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tormented. The regent Duke of arms, took refuge on the further side Orleans, who knew his abilities, and of the Rhine, where she had for her had experienced his aitachinent, ad. companions and guards, poverty inVanced him, in 1717, 10 the office of nocence, frugaliiy and modefly, and chancellor, in which capacity the was in the iaitottles of woocs and Freach nation is much indebted to moraffes, sometimes on the defensive, kım, oot only for his attention to the sometimes making courageous fallies, 10 mediate business of his ftation, but the combatted nve hundred years 1010 his unwearied labours in negotia- gether against tyranny, and all her ting and improving the system of ad- iraio ; I mean ambition, luxury, vo

nitering justice in the inferior luptuouinels, failery, corruption and Couris. His thrict principles were divifions, the instruments which that cot agreeable to his patron, and his cruel enemy of the human race eina lupport of the Parliament rendered ploys to forge manacles and feta bin so obnoxious, that he was de- ters. prived of the seals in 1718. They weereftored to him uniolicited, iwo years after, but he was again dilmifted in 1722, and ordered to retire UNDAUNTED COURAGE. to his estate at France. He wis recalled in 1727, but was not restored Mr. Boswell, in his tour to Corsi10 his office till 1737. In 1750 he ca, relates a remarkable anecdote, retigned his dignity, at his own re, which general Paoli told him. At queft, and retired at the age of 82, the siege of Tortona, the coinmander wih every honour that could be con- of the army ordered captain Carew, ferred on him by the fovereign. He an Irish officer in the army of Naples, died the ensuing year.

to advance with a detachment to a particular post. Having given his orders, he whilpered 10 Carew, “ Sir, I know you to be a gallant man, I

have therefore put you on this duty, ANCIENT GERMANS which I tell you, in confidence, is cera

tain death to you and your men; I Monsieur Mezeray; gives this ac- place you there to make the enemy count of the manners of the ancient Ipring a unine below you.” Carew Germans. In some places the people made a low bow to the general, and had the principal authority, and yet led on his men in silence to the dreadthey often elected a prince or a king, ful poft : He there food with an unfonetimes a general, whom we call daunted countenance, and having duke, from the latin word Dux. But called to one of his soldiers for a The power of these chiers descended draught of wine, “Here," said he, entirely to the community, or people “I drink to all those who bravely so that it was always a mixed demo- fall in battle.” Furtunately at that cracy. In other parts, as among the instant, Tortona capitulated, and CaGothones, the king reigned with rew escaped, after displaying a rare inore power, yet to the detriment of instance of determined intrepidity. liberty. Their Royalty was limited It is worthy of remark, that not by laws, and the reasons of things. one Irishman deserted from the EmAs for liberty, no people were ever peror's service, on the frontiers of 10 jealous of it, or even defended it Holland, although large bribes were lo long, and so successfully, as the offered for recruits to fill the Dutch Gerouns. It may indeed be said, levies. Complaints founded in jeathat liberty being driven out of the lousy and envy, being made against bell part of the world by the Roman the Irishi brigades, induced the king to tell the Marshal, Earl of Tho- the baker was dragged into the mond, “ Some of your countrymen, street and for to death. Marshal, give me a good deal of trou- Some time after the murderous deed ble." He replied, “Sire, your Ma. was done, the conflicting naterials, so jetty's enemies, make the fame com- haftily swallowed, began to fubfide plaint in every part of the world.” into a more tranquill state of order,

the enlarged capacities of the bellies returned to their former dimenfions,

and so much ease was restored to the PROTESTANT BAKER. red judges and exeditioners, that they

were enabled to spend the evening in During the rebellion of 1798, as the utmost conviviality over fome conbout the 26ih of June, a division of fiicated wh Ikey; but very candidly hungry Scoich soldiers on their way before they retired to rest, they boto reinforce so ne of the army ad- nourably acquited the dead baker, vancing through, the disturbed coun- of the felony for which he suffer. ties, entered the village of Rathcool, ed. eight miles from Dublin. Impelled by This poisoning affair alarmed levethe keeness of their appetites, and ral popith bakers, so much that they fully acquainted with their unlimited thought it more prudent to adjourn authority they poflefled, they immedi- business fine die than continue to folalely decreed a requifiion of proe low a trade to pregnant with militavisions. In their avidily and expedition ry peril. a party of them detected a biker at. A baker in Bray, was so intimidawork, who had but a few minutes ted at the apprehensions of having before charged his oven the asserti- the custom of the army, and his on of the poor man could not per- house neglected by people of rank suade them that the bread was not in the neighbourhood, who refused to fit to be eaten. They proceeded eat any more bread made in a poand drew the loaves, of which they pish workshop, that the poor fellow voraciously devoured a considerable became intolvent, and escaped to a quantity, which they occasionally di- prison for debt. luted with a profusion of butter . A speculative man from Dublin, milk.

succeeded the papist, and embarked The raw hot food and milk, ope- largely into the business, advertising rated in such a manner in a few :ni- that" Mr. K. a real protestant baker, nutes, that their bodies fwelled to an would serve the loyal and opulent of unusual bulk, and so sick and disa- the neighbourhood with such bread, bled, were they, by the great quanti- as could be eaten with peculiar pleaty eaten, and the fermentation that sure, and the greatest sa!ety." Whilft took place, that they imagined the the public mind remained in the state baker had poisoned his bread; this of irritation of the day, the protelmilitary conjecture, was confirmed by tant baker did wonders, but as soon the authority of a loyal inhabitant as tranquility, was restored, bis busiof the village, who asured his afilia- ness declined so much, that he was ed allies, they were dead men, as the obliged to decamp, and was replaced. baker was not only a reputed rebel, by a papist, who continues to feed but was also a known papist.

all ranks, without the least suspicion This watch-word of destruction, attached to him, of meditating death communicated a kind of frenzy to the against the lives of his customers. anti-popish heroes, in a few minutes

FOR THE

into fums of fix guinea s each, to be

given to a certain nun.ber of new IRISH MAGAZINE. married couples, of the Jabouring

ranks of the community, residing in the county of Meath.

His apprehersions of being buried À CURIOUS CHARACTER. before he was dead, through any,

miitake or hurry of the perions who At a place called Curragh-town,near might be with him in his last moNayan, about seven years since lived a ments, were so strong on his mind, dirao ofite name of Charleton : he that he ordered his head to 10 be cut Dever was married, nor even suffered a off after being placed in the coffin female to appear in his house, being and for this promised act, he beliterally a woman hater, nor did he quelhed to the operator, ten guieven entertain any visitors; or other neas. Cempany than that of his servant, except on fome occafions, two or three pipers ; being particularly ena- THE LOYAL CANARY BIRD. moured of our lish airs, communicaied by the found of the bagpipes. The following anecdote, relating With this society be often declared he to the celebrated earl of Peterborough enjored what be considered the of whom mention is made in Lord gieaiest degree of domestic felicity. Orford's catalogue of royal and no

Whenever be hired a fervant, he ble authors, is given on the authorientered into a regular ftipulation with ty of the counteis of Suffolk, who had him, it was provided, that whenever it from his own mouth. they rode out together, whoever ad- About the line of the abdication Vanced on the road, one yard before of James II. when Lord Peterborough the other, should forfeit fourpence, was a young man, having a paffion and that each person should clean for a lady, who had seen a fine canabis own horse, boots and Tours, knife Jy bird at a coffeehoule near Charingand fork. His last domestic so please crois, which she was desirous he ed him, by ftri&tly attending to eve- should procure for her ; he offered Ty rule of the house, that they con- the owner, a widow, a great price, tinued together more than thirty but she abfolutely refused to sell it. years. The meat eaten at dinner, Being resolved to have the bird, and was dressed on every Monday, on finding the purchase of it impiacticawhich day, it was eaten warm, but ble, by the old adage, “ exchange is every subsequent day in the week, norobery,” he bought another of the it was taken cold.

exact colour, and with nearly the The late Lord Kilwarden, was a fanie marks, but, which, however, particular favourite of Mr. Charle- proved to be a hen. Cautioully conton's, though not in any manner re- cealing this bird, he went to the lated to hiin-he bequeathed to his house, which he was in the habit of lordship the bulk of his fortune, & tho' visiting The mistress usually fat in he evinced through a long lite a de- a room behind the bar, to which he cided dillike to enter into the mar- had easy access ; and having conriage ftate, yet, by his last will, with trived to send her out of the way for a true spirit of philantrophy he ter a few minutes, he took the favourite tified his veneration for it, by directing from its cage, and substituted the othat a considerable part of his pro- ther in its place. 'On the woman's property should be annually divided return, he foon carried off his prize ; .

but to avoid fufpicion, continued to maire de Chambers, although given
nie the house. He carefully avoid under the name of Le Breton, wag po
cd, however, uttering a fyllable the sole property of John Mills This listence."
about the bird, will at least two years title, however; became void by want t274 ne
aficrwards. when, taking occasion to es formalities. Soon after, Mills en een a
Speak of it, he said to the widow- tered into another engagement with
so I would have bought that bird, Le Breton ; by which he gave to the -
and you reluied my money : but, I latter a Thare in bis privilege: they,
dare say, you are by this time, very in concert, announced the publica- lates
forry for it."-" Indeed, I am not, tion of L'Encyclopedie by subscription.
antwered the woman ; “ nor would As the number of subicribers was
I now take any lum for him ; for, considerable, Mills requifted a fumat per dig
would you believe it? from the time of money, which the Booksellors pe time
that our good King was forced to go remptorily refused. A suit of law and bones
abroad and leave us, the dear crea. was begun, but without any definitional lige
ture has not sung a single note!” tive relult. In the mean iime Leite

Breton got the first privilege revoked,
and obtained another in his own

name. This was in 1746 ; and the LITERARY ANECDOTE. privilege was given pour l'Encyclopedia de

die de Diderot et d'Alembert. Thus According to M. Luneau de Boir. Mills was deprived of a work, the team germain, ihe plan of the French En- plan and execution of which belong. no cyclopædia did not originate with ed to him, without having commit Messieurs Diderot and D'Alembert. ted any fault but the infringement of Chambers's Dictionary had been formalities unknown to him, and the known many years before ; and it which had been artíully concealed was an Englishman who first under from him by Le Breton. He was took to translate Chambers into therefore obliged to conie back to learn French. The fact is as follows:- England ; and Sellius, his partner, “In 1743, John Mills, an English died inad at Charenton in 1767. gentleman, with Mr. Sellius of Dantzick, formerly professor at Halle, undertook the translation. Being in want of a printer, they applied to Le

GREAT EVENT. Breton, printer and booklellor at Paris. As both were forcigners, they Mr. CANNING has received a su. knew little of all the formalities perb snuff-box from his SweDISHI which were necessary to be observed MAJESTY!!!-His Majesty has no previouly to their work being print- need of a snuff box bin felf, as is ed. Le Breton took upon himself to thought BONAPARTE wiil inake hun folicit, in their joint names, a privi- Sneeze enough without one. lege for printing the work ; which he obtained, but had it inserted under An old act is said to be in exilhis own name. Mills being informed 'tence against stealing human bodies of it, Ihreatened Le Breton to prose- ' recently interred. It is now a dead cute him with so much firinne is that letter, thoug!ı the sub; -et is a grave he forced him to declare, in a legal one enough. deed, that the privilege du Diclion

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county of Cork, an old catholic parish

priest, who had been chaplain to Pa. Caty of a letter from a Dancing Maf- oli, in Corfica, and who was well ter to a Glover.

acquainted with Bonaparte's family. He says, that he often dandled little

NAPPY on bis knee, and that the " As you have a great deal of bu- child was extremely fond of him. Gineis an bands, and I on my feet, my letter of course muit bop short. The name of Round-bead to the fa. I demand one guinea for teaching natics, was given in the time of your son three bows, any of which Charles the II. for the Queen obsery. would win the favour of any great ing one Samuel Barnerdiilor, an apo man in the kingdom.

prentice, among the crowd of the

parliamentarians, cried out, “ See The wilds of Caledonia have been what a bandione young round-head vibed in the courle of last autumn, is there ;" for they wore their hair by three tourists with different views. quite short. Monk Lewis went thither in pursuit of ghosts, Mr. Young to converse A young lady advertises in an with wilcbes, and Sir John Carr for Englih paper, that she has had the romantic views, and to make frange management of an old man for some comments on ancient manners. time, and that she wilhes for a similar

situation. ADDISON was particularly reserved in company, when strangers were A country gentleman observed not prefeni. Dr. MANDEVILLE, after long fince, that ministers neither pashing an evening in his company, looked before nor bebind them, but was aked his opinion of Addison. all on one side. " I think," answered the Dudor, .. " he is a person in a vie wig.”

A Dutch poet describing a knight

errant, fays, his helmet resembled a The religious fe&s call Jumpers, blazing star-his shield the noonin Wales, lay they intend to overleap tide sun-bis spear a fun-beam-his the boundaries of Satan's dominions. horse's neck a rain bow-his colour

the dappled-dawn-and the spectator In the reign of EDWARD I. 1272, would think, he was ihod with half. the wages of a labouring man was moons. three half pence, a day ; in 1724, the price of a bible, fairly written, A few days ago, an undertaker with a commentary, was ibirry was observed to fled tears, at the in. pounds ; that sacred volume, which termeni of a quack. A friend alked now may be obtained for one day's him the cause of it ". Why.” said he. pay, would then have cost more than " you see I have buried one of my 13 years labour would procure. In beit friends.'

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