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TO THE EDITOR. SIR, THE public are infinitely indebted to you and to Mr. William Gifford for the chastisement you have given to a writer, who has libell’d with impunity all that is excellent and respectable in public or in private life without the least regard to rank, sex, or pro:edion. He has long deserved the punishment which he has received in more ways than one, and he merits much more ; and if you think the following lines worthy of a place in your Reviex, I shall be happy to contribute my mite, in the virtuous cause, of holding up to contempt and deteftae. tion a character uniformly infamous.
A SUFFOLK FREEHOLDER,
T. WILLIAM GIFFORD, Esq.
Quid vetat et nofmet?
Another manuscript says,
Secure the world, vile Topham's World, to pleafe+ The Baviad and Mæviad, # The Bihop of London.
The friend of vice prepares his ready pen,
* Miss Hannah More.
+ The Monthly Review, which has long laboured in the fame good cause with Peter, but with more art, begins to think, since he has fallen into universal contempt, that he has not chosen his subjects happily of late ; but was always in the habit of praising him till he was firit fatirized and afterwards deservedly horsewhipped.
I The Morning Chronicle, a fellow-labourer also, turns its back upon poor Peter, and coolly calls him, a fool and a blockhead.
SIR, IF the following bagatelle, written in honour of Gallic freedom, is, in your estimation, deserving a place in your truly patriotic Ma. gazine, the insertion of it would oblige
LE SOLDAT REPUBLICAIN AUX FRONTIERES.
Si, des maux que cause l'absence,';
1 1 1 ); ! ! ! !
ANNUAL ANNUAL WEDDING DAY VERSES:
To Mrs. R... with a Trinket,
By Thellulon supplied ;
For flate’ry nor for pride.
Earn'd hardly, hour by hour,
Withheld by scorn or pow'r.
To alien wants extend
A welcome for my friend.
In ev'ry happier view;
Comfort and joy to you.
With unmatch'd smiles incline
Are thine and only thine.
On PETER PINDAR.
When lighted on a kichen fire,
Spurt out a flame immense and clear,
Black as its very
Leaving a foul and ugly stench behind, Still giving warmth to comfort, blaze to cheer, Till having fizz’d and spurted, flar'd and Atunk
It wasted to a mere, mere cinder -'?
His once bright spirit sunk,
No blazing glee,
And soon to be
ANTI-JACOBIN Review and Magazine;
&c. &c. &c.
For FEBRUARY, 1801.
Si iftis ad maledicendum disertis et eloquentibus effc licet, nos, in optima noftrâ causà, ad verè refpondendum haud fanè convenit elle mutos.
The History of the Campaign of 1799, in Holland. Translated from the French. 8vo. PP. 496. 155.
Cadell and Davies. 1801. HIS forms the fifth and last volume of the military history
of the war from the beginning of the campaign of 1796 to the close of that of 1799. It is composed with the same ability, the same scrupulous attention to facts, and the fame rigid impartiality, which so eminently distinguished the former volumes. It contains, beyond comparison, the best, and, in deed, the only complete and satisfactory account of the Expedition to Holland, which has hitherto appeared in Europe. The author has, evidently, had access to the most authentic sources of information, and he has availed himself of them with equal judgment and skill: the military operations, in which the troops of this country took so decided and so diftinguished a part, are detailed in a manner at once the most perspicuous and the moft scientific, fo as to afford the fullest information to the common reader, and the highest Tatisfaction to the professional student. The end and object of the Expedition ate clearly and forcibly explained, and ably rescued from the imputations of ignorance, and the perversions of malice, Here, as before, the author has rendered a public service by exNo. XXXII. VOL. VIII.