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day being in conversation with a surgeon, thor took in order to enll materials to
With such qualifications, thouglı yet held till the day of his death wit) un
Berides his appointment at Greenvich His mother died: he had soon after the Hospital, all the auditions, and rebuilda good fortune to place his brother and ing of that part wirich was destroyed by lister in a situation likely to produce them a the fire there, were conducted under his confortable support; and then, with a direction ; he built several other houses ia very scanty pittance in his pocket, he fet London---Mr. Anson's in St. James'sout on fout upon his expedition to Rome; fuare, Mrs. Montague's in Portinanand thus he performed ihe greatest part of square, &c. &c. his journey; travelling through Holland, Whatever new project he engaged in, France, &c. and itopping through necef- he pursued with lich avidity', that he fity at Paris, and several other places in feldon quitted it while there was any his way, where by his ingenuity as an ar thing further to be lernt or understood tift he procured fome moderate fupplies from it: thus he rendered himself ikistul towards prosecuting the rest of his jour- in the art of engraving; likewise of carve ney.
ing; and his enthusiastic love for an. When he arrived at Rome, he made tique elegance, mide bim also an alle po himself known to the late Mr. Diwkins in all the remote tesearches of an antiand Sir Jacob Bouverie, whose admira. quarian. But in the inidit of my difply tion of bis great qualities and wonderful of his talents, let me not o:nit to offer a perseverance tecured to him their patron. juft tribute to his memory as a m.n. age, and it was under their auspices Those who knew hun intimately, and that he went on to Athens, where he re hd opportunities of remarking the nomained several years.—During his reli- bleness of his soul, will join in claining dence here, he became a maiter of archi for him the title of Ciuizen of the tecture and fortification, and having no World; and if he could be charged with limits to which his mind could be re. poffeßing any partiality, it was to merit, stricted, he engaged in the army of the in whomfoerer he found it. Queen of Hungary, where he served a Raised by his own abilities and integrity campaign voluntarily as chief engineer. from the utmost abyss of penery to the
On his return to Athens, he applied most pleating condition of respectable afo himself more closely to make drawings, Huence, without fervility, without chicane, and take the exact measurements of the without any Itraragem, but by the bord Athenian architecture, which he after- efforts of unconquerable perseverance, wards published on his return to England. prudence, and an independent mind! 102af:er fourteen years abfence; and which der, can we refrain from his praite ! work, from its classical accuracy,
will But with fuch a mind to occupied, and ever remain as an honour to this nation, such an expedition in the younger part of and as a lasting monument of his fill.- his life, it is no impeachment to his feel. ibis wosk, and the long walk the au.. ings if they escaped so long the infiuence
of the bellè paffion. We have now con- having always studied the fine arts, was ducted him to his seventy-second year ; a sensible judge and discriminator of the a time when most men have fallen so long just line of beauty:- Though the experiinto their own ways, as to dread the ence of years had increased his knowthought of female interruption, and con ledge, yet it had not impaired the vigor tent themselves with rallying the smiles of of his robust constitution.-Disparity of the world upon their fullen celibacy: Mr. age was no obstacle with the lady; and Stuart on the contrary now found himself Mr. Stuart, at the age of seventy-two, the master of a very comfortable ir coine, felt and returned all the happiness of an which he longed to divide with a compa- accepted lover. The parties were soon nion, to whom his long series of events after married, and the lady and her fawould be amusing; and whose fmiles ther and mother accompanied Mr. Stuart would add comfort to his latter days, of to his house in Leicester-fields, where the which he always reflected, but did not parents found a welcome beyond their utfeel the approach.
most hopes. The fruits of this marriage About the year 1731, being on a vifit are four children. Mr. Stuart died possested at Sitting bourne, in Kent, he became ac of a considerable fortune, amailed, as we quainted with a young lady there about have seen, by upright affiduity alone, twenty years of age, whole
personal qua- and has left an example to his family and lifications were the universal admiration the world to be for ever revered. of every one who had ever felt the happi
Н. А. ness of seeing her. The old Athenian
CURIOUS OBSERVATION IN ORIENTAL NATURAL HISTORY.
I? is, perhaps, a fingular appearance, to the leve! space which they diversify: .
in the natural history of the world, On this plain, the Marraltas, the Mylóthat the vast ridge of mountains, which, reans, and other nations, that may be, extending from Cape Comorin to the not improperly, termed the Highlanders East-India Company's Northern Circars, of Hindoftan, breed and train up their feparate the Coromandel coast from that houses. In the northern countries of of Malabar, do not gradually culminate, Europe the foil is commonly the more as they recede from the level of the ocean, fertile the lower its situation because, in but rise on either coatt abruptly to their elevated situations, the air becomes too greatest height, and form a stupendous cold for vegetation. But in this climate, basis to a valt plain ftretching along their elevated situation is rather favourable to top:-They do not, like most other ranges vegetation, at least to most vegetable of vills, relemble the roof of one of our productions : and the plains here de. houses, but rather that of an eastern pa- scribed are for the most part as fruitful lace; and form a natural terrace, un and verdant as any in the kingdom of doubtedly the nobleft in the world. It is Bengal. It is in those high lands that not liere intended to speak with geometri- we meet with the most warlike tribes in cal exacwels. In that immense plain India. Here, as in other countries, if supported by the chain of mountains which we confine our obfervations to the native divide Hindolian, beautiful eminences eve powers, the Gods of the hills have genesy where arile, covered with Mango and rally prera.ded, in all contests, over the oiher trees, which are green all the year Gods of the plains. sound; but still these bear no proportion
ANECDOTE of the late Colonel JAMES CAMPBELL. IN the Introduction to Cunningham's was yet doubtful, he rushed with great
viitory of Great Britain lately pub- fury against the enemy with a party of Tithed, which abuunds with new and cu his men, and cutting all before him, rious anecdotes, we meet with the fol. opened a way through the midst of the lowing
enerny, and returned by the same way to In the battle of Malplaquet, Colonel his friends. The successful bravery of James Campbell, Lieutenant to the Earl this youth encouraged the confederates, if Siair, figralized his valour in light of disheartened the enemy, and contributed both die arinius; for while the victory not a little to turn the whole fortune of
the day. Whether through envy, or it rot fufficient that Lieutenant-Colonel
LETTERS of the late Mr. STERNE. [Coritinued from p. 44.]
as I ought for your four letters, which THESE may be piping times to you, have remained so long unanswered, and
my dear friend, and I rejoice at ito particularly for the lait of them. biit they are not dancing ones to me. I really thought, my good friend, that
You will perceive, by the manner in I should have seen you no more. The which this letter is written, that if I grim scare-crow seemed to have taken polt dance, Holbein's piper must be the hidler. at the foot of my bed, and I had not
Since I wrote to you last I have burst strength to laugh him off as I had hither.
Most affectionately your's,
LETTER from GENERAL WOLFE to COLONEL BURTON,
ing in every particular. Goreham's morrow the troops reimbark, the fleet fails forft poft is under the point of a hill, where up the river, a little higher, as if intending there is a little road running from Dalling's to land above, upon the north shore-keepold quarter to the River ; the w.ay down is ing a convenient distance, for the boats and very steep; but I believe the troops can armed vessels to fall down to the Toulon; march at low water all along the beach, from and we count (if no accident of weather or the point of Levy. I think it is not above a other prevents) to make a powerful effort at mile and a half, or two miles, from our that spot, about four in the morning of the batteries.
13th *. At ten or cleven, twelve at night, The deserter's intelligence, in respect to fooner or late as it may be necessary, of Mons. de Vaudreuil's movernents, agrees in Wednesday the 12th, we get into our boats. part with our observations; but it is abro lf we are forced to alter these measures, lutely impossible that the Marquis can have you thall know it; if not, it stands fixed : so large a corps--I don't believe their whole be you careful not to drop it to any, for army amounts to that number. That De fear of desertion; and it would not be amiss, Levy may be gone towards Montreal, is for Carleton to pass his troops in the beginlikely enough, and seems to mark our Gene- ning of Wednesday night. ral's progress: the more necessity for vigour Crofton can file along the more to his on our side to second his endeavours. Six- right, and meet you at the post you take: teen hundrert of our men are upon the south let the men have their blankets, and let the shore, to clean and refresh them and their tents be struck, bundled up, and ready to transports; and indeed to save the whole bring over, if we succeed in the first bufi. army, which must have perished, if they had nefs, it may produce an action, which may
That day-forty-eight hours after the writing of this letter was the period of his life, The manner of his death is well known; but never was it more pathetically given, than in the short, unadorned words of Lord Chatham to the House of Commons--when describing the moment that victory was announced to him he put his hand upon his brave heart * Loked up-and expired I"
produce the total conquest of Canada ;-in difficult to evade : the Canadians have na
VIEW of a MOSQUE at GAZIPOOR. GAZIPOOR is situated on the river fible. For however toler: ting the reli,
Ganges, about twenty miles below gious spirit of the Mahomedans in Hinitie city of Benares. This mosque is doftan since the accession of the House of enfeemed a building of great beauty Timur to the throne of Delhi, and that amongst the Moois ; it has great fingula of the Hindoos, whom, from the nature rily; and, I beliere, will hardly be con of their casts and religion, admit of no fidered by men of taste in Europe in any profelytes, this toleration has been pretty other light. The minarets are curious in generally confined fince the convullions their form, particularly as we see the C - that followed Nadir Shah's invasion, to sinthian capital lengthened, and formed the laying no restrictions on the public into the Mifts of a column, and deco. performance of the different rites and cerated with the same leaves. The swelling remonies of the respective persuafions. For dome is certainly not a beauty; and low whenever the bodies that compose th.le, in ever variety may be aimed at, verisimili, their different struggles for domin or from tude never should be departed froin. the ruins of the Mogulempire, got the bet
The'ample revenues with which this ter of each other, in general the conquering molque had been endowed, did not, party, to the advantages of their conamongst the numerous ufurpations of quest added the large revenues of the Bulwant Sing, Rajah <f Benaris, (when principal places of worfhip of the subGangreer was reduced by him and the dued io their fouces of revenue ; thus Jale Nibub of Oude, Sujah ul Down feldom leaving fufficient for the properly lah), escape his rapacity : those left to keeping up of these religious eltablim tlie molque at present not being full ments. And this has not only taken cient for the maintenance of the dervises place under the above circumstances,, and faquieșs attending it and the tombs, where the contention has been for unconand keeping them ju prper repair, is trould dominius, but even is in the pre: well as a very large and beautiful stone feat case, where the ruling power was deank and gardens, which form append. pending on a Lord Paramount of a diffeas to the above placus of Manomedan rent perfuafi na-he relation in which weship; and wjih, it is much to he Blwant Sing itood with the late Nabob larented, will operatc to:vards their ruin, of Oude, Suj.ah u! Dowla, the effects of decay being alieady too vi
A NE CD T E. AN
Papal See, at a time when the Court neís.- The haughty Pontif, turning to of Roine affumed a tone and consequence fome of his Courtiers, sneeringly obthat ro longer exilt-had fought in vain ferrida" Gallus cantat."-The irritated for an audience io obtain fomne point Ambasador exclaimed Utinam ut ad which the temper of the times required Gatli cintum Petrus rifoicerét!"-An his matter to fuppliente ---at length an op allusive repartce, pregnant with the portunity is given--hc Miniter urges the curiofa felicitas.
ERRA TA in our latt. By a mistake of the printer, the Letter by. Mr. Pope is said to have been never before printed. In justice to the print in which it' firft appeared, we delire to mention, that it was originally printed in some one of the newspapers.
1.9. A correspondent from Scotland informs us that, in Lord Kinnoul's Paper, for Mr. Gillier, we would read Mr. Gillies. He ardels, that this Gentleman is now the celebrated Dr. Gilies, who icavelice with Mr. Hops, and that Mr. Hope dine abroad.