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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,
For DECEMBER, 1810.
Youkemeady insertion of my short
Dec. 8. Austrian armies under the Archduke
Charles and Marshal Clairfait, in those Memoir
Major- most interesting campaigns of 1795, 96, general Sir SAMUEL AUCHMUTY *, and 97, and filled the Military mission to induces me to offer
the Archduke, after his brother was
wounded. He then became deputy quarIt affords me great happiness, that a short notice of Brigadier CRAUFURD, guished himself greatly when Humbert
ter-master-general in Ireland, and distinwhich I had given to the publick in landed in that country. He was much another work, occasioned the fol
esteemed by Lord Cornwallis, Sir Ralph lowing detailed account from a much Abercrombie, and General Lake. Aftermore able pen ; and I request your wards he was sent by our Government to insertion of it for the reason stated Switzerland, and served the campaign of therein, to which I will add my own 1799 there with the Austrians. At Buenos observations respecting that high- Ayres, where he commanded a part of minded Briton.
our troops, he did as much as possibly “ As I think the Country ought to be
could be done, under all the disadvanmade intimately acquainted with any offi- , tageous circunstances of his situation, cer who particulariy distinguishes him- according to the unanimous opinion of self, and to whom they may coufidently every officer under him. He afterwards look for the most important services, I beg
commanded the light brigade under the your insertion of the following particulars
much-lamented Sir John Moore, who had respecting Brigadier-gen. Robert Craufurd, a very high opinion of him. The manner whom I have known many years, and
in which he has commanded the light diwhose character I never ceased to admire:
vision of Lord Wellington's army, is too • Brigadier - geveral Robert Craufurd recently before the publick to need illuswas first in the 25th regiment of foot, then
tration. Had he not retired from the coinmanded by that excellent officer Sir army in disgust, as I have mentioned Charles Stuart, brother to Lord Bute, who above, he would now have been Lieutesoon discovered in my friend tbat enthu- nant-general.' siastic ardour for the military profession, * Having had particular opportunities that ardent application, and genius, for of knowing intimately this gallant atd which he is so conspicuous. Sir Charles highly-distinguished Officer, and apprehad the highest opinion of hin, and al- ciating as I do his fine character and ways bore him the warmest regard. At brilliant talen's, I felt it a duty incuman early age, he passed several years with bent upon me to send this account of him the Prussian, Austrian, and Saxon ar- to your Paper, which is so deservedly mies, studying his profession with the ut- famed for justice, liberality, and accumost diligence in all its branches. He
of information. became deeply versed in tactics, as well
“ A SOLDIER OF LONG SERVICE." as in the Artillery and Engineering sciences, and an excellent military drafts
I beg leave to add to the foregoing Afterwards he went to the East facts, that it is now about twenty Indies in command of the 75th regiment, years since I served several Camupon its being raised. He formed that paigns with the gallant Brigadierregiment in the most perfect manner, and general Róbert Čraufurd, then a commanded it in the field under Lord Captain ; and I am truly happy in
1 Cornwallis with great credit, Disgusted being able to bear testimony to the at not obtaining an appointment to which integrity, rigid principles of truth, he thought himself entitled, he quitted disinterestedness, and unremitting the army; but he never was easy till he
zeal for the honour of His Majesty's returned to a profession for which he is so eminently qualified. He served with the
arms, which that high-minded Soldier
has always displayed. In proof of * See our Magazine for April of the this assertion, I have to state, present year, p. 301. Edit.
that I was in camp with him when
508 Character of Brigadier-General Robert Craufurd. [Deo, he quitted the service in disgust; and general service would be highly benethough he could, to my knowledge, fited, were men of Brigadier Crauhave got £2500. for his Company, furd's transcendant talents and pubļic he would not accept of more than his virtue — witness his contempt of filthy Sovereign's regulated price ; viz. gold, and his luminous Military Lec£1500.! because he felt himself bound tures in Parliament, on the defence in honour to adhere strictly to the of the Nation-promoted to a rank rules of the service.
that would entitle them to 'exalted Brigadier Crausurd never required commands. But when I add, that any person under his command to this Veteran's standing in the service, endure any haruship or privation, with his critical i nowledge of almost which he would not cheerfully undergo every acre of land in the subjugated himself ; for when danger and fatigue States of Europe, confirms this obwere“ the order of the day,” he was servation his parlicular favour, always found leading the van! After I feel satisfied that a Pruyer from the enduring the cold, wet, hunger, and Representatives of the People in Parfatigue of a fourteen hours' march, liament, for his promotion to his in a low rich soil, swoln with rain, entitled rank of a Lieutenant-general, I have found this second Frederick of would be greeted by every soldier in Prussia in his tent, fighting battles the service ; as many Generals who on paper, or else translating his fa- now enjoy separate and high comvourite German author, Marshal Tilk, mands, were only subaltern officers, while the rest of the army were in the when Craufurd was coinmavding, and arms of sleep! In this way he realized forming a young regiment. But, the science of the Prussian Hero ; independent of the obvious equity of which he, subsequently, proved in such a proceeding, the public weal Ireland ; for the French General, should dictate the measure, as it Humbert, who invaded that country, would place a man, who unites the declared, that “ Craufurd was, in his qualities that adorned a Cæsar, in a opinion, the most scientific General state of capability to scourge that Foe in the Island ;" as it was owing to his who threatens the slavery of the little flying corps, that the progress of world! the French was principally retarded, A British Soldier in Retirement. and, in the conclusion, obliged to capitulate, I heard this anecdote in
Dec. 7, Germany.
SHOULD have particular pleasure Feeling, as I do, the truth of this in supplying you with some Mestatement, I am justified in giving moirs of a person so universally and credence to this gallant Briton's mas- highly respected and beloved, as the terly reply to Massena, as he was cer- late Major-general John Bellasis, of tainly an eye-witness to all that he Bombay, according to the desire ex: relates, and I know him to be inca. pressed in your note on the mention pable of stating a falsehood. He has of that gentleman, in the account of Therefore completely exposed the Mr. Bunce, late Resident at Muscat, slandering lies of this mushroom Duke, who had the distinguished honour of this Honourable Member of Buona- his patronage and friendship; but it parle's most_Honourable Legion of is not at present in my power to say Honour ! For I am as fully per- more, than that the General was a şuaded of the moral truth of every pative of Berkshire, and had an uncle word in Brigadier-general' Crawfurd's of the name of Hill, a very worthy Reply to Massena's Statement of the Clergyman at Sherborn, near Basingaffair of the Coa - - an affair which stoke, iu Hampshire, by whom he proves what an handful of Britons can was educated, and with whom be do, when led by a Craufurd, against either wholly resided, or passed a the united strength of France !-- great part of his youthful days, though it had-been verified on oath and where he became acquainted with before that fountain of Rectitude and the family of Mr. Bunce's maternal Virtue, the great Lord Chief Justice grandfather, the Rev.James Plowden, Ellenborough, of the King's Bench, who possessed an estate in the adjaWhen we contemplate the facts above cent parish of Ewburst, and was the stated, I think that we may insist, patron and rector of that church. with the simplicity of truth, that the Mr. Bellasis went out to India in the
Military service, and was most de- accustomed seat as President of the Miservedly promoted to the high rank litary Board, about half past twelve, and which he held. He married the appeared in excellent health and spirits, ooly daughter of the Rev. John
while the ordinary business of the day was under discussion.
About half past Hutchins, the Historian of Dorset
one, he was seized with a slight cough, shire; to whom he was attached,
succeeded by an immediate rupture of at a very early age, before he left
an artery in the lungs, which terminated this country; and, with those honour. his existence in a few minutes. By the able and virtuous principles which demise of this highly-honourable and marked every period, and governed worthy man, the service is deprived of a every action of his life, he steadily zealous, brave, and faithful Officer, and retained that attachment ; and, as
bis children of a most affectionate parent ; soon as hs situation admitted, com
while those who were attached to him pleted it in marriage. He has left through an intercourse of private friendibree sons; one of whom resides in ship, bave to deplore the loss of a characEngland; the other two remain in
ter, whose memory they will long cherish
with every sentiment of respect and esIndia, in the Military service of the
teem. The Major - General's remains Company one at Surat, the other
were interred yesterday afternoon with at Bumbay; and an only daughter, due military honours, attended by a the wite of Henry Fawcett, esq. of numerous concourse of gentlemen, and Portland-place.
of ail ranks and professions." This is all I can at present commu- It is no inconsiderable confirmation nicate, with any degree of accuracy of the character you have inseried of respecting the good General, except Mr. William Chicheley. Bunce, that the following account of his death he not only possessed, in a very high (which I do not recollect having been degree, this great and good man's noticed in your Obituary *) from Mr. esteem and regard, but likewise that Wm. Chicheley Bunce's letter to his of the General's sons in India, who, father, dated Bombay, Feb. 15, 1808: in their letters to Mr. Fawcelt re
“ How shall I relate to you, with specting his decease, mention him any degree of composure, an event, as the protege of their late father, which I well know will cause you as and express, in the most feeling terms much sorrow and regret, as it does of friendship, their concern on the me. My faithful friend, I may say my occasion, and for the deep' affliction second Paiher, (second only to your it would cause to his parents, to whom self in my regard) is, alas ! no more. they were anxious it should be comThis melancholy event took place municated with the greatest caution most suddenly, on Thursday the 11th and tenderness. Such kind and con: instant; and, till this moment, I siderate attentions, extending, even have been unable to relate it. On
to the surviving relatives of their dethe morning of that day, we break- ceased friend, do equal honour to fasted together at Randal-lodge (the the living and the dead. General's house in the country) and, Whenever unfavourable characters as usual, went into town, the General
are presented, you would certainly apparently in perfect health — but I call for the most authentic documents, find I can proceed no farther; and before you gave them any publicity ; must refer you to the enclosed Bom
and though there cannot be the same bay Newspaper. On the 12th, I at- occasion to authentieate those of an tended the remains of this dear re
opposite description, it is a peculiar spected friend to the grave.”
satisfaction to me, that I have such Extract.
indubitable proofs in my possession, “ Bombay, Feb. 13, 1808. in respect to both the above, as well “ On Thursday last, the 11th instant, from public records, as the private departed this life, aged 60 years, Major correspondence of some of the most Gen. John Bellasis, Commanding Officer respectable persons in England and of the Forces, and Colonel of Artillery on India, and they will readily be enthis Establishment. Never was the insta
trusted to your perusal, whenever bility of human enjoyments more fully exemplified, than in this sudden and un
you may have occasion, or a desire to
see them, for the purpose of conexpected event. The General took his
firming the truth and justice of every * We particularly thank this worthy Jine that has been sent you, as a triCorrespondent: we knew the General's bute to their merits and their meworth, and sincerely lament his loss. EDIT. mory:
510 Intended Restoration of Westminster Abbey.---Dr. Parr.[Dec.
“WESTMINSTER Abbey. This venerable ture will pause, ere they give their Pile will be restored to ali its former consent to this piece of restoration. grandeur. Mr. Wyatt, the Architect, I must confess, that, for myself, I do has undertaken to put the wal's and orna
not possess a sufficiency of fastidiousments in a coinplete state of durability, without the least injury to the Monuments. capability, to find fault with the
ness, or perhaps, I should say, of A drawing of the original Structure has been found in a vase taken from the Court repairs as far as they have gone ; nor, of Records, in a high state of preservation.
indeed, would I presume to forestall From this the Artist will be enabled to pro
the criticisms wbich have been so long duce all the moute ornainents, which time threatened by your redoubtable Corhas destroyed. The Saints wbich stood in respondeot, the Red Cross Knight; the niches are to re-appear.”
but, unless the able directors of these Mr. URBAN,
National Restorations can call magick ing you an extract from several the Statues appears to be an exploit of the latest daily Prints. As I have rather more hazardous in its successno other means of ascertaining the ful consequences, than any thing truth of this assertion, I beg leave to which has been as yet attempled; refer to you, who are almost the only neither does it seem likely, that any brief Chronicle of the times that can newly-discovered drawing of the Arbe depended npon in these matters, ebitectural compartments could confor a confirmation, or rather an ex- vey a correct idea of what there speplanation, thereof. We are told, cimens of sculpture were. that the walls and ornaments are to be Though I am a very humble lookerput is a complete state of repair, on, I do assure you, Sir, that this without injuring the Monuments. paragraph has awakened very inquir) This must, doubtless, bave reference sitive sensations in my mind on thie to the interior of the venerable Struc- very important subject, which would
but how Mr. Wyatt, or any be much allayed by an explanatory body else, can restore these walls to word or two from you, or some of all their former grandeur, without your communicative Correspondents. injuring, or indeed removing, many Yours, &c.
H.M. of the modern Monuments, is an assertion, which rather staggers an Mr. URBAN,
Oxford, Dec. 3. inquisitiveobserver. Can it be possible AM sure that, from your general for the South Cross to be restored to its original appearance, if the nume- your knowledge of the particular rous works of Rysbrack and Roubi- regard which a learned Clergyman of Jiac remain undisturbed! It is much our own times entertains for you, to be wished, that persons who au- no doubt will arise in yonr mind about thorize the insertion of paragraphs the propriety of admitting this letter similar to the above, which has some- into your Magazine. what the appearance of coming from You may recollect having inserted an oflicial quarter, had seen that (vol. LXXVIII p. 873) an epitaph, they were not so studiously vague which was engraven upon a monuand inexplicit. Of the drawing found meat in Hatton Church, to the mein the Court of Records, I need say mory of Catharine, the youngest and nothing, as much has appeared about much-lamented daughter of Dr. Parr, it already in your pages ; but I would When he was preparing it for the particularly call your attention to lapidary, he employed me as his The closing sentence of this unaccount- amanuensis ; and he not only told me, able assertion, which tells us, that that the greater part of ihe Latin "the Saints which stood in the niches
verses were taken by him from Siare to re-appear.” By this we are to donius Apollinaris, but he pointed judge, that all the statues in the out the passages, and gave strong niches round the exterior of Henry reasons for rejecting one line, which the Seventh's Chapel, which were I wished him not to omit. I think it wantonly pulled down in a barbarous of importance to state the foregoing age, lest they should fall on the heads circumstance, because I have beard it of the Members of Parliament, are observed, that the Doctor had emto be re-instated ; and, certainly, all ployed both matter and words, that True lovers of our antient Architec: were not his owo.
As, from the extreme inquietude of Anatomy is the first chapter of our his mind, he was compelled to ask book on Man. I cannot suppose from the aid of other persons to super
certain severe strictures other than intend the engraving of the inscrip- general notions in his provincial tion, it so happened, that his direc- neighbours, about the indecency, tions for marks of quotation to be perhaps cruelty, of submitting any affixed to the lines from Sidonius bodies of dead relations to perquiwere not observed. Knowing that sition. his unfeigned and deep sorrow for The Doctor can at will give orders the loss of an excellent daughter about his own body. Has he at any would prevent him from turning his time, in person or proxy, despoiled eye towards the monument, I, within a breathless frame of its purchased a few days, told himn of some mis- resting place ? By devoting his own takes, which were committed in the perishable materials to previous surpunctuation, and which I am myself gical uses, an atonement will be made authorized to have corrected bġ the to the world ; and thus he may befirst opportunity.
OXONIENSIS. come, both dead and alive, a pattern P.S. Upon a second, and more indeed for all Medical men, conscious careful inspection of the Monument, of the same transgression. it turns out, that marks of quotation
I PRÆ, SEQUAR. to the lines from Sidonius Apollinaris were properly affixed, according to
Dec. 23. the Doctor's injunctions.
Tou have more than once dis
played a beacon to gouty perMr. URBAN,
Dec. 3. sons, been their telegraph, their disI Northe Magazine: 23:500, the death N your Magazine, p. 500, the death interested guide. A remedy, as it
seems to me, deserving to be so esteemed Earl of Dartmouth is called, is at this time offered to their noticed ; also some verses introduced, prayers. The Gentleman's Magazine, as supposed to be written in compli- I am sure, will help us against that ment to him, when at school, by the host of impostors, by which a successEarl of Carlisle. Knowing your wishful medicine is always pursued, and to be ever correct, I must leave sometimes even hunted down. to mention, that I happened to be at The most striking good effects on Eton-school at the tiine these verses two patients, who have taken Huswere written, when Lord Carlisle son's Medicinal Water, stamp its exwrote a Poem descriptive of the cellence with me. It is said a counterseveral merits of his friends and feit has already been sold : general schoolfellows, belonging to his Con *, knowledge of the true composition or Society. The said lines were made would at once cut off other such in compliment to Heneage Legge, deleterious shams. esq. who married Elizabeth, daughter We read in p. 55 of “The Countrey of Sir Philip Musgrave, bart. Le Farme," by Gervaise Markham, is a cousin of the Dartmouth family. printed at London, in 1616: Lord Dartmouth never was at Eton “ Gout and Ach in the Hands. school; but received the early part * For paine in the feet and hands, boyle of his education at Harrow.
a good handfull of Mugwort in a sufficient quantitie of Oyle Olive, unto the spending
of the third part; make thereof an OyntMr. URBAN, Dec. 0. ment for the payned place : Give also to
, indulge me with part of a column the seeds of Ebulus, with the decoction on Dr. Harrison's professional reinon
of one of the hearbes called Arthriticæ." strances. Improvement in Medical In the samne page below, Primrose practice is the object : how can that and Sage are called bearbes Arthribe facilitated more, than by rendering ticæ. means of knowledge less expensive, Some practising Apothecary can, and readier of access : No such means by this hint, start from his tile, Opiare pointed out hitherto.
ferque per orbem, as a cognomen for
hiinself. * Con was an Eton phrase made use of If my book is scarce, you may in those days.