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fions, which always were, and remain still “ They who, benignant to his toils, afford founded on the principles of universal liberty ; “ Their Theltering favour, have his muíe reprinciples which I allume the glory to have

« ftord ; established on your records. Your sense, “ They in her future fame will justly share, Liverymen of London, the sense of your great “ But her disgrace herself must fingly bear. corporation, so repeatedly recommended to “ Calm hours of learned leisure they have your representatives in parliament, were my sense, and the principal boast of all my com- “ And could no more, for genius is from positions, containing matter imbibed in my 6 Heaven." earliest education, to which I have always adhered, by which I fill abide, and which I Archbishop Herring, writing to a friend, will endeavour to bear down with me to the says of this play : to the most mitegrave; and even at that gloomy period, when

rial objections the Author would say (as deserted by my good forture, and under the Sluakespeare muft in some instances) that he severest trials, even then, by the same con

did not make the story, but told it as he sistency of opinions and uniformity of conduct, found it. The first page of the play shocked 1 Nill preserved that part of reputation

me, and the sudden and heated aniwer of which I originally derived from your favour,

the Queen to the Roman amballador's gentle whatever I might pretend to call a publick addreis, is arrant madneis; it is, indeed, una character, upíhaken and unblemished ; nor

natural, It is another objection, in my opionce, in the hour of affliction, did I banish nion, that Boadicea is really not the object from my thoughts the most succre and con. of crime and punishment, so much 35 pity; scientious intention of acquitting every private and, notwithstanding the Itrong paintings of obligation, as foon as my good fortune should

her favageness, I cannot help withing the please to return; a slittanappearance of had got the better. She ha id been mult un. which seemed to invite me, and awakened justly and outrageously injured by thule uni. fome flattering expectations on the rumoured versal tyrants, who oughe never to be men. vacancy of the Chamberlain's office; but al.

tioned without herror. However, I admire ways apprehending the imputation of pre

the play in many passages, and think the two sumption, and that a higher degree of deli

last acts admirable. In the fifth particularly, cacy and caution would be requisite in me

I hardly ever found myself fo Itrongly touchi: than in any other candidate, I forebore, 'till

ed.” Dr. Pemberton wrote a pamphlet to late, to present myself once more to your

recommend this play. notice, and then, for the first time, abstract- In 1761, Mr. Glover published Medea, led from a public consideration, solicited your

a tragedy, written on the Greek model, buc faveur for my own private advantage. My it was not acted until 1967, when it appearwant of success shall not prevent my chear.

ed for the first time on the stage at Druryfully congratulating this gentleman on his

Line, for Mrs. Yates's benefi. At the election, and you on your choice of so wor

Accesiion of his present Majesty, l'ortune, thy a magiitrate ; and if I may indulge a hope which had for many years neglected Mr. of departing this place with a Mare of your Glover, appears to have altered her conduct. ap, ir batin and esteem, I folemnly from my

In the Parliament which was then called, he Bicart decl.xe, that I shall not bear away

was chofen Member for Weymouth, and with me the least irace of disappointment.

continued to fit as such until the diffolution of In 1753, Mr. Glover produced at Drury- it

. He, about this time, interelled bimielf Line bis er.gedy of Boadicea, which was

about India affairs, at one of Mr. Sullivan's ated nine nigh:s, in the month of December. elections, and in a speech introduced the It had tle dolu antage of the performance of fable of the Man, Horse, and Bear, and drew Mr. Garrick, Mr. Moitop, Mrs. Cibber,

this conclufion, that, whenever merchants and Mrs. I'ritch.ird. From the . Prologue it

made use of armed forces to maintain their 1eems to have been patronized by the Au

trade, it would end in their delinction. zhor's friends in the City. In one part of

In 1770, the poem of 1.0!!s requiring it he íays:

a new edition, it was republ.ihed in two

volumes 12 mo. corrected throughout, and " At length his mure from exile he extended from mine books to twelve.lt " calls,

had also several new characters added, beer l'rg'd by his patrons in Augusta's wills. fides placing the old ones in new situations, " Tliore gen'ious traders, who alike sustain The improvements made in it were very con“ Their nation's glory on th' obedient Guerable, but we believe the publick curio.

fity, at this period, was not sufliciently alive ev And bounteous raise AMiction's droos- to recompense the pains bestowed on this “ing train ;

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The calamities arifing from the wounds G, for rpwards of 50 years past, through given to publick credit, in June 177, by every viciilitude of fortune, exhibited the most the failure of the Bank of Douglas, Heron, exemplar y fimplicity of manners; having early and Co. in Scotland, occafioned Mr. Glover's attained that perfect equanimity, which philotaking a very active part in the settling those fophy often recommends in the closet, but complicated concerns, and in stopping the which in experience is too seldom exercised hy diftrets then so universally felt. In Febru- other men in the test of trial. In Mr. G. 27 1774, he called the annuitants of that were united a wide compass of accurate in, Banking-house together, at the King's Arms formation in all mercantile çoterns, with Tavern, and laid proposals before them for high intellectual powers of mind, joined the security of their demands, with which to a copious flow of eloquence as an orathey were fully satisfied. He also under- tor in the House of Commons. Since Miiimk to manage the interests of the mer- ton he was fecond to none of our Englith chants and traders of London concerned in poets, in his discriminating judicious acqnaintthe trade to Germany and Holland, and of ance with all antient as well as modern literathe dealers in foreign linens, in their appli. ture; witness his Leonidas, Mevea, Boauicea, catrn to Parliament in May 1774. Both the and London : for, having formed his own speeches made on these occasions were pube character upon the best models of the Greek duted in a pamphlet in that year.

writers, he lived as if he had been bred a dife Lo the succeeding year, 1775, he engaged ciple of Socrates, or companion of Ariftides, on behalf of the West-India merchants, in Hence his political turn of mind, hence liis des application to Parliament, and examined unwarped ailection and active zeal for the the winnettes, and suinmed up the evidenice, rigtits and liberties of his country. in the fame matterly manner he had done on Hence his heartfelt exultation whenever io fumer occasions. For the affidance he af. hid to paint the impious deligns of tytan's inted the merchants in this business, he was in ancient times frustrated, or in moderi, complimented by them with a service of defeated in their nefarious purposes to extripite, of the value of 300l. The speech pate liberty, or to trample on the unalienable which he delivered in the House was in the rights of man, however remote in time or fame year printed. This, we believe, was space from his immediate presence. In a few the Lait opportunity he had of displaying his words, for the extent of his various crudition, prorical talents in publick.

for bis unalloyed patriotism, and for bis daily Having now arrived at a period of life exercise and constant practice of Xenopion's which demanded a recess from business, Mr. philosophy, in his private as well as in putG'orer retired tu ease and independence, and lic life, Mr. Glover has left vone his equal in wore out the remainder of his life with dig. the city, and some time it is feared may elapse ply and with honour. It is probable that he before flich another citizen shall arise, with f.is continued his attention to his mule, as eluquence, with character, and with poetry, we are informed that, besides an epick poem like bis, to aflert their rights, or to vindicate of confiderable length, he has lelt some tra- with equal powers the joft claims of frecgadies and comedies behind him in manu

born men. Suí.ice this teftimony at present, kripe. Alter experiencing for some time the as the well-earned meed of this truly virtucus informities of age, he departed this life 25th man, whose conduct was carefully marker', Sosember 1785.

and narrowly watched by the writer of ile The following character of Mr.Glover w::s foregoing batty Iketch, for his extraordinary drawn up immediately after his decease, by qualities during the long period in human life Is friend Dr. Brocklefby.

of upwards of 40 years; and now it is tpor “ Through the whole of his life, Mr. G. taneously offi red as a voluntary tribute, unfcwas by a!) good men revered, by the wisc licited and unpurchased; but as it appears Eileemed, by the great fometimes carefled and justly due to the memory of so excellent a brea fartered, and now his death is fincerely. Poet, Statesman, and true Philosopher, in hita ameated by all who had the happiness to con- and death the same.'' Ieanplace the integrity of his character. Mr.

THE POLITICAL STATE of the NATION, and of EUROPE, for January, 1786.

No. XXIII. "HE close of the last year and the com- to his dominions! It was roundly asseried


as a ların among our traders and artizans, others, particularly the Ministerialists, who acou an edic of the Emperor of Germany, wished us to believe, ikat this act of the Emf.do amount to a total prohibition of all peror (it any such there was,) was only Le Bratish manufactures being imported in- republication of a former arret published

cighicen eighteen months ago, differing oniy a little Parliament has assembled after a long in the manner of enforcing it. Even to this winter vacation, and been addrefied by a day the abused Public is left in the dark as nrost gracious Speech (as it is called) from to the authenticity and the extent of the pro- che Throne. · From this Speech we muft hibriuni: but all íecin to agree that there is confess we have caught very little informasomething in it. Now, we who always cion, either of the pretent state of the nation, circumferibe our opinion within the bounds or the deligns of Ministers in their future of common sense, do not scruple to lay, management of that vast, unwieldy body that it was the duty of our Ministers, as soon called the Commonwealth ! The Minister as they knew of ii, to have endeavoured to asseris nothing !pecific, and promises noprevent the inspending blow, and as soon as thing specific; we may therefore, by they tuand their endeavours were likely to taking a large graip, draw every thing prove in vain, then to have given the earliest from it;- upon a smaller scale, with a serue police poflible to the public of the accurate pulous critical examination reduce it to nocontents of his hostile declaration, io put thing: We must therefore leave the Miniour manufacturers and others concerned on Per to develope his secret ineaning by his their gward, that the damages accruing there- fuiure actions. fron might fall as light as possible. The While our Parliament was assembling in reglect of this warning to an unguarded un- hear one Roral Speech, another Royal futpeeting people, to protect then against un- Speech, addrelied to the Irish Parliament, deceffary loss, as well as against groundless was wafted over to our Nand, reaching the alarms, we consider as a great defalcation of metropolis just in time to bear a chorus the duty of our Statesınen, let their pretences with the other. Of this Trilh Speech we be what they may:

may fay, it is entirely a domestic one, releThe a cove prohibition was said to take ting to the internal economy of Irelard place foon after the French Court interdicted only; we shall cherclore leave that to the our manufactures : this looks as if the Em- conlideration, criticisin and inveftigation of beror and the Grand Monarch acted in con- the Irish Parliament, l'olunteers and People cert, and went hand in hand with their in general. brachinations against this country! a subject The Emperor and the King of Prullia worthy of the enquiry of a British Parlia- content themselves at present with waging a ment! sad return of the Einperor to Greato war of words - and of words with very little Britain for rescuing his mother and her algust meaning to them as far as we can sec : indeed Houfe from the jaws of destruction, within we should think they might be alhamed 10 the memory of the present generation! take up arms in such a dispute, without al

About the same time a packet arriving with signing much stronger reasons than either of a Governor from the Eart-Indies, afier des them yet have done. But if they will fighe clining the supreme government there, gave for fighting's fake, we could wish, for the our busy reftlefs fpirits an opportunity of good of inankind, they might be left by fpreading rumours of wars in ihose regions, surrounding Powers to fight it out fairly as groundless as they were ridiculous and ab- between themselves, as our boxing heroes do furd : infomuch that, like most other mon. in England, without involving innocent and fers, they died on the very day they were indifferent nations in the motley quarrel, by burn, and their parents were glad to bury which there is not a pollibility of iheir gainthem to hide their own shame.

ing the least good, or reaping any benefit This month has been uncommonly fatal whatsoever. to our hipping. The case of the Hallewell Holland continves in a perturbated fare, Eat-Iudiaman was peculiarly striking, dis. between the partisans and the enemics of the freiling, and thocking to human nature. In Stadtholder : as we hinted before, this is a all us circumstances it inay be laid to be needlets quarrel ; their great and good new unprecedented anı unparalleled! The coin- Ally will soon lettle that knolly point for mander, with his two daugiitois. iwo nie. thein; they may call all their care upon him, ces, and other aniable females, tercraioli for he will care for thein ;-he has taken cers, and a multitude of men, all meeting in them in iow, and he will puil away with a onc dicadiul wonent that awaidcah which vengeance. In the meantime, the Ilollanhad gruniy flared them in the face for two ders are remunerating his good ofhces with days and nighis, conitituted such a tremen- the iwo good ihips the Alliance and the Gra. dous catalurope as human nature links under titude, as the first-ruis of that peace he has she bare contenipration o: ; it is too much for procured ihem. Let them take care there the human mind to think of long! Many noble monuments of Dutch gratitude be not and great are the other calamities which darhrd 10 pieces on the linken rocks of have betalicn our other illips in all direâions; French faith and ingratitude!-Wc are much and our supounding neighbours have not afraid it want to procure a more durable gone without their hare of calamity from and solid monument of their gratitude to imc dciulating tempat

the Grand Monarch in the eary purchase of


Vegapatnam out of our hands ! But who not too powerful in his hereditary domis will be fools there!

nions or matrimonial acquisitions and family The Grand Monarch has something to do connections, to as to enable him to Swallow to discipline his Members of Parliament, up the Empire by piecemeal, and add the who, like unruly school-boys, begin to be whole or greater part of it to his hereditary petulant, and even to remonstrate against his dominions; yet not to chuse one who was dictatorial power; but he holds the lash over so weak and impotent as to be unable to them in such a menacing tone, that they take the lead as Head of the Empire, to And it most convenient to yield to his fo- protect itself againit the inroads and invavereign power. Obedience, pure, simple, fions of the Ottoman Empire on one hand, uurelerved obedience, is the whole lum and also to guard againit the designs and and substance of the duty he requires at machinations of the French Court on the their hands. This is the great and good o her hand, whose constant, invariable aim King who has taken the Thirteen United has been at Universal Monarchy, which, States of America, and the Seven United when obtained, must be the certain deftrucHigh and Mighty States of the Netherlands tion of the German Empire. For half a - twenty free States in all-all truly repub. century back the Empire has had little to licas-under his protection, lo preferve fear from the pacific dispolnion and feeble theit righes, their liberties, privileges, and troubled Itate of the Turkish empire. The immunities, pure, perfect, undiminished grcal danger that remained to be guarded and uncontaminated !!! - Yet this is the against next to the overgrown power of the man, who, with the belom of destruction

Emperor is the constant aspiring of the DESPOTISM-weeps down every vettige of French Kings at Univerfal Monarchy. By liberty and the rights of mankind, in his the present confederation a door is throwis ova extenfive populous dominions, leaving wide open for both these dangers to rush 19 traces of pre-existent liberty behind. irrelistibly in:o the very heart of the EnHere we leave them in posseflion of their pire. Therefore this league must be broke benign patron, the wonder of the world! up, or Germany will bleed at every pore,

We now come to discharge a debt we in- and probably fall a general sacrifice to ane curred to our readers in our last month's or both of thele Powers, to be divided bcfpeculations; that is, to thew that the con- tween them. We give the proposed exchange federation which the French Cabinet is now of Bavaria for the Austrian Flanders, as a forming with the utmost affiduity on the fpecuiner of their plan, or the first link of Contuent of Europe, has its radical defects, the claim forging by the two now united and the iceds of its own diffolution in its lioules of Bourbon and Austria, for a serious very conftitution, if the other powers had warning to all the Princes of Germany pobut found and able politicians to guide lent and impotent. toeir affairs. And,

This alarm, properly inculcated and im. First, A close, intimate, and perfect al- bibed among the German Princes, may liance between the Emperor of Germany operate effectually by prevention, without and a king of France is a grols ablurdity diawing the word or Thedding of blood. in the politics of Europe in general, and á All the electors ought to set their faces 22: contradiction to the constitution of the against chuting the Emperor's brother, or Germanic Body in particular, and a combi. any of that Houie to be King of the Ronation with one of its hereditary enemies, mans; and all the Princes of the Empire pregnant with the deftruction of the Empire. ought to countenance, encourage and lupo An Emperor of Germany in league offen. port them in it. The fame precaution ouget Ere and defensive with France, is fecretly to be taken against chusing one of that ta. and varmally an enemy !o ihe general bond mily to be Emperor upon the next demite; of esion that holds the leveral parts of the tor in case one of the family should succeed Empire together; and every tagacious either as King of the Románs, or by imme. Prince oi the Empire must see it, and diate election to the throne, they would not take the alarm ere long and act accordingly. only consider the Imperial diadem heredia Even those who are now deeply connected tary in their family, but would feel themwith the Head, cannot be free tiom appre- felves powerful enough to make it lo; wherebenssons of danger to the different members by the family raised up for the defence of of the Empire from that alarming, ominous the Empire would ukimately be enabled to and ill-boding alliance. This doctrine is lo become its conqueror or destroyer, in con{-'f-eudent, it tcaicely needs any demon- junthon with that power they were origitakan ar illuflration, for he that runs may mally destined to oppose. Ipad and underland. But, to remove all Fuiding this article hath led us into a Cavid.ng -Be it remembered, that the fun

great length of discullion, we must relerve daine: tal ax.om of the German policy was the invettigation of the other defects of the Otomally for the Electors to chuse oac of French league to a further opportunity, the 154: own body to be Emperor, who was curiteit we can fcize on.



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ruin of the Clifford family, has reme

the instance of his daughter, the ANUARY 14, a new Comedy in five

acts, entitled The Heiress, was performed from the neighbourhood of Furnival: for the first time, and was received with loud Berkeley-square--His daughter is a and continued applause.

pound of affectation, infolence and

bility. She imitates the manners of Sir Clement Flint, Mr. King,

of fathion, and in particular makes
Lord Gavel, Mr. Palmer.
Mr. Smith,

Emily her model.

The Blandinhes, brother and fifti silijirip,

Mr. Parsons,
Blandi h,
Mr. Bannister, jun.

fycophants—They are a couple of the

ings who hang on people of fashion Rightly, Mr. Aickin.

l who stand well with all Administra Prompt, Mr. R. Palmer.

Clifford is a gentleman of Iteady ar French Valel, Mr. Baddeley.

accommodating virtue—The bosom Mifs Allferip, Miss Pope.

of Lord Gavel, he interferes to save Harriet Chitford, Mrs. Crouch,

from the error of connecting himself Mrs. Blandish, Mrs. Wilson.

an unworthy girl, or from the shame M, s. Sagely, Mrs. Booth.

ducing an innocent woman; and in Waiting Maid, Mrs. Barnes.

pursuit he discovers Miss Alton to be Country Girl, Miss Tidswell.


These are the characters which the au

has allembled and engaged in a ploi, fu Lady Emily Gavel, Miss Farren.

interez, and which at the same time is Sir Clement Flint is one of those cautionary ther entangled with confounding busu and faftidious men who suppose that interest nor debased by farcical incidents. --The a is the spring of every human action, and who scrips are detected and exposed--the BL. laugh to scorn the pretensions of men to ab. dishes are disappointed-the Cliffords reco Itract benevolence or disinterested friendthip. their estates-Lord Gavel is united to H. This character was performed by Mr. King riet Clifford - Mr. Clifford to Lady Emily with that morose gravity of which he is so and Sir Clement Flint is forced to ackno compleat a master.

ledge that there is nothing to truly interef' Lord Gavel and Lady Emily are his nephew as to make those whom we love happy. and piece—They are both poilelled of ho. The Honorable General Burgoyne is on nour and sensibility. Sir Clement is anxious author of this comedy, and it does iofin to marry his nephew, Lord Gavel, to Miss honour to his pen. It is written with cha Allscrip, that he may repair a damaged eftate tity and elegance--It breathes througho by the fortune of this Heiress—But the nu- the language of tathionable life--is enriche bic Lord having seen the humble Harriet with observation original and nervous--au Clifford, who, to avoid a disagreeable match, abounds with epigrams new and pointed. had fown to London, and taken refuge in The Prologue and Epilogue have meritan obscure lodging under the name of Miss They were both written in hafte, which is Alton, has fallen desperately in love with good reason for Mr. King's being rather ini her, and cannot think of marrying any perfect. he Epilogue in particular was no other.

written we learn till the day before the re Allscrip, a rascally attorney, who has presentation, and was not delivered to Miss amassed an immense fortune, chiefly by the Farren till late the preceding night.





GREEABLY to our promise in a for- from a Drawing furnished by the same

mer Number, and as a companion to Gentleman who favoured us with the forthe GENERAL VIEW of HICHGATE in- mer, of the Houses of Lord Mansfield and serted in our last Magazine ; we now pre- Soutliampton near Highigue. sent our Readers with an Elegant Engraving,

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