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diately sent off again to Frankfurt, to to give battle.” “I think Iought,” replied confer with the electors of Mentz and he immediately, "and I find with plea. Hanover, and Rechteren, the Dutch mi- sure, but without astonishment, that we nister. I circulated a report that this have both made the reflection, that withjourney was undertaker for the sake of out this our communication with Brusmy health, and that the physicians had sels would be cut off: but I would have ordered me to use the waters of Schlan- waited for your troops.".. " I would not genbad. I said to all these petty allies, advise you to wait,” replied I, “for the * It is your interest: a great emperor French would have time to retreat." would live at your expense, you did Vendome wanted to dispute the pasnot exist, and would perhaps be better sage of the Dendre. He told the duke off on that account. If you do not pro- of Burgundy, that evil advisers persua. tect yourselves by defending him, beware ded him to march to Ghent.
" Whenz lest another Louvois lay waste the Empire you perceive in prince Eugene a desire with fire and sword."
to avoid an engagement, he knows how I have always taken for the foundation to force you to one." This expression I of my politics, the interest of the persons saw in the vindication of his conduct, with whom I had to do, and have de- which he printed on his return to Paris. tested court-fatterers who say, “These Cadogan went to Oudenarde, and in a princes are personally attached to your few hours threw a bridge across the inajesty.” It is thus they strengthen the Scheldt. “It is still time,” said Vene self-love of sovereigns, who, besides, like dome to the duke of Burgundy, “ to disto be told, “every thing is going on well, continue your mareh, and to attack, in the best manner, or is likely to be re with the troops which we have here, trieved."
that part of the allied army which has Villars was not duped by the prescrip- passed the river.” The latter hesitated, tions of the faculty for the cure of dis- lost time, would have turned back, sent eases with which I was not afflicted. twenty squadrons to dispute the passage, He wrote to a prisoner whom he sent recalled them, and said, “Let us march back to me: If you belong to the army to Ghent." “ It is too late," said Ven. which prince Eugene is going to com- dome, you cannot now; in half an hour, mand, assure him of my respect. I un. perhaps, you will have the enemy upon derstand that he is going to she baths on you. "Why then did you stop me!" the 20th of June; but if I recollect right, rejoined the duke of Burgundy. he was not formerly so attentive to his begin the attack immediately,” replied health. We shall soon see what sort of he, “Cadogan yonder, is already master baths he means to take.” I assembled of the village of Hurne and of six batmy army of Austrians and German talions. Let us form at least in the best allies at Coblentz, where I had a long manner we can." Rantzau commenced conference with the elector of Treves. the attack. He overthrew a column of The French had one hundred thousand cavalry, and would have been routed in men in the Low Countries; Marlborough his turn, had it not been for the electorak had but sixty thousand. I received ore prince of Hanover, * who had his horse ders to march to his support; I directed killed under him. Grimaldi too soon my troops to proceed by forced marches, and injudiciously, ordered a charge. while I went post myself, fearful lest a " What are you doing?” cried Vendome, baule should be fought without me. coming up at full gallop, "you are Cadogan came to compliment me to wrong.' “ It is by the duke of BurgunMaestricht. He told me that the dy's orders," replied he.
The latter, Freneh had surprised Ghent, Bruges, vexed at being contradicted, thought and Plaskendali, and that my presence only how to cross the other. Vendome was wanted. I passed through Brussels, was giving orders to charge the left. where my interview with my mother, after “ What are you doing?" said the duke a separation of twenty-five years, was very of Burgundy.' " I forbid it; there is an affecting, but very short; -and found impassable ravine and morass.”. Let any Marlborough in camp at Asch, between one judge of the indignation of Vendome, Brussels and Alost; and learning that who had passed over the spot but a mothe enemy had their left on the other ment before. Had it not been for this side of the Dendre, I asked Marlborough, on my arrival, "if it was not his intention
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misunderstanding, we should perhaps while Ouverkerke dislodged the enemy bave been defeated; for our cavalry was from the hedges and villages. Nassau, engaged a full half hour before the in- Fries, and Oxenstiern, drove the infantry could join it. For the same rea. fantry beyond the defiles, but they were son, I direcied the village of Hurne to roughly handled by the king's household be abandoned, that I might send the troops, who came to its assistance. I battalions by which it was occupied, to rendered the same service to the duke. support the squadrons on the left wing. I sent Tilly, who, making a considerable But the duke of Argyle arrived with all circuit, took the brave household possible expedition, at the head of the troops, which had nea snatched the English infantry; and then came the victory froin us, in the rear: but this deDutch, though much more slowly. cided the business. The darkness of "Now,” said i to Marlborough, "we are the night prevented our pursuit, and enain a condition to fight." It was six in the bled me to execute a scheme for increaevening of the 111h of July; we had yet sing the number of our prisoners. I sent three hours of day-light. "I was on the out drummers in different directions, right at the head of the Prussians. with orders to beat the retreat, after the Some battalions turned their backs after French manner, and posted my French having been attacked with unequalled refugee officers, with directions to shout fury. They rallied, retrieved their fault, on all sides: A moi Picardie! A moi and we recovered ine ground they had Champagne ! A moi Piemont ! The French Jost. The battle then became general soldiers ran to these posts, and I picked along the whole line. The spectacle up a pretty round number: we took in was magnificent. It was one sheet of all about seven thousand. The duke of fire., Thai of our arullery made a pow. Burgundy, and his evil counsellors, had ertul impression; that of the French, long before withdrawn. Vendome colbeing very injudiciously posted, in con lecied the relics of the army, and took sequence oi the uncertainty which pre- charge of the rear. vailed in the army on account of the dis. As the firing had re-commenced while union of its commanders, produced very it was still dark, Marlborough waited for little effect. With us it was quite the day-light to attack the enemy before he contrary; we loved and esteemed one allo reached Ghent. His detachinent found ther, not excepting the Dutch marshal him but too soon. Vendome liad posted Ouverkerke, venerable for his age and his grenadiers to the right and left of the services, my old friend and Marlbo- bigh-road, and they put our cavalry, rougli's, wbo obeyed and fought to ad- which pursued them, to the rout. Vene miration.
dome by this saved the remuant of his The following circumstance may serve army, which entered Ghent in the utto prove our harmony. Matters were most confusion, with the dukes of Bur. going wrong on the right, where I com- gundy and Berry, and the count of Toumanded. Marlborough, who perceived louse. His presence pacified and cheered it, sent me a reinforcement of eighteen the soldiers. battalions, without whichi, I should They all held a council of war at the scarcely have been able to keep my inn called the Golden Apple. The opiground. I then advanced, and drove in nion of the princes and their courtiers, the first line; hut at the head of the se was as usual, detestable. Vendome grew cond, I found Vendome on foot, with a warm, expressed his indignation at pike in his hand, encouraging the troops. having been crossed by them, and deHe made so vigorous a resistance, that clared, that as he was determined not to I should not have accomplished my pur- be served in the same manner again, he pose, had it not been for Natzmer, at should order the army to encamp behind ihe head of the king of Prussia's gen. the canal from Bruges to Lovendeghem. darmes, who broke through the line, and I pitied him from the bottom of my heart, enabled me to obtain complete success. as I had done the elector of Bavaria in
Marlborough purchased his more dearly 1704, and the duke of Orleans in 1706. on the right, where he attacked in front,
SCARCE TRACTS, WITH EXTRACTS AND ANALYSES OF
THversaliyeand se fong known that lite slight of iubels, yet you inay see by toc in
It is proposed in future to decote a few Pages of the Monthly Magazine to the
Insertion of such Scarce Tracts as are of an interesting Nature, with the Use of which we may be favoured by our Currespondents; and under the same Head to
introduce also ihe Analyses of Scurce and Curious Books. “ Table-Talk: being the Discourses of thing from a man, long before there was
John Selden, esy. or his Sense of any gun-powder found out. various Matters of Weight and high " 5. Words inust be fitted to a man's Consequence; reluting especially to mouth; it was well said of the fellow that Rcligon and State. Distingue Tem was to make a speech for my lord mayor, pora. The third Edition. Indon, he desired to take measure of his lord, 1716.” 8vo.
ship's mouth." VHE name of Selden has been so uni Libels.-
make tle of introductoryremark can here be need how the wind sits: as take a straw and ed. One observation, however, we shall throw-it up into the air, you shall see by premise, from the epistle dedicatory pre- that which way the wind is, which you fixed to the work by Richard Milward. shall not do by casting up a stone. “Io reading, be pleased to distinguish More solid things do not shew the com. times, and in your tancy carry along with plexion of the times so well as ballads you the when and the why many of and libels.” these things were spoken; this will give Proverbs.--" 1. The proverbs of seves them the more life and the smarter ral nations were much studied by bishop Telishi."
Andrews, and the reason he gave was, The observations are alphabetically because by them he knew the minds of arranged, as will appear froin the follow- several nations, which is a brave thing; ing selections.
as we count bien a wise man that knows Churches.“ The way coming into the ininds and cosides of men, which is our great churches-was antiently at the done by knowing what is habitual to west door, that men might see ihe altar them. Proverbs are habitual to a and all the church before them; the other nation, being transmitted from father to doors were but posterns."
son." Langunge.--"1. To a living tongue Truth.--" The Aristotelians say, all new words may be added, but not to a truth is contained in Aristotle in one dead tongue, as Lalin, Greek, Hebrew, place or another. Galilæo makes Sim&c.
plicius say so, but shows the absurdity "2. Latimer, is the corruption of of that speech, by answering, all truth is Latiner; it signifies, he that interprets contained in a lesser compass, vz. in Latin, and though he interpreted French, the alphabet : Aristotle is not blamed for Spanish, or lialian, he was called the mistakiirg soinetimes; but Aristotelians king's latiner, that is, the king's inter- for maintaining those inistakes. They preter.
should acknowledge the good they have "3. If you look upon the language from him, and leave him when hie is in spoken in the Saxon time, and the lan the wrong. guage spoken now, you will find the dira ference to be just as if a man had a “ Le Prince d'Amour, or the Prince of cloak that he wore plain in queen Eliza Love: with a Collection of several ingebeth's days; and since, here has put in a nious Poems and Songs, by the Wits of piece of red, and there a piece of blue,
the Age." Lond. 1660. 8vo. and here a piece of green, and there a piece of orange-tawny.
Among the poems and songs are seveWe borrow
ral which bishop Percy printed in his words from the French, Italian, Latin,
Reliques. The two following are selectas every pedantick man pleases.
" 4. We have more words than no. ed as specimens of the better sort : tions, half a dozen words for the same thing. Sometimes we put a new signi: "To shine in silk and glister all in gold. fication to an old word, as when we call To flow in wealth, and feed on dainty 4 piece, a gun. The word gun was in fare, pise in England for an engine to cast a To build up houses stately to behold,
THE FRUITS OF A GOOD CONSCIENCL.
The princes favor and the peoples care:
works, would probably be uninteresting Although the girts be great did very rare, to ihe general reader. The groaning gout, the colick, and the From the tist, however, we have stone,
selected, Will mar their mirth, and turn it all to "AN EXPLANATION OF THE WORDS OF
ART. But be it that the body subject be
B. To no such sickness, or the like annoy,
Bathing, is when
your hawk to Yet if the conscience be not firm and free, the water to wash or bathe herself, either
Riches are frash, and honor but a toy; abroad or in the house. The peace of conscience is that pertect joy Betling, or to Butte, is when a hawk Wherewith God's children in this lite are Auttereth with her wings, either from blest,
the pearch, or the man's fist, striving To want the which, better want all the
as it were to Ay away, or get liberty.
Bowsing, is when a hawk drinketh The want of this made Adam hide his head, often, and seems to be continually The want of this made Cain to wail and thirsty. weep,
C. The want of this makes many go to bed, Creance, is a fine small long line of When they (God wol) have little lust to
strong and even twound packthread, sleep; Strive therefore, strive to entertain and
which is lastened to the hawk's least, keep
when shee is tirst lured. So rich a jewel, and so rare a guest,
to kill: check is when Which being had, a rush for all the rest."
crowes, rooks, pyes, or other birds, com
mning in the view of the hawk, she UPON A PRIEST THAT HID MONLY.
forsaketh her naturall flight to fly at "A certain priest had hoarded up
them. A mass of secret gold,
Custing, is any thing that you give And where for to bestow the same
your bawk to cleanse her gorge with, wheHe knew not to be bold;
ther it be flannell, thrammes, feathers, At length it liked his fancy well
or such like. To lock it in a chest
To cast a hawk, is to take her in your Within the cancel, and he writ
hands before the pinions of her wings, Thereon, Hic deus est.
and to hold her from bating or striving, A merry grigg, whose greedy minde
when D.d prick for such a prey,
any thing unto
her. Respecting not the reverend words That on the casket lay;
Cudge, is taken for that on which Took uit the gold, and blotting out
faulconers carry many hawks together, The pricsts inscript thereon,
when they bring them to sell. Wrote: Resurrexit, non est bic;
D. Your God is risen and gone.”
Dropping, is when a hawk muteth di. rectly downward, in severall drops, and
jirketh it not long wayes froin her. “ Lathan's Faulconry, or the Falcon's
Disclosed, is when young hawks are Lure and Cure : in two Boks. By newly hatch't, and as it were disclosed Simon Lutham, gent. Lond. 1658. 8vo. from their she Is. - Lutham's New and Second Book of
E. Falconry: concerning the Ordering and
Erie, is the rest or place where a Training up of all such Hawks us were hauk buildeth, and bringeth up ber young omitted or left unmentioned in his
ones, whether in woods, rocks, or any printed Book of the Huggard Falcon, other places. and Ger-Fauicon: namely, the Gos.
Endew, is when a hawk digesteth her huwk and Tussell, with the Sparhawk, meat, not only putting it over from the Lunner and Lunneret, as they are divided in their generation ; the Hobby pannell
her gorge, but also cleansing her and Martyn, in their kindes ; teaching
G. approved Medicines for all such In
Gorge, is that part of the hawk which firmities and Diseases us are incident to first receiveth the meat, and is called the them." Lond. 1658. 800.
craw, or crop, in other fowls, Hawking bas so long ceased to be a Gurgiting, is when a hawk is stuft or general sport among the English, that a sufforated, with any thing, be it meat or complete analysis of either of the above otherwise.
Pannell, is that part of the bawk next Inke, whether it be of partridge, fowl, to the fundament, whether the hawk doves, or any other prey, is the neck digesteth her meat from her body. from the head to the body.
Q. Intermewed, is froin the first exchange of a hawk's coat, or from her first mewing, is flown at, and slain at any time, espe
Quarrie, is taken for the fowl which till she come to be a white hawk.
cially when young hawks are flown Jesses, are those short straps of leather
thereunto. which are fastened to the hawk's legges,
R. and so to the lease by varvels, aolets, or
Rufter hood, is the first hood which a such like.
hawk weareth, being large, wide, and L.
behinde. Lure, is that whereto faulconers call
Reclaming, is to tame, make gentle, their young hawks, by casting it up in
or to bring a hawk to familiarity with the the aire, being inade of feathers and lea. ther, in such wise, that in the motion it
Raised in flesh, is when a hawk grows looks not unlike a fowl.
fat, or prospereth in fesh. Leuse, or Leashe, is a small long thong
Ramuge, is when a hawke is wilde, of leather, by which the faulconer hold. eth his hawk fast, folding it many times
coy, or disdainfull to the man, and conabout their fingers.
trary to be reclamed. Lice, are a small kinde of white ver.
S. inin, running amongst the feathers of the Seizing, is when a hawk taketh any hawk.
thing into her foot, and gripeth or hold
eth it fast. Muting, is the excrements, or ordure,
Sliming, is when a hawk muteth from which comes from hawks, and containeth her long-wayes, in one entire substance, both dung and urine.
and doila not drop any part thereot. A muke. Huwk, is an old stanch flying Stooping, is when a hawk, being upon hawk, which being inued to her flight, her wings at the hight of her pitci, benwill easily instruct a younger hawk to bé deth violently down to strike the fowl or waining in her prey.
any other prey. Munaging, is to handle any thing
Summ'd, is when a hawk hath all her with cunning, according to the true feathers, and is fit either to be taken from nature thereof.
the crie or mew. Mew, is that place, whether it be Setting.down, is when a hawk is put abroad or in the house, where you set into the mew. down your hawk, during the time that she Sore-huwk, is from the first taking of raseth her feathers.
her from the eiry, till she have mewed Mites, are a kind of vermine smaller her feathers. than lice, and inost about the heads and
T. pares of hawks.
Trussing, is when a hawk raseth a fowl
aloft, and so descendeth down with it to
Unsumm'd, is when a hawk's feathers Plumage, are small downy feathers are not come furth, or else not coin'd which the hawk takes, or are given her home to their full length. for casting.
W. Pelt, is the dead body of any fowl, Weathering, is when you set your howsoever dismembered.
hawk abroad to take the aire, either by Pill, and Pelf, of a fowl, is that refuse day or night, in the frost, or in the sunne, and broken reinains which are left after or at any other season." she hawk hath been relieved.
Plume, is the generall colour, or mixtures of feathers in a hawk, which
"Four Letters, and Certaine Sonnets. sheweth her constitution.
Lond. imprinted by R. Wolfe, 1492."
4to. Peurch, is any thing whereon you set your hawk, when she is from your fist. The chief curiosity in this pamphlet is
Prey, is any thing that a hawk killeth, a sonnet from Spenser to his friend and feedeth herself thereupon.
Gabriel Harvey, here extracted: