to be loaded with This speech was received with ac- grape-thot, and on the first discharge clamations, and at the same time a all the fires disappeared. small reinforcement entered the Early in the morning, after a fort. M. de Villebon then ordered very uncomfortable night, the mus. several of his officers to put them- quetry of the fort began to fire felves at the head of the savages, vigorously on the English, which and oppose the English in their they did not answer till between descent,
eight and nine, and then only with On the 18th, in the morning, a their cannon, one of which was bark filled with soldiers appeared foon after dismounted. At the in fight; on which the French ran same time, a terrible fire was kept immediately to arms; two other on the squadron. barks followed the first, and when In the evening the English kind. advanced to within gun-Mot, the led a fire, which covered a large cannon fired on them, when the space of ground, and it appeared barks ran behind a point of land they were preparing to break up where they went on fhore, about their camp.
Some time after, they a musquet-Thot from the fort. were perceived loading their boats.
Soon after, they advanced in The next morning the camp was good order opposite to the fortific found abandoned, and a French cations, where the river is about officer detached in pursuit of the pistol-shot in breadth. Here they English ; but found them all em. encamped, and began to throw up barked in four vefsels, about fixty an intrenchment, to Melter them tons each, failing down the river felves from the fire of the fort. with a fair wind. The precipate They afterwards erected a battery retreat of the English seems to indi. of two field-pieces, which, in about cate that their loss was not inconfi. three hours, began to play on the derable; but before they einbarked, works, when they hoisted an Eng- they burnt several houses, and left Jish fag; and in the evening placed at the mouth of the river two inhaa third piece of cannon much bitants of Beaubassin, whom they larger than the two others, and had brought with them from that something nearer the fort; but be place. ing open, was seldom fired.
To be continued The two former were well ferved;
Bob Binnacle's Epifle to the Landmen who cleared Decks on board the
I Have been in as much bad wea. X’s; but I never minded that, be
ther as most folks, and I know cause why-that long word was the what it is to cut away carve-work name of the gentleman who made. as well as my mesimates; but if the hoppera 1 fuppofe ; and so beever I would board
cause he must be a scholar, there. countrymen, in the
fore he was criftened with a hard designedly, keel hawl me.
May hap I love fun in my fight- Well, I paid my three Billings ing as well as other folks, but why for my birth at the play, and they Thould we pour broadGdes upon one piloted me into the hold; but avalt another? And why nou’dn't I see there thought I; I a'n't to be clapp'd the ihow when I paid for it! You to windward in that manner neither, know I ax'd that night who it was So I got my money again, and wenn fired the Chany-orange thot, and aloft into one of the quarter gal. wounded the handsome young laries, and gave five shillings for it; gentlewoman in the starboard-eye? and there I saw fiting tier over tier, I only wish I was along side of him, all abaft one another, a great cargo that's all.
of company, and they call it the I Tipp'd myself on board the Two-Milling places ; it was a hunPorilmou:h machine, to make a trip dred times bigger than mine, I paid to London, on purpose to see a show, so much more foc too. Howcom, and a queer fort of a voyage I had dever, Uät as fnug as a maggot in
for as loon as they stowed me the bread-room, and the music bein the veile), I was sea fick, because gan to heave away handsomely: but they clapp'd me under the hatches, then there were such a hollo bulloa but I got upon the poop, and then among the folks, as if all the thip’s I was in right trim again.
company were mutenying. As foon But one of the wheels came as the fore. Theet was clew'd up, and athwart a stone, and gave our vefiel a fine gentlewoman and gentleman such a heel, that if I had not corch stept upon deck, to talk about their hold of the weather-braces, I should own business I suppose, there were have been canted over-board, and fuch a noise, and then there was a caft away upon land, before the chace mot Chany orange fired, but righted.
whether it came from the round When I lanced in London, I tops, or the lower deckers, I cou'dn't maped my course right a-head, and tell. I knew it was no bufness of fleered for the play-louse, where I mine, but I cou’dn't bear to see any saw some tickets ftuck up aloft, body used ill; no, when I do, may ! against the wall, to satisfy what it be cut into four-pound-pieces, and was to be.
put into the devil's pickling-tub. So I would go to see the English So I got down and stept upon deck, hoppera; there was a great long and said I would fight the best mau have in the bills about it full of among 'em.
Then there was the tall gentle- what all this was about? man, Muster Tinduchy, I think they If you do want the merchants call him, and he was more afeard and agents to settle the price, why than the young woman ;- so I what then ; why fhould that stop went up to him, and said what cheer the ship's voyage? why didn't you messmate, and would have took hold let the play come out of dock as of his hand by way of splicing friend- you shou'd do? Thip together : but he looked as If ever I heard such a noise since pale and as thin as a rush-candle, I lay against Guadalupe, bilbo me. and he run speaking away as the I would have forced my discourse monkies jabber, and he shook like a among some of you, if I had had a flag-staff in a tempest; well, but speaking trumpet : it was fuch what's all this to the purpose weather I cou’dn't make one obferWhy then says says I, what was all vation ; fo I cou'dn't tell what latiyour noise to the purpose? roaring tude we were in. like so many watermen at a plying- But for all that, I can see which place.
way the wind blows without specYou made a noise about pay and tacles : I say its all wrong, Englishno pay; well, and I paid to see the men won't be frighted with words ; show, and you wou'dn't let me.“we an't to be threatened into any What was your short allowance thing; as you may palaver us with money to me? Why I would ha good words, and make our left lent you some to have made it up, bands give up all that our right rather than
you Mould expose your hands ever got; but then that's in felves.
the way of civility;---but if EngI fancy you'd make special hands lishmen are to be bully'd, why they'll to board an enemy, you'd foon play the devil among the taylors, pull up the gratings, break up their and make as much work as grapegang-ways;--that you did pretty hot in a china-shop. well between decks at the fhow; As to my five fillings, why the why you stavd out the dead lights, owners are welcome to it, towards scuttled between decks, hove the repair; for you (tipp'd plank, benches over-board, and made a timber, and scantlings; you gutted wreck of the state rooms ;--and her; he looked like a French prize, that was because the owners wou'd after a yard arm engagement. not alter their freight.
I Man't say whose right or whose May hap insurance is very high, wrong, no more, not l. and the crew won't work without say my compass, and as to any thing great wages ; and then there was elle.-why I'll keep a stopper upon Muster Mounthere Niverne them- my tongue while the wind's in this bassador there; I am sorry he was quarter.
But I wish you were all there that night, becaufe he knows friends, -quarreling's a bad trade, before, he aod all his countrymen if you can't get prize-mones by it; did, that we cou'd drub every body and as to your going to lay, why else, but it was pity he saw us fight both sides will have a deal of leeamong ourselves. Pray tell a body way to fetch up, and make but
a bad voyage at best on't.'
good neighbourhood, and let I know some folks are advised to us fight that have served our times do this, and some folks are advised to it. to do that, but it's all wrong. For
Yours, &c. B-Bget and forgive I fay, peace and
Some Account of the last new Piece, called, A SKETCH OF A Fire LADY'S
Mr. Nettle, an attorney,
.“ How d'ye do, Mr. What's-yourSir Jer. Jenkins, a city knt. Mr. Love.
name?" A scene then follows beIrishman, clerk to Sir Jer. Mr. Moody. Traverse, another clerk, Mr. Ackman.
tween Jane and her, in which the Footman,
talks highly of her consequence and Lady Jenkins,
Mrs. Clive, distinction ; Sir Jeremy then comes Jare, her maid
Mrs.Bradshaw. in, and another conversation is beTwo Children.
gun about the manners of the polite THIS little piece opens with a world, in which lady
Jenkins relates conversation between the the visits she had made to two or clerks, and the absurdity of Lady three duchesses, to not one of whom Jenkins fetting up for, and running however she had been admitted. into all the extravagance of, a woman
In the interim a servant tells Sir of quality, when her husband has Jeremy a gentleman wants him not been dubbed above a month or about business; the knight then two. After a few reflections upon retires, leaving his wife, with her city pride of ihis nature, Jane comes two daughters, the eldest of whom in half afleep, waiting for her mif had just ran in with a complaint, that tress, who had not yet returned her sister Fanny had scratched her home from her visits, tho' it was hands because she would not play then seven o'clock in the morning : at cards: the mother turns out the she complains loudly of her lady for eldest in a passion, and sends the keeping her confiantly up, and youngest to the governess, with an employing a French mademoiselle injunction to mademoiselle to fit to fuperintend the education of her down instantly with her at loo. children; but Sir Jeremy's bell ring- Lady Jenkins, quite yawning, then ing, he is obliged to retire in order recapitulates her losses at play, and to provide lis chocolate.
pull out her purse to see how much By this time my lady returning, money the had left; but in this Speaks to a person behind the scenes employment she falls fast asleep, to come in and eat a bit of fupper, and leaves the cash spread upon the at the very time Sir Jeremy's break- table; the maid coming in with a fast is getting ready ; but this invi- dish of coffee she had ordered, findtation not being accepted, the flides ing her quite gone, steals two or by the Irishman, who is fitting at a three guineas off the table and table with some accounts before Sneaks out of the room. The scene him, with a familiar enquiry of, then shuts, and Sir Jeremycomes inan