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Mifs, would you fee?"-" Harry, I'd wish to fee the fire."
That's your true breeding, that's your flam
The fair may freeze, but he is warm all over. We're an odd medley, you must needs confefs, Strange in pur manners, ftranger in our drefs: Whim is the word-droll pantomimic age, With true tiptops of tafte, grotefque's the rage; Beaux with fhort wails, and fmall cloaths clofe confin'd!
Belles bunch'd before, and bundled up behind, The flights of fashion bordering on buffoon, One looks like Punch, the other Pantaloon: But hold-my raillery makes fome look gruff, Therefore I'm off-I'm fure I've said enough.
BY MRS CHARLOTTE SMITH.
IN early life's unclouded fcene,
We view'd with mingled fcorn and hate;
Till, fadd'ning-fick'ning at the view,
O'er youth's bright blooms her blight shall
Stript of their gaudy hues by truth,
On the calm brow of Thirty-eight!
HAWKING, A BALLAD.
COME, fportfmen, away-the morning how fair!
To the wolds, to the wolds, let us quickly
Bold Thunder and Lightning are mad for the game,
And Death and the Devilt are both in a flame.
See Backers, a Kite!-a mere fpeck in the fky
Zounds! out with the owl-lo, he catches
Down he comes with a fweep-be unhooded each hawk;
Very foon will they both to the Gentleman talk. They're at him-he's off-now they'r o'er him again :
Ah! that was a ftroke---fee! he drops to the plain
They rake him they tear him---he flutters, he cries,
He ftruggles, he turns up his talons, and dies! See, a Magpie! let fly---how he flutters and fhambles!
How he chatters, poor rogue! now he darts to the brambles:
Out again---overtaken-his fpirits now flag--Flip! he gives up the ghoft.--good night, Mister Mag..
Names of two hawks. Names of Hawks.
The Head Falconer.
Thus we Falconers fport---now homewards
To fight, o'er the bottle, the wars of the day:
Sink fweetly to reft, with a Dove in our arms.
LOOKE and bowe downe thyne ear, oh
From thy bryght fhryne behould, and fee
Emongst thy preefts, ofering to thee,
My foule afcend his holie hill,
Afcribe his ftrength, and fing him praise,
Grafps Nature in his killing cold embrace ; Submifs and tame is every beaft of chace,
The COPPIE of a PRAIER which her
And cach fweet bird forgets its dulcet lore;
MATIE made Her felf, and faid yt, when
fhe was at the Sermon at St Paules Croffe They fluttering croud, though late fo wild the 24 of November 1588.
And pity's tribute wifhfully implore
Shew Arrogance and Folly what they are; Strike deep inftruction to Prefumption's breaft,
He made the winds and waters rife
COUNCIL OF FIVE HUNDRED.
First, All the objects of trade and com-
Secondly, All the houfes, which either belong to the civil lift, or were the property of the ci-devant emigrated Princes, are to be immediately fold, with the exception of Versailles, Compaigne, and Fountainbleau.
Thirdly, The fabrication of affignats
This Jofeph's Lord and Ifraell's God,
The fyre piller and daies clowde
From MS Harl. 2044 found on a piece of
KEEN is the cutting wind; fierce Winter hoar
And Vice and Pleafure's baited hook lay bare.
But oh, hard teacher! tho' the Paffions fly,
lions in fpecie, or a fum equal thereto in afhguats, thould be put at the difpofal of the war minifer.
AFFAIRS ON THE RHINE.
three months of captivity have not, faid he, abated our patriotifin. He ftated that they had been exchanged at Bafle on the 5th Nivofe (Dec. 26.)
Jan. 2. Camus, Quinette, Bancal, Lamarck, fo long detained in Auftrian dungeons, entered in the midst of the loudest plaudits. They received the fraternal embrace from a great number of members, and the prefident. Camus, in the name The poition of the refpective armies, of his companions in captivity, teftified difputing with the moft obftinate valour their gratitude and expreffed their at every poft, being very nearly oppoftachment to the conflitution. Thirty-ed to one another, and the great importance to the Imperial army, of securing winter quarters in the Palatinate, ftrongly led to the expectation of fome decifive blow being fruck; although the iffue of a general battle, was an event almoft to be dreaded by both combatants. Severe and continued actions were maintained by both fides, fucceeding one another, with an unexampled rapidity, till the 20th December. Thefe mutual attacks chiefly took place betwixt the armies of Generals Clairfayt and Jour dan, in which the former loft fome ground. At this crifis, when it was expected that the fate of the whole campaign would be determined by one battle, it was announced that an armiftice, for a limited period, had been agreed upon between the chiefs of the contending armies, mutually fatigued, exhausted, and harraffed. The roads, by the great fall of rains, were rendered impaffible for horfes and artillery. This fufpenfion of arms, appears to have been dictated by a defire for that repofe, which was become fo neceffary to both armies, rather than its being a bafis for a negociation for peace between their refpective nations. We fubjoin, for the fake of our readers, the fituation of the armies, and what apeared the probable statement of affairs at the time.
COUNCIL OF ELDERS.
Jan. 2. The Council, after having heard the report of its commiflion, approved the refelution, importing that there fhould be a feventh minifter, charged with the general police of the republic.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. The fuccefs of the French in Italy a gainst the Austrian armies, under Generals Argenteau, and De Vins, are not attempted to be contradicted by the official reports, publifhed both at Vienna and the Auftrian head quarters. The French General having received very confiderable reinforcements on the 23d November, commenced an attack on the whole front of the Imperial army, who, after repelling them, at fome of their pofts, five fucceffive affaults, were obliged to give way. Thefe fevere engagements were renewed and continued every day till the 29th, with great valour, and alfo with confiderable flaughter, on both fides. The Auftrians were every where compelled to retreat, by the fuperior number of the enemy. Finale, and Vado, with other fortreffes, from which they were driven, fell into the hands of the republicans, with very confiderable quantities of ordnance, ammunition, and provifions, which could not be removed with fufficient dispatch over the fteep mountains. Thus the French are mafters of the Genoefe territory, and the threatened attempt of the Auftrians to winter in Nice, completely defeated.
thefe Belgic Chouans, as they are called, have moftly been taken prisoners or difperfed. They were accustomed to come out from their receffes, and intercept grain and other provifions, when conveyingthrough the country.
General Songes, Commandant of the Belgic divifion, ftates in a letter to the reprefentatives of the people, that the expedition in the foreft of Soigney, hath been attended with the defired fuccefs;
The French and Imperial armies at prefent cover all the country between the Mofelle and the Rhine. They are exactly oppofed and ballanced in their forces and their means. They are on equal terms with respect to their principal fupports-they have each the fame fecurity for their retreat, and each finds the fame difficulty to act on the offenfive.-On the one fide the Imperialits have Mentz, and the course of the Rhine. On the other fide, the French have Landau, the chain of fortified places on the Sarre, Luxembourg and the courfe of the Mofelle. The armies being thus fituated, it is not probable that any thing
confiderable will be attempted by either, until the opening of the next campaign -a circumftance which may poffibly produce a new afpect of affairs.
The duration of the armistice is faid to be fixed for two months, but it may be extended throughout the winter. either party chufe to recede from the conditions of the truce, they are to give ten days notice. The river of the Mofelle is fixed upon as the line of demarcation, from which troops of both parties are removing. Jourdan is to confine himself to the diftrict of Aix la Chappelle. General Clairfayt's army is to be cantoned near Mentz.
NOEL. 20. At the Hague, in a permanent assembly of their High Mightinefies, the regulations for forming a National Affembly were finally adopted, and it was afterwards decided, that it fhould meet at the Hague the 18th of February. This delay was mutually accorded by each province, to give the neceffary time for the arrangement of affairs. The province of Overydel had been gained over to this measure. The provinces in favour of the National Affembly were Gueldres, Holland, Utrecht, and Overyfsel; against it, Zealand, Friesland, and Groningen.
Exchange of the French Princefs. yoe The exchange of the French Depu ties, and other prifoners who accompa nied them, for the coufin of the Emperor, took place on the night betwixt the 26th and 27th December. The Princefs arrived at Huninguen, on the 25th in the evening; and the French prisoners who were at Frieburgh, did not arrive at Riechen, a village in the territory of Bafle, until the 26th, at five o'clock in the evening. They were attended by Auftrian commiffioners and officers, who according to an agreement entered into with Mr Bacher, the fecretary to the French embaffy, delivered them, on their word of honour, to Citizen Legrand, counfellor of State to the repubing of Bafle, and high bailiff of Riechen. The reprefentative Camus gave his word of honour for himself and his colleagues, whercupon the above fecretary of legation, attended by feveral Auftrian nobiiity and attendants, went to a country feat
near Bafle, where the Princess MarieTherefe Charlotte had, in the mean time, arrived; and he delivered her to the Prince de Gavry, who had been waiting for her a whole month and upwards, A detachment of foot, and and another of dragoons of the republic of Bafle had been ordered out, to maintain good order. The Auftrian carriages paffed merely through the town; and although it was nine o'clock at night, yet the ftreets were crowded with people, who obferved the ftricteft, neutrality. The moment the young lady got into her carriage, the French prifoners were fet at liberty. They dined the next day at the French minifter's.
The unfortunate King of Poland's renunciation of his throne was very far from being voluntary, though the poffeffion of it had been lately rendered too painful. The eve of the day, which would have completed the thirtieth an niversary of his reign, was cruelly chofen for the conclufion of his royal func. tions. A letter was then delivered to
him by Prince Repain, from the Emprefs of Ruffia, the fubftance of which was, "that the ceffation of his Royal authority was the natural effect of the arrange, ments made with respect to Poland; it was, therefore referred to bis judgment, whether a formal abdication would not be fuitable."
This crifis, though it had been forefeen, did not give the king the lefs emotion, and he was for fome hours much agitated. At length he figned the act.
The ravages which the plague for some months hath made in the military departments, have fo interfered with the warlike arrangements, which are ftill continued without intermiffion, that the government attempted to confiitute the cuftom of obliging veffels to perform quarantine. But the clamours of the religious, who exclaimed against this innovation of Mahometanifm, has compelled the Porte, for the prefent, to abandon this defign. It is, however, to be hoped, that the project will not be totally relinquifhed.
The departure of the British minifter, Mr Lifton, continues to excite many conjectures in this quarter. He has taken no leave whatever of the Grand Vizier, and on his departure made but à fhort and private vifit to the Reis Effendi, to
whom he prefented his fetretary as Charge de Affairs till his fucceffor is appointed. Notwithstanding all thefe circumftances, it has been remarked, that Mr Lifton on his departure received fome magnificent prefents, among which was a fnuff-box fet with brilliants, of the value of 300 piaftres, and fome Indian stuffs to the amount of 3000 more.
The Inland of Barbadoes hath fuffered
much from a moft extraordinary fall of rain, on the 8th November laft. It feem-s ed, fays the account, as if the heavens had burft, and was pouring down their waters, it fell in one continued torrent till feven the next morning, being twen ty-four hours; and all that time, both!! day and night, there were not two feconds intermiffion between the most vivid flashes of lightning, and moft tremendous peals of thunder ever heard. It might juftly be faid, in the language "the clouds poured out the Pfalmift, water, the air thundered." The Gully ran higher than ever was known, and meeting with a flowing and fpring tide water, after breaking down both bridges, flowed over into the town, and was in many ftreets and houfes five feet high. The inhabitants escaped to other parts of the town, fome fwimming, and others on horfeback, the horfes too being obliged to swim.
Admiralty-Office, Jan. 2. Extract of a letter from Admiral Sir John Laforey, Bart. Commander in Chie of his Majefty's fhips and veffels at the Leeward Islands, to Mr Nepean, dated Martinico, October 22. 1795.
On the 20th inftant the Bellona arrived, having joined Vice-Admiral Thomfon on the 7th of Sept. in the latitude of 43 deg. 20 min. N. and longitude 38 deg. 9. min. W.
In my laft I informed you, Sir, with the capture of the Superb French frigate, of 22 guns, off Defeada, by the Vanguard; fince which I have received an account from Capt. Warre, of his Majefty's fhip Mermaid, dated the 12th inftant, that, cruifing toward Grenada, he difcovered, on the 10th, off La Baye, a fhip and a brig at anchor, which, upon feeing him, got under weigh and made