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French woman, lately fell violently in improve the young practitioner in the love with the statue. And Mr. N. Bai- fine arts. The drawings are admirably ley, in his Dictionary, pronounces that contrived for progressive studies; the Apollo was one of the most genteel of the descriptions and instructions annexed hathen Gods.
to each, are such as must be very useful; View of the West Front of Christ Church Oxford, and the terins on which the work is sold,
drawn and etched by J. Buckler. Engraved very reasonable. by R. Reeve, Publisbed by J. Buckici, Ber- 'i' here has been recently placed in the mendsey.
Vestibule of the British gallery, in Palla
mall, a Colossal Statue of Achilles, exThis is equal to the very fine views of ecuted by the late Mr. Banks, which is cathedrals, '&c which Mr. Buckler has esteemed to be the first work of its kind recently published; and it would not be that this country has produced. Achilles casy to give it higher praise. It is cora recily drawn, beautifully engraved, and the thigh being supported on that side
is represented kneeling on luis left knee; has a most picturesque effect. It is to by his shield, thrown obliquely on the the honour of the artist and the print ground, and grouped as an inclined that they have been generously patro- plane, with his helinet, battle-axe, and nized by the Dean; whose patronage sword behind it. The left leg in this becomes more valuable, froin its not being injudiciously or indiscriminately bears strongly against a fragment of
view is fore-shortened; and the foot bestowed. This we believe is to be
The extended action of the night followed by another print of the same lower extremity, shewing ibe front of the dimensions, representing the cathedral, thigh to the happiest advantage, places the sketch of which has been greatly this leg in a fore-shortened view alsa, approved by some whose opivions confer the entire limb resting on the great toe. some degree of honour on any thing they A drapery, arising from behind the praise.
figure, and passiug over the top of the An Engraving representing the Fragment of helmet and shield, extends over the
Egyprian Arcbitecture, becring Medallions of upper part of the left thigh. The body tbe Portraits of rbe General, Commander of the rises erect from this complicated, but Britisb Army in Egypt, &c. &c. Designed natural and vigorous disposition of the by Lou:berbourg ; engraved and publisbed by lower extremities; the chest inclines a Cardon, Clipstone-street.
little forward, the head is thrown rather This is dedicated to his R. H. the Prince back upon the right shoulder, supported of Wales; and, being in the vignette by the right hand, expanded and pasform, is not bounded by any lives. It sionately fixed upon the hair, which is in is engraved in the chalk manner: spirited, a dishevelled state. The face looks up and bighly characteristic of the manner ward over the lek arm, which is extended of Loutherbourg.
in a graceful and animated manner. The Mr. Ackerman has just published, a Se- countenance is full of disdain, disappointries of progressive Lessons on the Art of ment and resentment. The whole condrawing Landscapes; engravedin the man- tour of the figure is astonishingly grand, ber of chalk drawings, and accompanied yet the anatomy perfectly correct. The by instructions and descriptions of each sculptor has taken that moment of time, plate; the whole so arranged as to sup- when Briseis has been torn from Achilles, ply the want of a master, or to forward by order of Agamemnon, and the action the
progress of the pupil in his absence; is described by the preceding lines of leading from the most simple principles Homer. The waves of the ocean wash to those that are most difficult. Design- the base of the figure, which is elevated ed, drawn and engraved by Joshua on a pedestal about three lect haigt. The Bryant.
figure measures a little more than eight This work is divided into three parts; feet. and we think, aduirably calculated to
STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN MAY.
Containing official and authentic Documents,
tempt, in which the marines and boats' creva
A door Cas
the Expences of the British Army tle, and Standard, had been engaged. for the year 1807, presented to the House It is now my duty to acquaint your Lordof Commons on the 14th of January ship with the result of the resolution which, 1807 :
for the reasons I have already detaileil, I had Guards, Garrisons, &c. £.4,054,623 6 O adopted of forcing the passage of the DurdaForces in the Plantations,
nelles. My letter of the 21st is dated at an
chor eight miles from Constantinople, the
..2,609,143 13 9 India Forces
wind not admitting of a nearer approach; Troops and Companies for
but the Endymion, which had been sent de Recruiting ditto .... 25,214 10 0
head with a Aag of truce at the request of the Recruiting and Cortingen
ambassador, was enabled to anchor within four cies
miles. Had it been then in our power, we
277,243 0 10 General and Staff officers.. 190,529 17
should then have taken our station off the
o Embodied Militia and Fen.
town immediately; but as that could not be cible Infantry ........2,193,344 7 5
done from the rapidity of the current, I was Contingencies for ditto.... 62 153 17
rather pleased than otherwise with the posiCloathing for ditto.. 157,227 16 ^ tion we had been forced to take ; for in the Fall pay to Supernumary
conferences between Mr. Arbuthnot, and the Officers
34,318 11 o Captain Pacha, of the particulars of which Public Departments.
your Lordship is in possession, it was promised Allowance to Innkeepers,
by Mr. A. that even when the squadron had &c.
467,273 3 11
arrived before Constantinople, the door to psHalf pay and Military Al
cification should remain open, and that he lowances.
192,515 2 11
would be willing to negociate ou terms of Ditto American Forces.. 44,000 0
ö equality and justice. In consideration of this Ditto Scotch Brigade..
o promise, and, as it would convince the Porte In-Pensioners of Chelsea
of his Majesty's earnest desire to preserva and Kilmainham Hospi
peace as well as to possess her ministers with a tala
confidence of the sincerity of our professions, Out-Pensioners of ditto... 335,785 7
it was the opinion of Mr. A. in which I cona Widows Pensions
43,258 7 6 curred, that it was furtunate ve had anchored Volur.teer Corps.
at a little distance from the capital, as a nearForeign Corps.
er approach might have given cause for suspiRoyal Military College... 22,175 5 10
cion and alarm, and have cut off the prospect Royal Military Asylum.. 21,227 8 4 of an amicable adjustment of the differences Allowances to retired and
which had arisen. otheiating Chaplains... 18,208 15 11
At noun of the 21st, Ysak Bey, a minister Hospital Espences (Ireland) 18,461 10 10
of the Porte, came off; from whose expresBarrack Department (Ire
sions. Mr. Arbuthnot thought it impossbie not land
459,450 12 6
to believe, that in the head of the governe Compassionate List.. 42,000 0 0
ment (for in the present instance, every cir.
cumstance proved that, between him and the 14,743,318 12 4
armed populice, a great distinction is to be Deducting the India Forces 532,397 0
made) there really existed a sincere desire for
peace; and the negotiation was carried on, as Total £14,160,951 19 4 will appear by the documents transmitted to The Gazette of the 5th of May contains your Lordship, till the 27th; but iron the copies of dispatches from Sir J. Duck moment of our anchorage till we weighed, on wurth, to Lord Collingwood, relative to unfortunate state of the weather, that it was
the morning of the 1st of March, such was the the affairs at the Dardanelles on the 19th
not at any time in our power to have occupied and 27th of February, and Sd of March; a situation which would have enabled the of which the following are the particu- squadron to commence offensive operations lars;
against Constantinopie. On Sunday the 22d Royal George, witbout tbe Dardanelles, March 6. alone, for a few hours, the breeze was sultiMY LORD,
cient to have stemmed the current where we Together with this letter, I transmit to were placed; but such was the rapidity on your Lordship two letters of the 21st and 28th shore where the Eudymion was at anchor, that uit. the former of which will have informed Capt. Capel thought it very doubtful whether you of my arrival with the squadron near Con- the squadron could have obtained an ancho. stantinople, and the latter of an uplucky af- rage, though it had been held in preparative
readiness, by signal, from day-break; but the able sacrifice of the squadron committed to peculiarity unsettled state of the weather, and my charge (which must have risen, hai I the minister's desire that I should give a few awaited for a wind to have enabled to candobours for an answer to his leiter, through nade the town, unat ended by the remo:est Vsak Biy, prevented me from trying. Before chance of oba ning any advantage for bi Mice five o'click, P. M. it was nearly calm; and jesty's Service) must have been the coisein the evening the wind was entirely from the quence of pursuing that ooject, it at once beeastward, and continued light airs or calm Crime my pos tive duty, howe: er wounded so till the evening of the 28th, when it blew pride and ambition, to relinquish it; ara if I fresh from the N. E. and rendered it impossi- had not been e'rewny satisfied on the suaject, ble to chunge our position.
the i creased opposition in the Dardanules Two days after our arrival near Constanti. would have convinced me I had sooc rigti, nople, the amb.issador found himselt indispos. when i resolved on the deasure as indispens ed, and has been ever since confined with a fit sabiy necessary. I therefore weighed with of illness, so severe as to prevent him from at- the squad:on on the morning of the Isi ; and tending to business. Under these circumn. as it had been reported, that the Turkish fice stances he had delivered in on ene 22d, to the designed to make an effort against us, to give Turkish ministers a project, as the basis on them an opportunity, if such was really their which peace might be preserved, and at his intention, I continueú to stand on ac.d off dure desire the subsequent part of the negotiation ing the day but they shewed no disposition to was carried on in my name, with leis advice move. I therefore, as every hour was of inand assistance; and while I lament most portance, bore up at dusk with the squadron : deeply that is is not ended in the re-establish- we arrived off Point Pesquies towards the ment or peace, I derive consolation from the evening of the ed instant; but the day-light reti ction toat no effores has been wanting on would not adqit of our attempting to pass the the part of Mr. Arbuthnot and myself to ob- castles, and the squadru came to anchor for tain such a result, which was soon seen, from the night ; We weighied in the morning, and, the state o' the preparations at Constan'ino- when I add that every ship was in safety outple, could be affected by negociation only, as side of the passage, atout noon, it was no! the strength of the current trom the Bosplo- without the most lively serise of the good for mns, witithe circuitous eddies of the port, ren
tune that has attended us dered it impracticable to place ships or un at
The l'urks has been occupied unceasingly, tack without a commanding breeze; which, in adding to the number ot their forts; some during the ten days I was of the town, it had been already completed, and others wers was not my good fortune to meet with
in a forward state. i he fire of the two lanet I now cume to the point of exp'aining to casties had, on our going up, been sevcie ; your lordship the motives which fixed me to but, I am sorry to say, the effects they have decide in repassing the channel of the Darda. had on our ships returning, has proved them Deiles, and relinquishing every idea of attack- to be doubly form.dable; in short, had they in the capital, and I fee confident it will re- been allowed another neck to complete theat quire nu nieument to convince your lordship delences throughout the channei, it would of the urter impracticability of our force liava bave been a viry doutıful puint whether a ing made any impression, as at this time the return lay open to us at all. The minnc in whole lio of the coast presented a chain u! which they en:ployed the interval of our ab batteries; that iwelve lurk sh line of battle sence has proved their assiduity. I trassait ships, two of them three-deckers, with nine your lordship an account of the damages suze frigates, were with teir sails bent, and appa. tained by the respective ships ; as also the Tently in readiness, filled with troops : add to loss in killed and wounded, which your lordthis near two hundred thousand were said to be ship will perceive is far from --ifling. The in Constantinop.e, to march against the Rus- mainmast of the Windsor Castle using more sians : besides, there were an innumerable than three quarters cut througte by a granite quantity of small crait, with boats ; and fire- shot of eight hundred weight, we have found vessels had been prepared to act against us. great difficulty in saving it. I have the ho. With tie batteries alone we might have coped, nour to be, &c. or with the ships, could we have got them
J. T. Ducxvba TL out of their strong hold; but your lordship P.S. I am forry, to observe, that, in ise will be aware, that after combating the oppo- course of this letter to your lordship, I have sition which the resources of an empire had omitted to mention that, having placed the been many weeks employed in preparing, we Hon. Capt. Capel in the Endymion, which should have been in no state to have detended had heen advanced in the stream of the so. ourselves against them as described, and then phorus for the purpose of ascertaining when repass the Durdanelles. I know it was my the squadron could stem the current, and tor duty, in obedience to your lurdship's orders to a watchful observation of the movements a attempt every thing (governed by the opinion the Turks, as well as to facilitate communiof the ambassador) that appeared within the cation with the Poite, I feel myeelt kider! compass of possibility; but when the unavoide to that officer, for his acalous attention and
assiduity during the time lie was placed in have sustained, I cannot help expressing my that arduous situation.
satisfaction that we have suffered so light'y; J. T. DUCKWORTH. as, had any of their stone shut, som of which Royal George off Constantinople, Feb. 21. exceeded 800 weight, made such a breach beq MY LORD,
tween wind and water, as they have done in I had the honour of transmitting to your our sides, the ship must have sunk; or had lordship, by the lite first Lieatenint of the they struck a lower mase in the centre, it Aj.!x, the various details relating to the trans- must evidently have been cut in t"0; in the actions of the squadion, till the 17th ult. rigging, too, no accident occurred that was Your lordship will fiom thence have been in- not perfectly arranged in Nhe course o next formed from my resolution of passing the Dar- day. The sprit-sail yard of the Royal George, dinelles the first fair wind. A file wind from the gate of the Canopus, and the main tupa the southward permitted me to carry it into sail yard of the standard, are the only spars effect on the morning of the 19th.- İnrorma- that were injured. It is with peculiar pieation had been given me by his Majesty's minis- sure chat i embrace the opportunity which has ter, Mr. Arbuthnot, and Sir Thomas Louis, been at this time afforded, of bearing testia that the Turkish squadron consisting oi a six- mony to the z«al and discinguished ability of ty-four gun ship, iour frigates, and several Sir Sidney Smich; the manner in which he Corvettes, had been for some time at anchor executed the service entrusted to him was within the Inner Cas'le; and conceiving it worthy of the reputation, which he has long possible they might have remained there, I since so justly and generally established. had given orders to Rear Admiral Sir Sydney The terms of approbation in wich the rear. Smith, to bring up with the Thundereri
, admiral relates the conduct of Captains Da. Standard, and Active, and destroy them, cre., Taibut, Harvey, and Moubray, which, should our passage be opposed. At a quarter from my being under the necessity of passing before nine o'clock, the whole of the squadron tire t'oint of Pesiques before the van could anhad passed ine outer castles, without having chor, he had a greater opportunity of ouserving returned a shot to their fire (which occasioned then I could, cannot but be highly flattering ; but little injury). This forbearance was pro- but I was a more immediate witness to the duced by the desire of his Majesty's minister, asle and officer-like conduct which Captain expressed to preserve every appearance oi Moubray displayed in obedience to my signal, amity, that he might negociate with the by destroying a frigate with which he had strongest proof of the pacific disposition of our been more particularly engaged, having driven Sovereign towards the Porte ; a second bat- her on shore on the European side, arter she terý on the Europeas side, fired also wich as had been forced to cut her cables, from under little effect. At half past nine v lock the the fi e of the Pomice, and Thunderer. The Canopus, which on account of ir Thomus sixty-four having run on shore on Pesquier Louis's knowledge of the Channel, joined to Point, I ordered the Repulse to work up and the steady gallantry which I had berore ex- destroy her, wnich captain Lege, in conperiehced, had been appointed to lead, enter. junction with the boats of the Pompee, exeed the narrow passage of Sestos and Abydos, cuted with great promptitude ani jud ment. and sustained a very heavy cannonade from The battery on the point, of more than thirty both Castles, within point-blank shot of each. guns, which, had it been completely finished, They opened their fire on our ships as they was in a position to have annoyed the squaa continued to pass in succession, although dron most severely in passing. was taken posI was happy is observing that the very spic session of by the royal marines and boats crews Tited return it met with had so consider :bly of the rear division; the urks having retired diminised irs force, that the effect on the at their approach, and the guns were imme. sternmost ships could not have been so severe. diately spiked. This service was performed
Immedistely to the N. E. o. the castles and under the direction of Captain Nicholls, of the between them and Point Pequies on which Standard's marines, whose spirit and entera formi able battery had been inly erected, prize can never be doubted; but as cirtumthe small squadron which I have already al- stances rendered it impracicable to eitect the luded to were at anchor. The van stavision entire destruction of the redoubt, orders were of our squadron gave uem their broydsides as given by Sir sidney Smith to Captain Mouthey passe), and Sir Sydney Smith, with his bray, which I fully approved, to remain at andivision, closed into the midst, and the effect chor near the l'equies, and to employ Lieuts. of the fire was such thit in half an hour the Carrol and Aralin, o: The Pompee, and Lieut. Turks bad ali cut their cables to run on shore. Lawre, o the marines tv complete the deThe object of the r ar admiral was then to moli:won o. che redoubt and guns, whicle when destroy them, which was most rapidly effect, per ormed, the Active was to continue in the edias in less than four hours wie whole or passage of the Dardanelles, til further orders. then had exploded, except a suall corvette, Aca quarter past hve, P. the squadron and a gun-boat, which it was thought pro- was enabled to make sail; and on the evening per to preserve. I inclose to your wide hip a or the next day, the 2016, came to an anchor statement or their number: and when I dd at ten o'clock, near toe Prince's islands about also an account of the luss his Majesty's ships eight miles from Constantinople, when I dis. MONTHLY Mac, No. 157.
patcbed patched Captain Capel, in the Endymion, to Sir, It is with much satisfaction I bave the anchor near the town, if the wind, which honour to info: m you, that in the alterou was light, would permit the ship to stem the of the 20th current, the to:in and o.tress of current, to convey the ambassador's dispatches Alexandria, with two l'urkish frigates and a to the Sublime Porte in the morning by a flag Corvelle, surrendered to his Majesty's arms by of truce; but he found it impracticable to capitulation; and that they were taken posget within four miles, and consequently an. session of on the memorable ourning of the chored at bali past eleven, P. M. I have now 21st, by the troops under my aparece the highest satisfact on to add, that the con- You are already apprized of my having seta dult of the otficers and ships' companies of the detached on this service, with a body of troops squadron under my command, has fully sup- from Messina, by his Excellency icacial smitted the character of the British navy, and Fux, under convoy of his Majesty's ships 1. re is deserving oʻmy warmest eulogium, Have and Apollo; and the Wizard sloop was stut ing endeavoured to pay just tribute to those forward by Capt. Hallowell, to get intelli whose duly necessarily called them into this
gence from major Misset, whom I bud service, I should feel myself very devicient teen, by my instructions directed to colil omitted to mention that his Majesty's mi sult, as to the best plan of operations for eie nister, Mr. Arbuthrot and Lord Burghersh feeting the purposes of the expedition. I ( who had requested to take a cruise with me), have now to acquaint you, that in the night were amongst ihe most aninated in the cuin. of cheith inst. (the day after we sailed) the Dato To Capt. Blackwood, who after the un- Apollo frigate, with +5 transports out of 5.3 fortunace loss of the Ajax, rolunteered to serve which conveyed the troops, parted company, in the Royal Geory, great praise is due for and that the other 14, with the Tigre, Cane his able assi.tance in regulating the fire of the to an anchor westward or Alexandring on the middle and lower decks; and when the Royal 16th. On our getting, near the land we saw George anchored, he most readily offered his the Wizard, and Capt. Palmer iminediately Services to convey a message to the Endymion, brought me the intelligence he had receives of great niement, her pilot having rerused to
irup Major Misset, together with a letter Lake charge of the ship. From thence he from hiin, stating that he had but come uff gave bis assistance to arrange the landing of himself, thinking his presence in Alexandria the troops from the sixty-four, and setting her absolutely necessary in counteract the 10on fire; indeed where active service was to trigues of the French consul, who was endeaperform, there was his anxious desire to be vouring to prevail upon the Governor to ad placed. His officers too requested to serve mit a body of Albanians from Rosetta, to asin the squadron, and their services, in passing sist in the de ence of the place. He earnestly the Dardanelles, met with approbation.- recominended me to land the truops immelove che honour to be, &c.
diately, as the inhabitants were well aflected (Signes) J. T. DUCKWORTH. towards us. and that he has sanguine bapea A List of Turkish Ships and Vessels taken and de- we should be able to get possession of it with. stroyed at anchor of Point Pesquies, Feb. 19,
out firing a shot. 1907, within ohe Forts of tbe Dardarelles. Before I determined, however, upon this
Burnt, one line of battle ship, sixty-four measure, I deemed .epident to acquaint Ma. guns; four frigates, 3 corvettes, one brig, iwo jur Misset with the very diinisialed state of gun-boats. Taken possession oi, one cor- my force, and I therefore sent in my ad-deYette, one gun-boat.
camp, Capt. A'Court, or the 3ist regt. with [The letter, aced Feb. 28th, mencions an
a flag of truce to him with a detailed account unfortunate attempt to capture a bodi of of it, and at the sane time, a manifesto to the Turks, who had landed
governor and inhabitants, (a copy of which I and were erecting a battery. About 100 of inclose), which had not the desired efíect; bet. the enemy retires to an el convent and fired
on lice contrary, was treated by the governs through the goopholes, on our seamen and with contempt. The major, bowever, in marines who had landed. Lieut. Belli, a pro- reply, strongly urged my inmediate landing i missing young officer tell, on the passing of still repeating that we should not meet with the Dardanclles; Licuts. Willoughiy and were Messrs. Holbrook, Furneaux, Dalrym- be the only means of preventing the garrista
any resistance, and that my doings so would ple, Alexander, Rouse, and Cotee worth, mid- being reinforced by the Albanians, who had shipmen ; with forty-five seamen and eight actually been sent for, and might be tre marines were killed. The cotal loss on the different days, was
pected in the course of twenty-four hours.
These considerations led me to follow ka ada forty-two killed, two hundred and thirty-five vice, and accordingly I landed that evening wunded, and four missing.) The London Gazette of the 9th of May ber of bouts could convey, a few miles to the
(the 17th) as many troops as our small numcontained the particulars of the capture eastward of Marabout, without panitia of Alexandria, in a dispatch, trom Major- thout I could only take up a position for the General Iraner, dated Alexandria, 25th right, as, before the nexe laading could we March, 1:07:-
citected, such a surf had arisen on the beach,