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fixch the hereditary enmity of these inveterate If these conditions flaggered the aged moOpponents: Abderama therefore had no re• narch on the score of honour, so did they ou source but to defend his citadel to the last the side of interes. To save his crown and extremity Disabled by his age from active city was a tempting offer, and the civirica Isrvice, he put the garriton under commant heart of Abderama was not more agitated as of a valiant Captain named Abdullah. This a monarch for the impending danger of bis young prince was of the house of Katiba, throne, than it was agonized as a ran for the general of the Caliph Osinan, who con- the daily fufferings of his faithful people. Çuered Great Bocharia for that victorious He submitted to receive Kanhi into the Maliomelan. Abdullah was the mait ac- town, and to treat with lim in person on the complished personage of his time, of admir- subject of his proposal. Abdullah, fror able qualities and matchless intrepidity: In whom this was to be concealed, was now rain its challenged Mamood to decide the recovering from his wound, but incapable of fate of Bochara by fingle combat; he was service for a time; it was proposed by also beloved by Zarima, daughter of Abde- Kamhi 19 exchange hostage against hoftages rama, and tole heiels of his crown. The and Abdullah was instructed to meet him in Exauty of this princess was cerebrated through the depth of night with one companion on all the Fait; more rhapsodies have been each side; each general was to exchange compoíed and chaunted in the praises of armour on the spot, and so to paso their Zarima than even Helen gave a subject to: respective centinels ; and mutual fecrecy was Our laugudge cannot reach the descriptions pledged between the parties. of there florid writers; the whole creation There was no difficulty in persuading the has been culled for objects to set in fome generous Abelullah to this enterprize, Abdecomparison with Zarima ; but as the fire fama giving him to understand, that the of their imaginations would seem like phrenfy meeting was to adjust the pryment of a suin in ours, I trust not risque a fall by following of money, which Kamhi was to receive for ticm in their flights.
betraying the army he commanded before In a furious fally made upon the army of Bochara: the transaction was to be kept a the besiegers, Abdullah at the head of the profound secret even from Zarima. The unBocharians had singled out the person of luspecting Abdullah repaired to his rendezZ.iamood, and pushed his horle up to the vous at the appointed hour without taking breast of that on which Mamood was fight- leave of the Princess, and Kamli with his ing; the shock was furious on both sides; associate pafled the city guard unquestioned Abduilah received the point of his oppo- in the habit of his rival. He hafied without Hunt's lance in his side, and Mamood was a moment's loss to the palace of the old king, ftruck from his faddle to the ground by the and expounding to him the plan he had de batrie-axe of Abdullah: the combatants vised for securing the performance of his ruihed in to cover their fallen gencral, and part of the contract, noihing now remainil victory was snatched out of the grasp of the for Abderama but to eigage his daughter to brave Bocharian, who fell back wounded make a sacrifice, for fevere and difficult as it anongft his companions, and retreated un- was, he thought he might depend upon her difturbed into the town after a furious piety and public spirit for coinplying with. 1920hter of the foe.
In this hope he immediately repaired to her Whether Mamood was discouraged by the chamber, where he found her reposing on chítinacy of the Bocharians, or, as some her couch; he threw himself at her feet in biftorials insinuate, was daunted by this an agony of tears, and in the moit suppliatiack, which he had so narrowly escaped cating posture adjured her to arise and lave fruin, so it was that he ke the command of her father, country and herself from impend. the fiege devolve upon his General Kamhi, ing destruction. Routed from her sleep, the and at the head of a scouring party made in- beau:eous Zarima immediately demanded curfions into the country to lay it waste with the resson of that folemn adjuration, and fire and sword, and briik up the fupplies of what it was that she could do to gain Bochara.
thote glorious ends. Emulate the magnaKamhi had seen the beautiful Zarima; he nimity of Abdullah, replied the father; rehad been in Abderama’s court before Ma- fign Abdullah, as that heroic youth, to save 3ood's invasion, and to fee the Princess was this linking city from extinction, has now to be enamoured. No facrifice could be too refigned his Zarina. Alonishment bad nox great for Kamhi to obtain a prize fo much deprived her of her utterance, and Abdeahove all computation in the heated fancy of ra na proceeled without interruption to ex a lover: He fecretly imparted to Abderama pole to her the whole purport of his tresty the conditions on which he would betray his with Kanhi, and the conditions on which trus, anrl expose the army he commanded alone Bochora might be saved, and Ma. te inevitable deítruction.
inood's arıny betrayed into his hands, Hle
pretested to her that Abdullah had been a My son, my son: and then forsook him ; his party in this treaty, that he had left the city attendants bore him off to his litter in the rear, kur ever, and to convince her of it, he was whilft Abdulah turned the faces of his foldi ready to produce Kamhi in the very habiters on the foe, and preiled into the action which h:r lover had exchanged with him for where it was honteit. the purpose of bringing lim to an interview The contlit became terrible, every inch with her, and concluding the agreement. of ground was obfimately di puted, and ilie
Not to dwell any longer on Alderama's combatants on either side full by whole rants, arguments, (in which, was I to follow my as if refolved upon maintaining the contoit Arabian author, I should swell this recital to to the last man. Night at length put an an unreatonable length) it will suffice to say, end to the unileciiled figlit, and Abdulialı that the father prevailed. In the original, it led off his surviving followers into the city appears as if fome fare in the succets was without an attenpt on the part of Mamode owing to female pique ; but, as the Arabian to pursue him. His wound in the fulles authors are very fubile and refined in finding which was pot yet healed, buri open by the motives and in fcrutinizing the human pat- violence of his exertio:s in the action, and hons, I should hope this fuggeftion may be he had received others, under which he imputed to the historian, rather than to the found himself finking, and which he had heroine.
reason to believe were inortal : in this exAs I chuse to pass over many pages of my tremity he loft not a moment's tine in beiakcriginal in this place, the reader will now ing himself to his beloved Zarima; liis fuppofe that the traitorous Kamhi is in par- ttrength just ferved liin to pretent himself feffion of the beautiful, but reluctant victim; before her, and to fall exhausted with his and that Abderama has already made a fa- wounds at her feet. Terrible in:erview! crifice more painful than that of Eurystheus, Zarima was expiring; the had taken poison, or Agamemnon, when they immolaied their The supplications of an aged father, the daughters. With the first dawn of the morn- deliverance of a fuffering city, the falvation ing Kamhi repaired to the army, and began to of an antient empire, and, above all, the set on foot the project he had concerted example, as the believed, of her betrothed with Abderama. When he had given out Abdullalı, had prevailed with this heroic his orders for dividing and disposing the princess to facrifice herself to the detested troops in such a manner as waz best adapt- arins of Kamhi: the contract had been ed to his design, he gave the signal agreed, fulfilled upon her father's part, but to sur : upon with the king for the fally : The vive it was more than the engaged for, and whole garrison was put in motion on this an indignity which ber nature could not occasion, and Abderima determined once fubinit to. As foon as the battle joined, the more to new himself to his army, and put her resolution into act, and swallowed command in perfon. Every thing had been the mortal draught. Life jult fufticed her fo prepared on the part of Kamhi, that to relate this dismal tale to the dying Abdulthe impression which the Bocharians made lah, and to receive the account from his lipis upon the besiegers, was immediate, and the of the deception which Abderama had put fiaughter became universal: Nothing could upon him. The body of her dead ather have saved them froin compleat destruction, was now brought into the palace ; the cast a but the unexpected appearance of Mamood look upon it, but was speechless : fainting, and his army in this seasonable moment for and in the article of death, she dropt into their relief. As Mamood's troops were en- the arms of Abdullah; her head fell upon tirely composed of cavalry, he flew into his breast just as it was heaving with the last action with amazing rapidity; the fainting long-drawn figh, that stopt his heart for spirits of the soldiers revived at the sight of ever *. their victorious chief ; his well-known voice rallied their broken ranks, and they turned
Louisa: A Character,
apEven the guard, that had been planted upon Abdullah, now ran to their arnis, and join. their actions, though they are fometimes ed the action. The army of Abderama, guided by virtue, and led by the genuins no longer supported by the valour and con- dictates of honour, yet it is a true though a duct of the favourite general, began to give melancholy observation, that their endeaway and retreat in disorder to the city; in this
N O T E. instant Abdullah rushed from his tent, and • As the information may probably afford presented himself to the eyes of the dispirit. fome gratification to our readers, we think ted Bocharians ; the army sent up a Thout it our duty to mention, that this story is coof joy, the aged Abderaina funk into his pied from a volume of Elays just published arms, covered with blood and expiring with in London, by Richard Cumberland, Eiq: his wounds ; life just fcrved him to cxclaim, under the title of " The Observer.”
upon their pursuers with redoubleddfuryn Hopea, however praise-worthy may be
tours fall far short of perfection; and we are are many who think very harály of this compelled, notwithstanding our partiality, conduct, and make no feruple in saying, that 10 acknowledge that they are beings subject it proceeds from the levity of her mind: to frailty, and without the Divine protection but this is surely erroneous; her jurignant would soon dwindle into nothing.
certainly is good, though in many respects The truth of this remark is exemplified the acts contrary to it. It may perhaps proin the charadier of Louisa. Slie by nature ceed from the desire of randering herself was formed to please; she has received an inspicuous; for to have a number of beaus excellent education; her person is engaging, continually waiting on her, may make her her mind is enlarged, her manners are re- the envy and the ad:niration of the giddy fined, and her ccovcriatich is h.ghly rational and the thoughtlets, but will never gain and pleasing:
her the eleem of wife and reasonable be• Perfuafion dwells upon her lips, and love tits playing in her eye.”
This beliaviout being imputed to levity
may folly her fair farie, and can obscurity She judges the merits of others with can- over virtues that ought to render her an uledour, and is ever ready to make excuses fui and ornamental member of Society; and for their faults; she never listens to the tug- it is earnestly hop d, that the will reform gestions of calumny, and is never found in this part of her conduct, which I think is ine parties of fcandal. She poffeses the fie the only part that is liable to exception. helt feelings of humanity's and is fusceptible A. fingular Experiment to discover the Fora of the tendereft emotions ; sre is charitable and humane to the poor, the comforts the
marion of Language. wretched under the afflictions of Providence, É are sufficiently acquainted with and her hand is ever open to relieve their the formation of languages in genediítrelles.
ral. The natural wants of men whose crThus far her character is truly amiable: ġans were the fame, naturally produced some fre policies many great and exalted virtues, common signs to make those wants known. yet fill she is imperfect. Though her me- Bui, whence proceed the different manners tits are obvious to every one that knows her, , of expresiion? Do they proceed from the yet her failings are equally as obvious ; though' alterations which every father of a family her manners and her education are sure to be had introduced in a language once commou refpected, yet her faults conliderably lessen to all? Or were thefe feveral modes of exthat relpect.
preffiori originally different? Two or three The loveliness of her person, the graces children educated together from their inof her mind, and the charms of her conver- fancy, cut off from all communication with fation naturally draw the attention of man- the rest of the world, would certainly form kind; the, conícious of het fuperior accom- a language among themselves, though.of 2 plitnments, expects the greatest praise, and very imperfect and liinired nature. By this vainly imagines that those that admire her, means we might gåin a considerable insight are always her adorers. The wiser part ef. into the point iri question, by observing teem the virtues tirat she pofTefles; yet though whether this new language resembled any they admire, they will not fpeak of her as of thofe that are now spoken, and with of an angel: bué fops bestow this flatterø which of them it seemed to bear the greatett without bounds, they praise her for imagi- conformnicy: To make the experiment more nary perfections, and she is pleased with complete, several societies of the same natheir adulation. They with her are in the fure might be formeu amorgft children of greatest favor, and Me in general prefers the different nations, and whose parents talked company of the most insignificant of mens languages the most different from each other because he flatters her favourite foibles, to (for birth is a kind of education), we might that of the man of true sense and merit. then observe whether the languages of these The encouragement of coxcombs is a fail, different societies, had any thing in common, ing, alas ! too prevalent with the fáir ; and and how far they resembled each other. when a woman of Lousa's superior qualifi. Above all, care must be taken that this litt's cations does not discourage them, how can community should klen no other language, it be expected of those of inferior ander- and that those who made this experiment standings!. It certainly camot. Louisa hould be well acquainted with theirs. An ouglat to set the example, which the whole experiment of this kind would not only fex should follow; but her present behaviour, acquaint us with the origin of languages, in distinguishing those who are not worthy of but likewise with several other things that notice, and neglecting those who when dit might lead us to the origin of our ideas tinguished refledt honour on them by whom themselves, and the foundations of all huthey are chofen, is really altanishing. There man knowledge.
The political History of Europe, for sbe Team grezily fuperior in force, that he could not pro1782.
Jecuie ihe design feriber. с н A P. IV..
FTER the wide raure which we have takA
en, through the t:37:2¢os, wars and in(Continued from page 208.)
tricate politics of the Ealii. i would; it is now HE admiral greatly regietted the loss of time to recurn to our own quarter si the globe.
Mr. Long, a young gentleman of the We Mall in the first place iake a retrouective greatest worth, and his own second lieutenant in view of luch matter of moinent, 3., from the the Superbe, who tell at the head of his com- nature of our arrangement, or the unit niour pang wrich he was gallantly leading to the aflault. Work, were neceflarily postponed in the sait He says that too much praile could not be be- volume. ftowed on the conduct of the naval and marine
Our nearest and most active, as well as most officers; but he particularly acknowledges the formidable enemy, began the year 1781, by a eminent services performed, and the great abili- fecond actempt upon the island of Juley. The ties displayed, both here and 24 Negapatam, by
Baron de Rullecourt, who had been next in Major Geils, an engineer in the company's command to Count Nafsau in the ivrmer at:ack service.
upon that isand, was the undertaker, and proa с нА Р.
bably the framer of this enterprize. The perto
nal objects he had in view were sufficiently enRetrospective View of affairs in Europe to the couraging ; while his military ardour, and na
close of the year 1781. Second attempt of rural ambition, were in themselves capable of France upon the island of Jersey. Boron de urging him to the inolt hazardous attempts. Rullecouri lands his troops in the night, and The rank of general, the order of St. Louis, Surprizes St. Helier the cafital. Compels the and the government of Jerley, were to be the lienicneni-governer 30 figna capiulation. fplendid rewards of his luccets. Such powerful Summoales Elizabeth Castle. Is gallanily of, ftimulants, operating upon a temper naturally iccked in the towun by Major Pierjon. French fiery and bold, were liable to generate precipitacommander falls, and his remaining troops fur- tion. The Chevalier de Luxemburgh, who Tender pri eners of War. Major Pier fon un- was his partner in the design, and intended to fortunately pain in the instant of viftery. Ne- be his secund in the execution, was, through cilities of ire inhabitanis and garrison of Gib-, lickner, or some other caule, 'detained from sciler. Extra:rdinary prices of provision and taking any part in the enterprize. mecefferies. Admiral Darby jails with the Rullecourt's force for this expeditiob. grand.fleet and a large convey to its relief: amounted to about 2000 men, and was comSparijs fleet retires into Cadiz at bis approach. poled of the volunteers of Luxemburgh, and of Gan-beats
. Dreadfub connenade and bombard- detachments from other neighbouring corps. ment of the totun and garrison from the Spanish Having collected a sufficient number of velfels cemp.' Toevn dejtroved, and many of the inl.a. for their conveyance, and some privateers for bitants perish. Convey from St. Euftarins their protection, at Granville, on the coast of saker by M2. de la Marie Piquet. Secret expe• Normandy, his impatience was to great, that dissen, under Commodore fo! aftene, and Gen. without regard to the bad weather which then Meadcaves. Fles attacked in Port P'raya prevailed, he embarked the troops and put to Bay, by M. de Suffrein. French, repuljed. iea. M. de Suffrin's somely arrival at she Cape, of The immediate consequence of this precipiGeod Hope frustrates ite defign upon ihat tation, was the dispersion of his feet of small ploce. Duish jips saken by Mr. Johnstone in vellels in a storm, by which ten of them, with Soldanka Buy General Elliott's graad Jalabout half the troops, were driven back to
from Gibraltar, by wbich be destroys ibe France, and never after joined him; whillt he, enemy's boiteries and works. Invafion of the cocally ignorant of their face, with the remainder, island of Minorca. Combined fleetsreturn from pui in tor shelter to a cluster or small idands and ikas jervice, to cruise at she mawili she rocks called Chaufey, or Choze, which lie beChannel
. Proposal for attacking Admiral iween the French coast and Jersey. He was Darby at Terbay, overruled in a council of still too eager in the purtuit of the high rewards war. Enemy, frustrated in all their views, in view, w be deterred by this misfortune; and Tetire to sheir relpective peris. State of the forgetting the rough enemy he had to encounter, cuar with Helland, in Europe., Almiral Hyde entertained no other apprehension than that of. H'erker fails with a small quale in for the prom being driven back to his own coast. He aciellion of the Baltic orode. Upon his return, cordingly seized the first opening of fair weather falls in with Admiral Zeutnan, with a great for pating over to Jersey; and having made his Dutch
convey, ard a fuperior force. Desperate way with uificulty, but with good information, engagement on the Dogger Bunk. Duch Fleet through the rocks of La Roque-Platte, arrived and convey return in great disorder to their own
in the night in Grouville Bay, where he landed crafts. Mellandia of 68 guns funk. Confequen, his troop, in the dark, at a place called the Violec ces of the celica. Roja! wif! r Admiral Bank, about three miles from St. Helier, the Parker at sti Nore. Admiral Kempenfele capital of tbe illand. The coast was, however, Jails to intercepe a great convey forted out at
10 dangerous, that a privateer, with four other Brest, with irsops, flores end jupplies; for small vellels were loit among the rocks, and the Prench fleets and armies in the East and about 200 of his men perished. A small party West Indies. Falls in with and takes several of militia, who guarded a redobt at this place, of the convoy ; bus discovers :!e enemy to be so
thoug! Geot. Mes May, 15,
thought themselves to secure, and were so that if he and his troops did not, within cwenty Thamefully remiss in their duty, as to be seized minutes, lay down their arms, and furrcoder alleep by the enemy, who were thus for several themselves prisoners of war, they were at the hours upon the iland without the finallest alarm expiration of that time to be certain of his immebeing given.
diate attack. M. de Rullecourt, leaving about 120 men in Pierson was punctual to his word, and made the redoubt at Crouville, marched with the rest a very masterly disposition of his forces. As he Jan. 6th,
of his troops to St. Helier, wherc, hav. was informed that the enemy had applied the
ing reized the avenues of the town, town aruillery to their defence, the two columns 1781.
surprised the guard in the dark, and destined to the principal attacks, were each prepossessed the market-place, without noile, the in- ceded by a Howitzer. The aflaults were made habitants were astonished at break of day, on in all acceffible parts with such impetuilty, that finding themselves in the hands of an enemy. notwithstanding the advantage which the cremy Major Corbet, the deputy governor, with the derived from the pofTefsion of the Itreets and magistracy and principal inhabitants, being houses, they were every where driven rapidly in brought prisoners to the court-house, the French upon the center of their force in the market commander wrote terms of capitulation, which place. There the action was foon decided; for be proposed to the former to sign, by which the the French general being mortally wounded, island was to be surrendered to the arms of the next in command leeing the hopelesinets of France, and the troops to lay down their arms, their situation, requested the lieutenant-governor and be transmitted to England. To urge an ac- to resume his authority, and to accept of their quiescence in this measure, on which all his surrender as prisoners of war. hopes depended, he greatly magnified his force,
The satisfaction arising from so sudden a delipretending that about 5,000 of his troops were
verance, and so brave an exertion, was uniorlanded and dispersed in different parts of the tunately damped by the fall of the gallant Major island, so that all resistance was at an end; and Pierion, who was shot through the beare in ihe at the same time held out the barbarous threat, inftam of victory: The extraordinary military of instant destruction to the town and inhabi. abilities displayed by so young an officer (he bea tants in case of refuial. It was in vain remon- ing under five and I wenty years of age) in whac Atrated, that no act of the lieutenant-governor's was probably his first eflay in arms, as they could have the smallest validity in his present would have held out the highest expectations to Situation, and that the officers and troops were
his country if he had survived, could not but too well informed of their duty, to pay any re
render his death an obje&t of much general regard to his acts while a prisoner. Rullecourt gret. By the inand of Jersey he was lamented was peremptory in his demand; and the lieuten. as a hero, who had generouly facrificed his ant governor, under the impressions of the mo. life to their preservation. The death of his unmedt, too inadvertently Gigned the capitula. clt, Sir Richard Pierson, (an ancient general tion.
officer of repute) which happened immediately The French commander chen summoned Eli- arter, and was attributed only to that cause, zabech Castle, under the terms of the capitula. ferved to render the misfortune ihe more Atriking tion, which was preserved by the instant recol. and melancholy. lection, and the unshaken fortitude, of the Cap
The unfortunate Baron de Rullecourt, pero tains Aylward and Mulcaster, who had fortu. fevered in the same extravagance of conduct to nately escaped thither on the firit alarm; and the latt, which had so strongly marked his chabeing now in some degree prepared against a sud- sacier. When the attack was commenced in the den attack, rejected the Tummons with great maiket-place, he leized the lieutenant-governor fpirit, and peremptorily refused to pay the finals by the arm, and declaring that he should have Best regard to the capitulation, or to any orders his own fate, led him out of the court-house whatever, extorted from or issued by the lieute- under a shower of fire, where he was obliged 10 Dant-governor,, in his present circumstances. (tand close by him, until he had himself diopped The French placing Major Corbet in their front, under the preilure of three or four mortal Nill continued to advance towards the gate, note
wounds, which deprived him of the power of withstanding express warniog to the coatrary; speech, though not of life; so that he had the but they were fired at with such vigour from the misfortune to live until he had feen the ruin calle, chat they foon found it necessary to make and surrender of his party. the best of their way back for shelter to the During the engagement at the town, the re. town.
doubt at Grouville, was gallanıly retaken with In the mean time as the alarm extended, the fixed bayonets, and without firing a thic, by che nearest troops, and the militia of the island ad- grenadiers of the 83d regiment, who were vanced with the utmost expedition towards the on their way to join the min body. Thus the point of danger, and begao immediately to form whole of the French party that landed, amounton the heights near the town, under the conducting to something about 800 men, were either of Major Pierson, of the 95th regiment, who killed or taken prisoners. The British troops inftanely secured a hill of great advantage, the were new railed, and nothing could exceed the polletion of which had been overlooked by the valour and good conduct displayed both by them enemy. The French commander then lent a and the militia through the whole affair. The mesage to Major Pierfon, lo require his com- iland decreed monuments with suitable inscrippliance with the terms of capitulation ; but was tions, to the fallen enemy, as well as to their resemscorily antwered by that fpirited offices, gallast deliverer ; but the ios mer no less intend