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Emperor sent three of the principal I was invited to it by the desire of the nobility of his court as hostages. Bo- nation, by the request of my comnaparte received them with every rades, and by that of the soldiers who mark of distinction ; invited them to have been oppressed in my absence; dine with hin, and at the desert said of the soldiers who are still obliged to them, “Gentlemen, you are free; to carry on a most horrible war in the tell your master, that if his imperial departments, which wisdom and orword require a pledge, you cannot der had calmed, and which folly and serve as such ; and if it require none, treason have again lighted up. that you ought not.” P. 90.

“ The country has not a more After signing the treaty abovemen. zealous defender than myself; I am tioned, he meditated the conquest of entirely devoted to the execution of Egypt, and took the command of the your orders; but it is on you alone army to effect the enterprize. Eleven ihat its safety depends, for the Dichapters are employed in narrating rectory is no morė; four of the mathe different engagements in that gistrates who composed it have given country, which Bonaparte suddenly in their resignations : dangers press leaves to return to Paris, where he hard; the evil augments; the miniseffects a revolution, from the account ter of police has just informed me of which the following is selected. that, in La Vendée, several places are

Having dissolved the meeting of already fallen into the hands of the the Council of Five Hundred, by his Chouans. The Council of Ancients soldiers ; his arrival was announced is invested with great power; but it is to the Council of Ancients, who were also animated by still greater wisdom : assembled at St. Cloud : and he beg. consult that alone, and the near apged leave to make some important proach of danger; prevent disturbcommunications. A complete silence ances; let us endeavour to preserve ensued, when he addressed them in the two things for which we have the following extempore discourse : made so many sacrifices,-liberty and

“ Representatives of the people, equality." you are not under common circum- " And what is to become of the stances; you are placed on a vol- constitution of the third year:” cricano: permit me to speak to you ed a deputy, suddenly interrupting with the candour of a soldier, with the orator. the frankness of a citizen, zealous for " The constitution !” replied Bothe welfare of his country; and sus- naparte. “ Does it become you to pend, I beseech you, your judgment naine it? Is it at present any thing till I have finished what I have to more than a ruin? Has it not been say.

successively the sport of every party? * I was living peaceably at Paris Have you not trampled on it on the when I received the decree of the 18th Fructidor, 28th Floreal, and 28th Council of Ancients, which informed Prairial:-The constitution ! has not me of their dangers, and of those of every species of tyranny beeli exerthe republic. I hastened to assemble cised in its name from the day of its my brother soldiers, and we came to establishment? Who can in future be give you our assistance. Our inten- guaranteed by it? Is not its insuftions were pure and disinterested; as ficiency attested by the numerous a reward for our services yesterday outragés committed under its sancthey loaded us with calumnies, and tion, by the very people who are talked of a modern Cæsar, a second swearing to it a derisory tidelity? ALI Cromwell; they reported that intend the rights of the people have been ed to establish a military government indignantly violated; and it is to esta

“ If I had wished to crush the li- blish them on a firm foundation that berty of my country, if I had wished we must labour to consolidate the to usurp the supreme authority, I liberty and republic of France," &c. should not have obeyed the orders P. 277-280. you gave me; I should have had no In a former address to the ancients, occasion for the mandate of the sea Bonaparte used these words, We will nate. More than once, in extremely save ihe republic and liberty, when he favourable circumstances, have I been was interrupted by a voice, exclaincalled to take the reins of govern- ing, Who quiil ansever for it? - Grenament. After our triumphs in Italy, diers! cried the general, turning towards his fellow-soldiers, say if ever Italy; informing his readers of the I deceived you when I promised you vica familiar methods he employed to extory? P. 285.

cite the courage, and secure the af. In the 26th chapter we find Bona- fections of his soldiers. We select a parte, nominated First Consul, and few instances. his first public step relating to ex• “ He advanced towards the twelfth terior affairs, was writing to the King regiment of chasseurs, and ordered of England. We shall here transcribe the chief of brigade to say to the re. his letter.

giment, That he was very much “ Bonaparte, First Consul of the French satisfied with their behaviour; that

Republic, to his Majesty the King of it was owing to the impetuosity of Great Britain.

their charge at Chatillon that the “ Paris, 5th Nivose, 8th year battle was won ; that the cavalry were of the Republic.

going to be united; and that at the " Promoted, by the desire of the next battle he wished them to charge French nation, to the office of first the enemy's cavalry, to cure them of magistrate of the republic, ! conceive their pride and rain boasts of being it not improper to make this commu- superior to us in maneuvres and bra. Dication in a direct manner to your very majesty.

• He said to the twenty-eighth of • Must the war, which for four the line, That, as 2. proof their years past has ravaged every part of the good conduct was highly pleasing to world, be continued for ever? Are him, he would march at the head of there no means to bring it to an is. the van-guard in the next encounter. sue?

For two years past, said he, you have “How is it possible for the two most been passing and reopassing these moun. enlightened nations of Europe, whose tains, and you are stedfast in your duty power and resources are greater than without murmuring; this is the first ibeir safety and independence re- quality of a good soldier. I know that quire, to sacrifice the benefits of com- eight months pay was dut 10 you a week merce, interior prosperity, and indi. ago, and nevertheless you have not made vidual happiness, to ideas of vain the least complaint." P.310, 311. greatness ? Can they not feel that " The French army was falling inpeace is as glorious as it is necessary? to disorder, and began to sound a re

“ These sentiments cannot be treat, when the presence of the First strange to your majesty's heart, reign- Consul reanimated their courage: ing over a free people, with no other My lads, said he, recullect that my curs view than to secure their happiness. tom is to sleep on the field of battle." P.

“ Your majesty will be convinced 365. that I am prompted to this overture The 34th chapter brings Bonaparte by a sincere desire of contributing to from the campaign in Italy to Paris, a general pacification by some speedy describes his reception, and closes remedy, unembarrassed by forms, with an account of the second attempt which perbaps inay be necessary to upon his life. When the ininister of disguise the real situation of weak police discovered the first design, he states, but which, between powerful went to receive the First Consul's nations, only prove their mutual in- orders upon the subject. These are tention to deceive.

not my affairs, replied he, they are “ France and England, unfortu- yours. Will you go to the Opera inately for all countries, by abusing Undoubtedly." P. 401. theit resources, may still procrasti- “ After the armistice concluded date for a long time the moment of with the Emperor, General Moreau absolute inability to proceed further; arrived at Paris, on the 26th Vendebut I can venture to assert, that the miaire, at ten o'clock in the morning. fate of every civilized nation is de- He went immediately to visit the First pendant on the termination of a war, Consul, who was then at the couns which involves the whole world in cil of State. He had not left the its destructive vortex.

saloon when the minister of the inte. (Signed) “ BONAPARTE." rior brought in a superb brace of pis.

P. 294, 295, 296. tols, of exquisite workmanship, and Not succeeding in this attempt, enriched with diamonds. The direchis biographer narrates the success of tory had ordered them to be made for the army under his command in a present to some foreige prince, and VOL. I.


they, had since remained at the house examination of its grammar, or enof the minister of the interior. These quiry into its meaning. Napthali is pistols were thought very beautiful. a hind; a hind is a female deer: HE, They come very à-propos, said the First the sign of the masculine gender, give Consul, presenting them to General eth goodly words. Napthali is here Moreau; then turning towards the both masculine and feminine; but in minister of the interior-Citizen Min what sense, and to what purport, is it nister, said he, let some of the battles said of a deer, whether male or fewhich General Moreau has gained be male, he giveth wora's ? and how engraved on them ;--but not all; they

are these words goodly? When did a would occasion too many diamonds deer speak? and speak, too, with to be taken away; the General in propriety and elocution ?-What idea deell atlaches no great value to these, has the reader annexed to this pasbut the design of the artist must not sage: Where is the unity of the whole, be wholly deranged.” P. 407, 408. or the propriety of the parts? How

does this allusion correspond with nature, or with the subsequent situation

or bistory of this tribe ? IV. SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATED by “ We receive but little assistance

Engravings referring 10 Natural Sci- if we turn to the versions, ancient or ence, Customs, Manners, &c. 40. modern. The Vulgate, one of the Maps, and seven plates. Taylor, Greek versions, the Persian, the AraHatton Garden. Pari I. Price 5s. bic, concur in this rendering. The -To be continued.

LXX. Bochart, Houbigant, Durell,

Dathe, Michaëlis, render Napthali The contents of the plates are :- • is a spreading (terebinthine) tree, 1. Teraphim, Lares.-2. Sea-mon- "giving beautiful branches.' This sters, Tannim, dragons (which are renders the simile uniform; but the figures of seals and the manati).-3. allusion of a tree, seems to be purposeConey, Shaphan, mouse.-4. Naptha. ly reserved by the venerable patriarch li, Genesis xlix. 21.-5. Slaves in the for his son Joseph, who is compared East.-6. Eastern attitudes of wor. to the boughs of a tree. Now Joseph ship.-7. Solar system.

would be assimilated to an inferior Articles with descriptive head object, if Napthali had been comparpieces :-Camels furniture, to illus- ed to a parent-tree before him; which frate Genesis xxxi. 34.-Cruse of repetition of idea is every way unwater, 1 Sam. xxvi. 11.-Lots, Prov. likely. xvi. 33.-Beelzebub, 2 Kings i. 2.Inklorn, Ezek. ix. 2.- Locks of «i Having seen but slightly the emdoors, Cant. v. 4.

barrassment of interpreters, let us try Articles illustrated by the plates :- what assistance we may derive from Attitudes of devotion in the East, p. natural history, toward explaining 6.-Teraphin, Lares, Genesis, xxxi. this passage. 30. p. 1.-Napthali, Genesis xlix. "I conceive the word aileh may 21. p. 4.~Lam. iv. 3. p.: 2-Of the be like our word deer, i. e. applicable shaphan or coney, and the mouse, to either sex, though custom may Prov. xxx. 26.p.3.- Employments of usually have appropriated it to one slaves in the East, Exod. v. p. 5.- sex: as we do not always correctly, The latter part of this publication is in common speech, distinguish the an expository index on the three first sexes of domestic animals, sheep, chapters of Genesis, which is to be goats, horses, dogs, &c. or of wild continued.

animals, rats, wolves, bears, &c. so our

word deer does not denote the species, O enable the reader to form a as we have several kinds of deer, nor

judgment of this work, the fol- the sex, &c. so the elaphos denotes a lowing abstract from the article Nap- deer, i. e. either a stag or hind. The thali is subjoined:

Latin also look the same way; dama, Nap hali, Genesis xlix. 21.

a deer, a fallow-deer, whether buck

or doe: and Dr. Shaw, Travels, 414. Napthali is a hind let loose :

410. understands the whole genus of He giveth goodly words. deer as included in the word ail, “That this passage requires illus- though this genus comprizes many tration, will be evident, from a slight species. Our own professed naturalists

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HIS volume follow. not like that of the branches of a tree, Henry Addington, Sir Rich. Hughes, which, however freely they wave, Lord Spencer, Lord Alvanley, Mr. are yet attached to the parent, but an John Horne Tooke, General Bowles, emission, a dismission, a sending forth Marquis Townshend, Gov. Frank to a distance; in the present case a lin, Earl of Fife, Dr. John Moore, roaming-roaming at liberty. N. B. Colonel Despard, Lord Sheffield, This word, as it does not agree with Mr. Wyndham, Count Rumford, Rev. the actions of a tree, or of its parts, Thomas Maurice, Gen. Strutt, Mr. inilitates against the rendering pro- Dawson of Sedberg, Dr.Rennel, Caleb posed by Bochart, &c.

Whitefoord, Dr. Mitchill, Col. Ta-" “3. He giveth. This word may de- thain, Bishop of Lincoln, Mrs. Cownote shooting forth; it is used of pro. ley, Dr. Beattie, Gen. Hutchinson, duction, as of the earth, which shoots James Martin, Esq. M. P. Dr. Abraforth, yields-her increase, Lev xxiv. ham Rees, and Mr. Arthur Young. 4. So trees shoot forth branches, Psalm viii. 7. Prov. xii. 12. and so

THE RIGHT HON. HENRY to place, set, or appoint.

DINGTON, CHANCELLOR OF THE " 4. Goodly words. We have seen EXCHEQUER, &c. that other versions render · beautiful “ Mr. Addington is the son of a • branches,' and we shall acquiesce physician of some eminence, who in their idea. The word rendered died about eleven years since, after goodly signifies majestic, noble, grand, having practised with equal celebrity magnificent; and the word rendered and success. That gentlemao, during branches radically signifies to diverge, the whole of his life, appears to have to spread forth. The whole passage, been a great politician, and to have translated on these principles, will studied with equal attention the conread thus

stitution of a patient, and the consti,

tution of the state." P. 1, 2. Napthali is a deer roaming at li- During the latter part of Lord “berty,

Chatham's life, the Doctor lived in “ He shooteth forth noble branches great intimacy with that nobleinan; " (majestic antlers).

and such was the confidence subsist

ing between them, that when a neTo justify this version, it is ob- gotiation was opened with the late served, that the horns of a stag are Earl of Bute, respecting his return to annually shed, and annually repro- power, he acted as the plenipotentiary duced; they are ample, according to of the ex-minister. the plenty and the nutritious quality of " It may be naturally supposed his pasturage, or are stinted in their that this of course led to an intimacy growth, if his food has been sparing, between their families, and we acor deficient in nourishment.

cordingly find that the young Pitts Buffon reasons at length, and re- and the young Addingtons, early in marks, “that it is always easy to de. life, cultivated a friendship with each termine by examining the head of a other, wbich received a fresh increase stag, whether he inhabits a plentiful when Mr. William Pitt became a and quiet eountry, and whether he member of the society of Lincoln's has been well or ill fed.” The situa. Inn, and Mr. Henry Addington ention allotted to the tribe of Napthali tered his name as a student, and eat is described as a country rich and Commons at the same hall." P.3,-5. fertile, and the patriarch is supposed Alter noticing Mr. Addington's into denote the happy lot of Napthali troduction to parliament, his election in this respect; it is also added, " that to be Speaker of the House of Comin the allegory, the branching horns mons, and his appointment to be of this deer may denote fertility in Chancellor of the Exchequer, with children; and it is remarked, that extracts from some of his speeches on though only four sons are reckoned popular and important subjects, the to Napthali, when he went down to account closes as follows: Egypt, Gen. xlvi. 24. yet this tribe “ The present premier possesses at the Exodus numbered above great infuence, in consequence of the 50,600 men.

excellence of his character, and the

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high respect he had acquired during his liberty. It is thus he is described
the time he acted as speaker. His at this period by a brother officer,
Majesty may be said to evince a pere who has drawn up a memoir relative
sonal attachment to him, and, if re- to the early part of his life.
port be true, he has presented him “ Bebold then this disbanded young
with, and furnished for him, a house soldier-chis last shilling gone too
in Richmond Park, in order to be proud to beg, and too independent to
near him at all times.

stoop to menial offices an unculti-
“In private life Mr. A. is particular. yated and savage country around
ly aniable. He is a sincere friend, an him-110 guide but chance, and na
affectionate brother, a kind father, resource but his own fortitude-be-
and a tender husband. Possessing an hold him on the brink of apparently
ample income, and being but little inevitable ruin!
devoted to expence, he cannot be sup; , But Fortune, whose peculiar care
posed to be instigated by the sordid he seems to have been, stepped in to
wish of creating a fortune for himself; save him. A party of the Creek na-
and, as his connections are all in af. tion were on their return home from
fluent circumstances, he has no poor Pensacola, whither they had come to
relations to provide for out of the receive their annual presents; and
public purse. On the other band, it young Bowles, delighted with the no-
semains to be proved, whether his velty of situation vow opened to him,
abilities entitle him to rank as a first joined the party, having thrown his
rate statesman; and a few years regimental coat, in contempt of his
perhaps a few months—will deter- oppressors, into the sea.
mine, whether the new minister be de- * A situation so flattering to the in-
stined to confer glory or disgrace on dependence natural to the heart of
the empire; to subvert or to restore man had doubtless many attractions ;
the liberties of his country!" P. 22. but whether through the sameness of

the scene, or a restlessness of disposi,

tion constitutional in him, or actuated “ William Augustus Bowles was through pride to shew himself once born in Frederic County, in Mary, more among those who had redu ed. land, about the year 1764. Fasci- him to the appearance of a savage, pated from his cradle, with the idea he left his protectors, after having reof a military life, when but thir. sided with them a few months, (proteen years of age he fled from under bably with an intention to return) the paternal root, and determined to and came unattended to Pensacola. gratify his romantic wishes; and after When he arrived on the opposite surinounting a variety of difficulties, shore of the bay, he found a hogshead, and undergoing the almost incredible which some British ship had left befatigues of a long march through the hind them; and Bowles, impatient woods, he arrived safe in the British of delay, without waiting for any camp at Philadelphia; here he was other conveyance, like an Esquimaux, received as a volunteer into an old with the difference of a hogshead for regiment of foot, and soon after oba a boat, the branch of a tree his mast, tained a commission in a corps * com- a blanket his sail, and a few stones his manded by Lieutenant Colonel James ballast, navigated the extensive shores Chalmers.

of the harbour, in the day procuring “ Towards the autumn of 1778, he the food of life, and beguiling the embarked for Jamaica, and after- tediousness of time by fowling and wards proceeded to Pensacola, io fishing, and at night regaling on his West Florida. At the latter place he prey, the sky his canopy, and the was deprived of his coinmission, and earth his bed. dismissed from the British army. “In this very hogshead, perhaps,

“ Bowles submitted to his faie, not his bosom first throbbed with the demerely with a manly fortitude, but sire of nautical knowledge; and here even with the appearance of joy; also he first had occasion to seek for instead of attempting to deprecate resources in himself alone; resources the melancholy lot which seemed to which, at some future day, were to await him, be appeared gay, uncon- shield him in the hour of danger, and cerned, and happy at having regained which alone could complete him for

the leader of a brave and gallant na. * The Maryland Loyalists, tion. But this precarious and has

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