Page images


Jency this teftimony of their affection. the opposition to those salutary mea.' ate attachment and refpe&t.

sures which the wisdom of the union We have the honour to be,

bas planned ; measures which a lone
wi'h perfect consideration, can recover and fix on a permanent ba-
Sir, your Excellency's fis the credit of the Staies; measures

muft obedient, and which are essential to the juftice, the
most humble servanis,

honour and interest of the nation. A. M.Dougall, Major General. Wile Mhe was giving the noblest proofs H K vox, Mujur G-veral. of magnanimity, with conscious pride

T. PICKERING, Q M. General. we saw ber growing fame ; and re. His Excellency General Wash ogłon. gardless of present sufferings, we look. The ADDRESS is as follows.

eu forward to the end of our toils and

dangers, to brighter scenes in prospect. To his Excellency General Withing. There we beheld the genius of our

ton, Commande in Chief of the country dignified by lovere gnty and Armies of the United States of independence, supported by jurtice, America.

and adorned with every liberal virtue.

There we
E, the Offi ers of the part of

saw patient husbandry WP

fearless extend her cultured fields, and army remaining on the banks of the Hudson, have received

animaied commerce (pread her fails to

every wid. There we beheld fair your Excellency's serious and rare.

science litt her head, with all the arts weil address to be armies of the United States. We beg you to accept atiending in her train. There, bleft

with freedom, we saw the human our voreigned thaoks for the commu. nication, and your affe&tionate aflur. mind expand; and throwing aside the ances of inviolable attachment and

veftrainis which confined it to the bar. friend thip. If your attempts to en

row bounds of country, it embraced fure the armies the juft, the promised hopes, and with such delightful pro

the World. Such were our food rewards of their long, levere and dangerous services, have failed of success, spects did they present us.

Nor are we believe it has arisen from causes

we disappointed. Those adimating not in your Excellency's power to prospects are now changed into realicontroul. With extreme regret do we

cies; and actively to have contributed reflect on the occasion which called

to their production is our pride, and for such endeavours. But while we

our glory. But JUSTICE alone can thank your Excellency for there exer:

give them ftability. In that JUSTICE tions in favour of the troops you have

we ftill believe. Still we hope that so successfully commanded, we pray

the prejudices of the misioformed will it may be believed, that in this sen

be icmoved, and the arts of false and tinent our own particular interests felfith populanty, addressed to the have but a fecondary place ; and that feelings of avarice, defeated-; or jo even the ultimate ingratitude of the

the worst event, the world, we hope, people were that poslible) could not will make the juft diftin&tion : We Make the paiiiotism of those who suffer

trust the difingenuousness of a few, Lyil. Set wit pleasing wonder and will not fully the reputation, the howitegiareful joy thall we contemplate nour and dignity of the great and rethe g'or ous conclufion o our labouis. spectable majority of the States. Tuina! merit in de revolution, which We are happy in the opportunity under the auspices of Heaven, the ar- just pr routed of congratulating your mies have displayed, pofterity will do Excellency on the certain conclufion juftice ; and the sons will blush,whore of the Definitive Treaty of Peace. Relatners were their foes.

lieved at length from long suspence, Moft glidly would we caft a veil on our warmet wit is to return to the every aci which fullies the reputation borom of our country, to resume the of our country - never thould the character of cilizens ; and it will page of history be stained with its dir. be our highest ambition to become Honour even from our memories useful ones. To your Excellency this Mall the idea be erased. We lament great event mun be peculiarly pleasing :




47 For while at the head of her armies, which upon the whole I approve of, urged by patriot virtues and magna- and hope it will serve to inspire the ximity, you perfevered, under the AMIABLE FAIR of this metropolis preffore of every poffible d fficulty with a proper deteftation of those i Mand discocragement, in the pursuit of PERTINEN: COXCOMBS, who intrude the great obje&t of the war --the themselves into all companies, in the kreedom and safety of your country...' entire exclusion of thore MODEST your heart panied for the tranquil young Gentlemen, whose merit bath enjoy meats of peace.

We cordially been too much 'neglected. The tejo ce with you that the period of WHIMSICAL DISTRSS OF A COUNindulging them has arrived ro roon.

TRY PHYSICIAN afforded diverfion. In contemplatiog the blessings of li- THE PETITION OF DISCARD DU, berty and independence, the rich is of some ftanding, and as the best auprize of eghe years hardy adven.

thors have adopted it, the insertion fure ; paf sufferings will be forgot- was rather unnecessary, but, as it ten ; or if remembered, the

may serve to caution those inattentive colle&tion will serve to heighten the scriblers, that reject the use of so nerelif of present happiness. We fin- cellary a vowel. THE NATURAL HIscerely pray GOD, tns happiness TORY OF COLD afforded much useful may long be yours; and that when

entertainment ; and am exceeding Joo quit the Aage of huna I fe, you glad io find it is to be continued. The nay receive from the UNERRING

ESSAY ON Taste is one of those marJUDGE, the rewards of valour ex. erted to save the op effed, of patrio

terly compositions, wnich are an ortism and dininterested virtue.

nament to the English language, the

insertion of which does bonour to the Well Point, November 15, 1783. Taste and Judgment of those Gentle

men who have promised you their affiitance, and I doubt not your future Numbers will be eoriched with many

more such publications. I anxiously IN peruhing your valuable Maga- wait for the remainder. THE ANC

DOTE OF ARCHBISHOP SHARP", does pleared se bad in the introduction, honour to his Grace's humanity, and that you “ Now have the fullest affure is a useful lesson to us pot to discard ance of such afli'trace, as will in all any one from our good opinion, mereprobability, reader the future num- ty for the first offence, 'till we have bers more acceptable » The Dis- thoroughly investigated the causes UISITION ON RATIONAL CHRISTI. that produced it. But, Gentlemen, I ANTY, merits attention, and I could must honestly confess, that the ENIGwih to see some observations by those M:, RIDDLE, and R&BUS, rather dirGearlemen of the Clergy, and others, guited me; they are too triding to who may be of a different opinion from employ the time and attention of any, the celebrated author of that perform. except those whose Taste is too de. ance. The Criticism on NoNSENSE praved to deserve being pleased. I being on faithed, I mell on't my re- find that many of my acquaintance are marks upon it. THE ESSAY ON THE of the same opinion, and we with neSPLERN was very humourous, and I ver to see any more of them, but would doubt not will prevent many'a fit of propofe inftead thereof, fuch ufefui, Abe Hipo. THOUGHTS ON PATIENCE, mathematical, astronomical, and phi

very necessary virtue in this trou. lofophical Queries, as will tend to 'exBelome world, gave me satisfaction. cite the generous emulation of our THE ESSAY ON Patriorism, is ad. youth, and to promote the true interArably well calculated for a rising re

eft of the Commonwealth. The Po. poblic, ag ar: the thoughts on In- etical pieces are good, a few more buray I hi pass over the Essay would have been acceptable, is also OLINEAS MARRIAGE, and pro- an enlargemes of your, Monthly Need to Curid turned FISHEXMAN, Chronology. Ao accurate Bill of


Mefieurs PRINTERS,

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

Mortality,is &ill wanting to compleat dy, and which nobody regarde your work. w. ming you every luce thing that, like a mulhroom, deli cess that your useful undertaking me. in bogs and morasses, but bates de rits, I ain your friend and correr nerous warmth of the noon day pondeat,

Though the natives of this en. OBSERVATOR. ble inand make those of the ifte of

TRIMONY the coolant object of

ridicule, yet there have been nun Geographical Description of les inftances of their fealing

their own Band into that of Matr Bachelor's Tand.

ny, where they have prevailea When Hynsen's torch glows in the some good natured easy creatur marry'd breitt,

become the nurses and reforer All wandering paffions ire at res: ter their constitutions have been Io constant love, we every pleasure ly ruiged in their formerly miss fiid,

abode : For in the isle of Matris And every folace in a female's mind.

though clouds now and then ACHELOR's Idand is licuated on BACA

over it, yet they serve only to r the burning lands of the deserts the remainder of the day more of folly, where even the lavage inha: apt and clearlyl. bitants of the forest seldom venture Io Bachelor's island, love is to tread. It is bounded on the ealt, muca talked of, but totally unk by the regions of affectation, vanity and the inhabitants are hated ac and deceit ; on the north, by the terri- pised, robbed anal plundered (ories of fear and covard ce ; on the objects of their wanton em south, by the burning zone of remorse, Cirds, which are only an i disease and death ; and on the well, amusement on the isle oi MA by the dead lake of oblivion. Hence NY, are here productive of t it is easily to be supposed, that the air fucking vices, such as the of this island is suitry, enervating and

scenes of drunkenners and del pelliferous ; exposed to perpetual ry ; the total ruin of their scenes of form, hurricane and tem. fortunes, and even murder per ; and its climate, like the minds sometimes, the consequence. of its inhabitants, is never seitied for many have quitted this isan

The (pring of Baichelor's fler to that they so much der Illand totally differs from that of any order to repair their ruined E other country I save hitiserto read of; by seeking a rich and amia as that, is here the season of the most

ner? pernicious heat, and in which the ge

Bachelor's i and is a mer nerality of its inhabitants are pofseffed incapable of producing any o with a kind of madness the most del- nettles, thorns and briars: tructive to themselves, the most inju. np bleating lambs to please t'i rious lo.every civilized country, and innocence ; here, no dovest the most fubversive of unguarded in their young, nor does the use nocence. Those who weather out the bound over their barren pla Spring, and live to see the summer, wolves, tygers and crocodiles though they lose a great degree of seen in abundance. Here a their madoers, yet in that reason be- wife nor children to weep come artful, by pocritical and treach- ashes of the deceased; but erous. Their winter is truly despica- ravens croak, and the repril ble indeed, fince, among all nations

earth crawl over their gra upon earth, you cannot express your short, of all animals that ev contempt of man more pointedly than produced, an old bachelor i by calling him an old

most contemptible : He live a thing that lives only for ia self í a being on the earth, dies un thing that has no social harmony in and is at last consigued ove its soul; a thing that cares for nobo.

an hour.




His voice is not

Criticism on Nonsense.


If this falle taste prevails amongit Criticism on Nonsense. I

us, we shall quickly prove such a ge(Continued from page 8.)

neration of blufferers, that nur coun. A WHO RS of this kind may be di: w where the embles the cover of Fodus

; vided into two classes, generally rendezvous, and battle and clach toknown under the denomination of the

gether in a!! eternal din and uproar. BOMBASTICK and the GRUBSTREET. For my own part, I look upon it to The latter of these characters is ea

be the duty of every one, as far as in hly attained, provided a Min can

him lies, to lend his affisance in bank. but keep himself from thinking, and ing out this inundation of sound, yet so contrive matters, as to let his weich, if it finds a clear passage, will peo ruo aloog unmolested over

not fail to overwhelmus in a deluge ineet of white paper, and drop a

of folly and absurdity. convenient quantity of words, at A friend of mine who writes in this proper intervals, on it. A person exorbitant style, Mr. George Brim. wo is acquiinted with this secret, fone by name, Mall be the hero of may, wird great facility and compo- this paper. Mr. Brimstone, as fore of mind, furnish himself with a

to his exterior figure, is one of the comfortable Atock of reputation, as

portliest mortals that have flourished often as he fouds it requilite. Tois he in our world, fince Goliah over-top'd , might do, as without any ruffe 1o his 'the Pouliftian army. He is, moder; own tranquility, lo neither would it ately speaking, nine feet high, and prove the leaft disturbance to his four in diameter. Teaders : For while he flow'd along unlike the roar and rapidity of a torwith that uomeaning softness, every rent foaming down a mountain, and one within the warble of his accents reverberated among the neighbourwould ugdoubredly dissolve away in ing rocks. The borry of vociseratia fupide indolence, and (as a late on with which he drives along in the musical author of this species has very heat of an argu.nent, imitares the leuderly expressed it) be huth'd into thunder of a cart.load of stones pourlulling dreams.

ed out upon a pavement. I hall at this time consider those educated in a lip of war, and one my ingenious fellow.labourers, who would imagine he learnt the notes of de viate into the contrary extreme ; ! his gamut, from the various whiftme in the admirers of bombaft and lings of a tempeft through the rig. fuftian.

ging of his vefsel. I was once so unThese writers, to avoid the impu. advised as to offer my diffent from tation of low and flat, blow up every one of his opinions ; but I had better subject they take ,in hand beyond its have lield my tongue : He turned datural dimensions ; and nothing will upon me, and ruog me such a peal please bem that is not big and bois- of eloquence, that had I not made off terous, wild and irregular. They with the greatest precipitation, would wonderfully delight in noise and cla. have gone near to have ftun’d, and mour ; a rattle of words, and an ex- made me deaf all my days. Nay, I travagance of imagination, they look have cause to think my hearing has upon as the perfe&ion of rhetorick; been never the better for it to this and are transported beyond them- moment. felves, at the tumult and confufion This is a short description of his exthat bellows through a hurricane of ternal accomplishments ; as to the nonsense. In short, that which mea qualifications of his mind, they will of this turn applaud as the mafter be best perceived, by a transcript I piece of good writing, differs from Mall here make, from an oration he' the true sublime, as a boy's artificial formerly composed in Praise of Beakie, waddling among the clouds at the con Hill

. I must inform my readers, ead of a skein of pack-thread, does that it was conceived as he food upon from the natural Hight of an eagle, the summit of that little mount, one lowering with steady pinions towards,when as he has fince owoThe skies, and bearing full upon the sun. ed to me, the drums and musquets ar



He was

hled his inspiration, and augmented and inconfiflency. George is mighty and deepend the rumbling of his peri- fond of hard sounding words, and, let ode. It begins in the following manner : his topick be what it will, he has per

“ The gloriously transcendent, and petual recourse to them upon all emer: highly-exalted precipice, from which gencies. He once took it in his head the sonorous accepts of my lungs re- to be in love, and wrote a poem to found with. repeated echoes, is so his mistress on that delicate paffion : pompous, magnificent, illuftrious,and But instead of the gentle How of har. loftily towering, that, as I twirle a- niony which any one would reasona. round my arm with the artful Aourith bly have expe&ed, and which is in. of an orator, I seem to feel deed essential to compofitions of that my knucles rebound from the, blue kud, bis numbers talked along as vault of Heaven, which juft arches Rurdy and outragious as in any other over my head. I stand upon an amaz- of his performances. I myself count. ing eminence that heaves itielf up,on ed in fifty fixlines of it, three celefi. both sides steep and fupendous ! high als, eight immortals, eleven unboundand horrendous! The spiry Tene. eds, fix everlastings, fur eternities, riffe, the unthaken Atlas,' or Olym- and thirteen infinites ; besides bellow. pus divine and celestial, when con- ings, ravings, yellings, horrors, ter• pared to this prodigious mountain, ribles, racklings, hubbubs and cluthink to fauds, and drindle to atoms. terings, without number. But what It is deep-rooted in its ever dor ng pleased me the most of any of my foundations, firm as the carth, lafting friends compofitions, was, á poetical as the sun, immoveable as the pillars description of a game at puth pin. of nature! I behold from this awfui Sure, thought I, when I read the ti. and astonishing situation, the concave ele, there can be nothing very loud expanie of uncreated space, Atretch and impetuous upon to trivial 'a matitselt above; and the land and ocean ter as this. How I was furprized out below, spreading an iofinitude of ex. of my miftake, my reader will io fome tension all about me. But what dar- measure conceive, when he under. ing tropes and flaming metaphors fhall Atands that the first distich of the poem I lelea, Oafpiriog Beacon! to celebrate runs thus, thee with a suitable grandeur, or lift “ Rage, fire, and fury in my

bolom thee to a becoming dignity? How does

roll, it Moot up its inconceivable !pionacle And all the gods rulh headlang on into the superior regions, and blend it. self with the cærulancircum ambient He then proceeded to compare the ether! It mocks the fierceft efforts of pins to two comets, whose heads, a the most piercing right, to reach to its he expressed it: enlightened the bound impenetrable sublimities. It looks less deserts of the skies with a bloody down upon the diminished spheres; glare, and threw behind them the rud the fixt Itars twinkle at an immeafur. dy volumes of their tremendous trains able diftance beneath it ; while the into the cradless wastes of immenfity planets roil away, un perceived, in a When the pins met in the progress o vaft, a fathomless profound!******” the game, for a fimilitude, he fuppor

By this little quotation from Cir. ed ine cwo continents to be toffer Brimstone's panegyricon Beacon- from their foundations, and encounte Hill, my reader will in fome measure with a direful concuflion, in the midi be able to judge of his manner of of the briny atlantic; or rather, fay thinking, and expreffing himself. It he, as if two systems of worlds, fung appears plainly that he heaps his sub. planets and all, should be hurled re jed with improper and foreign fless one against another, and danh thoughts ș that he strains those horrible chaos, from the general ruin thoughts into the moft unnatural and of matter, and wrecks of a whole un ridiculous distortions ; and, laft of verse. He concluded the poem wit all, that he clouds them with so ma- the following lines, which I look upo ay needless supernumerary epithets, to be the most finifhed pattern of th as to fling the whole piece into this sort of produ&ions, that I have u aaccountable huddle of impertinence where met with ; whether I conside

my soul."

[ocr errors]
« PreviousContinue »