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fions, which always were, and remain stil! " They who, benignant to his toils, afford founded on the principles of univerfalliberty ; " Their sheltering favour, have his mufe reprinciples which I allume the glory to have

" stor'd ; established on your records. Your sense, “ They in her future fame will justly share, Liverymen of London, the sense of your great “ But her disgrace herself muft fingly hear. corporation, so repeatedly recommended to “ Calm hours of learned leisure they have your representatives in parliament, were my sense, and the principal boast of all my com- « And could no more, for genius is from pofitions, containing matter imbibed in my

66 Heaven." earliest education, to which I have always auhered, by which I fill abide, and which I

Archbishop Herring, writing to a friend, will endeavour to bear down with me to the

says of this play:

to the moft mategrave; and even at that gloomy period, when rial objections the Author would say (as deserted by my good fortune, and under the Shakespeare must in some instances) that he feverest trials, even then, by the same con

did not make the story, but told it as he sistency of opinions and uniformity of conduct, found it. The first page of the play shocked I Mill preferved that part of reputation

me, and the sudden and heated aniwer of which I originally derived from your favour, the Queen to the Ruman amballador's gentle whatever I might pretend to call a publick addreis, is arrant madneis; it is, indeed, una character, unshaken and unblemished ; nor

natural. It is another objection, in my opionce, in the hour of affliction, did I banith nion, that Boadicea is really not the object from my thoughts the most sucere and con.

of crime and punishment, so much as pity; scientious intention of acquitting every private and, notwithitanding the trong paintings of obligation, as foon as my good fortune should

her savageners, I cannot help withing the please to return; a diftant appearance of had got the better. She laid been muit un. which seemed to invite me, and awakened juftly and outrageously injured by thule unifome flattering expectations on the rumoured

versal tyrants, who ought never to be men. vacancy of the Chamberlain's office; but al.

tioned without horror. However, I admire ways apprehending the imputation of pre

the play in many passages, and think the two sumption, and that a bigher degree of delic laft acts admirable. In the fifth particularly, cacy and caution would be requifite in me I hardly ever found myself fo strongly touchi: than in any other candidate, I forebore, 'till

ed.” Dr. Pemberton wrote a pamphlet to late, to present myself once more to your

recommend this play. notice, and then, for the first time, abstract- In 1761, Mr. Glover published Medea, ed from a public confideration, folicited your

a tragedy, written on the Greek model, but faveur for my own private advantage. My it was not acted until 1967, when it appearwant of success shall not prevent my chear.

ed for the fi:it time on the stage at Druryfully congratulating this gentleman on his

Lane, for Mrs. Yates's benefit. At the election, and you on your choice of so wor

Accesiion of bis present 11.jetty, Fortune, thy a magiiłrate ; and if I may indulge a hope which had for many year: neglected Mr. of departing this place with a share of your Glover, appears to have altered her conduct. ap, ori bilion pd esteem, I folemnly from my

In the Parliament which was then called, he licar: decle, that I fail not bear away

was chofen Member for Weymouth, and wiib me the lealt trace of disappointment.

continued to fit as such until the diffolution of In 1953, Mr. Glover produced at Drury- it

. He, about this time, intereited himself Line his tr. gedy of Boadicea, which was

about India affairs, at one of Mr. Sullivan's acted nine nigh's, in the month of December. elections, and in a speech introduced the it had the di antage of the performance of fable of the Man, Horse, and Bear, .ind drew Mr. Gustik, Mr. Moitop, Mrs. Cibber, this conclusion, that, whenever merchants and Mrs. Prichard. From the. Prologue ic

made use of armed forces to maintain their icems to have bien patronized by the Au

trade, it would end in their derin ction. zhor's friends in the Cry. In one part of

In 1770, the poem of leo!...s requiring it le says:

a new edition, it was republihed in two

volumes 12mo, coricuted tiiroughout, and • At length his muse from exile he re. extended from nine boks to twelve. If

had also several new characters added, be. es l'rg'd by his patrons in Augusta's walls. hdes placing the old ones in new situations, " Thicle gen’ious traders, who alike sultain The improvements made in it were very con" Their nation's glory on th' obedient Guerable, but we believe the publick curiomain,

fity, at this perio', was not sufliciently ahse " And boonteous raise Amiction's droos - to recompense the pains beltowed on ibis " ing trun; once-popular performance,



is calls,

The calamities arifing from the wounds G, for upwards of 50 years past, through given to publick credit, in June 177, by every vicillitude of fortune, exhibited the most the failure of the Bank of Douglas, Heron, exempla y fimplicity of manners; having early and Co. in Scotland, occafioned Mr. Glover's attained that perfect equanimity, which philotaking a very active part in the settling those sophy often recommends in the closet, but complicated concerns, and in stopping the which in experience is too seldom exercised hy diitress then so universally felt. In Febru- other men in the test of trial. In Mr. G. ary 1774, he called the annuitants of that were united a wide compass of accurate in. Banking-lioure together, at the King's Arms formation in all mercantile çorterns, with Tavern, and laid proposals before them for high intellectual powers of mind, joined the security of their demands, with which to a copious flow of eloquence as an ora. they were fully satisfied. He also under- tor in the House of Commons. Since Miicook to manage the interests of the mer- ton he was fecond to none of our Englih ctants and traders of London concerned in poets, in his discriminating judicious acqnaintthe trade to Germany and Holland, and of ance with all antient as well as modern literathe dealers in foreign linens, in their appli. Cure; witness his Leonidas, Mevlea, Boavicea, cara to Parliament in May 1774. Both the and London : for, having formed his own pecches made on these occanons were pube character upon the best models of the Greek wted in a pamphlet in that year.

writers, he lived as if he had been bred a dil. In the succeeling year, 1775, he engaged ciple of Socrates, or companion of Ariftides, mo behalf of the West-India merchants, in Hence his political turn of mind, hetice pris ther application in Parliament, and examined unwarped atlection and active zeal for the the witne-fes, and suinmed up the evidenice, rights and liberties of his country. in the fame matterly manner he had done on Hence his heartfelt exultation whenever to fxmer occasions. For the affittance he af. hud to paint the impious deligns of tyrants inted the merchants in this buliness, he was in ancient times fruttrated, or in modern, complimented by them with a service of defeated in their nefarious purposes to extra plice, of the value of 300l. The speech pate liberty, or to trample on the unalienable which be delivered in the House was in the rights of man, however remote in ume of fame year printed. This, we believe, was space from his immediate presence. In a few the lat opportunity he had of displaying his words, for the extent of his various cruditior, Orical talents in publick.

for his unalloyed patriotism, and for bis daily Haring now arrived at a period of life exercise and constant practice of Xenopior's sich demanded a recess from business, Mr. philosophy, in his private as well as in puta G'orer retired tu ease and independence, and lic life, Mr. Glover has left pone his equal in wire out the remainder of his life with dig- the city, and some time it is feared may elapfe ply and with honour. It is probable that he before fuch another citizen shall arise, with fii continued his attention to his mule, as eloquence, with character, and with poetry, we are informed that, besides an epick poem like bis, to affert their rights, or to vindicite ct connder.ible length, he has left some tra- with equal powers the jolt claims of freegadies and comedies behind him in manu

born men. Suí.ice this tettimony at present, kripe. After exper encing for some time the as the well-earned meed of this truly virtucus inirmities of age, he departed this life 25th mari, whose conduct was carefully marki, Jozember 1785.

and narrowly watched by the writer of ile Tue following character of Mr.Glover foregoing hatty Sketch, for his extraordinary drawn up immediately after his decease, by qualities during the long period in human lile Is friend Dr. Brocklesby.

of upwards of 40 years; and now it is tpor “ Through the whole of his life, Mr. G. taneously offired as a voluntary tribute, unfcwis by al good men revered, by the wise licited and unpurchased; but as it appeals bleemed, by the great fometimes carefed and justly due to the memory of so excellent a crea feltered, and now his death is fincerely Poet, Statelman, and true Philofopher, in hito Jamented by all who had the happiness to con- and death the same." template the integrity of his character. Mr.


THE POLITICAL STATE of the NATION, and of EUROPE, for January, 1786.

No. XXIII. "HE close of the last year and the com- to his dominions! It was roundly asserted

hy some people, and as loutly denied by as alaren among our traders and aruzans, others, particularly the Ministerialists, who 2014 an ed:et of the Emperor of Germany, wilhed us to believe, i kat this act of the EmIdo ancunt to a total prohibition of all peror (if any such there was,) was only a Le Bruiih manufa&urcs being imported in- republication of a former arret published

cighicen cightcen months ago, differing only a little Parliament has assembled after a long in the manner of enforcing it. Even to this winter vacation, and "been addressed by a day the abused Public is left in the dark as mott gracious Speech (as it is called) froin to the authenticity and the extent of the pro- the Throne. · From this Speech we muft hibitions: but all fecin lo agree that there is confess we have caught very little informasomething in it.

Now, we who always cion, either of the prelent state of the nation, circumscribe our opinion within the bounds or the designs of Ministers in their future of common sense, do not fcruple to fay, management of that vaft, unwieldy body chat it was the duty of our Ministers, as soon called the Commonwealth! The Minister as they know of it, to have endeavoured to asserts nothing Specific, and promises nopreveni the impending blow, and as soon as thing specific; we may therefore, by they found their endeavours were likely to taking a large graip, draw everything prove in vain, then to have given the earlicit from it;- upon a smaller scale, with a serunotice poflible to the public of the accurate pulous critical examination reduce it to nocontents of this hoflile declaration, 10 put thing. We must therefore leave the Miniour manufacturers and others concerned on Per to develope his secret meaning by his their gward, that the damages accruing there- furure actions. fron might fall as light as possible. The While our Parliament was allembling in Begirer of this warning to an unguarded un- hear one Royal Speech, another Royal {utpeeting people, to protect then againft un- Specch, addrelled to the Irish Parliament, neceffary loss, as well as against groundless was wafted over to our Thand, reaching the alarms, we consider as a great defalcation of metropolis just in time to bear a chorus the duty of our Statesinen, let their pretences with the other. Of this Trilh Speech we be what'hey may.

may fay, it is entirely a doncitic one, relaThe a nove prohibition was said to take ring to the internal economy of Ireland place foon after the French Court interdicted only; we shall the clore leave that to the our manufactures : this looks as if the Em- consideration, criticisin and inveftigation of besor and the Grand Monarch acted in con. the Irish Parliament, Volunteers and People cert, and went hand in hand with their in general. machinations against this country! a subject The Emperor and the King of Prussia worthy of the enquiry of a British Parlia- content themselves ai present with waging a ment fad return of the Einperor to Greato war of words - and of words with very little Britain for rescuing his inother and her angust meaning to them as far as we can see : indeed Houfe from the jaws of destruction, within we should think they might be ashamed to the memory of the present generation ! take up arms in such a dispute, without al

About the same time a packet arriving with figning much stronger reasons than either of a Governor from the East-Indies, after de- them yet have done. But if they will fighe clining the supreme government there, gave for fighting's fake, we could with, for the our bify refllefs fpirits an opportunity of good of mankind, they might be left by spreading rumours of wars in those regions, furrounding Powers to fight it out fairly as groundless as they were ridiculous and ab- between themielves, as our boxing heroes do furd : infomuch that, like most other mon- in England, without involving innocent and Mers, they died on the very day they were indifferent nations in the snotley quarrel, by born, and their parents were glad to bury which there is not a pollibility of their gainthem to hide their own shame.

ing the least good, or reaping any benefit This month has been uncommonly fatal whatsoever. to our shipping. The case of the Halleuell Holland continues in a perturbated Nare, Eat-Indioman was peculiarly Itriking, dir. between the partisans and the enemies of the treiling, and shocking to human nature. In Stadthoider: as we hinted before, this is a all its circumitances it may be said to be needleis quarrel; their great and good new unprecedented and unparalleled! The com- Ally will soon fettle that knolly point for nander, with his two daugiais. two nie- them; they may call all their care upon him, cis, and other amiable females, leveralo't fer he will care for them ;-- he has taken cers, and a multiude of men, all meeting in them in low, and he will pull away with a oue diedlut monient that awlaideath which vencanice. In the mean linc, the Hollanhad grmy Hared them in the face for two ders are remunerating his good offices willa days and nights, conitituted fuch a tremen- The two good ihips the Alliance and the Gradous catadiophe as human nature links under titude, as the first-ruis of inat peace he has the bare contempiation o: ; it is too much for procured ihem. Let them take care thcle the hunian mind to turnk of long! Many noble monuments of Dutch gratitude be not and great are the other calamities which datked to pieces on the linken rocks of have betalicnour other ihips in all aircctions; French faith and ingratitude! -We are much and our surrounding ucighbours have not afraid ite; want to procure a more durable gone without their share of calamity from and solid monument of their gratitude to ise defolating cap.

the Grand Monarch in ihe cały purchase of



Vegapatnam out of our hands ! But who not too powerful in his hereditary domia will be fools ther!

nions or matrimonial acquisitions and family The Grand Monarch has fomething to do connections, fo as to enable him to Swallow to discipline his Members of Parliament, up the Empire by piecemeal, and add the who, like unruly school-boys, begin to be whole or greater part of it to his hereditary petulant, and even to remonftrate against his dominions; yet not to chuse one who was dictatorial power; but he holds the lalh over so weak and impotent as to be unable to them in such a menacing tone, that they take the lead as Head of the Empire, to find it most convenient to yield to his fo- proiect itself againit the inroads and invavereiga power. Obedience, pure, simple, lions of the Ottoman Empire on one hand, ulrcserved obedience, is the whole fum and also to guard againit the designs and and fubftance of the duty he requires at machinations of the French Court on the their hands. This is the great and good oher hand, whose constant, invariable zima Xing who has taken the Thirteen United has been at Universal Monarchy, which, States of America, and the Seven United when obtained, must be the certain destrucs High and Mighty States of the Netherlands tion of the German Empire. For half a - twenty free States in all-ail truly repub. century back the Empire has had little to liczo-under his protection, lo preferve fear from the pacific dispolion and feeble their rights, their liberties, privileges, and troubled ttate of the Turkish empire. The immunities, pure, perfect, undiminished grcal danger that remaincd to be guarded and uncontaminated !!!-Yet this is the against next to the overgrown power of the man, who, with the belom of deitruction - Emperor is the constant aspiring of the DESPOT15M-weeps down every veltige of French Kings at Univerfal Monarchy. By liberty and the rights of mankind, in his the present confederation a door is throwi own extenfive populous dominions, leaving wide open for both these dangers to rush bo traces of pre-existent liberty behind. irretiltibly in:o the very heart of the EmHere we leave them in poilellion of their pire. Therefore this league must be broke benign patron, the wonder of the world! up, or Germany will bleed at every pore,

We now come to discharge a debt we in- and probably fall a general sacrifice to one curred to our readers in our last month's or both of these Powers, to be divided befpeculations; that is, to thew that the con- tween them. We give the proposed exchange federation which the French Cabinct is now of Bavaria for the Austrian Flanders, as a forming with the utmost affiduity on the fpecuinery of their plan, or the first link of Coorment of Europe, has its radical defects, the clain forging by the two now united and the seeds of its owri diffolution in its loules of Bourbon and Austria, for a serious very conftitution, if the other powers had warning to all the Princes of Germany pobut found and able politicians to guide tent and impotent. tacir affairs. And,

This alarm, properly inculcated and im. Ful, A clofe, intimate, and perfect al- bibed among the German Princes, may liance between the Emperor of Germany operate effettually by prevention, without ad a King of France is a gross absurdity diawing the sword or shedding of blood. in the politics of Europe in general, and a All the clectors ought to set their faces Eat contradiction to the conftitution of the againit chuting the Emperor's brother, or Germanic Body in particular, and a combin any of that Houie to be King of the Ronatioa with one of its hereditary enemies, mans; and all the Princes of the Empire pregnant with the deftruction of the Empire. ought to countenance, encourage and lupo An Emperor of Germany in league oifen- port them in it. The fame precaution ouget Ere and defensive with France, is fecretly to be taken against chuling one of that ta. and variually an enemy to the general bond mily to be Emperor upon the next demite; of usion that holds the leveral parts of the for in cale one of the family should succeed Empire together : and every tagacious either as King of the Románs, or by imme. Prince of the Empire mult icc ir, and diare election to the throne, they would not take the alarm ere long and act accordingly. only consider the Imperial diadem heredia Even those who are now deeply connected tary in their family, but would feel themwith the Head, cannot be tree liom appre. felves powerful enough to make it lo; wherebenísons of danger to the different members by the tamily raised up for the defence of of ihe Empire from that alarming, ominous the Empire would ultimately be enabled to and ill-boding alliance. This doctrine is so become ils conqueror or destroyer, in con1-f-eudent, it fcarcely needs any demon- junction with that power they were origiit ad per illultration, for be that runs may nally destined to oppose. rad and underiland. Bui, to remove all Fuding this article hath led us into a -Be it remembered, that the tuna great length of discullion, we must referve deinertal axiom of the German policy was the investigation of the other defects of the

* 2!!for the Electors to chule oac of French league to a further opportunity, the 154.: own body to be Emperor, who was carliest we can Icize on.





ruin of the Clifford family, has removed

the jostance of his daughter, the He TANUARY 14, a new Comedy in five acts, entitled The Heiress, was performed

from the neighbourhood of Furnival's in for the first time, and was received with loud Berkeley-square-His daughter is a ce and continued applause,

pound of affectation, insolence and infe

bility. She imitates the manners of pea Sir Clement Flint, Mr. King, Lord Gavel, Mr, Palmer.

of fashion, and in particular makes L Cliford, Mr. Smith,

Emily her model.

The Blandithes, brother and fifter, silijirip,

Mr. Parions,
Blundi h,
Mr. Bannister, jun.

fycophants—They are a couple of those

ings who hang on people of fashion, ; Rightly, Mr. Aickin.

66 who stand well with all Administration Prompt,

Mr. R. Palmer. French Valet, Mr. Baddeley.

Clifford is a gentleman of steadly and i

accommodating virtue--The bosom frie Miss Allfirip, Miss Pope,

of Lord Gavel, he interferes to save h Harriet Clifford, Mrs. Crouch,

from the error of connecting himself w Mrs. Blandish, Mrs. Wilion.

an unworthy girl, or from the shame of į Mrs. Sagely, Mrs. Booth.

ducing an innocent woman; and in Waiting Maid, Mrs. Barnes. .

pursuit he discovers Miss Alton to be Country Girl, Miss Tidlweil.


These are the characters which the auth

has allembled and engaged in a ploi, full Lady Emily Gavel, Miss Farren.

interet, and which at the same time is ne Sir Clement Flint is one of those cautionary ther entangled with confounding businer and fastidious men who suppose that interest nor debased by farcical incidents. --The Ali is the spring of every human action, and who scrips are detected and exposed—the Blan laugh to scorn the pretenfions of men to ab. dishes are disappointed--the Cliffords recove stract benevolence or difinterested friendship. their estates-Lord Gavel is united to Har. This character was performed by Mr. King riet Clifford--Mr. Clifford to Lady Emily-with that morose gravity of which he is so and Sir Clement Flint is forced to acknow compleat a master,

ledge that there is nothing so truly interefter Lord Gavel and Lady Emily are his nephew as to make thore whom we love harry. and niece- They are both pofletsed of ho. The Honourable General Burgoyne is tl. nour and sensibility. Sir Clement is anxious author of this comedy, and it does ioanie to marry his nephew, Lord Gavel, to Miss honour to his pen. It is written with chart Allscrip, that he may repair' a damaged eltate city and elegance-It breathies throughoue by the fortune of this Heiress-But the no- the language of tathionable life-is enriched ble Lord having seen the humble Harriet with observation original and nervous_and Clifford, who, to avoid a disagi ceable match, abounds with epigrams new and pointed. had flown to London, and taken refuge in The Prciogue and Epilogue have meritan obscure lodging under the name of Miss They were both written in hafte, which is a Alton, has fallen desperately in love with good reason for Mr. King's being rather im. her, and cannot think of marryinany perfect. The Epilogue in particular was not other.

written we learn till the day before the re. Allserip, á rascally attorney, who has presentation, and was not delivered to Miss amaffed an immense fortune, chiefly by the Farren till late the preceding night.




from a Drawing furnished by the same mer Number, and as a companion to Gentleman who favoured us with the forthe GENERAL View of HIGHCATE in- mer, of the Houses of Lord Mansfield and serted in our last Magazine; we now pre- Southampioa near High He. sent our Readers with an Elegant Engraving,

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