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through a camp, and zeal is spread dens, chinese temples ; in painting, through a religious asíembly. It is Dutch gambols ; in poetry, rebuses; owing to the quickness with which in natural oiftory, monfters; in books all seatients are excited in the hu- the lives of highwaymen and pirates; 1820 breaft, that diQress meets with in diversions, pantomimes and wire so speedy a relief, inat affliction raises dancing. sympathy ia a moment, and that I am more ambitious to footh eve. freidth p receives a generous retete ry harsh note in my own breast, and of atfedivn, before it grows cold. But more pleased with harmonizing the when the mind has lost its tone, and clash of opposite passions, than Hanevery firing is relaxed or broken by del could have been in bringing the the rude dia of the world, it unters cannon or the thunder into a concert : Done but farth difcord, it feel no And there is something in a fenfibility gegerous ippreffions ; it is unmoved of honour, propriety and decorum, by poblic spirit, gratitude, pity and more valuable than a nicety of ear, benevolence : Noihing but the touch which can diftingu:M a jar amidst a of grofs and sensual objects, or the thousaad inftruments. damour of ambition, angry pallions It is with such reasonings as there or the core of incereft can awake it. that I have often consoled myself,
The origigal principles of taite 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 afon thing they should ever be re- Giardini. I can hear the swell of an parated. Hirmouy, beauty, fublimi. Italian warbler, without being diffolty, proportion and virtue, are lo ved: But tell me of a gallant soul who united that they who possess one must nobly (uftains the fhocks of adversity, be poffeffed or all of them ; tand he or steadily braves the terrors of death ; who disclaims the laft,has no preten si who can forgive his enemy, or weep ons to the frit. I need not inform you, with his friend ; let me read of a that I only affert this after Shartlou: Montrose, a Sidney or a De Witt, Ty, and all the elegant moralists of and every nerve is in agitation. Let aut quity. A person may be an ad me hear of the Spartan's answer to the mirer of false beauty, faire wit, false menaces of Pailip, " What, will he ceace, falle composition of music : hinder us from dying?" Or that of but he who has a tafte for truth and Crateficles to her son Cleomenes, Dature will feel himself traarported who 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 serv. capture, painting and poetry. Steel* ing any country," or the heroic speech thought that he who would make a of the valiant soldier, fainting with the deliberate pun, would pick a pocket; loss of blood, and carried unwillingly and Shakespeare 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 music in his racer, tell me of a General who hghts foul,
only for the safety and happiness of "Is fit for treasons, ftratagems, and his country, and every Ariog vibrates fpoils.”
Every one ought to consider what Now flowever pretended these opi. notes, whether of joy, grief or fear, Nions may be, I believe you will rea- he is most apt to express, and so to sily admit, that he who is dark and modulate himself, as to make his life bengoing, fuípicious and revengeful, one continued Arain of melody. envious and discontented, must have What inconceivable pleasure must loch a diftorted frame of mind as to arise from such admirable economy De incapable of relihing any thiag and regulation ! What transporting Fat is excellent and lovely in the nae found inuft the chorus of many welllural or moral world. Fo music, tuned passions produce ! There is not Qe'll admire a jig; in dramatic per- an obje& in the world better worth formances, a tragi-comedy; in gar- attending to (if mental pleasure Rands
for any thing in human eftimation) no satiety ; their happiness never than to be always responsive to the changes, because their eiteem is mucry of difrels, and vocal to the gene tual. This is the bliss whicb virtue sous founds of friendship and humani reserves for her favourites ; wheo. ty; never to be difcomposed by the such union minds are joined, it is imtumult of rage, or warped by preju- mortal harmony. dices, ot jarred by cross accidegis, but
HARMONICUS. to Aow like the current of a gentie streamover Melves and pessbles always be following account of the musical.
Perhaps it may look like degrading Life and military Services human nature, to resemble it to a
of ibe COMTE De Grasse, founding inftrument : But when I see old Harper Capable of exulting at no was taken from a British thing, but the jiogling of guineas, or publication, printed August, his nephew delighted only with the rattling of dice ; the music of their
1782. whole lıves does not come up to the
FRANCOIS Joseph Paul de Graffe, variety or number of Ootes on a falt r Comte de Grasle, was born in bux. 'Ecigenio, who complies with 175, at the family man fion of Gralle the infolent demand of every company
Tilly in Provence. This is one of the for wit, a tale, or a long, is takej up
moft ancient and noble families in for amusement now and then, like a France. They take their name from fiddle.
Grace, or Grafle, in Latin Grinnicum, What can I compare Clarinda to a populous and rich city, and one of who Auns you with contioval noire, the most considerable in Provence. It and is ahways repeating her adven Aands 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 beraphic captores, bor exceedingly ipfalubrious, and which in an Eolian harp ? And Amaryllis, early times was very subject to the who keeps a list of all the miscarriages depradations of pirates. In the viciniof 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
Splendid, as it is now said to be worth It it very well, that the hardness of 100,000 livres a year. The Comte mogle ipfruments does not break the entered into the marine service at harmony of society, being loft and the age of fifteen, and has pursued the swallowed up in the general chorus : ftudy and practice of naval tactics, But thould you attend to the whole without intermifion, for the last fifty tenor of the conduct of many, who years, as he is now exaAly fixty. pretend to make a great poise in the world, what have you been liftening It is very common for the officers to all the while, but a dull a recita- of France to belong to the land and sea tive, a catch, a fing fong, a mere service ; and at the age of the Comte country dance, a horn pipe, or dif- to be both a general on more, and an mal dirge?
admiral afloat ; but it is not ro with I cannot help thinking (frange 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 handsomet rouls. Their w Mhes and defires. con- mea of the age; his profpes were fpire with the ferideft symphony; they great ; his connexions powerful, and are tuned by heaven to all the lost his accomplishments brilliant ; with and elegant notes of friendship ; their such recommendations as there, 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
for the indulgence of his prevailing Soon after his wife died, leaving him propensity ---An early attachment, 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 ardour of his pur. three or four daughters. During che Cort; for he became violently ena. peace he was appointed commander of moured of a bea viiful lady, the daugh. The Amphitrite frigate, and ftationed ter of the principal valet de Chambre in the WeftIndies. Here a French to the K:og of France. This attach- lady of noble extraction, poffeffed of a meat was ondoubtedly misplaced, and very great eftare in Hifpaniola, but was derogatory of his rank and Aation; considerably advanced in years, fell but it must not be imagined that the in love with him, and they were mar. priocipal valet de Chambre of the ried, by which the Com é nas added Grand Monarch is considered as a me to his fortune her very fine eftate in nial employmen'. It's something in the Weft lod es. --They lived together tbe nature of those finecures in the in great happiness, as her love was reEritih 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 by calon to the late Earl Talbot to ob. the second marriage, and his wife is feree in his place, that the King's now dead. Torospit was a member of parliament. On the breaking out of the present The valet de Chambre of the King of war the Comte, from his very long exe France, is always a gentleman, and perience in the service, was selected we find that sometime back the stati as an officer of great diftin&tion, and ez as bered::ary in the family of a was advanced to the rank of rear ad. nobleman. It is certain, however, miral. He served in the grand flees tant Comre, then Monsieur de Grafle, under the Comte D'Orvilliers in the very much offended the old Lord, by campaign of 1778, and in the a&ion his marriage with this lady, and that on the 27th of July he was Captain of it very much affedted him in his pro- tne Robuste of 74 guns and 300 men, Eres through life. His rise in the rer." and also commanded the second divi. vice has been more flow and gradual fion of the blue squadron, of which that might naturally be expected from the Duc de Chatres was Lieutenant his rank and intereft. In the year General. The circumstances of that 1743 be was taken prisoner in a fri- adion are sufficiently known and lagalt, on board of which he served as a mented in England. The opportuni. Licotenant, which was captured by ty was loft, and no very extraordinary a Br Lifh thip, and brought into Ply: 'exploit was performed on either part. mouin. He and the other prisoners Soon after this he was sent to the were conveyed to Winchester, where Weft Indies, with a reinforcement to they were confined until the exchange the fleet under the command of the took place. We do not hear of the Comte D'Efaing, and hoisted his flag Comte any more in the couríe of that on board the Robufte, as Lieutenant
General of the rear division. His In the last war he served as a Lien condod and services since this time tenant under M. de la Galiffioner, in are very well known. He has been the Mediterranean,and a flified at the in every adion which has happened memorable redu&tion of Minorca... this war. He served with de la In the year 1959, he served in the Mothe Picquet, and afterwards with Squadron of Comte D'Ache, and was Count de Guichen In the engagein all the three a&ions in the East In. ment of the 18th of May 1980, he dies, which that commander had with commanded the blue squadron and Admiral Pococke, within the space of displayed very great skill and enter18 months, in which not a ship was ta prise in the rescuing two tips the ken on either part. Towards the end Sphynx and Artiren, 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 thip, 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.
permifion to hoist his fag at the mai.
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, Count de that important ftation has justified .bon, and some other officers. Durthe warm expectations which were jog his stay in London, he was visited formed of him, and ascertained the by many persons of the firft fashion truth of the character which he bore and distinction, 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 Majesty re. man, and one who knew the English turned him his sword, and he went to system of fighting better than most of court, when the King entered into fa. his countrymen. After a thort par miliar conversation on naval subjects, sage from Brest he affifted at the cap- hut foreign to the war. The princi. ture of Tobago, and immediately rail. pal topic was on the two naval circum. ed 10 America, on the great object of navigarors...-ihe Englith Mr. Cooke, his expedition. His conduct off the and the French Monsieur Bouganville, Chetapeake in the a&tion with Admi. The King ackoowledged the superior ral 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 gined him laurels at home. Earl un marin inspiree." In his manner Cornwallis, in his letter to Sir Henry Comte de Grasse is polished withou Clinton, after the capture, speaks in approaching to effeminacy. He i high terms of the Comte's behaviour. manly, open, and generous in hi His services after this great and almost countenance,and inruires a familiar ar decisive conqueft, were great and ex tachment in those with whom he con emplary ; his action with Sir Samuel verses. In converting with the Eng (now Lord) Hood, at all times disco. bith Noblémen, and gentlemen at ta vered the greatest address and milita- royal hotel, where he lodged, he fail 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 illan's attended to by his countrymen, fo We now come to the action which ier- he was “ un animal du mer. Com minated, at least for the prelent, his de Grasse is president of the order military course. The brilliant action St. Louis. Hs titles'are Francis ] of the Izth of April, 1782. The Bri- Teph Paul de Grafle, des Comtes Sot tish officers agree in giving great praise Vains d'Antibes, Marquis deGrafl to the conduct of Comte de Gralle. Tilly, Segnieur de Flieux, Mandi They say that he fought his m'p the ville, St.Hament, Lejennette et autt Ville de Paris, with great spirit, and ueux, &c. &c. He is tall, and w that if he had been as well supported proportioned. His height is fix fi by one part of his feet as he was by three inches, which magnified by t the other, the disaster which he fuf. 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 rath 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 his duty, to Thew by "vourable, and such as very great a what delinquency or error the fate of extraordinary merits dererve. He that day was determined. He has now orderedio Breit, where accord Spoken himself with becoming reserve to the rules of war, he will underg on the subje&t. He was compleally 'trial for the loss of the tips on i defeated, and carried to Jama ca along memorable day, at which we hi with the other officers. Of the civile
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 ftation, particviarly from Sir
A folution of Lifi of Towns Peter Parkir,in his passage to England,
1. Milton. 2. Wrentham. 3. I he speaks in terms of the most lively chefer. 4. Stoughton. 5. Charlefto obligation. He arrived in England 6. Cambridge. 7.Chelsea. 8. Mali about the latter end of July, 1782, and 9. Salem. 10. Lyon.
Poetical Effays, &c. for December, 1783. Imitation of Horace, Ode 34. Bespeak a vaf eternal mind;
Whore power to us is not con1. W HEN in the paths of youth . fin’d.
trod, With little rev'rence for my God;
He bends, and at his sovereign And dithelieved the power divine,
mod Who Nature form'd by wisdom's
The trembling earth believes a line; * .
God; Although from depths of science
Old ocean in his deepest beds,
With terror hides his thousand heads, taught.
The realms of pain, though far they A force of reas'ning and of thought, Ye: ftill I walk'd a learned fool,
lie, By knowledge blind and mad by
Beyond the ken of throngeit eye,
And darkness beams to him as
From north to south, from caft to dore, With humble heart the great first
A God appears through all confeft: cause, Whoacts on earth by general laws,
laws.. Where 'ore the sun performs his
round And as my skiff is passing down Life's rapid Atream which time rolls
To wide creation's utmost bound,
His eflence in the lifeless frame, on, May bleit devotion's sacred gale
Breathes through the whole a vital Waft it along with eafieft fail.
Dwells in the lofty mountain gale, How great that God, prime source of Or fans the zephyr of the vale. day,
VII. Who gives the burning lightnings The fiat's past ... the proud behold, way,
No more they blaze in pomp of gold. And bids the thunder dreadful roll,
hot roll. The scepired King his crowa reFrom kies serene to make the pole.
' figns, Hail ever glorious, hallowed name,
The Dave in royal grandeur shines. Wtore mandate wraps a world in
Thus changes life, and wears away, fame,
The vision of a winter's day: Whore frowns pervade creation
No morning sun Mall always burn, tbrough,
But good and evil take their tora. Whose (miles her withered charms renew.
" Oh give me theo, who form'd this In dreadful pomp along the skies,
hall, Swift over earth his chariot Bies; As sportive fortune plays with all, Thick lightnings Aaling in his train; And dances lere or trips it there, Proclaim tl'Almighty's awful reigo; Unfix'd as water, light as air... Whilf far away to climes unknown, Firm in my hopes, unmov'd to The thuoders roar from round the
And wait the bounties of thy hand,