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giving audience to printer's devils in diction, his profufion of living imagery, Harley-street,' and it is then asked his vigour of conception, and his mag• what else can we think of him, but nificence of compoficion : that he is an impoftor unworthy of the alms he has obtained, and of the com- “ Thoughes that breathe, and words passion he implores?' The following is that burn." a statement of Mr. Burke's three pensions, for three lives each, the last two of According to him: which are here faid to have been already fold for the sum of thirty-seven A fairer person loft not heaven: he thousand pounds.
feem'd Edmund Burke, esg. For dignity compos’d, and high ex• 1 2001. per) and his wife, and the
ploit : ann. chargea: / survivor of them, by But all was false and hollow; though ble on the civil warrant dated Sept. lift for the lives ( 24, 1795, and to conii. Dropt manna, and could make the of
nue from Jan.5, 1793.
Edmund Burke, tlq. The better reason.” • 11601. per ann. , lord Royston, and Anpayable out of chitel Grey, efq. and It is thus that he repels Mr. Burke's the 43 per ceni. Eche survivor of them charge of “affaffination' on the French. duries, for the by patent, dated Oct. "A populous and powerful nation relives of
24, 1795, 10 commence solve on a new modification of their July 24, 1793. government, and limit the regal powerby
The princeis Amelia, certain restridions deemed favourable, 13401, per lord Alinorpe, and in the opinion of the nation at large, to ann. out of the William Cavendish, the liberties and happiness of the subject. 45 per cent.du- yeiq. by patent, dared This monarch, fo conftituted, becomes ties, for the loa. 24,1795, tocom- unfaithful 10 engagements, accepted lives of mence from July 24, with all ihe formalities of public assent 1793.
in presence of the people. He is depriThe author juftifies his severity by ved of his office for ibis breach of hothe example of Mr. Burke ; he has nour and of honesty. Now whether however acted very candidly and bu- this sovereign were wrongfully displamanely in fuppreffing some severe re- ced, or with justice ; whether this peomarks relative to his son.
ple conducted their proceedings with
rigorous propriety and from pure moAccount of " A Reply to the Letter of tives, or with a violence and fierceness
Edmund Burke, Eją. to a Noble Lord of ufurpation reprehensible in any fupBy Gilbert Wakefield, B. A. pofcable degree you please ; is it possi
ble for any man, noi cankered by the (R. W. feems to have been hereto. vileft peculation, not giddy with ambi
fore one of Mr. Burke's war- tious projects, not frantic with intem. meft admirers, for he was struck with perance of paffion; to maintain by horror when the degenerate fon of fober argument a right of interference Chatham, and his puny affeffors on with the internal economy of the counthe treasury bench, were accustomed in try, on the part of any foreign potentate all the plenitude of official infolence, whatever? Are then, indeed, the French fublimed by all the acrimony of baff. juftly termed affafins, if they repel by led malice, to receive with groans and force the sanguinary plunderers and inhisses the rapturous eloquence of Ed- vaders of their territory, who threaten mund Burkeran eloquence that would themselves with flavery, their leaders have charmed the bacchanals of Thrace with deftruction, and their capital with to gentleness and humanity.' He now the lawless vengeance of a ruffian tola abhors his venality and apoftacy, but diery? Nay, are these people not rather yer candidly acknowledges bis splendid authorised (1 Steak afier the manner of
men, and upon the professed theories of Oh! may I live to hail that glorious national politics in ihe present profliga day, cy of human governmenis) to treat thole. And fing loud Pæans through the crouspoilers, as an individual would creat
ded way! the murderer, who broke into his house to butcher himself and family, and to If a swinish plebian,' adds he, in spoil his goods? “ May he that taketh another place, may be allowed to up the sword perilh by the sword!" I personale Herod the King, for a tingle never could contemplate, I freely ac- moment, “ this is Paul unregenerate
, knowledge, for mylelf, the conduct of breathing out threatenings and slaughter, the confederated league in any other risen from the dead."
Whai a frighi point of view, than that presented in ful contrast have we bere, between 1this statement; and had ihese bloody fus of Nazareth, and Edmund Burke! Tavagers,
When Christ came into the world, teach
was fung: when he left the world, peace " Who shut the gates of mercy on was bequeathed. But war, bloody
vage, unrelenting, exterminating w2:, been themselves cut off root and branch, -horrid king! befmcared with without commiseration, by the enraged blood fwords off the republicans ; I should Of human sacrifice, and parent's tears have pronounced over their baptifm of death the fentence of the Jewish cap. is the frantic cry, the uniform procla. tain, " Your blood be upon your own mation of this infatuated, questionable head! they are guiltless !"
prophct of aristocracy : neque enim lex æquior ulla War first, war laft, war midt, and Quam necis artifices arte perire sua. without end. . Few tears
of pity trickled down, few "A peace with regicides! What fighs of compafton were breathed out, would Mr. Burke have thought, had he while Phalaris was bellowing the pangs been a Frenchman, of a peace with boof death in his own bull.
micides? If a man were compelled 10 • Upon the whole, nothing now re- make his horrid choice, would be not mains but for my lord Grenville, this prefer for himself the fingle decapitatifnake among statesmen, this Lucifer on of poor unhappy Louis, to swelling among the twinkling drops of the po- with his war-whoop obat terrific yell, litical hemisphere, to prepare earthly which was the prelude to the massacre
, (miles and phrases of benignity for a perhaps, of no less than two millions of fraternal embrace of an ambassador human beings, many of them, in their from those execrable regicides, whom individual capacity, of more worth than he has reviled with every species of con- all the kiegs in Christendom; and to tumelious calumny, " foaming out its whom life was as sweet and valuable own shame,” in a ftyle of the coarseft as to the proudest monarch on a throne. poffible vulgarity that could be raked Surely, surely, Mr. Burke ! it is better from the links of Billingsgate. For myo that one axé ibould be uncased for a felf, who have exulted in the fucceffes of few folitary victims of royal birth, than the French, and the disgraces of their that myriads of swords should leap from infolent and odious foes, with a keen their scabbards for the affaflination of ness of transport not to be described, I fuch nuliitudes of men. have been long prepared to hail the tri Mr. Wilberforce is considered by umphant entry of a republican repre- Mr. W. as a 'politico-theological satyr, sentative ; and thall exclaim with equal who with one breath can cool che fincerity and raplure,
burning anguilh of the African, and
with another, in the same infaxi, can Dicite, lo Pæan ! et lo, bis dicite, blaft the spring from the gear by giving
his' vote to an abandoned minister for compare the original with the por. the extirpation of half the youth of trait." Europe by the fword!'
“ Her ladyfhip does me honour," Mr. W.appears, throughout the whole said he, bowing gravely" but so poor of this pamphlet, to be a bold and ani. a subject will mated champion in the cause of liberty “Oh, as to thar," said I, interruptand humanity.
ing him, " the subject is mighty well;
and we will examine it some other opDerwent Priory.
portunity." I spoke this with an air of
pique, for I fancied I saw a confedera(Continued from page 321) cy against my freedom. The earl look.
ed for a moment difpleased; but I'moothLETTER III.
ing bis brow, entreated me to do him
the honour of fitting for my piclure, Lady Laura Merioneth to Miss Lumly, and he would invite the artist to the
must excuse VERY pretty treatment this! no
“ But why fo, Laura ?" said my letter from Lumly House - Why, aunt, " you have ofien promised me Jane, I am really very angry with you, you would fit for your picture, and and have a great mind not to write ano- you cannot have a better opportunity.” ther syllable till I hear from you. But " When we return to Twickenham, then who shall I relate all the news of I will endeavour, my dear madam, to the Priory to ?-and how shall I restrain oblige you; but at present I really canmy love of scribbling ?-On! I must not bear the fatigue.”' write, though ever so angry: I must "Oh! you need not fit many times,'' continue to write.-Miss Rutland re- said the earl," and I intend to reserve quests my company in the picture galle: that place, pointing to a vacant pannel, ry. Lord Derwent has just received on purpose for your ladyfip's porfome portraits from London ; and a trait.” council is summoned to determine their . " Then, my dear lord,” said I courtmeriis.
feying," you must positively fill it up
with a better subject, for I cannot ac“ Whose portraits are they?" said cept the honour you propose." I to my companion as we passed on to " I despair of finding a better subthe gallery.--" Lady Derwent, lady ject," said the earl, with an air of difa Julia, and I believe, lord Merioneth.” appointment, but there was not the
She blushed excessively as my eye same degree of chagrin on the brow of met hers on our entrance. The carl his son. He on the contrary, looked advanced, and leading me to the por. as if he could have said, “ I am infintrait of his son, asked if I did not think itely obliged to you for your refusal.” it an amazing likeness.
At this moment, an exclamation of " I should be a better judge, my surprise from Merioneth, called our alí lord," answered I," if the original was tention; when, to my utter aftonish
present." My lord smiled on his fif- ment, I beheld an object that has ofter, who looked at lady Derwent, who ten employed my wandering thoughts. smiling, wondered lord Merioneth was - It was Clifford, the friend of Merifo remiss in his attendance. I looked oneth, accompanied by lord Severn round with some little degree of fur- and fir John Bateman. He appeared prise, to discover the meaning of all much surprised at the rencontre; but these condescending smiles, when just at his behaviour did not evince that he had this inftant, Merioneth entered. ever seen me before. Al foine fucure
“ Albert,” said his father," you are opportunity I will explain these teenjust in time. Lady Laura wilhed to ing ambiguities.
In the evening a card of invitation “ They muft positively come down, was brought from a family at Maple Rachel," said he " for my dog-kencea Mount, requesting our company at a are lo be erected there." rural ball, ihe next evening. The in " Well, but surely you will find vitation was accepted, and we have some other spot on which you caa raz been the greater part of this day pre- updwellings for Jenkinson and Mary." paring for our appearance: for the pre “ I do not intend doing any fuck fent I must refign my pen.
thing, for I am certain they will be
much better off at the poor's bou: On setting out for our visit, there than they are out of it." arose a difficulty on the means of our “ I am sorry," lord Derwent, replied conveyance; the coach had been order- my aunt, " that you speak so lightly di ed; but Merioneth declared it was his these poor people's didress; intention to sport his phaeton, and vow- be the boast of our excellent father, ed he would have ewo ladies to his own that he had always ftudied to rewart share. Lord and lady Derwent, and merit, and 10 save honesty from indi aunt Merioneth, were already seated in gence. He built these cottages, and the coach. Mrs Maynard, without much fixed these people in them. To oblige difficulty, suffered Albert to conduct me, fuspend your intentions, till time her to the phaeton. He advanced to removes the old people out of your me.
way." “ May I hope
« Pho!" cried he peevithly, "time “ Noi to persuade me to mount that may remove me firft; 'besides old Jens phaeton, I assure you." He bowed, kinson is a saucy stubborn fellow." and paffed on to Ellen ; hoped the ". I am sorry," said Mrs. Merioneth would condescend to accompany him. " that he has incurred your displealute
, Indeed, my lord,” said the, my but I am certain he did not mean to fears of that falhionable vehicle are un- offend you." conquerable."
Aye,” said be, “ I heard you "'Disperse thofe needless fears, my been among the beggars, and concluddear Elien," cried he ;“ I will drive ed that I should be reized wich their with the greatest caution ; for by hea- ridiculous petitions.—But once for all
, ven there does not live a being more my dear Rachel, I muft tell
you interefted than I am in your safety." can, on no account, depart from my
Here was a pretty discovery! I do plan. I expect, in the course of anothot know whether lady Derwent heard ther feafon,' a great deal of the bet bis declaration; but the inftantly call- company; I intend making a vast many ed from the carriage, bade us be fpee. improvements. What would my friends dy in our determination, and told 'Al. think of my tafte, if they faw fuch bett it was extremely filly of him to poor hovels as these absolutely in fub with any lady mounted in that ridicu- of my park-gates, and inhabited by lous phaeton.
such miferable objects too?" " Come," cried Mrs. Maynard laugh “ Prevent shofe objects from being ing,
never mind them ; come, Clif- fo miserable, and the dwellings will ford, come and help to take care of be a credit to you," said my aunt. me ; for it is plain I am in great pe My dear fifter, you have the mor sil; but never mind, I am noi of much antiquated notions that ever entered the use, and I have made
will." head of a reasonable being ; you im. Clifford afcended, and they drove bibed them, I believe, froin your father off. Lord Severn and Sir Joh'n went and your brother. They had neither on horseback, and we three poor dam- of them the leaft ideas of magnifi
. fels were crammed into the coach.
cence." In our ride we palled the cottages I
They had very juft ideas of huma have before mentioned. My aunt took nity," said Mrs. Merionetb,
which occafion to hope lord Derwent had not was much better." quite determined on their demolition. Here the conversation ended, and I
believe my aunt was not much pleased tertainment to himn. Do not be frighewith her brother's behaviour; however ened, I only read to him such parts as it only confirmed me in the opinion I I am sure you would not object to his had betore formed of him. And if it hearing. is poflible to purchase a bit of ground I must frankly confess to
that we near his park, I am resolved to mortify are not much pleased with lord Derhim; for I will erect fome cottages, went's character ; it has an uncoinforand place these people in them. table appearance when a man's own fa
Ailength we arrived at Maple Mount, mily are afraid of him. His meanness fperit a very agreeable evening, had I can, by no means pardon, and am Mrs. Maynard's chaise in addirion to happy that you have the power as well our carriages, and returned much more as the inclination, to relieve chose dif. comfortable, than we went. I am in- tresies he fo unfeelingly derides. But terrupted for the present, Farewell, I much fear his sentiments are, in the
Yours, &c. great world, too generally adopted. LAURA MERIONETH. Strangers themselves to the preffure
of wani, the rich and great think lightP.S. I am half inclined to think they ly of thofe diftreffes which the severity
ave brought me here to be wooed; of the times imposes on the great mal. but I do not think I shall be won, of society. at least not by Albert.
And so you take the liberty of fup
pofing that my heart may be in danger Letter IV.
from the attractions of Danville. How
could such a thought enter your head ? Miss Lumly to Lady Laura. What! a stranger! a foreigner! Who
knows but he may be already married, Lumly House, July 20, 179– and obliged :o leave the wretched, part
ner of his heart behind him? At least I Rejoice in the opportunity of con- it is hardly probable that Danville, gratulating my friend on the late fami- handsome and accomplished as he is ; ly reconciliation, and trust it will be should have passed his life without give produclive of much felicity to all par- ing and receiving impressions. But ties. I am certain had you even found pray, talking of hearts, have you no the family of your uncle' less deserving icar for your own ?-Take notice that of your friendship than they really are, I expect a more minute account of your you would get have derived a great party, and, positively, must have a fource of satisfaction froin obliging description of miss Rulland, that I Mrs. Merioneth, whose sondelt hopes may be able to form an opinion whewere placed in fecing you all united. ther the stands any chance of gaining Pray make my kindeft remembrance to the heart of Merioncth, which you
feer her, and tell her I fincerely participate to think the is actually in poffeffion of, in the happiness llae must feel on this when you are opposed to her. occasion.
Adieu, And so because I am not a regular
Yours Sincerely, correspondent you arc half resolved to
Jani LUMLY. suppress your future favours. It'I had any subject to write about you Ihould Government and Character of Cathanot complain of my want of regularity: rine 11. (“ From Letters from Scand. but what entertainment could you re inavia, &c.") ceive from letters, which must be continually filled with a tiresome tautology IN general, the Administration of of the same events? My father being I Catharine II. has been milder than Itill confined, I devote the greatest part, that of her immediale predecessor. It of my time to his amusement; I ialk has exhibited very few itriking inftan. to him, sing to him, read to him, and ces of severity. Those miserable beings your letters are a constant fund of en- with whom the mines of Siberia are Hib. Mag. May, 1796.