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ON HARMONI: the bank first mentioned. What the inhabitants of York-town call their The universe began Rone, and with which they build their From harmony to harmony, houses, is nothing more than shells Thro' all the compass of the potes united by a strong cement, which seems petrified in a degree, but is however The diaparon closing full in man. affected by the ra 0.

DRYDEN. I was informed by the same gen.


HOUGH I am neither quatleman,that, a few monihs face, about lified to play a violin, nor so haptwelve miles west of Rapaharnock ri- py as to be able to oblige a selet comver in Virginia, and about fifty miles pany with a long, yet I prosess my. from the salt water, te law, as a num.

fell'a devoted admirer of harmony. ber of people were digging up earth Textend it not only to sounds, but to for a mill dam, a horizontal Äratum actions, chara&ers and sentiments; of rea musa interm xed with small and there, when beautifully ranged fells. It was as fall and as soft, han and well proportioned, give me the the same smell, and in every respect fame pleasure as the mot epchanting resembled the mud in any of our har. combination of sounds. I have of. bours, Tbis was but a few feet be- ten accustomed myself to consider the low the surface of the pond at whiih world as a concert of harmony, con. they were raising the dain,though more ducted by the infinite Author of or. than a huodred feet below the land der and beauty ; in which all the disnearly adjacent. The scil and the sea cordant voices, opinions and a&ions mud were entirely unconvected, and of mankind con pire to swell the the transion from tie one to the general melody. ottier immediate. Near to this place, It is furprifing, that philosophers the same gentleman met wit a pom Mould differ 'ro widely in their defie ber of stones, in the facing of a mill nitions of man. The reverend deaa dam, confifting entirely of pewified of St. Patrick's will needs have him sand and tells. Some of tlie shells to be a broomstick ; the famous an

The petrified find cient philosopher called bim a creahad ro natural an appearance, that ture of two legs, and without feahe attempted to bruth' it away with thers; some describe him as an inhis hand, in order to take out a small visible animal, others as a visible one ; fcollop thell, that appeared freh and but I - a musical one. He is furwhole

nished with a variety of Arings, These discoveries prove beyond a which, when properly touched by ex: doubt, that this earth has at some ternal obje&s, awaken the most period of its existence under gone very pleasing sounds. The love of fame, great mutations. As no record can the desire of happiness, hope and fear be found of these events, they proba. are his grand keys, and the virtues hly took place at a very diftant period, are the o&aves, which are always in when letters were in general unknown harmony with each other, and with

Though their causes may the correspondent sounds of any never be absolutely determined, yet other inftrument; his parlons are in the public cannot but with for the unison with those of his whole species; sentiments of the learned and ingeni. so that if any of them are moved in ous on the subje&.

a violent degree, he is immediately responsive, and swells into rapture, or

languishes into melancholy : So ex: A. B. quilitely has heaven conftructed and

tuned ine hum an organ, that it does

not always wait till reason puts it in. December 20th, 1783.

to motion ; it inftantly catches the found and warbles in agreeable symphony. Thus it is that glory Hies


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through a camp, and zeal is spread dens, chinese temples ; in painting,
through a religious assembly. It is Dutch gambols ; in poetry, rebuses ;
owing to the quickness with which in natural niftory, monfters; in books
all seatinears are excited in the hu- the lives of highwaymen and pirates ;
inao breaf, that diftress meets with in diverfions, pantomimes and wire.
to speedy a relief, that affliction raises dancing.
fympathy in a moment, and that I am more ambitious to footh eve.
freadth p receives a generous retura ry harsh note in my owa breast, and
of adfection, before it grows cold. But more pleased with harmonizing the
when tne mind has lost its tone, and clash of opposite paffions, than Han-
every ftring is relaxed or broken by del could have been in bringing the
the rude dia of the world, it unters cannon or the chunder into a concert :
Done but harth difcord, is feel, no And there is something in a fenfibility
geaerous impressions ; it is unmoved of honour, propriety and decorum,
by public pusit, gratitude, pity and more valuable than a nicety of ear,
becevolence : Nothing but the touch which can diftinguish a jar amidst a
of gross and sensual obje&s, or the

thousad inftruments.
damour of ambition, angry passions It is with such reasonings as these
or the fore of interest cap awake it. that I have often consoled myself,

The original principles of taste and when I was not in extasy at an opera, virtue are lo mixed together, that it and did not expire by the fine hand of is astonithing they mould ever be se- Giardini. I can hear the swell of an parated. Hirmony, beauty, fublimi- Italian warbler, without being diffolty, proportion and virtue, are fo ved: But tell me of a gallant foul who united that they who poffefs one must nobly luftains the shocks of adversity, be poffeffed of all of them ; and he or fteadily braves the terrors of death; who disclaims the laft,has no preten fi. who can forgive his enemy, or weep ons to the first. I need not inform you, with his friend ; let me read of a that I only assert this after Shaft Ibu. Moatrose, a Sidney or a De Witt, Ty, and all the elegant moralists of and every nerve is in agitation. Let aatiquity. A person may be an add me hear of the Spartan's answer to the mirer of false beauty, false wit, false menaces of Poilip, “ What, will he sc:eace, false composition of music : hinder us from dying?” Or that of but he who has a tafte for truth and Crateficles to her son Cleomenes, Batare will feel himself transported wito was lamenting her being obliged with every thing that is juft and ele. to become an hostage': “Let me go gant in human conduct, as well as in before old age disqualifies me for serve scalpture, painting and poetry. Steel ing my country," or the heroic speech thought that he who would make a of the valiant soldier, fainting with the deliberate poo, would pick a pocket; loss of blood, and carried unwillingly and Snakespeare has been quoted a off the field ; “Let me have one fire thousand times for saying,

more, and then I'll go." Or to com

prehend all that is great in one cha"The man that has not mufic in his rader, tell me of a General who fights soul,

only for the safety and happiness of " Is fit for treasons, Aratagems, and his country, and every fring vibrates spoils.”

within me.

Every one ought to consider what Now however pretended these opi- notes, whether of joy, grief or fear, Bions may be, I believe you will rea- he is most apt to express, and so to dily admit, that be who is dark and modulate himself, as to make his life deligning, fuspicious and revengeful, one continued strain of melody.

vious and discontented, must have What inconceivable pleasure muit Such a diftorted frame of mind as to arise from such admirable economy be iacapable of relishing any thing and regulation! What transporting fazt is excellent and lovely in the na- found must the chorus of many welllural or moral world. In music, tuned passions produce ! There is not he'll admire a jig; in dramatic per. an objeđ in the world better wortha forstances, a tragi-comedy ; in gar. attending to (if mental pleasure hands for any thing in human e Rimation) no fatiety ; their happine's never than to be always responsive to the changes, because their eiteem is mocry of diftress, and vocal to the gene tual. This is the bliss whicby virtue rous sounds of friendship and humani- reserves for her favourites ; wheo. ty; never to be discomposed by the such unison mınds are joined, it is imrumult of rage, or warped hy preju- mortal harmony. dices, ot jarred by cross accideois, but

HARMONICUS. to flow like the current of a gentie fream over helves and pesbles always be following account of the musical. Perhaps it may look like degrading

Life and military Services human pature, to resemble it to a

of ibe Comte De Grasse, founding inftrument : But when I ree old Harper capable of exulling at no

was taken from a Britisa thing, but the jingling of guineas, or publication, printed August, his nephew delighted only with the

1782. rattling of dice ; the music of their whole lives does not come up to the F

FRANCOIS Joseph Paul de Grasse, variety or number of notes on a falt

Comte de Grasle, was born in bux. Ecigenio, who complies with $76, at the family manfion of Gralle the insolent demand of every company

Tilly in Provence. This is one of the for wit, a tale, or a long, is taken up

moft ancient and poble families in for amusement now and then, like a France. They take their name from

Grace, or Grasse,io Latin Gringicum, Gudle.

What can I compare Clarinda to a populous and rich city, and one of who Auns you with contioual noire, the moft considerable in Provence. It and is always repeating her adven: ftands upon a bill in a very fertile soil, tures, her conquests, her bargains, and is now the seat of a B shop, remoher misfortunes, but a drum ? What ved hither from Antibes, which lies is Flavia, with her changing notes,

three leagues to the south-east, in an air dying airs, and feraphic ca prores, but exceedingly insalubrious, and which in an Eolian harp ? 'And Amaryllis, early times was very fubje&t to the who keeps a list of all the miscarriages depradations of pirates. In the vicini. of her acquaintance, and proclaims ty of this city lies the family estate of scandal round the town, but a trum

the Comte de Graffe, which is very pet?

Splendid, as it is now said to be worth It it very well, that the hardness of 100,000 livres a year. The Comte Single ipftruments does not break the entered into the marine service at harmony of society, being tort and the age of fifteen, and has pursued the swallowed up in the general chorus : Audy and practice of oaval tactics, But Mould you attend to the whole without intermillion, for the last fifty tenor of the conduct of many, who years, as he is now exaâly fixtypretend to make a great porse in the

ave. world, what have you been listening It is very common for the officers to all the while, but a dull a recita. of France to belong to the land and rea tive, a catch, a fing fong, a service ; and at the age of the Comte country dance, a horn p:pe, or dif- to be both a general on More, and an mal dirge?

admiral afloat ; but it is not so with I cannot help thinking (Arange as the Comte-----he confined himself alit may seem) that the finest mufic, together to the navy. In his youth whicis life affords, is a duet for nied he was a man of great gallantry, and by the union of two well tempered was reckoned one of the handsomeft rouls. Their w.thes and defires. con- mea of the age; his prospects were spire with the ftridteft symphony; they great ; his connexions powerful, and are tuned by heaven to all the roft his accomplishments brilliant ; with and elegant notes of friendship ; their such recommendations as these, it passions preserve an equal tone, with- cannot be wondered that he found out swelling too high or linking too easy access to the most elevated circles, low; they feel no discord, they know and that he had ample opportunities


The Life &c. of the Comte de Graffe.

67 for the indulgence of his prevailing Soon after his wife died, leaving him propensity ---An early ariachment, a son, who is now an officer in the however, considerably abited the ge. Gardes de corps du Roi, and either nerality if not the ar dour of his pur. three or four daughters. During che luit; for he became violently eaa. peace he was appointed commander of movied of a beaviiful lady, the daugh. the Amphitrite frigate, and stationed tet of the principal valet de Chambre in the Weft-Indies. Here a French to the Krog of France. This attach- lady of noble extra&ion, possessed of a ment was undoubtedly misplaced, and very great eftate in Hispaniola, but was derogato! y of ais rank and Aation; considerably advanced in years, fell but it most not be imagined that the in love with him, and they were marprincipal valet de Chambre of the ried, by which the Come has added Grand Monarch is considered as a me to his fortune her very fige eftate in Dial employmen'. It is something in theWeft lod es. -They lived together the oture of those finecures in the in great happiness, as her love was reBrit Ih court, of which so much has turned to him by extreme attention lately been said, and which gave oc- aod regard. ---He has no children hy tafoa to the late Earl Talbot to ob- the second marriage, and his wife is serve in his place, that the King's now dead. Turalp i was a member of parliament, On the breaking out of the present The vales de Chambre of the King of war the Comte, from bis very long exo France, is always a gentleman, and perience in the service, was selected we fod that sometime back the stati as an officer of great diftin&ion, and en was hered:sary in the family of a was advanced to the rank of rear adnobleman. It is certain, however, miral. He served in the grand feet shat Comte, then Monsieur de Grasse, under the Comte D'Orvilliers in the very much offended the old Lord, by campaign of 1978, and in the a&ion his marriage with this lady, add that on the 27th of July he was Captain of it very much affected him in his pro

ene Robufte of 74 guns and 300 men, gress through life. His rise in the rer. and also commanded the second divivice has been more flow and gradual fion of the blue squadron, of which thao m'ght naturally be expe&ted from

the Duc de Chatres was Lieutenant bis tank and intereft. In the year General. The circumstances of that 1948 he was taken prisoner in a fri- aâion arc fufficiently known and lagate, on board of which he served as a mented in England. The opportuni. Lieotenant, wbich was captured by ty was loft, and no very extraordinary a Br tif tip, and brought into Ply. exploit was performed on either part. mouth. --He and the other prisoners Soon after this he was sent to the were conveyed to Winchester, where West Indies, with a reinforcement to they were confined until the exchange the feet under the command of the took place. We do not hear of the Comte D'Efaing, and hoisted his fag Comie any more in the course of that on board the Robufe, as Lieutenant

General of the rear division. in the laft war he served as a Lier- conduct and services since this time tenant under M. de la Galiffioner, in are very well known. He has been the Meditferranean,and affifted at the in every action which has happened tremorable redu&ion of Minorca.... this war. He served with de la letse year 1759, be served in the Mothe Picquet, and afterwards with Squadron of Comte D'Ache, and was Count de Guichen

In the engagein all the three adions in the Baft In- ment of the 18th of May 1780, he dies, which that commander had with commanded the blue squadron and Admiral Pococke, within the space of displayed very great skill and enter18 modins, in which not a fhip was ta: prise in the rescuing two frips the ken on either part. Towards the end Splaynx and Artisen, which were enof the war he was made a Captain, tangled with the enemy and likely to and went to the West Indies com- be taken. At last he was raised to mander of a hip, but he had no op the chief command, with the rank, portunity of displaying his spirit or however,of rear admiral only, but with making use of his experience.

permiffion to hoist his fag at the main.



top maft head while in the Weft-In- came to London, attended by his ne. dies and America. His conduct in phew Monheur de Graffe, Coont de that important ftation has juftified ś. bon, and some other officers. Durthe warm expectations which were ing his stay in London, he was visited formed of him, and ascertained the by many persons of the first fashion truth of the character which he horé and diftinction, and received every in the French marine, which was, of mark of civility which the British nabeing a brave and moft skillful rea. tion could befox. His Majesiy re. man, and one who knew the English turned l m his sword, and he went to fyftem of fighting better than most of court, when the King entered into fa. his countrymen. After a thort par miliar conversation on naval subjects, fage from Breft he affifted at the cap- hut foreign to the war. The princiture of Tobago, and immediately fail, pal topic was on the two naval circum. ed 10 America, on the great object of navigarors--the Englith Mr. Cooke, his expedition. His conduct of the and the French Monsieur Bouganville. Chetapeake in the adion with Admi. *The King acknowledged the superior sal Graves, and in the capture of elegance and address of the latter,

York Town, acquired to him great and said of the two, “Que Cooke fut credit as a seamen with his enemies, un marin, mais que Bouganville fut and grined him laurels at home. Earl un marin inspiree." In his mannere Cornwallis, in his letter to Sir Henry Comte de Grasse is polished without Clinton, after the capture, speaks in approaching to effeminacy. He is high terms of the Cointe's behaviour. manly, cpen, and generous in hi His services after this great and almost countenance,and inspires a familiar at decisive conqueft, were great and ex. tachment in those with whom he con emplary ; his action with Sir Samuel verses. In converting with the Eog (now Lord) Hood, at all times disco- lill Noblèmen, and gentlemen at tr

. vered the greatest address and milita- royal hotel, where he lodged, he said Ty skill ; and he has too successfully he hoped they would pardon his igno for Britain, aslifted the enterprizing tance of the forms of etiquette so muc Bouille in the reduction of our illancs attended to by his countrymen, fo We now come to the action whichier- he was “ un animal du mer. Comi minated, at leaft for the prelent, his de Grasse is president of the order military course. The brilliant action St. Louis. Hs titles are Francis Ja of the izth of April, 1782. The Bri- feph Paul de Grasse, des Comtes Sou tish officers agree in giving great praise viains d'Antibes, Marquis deGraft to the conduct of Comte de Gralle. Tilly, Segnieur de Flieux, Mandr They say that he fought his m p the 'ville, St.Hament, Lejennette et autr Ville de Paris, with great spirit, and ueux, &c. &c. He is tall, and we that if he had been as well supported proportioned. His height is fix fe hy one part of his feet as bie was by three inches, which magnified by i the other, the disaster which he suf. hundred heads of fame, raised hi fered would not in all probability into a giant on his arrival in Englan have happened. The French officers He ret off for France on the rathi are not less free in their opinion, and August, and we are happy to he: we understand that it will be in his

that his reception there has been power, as it is bis duty, to Thew by vourable, and such as very great a what delinquency or error the fate of extraordinary merits deserve. He that day was determined.

now ordered to Breit, where accord spoken himself with becoming reserve to the rules of war, he will underg on the subject. He was compleally trịal for the loss of the Mips on ! defeated, and carried to Jama ca along memorable day, at which we ha with the other officers. Of the civili

every reason to believe he will m ty he met with from the gentlemen of honorably acquit himself. Jamaica, and from the British officers on that fation, particuiarly from Sir

A solution of Lif of Towne. Peter Parker, in his paffage to England, 1. Milton. 2. Wrencbam. 3. D he speaks in terms of the most lively chefer. 4. Stoughton. 5. Charlefto 'obligation. He arrived in England 6. Cambridge. 7.Chelsea. 8. Mal about the latter end of July, 1782, and 9. Salem. 10. Lyon.

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