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forwards, and furmounted every obstacle. take poffeffion of the works. At several
We should here close our review of one universal roar of cannon all over the this work; but the subsequent passage, fort and pettah, at once ftruck the spec- which describes the death and character tator with confternation and horror. of the Killedar, or Governor of the Fort
“ Wbilft the forlorn hope mounted of Bangalore, is too important, and too the breach, the leading companies kept well written, not to deserve to be insert. a constant fire on the parapet; as those ed, whether we consider the writer's ascended, other divisions scoured the credit, or the pleasure of the reader. ramparts to the right and left. The af “ Wherever gallantry is recorded, Tailants, although broken in advance, Bahauder Khan, Killedar of Bangalore, pushed on with irrefiftible pressure. In- will hold a conspicuous place among the stances of individuals at lignal combat heroes of our times. True to his truft, were to be seen in different directions; he resigned it with life, after receiving courage was equal on both fides, but almost as many wounds as were inflicted superiority in discipline and bodily on Cæfar in the Capitol. In death his Atrength fecured to the British troops a manly countenance wore
a mild yet firm footing on the ramparts. In short, commanding afpe&. His appearance, before one hour had elapsed, the grena. respectable from an old age of tempediers march, beating all over the works, rate living, was rendered venerable by a announced, to their friends without, com- beard of confiderable length, every hair plete poffeffion of the place. Of the of which vied with filver in whiteness ; garrison, however, there were many who and his corpfe, fair as any European, fought with a degree of valour that bor. covered with wounds, all received from dered on desperation; but the want of before, and close to the point of attack, timely concert among them, rendered clearly declared that this resolute Moall attempts at opposition abortive. gul, besides a firm attachment to his
“ Although the struggle was of short prince, pofTeffed the genuine spirit of a duration at the breach, it was repeatedly foldier." His remains were offered to tenewed, as the columns proceeded to the Sultaun for interment, but refused VOL. LVII.
with many acknowledgements of the dence with the Rites and Idolatry of that attention ; they were therefore decently People. To these is prefixed, a Prefatory interred according to the Mohamedan Discourse concerning the Grecian Colonies rites. It is said, that the Sultaun, in from Egypt. By Jacob Bryant. 8vo. 78. answer to Lord Cornwallis's soldier-like Boards. Cadell jun. Davies. offer, replied, that the Khan could be Letters written in France, to a Friend in Lon. buried no where with greater propriety
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As proudly to the ambient sky, FOR HIS MAJESTY'S BIRTH DAY.
In dilken folds her mingled crosses fly;
The foothing voice of peace is drown'd BY HENRY JAMES PYE, ESQ. POET LAUREAT.
A while in war's tumultuous found. I.
And strains from Glory's awful clarion WHERE are the vows the muses breath’d,
blown, That, Discord's fatal reign might cease? Float in triumphant peal around Britannia's
Throne. Where all the blooming fower's they wreath'd.
THE OLD MAID. To bind the placid brow of Peace; Whose angel form, with radiant beam, WHERE affections unite, and all things are Pidur'd in Fancy's fairy dream,
right, Seem'd o'er Europa's ravag'd land,
No state with the married can vie; Prompt to extend her influence bland,
But if pique lead the way, or interest fway, Calm the rude clangors of the martial lay, 'Tis better unnarried to die. And hail with gentler pote our Monarch’s If a wife I had proved, to a man that I lov'd, natal day?
Whose actions bright wisdom had sway'd ;, 11.
How happy my life to have been a bleft wife, Por lo! on yon devoted shore,
And not a poor little old maid ! Still thro' the bleeding ranks of War, But if kind respect to his will on't direct His burning axles fteep'd in gore,
Our steps through the mazes of life, Ambition drives his iron car.
You had better live free, an old maid like
Than be to a blockhead a wife.
SONNET TO THE EVENING STAR *. And spurning with indignant frown
BRIGHT Star of eve! resplendent gem of The fober olive's proffer'd crown,
night, Bids the brazen trumpet's breath
Beneath thy lucid orb I love to stray, Swell the terrific blast of destiny and death.
Drop feeling's tear, and mark thy quiv'rIII.
ing rayi Shrinks Britain at the sound ? tho' while her 'Till borne in fancy's car, with rapid flight, eye
I mount thy sphere, and tread thy' beamy O'er Europe's desolated plains she throws, "way! Slow to avenge and mild in victory,
Or, if perchance I seek the ruin'd tow'r, *1 She mourns the dreadful scene of war and To waste alone the contemplative hour ;;
Wrapt in deep thought, thy secrets I furvey.. Yet if the foe misjudging read
Methinks my angel Mary's form glides by, Dismay, in pity's gentlest deed,
And points to thee, her feat of bless fereire And construing mercy into fear, Then bids me hope, nor grieves for joysterrene;
The blood-itain'd arm of battle rear; Waves her fair hand, and seeks her native By insult rous'd, in just resentment warm,
fky. She frowns defiance on the threat’ning storm; Adieu ! bright star! the airy visions fade,
And for as ocean's billows roar, And leave me pensive in the ruin'd shade.
By every wave-encircled shore,
• From Poems by Elisabeth Kirkham To coasts perfum'd by aromatic groves,
Srong, of Exeter.
Unable did he stand at best, whom so
Or change or chance of softune could o'er-
(The Genius of Philosophy laments that his
inind has sunk under his misfortunes.) Sacra fideliter & feliciter exercuit In hac Ecclesia per annos quinquaginta feptem
Heu quam precipiti merfa profundo
Mens habet, &..
That wanders wide, and wilder'd far,
The sport of every gust may blow,
O'erwhelm'd by every casual woe!
Lo him, who late su high could soar.
The boundless void of Heaven explore,
Pursue with bold undazzled eye,
The fun's bright course along the sky,
Or chro' the Night's more folemn noon,
Journey with the majestic Moon;
Each vagrant planet of the vight, (The Philosopher, driven into banishment on Each glimmering star of fainter light,
a false accusation, complains of the harsh. Could trace throughout the ætherial plain, ness of his fate, and the instability of hu. And all their various rounds explain, man affairs).
'Twas his to search all Nature's laws, Carmina qui quondam Audio florenti peregi,
Expound her wonders, and their cause;
Tell whence loud Boreas, trumpet roars ; I WHO erewhile the lyre enraptur'd flrung This orb what moving spirit bounds,
And thundering tempests take the shores;
Or why in orient fplendour gay
And Nopes his westem wheel again
To link in the Hesperian main ;
Those dauntless, firm, associates still hath left, Whence Summer's ardent luftre glows,
Autyon's purple vintage flows.
Its light is out, its glory loft ;
Prone in the dust in ruin thrown,
· Intent on sordid earth alone. My temples with untimely snow hath spread, Shook my loose nerves, and all my frame decayd.
(Philofopby removes the clouds that obfcureut O happy Death, that comes when Misery
his light) calls !
Tunc me difcuffa liquerunt nocle tenebræ, &c. The child of woe refign'd and thankful falls : STRAIGut from my eyes was shook the Night, But still more prompt the ruthless power is Reviv'd, they drink the wonted light. pin: seen
So, when the South collects a storm, A grįm intruder in Enjoyment's scene;
Deep-thickening clouds the sky deform, Yet thons, with car averse, the cry of pain.
Black gathering gloonis incumbent low'r, Implor'd to close the weeping eye in vain.
And anxious horror creeps before :
From the wide caverns of the North,
Swift-scattering fly the clouds away,
The heavens disclofe, and bring the Day; Ah, why, my friends, did ye fo often boaft! Out fprings the Sun, and hill and plain, And happy call a state so soon is lost? Exulting hail his light again.
In vain the thunder's loudest terrors roll; (Philofopby exhorts him to firmness of mind) Calm 'mid the uproar is his dauntless soul, Quisquis composito ferenus ævo
Why then should Morcals weakly dread Fatum sub pedibus dedit fuperbum, c. The teuble Tyrant's powerless si roke"? WHOL'er in conscious Virtue bold
Let hope nor fear the breast invade,
But he whose peace to every wish,
And rule with self comnanding fway,
His shield rejeels, and basely quits his ground, In Aanie and smoke involve the skies; Forging the chains by which himself is bound.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
consistent with their honour and good May 2. General Smith moved the order sense to pay the utmost attention to theie of the day, for taking into confideration proceedings; as for himfcif, he had read the proceedings of the Court martial, in these proceedings, and they had confirmthe case of Colonel Cawthorne. He next ed every idea he had entertained on the moved that copies of the said proceed- subject. lie would not, therefore, trouings be read, a few fentences of which ble the House with a farther preamble, being read pro forma,
but would move, " that Colonel CawColonel Cawthorne then being in his thorne having been found guilty on the place, was informed by the Speaker, ift, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, roth, that if he had any thing to say in his de- nith, and 13th articles of the charges fence, this was the proper time. brought against him, be now expelled
The Colonel then rose, and having this Houte." claimed the indulgence of the House, Mr Wigley entered into a defence of proceeded to read a written defence from Colonel Cawthorne; he could not see a paper he held in his hand:-He folemn. that he had acted corruptly or frauduly declareu, that as to thecharges brought lently; he spoke at fome length, and against him, he never had acted from concluded by moving an amendment to any corrupt motive whatever, and though the motion, " that the further considethe Court Martial had proceeded in his ration of the debate be adjourned till this case with the purest intentions, yet he day fix weeks.” hoped it would be found that the char General M‘Leod seconded the amend. ges of misapplication, corruption, and ment. This would, he said, be a préembezzlement were untrue; but though cedent to increase the 'influence of the he faid this, he was far from throwing Crown. out any aspersion on the noblemen or Mr Pitt said, that the Hon. General gentlemen who fat in judgment on him very properly brought the subject under on that occasion. He was, he said, the confideration of the House ; he had made chargeable by a military tribunal not ftudied the minutes of the proceedwith what was an offence only of a civil ings of the Court Martial, but would rest nature, and this day he was called upon his judginent on this, that a Court Marto answer charges of a military nature. tial was that to which the law of the land He then continued to answer the differ- had delegated a power to try such ofent charges from the written paper which fences, and that it was fully competent he held in his hand, and concluded by to judge of the case; for himielf, he saying, that he had been charged with thought it proper to give fo much credit keeping the regiment incomplete, but he to it, that if Colonel Cawthorne had bech bad received it incomplete by 160 men. guilty of any thing to render bim unwor.
General Smith thought it his duty, as thy of public trust, whether they were a member of Parliament, to call the at- not bound, for their own honour, to tention of the House to the proceedings remove him from that House ? there was of the Court Martial on the unfortunate nothing, he said, that led liim to give member now in question; he thought it teľs credit to the decision of a Court Mar.