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he quitted the service in disgust; and general service would be highly benethough he could, to my knowledge, fited, were men of Brigadier Crauhave got £2500. for his Company, furd's transcendant talents and pubļic he would not accept of more than his virtue — witness his contempt of filthy Sovereign's regulated price ; viz. gold, and his luminous Military Lec1500. because he felt himself bound tures in Parliament, on the defence in honour to adhere strictly to the of the Nation-promoted to a rank rules of the service.

that would entitle them to 'exalted Brigadier Craufurd never required commands. But when I add, that any person under his command to this Veteran's standing in the service, endure any hardship or privation, with his critical i nowledge of almost which he would not cheerfully undergo every acre of land in the subjugated himself; for when danger and fatigue States of Europe, confirms this obwere“ the order of the day,” he was servation in his particular favour, always found leading the van! After I feel satisfied that a Pruyer from the enduring the cold, wet, hunger, and Representatives of the People in Parfatigue of a fourteen bours' march, liament, for his promotion to his in a low rich soil, swoln with rain, entitled rank of a Lieutenant-general, I have found this second Frederick of would be greeted by every soldier in Prussia in his tent, fighting battles the service ; as many Generals who on paper, or else translating his fa- now enjoy separate and high comvourite German author, Marshal Tilk, mands, were only subaltern officers, while the rest of the army were in the when Craufurd was commanding, and arms of sleep! In this way he realized .forming a young regiment. But, the science of the Prussian Hero; independent of the obvious equity of which he, subsequently, proved in such a proceeding, the public weal Ireland for the French General, should dictate the measure, as it Humbert, who invaded that country, would place a man, who unites the declared, that “ Craufurd was, in his qualities that adorned a Cæsar, in a opinion, the most scientific General state of capability to scourge that Foe in the Island ;as it was owing to his who threatens the slavery of the little flying corps, that the progress of world! the French was principally retarded, A British Soldier in Retirement. and, in the conclusion, ovliged to capitulate, I heard this anecdote in

Mr. URBAN, Germany,


SHOULD have particular pleasure Feeling, as I do, the truth of this in supplying you with some Me. statement, I am justified in giving moirs of a person so universally and credence to this gallaut Briton's mas- highly respected and beloved, as the terly reply to Massena, as he was cer- late Major-general John Bellasis, of tainly an eye-witness to all that he Bombay, according to the desire ex, relates, and I know him to be inca. pressed in your note on the mention pable of stating a falsehood. He has of that gentleman, in the account of therefore completely exposed the Mr. Bunce, late Resident at Muscat, slandering lies oi'this mushroom Duke, who had the distinguished honour of this Honourable Member of Buona- his patronage and friendship; but it parle's most Honourable Legion of is not at present in my power to say Honour ! For I am as fully per- more, than that the General was a suaded of the moral truth of every palive of Berkshire, and had an uncle word in Brigadier-general' Crawfurd's of the name of Hill, a very worthy Reply to Massena's Statement of the Clergyman at Sherborn, near Basingaffair of the Coa- an affair which stoke, iu Hampshire, by whom he proves

what an handful of Britons can was educated, and with whom he. do, when led by a Craufurd, against either wholly resided, or passed a the united strength of France !-as great part of his youthful days, though it had-been verified on oath and where he became acquainted with before that fountain of Rectitude and the family of Mr. Bunce's maternal Virtue, the great Lord Chief Justice grandfather, the Rev.James Plowden, Ellenborough, of the King's Bench. who possessed an estate in the adjaWhen we contemplate the facts above cent parish of Ewburst, and was the stated, I think that we may insist, patron and rector of that church. with the simplicity of truth, that the Mr. Bellasis went out to India in the

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Military service, and was most de- accustomed seat as President of the Miservedly promoted to the high rank litary Board, about half past twelve, and which he held. He married the appeared in excellent health and spirits, only daughter of the Rev. John

while the ordinary business of the day Hutchins, the Historian of Dorset

was under discussion. About balf past shire; to whom he was attached, succeeded by an immediate rupture of

one, he was seized with a slight cough, at a very early age, before he left

an artery in the lungs, which terminated this country; and, with those honour- his existence in a few minutes. By the able and virtuous principles which demise of this highly-honourable and marked every period, and governed worthy man, the service is deprived of a every action of his life, he steadily zealous, brave, and faithful Officer, and retained that attachment; and, as

his children of a most affectionate parent; soon as hs situation admitted, com- while those who were attached to him pleted it in marriage, He has left through an intercourse of private friendibree sons; one of whom resides in ship, have to deplore the loss of a characEngland; the other two remain in ter, whose memory they will long cherish

with every sentiment of respect and esIndia, in the Military service of the

The Major - General's remains Company one at Surat, the other

were interred yesterday afternoon with at Bumbay; and an only daughter, due military hunours, attended by a the wite of Henry Fawcett, esq. of numerous concourse of gentlemen, and Portland-place.

of ail ranks and professions.". This is all I can at present coinmu- It is no inconsiderable confirmation nicate, with any degree of accuracy, of the character you have inseried of respecting the good General, except Mr. William Chicheley Bunce, that the following account of his death he not only possessed, in a very high (which I do not recollect having been degree, this great and good man's noticed in your Obituary *) from Mr. esteem and regard, but likewise that Wm. Chicheley Bunce's letter to his of the General's sons in India, who, father, dated Bombay, Feb. 15, 1808: 'in their letters to Mr. Fawcett re

“ How shall I relate to you, with specting his decease, mention him any degree of composure, an event,

as the protege of their late father, which I well know will cause you as and express, in the most feeling terms much sorrow and regret, as it does of friendship, their concern on the me. My faithful friend, I may say my occasion, and for the deep' affliction second Paiher, (second only to your- it would cause to his parents, to whom self in my regard) is, alas ! no more. they were anxious it should be comThis melancholy event took place municated with the greatest caution most suddenly, on Thursday the 11th and tenderness. Such kind and con: instant; and, till this moment, I siderate attentions, extending, eveu have been unable to relate it. On

to the surviving relatives of their dethe morning of that day, we break- ceased friend, do equal honour to fasted together at Randal-lodge (the the living and the dead. General's house in the country) and, Whenever unfavourable characters as usual, went into town, the General

are presented, you would certainly apparently in perfect health -- but I call for the most authentic documents, find I can proceed no farther; and before you gave them any publicity ; must refer you to the enclosedi Bom- and though there cannot be the same bay Newspaper. On the 12th, I at- occasion to authenticate those of an tended the remains of this dear re

opposite description, it is a peculiar spected friend to the grave.”.

satisfaction to me, ihat I have such Extract.

indubitable proofs in my possession, Bombay, Feb. 13, 1808. in respect to both the above, as well “ On Thursday last, the 11th instant, from public records, as the private departed this life, aged 60 years, Major correspondence of some of the most Gen. John Bellasis, Commanding Officer respectable persone in England and of the Porces, and Colonel of Artillery on India, and they will readily be enthis Establishment. Never was the insta

trusted to your perusal, whenever bility of human enjoyments more fully exemplified, than in this sudden and un

you may have occasion, or a desire to

see them, for the purpose of con, expected event, The General took his

firming the truth and justice of

every * We particularly thank this worthy

Jine that has been sent you, as a triCorrespondent: we knew the General's bute to their merits and their meworth, and sincerely lament his loss. EDIT. mory:

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“WESTMINSTER ABBEY. This venerable ture will pause, ere they give their Pile will be restored to all its furmer consent to this piece of restoration. grandeur. Mr. Wyatt, the Architect, I must confess, that, for myself, I do has undertaken to put the wal's and ornaments in a complete state of durability,

Dot possess a sufficiency of fastidious

ness, or perhaps, I should say, without the least injury to the Monuments. capability, to find fault with the

of been found in a vase taken from the Court repairs as far as they have gone ; nor, of Records, in a high state of preservation. indeed, would I presume to forestall From this the Artist will be enabled o pro

the criticisms which have been so long duce all the moute orna.nents, which time threatened by your redoubtable Cor. has destroyed. The Saints which stood in respondcot, the Red Cross Knight ; the niches are to re-appear.”

but, unless the able directors of these Mr. URBAN,

July 11. National Restorations can call magick ing you an extract froin several

the Statues appears to be an exploit of the latest daily Prints. As I have ratber more hazardous in its successno other means of ascertaining the ful consequences, than any thing truth of this assertion, I beg Icave to which has been as yet attempled ; refer to you, who are almost the only neither does it seem likely, that any brief Chrovicle of the times that can newly-discovered drawing of the Arbe depended upon in these matters, chitectural compartments could confor a confirmation, or rather an ex

vey a correct idea of what these speplanation, thereof. We are told, cimens of sculpture were. that the walls and ornaments are to be Thoughlam a very humble lookerput i: a complete state of repair,

od, I do assure you, Sir, that this without injuring the Monuments. paragraph has awakened very inquia This must, doubtless, bave reference sitive sensations in my mind on thi to the interior of the venerable Struc- very importaut subject, which would ture; but how Mr. Wyatt, or any be much allayed by an explanatory, body else, can restore these walls to word or two from you, or some of all their former grandeur, without your communicative Correspondents

. injuring, or indeed removing, many Yours, &c.

H.M. of the modern Monuments, is an assertion, which rather staggers an Mr. URBAN,

Oxford, Dec. 3. inquisitive observer. Can it be possible AM sure that, from your general for the South Cross to be restored to its original appearance, if the nume- Jour knowledge of the particular rous works of Rysbrack and Roubi- regard which a learned Clergyman of liac remain undisturbed ? It is much

our own times entertains for you, to be wished, that persons who au- no doubt will arise in yonr mind about thorize the insertion of paragraphs lhe propriety of admitting this letter similar to the above, which has some- into your Magazine. what the appearance of coming from

You may recollect having inserted an official quarter, had seen that (vol. LXXVIII p. 873) an cpilaph, they were not so studiously vague which was engraven upon a moauand inexplicit. Of the drawing found ment in Hatton Church, to the ine; jn the Court of Records, I need say mory of Catharine, the youngest and nothing, as much has appeared about much-lamented daughter of Dr. Part. it already in your pages; but I would When he was preparing it for the particularly call your attention to lapidary, be employed me as his The closing sentence of this unaccount- ananuensis ; and he not only told me, able assertion, which tells us, that that the greater part of ihe Latin' " the Saints which stood in the niches

verses were taken by him from Siare to re-appear.” By this we are to donius A pollinaris, but he pointed judge, that all the statues in the out the passages

, aud gave strong niches round the exterior of Henry reasons for rejecting one line, which the Seventh's Chapel, which were I wished him not to omit. I think it wantonly pulled down in a barbarous of importance to state the foregoing age, lest they should fall on the heads circumstance, because I have beard it of the Members of Parliament, are observed, that the Doctor had emto be re-instated; and, certainly, all ployed both matter and words, that true lovers of our antient Architec. were not his owo.


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As, from the extreme inquietude of Anatomy is the first chapter of our his mind, he was compelled to ask book on Mao. I cannot suppose from the aid of other persons to super

certain severe strictures other than intend the engraving of the inscrip- general notions in his provincial tion, it so happened, that his direc- neighbours, about the indecency, tions for marks of quotation to be perhaps cruelty, of submitting any affixed to the lines from Sidonius bodies of dead relations to perquiwere not observed.

Knowing that sition. his unfeigned and deep sorrow for The Doctor can at will give orders the loss of an excellent daughter about his own body. Has he at any would prevent him from turning his time, in person or proxy, despoiled eye towards the monument, I, within a breathless frame of its purcbased a few days, told himn of some mis- resting place? By devoting his own takes, which were committed in the perishable materials to previous sur. punctuation, and which I am myself gical uses, an atonement will be made authorized to have corrected by the to the world ; and thus he may befirst opportunity.

OXONIENSIS. come, both dead and alive, a pattern P.S. Upon a second, and more indeed for all Medical men, conscious careful inspection of the Monument of the samue transgression. it turns out, that marks of quotation

I PRÆ, SEQUAR. to the lines from Sidonius Apollinaris were properly affixed, according to


Dec. 23. the Doctor's injunctions.

have more than once dis

played a beacon to gouty, perMr. URBAN,

Dec. 3. sons, been their telegraph, their dis. I NoFolhe Magazine abileo and muchN your Magazine, p. 500, the death interested guide. A remedy, as it

seems to ine, deserving to be so esteemed Earl of Dartmouth is called, is at this time offered to their noticed ; also some verses introduced, prayers. The Gentleman's Magazine, as supposed to be written in compli- I am sure, will help us against that ment to him, when at school, by the host of impostors, by which a successEarl of Carlisle. Knowing your wishful medicine is always pursued, and to be ever correct, I must beg leave sometimes even hunted down. to mention, that I happened to be at The most striking good effects on Eton-school at the time these verses two patieuts, who bave taken Huswere written, when Lord Carlisle son's Medicinal Water, stamp its exwrote a Poem descriptive of the cellence with me. It is said a counterseveral merits of his friends and feit has already been sold : general schoolfellows, belonging to his Con *, knowledge of the true composition or Society. The said lines were made would at once cut off other such in compliment to Heneage Legge, deleterious shams. esq. who married Elizabeth, daughter We read in p. 55 of “The Countrey of Sir Philip Musgrave, bart. Ge Farme," by Gervaise Markham, is a cousin of the Dartmouth family. printed at London, in 1616: Lord Dartmouth never was at Eton Gout and Ach in the Hands. school; but received the early part * For paine in the feet and hands, boyle of his education at Harrow.

a good handfull of Mugwort in a sufficient quantitie of Oyle Olive, unto the spending

of the third part; make thereof an OyntMr. URBAN,

Dec. 9. ment for the payned place : Give also to EFORE this Volume is closed, drinke the weight of a French crowne of on Dr. Harrison's professional reinon

of one of the bearbes called Arthritice.” strances. Improvement in Medical In the samue page below, Primrose practice is the object : how can that and Sage are called bearbes Arthribe facilitated more, than by rendering ticæ. means of knowledge less expensive, Some practising Apothecary can, and readier of access ? No such means by this hint, start from his tile, Opiare pointed out hitherto.

ferquc per orbem, as a cognomen for

hiinself. * Con was an Eton plorase made use of If my book is scarce, you may in those days.

command it.


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METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL, kept at Crafton, in Hackney,

from the 16th of November, to the 15th of December. Thermometer. Barometer. Day of


Weather, &c. Month. Max. Min. Max. Min.

Nov.16 55 48 29.31 29.26 1. S. W. fair--showery and windy

17 53 45 29.45 29.36 V. S. W. cloudy, and some showers

18 52 45 29.64 99.55 WSW-W fair-rainy ( 19 53 41 29.70 29461 SW-N. misty-showers-cloudy

20 48 43 $9.71 29.56 N.-E. foggy--rain and wind
21 51 43 29.58 29:48 S. rain-showers
22 50 46 29.85 22.58

S.S. W. fair-showers of hail & rain 23 53 47 29.36 29.83 S. clear-showers 24 52 39 29.79 29-68 S. cloudy-rain-showers

25 50 36 29•64 29:56 S. clear-showers-clear 026 47 36 29.39 29.19 S.E. clouded-showers

27 48 39 29.22 29.09 S. E. clear and clouds [wind 28 48 34 29.03 28.94 S. E. foggy-showers of rajo, and 29 43 32 29.13 09.04 S. misty-showers--misty 30 41 29 29.42 99-19 N. W.

fair day Dec. 1 40 30 29.70 29.47 NW.-N wbite frost-clear & clouds

36 24 29.89 30.02 N. clear-clouds-misty > 3 44

40 29.95 29.95 NE-SW white frost–rainy-cloudy 49 45 29.96 29.92 W'. foggy-cloudy and damp 51 47 29.95 29.89 W. misty_clouded and windy 51 41 29.63

29.42 S. W. wind & rain, clear & clouds 47 32 29.42 29.36 S, W. foggy-cloudy-clear 40 26 29.79 29.54 N. W.-N. clouds-small rain-clear 35

26 29.94 29.89 N. W. white frost 010 39 3-4 29.60 29.38 S. rain and suoi-cloudy

11 36 28 29.90 29:56 N. clear and clouds 12 50 40 29.76 29.60 S. clouded-rain-clear 13 54 50 29.93 29.80 W. foggy-clear-wind & rain 14 51 37 29.78 29.66 W. S. W windy and showery-clear 15 45 36 30.06 29 88 W. S. W. sun&clouds--clear& clouds

Nov. 16. Very windy showery night.

17. Flash of lightning about 64 p. m.
20. The Maximum of Thermometer at 11 p. m.
01. Thunder Clouds about.
22. Showers of hail and rain ; lightning at night.
23. Flash of lightning at nigbt.
24. Evaporation since the 22d, 120.
26. Near two quarts of water fell on a surface of 9 inches diameter, since the 22d.
28. Evaporation since the 24th, 37o.

30. Moon well defined; but yellowish. Flashes of lightning observed.
Dec. 2. Cirri, Cirro-strati, and Cirro-cumuli, observed early in the morning ;

ceeded by change of weather. 4. Very damp by Mr. B. M. Forster's Hygrometer. 5. Girro-stratus and Cirro-cumulus observed. Evaporation since 23th ult. 25o.

Windy uight. 7. Evaporation, 9o. 9. Sky overspread with Cirro-cumulus, p. m. 10. Upper current N. N. E. to-night. 11. Evaporation since the 7th, only 8o A Burr observed round the Moon, about

104 p. m. a little coloured with yellow, red, and green, at its extremities. 13. Cirro-stratus and Cirro-cumulus observed in the afternoon : rain came on at

night, accompanied by high wind, and increasing temperature. 14. Very windy showery day; but clear night. Evaporation since the 11th, 22®*. 15. Early a, m. Cirro-stratus was spread about the sky, and threatened min.

It, however, cleared : and at night, light tufts of Cirrus, approximativg to

Cirro-stratus, scattered about, presented a very curious sky by moonlight. * By degrees of evaporation, is understood half inches of a tube one inch in diameter, and evaporater from a circular surface four inches in diameter.



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