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forwards, and furmounted every obftacle. take poffeffion of the works. At several
At fome places they clambered over mounds, walls, bulwarks, and hindrances of various kinds, that had been fhattered by the cannonade: At others, where the fortifications were more entire, they afcended or defcended by the help of ladders. As the affailants approached the bafstion and curtain that had been breached, the resistance, which till then had fallen far fhort of expectation, began to increase. Awakened from a fatal fecurity, into which the garrifon had been lulled by the multiplicity of difficulties that the befiegers had to encounter, as well as by the ftrength of the place, and the number of the defenders, they now bethought of precautions, which, if feasonably applied, would, in all probability, have rendered fuccefs doubtful. The alarm once given circulated like wildfire. Multitudes crowded tumultuously to the point of attack. In an instant, blue-lights and fire-balls, thrown in every direction, rendered all objects around the fort clear as at noonday; a blaze of mufquety, which added ftrength to this magnificent illumination, furnished it also with abundance of victims: a general discharge of rockets contributed to the awful grandeur of an exhibition in itself truly tremendous; and one univerfal roar of cannon all over the fort and pettah, at once ftruck the spectator with confternation and horror.
"Whilft the forlorn hope mounted the breach, the leading companies kept a conftant fire on the parapet; as thofe afcended, other divifions fcoured the ramparts to the right and left. The af failants, although broken in advance, pushed on with irrefiftible preffure. Inftances of individuals at fignal combat were to be seen in different directions; courage was equal on both fides, but fuperiority in difcipline and bodily ftrength fecured to the British troops a firm footing on the ramparts. In fhort, before one hour had elapfed, the grenadiers march, beating all over the works, announced, to their friends without, complete poffeffion of the place. Of the garrison, however, there were many who fought with a degree of valour that bor. dered on defperation; but the want of timely concert among them, rendered all attempts at oppofition abortive.
of the baftions the defenders, encou raged by supplies of fresh troops, in vain endeavoured to retrieve their lofs; and the affailants, having previously divided their force, rushed forwards to the right and left, until they met at the oppofite entrance, which is called the Myfore Gate.
"As women and children crowded along with the affrighted garrifon thro' the gate, the carnage was dreadful. The height of the furrounding walls, the length of the arches, and the noise of the mufquetry, which had not yet subfided, notwithstanding the humanity of the British troops, for a time prevented all diftinction of age or fex.. About two thousand chofen troops, that haftened to ftrengthen the garrifon, preffed to get in at the Myfore Gate; but from the rapidity of the affailants, this reinforcement, which was too late in arrival, contributed only to encrease the confufion and flaughter. On the whole, upwards of fourteen hundred lives were loft in this momentous event; an event, which firmly fixed the war in the heart of the enemy's dominions, as it put Britain in poffeffion of, probably, the strongest and moft important fortrefs of Myfore."
We fhould here clofe our review of this work; but the fubfequent paffage, which describes the death and character of the Killedar, or Governor of the Fort of Bangalore, is too important, and too well written, not to deserve to be inferted, whether we confider the writer's credit, or the pleasure of the reader.
"Wherever gallantry is recorded, Bahauder Khan, Killedar of Bangalore, will hold a confpicuous place among the heroes of our times. True to his truft, he refigned it with life, after receiving almoft as many wounds as were inflicted on Cæfar in the Capitol. In death his manly countenance wore a mild yet commanding afpect. His appearance, refpectable from an old age of temperate living, was rendered venerable by a beard of confiderable length, every hair of which vied with filver in whiteness; and his corpfe, fair as any European, covered with wounds, all received from before, and clofe to the point of attack, clearly declared that this refolute Mogul, befides a firm attachment to his prince, poffeffed the genuine spirit of a foldier. His remains were offered to the Sultaun for interment, but refused 3 L
with many acknowledgements of the attention; they were therefore decently interred according to the Mohamedan rites. It is faid, that the Sultaun, in anfwer to Lord Cornwallis's foldier-like offer, replied, that the Khan could be buried no where with greater propriety than in the neighbourhood of the place at the defence of which he had fallen. Muffulmans of the first rank in our army attended his funeral, with every mark of refpect and attention. At the lofs of this faithful fervant, and the feverity of the blow he had received, the Sultaun wept; but his reafonable grief was fucceeded by unreasonable and unmanly vengeance, which he wreaked on his unfortunate prifoners."
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FOR HIS MAJESTY'S BIRTH DAY. BY HENRY JAMES PYE, ESQ. POET LAUREAT. I.
WHERE are the vows the mufes breath'd, That Discord's fatal reign might cease? Where all the blooming flower's they wreath'd.
To bind the placid brow of Peace; Whofe angel form, with radiant beam, Pictur'd in Fancy's fairy dream, Seem'd o'er Europa's ravag'd land, Prompt to extend her influence bland, Calm the rude clangors of the martial lay, And hail with gentler note our Monarch's natal day?
For lo! on yon devoted fhore,
Still thro' the bleeding ranks of War, His burning axles fteep'd in gore,
Ambition drives his iron car. Still his eyes in fury roll'd
Glare on fields by arms o'er-run, Still his hands rapacious hold
Spoils, injurious inroad won. And fpurning with indignant frown The fober olive's proffer'd crown, Bids the brazen trumpet's breath Swell the terrific blaft of destiny and death. III.
Shrinks Britain at the found? tho' while her
O'er Europe's defolated plains fhe throws, Slow to avenge and mild in victory,
She mourns the dreadful fcene of war and
Yet if the foe misjudging read Difmay, in pity's gentleft deed, And conftruing mercy into fear, The blood-ftain'd arm of battle rear; By infult rous'd, in just resentment warm, She frowns defiance on the threat'ning ftorm; And for as ocean's billows roar, By every wave-encircled fhore, From where o'er icy feas the gaunt wolf roves To coafts perfum'd by aromatic groves,
WHERE affections unite, and all things are right,
No ftate with the married can vie; But if pique lead the way, or intereft fway, 'Tis better unmarried to die.
If a wife I had proved, to a man that I lov'd,
But if kind refpect to his will don't direct
Than be to a blockhead a wife.
SONNET TO THE EVENING STAR *. BRIGHT Star of eve! refplendent gem of night,
Beneath thy lucid orb I love to ftray,
'Till borne in fancy's car, with rapid flight, I mount thy fphere, and tread thy beamy way!
Or, if perchance I feek the ruin'd tow'r, . To waste alone the contemplative hour Wrapt in deep thought, thy fecrets I furvey.. Methinks my angel Mary's form glides by,
And points to thee, her feat of blefs fereue Then bids me hope, nor grieves for joysterrene; Waves her fair hand, and feeks her native fky.
Adieu! bright ftar! the airy visions fade,
ALEXANDRI DUNCAN, S. S. T. D.
Virtus direxit; Integritas Signavit ;
Obiit multum defideratus
de consolatione PHILOSOPHIE.
(The Philofopher, driven into banishment on a falfe accufation, complains of the harsh. nefs of his fate, and the instability of human affairs).
Carmina qui quondam ftudio florenti peregi,
Flebilis, beu, maftos cogor inire modos, Te.
Those dauntless, firm, affociates ftill hath left,
O happy Death, that comes when Misery calls!
The child of woe refign'd and thankful falls: But ftill more prompt the ruthless power is
A grim intruder in Enjoyment's scene;
How finks the mind, alas! how loft,
Lo him, who late fo high could foar.
'Twas his to fearch all Nature's laws,
(Philofophy removes the clouds that obfcured his fight).
Tunc me difcuffa liquerunt nocle tencbræ, &c.
In vain the thunder's loudeft terrors roll;
(Philosophy exhorts him to firmness of mind) Calm 'mid the uproar is his dauntless soul, Quifquis compofito ferenus avo
Fatum fub pedibus dedit fuperbum, &c. WHOE'ER in confcious Virtue bold Can trample the proud creft of Fate, Uufhaken the mind's terror hold,
Unmov'd by Fortune's fmiles or hate; 'Gain'ft him in vain flail ocean roar,
In vain the threatening tempeft rife; Of rending Etna's fulphurous ftore
In flame and fmoke involve the skies;
Why then fhould Mortals weakly dread
The feeble Tyrant's powerlefs firoke?
And rule with felf commanding fway,
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
May 2. General Smith moved the order of the day, for taking into confideration the proceedings of the Court martial, in the cafe of Colonel Cawthorne. He next moved that copies of the said proceedings be read, a few fentences of which being read pro forma,
Colonel Cawthorne then being in his place, was informed by the Speaker, that if he had any thing to fay in his defence, this was the proper time.
The Colonel then rofe, and having claimed the indulgence of the House, proceeded to read a written defence from a paper he held in his hand:-He folemn. ly declared, that as to the charges brought against him, he never had acted from any corrupt motive whatever, and though the Court Martial had proceeded in his cafe with the pureft intentions, yet he hoped it would be found that the charges of mifapplication, corruption, and embezzlement were untrue; but though he faid this, he was far from throwing out any afperfion on the noblemen or gentlemen who fat in judgment on him on that occafion. He was, he faid, made chargeable by a military tribunal with what was an offence only of a civil nature, and this day he was called upon to answer charges of a military nature. He then continued to anfwer the different charges from the written paper which he held in his hand, and concluded by faying, that he had been charged with keeping the regiment incomplete, but he had received it incomplete by 160 men. General Smith thought it his duty, as a member of Parliament, to call the attention of the Houfe to the proceedings of the Court Martial on the unfortunate member now in queftion; he thought it
confiftent with their honour and good fenfe to pay the utmost attention to these proceedings; as for himself, he had read thefe proceedings, and they had confirmed every idea he had entertained on the fubject. He would not, therefore, trouble the House with a farther preamble, but would move, "that Colonel Cawthorne having been found guilty on the fft, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, roth, 11th, and 13th articles of the charges brought against him, be now expelled this Houfe."
Mr Wigley entered into a defence of Colonel Cawthorne; he could not fee that he had acted corruptly or fraudulently; he fpoke at fome length, and concluded by moving an amendment to the motion," that the further confideration of the debate be adjourned till this day fix weeks.”
General M'Leod feconded the amendment. This would, he said, be a précedent to increase the influence of the Crown.
Mr Pitt faid, that the Hon. General very properly brought the subject under the confideration of the Houfe; he had not ftudied the minutes of the proceedings of the Court Martial, but would rest his judginent on this, that a Court Martial was that to which the law of the land had delegated a power to try fuch of fences, and that it was fully competent to judge of the cafe; for himself, he thought it proper to give fo much credit to it, that if Colonel Cawthorne had been guilty of any thing to render him unworthy of public truft, whether they were not bound, for their own honour, to remove him from that Houfe? there was nothing, he faid, that led him to give lefs credit to the decifion of a Court Mar