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Of Mr. Pitt, he speaks with some submitted-gave the signal at once; reseverity, but still with respect; he cen ceived one shot through the head, another sures his political inconsistency, but through the heart, and fell." praises his intrepidity and the over

“ It has often been remarked, that who. whelming power of his oratory ; once,

ever dies in public, dies well. Perhaps indeed, he indulges in a sneer, and

those, who trembling most maintain a digtalks about " the redundency of words

nity in their fate, are the bravest; resopeculiar to his family,” but his general

Jation on reflection is real courage. It is treatment of him is a sort of struggle

less condemnable than a melancholy vain between his prejudice and his candour,

glory, when some inen are ostentatious at

their death. But surely a man who can in which the latter feeling predominates.

adjust the circumstances of his execution The author and Mr. Pitt took the same

before hand; who can say, Thus I will side on the melancholy and disgraceful do, and thus' who can sustain the deteraffair of Admiral Byng, by endeavour mined part, and throw in no unnecessary ing to save him from his unmerited pomp, that man does not fear-can it be death. The conduct of the opposition probable he ever did fear? I say nothing on this occasion, displayed the basest of Mr. Byng's duels; cowards have venand most profigate sacrifice of the tured life for reputation; I say nothing of principles of humanity to party pur

his having been a warm persecutor of poses: the inclination of the ministers Admiral Maithews: cowards, like other to procure the Admiral's pardon, was

guilty persons, are often severe against traversed by Mr. Fox and his faction

failings, which they hope to conceal in upon a mere formal pretence, while he

themselves by condemning them in others; would have had it appear, that he was

it was the uniformity of Mr. Byng's behadesirons of saving that unfortunate, and

viour, from the outset of his persecution to

his catastrophe, from whence I conclude beyond question, gallant officer. The

that he was aspersed as unjustly as I am king, whose notions of justice were so much like peevish vengeance as can

sure that he was devoted maliciously, and

put to death contrary to all equity and be imagined, was resolved on reveng precedent.” ing the defeat upon the accused author of it; but even this feeling might have been, must have been overcome, if a

Among those persons who fall under wicked division had not been effected satire, Lord Chesterfield, the author of

the Author's remarkable and peculiar among the inajority who were in favour

the letters to his son, is severely hanof mercy. In addition to the account given in the Vicmoirs, the Editor has

dled. Although there is some of the

malice of a rival wit in this, we are subjoined the Author's account, from his correspondence, of the Admiral's glaul to see it, because we think that meeting his fate, the very interesting who raised a sort of replitation upon

nobleman was a great impostor, a man nature of which will warrant our ex

other men's abilities, and who well tracting it.

deserves to be stripped of borrowed

plumes. He says, “ March 17, 1757.-Admiral Byng's tragedy was completed on Monday: a perfect tragedy-for there were variety of

“ He had early in his life announced

liis claiın to wit, and the women believed incidents, villainy, murder, and a hero.

in it. He had, besides; given himself out His sufferings, persecutions, aspersions, disturbances; nay, the revolations of bis

for a man of great intrigue, with as slender fate had not in the least unhinged his

pretensions, yet the womea believed in mind; his whole behaviour was natural

that too;-one should have thought they and firm. * * * He said, that being ac

had been more competent juriges of merit

in that particular! It was not his fault if quitted of cowardice, and being persuaded

he had not wit: nothing exceeded his efon the coolest reflection, that he had acted

forts in that point; and though they were for the best, and should act so again, he

far from producing the wit, they at least was not uuwiliing to suffer. He desired to be shot on the quarter deck, not where

amply yielded the applause he aimed at.

His speeches were fine, but as common malefactors are:-came out at

much laboured as liis extempore sayings." twelve; sate dowa in a chair, for he would not kneel; and refused to have his face covered, that his countenance might show

The above extract will serve as a whether he feared death; but being told specimen of the Author's wit, which, that it might frighten his executioners, he to use his own words, is never without

Eur. Mag. Vol. 81. April 1822.

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“ its faithful attendant, ill nature." He lumes, and of so interesting a nature, delights in epigrammatic and antitheti are, however, not to be very lightly cal turns in his sentences, and tries to disposed of. They have been edited surprise his readers into a laugh with with great ease, impartiality and ability; out seeming to mean it; for instance, they supply a most important comment he says Lord Egmont

ús smiled once,

upon, and addition to the history of the and that was at chess." He is severe period of which they treat, and may

be upon all the lawyers; Hardwicke and regarded as a valuable public legacy Mansfield are treated with great per- from their author. In concluding, we sonal contempt; he says something civil must express our unqualified approbaof the Chief Justice Wills, who, though tion of that remarkable instance (among a gamester and libertine, had, he says, many) of the propriety with which they “ å merit which would atone for many have been prepared for the press, in foibles, his severity to and discourage concealing the names of females who ment of that pest of society--attorneys.” were spoken of in some of the scanda

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