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tunate loss of our two hundred men turn. tively speaking, when it was besieged ed to our advantage, in preventing the by the king and mareshal de Tess advance of the enemy, which must have
with an army of upwards of twentyput the earl of Peterborough to inconceivable difficulties.
five thousand men ; and after they “ The body of one thousand, under had, with a loss of more than three brigadier Stanhope, being come up to thousand men, retaken Monjouick Monjouick, and no interruption given us in twenty-three days, which lord P. by the enemy, our affairs were put into took (as we may say) in one hour. very good order on this side ; while the
Captain Carleton mentions an alo. camp on the other side was so fortified that the enemy, during the siege, never
most unparalleled instance of publick made one effort against it. In the mean spirit in the earl of Peterborough, time, the communication between the two as well as of generosity towards the camps was secure enough ; although our
very man who, unfortunately for the troops were obliged to a tedious march
cause in which they were einbarked, along the foot of the hills, whenever the general thought fit to relieve those on
had succeeded in undermining the duty on the side of the attack, from those
earl's authority and supplanting him regiments encamped on the west side of in his command. The clergy and Barcelona.
magistrates of Huette, hearing that “ The next day, after the earl of Peter- lord P. suspected the inhabitants of borough had taken care to secure the first having given intelligence to the ene. camp to the eastward of the town, he gave orders to the officers of the fleet
my respecting his baggage, which to land the artillery and aminunition be.
had been plundered within a league hind the fortress to the westward. Im- of that place, and taken from the mediately upon the landing whereof, two small guard which general Windham mortars were fixed; from both which we had appointed to escort it to the camp plied the fort of Monjouick furiously with our bombs. But the third or fourth
at Guadalaxara, and fearing that out day, one of our shells fortunately lighting of resentment he might lay their on their magazine of powder, blew it up;
town in ashes, offered his lordship and with it the governour, and many full satisfaction, and to pay in money principal ofhcers who were at dinner with or decontado the amount of what he hin. The blast, at the same instant, had lost: but he told them that “ he threw down a face of one of the smaller bastions; which the vigilant Miquelets,
had just come from my lord Galway's ready enough to take all advantages, no
camp at Chincon, where he found sooner saw (for they were under the hill, that they were in a likelihood of very near the place) but they readily en- wanting bread; and as he imagined tered, while the enemy were under the it might be easier to them to raise utmost confusion. If the earl, no less
the value in corn than in ready mowatchful than they, had not at the same moment thrown himself in with some
ney, if they would send to that value regular troops, and appeased the general in corn to lord Galway's camp, he disorder, in all probability the garrison would be satisfied.” had been put to the sword. However, The author's relation (p. 226] of the general's presence not only allayed the cruel and barbarous treatment, the fury of the Miquelets, but kept his
which a captain of the English guards own troops under strictest discipline: so that, in a happy hour for the frighted and his party of convalescents, going garrison, the general gave officers and to join their battalion, experienced soldiers quarter, making them prisoners from the Spaniards in a villa not far of war.”
from Campilio, is sufficient to fill Our limits, which we have already every one who reads it with horrour, exceeded, will not permit us to de- In his account of the fatal battle of tail the other various exploits of lord Almanza, he gives, with much canPeterborough in Spain ; particularly dour and simplicity, a beautiful and kis compelling king Philip to quit interesting picture of the duke of his dominions, by relieving Barcelo- Berwick, both as a man and as a comna with a handful of men, compara. mander. By the representations of
two Irish officers, who pretended to the hills under major general Shrimpbe deserters, and were properly in- ton, and whom it was in his pow-r to structed for the purpose, the duke have destroyed; and thus he exhimade the credulous Galway believe bited, in his own person, a striking that the duke of Orleans was in full verification of the noble maxim, march to join him (Berwick) with 6 that victory to generous minds is twelve thousand men. Galway there only an inducement to moderation." fore became eager to attack before The few very concise observations, the junction should take place; and which the author makes respecting the duke of Berwick was overjoyed the recall of the earl of Peterboto see him appear, a little after noon, rough, are calculated to create indigwith forces fatigued by a hard march nation in every honest and generous of three long Spanish leagues in the breast; and a universal sentiment heat of the day. Finding Galway of regret will also be excited, by the ready to run headlong into the snare reflection that the zealous, faithful, prepared for him, the duke drew up and intelligent writer himself was so his
army in the form of a half moon, unworthily passed by without reward with three regiments advanced to a for all his services. convenient distance, in order to make These Memoirs were first pubup the centre, and conceal his dispo- lished in the year 1743, a few years sition from the enemy; which regi. before the commencement of our laments were expressly ordered to re- bours; and having become scarce treat at the very first charge. This and little known, they have been stratagem had nearly the same effect properly reprinted by an anonymous on the English, who attacked them, editor, who has duly executed his which Annibal's contrivance pro• office by prefixing some introductory duced on the Romans at the battle observations, and a few biographical of Cannæ : for our troops, seeing the particulars of the eminent hero who others retire suddenly before them, is the principal subject of them. Bepursued them after their then custo- sides the useful military instruction mary manner with shouts and hal- which they afford, they contain much looings, till the duke, observing that topographical and characteristick dethey had advanced far enough, order scription ; together with clear and ed his right and left wings to close, distinct accounts of the manners, and thus cut off from the rest of our customs, and amusements of the army all those who had so eagerly Spaniards; for all which particulars followed the imaginary runaways. we must refer to the volume, perHis native sympathy, however, and suaded that a perusal of it will gragoodness of disposition would not suf- tify the historian, the professional fer him to allow his troops to attack man, and the general reader. those who had retreated to the top of
FROM THE PANOPLIST.
The Works of Mrs. Anne Steele, complete in two volumes, 12mo. Boston. Munroe,
Francis, and Parker. 1808. THE specimens of Mrs. Steele's general desire to see her whole compositions, given to the American works; and we congratulate the compublick in Dr. Belknap's collection munity, that they have at length of psalms and hymns, excited a made their appearance. Either the
English edition was out of print, or The prose is of too poetical a cast; few copies of it, we presume, were
but the sentiments flow from a heart imported; for, after diligent inquiry, deeply affected with a sense of its we were never able to find but a sin- own imperfections, and aspiring after gle copy of a single volume. This the beauties of holiness. The poetry edition is very neatly and correctly is seldom if ever, prosaick. It is of a printed, and does credit to the re- character somewhat resembling the spectable press from which it pro- poetry of Watts ; yet distinct and ceeds.
peculiar. It has its simplicity, its Mrs. Steele's character, as a writer, tenderness, its grace, and sometimes is too well known to require notice; its sublimity. If, in general, it be and too well established, to need con- less fertile in its imagery, it is more firmation. To many, who have not chaste ; if less elevated, it is more seen these volumes, it may be grate equable ; if less familiar, it is more
; ful to know, that they are more re- delicate; if less adventurous, it is plete with evangelical truth, than the more correct. The author, distinselected specimens, excellent as they guished for exquisite sensibility, as are, may have led them to imagine. well as for ardent piety, cheered her The divinity of Christ, the atone- own pilgrimage with these songs of ment, the influence of the Spirit, and Zion; and such must be their inthe perseverance of saints, are here fluence on every reader, whose soul prominently exhibited.
is attuned to celestial harmony.
FROM THE BRITISH CRITICK.
Pathetick Tales, Poems, &c. By J. B. Fisher, author of the Hermitage, Mort Casa
tle, &c. 12ino. pp. 155. 7s. London. 1808. THIS author is modest, and THE STORM KING. frankly avows that poverty has been
“ Heard you the wailing scream, at midhis muse. He begins by celebrating of the Storm King ?--Heard you the rat.
night hour, a patron or patroness to whom multi.
tling shower tudes have been obliged, but whom we Pour down the steep; while through the never saw addressed by name before.
The bird of darkness chanted from the “ All hail Subscription! 'tis to thee we owe
tomb ? The plenteous fruits, which from inven
Heard you the neighbouring monks de. Without thy aid, full oft the toiling bard As, fired by lightning, blazed their mo.
spairing cry, Would lose, unpitied, his deserved reward."
Heard you the dead men's mouths move We rejoice to find that this goddess to and fro, has been tolerably propitious to Mr. And ghastly grin, and chatter tales of wo! Fisher ; for his humility is by no
Heard you the traveller's agonizing shriek,
Tost by the roaring tempest, from the means unaccompanied by merit;
peak? though, at the same time, we cannot
Heard you all nature shudder with afbut wish him a more steady patron ; fright, or, what would be yet better, a more Fearful her reign was closed in endless profitable employment than writing
night? The following is a just and
While the fierce Storm King rode wild successful ridicule of modern tales of Those horrours heard you ?-No!-No
through the sky, horrour :
more did I.”
SPIRIT OF THE MAGAZINES.
FROM THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE
Dr. Toulmin to the Editor. SIR,
WHEN I was a youth, I fre- or, as in our maps, Catumbo, in the quently heard of Job, the African, kingdom of Futa, in Africa; which lies as a character which, some years be- 'on both sides the river Senegal, and on fore, had attracted notice. I have the south side reaches as far as the ribeen since in possession of his histo- ver Gambia. The town of Boonda had ry, drawn up by a gentleman who been founded about twenty years bewas intimately acquainted with him, fore his birth, by Hibrahim, the Mr. Thomas Bluett. It is, in my grandfather of Job, in the reign of opinion, too interesting and curious Bubaker, then king of Futa, who to be permitted to sink into oblivion; was, by his permission, the lord and and, if I mistake not, it will prove proprietor of it, and at the same time instructing and entertaining to your high priest or alpha; so that he had numerous readers. With these views power to make what laws he thought I offer it for a place in your miscel. proper for the increase and good golany, recomposed from Mr. Bluett's vernment of his new city. Sometime narrative, and differently arranged. after the settlement of this town It will appear that he was himself a Hibrahim died ; and as the priesthood very respectable person; and his his- was hereditary in that country, Salutory, if it were necessary, might men his son, the father of Job, became serve to rekindle the joy, which rec- high priest. When Job was fifteen titude and philanthropy have felt on years old, he assisted his father, as the abolition of an inhumane and emaum, or subpriest. About this iniquitous traffick.
time he married the daughter of the I am, sir, your's respectfully, alpha of Tombut, who was then only
JOSHUA TOULMIN. eleven years old. By her he had a Birmingham, Sept. 7, 1808.
son, when she was thirteen years old,
called Abdollah ; and after that two A MEMOIR OF JOB,
sons, called Hibrahim and
Sambo. About two years before his JOB'S name, according to the captivity, he married a second wife, custom of his country, in which the daughter of the alpha of Tourga, appellations that distinguished indi- by whom he had a daughter named viduals included their progenitors Fatima, after the daughter of their several degrees backwards, was Hyu- prophet Mahomed. Both these wives, ba, Boon Salumena, Boon Hibraha- with their children, were alive when ma; i. e. Job, the son of Solomon, he came from home. the son of Abraham. The surname In February 1730, Job's father, of his family was Jallo. He was born hearing of an English ship lying in about the year 1702, at a town called Gambia river, sent him, with two Boonda, in the country of Galumbo, servants as attendants, to sell two
AN AFRICAN HIGH PRIEST.
negroes, and to buy paper and some form him of his son's situation, that other necessaries; but desired him he might adopt measures for his li. not to venture over the river, because beration. But the distance of this the Mandingoes, the inhabitants of friend's residence from Job's father, the country on the other side of the being a fortnight's journey, and the river, were in a state of hostility with ship sailing about a week afterwards, the people of Futa. The ship was he was carried with the other slaves commanded by captain Pike, in the to Annapolis, in Maryland, and deservice of captain Henry Hunt, bro- livered to Mr. Hunt's factor, Mr. ther to Mr. William Hunt, a mer- Vachell Denton ; by whom he was chant in Little Tower street, London. sold to Mr. Tolsey, in Kent Island, Job, not agreeing with the captain, in Maryland. sent back the two servants to acquaint His owner put him to work in his father with it, and to inform him making tobacco ; but he soon perof his intentions to go further. Ac- ceived that Job had never been used cordingly, he engaged a man, named to such labour. He every day showLoumein Yoal, who understood the ed more and more uneasiness under Mandingoe language, to accompany this toil ; and, unable to bear it, he him as his interpreter ; crossed the grew sick, so that his master was river Gambia ; and disposed of his obliged to find easier work for him, negroes for some cows.
On his re
and employed him to tend the cattle. turn home, he stopped for some re- Job would often leave the cattle, freshment at the house of an old and withdraw into the woods to pray; acquaintance; and the weather being but a white boy frequently watched hot, he hung up his arms in the him, and whilst he was at his devohouse, while he refreshed himself. tion, would mock him, and throw The arms were valuable, consisting dirt in his face. This treatment of a gold-hilted sword, a gold knife very much disturbed Job, and aggra. worn by the side, and a rich quiver vated his misfortunes ; all which of arrows.
A company of the Man- were heightened by his ignorance of dingoes, who live upon plunder, the English language, which preventpassing by, and observing Job un. ed his complaining, or telling his armed, rushed in, to the number of case to any one near him. Grown seven or eight, at a back door, and in some measure desperate by his pinioned him, together with his in- sufferings, he resolved to travel at a terpreter, before he could reach his venture, in hope that possibly he arms. They then shaved their heads might fall into the hands of a master and beards, which Job and his man who would use him better, or that resented as the highest indignity, by some happy incident his grief though the Mandingoes meant no might be alleviated or removed. He more by it than to give them the ap- travelled through the woods till he pearance of slaves taken in war. On came to the county of Kent, upon the 27th of February they were pur- Delaware Bay. Job, according to a chased by captain Pike at Gambia, law in force through Virginia, Pennand on the 1st of March put on board. sylvania, and Maryland, as far as to
Soon after, Job found means to ac- Boston in New i ngland, not being quaint captain Pike, that he was the able to give an account of himself, same person who had traded with was cast into prison. him a fe
days before, and after This happened in June 1731, when what manner he had been taken. Mr. Thomas Bluett, a gentleman. The captain permatted him to redeem who was attending the courts in Mahimself and his attendant. Job sent ryland, having heard of Job, went to an acquaintance of his father's with several gentlemen to the gaoler's Dear Gambia, who promised to in- house, which was a tavern, and de