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the enemy. The Duke of Wellington but they were met with a resolution and Marshal Blucher naturally ab- and firmness on the part of the British, stained from acting on the offensive, which foiled their most desperate efuntil the rest of the allies should come forts. The whole line stood immoveup. And, in the mean time, it was able as a rock.–Towards the close of necessary that their troops should be to the day, Bonaparte himself, at the a considerable degree dispersed, not head of the Imperial guard, supported merely for the sake of subsistence, but by cavalry and artillery, made a trementhat they might more effectually cover dous charge on the British guards. The Belgium. The army that was first in duke of Wellington took the command a situation to assume the offensive of this fine body of men; and having could therefore concentrate its whole formed them into a bollow square, force, and direct it upon any given placed himself in the centre, and the point; but if the army which stood enemy was 'speedily repulsed. His on the defensive had concentrated
grace now perceiving that the retreat of itself, before the point of hostile attack the enemy, from the last attack, was was indicated, other parts of Belgium attended with confusion, and learning would have been exposed to the in- that a fresh corps of Prussians, under cursions of the enemy. Bonaparte saw General Bulow, which had just come his advantage, and availed himself of it. iuto line, having been retarded by the
The Prussian army was cantoned on state of the roads, had begun to operate the Sambre, between Thain and Lobez; on the right tiank of the French, he that of the duke of Wellington in ad- resolved to assume the offensive. All vance of Brussels. Having collected the attacks of Bonaparte had been a force of about 130,000 men, the flower repelled. The order was now reversed; of the French army, Bonaparte attacked and he was assailed in his turn. The the Prussian posts on the 15th, and whole British line advanced. The drove them back with some loss. On attack succeeded in every point: the the evening of that day, this intelligence enemy was forced from his position, was conveyed to the English com- and fied in the utmost confusion; leavmander, who immediately put his army ing behind him 150 pieces of cannon, In motion. The next day the French with their ammunition, which fell into renewed the attack on the Prussian our hands. Our troops continued the lines, and also on that part of the pursuit till long after dark, and disBritish force which had come up; and continued it only on account of their although the allies maintained their fatigue; having already been engaged position, and completely repulsed all the for twelve hours.-On first hearing of efforts of the enemy to force it, yet the the attack on the duke of Wellington's loss they sustained was so heavy, par- position, Blucher appears to have made - ticularly on the part of the Prussians, every effort to aid him which the state of whom yo less than 16,000 men are of his army would adınit. He was stated to have been either killed or suffering severely from a contusion, but wounded in the different charges made he rose from bed, and himself headed upon them, that it was judged proper a corps to join the British troops; but to retire on their re-inforcements, which it was near the termination of the were advancing. They effected their engagement before he was enabled to purpose without being molested by the
He mingled, however, in enemy; and took a position, the English the pursuit; and when our troops were army in front of Waterloo, and the obliged to halt, his being fresh, he Prussians at Wavre. One corps of the deterinined on following the enemy French army having been left to watch througbout the night. In the morning Blucher, whose line had been greatly he found himself master of sixty pieces enfeebled by the battle of the 16th, of cannon, attached to the imperial Bonaparte directed the remainder of guard, besides several carriages, bag. his force against the duke of Welling- gage, &c. belonging to Bonaparte, anda ton. The battle commenced at ten ju the great part of the baggage of his army. morning; and during wine hours a suc- On the 2d, Marshal Blucher is stat. cession of the most furious attacks ed to have advanced as far as Avesnes, were made on the British troops, every within the French territory; and the one of which was repelled with the duke of Wellington to have had his most undaunted heroisn. The French head-quarters near Cambray. And fought with extraordinary intrepidity; as he lias declared his purpose to be not to discontinue his operations, and sider what would have been our feelings, as reinforcements are rapidly arriving, had the profusion of British blood which we may soan expect to hear of his has been shed been followed by defeat farther progress.
instead of victory, we surely ought to No accurate estimate has yet been mingle, with the tenderest compassion formed of the loss on either side; butan for the afflicted mouruers on this occaarmy which, after fighting in close com- sion, the warm expressions of our grabat for nine hours, was overthrown, and titude, and of our exultation in His has since lost 210 pieces of cannon, must goodness, whose alone is the power, have experienced a dreadful carnage. and the might, and the victory, and the It is said, that on the 16th the Prussians majesty. would accept no quarter; and that on Among those who have fallen in this the 18th they gave none. On the 19th it field of glory, are the duke of Brunshad been ascertained that 7000 prison- wick-Oels, lieutenants-general Picton ers were already in the hands of the and Ponsonby, and many other officers British.-The great advantage, how. of distinguished merit. The prince of ever, resulting from this signal victory Orange has been severely wounded. is the disorganization of the French The earl of Uxbridge, who had himself army. The loss of its cannon it will, headed every charge of the cavalry, probably, be impossible to repair. was struck by almost the last ball that Even the ships of war had been pre- was fired, and has had his leg amputated viously dismantled, to enable Bonaparte above the knee. Lieutenant-general to draw from the garrison towns a suf- Cooke has lost an arm, besides six ficient number of cannon to form his other general officers of distinction park of artillery. But we ought to severely wounded. The catalogue is estimate, perhaps, still more highly the long and melancholy. May the Almighty moral effects of this brilliant achieve- sanctify to the sufferers the pain to ment. Bonaparte had it in his power which they have been subjected, and to chuse the time, place, and manner
console those whose hearts are broken of his attack; and his forces were su- by an event which will diffuse joy over perior. Under these circumstances, a whole quarter of the globe! his great genius, and the boasted valour of his troops, shrunk before the migli
FRANCE AND ITALY. tier genius of the duke of Wellington, The events which occurred at Paris, and (to use an expression of his grace, previous to the departure of Bonaparte in a private letter) before “ the un- for his army, have sunk into comparative equalled gallantry and sound bottom” insignificance before the victory of Wa. of his men. The illusion which has terloo. At another time, the meeting of surrounded Bonaparte is once more the Champ de Mai and the opening of dissipated; and his greatest admirers the Legislature would possess no inconmust feel their confidence in his pow. siderable interest. In the Champ de ers diminished; while every latent Mai, the Constitution was accepted by spark of loyalty throughout France will 1,288,357 votes, and rejected by 4207; but be rouzed into inflammation by the eleven departments had not sent in their news of his discomfiture.
registers. The proceedings of the day But it is time we should advert to were conducted with much of theatrical our own loss: it has been, indeed, se. effect, and the speeches made on the vere. But it was not to be hoped that occasion were well adapted to their the peace and independence of Europe purpose.-The legislative sittings were could be secured without a sacrifice; opened on the 7th instant with great and although this be vot a consideration pomp. Nothing material has yet oc. calculated to dry the tears of the curred in either honse, except that in widowed mother, or the weeping ta the House of Representatives, there apmily, yet it is obvious that the ordinary pears the same disposition to tumult wear and tear of a protracted cam- which marked the early period of the paign, with its usual complement of Revolution. On the 11th Bonaparte re. battles and sieges, would probably have ceived the address of the two houses, diminished our force in a greater pro- and early on the morning of the 12th took portion than it is now diminished, with- his departure from Paris. On the 14th out producing any of those great results he placed himself at the head of his which we may anticipate in the present forces, which had been previously coninstance. But when we farther con- centrated. His bulletin of the 16th
announces a complete victory over the by the royalists. The flame of insarPrussian and English armies united; in section spreading into Brittany and consequence of which Paris is said to Normandy. Several towys have heen have been illuminated on the evening of taken. The marines and soldiers prothe 18th. We shall be anxious to learn ceeding to the army have been stopped. in what terms he will announce the bat- Marseilles, Tboulouse, and Bourdeaux, tle of that day.
have taken a violent part against NaThe war in Italy terminated abont polcon. The strongest measures the 20th of May, by a capitulation sur- called for. Even the Constitution must rendering the whole of the kingdom of be suspended. It seems impossible Naples to its former sovereign, who has that Bonaparte can stand against this since entered his capital. We rejoice mighty combination of adverse circumto perceive that a complete amnesty stances, gradually contracting his rehas been proclaimed by his Neapolitan sources, and surronding him on every Majesty. Not a single exception has side. The battle of the 18th will shake been made from this act of mercy. All kis power to its base. persons are to retain their pay and rank. The island of Martinique, and proMadame Murat has been removed with bably that of Guadaloupe also, has her children to Trieste. Murat himself been again taken possession of by the escaped to France, and is reported to English. Senegal and Goree were on have been present, and even to have the point of being surrendered, when a fallen, in the battle of Waterloo. The ship of war, that had been dispatched Austrian armies which have thus been from England for the purpose, arrived get at liberty are moving through in time to prevent it. Piedmont towards France, and will be joined by a large Piedmontese ar.
HOLLAND. my, and by a considerable Anglo-Sici. The treaty with Holland has been lian force. There is reason to believe, made public. The Cape of Good Hope, that a part may have already approached Cochin and its dependencies, Demarara, within fifty miles of Lyons; as a dispatch Essequibo, and Berbice, are ceded to from Suchet makes mention of an en- his Majesty. All our other conquests counter with the enemy at Montmellian. are restored. We have agreed to cede It is on this side that France is most to Holland the island of Banca; to pay vulnerable, and we may shortly expect her two millions sterling, to be applied to hear that a deep inroad has been in aid of an equal sum which she is to made on the Usurper's power in the furnish, in repairing the fortresses in South. It is also to be recollected, that the Netherlands, with the view of form. not a single Russian or Austrian has' ing'a barrier against the encroachments yet joined the allies in the North. When of France; to pay, if it should be necestheir immense armies, which were sary, a farther sum in common with rapidly advancing, shall have come up, Holland to that object, not exceeding the contest, according to all human three millions sterling; and to guarantee probability, must speedily be decided. to Holland the payment of a debt con-Spain has likewise declared war tracted by Russia amounting to 25 against France.
millions of Dutch guilders, about But even these accomulated dangers 2,270,0001. The district of Bernagore pressing on Bonaparte from without, are situated close to Calentra is also ceded scarcely more formidable than the dan- by Holland ; but a sum equal to the gers which menace him within the terri- revenue derived from it is to be annualtory of France itself. A report of ly paid her. The subjects of Holland Fonché, published in the Moniteur of are to trade with India on the footing the 15th, announces, that all the efforts of the most favoured nation; may resort which have been made to suppress the freely to the Cape of Good Hope; and insurrection in La Vendee have failed may even trade, under certain restric. to effect their purpose. The Depart. tions, with the colonies they have ceded ments of Morbihan, Ille and Vilaine, tp Great Britain, Côtes du Nord, and Sarthe, are overron
GREAT BRITAIN. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS. of the supply for the present year, is 80 The estimate laid before Parliament, millions of this epormous sum, about 21 millions are required to pay off for- dies, under regulations which will com mer arrears. The supply for Ireland pletely prevent clandestine importais nearly ten millions. A loan of 36 mil. tions, and will serve as a basis for the lions has been negociated in London, at improvement of the wretched condition an interest of about 51.12s.6d. per cent. of our colonial bondsmen. Leave lias exelosive of the discount. The victory been given, but on an understanding which has been gained by the duke of that the bill will proceed no farther Wellington justifies the hope that the in this session than to the first reading; contest will not now be a very protract- after which it will lie over for coned one. We should otherwise feel seri. sideration until the next session. We oas alarm in contemplating our financial shall take an early opportunity of fully difficulties.
discussing this important measure. Both Ilonses have joined in their The motions made in both Houses of thanks to the Duke of Wellington and Parliament, for going into a Committee his brave army, and to Marshal Blucher on the Catholic claims have been degaand the troops whom he commanded, tived. Many of their former friends for their splendid services. A sum of withdrew their aid on this occasion, in 200,0001. has been voted, with a view to consequence of the violence and unthe erection of a palace for our great reasonableness which had been mani. commander, which may be a lasting fested by the Catholic Board. The monument of his achieveinents.
pope has returned to Rome. His Majesty's Ministers have assured The bill granting to ships built in the both Houses of Parliament, that they British dominions in India, the priviare employing their exertions to pre- leges of British registry, we are happy vent the revival of the slave trade in to say, has passed into a law. France, in case the lawful government Several very salutary enactments should be restored ; and that they are have been framed, with a view to the sanguine in their hopes of success. protection of parish apprentices, and
The bill for preventing the employ- to the better treatment of children emment of British capital in the foreign ployed in our manufactories. A comslave trade bas met with some diffi- mittee of the House of Commons is also culties in the House of Lords; but we oecupied on the important subject of trust it may still pass.
mendicity, and we trust they may be Mr. Wilberforce has moved for leave able to apply some effectual remedy to to bring in a bill for establishing a this evil. Register of Slaves in the West In
REV. WILLIAM JESSE, M.A. the Rev. WILLIAM JESSE, M. A. I BEG leave to transmit to you perpetual Curate and Lecturer of the following account of a vener- West Bromwich, Rector of Dowles able father in the ministry of the and of Ribbesford, in the county Gospel of Christ; trusting, that as of Worcester, and Chaplain to the it is an act of justice to his memory, Earl of Glasgow. His remains it will likewise prove some benefit were deposited in a vault in the and gratification to his friends, to parish church of West Bromwich. the church at large, and particularly
Without intending any reflexion to its pastors.
on those who, after a considerable
J. M. portion of life spent in open sin, Warwickshire, Jan. 19, 1815.
have turned to a life of holiness, it
will be acknowledged as an uncomAt about two o'clock in the morn- mon and most honourable distincing of December the 30th, 1814, after tion in this venerable clergyman, little more than an illness of twenty- that, like Obadiah, he had feared four hours, in bis 77th year, died the Lord from his youth.
In the different places in which or ministers of the Established Mr. Jesse exercised his ministry, Church to exceed him, in a sense numbers who have now entered both of the truth and importance into their rest do, and ever will, of the doctrines-of the Trinity of bless him, as the most effectual divine persons in the unity of the among human means of their pre- Godhead-of human corruption, sent felicity. And there are like. both original and actual—of the wise numbers, yet in the laud of absolute impotence of man without their pilgrimage, who owe him their Divine grace-of the absolute nebest gratitude for having brought cessity and supreme value of the and furthered them in the road to Redeemer to atone for sin, and of that felicity.
the Holy Spirit to inspire lioliness, It was not the happiness of the Of these facts, the main tenor of his writer of this imperfect sketch to preaching is a suthicient proof. become acquainted with this excel- And his writings evince the same lent man, till after he came to re- dominion of fundamental truth in side at West Bromwich. But an bis miud. It is expected, that a acquaintance and a friendship of volume of select sermons will shorttwenty years, by which, on other ly appear, which, besides their inconsiderations than disparity of trinsic merit in a practical view, age, he felt himself much honoured, will leave no room for doubt on have left a deep and cheering im- this important subject. The inpression on his mind, not only of tegrity and earnestness of his docthe peculiar integrity and warmth trine concerning sin, is the more of affection in his deceased friend, reinarkable from the circumstance but of what are the appropriate which has been mentioned of his and essential requisites of a true early piety and freedom from open minister of Christ- his zeal for the sin-a circumstance which is comcDivine glory, his fervent love to times found to betray men into a God, the spirit of holy gratitude pharisaic spirit. with which he seemed ever to be Although Mr. Jesse was pecuElled, the exalted thoughts which liarly earnest in exalting the doche entertained of the Redeemer, irine of grace, and excluding from and the obligations towards him, the discovery of that scheme, or with which his heart seemed to the attainment of its object, any burn, and finally, the ardent affec- effort of human learning; yet to tion which he bore towards the human learning in its due province flock over which he presided. he paid great respect, and was
In paying this tribute to departed woni to observe, that declamations worth-a tribute in which the against it came with justice and writer is persuaded all who knew, disinterestedness only from those that worth will heartily concur— who know what it is. lie will feel it an additional gratifi- Considering the age, at which cation, if any misconceptions shall it pleased the Almighty Disposer be rectified, or any real and hu- to call this exemplary servant to man errors be reduced to their his reward, it is not to be wondered due insignificance, on being com- at, that for some time previous to pared with so much excellence. the event, his mind was peculiarly Certainly there are some important occupied with the change which doctrines which Mr. Jesse did not could not be very distant. This find in every text in which some of was the fact; and for a considerhis brethren find them. But so far able period before his death, his is this circumstance from proving mind became increasingly abstraceither his disbelief or denial of those ted from the world and worldly doctrines, that he might challenge things, incapable of being interested the most orthodox of the members in any occupation which had no