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At a subsequent period we have a si- meanness is a concomitant of cruelty, both carriages were afterwards recovered, milar picture of horror.
is made manifest by the following anec- and Colonel Cambyse threatened with a Lord Wellington cracuated Coimbra on dotes relative to the evacuation of Por- voyage to England as a prisoner, if he con
tinued a line of conduct such as he had till the approach of the enemy, upon the 1st of tugal after the convention with Junot. October ; the town had generally been quit After the signature of the convention by Sir related of this oficer, but an act of General
then pursued. Various other traits might be ted hy the higher classes of inhabitants dur- Hew Dalrymple, at Torres Vedras, and not at 1—'s, will be more interesting, and moro ing the preceding days ; a considerable pro: Cintra, as has generally been supposed, two worthy of record: he had carriod off a coa portion, lowerer, still rernained, hoping that officers, Major General Beresford and Lord siderable number of pictures, and embarked thc enemy might yet be prevented from get. Proby, were sent into Lisbon to superintend them on board his own vessel, from the house ting possession of it. But about ten o'clock its execution. The history of their disputes of the Marchioness of Anjija ; upon being on the morning of the first, there was sud- with the French would hardly be believed. required to give them up, he answered, that denly an alarm that the eneiny was approach. It would be interesting to record them, as they had been given to him. This having ing; the report was soon magnified into his instances from which the characters of many been found to be incorrect, he denied all having
entered; and at one burst the whole of the individuals belonging to the French knowledge of the transaction, and impeached of the remaining inbabitants ran shrieking army might be collected, and the value of a relation of his who was on board the ship from the town. The bridge, which is very their point of honour appreciated. long and narrow, was at once choked by the The first object to which the attention of to one of the transports, where he hoped
with him, but who immediately proceeded crowds which were pouring upon it, and the British commissioners for the execution to remain concealed. A threat of preventshe unhappy fugitives, who found their flight of the convention was drawn, was to enforce ing the General from sailing, till the pictures impeded, threw themselves into the river, the spirit of that instrument, by preventing were disgorged, soon brought this gentleman and waded through it. The Mondego was the French from carrying off the plunder of back to the frigate, and Captain Percy fortunately not deep at this time, the dry Portugal. With this view. General Junot, directed him to go on shore to give an season had kept it shallow; but there were after much opposition on his part, was con account of the transaction; he refused, three or four feet of water in inany of the strained to issue an order to his army, re however, to acknowledge the jurisdiction of places where the unfortunate inhabitants quiring it to deliver up, into the hands of the commissioners, and declared his deterpassed it. In the midst of all the horrors of the commissioners appointed for that pur- mination not to land. The bayonets of the this scene; of the cries of the wretched peo- pose, erery species of plundered property marines were called for, to persuade him ; ple who were separated from their families which it retained in its possession. Within they prored effectual, the gentleman was of those who were leaving their homes, their a few hours, however, of the issuing of this landed, and soon after, the pictures were property, their only means of subsistence, order, information was brought to Major returned. Another general officer, on the without the prospect of procuring where. General Beresford, that Colonel Cambyse, withal to live for the next day, and of those aide-de-camp to General Junot, had seized day of his embarkation, carried off, from the who believed the eneiny, (with his train of upon the Prince Regent's horses, had car- and documents which he was able to collect,
ofice of the commissioners, all the papers nnheard-of cruelties) at their heels ; the ear ried them froin the royal stables, and was in a short risit he made to it while the com. was most powerfully arrested by the screams embarking them as the property of General missioners were absent; and if he had not of despair which issued froin the gaol, where Junot. the miserable captives, who saw their coun
been driven back to Lisbon by contrary
The statement, upon being inquired into, winds (when he was forced to return thein) trymen escaping, believed that they should was found to be correct, and General Keller- would have involved their proceedings in be left victims to the ferocity of the Freuch. man was applied to, to prevent this robbery; complete confusion.
The shrieks of these unhappy people were he immediately attacked Colonel Cainbyse fortunately heard by Lord Wellington; who with great severity of language, and ordered
How much the English soldiery were sent his aide-de-camp, Lord March, to re- the horses to be restored.
annoyed at the interruption of their viclieve them from their situation; and thus
The next day an attempt of the same sort, tories by the convention, is whimsically the last of the inhabitants of Coimbra es- by the same officer, was made upon one of painted in the annexed. caped from the enemy.
the carriages belonging to the Duke of Sus. The feeling of the army which had fought It is not in the nature of this work to sex, which was actually embarked ; Major the battle of Vimiera, was at this time most dwell upon scenes of unisery, such as have General Beresford, upon being made ac- hostile to the armistice which had been been now described ; but the recollection of quainted with it, sent his aide-de-camp to agreed upon. them will last long on the minds of those Colonel Cambyse, to remonstrate with hiin The expression of a private in one of the who witnessed them. The cruelties of the (in terms not very agreeable) upon the re- regiinents which had most gallantly asserted Portuguese, that nothing could eftace; it character of an officer. This lecture was, to be recorded : whilst marching in his coFrench had made an impression upon the petition of a conluce so disgraceful to the the superiority of the British arms deserves seemed to be beyond the power
of man to however, of but little avail, for during the lumn to Sobral, he appeared to be looking await the eneiny's approach. The whole time that General Beresford's
aide-de-camp for something which he had lost; and upon unhappy fugitives were discovered and chased to the Duke of Suissex was removed to the plied, ten days, which he believed he should by a French soldier, they abandoned every river, for the same purpose of embarkation ; never find again. thing to which the hunan mind is devoted, to escape from what they looked upon as sena was before the Lines at Torres Vedrus,) the
The following is also a curious incimore than death, the grasp of their merciless French subsisted solely ou the plunder of the dent, connected with the sanie event.
The corps under the orders of Sir John invaders. Innumerable instances of these country they occupied. The irregular manner in melancholy truths might be detailed; but it which this mode of obtaining supplies was con. Moore marehed from Torres Vedrus to Mawould waste the time of the reader, and the ing atrocities. Torture inflicted upon the inhabi- General the Honourable Edward Paget, had
The leading division, under Major relations of the horrid acts coromitted by tants, to extract from them the secret of their de. nearly reached that place, when a French the French would be too shocking to dwell pots of provisions and property, was one of the officer, who cominanded a piquet in the upon. Nor shall we dwell on these savage The inurder of the peasantry seemed
to be com: town, desired that the English army would barbarities, which could only be perpe
mitted without remorse: the capture of the not advance, as he had no orders to retire ; trated by monsters hateful to human women was converted often into a source of the circumstance was reportert to Sir Heiv
profit. Nothing more revolting to the mind Dalrymple, who attempted to persuade the nature, for whom hell, rather than of civilized man can be produced, than the list French officer to evaciate, but finding his earth, was a fit scene of action.* That of horror& connitted during this lamentable eiforts ineffectual, and being desirous to During the whole of this period, while Mas | period.
avoid engaging in any fresh hostilities, be
GAZETTE, AND ordered bis troops to birouaque, for the sity of the Portuguese was too strong to be at about twenty-five miles from right to left. night, on the ground they occupied. The resisted by any calculations of the retalia. The term of lines was but little applicable to Next morning the French officer sent word, tion wbich was likely to follow the act that them ; the defences procured by art were that he had received orders to retire with his was committed.
confined to closed redoubts placed upon the 100 men, and that the British army was at liberty to enter the town. This story was
On the retreat to Torres Vedras, it is most essential points, and calculated to re
sist, although the enemy's troops might have the occasion of much witticisir among the judiciously remarked... soldiers. . We have thus conducted the British
established themselves in their rear. They
army to the terinination of one of the most extra
were thus enabled to protect the formation Lord B.'s reflections on the fatal and ordinary operations which was ever carried of the army upon any point attacked, before glorious battle of Corunna appear to us into
effect ; the boldness of the original con- with the iroops which he might have pushert to be exceedingly just. ception, as well as the perseverance and suc
forward between them. Thus ended the second campaign in which cess with which it was executed, will come the British troops had been engaged in the mand the admiration of all military men.
From this period, the 12th of November Peninsula. It would be a melancholy task The ascendancy which the character and ta- 1810, to the 4th of March, 1811, both to canvass it throughout; the last action was lents of Lord Wellington had obtained over
armics retained their respective positions ; worthy of the men that have since delivered the minds of all those who were within his the only erents of any importance, were the Spain from its merciless invaders; but the guidance or control, could alone have en arrival of the 9th corps of 10,000 men, commovementy which preceded it were far from abled him to effect a plan which involved in manded by General Cte. Erlon, which was being generally approved. Great difficulties it such fearful consequences. To have
placed by Massena to protect his right at
perwere in leed opposed to, Sir John Moore ; suaded a foreign government and army, but Leiria ; and the junction of 5,000 men, who but it would appear that in his own mind lately subjected to his direction, to abandon were brought by General Foy upon his rethey were too highly rated. He discharged the greater proportion of their country al-turn from Paris, where he had been sent by his duty to his country, however, with his most without a struggle, to the ravages of Massena, soon after his arrival opposite our uitinost' zeal. He died 'fighting to maintain an invader ; to see his approach to the capic of the French army, and of its situation. its glory, and his name will ever be ranked tal without fear or hesitation, speaks of itself ainongst its heroes.
a confidence in the talents of the commander Buonaparte received the relation of these Having, by these selections, shewn which is without example. Not less extra- events with much indifference ; and observed the quality of this work, we shall only ordinary was the mode in which a movement to make, for the loss of the hattle of Busaadd two or three further miscellaneous Torres Vedras, a distance of 150 miles, in co, “. Ah bah! les Anglais de tout temps extracts,
presence of a superior army, whose object ont battu les Français." An incident which took place on the night was, by every exertion in its power, to har
We cannot conclude better. Waterof the surrender of Almeida, deserves to be rass the corps opposed to it ; yet not a strag- loo must have riveted the conviction. mentioned, to shew the hostility of the Por- gler was overtaken ; no article of baggage tuguese peasantry to the French. Colone! captured ; no corps of infantry, except Biographia Curiosa ; or Memoirs of RePavetti, the chicf of the gens d'armerie of where the invaders were routed at Busaco, France, in Spain, had gone to Almeida with was ever seen or molested. Of all the re
markable Characters of the Reign of Marshal Massena, when he left his head-treats which have ever been executed, this
George the Third. With their Porquarters at the fort of La Conception, to in- deserves inost to be admired. The steady traits. Collected froin the most auduce the garrison to surrender; when the principle on which it was carried into effect thentic sources. By George Smeeton. fring recommenced, Colonel Pavetti (who could alone have secured its success. Lord was unwelly set out upon his return to his Wellington never swerved from his purpose; thirty monthly numbers, inaking three vo
Of this publication, which is to consist of quarters; lie was accompanied by a Lient. the various changes which every day occur lumes, No. I has appeared. It contains acColonel, a Captain, and twelve inen; the in, war, made no impression on his determinight was extremely dark and stormy, and nation. The great event of a battle, such of William Stevenson a Scotch beggar, of
portraits of the Corsican Fairy, he lost his way. He met with a Portuguese as that of Busaco, won over an enemy who Elias Hoyle'a Yorkshire centenary, and of shepherd, whoin he took for his guide, and was surrounded by an hostile nation, never Sam House a Westminster publican and rewho proinised to conduct him (the vengeance induced him to change the plan of operations publican. The engravings are executed in a of these Frenchinen hanging over him) to which he was convinced would in the end good style, and the matter is amusing : the fort of La Conception. But this pca- produce the sant could not resist his feelings of animosi- Guided by such a principle, Lord Welling- muate the simple annals of Hoyle as a specity; he found courage to mislead the party; ton was enabled triumphantly to execute his and under the pretence of laving missed his plan ; the successes which lave since attend- werby, in Yorkshire, being, at the time the
“ This venerable man was a native of Soway, brought it to his own village. He per- ed his career are the best evidences of its suaded Colonel Pavetti to put up for the wisdom. It is a singular circumstance, that of age. His life is another convincing proof
accompanying portrait was taken, 113 years night in the house of the Jues de Fora, and when in his turn Massena had to conduct of the invaluable blessings of sobriety and pretended that he would procure provisions his army in retreat over nearly the same industry; for, by his labour alone, " that for him. Instead, however, of employing ground to the frontiers of Spain, although offspring of want and mother of health,” he himself in that way, he collected the inhabi he had the advantages of making his prepa- maintained a numerous family in glorious tauts, fell upon the French, killed them all rations in secret, and of disguising the mo- independence ; not one of them receiving except the colonel, whom he beat most se- ment of putting it into execution, yet he was parochial relief, although he was only a jourverely, and his servant who stated himself to constantly overtaken the corps of his army neyman inechanic: he was enabled to follow beja German. The next day the colonel heaten and harrassed ; and in every action his employinent till he was 110 years old. was brought, with two ribs broken and other which he was compelled to fight, he was damages, to the head-quarters of Lord Wel driven with loss and disaster from his posi- longevity than any county in England : the
Yorkshire has produced more instances of kington; where he was attended to, and tions: afterwards sent prisoner to England. Lord Wellington placed his army on the the salubrity of the air, and sobriety of its
To appreciate this event, it must be re-grounul 'marked out for it in the course of inhabitants. The following is a list of per; membered that it took place in the middle the 8th, 9th, and 10th of October. The of an army of 60,000 Frenchmen ; that their lines, as they have been termed, extended the age of a century and upwards.*
sons who resided in Yorkshire, and attained revenge awaited those who were concerned froin Alhandra to the mouth of the Zizanin it ; but that, notivithstanding, the anino- ara ; the whole distance may be coinputed * Vide Easton's Longevity.
Alice Atkinson, of the city of York, aged of Aldborough near Boroughbridge, 138 : died (of Leeds, 106: died 1780. -Mr. Whip, of : 109: died 1749.-Jane Atkins, of the city of 1791.- Mary Halmshawl of Wakefield, 102. Bishop Wilton, 115: died 1784.- Mrs. York, 100: died 1761.-Ann Armstrong, of -The celebrated Henry Jenkins, of Ellerton Wharton, of Thirşk, 103: died 1791.-MaAldbrough, 114: died 1765.Jane Blake, upon Swale, 169 : died 1670.-Ann Johnson, jor Wilkins, of York, 100: died 1756.--Saof North Leeds, 114: diei 1763.–Margaret of Aldborough, 102: died 1766.—Joan rah Wight, of Breary, 106: died 1760.Bartlemer, of Leeds, 102: died 1765.-Ro-Jones, of Gisborough, 103 : died 1772.-Henry Wells, of Whitby, 109: died 1794. . bert Butterfield, of Halifax, 102, who Samuel Johnsone, of Bridlington, 101: died -Susannah Wood, of Newton upon the from 40 years industry as a wool stapler, 1779.Mary Jackson, of Cropton, 104: died | Ouse, 109: died 1780.99 acquired a fortune of 40,0001. he died 1781. 1789.--George Kirton esq. T of Oxnop Hall, If the ensuing Numbers are as entertain
8. Briggof Hoober Hall, near Craven, 125: died 1769.–Mary Kershaw, of Ponte-ing as this, there can be no doubt, but that 100: died 1782.-Williain Birkhead, of Brork fract, 103 : died 1788.-Robert Laurence, of like most magazines of this sort, the BiograHouse near Cleckheaton, 100: died 1797- | Gisborough, 100 died 1761.-Daniel Le- phia Curiosa will be very popular: -Francis Cousit, † of Burythorpe near Mal- gro, esq. of Leeds, 103: died 1771.---Thoton, 150: died 1768. Ralph Coulson, of mas. Loveday, of Scroohy, !01: died 1789; The Percy Anecdotes. Part III. Youth. Grimstone, 107: died 1771.-Margaret 1-Richard Matherman, of Ripley, 102: died Champney, of Carlton, 102: died 1782.1766.-Mrs. Moore, of Rigby, 107: died Mary Cousen, of Wakefield, 103: died 1768.- Mrs. Mawhood, of Pontefract, 100:1796. —Peter Delme, esq. of Leeds, 101: died 1792:-Mrs. Ogden of Holbeck, near excellent little work has appeared, and
The third monthly Number of this died 1773.—Mrs. Daivson, of Wakefield, Leeds, 106: died 1795.-—Robert Oglebie 101: died 1798:- Mr.
Frank, of Pontefract, of Rippon, 1'15: died 1762.--Mrs. Pilking- is devoted to illustrate various sorts of 109; died 1782.-Marry Gummersell, near ton, of Bicester, 107: died 1757.-John precocity.. We select from several Wakefield, 107. She was mother of 14 Phillipstt, of Thorn near Leeds, 117: died hundred stories, half a dozen, as samchildren; grandmother to 33; great grand- 1742.-Samuel Paudames, of Yeddington, ples of the Editors' skill. mother to 84, and great great grandmother 105 : died 1792.-Martha Preston, of Barnsto 25 : in all 156 descendants ; she died ley, 125 : died 1769.--Eleanor Railston, of that they have a real existence; and
The last but one seems to indicate 1763.—Thomas Garbut, of Hurworth, 101 : Jürrow Quay, 102: died 1785.-Bartholodied 1773., William Gibson, farmer, of mew Rymers, of Rippon, 100: died 1791, that the names of Sholto and Reuben llutton Bush, 102: died 1796.- Ann Hat John Shepherd of Tadcaster, 109 : died Percy are not merely assumption. fields of Tinsley, 105 : died 1770.-Mary | 1757.-James Simpson, near Knaresbo Prince Henry, Son of James I.-Prince Hall, of Bishop Hill, of which place she was rough, 112: died 1766.- Joshua Simpson, Henry, the son of James I. (of England, sexton, 105 : died 1759.—Elizabeth Hodg- esq. of Hanslet, near Leeds, 104: died 1780. who perished in his eighteenth year, posson, of Scampston, 110: died 1759.-Wii
- Margaret Scurral, of Honiton, 108: died sessed the elements of an heroic and miliam Hughes, of Tadcaster, 127: died 1769. 1784. - James Sampler, of Osbaldwick, 103: litary character. Had he lived to ascend the ---William Harwick, of Leeds, 100: died died 1791.—Mrs. "Tate, of Malton, 106: throne, the days of Agincourt and Cressy 1772.-John Houseman, of Sessays near died 1772.-Joseph Thompson, of Walin- would have revived, and Henry IX. have Thrisk, 111: died 1777.—Jonathan Hartops, gate Bar, 103 : died 1781.-Mrs. Todd, of rivalled Henry V., whom he resembled in
Richinond, 105 : died 1789.-Mr. Wright, his features. This youth has furnished the + He was very temperate in his living, and of Hatton, 102: died 1776.-Mr. Wheatley, subject of an interesting volume : and in the used great exercise, which together with his oc
British Museum there is a MS. narrative, casionally eating a raw new-laid egg, enabled was refused. Mr. Hartop lent the great Milton 50 written by one who was an attendant on the him to obtain so extraordinary an age. pounds soon after the restoration, which the bard the prince's person from the age of three to
1 James Hatfield died the same year, at the returned him with honour, though not without thirteen years, a time of life when but few same age. He was formerly a soldier ; when much difficulty, as his circumstances were very children can furnish any thing worth relating on duty as a centinel at Windsor, one night, at low: Mr. Hartop would have declined receiving the expiration of his gunrd, he heard St. Paul's it, but the pride of the poet was equal to his
about themselves. clock in London, strike thirteen strokes in-genius, and he sent the money with an angry
The first time he went to the town of Stirstcad of twelve, and not being relieved as he letter, which was found among the curious pos. ling to meet the king, observing on the road expected, he fell asleep; in which situation he sessions of this venerable old man.
a stack of corn, it fancifully struck him as was found by the succeeding guard, who soon !! She had been a widow upwards of 50 years. similar in shape to the top he used to play with. after came to relieve him : for such neglect he and her faculties were unimpaired to the last. • That's a good top," said he.
Why do was tried by a court martial, but pleading that Such was her health and activity, that, when in you not then play with it?" answered one he was on duty his legal time, and asserting, as her 77th year, she walked from Wakefield to of his attendants. “ Set you it up for me, a proof, the singular circumstance of hearing London, a distance of 184 miles, and returned and I will play with it." This is just the St. Paul's clock strike 13 strokes, which upon again on foot. inquiry proving true, he was in consequence ac 1. He was a most remarkable fox hunter, fol. fancy we might expect in a lively child, with quitted.
lowing the chace on horseback till he was 80 a shrewdness in the retort above its years, His fatherandmother died of the plague intheir years of age : from that period to 100 years
be Being questioned by a nobleman whether, house in the Minories in 1766 ; and he perfectly regularly attended the upkennelling the fox in after his father, he had rather be king of well remembered the great fire of London. Hewas his single chair.
England or Scotland, he asked which of short in stature ; had been married five times ; A travelling tinker, he was married 73 them was best. Being answered,“ EngAnd left 7 children, 26 grand children, 74 great years, and had 12 sons and 13 daughters, hąd all land;" Then,” said the Scottish-born grand children, and 140 great great grand chil- his senses perfect, and could see to work a short prince, would I have both." 'At another dren. He could read to the last without spocta- time previous to his death.
time, on reading this verse in Virgil cles, and play at cribbage with the most perfect ++ He lived under 8 crowned heads, and was recollection. On Christmas day 1789, he walk- able to walk till within a few days of his death.
“ Tros Tyriusve mihi nullo discrimine agetur." ed nine miles, to dine with one of his great grand His teeth were good and his sight and hearing the boy said he would use thật verse for children. He remembered Charles II. and once tolerable. At about the age of 28, being consta himself, with a slight alteration, thus : travelled from London to York with the faceti- ble of his parish, he, upon some disorders, com “Anglus Scotusve mihi nullo discrimine agetur." ous Killigrew. He eat but little, and his only mitted two of Oliver Cromwell's soldiers to the beverage was milk. He enjoyed an uninter- town stocks : the Protector far from resenting bold and martial character displayed itself.
Even in the most trivial circumstances his rupted flow of spirits. The third wife of this it, wished that every
one of his police officers Bating in the king's presence a dish of milk; very extraordinary man was 'an illegitimate had but half his courage. daugh er of Oliver Cromwell, who gave with her $$' He was a man of good health and activity. the king asked him why he ate so much a portion amounting to about 500 pounds. He He was game keeper to Sir Bellingham Graham, child's meat. “ Sir, it is also man's meat.” possessed a fine portrait of Cromwell by Cooper, Bart. of Norton Conyers, and shot game flying Once taking, up strawberries with two for which a Mr. Hollis offered 300 pounds, but in his 99th year,
spoons, when one might have sufficed, he
gaily exclaimed, " The one I use as o ra- the action with the Vuited States vessel, undertake it ; when fluratia, on seeing all pier, and the other as a dagger."
Ilornet, annused himself with chasing a goat his companions stnggered, came forward The biekerings between the prince and his between deeks. Not in the least tertified by and offered to brave the danger. He was tutor, Adam Newton, are amusing. When destruction and death all around bin, he accordingly lowered down from their dormiNewton wishing to set an example to the persisted, till a cannon ball came and took tory by some sheets tied together, and thus, prince of herole exercises, one day practised off both the hind legs of the goat ; when, at a considerable risk, secured the prize; the pike, but with little skill, the prince seeing her disabled, he jumped astride her, but the boldness of the act was all that tho taunted him on his failure. Newton obviously crying, "Now I've caught you." This sin- young adventurer regarded; for on being lost his temper, and observed, “That to gular anecdote is related in a work called, hauled up again, he shared the pears among find fault was an evil humour." “ Master, Visits of Mercy, being the second journal his school-fellows, without receiving any for I take the humour of you." " It becomes of the stated preacher to the hospital and himself; and added, I only took them becuuse Dot a prince," observed Newton." Then,” almshouse, in the city of New York, by the every other boy ras afruid. retorted the prince, “ doth it worse become Rer. E. S. Ely."
It is also related of him, that, at an earlier a master."
Lord Thurlor. This eminent lawyer's su- period, and when he was quite a child, he The tutor once irritated at losing a game periority of abilities was rery early manifest- strayed from his grandmother's house, at at which he was playing with the prince, ed both at school and at college. They ex-Hilborough, after firds
' dests, with a cowsaid, “I am meet for whipping boys." torted submission from his cquals, and im- boy. The dinner hour arriving without bis " You saunt then," retorted the prince, pressed his seniors with respect. The fol- appuarance, the alarm of the family became " that which a ploughman or cart driver can lowing anecdote is told of him. Having been rery, great, for they apprehended that he do better than you." "I can do more,"
" absent froin chapel, or committed sone had been carried off by the gipsics: Search said the tutor,
for I can govern foolish other offence which came under the cogni- was instantly made in various directions ; cbildren."
zance of the dean of the college, who, though and at length he was discovered, without his On this the prince, who in respect for his a man of wit, was not remarkable for his companion, sitting with the utmost compotutor would not carry the jest farther, rose learning; the dean set Thurlow, as a task, sure by the side of a stream which he had from the table, and in a low roice, said to a paper in the Spectator to translate into leen linable to pass. “ I wonder, child," those near him, “ He had need be a wise Greck. This he performed extremely well, cxclaimed the old lady, on seeing him, man that could do that." ,
and in rery little time; but instead of carry that hunger and fear did not drive you home.” A musician having player a voluntary in ing it up to the dean, as he ought to have a fear never came near me, grandmamına !" prescnce of the prince, was requested to donc, he took it to the tutor, who was a replied the infant hero. play the same again. I could not for the good scholar, and a very respectable charac Scientific Sugacity.-In the winter of kingdom of Spain," said the musician ; " for ter. At this the dean was exceedingly wroth, | 1790, as a number of boys were skating this were harder than for a preacher to re- and had Mr. 'Thurlow convened before the on a lake in a remote part of Yorkpeat word by word a sermon that he had not Masters and Fellows to answer for his cou- shire, the ice happened to break at a learned by rote." A clergyman standing by duct
. Thurlow was asked what he had to considerable distance from the shore, and ono observed, that he thought a preacher might say for himself. He coolly, perhaps impro- of them unfortunately fell in. No house was do that. Perhaps," rejoined the young perly, replied, “ that what he had donc pro- near, where ropes or the assistance of more prince, " for a bishoprick."
ceeded not from disrespect, but from a feel-aged hands could be procured, and the boys One of his servants having cut the prince's ing of tenderness for the dean; he did not were afraid to renture forward to save their finger, and sucking out the blood with his wish to puzzle him!” The dean, greatly struggling companion, from a natural dread, mouth, the young prince said to him plea- irritated, ordered him out of the room ; and that where the ice had given way, it might santly, “ If, which God forbid ! my father, theu insisted that the Masters and Fellows give way again, and involve more of them in myself, and the rest of his kindred, should ought immediately to expel or rusticate him. jeopardy. In this alarming emergency, ono fail, you might claim the crown, for you This request was nearly complied with, when of them, of more sagacity thon the rest, sughare now in you the blood-royal."
two of the Fellows, wiser than the rest, ob gested an expedient, which for its scientific In one of the prince's excursions into the served, that expelling or rusticating a young conception, would have done honour to the country, having stopped at a nobleman's man for such an offence would perhaps do boyhood of a Watt or an Archimedes. He house, the prince's servants complained much injury to the college, and expose it might probably remember having seen, that that they had been obliged to go to bed sup. to ridicule; and that as he would soon quit while a plank placed perpendicularly on thin perless, through the parsimony of the house, the college of his own accord to attend the ice will burst through, the game plank, if which the little prince at the time of hearing Temple, it would be better to let the matter laid horizontally along the ice, will be firinly seemed not to notice. The next inorning rest, than irritate him by so severe a pro- borne, and afford even a safe footing; and the lady of the house coming to pay her re- ceeding. This advice was at length adopted. applying with great ingenuity and presence spects to hiun, found hias turning a volume Thurlow was not forgetful of the kind of mind, the obvious principle of this differthat had many pictures in it; one of which ness which he experienced on this occasion. cnce to the danger before them, he proposed was a painting of a company sitting at a ban. When he rose to the woolsack, he procured to his companions that they should lay themquet : this he sheved her. " I invite you, for one of the gentlemen who recommended selves flat along the ice, in a line one behind madam, to a feast.” “ To what feast?" she lenient measures, the Chancellorship of the anotirer, and each push forward the boy beasked. “To this feast," said the boy. Diocese of Lincoln.
forc him, till thcy reached the holc where “What, would your highness give me but Such was the consciousness which Thur- their playınate was still plunging, heroically a painted feast?". Fixing his eye on her, he low felt of his towering abilities, that long voluntcering to be himself the first in the said, “No better, madam, is found in this before he was called to the bar, he often de chain. The plan was instantly adopted, and house." There was a point in this ingenious clared to his friends that he would one day to the great joy of the boys, and their gallant reprimand, far excelling the wit of a be Chancellor of England; and that the leader, they succeeded in rescuing their comchild.
title he would take for his peerage would be panion from a watery grave, at a moment Such are a few of the anecdotes of a prince Lord Thurlow, of Thurlow.
when, overcome hy terror and exertion, be who died in early youth, gleaned from a con Lord Nelson.-Lord Nelson was, from was unable to make another effort to save temporary, manuscript, written by an eye his infancy, remarkable for his disinterested himself. Reader, excuse a tear of gratitude. and ear witness. They are trifles, but tri- ness and intrepidity. When at School at The name of the boy saved was-REUBEN files consecrated by their genuineness, and North Walsham, the master, the Rev. Mr. PERCY. by the rank of the individual to whom they Jones, had some remarkably fine pears An apt Version.-The late Dr. Adam, relate.
which his scholars had often wished for; but Rector of the Grammar School, Edina Ignorance of fear.- A child of one of the the attempt to gather them was in their burgh, was supposed by his scholars crew of His Majesty's ship, Peacock, during opinion sų hazardous that no one would to exercise a strong partiality for such
were of patrician descent; and on oumber of which is very considerable ; but God of Gods; Dharnimasouámi, the hoone occasion was very smartly reminded of which, being all taken from the books cou-nourable King of the Doctrine, Mahátmá, it by a boy of mean parentage, whom he sidered as sacred, and alluding either to traits the Great Saint ; Narcottamah, the most was reprehending rather severely for his ig. in the life of this mythological personage, or Exalted of Men; Gouanaságarah, the Sea norance-much more so than the boy thought to the attributes which serve to characterise of Virtues, &c. These denominations, therehe would have done, bad he been the son of him, cannot have beca changed since they fore, do not furnish as with any data adapted a right honourable, or even of a plain Baillie were invented, and serve to designate him in to the suhject before us. Jarvic. “ You dunce !” exclaimed the rec- litanies, invocations, and legends, in a fixed But the Bouddhaists have not confined tor, I don't think you can even translate the and invariable manner. In the 4th volume themselves to the enumeration of the moral motto of your own native place, of the gude of the Mines of the East, I gave a very con- qualities, in which this principal divinity is town of Edinburgh. What, sir, does * Nisi plete list of these epithets, from the most superior to all others ; they have also made Dominus frustra' inean?” “ It means, sir," authentic sources : I now return to the sub- a description of the corporeal qualities which rejoined the boy smartly, “that unless we ject, to seek the solution of a question, listinguished him in his banan form, and are lords' sons, we need not come here." which has engaged some systematic writers have composed a series of phrases, from
in Europe, and which, by a singular chance, which it is possible to draw a complete
is connected with the great question of the portrait of Bouddha, considered as a mateANALYSIS OF THE JOURNAL DES SAVANS, origin of the arts, civilization, and religions rial and terrestrial being. In this point of FOR OCTOVER, 1819. (Concluded.) of the East.
view, they have assigned bim 32 visible quaArt. V. Voyage en Perse, fait dans les An The celebrated Sir William Jones, whose lities, and 80 sorts of beauties. Here it is
nées, 1807, 1808, 1809. 2 vols. 8vo. authority must be allowed great weight in natural to look for the features, which it
This work, though published anonymous subjects relative to the literature of Persia would be necessary to know, in order to de. ly, is known to be the production of Mr. and Hindoostan, but whose discourses at the termine to which of the varieties of the Adrien Dupré, who was attached to the lega- annual meetings of the Society of Calcutta, human species the personage may have betion of General Gardane...
should, in my opinion, be read with great longed, who has been worshipped since his In the space of 18 months, i.e. from 8th distrust, in what relates to the antiquities of death by the name of Bouddha. Now far of September 1807 to the 1st of May 1809, Asia, is, I believe, one of the authors who from finding in this collection of 112 phrases, the author, proceeding from Constanti- have spoken in the most express manner of destined to the description of his human nople through Asia Minor, &c. to Bagdad, statues of Bouddha with frizzled hair, evi
, body, any thing resembling the figure of the thence to Hamadan, Ispahan, and Schiraz, dently made, says he, “with the design of negro, which it is so easy to characterise, from which latter city he made several ex- representing him in his natural state.” This and so difficult to mistake, we observe in cursions, traversed the most remarkable pro is one of the particulars adduced by the in- this number several features which evivince of the Persian empire in different di- genious author in the nunber of incontesti- dently belong to the Indian race, and which rections, visited a great many cities, and ble facts, it is indeed, we inay say, the only it is impossible to apply to that of the neresided in the most celebrated. He had one, which he points out among these facts, groes of Africa. abundant opportunities of making good and which, according to him, authorise us tó Mr. Remusat quotes * sereral of those useful observations, and we must do him think, that Ethiopia and Hiudoostan were phrases ; Bouddha is called “with the the justice to say that he has neglected done peopled by the sanie race. " It may be added, golden complexion," which must doubtless of those which, being relative to the details in support of this idea, (continues he) that it be understood of the olive colour of the of the route, the productions of the country,
is difficult to distingnish the mountaineers of Hindoos, and not the black of the negro : or objeets of trade, may be of some advan- Bahar and of Bengal, in some of their fea- his body toas without spot, and brilliant; his tage to commerce and geography.
tures, especially the lips and the nose, from nails red like copper ; his lips rosy like the Among the most interesting parts of the the modern Abyssinians ; and that according fruit called bimba. His hair was in rounded work, are the detailed account of the Ca to Strabo, the ancient Hindoos differed from curls, which, in figures of Bouddha, executed chemire shawls; the statement of the military the Africans only in, having their hair strait by unskilful artists, may have been taken tribes established in Persia; a highly import and sendoth, while that of the Africans was fór frizzled hair ; but as if it had been irant table of the weights, measures, and woolly or curled ; a difference which pro- tended to provide against this interpretation coins, in use in the different provinces of that ceeded chietiy, if not entirely, from the res of the word curls, we find another epithet Empire ; and a chapter, containing not only pective, humidity or dryness of their atmo which fixes the sense of it. The hair of the itineraries of the route of the author, sphere." I shall not dwell on the material Bouddha was not mixed or frizzled. Lastbut also thirty-seven others, which give the error contained in these last words, which, ly, which is decisive, be is stated to have distances of a great number of towns and after the labours of modern naturalists, had a prominent nose, which might probably villages in Persia, and even of the neigh. I shall only take the assertion relative
to cannot be applied in any manner to the
needs no refutation. In what precedes, too, be equivalent to aquiline, but most certainly bouring countries.
Mr. Dupré is now engaged in a second Bouddha, which would tend to make us broad flat nose of the African negroes. work; viz. his "Voyage à la côte des Ab- consider him as having been, in the opinion Mr. R. appeals to persons acquainted with khas," which will doubtless contain interest of his worshippers, an Ethiopian, foreign to the language for the exactness of his explaing information respecting a country of which the Indian race a real African piegro, with nation of the Sanscrit phrases which he has we know very little.
thick lips, a broad iat nosc, and frizzled translated, not directly, but through the medi.
hair. Art. VI. Note on some Epithets descriptive
um of the Chinese, the Mongol,and the Mandof Bouddha, by Mr. Abel Remusat.
I shall draw my proofs exclusively from chou. He has chosen only such as appear.
the writings of the Bouddhaists themselves ; ed the most characteristic: but on looking Though an enquiry into the denominations and I need not remark, how greatly superior over the others in his translation of that part by which the
Hindoos designate their divi- their authority is to that of the literati of of the book which contains them, (s. Mines nities be in general futile, because there is Europe, and even to the authors attached to of the East, vol. 4.) there are many which often reason to believe them arbitrarily in the worship of Brahma, the only ones who it would be equally difficult to reconcile with vented by the poets, there are however have been consulted by the English au- the idea of Sir W. Jones, and certainly not some, so consecrated by custom, that they thors.
one that favors it. must be considered, not as mere rhetorical In these books we find the different names Declining to make use of any of the nuornaments, or means to fill up a hemistich, given to Bouddha, arranged and distributed but as the expression of a well established in sections"; the first contains 58 : but these Chinese, Mongul, and Måndchou translations of
Mr. Remusat states that he has made use of opinion on the attributes of the being to 'names express, almost all of them, the the books of the Bouddhaists, and quotes in whom they are applied. Of this nature are moral perfections and powers of Bouddha, those languages the phrases which he selecto to the epithets descriptive of Bourdha, the considered as a divinity: Deratidora, the illustrate his opintons. Ed.