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Gray appears to have studied our Thou tamer of the human breaft. English poets with great care, and trea
GRAY. sured up their occafional felicities of Than he ; great tamer of all human art. thought and expression for future use.
POPE. Of these adoptions into his poetry he has given a short list himself, and seve
The grounds of this simile, ral more have been fince pointed out Full many a flower is born to blush un. by Mr. Wakefield and others. They seen, may borrow that can adorn ; and, in- And waste its sweetness in the defart deed, had he not applied them with such uncommon taste, or had they been referring to the human abilities that are the insertions of an inferior hand, they often loit to notice for want of culture ; would have been deemed a kind of
may plagiarisms, and no compliment to his has it in two lines of his Seasons, which
be traced very far back. Thomson Genius and Invention. And as it may I cannot at present recollect'; and thus add to the amusement of this article, the elegant and pious Bishop Hall wrote I thall here point out a few more of long before, in his Breathings of a Dea these apparent Imitations, which pro- vout Soul. “ What goodly plants bast bably have not yet been noticed.
thou (O God !) brought forth of the Quench'd in dark clouds of Number earth, in wild unknown regions, which
no man ever beheld! What great wits lie,
halt thou shut up in a willing obscu. The terrour of bis beak, and lightning of bis rity, which the world never
takes no bye.
tice of.” And Locke, in his ReasonableWhilft I with blind devotion idolize
ness of Christianity, has afterwards re.
marked, that “ Many a good poetic The thunder of your voice, and ligbtning of vein is buried under a shade, and never your eyes. WICHERLEY's Coy Mistress.
produces any thing for want of ima
I shall yet add to these literary traces, These two imitations feem suffi- that there are a few passages in the ciently clear, the two next have not beginning of the sixty-second number so much evidence.
of the Guardian, whole complexion and Below the good bow far, but far above tbe turn of thought is so like that which great.
predominates in the above Ode, that
the Eflay might easily be supposed to Behind tbe foremost, and before the las. have given rise to the Poem. POPE.
LORD HUTCHINSON (OF ALEXANDRIA), K. B. This fpirited and respectable
Officer, classical erudition at those excellent who has of late acquired so much seminaries, Eton College and the Unideserved celebrity, was born in May versity of Dublin, commenced his pro1757, and is the second son of the late fessional career, while very young, as a Right Hon. John Hely Hutchinson, Subaltern in a regiment of light draPrincipal Secretary of State in Ireland, goons on the Irith establithment; from and Provost of the Univerlity of Dube which he was soon promoted to a Comlin; a man who, in point of talent and pany in the 67th foot. In this corps he eloquence, was certainly one of the first retained his commission for some years, of his day. The family was ennobled and, towards the close of the American in the person of his Lord thip's mother : war, after passing through the interven, she was, in October 1783, created Ba- ing rank, was appointed to the Lieute. ronefs Donoghmore, of Knocklofty; nant-Colonelcy of the 77th, a Scots re. On the demile of this Lady, the eldest giment. fon, Richard, lately created Earl of In the interval of peace, his Lordship Donoghmore, succeeded to the Peer. turned his attention to the attainment age.
of a thorough knowledge of the laws, The subject of this memoirical Sketch, constitution, and interefts, of his coun. after attaining a respectable degree of try at large, and particularly of the local
concerns of Ireland ; at the fame time, county of Wexford), in which the he missed no opportunity of iinproving family were supposed to posless the bimself, not only in the theoretic, but necessary degree of influence. At the the practical, knowledge of his profef- General Election in 1790, the Right fion ; in the latter view, as well as Hon. John Hely Hutchinson refigned spurning a life of inglorious inactivity, his pretensions for Cork, which City he he determined to enter as a Volunteer represented more than twenty years, in into the Imperial service, that Power favour of his sop, itill Colonel Hut. being then at war with the Turks, and chinson, whom he trongly recomhad actually proceeded a considerable mended to the Electors, in an eloquent way on his route to Belgrade, recently and affecting address, as a most eligible the principal scene of action, when a and unexceptionable person to succeed pacification between the Court of him : of course, he had the whole of Vienna and the Porte necessarily super. his father's influence in his favour, feded his design. This anecdote of which then included nearly the whole Lord Hutchinlon's professional cha. of the Corporation of Cork, and a reracter is far from being generally spectable thare of the Government in. known. To this should be alded the terelt. This election was rather a con. relation of another circumstance, which tested one; the candidates being, be. equally evinced his Lordship's magna, fides Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Longniinity, and quick sense of honour. On field (now Lord Viscount Longueville) the occasion of the General Election in and Mr. Bousfield, the author of fome Ireland, in 1783, the representation of political productions, particularly one the City of Cork was warmly con. in answer to Mr. Burke's celebrated tefted : his Lordihip's father was one of “ Reflections on the French Revolu. the candicates, and, in the event, re
tion." The result of this election was, turned elder Member. In the course that Mr. Longfield and Colonel. Hute of the election, fome language held by chinson were returned by a consider. the late Sir John Conway Colthurst, able majority ; and from that period Bart. with respect to his Lordship's his Lordthip was a frequent, as well father, induced him, whose filial affec- as a very able and eloquent speaker, tion was equal to his spirit, to call the on the important questions which were Baronet to a personal account. On agitated in the Irish Parliament. hearing that the latter expressed his Soon after the late eventful war had determination to engage 'him with commenced on the Continent, and beswords, on their firit meeting, the fore Great Britain was forced 10 beNoble Lord, then Colonel Hutchinson, come a party, his Lordihip repaired to caused bis adversary to be acquainted, the scene of action, in order to improve that he was better skilled in the science himself further in the practical part of of defence than, probably, he imagined his profession. It is faid, he visited the (Colonel H. being esteemed one of the French camp, while the once popular best swordsmen in the kingdom), and and fortunate La Fayette commanded recommended the ordinary mode of on the frontiers ; and he certainly was fighting with piftols. A meeting after. soon after present at some of the most wards took place, hut which, on account important movements and operations of the interference of the friends of of the Prullian and Austrian forces, both parties, was not attended with under the command of that juftlyserious consequences.
celebrated General, the Duke of Brunr. The subsequent remarkable occur- wick, rences in the Memoirs of Lord Hut- In a very short time after Great Bri. chinson are certainly of more public rain becaine a party in the war, his intereft ; they are, however, more ge- Lordship, eager to signalize himself nerally known, and many of the cir. in the service of his country, accomcumstances of too recent date, and too panied his friend, the gallant and much. fully before our readers, to require lamented Abercromby, as a Volunteer, touching upon in detail : a general no. in the first expedition to Holland, or, tice of some of these will fuffice. A more properly speaking, to Belgium. few years after the period last alluded on this occasion be displayed an un. to, he was brought into the Trish Par. common degree of resolution and inliament, on the succession of his elder trepidity; and it is faid, he was one of brother to the Peerage, as Representa• the first to enter the trenches at the tive for a Borough (Taghmon, in the fiege of Valenciennes. His Lord thip
was soon after raised to command, and, pronounced in a Legislative Assembly. progressively, to the rank of Major- One part, particularly, contains such a General, in which capacity he served comprehensive and irrefragable demonduring the late unhappy rebellion in itration of the superior policy of Union, Ireland ; and near Castlebar, a detach- that we cannot refrain from extracting ment under his command was opposed it. to a much superior force, chiefly com- “ Irish independence, if it could be posed of French veteran troops, led on obtained without guile, it would be the by General Humbert : in this affair, height of folly and madness to aim at. the enemy had necesarily the advan- Suppose for a moment, that there was tage ; but General Hutchinson evinced no honelt prejudice in favour of Great equal bravery and skill in his opera. Britain--no common links of attachtions, and, not long after, he asliited ment-no ties of blood-no similarity in the final discomfiture of the French of manners, laws, and language ; yet invaders, when they surrendered to the still I say, that connection and union British troops, by capitulation. with Great Britain ought to be the
In the second expedition to Holland, counsel and sound policy of Ireland. the General was engaged in services Surely it is better for you to be a the most perilous and active, and on component part of a great and free every occasion distinguished himself in Empire, than a weak and petty State, the most honourable manner. In the alone, and reiting on the forbearance lait general action which took place in of France, a treacherous and delpotic the peninsula of North Holland, he Ally!" signalized himself with the greatest His Lordthip's services in Egypt are eclat, when he led on Lord Cavan's too well known, of too récent a date, brigade, in consequence of that. Offi- and too fully before our Readers, .cer's being disabled in the early part of through various mediums, to require the action ; on this occafion General expofition in the present instance. It Hutchinson received a severe wound is of perfect notoriety, that after the in the thigh : throughout the various death of his illustrious and ever-to-bedispatches from the Chief Commanders lamented precursor in command, Sir on that expedition, his name and fer- Ralph Abercromhy, the rescuing the vices were mentioned in the most ho. whole of that valuable country from nourable manner, particularly in that our late adversaries is chiefly to be from the Royal Duke, descriptive of attributed to the gallantry, skill, and the important action just alluded to. professional exertions of his Lordship;
In a few months after this, his Lord. and of this the Sovereign seemed lo fhip had occasion to distinguish himself sensible, that he was honoured with in a way very different from his recent the Red Ribbon of the Order of the professional exertions, but in an instance Bath worn by his friend and predewhere, perhaps, his talents thone with cessor ; and at the close of the Egyptian a superior luitre, and in a fervice of warfare, which was terminated by Gemuch more importance to his country neral Hutchinton in a way so highly --we allude to the discussion of the honourable to himself, and serviceable great national question of the UNION to his country, he was honoured by a in the Irish House of Commons: on ftill higher mark of the Royal favour, this occasion General Hutchinton really in being elevated to a Peerage of the distinguished himself, and on the 17th United Kingdom by the title of Lord of February 1800 delivered one of the Hutchinson, Baron of Alexandria, and most argumentative, as well as eloquent of Knocklofty, in the county of Tipand imprellive, fpeeches, perhaps, ever perary.
Hail ! wedded Love, mysterious law ! Milton. IT
has ever been a complaint exhi- sent the one as the period of all vice,
bited against moral writers, that they and the other as the blameless and - are too apt to blame the present times, golden age. Perhaps this observation and extol those that are pait; to repre- may not be wholly unfounded; and
the remark made by others, of more with sense enough to counterfeit for acute penetration, may be juft--that awhile the most engaging mildness of all ages will, if accurately examined, manners and tenderness of disposition, be found equal in their virtues and after marriage throws off the mak; their crimes, and that the world is and valuing herself on preserving her neither better nor worse now than it virtue, thinks herleif at liberty to dilo was three or four thousand years ago. regard every other tie of love and duty.
It may, however, I think, be with Such a woman perhaps sports with the much truth declared, that every age, misery the creates, and glories in it as a though on the whole neither more mark of her power over a man whom virtuous nor more vicious than the all her unkindness fails to alienate; preceding, has its characteristic faults and who may still continue true to his and excelencies; which flourish and part of the engagement, from motives decay, and gradually give place to the most pure and praise-worthy. others of a newer fathion. It has been Nor is the companion to this portrait said, that the fashionable virtue of the lefs deserving our compassion, or (to present age is Cbarity ; and which I the disgrace of the men be it spoken) lincerely wish may be true, since there less frequent. Here we thall see a mild are certainly a multitude of sins among us and timorous female, unused to
reproof, which require to be covered by her unhackneyed in the ways of the world, extensive mantle. Were I to venture subject to the brutal ferocity, the unto point out the prevailing vice (and feeling baughtiness, of some tyrannic which alone even Charity herself can Lor:i and Majter ; who, far from confi. scarcely be hoped to hide entirely), I dering her as his equal, his dearest and should name that most heinous one, belt half, the confidential friend of his CONJUGAL INFIDELITY.
bosom, and the sacred repository of his My proposition will perhaps be al- neareit concerns, looks on her only as lowed to be just, when I ttate, that a llave, dettined to obey his will and under this term of Infidelity I mean to tremble at bis nod; or perhaps as the include every breach, the least as well mere vehicle by which' his name and as the greatest, of that solemn vow and family are to be continued--the subject promile which is made, before the altar of his sensual pleasure and his capriciof God, by both parties who enter into ous endearments, at those hours when this important (let not my readers he is tired of gaming, drinking, or finile when I say) this holy state of life; other vicious, though fashionable, amule. and that I consider the imallest breach 'ments. of the love and duty reciprocally due If this be, as unhappily it is, the from the husband and the wife to each situation of many in the married state, other, as almost undoubtedly introduc- it may be worth while enquiring from tive of the greatest crimes that either of whence these evils spring ; which, inthem can be guilty of against God and deed, threaten to put an end to the inmankind.
ftitution itself, or at least to destroy all When a heart of true sensibility and hopes of happiness in it in the eyes of feeling, trained up in the love of reli. every reasoning person of either lex. gion, of decency, of private domestic With respect to the men, when we happiness, and of all those nameless see how early boys are introduced into innocent pleasures which the virtuous public life, and luffered to be witnesses only know how to value, and which of scenes “ which shame the conscious they alone are capable of enjoying ; `cheek of truth"—when we reflect to when such a heart places its unadulte. what language they are daily and hourly rated affections on a mind seemingly permitted to listen-when we see the sympathetic, what chaltened rapture itate of Youth entirely blotted out from does it not hope to experience in the the book of fashionable life, and the obtaining that partner for life, without school-boy suddenly Itart up into man whom Adam in Paradise was acknow- — when vice is known before it caa be ledged by his Creator to be deftitute practised-Are we any longer to wonof complete happiness!—But how cruel der at the exceffes into which they are is the iting, how bitter the disappoint- carried headlong ! - And when the ment, when, in lieu of an affectionate bloom of virtue is destroyed, and decompanion, the foother of his distreiles, bauchery has obtained complete por.
the calmer of his pains, he finds him- feflion both of his mind and person, * self united to an artful woman, who, rendering them equally disgultful to
the eye and the heart of female deli- poorer ; in ficknefs and in health; till cacy, if at last, by the mediation and DEATH us do part ! Do these words importunity of friends and relations, mean any thing? And how are they and by the lypocrisy of a few weeks, consistent with separate maintenance, he obtains the hand of a virtuous wo- separate beds, separate pleasures, and man in marriage-what must be ex- that great root of all evils, DIVORCES ? pected to be the result but distaste and If people come together with an inten. disgust ? And this will be relented tion, or even a consciousness of the by the offender with all that malignity pollibility (not to say the probability), which the vicious ever beur towards of violating every condition on which those they have injured.
they are joined, except those contained As to the female sex, I will to deli- in the marriage settlement, the performiver my sentiments in a gentler way; ance of which may be compelled by and yet there are surely faults on their law, it would be better at once to omit Gdes which will not yield to gentle trifling with what is by some religions medicines. Among these stand fore. esteemed a sacrament, and to depend molt, as the leaders of those bands most wholly on the Indenture Tripartite. holtile to connubial felicity, Pride and I know it is often alledged, by both Affectation - A pride which induces parties, that the tempers and disposition them to consider themselves as de- of the other are so bad, they can't be graded by doing their duty-which berne with; and that it is better to looks on every concession made to their part than to live in perpetual quarrels husbands as unbecoming a woman of and uneasiness. But whence does this fpirit ; the most dangerous, and, let complaint arise ? From hypocrisy bethem forgive me when I add, the most fore marriage, and want of patience detestable character, when carried to its and tenderneis afterwards. Let but full extent, ever aflumed by those who every married person, husbands as well were “ franied for the tender offices of as wives, keep in mind one single love"- a pride which blinds them to maxim, and I will venture to infure their own defects, and emblazons their an end to at least two-thirds of the excellencies beyond even the flatteries quarrels which arise between thein. of a lover-an'affectation which pre. This maxim, therefore, I thall give my vents them from acknowledging what fair readers as a charm-it consists of they feel, and introduces a caprice de. three Greek words, which I will pre. ftructive of their own and their hus- sent to them in their original character, band's peace. I will proceed no far. with the English pronunciation and ther in this unpleasant description. translation; and which if they will
In addition to theie, failings, peculiar repeat three times deliberately before to each tex, ought to be mentioned- they utter one intended hafty expresthe thoughtless indifference with which Gon, they need not doubt of securing this most awful engagement is entered the love and tenderness of their hulinto by the young, the old, and the bands; whom I enjoin reciprocally te middle-aged-the utter ignorance be. practice it when it comes to their turn : fore-hand of what they are about to dothe inattention at the time as to what
Αντχα και Απεχθ. they are doing-and the forgetfulness, An-ekou kai Ap.ekou. afterwards, of what they kavi done. For BETTER for WORSE ; for richer for
BEAR AND FORBEAR.
AERIAL EXCURSIONS OF M. GARNERIN.
M. GARNERIN, from Paris, has, at
. FIRST EXCURSION. tended by different Gentlemen, made two Alcenfions with Balloons in
M. GARNERIN'S STATEMENT. the vicinity of London : the first on The morning of the 28th (the day of Monday, June 28, from Ranelagh; the his ascent) appeared to promile weather fesond, from Lord's Cricket Ground, fufficiently favourable for the ascent, Niarybone, on Monday, July s. though it was rainy. At eleven o'clock,