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The feather'd plunderers come in view, With caution, and at length does spy
Believe's him something more than bird, The birds begin their stolen repast,
With fear impress’d does now retreat The flying net secures them falt.
Towards the door with trembling feet; The vengeful clown, now filled with ire, Then says—" Thy name I do implore?" Does to a neighbonring Made retire, The ready bird replies~" Tom Moore." And, having first secur'd the doors
“ O Lord!" the frighten'd clown replies, And windows, next the net explores. With hair ered and staring eyes ;
Now, in revenge for pluuder'd seed, Half opening then the hovel door, Each felon he refolves shall bleed,
He asks the bird one question more :
The wondrous tale a Bencher hears,
Once more to fpend his little rage : Exclaims, “Who's there!" —All till as death. In Temple Hall now hung on high, His murd'rous work he does resume, Mag oft exclaims-“ Bad company !" And casts his eye around the room
ON THE RHINE.
GAZETTE INTELLIGENCE. Moreau on the roth, in the position of (As the accounts published in the the Murg, at Rastadt, Kupenheim, and Gazettes regarding the important ope- Gertzbach ; and, on the 9th, whilst the rations of the armies in Germany and preparatory movements were executing, in Italy, are the cnly information that in order to bring the troops forward to can be depended on, we shall give these the different points from whence - They in a connected series, from p. 571.] were to advance the next morning, the
enemy forced back the Archduke's ad. Downing-Street, July 30. vanced posts with a part of their army, The letter, of which the following is an whilft their principal force attacked Gë
extract, was received from Lieut. Col. neral Keim. His Royal Highneis imme. Craufurd, dated head-quarters of his diately supported his advanced postsy Royal Highness the Archduke Charles and was victorious on his right, and a of Austria, Eilingen, near Pfortz- long his whole front; but General heim, July 11.
Keiin, after having made a moft obfti. I have the honour to inform your nate resistance, was obliged to yield to Lordship, that on the 7th and 8th inft. the superiority of numbers, and he rethe Archduke remained in the poffeflion tired to Pfortzheim. The Saxons, who of Ettlingen, in order to give time for were in march to cover that General's the arrival at Pfortzheim of the Saxons, left flank, did the same; and, as this who were advancing from Graben to re- unfortunate circumstance gave the enemy inforce his Royal Highness's army; and poffeffion of all the passes in the moun. the corps that had been detached into tains, on the Archduke's left, bis Royal the mountains, under the command of Highness found himself under the necefGeneral Keim, to cover the left, was fity of marching with his main army to ordered to take its principal position at Pfortzhiem, on the roth, where he is Frawen Alb.
now encamped. The Saxons reached Pfortzheim in the The Austrians loft on this occafion a. night of the 7th. On the 8th, the dif- bout 1600 men and four pieces of canpofition was made to attack General non. Thc loss of the French cannot be
exactly ascertained, but it must have right flank, as he had not troops enough been very considerable.
to occupy it in sufficient force. The Prince of Conde’s corps, which However, his Highness determined to has behaved with great bravery, was at wait till the last moment for the arrival Villingen on the 8th, the date of the last of Gen. Devay, who was marching to accounts that were received from it. The his support with another division of the Austrian General Frolich still remained troops that formed the advanced posts in the Brisgaw.
of the army. In the mean time sthe eThe enemy has passed the Lahn, and nemy gained so much ground, that even the army, which was left for the defence their musquetry fire along the front and of that part of the country, has retired on the right flank crossed in the Prince of to the position of Bergen, having thrown Lichtenstein's ranks, and it was with the proper garrisons into Mayence and Eh- greatest difficulty he could keep them renbreitstein.
from falling upon his rear. At this criA dispatch, of which the following is a tical moment Gen. Devay appeared, and
copy, has been received from Colonel defeated that part of the enemy's troops Craufurd, dated head-quarters of his wbo were in poffeffion of the heights on Royal Highness the Archduke Charles the Prince of Lichtenstein's right. This of Austria, Felbach, near Stutgard, gave his Highness an opportunity of atJuly 19. 1796.
tacking in front, which he l' with a My Lord, I have the honour to in- degree of succets that fully rewarded the form your Lordship, that the Archduke, exemplary firmness displayed by himself upon receiving intelligence that the ene and his small corps during the whole my were marching towards Stutgard, affair; and Gen. Baillet having mainwith a view to cut off his Royal High- tained his ground on the left, notwithness's direct communication with Gen. ftanding the repeated efforts made to Frolich and the Prince of Conde, moved dislodge him, the action terminated, from his camp near Pforthzeim on the towards nine o'clock at night, in favour 14th instant, to Vahingen, upon the ri. of the Austrians. ver Entz, where he remained the Isth Their loss amounted to about 900 and 16th. On the 17th, as the enemy men; that of the enemy was certainly continued their march towards Stutgard, much greater. his Royal Highness moved to Schweber On the 19th, his Royal Highness tingen, and on the 18th to Ludwigsberg, crossed the Neckar, and encamped at having detached two small corps to oc- Felbach, for the purpose of covering cupy the bridges over the Necker at more effectually his communication with Canstadt, Unter Turnhen, and Ellingen, Uim. in order to cover his left flank, and fe. The contingent troops of the circle of cure the great road from Stutgard to Suabia having quitted the position of Ulm, by which lies his communication Syltz, on the Necker, and retired bewith his principal magazines.
hind Keckingen, the Prince of Conde In the afternoon of the 18th, the e. and General Frolich, who had united nemy arrived at Stutgard, and attempt at Villingen, and were still there on the ed to disodge the Austrian advanced 17th, will by this time have been obliged pofts, which were placed in such a man- most probably to fall back. ner as to command the roads leading General Wartensleben withdrew the from that city to Ludwigsberg and Can- garrison of Frankfort on the 14th inft. stadt.
as that place is not capable of defence; The attack commenced about four and he arranged with General Jourdan o'clock, and was directed with much a partial armistice for two days, to give violence against two distinct corps; that time for carrying off what still remained on the left, pofted near Canstadt, under there belonging to the Austrians. On the command of Gen. Baillet, and that the 16th, finding that the enemy were on the right, between Canstadt and detaching round his right, through the Feyerbach, under the Prince John of Bishopric of Fulda, his Excellency conLichtenstein. On the heights of Can- tinued his retreat towards Wurtzburgh, ftadt the enemy were repulsed three in the neighbourhood of which place he time but they succeeded in making was with his whole force when the fait themselves masters of the commanding accounts came from him; so that ground on the Prince of Lichtenstein's Wurtzburgh upon the Maine, Canstadt,
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and Ehingen on the Neckar, and Sigmar- marched against the heights of Elingen ingen on the Danube, may be considered with a very superior force. Their attack at this moment as nearly the principal commenced there about seven o'clock in points of the Auftrian position.
the morning; and, after five unsuccessI have the honour to be, &c. ful efforts, they were obliged to retire
C. CRAUFURD. to Hohenheim near Stutgard.
The skill with which this position was From Col. Craufurd to the Right Hon. defended, and the vigour displayed in Lord Grenville.
repulling the reiterated and severe atHead-quarters of his Royal High- tacks, on grounds fo interfected and
ness the Archduke Charles of woody, that neither cavalry nor artillery
Austria, Eslingen, July 22. could act with efficacy, do equal honour My Lord, I have the honour to in- to General Hotze who commanded, and form your Lordship, that news arrived the gallant troops that executed under this morning of Gen. Wartenfleben's his orders. The excessive heat of the having been attacked on the roth inst, day, and the great fatigue that they exby Gen. Jourdan at Friedberg, just as perienced, as they had all been under he was preparing to retire to Bengen, arms, and most of them marching the and assemble his army in that camp.s whole preceding night, did not prevent
The en sy were, according to all re- them from contending most courageouf. ports, near four times as ftrong as the ly with near double their numbers till Auftrians; and the latter, after having eight o'clock, when victory rewarded repulsed three fucceflive attacks, were such exemplary conduct. I have not the obliged to retire to Bengen, with the least intention of making any distinction lofs of several hundred men, and one between the merits of those brave men,
who are all entitled to so great a share Gen. Wartenseben's army had been of praise, but I cannot help observing to divided into three corps along the Lahn, your Lordihip, that the first battalion of all of which were directing their march the Hungarian regiment of Spleny fought towards Bengen, but neither of them from the beginning of this action withwas sufficiently Itrong to make a stand out being relieved, and, though it loft of any consequence, with a probability between three and four hundred men, of fuccefs. The enemy, therefore, hav. remained in fire till night put a stop to ing arrived at the point of Friedberg, by its uncommon exertions. This circumrapid marches, the morning of the day stance is fo much talked of in the army, that the Auftrians intended to quit that that I feel called upon not to pass it over poft, found a force by no means ade. in filence. quate to refift them, and profited of this The total loss of the Austrians on this circumstance, as I have mentioned above, day was about one thousand men, in
Proper garrisons are left in Mayence, cluding several officers; that of the eneManheim, Philipsbourg, and Ehrenbreit- my amounted, according to the best eftistein.-- The Archduke remains encamp- mates which can be made from the reed at Pfortzheim; the Prince of Conde ports of deferters and prisoners, to near at Villenger, and Gen. Froligh is still in two thousand. the Brisgaw. I have the honour to be, &c. In the night of the 20th, the Archduke
C. CRAU FU'RD. marched to Schorndorf, and on the 30th MY LORD, Gemmund, July 24. to this place. I have the honour to be, &c. I have the honour to inform your
C. CRAU FURD. Lordship, that his Royal Highness the MY LORD, Nordlingen, sing. 4. Archduke, upon receiving intelligence I have the honour to inform your of the enemy's intention to dislodge the Lordship, that his Royal Highness the corps at Eningen, and thus make them. Archduke marched from Gemmund on felyes masters of the great road from the 26th of July, and encamped with Stutgard to Ulm, reinforced that impor- one part of his main army at Bohmentant poft in the night of the 20th, and kirchen, and another at Urspringen. made the necessary difpofitions for a Gen. Froligh was on the fouth of the most vigorous defence.
Danube near Waldsee, the Prince of On the 21st, the enemy made several Conde near Ravenfpurg, and a corps unFeints on the right, and along the whole der General Wolf at Bregentz; the Sua. front of the camp of Felbach, whilft they bians were still at Bieberach, to which
place they had retired upon the conclu MY LORD, Nordlingen, Aug. 5. fion of their armittice. General War I have the honour to inform your. tensleben kept his position near Bam- Lordship, that the enemy attacked, this berg, having a small body of light troops afternoon, the advanced posts commandbetween Nurenberg and Anspach, for ed by the Prince John of Lichtenstein, the purpose of communicating with the near Kircheim; but they were repulled Archduke. On the 29th Gen. Froligh, with the loss of above two hundred men in compliance with an order from the taken prisoners, and a great nuniber left Archduke, marched to Bieberach, sur- dead on the field. The general position rounded and difarmed the Suabian corps, of the armies remain the same as yetobliged them to disperse immediately, terday. I have the honour to be, &c. and retire behind the line of operations.
C. CRAUFURD. ---After which he took his position in P.S. News is this moment arrived of that neighbourhood, and the Prince of Gen. Kray's having obtained a confiderConde marched to Waldsee, leaving an able advantage over the enemy at Scuadvanced guard near Ravenspurg. From ten, near Barnberg, in which neighbourthe 26th to the 30th, several fkirmishes hood he had been left by Gen. Wartcihappened between the advanced pots; Neben, upon the latter's marching to in all of these the Austrians had the ad- Forcheim; but his Royal Highness ha3 vantage; and a detachment of huffars not yet received the particulars of this Turprised a large French reconnoitering affair. party near Hohenstadt, between Blan. Downing-Street, Aug. 30. beuren and Geislingen, every man of From Col. Craufurd to the Right Hon. which were either killed or taken.
Lord Grenville. On the 31st, as the magazines on the MY LORD, Mettingen, Aug. 12. Danube were placed in safety, and as I have the honour to inform your the enemy began to maneuvre towards Lordship, that the Archduke marched the Archduke's right, his Royal High- on the 9th inft. with the main army from nefs determined to concentrate his prin- Nordlingen; and took a position across cipal force. He therefore moved, on the the Eger rivulet, with his right towards If August, with his main army to Hey- Allersheim, the centre in point of Metdenheiin, on the 2d to Nersheim, and tingen, where the head-quarters were on the 3d to Nordlingen, the detached fixed, and his left towards llohenaltheim, corps retiring gradually, so as to cover for the purpose of covering more effecthis march,
tually the roads from Nordlingen and His Royal Highnesi' general position Ottingen to Donawert. is now as follows: The main army at which had been posted at Nersheim, unNordlingen, with an advanced guard at der Gen. Hotze, had already fallen back Nersheim; two fmall corps near Bop- to l'orsheim and Aufhausen, to keep up pingen and Weiltingen, to observe the the direct communication with those on roads leading from those places; and a the left back of the Danube, commanded corps of superior force at Gundelfingen, by Gen. Riese, who was now encamped for the purpose of covering the left, and near Dillengen. Gen. Wartensleben had and keeping up the communication with moved in the mean time to Forckheim, Gen. Froligh and the Prince of Conde, on the river Rednitz, and from thence the former of whom is at Weissenhorn, to Lauf on the Pegnitz. Gen. Frolich, on the Both, the latter at Memmingen, the Prince of Conde, and Gen. Wolf, with his advanced guard at Wurtzah. remained nearly in the same position as
The enemy having discovered the mentioned in my dispatch of the 4th. channel by which the water was convey. The enemy attacked the Austrian ed into the fortress of Konningitein, cut guards of Gen. Hotze and Reife on the off the supply, and by that means re- gth; but by a display of much skill and duced the garrison, confifting of about firmness, the first of those Generals mafive hundred men, to the neceflity of naged to lose fo little ground, that the surrendering. The troops marched out change of position, which was ordered with arms and baggage, and they re- for the next day, took place without inturned into the Emperor's dominions, terruption; and the latter, from his fion condition of not serving till exchang- tuation being more advantageous, comed. I have the honour to be, &c. pletely repulsed the attack that was made C. CRAUFURD,
On the oth at night, information was Gen. Mercantin, who was to preserve received that the Prince of Conde had the communication between Gen. Reise been obliged to retire to Mindenheim, and the main army. As the enemy had on the Mindel, and Gen. Wolf into the a great fuperiority of numbers, it was defile of Bregnetz, where, however, he resolved to attack by surprise, and for had pofted himself in such a manner as this purpose the marches were so arto check the enemy's maneuvre in that ranged, that the columns were to be quarter. Gen. WartenNeben also re- formed on the different points, from ported, that his position was so bad as whence they were to advance, jut beto make it highly imprudent for him to fore day-break, and proceed immediateawait the attack which Gen. Jourdan, ly. However, a moft violent storm, from his late movements, seemed to be which lasted several hours, made the meditating; and the same day Gen. Mo- night fo extremely dark, and the roads reau arrived in great force opposite the so bad, that the troops and artillery were center of his Royal Highness's extensive above double the time they otherwise line, forming with his left on the heights would have been in performing their of Umenheim, his center in point of Cat- movements, and therefore the attack zenftein, and his right on the heights of was necessarily deferred till feven o'clock. Dunstelkingen and Deschingen, with a This enabled the enemy to discover the corps to cover his flank near Laningen, whole plan, and prepare for their de. on the Danube. His reserve was between fence. Nersheim and Konigsbron.
Notwithstanding so unfortunate a cir. On the roth the enemy advanced a cumstance, which deprived the Arch. strong part of their first line into the duke of the great advantage of furprise, woods in their front, where they efta. his Royal Highness perfevered in his réblished themselves firmly, and the fame folution. The three columns of the cene evening, about six o'clock, they attack- ter were successful in disoding the eneed Gen. Hotze's left, at Eglingen and my's advanced guard from the woods, Amerdingen, with great impetuosity, and they drove it back to the heights of They succeeded in driving back his ad. the principal position ; but the column vanced posts, but they made no impress that marched towards Umenheim findfion on his left pofition, nor did they ing itself taken in Alank by General Mointerrupt the attack that his Royal High- reau's referve, which had advanced for ness intended to make upon them the. that purpose as soon as the affair com next morning; of which the following menced, was obliged to retire. This was the disposition :
laid Gen. Hotze's right flank open, and An advanced guard, commanded by forced him also to fall back to the poliPrince John of Lichrenftein, supported tion of Foreheim, from whence he had by a small corps under Gen. Staray, was marched in the morning; but the Prince to march from the camp of Mettingen of Furstenberg and Gen. La Tour mainalong the road that leads from Nordlin- tained their advantages. Just as the gen to Nersheim, and endeavour, by ma- Archduke was making his dispositions næuvring to the enemy's left flank, to for strengthening and bringing forward disodge them from the heights of Umen- his right again, he received a report heim. The reft of the main army was to from General Wartensleben, purporting allemble at Foreheim, Aufhausen, and that he was obliged to retire to Amberg; Amerdingen, from whence it was to and that a column of Gen. Jourdan's armarch in three columns; that of the my had already arrived at Nuremberg, right under Gen. Hotze; that of the for the purpose of co-operating immecenter under the Prince of Furstenberg; diately with Gen. Moreau. His Royal and the left under Gen. de la Tour, and Highness now judged, that, even if vic. attack the enemy's center and right, torious on this part, he would probably whilft Gen. Reise, strengthened by part ftill be obliged to retreat to Donawert, of Gen. Frolich's corps, drove them from by the movements that the enemy were the neighbourhood of Laningen, and making on his right, and, should he be marched towards Giengen and Hayden- fo unfortunate as to experience a defeat, heim, in order to come into the rear of the confequerces, from the same reason, Gen. Moreau's position. This latter might be moft disastrous. He therefore movement was to be covered on its right suspended his attack, and contented himby a small intermediate corps under self with remaining master of the princi