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observed some churches and other build- ftanding the kept up a smart fire with ings to stand near the works on the south patteraroes and muskers ; the mounted side of the town, particularly towards the two carriage and 17 brass swivel guns, S. W. bastion. We had some design of and had 80 men. By letters found in attacking Cavite first, to have had the con. her, we disoovered she was dispatched veniency of that port for the nipping, from the galleon St. Phillipina, from but confidered that though the attack Acapulco, and whom Me had left the oth should be attended with all the success we of September at Cajayagan, between the could hope, yet it would cause a delay at Embocadero and Cape Spiritu Santa. Upleast of two days before he could land at on this discovery I came to a resolution to Manila, which time would afford oppor. send the Panther and Argo in quest of her, tunity to the enemy to demolish there but it was the 4th of October before the buildings near their works, and to pre- weather permitted their failing. pare many obstacles to our landing, and The 18th of September the general acperhaps recover from that consternation quainted me that he was beginnging to our, unexpected arrival had thrown them work on the battery, and that if some in; and, farther, Manila being the capi- Mips could get near enough to throw shot tal, if that fell, Cavite would in conse- on the works of the town opposed to it, quence,

it might take off some of the enemy's fire From these considerations, I joined in and attention, and thereby facilitate its opinion with the general to take advan- construction. In consequence of this, I ortage of circumstances, ro lavourable for a dered commodore Tiddeman, with the Elidefcent, and land the troops with all dif- zabeth and Falmouth, towards the town patch, and endeavour to get poffeffion of as near as the depth of water would persome posts near their works, which, if mit, and to place the ships in such a polieffected, would greatly facilitate the re- tion as would best answer the purpose induction of the city.

tended, which was accordingly done the In consequence of these resolutions, I next day, and their fire had a very good immediately made the signal on board the effect, Seahorse for the squadron to join me, and On the 30th, the South Sea Castle arfor the troops to prepare to land. About rived with stores, which were much want. seven in the evening, the 79th regiment, ed, particularly the entrenching tools, for with the marines in the hoars, under the want of which tlie army had been so greatdirection of the captains, Parker, Kem. ly distressed, that I was obliged to employ perfeld, and Brereton, pushed for the all the forges in making spades, pickMore ; and under the fire of the three axes ; &c. for them. The ist of October frigates, effecting the landing at a church it began to blow fresh, and in the night called the Moratta, about a mile and increased to a hard gale, which drove the half from the wall. We had no oppofi- South Castle a shore near the Pulverista, a tion from the enemy, but some difficulty little to the southward of our camp. This from the surf, which run high, and bilged accident, however, had some cond: erable all the long boats, but happily lost no advantages attending it, as the fituation

The lay in made her cannon a protection The next morning the general took an for the rear of our camp: it was likewise advanced post about 200 yards from the the means that all her military stores glacis, and there, under cover of a blind, were got on shore with safety and dispatch, intended his battery against the face of and the army supplied with the provisions the south-west bastion. The number of she had on board, both of which were ar. troops being small, I landed a battalion of ticles they food in need of, and which seamen, conffting of about 700 men, un- could not have been supplied by bcats, as der the command of the captains Collins, it continued blowing weather for several Pitchford, and George Ourry.

days after, and the surf breaking very high The 25th, I disparched three armed on the beach. boats after a galley coming up the bay to The galo was from the W. S. W. directly Manila; they came up with her, resolute- on the shore, which gave me much conly boarded her, and took her, notwith- cern for the safety of the squadron, parti.

cularly

men.

cularly for the Elizabeth and Falmouth, fect harmony and unanimity has subfifted who were only in four fathom water, and, between his majesty's land and rea forces. as I have since been informed, with the You will receive with this an account Land of the sea struck; but the bottom be- of the number of officers and men, both ing mud and soft to a confiderable depth, seamen and marines, that were landed they received no damage. On the 4th in from the squadron, as likewise of the killed the morning the general opened the bat- and wounded in each corps. It is with tery, which was so well managed and re- concern I acquaint their lordships with the conded by the lips before the town, that loss of commodore Tiddeman, who, in in four hours the defences were taken off, attempting to enter the river in his barge and the next day in the evening the breach

the morning after the reduction of Manila, was made practicable.

was drowned with five of his people, by On the 6th, at day-light in the morn

which unhappy accident, his majesty has ing, the general's regiment, with the sea

loft a brave and experienced officer. battalion, mounted the breach, made the Captain Kempenfelt, by whom I send attack, and soon got pofTefsion of all the

this (and will present to you for their bastions, which compleated the conquest.

lordip a plan of the town of Manila, I immediately went on more, and, with

and the port of Cavite) has been of the the general, had a meeting with the Spa- greatest assistance to me during the course nish governor, and some of his principal

of this enterprize; he is very capable of officers, when a capiculation was agreed

furnishing their lordships with many paron, that the town and port of Cavite, with

ticulars necessary for their information; the islands and forts dependant on Manila

and his great merit makes it my duty to should be given up to his Britannick ma

recommend him as a very able good jesty, and that they should pay four mil

officer. lions of dollars for the preservation of the

I am, &c.

S. CORNISH. town and their effects, (a copy of which capitulation I have enclosed.) On the roth, I sent captain Kempen

Copy of a letter from vice-admiral Cornish, to felt in the Norfolk, with the Seaford and

Mr. Clevland, dated in the bay of Manila, Seahorse, to take possession of Cavite, a

ibe tenth of November, 1762. greeable to the capitulation ; by this ac

IN my letter of the 31st of O&tober, I quifion we are in poffetfion of a very large acquainted you of my having sent capquantity of navel stores; and beside the tain Parker with the Panther and Argo, in advantage of almost every convenience for quest of the Galleon Saint Philippina, from refitting a squadron; the people are sup- Acapulco, bound to Manila. plied with fresh meat and vegetables in The 7th inft. captain King in the Argo great plenty.

returned with a letter from captain Parker, The fiege, tho' short, was attended acquainting me, that, in consequence of with many difficullies and great fatigue, my orders, having the zoth of October got in which both the officers and men exert- the length of the island Capul, near the fd themrelves with the utmost chearfulness. entrance into the Embocadero, in pursuit We had conitantly fresh gales, a lee Thore, of the Saint Phillippina, where the Argo and consequently a high surf to contend had come to an anchor (and which he in, with, which always made it difficult, fre- tended to do for that night) just as the quently hazardous, and sometimes impor- day closed saw a fail, and stand to the fible to land with boats. The rains fell northward; at eight in the evening he got heavy, and our little army was surround- sight of the chace, about two leagues ed and harassed by numerous bodies of In- to leeward, but unluckily, by the 'rapidity dians, who, though undisciplined, and of a counter current to what the chase was armed only with lances, bows and arrows, in, was drove among the Narango's, in yet by a daring resolution and contempt of the utmost danger of being lost, and obliged death, they became not only troublesome to an anchor ; the frigate having escaped but formidable. I bave the satisfaction of the danger, got up with the chace, and enacquainting their lordships, that through. gaged her near two hours, but was ro out the whole expedition, the most per- roughly handled, that captain King was

obliged commiffioned ditto, 26 private landed. landed from bis majesty's squadron under

obliged to bring too to repair his dama- fioned ditto, 21 private, landed. ges. By this time the current flackened, Grafton, captain Hyde Parker. i comwhich enabled captain Parker to get under miffioned officer, 3 petty ditto, 100 sea. fail with the chace in fight : about nine men, landed. 2 seamen wounded, Mathe next morning he came up with her, rines. 2 commissioned officers, 6 nonand after battering her two hours within commissioned ditto, 32 private, landed. half musket shot the struck. The enemy i private wounded. made but little relistance, trusting to the Lenox, captain Robert Jocelyn. I comimmenfe thickness of the sides of their miffioned officer, 5 petty ditto, 119 feathip, which the Panther's shot was not men, landed. 4 seamen killed, 2 ditto able to penetrate, excepting her upper wounded. Marines. 3 commiffioned ofworks. Captain Parker was no less dif- ficers, 4 non-commissioned ditto, 38 priappointed than surprised, when the gene- vate, landed. i private wounded. ral came on board, to find, that instead Falmouth, captain William Brereton. of the Saint Philippina, he had engaged I commissioned officer, 2 petty ditto, 50 and taken the Santissimo Trinidad, who seamen, landed, 2 seamen killed. Madeparted from Manila the ift of Augu!t rines, 2 commissioned officers, i nonfor Acapulco, and had got three hundred commissioned dito, 11 private landed. leagues to the eastward of the Embucade- Weymoutb, captain Richard Collins,

3 ro; but meeting with a bard gale of wind, commissioned officers, 7 petry ditto, 80 was dismalted, and put back to refit. She seamen, landed. i seaman killed. 1 ditto had eight hundred men on board, and wounded. Marines. 2 commiffioned of. pierced for fixty guns, but when captain ficers, 6 non-commissioned ditro, 26 priKing engaged her had only fix mounted, vate, landed. 2 private killed. and but thirteen when taken: The draws America, captain Samuel Pitchford, 2 thirty-thee feet water, and is a nuch lar- commissioned officers, 2 petty ditto, 61 ger ship than the Panther. I cannot ascer- feamen, landed. i seaman killed. 4 ditto tain the value of the cargo, but there is to wounded. Marines. I commiffioned ofthe amount of one million and a half officer, 4 non-commissioned ditto, 22 pridollars registered, and he is reputed to be vate, landed.

i private killed. worth three millions.

Panther, captain George Ourry, acting Captain King left the Panther with her captain. I commissioned officer, 2 petty prize at an anchor about three leagues ditto, 50 seamen, landed. Marines. í fouth of the Corrigedow, at the mouth of commiffioned officer, 5 non-commiffioned this bay ; and as I have sent a reinfore- ditto, 24. private, landed. ment of men with launches and warps, I Argo, captain Richard King. Marines. hope very soon to have them in safety. 2 commissioned officers, 3 non-commisI am, &c.

fioned ditto, 22 private, landed, S. CORNISH.

Seaborse, captain Charles Cathcart Grant,

Marines. I commiflioned officer, 2 nonAn account of tbe number of seamen and marines

Seaford, captain John Peighin. Marines the command of rear admiral Cornish; as I commissioned officer, 2 non-commiralso of the number killed and wounded due Goned ditto, 18 private, landed. 2 priring the attack of Manila,

vate killed. Norfolk, rear admiral Cornish. captain Officers killed and wounded, &c.belonging to the Richard Kempenfelt. 2 commmlicned of- Norfolk Lieu. Peter Porter, and Mr. ficers, 12 perty ditto, 96. seamen, landed. White, surgeon's second mate, killed. 2 feamen killed. I ditto wounded. Ma- Lenox. Thomas Spearing, second Lieut. rines.

2 commissioned officers, 9 non of marines, wounded. commissioned ditto, 34 private, landed. Total officers, seamen, and marines : I private killed.

landed 1017. Killed 17. Wounded 17. Elizabeth, commodore Tiddeman, cap- N. B. The surgeons, armourers, and tain Isaac Outry. I commiffioned officer, other artificers, are not included in the 2 petty ditro, 76 seamen, landed. I sea- above account. men killed. 5 ditto wounded. Márines.

Norfoik, off Cavitra, 2 commissioned officers, 3 non.commis- Oficber 31, 1762.

S. CORNISA.

Poctical

Poetical ES SAYS for APRIL, 1763. Tbe following was written by a young Gentle Sounds indiscriminate, things right, things man of Merchant-Taylor's School, and

wrong, fpoken by bim before a polite and learned For ever vibrate on the blockhead's tongue. audience, on sbe last public Examination-day. Oh grand distinction from the vulgar herd,

See man's worst part re-echoed by a bird. DOMESTIC ANIMALS.

The Ape with whimsical ambition fir'd, FROM Æsop's book á conscious cox

conscious cox- Man's dextrous hand and ready wit adcomb's rage,

[page;

mir'd ; Some cent’ries fince tore one peculiar So apt a mimic foon display'd his pow'rs, From press to press the mangled copy And apith parts are taught to rival ours. pafs'd

The CAT from man her great demeanour Each new Edition, still transcrib’d the last,

took,

[look. Age after age confirm'd the long neglect, The measur'd stalk, fix'd eye, and folemn Till meer oblivion fanctified defect.

Fate saw from there to more the madThe fable loft, no matter where or how,

ness spread, The muse recover'd, and presents you now; She saw-and thus with indignation said, Or, if her word you scruple to admit, “ Yts, servile throng, your purpose hall I'll show the manuscript, when I think

succeed, fit.

“ Ye vile apoftates from the lot decreed, When Heav'n of old('twas thus the “ The ill-judg'd likeness ye have fought tale began)

(man,

rerain, Sent forth her last best work, her fav’rite, “ But ye thall live a mean domestic train. Each brute at once with dread and wonder “ The flaves of him with whom your folsaw

ly vied,

(pride." A Being form’d to give creation law; « Slaves of his wants, his pleasures, and his The shaggy lion with regret beheld

Here ends the page, the moral do you His own rude strength by manly sense ex

seek,

[(peak; cell'd;

Yourselves will think it e'er my verse can The fox, less strong, tho' infinite in art, Enough for fenfe like mine the task to Thought bulk and vigour man's superior

(race, part

Through long lost records the domestic In short, all creatures found in him alone, To tell what pow'r fix'd man's eternal Some happier pow'r that ftill surpass'd

sway,

And bound inferior natures to obey. His form, his mind, as each stood fair An AMOROUS RANT, to view, [drew. HERE bring me

pen and ink, I say ; Now here, now there, the growl of envy Quick, quick as thought, you dog, this Disgaft, so gen'ral, diff'rent symptoms

way; Thow'd,

Where is my paper? what, none here? la fiercer nature's fcorn indignant glowod; P-X on't, the boy-oh! L-v-nd-r! These to wild woods with fullen rage re- Why; what a net I'm hamper'd in ? tir'd,

Who could have thought so young a thing, Averse to see what seeing they admir'd; Within the compass of a minute, While (part more docile mimic skill ad- So subtily should catch me in it? dress'd;

Zounds! I'm wrought to fuch a pitch, To catch the likeness each imagin'd best; I fairly think that she's a witch! Some habits, one ; some airs, another got, Come then, I'll charm her with my pen, Defe&t or excellence, no matter what. And bring me to myself again ; The Dog observ'd with what familiar Incline her heart by some soft song grace

To set me right, as now I'm wrong. The civil purpose mark'd the human face, Melting her down with amorous phrase, 'Twas his the civil purpose to prefer, Till I have reduc'd her to my care: And lo! a flatt'rer grafted on a cur. Away ye nine-scorn to address you ; The pow'r of speech the Parrot's won- L-v-ndas only Mall possess me ; der claim'd,

[pam'd; Full, full of her l'il ftrike the frings With rival voice cach obje&t round he Till in her ears my passion rings,

trace

their own ;

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And by the music of my lay

Noble by birth and blood, in fame mote I've cozen'd all her soul away.

great,

[their fate. Flow, then my verse, melodious flow, Proud Spain and France from these expect Think the lines, to whom ye go,

What cannot patriot love, with virtue Think how harsh must discord be

join'd!

(mind. To her who's nought but harmony! What glory to the dames that for m d their Who's nought but harmony, said I ?

Now war sublides the filver reign of Ay; view those mirrours, mark those eyes

peace Like the twin-planets of the ikies,

Bids every blessing o'er the land encrease

i With ray-collected force they join, Equal, see HERVEY, in the calmer sphere And dart a glory all-divine !

Mild as the softest season of the year; Then, those juicy coral lips,

Adorn'd with taste, with elegance and ease, Where little Cupid fits and tips

With every charm that forms the soul to Sweets more rich than yonder hive

please ; From all its nectar'd stores can give ; When he appears, the loves and graces See how they meet and kiss each other,

sinile,

[patriot toil. Fond as filter and as brother:

Contending which Mall best reward his Part 'em a little, do, my dear;

BATH, April 20,

SAM. DERRICK. Bless me, what a sight is here !

1763 Two deep-extended ranks display,

VERSES occafioned by the CYDER-BILL. Like Dian's maids, in fair array,

W When under cover of some grove

HEN Cornwall did his fav'rite Redfireak

sell, The virgin. goddess, proof to love,

His Permain, Codling, and his Nonpareil,
Reviews her troop at early day,
All-beauteous in equality!

The news it few, at court 'twas quickly

told, Heavens! what a pure expanse of white !

[rold.

That e'en his Crabstock with the rest was What orbs rich moulded! to the light,

Dofw.d reply'd, Why then I've nought !o As two young roes upon a mountain,

fear, Or doves juft fresh from fome fair fountain ;

A tax on CYDER I'll propose this year; But, what the d—I am I writing?

Sure Velters never will again oppose it, Faith! the subject's too inviting,

As he was wont : So now we may proThat's the truth on't-take my quill,

pose it. The work's too great for human skill;

Old Velters smil'd, and told the knight, Let angels paint her if they will.

'twas true Soutbamprort,

[too :

His Nags were sold, but not his Conscience Marcb 19, 1763.

Therefore against that Bill he'd always be,

Which threatenid Ruin to pofterity;
LINES writien Extempore,

His Country's Right wou'd study to support, As an Entertainment given to the Countess Dowe And not fubfervient live to any Court ;

ager of ALBEMARLE, Lady E L IZA BETH Loath (miles of a Minion, scorn Fortune, KEPPEL, Lord and Lady EDGECUMBE,

that Drab, and several other Persons of Distinction, at And prove against Excise a very Crab. Mr. Simpson's Rooms, by tbe Hon. Col.

E P I TH A LA MIU M. AUGUSTUS HERVEY.

Felices ter et amplius WHEN HERVEY, fights, Mars nerves his valiant arm; (alarm :

Quos irrupta tenet copula ; nec malis Pale, Muddering sears, his country's foes

Divulfis quærimoniis Now low-fubdu'd the haughty Gaul: - he

Supremá citids solvet amor die. Hor.. fies, [fkies;

TO VENUS, With Britain's thunder, to more diftant

Goddess of the Paphian i..e! Joining with KEPPEL, makes the Spanish Queen of every soft degre! throne,

On these lovers deign to smile,
Blasts all the laurels that around it shone. And their youthful breasts inspire!
When KEPPEL, EDGCUMIE, HERVEY, With mutual truth, fincerity, and love,
thus unite,

And grant, they Hymen's sweetest joys The bravesi foe must quit th' unequal fight,

may prove.

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