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“ Vienna, Aug. 6, 17891 pat.
“ I have received, my dear general " Laxemburg, June 7, 1789. d'Alton, your report of the 27th of “ My dear general d'Alton, the mi. July, which informs me of the affair at nifter will inform you, agreeable to the Louvain; and I am extreinely well instructions with which this courier is pleased with the conduct of M. de charged, that the time is come once for Gontrouel, and the troops under bis all to finish, with a good or ill grace, command. As in this insurrection, the perplexing affairs of the Nether- neither rights, privileges, nor religion lands. Wearied with their continuance, were in question, but the fole design and convinced that the evil is but aug was to rob and pillage, it is not possible mented by delay, I have resolved to cut to be too severe with this mob of rascals, fhort difficulties. If things proceed either by judicial proceedings againit as they should do, without the employ- those whom you may seize, or by difment of force, so much the better ; if milling all respect for them, and ter. not, it must be applied with prudence, rifying them by force of arms. But I but with firinnels and energy; there do not comprehend the expression of must be no doubt, nọ hefiration ; no- plundering the houses of the royalists; thing should be undertaken but what that the disaffected hould be publicly must be finished, and nothing finished known feems inevitable, and, if so, it will all be subdued.
were astonishing should they be tolerated " The more or lefs blood that may and left undisturbed while the loyal be shed in the attempt ought not * to were pillaged. be taken into the account when the ob-' “ I fee also, by your report, that the ject is to fave all, and at once to finish alarm for revolt' was given in the thefe eternal tumults. Relying then churches; these, therefore, ought to on the zeal and tried fidelity of the mi- be remarked and punished, since proJitary in general, and on your wisdom, perly speaking they have excited the my dear count, I assure myself that in insurrection. every circumstance which may require " It is to be hoped the delirium which your aid, you will faftain the operations reigns in France will not be of long duof the government, so as to give them ration, but that at length these devas. effect, without regard to any other con- tations will cease; and thence, especifideration.
ally if the French fhould afford us a “ Above all, in the present moment, good example, tranquillity may be reI cannot sufficiently recommend to you, established in our provinces." my dear general, to be indulgent to the In a letter of Aug. 23, 1789, the temper of the troops, by avoiding the emperor, speaking of France, says, little vexations which arife out of too 66 The new constitution of France fevere discipline, too much exercise, has not been very polite to the high but more particularly, too great nicety clergy and nobility; and I still doubt in matters of mere dress and parade; much if all these fine things can be put which are not so easily enforced with into execution. these people of the Netherlands (who
“ Hetzendorf, Sept. 20, 1789. ratber approach the disposition of the " Count de Trauttmansdorff has French) as with the German and Hun- perhaps already acquainted you with garian soldiers you have been used to the project which has been formed to command. The fame caution is ne. engage some men of the finest figures cessary with respect to the officers, with among the French guards to defert, and whom you must at times dissemble cer- enrole themselves in the regiments of tain effervescencies.
the Netherlands in order to excite them * “ Does the code of Austrian tyranny shed, that his purpose may be obtained. contain sentiments so horrible! Here con This single letter would suffice to stamp template the philosophy of Joseph II. The his fame : nothing more is wanting to blood of his subjects ought not to be taken transmit to posterity a sketch of the cruel into the account; no obstacle must impede and fanguinary sentiments of this regal his projects, but the very last drop must be tyrant,"--PREFACE,
to mutiny; it would be well if we vexatious circumstance which could could discover such villains, that after happen to us : namely, to draw upon enrolling them we might make an ex us the arms of Prussia, England, and ample by instantly executing the:n, the prince of Orange with als his allies,
Ar present it would be prudent if the while we fhould have nothing to oppose French deferters on being enrolled were to them but our own forces, and some lent to Luxemburg, to be removed into miferable Dutch patriots; nor could Germany, where they will be more le- even those act without France, who curely guarded than they can be with certainly has neither the means nor the you.
inclination at present of giving us " The verses which have been made the finalleit affiftance. Positively reject, on the non-comissioned officer of the therefore, every proposal of this kind ; regiment of Ligne who obtained the and be assured that we cannot too anmedal are very good of their kind. xiously guard against measures which
" The movements of the Dutch," may einbroil us with any one of those fays the emperor to his general, in a powers. letrer dated Oct. 5, 1789, “ do not
• Vienna, Nov. 5, 1989. give me any inquietude, and while the “ My dear .general d'Alton, I last king of Prussia does not declare openly night received your express of the 28th againft us, we have little to fear from of tuber, and leave you to judge of thein ; and fill less, as the difpofitions the effe£t which its contents have pro. which are made by the prince Stat, duced upon me. Little could I expeEt holder arise rather from a fear of the that the military would be exposed io a flame among his own patriots, which repulle froin fuch a mob of people ; ftill yet lies concealed beneach ihe ashes. less, that it would happen in a mannex • Vienna, O&t. 31, 1789.
fu disgraceful. “ I am perfectly sensible of the pain • ful services that you, and the military “ I conclude that you, have sumunder your coinmand, render me in the moned colonel Vanderinersch by sound Netherlands, which are of. a nature of drum. As it is not probable that much more difficult than if you were he will appear, you will hang him in opposed to an enemy in an open coun- effigy till we shall have the pleafure of try ; secing, the danger of the former executing hiin in perfon. lies masked. You may alsure the troops
• Vienna, Nov. 27, 1789. that I do full justice to their zeal, and “ My dear general d'Alton, I have Thall reward them as if they fought received your report of the 18th of this against the Turks*!
month. The affair which has happened " The memorial which, my dear ge- , at Ghent, of which you give me intela neral, you have transmitted to me, on ligence, is a blow which I feel too fen: the part of some Dutch refugees, relum libly to expicts, and which I believe to bles their heated imaginations, which he decisive. Without entering into has ever given an excentricity to all further discullions, I muli charge you their conduct. You will politely dilo to employ all pollible means that may mi's them and their projects, the exe ferve at least to diminish the unfuicunate çution of which would induce the most consequences which might be the result
* " It is scarcely possible to express his the most hardened in guilt, endeavour, at. tyrannical intentions with more energy. Icast, to palliate their conduct; they wish Throughout his letters his cruelty is glaring; not to appear cruel; they feign to punish he delights in iiluing the conımand for mur with regret; affect the femblance of justice, der, and anticipatesthe joy of execution. Of even when molt injust; and, at the very this, his letter of the 5th of November 1789, moment when vengeance is in act, seek to is a striking example: he there boldiy diminish its odium, by feigning pity they do pourtrays the atrocity of his character:
It was relerved for Joseph 11. he orders the immortal Vandermeisch to to afford the world an exainple of a man, be hanged in eshgy, till such time as he can or rather of a monker, who unimpalfioned have the pleasure of executing him in perfon. awaiicd the pleasure of executing in per
“ What tyrant ever dared publicly avow fun."-PREFACE,
of the various mortifying events which in which commission you will be in. have arisen from falfe measures, and cluded." enterprises alike ill conceived and ill Subjoined to this collection is a lete executed.
ter froin the count de Cobenzl to “ It is my intention to send count de count de Trauttmansdorff, informing Cobenzl from hence, into the Nether- him that all dispatches for the emperor lands, in quality of my commissioner, were in future to be received by the and charged with the necessary powers,
HISTORY OF THE THEATRE.
they did not arise naturally out of the AUGUST-SEPTEMBER.
subject. On the whole; however, this IN
N addition to the productions of the dramatic caricature pofTelles some merit.
Haymarket Theatre, we have to On the 4th of Sept.a mutical piece, by notice a petit piece, called Modern Mr. O'Keeffe, called The BASKETS BREAKFAST, written by a youthful MAKER, was represented, taken from son of Mrs. Siddons, and performed on the well-known Peruvian tale of the the urth of August. But the arduous fame name; but the scene is removed to task of composing for the stage, is by the borders of Canada. In this attempt, no means suitable to the present genius our author has quitted, unsuccessfully, of this juvenile writer; and it is hoped his usual file of equivoque and broad his parents will divest themselves of a humour, in which his merit chiefly partiality, which can only tend to make consisted: the audience were of course them ridiculous.
highly diffatisfied, but they permitted Another triling piece also appeared it a full hearing ; to which the music on the 13th of the same month, en- by Dr. Arnold, and the scenery by the titled Taste and FEELING, from the manager, contributed much. The pen of a gentleman of more experience two principal characters were ably La clergyman! Bob Glutton, (one fupported by young Bannister and Mr. of the principal characters) who re R. Palmer. members no occurrence in his travels, Mr. O'Keeffe, hardly ever apparentfave the dainties of which he partook, ly discouraged, has since made a va. is not a new character; it may be found riety of alterations in this piece; and in Mr. Colman's Man and Wife. Ano- it has been lince repeated. ther, fir Benjamin Anecdote, whose pro About the middle of this month the pensity may be guessed by his name, is Haymarket Theatre closed for the sea. also liable to the fame objection as the son, with which we shall conclude this first; being a counterpart of the Gre-, article, neither Drury Lane nor Covent gory Gazette of Foote, but flat and Garden having as yet produced any insipid. The puns were not of the thing new. best fort, nor judiciously introduced ;
REMARKABLE DOMESTIC EVENTS.
to treat her as his own. He has by CIRCASSIAN SLAVE.
his will bequeathed her two thousand T the taking of Belgrade, the late florins, which, however, is not to be
marshal Laudohn was struck with paid to her til he has attained the age the appearance of a poor little Circassian of twenty-four years, when she is to flave girl, about ten years old, but very receive principal and interest. Since pretty. Feeling himself greatly interest. his death, this affectionate child, whole ed at the sight of this unfortunate child, name is Teekla, has wept and lamenihe determined to have her baptized, and ed almost incessantly.
Honneur! and to shed in your service Some, time ago, the large bell of the the last drop of our blood, which uncathedral of Glasgow was broke, and grateful France has already feen Aow afterwards sent to London to be re
for the maintenance of its glory, and founded; within these few davs it has
that of your illustrious ancestors. been returned, bearing the following it impossible for me to have my letter
“The dispersion of that family renders inscriptionIN THE YEAR OF GRACE
figned by all the noble and loyal genM.CCCCC.LXXXXIIII
tlemen which coinpose it; but, Sire, I Marcus Knox, a merchant, zealous have the unspeakable happiness of befor the intereits of the reformed reli- ing able to answer for them, as I do for gion, caused me to be fabricated in myself, that the same blood flows in our Holland, for the use of his fellow- veins, and the same inclination to thed citizens of Glasgow, and placed with it in your majesty's service, and that our solemnity in the tower of their cathe hearts are the same as they ever were. dral. My function was announced by ter in a place where, from age to age, our
“Condescend, Sire, to deposit this let. the impress on my bosomME AUDITO VENIAS DOCTRINAM posterity may sign it; and that it may SANCTAM UT DISCAS,
be an evidence lo much the more glo. and I was taught to proclaim the hours rious that no human force can destroy, of unheeded time. CXCV years had
It is not in the
power of misfortune I founded these awful warnings, when
to deltroy great fouls. The honour I I was broken by the hands of incon. feel of having some drops of the noble siderate and unkilful men.
blood of Heniy the Great fowing in my In the year M.DCC.XC. I was cast veins, should be a pledge to your man into the furnace, refounded at London, jesty, that mine preserves its full energy;
and I am able to exclaim with a hero of and returned to my sacred vocation.
your noble race, 'All is loft but our -Reader! THOU, ALSO, SHALT KNOW A RE- those who will not join their voice to
honour. The truly unfortunate are SURRECTION,
mine ; and who have not the noble -May it be unto eternal life!
mind to make the same oath as I have UNTITLED NOBILITY.
(Signed) “ FITZ JAMES." The following letter was lately written by the duc de Fitz James, the SKETCH OF BURNS, THE SCOTTISH lineal descendant of marshal Berwick, natural son of king James II. to the Burns, the poet, is now a farmer in king of France :
Dumfries-shire. A small place, which Geneva, Aug. 10, 1790, he has in the Excise, makes an addition " At a time when the nations of to his income. He has a wife and two Europe view with astonishment an'af- children. The cares which these several sembly of your subjects (whom your relations demand, would, one might majesty has been pleased to acknowledge suppose, leave him but little leisure for as the National Assembly) destroy a the pursuits of poetry; yet we are told body, of nobility, the inost illuftrious that he occasionally sacrifices to the that ever existed in any monarchy, Muse; and, what is more, that he has and whose most glorious title was that been endeavouring, by study, to make of the supporters of the thronę; per. up the defe&ts of liis original education. mit me, Sire, the head of a family What is remarkable, we are informed who have the honour of reckoning that he writes English prose not only kings among their ancestors, to re with purity, but elegance, and has quest of your majesty to be pleased to been attempting to compose a farce. receive, in the name of myself and fa Whether study may have the effect of mily, the oath which we have made to destroying the originality of his genius, live and die faithful to your interelts, or only of lopping off its redundancies, and to rally at the cry, ever dear to we shall not pretend to lay. He some Frenchmen, of Vive le Roi! Vive l time since erected a Stone to the memory
of the unfortunate Ferguson, his pre. all travellers, and alike disguised in decessor in Scotch poetry; a isibute liquor, they began to quarrel about which was highly worthy of one pret some meat boiling for fupper. Mary to another, and which reflects not less Whitehead, it seems, began the quar.
honour on his heart, than his writings rel, and her husband going out of the a on his genius,
house, Margaret Riley stabbed her un
der the ribson the right side, with a hawk. PEDESTRIAN.
ed bill or gardener's knife, so that part On Saturday the 28th ult. at ten of her bowels came out. The neigh. minutes past four o'clock, the cele- bours being alarmed by her cries, Mar. brated walking Poivell arrived at St. garet Riley, to excuse herself, faid it Paul's Cathedral, and after touching was no more than a sham labour that a part of it, three huzzas were given me pretended to, though die wanted by the populace, when he was con- feven weeks of her time. In confe. veyed away by a hackney coach. He fet off from ihe Monument on asion de lingered in extreme torment
quence, however, of her dreadful city. Sunday the 22d at twelve o'clock at till the Sunday afternoon, when he was night for York, and reached that city delivered of a child, which died in a ac half jest one on Wednesday. His quarter of an hour, and the expired vyager was thiiteen guine?s to twenty herself on Monday morning in grcat thri he would walk to York, and re- agonies. The Coroner's Jury having turn, In five days and eighteen hours, biought in their verdićt wilful niurder which he performed in five days, tixteen againit Margaret Riley, the was comhours, and ten minutes.
mitied to Lancaster Castle. He reached Stamford in Lincoin huise, Early this month, a daring robbery on Monday night, which is about ninety and inhuman murder was committed miles, and arrived at Doncaller on
on the body of Susannah Waits, a girl Tuellay night very late. He returned about seventeen years of age, servant to from York as far as Ferrybridge on Mr. W. Bruster, of Swinemead near Wednetday, on Thursday he fept at Boston, who had been to visit her pa. Granthani, and on Friday on this file
rents, and was found by some horsemen of Biggletwade. The whole time be aboue three hundred yards from Swine. tock, was one hundred and thirty-fix thead, weltering in her blood, her head hours and ten minutes.
nearly fevered from her body, supposed He appeared to be very much fa: to have been done by a reaper's hook. rigued when he returned, yet he could One of her pockets was turned inside have been in town more early had it out, the other cut off. The girl had been necessry.--Some persons met him no more than eight pence in money, at St. Albin's; a considerable number which the villain took, together with 24 Barnet; and when he reached pair of sinall ova! plated buckles, and Sinithfield, there was a. very great a pair of white cotton stockings. The coud, not only of pedestrians, but of perpetrator is not yet discovered. carriages and horsemen, Mr. Powell is clerk to an attorney,
SUICIDE. in New Ion, and is now fifty-seven On Friday morning, the 27th ult. beyears old. He performed the faine tween leven and eight o'clock, a woman journey feventeen years ago, and was of the name of Davis was found dead allowed six days to do it in, but ac- in her bed in Clement's-lane, Clarecomplished it in about lix hours and a market, with a knife fticking in her half within the limited time.
throal; she was discovered in this ftu.
ațion by a woman who lodged in the MURDER.
Same house. Her goods, it seems, tvere Thę beginning of thiş month the seized for the rent, and a man put in following tragical affair happened at a possession, which, jer naps, had some lodging house ai Garslang, in Lan: effect on her mind. She was thirty, fis çaihiie: One Thomas Whitehead and years of age, remarkably industrious, his wife, Mary, being in company with well behaved, and handsome. From Margaret Riley and another woman, 'marks on her neck it appeared as if