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The little troop foon rejoined their , hail' completed their confusion and general, and, while they fympathised destruction. in his affliction, they shared in his O e man had, however. contrived confolation.
means to deliver his country from “ Ah! dear Bilamich!” said Rag. the dreadful scourge which now gado, " what handsome legs thou ravaged it; and conceived that he iouldnt have carried about thy and his countryinen might arm neck! Never couldst thou have themselves with slings, and, with borne a softer burden. But we are stones thrown from a distance, overnow forced, like the dervise, to lead power the plunderers. Guillarich a life of penitence; let us, at least, observed this man trying his new keep it up till midnight, that it may invention. He saw him ready to be ihe more meritorious. Thou, acquaini liis friends with the use and Batteniltabour, as I have great con- advantages of it: but, at the very fidence in thy abilities, I charge thee moment when he opened his mouth 'with the care of our repose till fun- to do so, an arrow from Nadherta. rise: go take thy round at half a vil's boiv pierced his throat, and league's distance; beat eighty drums, stopped the good advice by the way, and when thou perceivest any im- General delpair prevailed through pertinentlycurious persons approach, the country, and news were conveyed found thy trumpet with a firm from all quarters to Kallacababalaba, tone.”
by an hundred arrows; for it was Batteniltabour obeyed, while his in this mode that requests, comcomrades continued io divert them- plaints, or information of any kind, felves, and to drink away till they all were conveyed. funk under the table.
The tyrant assembled his council. It is not every day that weddings An aftrologer of great skill in geohappen, at which so good a meal can mancy was his only cuunsellor.fo conveniently be found ready "You see !” said the tyrant, “to drefled. On the day following, what condition we are reducedRaggado's troop made many plun- nobody can come to disturb us here; dering excursions on different quar- but nothing can avert the famine ters, and with so much the more which threatens us. My arms have confidence, because : under such a hitherto combated those rubbers leader they flattered themselves with who infest my country with success; the hope of impurity. But they but they are now more audacious were now obliged to dress their than ever, and this, no doubt, in victuals themselves. They encamp- confequence of receiving an acceffion ed every oight under the tent, the of strength. At their head is a leader situation of which could not be who has, alone, destroyed several Kpown, as it was never pitched and detachments of my soldiers, whoin I spread till after it was daik.. By had sent out to maintain peace and day they were frequently obliged to securiiy through the country, and to fight, in confequence of meeting collect the taxes. In the reports and with small detachments like that complaints is a great deal of the which had before presumed to attack marvellous. Think of some means, them; but all sucli detachments were then, by which we may provide for always equally cut off. Those who our security.” escaped the swori or fire were struck « This is what I have been em. motionless by the voice of Battenilta- ployed upon for fome time," seplied bour, the dreadful founds of which the fage. _“I have conftructed the piercing their ears, itruck thein with horoscope of every one of our ene. inconceivable horror. A shower of mies. Ordinary arms will not avail
against against them. The endowments, of | fagacity, not to follow your advice which they make so bad an use, are implicitly.” all more or less magical; but in this " I tell you before-hand (faid art the defect is, that all its man- the astrologer) that you will find @uvres may be defeated by the those arms extraordinary.” slightest means which are directly “ No matter; they will be so opposed to them. Thus, I Mall much the better againft such an eneapproach Batteniltabour with cotton my; one miraculous expedient must in my ears, which will frustrate the be opposed to another.” power of his drum. I will spit in Captain Raggado, in the mean Bazzaknar's mouth, and extinguish time, continued to ravage the plain. his fire; Guillarich's talent becomes Bigstaff, in concert with his fage of little use when danger is close at counsellor, mustered the small army hand; steel will blunt the arrow of he intended to lead out against the Nadhertavil; Karaamek is a courier foe. The arms and military engines whose course may easily be stopped ; which they were to use, were secretly Thalahava's power depends upon a collected, and made ready in the thread which may easily be cut; arsenals. When all were prepared, Ballayah is a cowardly dervise, and a body of three hundred men, all can be of no service where there is glittering in steel, descended in bafno water to drink; Ilnafacand Bila. kets, moved by pullies, from the mich cannot be formidable, for they fortress, and spread over the plain. are merely a part of the baggage. “ The enemy! the enemy !" But the chief enemy we have to cried Guillarich. combat is captain Raggado, a man “ Is he dropping from his minawho is ever the sport of the stars, rets?” said Raggado. on whom they have wreaked all “ Yes, general : the baskets are their malice,- and whom they have emptied yonder, and out of them formed to do all the mischief poflible, illue three hundred men, with a but never the least good. His mind leader to command them.-It is the is prompt and fertile in expedients, tyrant himself: I know him by his his soul manly and intrepid, and his ftature; he is taller than conimon. body of uncommon strength: but Ah! what a singular casque he wears his aims are always disappointed by on his head! It is neither more nor the extravagance of his own fury'; less than a great kettle.--His buckler he wields a magic sabre, the edge of is five inches thick: his looks are which not even a diamond could keen and piercing as fire --General! refift; were you to oppose to it your shall I pitch Nadhertavil's pike bebrazen mace, it would be broken in fore him, that he may falute this a thousand pieces, and you disarmed. formidable enemy in the left eye His common way is to send chat with a complimentary arrow ?" lenges: but he has already been « Bold folder you! (faid Raggainformed, that you would accept no do) look out;
but keep your challenge, unless on terms disagree advices to yourself.-My enemy is able to him. However, fir, if you in the plain then, and armed against will please to arm your soldiers as I my attacks, in a ridiculous defensive shall propose, I dare venture to pro- Jarmour !-- Come, Barteniltabour, mise you success against him and his call every one to order, and let us
march out against our enemy." « Come to my arsenal (faid Big- The two armies foon met ; Ragstaff), and chufe out what arms you. gado took the centre between Batplease, for my soldiers and myself to teniltabour and Bazzaknar. Balput on. I confide too much in your layah and Guillarich were on the
right wing; Karaamek and Nad-Japothecaries and barbers? Dare hertavil o cupied the left; Bilamich but to list against me that mace, than and Ilnafac brought up the rear which the spit on which thy meat is guard ; Thalahava rode upon a roasted would better become thee, storm in the air, in order to pour it and be a more suitable accompaniupon the enemy:
ment to thy casque and buckler.” Bigstaff, on his fide, drew up his “ Raggado, (replied Bigstaff) thy army in a line three men deep. In words are like thy conduct. I come the foremost rank were soldiers who not out against a warrior, but against wore white armour ; each man in a butcher. And, if it becomes me to the second rank carried a fyringe ; | act always nobly, it will equally bethose in the third bore each a pair come thee to perishignobly. Though of scissors; they wore all well-tem. thou dareit me to give the first blow, pered defensive armour.
come on thyself, if thou canst.” Raggado faw this triple line drawn “ By Mabomet! I mall,” said out before him, and, confident in his Raggado,—and, as he spoke, let fall own force, marched boldly out, as he a blow, which suunded like thunder supposed, to certain victory. He upon the pot on his enemy's head, advanced himself ten pares before his But when his fabre touched the pot, trcop, as if by way of defying his inftuad of penetrating, it rebounded enemy to single combat. Bigliaff from it with such force as to fhake advanced to meet him; the armies the vigorous arm that wielded it. ftood Hill in fufpenfe, and naggado Raggado, astonished at this unex, ordered Batteniltavour to found a pečted resistance, attempted to part charge. Only this order was proper- by one blow the arm and buckler of ly executed; for unforeseen events his antagonift ; but the blade of his disconcerted ail the rest of Ragga- Icimirar was broken in pieces do's projects, and frustrated all his Instead of striking on iron as he had efforts.
fuppofed it, his magic fabre had No sooner did Raggado meet his been broken upon a pumpion and a opponent, and oppose buckler to mouldy cheese. buckler, than he thonght to dis- “ Tivo thousand squadrons!”cried charge on Bigftaff's head one of those Raggado, moving four steps backdecisive blouis by which he had lo wards.-" Hola : Bazzaknar! Set often signalised the itrength of his this leap in a blaze, raise an inserarm, and the teinper of his sabre. I val fire." -But, before he would strike, he Bazzakoar was about to obey, thus addressed him over whom he when an hundred syringes, directed thought himself sure of triumph-against his mouth, poured into it a ing
deluge of water, so that only a thick « Bigstaff! (faid lie) tyrant of smoke was emitted. The general, fcullions! art thou not afnamed of thus frustrated in his bope from this presumning to appear in the field of hand, called 'I halahava to his aid, battle with a kettie on thy head? who was hovering over the army,
Thinkest thou that thy kitchen bat- with his magazine of thunder and tery can save thee from falling under hail ready. But now all the scistars my arın? Or does my evil star in the third rank of Bigstaff's army send thee against me in this ludia were held up in the air, and emcrous guise that I may gain no ployed to cut the invisible threads, honour from the victory but the so that they directed the storm upon ridiculous one of having triumphed the hostile army of Raggada. over the prince of cooks? Must Thecaptain thonght now, that, by Raggado's brave soldiers fight with I calling in his third reiource, he might
yet make good an honourable re- tumult and bustle of the crowd, a bot, treat. He therefore ordered Bat- tle was broke, which contained a large teniltabour to found his drum. But old favourite viper, which had been the enemy discovered no terror at the the only companion of his folitary found; the soldiers'ears were deafen- moments for many months. Nolaned by the cotton stuffed into them: guage was adequate to the declaraThey inclosed Raggado ; the drum tion of his despair at that event: continued to beat : the captain's be equally curled the covetousness heroes were all confounded and fiel; of his landlord, and the curiosity of he himself was th:s left helpless: the company; for it Mould be and the tyrant of Kallacahabalaba known, that the acclamations, noknocked him down with his mace. velty, grandeur, and pageantry of Barteniltabour burst his belly; Baz- that superb scene, had no attraction zaknar was stitled with his sinoke ; for him ; nor would he have stirred the rest made their escape to their from his elbow-chair, to have beheld old holes in the best manner they the triumphant entry of the ion of could,
Philip into Babylon. This odd adventure was terminated by a boxing,
match between a gentleman and ANECDOTES of GWINN the
himself in his own chamber, as Mr. PAINTER.
Gwinn had taken some indecent
liberty with his opponent's wife, (From Pasquin's History of the Irish under whose clothes he insisted the Artists.)
strayed reptile had taken shelter.
Shortly after this disaster, his hoft AMES GWINN, painter and removed to the Buffalo Tavern,
draughtsinan, was born in the Bloomsbury; and Mr. Gwinn folcounty of Kildare. I never could lowed him, with all his undefcribaascertain that he had any master : ble moveables, in the night. At this he came to London about the year caravansera the Fates had decreed 175. The history of the artists, that his vital thread should be biperhaps, furnishes nothing more fected ; but the means they used eccentric than the movements of this were unworthy of the end. They extraordinary man. In pursuance compelled the feet of his indiscreet of a determination be liad made, to countryman Charles Spooner, the retire, as much as possible, from all engraver, to wander, when tipsy, mortal communication, he took a into tne house; where, the discourse lodging at an alehouse called the running upon the ingenious recluse Three Tuns, in the Broad Sanctuary, above itairs, Spooner engaged, for a Weftuninster, where he literally se. | wager of a dozen bottles of wine, to cluded himself from the world, and bring him down among the comdevoted all the time he could spare pany. The mad frolic was atteinptfrom that avocation on which the ed; and Spooner hari contrived, by means of his subsistence depended, mimicking the voice of inis watherto the study of the occult fciences. woman, to reduce him on the outHis mathematical apparatus was
side of the door, when he instantaworth several hundred pounds: he neously feized him, and endeavoured loriged at this cabaret during the last to defcend with himon his ihoulders; coronation, when an accident occur- but a fcumle ensued, and both the red which rendered him nearly in parties rolled down, when Gwinn consolable. His host had erected a difengaged himsell, and, fcudding fcatfold for spectators before Mr. I up to his den, bolted and locked Gwinn's window; when, from the himself within. In a fortnight after
this bold intrusion, he was found when it can be done by simply dead in his apartinent, partly, it is attending to the pathetic tale of their his
woes? or in what does it confift? such an insult. His food was uni. Surely common charity will urge formly carried by the servant, and this as a duty, when it can be effect. left at his door; and it has fre. ed without guilt. The world, if it quently happened that he has not could possibly hear of fuch a coni. ate during twenty-four hours. He merce, might call it, in a person of died about the year 1766. Some of your distinction, inconsistence, but his drawings were very neat and inconsittence without vice is no imposing, but not true :—he got his crime; and I am confident, though livelihood by designs for the lids of it might be reckoned a pot here, it snuff boxes,' which he did for a will assume a very different character manufactory at Battersea, under the in the light of heaven. direction of fir Stephen Theodore O, Frances! what a situation I am Janion.
doomed to fulfil!-a fituation in which I never can expect even tran. quillity, much less happiness; the
only with I have, is to pour out my LETTERS which passed between miseries to the attention of one who
CHARLES WALLER, Chaplain would hear them with complacence, to OLIVER CROMWELL, and and yield me one sigh of pity :-and FRANCES, one of the PROTÈC- this you liave the cruelty to deny TOR's favourite Daughters. (Continued from p. 160.)
Thrice happy they whom mutual
affection hath joined in early wed. LETTER VII.
lock, --whose thoughts flow in the From CHARLES WALLER
most delightful unilon,-and whole FRANCES CROMWELL.
looks are illumined by the tran.
scendant sensations of reciprocal ENETRATED with the most | love,—who never reflect but upon your last favour, permit me, once with gratitude to their Creator, to more, to take up your attention for many succeeding days of delight! a few moments. Let me endeavour | What a state of delicious ferenity to prevail upon you to recal the cruel nust such experience !-But I,fentence you have passed, command-born to a different fortune, placed in ing me not to write to you again. a sphere which only adds to my ter; It is obscuring the only ray of com- ment, cut off from the confolations fort that is leit to guide me through of parental kindness,—who have no the misfortunes of this world, and, friend whom I can trust,- who never after what you have acknowledged, revolve the past occurrences of my is calmly armning my desperate hand life but I awaken thoughts that rend with suicidie --Or, worse, immuring my bosom with anguish,--and who me in the most dismal dungeon that dare not attempt to speculate upon wretchedness ever beheld: for such futurity, - envy the hapless wretch will be my situation, if I be com- who is chained to the galley, and pelled to feed upon the bitterness of think his fate the most exalted felimy miseries, by keeping them to city compared to my own. -Bodily myself.
labour is the only evil he has to Besides, my dear Frances, (pardon contend with; it may fatigue, but it my calling you fo) where is the cri
gives no anxiety to the mind. - It minality of relieving the distrefied; affords him a relish for his scanty