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Account or CORSICA. Febe wold be forry that hee foo fhuide be disposed. kings redrese her üprongs, though the lived rå Pray you therefore send for him, and in that the eighteenth year of Henry the Eighth, ye goodly may, exhorte and flure hym to the She had sown her good deeds, her good offices, contrarye, and if ye find him utterly set for her alms, her charities, in a court. Nor one to inarrye her, and noen otherwise will be took root; nor did the ungrateful fol repay advertised, then (if it may stand with the her a grain of relief in her penury and com law of the churche) we content (the tyme of fortless old age.” marriage deferred to our comyng next to VII. An Account of Corsica, ibe Journal London) that upon sufficient furerie founde of of a Tour to ebar Island, and Memoirs of Para hure good abering, ye doo send for hue cal Paoli. By James Boswell, Esq; Illuftra: keeper, and discharge him of our said com- ied witb a new and accurate Map of Corfica, mandment by warrant of these, commiting 8vo. 1 vol. Dilly: her to the rule and guiding of hure fadre, This is a very entertaining book, and most in God, &c. the bilbop of Lincoln, our prove an agreeable present to the curious, chauncellour." " It appears from this especially at this time, when the generous letter that Richard thought it indecent for ftruggle which the brave Corsicans are mahis follicitor to marry a woman who had suf- king for liberty, is so much the admiration fered public punishment for adultery, and of all Europe. -Our readers will naturally be who was confined by his command-but desirous of an extract from fuch a work, and where is the tyrant to be found in this paper ? we shall indulge' them with a sketch from or, what prince ever spoke of such a scandal, the author's account of the celebrated Pai and what is ftranger, of such contempt of oli, who may be looked upon as the tempohis authority, with so much lenity and sary saviour of the Corfican nation, and temper? he enjoins his chancellor to diffuade whose hiftory, though his name is in every the follicitor from ihe maich-bui should he body's mouth, is but little, if at all, known perfift--a tyrant would have ordered the fol- to the people of England. licitor to prison too-but Richard-Richard " When I came withia light of Sollacaro if his lorvant will not be dissuaded, allows (lays our author) where Paoli was, I could the match ; and in the mean time commits not help being under considerable anxiety. Jane-to whose custody --Herown father's. My ideas of him had been greatly heightenI cannot help thinking that some holy person ed by the conversations I had held with all had been her persecutor, and not to pa-, forts of people on the iNand, they having seo tient and gentle a king. And I believe so, be-' prelented him to me as something above bu. cause of the falvo for the church; “Let them manity. I had the strongest defire to see be married." says Richard, if it may stand fo exalted'a character ; but I feared that I with the law of the church:
should be unable to give a proper account From the proposed marriage, one should why I had presumed to trouble him with a at first conclude that Shore, the former vifit, and that I should fiok to nothing behusband of Jane, was dead; but by the king's fore him. I almost wished yet to go back query, whether the marriage would be law- without seeing him. There werkings of fenful; and by her being called in the letter fbility employed my mind, till I rode thro' sbe late wife of William Sbore, not of tbe late the village, and came up to the house where William Sbore, I should suppose that her hus. he was lodged. band was living, and that the penance itself Leaving my servant with my guides, I was the consequence of a suit preferred by pait through the guards, and was met by him to the ecclefiaftic court for a divorca. some of the general's people, who conductIf the injured husband ventured, on the ed me into an antichamber, where were se. death of Edward the Fourth, to petition to veral gentlemen in waiting. Signior Bocco be separated from his wife, it was natural ciampe had notified my arrival, and I was enough for the church to proceed farther, and shewn into Paoli's room. I found him alone, enjoin her to perform penance, especially and was firuck with his appearance. He is when they fell in with the king's resentaent tall, Arong, and well made; of a fair comto ber. Richard's proclamation and the plexion, a sensible, free, and open counteletter above recited feem to point out Dance, and a manly and noble carriage; he this account of Jane's misfortunes; the was then in his fortieth year. He was drett letter implying that Richard doubled whe- in green and gold. He used to wear the ther her divorce was so compleat as to common Corsican habit, but on the arrival leave her at liberty to take another huse of the French, he thought a little external band. As we hear no more of the elegance might be of use to make the governa marriage, and as Jane to her death re- ment appear in a more refpe&able light. tained the name of Shore, my solution He asked me, what were my commands is corroborated; the chancellor. bishop, no for him. I presented him a letter from count doubt, going more roundly to work than the Rivalera, and when he had read it, I Mewed king had done. Nor, however fir Thomas him my letier from Rousseau, He'was por More reviles Richard for his cruel usage of lite, but very reserved. I had stood in the mistress Snore, did either of the fucceding presence of many a prince, but I never had 3
1768, Person and Bebaviour of Paoli. 1og foch a trial as in the presence of Paoli. I Signor Colonna, the lord of the manor here, bave already said, that he is a great pbyfiog- being from home, his house was afligned for nomift; in consequence of his being in con- me to live in. I was left by myself tilt tin ual danger from creachery and affaffination, near lopper time, when I returned to the gehe has formed a habit of studioully observing neral, whose conversation improved upon me, every new face. For ten minutes we walked as did the society of those about him, with backwards and forwards through the room, whom I gradually formed an acquaintance. hardly saying a word, while he looked at me Every day I found myself happier. Partiwith a ftedtalt, keen, and penetrating eye, cular marks of attention were thewà me as as if he searched my very foul.
a subject of Great Britain, the report of This interview was for a while very re- which went over Italy, and confirmed the vere upon me. I was much relieved when conjectures that I was really an envoy. In bis reserve broke off, and he began to speak the morning I had my chocolate served up more, I then ventured to address him with upon a filver salver, adorned with the arms of this compliment to the Corsicans." “Sir, I Corsica. I dined and supped conftantly with am upon my travels, and have lately visited the general. I was visited by all the nobility; Rome. I am come from seeing the ruins of and whenever I chose to make a little tour, one brave and free people: I now see the rise I was attended by a party of guards. ! beg. of another !"
ged of the general not to treat me with la He received my compliment very graciously; much ceremony; but he inlisted upon it. but observed, that the Corsicans had no One day when I rode out I was mounted chance of being like the Romans, a great on Paoli's own horld, with rich furniture of conquering nation, who should extend its em- crimson velvet, with broad gold lace, and pire over balf the globe. Their Gtuation, bad my guards marching along with me: I and the modern political fyftems, rendered allowed myself to indulge a momentary pride this impoffible. But, said he, Corfica may in this parade, as I was curious to experience be a very happy country.
what could really be the pleasure of state and He expressed a high admiration of M. diftinction with which mankind are lo Rousseau, whom signor Buttafoco had invited strangely intoxicated, to Corsica, to aid the nation in fornting its When I returned to the continent after all laws.
this greatness, I used to joke with my ac. It seems M. de Voltaire had reported in quaintance, and tell them that I could not his rallying manper, that the invitacion was bear to live with them, for they did not treac merely a trick which he had put upon Rots- the with a proper respect. reau. Paoli told me, that when he under- My time palled here in the most agreeable Atood this, he himself wrote to Routleau, en
I enjoyed a sort of luxury of noble forcing the invitation. Of this affair I shall sentiment. Paoli became more affable with give a full account is an after part of my I made myself known to him. I forjournal.
got the great diftance between us, and had Some of the nobles who attended him came every day lome hours of private conversation into the room, and in a little time we were with him. told that dinner was served up. The general From my first setting out on this tour, I did me the honour to place mie next bim. He wrote down every night wbat I had observed had a table of fifteen or fixteen covers, have during the day, throwing together a great ing always a good many of the principal men deal, that I might afterwards make a selec, of the iBand with him. He had an Italian tion at leisure. cook who had been long in France, but he Of these particulars, the most valuable to chose to have a few substantial dishes, avoid my readers, as well as to myself, mut surely ing every kind of luxury, and drinking no be the memoirs and remarkable sayings of foreign wine.
Paoli, which I am proud to record. Talking I felt myself moder Some constraint in such of the Corgican war, “Sir, said he, if the a circle of heroes. The general talked a event prove happy, we shall be called great
great deal of history and on literature. I foon defenders of liberty. If the event shall prove perceived that he was a fine claslical scholar, vahappy, we hall be called unfortunate that his mind was enriched with a variety of rebels. knowledge, and that his conversation at The French objected to him, that the meals was inAructive and entertaining. Be- Corsican nation had no regular troops. “We forc dinner he had spoken French. He now would not have them, laid Paoli, We should Spoke Italian, in wlrich he is very eloquent. then bave the bravery of this and the other
We retired to another rvom to drink cof: regiment. At present every fingle man is : fec. My timidity wore off. I no longer regiment himself. Should the Corsicans be anxiously thought of myself; my whole ar- formed into regular troops, we should lose tention was employed in listening to the ile that personal bravery, which has produced luftrious commander of a nation.
such actions among us, as in any other He recommended me to the care of abbe country would have rendered famous oven a Refini, who had lived many years in France. Marischal,"
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Feb: " I asked him, how he could possibly have knowledge of this country, and often introa soul fo Tuperior to intereft?" “ It is aot su- duced anecdotes, and drew comparisons and perior, said he, my intereft is to gain a name. allusions from Britain. I know well, that he that does good to his He said his great object was to form the country will gain that; and I expect it. Yet Corlicans in such a manner, that they might could I render this people happy, I would have a firm conftitution, and might be able be content to be forgotten. I have an un- to fubaft without him. « Our state, said be, speakable pr.de. Una fuperbia indicibile. The “is young, and still requires the leading ftrings approbation of my own heart is enough." I am defirous that the Corsicans should be
“ He said, he would have great pl.a. taught to walk of themselves. Therefore fure in seeing the world, and enjoying the when they come to me to ask who they Society of the learned, and the accomo should chuse for their Padre del Commune, plished in every country.” “I asked him, or other magistrate, I tell them, you know how with these dispofitions, he could bear to better than I do the able and honest men be confined to an island yet in a rude uncivi- among your neighbours. Consider the conlized state ; and instead of participating attic seguence of your choice, not only to yourevenings, no&tes cantque deum, be in a con- selves in particular, but to the island in getinual course of care and of danger?" He se neral. In this manner I accuftom them to plied in one line of Virgil :
feel their own importance." Vincit amor patriæ laudumque immensa cupide. After representing the severe and melan. This uttered with the fine open Italian pro- choly state of oppreffion under which Corúcı sunciation, and the open dignity of his man- had so long groaned, he said, “ We are now to ner, was very noble. I wished to have a
our country like the prophet Elisha ftretched ftatue of him taken at that moment. over the dead child of the Shunami'e, eye
I asked him if he understood English. to eye, nose to nose, mouth to mouth. It He immediately began and spoke it, which begins to recover warmth and to revive. I he did tolerably well. When at Naples, he hope it shall yer rega'n full health and vigour." had known several Trilh gentlemen who were I said that things would make a rapid officers in that service. Having a great sa- progress, and that we should foon see all ihe cility in acquiring languages, he learnt Eng- arts and ciences flourish in Corsica. “ Patience lish from them. But as he had been now Sir, said he, if you saw a man who had ten years without ever speaking it, he spoke fought a hard batile, wbo was much wound. very now. One could see that he was por- ed, who was beaten to the ground, and who feffed of the words, but for yant of what I with difficulty could lift himself up, it would may call the mechanical practice, he had a not be reasonable to ask him to get his hair difficulty in expressing himself.
well dressed, and to put on embroidered I was diverted with his English library. It cloaths. Corsica has fought a hard battle, confifted of: Some broken volumes of the has been much wounded, has been beaten to Spe&tator and Tatler. Pope's Essay on Man. the ground, and with difficulty can lift her. Gulliver's Travels. A Hifory of France in self up, the arts and sciences are like dress Old English. And Barclay's Apology for the and ornaments. You cannot expect them Quakers.
from us for some time. But come back I promised to send him fome English twenty or thirty years hence, and we will books
shew you arts and sciences, and concerts and He convinced me how well he understood affemblies, and fine ladies, and we will bur language ; for 1 took the liberty to thew make you fall in love among us, Sir," him a memorial, which I had drawn up on He smiled a good deal, when I told him the advantages to Great Britain from an alli. that I was much surprized to find him se ance with Corsica, and he translated this me. amiable, accomplithed, and polite; for al. morial into Italian with the greatest facility.He though I knew I was to see a great man, I has fince given me more proofs of his know- expected to find a rude character, an Attila, ledge of our tongue, by his answers to the king of the Goths, or a Luitprand, king of letters which I have bad the honour to write the Lombards. to him in English, and in particular by a I observed that although he had often a very judicious criticism on fome of Swift's placid (mile upon his countenance, he hardly works.
ever laughed. Whether loud laughter in geHe was well acquainted with the history of Deral society be a sign of weakness, or suftiBritain. He had read many of the parlia- city, I cannot fay; but I bave remarked meniary debates, and even seen a number of that real great men, and men of finished be. the North-Briton, he shewed a conliderable haviour, seldom fall into it.
* I have sent him ibe works of Harrington, of Sidney, of Addison, of Trenchard, of Gordon, and of orber avriters in favour of liberiy. I have also sent bim some of our books of morality and entertainment, in particular the works of Mr. Samuel Jibnson, wirb a complete set of the Speela. fors, Terler, and Guardian ; and to ebe universicy of Corte I bave fent a jew of ibe Greek and Amar cloffics, of the beariful editions of the Ans. Foulin, ai Glasgowe
1768. VARIOUS ARTICLES.
The variety and I may say versatility of, equally repugnant to harmony. Some excuse the mind of this great man is amazing, however might be made for the poverty of One day when I came in to pay my respects his rhyme, did his piece contain a little to him before dinner, I found him in much reason-but of this he is so utterly' barren, agitation with a circle of bis nobles around that it would be ide to say a syllable farther him, and a CorGcan ftanding before him like of his despicable production. a criminal before his judge. Paoli immedi- VII. Amabella, e Poem, by Mr. Jerningham, ately turned to me, “ I am glad you are 4to. Roblon. come, Sir. You protestants talk much against The subject of this poem, as we are in-our doctrine of tranfubftantiation, behold formed by an advertisement, is founded on a here the miracle of tranfubftantiation, a Cor- circumstance that happoned during the late Bcan tranfubftantiated into a Genoese. That war-A young lady, not meeting with the unworthy man who now ftands before me is concurrence of her relations in favour of an a Corfican, who has been long a lieutenant officer for whom lae expreffed her 'regard, under the Genoese, in Capo Corso. An- was prevailed upon, by his sollicitations, to drew Doria, and all their greatest heroes, consent to a clandestine marriage ; which could not be more violent for the republick took place on the day he set out to join his than he has been, and all against his country! regiment abroad, where he was unfortunately Then turning to the man,
“ Sir, faid he, killed in an engagement.--As to the poem, Corsica makes it a role to pardon the molt it has but very little merit, and is much onworthy of her children, when they fur- more calculated to throw the reader into a render themselves, even when they are forced sound Neep than into a flood of tears. to do so, as is your case. You have now VIII, A Caveat on tbe Part of public Credit, escaped. But take care. I shall have a strict previous to tbe Opening of the Budget, for Ibe eye upon upon you, and if ever you make present year, 1768, 4to. Almon. the least attempt to return to your traiterous This is a senible pamphlet, and wellpractices, you know I can be avenged of you!" worth the consideration of every man, who He spoke this with the fierceness of a lion, cither has advanced, or intends to advance, and from the awful darkness of his brow money upon government securities. . one could see that his thoughts of vengeance IX. A Letter to the Apologif for Lord Bwere terrible. Yet when it was over, he by one of tbe Town, 8vo. Is. Lewis. all at once resumed his usual appearance, Those who have thought it worth their called out Andraino, come along! went to while to read the catch penny publications on dinner, and was as chearful and gay as if no- a certain nobleman's conduct to a certain thing had happened.
young gentlewoman, may possibly think the His notions of morality are high and re. prefent pamphlet an addition to their libraries, fined, such as become the father of a nation. X. A second Letter to tbe Aurbor of the ConWere he a libertine his influence would soon feffilocal containing Remarks on ebé fove first vanith ; for men will never truft the impor. Chapters of tbat Book, 8vo. tant concerns of society to one they know Such of our readers as are fond of religious will do what is hurtful to society for his own controversy may poffibly find entertainment in pleasures. He told me that his father bad this performance; to every body else we dare brought him up with great ftri&tness and that affirm it will be infupportably heavy and he had very feldom deviated from the paths disagreeable. of virtue. That this was not from a defect XI. An Account of a Series of Experiments, of feeling and pafijon, but that his mind being instituted with a view of ascertaining the mos filled with important objects, his paffions fuccessful Merbod of inoculating for ibe Smallwere employed in more noble pursuits than Pox. By W. Watson, M. D. 8vo. Nourre. those of licentious pleasure. I law from Pa. In this account the gentlemen of the fa. oli's example the great art of preserving culty will find several things well worth their young men of spirit from the contagion of attention, and even those who have nothing vice, in which there is often a species of sen- to do with the practice of phyfic, will 'meet timent, ingenuity and enterprize nearly al. with experiinents of a nature fo curious, lied to virtuoas qualities."
that they cannot perufe it without receiving VI. Liberty a Poem. By T. Underwood, entertainment. late of Saint Peter's College, Cambridge. Au- X11. Ibe Case of Mr. James Gibfon, Asthor of tbe Impartialiff, 410. 25. 6d. Bladon, ferney at Law, faithfully and impartially fated,
Nothing can be more contemptible than 8vo. Lewis, this performance, unless it be the vanity of This is the case of an unhappy prisoner in the author, who seems to think himself a Newgate, with whose trial the world is well writer of the very first abilities--yet so badly acquainted-aad' we cannot help thinking, if as he qualified to be a poet, that he gives us his case is faithfully ftated, but that he is proof as a rhyme to truib; couples rbyme to greatly entitled to the clemency of
govern, mine; mob to God; bealtb to pelf, and brings ment. about a number of metrical conjunctiona
212 Ejay on the future Life of Brutes:
Feb; - XIII. Remarks upon a Pampblet, intitled, XVII. An Epifle 20 Gi Colman from W? An Apology for Lord B- in a Letter to a Kenrick. Fletcher young Woman, So. 18. Baldwin.
It being universally believed that Mr. As the noble lord's conduct, which gave · Kenrick was the perfon who drew up the rise to several late publications, will speedily narrative published by Meft. Harris and Rube canvassed in a judicial way, we cannot but therford, Mr. Colman at the concluhoa think any literary inquiry into it, is better of his Tree State, laid a very heavy hand discouraged, than supported by recommenda. upon that gentlenaan, and treated him with tions to the public,
a severity which rouled him to an immediate · XIV. 4 Narrative of the Rise and Progrefs retort upon Mr. Colman-Accordingly this of the Disputes fubfifing between the Pelentets epistle was advertised, and some people who of Covent Garden Theatre, By Mel. Harris consider Mr. Kenrick as a kind of a literary and Rutherford, 440. Fletcher.
Broughton, expected that the Covent-Garden This publication is written with an acrie manager, would have abundant reason to lamony fo evident, and complains of Mr. Col. ment his temerity-but alas! though the man's mismanagement of Covent-Garden mountain laboured, it did not produce la theatre, with such manifest injustice, that the much as a mouse. aurbors will not find many advocates among XVIII. Ar Elay of the future Life of Bruta the impartial or the intelligent.--By exceed Creatures. By Richard Dean, Curate of Miding the limits of their own authority, and bydleton, 2 vol. 12mo. Kearfey. arging measures not a little injurious to the There is much good sense and great hun intereft of their house, they have given Mr. manity in these little volumes.-A report has Çolman much room to be dissatisfied, and been propagated, that an ecclefiaftical proses now are greatly offended with him for being cution is to be commenced against the aufo.We would recommend it therefore to thor, but we cannot sec with what propriety Mr. Harris and Mr. Rutherford, who, not- such a circumstance can ever take place, be withlanding their injudicious warmth on the this as it may, we shall give a quotation from present occasion, we believe to be gentlemen the author, which we could will the monof probity and understanding, to avoid liften- fters of the present age would be sensible e. ing for the future to the artful whispering of Dough to regard, as there is unhappily but too defigning sycophants, and to be cautious 2- great an occalion for admonition on this bove all things, not to say their property has head. been isjured by Mr. Colman's administration, "I suppose by this time, he (the reader till they convince the world, that this is not says Mr. Dean) is sufficiently convinced, the most profitable season which has ever been that brute animals are something more than experienced by any patentees of Covent Gar. meer machines, have an intelligent principle den theatre.
residing within them, which is the spring of XV. A true State of the Differences fubff. their several actions and operations : If so, ing between the Proprietors of Covent Garden he will calily perceive, that he ought to Theatre. By George Colman, 460. Baldwin. treat them as beings very different from ma.
Every man of sense will readily see that chines, that where he purposes to avail himnothing can be more idle than to trouble the self of their services, he will use fuck me. world with publications, in which it cannot
thods in the management of them, as are polibly have the least intere; this circum- suitable to a nacure that may be taught, in Itance increases the imprudence of the forego- fructed, and improved to his advantage; ing article, and Mr. Colman would have and not bave recourse only to force, combeen as reprehenbble as Mel. Harris and Ru- pulfion, and violence. And if creatures, tHerford in this respect, did not the narrative under management for the ends he designs of these gentlemen reduce him to the indis- them, should pow and tben lhew a little relpenfible necessity of making a reply.-Wich tiveness and opposition, or refuse to do as he icgard to the merits of this reply, we shall means they should do, be will learn to make only observe, that Ms. Colman has greatly proper allowances for this obfiracy of temper the advantage of his antagonists; and it is in them, from reflexions upon himself; who but justice to Mr. Powell to declare, that he as a being with inclinations of his own, i. has a&ed a very amiable part through the conscious that he is agt always to be guided whole transaction.
by others, and kicks at indtruction in a thouXVI. I be Condu& of be feur Managers of land instances. " " Furthermore a man will Covent Garden Tbeatre freely and impartially consider, that a: brutes are made fubject to examined, burb wirb regard to ibeir present him by the appointment of heaven, he ought Disputes, and sbeir paft Management : In to look upon them as creatures under his Address to obem by a Frequenter of bai Tbeatri, government to be protected, and not as put 410. 13, Wilkie.
in his power to be plagued and tormented; This is the offspring of some insignificant very few of them know how to defend tbempeo which wants :o make a penny, by going felves against him, as well as he does to ata to the literary market with a topic of general tack them, and therefore it is only on parti. gonyesfation,
sular occasions that he can be justified in fall.