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Juvenile Indiscretions. A Novel. In five volumes. 155. Lane. 1786. are informed in the preface to this países, which we readily overlook in compo.

Novel, that it is the production of a fitions 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.-Not content thor's word, we beg leave to doubt it; and with borrowing every character througboat 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 tres.

The 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, 1786. WE

E took notice of a former edition of {pared to render it agreeable and useful. From

this work, in our Review for August the nature of so multifarious a compilation, it 1784: the present one, the editor fays, has is impossible that the materials can all be of been considerably improved and enlarged, equal goodness : fome tares will unavoidably 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 expence entertainment than most similar collections

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An Asylum for Fugitive Pieces. Vol. II. Debrett. 1786.
HIS is a kind of Supplement to the Loft in the Tweet tumultuous joy,

preceding Article, and deserving the And pleas'd beyond exprefling
fame character. The following little Pieces How can your Nave, my fair, faid I,
will probably not be unacceptable to the Reward fo great a bletting?
Reader.
EPIGRAM,

The whole creation's wealth survey,

To both the Indies wander ;
On a Dutch Vettel refusing to take up a late

Alk what brib'd senates give away,
AERIAL VOYAGER.

And fighting monarchs squander.
“BENEATH the fun nothing, there's nothing
that's new :"

She blushing cry'd “My life, my dear! Tho' Solomon laid it, the maxim's not true.

« Since Celia is your own, A Dutchman, for instance, was heretofore

« Give her - but 'tis too much, I fear, koown,

“ Oh! give her HALF-A-620*N." On Lucre intent, and on Lucre alone. Mynheer is grown honest retreats from his

EPIGRA M.

« TOM SLEDGE the blacksmith, by his freprey Won't pick up e’en Money, * tho' dropt in his quent whets, way.”

And pending 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 I few,

Nothing was left that would fetch any price; And there in riot feafted :

But after all was sold, Tom kept his Vice, No god such transport ever knew,

No mortal ever tasted.

The Affectionate Father ; a Sentimental Comedy : together with Eşays on various Subjec?s.

By James Nelson, Author of an Eitay on the Government of Children. London.
J. Dodsey. 1986.
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HE pieces contained in this volume were ate Father is better calculated for the closet

written, we are informed, at various than the stage. The fentiments are just, and times, as subjects occurred, or as the wri. the moral good; but the characters want cer's leifure permitted. Early in life, in novelty, and the dialogue seldum res above stead of rushing into the pleasures which mediocrity. youth in general foo eagerly covet, the author In his reflections on men and manners, fought 3mutement in his closet, and, from Mr. Nelson las thewn his philanthropy by hibi, acquired a facility of writing, which, pointing out the road to domestic happiness, ilmogh gu proof of genus, he says, “ fome- and by informing the ignorant, or remiudang umus iupplicatie want of it."--The Affect100 - the inattentive in a matter of importance reMajor Aloney, wizo made 21 excurfion from Norfolk.

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specting the preservation of their health, in himself with his snuff-box ; a second looks his remarks respecting the use of copper with complacency on the works of his lands ; 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 offence, and has contributed his endeavours all this without any juft imputation of neg. to abolish the disgraceful and destructive, lecting their business.” Writing, Mr. Nel. though too prevailing custom of duelling. son 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 professions 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. 1786. THE "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 confiderably they are taught to read, has long been a just augmented, by two children heing introduced subject of complaint. A selection of such as the principal actors in the business, who, Mories 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 fo effectually communi. avoiding to oppress the tender mind of the cated as when ic 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 obviated 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,ne 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 islands 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 : be 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 had fed when the alarm was first second lieutenant, and lie off the cast point of given : in that case, it was Captain Cook's inlhe 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 che necessary, to fire upon them. At the filme ship about seven o'clock, attended by thelieutime, the third lieutenant of the Resolution, tenant of marines, a serjeant, 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 soon came up with to asiilt 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 her : this hap. he was not unapprehensive of meeting with pened to be the canoe of Omea, a man who relistance from the natives, or wmindful 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 himself 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 ashore 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 precipitare before 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

This annered the most eff:fwal ito Indians immediately flocked round, as usual,

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and thewed him the customary marks of re- this account to each of the ships. Upon that spect, by proftrating 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. Gaptain Cook, bowever, 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 firit enquired for his hand, which he held out to him as a prethe king's fons, two youths who were much seat, at the same time singing very loud. He attached to him, and generally his compani- was often defired to be silent, but in vain : ons on board. Meilengers being fent for he continued importunate and troublesome, them, they foon 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 tunvultuous, and As he passed along, the natives every where arming themielves in every quarter. Captaia proftrated themselves before him, and seemed Cook being at the same time surrounded by a to have lot no part of that respect they had great crowd, thought his situation rather ha. always shewn to his 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 bis brother Koohowrooah. They kept water-side, 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 bufi 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 Indiaris 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 expoftu. old man just awaked from Neep, and foem- lated with them, but to no purpose: they ingly alarmned 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 dif ed in a favourable train, and the natives did treited. not seem much alarmed or apprehensive of While the king was in this fituation, a chies, hoftility 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. Coho 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 maale hini 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, Cape mats, which they use as armour. This hostile 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 resolute, observed, that if he 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, Iliving 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 : they had allu delivered the point of giving his orders to reimbaik,

when

For not

when a man threw a stone at him, which he nace; which thereby hecame so much crouded, returned with a discharge of small shot, that the crew were, in a great measure, pre(with which one barrel of his double piece was vented from using their fire-arms, or giving loaded). The man, having a thick mat before what affiftance they otherwise might have him, received little or no hurt: he brandithell done, to Captain Cook; so that lie seems, ac his ipear, and threatened to dart it at Captain the most critical point of time, to have Cook, who be ng still wowilling to take away wanted the alliitance of both boats, owing his life, instead of firing with bull, knocked to the removal of the launch. him down with his mulket. le expoftulated withstanding that they kept up a fire strongly with the most forward of the crowd, on the crowd from the situation to which they upon their turbulent behaviour. He had given removed in that boat, the fatal confusion which up all thoughts of getting the king on board, ensued on her being withdrawn, to say the as it appeared impracticable; and his care was lenit of it, must have prevented the full effect, then only to act on the defensive, and to that the prompt co operation of the two fecure a safe embarkation for his small boats, according to Captain Cook's orders, must party,

which was closely prefied by a have had, towards the preservation of himbody of several thousand people. Keowa, self and his people. At that time, it was to the king's son, who was in the pinnace, the boats alone that Captain Cook had to look being alarmed on hearing the first firing, for his safety ; for when the marines had was, at his own entrealy, put on shore again ; fired, the Indians rushed among them, and for even at that time Mr. Roberts, forced them into the water, where four of who commanded her, did not apprehend that them were killed: their lieutenant was woundCaptain Cook's person was in any danger : ed, but fortunately escaped, and was taken otherwise he would have detained the prince, up by the pinnace. Captain Cook was then which, no doubt, would have been a great the only one remaining on the rock: he was check on the Indians. One man was observed, observed making for the pinnace, holding his behind a double canne, in the action of dart. left hand againt the back of his head, to guard ing his spear at Captain Cook, who was it from the stones, and carrying his mulqu. forced to fire at him in his own defence, but under the ocher an. An Indian was een happened to kill another close to him, equally following him, but with caution and timi. forward in the tumule : the serjeant observmg dicy; for lie the ped once or tuice, as if !me that he had missed the man he aimed at, re. determined to proceed. Atlit he advanced ceived orders to fire at him, which he did, upon him un wares, and with a large ci's, and killed him. By this time, the im- or common feke, gave him a How on the petaonty of the Indians was somewhat re- back of the head, and then precipistelypin preiled; they fell back in a body, and seemed treated. Toe stroke seemed to have fundet Baggered : but being pushed on by those be- Captain Cowok : he itaggered a few prces, tina bind, they returned to the charge, and fell on his band and one keee, and dumped poured a volicy of itones among the marines, bis murquit. A, he was rising, and before who, without waiting for orders, returned he cou'd recover his feet, another indian it with a general discharge of musketry, Itabbed him in the back of the neck with 50 which was instantly followed by a fire from iren dager. He then fell into a bite of wa. the boats. At this Captain Cook was heard ter about koee deep, where others crowited to express lois astonifhnient: he waved his upon luni, uni endeavoured to keep bim hand to the boals, called to them to cease under ; but Itruggling very strongly with firing, and to come nearer in to receive the them, he got his head up, and casting his leok marines. Mr. Roberts immediately brought towards the pionaca, seemed to solicitatiit. the pinnace as close to the shore as he could,

Though the boat was not above tive without grounding, not withitandig the or fix yards distant from bim, yet from the showers of stones that fell among the people : crowded and contuied ftate of the crew, it but Mr. John Williamsor, the lieutenant, seems it was not in their power to save him, who commanded in the launch, instead of The Indians got him under again, but in pulling in to the attittance of Captain Cook, deeper water : he was, however, able to get withdrew his boat further off, at the moment his hed up once mere, and being almost that every thing seems to have depended upon fpent in the struggle, he naturally turned to the timely exertions of those in the boats. the rock, and was endeavouring to furport By his own account, be mistook the signal: bimteli by it, when a favage gave him a blow but be that as it may, this circumftance ap. with a club, and he was leen alive no more. pears to me, to have decided the fatal turn They mauled him up lifeless on the rocks, of the affair, and to have removed every where they feemed to take a fuvare pleasure chance which remaineal with Captain Cook, in sfing every busharity to his dead body, of escaping with his life. The business of snatching the diggers out of each other's saving the marines out of the water, in conse. hand, to have the horrid iatisfaction of perce quence of that, fell altogether upon the pin ing the fulles victim of their budi baruuirinya

ance.

JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS of the THIRD SESSIONS of the

SIXTEENTH PARIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN.

HOUSE

MAY 15.

LORDS. ries were certain. Suppose, said the learned Prelate, that the town of Bromsgrove and its

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and the private injury was only scol. per Lord Bathurst wished that the ques. ann. surely that was sufficient ground for tion, whether or not a proprietor of higher objecting tu the bill; because parliament grounds had a free and uncontrollat right would never benefit one class of men to the to divert the course of a rivulet or stream to prejudice of another. His Lordship's speeche the detriment of the proprietor of lower was delivered in very elegant and !ogical grounds, might be referred to the Judges for terms, d rected in the most pointed manner their opinion.

against the bill. Lord Loughborough, in a few words, de- , The Bishop of Salisbury also spoke with montrated that titere was no necesity for such great energy against the bill. reference, as the point had always been con- At half after seven o'clock the House di. Irdered a decided one, that a proprietor of vided, when there appeared for committing grounds might do what he pleased with the the bill, water which paired through them; but that Contents

19 if he injured the interests of his neighbours Non-contents

42 by fo doing, an action of trespass lay against Consequently the bill was thrown out, and him.

the House immediately adjournied. The House then proceeded to hear Counsel in the cause. Aljourned.

The Royal Assent was given by commila MAY 16.

fion to the bill for appointing Commiffioners Lord Dudley addressed their Lordships. to carry into execution the land tax of 1786 He was anxious, in the first instance, to -the Scotch Schools bill-the Newfoundland wipe away the imputation which had been fishery bill ---the Margate Play-house bill thrown upon the bill by its enemies, who the Coventry canal bill-and to thirteen had called it a job, his Lordship's job. The public and eight private bills. fact was so far the contrary, that it was with The order of the day heing read, that the great difficulty he had been induced to give bill for appropriating one million annually his assent to the scheme; and it was after for the extinction of the national debt, be read, very mature deliberation, and a full convic. Lord Loughborough hoped that the bili tion of its utility, that he had patronized it, would be printed for the use of their Lord. after an examination of every part of the ships. Being informed, however, by Lord plan — The proprietors of the collieries, in Bathurst, that it was contrary to the custom the line through which the canal would país, of the House to print a bill of that nature, to the number of thirty, so far from confi. the question on the motion was put, and it dering that his Lorddip wanted to establish was agreed that the bill thould be committed a monopoly for his own coals, were them. on Thursday next. felves the greatest advocates for the bill. A Earl Stanhope, in consequence of their noble Lord (Lord Foley] who was pos. Lordships summons on the present business, sessed of very great property in the neigh. though the future discussion of it was to be bourhood, was originally against the bill; postponed to Thursday, could not help ítar. but after weighing the plan, and considering ing liis objections to the plan; that no meaall its consequences, was become an advo- fure had been adopted, or was likely to be cate for it, and had taken an active part in adopted, in order to secure its permanency, that House in its favour. His Lordship then and consequently that effect which it was inentered into a very diffrire defence of the bill, tended to produce. He reasoned with reand answered every objection that had been spect to the perfection of his own fystem in raised, and particularly adverted to the ar- this point of view, and went into a general ticles of coal and lime, which would be dif- detail of it. The plan he had laid down w tributed through the whole county by means exempt from those objections which naturally of the capal. He concluded with moving, that

rose from the scheme in agitation, relative the bill miglt he referred to a Committee, to to the temptation that ambitious micutters receive any amendments that might be ne- would lie under, of availing themselves of a cessary.

number of those reliefs, and of various pecuThe Bimop of Llandaff confidered the hill niary resources which would naturally acin a very difierent point of view.

Its public crue in the course of a few years from its buty was very dwubtful; ils private inju. adoption. Every means ought therefore to

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