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if any one was in the way, is nature al which the languishing look and terror of moft amended; the foot of the bird the aspect, speak in the most lively manwhich is in view, seems clenching as to ner, the sense of death, and the regret take faft hold, its claws penetrate deep of the hero, to miss the glorious enterinto the flesh, and the blood is just ma- prise he was invited to. There are a king its way at the wounds. Thus far multitude of other figures, many of which I have attempted to describe, what, are not understood, which are full comwere you to fee it, makes all descrip- pofitions ; among the rest there are some
But there yet remains the of the public shews of beafts, where the face, which is as much fuperior to all several animals are painted as fine as the the rest, as the rest is to every thing be- Tityus; particularly there is a dying fides. The menacing fierceness of the tiger, the noblest thing of the kind elook, mixed with the agony and torment ver executed; the death of Achilles, in it expresses, are truly inconceivable with which the fierceness, mixed with forout seeing this piece : the inflamed eyes row, in the face of the hero, and the mixare turned towards heaven ; they have ture of astonishment, terror, and a con. no tears, but the horrors of the face are cealed joy, in the face of Polyxena, none doubled by large drops of sweat standing but the hand that did it, can come up on the swelling muscles. The lips are to. There is a single Silenus, a most fhat, yet you can see that the teeth are pleasing figure; and a Mercury in flight, violently gnafhed together, even by the which is only a part of a picture, but drawing upwards of the chin. The great News the loss of the remainder to have art of the painter is, to give you this in been an uncommon misfortune. full view, which is done by throwing There, and a multitude of others, the head from its natural posture, by a stand now in the square. A number of distorting struggle of the neck; yet all others are also preserved ; and among this appears perfectly natural, and has å those, two. of very early date among us, naked fimplicity, which adds infinitely having been taken up about seven years to its beauties. The only colours in this since, which by those who have not yet piece seem brown and red; the flesh of seen the Tityus, are thought to excel all the body is a brown red, and expresses the rest. These are, a Vertumnus and the moft robuft and sturdy complexion Pomona, the Vercumnus turning from the chain is of a dusty brown, with a her, and she beckoning a fatyr to call little red ; and the bird a paler brown him back, whose arch smile seems to without any mixture. I do nor know say, Let him go if he pleases, there are how far I may have been able to paint enough ready to supply his place. The this painting to you, but I am very sen: other is theCentaur teaching Achilles mufible I shall never forget it.
fic. I heartily with you could see these, As this is all horror, there are several partly for your own fatisfaction, and others all foftness. A Semele melting partly for my fake, that I might see you; into transport at the fight of a Jupiter at but, despairing of that pleasure, I am, &c. a vast distance in the clouds, and a [Lit. Mag.]
Geo. BeHn courtezan leaning on the neck of her lo
“ The things described in the precever, are patterns of all excellence in this ding letter, are certainly great, very great; kind. There is a Bacchanal dance, where but whether they exceed the works of every face has a different expression of Raphael, is a question that cannot but the transport; a Thetis leaning on a admit fome doubt in all who have seen bed of mofs under a natural grotto, and the Vatican. The writer of the letter receiving a Phæbus, has, besides the paf. is a great judge of painting, but is him: fions and fineness of the figures, a glow self no painter. And if he were, we know of red from the descending car, that he might be deceived, since the greateft, makes all Titian's sunshine the blaze of have been fo. R. G. D." (Lit. dag.] a boy's bonfire. There is a Philoctetes
Our readers have formerly seen a letter on this with the arrow fallen on his foot, in fubject by a Scots gentleman. (xiii. 18.]
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London CHRONICLE, No 127. 08. 22. navy with such authority as the Englih SIR,
never faw exerted before. He has ap.
pointed French commanders and in a gloomy huriour upon read? capital fhips; but allows the English to ing the repeated bad accounts we daily aspire to the command of the floops, pro receive from every part of the world
vided that all chofe who have not fig. where we have any interest; after
nalized themselves (which are not few) volving in my mind what molt be the hall go through every step as if they had consequence in time, I fell asleep, and never served before. dreamed that my servant, as usual, that all the farmers of the revenue Mall
The King has fignified his pleafure brought me in the gazette. Still hoping be French men. The English are not for better news, I eagerly took it to read. But what was my furprise, when I saw excluded from this office; but a few years the arms of France and the date 1788! apprenticeship to French frugality and Methought I read it with great atten: discipline is judged to be requifite, be tion, and saw so much of the art with fore those bred in corruption can be which the French King imposes on his trusted with the public money, deluded subjects, by taking all liberty all the members of the late parliamers
The King has been pleased to allow from them, out of his love and affection, that I said, this muft be genuine; letters, and that their persons Thall be
fill to enjoy the privilege of franking and our suin is at last completed. This raised fuch a commotion of spirits, that exempted from imprisonment for debts ; it waked me; it had made so deep an
as his Moft Chriftian Majesty is unwill. impreslion, that I could easily remember ing to deprive this fet of men, to whom it so as to write it down almoft word for he owes his fo easy conquest of this word.
kingdom, of the only benefit many of If so true a picture of what we may
them received from their seat in parlia: expe&t (hould this langoor of spirit and ment. insensibility continue) deserve a place in
The Viceroy has published in the your paper, you may insert it; though the militia in every county, that are be
King's name, an ordinance, appointing I expect as little good from any admonition to this nation, as Noah experien- tween fixteen and fixty, without regard . ced in his 120 years preaching to the
to rank or fortune, to be trained to arms. old world. I am, &c.
The Most Chriftian King is not afraid
to arm his new subjects, as they will The LONDON GAZETTE. foon adopt fentiments very contrary to SATURDAY, June 25. 1788.
the ideas of turning their arms again Y Efterday High Mass and Te Deum their sovereign.
was sung at St Paul's for the happy The Viceroy has likewise ordered, restoration of peace to this kingdom., that all the nobility fhall pay their debes The Cardinal of Canterbury, the Pope's between this and Michaelmas 1789, by legate, and several other dignified cler. sale of lands or otherwise; by which his gy, assisted at the ceremony. The zeal Majesty reaps, the double benefit, of and devotion with which the so lately blessings from the poor, and reducing converted Engliih return to their ancient those patrons of luxury to very moderate religion is very remarkable. Every day circumftances. He has likewise orderthey croud to be received into the bosom ed, that, under pain of the King's difof the church; and most of them insist pleasure, they thah reside eight months on being re-baptized; which increases of the year at London, observe the birth. the pious labours of our clergy.
days of the royal family, and all other The King has been pleased to appoint court-days, appearing on these oecahis brother the Duke d'Anjou, to be fions in new dresses, and sparing no .exHigh. Admiral of England, and this pence. He has provided for them a-. young prince orders all the affairs of the gainst the ensuing winter, variety of asw
entertainments, besides those they had under this experienced officer, whose formerly; this being the most effectual father gave the first blow to the English way of attaching them to his person and nation by taking the island of Minorca. government, and of keeping their for- The Marshal is resolved to advance them tunes, within moderate bounds ; being according to their merit only. Mot of fensible, that allowing them to refide on them at present act only as ferjeants ; their estates, would not only preserve but the King has, out of his great love their health, but revive that attachment and affection, and from a desire by rethe Commons of England had in their wards to inspire a military spirit, orderdays of prosperity to their lords and ba- ed the Marshal to advance, against
Christmas next, all who bore the rank The King, to fhew his affection to of generals, to the rank of captains of such of his new subjects as advanced large foot, provided that betwixt and that
fums of money for the support, or rather time they fhew no indications of cowar., *I destruction, of their late government, dice or effeminacy; as the Most Chri
has graciously resigned toithofe credi. ftian King is willing to impute the faint tors all his demands on the Great Mo or non-resistance they made against his gul and his tributaries, who for many troops, rather to their ignorance in the years had received large sums of money, art of war, to their love of eafe, and to and failed in granting the assistance fti- the riches they poslefled, than to any pulated by treaty, when his settlements want of natural courage, in a people in that country were attacked and demo once so brave as the English, under a lished by Adm. Watson nine and twen. Richard 1!I. Edward III. Harry VIII. ty years ago; and upon that account and other princes who governed them in grants to the East-India company liber. a manner suitable to their genius. ty to take from the Great Mogul all the We hear the King has moft gracious treasures they have transferred into his ly offered his free pardon to the recoffers for the products of India these bel Scots and Welch, who refuse to lay many years pat, which will do more down their arms, (though by the luba than repay all the money advanced by million of the English there is no hopes. them and others to the late government of relief for chem), provided they furof this kingdom.
render in ten days; and we hear fronz The King being fenfible of the pro. Paris, that two leading men from each priery of the law relating to marriage, of those countries are arrived there, in has caused it to be inserted in the new order to treat with the King upon terms. code now completing at Paris for the It is said the demands of the Scots are government of this country : the only very high, and that they complain in alterations are, poftponing the age of the most injurious terms of the English majority of both sexes to twenty-five for not arming them fooner, and for not years, till which time the youth are to inviting them to their defence; and one serve in the army, and the ladies to be of the deputies had the assurance to tell confined in nunneries for the more strict the King, that had the English arniy observance of that starate, till married retreated north when they were oblie by consent of parents or guardians, or ged to abandon the capital, his Majetty by the King's order.
would not have found so easy a conquett. We hear the King intends that all We do not hear yet what answer is gia laws relating to taxes shall remain in full ven to cheir demands ; but it is not force, as none of his subjects can com doubted but the King will aci with his plain of, what was enacted by their own usual wisdom, in treating with a nation confent and authority many years ago.
who may be rendered either the weak This morning the troops were review- fide or bulwark of G. Britain. ed in Hyde-park by Marihal Richlieu. The facility and quickness with which It is furprising to fee with what eager- the conguest of this country has been ness the late generals and other officers atchieved, must not only furprise all leof distinction learn the rudiments of war
rope, but the actors themselves; though of metaphysics and fcholaftic, divinity a very short acquaintance with the Eng. London, June 25. Yesterday the Řt lish will unravel this mystery. It is Hon. Lord H. made a present of a pair very briefly explained in the Viceroy's of diamond pendants, of 500l. value, letter to the King upon taking possession to the Blesfed Virgin' lately erected in of this capital in his name.
Westminster abbey The same day the “Sur e, Providence, and the jaftice Rt Hon. my Lady V. being perfectly of your cause, has blessed your arms with cured of a long illnefs by applying to success. Though your officers and soldiers the relicks of St Dominic, made a pre. behaved like Frenchmen, I cannot im- fent of a gold nose to be hung up in pute it entirely to their bravery, as the Westminster abbey. We hear that fe. English have these forty years been pa. veral ladies and gentlemen of the first ving your Majesty's road to this capital. diftinction intend to walk barefooted, Fond of the liberty of destroying them- with wax tapers in their hands, at the selves, they were disunited in their coun. next grand procession. sels, because all would command, and We hear from Paris, that the King none obey Money was their only aim, has expressed his fatisfaction in feeing because luxury called for its support. there is no occafion to interpose his auPofts of danger were avoided, and e. thority with regard to religion: the late ven refused, because nothing but honour English writers having disgusted them at was to be gained. Men who would have the profeffion, and their own vices at been contented with laurels only, were the practice of their own. One may fay not employed, because they had not a there was a vacancy to fill up, which seat in parliament. The rich were a. made them ready to accept of the Cafraid of death, because they could not tholic, as it is the genius of this people carry their treasures along with them. to run from one extreme to another of a Youth bred in luxury and ease, shunned sudden; and the practice of the court going to serve in America, because it will always influence the English in ewas hot'; to northern climates, because very particular ; the so lately heretical it was cold. They neglected their only clergy now vie with each other in their ally, because they did not feel his di. fermons to explode the delusions of their stress. The Cominons refused to be forefathers. trained to arms, because the rich would Yesterday Monsieur de Jacey, enfign not join them. The government over. of the regiment of Picardy, was married looked their disobedience, because they to Lady M. L. only daughter of the had not power to enforce their own laws. Earl of B. and heiress to his Lordship's They lorded it over their King, because great estate ; and Miss R. with a for: he was not jealous of his prerogative, tune of 40,000 l. to Monsieur le Gree, and governed with mildness. Thus bro« cadet of the garde de
corps. ken and disunited, naked and defence ADVERTISEMENT. To-morrow will less at home, they, like Goliah, offered be sold the Lord!hip of N as lately addefiance on the coast of France, and vertised. Any person inclined to a priwith the same pomp returned to Eng. vate,bargain, may talk with Mons, de land with the spoil of the island of Aix. Quibble, at his chambers in Lincoln's inn. But your Majesty scorned to return a vi. To morrow will be published, the fit fo near home, till you had stripped King's ordinance regarding the fuller re: them of their neglected American colo. gulations of the prefs. As his Majesty nies, which alone made them a people is willing to govern this people as much worthy to be called your enemies." by reason as they are capable of, he has
Oxford, June 23. Yesterday the heads in this ordinance reduced it to a demonof the several colleges entered upon their Aration, that from the licence of the press, functions, being all Jesuits of the great. hast wholly proceeded the change of goeft piety and learning, who will in a vernment these kingdoms have under. short time reduce the Itudents to proper gone. discipline, and restore the ancient study
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The historyof the last feffion continued. [445-2 cordingly met on the 17th, and was
raising the supply. This committee ac, S foon as the first resolution of the continued by several adjournments till A
fupply-committee was agreed to, the 23d of May. By its resolutions, and Dec. 16. the Commons resolved to go several acts passed in consequence of them, next day into a committee of the whole the following sums were ordered to be house to consider of ways and means for raised and applied. (xviii. 437.) i I. The land-tax, at 4 s. in the pound
2,037,874 1 10 O 2. The duties on malt, mum, cyder, and perry, computed at
vided in prizes, for the benefit of the proprietors of the fortunate tic-
2,500,000 5. To be raised by ditto
500,000 6. Out of the finking fund
19,416 14 92 10. The surplus of the duties on licences, remaining in exchequer O&. 10. 1756 16,1905 11. The overplus of the grants for 1756, remaining in the exchequer
140,568 5 12. To be raised by loans, or exchequer-bills, to be charged on the first aids to be granted next feffion
1,000,000 Sum-total to be raised
70 The resolutions for raising and applying these sums were agreed to by the house of the dates following, viz.
Dec. 18. art. 1. Jan. 8. art. 2. - Jan. 24. art. 3. April 4. art. 6.9. April 28. art, 4. 5. - May 3. art. 10. 11. -May 21. art. 12. - May 24. art. 7. 8. The fums provided, as above, exceed the last. In both the intereft was to be the fupplies granted (445.), in 338,7261. tax-free, '18 s. 4 d. But as the lottery was such Our readers have already seen the re. a one as had never been tried before, folution for the lottery, the scheme of ir was uncertain what sum it might pro- it, &c. [44, 102.] duce ; and therefore it was prudent to With regard to the annuities a refoprovide for more than had been granted. lution, in substance as follows, was a. The current service ought always to be greed to, March 14. That 2,500,000 1, fully provided for : our parliaments be raised by annuities for lives, with the ought to be generous in their grants, benefit of survivorship, or for terms of but rigidly fevere in their examination years certain, and charged upon a fund of the public accounts ; for this is the to be established in this
session, and for trae interest of the fovereign, as well as which the finking fund shall be a collaof the subject.
teral security, the said several annuities The land-tax is thus proportioned: to be granted upon the conditions and On England, 1,989,9201. 8 d. ; on Scot in the manner following ; i.e. That all land (x. 489.), 47,9541. 1 s. 2 d.- persons who, in books to be opened af The land-tax commences March 25. the bank of England for that purpose, and the malt-tax commences June 24. fhall subscribe, at any time before five Each continues a year. In the bill o'clock in the afternoon of the 14th of for each there was a clause of credit, as April next, for 100l. or as many entire usual; in that for the land-tax, for bor. sums of 100l. as they shall chuse to conrowing 2,000,000 l. at 3 per cent. in- tribute, and Mall make a deposit of 10 terest; in that for the malt tax, for bor- per cent. at the time of subscribing, and rowing 750,000 l. at 3ź per cent. But make the future payments on or before probably it was found dificult to bor- the times after limited, viz. the 26th of row money upon the first at fo low in- May next, the 7th of July next, the tereft; for in the last there was a clause 18th of August next, the 29th of Sepfor aliowing 31 on the first as well as on tember next, the joth of November