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Like an ill-judging beauty, his colours Here Hickey + reclines, a moft blunt, he spread,
[better red. pleasant creature, (nature: And beplaister’d, with rouge, his own And Nander itself, must allow him goodOn the stage he was natural, simple, He cherish'd his friend, and he relish'd affecting, [was a&ting : a bumper ;
[a thumper: 'Twas only that, when he was off, he Yet one fault he had, and that one was With no reason on earth to go out of Perhaps you may ask if that man was a [a day; miser ?
(wiser; He turn'd and he varied full ten times I answer, no, no, for he always was Tho'secure of our hearts, yet confound- Too courteous, perhaps, or obligingly edly fick, [and trick,
(that, If they were not his own by cunning His very worst foe can't accuse him of He cast off his friends, as a huntsman Perhaps he confided in men as they go, his pack;
And so was too foolishly honeft ; ah For he knew when he pleased he could no! whistle them back.
Then what was his failing? come tell Of praise, a mere glutton, he swallow..
it, and burn ye,
(torney. ed what came, (for fame; He was, could he help it? a special atAnd the puff of a dunce, he mistook it Here Reynolds I is laid, and to tell ”Till his relish grown callous, almost to you my mind,
He has not left a better, or wiser beWho pepper'd the highest, was surest to His pencil was striking, resifless and please.
[bland, But let us be candid, and speak out our His manners were gentle, complying and mind,
Still born to improve us in every part, If dunces applauded, he paid them in His pencil our faces, his manners our kind.
heart: Ye Kenricks, ye Kellys, and Glovers To coxcombs averse, yet most civilly so grave,
[ftill hard of hearing : What a commerce was yours, while you When they judg’d without skill he was got and you gave ? When they talk'd of their Raphaels
, How did Grub-treet re-echo the shouts Corregios and stuff,
snuff. that you rais'd,
He shifted his trumpet, and only took While he was berofcius'd, and you were
beprais’d: But peace to his fpirit, wherever he flies, To act as an angel, and mix with the + This character seems rather out of skies :
the line, and on account of the miseraThose poets, who owe their best fame ble couplet which concludes it, we hearto his skill,
tily wish it out of the poem. Shall still be his flatterers, go where he I Whether the Doctor was afraid of will.
Sir Joshua's superior skill as a portrait Old Shakespeare, receive him, with painter we know not, but it is certain praise and with love,
he has given a very feeble outline of his And Beaumonts and Bens be his Kellys character, although it brings the origiabove.
nal immediately to our recollection.
amination of Mr. Lee's Performance of the Lyar–The Prologue and Epilogue to
than the following order, signed by his
OTHING ferves shew to all the chief commanders of his sewith respect to the carrying on war, By the decease of the emperor sul
N difpofitios for the
grand fignior, veral amies :
tan Mustapha, my predecessor and bro- Arips of the line, and a frigate of 32 ther, who by Divine providence, is paf- guns were fitting out, and in the latter ed to a state of eternal bliss, the empire one ship of the line, and one frigate of and supreme command came to me by 32 guns. This squadron, whose diftinaright of heritage and succession; my tion is not yet known, will be commandfirst business was, to enter the apartment ed by lieutenant general Reggio. where is kept the precious deposit of Venice; March 14. An action has Skhirchai-Scheriff
, of the Sacred Mo- just happened between two small squahamed-ab-Moustapha, in my seraglio, drons of the Russian and Turkish fleets, or imperial palace, comparable to Para- in which the former were overcome. dife; there imploring the intercession Advice was received by admiral Spiriand spiritual allistance of this glorious tow, at the rendezvous at Paros, that prophet, I raised my hands towards the captain Bafra had dispatched a squaheaven, and prayed the Supreme Being dron of three large ships, a frigate, and to ordain the deltruction and annihilati- four gallies, to surprise the garrisons at on of the enemies of truth; to pour Sciros, and retake that island. On redown on them some striking vengeance; ceipt of this intelligence, the admiral and to grant his grace to his true belie- dispatched four frigates, and a ship of vers, to recover from them, the coun so guns to oppose their design. This tries wrested from us, It was not till small squadron came up with the Turks after this solemn prayer, with the assent within half a league of the island, and of the magnificent vizirs and doctors of an engagement began, in which one of the laws and with the seraglio, that I the Russian frigates was burnt, one tatook possession of the augult Ottoman ken, and the 50 gun fhip run ashore ; throne. Renewing, therefore, the or the other frigate escaped with much difders given in the time of my predecessor, ficulty: I enjoin you, by the present fupreme Leghorn, March 17. The Russian command to make all military prepara- generals, prince Gallitzin and Czernitions and dispositions with all the celerity chew, have set out for Naples. Letters possible, and to render yourself without from the Archipelago inform us, that delay to my imperial camp, at the head the general rendevous of the Russian of a body of chosen troops, where, arm fleet is at Paros; the ships of war and ed with courage and zeal, you are to frigates were at anchor at Port Nausa, fpare neither danger nor trouble for the and in the canal between that island and service of the state and religion.” Naxia; the regular troops were can
Warsaw, March 8. By a courier who toned in the towns of Mamora and Zimthis morning arrived here with dispatches bido, and the Albanian light troops at to the Ruslian minister, we learn that Bachia. They are refitting all their that the main body of the rebels under tips, in order to commence hostilities Pugatscheff received a considerable de- as soon as the season will permit, and feai on the 3d inftant at Samara, by ge. expect to be joined by other ihips that neral Bibikow. The general had in are cruising between the island of Patvefted the city of Samara, which was mos and Tasso, The Græco-Russian garrisoned by a large party of the rebels, squadron wintered on the coasts of Syria, and was on the point of being carried and the commandant of Acre, has furby him, when Pugatscheff, with a body nished them with all necessaries they of men, came from Cafan to its relief. stood in need of. The Russians were advantageously post Co; enbagen, March 23. An extraored, and had a fine train of artillery dinary treaty of alliance, we hear, is which did much execution. Pugatscheff just in agitation between our court and was routed, and obliged to relurn to that of Berlin. Casan, with the loss of near scoo men The day before yesterday an Engkilled or taken prisoners,
lislı frigate of war of 30 guns, and two Madrid, March 12. We learn from transport Tips passed the Sound for the Cadiz, that a ship of the line is arming Baltic; and yellerday another frigate there with all expedition. Advices of 34 guns, of that nation, passed the from Ferrol and Carthagena mention, Sound to join them in that sea; and it that in the former of those places two is said, that some more English veffe'
are expected to join them, and to cruize Cadiz, April s. The greatest naval
The following is
end of the present year, in the several
the 15th of February, affords an op-
St. Thomas, that Admiral Perry difPetersburgh, March 29. A great embarked his people on shore oft Crabb number of military promotions took place Inand, and set about fortifying the place yesterday. Amongit those who obtain almost immediately on his arrival; this ed the rank of lieutenant-general was sudden event occasioned fuch a hurry the prince of Helle Darmstadt: that of and confusion at Porto Rico that the brigadier was conferred on the prince governor thought it necessary to put the of Anhalt. General Potemkin was made town in a proper state of defence, and lieutenant colonel of the first or Preo- instantly sent off two couriers, one after brazinky regiment of foot-guards, of the other to Madrid. The Englih which the empress is colonei.
dispatched one courier to London.
Georgia, Feb. 12.
our back settlementy, of an Indian war Extract of a letter from Charles Town' likely to break out. The Indians have South Carolina, March 1. killed several white people on the new lands, and the rest of the people have “ The general assembly of this proall left their settlements on these lands, vince meets here this day. The Cheas also several others within the old rokee Indians have given the ftrongest lines. It is thought that all the Indians assurances of their peaceable disposition ; were not fully satisfied with giving up in consequence of which the alarmed these lands, therefore will not allow us inhabitants of our western frontiers are to settle there.
mostly returned to their settlements, and “ We have two or three scouting have erected 12 stockade forts for their parties looking out for these Indians; future security, should any disagreeand it is reported that they fell in with ment happen. There have been no a party of them, who fired first at our new alarms on the side of the Creeks ; people, and killed one; upon which the head men of that nation continue to ihey fired and killed two Indians, and disavow their having given any counscalped them.
tenance to the late outrages, and express « The militia throughout the pro- much concern thereat; they have declarvince hold themselves in readiness a ed that they do not want war, that gainst the first general alarm, to go they have war enough with the Chocagainst these savages. There is a party taw's, against whom a great part of their of 25 militia men, who keep guard e
nation are gone.
And that the party very night in town, by order of the go- of their nation are gone. And that the vernor. His excellency about ten days party of mad young men, who commitago sent a talk to the Creek nation, but ted the late murders, Tould be called has had no answer yet.
HISTORICAL CHRONICL E.
LONDON. April 1. The Bill for the pay and cloathing of TESTEKDAY his majesty, attend- the Milita,
ed by the duke of Ancester and the The Bill for the relief of prisoners earl of Oxford, went in state to the acquitted of crimes, but retained for their house of peers, and gave the royal af- fees. sent to 14 public and 25 private bills, The Bill to enable his majesty to grant among which were the following: to general Frazer the lands and eitatet
The Bill for the immediate removal of of the late lord Lovat. the officers of the customs from Boston, The Bill for appointing commissioners in Massachusetts bay:
to execute the land-tax act. The Bill for continuing an Ad for The Bill relative to the preservation establishing certain free ports in Jamaica. of turnpike roads.
The Bill to enable the duke of Buc The Bill for improving and preservcleugh, the duke of Queensbury, &c. to ing certain fen lands in the isle of Ely, reduce certain annuities granted by the &c, company of the Bank of Ayr in Scot The Bill for paving, lighting, and land.
watching the parish of St. James's, The Bill to allow further tirne for the Clerkenwell. inrollment of deeds and wills made by And also to several road, inclosure, Papists, &c,
and private bills. The Bill to diffolve the marriage of It is said to be an undoubt fact that Richard Heatley, and to enable him to the Toulon squadron is almost ready to marry again.
fail. The intelligence comes from adThe Bill :o make perpetual the Acts miral Keppel at Nice, They are very for regulating the trials of controverted strict at the dock-yards in not admitelections,
ting strangers to inspect what is going
P P 2
on there. It has, liowever, transpired, forfeitures, or penalties whatsoever,
18.. Orders are given for shipping a.
Wednesday morning last part of the ciency of 400,0001 to be raised by a 43d regiment embarked at Portsmouth, loan on Exchequer bills, or a lottery. on board the transports for North Ame
A great quantity of tents and camp rica, the rest were to embark the next equipage are ordered to be embarked for day. Nort America
Three ships only of the line are orOn Thursday some dispatches dered to go with admiral Mann, to arrived in town from Sir Peter Denis, reinforce the squadron in the Meditercommander in chief of his majesty's fleet ranean. in the Mediterranean, said to contain A most terrible earthquake has hap, an account of the preparations for the pened at Naples, by which the greatest Sailing of the Toulon feet.
part of that city was ruined, and many We hear from Winchester, that the thousand people perished. commanding officer of the regiment The emperor of Germany was acquartered there, and which is shortly to tually at Paris, and observed the firictembark for America, is practiling the est incog under the name of Count Flanofficers and serjeants in a new kind of ders; and several asserted that he was exercise, viz. throwing the espontoon seen at supper with the king at Beland halbert after the minner of the ja- levue. velin; which our greatest connoilleurs Extract of a letter from Amsterdam, in the Art Militaire, think vastly supe
April 25 rior to the fuzee, and that it will give “ Last week a Portuguese Jew, with these troops a great advantage over the his wife
two daughters, a Christian Indians at buih fightings, being better maid, and bis son, lat down to dinner ; calulated for Surprisos, as doing execu after the five former had eaten hearty tion without giving any alarm. of a plate of fpinage, they were taken
It is computed that no less than ill, accompanied with a griping in the 200,000ftone or 2,800,000lb. of wool bowels and before asistance could be have been clandestinely transported from procured thev all died; suspicion that Ireland to the ports of Dunkirk, Havre, they were poisoned followed, when orRochelle, and Bourdeaux, on an ders were given by the magistrates to rage of the last ten years,
have them opened, and it was found is. Monday last a commission, du- not to proceed from the fpinage, but from ring pleasure, paffed the great seal, a poison named Arsenic. They fay the
granting unto Thomas Gage, Esq; fon, feigned to be fick, and took anlieutenant general of his majefty's forces. tidotes to evade fuspicion ; however, governor of the Massachuset's bay, full two days after he left the city in great power and authority, where he mall see halte, and it is supposed he is fled to cause, or shall judge any offender or of England for refuge, Search was made fenders to be fit objects of his majesty's after him, and his flight has caused a mercy, to pardon and remit all treasons, strong suspicion that this inhuman and petit treasons, murders, felonies, crimes, unnatural son has basely poisoned those contempts, and misdemeanors whatsoe- who gave him life.” ver done or conmitted; and all fines, By a gentleman just returned from