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The first part, as the title mentions, ftate of the kingdom, and the blessings is the will of the emperor, dated at
it derived from the emperor. Vienna, the 18th of February, 1790. - Moft beneficenr Emperor,
This will shews' equal judgment and · This is the employment of the reflection : we shall copy only two of week! Four days in repairing the the articles.
roads; the fifth is deftined for the . lorder, that the moment I cease fisheries ; and the sixth for the chace to exist, the sum of 10,000 forins be all for the benefit of my superior : delivered to the different parishes of the seventh belongs to God. "Judge, this city and suburbs, to be distributed' molt just fovereign, if I can pay the to the madeft and in ligent poor, that land-tax, and the other imports." they may pray for me.
Joseph, who, in these countrymen, II order, that the present testa. faw creatures like himself, who was ment, containing my last will, be pab. senfible that one man was 'not born to Jished aftet my death; and I request be the flave of another, and that counthose, to whom I may, contrary to my trymen, with rude exterior and rustic intention, have not done ample justice, garments, often covered noble and to pardon me as Christians and men. Compasfionate hearts, lightened the I beseech them to confider, that the chains of the Hangarian pe afants, and monarch on his throne, as well as the considered of means entirely to debeggar in his hut, is a man, and each Aroy them. He knew that the féusubject to the same errors.'
dallystem originated from the misfor. Joseph II. was a great traveller, tunes of former ages, from the ignobut from the account before us, it was rance and fuperftition of the people ; with a design 'of knowing mankind, and that it was supported by perfonal not from an idle curiosity. The ob- interests, and by prejudices. He faw, ject of his travels in his own country, with a secret horror, men har effed fays the author, was to examine the "to the manorial càr, like beasts of burfoil, the different productions, the then, and re-established them in their in habitants, whose manners and laws native privileges. By this action he differ so much, that their complicated drew od himself the hatred of the variations check, and often frustrate," nobility. the efforts of government. He wished Daring his last residence at Lüx. to ascertain, with his own eyes, the emburg, a felect party met daily in his necefsity of reforms, and the proper circle. One day the converfarion kad encouragements, so as to act with the been very serious, and Joseph faid, if greatest advantage for his fubjects, any one will honour my tomb witbaa whom he confidered as his children. epitaph, let it be the following: With this design the travelled through “Hcre lies Jofeph II. who failed in Hungary in 1767 and 1773. Nth ng " all his undertakings."'~'Unfortilescap-d his fcrutinizing eye. He vi nate Joseph ! the melfare of thy ills Gized the fortreffus , fa:v the prisoners was not yet full; it was not as a 10confined in them; received with hu. ' vereign that thou thouldeit feel dir. manity, free from oftentation, the pe • tress; it was as a man, ay a man of titions which a vait crowd of every the most refined sensibility.' description presented ; and, whether During the whole of the night of he was obliged ro proceed or to re the 1810 of Feb:uury. 1799, the emmain, he particularly attended to them. peror fent hourly to enquire afrer the We can scarcely conceive the impref. arch-duchels Elizaveth, whole. ap. fion which the following billet, put proach ng delivery could no be cone into his hands in Hungary, must have cealed from him. At half after feven excited. We may judge from it the in the morning he received the news
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of the birth of a priocess, but the mo. himself for having occasioned him ther. had just expired in the most some uneasiness. I feel none,' redreadful torments. Her death must plied he, but on account of your be known, and his confeffor was com. Majesty's situation. The old count millioned to inform him of it. Jeseph, Haddick was so much affected by the overwhelmed with this unexpected scene, that he was carried away insenItroke, was for a moment filent, and fible. From that moment he never turned away his head io conceal the qui:red his bed, and dicd a few days last lears that Irickleddoan his cheeks. after his svereign. A deep ligh feemed at last to rdiere Joseph ordered the infant princess bis oppresied bosom; he lifted his to be brought to him, and taking it eyes, yet full of tears, to heaven, and in his languid arms, killed and bathed fáid, with a resigned voice—“ Lord,' it with his tears. • Dear infaat,' said rhy will be done." When he recol- he, true portrait of thy virtuous and jected himself, he saw the Count de aniable mother! Take her away, for Rosemberg, and said to him with an my last moment is at band. He then anguish impoisible to be defcribed called his confefur, who was begin“ My fufferings are incredible: I was ping to prav--God, we praise thee "pre; ared to support whatever Hea- when the emperor interrupted himo ven might have inficted; but this « Lord, thou who alone knoweft my
diead: ul' misfortune exceeds what. " heart, I call thee to witnefs, that I ever I have hitherto experienced.” “had no object in any of my underT'he arch-duche: 3 was his beloved fi. takings but the good and happiness ter, and at the moment of her death of the subjects thou hast committed his own was inevitable, and the hour " to my charge-Lord, thy will be but shortly diftant.
“ done?” He then suffered his conIn this moment of difiress, however, “ fessor to go on.. he was careful in his political arrange At four in the morning the emper.
ments, and attentive io the welfare of or awaked, after a light llumber, and : his fubje&s. He ordered the cave, in field-marshal de Lascy, the Prince of
which the emperors were usually de- Deitricht, count de Rosenberg, and . pofired, to be opened, that those whose the Baron Storck, who watched in
curiofily would lead them to press for- his room, went to his bed. “You are ward, at the moment of his funeral,. Atill here,' said he. He requested the might r.ot be injured by the noxious baron to give him fomethirg comfortvapours: he sent the chancellor an or- able, and took a liule soup. The conder, writ:en with his own hand, for a fesfor, whom he asked for, read praymillion of florins to be taken out of ers again. Ar the words-We rehis private property, for the support pose our condence on faith, hope, of an inftitution for the relief of those ard love-lhe emperor repeated faith brase foldiers who had acquired bo- aloud, hope in a lower tone, but very mour in the field.
diftinctly, and love, with great arOn the day of bis di aih ke faw his dour. • It is enough,' added he ; ministers, and again took his leave : this book of prayers will be of no bey ftirred not from his apartment.
farther use to me: I give it to you, I die,' said he to the brare Laudolin, preserve it for love of me. A few • I die, happy in being certain that moments afterwards he said _' I think you will be the protector of my army: • I have fulfilled every duty as a man, give me your hand, I fall foon lure and as a king.' Turning on his side, the pleasure of presling it in mine.” he breathed a few momen's with diffiTo the cardinal Megazzi he cxcufed culty, and expired.
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A Memorial of the most rare and wondirful Things in Scotland*.
Scotland harh coinnon with 0- they produce at least tu o, and ordina. ther nations, it is not needful to je rily three. There be neither venémeus hearse in this place; in respect of their or rauenous beasts bred tert, nor doe particulars, declared at length before : liue there, although they be transportit is beautified with some rare gifts in ed xhither. itselfe, wonderful to confider, which I In Scheuland, the Iles called Thu, þave thought good not to obscure la, at the time when the sunne enters (from the good reader) as for exam- the signe of Cancer, for the space of ple:
twenty daies, there appeares, no night In Orknay, besides the great store at all, and among the rocks thereof, of sheepe that feede upon the maine groves the delectable lanıbre; cale Jayde thereof, the ewes are of such fe- led succinum: where is also great
From “ Carteinc Matters cor.ccrring thc Realme of Suptland, 1597."
A Memorial of the most rare and wonderful Things in Scotland. 30g rëfort of the beast called the mertrick, when they are at warres, or at huntthe skins whereof are costly furrings. ing : forthele feathers onely doe neuer -- In Rosse, there be great mountaines receiue raine, or water, as others doe, of marble and alabaster.
but remaine alwaies of a darable estate, In the fourb of Scotland, specially and vncorruptible. in the countrics adiacent to England, In all the moore-land, and mossethere is a dog of maruellous nature, land of Scotland, doth resort the called the futh-hound; because when blacke cocke, a fowle of a marueilous as he is certified by woriles of arte, beautie, and marueilous bountie : for spoken by his master, n hat goods are he is more delectable to eate,'than à stolne, whether horse, sheepe, or neat: capon, and of a greater quantitie, cled immediatly, he addresseth him suthly with three forts of Aelh, of diders coto the fent, and followe:h with great lours, and divers teftes, but all dele&t.' impetuofitie, through all kind of ground able to the vse and nouriture of man. and warer, by as many ambages as the In the two riuers of Dee and Done, theeues have vsed, vill he attaine to besides the merueilous plentie of fal. their place of residence : By the be- mop fishes gotten there, there is also a nefit of the which dogge, the goods marueilous kinde of shel-fish, called are recovered. But now of late, he the horse-mussel, of a great quantitie: is called by a new popular name, the wherein are ingendred innumerable Slouth-hound: Because, when as the faire, beautifull and delectable pearles, people do line in south and idlenesse, conuenient for the pleasure of mao, and neither by themselues, or by the and profitable for the vse of phyficke ; office of a good herd, or by the and some of them fo faire and polishstrengtă of a good house, they doe ed, that they bee equall to any mirpreferue their goods from the incur- rour cf the world. Tion of theeues and robbers : then have And generaliy, by the prouidence they recourse to the dogge, for sipa- of the Almightie God, when dearth ration of their flouth.
and scarcitie of victuals doe abound In the West, and forth-west of in the land, then the files are most Scotland, there is great repairing of a plentifully taken for support of the fowle, called the Erne, of a maruel. people. lous nature, and the people are very In Galloway, the Loch, called curious and folift to catch him, whon Luch-myrion, although ic be comthereafter they punze off his wings, mon to all fresh water to freeze in that he shall nou be able to fie againe. winter, yet the one halfe of this Loch. This fuwle is of a huge quantitie: and doth never freeze at any time. a lthough he be of a Tiucnous nature, In the thire of Innern:s, the Loch, like to the kind of haulks, and be of called Loch-nes, and the river flowing that fame qualitie, gluttonous ; neuer- from thence into the sea, doth neuer the effe, the people doe give him such freeze : But by the contrary, in the fost of meate, as they ihinke conue- coldest daies of winter, the Loch and pient, and such a great quantitie at a riuer are both seene to imoake and time, that he lives contented with 'reeke, fignifying voto vs, that there is that portion, for the space of foorteene, a myne of brimstone vnder it, of a hot fixteene, or ewentic daies, and some of qualitie. them for the space of a moneth. The In Carrick, are kyne, and oxen, people that doe fo feed him, doe vse delicious to cate: but their farnes is him for this intent: That they may a wonderfull temperature: that albe furnithed with the feathers of his though the fatnes of all of her comewings, when hee doth cast them, for ftablc beasts, for the ordinarie vse of ihs garcishing of tiçir arrowes, either man, due congeale with the cold aire: