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Awake, and know thyself; thy firmness prove;
Your steid was auld, and ye bae mair, Efray to put this wily train to fight :
Edward, Edward; Awake, and fee with what impatient love
Your feid was auid, and ye hae mais, God fain wou'd bear thee back to realms of
Sum ither dule ye dric, 0!| light. For though with Vict'ry's verdant chaplet g::cod,
Oh, I hae killed my fadir deir, I Though dimpled Peace, beft earthly good,
Micher, micher ; were thine,
Oh, I hae killed iny tadir deir, Felicity's pure cup thou could'it not taite
Alas! and wae is me, O! But in the bolom of thy home divine.
(4 dead parte) Then, roule thee! llumber not inid circling
foes! In Heav'n alone thou safely may'st repose.
What penance will ye drie for that,
Edwarri, Edward; AN ANCIENT SCOTTISH DRAMATIC
What penance will ye drie for that,
My deir lon, now tell me, 01
lowing Ballad, the satisfaction of the rea. I'le set my feet in yonder boat,
Mither, mither ; lies between a lady and her son. Their re. I'le set my feet in yonder boat, spective characters are strongly drawn, and And I'le fare uwr the sea, 0:11 are wrought by the poet with unparelleled
A genius at once glowing and exquifite, has finished the picture. Intereit is. What will ye do wi touris and ha, I maintained throughout the whole; and the
Edward, Edward ; comlufion, like a gleam of livid light, What will ye do wi touris and ha, burts through the cloud of mystery, and That were fee fair to see, O! displays a scene replete with horror. It is to the disgrace of the Scottish nation that I'le let them stand till they doun fa, ** this, the best of all their ancient ballads, has been neglected, and that the name and
Mitler, mither; fortunes of its admirable author are now
l'le let them stand till they doun fa, buried in oblivion. E. MACKENZIE.
For beir I mannae be, oltt Edward enters into tbe presence of bis ŅOTHER,
sobo with furprize and anxiety enquires: What will ye leave to bairns and wife, #1 WHY does your brand fae drap wi bluid, *
What will ye leave to bairns and wife,
Whan ye gang pwr the sea, O !33
The warld's room to beg throuch life, 11 |
The warld's room to beg throuch life,
For them I neir maun fee, O!
What will ye leave to your mither deir,
What will we leave to your mither deir,
My dear fou, now tell me, O!
* Your steid was old, and you have more. Ok, I hue killed my reid roan iteid,
+ Some other calamity you endure. Mither, inither ; Oh, I hae killed my reid roan Reid,
Oh, I have killed my father dear.
What penance will you andure for that. That erst was fair and free, O!
And I'll far o'er the sea.
What will you do with towers and hall, • Why does your sword lu drop with blood, ** I'll let them stand till chey down fall. + And why so fad go you.
ft For here I must not be. 1 Oh, I have killed my hawk so good. #: What will you leave to children and wise. & And I bad no other but he.
$$ When you go o'er che sea. | Your bawk's blood was never fo red. 1|| The world is wide to beg through life. Oh, I leave killed my red roan teed. I For them I ng'er must see.
And porter ;
Just as you look into the fire The curse of hell irae me shall ye beir, * For any likeness you detire. Mither, mither ;
Simile-making The curse of hell frae me niall ye beir,
Is an undertaking, Sic counseils ye gied me, o!1
In which the undertaker
Resembles a marriage contract maker -
A poor industrious man,
Who means no ill,
But does the best he can
With a quill; The following exquitite, and hitherto unpub. In short, he does according to his skill: lished piece of humour, was written at a
If matters can be brought to bear time when the Critical Review maintained
So as to tie the knot, a lecondary rank in literature: but notwith.
He does not care Handing the present degraded and decrepid Whether they are a happy pair or not. state of that journal, this picce deserves to And, as I said at firit, be preserved for its own merirs, and for the Nothing could make you all so keen fake of its illustrious author. It will be
And cruit, 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. present day is altogether beneath contempt; So now and then a judge and its declining fale and crerit during Configns a wretch many years past render it probable that it
To Maiter Ketch, may soun ceale to exiit. 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
lakes, oi impending dilulution.
That you may never want beef-fleaks
And for your merits
A dram of British spirits.
And so I leave you with a table,
Designed, without a (neer,
To exhilarate your table,
And give a relish to your beer.
I beg my compliments to all your ladies,
The reviewer-elles. I thank you for your criticilin,
Hark! Which have uihered in
And, if you please, take warning. With a delightful witticisrs,
Niy fable is concerning That caftes like rotten fruit preserved in gin.
A cuckoo and a lark. And therefore marvel not that my two bal.
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 befide,
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 had withal,
Warmer than was fitting, You would drop honey;
Which of them was the better flatce And that you overflow with gall,
After much prating, Because you do not overflow with money,
And debating, Hence all your fpite
Not worth relating, Against a poor connundrumite,
Things came to such a pais, Whose only businels 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 studying botany and grass To make a fimile in no feature
Under the tree. Resembling the creature
What do think was the decree ? That he has in his eye ;
“ Why," says the ass, " the queftion is nog Jutt as a fisher shouts an owl,
hard :" Or a fea-iawi,
And so he made an excellent award, To make the likeneis of a fly;
As you thall lor.
“ The lark,” lays here • The curse on hell trom me thall you bear. " Has got a wild rinta itic piše, Such counicls you gave me.
But no more mutic thun a luipe ;
It gives one pain,
The ass was so intoxicated,
That ever since
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 fortefter and cager
Of one pronouncing from the chair, Of the profession."
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 relith! With admiration;
Just like the CRITICAL REVIEW! The lark food laughing at the brute,
Affecting so much penetration.
MEMOIRS OF EMINENT PERSONS.
THE LATE GENERAL PAOLI. second son of Hiacente Paoli, who had "'Quefto grand'uomo mandato per Dio a always been attached to the popular liberare la Patria."
cause; and consequently was a sworn TELEBRATED men have ajust claim enemy to the Genoefe ; for they had atTheir lives are not only accompanied of endeavouring to acquire the attach
to the attention of the public. tempted to fubjugate his native country, with a certain degree of splendour that delights, but also with a variety of in- ment of the vation, had planted the formation, which cannot fail to in- feeds of an unconquerable hatred, by firuct.
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 always eager to ascertain tyranny, a capitation, a tithe, and a the origin, and to trace the progrels, of hearth-tax, three of the most odious imtheir greatness; while we neceflarily con- posts that could be devised, were levied template foreigners with a diminished
with an uncommon degree of strictness, degree of curiolity. In the present in- and that too on a nation totally devoid fiance, however, we behold a stranger, of wealth; while they were, at the same who interests us to the full as much as it time, deftitute of the means of fupporthe had been a native; for he has not ing their new burthens, by being de only relided among us for a series of prived of trade and manufactures. But years, but has been considered the adopt- nobles, who had modestly appended the
this was not all, for the poor Genoese ed child of a country, in conjunction with which he had acted and fought. - In the republic, were fent over, from time
royal crown of Corfica to the arms of fhort, he has been long cherished, pro- to time, to enrich themselves with the tected, and patronised in Great Britain, where he luud mafylum during spoils of an impoverislied people and, the latter part of an eventful life ; and debts, and redeem their caliles, by i he has eat the bread of the nation, it bas at leaft been uobly and honourably means of every species of oppression. eurned.
Signor Pasquale Proli was born at The bank of St. George had a much Ratino, in the island of Corsica, (as
better claim to the honour of emblazoning a woolt appent from a variety of circum
crown on its paper money, as it actually adin the senr 1726. 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 Carhana provers, applied to Paoli by in return the illand of Corfica, by way
An avenger was at length found, in Baron Goertz, and ferred during some the perion of Sampiero, a native Cor- time along with that great warrior Charles fican, who had obtained the rank of XII., he entered into the service of the colonel in the forvice of the King of Emperor; resided during a fhort period France; but who was publicly poniarded at Ilorence, in the capacity of Lis inin the midst of his followers, by a Ge- perial Majesty's minitier ; and having noele. The allellia hasing been cut in received an offer of the crown of Corpicces by the indignant inultitude, the lica, provided he would place himtelf at fenate decreed that the expences of a the head of the insurgents, he accordfuneral ceremony thould be detrayed by ingly repaired to Aleria, on board a the public; and at the same time pro- reifel mounting 241 guns, and carrying an poled, thint a ftatue should be erected to English flag. Soon after this (in March, his honour in the hall of the ducal pa- 1736) he was conducted to Corte, the lace, by the side of that of "Andrew capital of this island; and, in a general Doria!
afembly of the inhabitants, was imineIn 1725, the Genocíe having inlisted diately elected "hing of Corica and Cathat, instead of tithes in kind, the full praja, under the name of Theodore I. value in money thould be paid by the But as the natives have ever been islanders, a new revolt broke out, and the inpatient of fuperiority, they foun ttandard of liberty was once more unfurled becaine to the full as tired of their by those hardy idlanders. On this, the new fovereign then, as they were of pretensions of their oppreffors, instead the English about half a century afof being dimiuilhed, were encreased : terwaris; and both were accordingly they inlisted that all the coinmodities of obliged to abdicate. The retreat of the the country should be sold to thein alune; former, however, muti be allowed ta they feized on a lake for their own usc, have been more honourable, as his Mas called stauno di Diana; 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 after having convoked a consulta, in Ciaccaldi and Raffaelli werd deprived of which he took a folemn and public leave their estates, in confequence of the mofi of the nation. lle also establithed a refrivolous pretexts.
ge!cy, and, by an cdict publitheld at On this, Pompiliani and Fabio Filin- Sartene, confcrred the proritional goghieri were elected the leaders of the in- vernment on tirenty-eight nobles, at the Turgents; and, although the latter was head of whom we find the Marquis lliput to death by the poniard, a new war acinte de Paoli, with the rank of Marwas only prevented by the intervention tal General, of the Emperor in 1732, who had fent Soon after this, the King of France Prince Louis of Wirtemberg to Cortica, ordered a body of men, under General with a body of 6000 men, to the allisis de Maillebois, to land in Corsica, for tho ance of ibe republic.
express purpofe of allisting the Genoese. 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 cheyed with the same reluctance as before. on the part of the Marquis de Paoli, In å thort tine after, the furiner having but accepted by his countrymen. On found means to seize on and imprison this, he immediately left his native those whom they termed the ring-leaders island, in company with his two fons, during the late insurrection, a new war and repaired to the continent. Haring broke forth in consequence of fo grofs obtained the countenance of one of the a breaclı of faith.
neighbouring princes, into whose service This event gave birth to the projects (we believe) le entered, Hiacinte settled of Anthony Baron de Neuboli, one of , at Naples. While there, lie foon perthe most extraordinary meni recorded in ceived the feeds of extraordinary talents hiftory. After having studied politics utider the celebrated Siredith jninister Theodore 1. coines money, established
laws, in ituted the Order of Deliverance, It may not be unnecellary to observe in and created a number of nobles, among wliom this place, that the memory of this greit was the father of Paoli, who obtained the man was never disgraced by giving him an dignity of a Maryuis, and the post of Grand alallin for a colleague.
in his second son, Pasquale; and being " Hi mores, hæc duri immota Catonis determined to bestow a good education Secta fuit, fervare modum, fincraque tenere, on him, le placed his favourite child un- Naturamque sequi, patriæque impendere vider the Jeluits, then esteemed the best matters in Europe. Thus confided to
Nec fibi fed toti genituin se credere mundo." their tuition, he attained an extraordi
Lacar. Pbarfa!. lib. ii, 1. 380. nary degree of proficiency in the learned At length the time arrived when Paoli languages. Active, fober, never indul was to carry his schemes into execution ging idlenets, or abandoning either his lle accordingly took leave of his father, miud or body to the groffer pleasures of who, after-embracing hin with affeciion, 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 footiteps. Your was introduced at court, obtained a com- delign is great and noble, and I doubt miffion in the service of Naples, and en not but God will bless and assist you in it. deavoured to make himself acquainted The little which reinains to me of life," with the art of war.
adds the hoary chief, “ I thall confecrate 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 Supplications to Heaven for your he himself was pleased to terin
prosperity and protection." «Una fuperbia indicibile."
Having repaired to his native island,
he found a sudden change in respect to His mind, at the same time, became the difference of manners: for the peo deeply imbued with all the ancient pre- ple there were fill rude, uncouth, and, cepts relative to liberty; and when in fome relpects, favage. They seemed, Spoken to respecting the dangers that however, admirably fitted for war; and muit bc neceffarily encountered in at- exhibited, at the same time, a steady tempting to enfranchise his country, he determination either to recover their lost 528 nccustomed to replý by means of a independence, or perish in the attempt. Live from Virgil :
As it was impoflible, on account of "Vincit amor Patriæ laudumque immenfe his extreme youth, that he thould all at cupido.
once aspire to the honour of being one Bleanwhile, his father, who appears of the chiefs of his nation, Paoli officito have been a man of *talents, brought ated for a considerable time as secretary him up with the molt noble notions, and to Caffori, a physician, who happened to carefully inculcated the practice of all be one of his own kinsmen, and who the heroic virtues. In addition to this, was at this period at the head of the bis own mind being filled with important malcontents. At larigthi, on the affatliobje&is, his pations, inttead of being nation of that leader, he presented himwalted in ignoble pursuits, were occupied self as his fucceffor; but he was opposed lolely with important objects. Accuf- of the fame name, who, like Paoli's own tomed to contemplate and to reason on 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 Epicurenns, and was eager to remark, him, one of the council of regency. te that while the former had produced Being a man of noble sentiments, and kat one great man, the other could boalt uniting the patriot and the warrior in his of a multitude." +
own person, he formed a formidable rival to Pasquale ; and the adherents of
both parties having armed on the occaThere is a fonaetto fill in existence, lion, the Paolists were defeated, and obmoren by Hiacinte Paoli to celebrate the - liged, with their chief, to take refuge in aploits of his colleague, General Giafferi, a convent, where they were closely
ho cerwards retired like himself to Na. blockaded. But Matra foon after expeple, laring the Gege of Cordone. It be
rienced the fame tragical end as his two and with the two following lines : corre l'Eroe & Cimno invitro,
predeceffors, Sampieri and Caffori. On
this, his competitor was immediately defcena cle l'inchial il lato, &c. liberated from his confinement, and pubA Toto Corlist, by James Boswell, licly canvalled for the chieftainship, now
become once more vacant.