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talk, " to be obliged to notice circumstances, out prefuming to conned with them any which seem to reflect upon the character of comment of my own : esteeming it the part any man.
A frict regard to truch, however, of a faithful historian, “ to extenuate no. compelled me to the infer:ion of these facts, thing, nor set down ouglu in malice." which I have offered merely as facts, withe
An authentic Account of Forgerics and Frauds of various kinds, committed by that most
consummate Adept in Deception Charles Price, otherwise Patch, many years a Lottery. Office-Keeper in London and Westminster ; who, to avoid an ignominious Death, deAtroyed himself in Tothil-fields Bridewell, on the 24th of January, 1786. 8vo. Kearlley.
THESE extraordinary memoirs strongly good cause, but, in the present instance,
evince the truth of the adage, that ho served only to put a miserable end to a milnesty is the best policy. Had the unfortunate spent life. The style of this pamphlet ihers object of them, who certainly possessed ex. plainly that the author has consulted a lately traordinary talents, instead of perverting them publithed Classical Dictionary. If the same to the worst of uses, exercised his abilities in itatute were in force against disfiguring the a proper line, he might have lived an orna. King's English, as is against defacing the ment to society, entitled to praise not only coin, the editor would itand in need of all for his fagacity and prudence, bue for a for. Price's disguises to avoid succeeding him ia titude which might have done honour to a his quondam apartments in Tothil-fields.
An Authentic Narrative of Miss Fanny Davies, the celebrated modern Amazon, who received
Sentence of Death at Chelmsford Allizes, for stealing above 1250l. in Moncy and Notes from Mr. Wrigglesworth. 8vo. Jameson. 1786. To this Authentic Narrative, which may rious, we can only apply the countryman's
serve as an excellent companion for the tranflation of Queen Anne's motto, femper former article to adorn the libraries of the cu- caden-worse and worje. Elegia fcripta in Sepulchreto Rustico, Latine reddita. A. J. Wright. Cui fubjiciuntur alia
Poemata. Elegy written in a Country Church-yard, tranflated into Latin. To which
other Poems are added. 410. Lewis. 1786. THIS translation is equally entitled to praise What tho' your virgin form no Raia for its fidelity and elegance. Mr. Wright,
disgrac'd ; io his preface, defends his original from No random Hercules by stealth embrac'd; the severe and unjust reflections calt on For you a parent's caution mark the way, him by the late Dr. Johnson, and considers From her fond bolom never wont to Itray. the liberties that gentleman has taken with Poor Thais knew no guardian to cortron! the character of Mr. Gray and others, either The madd’ning tumults of ber rising foul ; from prejudice or pique, as blemishes to his No training hand tire tender plant to own reputation. The other poems are mis.. cellaneous, and much above mediocrity. And teach th' unpractis's Innocent to fear. His address to the ladies, in defence of those Her, ardent youths in amorous swarms c2. fair-ones who have unhappily deviated from
refs'd, the path of virtue, and fallen victims to artful And to compliance long and warmly press'd; seduction, is both spirited and patietic, tho' You, unattended, ever pals d along some of the expressions are rather un- Safe and unheeded by the wanton throng. couth.
A beauteous face (too apt to lead aftray) Ye fair whom kinder fate hath safely led
Seduc'd the thoughtless wand'rer from the Thro' Dipp'ry youth, througl paths with snares
Nature on you no fatal charnis bestow'd, Spare, I beseech, the miserable race,
No eyes that sparkled, and no checks thas Cease to entail indelible di:grace ;
glow's. Forbear such bard-mouth'd virtue to display,
In her the side of passion roll's too high, Nor give to hooting infamy a prey. [land, Boil'd in her veils, and floated in her How rare unhurt can brighr-ey'd Beauty
cye; Or fair-fac'd Youth take Virtue by the band? Languid in you the genial current ran, Paflion scarce e'er confirms cold Wisdom's Pale and unripen'd you scarce thought at choice;
Man," And Pleasure seldom echoes Reason's voice.
Farewell Odes for the Year 1786. By Peter Pindar, Esq. 4to. 35. Kearley. THIS poetical Drawcanfir is uncommonly So home the clown with his good fortune
of the Royal Artists, whom he introduces rejoicing Smiling in heart, and soul content, at the thoughts of his resignation. But Mr. And quickly soap'd himself to ears and Welt, who seems particularly to be the ob
eyes. ject of his spleen, he has treated very illibe
" Being well lather'd from a dish or tub, rally. Much as we admire Peter's humour, Hodge now began with grinning pain to we can by no means think him justified in
grub, thus wantonly exercising it at the expence of
Just like a hedger cutting furze : man of merit.
It is literally “ casting . 'Twas a vile razor !-then the rest he tried-firebrands, arrows, and death, and saying, All were impostors_" Ah,” Hodge figh’d. Am not I in sport?"
" I with my eighteen pence within my After giving this opinion, it cannot
purse.” be expeted we should countenance the
“ In vain to chace his beard, and bring the deed, by admitting any of the exceptionable
Graces, paffages into the extracts we lay before our
He cut, and dug, and winc'd, and stamp'd readers. They must therefore content them.
and swore; felves with “ Peter's fage advice to mer.
Brought blood, and danc'd, blasphem'd, and cenary artists, and a delectable story of a
made wry faces, country-bumpkin and peripatetic razor. (el.
And curs'd each razor's body o'er and ler."
o'er. “ Forbear, my friends, to sacrifice your
“ His Muzzle, form'd of Oppofition stuff, fame To sordid gain, unless that you are stary.
Firm as a Foxite, would not bore its ruff; ing;
So kept it - laughing at the steel and
fuds. I own that hunger will indulgence claim For hard stone heads, and landscape carving, Hodge in a passion stretch'd his angry jaws, In order to make haste to sell and eat;
Vowing the direft vengeance, with clench'd
claws, For there is certainly a charm in meat : And in rebellious tones will stomachs speak,
On the vile cheat that sold the goods. That have not tasted victuals for a week. Razors ! a damu'd confounded dog, “ But ye: there are a mercenary crew,
Not fit to scrape a hog! Who value fame no more than an old shoe, “ Hodge sought the fellow-found him, and Provided for their daubs they get a fale ;
begunJust like the man—but ftay—I'll tell the Perhaps, maiter razor-rogue, to you 'ris tale.
fun, " A fellow in a market town,
That people flay themselves out of their
lives : Most musical, cried razors up and down, And offer'd twelve for eighteen pence;
You rascal !- for an hour have I been grubWhich certainly seem'd wondrous cheap,
Giving my scoundrel whiskers here a scrub. And for the money, quite a heap,
bing, As ev'ry inan wou'd buy, with cah and sense.
With razors just like oyster-knives.
Sirrah! I tell you you're a knave, " A country bumpkin the great offer
To cry up razors that can't shave. heard : Poor Hodge, who suffer'd by a broad black
Friend, quoth the razor-man, I am no
knave : beard, That seem'd a fhoe-brush stuck beneath
As for the razors you have bought, his nose,
Upon my soul I never thought With chearsulness the eighteen-pence he
That they would have. paid,
" Not think they'd shave! quoth Hodge, And proudly to himself, in whispers, said,
with wond'ring eyes, « This rascal stole the razors, I suppose." And voice not much unlike an Indian 11 No matter if the fellow be a knave,
yell; Provided that the razors Nave;
What were they made for then, you dog?
he cries. It certainly will be a monstrous prize :
Made ! quoth the fellow with a smile
To sell." EUROP. Mae.
I i i
Juvenile Indiscretions. A Novel. In five volumes. 155. Lane, 1786. are informed in the preface to this passes, which we readily overlook in compo.
Novel, that it is the production of a sitions of this kind, but we cannot so eaf.ly lady ; but as for this we have only the au- forgive crimes of a deeper die.-Noc content thor's word, we beg leave to doubt it ; and with borrowing every character throughout we the more readily do so, as it is a work the five volumes, this fui-disant lady author has that would not redound much to the credit miserably disfigured them, to prevent their of any fair lady. “ Errors in point of diction being recognized by the right owners. and grammatical propriety" are venial tresThe New Foundling Hospital for Wit : Being a Collection of Fugitive Pieces, in Prose and
Verse, not in any other Collection. With several Pieces never published before. A new Edition, corrected, and considerably enlarged. In Six Volumes. London, Debrett, 1736.
TE took notice of a former edition of spared to render it agreeable and useful. From
1784: the present one, the editor (ays, has is impossible that the materials can all be of been considerably improved and enlarged, equal goodness : fome tares will anavoidably niany new pieces being added by permission spring up among the wheat. Thele volumes, of their respective Authors. The whole has however, “take them for all in all,"afford more been new arranged; and no pains or cxpence entertainment than most similar collections
An Asylum for Fugitive Pieces. Vol. II. Debrett. 1786. *HIS is a kind of Supplement to the Lost in the sweet tumultuous joy,
preceding Article, and deserving the And pleas'd beyond expressing – same character. The following little Pieces How can your Nave, my fair, said I, will probably not be unacceptable to the Reward fo great a blefiing? Reader. EPIGRAM,
The whole creation's wealth survey,
To both the Indies wander;
Alk what brib'd senates give away,
And fighting monarchs squander.
She blushing cry'd “My life, my dear! Tho' Solomon said it, the maxim's not true.
“ Since Celia is your own,
« Gyve her A Dutchman, for instance, was heretofore
.but 'tis too much, I fear, known,
“ On! give her Half-A-CROWN." On Lucre intent, and on Lucre alone. Mynheer is grown honest - retreats from his
« TOM SLEDGE the blacksmith, by his freprey Won't pick up e’en Money, * tho' dropt in his quent whets, way.”
And ipending much, contracted many debts.
In this diftress he, like some other fools, On a LATE EVENT.
Pull'd down his forge, and sold off all his tools; "TO charming Celia's arms 1 new,
Nothing was left that would fetch any price ; And there in riot feafted :
But after all was fold, Tom kept his VICE. No god such transport ever knew,
No mortal ever tasted.
The Affectionate Father ; a Sentimental Comedy : together with Essays on various Suhjects.
By James Nelson, Author of an Eilay on the Government of Children. London.
ate Father is better calculated for the closet written, we are informed, at various than the stage. The fentiments are juft, and cimes, as subjects occurred, or as the wri. the moral good; but the chiaracters want ter's leiture permitted. Early in life, in- novelty, and the dialogue feldum res above stead of rushing into the pleasures which mediocrity. youth in general so eagerly covet, the author
In his reflections on men and manners, fought amusement in his closet, and, from Mr. Nelson las shewn his philanthropy by habi, acquired a facility of writing, which, pointing out the road to domestic happiness, ilmogh nu proof of genius, he says, “ jone- and by informing the ignorant, or reminding amus iupplies the Want of it."--The Affection - the inattentive in a matter of importance to * Major Aloney, who made ea excurfion from Norfolk.
freeting the preservation of their health, in himself with his smuff-box ; a second looks his remarks respecting the use of copper with complacency on the works of his hands; vessels. He has elsewhere indulged a vein a third seizes a pen, and writes a couplet ; of pleasantry without intending or giving and a fourth plays a tune on his violin; and offeace, and has contributed his endeavours all this without any just imputation of negto abolish the disgraceful and destructive, lecting their business.” Writing, Mr. Nela though too prevailing custom of duelling. fon confesses, is his hobby-horse, and while
“ All men,” says our author, as an apo- he rides it thus peaceably and inoffensively, logy for thus employing himself, “ be their God forbid that any malevolent critic should profeffions either sedentary or active, are cross or joftle him. allowed moments of relaxation. One enjoys The History of Sandford and Merton; a Work intended for the Use of Children. Vol. II.
London. J. Stockdale. 1986. *HE total want of proper books to be ject, and by that means makes the impression
put into the hands of children, while more durable. This effect is considerably they are taught to read, has long been a just augmented, by two children being introduced subject of complaint. A selection of such as the principal actors in the business, who, Hories as might interest young minds, with- by being made to speak and act naturally, cut the risk of corrupting them, could not render the relation more interesting to those therefore fail of being acceptable. In such for whom it was immediately intended. As a compilation the chief difficulty consists in instruction is never so effecłually communi. avoiding to oppress the tender mind of the cated as when it is conveyed in the form of child by too great a variety and number of amusement, we fincerely recommend this incidents. This difficulty is happily obviateď publication, in which both these objects seem in the present work, the stories being not to have been the principal aim of the writer, only adapted to the faculties of children, but and whose endeavours have been uncommonly connected in a continued narration, so as that successful. each appears to rise naturally from the sub
NARRATIVE of the DEATH of CAPTAIN JAMES COOK.
By David SAMWELL, Surgeon of the Discovery. SOME of the Indians of Ou,why,se in the that could be taken on the present occasion,
night took away the Discovery's large cutter, for the recovery of the boat. It was the which lay swamped at the buoy of one of her measure he had invariably pursued, in similar anchors; they had carried her off fo quietly, cases, at other isands in these seas, and it had that we did not miss her till the morning, Sun- always been attended with the desired success : day, February 14. Captain Clerke loft no in fact, it would be difficult to point out any time in 'vaiting upon Captain Cook to ac
other mode of proceeding on these emergenquaint him with the accident: he returned cies, likely to attain the object in view. We on board, with orders for the launch and had reason to suppose, that the king and his small cutter to go, under the command of the attendants liad Aed when the alarm was first second lieutenant, and lie off the cast point of given : in that case, it was Captain Cook's inthe bay, in orde: to intercept all canoes that tention to secure the large canoes which might attempt to get out ; and, if he found it were hauled up on the beach. He left the necessary, to fire upon them. At the time ship about seven o'clock, attended by thelieutime, the third lieutenant of the Resolution, tenant of marines, a ferjeant, corporal, and with the launch and small cutter, was sent on seven private men: the pinnace's crew were the same service, to the opposite point of the also armed, and under the command of Mr. bay ; and the master was dispatched in the Roberts. As they rowed towards the shore, large cutter, in pursuit of a double canoe, al. Captain Cook ordered the launch to leave her ready under fail, making the best of her way station at the west point of the bay, in order ont of the harbour. He foon came up with to allilt his own boat. This is a circumstance her, and by firing a few muskets drove her worthy of notice ; for it clearly thews, that on More, and the Indians left hier : this hap- he was not unapprehensive of meeting with pened to be the cance of Omea, a man who resistance from the natives, or unmindful of bore the title of Orono. He was on board the necessary preparation for the safety of himself, and it would have been fortunate, if bimself and his people. I will venture to our people had secured him, for his person fay, that from the appearance of things just ac was held as sacred as that of the king. Du. that time, there was not one, beside himself, ring this time, Captain Cook was preparing who judged that such precaution was absolutely to go afhore himself at the town of Kavaro- requisite: so little did his conduct on the occa. ah, in order to secure the person of Kariopoo, fion, bear the marks of rashness, or a precipitate befere he should have time to withdraw him- self confidence! He landed, with the marines, self to another part of the island, out of our at the upper end of the town of Kavaroah : the
the most effoftwai ten Indians immediately focked round, as usu?',
and Thewed him the customary marks of re- this account to each of the ships. Upon that spect, by prostrating themselves before him. information, the women, who were firing There were no signs of hostilities, or much upon the beach at their breakfast, and conalarm among them. Guptain Cook, however, versing familiarly with our people in the did not seem willing to trust to appearances ; boats, retired, and a coofused murmur but was particularly attentive to the disposi- spread through the crowd. An old priett tion of the marines, and to have them kept came to Captain Cook, with a cocoa nut in clear of the crowd. He first enquired for his hand, which he held out to him as a prethe king's fons, two youths who were much sent, at the same time singing very loud. He attached to him, and generally his compani- was often defired to be filent, but in vain : ons on board. Mellengers being sent for he continued importunate and troublesome, them, they swon came to him, and informing and there was no such thing as getting rid of him that their father was asicep, at a house him or his noise: it seemed as if he meant to not far from them, he accompanied them divert their attention from his countrymen, thither, and took the marines along with them. who were growing more tunsultuous, and As he passed along, the natives every where arming themselves in every quarter. Captain proftrated themselves before him, and (cemed Cook being at the same time furrounded by a to have loft no part of that respect they had great crowd, thought his situation rather ha. always shewn to bis person. He was joined zardous : he therefore ordered the lieutenant by several chiefs, among whom was Kanynah, of marines to march his small party to the and his brother Koohowrooah. They kept water-fide, where the boats lay within a few the crowd in order, according to their usual yards of the shore : The Indians readily made custom; and being ignorant of his intention a lane for them to pass, and did not offer to in coming on shore, frequently asked him, if interrupt them. The distance they had to he wanted any hogs, or other provisions : he go might be fifty or fixty yards ; Captain Cook told them, that he did not, and that his busi- followed, having hold of Kariopoo's hand, ness was to see the king. When he arrived who accompanied him very willingly: he was at the house, he ordered some of the Indians attended by his wife, two sons, and several to go in and inform Kariopoo, that he wait chiefs. The troublesome old priest followed, ed without to speak with him. They came making the same savage noise, Keowa, the out two or three times, and instead of return- younger son, went directly into the pinnace, ing any answer from the king, presented some expecting his father to follow; but just as he pieces of red cloth to him, which made Cap- arrived at the water-side, his wife threw her tain Cook suspect that he was not in the arms about his neck, and, with the assistance house; he therefore desired the lieutenant of of two chiefs, forced him to sit down by the side marines to go in. The lieutenant found the of a double sanoe. Captain Cook exportu. old man just awaked from sleep, and seem. lated with them, but to no purpose: they ingly alarıned at the message ; but he came would not suffer the King to proceed, telling out without hesitation. Captain Cook took him he would be put to death if he went ou him by the hand, and in a friendly manner board the ship. Kariopoo, whose conduct asked him to go on board, to which he very seemed entirely resigned to the will of others, readily consented. Thus far matters appear- hung down his head, and appeared much difa ed in a favourable train, and the natives did treffed. not seem much alarmed or apprehensive of While the king was in this fituation, a chiesa hoftilicy on our side ; at which Captain Cook well known to us, of the name of Coho, was expressed himself a little surprized, saying, observed near, with an iron dagger, partly that as the inhabitants of that town appeared concealed under his cloke, seemingly, with innocent of stealing the cutter, he should not an intention of stabbing Captain Cook, or the moleft them, but that he must get the king on lieutenant of marines. The latter proposed to board. Kariopoo fat down before his door, fire at him, but Captain Cook would not and was surrounded by a great crowd: permit it. Cobo closing upon them, obliged Kanynah and his brother were both very the officer to strike him with his piece, which active in keeping order among them. In a made him retire. Another Indian laid hoid little time, however, the Indians were ob. of the serjeant's musket, and endeavoured to served arming themselves with long spears, wrench it from him, but was prevented by clubs, and daggers, and putting on thick the lieutenant's making a blow at him. Capmats, which they use as armour. This hoftile tain Cook, seeing the tumult increase, and appearance increased, and became more the Indians growing more daring and alarming, on the arrival of two men in a refolute, oblerved, that if le were to take canoe from the opposite side of the bay, with the king off by force, he could not do it the news of a chiet, called Kareemoo, living without sacrificing the lives of many of his been killed by one of the Discovery's boats, people. He then paused a little, and was on in their passage across a they had allo delivered the point of giving his orders to reimbark,