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of a prodigious artillery. Several of
Voltaire's account of the rebellion. my regiments were repulfed by their musquetry. Henry performed wonders. From bis universal history, lately published. I tremble for my worthy brothers : they [By the references we have made, fome facts are too brave. Fortune turned her may be corrected or confirmed.] back on me this day. I ought to have TN this war (that begun in 1741] the expected it: She is a female, and I am kingdom of G. Britain was upon the no gallant. In fact, I ought to have point of experiencing such another conhad more infantry. Success, my dear tek as that of the White and Red rose. Lord, often occasions a deftructive con- Prince Charles - Edward, grandson to fidence. Twenty-three battalions were the unfortunate James 15. of England not fufficient to dislodge 60,000 men by the father's fide, and to the great John from an advantageous poft. Another Sobieski of Poland by the mocher's, attime we will do better. What fay tempted to ascend the British throne, by you of this league, that has only the one of those enterprises of which we Marquis of Brandenburg for its object? have very few examples, except among The great Elector would be surprised to the English alone, or in the fabulous fee his grandfon at war with the Ruf- times of antiquity. Sians, the Auftrians, almost all Germa On the 12th of August 1745, heimny, and 100,000 French auxiliaries. barked in a little frigate, of eighteen I know not if it will be a difgrace in me guns, without apprising the court of to submit, but I am sure there will be France of his intentions ; and provided 310 great glory in vanquithing me. only with seven officers, 1800 swords, An ANECDOTE. From the Citizen. not a fingle foldier,--for the conquefit of
1200 mukets, 2000 l. in money, and T was owing to some private corre- three kingdoms.
Efcaping, however, all the dangers of principal and ingenious nobility, that his voyage, he landed on the fouth-eak we lately obtained the friend hip of the (north-west, vii. 396.) coast of ScotKing of. Prostia [xviii. 112.]. Lord land, and was received with every mark Mt is the man; why should I con. of homage by the inhabitants of Moy. ceal it?. For, a very few years before, this dart, to wbom he made himself known. Majesty was fo inveterate against us, “ But what can we do;" said they, fallthat the English (even in their tour of ing at his feet; " what can men do, untravelling) had fcarce common civilities furnished with arms ? Poor and helpless! at the court of Berlin, And how little we live on oat-bread, and cultivate an he feared giving umbrage to the royal wngrateful foil.”“I will share your family here, may be guessed at by his labours in its cultivation," replied the having an ambassador ar Paris who was Prince; “ your provisions fall be mine; an attainted peer of this sealm, and re. I will partake of your poverty, and I ceiving another in return of the fame will furnith you with arms." tamp; both of whom wore the order of The poor people, melted at his hu. efie English Garter (given by the Che- mility, yet encouraged by his refoluvalier), and one particularly at the very. tion, took arms in his favour. The court (Paris) where Lord Albemarle ap- neighbouring clans focked to his affiftpeared with that order, given by the ance; and a bit of taffety which he had proper master his present My. brought with him, was displayed as the
P.S. I should have mentioned the royal ftandard. As soon as he found names or titles of the two ambassadors, himself at the head of 1500 men, he left the reader may think I am hum. directed his march to the city of Perth; ming him, as the cant word is. Lord took poffeffion of it, and caused himself Marischal, and Lord Tyrconnell, then, to be proclaimed Regent of England, were the two; the former from Ber. France, Scotland, and Ireland, in the Jin to Paris, the latter from the court name of his father James III. Strengthet France to that of Prolia. (viii. 443.1
ened by the arrival of fome Scottish courage. This battle, which was fought lords, who repaited to his standard, he at Calloden, not far from Inverness, promarched to Edinburgh, and took pof. ved decisive, and the whole Scottish army feffion of that capital. The English pri. was dispersed. The Prince, after such vy council fet a price upon his head, and a calamity, experienced more afflicting thirty thousand pounds were offered to adventures than those of Charles II. opwhoever should deliver him up dead or on his defeat at Worcester. Like him he alive (vii. 396.]. He gave no answer wandered from place to place, sometimes to this six. 626.]; but gained a com- with but two friends, companions of his plete victory, with his 1500 mountai- diftrefs ; sometimes with one only; and neers, over the English army, at Pre- fometimes with not a creature to comftonpans (vii. 439.] ; where he made as fort or attend him; lurking in caverns many prifoners as he had men. Thefe by day, and making the forests his hahighlanders are the only people of Eu- bitation by night; his cloaths reduced sope who preserve the ancient military to rags, and himself deficute of fubfiftdress and buckler of the Romans; bat ence; seeking refuge among desolate iwith the dress, they had also the Ro- flands; and pursued incessantly by those man courage, and wanted only their who fought his destruction, for the reward discipline to equal them. At this time which was set upon his head. [xi. 626.] the Kings of France and Spain remit Having one day walked thirty miles ted him some fupplies of money ; they on foot, being prefied with hunger, and wrote to him ; honoured him with the ready to sink beneath the weight of his title of brother; and between 2 and distress, he ventured to enter a house, 300 men of the royal regiment of Scots, the master of which he well knew was with some piquets, were sent to him from attached to the opposite party. France, and landed, after having paff- hold," said he, entering," the son of ed through the midst of the English feet. your king, who comes to ask a morsel
The young prince conquered all be- of bread, and a coat to keep off the fe. fore him, and procedded even within verity of the season! I know thou art thirty 'leagues of London: he was then my enemy; but I believe thou hast too at the head of about 8000 men. A dif- much honour to take advantage of my ferent general from that who command- distress, or abuse the confidence I repose ed at the battle of Prestonpans, advan- in thee: take and preserve these rags ced from Scotland to oppose him. The that cover me; thou mayst return them Prince returned, in the midst of winter, to me one day in the palace of the kings attacked him at Falkirk, and a second of England." The gentleman, touched time gained the victory. (viii. 35.] at his misfortunes, gave him all the suc.
Now was the time to bring about a cour his ability, in a country so deso. revolution. Part of the inhabitants of late, would permit, and inviolably preLondon were fecretly attached to his in- ferved the secret. terefts, and ferment and confusion reign After long wandering thus upon the ed through the capital. The Duke de coafts of Lochaber, he finally escaped "Richlieu was upon the coasts of France, the pursuit of his enemies. A little vesready to bring 10,000 men to his aslift- fel wafced him over to Bretagne ; from ance: but France being at that time un. whence he went to Paris (viii. 492.) ; provided with fhips of war, the enter. where he remained till the treaty of Aixprise came to nothing; and all the efforts la-Chapelle ; by which the King of and victories of Charles were rendered France was obliged, for the common fruitless. The Duke of Cumberland, good, to forbid him his dominions. This at the head of a well-disciplined army, was the completion of the misfortunes properly provided with cannon, routed of the unfortunate race of the Scuarts. those mountaineers (viii. 185.], who Since that time the retreat of this prince kad nothing to oppoie to him but their is concealed from the whole world."
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Such an ominous hint, if they wou'd but have The Mock EXPEDITION; or, The French fright.
Might have fav'd much expence, and the nation A S.0 N G
its credit. A New method of war, an improvement, no The genius of Britons had for fighting a paffion,
More civiliz'd now, 'tis grown quite out of faOur gen'rals of jate have most wisely found out;
fhion: To conquer our foes is to put them in fright,
Fine cloaths, and smock looks, and the care of For by this if they fly, there's no occasion to fight.
the ladies, [To be repeated every stanza.] Derry down, Go.
Their heads and their hearts more 'for this than Our late expedition this fully implies; ?
their trade is : The best waging of war, is the faving of lives; Tho' Britons, 'tis said, were not mollies of old, An old woman or two, that were frighten?d, since Were for dealing of blows, and were manly and dead,
bold; Or else, to their honour, no blood there was fhed. And if when outnumber'd, to fear they were Whether English or French, no great study 'twill
No councils of war e'er restrain'd them from dagTo determine it who was frightend the most;
gers. There's fill this excuse for not landing courag’ouis, The women, 'tis said, intend to petition, As panics are catching, they might think them That they may go out on the next expedition : contag'ous.
If successful in war, and its dangers they dare, For not landing, besides, other reasons excuse 'em, They expect for the future the breeches to wear. (Wou'd the world but consider, they wou'd not To petticoats men, as their shame, be condemn'd, abuse 'em),
So long, or at least, till their mettle they mend: We're told, by report, they'd be by water * sur. The breeches then back they will give them de rounded,
gain, And landmen, by nature, don't like to be drownded. As by right they are theirs when behaving like So quicksighted, by night law it rashness to land, But more clearly convinc'd when the day was at Parton-Square.
J.P. hand. There's many do say, if we credit their speeches,
N E W SON G... That womens red petticoats they took for mens breeches.
You may tells us theme Edward the Third conIf their courage at going was but tardy and Nack, And that Harry the Fifth taught the natives to They seem'd not to want it at returning all back:
dance; Thoʻthis myst'ry fo dark an odd thought may Shall I give you the reason ? (in truth there ng enlighten,
harm is), Cocks crowing, 'tis faid, will the lions much Neither cowards for placemen conducted our arfrighten.
mies. To call it an action on each side's not right; [To be repeated every stanza.) Derry down, &c. We may call it much better a fright, than a fight: In the reign of Queen Bess, when we sent out a Of our land-force one thing we may certainly say, ficet, The feats that they did were next running away: It never return'd till it beat, or was beat: Well knowing what dangers attend on the brave; Lack a-day! times are alter'd! how, bless'd our Apd that glory, that fasce, does but lead to the
We've loft but two men in a whole expedition. Not forgetting the maxim to make it their plea, When Oliver ruld us, his word was a law,' 1 That a prudent retreat is oft winning the day. And the axe and the gibbet kept villains in awe; Our commanders some blunder must surely have Our great men were good, and our good men were made,
great ; Or made a mistake in the choice of their trade : Hang and pay well,” cry'd Noll, " and you'll A service that's softer may please them much
never be beat." more,
Then Britons were honest, and strangers to fraud, Not ro fitted for Mars as for Venus's core.
Were united at home, and respected abroad-; The winds, as in anger, against them long blew, Happy days! fill in fancy they charm us, tho' As if bui prophetic of what they wou'd do:
We were Englisismen once, and knew nought [It was foil, that two French frisoners gave
of information, thit the rich round Rochefort, which
EPISTLE 12 a FRIEND. was fuppa led to be a dry dilch, was filled with wamiles round andur udlir] los les rued the barrilan could Bay the country sive From the female walls, and this ungrateful
From whence the Mufes never fing before,
To thee this friendly tribute let me pay; Far from the banks of the lovely plains
Where M dwells, and where my soul rem
When Heav'n with pity saw the fons of men And all her glories fire my soul anew.
Where-e'er heaven's providence my ways Thall
"Tis thine, O sacred Friendship! to call forth The deareft, best-belov'd remembrance there. The latent seeds of unexerted worth;
Alas! thou other partner of my foul, To cherisb virtue, and to raise the mind Between us mountains rise, and oceans roll : To nobler views, and pleasures more refin'd; How oft hath fate from me call'd those away, To teach us how our follies we may cure, Whom of all others I would wish to stay? Enjoy life's blessings, and its ills endure ; How oft have I, by the same fate remov'd," To share our joys whene'er they overflow, Languish'd in absence from my best-belov'd! And with kind pity to divide our wo.
Long may thy happiness delight my ear;
Yet, fure, if aught that's good resides below, so-long, nor longer, let me call thee mine,
A S O N G.
OW happy a lover's life passes,
With heart full as light as a feather,
He trips to the terras or parks;
Where swains crowd impatient together, Or rang’d with jovial hearts the plains below;
And maidens look out for their sparks.
What sweet palpitation arises,
When Chloe appears full in view!
Her smiles at more value he prizes, When from his faming throne the god of day
Than misers the mines of Peru. Intensely bright shot down his fervid ray, Though swift-winged time, as they're walking, We trac'd the labours of the tuneful throng,
Soon parts them, alas, by his fight; Charm'd with the beauties of immortal song, By reflection he stills hears her talking When Tober Eve, in fable mantle clad,
And absent he keeps her in sight. Vaild Nature's face with her delightful shade ; Whenever abroad he regales him, When herbs and flowers drunk up the falling dew, And Bacchus calls out for his lass; And heaven's bright queen illum'd th’ætherealblue; His love for his Chloe ne'er fails him, While flocks were folded, and the fields were still, Her name gives a zest to his glass. Save the sweet murmurs of some tinkling rili;
No other amusements he prizes, How oft did we prolong the grateful walk!
Than those that from Chloe arise;
She's first in his thoughts when he rises,
Then let not Ambition distress us,
Or Fortune's fantastical chace;
Love only with Chloe can bless us,
And give all we want to embracea
E PJ G R À M.
TOW.finely friend Grizle and Gripus are met? Educes perfect good from partial ill : To him I lowly bend the suppliant knee, Jokes Gripus, pays Grizle; now where is the wonAnd bless thc band that sent me far from (hace; If Grizle and Gripus are feldom alunder:
H 1 s T o Rr.
fit of an apoplexy the 19th of Septem
ber, for which she was bleeded twice, (Most of the postponed affairs are now inferted.] and that upon the second bleeding the
7 Hat was said in our last concern. began to be somewhat better. Other
who had advanced far into PRUSSIA, that she had returned from her fummer. has been confirmed by all succeeding houfe to that capital in perfect health ; accounts ; choogh they had not been and that one part of the ministry was able actually to evacuate that kingdom very desirous of procuring a declaration, at the time the advices received before that the retreat of M. Apraxin was with our publication came away, as the let out orders; while another part oppofed ter we took from the London gazette it, alledging, that though the thing bore. The Raffians took their route might be true, yet there was no neceftowards Tilfit, where their main bo- fity for publishing it. M. Lehwald, dy arrived the zoth of September. finding Prussia entirely evacuated of ene. Great diligence was used by the Prufe mies, detached Prince George of Hollians to overtake them, but without stein-Gottorp, on the gth of October, great effect. They fell in with one with 16,000 troops, for Brandenborg confiderable body, killed their com- Pomerania. manding officer with not a few men, They write from COPENHAGEN, that and made many prisoners considering before the middle of September Col. the numbers. Those who escaped set Campbell from the court of London arfire to fome villages in revenge of their rived there, where he acquitted himself defeat, and distigured feveral peasants of a commission he was charged with to with wounds. It is said that the re- his Danish Majesty; and that a few days treating army suffered extremely for after he set out for Stockholm, where he sant of bread, being obliged to fubfilt was likewise to execute a commiffion, chiefly upon what vegetables they could the fuccess of which would decide whe pick up, and parched rye. By the zoth ther he was to assume a public character of September they had all passed the ri. at the Swedilh court. ver Memel, abandoning several maga According to our last account of Ger. zines upon the frontiers, which they MAN , affairs, the campaign was over could not carry off, nor had time to de. with the army of obfervation under the froy, During their march the Prof. Duke of Cumberland, in conféquence fians picked up great numbers, conlist. of a convention; and his Britannic Ma. ing of ftragglers, fick, and wounded ; jefty had declared, that, notwithstanding while the peafants fell upon their bag. this, he was resolved as King to act in gage, and made a confiderable booty. the closest concert with the King of Mean while the Russians seem resolved Pruffia, in order to frustrate the unjuft to keep poffeflion of the town of Me. and oppressive defigns of their common snel, having added several works to its enemies (485.]. - That declaration fortifications, and left in it a strong garo has been supposed to have been produrison. The cause of their fo precipitate ced, partly by the reprefentations of the retreat does not yet appear to be public. Prufiian minister at London, and partly ly known. Some ascribed it to the state by the following, which is given as a of the Empress of Russia's health ; ås- copy of a letter from the King of Prussia ferting, that to prevent difturbance to to his Britannie Majesty. “ įjust now the fate when a vacancy in the throne hear that the business of a neutrality for night happen, her Imperial Majesty the ele&orate of Hanover is not yet has made tomé new regulations, which dropt. Can your Majesty have so little rendered it expedient for the regular conitancy and firmness, as 'to sink under torces to be at hand in order to support a few cross events ? Are affairs in such #zem. Several, private letters from: Per a bad plight that they cannot be retrie. worfburg bore, that the Empreis had a ved? Confider the fep which your Ma