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The Gazetteer' to be the editor of the ground. It is positively stated most amiable accomplishments--with that paper, the proprietors of which that, afterwards, when Mr. Pitt came whoni, for many years, he lived in the consisted of the principal booksellers to be Chancellor of the Exchequer, most perfect state of connubial felicity; of the city of London: Mr. Thomas having had frequent opportunities of She brought him eight children, one of Payne, Mr. White, Mr. Nicol, Mr. witnessing Mr. Perry's talent in public whom died young; and the eldest, a Lockger Davies, Mr. Paul Vaillant, speaking, and particularly in reply, he daughter, of the most promising tawith Sir N. Conant, Mr. Elmsley, &c. caused a proposal to be made to him lents, was carried off at the age of Mr. Perry undertook the editorship of ofcoming into Parliament, which would fourteen, by the rupture of a bloodthe paper at a salary of four guineas have probably led on to high fortune. vessel, in the arms of her mother, which per week, on the express condition Mr. Perry, however, thought proper to gave a shock to that lady's constituthat he was to be left to the free exer- decline it, as he did afterwards an offertion which she never recovered. She cise of his political opinions, which the same kind from the Earl of Shel-sunk into a decline, and took a royage were those asserted by Mr. Fox-opi- burne.
to Lisbon in hopes of restoration by a nions which, from their liberality in Mr. Perry was for several years edi-milder climate ; on her return, she was the cause of freedom, justice, and hu- tor of · Debrett's Parliamentary. De. taken prisoner by an Algerine frigute, manity, had made, on his first enter- bates,' to the exclusion of advertise and after suffering much in the voyage, ing the gallery of the House of Com- ments and other extraneous matter. she sunk under her complaint, soon af. mons, an impression that could not be This work had fallen into disrepute, ter she was landed at. Bourdeaux. effaced from his mind.
and the proprietors set it up to public The industry and talent of Mr. On his commencing editor of The sale. In the meanwhile, Mr. Wood- Perry, as a journalist, cannot be more Gazetteer,' he suggested to the propri- fall undertook annther paper, under fully exemplified than by the unpreceetors the plan of einploying several re- the title of the Diary,' and Mr. dented success which he experienced porters, to facilitate the publication of Perry bought the Morning Chronicle.' shortly after he took the then obscure the debates in Parliament, Up to He announced himself, in conjunction and almost expiring paper, the Mornthat time, each paper had but one re- with his friend, Mr. Gray, as joint pro-ing Chroniele,' into his hands. It is said porter in each house of Parliament, prietor and editor, and declared he of Themistocles, the celebrated Atheand the predecessor of Mr. Perry in would be responsible for its contents. nian statesman, that, on being re• The Gazetteer' had been in the habit From that time to the present day, it proached for his want of polite accomof spinning out the reports of debates has continued to be the organ of gen- plishments, he made this reply it is for weeks, and even months, after the vine Whig principles, uniformly as- true I never touched the lute, or learnsession had closed ; while Mr. Wood- serting the doctrines that placed the il-ed to play on the harp ; but if you will fall, in the Morniuy Chronicle,' used lustrious House of Brunswick upon commit to my charge a city ever so ohto bring out his hasty sketch of the deathe throne of the united kingdom, scure and inconsiderable, I can make bate in the evening of the following and equally deprecating all violent it great and flourishing. By a similap day. Mr. Perry's plan was adopted, changes, whether attempted by Jaco- exercise of judgment and persevering and, by a succession of reporters, The bins on one side, or Ultra Royalists on attention, did the subject of these meGazetieer' published in the morning the other. The consequence was, moirs raise an obscure journal to be with as long a debate as Mr. Wood- that he was Assailed and reviled one of the most distinguished and refall brought out in the evening, and by both extremes of party, while the spertable." It was looked up to, not sometimes at midnight.
yreat constitutional body of the Whigs, only throughout the British empire, It happened that, in the years 1780, and of the friends of freedom, consi- but all over the continent of Europe, 1781 and 1782, there were numerous dered the • Chronicle' as the true ve- for the talent it displayed, and the unidebatiug societies in every part of the hicle of sound constitutional doctrines. form independence, consistency, and metropolis, where many persons that It is but justice here to remark, what firmness with which it advocated the have since been conspicuous in Parlia- is truly creditable to Mr. Perry, that genuine principles of political liberty. ment, in the pulpit, and on the bench, he never suffered his paper to be deo Even those who differ from Mr. Perdistinguished themselves as public graded by private personalities or scan- ry's political opinions, always acspeakers, Mr. Perry was a speaker in dal, and that he never was suspected of knowledged the sincerity with which he these societies, and is mentioned with venality. Twice, in the course of adopted, and the candour and simpligreat praise in • The History of the forty years, he was prosecuted by ex-of-city with which he maintained them, Westminster Forum.' Mr. Pitt used ficio informations, and was as often But this was not all; in the conduct to attend these societies, although he honourably acquitted. In the first in- of his journal he at all tiines evinced å never spoke at any of them; and it is stance, he was most ably defended by high sense of moral propriety and de- pot perhaps generally known, that the his noble friend, Lord Erskine, and in corum ; he got only never suffered it, Lyceum was fitted up and received the second, he took his defence upon according to the fashion of the time that title, expressly for a superior himself. In private life, Mr. Perry when he began his literary career, to school of oratory, by John Sheridan, had the happiness to maintain his aged become a vehicle for private slander, Esq. a barrister, with the view of eia- parents in comfort, and to bring up the but be carefully excluded such artibling such young gentlemen as were orphan family of bis sister by her first cles as might hurt the feelings of pridesigned for the senate and bar,' to marriage. She was afterwards mar. vate individuals, even when the publipractise public speaking before a gen- ried, for the second time, to the cele- cation of them could not have subjected teel auditory. It was opened for a few brated Professor Porson, and died in him to any legal process. nights, at 58. the price of adınittance. 1796.
As, the celebrated William WoodMr. Pitt and several of his friends fre- In 1798, Mr. Perry was married to fall was the first who gave a new feaquented it, but the enterprise fell to Miss Aạne llall, a young lady of the I ture of correctiness to the reports of
Parliamentary Debates, so was Mr. they were surgeons or no, they said they
THE TON. Perrý the first who contributed by his were; we demanded with whom they Have you the silly art acquired example to give a respectability to were brought up and they, with Of lisping well? Have you admired English newspapers, which they never shameless faces, would answer either which savour of the monkey race? possessed before; and in all the vio- with one cunning man or another, With waistcoat short, with blue surtout, lent party conflicts in which he hap- which was dead. Then we demanded Crarat of black, bright wrinkled boot, pened to be engaged, his adversaries of them what chirurgery stuff they had Mustachios, whiskers, whirlpool hair, were obliged to confess that his hostility to cure men withal; and they would The raving maniac's thoughtless stare ? was carried on with honour, as well as show us a pot or a box, which they You will not of the ton be thought talent. He was beloved and respected 'had in a budget; wherein was such When from your toilette flourish'd out, by his numerous friends, he was ge- trumpery as they did use to, grease To mingle with the motley rout, nerous and liberal to all who stood in horses heels' withal, and laid upon Or with a switch in glove-clad hand, need of his bounty, while he exercised scabbed horses' backs, with rowel, and At the hotel to take your stand the greatest discrimination with regard such like. And others, that were To bite your lips, your nails, and read to those who were worthy of it; and, cobblers and tinkers, they used shoe- The news of pugilists and breed; while he took care that the duties be maker's wax, with the rust of old pans, The dice, the cue, the ball, the ting, longing to his extensive establishment and made therewithal a noble salve, as You must be Heeced, and pawn'd, and drillid, were punctually fulfilled, he had the they did term it. But in the end, this Before you in the ton are skill'd, rare quality of securing the attachment, worthy rahblement was coinmitted to Sell your estates and take a suit as well as the esteem, of all those who the Marshalsea, and threatened, by the of rooms, or mortgage and be mute; were in his employ.
duke's grace, to be hanged for their Frequent the dashing circles, drink This mucb-respected individual worthy deeds, except they would de- Forever;-leam to leer and wink ; died at his house at Brighton, on Tues- clare the truth what they were, and of And folly will revive with ease; day, the 4th inst. in the 65th year of what occupations, and in the end Waste all your time and wealth in vice, they did confess, as I have declared to Think nothing good but high in price;
And then by real experience brought
Too late, you'll of the ton be thought
few worthy to be called surgeons, His ac- THE SHEPHERD's WISH.
THE warbling of the wave througt some count of those employed in the
When all the spirits of the sea rejoice very, humourous.
When calm the wave, and hush'd the wind, I remember,' says he, when I was in the wars at Mut- The sea delights my changeful mind,
And smooth as glåss the water blue,
And dance o'er ocean's surface, to the swell
Ofits soft melody—is like thy voice. trel (Montreuil) in the time of that
And lucid as that wave is thy blue eye
And then I bid the groves adieu. most famous prince, King Heory When foaming white the boary main,
And thy celestial brow is bright and fair
As those pure pearls that in that wreath'd shell VIII. there was a great rabblement, With folding waves the sailor sees ;
lie, that Look on them to be surgeons; I turn my prow to land again,
Enshrin'd in hues of sweet carnation there, some were sow.gelders, and some
And sit beneath the waving trees.
And thy soft cheek excels, that blushing horse-gelders, with tinkers and cobblers. More sweet to me beneath the wood
shrineThis noble sect did such great cures, When tempests rave o'er ocean's floud,
To sit, than skim along the brine;
And thy love lips are like the coral's arms,
That round the rosy shell entangling twine, that they got themselves a perpetual They only whistle through the pine.
Embracing albits beauty. All the charms name! for, like as Thessalus's sect How dull the prisoned sailor's life,
That heavenly nature lavishes on earth, were called Thessalions, so was this no
Are charms because like thee! O, lovely
When tossed along the rolling main ble rabblement, for their notorious By winds and waves in constant stife;
one! cures, called dog-leaches; for in two But sweet to sleep beneath the plane.,
Thy soul of purity's seraphic worth
And form's divinity, that seem to shun dressings they did commonly make the warbled music of the grove,
All trace of imperfection, are above their cures sound and whole for ever; A little fountain murmuring near,
The hope of earthly heart! My soul adores so that they neither felt heat nor cold, More than the billow's swell I love,
The radiance of thy beauty, and I love That tortures, not delights the ear.
As one who loves the seraphim that soars nor no manner of pain, after. But
H. H. N. In brilliancy eternal round the throne when the Duke of Norfolk, who was
Of bright Omnipotence! O, saint of light! then general, understood how the
To thee I'll breathe my orizons alone, people did die, and that of small Ever sprightly, debonair,
If you will be alone at twelve to-night!
C.L. wounds, he sent for me, and certain Playful as the wanton air,other surgeons, commanding us to Sporting thro' the waving trees,
THE DEPARTURE. make
Lightly as the passing breeze, search how these
See the charming Flora bies':
Swift from happy shores retiring,
Edward turned bis sorrowing ege; were by the grievousness of their
Gaily to the tabor's, sound,
Love, his manly soul inspiring, wounds, or by the lack of knowledge Quiek she prints the fairy ground.
Frequent drew a tender sigli. of the surgeons; and we, according to Smiling like the vernal morn,
Ob! ye happy shores, be uttered, commandment, made search When its golden hues adorn
As they faded us yiew,
The spotless lily of the grove, through all the camp; and found
flutter'd, many of the same good fellows, which
Blooming forth in virgin love!
Wlien shall I return to you?!?**
Or the new-born blushing rose, took upon them the names of sur
Oh! shall I e'er tread again
The land whereon I lately trod, geons ; not only the names, but the
To the mind's enraptur'd eye:
Orsball I sink within the main wages also. We asking them whether Beauty and variety.
НАте. . Consigned to providence and God.
If 'tis so-oh! tender creature,
sands more, the opportunity of seeing wherever they could find shelter, not Tender Marianne, what art thou ?
the fac simile' of that interesting daring to proceed after sun-set, having Sorrow will distort ench feature That is sweet and beauteous now.
pageant, the coronation of George, the had many narrow escapes, even in the Oh! how blest didst thou but hear me
Fourth. At Covent Garden Theatre, day-light, but were, at the period beUtter loud my sinking groan;
The Two Gentlemen of Verona and the fore mentioned, entirely clear of that Oh! how blest if thou wert near me, Exile engross every evening-the lo dreadful coast. They lost their two
When this fragile life has flown. vers of novelty must consequently seek anchors and cables under Caring Cross And yet, oh! thou would'st but feel it elsewhere.
Island, at eleven, p. m. on the 30th of Anguish which you should not know; Adelphi THEATRE.-The popular Junè, and nothing but the tide, which, But if death will your life steal,
piece of Tom and Jerry continues to fortunately, set to windward, kept Might we not together go.
be played every evening to crowded them clear of the dangers which surHow freely would thy spirit soar,
houses. There is much good acting rounded them on every side ; and the Yet why would I thy life destroy; Tho' I never view thee more,
in the piece, which is of a bustling weather being so exceedingly bad at May'st thou live and life enjoy.
character, and exposes, with great fi- the time, their escape was a miracle, Thou hast sworn, and I'll believe thee,
delity, some of the most prominent Mr. P. Baskerville, of Plymouth, a Thou wilt watch the moon's bright rays,
day and night scenes in the British midshipman of the Bathurst, was sent And tho' so far I cannot see thee, metropolis.
on shore with a party on the easternOn the same thing we will gaze.
OLYMPIC TREATRE. A lively little inost island of Flinder's Group, for As I look, oh! I shall fancy
piece, with some highlý aniinating and the purpose of picking up any part of That my Marianne looketh too
ainusing scenes of humourous dialogue the wreck of the ship Frederick, which On the little meteors, dancing Round its splendid circlet blue.
and sprightly equivoque, was produc- had been lost there, when they were
ed at this theatre on Monday night, encountered by a large party of the naGaze, my fair, for now 'tis rising From behind yon cloud-cap't kill,
intitled Arrivals, or Three Days at tives, who commenced a horrible shout, See the vast space that it lies in,
Long's. Among those who sustained which proved the signal to engage, and See how beauteous, clear, and still. parts in this burletta, Miss Booth, they commenced by throwing a shower Oh! for ever shine so brightly,
Miss Healey, and Mr. Vale, are inti- of spears with great agility, by which Orb of beauty solemn shade ;
tled to particular notice for their spirit two of the party were wounded. The Ever on the waves play lightly,
and vivacity. It was completely suc- Bathurst's people being unarmed, Never, never, never fade. J. C. P.
cessful. The thousand times repeated could make no other resistance than
Therése has been produced at this the by defending themselves with stones, The Drama.
atre, in which Mr. H. Johnston was an while a part of them were immediately
excellent Carwin, and Miss Booth the dispatched in the boat, in order to prom The two national theatres have pro interesting Therese, or Mariette. If cure fire-arms from the ship; the na duced nothing during the week to call we may judge by the audiences, the tives, seeing the transaction, took the for particular notice. At Drury Lane, little Olympie, under the management opportunity, while the boat was abe Mr. Kean has played some of his fa- of Mr. Oxberry, is quite a favourite. sent, to attack those left on shore more vourite characters, with his usual ta
violently, and Mr. Baskerville and his lents and usual success; and although Literature and Science. little party were surrounded and made we are never weary of seeing him, yet
prisoners. However, no attempt was we suspect our readers would scareely An artist, at Milan, of the name of made to take their lives after the capthank us for again repeating what we Catanen, has abtained a patent from ture, and, on the return of the boat, have often expressed-our high opinion the Emperor of Austria for a new in- through artifice, they again joined of his superior talents. Mi Ehliston vention, by which one horse, with his their counrades, but shortly afterwards who, in consequence of indisposition, mechanism, can draw any machine the natives came down in greater num. was compelled to transfer the honors with more facility than a team of four bers, and again attacked the party, of the coronation to Mr. Cooper, is re- borses would in the ordinary way. who being now arnied,' gave them a covered and played the character of Voyage of Discovery.- Accounts volley, that occasioned them to scamRover, in the comedy of Wild Oats, have been received at Plymouth by the per off in all directions, leaving two on with much of the spirit that distin, ship Dick, lately arrived from India the ground wounded; but they soon guished his admirable performance of from his Majesty's brig Bathurst, Capt. after got up and escaped, and no the part many years ago. The Busy King, employed in examining the un- others appeared while the Bathurst res Body has also been performed, with a explored coast of Australasia, duted off mained there, singular mixture of good and bad ac- Goulbourn Island, on the north coast A curious medal has lately been of tors. The Sir Francia Gripe of M:00- of New Holland, the 6th of July. last, fered in Inverness, by a poor man, as a den was excellent, the Sir George the ship Dick and brig St. Antonio penny, the description of which may Airy of M» Penley execrable. He then in company, which the Bathurst entertain some of our readers. It is Jooked like a well dressed waiter of a ta- had piloted from Port Jackson on their about the size and thickness of a penvern, and doff'd the gentleman so com. way to India, through a most intricate ny. On one side is the Pope's head, pletely, that no one could have been so and dangerous navigation, in which the with the triple crown, which reversed far deceived as to mistake him for one. latter lost two anchors. At the date displays that of the devil-motto . EcThe Coronation still continues sọ at. of the latter, they had heen out six clesia peruersa tenet faciem Diaboli ;" tractive, that the new splendid spec. weeks from Port Jackson, three weeks on the other side is 'a Cardinal's head, tacle of Giovanni in Ireland, an. 1 whereof they had been sailing among with hond and hat; reversed, this gives nounced for this evening (Thursday) is coral reefs of frightful appearance, and the head of a fool, with cap and bells deferred, in order to afford a few thou- I were obliged to anchor every night 1-motto, stulti aliquando sapientes,'
or 'Sapientes, stulti. aliquando', as the consists of a mass of rock, ever retain- TO READERS & CORRESPONDENTS. legevd may be read.* The execution ing the same solidity and the same of the piece upon which the heads are depth. The finest, turf grows about Cerdric is requested to send to our office aby stainped is ancient and nueven round the borders, and, at the distance of two time after Monday, or to inform us how we the edges'; but the heads are extremely toises are two springs of water. The may communicate with him. well executed, in high and well roun- neighbouring inhabitants have a sort of
We have received letters from several Corded
. relief, and display in the sour faces veneration for this fire, and celebrate it us prend me which we must defer noticing taof the Pope and Cardinal, and in the with religious ceremonies. folly of the fool, much spirit of 'caricature. The piece is probably of the pe
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NEW NOVEL. it is foreign, and it is certainly uncom
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days, little, it is in good preservation.-In- Kingsbill, in Rochford, in Essex,
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LANGREATH-A NOVELMagnetism.-The 'Prussian Stale chaelmas Day, at cock-crowing, where every Wednesday morning after Mi
By MRS. NATHAN.
In Three Volumes, 12no. Gazette mentions a highly important they: whisper, and have no candle, nor
Also, in the press, discovery, which Dr. Seebeck had
The Village COQUETTE A Novel, in communicated to the Academy of Sci- who owes suit and service there, and any pen and ink, but a coal; and he
Three Volumes. ences, 'at Berlin, in three different sit. tings. It was on the magnetic pro- rent for every hour he is missing.-Can does not appear, forfeits double his
This day was published,
In foolscap 8vo., price 5s. in boards, perties inherent in all metals and many any of our correspondents inform us if MY NOTE-BOOK; or, SKETCHES earths (and not in iron alone as was this court still holds its sittings, and from the GALLERY OF ST. Stephen's a Poen. supposed), according to the difference when abolished ?
By WILFRED WOODFALL, ESB. of the degrees of heat.' This disco
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The author's talents are considerable, and
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"If the perusal of this very smart little work tions made by the Inspector of Mines,
does not produce « cheers and laughter, " we M. Von Trebra' and others, relative to
Cumberland, in his Memoirs, relates shall henceforth have no faith in our judgment, the progressive increase of warmth in a very drold accident that occurred to and no very enviable opinion of the readers mines, in proportion to their depths. combe :- When be paid his court at
the celebrated courtier, Lord Mel understanding. '-Lit. Chron. According to M.Von Trebra's obser. St. James's to the Queen (Queen
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ter during the Revolution.
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This Pampblet well describes the rise and new trials have been made, which, in the act of kneeling down, consequences of its fall, and refers generally to
waistcoat avd breeches; the latter of progress of the Revolution, with the causes and which muriatic acid in subduing the hydro: their moorings in a very indecorous Germany, to the most celebrated Kings and
2. THE LETTERS OF JOSEPH II, Emperor of phobia. Dr. Previsali had prescribed and uncourtly manner. The fact is
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reproached for having formed the descrip iles, Marmontel and Diderot were sent to }
tion of a shipwreck in verse from the nar- the Bastile, and a perpetual war was
ratives of many, actual shipwrecks in waged with the whole class by the existing Sardanapalus, a Tragedy. The Twg prose, selecting such materials as were despotism. In the next place, the French
Foscari, a Tragedy. Cain, e-Mys-inost striking. Gibbon makes it a merit Revolution was not occasioned by any tery. By Lord Byron 8vo. pp details of the Siege of Jerusalem from the curred liad no such writers ever existed.
439. London, 1821. We never feel a stronger inclination
Chronicles.” In me it may be a demerit, It is the fashion to attribute every thing
I presume; let it remain so. Whilst í to the French revolution, and the French to write than when one of the works of have been occupied in defending Pope's revolution to everything but its real Lord Byron is the subject; bat we have character, the lower orders of Grub-cause. That cause' is obvious-the go. no sooner taken up the pen, than we re- street appear to have been assailing mine : vernment exacted too much, and the peoflect that every line of our's witliholds this is as it should be, both in them and ple could neither give nor bear more. from our readers so much of the bril- in me. One of the accusations in the Mr, S., with a cowardly ferocity, exliant effusions of his lord ship's pruşe. nanteless epistle alluded to is still more ults over the anticipated death-bed reAs it is known that Lord Byron did not laugliable: it states seriously that I re- pentanee” of the objects of liis dislike; write his first tragedy of Marino Faliero advertisements for Day and Martin's passion of Judgment,” in prose as well as
a for the stage, and was decidedly op- tent blacking!” This is the highest com- verse, full of impious impudence. What posed to its being acted, be conld not pliment to my literary powers which I ever Mr. Se's sensations or ours may be in the he expected to feel the usual mortifi-received.
awful moment of leaving this state of excation of authors at its want of snc- • Another charge made, Fam told, in the istence neither he nor we can pretend to cess; he has, therefore, in a few short “ Literary Gazette” is, that I wrote the decide. In common, I presume, with months, produced three other dramas ; notes to " Queen Mab;" a work which I most inen of any reflection, I have not for Cain is a drama, and is intitled a never saw till some time after its publica: waited for a " death-bed to repent of Mystery, in conformity with the ancient Mr. Sotheby as a poems of great power the diabolical pride” which this pitititle annexed to drauas on scripture and imagination.. I never wrote a line of ful renegado in his rancour would this pisubjects, which were styled · Mysteries the noles, nor ever saw them except in pute to those who scorn him. Whether, or Moralities. In the preface to the theft peblished forn), No one knows upon the whole, the good or evil of my volume now before us, hi Fordsdeip viena better than their real euthor, that bis deeds inay preponderate is not for me to clares that the tragedies were not opinions and naine sitter naterially upon ascertain, but as my means and opportucomposed with the most remote view the metapakaysia bortion that work :nities have been greater, I shall limit my to the stage. He adds, alluding to though in common with all who are not present defence to an assertion (easily the managers' dramatizing his former admire the poetry of that and his other gree," have done more real gondin ang tragedy, with regard to my own feel
publications, ings, as it seems that they are to stand
one given year, since I was twenty, than for nothing, I say nothing.'
Mr. Southey, who made an ungene- Mr. Southey in the whole course of his It is our intention, this week, to con
rous attack on Lord Byron, in bis shifting and turncoat existence. There fine our notice to the tragedy of Sar: for absurdity
, political prodigacy, and back with an honest pride, not tell be danapalus; but, as the appendix to blasphemy, is almost without a paral. There are others to which I recur with the second tragedy contains his lordship's defence against some illiberal
fel, meets with a very just and richly sorrow and repentance; but the only act and unfounded attacks, we shall inake merited castigation from his lordship, of my life of which Mr. Southey can have a few extracts from it. After hands who, at the same time, speaks with any real knowledge, as it was one which somely noticing an expression which manly wit and becoming inodesty of brought me in contact with a near con
himself:occurs in Lady Morgan's Italy and his
nexion of his own, did no dishonour to own tragedy, as a curious coincidence, in his pious preface to a poein whose
Mr. Soutbey, too,' says his lordship, that connexion nor to me.
I am not ignorant of Mr. Southey's his lordship thus answers some of the blaspbeniy is as harınless as the sedition calumnies on a different occasion, know, charges of plagiarism, &c. He says,- of Wat Tyler, because it is equally ab. ing them to be such, which he scattered
** I am informed (for I have seen but surd, with that sincere production, calls abroad on his return from Switzerland few of the specimens, and those accident- upon the legislature to look to it," as against me and others : they have done ally) that there has been lately brought the toleration of such writings led to the him no good in this world; and, if his against me charges of plagiarism. I have French Revolution : not, such writings as creed be the right one, they will do him also had an anonymous sort of threatening Wat Tyler, but as those of the “Satanic less in the next. What his death-bed”, intimation of the same kind, apparently School.” This is not true, and Mr. may be, it is not my province to predi. with the intent of extorting money. To Southey knows it not to be true. Every cate: let him settle it with his Maker, as I such charges I have no answer to make. French writer of any freedom was perse must do with inine. There is something One of them is ludicrous enough. I am cuted; Voltaire and Housseau were ex- at once ludicrous and blasphemous in this