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Sport ACCOUNT of TIPPO SAIB, the eldeft Son of the late

HYDBR ALI.

T IPPO SAIB, Hyder Ali's eldest son, (for he has two others, D one by a Portuguese woman, and another by an Indian lady, who was his captive) is about twenty-two years of age. He is a native of the Mysore country, as well as his father, but is faid, from the report of persons intimately acquainted with his character in India, neither to have the ability or military prowess of his father. He is said to have a natural averfion to a connection with the French, The detachment of which he has had a command this war, were all native Indians, except a few renegadoes, who had deserted from the European service.-His incli. nation to peace, which has been so early discovered after his father's death, arises from his own pacific difpofition ; but it is not quite certain that he will succeed. As the son of Hyder Ali, when living, who was chosen by the unanimous consent of his countrymen to be their general, a chief ruler, he was had in respect, and placed in a conspicuous situation ; but as there were about Hyder's person men of genius and enterprize, it would be no difficult matter to depose Tippo Saib, if their inclinations as to peace are not of a similar nature with his own.

Some Account of TIRLEMONT and St. FROND, in the

Austrian Netherlands. In a Letter from a Gentleman on his Tra. vels to his Friend,

TIRLEMONT, which is the next town to Louvaine is a

poor place. The Grand Cerf here is the best inn; and in the best room is a fine picture by Sniders, (the hunting of the wild boar) but so ill placed, that it cannot be seen to advantage.

I was obliged to lodge at St. Frond, four leagues from Tirle. mont, at the sign of the Savage Man, where the savage hostess, who, by the by, is a gipsy, brought oil for our sallad to intolerably rancid, that I offered the servant (who said it was good) a crown to drink it: She closed with my offer, and swallowed one tea-cup-full; but, like the Welchman with his cow, gave out, withoat being able to drink the second, or to persuade me to fol. low her example.

St, Frond is a large miserable town, where, to avoid the plague and imposition of poft-boys, I bought'a mare for eight guineas, which drew my cabriolet, almost as heavy as an old fashioned coach, from thence to the city in eight hours, which distance is called seven leagucs, but is certainly not much less than thirty VOL. II. 31.

miles,

miles. Indeed, we broke down within an hundred yards of our inn, and thereby obtained the honour of being conducted to it under the escort of 300 tinkers, their brats and bastards. This town, which itands on the banks of a fine navigable river, is more than an hundred miles from the fea, being fingularly ficaated, and its environs very beautiful. It is famous for guns, coals, and a seminary for the education of English Catholicks, who have a country house at four miles distance, where, in fammer, the young gentlemen go twice a week to partake of better air and proper exercise. There is also a convent of English ladies in the Fauxbourg of St. Giles, where apartments are let to English families, whom the nuns provide with a table, and all Recessaries, at a reasonable price.

STRIKING INSTANCE of the ECCENTRICITY OF BRI.

... TISH SAILORS.

T HE following incident, which happened a few days ago, at

Highgate, Itrongly marks that eccentric good hamour, that generous, ope:-hearted bizarrerie, which fo peculiarly charac. terise our English failors, and at the same time hew's the great love and affection which an amiable young prince is deservedly held in amongst them :--As a small party of those brave honelt fellows was accidentally passing by a farrier's Ined, one of them chanced to spy a small white poney ftanding at the door. He jpftantly vociferated out to his conipanions, “ D-n my eyes, if there is not the little white poney that prince William used to ride opon in Jamaica !” These words were no sooner uttered, than the cyes of all were turned upon the poney, and, almost in the fame moment, by a kind of involuntary impulse, they one and all sprung forwards to pour forth their congratulations on the oneXpected meeting. The first traníports of joy being over, without enquiring or caring to whom the poney belonged, they took him up in their arms, and carried him in triumph to a deighbouring public-house, where he was carefully deposited at the door. Some of them ran into the house, and soon afterwards returned with a quartern loaf, and a couple of pots of porter. The bread stas hantily broken into bits, which,, with the porter, were thrown into a large earthen dish, and the foaming mess presented to the little favourite, who greedily devoured it, to the oo small diverfioa of those boisterous fons of good. humour, whole obstreperons inerriment on the occasion brought a crowd of spectators to the door. One of the honeft tars, ea, er to thew a greater Share of , zeal for his prince, or affection for the little animal, of whose

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appetites and enjoyments he probably judged from his own, thres into the dish a whole half piot of gin. This piece of fun produced three cheers, and appeared fo well timed, that they all drank off bumpers of the same liquor, to the health of the

royal midshipman and his little white poney. They then toffed .down fome silver, without counting it, condacted the poncy back to the farrier's shop, and proceeded on their journey.

REMARKABLE INSTANCE. Of LONGEVITY in a GOOSE.

A Greater instance of longevity. in aquatic animals has not A been produced in this country, than the famous goose, which a few weeks ago died at Marston-Jabbet, in the county of Warwick. The age of this creature cannot be exactly afcercained, but it is well known she was brought to Marston by a farmer, who after that had a son born unto him, which fon, had he now been living, would have attained his 65th year. In the year 1778, this goose laid her eggs, and hatched two 'gollings, but not till the had an incubation of fix weeks; it being suppofed, from her great age, that her natural warmth was not fuií. cient to produce the effect in a shorter time. She likewise hatched a single gosing in the year following, after the same Space of time as before, and in the year 1780 the again laid in the same spot, where she had continued to do for more than fixty years; fince that time she has not been known to lay any more eggs.

ANECDOTE OF LEWIS XVI. and one of bis BISHOPS.
A Certain prelate owed his sadler. 10,000 livres, of which the

poor man could not prevail on the good bishop to pay him a lous; but was at last even turned out of the palace by the ler. vants when he went to folicit his due.-The fadler being related to the king's valet de chambere, went to take his leave of him, declaring himself a ruined man, and that he must run away to avoid a gaol. In the transport of his distress he spoke so loud, that the king, who was in the adjoining apartment, was furprised, and called to know the cause. The valet de chambre made the best apology he could, as the fame time biating the

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cause of his relation's diftress. The king examined the fadler, and paid the bill, taking a receipt from him, and che forf time the bishop came to court the king asked him his commands. “ I come, Sire, (said he) to pay my duty to the king." “ I have, Sir, (said the king) to call upon you to pay another daty ;" chen giving him the bill and receipt, directed him to send the money which had been paid to the sadler, within two hours. This is the first time a bishop of France was ever summoned to a court cf conscience.

A C Α Ο Τ Ι ο Ν. A Farmer near Linton, in Cambridgeshire, who had a young n daughter, an infant in arms, of whom he was exceeding fond, would not go into the hay field without her. Taking a fork to help his men, he laid the child down on his coat under a tree. Presently hearing her shriek, he ran to her, and found a large viper had twined round her neck, and bit her in the busom ; the died the same night in great agonies, upon which the farmer went into the field, and hung himself upon the tree under which the accident had happened,

Answer, by J. Quant, of Hinton St. George, to 7. Foy's

: Question, inserted June 23. SUPPOSE his age 13, x7=91,+30=121,-43=78,

:6=13, his age, as was required. 181. We have received the like answer from Agathos Pais, of Taunton; P. Steel, of Dorchester; E. Hathae way, of Pensford ; Tyro, of Cerne ; and Sobrius, of Chedzoy.

Answer, by W. W effcott, of Clif St. George, to T. Rebert's

Enigma, inserted June 30.,
OST gamesters united in friendship are found,
Y! And join to promote one another's deceit;

They.

They flock to their prey at the dice-box's sound,
Though they know that their industry is but to CHEAT.

But, if by milhap,

• They fail of a chap,
To keep in their hands they each other entrap;
Like pike lank with hunger, who miss of their ends,
They bite their companions, and prey on their friends.

IllI We have received the like answers from J. S. of SheptonMallet ; Agathos Pais, of Taunton; B. Shepherd, junior, of Plymouth ; E. Hathway, of Pensford ; J. Quant, of Hinton St. George; G. Bulgen, of Castle-Cary; fyro, of Cerne; Neos, of Torrington ; Sobrius, of Chedzoy; W. Kite, of Stockland; and a Constant Reader.

A REBUS, by W. Weftcott, of Clif St. George,

NE-THIRD of what oft times makes virtue a crime, U ' And half a duration that far exceeds time; Cement these togecher, a city you'll find, Where the swains are quite witty, and nymphs fair and kind.

An ENIGMA, by Sobrius, of Chedzoy.

TOR rich and poor in all Great Britain's ille

T I do preserve what often makes them smile;
Neat wines and punch do make men full of glee,
But without my kind aid that would not be.
What frecting frowns do oftentimes abound
When I'm perchance imperfect or unfound ;
A wasteful ipoil and loss is caus'd thereby,
If tome kind brother don't my place supply.
As to my colour it is dark and sable ;
My body is not hard, but penetrable;
Therefore it is my fortune with some dart
To be severely wounded in the heart. .
By sea and land I do deserve relpect,
Instead thereof I'm treated with neglect,
Though shining belles their dresses to compleat
Have not disdain’d to wear me, Sirs, of late.

POETRY.

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