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Of their readers, as well as their cor an American army. One is at a lofs, ondents, they cannot take leave with whether moft to extol the fage intrepidi
a very fenfible and lively regret. ty of the Chief, or the resolution displayWMle they dictate this concluding para. ed by his army in inaking an attack on saph, it is with a melancholy feeling the fame troops, whose shock they were
e reflect, that it deprives them of an unable to sustain a month before. Geropportunity of cultivating that corre mantown is a long town, or village, confacadence, and of committing to those Gisting of a fingle ftreet, not unlike La i kaders tbe sentiments of their hearts; Villitre, or Vauginard, near Paris. From
it drops the curtain on their mimic the first house at the south, to the last, Eate, and surrenders them to the less in at the north end of the town, it is near toeting occupations of ordinary life. two miles and a half. The English corps Ya twice to have made a not unsuccess. which occupied, or rather covered it, da escurfion into this region of fancy was encamped near the last houses to the
def literary dominion, is to have at northward, and so fituated, as that the Dried fomething which falls but to the ftreet, or main road, interiected the camp lot of few, They can anticipate, with at right angles. This body might a i remial degree of self-applause, the talk mount to three or four thousand men,
their age, recalling the period of their General Washington, who occupied a publications with an old man's fondness, position at ten miles distance, on Ship
zothor's vanity, and a Scotsman's pack Creek, left his camp towards mid, pride; happy if any one of their num night, marching in two columns, one of ki, sbo fhall then be pointed out as a which was to turn Germantown on the writer in the Mirror or the Lounger, need eastward, the other on the left ; two De blush to avow them as works that brigades of the right column were orderCodezvoured to lift amufement on the ed to form the corps de reserve, to lepa. fide of tafte, and to win the manners to rate themselves from that column at the decency and to goodness.
inftant of the attack, and follow the
main street of Germantown. A very Acetas of the Engagement at GERMAN
thick fog came on, favourable to the TOWN. By the Marquis De Chas.
march of the enemy, but which render TELLUX. From his TRAVELS IN
ed the attack more difficult, as it became NORTH AMERICA, Lately Iranpared
impoffible to concert the movements, and and pablipoed.
extend the troops. The militia marched FEARFUL left the pleasures of Capua on the right and left, without the two
hould make me forget the campaigos columns, not being committed in the of Hannibal and ot Fabius, I determin- affair, and always fkirting the woods, on ed to get on horseback, on the 2d of the Frankfort lide as well as on that of the December, to visit the field of battle of Schuylkill. Gen. Washington balted a Gorantown. Many recollect, that af moment before daylight, at a cross road, ter the defeat of Brandywine, in 1777, the distant only half a mile from the picket, Apgrican army, not thinking proper to or advanced post of the enemy. There tdcod Philadelphia, retired to the upper be learnt from an English dragoon, who Setupikill, whilft the English took por was intoxicated, and had lost his way, (dfoo, without refiftance, of the capital that the Billingsport detachment was reof Pronsylvania. Elated with their fuc- turned. This unexpected intelligence cela, and tull of that confidence which did not change the General's project ; he has invariably deceived them, they had continued his march at the head of the ended and disperted their forces; the right column, and fell upon the English greaieft part of their troops encamped picket, who were surprised, put to rout, upon the Schuylkill, four miles from Phio and driven to the camp, where they udelphia ; another divifion occupied Ger brought the first news of the arrival of Laptown, cight miles to the northward the Americans. The troops flew to arms, of that place, and they fent a confider- and precipitately tell back, leaving their
de detachment to Billingsport, to fa. tents ftanding, and abandoning all their reur the paffage of their feet, which was baggage. This was a moment not to be wakiog truitlcis endeavours io get up loft, and French troops would certainly the Delaware. Thus circumstanced, Gen. bave availed themselves of it; nay, it Walbington thought it was time to re. would have been difficult to prevent them mind the English, that there ftill exited either from pursuing the enemy too far,
to divert the attention of the vulgar from stimony to this change in their manners. their former brutal proftitution of the The appearance of decency might be arLord's day, by exhibiting to their view a fumed for a day; but the people among striking picture of the superior enjoyment whom they live are ready to declare that to be derived from quietness, good order, this is a character fairly stated. and the exercise of that benevolence which After the public service a collection for Chriftianity peculiarly recommends, was the benefit of the institution was made at an experiment worth hazarding.We the doors of the church. - When I confi. thought it could do no mischief-it would dered that the bulk of the congregation not increase the evil. It was immediately were persons of middling rank, husbanddetermined to invite the gentlemen and men, and other inhabitants of the adjapeople of the adjacent parishes to view the cent villages; I concluded that the colchildren of the Sunday Schools; to mark lection, if it amounted to 241. or 251. their improvement in cleanliness and be might be deemed a good one. -My abaviour; and to observe the practicability stonishment was great indeed, when I of reducing to a quiet peaceable demea- found that the sum was not less than 571. nour the most neglected part of the com - This may be accounted for from the remunity, those who form the great bulk of curity which the establishment of Sunday the people.
Schools has given to the property of eve. In the parish of Painswick are several ry individual in the neighbourhood. The gentlemen who have a talte for music; farmers, &c. declare that they and their they immediately offered to give every families can now leave their houses, garaffistance in a church-service; and my be. dens, &c. and frequent the public wornevolent friend, the Rev. Dr Glasse, com- fhip, without danger of depredation.-plied with our intreaty to favour us with Formerly, they were under the necessity a sermon.
of leaving their lervants, or staying at Mr Campbell, a very active Justice of home themselves, as a guard; and this Peace, Mr Townsend, Mr Sheppard, Mr was insufficient; the most vigilant were Webb, of Ebworth, and several other sometimes plundered.-It is not then to gentlemen, engaged to give their coun- be wondered at that a spirit of liberality tenance; we were highly gratified too was excited on this occafion. with Mr Boddington's company, who A carpenter put a guinea in the plate, kindly came from Cheltenham to take a and afterwards brought four more to Mr view of this progress in civilization.-He Webb. “ It was my fixed delign, says is one of your Vice Presidents, and from he, to devote the sum that I received for his report you will receive a far more per a certain job of work, to the support of fect idea than my pen can give.
Sunday Schools.--,I received five guineas On the Sunday afternoon the town was ---one only I put in the plate.--- It did filled with the usual crowds who attend not become me to put more.--. It would the feaft; but, instead of repairing to the have looked like oftentation-but here ale-boufes as heretofore, they all haltened are the other four," -giving them to Mr to the church, which was filled in such a Webb. Another instance of spirit ocmanner as I never remember to have seen curred in a man upwards of eighty years in any church in this country before. - of age, who seemed about the rank of the The galleries, the aisles, were thronged yeomanry. “Oh! that I should live, like a play-houfe.-Drawn up in a rank faid he, to see this day, when poor chilaround the church-yard, appeared the dren are thus befriended, and taught the children belonging to the different schools, road to peace and comfort here, and hapto the number of 331.
piness and heaven hereafter !” The old The gentlemen walked round to view man gave a guinea, and said he would them. It was a fight interesting and tru leave another in the hands of a friend, if ly affecting.–Young people lately more he should die before the next Anniversary. neglected than the cartle in the field, ig- When the matter of the collection was porant, profane, filthy, clamorous, im. settled, we went to the Schools, to hear patient of every reftraint, were here seen what progress was made in reading, &c. cleanly, quiet, observant of order, fub- The emulations to thew their acquire. miffive, courteous in behaviour, and in ments was so very general, that it would conversation free from that vileness which have taken up a day to have gratified all marks our wretched vulgar.
the children, The inhabitants of the town bear te. In the mean time the town was remarka
ably zely free from those paftimes which used could not have furnished a passage more li. ? 3 Gigrace it. Wrestling, quarrelling, terally applicable to the subject.-It was
piting, were totally banished.-All was taken from Deut. xxxi. 12, 13.--" Gathme and tranquillity.
er the people together, men, and women, 1 I fear I have been too prolix; but I and children, and thy ftranger which is mold not convey the complete idea that withio thy gates, that they may hear, and ra defirous of imparting to the gene that they may learn, and fear the Lord your
is promoters of Sunday Schools, with God, and observe to do all the worüs of fust writing these particulars.
this law; and that their children which I forgot to mention that Mr Fox, one of have not known any thing, may hear and * worthy members of your Committee, learn to fear the Lord your God as long is prekent with us at Painswick.
as ye live.” The Sunday Schools were firft establish The managers of the Sunday Schools at dat Painswick, in the summer of the Kendal (in Westmoreland) have lately 1784.
published the annual report of their proThe children had been bred up in to ceedings, by which it appears that the 1 ignorance. Of the number that at whole number of Scholars admitted is 1 eded the Schools, 230 can read in the 331; of these 47 are gone apprentices or Loke or Teftament, 80 can read in the Sun. to service; at present 183 remain on the
Scholar's Companion, and about 21 lift. The subscriptions amounted only to * the alphabet.
$71. 45. 60. Thek children have no teaching but The address to the public on this oc1a de Sanday; what they learn at the casion contains the following remarks. dere hoors in the week is the effect " In this enlightened country, numbers their own defire to improve. - Many of poor children were found to be deftitute
e their books at their looms, to seize of instruction; and wanting proper educaay vacant minute, when their work is tion and proper examples, they remained tarded by the breaking of threads. in ignorance, or passed their bours in i
To relieve the parish from the burthen dleness. Now at this early period of life of clothing there poor creatures, Mr it is impoffible to be idle, and at the same Webb proposed, that such children, as time innocent. But habits are gradually
increase of industry would bring a formed; these are confirmed by bad comany every Sunday towards their cloach- pany, and infenfibly lead unthinking ag, fhould be affitted by having that pen- youth into criminal excefles, sometimes * doubled.-This has had an admirable even to the last stages of infamy and ruin. fc&; the children now regularly bring The Sabbath, being appointed to ter peace ecery Sunday; many of them preserve a sense of religion in the world, bare been cloathed; and the good coose demands the serious regard of all ranks
aces of laying up a little are powerful of men. On this much depends. Some caforced.
part of our time should certainly be de. It is pretty evident that, were every voted to religious purposes : and if this
if in this kingdom bleed with a man day comes to be generally neglected or I tuo of Mr Webb's active turn and be prophaned, it is caly to foresee the consepoukat mind, the lower class of peo- quences. It is therefore of no small mo*, in a few years, would exhibit a ma. ment that the rising generation should be tal change of character, and justify that trained up in a regular observation of the nerior policy, which tends to prevent Sabbath, and instructed in those branches ino, rather than to punish them. of knowledge which are suited to their The liberality with which the members capacities, and tend to make them useful
poor Society have stood forth, in this members of society. Stempt to introduce a degree of civiliza. and good order among the lowest
SIR BERTRAND*. A FRAGMENT.'
SIR BERI s, entitle them to the thanks of the
[ By Mrs Barbauld.) semunity, and particularly of an indi
SIR Bertrand turned his steed to. tal, who will be ever proud to fub. Towards the woulds, hoping to
s friz bimself, your moft obedient fer. cross these dreary moors before the cure
• Op this Fragment, the new Pantomime The bappy choice of the text had a re. called the ENCHANTED CASTLE, (per. tutable effc& in commanding the atten- formed at Covebi-Garden Theatre), is partan of the audience. The scriptures ly founded. Vol. XLIX.