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intrigues of the government, or the as induced it afterwards to accede to fufpicion of some of its members, dif- those bumiliating terms, which, as Mc. placed him, and gave the command to reau justly though vauntingly said,“ put a much younger officer. Before Jou- it out of the power of the house of Auf bert had joined the army, confiderable triu to resume hoftilities." teinforcernents had been sent to it, so
Moreau was indefatigable in his that it was become as numerous as exertions; he prepared to pass the the forces of the antagonist.
Danube between Ulm and DonauOn the 14th of August, before Mo wert, and effected it, notwithstandreau had left the arnıy, and while he ing an obstinate resistance was made by and Joubert were reconnoitring a difo General Pztaray, then polied on the cetant part of the enemy's line, informa lebrated plain of Hochfied, or Blenheim. tion was given them, that Suwarrow This led to another lignal victory in had commenced an attack on their the early part of June, and enabled left wing; for the Russian, having ex
Morcau to establish his head-quarters perienced how formidable the French at Munich : while he was afterwards were when assailants, had determined preparing for new victories, news of to anticipate his opponent, and open the armiltice being extended to Gerthe combat. Joubert, in emulation of many arrived. bis friend, flew to the hottest part of During this truce, Moreau married ; the battle, in order to encourage the but in fixteen days after, he was meu, and received a mortal wound. obliged to repair to his head-quarters; The presence of Moreau, however,pre for as the French were not then able vented dismay and confusion, and ob- to force the Austrians to a icparate viated the mischiefs which might have peace, they determined to renew the happened from St. Cyr's divifon be- war. ing worsted. He, in this case, effected He published an address to bis army, fo tkilful a retreat, as ettablished an which was the most numerous he had opinion, that, however he might be ever commanded. The Archduke John defeated, he could never be over was now at the head of the Imperial come even by fuperior numbers.
army, and, being fluihed at some partial After this, when Bonaparte let him- advantages againit the French, he colfelf up for Chief Consul, Moreau join lected all bis forces, and fought his aned him, and he palled the winter of tagonist. The rival armies met on the 1799 in Paris. In the year 1800, he 3d of December, at seven o'clock in was nominated to the command of the the morning, between the rivers Iser army of the Danube; and the plan and Inn. The action was fatal to the of this campaign is faid to have been Auftrians. They gave way, and the laid down by himself.'
French army hung upon their rear · It was intended to act with large with such perseverance and effect, that mafles against inferior numbers; and night alone saved them from total deby a well combined and confenta- ftrućtion. Thus this famous battle of neous movement of the armies of Hohenlinden may be said to put an Switzerland, Germany, and Italy, to end to every hope in the court of Vienna end the contest with the capture of of re-establishing its affairs: the fate Vienna.
of the empire hung upon it. More A combat took place, on the 3d of than eighteen thousand prisoners, and Mav, near Pfullendorf, and was renewed one hundred pieces of cannon taken, the next morning, when Prince Jofeph, swelled the trophics of this brave and of Lorraine, at the head of the right fortunate General. The French army wing of the Austrians, was deteated, in Italy being equally successful, the and obliged to abandon the maga- Austrian monarchy tottered to its base. zines. But on the 9th of the fame It was menaced by Moreau within month the allies received so severe fifty miles of Vienna; and three other a blow, that they were obliged to re- powerful and successful generals were tire under the cannon of Ulm.
almost as near. Under thefe alarms, the The whole circle of Suabia was now Austrian cabinet proposed an armistice, fubject to French sway, and all the which was made conclusive, by Moreau inperial magazines on the bank of the requiring for its batis, that the Tyrol Danube at the disposal of the republic should be wholly evacuated, and the can army; and thus the cabinet of fortreflies of Bruneau and Wurtzburgh Vienna was struck with so much terror, put into the hands of the French,
the house are to be found in his Enquirer, the fancy strikes me of viewing the may not have been more fubtle forvants' oflices. I defcend yy n and dangerous than an hafty and narrow staircase. I creep cautious fuperficial view of his watings
might induce a man to suppose so completely developed, that none they are. A character like his will but the truly stupid or the truly seldom commit itself idly: some vicious can be milled by them.-Í linistrous intent may justly be fuf- dismiss this defultory enquiry into pected in all its actions, and there fome of his opinions with the fula are few who cannot penetrate the lowing observation from the ele. covering worn by this author. gant Addison, and which may be
But you are probably by this aptly applied to many writers of time fufficiently acquainted with the present day. him. Before, then, his character “ Writers of great talents, who becomes painful to contemplate, I employ their parts in propagating drop the veil. Do not, however, immorality, and feasoning vicious fuppofe I have pointed out one sentiments with wit and humour, third even of his errors. No: are to be looked upon as the posts they are
of society, and the enemies of " Thick as autumnal leaves that strow mankind. They leave books be. the brooks in Vallambrosa.”
hind them, as it is said of those How unenviable is the situation who die in distempers, which breed of such an author !---to be cele- an ill will towards their own fpe'brated only for the atrocity of bis cies, to scatter infection, and dewritings, and the magnitude of the stroy their posterity. They act the evils he has laboured to produce! counterparts of a Confucius or a When we reflect on such a perver- Socrates, and seem to have been fion of intellect. our furprise and sent into the world to deprave huindignation are equally excited, man nalure, and link it into the and we regret only that the means condition of brutality.” exist for such beings to scatter
Spect., No. 166. within the pale of society their With this I conclude, and fube atrocious writings. If I am too scribe myself, &c. warm in my censure, you must
ATTALUS. pardon me; for the times are such, that it is the duty of every man to watch over the enemies of or- ON THE SUPPOSED DEGENEder and happineis : we know the RACY OF THE HUMAN STAextensive power of literature, and TURE. Thould endeavour to render it To the Editor of the Universal Mag. harmless when it assumes the form Sir, of atheism, blafphemy, and lies; IT has ever been a subject of we well know, too, the state of complaint among moralists, poets, mind in which the million of this and divines, and as uncear. country are at present. It is not ingly echoed by the multitude. the individual effort of one man that man has undergone a woeful which can prop a falling edifice; degeneracy. His morality has but the united exertions of many been tainted by all the vicious fe. may save it :-1 would be one of ductions of wealth; and his corthat many. if my endeavours can portal strength has dwindled into be of avail.
effeminacy and weakness, in conseOf such a writer as Godwin it quence of the enervations of luxury is difficult to speak fufficiently and indolence. We all, with one harth. without treivafling on the voice, join the falirilt in his exclacommon forms of society. That mation : his principles are dangerous, need “ Damnofa quid non imminuit dies? not now be allerted by me; but “ Etas parentum pejor avis tulis I am willing to hope they are now P p p 2