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FOR JULY 1799.
(WITH A PORTRAIT.) TTC T is not always that the most useful So fhall the practices of inveterate and
employment of talents receives the tyrannical foes be baffled and disapbelt reward ; nor is fame always to be pointed, and their mischievous machifound in the train of delert modeft nations return to torment themselves. merit Krirks from observation. If to have saved the life of a citizen called forth
Mr. Snodgrass was brought up in the the highest praise in the bet times of King's Yard at Chatham, and from thence Rome, what praise is due to him by whole
went to India, where he was employed exertions and application thousands have in the capacity of a Builder of Ships for
At this time navigated in remote feas with safety and the Company's service. fecurity, and have returned to their na
the vessels built there were chiefly for tive country to enjoy the well-earned in
trade and defence, but on a smaller scale dependence due to honest industry? The than the present flourishing state of the person whose portrait ornaments our pre
trade demands. In this employment he sent Magazine, we feel great fatisfa&tion continued many years ; and, on his rein bringing to the notice of the Public: turn to England, with a very moderate he was one who rendered the molt eflen. fortune, he was engaged as Surveyor by tial services to his country ; and, by his the fame Matters ; in which station be 'steadiness and perseverance, introduced continued to superintend the Naval conmore real improvements into the art of cerns of the Company with the most Ship Building, than any living or de inflexible integrity, and the most disin. parted artift could ever boast. To him,
terested attention, until the day of his Therefore, let the praise be given which death, at a very moderate salary, by no is due to successful exertions of genius į
means adequate to the talk, and the and let those who are now placed in eale heavy responsibility attached to his office. and affluence, in the enjoyment of for. Sensible of this, the Company a few years tunes acquired in diftant parts of the fince presented him a few thousand pounds globe, gratefully remember that they owe, by way of gratuity, and about the same in a great mealure, their present 'happy time allowed him an afsiftant. fituation to the care and attention of an He died in the present month of July, individual, who was content to do good $799, at the advanced age of fourscore without parade, and would in his life. years, after having been the Company's time have “ blushed to find it fame." Surveyor more than half that time;
during which, it may be presumed, nearly “O let not pass This fair occasion to remotest time
as many tons of shipping have been built
and repaired, as have been supplied by - Thy name with praise, with honour, to transmit!
Government; yet deserving of notice it So Thall thy country's rising fleets, to thee
is, that not one of his hips has ever Qwe future triumphs !"
foundered at sea, though lamentable exDODSLEY'S AGRICULTURE.
perience has thewn how often this dread. ful accident has occurred to those which
have been built in the Government dock. he rendered his employers: we are no yards. On this afflicting subject, it will without hopes that ihele will be fupplied be sufficient to refer to Steele's Naval by some of our scientific readers. In the Remembrancer.
mean timę, we shall conclude this hafty
and imperfect account of a very worthy We shall not attempt to describe the and respectable individual by observing, important improvements introduced by that his induftry and attention were equal Mr. Snodgrass in the construction of the to his integrity; and that his integrity vessels employed in the fervice of the East would not luffer by any the feverest IcruIndia Company, as the round headed tiny which could be instituted, or comrudder, the falling palls to the capiterns, parison with any one of the prefent or &c. nor the variety of services which former times.
Hus natas adjice septem,
From which my pride its Atrong presumption draws. CROXALLO MR. WANDERER,
marriage, which, though not fo ruinous OMETIMÈ ago I happened to be to happiness as infidelity, are equally when the word Batchelor caught my eye. ridicule. Some of these consequences I had the curiosity to hunt for the ety- will appear in the following account: mology of it, when I found that Junius Frank Homely and myself were in early derives it from Barne, which iignifies youth as inseparable companions as good. Foolish. ļ must own the derivation humour and port wine could make us, Startled me į for being in my own oplo till Love, who, as the poet lings, nion a man of profound wisdom, though
At fight of human ties, a Batchelor, I felt a little hurt that the Spreads his light wings, and in a moment fraternity, of which I have the honour to
fies, be a member, thould thus be wounded by the arrows of a fanciful Etymologist. threatened in an evil hour to fet us at From difiking the derivation, I proceeded variance. Alike in ftudies, and alike in to quarrel with the position, and to en- pleasures, the fame arrow smote us both, quire whether the cap and bells may not and both became victims to the bright be added to other decorations of the eyes of Miss Rachel Barnaby, daughter married head. The man who, milled by of Mr. Giles Barnaby, an inconsiderable the cunning of another, suffers himlelf to farmer in the neighbourhood. For my. be drawn into a contract by which he is felf, being a man of an invincible modesty, ruired, and the author of the calamity I“ never told my love;" content that unhurt, is generally spoken of with more my patient affiduities Mould tell it for zidicule than compaflion į nor do I think But, alaş ! patient afiiduities could the ridicule would be lessened, 'if the effect fittle, when placed in competition knayish party should happen to be à with the more substantial qualifications woman. In other words, by marriage a of my friend, namely, assurance and man runs a greater risk of being made a three per cents. By means of thele, fool of, than by remaining fingle ; a fact Frank'increated fo rapidly in the dam; which the annals of Westminster Hall and fel's good graces, that in the space of Doctor's Commons are by no means two months he led her to the altar y backward in authenticating
had, during tlie progrels of my passion, But there are other consequences of with a prudence rarely attainable by per..
fons in that situation, concealed it from faftened with cords, and urged forward my-friendį nor do I think Rachel her. by another of the hopeful race; who self, with all her sex's penetration, ever brandished a whip over his head, and once dreamt of it. Being foon cured of sent forth founds from it which might all remains of fondness, I set out on my have silenced the thong of a French travels, and, year after year, received poftilion : this gentle pastime, it seems, from the Englith newspapers the im., they called playing at borses. The infant portant intelligence, that the wife (I beg banditti had paced round the room, and her pardon, the Lady) of Francis Homely, thrown down three chairs in their proEfq. was delivered of a child. This grefs, when the second horse in the team brings to my mind an odd obfervation, fell down, and was dragged by his playmade to me by a lady of eminence at ful associates along the foor, in spite of Venice, that the English, wisely knowing his angry cries and remonftrances. It that the true wealth of a country confifts required all the authority of their father in its population, never fail to record the to quell this hideous din, who fortly birth of a child in all their public prints. made his appearance; and, notwithBut to proceed in my story:
ftanding the increased wrinkles on his Fourteen years had elapsed since the brow, welcomed ine with a cordial shake period of my quitting England, and of the hand, and led me up-stairs to the every year had witnefled an increase to drawing-room, to introduce me to his the noble family of the Homelys. In wife. The drawing room had diicarded that prolific house, the human figure all superfluous ornaments, and boasted ą, might be seen in all its fhapes and gra. negligence and plainness that Diogenes dations- ab ovo usque ad mala"- from might not have been ashamed of. In one the intant “muling and puking in the corner two mischievous urchins had torn nurse's arms," up to the tall coquettish open a new pack of cards, and were girl aping the airs of womanhood I building houles with them. In another had not been long landed when I received food a cradle and cawdle cup, while a letter from Mr. Homely, acquainting rush-bottomed chairs, back-boards, feel me, among other things, that be had been collars, and stocks, usurped the places of long married to Old Barnaby's daughter, candelabrums, filk hangings, and mirrors, Rachel, a woman “ possessed of every On my entrance, Mrs. Homely fhook accomplishment to make the married state two children from her lap, and one from happy ;” th The had already bleled him her shoulder, and arose to welcome me ; with seven fons and leven daughters, as exhibiting to my altonished view the once fine a set as ever I saw in my life, and Nender Rachel converted into a broad that nothing was wanting to complete clumsy dame, with all the marks of prehis felicity, but to find his friend a wit- mature old age. After the usual ceres ness to it, &c. &c.
monies I took my seat, and now my Eager to enjoy the fight of so much torments commenced. One child fastened connubial happiness, I fixed an early day my button with packthread to the back to dine with him, and bufied myself in of the chair ; another pierced the calf of the anticipation of the elegant delights my leg with a black pin; while a third which my poetic imagination figured my insisted upon mounting behind me, and friend to possess. When the hour arrived, swinging by my pig-tail, I bore thele. I repaired to Mr. Homely's house, and tortures with the firmness of an Americ was shewn into his ftudy, which, instead can captive, hoping that the call to din. of being furnished with hooks and maps, ner would put an end to my sufferings. was strewed around with go-carts, dolls, But my expectations were vain, and I whistles, penny trumpets, and “ cheap question whether Sancho suffered half the publications. I thought this rather vexation that I did during the mockery Itrange furniture for a library, and ima. of a banquet, though I confess my fut gined that nothing short of the ingenuity ferings were alleviated by observing that of the Sage of Laputa could extract food the rest of the company came in for their for ftudy from such a jumble of materials. Mare. Mrs. Homely fat at the head of Scarce had I made this reflection, when the table with a rickety child on her knee, my ears were alarmed with a tremendous and insisted, like an indulgent mother as found, which, ascending the stair-case, the was, that nine of her numerous brood and bursting open the study door, exhi- Thould leat themselves at the board, which bited four of my friend's fons and fix caused all the din and disturbance that I of his daughters, shouting like wild expected. Two butter-boats were overAmericans, with their arms Itrongly set on the fattin breeches of Mr. Deputy
Maroon; the immaculate mustin of Miss that nine times out of ten the married Bridle was tated to receive the contents state is as I have described it? We Cel. of a wine glais; and, to complete the legians, who take our ideas of life from calamity, a fine leg of pork was entirely books, are apt to imagine that marriage fayed, that the children might devour is attended by all that elegant felicity the skin, under the significant name of which your Thompsons and your
Shen crackling. My friend, not quite recon. ftones describe. I confess, that at the ciled to matrimonial trammels, seemed age of nineteen fuch was my opinion ; rather difturbed at this scene ot folly and but the case of my friend Homely, and confusion but his help-mate, who had twenty other cases which I might prolong buried politeness, and even decency, duce, have since tended to diminish my in the vortex of ene instinctive passion, credulity. Tell me, Sir, I entreat you, love to her offspring, was delighted with why would Hymen's torch and Cupid's the buitle, and would not have the poor bow be thus eternally at variance? Shew thing: frubbed for tbe u orld. She looked me the policy of this conduct, that one sound upon her distorted brood with woman, elegant and lilly, mould, after excitation, even priding herself upon their marriage, luffer her elegance to evaporate, dete&s, and appeared to think that she and her filliness remain ; while another, had obrained a dispensation from rade who in her virgin itate has charned her and reaton from the fole circumlance of admiring acquaintance with beauty, ac. kasing favoured the world with fourteen complishments, and taite, should be conchildren.
tent, when a wife, to absorb all other Now, Mr. Wanderer, is it not a shame qualiñcations in the duties of houiemaid tirat a parcel of idle tellows should fit and nurse. down and write poetical panegyrics upon
I am, &c, et wedded love," when it is notorious
KING CHARLES II. 1 S described, in a very curicus and had a pair of fiannel riding stockings of
scarce pamphlet, entitled “ A proper his own, the tops of them cut off. His Memorial for the 29th of May,” &c. &c. shoes had been cobbled, being pieced both Svo. Lond. 1715, printed for A. Bettel- on the foles and seams, and the upper #crth, as having effected his eleape from leathers to cut and fla'n'd, to fit them to the Rebels, after the battle of Wcrceiier, his feet, that they were quite unfit to in the following garb:
.« Ile had on a defend hin either from water or dirt. white feeple crown'd hat, without any This exotick and deformed dress, added other lining besides grease, both fides of to his short hair, cut off by the ears ; the brim to doubled up with handling, his face colour'd brown with walnut tree that they look'd like two spouts; a leaves ; and a rough crocked thorn flick leather dublet, full of holes, and almost in his hand; had to metamorphosed him, black with grease about the fleeves, col. that it was hard, even for those who had lar, and waist; an ok green woodriff's been before well acquainted with his coat, thread bare, and patch'd in most perfon, and conversant with him, to have places; with a pair of breeches of the discover'd who he was."— pp. 20, 21, lame cloth, and in the fame condition, In this pamphlet, which consists of 79 the Nops hanging down loole to the pages, are related some circumitances re. middle of the legi hose and foes of Ipecting the deliverance and the restoration different parishes; the hole were grey of the King, which were not generally Airrups, auch darn’d and clouted, elpe- known. It is also a pious and loyal cially about the knees, under which he “ Memorial,"
KOTZEBUJE. OTZEBUE, the celebrated German its seminary for the education of young for Saxony; a city, which has long been double advantage of acquiring the most crnlidered as the moft refined in Germany, extenfive erudition, and of improving as far as relates to the manners of the their manners by a constant intercourte 1 habitants, It is at present famous for with the Court of the reigning Duke,
one of the mof polished at this time in other miscellaneous compositions. The Europe. Kotzebue's predilection for the cabals of a powerful party in Livonimog Drama displayed itself while he was very who envied his superior talents, coinpelled young ; for in his youth, he not only him, after some years, to resign his prowrote, but performed in several private feffional situation; when, fortunately for theatres, though, we believe, he never the admirers of genius and learning, he appeared on any public ftage.-He was resolved to devote himself entirely to lis educated under the celebrated Professor terary pursuits, and accordingly repaired Mufvus, and early betook himself to the to the Court of Vienna, where he was profession of the law, which he practiled fhortly afterwards appointed Dramatisk with confiderable success, filling various and Director of the Imperial Theatre : eminent stations, till at length he became an office which he has ever since filled President of the High College of Jestice with pleasure to himself, and the highest in the Rullian province of Livonia, fatisfaction to the Emperor, under whom where, at his leisure moments, he wrote he has been thus honourably employed. many of his dramatic works, as well as
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE EYRE.
believe, from the county of to any employment connected with the Wilts ;: his family, at least, was 'con- City of London, in whose fervice he had nected with that of Lord Pembroke; and spent the greater part of his life, now we have always understood that he're. filled that situation. These wentlemen, ceived his education at Winchefter and however, having differed in some points Oxford; from whence he proceeded to of legal discuilion that had been officially one of the Inns of Court, and the study proposed to their confideration, such a of the Law. We all therefore take coolness had taken place between them, him up at the earliest pericd of his pro- that Mr. Eyre, who had gained the fa. fessional lite, when he was one of the four vour of Sir William Morton, was proCommon Pleaders belonging to the City posed by him to be Deputy Recorder, of London, who purchase their situations, and his influence in the Court of Alder.' and are commonly called the City Counsel. men overbearing the mild, unafluming He was at this time decent in his man. character of Mr. Nugent, obtained the ners, grave in his appearance, regular in appointment. bis attendance, but was not known be- Mr. Eyre was now elevated into im. yond the practice of the Lord Mayor's portance; and, though the Recorder and Sheriff's Courts, and had displayed inight have indulged his lplenetic averhon no particular tokens of future eminence. in passing by the Common Serjeant on this An accidental event, however, brought occafion, it loon appeared that he had bim forward into unexpected notice, and nominated an asliliant, who possessed subsequent circumstances led him to dil. knowledge and abilities adequate to his tinction.
station ; and as the Recorder's duty now At this period, Sir William Morton devolved, in a great measure, upon Mr. was Recorder of London. He had quitted Eyre, he had an opportunity of proving the practice of the Bar, and confined his qualifications in such a manner, that, himself to the duties of that 'respectable on the death of his patron in the year office. He had been brought into Par. 1762, he was elected by the Court of liament by the influence of the Duke of Aldermen to succeed him. As Recorder Bedford, and was respectable from pri- of London, he now enjoyed an office of vate fortune as well as public fituation. great respectability, as well as He had looked with a natural expectation liderable emolument. It also gave him to a leat in one of the Courts of Law, the distinction of a lilk gown in Westbut at length, disappointed and growing minster Hall, and precedency after the old, he applied to the Court of Aldermen Serjeants at Law. for leave to appoint a Deputy to affitt He had not, however, proceeded bụt a him in his official duties.
very few years in the calm exercise of The Common Serjeant, the second his duties, when he was called upon to Law Officer in the Corporation of Lon- encounter difficulties, and to be involved don, had an evident claim to such an in circumstances, which had not encum. appointment. Mr. Nugent, a most bered any of his predecessors, and which, amiable and excellent man, though of no We trust, will not again disturb the grave