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Awake, and know thyself; thy firmness prove;
Your steid was auld, and ye bae mair, EfTay to put this wily train to flight :
Edward, Edward; Awake, and see with what impatient love
Your steid was auld, and ye hae mais, God fain wou'd bear thee back to realms of
Sum ither dule ye drie, 0!t light. For though with Vict'ry's verdant chaplet grac'd,
Oh, I hae killed my fadir deir, I Though dimpled Peace, best earthly good,
Micher, mither; were thine,
Oh, I hae killed my fadir deir, Felicity's pure cup thou could'it not taite
Alas! and wae is me, O! But in the borom of thy home divine.
(4 dead paxle.) Then, rouse thee ! Number not init circling
foes! In Hear'n alone thou safely may'l repose.
What penance will ye drie for that,$
Edward, Edward; AN ANCIENT SCOTTISH DRAMATIC
What penance will ye drie for that,
My deir son, now tell me, 01 BALLAD, Upon the juft dramatic reading of the following Ballad, the satisfaction of the rea. l'le set my feet in yonder boat, der will altogether depend. The dialogue
Mither, mither; lies between a lady and her son. Their re- l'le set my feet in yonder boat, (pective characters are strongly drawn, and And I'le fare uwr the fea, 0 are wrought by the poet with unparelleled art. A genius at once glowing and exqui. fite, has finished the picture. Interest is. What will ye do wi touris and ha, I maintained throughout the whole; and the
Edward, Edward ; conalefon, like a gleam of livid light, What will ye do wi touris and ha, bursts through the cloud of mystery, and That were fee fair to see, O! displays a scene replete with horror. It is
EDWARD. to the digrace of the Scottish nation that I'le let them stand till they doun fa, ** this, the best of all their ancient ballads,
Micher, mither; has been neglected, and that the name and fortunes of its admirable author are now
I'le let them stand till they doun fa, buried in oblivion. E. MACKENZIE.
For beir I mannae be, oltt Edward enters into i be presence of bis MOTHER,
MOTHER. ssba with furprize and anxiety enquires: What will ye leave to bairns and wife,fi WHY does your brand fae drap wi bluid, **
Edward, Edward ;
What will ye leave to bairns and wife,
Whan ye gang pwr the sea, o !$
The warld's room to beg throuch life,111
The warld's room to beg throuch life,
For them I neir maun fee, O!TI
What will ye leave to your mither deir,
Edward, Edward ;
What will we leave to your mither deir,
My dear fou, now tell me, O!
* Your steid was old, and you have more.
+ Some other calamity you endure. Mither, mither ; Ob, I hae killed my reid roan Ateid,
Oh, I have killed my father dear.
What penance will you endure for that.
What will you do with towers and hall. Why does your sword to drop with blood, ** !'ll let them stand till they down fall. + And why so fad go you.
++ For here I must not be. 1 Oh, I have killed my hawk so good. #1 What will you leave to children and wife. And I bad no other but he.
$$ When you go o'er the sea. Your lawk's blood was never fo red. || || The world is wide to beg through life. Oh, I lave killed my red roan teed. 4 For them I ng'er must fee.
Just as you look into the fire The curse of hell irae me shall ye beir, * For any likeness you defire. Mither, mither ;
Is an undertaking,
In which the undertaker
Resembles a marriage contract maker
A poor industrious man,
Who means no ill,
But does the best be can BY THE LATE-Rev. LAURENCE STERNE.
With a quill;
lithed piece of humour, was written at a If matters can be brought to bear
And crust, agreed by every man of sense, honour, and But that which makes you all fo leanlearning, that the Critical Review of the
Hunger and thirst. prefent day is altogether beneath contempt; So now and then a judge and its declining fale and credit during
Consigns a wretch many years paft render it probable that it To Maiter Ketch, may soon cease to exist. Charity forbids it, Having no grudge; therefore, that so keen a satire should be No reason clear can be assigned, considered as intended to apply to the pub- Only, like you, he has not dined. lication at a time when it may, for aught I So far from withing your allowance thorter, know, be writhing perhaps in the agonies I wish, for all your lakes, or impending diffulution. SINEX.
That you may never want becf-Reaks YE overseers and reviewers
And porter ; Of all the Mures' links and sewers,
And for your merits who dwell on bigh,
A dram of British spirits.
And so I leave you with a fable,
Deligned, without a ineer,
To exhilarate your table,
And give a relish to your beer.
I beg my compliments to all your ladies,
The reviewer-eiles. I thank you for your criticism,
Hark! Which you have ushered in
And, if you please, take warning, With a delightful witticism,
My table is concerning That tastes like rotten fruit preserved in gin.
A cuckoo and a lark. And therefore marvel not that my two bad. If I said a nightingale, lads,
You would have cried, Which are but like two fallads,
(You could not fail,)
That it was pride,
And nought beside,
Which made me think of such a tale.
Upon a tree as they were fitting, To speak according to your feelings;
They fell into a warm dispute, And do believe, if you liad withal,
Warmer than was fitting, You would drop honey;
Which of them was the better flats And that you overflow with gall,
After much prating, Because you do not overflow with money.
And debating, Hence all your spite
Not worth relating, Against a poor connundrumite,
Things came to fuch a pais, Whose only bufinels is to watch
They both agree Where the connundrums lie,
To take an ass And be upon the catch
For referee : As they go by ;
The ass was ftudying botany and grass To make a fimile in no feature
Under the tree. Resembling the creature
What do you think was the decree ? That he has in his eye ;
“ Why," says the ass, " the queftion in nos Juft as a fisher shouts an owl,
hard :" Or a fes-law,
And so he made an excellent award, To make the likeness of a fly's
As you thall ler.
“ The lark,” lays here • The curse or hell from me thall you bear. “ Has got a wild antastic pipe, Such counicis you gave me.
But no more mutic thun a Inipe ;
It gives one pain,
The ass was so intoxicated,
That ever since Whercas, the cuckoo's nute
He has got a fancy in his skull,
Dated when the moon's at full,
To fummon every soul,
Every ass and asses' foal,
To try the quick and dull;
Stopping and jading all he meets ; His manner and expreflion
Pronouncing with an air From every forrester and cager
Of one pronouncing from the chair, Of the profesion."
Here is a beauty! this is new ! Thus ended the dispute ;
And that's a blemish, The cuckoo was quite mute
For which I have no relish! With admiration;
Just like the CRITICAL REVIEW! The lark ftuod laughing at the brute,
Affecting so much penetration.
MEMOIRS OF EMINENT PERSONS.
THE LATE GENERAL PAOLI. fecond son of Hiacente Paoli, who had " Questo grand'uomo mandato per Dio a always been attached to the popular liberare la Patria."*
cause; and consequently was a sworn CEL ELEBRATED men have a just claim enemy to the Genoete ; for they had atto the attention of the public. both by fraud and by arms; and, inttead
tempted to subjugate his native country, Their lives are not only accompanied with a certain degree of Splendour that of endeavouring to acquire the attachdelights, but alto with a variety of in- ment of the vation, had planted the formation, which cannot fail to in
seeds of an unconquerable hatred, by tiruct.
their rapaciousness, their cruelty, and Respecting fuch of our own country
their injustice. Uniting a narrow commen as have acquired a dazzling reputa
mercial jealousy with a fondness for fiscal tion, we are alvays eager to ascertain tyranny, a capitation, a tithe, and a the origin, and to trace the progress, of hearth-tax, three of the most odious imtheir greatness; while we neceflarily con- polis that could be deviled, were levied template foreigners with a diminished with an uncommon degree of strictness, degree of curolity. In the present in and that too on a nation totally devoid fiance, however, we behold a stranger,
ot' wealth ; while they were, at the fame who intereits us to the full as much as it time, destitute of the means of supporthe had been a native; for he bas not ing their new burthens, by being des only relided awang us for a series of prived of trade and manufactures. But years , but has been considered the adopt- nobles, who had inodesily appended the
this was not all; for the poor Genocfe ed child of a country, in conjunction with which he had acted and fought. In royal crown of Cortica* to the arms of thort, he has been long cherished, pro
the republic, were fent over, from time tected, and patronised in Great Britain, to time, to enrich themselves with the where be found an asylum during like the Baillis of Sivitzerland, pay their
spoils of an impoverished people; and, , the latter part of an eventful life ; and debts, and redeem their castles
, by if he has eat the bread of the nation, at has at least been uobly and honourably
means of every species of oppression. carned.
Signor Pasquale Paoli was born at The bank of St. George had a much Rustino, in the island of Corsica, (as better claim to the honour of emblazoning a would appear from a variety of circum
crown on its paper money, as it actually ad. itances,) in the year 1720. He was the vanced the whole of the treasure for the ex
tinction of certain claims on the part of the
Kings of Naples and Arragon, and received A Corsican provers, applicy io Paoli by in return the illand of Corsica, by way of Ma cuairymes
An avenger was at length found, in Baron Goertz, and ferred during fome the person of Sampiero, a native Cor- time along with that great warrior Charles @can, who had obtained the rank of XII., he entered into the service of the colonel in the fervice of the King of Emperor; resided during a fhort period France; but who was publicly poniarded at forence, in the capacity of bis inin the midst of his fölloners, by a Ge- perial Majesty's minitier ; and having noele. The allellin lasing been cut in received an offer of the crown of Cor pieces by the indignant inultitude, the lica, provided he would place himself at tenate decreed that the expences of a the head of the insurgents, he accordfuneral ceremony should be detrayed by ingly repaired to Aleria, on board a the public; and at the tame time pro- velfel mounting 24 guns, and carrying an poled, tlint a ftatue thould be erected to English fing. Soon after this in March, his honour in the hall of the ducal pa- 1736) he was conducied to Corte, the lace, by the side of that of *Andrew capital of this illand; and, in a general Doria!
affembly of the inhabitants, was imineIn 1725, the Genocíe having inlisted diately elected "hing of Cortica and Cathat, instead of tithes in kind, the full praja, under the name of Theodore I. value in money should be paid by the But as the natives have ever been islanders, a new revolt broke out, and the inpaticnt of fuperiority, they foun ftandard of liberty was once more unfurled becaine to the full as tired of their by those hardy illanders. On this, the new sovereign then, as they were of pretensions of their oppreffors, instead the English about half a century af of being diminished, were encreased : terwards; and both were accordingly they intitted that all the cornmodities of obliged to abdicate. The retreat of the the country should be sold to thein alune; foriner, however, muti be allowed to they feized on a lake for their own use, have been inore lionourable, as his Mas called stauno di Dianu; the waters of jelly King Thcodore withdrew for the which were converted into falt by the express purpole of obtaining fupplies, rays of the fun, while the families of atter having convoked a consulta, in Ciaccaldi and Raffaelli were deprived of which he took a folemn and public leave their eftates, in confequence of the most of the nation. Ile also eitablithed a refrivolous pretexts.
gency, and, by an cdict publithed at On this, Pompiliani and Fabio Filin- Sartene, conferred the proritional goghieri were elected the leaders of the in- yernment on tiventy-cight nobles, at the Turgents; and, although the latter was head of whom we find the Marquis Iliput to death by the poniard, a new war acinte de Paoli, with the rank of Narwas only prevented by the intervention thal General, of the Emperor in 1732, who had lent Soon after this, the king of France Prince Louis of Wirtemberg lo Cortica, ordered a body of men, under General with a body of 6000 men, to the allilia de Maillebois, to land in Corfica, for the ance of ibe republic.
express purpofe of allifting the Genoefe. Notwithstanding the concordat that But as the natives were in no finall defollowed, the Genocle governcil with gree formidable, this commander offered their usual injustice, and the Corsicans his mediation : it however was refused obeyed with the same reluctance as betore. on the part of the Marquis de Paoli, In å short tine after, the furiner having but accepted by his countrymen. On found means to frize on and imprison this, he' immediately, lett his native those whom they termed the ring-leaders island, in company with his two fons, during the late insurrecrion, a new war and repaired to the continent. Having broke forth in consequence of fo grofs obtained the countenance of one of the a breach of faith.
neighbouring princes, into whose service This event gave birih to the projects (we believe) he cutered, liacinte settled of Anthony Buron de Neubolt, one of, at Naples. While there, lie foon perthe most extraordinary men recorded in ceived the fceds of extraordinary talents history. After having tiudied politics ut:der the celebrated Swedith ninister Theodore 1. coined money, established
laws, in ituted the Order of Deliverance, It may not be unnecesi'ary to observe in and created a number of nobles, among wlion this place, that the memory of this great was the father of Paoli, who obtained the man was never disgraced by giving him an dignity of a Marquis, and the port of Grand a.Jallin for a colleague.
in his second son, Pasquale; and being “Hi mores, hæc duri immota Catonis determined to bestow a good education Secta fuit, servare modum, fincraque tenere, on him, le placed his favourite child un- Naturamque fequi, patriæque impendere vider the Jeluits, then esteemed the beti
tam, naliers in Europe. Thus confided to
Nec fibi fed toti genitum se credere mundo." their tuition, he attained an extraordi
Lacan. Pkarjul. lib. ii, 1.300. nary degree of proticiency in the learned At length the time arrived when Paoli languages. Active, fober, never indul- was to carry his fchemes into execution giag idlenets, or abandoning either his He accordingly took leave of bis father, mod or body to the groffer pleafures of who, after embracing him with affection, fenfuality, he, at an early period of life., expressed himself as follows: conceived the bold idea of placing him
My dear fon, I may pollibly never self at the head of his nation, and be- see you again; but, in imagination, I coming its deliverer. Meanwhile, he fall ever attend on your footiieps. Your was introduced at court, obtained a com
delign is great and noble, and I doubt muffion in the service of Naples, and en- not but God will bless and allili you in it. deavoured to make himself acquainted The little which remains to me of life," with the art of war.
adds the hoary chief, “ I thall consecrate At an early period of his life, he dif- to your cause, by offering up my prayers played a lofty port, and exhibited what and supplicatiovs to Heaven for your Le himself was pleased to terin
prosperity and protection." “ Una fuperbia indicibile."
Ilaving repaired to his native island,
hc found a sudden change in respect to His mind, at the same time, became the difference of manners: for the peo deeply itnbued with all the ancient pre- ple there were still rude, uncouth, and,
epis relative to liberty; and when in fome relpects, savage. They seemed, poken to respecting the dangers ihat however, admirably fitted for war; and minust be neceffarily encountered in at- exhibited, at the same time, a steady tempting to entranchise bis country, he determination either to recover their loit was accustomed to reply by incans of a independence, or perish in the attempt. Loe from Virgil:
As it was imposible, on account of "Vincit amor Patriæ laudumque immenfs his extreme youth, that he should all at cupido.”
once aspire to the honour of being one Aleanwhile, his father, who appears
of the chiefs of his nation, Paoli officito have been a man of *talents
, brought ated for a confiderable time as secretary hun up with the most noble notions, and
to Caffori, a phyfician, who happened to carefully inculcated to practice of all be one of his own kintmen, and who the heroic virtues. In addition to this,
was at this period at the head of the lis own mind being filled with important malcontents. At both, on the affatliutjedts, his pations, instead of being nation of that leader, he presented himaltcd in ignoble pursuits, were occupied self as his fucceffor; but he was opposed fulely with important objects. Accuf- by Signor Matra, the fon of a Marquis tomed to contemplate and to reason on
of the same name, who, like Paoli's own the practices of former times, he took father, had been attached to the popular part with the Stoics in preference to the cause, and forined, in conjunction with Epicureans, and was eager to remark, birn, one of the council of regency: " that while the formuer had produced Being a man of noble jentinents, and but une great man, the other could boalt uniting the patriot and the warrior in tiis of a mulutude.”+
own person, he formed a formidable rival to Pasquale; and the adherents of
both parties having armed on the occaThere is a sonnetto fill in existence, fion, the Paulifts were defeated, and oba written by Hiacinte Paoli to celebrate the liged, with their chief, to take refuge in toploits of his colleague, General Giafieri, sho afterwards retired like himself to Na- blockaded. But Matra foon after expe
a convent, where they wcre closely plus, during the fiege of Cordone. It be- rienced the fame tracical end as his two (ne with the two following lines : * A cor nat l'Eroe di Cirno invitto,
predeceffors, Sainpieri and Caffori. On Morte delcenda e le l'inchiai il lato, &c."
this, his competitor was immediately
liberated from his confinement, and pubI A Tow to Corsica, by James Boswell, licly canvalled for the chieftainthip, now in P. 32i.
become once more vacant,