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The accounts of the battle of Albuera, nor the augmentation of any old one. A given by the Spanish generals, confirm part of the speech is occupied with the affairs those of our own in all their parts, and shew of religion. Alluding to the pretensions of the that the utmost barmony prevailed among pope, by which so nucli evil has been prothe allied chiefs. Previous to the action, duced in time past, he adds, “ I have put an the chief command bad been offered to the end to this scandal for ever. I have united Spanish generals, as being of superior rank Rome to the empire. I have given palaces to General Beresford; but they declined it on to the popes at Rome and at Paris; it they the principle that the general who bad most have at heart the interests of religion, they troops in the field liad the best right to come will often sojourn in the centre of the aitairs mand. The French accounts, both of the of Christianity. It was thus that St. Peter battle of Albuera and of that of Fuente preferred Rome to an abude even in the d'Honor, have also been published. They Holy Land.” What the particular changes bring Do new facts to light, and yet they are which Bonaparte meditates, does nut apclaim the victory in both cases. As usual, pear, but a national council has been coule they carefully diminish their own loss, and vened with a view to promote “the exalta. exaggerate that of the enemy. Not only tion of the faith of the Christian religion, the victory, however, but the fruits of vic and the peace and union of the church ;" tory, in both cases are ours. It has not all the members of which, on their first sitheretofore been the policy of French gene. ting, nuade a profession of their faith. rals to retreat after victory, and to leave the The most interesting part of Bunaparte's enemy whom they had beaten in the quiet speech is that which regards Englaud and possession of the very object of contest. the Spanish Peninsula : the change of tone
is remarkable. “ The English bring all the TRANCE.
passions into play.” “ They lay hold of all On the 10th of June, the baptism of the circunstances which arise out of the unexyoung King of Rome took place; but it was pected events of the times in which we live. not attended by a single member of his It is war over every part of the continent that mother's family. Orders were issued to cele can alone ensure their prosperity. I wish brate the day with rejoicings in every town for nothing that is not in the treaties I have of France, and to build monuments, “ to concluded. I will never sacrifice the blood of perpetuate the remembrance of this great my people to interests that are not immediateday." The bishops, by circular letters, invit- ly the interests of my empire. I flatter myed the people to pray to God for blessings self that the peace of the continent will not on the infant. Every where young girls be disturbed.” (He probably alludes in were to receive marriage portions with sol- this passage to the discussions with Russia, diers of distinguished bravery. Games, which are said to have terminated amicably.) horse races, foot races, &c. were to take “ The King of Spaiu is come to assist at this place, and bells and cannon to be heard all last solemnity. I bave given bim all that
was necessary and proper to unite the inteOn the 16th instant, Bonaparte made his rests and bearts of the different people of annual speech to the Legislative Body. He his provinces. Since 1809, the greater part notices the birth of the King of Rome as of the strong places in Spain have been falfilling his own wishes, and satisfying bis taken by memorable sieges. The insurgents people with respect to the future. Holland have been beat in a great number of pitched lias been united to the empire, of which it is battles. England bas telt that this war was ape but an emanation. America is making ef- proaching its terunination, and that intrigues forts to cause the freedom of her flag to be and gold were no longer sufficient to nourish it. recognized, which he will second. The She found herself therefore obliged to change kuion of the Valais to France conciliates the nature of it, and from an auxiliary the interests of Switzerland with those of she bas become a principal. All she has of the empire at large. The conduct of troops of the line have been sent to the England having made an inland communica- Peninsula. England, Scotland, and Ireland tion with the Baltic indispensable, he has are drained. English blood has at: length been obliged to possess himself of the Ens, Howed in torrents, in several actions the Weser, and ihe Elbe. He adds, and the glorious to the French arns. This conflict remark deserves the deep attention of Enge against Carthage, which seemed as if it would land, “ It is not my territory that I wished have been decided in, felds of battle, on the to increase, but my naritime means." The ocean, or beyond the seas, will henceforth be finanees are represented as in a prosperous decided on the plains of Spain! When siate; there will be neither any new tax England shall be exhausted; when she sha!!
at last bave felt the evils, which for twenty sembled its author in not a few particulars; years she has with so much cruelty poured and in reply to whose boastings it was said, upon the Continent; when half her faniilies by One who is higher than all the kings of shall be in mourning ; then shall a peal of the earth, “ I know thy abode, and thy thunder put an end to the affairs of the going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage Peninsula, and the destinies of her armies, against me.—Therefore I will put my hook and avenge Europe and Asia by finishing in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and this second punic war."
I will turn thee back by the way by which It is impossible to read this passage with thou camest." out recalling to mind one of old who re
in the army, was negatived, on the ground 1. The re-appointment of the Duke of that the dislike of Parliament to this mode York to the situation of commander-in-chief, of punishment had been already suficiently was made the subject of a motion by Lord indicated by a clause in the late mutiny bill ; Milton, intended to convey a censure of that and that for the present any further intermeasure. The motion was supported only by ference with the discipline of the army forty-seven members of the House of Com- would be inexpedient. We were happy to mons, the number voting against it being observe, that there were no persons who 296. The minority consisted chiefly of per- spoke in the debate, who went so far as to sons attached to no particular party, both defend the practice; there seemed, on the the great parties in the House uniting to contrary, to be a general feeling against it. sanction the restoration of his Royal High- It was judged on the whole, however, to be ness to his former office. We were sorry 10 more politic to leave the progressive alleviaperceive that, in the course of the debate, tion of the evil to the government and the it was strongly maintained by several of the cominander-in-chief. It is impossible for speakers, that the House had nothing to do any one who has ever witnessed a military with the private vices of any individual, but flogging, not to rejoice in the prospect of its were bound, in canvassing his fitness for less frequent use. Two colonels were menoffice, to abstract their view from any such tioned with distinguished honour, whose consideration, and to regard only his public regiments are in the highest state of disconduct. We can hardly conceive any pro- cipline, but who have entirely excluded the position either more false or more mischei use of the cat-o'-nine-tails, These are, vous. It is one, we trust, to which neither the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of parliament nor the public will ever assent. Grafton.
2. Of Sir Samuel Romilly's five bills, in 8. It is finally determined that a bridge troduced with a view to ameliorate the state shall be erected over the river Thames beof our criminal laws, only two, namely, those tween London and Blackfriars bridges; to which modify the punishment attached to go from Queenhithe to Bankside. stealing from bleaching grounds in England 9. The thanks of both Houses of Parliaand in Ireland, have passed into a law. ment have been voted to General Beresford,
3. A vote of credit has passed for three his officers, and soldiers, and also to the genemillions, for the service of the present year.
rals, officers, and soldiers of the Portuguese 4. A discussion has taken place in both and Spanish forces who were engaged in the Houses on the petition of the Catholics; battle of Albuera. and a motion made for going into a com 10. A motion was brought forward in the mittee to consider of their relief from exist- House of Commons by Mr. Marryatt on the ing disabilities, was negatived in both by 13th inst. for an address to the Prince Relarge majorities.
gent, praying him to give British laws and a 5. An act has passed for the liberation of British constitution to Trinidad ; its real obinsolvent debtors
, in the terms of former ject being, to place that island on a similar acts of the same description.
footing, as to its interior goverument, with 6. An act has passed for regulating the our other West Indian colonies. This, in registers of births, marriages, and deaths, in effect, would be to give to small oligarchy the different parishes in the kingdom, and of Europeans—these Europeans, also, for for establishing a central office of registry the most part, the scam and refase of tie which shall superintend and comprize the tarth—an absolute power, not merely over whole.
their slaves, but over all the free coloured 7. A motion made by Sir F. Burdett, for people in the colony; both which classes, she abalition of the punishment of flogging British laws, as they are strangely called
in the West Indies, not only exclude from towards a complete restoration to health all participation whatever, directly or in- thau he was two months ago. directly, in legislative power; but from the On the 19th instant, a most splendid fête sig.:* of forming juries, either in whole or in was given by the Prince Regent, at Carlton part, even for the trial of each other; and House, to about 3000 of the nobility and also, which is a still more monstrous abuse, principal gentry residing in London. froru giving evidence in any cause in which Viscount Melville died suddenly, at Edin2 while person is a party. What would burgh, on the 20th ult. have made the introduction of such a system
The cause of Sir Francis Burdett, Bart. into Trinidad a peculiarly outrageons per- against Mr. Colman, Serjeant at Aras of the version of justice was this; that it would House of Commons,came ou to be tried before have displaced the Spanish slave code, a jury in Westminster Hall, on the 19th which, thurgh, until lately, it has never been instant. The only point for the consideraacted upon is in reality the existing law of tion of the jury was, whether, under all the the island. This code is eminently distin- circumstances of the case, Mr. Colman used guistied by the considerate humanity of its an unlawful species, or an excessive degree of provisions with respect both to slaves and force, in executing the Speaker's warrant. free people of colour. It fell, of course, into It was attempted to be shewn that no force entire disuse when the island came into our was wanted beyond that of constables: the possession, and all trace of it seemed to door might have been broken open by them have been lost. The same murderous sys- without the aid of the military (for it was adtem of management was consequently esta- initted that the door might legally be broken blished in Trinidad as in the other islands, open); and having been broken open, Sir and the waste of African life in clearing and Francis might have been carried to the settling plantations was enormously great. Tower without a military escort. These A
very able and upright chief judge having points, however, were not proved. On the been appointed about three years since contrary, it was shewn, that whatever might (Mr. G. Smith ), immediately set about a re
have been the demeanour of the Baronet on form in this and other particulars. He de. the occasion, the tumultuous state of the termined, among other things, that justice populace at the time left no roon to hope should be administered to the slaves agreeably for a peaceable and unresist execution of to the laws of the island ; and that the Spanish the warrant; and that the only probable Ler Scripta, respecting slaves, should take means of executing it, was by calling in the place of the fearful systems, the common law of aid of such a military force as would overour islands, by which the negro is reduced to
awe the moh, and frustrate all attempts at the level of the brute. Hence it is, that Mr. resistance. The jury were of this opinion, Smith has been thwarted, and opposed, and as well as the judge, and they found a ver. vilified by the planters of Trinidad, as arbi- dict for the defendant. Thus has this effort trary and tyrannical. The governor (Hislop), to deprive the House of Commons of its himself a planter, and slave owner, took part constitutional privileges ended in placing with the planters, and at last drove Mr. them on a less dubious footing than ever. Smith to the necessity of quitting Trinidad and returning to England, where he now is. Governor Hislop, however, has been re Our cruizers on the Mediterranean station called, and Mr. Smith is now likely to re have been particularly active. A convoy of turn with renewed powers.--Mr. Marryatt's cleven sail going from Ancona to Cortu with motion met of course with the most deter- supplies, having taken refuge under the town mined opposition from the whole body of abo- of Ortana, was attacked, and the whole caplitionists; and so convincing were the state tured and brought off by the boats of the ments on this subject of Mr. Wilberforce, Cerberus man of war. A party of men was Mr. Stephen, Mr. Brougham, and others, landed in order to cover the service, which that it was negatived without a division.
they did effectually, driving all before them,
and planting their colours on the gates of DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.
the town.-About the same time, a convoy of The King's disorder, about the close of twenty-five vessels, having sailed from Otran. the last month, experienced, we are con to for Corfu, was met by the Magnificent cerned to state, a very considerable increase. man of war, and twenty-two were captured. Its violence has since somewhat abated; They were loaded with ordnance and naval but his recovery has been
very slow, and he stores, but chiefly with corn, and they had appears still to be materially less advanced on board 350 soldiers to re-inforce the gar
rison of Corfu. Four more vessels with corn hour before the mistake was discovered. It were captured the same evening.--About the does not clearly appear from which vessel end of last month, the boats of the Sabine the first shot proceeded. Thirty men are sloop of war sacceeded without loss in cutting said to have been killed and wounded on out, from the roadstead of Sibiona (a place board the Little Belt, but only one man on at the mouth of the Guadalquivir, to the board the President. north of Cadiz), five privateers which had The High Court of Admiralty proceeded greatly annoyed the commerce of Cadiz, al a few days ago to the adjudication of a case, though they were moored under a battery, on which twenty-two others depended. A and were defended by their crews, amount vessel, called the Fox, had sailed from Ameing to twenty-five men each. The crews, rica for a port in France; but was deit is stated, had been marched from Ant- tained by British cruizers, on the ground of werp for the purpose of manning privateers. her violating the blockade established by It is some abatement of these advantages, our orders in council of April 1809. Oa that, as appears from the French papers, a the part of the claimants it was contended, British sloop of war, called the Alacrity, has that the Milan and Berlin decrees of Bom been taken near Corsica by a French vessel. naparte having been repealed, our orders in
An unfortunate rencounter has taken council fell to the ground of course. The place between an American frigate, the Pre- judge consented to admit proof of such resident, and a British sloop of war, the Little peal, if it could be given, and allowed the Belt, in the American seas. They met in the claimants time to procure it. None, how. night time, and, it is said, mutually hailed, ever, could be produced. The Fox was but received no answer A shot was fired; therefore condemned, and all the othet the shot produced a broadside, and the vessels share the same fate. heroadside an action of about a quarter of an
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
A FRIEND TO MANKIND; A FRIEND TO TOLERATION, BUT AN ENEMY TO ITS
ABUSES; A CHURCOMAN; David; AN OLD WOMAN; bave been received. The case of One of our distressed Readers, we would recommend it to him to lay open to
some pious and experienced Christian friend. The best account of the Herculaneum MSS. is given in a work of the Rev. Mr. Hayter,
lately published. INQUIRER; PHEBE; T. T. BIDDULPH; A COUNTY MAGISTRATE; T. Y.; N-.;
Titus; ACADEMICUS; J.; and A YOUNG CLERGYMAN; will be inserted as soon as it can be done with convenience. We intend writing a few lines to the Correspondent who lías done us the honour to notice
our remarks on his poems.
p. 276, col. 1, 1. 29, for circumstances read circumstance.
1. 32, dele and.
1. 2. from bottom, for Maletem read Meletem,
p. 281, col. 2. 1. 16, for interpretation read interpolation,
QUOTATIONS FROM THE OLD TESTA auls quals va muev; “ And by his YENT
THE NEW, COLLATED stripes healing to us” (literal from the WITH THE SEPTUAGINT.
Hebrew.) The Apostle, in apply(Concluded from p. 344.)
ing it, uses the second person, not
the first. 1 Peter.
iii. 10-12. 'The Septuagint transTHIS is rather a reference lates the Hebrew throughout in the
to a quotation: yet it seems evident Apostle, in quoting it
, uses the third that the Apostle had in mind the person singular,“ Let him," &c. words of the Psalmist, and even This is the only variation which those of the Septuagint. Eyeurao je need be noted. "The Septuagint is οι χρησος ο Κυριος (iPet.); Γευσασθε an exact translation of the Hebrew xas idele olo xp950s • Kupoos (Sept.) (Ps. xxxiv. 12—16.) The Septuagint accords to the He 14, 15. Τον δε φοβον αυλων μη brew.
φοβηθητε, μηδε ταραχθήτε. Κυριον δε .6. (See on Rom. ix. 33.) A
TOY BEov ayızoals-(Sept. Is. viii. great part of the passage seems to 12), Τον δε φοβον αυτ8 8 μη φοβηbe taken from the Septuagint (Is. Syre, gde uin rapax fyls. Kupon xxviii. 16), yet with some variations. 'auloy aylacale. 'Either rendering Ide tasquet Ev E.ww (1 Pet.); Ide syw gives the meaning of the Hebrew.
τα θεμελια Σιων Aulws (1 Pet.) seems to give the (Spe ); λιθον ακρογωνιαιον, εκλεκτον sepse better than the singular aule SVTIMOY (1 Pet.); notox FOX0TEAN, (Sept.); but the Hebrew will admit ExAexlov
, axpoywrialov, svlopov, Eis of either. The Hebrew is, JEHOVAH Ta Seuenca avins (Sept.) Each gives Sabáoth. The next verse of the the general meaning of the Hebrew, Septuagint differs materially from but not an exact translation.
the Hebrew. -.7. (See on Matt. xxi. 42.) iv. 8. This is a translation from
• 9. B2OIMELOY VEÇateuua, etros the Hebrew, and widely different aytoy (1 Pet.); Ecco Je uci faria from the Septuagint (Prod. X. 12.) LET ispaleuua, xou etros synoy" All sins," 'is translated, " The (Sept. Er. xix. 6.); “A kingdom of multitude of sins.” (See on James v. priests," &c. (Trans. of Heb.). Ados 20.) “ Friendship hideth all who εις περιποιησιν (1 Ρet.); Εις περι are not contentious.” (Sept.) TOINTI (Sept. Mal. iii.) My 18. Almost verbatim from jewels :" Segullah, “ My special Septuagint (Prod. xi. 31.) « Be
hold, the righteous shall be recom22. Ός αμαρλιαν έκ εποιησεν, pensed in the earth; much more εδε ευρεθη δολος εν τω σωμαλι αυθε ihe wicked and the sipner." (Trans. (Sepe. Is. liii. 9), Avqulay 8x ET017- of Hebrew.) Γεν, έδε δελoν εν τω σωμαλι αυθε. The Septuagint is the more literal
i. 11. Ο πρώτος και ο εσχαίος. - 24. 'Ou TW wwwti auls (See also Reo. i. 17; ii. 8.)-Scpe. Is. 189776-(Sept. Is. liii 5), Twww.wtb xli. 4, #pwlos, kai sis ta EPXQuaya. CHRIST. O sexy. No. 115.