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THE

EUROPEAN MAGAZINE,

AND

LONDON REVIEW,

FOR JULY 1799.

GABRIEL SNODGRASS,

(WITH A PORTRAIT.) TTC T is not always that the most useful So fhall the practices of inveterate and

employment of talents receives the tyrannical foes be baffled and disapbelt reward ; nor is fame always to be pointed, and their mischievous machifound in the train of delert modeft nations return to torment themselves. merit Krirks from observation. If to have saved the life of a citizen called forth

Mr. Snodgrass was brought up in the the highest praise in the bet times of King's Yard at Chatham, and from thence Rome, what praise is due to him by whole

went to India, where he was employed exertions and application thousands have in the capacity of a Builder of Ships for

At this time navigated in remote feas with safety and the Company's service. fecurity, and have returned to their na

the vessels built there were chiefly for tive country to enjoy the well-earned in

trade and defence, but on a smaller scale dependence due to honest industry? The than the present flourishing state of the person whose portrait ornaments our pre

trade demands. In this employment he sent Magazine, we feel great fatisfa&tion continued many years ; and, on his rein bringing to the notice of the Public: turn to England, with a very moderate he was one who rendered the molt eflen. fortune, he was engaged as Surveyor by tial services to his country ; and, by his the fame Matters ; in which station be 'steadiness and perseverance, introduced continued to superintend the Naval conmore real improvements into the art of cerns of the Company with the most Ship Building, than any living or de inflexible integrity, and the most disin. parted artift could ever boast. To him,

terested attention, until the day of his Therefore, let the praise be given which death, at a very moderate salary, by no is due to successful exertions of genius į

means adequate to the talk, and the and let those who are now placed in eale heavy responsibility attached to his office. and affluence, in the enjoyment of for. Sensible of this, the Company a few years tunes acquired in diftant parts of the fince presented him a few thousand pounds globe, gratefully remember that they owe, by way of gratuity, and about the same in a great mealure, their present 'happy time allowed him an afsiftant. fituation to the care and attention of an He died in the present month of July, individual, who was content to do good $799, at the advanced age of fourscore without parade, and would in his life. years, after having been the Company's time have “ blushed to find it fame." Surveyor more than half that time;

during which, it may be presumed, nearly “O let not pass This fair occasion to remotest time

as many tons of shipping have been built

and repaired, as have been supplied by - Thy name with praise, with honour, to transmit!

Government; yet deserving of notice it So Thall thy country's rising fleets, to thee

is, that not one of his hips has ever Qwe future triumphs !"

foundered at sea, though lamentable exDODSLEY'S AGRICULTURE.

perience has thewn how often this dread. ful accident has occurred to those which

have

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have been built in the Government dock. he rendered his employers: we are no yards. On this afflicting subject, it will without hopes that ihele will be fupplied be sufficient to refer to Steele's Naval by some of our scientific readers. In the Remembrancer.

mean timę, we shall conclude this hafty

and imperfect account of a very worthy We shall not attempt to describe the and respectable individual by observing, important improvements introduced by that his induftry and attention were equal Mr. Snodgrass in the construction of the to his integrity; and that his integrity vessels employed in the fervice of the East would not luffer by any the feverest IcruIndia Company, as the round headed tiny which could be instituted, or comrudder, the falling palls to the capiterns, parison with any one of the prefent or &c. nor the variety of services which former times.

THE WANDERER.

NO. XV.

Hus natas adjice septem,
Et totidem juvenes ; et mox generosque nurusque
Quærite nunc, habeat quam nostra superbia caufam.
Seven are my daughters of a form divine,
With seven fair fons, an indefective line :
Go, Fools, consider this; then alk the cause

From which my pride its Atrong presumption draws. CROXALLO MR. WANDERER,

marriage, which, though not fo ruinous OMETIMÈ ago I happened to be to happiness as infidelity, are equally when the word Batchelor caught my eye. ridicule. Some of these consequences I had the curiosity to hunt for the ety- will appear in the following account: mology of it, when I found that Junius Frank Homely and myself were in early derives it from Barne, which iignifies youth as inseparable companions as good. Foolish. ļ must own the derivation humour and port wine could make us, Startled me į for being in my own oplo till Love, who, as the poet lings, nion a man of profound wisdom, though

At fight of human ties, a Batchelor, I felt a little hurt that the Spreads his light wings, and in a moment fraternity, of which I have the honour to

fies, be a member, thould thus be wounded by the arrows of a fanciful Etymologist. threatened in an evil hour to fet us at From difiking the derivation, I proceeded variance. Alike in ftudies, and alike in to quarrel with the position, and to en- pleasures, the fame arrow smote us both, quire whether the cap and bells may not and both became victims to the bright be added to other decorations of the eyes of Miss Rachel Barnaby, daughter married head. The man who, milled by of Mr. Giles Barnaby, an inconsiderable the cunning of another, suffers himlelf to farmer in the neighbourhood. For my. be drawn into a contract by which he is felf, being a man of an invincible modesty, ruired, and the author of the calamity I“ never told my love;" content that unhurt, is generally spoken of with more my patient affiduities Mould tell it for zidicule than compaflion į nor do I think But, alaş ! patient afiiduities could the ridicule would be lessened, 'if the effect fittle, when placed in competition knayish party should happen to be à with the more substantial qualifications woman. In other words, by marriage a of my friend, namely, assurance and man runs a greater risk of being made a three per cents. By means of thele, fool of, than by remaining fingle ; a fact Frank'increated fo rapidly in the dam; which the annals of Westminster Hall and fel's good graces, that in the space of Doctor's Commons are by no means two months he led her to the altar y backward in authenticating

had, during the progres of my paffion, But there are other consequences of with a prudence rarely attainable by per..

fons

me.

sons in that situation, concealed it from faftened with cords, and urged forward my-friends nor do I think Rachel her. by another of the hopeful race; who self, with all her fex's penetration, ever brandifhed a whip over his head, and once dreamt of it. Being soon cured of fent forth sounds from it which might all remains of fondness, I set out on my have filenced the thong of a French travels, and, year after year, received postilion : this gentle paftime, it seems, from the Englifh newspapers the im., they called playing at borfes. The infant portant intelligence, that the wite (I beg banditti had paced round the room, and her pardon, the Lady) of Francis Homely, thrown down three chairs in their pro. Efq. was delivered of a child. This grefs, when the second horse in the team brings to my mind an odd obfervation, fell down and was dragged by his play. made to me by a lady of eminence at ful associates along the Hoor, in spite of Venice, that the English, wisely knowing his angry cries and remonftrances. It that the true wealth of a country confifts required all the authority of their father in its population, never fail to record the to quell this hideous din, who fortly birth of a child in all their public prints. made his appearance; and, notwithBut to proceed in my Atory:

ftanding the increased wrinkles on his Fourteen years had elapsed since the brow, welcomed ine with a cordial Thake period of my quitting England, and of the hand, and led me up-stairs to the every year had witnessed an increase to drawing-room, to introduce me to his the noble family of the Homelys. In wife. The drawing room had diicarded that prolific house, the human figure all fuperfluous ornaments, and boasted a migbt be seen in all its thapes and gra. negligence and plainness that Diogenes dations" ab ovo usque ad mala"~from might not have been ashamed of. In one the intant “muling and puking in the corner two mischievous urchins had torn nurse's arms," up to the tall coquettilh open a new pack of cards, and were girl aping the airs of womanhood I building houses with them. In another had not been long landed when I received lood a cradle and cawdle cup, while a letter from Mr. Homely, acquainting rush-bottomed chairs, back-boards, feel me, among other things, that be had been collars, and Itocks, usurped the places of long married to Old Barnaby's daughter, candelabrums, filk hangings, and mirrors, Rachel, a woman “ possessed of every On my entrance, Mrs. Homely fhook accomplishment to make the married state two children from her lap, and one from happy ;" that she had already blefed him her shoulder, and arole to welcome me ; with seven fons and seven daughters, as exhibiting to my astonished view the once fine a set as ever I law in my life, and fender Rachel converted into a broad that nothing was wanting to complete clumsy dame, with all the marks of prehis felicity, but to find his friend a wit mature old age. After the usual ceres ness to it, &c. &c.

monies I took my seat, and now my Eager to enjoy the fight of so much torments commenced. One child fastened connubial happiness, I fixed an early day my button with packthread to the back to dine with him, and bufied myself in of the chair ; another pierced the calf of the anticipation of the elegant delights my leg with a black pin; while a third which my poetic imagination figured my insisted upon mounting behind me, and friend to poffefs. When the hour arrived, swinging by my pig-rail, I Bore these I repaired to Mr. Homely's house, and tortures with the firmness of an Ameri, was shewn into his study, which, instead can captive, hoping that the call to dinof being furnished with hooks and maps, ner would put an end to my sufferings. was strewed around with go.carts, dolls, But my expectations were vain, and i whistles, penny trumpets, and “cheap question whether Sancho fuffered half the publications." I thought this rather vexation that I did during the mockery strange furniture for a library, and ima. of a banquet, though I confess my fut gined that nothing short of the ingenuity ferings were alleviated by observing that of the Sage of Laputa could extra&t food the rest of the company came in for their for ftady from luch a jumble of materials. Mare. Mrs. Homely fat at the head of Scarce had I made this refle&tion, when the table with a rickety child on her knee, my ears were alarmed with a tremendous and insisted, like an indulgent mother as found, which, ascending the stair-case, the was, that nine of her numerous brood and bursting open the study door, exhi- fhould seat themselves at the board, which bited four of my friend's fons and fix caused all the din and disturbance that I of his daughters, shouting like wild expected. Two butter-boats were overAmericans, with their arms Irong!y set on the fartin breeches of Mr. Deputy

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