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sented a fruitful subject to his ar the anguish of his wound--but dent mind. But a month cince now, that no medicinal virtue was and he was an orphan, whose on- likely to avail, he grew restless ly patrimony was unsullied charac and impatient. Laoguishing unter, and the scanty subsistence of der the affictions of body and of an officer in the service of Spain. nrind, all his fortitude forsook Honor, with him, was a principle him and he was fast sinking a vicnot a passion. Unambitious, the um to his hopeless state. Happy limit of his desire was a compe
and composed when Alfonso was tency sufficient to remove him in his presence, he was ever from want. He sought indepen- wretched when absent a moment dence less for his extrinsick ad- from his apartment. In Alfonso vantage, than to have the painful was concentrated all his consolaseverity of being indebted to ano tion. ther. Educated in the school of adversity, he had been taught te One morning as he had entered place-confidence only in himself. the room, from whence he had es. With his rudiments he imbibed, caped during a short slumber of as it were, a presentiment of his his patient to taste the fresh puri. future destiny. Destitute of the ty of the air, the duke called him prospects as well of birth as of for to his bed-side, and grasping him "tune, he had not been nurtured in || by the hand, thus began : the lap of expectation. Blessed with a robust constitution, an open
• My son, for by such an epithet countenance, and a fine symmetry I feel disposed to call you, whither
have of person, he had grown up to the
been? I know I am
you estate of manhood, a perfect spe troublesome, hut the goodness of cimen of the scholar and the gen
your heart will incline you to partleman. Io the period of one
don my importunities. Froid you short month'a novel transition of have I experienced kindness and 'fortunc awaited him, equally re-l attention I had not to expect markable for the sudden change, such as I can only appreciate, and the distressing incident which
About to close my produced it. He was to acquire eyes iipon the world ; to yield up the friendship and protection of an existence no longer enviable, I the first and most powerful gran
mean to put your friendship to a dee of Spain!
trial. Young and unprovided, the
eharge I am about to confide to The duke had now been too you may not be wholly unvorthy long a sufferer without any posi- your attention. It will, at best, tive relief. Hitherto the natural libe a poor equivalent for the inconvigor of his constitution had im- venience I have borne you; and parted strength to struggle agains as it is likely to inyol ve you in ad
ditional concern, I have only to weeks time, however; the left foot hope you will execute my last de
was laid up, attended with a goed sire without reluctance. Apology deal of inflamation and excessive I bare none, and though I repeat pain. The latter he wouid never that no reward is commensurate confess; and even when large with the debt I owe to you, the drops were trickling down his issue will at least accelerate your face. from torter, he said, smill. advancement in your profession. ing—'We who kave got the gout": (To be Coninued.) must expect to suffer something
but if this be all, I can bear it ve..
ry well and much more. MEMOIRS
Before the attack came to its of the LIFE of the late Honorable,
height be went, one dar in a chair WILLIAM PITT.
to the pump-room, te take a glass
of water. As he limped across The surrender of the Austrian
the Alpor a good-natured quaker army under general Mack at Ulm
came up to him and said Thou and the defeat at Austerlitz.com | seems't rather lame, friend ; wilt, pelled the emperor of Austria to
thou permlı me, to assist ihee?' sign the
peace dictated to him at With a good naturedsmile, but pePresburgh. These disastrious
but peculiar energy, Mr. Pitt, reevents could not but make a deep plied.-'No thank you. sir ; I can. impression on the mind of Mr. || stand upon my own bags yet. Pitt, whose health about this time began visibly to decline. For its About the same time, he had a. "recovery he went to Bath, where few friends to dine with him, aon his first arrival he drank the mong wbom was a general officer waters very freely, twice a day, who hae been wounded in the sar. saying that he knew he must have vice. "General,' said he, 'if I: a fit of the gout, in order to be wel: were lame from the same that he came there two years be het you are. I might shoulder my. fore, and tried to bring it on then crutch aad show how fields were but could not ; and that it attacked won. But it is my fate only to. him very inconveniently, after his shew by what damnable teachery: return to town, which he wood they have been last.-- Come,' said. now endeavour to avoid, by hasten. he, · I am the youngest man in ing the fit. The goul very soon he company, and will be gayest, appeared first in his right foot, man in the gout you ever met and then had every appearance of with yet.' This he amply veriffed going off with a regnlar fit. He for not one of the company erer. was well enough after this to go recollected him so jocular o facke oet in his carrage. Io about three tious,
In a few days, however, his ap- my conductis in question. I will petite totally left him, for the first go to the house, though I should time, under any circumstances of be carried to it in a litter. I feel his life ; and he shewed evident from the strength of my own mind marks of extreme weakness and that I shall be well enough for exhaustion. This first alarmed that. his very anxious friends, and, un
He was not however, able to known to him, an express was sent
enter the House of Commons to sir Waller Farquhar, who went
again. About the middię of Jandown to Bath immediately. Sır
uary, 1806, he returned from Bath Walter declared that the Bath
to Putney, and though extremely waters had produced a greater
fatigued by the journey, flattering tendency to gout than his consti: hopes of his recovery continued to, qution had strength to bear; but
be for some time entertained. would not undertake the responsi Parliament met on January the bility of removing him from Bath,
twenty-first, but the day before he without the sanction of two other had a very serious relapse. The physicians. Drs. Haygarth and
next day his disorder seemed to Parry were therefore called in,
have taken a more favourable turn, and they concurred in the necessi
and the fever was åparently so ty of a change of air, to try if it much abated, that the physicians would restore his appetite, more enco!. uged hopes of his recovery; particularly as the house which
but towards the evening, when the had been chosen for him in Bath
physician who chiefly attended was in a very low, damp, and ex
him paid his visit before taking posed situation, from which he
leave of his patient for the night, sustained inuterial injury.
he found that the fever had ree
turned with increased violence, The violence of the gout had
and every symptom was so aggranow partly left him, and nothing
vated thai all hope was at an end. appeared to remain but extreme
li became row necessary.lo declare debility. Sir Walter Farquhar having suggested that if he pre- Hitt himself with the imminens
an opinion and to acquaint Mr. ferred staying in Bath, a house
danger. more convenient for him might be procured, and that he had no The bishop of Lincoln, the olddoubt but arrangements might be
est and fondcst friend of Mr. Pitig made for postponing all business was called out of the room, and w parliament, and panely hining the following opinion was expressthat he was authorised to make
ed to him nearly in these ave siries for that purpose, Mr.
words. Pilt replied.--'No, I will not con • He cannot live 48 hours; the seni lo i momoni's delay, when disorder las now taken a mortal
furn; any attemp to rouse him and good will towards all mankind. from his present lethargy would He had received no sustenance be attended with instant death. Hie from Teusday the twenty-first. is not strong enough for medicine His will was made it a calm interor any restorative application. If || val between that and the following he lingers a few days more it will day. He had signified a desire to astonish me,'
write a few lines, but his exhaust
ed condition deprived him of the The bishop of Lincoln now saw
power. the necessity of intimaring the danger to Mr. Pitt. He fulfilled During the night his fever con. this painful office with firmness.tinued, and the strong convulsions Mr. Pite was hardly sensible ; this in his stomach more than once dreaded shock had scarcely power threatened to break up his frame. , to dissipate his lethargy; but afrer a few moments he waved his hand The bishop of Lincoln sat up and was left alone wich ihe bishap.
with him. The physicians had
discontinued medicine, On Wed He had desired that some pa. nesday the twenty-second in the pers should be brought to him to morning, lady Hester Stanhope which his signature was necessary.
his niece, and Mr.James Stanhope, He then desired to receive the had an interview with hiin, and ree sacrament from his venerableceived his last adieu. His brother, friend, and it was accordingly ad the earl of Chatham, took his last ministered. In the most compos- farewell late in the afternoon ; edand collected state, heafterwards Mr. Pitt was scarcely sensible. expressed to the bishop his per- He could speak pothing : he could fect resignation to the will of Hea- li express affection, gratitude, and ven ; and his mind bore up under hope, only by sigos, his nearly exhausted body with such manly fortitude, that he en The bishop of Lincoln continua tered into a conversation on reli- | ed with him all night. The mortal, gious subjects, speaking of him- symptoms were now approaching self with Christian humilily, tho'
to a crisis. His extremities were with pbolosophic firmness--a firm- already cold, and bis senses began ness indeed that must rather be to fail. As a last and desperate referred to that spirit of devotion. effort to protract life, blisters were which was always a leading senti applied to the soles of his feet. ment in his mind. A long time, they restored him to something of for such an awful crisis, was pass life and recollection, but thay could ed in the solemn duties of religion; arrest nothing of the progress of and almost the last words he utter- | death. It is said that he continued ed signified that he died in peace clear and composed till a short
time before his dissolution, which ,' a nation during a most unprece. took place, without much addition dented peried, opinions will be of suffering or struggle, at half more divided with respect to the past four o'clock in the morning conduct of Mr. Pitt. . The nature of Thursday, January the twenty of things renders, it impossible to third, 1806.
appeal to facts and demonstrations
in the same manner, because, in With respect to the character this case, though we know what of this great statesman, his great he did do, and we know the confinancial abilities seem scarcely sequences, we are ignorant of the ever to have been contested. It motives, in some cases; and in has been observed, apparently with all we are ignarant' of 'whạt the justice, that had the same plans of consequences would have been had finance which he carried into exe he acted differently. cution been adopted from the be- 11. ginning of the seven years war iill As an orator in the senate Mr. the present time, our debts would Pitt was almost unrivalled.
Un not have amounted to one-third of, this subject we shall borrow the what they do; and had they not
words of a confidential friend and been begun by Mr. Pitt, our debis admirer of him, who has himself would now have been at least one. taken and still continues to take a third more than they are. When very active part in public affairs. we consider his abilities in this res • As a debater in the house of compect, we admire them the more, mors his speeches were logical since nearly all the finanical pro. and argumentative; if they did jects attempted in other nations not often abound is the graces of have failed: and we regret the metaphor, or sparkle with the brila loss of those abilities the more, 1 liancy of wit, they were always. that our having occasion for them animated, elegant, and classicala again is far more than merely pos. The strength of his oratory was sible. Let us, however, hope that intrinsic; it presented the rich a system which has now been per
and abundant resource of a clear severed in for twenty years has | discernment and a correct taste. made so nany converts to its ad- || Ilis, speeches are stampt with in. vantage, that it will not be aban- imitable marks of originality. doned; and that if difficulties oc-When replying to his opponents, cur, men of abilities and genius his readiness was not more conwill be found who will imitate the il spicuous than his energy. Не disinterested and firm conduct of was always promp, and always William Pit.
dignified. lle could sometimes
have recourse to the sportiveness. As a general politician and of irony, but he did not often seek miater, conducting the affairs of any other aid thao was to be de.