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and from this time he applied whol. fome passages in order to give an ly to theatric poetry. In 1729 lie idea of the spirit of his criticism: was invited to Vienna as the Impe. but, finding them too long for our rial Laureate, and continued to insertion, we must refer our reafurnith such dramas as his patron ders to the 3d vol. in which they bespoke, until his death in 1782. occur, p. 356–379.

Dr. Burney well observes that it Let it not be a reproach to is posible for a man of learning, our eftimable biographer, that study, and natural acumen, to be a he has described, with the vogood critic on the works of others luminous gravity of history, a without genius for producing ori. groupe of poets, fingers, actors, ginal works himself, similar to and muticians. It is well that a those which he is able to censure. work of this kind should make its The opinion of Metaftatio, there appearance. We are scarcely acfore, may have its weight even customed as yet to allign, in huwhen he criticises the great opera- man story, a place to each proporwriters of antiquity : for the mo

tioned to the extent of his influence dern opera is the only faithful imi- on human happiness. The crowned tation of the antient tragedy. From and the titled have their peculiarihis practice it appears, however, ties immortalized, although they that he entertained one fundamen- may have never added to the ental error in theory, and had not joyments of a nation ten evenings discovered that, in the opera, the of glowing delight. The amuters means of imitation being peculiar- of our leisure, the artists of our plealy apparent, the distress thould be fures, may julily be ranked among more harrasling and the crimes the benefactors of society. Let it more atrocious, in order to exciie belong, then, to the muse of fan e an equal degree of tragic emotion to elevate monuments ( their with these representations which remains, and to strew flowers on approach more nearly to real and their grave, in token of our grace. common life.

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A Proclamation offering a large pecuniary Reward for the Discovery of any

Persons guilty of the recent Outrages against the Person of the King.--
Conference between the Lords and Commons on this Subject.--A Bill for the
Safety and Preservation of the King's Person and Government.--Debates
thereon in both Houses of Parliament.-- A Bill for the Prevention of Sedi-
tious Meetings:--Debates thereon.-The two Bills under Discussion in Par-
liament occafon a general Alarm, and much Opposition without Doors.
In this Opposition the leud uas taken by the Whiy-Club.-1hich was fol-
lowed by the Corresponding Societies and other Asociations.-As well as
different Bodies legally incorporated.-The Ministry ftill persevere in their

Measures.--Debates on the numerous Petitions against the two Bills now

pending in Parliament.-General Indignation against the Principles and

Objects of these.---The tuo Bills passed into Laws


In the House of Commons, Regulations respecting the Sale of Flour, and the

Making of Bread.--- 11otions by Mr. Lechmere and Mr. Whitbread, re-
Jpecting the Canfes of the Scarcity of Wheaten Flour, and the Hardships
incident to the Labouring Poor.-Negatived.---Bill for Encouraging the
Cultivation of Wafie Lands.--Motions for the Support of the Land and Sea
Service. --Strictures on the Conduct of Ministry in the War Depariment.---
Replied to bu Mr. Iliridham.-Debates on the Erellion of Barracks.

Statement of the Expences of 1796, amounting from turnty-seven ta



twenty-eight Millions serling.--Debates concerning the Terms of the Loan,
--Vote approving the Conduct of the Minister on this Subject.-New
Taxes.--Debates thereon.-- Message from the King, intimating his Dijo
position to enter into a Negociation with the present Government of France.

-An Address mored, expressing the Readinefs of the House to concur in
Such a Measure.-- Amendment thereon, moved by Mr. Sheridan.This
rejected, and the Address carried.- Motion for Peace, by Mr. Grey.-



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Free Negroes in the Island of Jamaica.Hunted by Blood-Hounds.--Motion,

by Mr. Grey, in the House of Commons, for an Inquiry into the State of
the Nation.--Negatired.--Further Taxes:-For paying the Interest of an
additional Loari.-Mortality among the Troops fent agains the Frenci
Iep-India Inands.- Negled and Difrelies of the Troops. - Motion for
Documents these Subjects by Nir, Sheridan.- Debates thereon.-lr.
Sheridan's Motion agreed 10.-Motion, in the House of Peers, for the
Production of Papers respecting a Vote of Parliament, in 1783, recognizing
the Neceflity of certain Public Reforms.- Debates thereon.--The Motion
negatived.--Repory of the Committee of supply on the Resolution for
granting a Subsidy to the King of Sardinia. Conversation on that Subjec?.
-Charges laid against Ministry, by Mr. Grey, as Ground of Impeach-
ment; and a Motion on that Subject.-Negatived.-- Motions, in dotis
Hloujës of Parliament, against the Continuation of the war.-Negatired.-
Mfotion, by Mr. W'ilberforce, for the Abolition of the Slate-Trade, on a
certain Day-Negatired.:-The Sefion of Parliament closed by a Speek
from the Throne

CHA P. v.

Fira Cares and Employment of the French Directory. Determination to

keep alive the Martial Spirit of the French Nation. And to Extend their
Victories as far as possible.-But, at the same Time to make a shew of
Pacific Inclinations.-Prepurations for War on the Part of the Allies.--
Attempt towards Negociation between the French and the Allies at Bafie,
in Switzerland.-Rupture threatened botween the French and Swiss Curi-
tons.Prevented.-Plan of Directory for Military Operations. - Plani.
fero of Charette.-Revival of the War in La Vendée.- New Complexion
of this.Total Defeat of the Infurgents.-Capture and Execution of Cha-
rette and Stofiet.-Manifesto of the Directory for Refraining the Cruelties
of their Soldiers.-Lenient Measures.Good Effects of these


C H A P. VI.

Address of the Directory to the French Armies.--Determination to carry the

War into Italy.-Difficulties to be encountered in carrying this Plan into
Execution,-Buonaparte.- The French Army, under his Command, makes

rapid Progress in Italy.--The Auftrians, under General Beautien, cona
fiantly repulsed, yet not dispirited.--Various Allions.--Sufpenfon of
Arms agreed on between the French and Piedmontese Armies.--General
Beaulieu re-crosses the Po, for corering the Countries to the North of that
River.At Paris, Negociation for Peace between the King of Sardinia
and the French Republic.-Treaty of Peace betweeen France and Sardinia
ratified by the Legifutive Bodies of France.-Exultation and Confidence of
the French.Improved by Buona parte, for the Purpose of leading on the
Army to farther Exploiis.-- Address to the Army.--General Object and
Tendency of Buonaparte's private Conversation.--Homage paid to the Merit
of Buonaparte and the Army, by the Directory..-Buonaparte puts his
Army in Motion.-Crosses the Po, and leaves Gencral Beuulieu to break
up his Camp.--Armistice between the French Army and the Duke of Parma.

-The French advance toward the Capital of Lombardy.Battle of Lodi.--

The Austrians retreat to Mantua.--The French proceed to Milan, where

the French General allor's his People fome Days of Repose



Exultation of the French at the Successes of their Armies.-Their Army in

Italy animated by the Praises of their Countrymen, and the Contersation
ar ell as the Proclamations of Buonaparte to a high Passion for Glory--
Enter the Duchy of Modena.--Spoliation of Monuments of Antiquity and
Art.-Abhorrence of the Italian Nobility and Clergy towards the French
greater than that of the inferior Classes.-A general Insurrection, ready to
break out, quashed by the l'igilance and Promptitude of Buonaparte.--The
Auftrians, under General Beaulieu, with the Connirance of the Venetians,
tale Pofesion of Peschiera.-Buonaparte adrances against Beaulieu, who
retreats to the Tyroiere. --The l'enetians tremble before the French.--Dif
miss from their Territories the Brother of the late King and Claimant of the
Crown of France.-Buonaparte takes Poffeffion of Verona.-Blockades
Mantun.--Prepares to march into the Tyrolife.--Detained by Insurrections
in the Distrids, known under the Name of Imperial Fiefs. These being

fupprefjed, he carries his Arms to the Southard.---Reduces Tortona, Bo-

logna, and Urbino.-- Alenaces Rome.- Armistice beliecen the Pope and

Buonaparte. ---Sufpenfion of Hojilities with Naples:-Buonaparte the Friend

and Patron of Mien of Learning and Science.-- Ambitious Views of the ..

French Republic. --Infurrection in Lugo.--Quelled, and the City reduced by

the French.-- The Blockade of Mantua converted into a close Siege.--Raised

by Marshallfurmser.- Attions betueen t'e French Army and that of the

Aurions, reingired by Detachments from Mantua.--Remarkable Infiance

of Prefence ullirid iri Buonaparie. --The Huftrians driten buck beyond the



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