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ed from the festivities appointed the Clergy, the Civil and Military for his day. "

Authoriti s of Paris, and the CouThe walls of the Palace were sistory; all of whom were introtastefully illuininated, and a mul- duced in the usual form. titude of persons, among whom At half past ren his Excellency were a great number of ladies, Baron de Dreyer, Envoy Extraora filled the garden, and crowded to dinary and Minister Plenipotenile hear an excellent bind of music; ary from the King of Denmark, whilst others hid their attention presented his leuers of credence ; occupied with exhibitions of every after which his Majesty gave audidescription, until the scene was ences to all the foreign Ministere closed with a magnificent display Their Majesties then attended of fire-works.

Mass, which was followed with the The Theatre of the Empress Te Deum ; on the conclusion of was also elegantly decorated, and which there was a grand audience the front of the Odean was beauti, in the gallery. fully illuminared, and a number of On the 14 h inst. a bronze st.2private houses were illuminated, tue of the Emperor was casi, in the moment the first report of the the best style, at the foundry of guns were heard.

St. Laurent, under the inspection This morning early, the sound of M. Launay. The moment the of cannonagain announced the fese moulds were removed, the spece tival, the amusements of which tators, with one voice, exclaimed, were conducted in exact confor. “ Long live the Emperor !” This miry to the plan issued by the Min statue, which is to be placed on the nister. The multitudes of people column of Austerli:z, represents in all quarters were immense, and the Hero resting on his sword, and the public exhibitions gave the holding in his hand a globe sure highest satisfaction. Fire works mounted with a figue of Victory. were let off in the Champs Elysees at eight o'clock, and immediately

FRANCE. alier there was a general illumina. tion.

An attempt has larely been made This morning his Majesty the at Paris, co produce sugar from Emperor and King, received in canes brought thicher in 1801, his private Cabiner, at the Palace from the Isle of France by M. of Si. Cloud, The Princes and Prin- Cossigny, who gave them to the cesses of the Imperial Family, and Garden of Plants. The canes, the Princes of the Empire ; after to the number of fifteen weighied which he gave andience to the Mi. when dressed, thirty nine pounds, nisters and Grard Oficers of the twelve ounces; and yielded nineEunpire, and the Ldies and Off. teen pounds one ounce of liquid, cers of the Inperial Household, which produced about twentyand that of the Princes.

four ounces or powder sugar, siArcen o'clock, his Majesty be- milar in every respect to that ing seared on his chrone, received made in the colonies, excep! that the congratulations of the Senate, it was somewhat fat, from the phe Cuocilo Srate, the Court of canes having been cultivated in a Cission, Cliammber of Accounts, soil that was too much manured

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IRISH MAGAZINE

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MONTHLY ASYLUM

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NEGLECTED BIOGRAPHY.

For SEPTEMBER, 1808.

Memoirs of James Napper Tandy, Esq.

THIS Gentleman so well known people, deprived of manufactures,

1 in the political world, was commerce and education, and these born in Dublin in the year 1740, peopleinsulted for their poverty and and was reared to a mercantile ignorance by that very nation that life, and to this education he was infflicted those terrible calamities. indebted for his extensive know. The contest with the American ledge in the unjust system, that Colonies which England blindly England uniformly used towards hazarded, with an infatuation and the trade and independence of his ferocity, that she could not be di. country. A merchant must have verted from by the most serious more opportunities of enquiring misfortunes, even her captured into the laws of trade, and the armies and beaten fleets could not causes of its extinction, or encou. awaken her from her sanguinary ragement, than what other men pursuits, had not a sense of danger can have, and Mr. Tandy dis- from Ireland whose people not only tinctly and indignantly observed advocated the cause of America, the consequences of the degraded but in many instances displayed rank of his country, he observed strong indications of imitating with horror a famished and brave her, and resuming their rankamong

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) the nations of Europe, compelled her teers then assumed were it not known

to acknowledge the independence of that the corps of men who thus. con. the United Siates ; and towards the ducted themselves, were a selection termination of this war the celebrated of all the bigotry, ignorance and ob. though narrow sighted volunteer svs. scurity that could be made in a cor. tem gave some reason of alarm to rupt corporation, and it was one of the embarrassed affairs of Britain, the ornaments of Mr. Tandy's great

Mr. Tandy distinguished himself character, never to deserve the apas one of the ablest leaders of the pa. probation of such contemptible tools triots who composed that great asso. of power. ciation. When the important ques. At the formation of the Society of tion of declaration of righis, was United Irishmen in Back-Lane, Mr. brought forward in parliament, to the Tandy was chosen President, and astonishment of the whole country, we find his name as Secretary, and it was resisted by the Duke of Lein. the Hon. Simon Butler, Chairman, ster, and all his interest both in and when the Societv printed and pubout of parliament, which extraordi. Jished a report of their committee on nary conduct opened the eyes of the popery law's, the 21st January, many heretofore attached to that il. 1792, this complete collection of lustrious character, Mr. Tandy ihen peasecuting statutes, of foreign fraud a member of the corps, commanded and domestic degradation exhibited! by the Duke, took the first oppurtu. in one view', as the society expressed nity of testifying his feelings on the it. “A black code worthy of a conduct of this faction, by moving Turkish Divan surrounded with the an address of thanks to the volun- embellishments of a feee constitu. teers in a convention of them, to tion." the gentlemen by whose exercions Mr. Tandy by his conspicuous the declaration of rights was obtain, conduct in the Society attracted the .cd, this alarmed the partizans of his notice, as he was honoured by the Grace, and every opposition was dislike of manymenibers of the House given to the motion, and the specie of Commons, amongst others Mr. ous argument, that as an association Toler, then Solicitor General, who of armed men, they had no right to had made a very insolent attack ou deliberate, was used by them to de. Mr. Tandy in a kind of speech in feat Mr. Tandy in his patriot duty, the house the 21st of February 1792; which he boldly answered by insist. for this atfront Mr. Tandy sent two ing that his being a volunteer could messages by Col. Smith of the indenot, nor ought to deprive him of pendant Dublin yolunteers, to Toler, his right as a citizen, and so igno.. demanding an explanation, but, nei. tant of their rights, or so careless ther the address of Mr. Smith, nos were they of the dignity of their the spirit of Mr. Tandy, could draw country, that they overruled Mr. Toler from under the shelter of his Tandy and actually expelled him privilege, and Mr. Cuffe, Toler's the corps. This remarkable event friend, produced Mr. Tandy's two happened the 23d of April, 1780; letters in the House of Commons sych a scandalous stigma on the vo- and complained of a breach of privia tunteer army, and on the capacity ledge by Mr. Tandy on the person of and magner of thinking of Irishmen, a worthy member Mr. Toler. The would appear as a strange perversion house warmly espoused the cause of of that character which the volun. Toler, and Mr. Tandy was ordered

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into custody, and a warrant granted their maddened indignation on the
for his apprehension, Mr. Tandy crumbling materials. Ireland als
escaped their vigilance at that time, ways the theatre of domestic agita.
but was arrested on the authority of tions, the natural consequence of
a proclamation of the Lord Lieute, weak and intriguing administrations,
want, and brought to the bar of the caught the wide spreading doctrines,
House whence he was commilied to and quickly entered into all the views
Newgate, April, 18h 1792. of the democratic reformers, and pro-
(To be continued.)

duced the well known Society of
United Irishmen, a conspiracy the
most extensive and the most ingeni.

ously constructed that ever appeareil An account of John M Cann, Exo. in any country. Mr. M.Cann, be.

cuted for High Treason. , came a distinguished character in the MR. M'CANN was born in the new association; his gentle inanners County Antriin about the year 1765, and great probity,recommended him and was educated in ihe same school, to the leaders of the body, he was with William Orr of Ferraoshane elected a meinber of the County in the same County, in his twentieth Committee, and also of the Provinyear, Mr. M.Cano removed to Dub. cial Committee, and when the mililin, and became Book-keeper to Mr. tary organization took place, he Henry Jackson an eminent Founder was appointed one of the Generals of and Merchant, during his employ. the Leinster Army. ment, the French Revolution burst When the great meeting of the upon the moral and political world, provincial delegates took place at engaging the attention as it shared Mr..Oliver Bond's in Bridge-Street the enmity and approbation of the he took his seat as Deputy for Dub. surrounding nations. Its brilliancy fin, on the 12th of March 1798, and the noveland great scenes it pro. and was arrested with the other mem.. duced arrested the fancy and attach. bers, on the information of the noto. ment of the rising generation, nati. rious Thos. Reynolds, Mr. M.Cann, ons and people oppressed by despot- was brought to trial for high treason isin, or defrauded by mercantile mo- the 17th of July fuilowing and on nopolists embraced the democratic the evidence of Reynolds the illdoctrines. The ancient forms of former, was convicted and suffered monarchical institution were be death on Thursday the 19ih. His held recling to their foundations, conduct during his trial was exand the chasm that swallowed the tremely interesting for the modest the Gallicmonarchy,appeared spreadi and manly demeanour he preserved, ing irs awful depths to the base of he met death with the fortitude and every existing establishinent in the resignation of a christian, which reli. civilized world ; Thrones and Altars gion only could bestow, he received were tumbling into ruins, philosophy The Sacrament of the Blessed Eucha. and licentiousness united in the tri- rist the evening preceding his execu.. umph, an enslaved multitude, giddy tion, in the 330 year of his age. with the sudden transition wreaked

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Account of the Life and Works of the warmth with which he spoke of Monsieur Anquetil Duperron, the object of bis studies, inspired Member of the Academy of 11- the Abbe Sallier, to whoin the care scriptions, Belles Lettres, His of these manuscripis was confided, tory, and Ancient Literature; win the most lively interest; and by Monsieur Dacier; read at the the Abbe being one of the most diso public sitting of the National In. tinguished inembers of the Academy stitute, Juy l, 1808.

of the Belles Lettres, he introduced

young Duperron to the police of ABRAHAM Hyacinthe Auque. M, de Caylus, Malesherbes, and til Duperron was born at Paris De Barihelemy. cember 7, 1731. His father under Knowing that he had little or no the pressure of a numerous family, fortune, their first care was to pro. and not posessing a great property cure him a situation upon the esta. wished at least to give them such anblishmept of the library, in the qua. education as might in yone degree lity of a student of tbe oriental lan. compensate for the want of fortune; guages; and though the salary was and his paternal care in this respect but small, it was sufficient to meet had all the success he wished. Two the wanis of a nian whose sole pas. of his sons became celebrated in the «sion was study. This appointment belles lettres, and were long regretted seeined to complete all bis wishes, after their death by all literary men: and left him notbing to desire. the others verited the public esteem Neu ideas crowded into his mind in the different careers they pure and 'he dreamt of noihing but lite. sued,

rary archieveinents which should im. M. Anquetil Duperron, after fin. morialize bis name. At this time ishing his regular studies with dise he formed the project of exploring tinction at the university of Paris, every part of Idia, in the hopes of during which he still found suffici- discovering the sacred books of the eni time to acquire a thorough know, ancient Persians, supposed to have ludge of the Hebrew lauguage, was been written by Zoroaster, and placed by M. De Caylus, Bishop of which some writers do not scruple Auxerre, at first in a seminary in tv ascribe periods anterior to every his diocese, and afterwards in that of existing monuinent. He now pro. Amersfori, near Utrecht, where in posed, therefore, to study the lan. pursuing his theological studies, he · guages in wbich those books were found every necessary assistance for composed, that loe night be able to completing himself in Hebrew, and translate them, and make Europe even in Arabic and Persian, from acquainted with them. In fine he wbich were derived many of his most wished to unfold the ancient arcelebrated works.

chives of the human race, and study He returned to Paris with an in the histury of man to his primitive tention of dedicating ail his time to state. the perusal of the best manuscripts - A: this time an expedition was fit. in the king's library, to the study of ring out for the East Indies, in port languages, and to oriental lireraiure, L'Orient, M. Anquetil Aattered the larter of which seemed to be his himself he should be able to go out prevailing passion.

with it; but the government thought His laborjous assiduity, his cyna only of sending soldiers to defend siant and intense aplication, and their establisoments against the En

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