^retn a late Monthly Revievi.
Sir Joseph‘Banks, and the EmfekoR
Peter Pindar, e/qiitre, ^fa. ifSS.
Kciirjly. London f 1788.
P ETER nill continues to laugh at
the Prefident of the Royal Society,
ranking him with the trifles in natural
hiflory. In the prefent tale the prcfi-
dejit is reprefented as an enthuliaftic
coileftor' ol butterflies; and his puri'uit
of the Kmferor bf Morocco (the name
1 of a certain fpeciesof butterfly) is very
ludicroufly deferibed. Sir Jofeph’s hunt>
which commences like the great at-
y tempts of ancient heroes, with prayer,
'•is painted with much animation and
drollery.' In the courfe of it many un*
toward accidents happen, which, while
they appear natuial, are happily ieledled
to place the hero in vaiious ridiculoas
fituations After a long and fpirited
purfiiit, forthecircumltances of which
we mult refer our readers to the publi-
caiirr, the eirpercr foils the prefident,
and cfcapes, leaving him to exclaim,
** Gone ! by the God that made me 1
d—n his bones !
O Lord ! no difappointment mine fur-
Gone is my foul’s defire, for ever gone 1
The Emperor of Morocco, thought my
To unknown fields behold the monarch
Zounds! not to catch him what an afs
As a fpecimen of the work, we fliall
feleft “ Tlie Virtuofo’s Prayer not
ybat it is fuperior to the rell, but that it
is more of a onholc than any other ex-
trail we could conveniently give ;
7HE VIRTUOSO'S PRAYER.
O Thou ! whofe wifdcfm plann’d the
And form’d the wings of butterflies.
Attend my humble pray’r.
Like Egypt, as in the days of yorCj
Let earth with flies he cover’d o’er,
And darken’d all the air.
This, Lord, would be the bed ofnets’s 5
Then might thyfervant pick and choofc
From fuch a glorious heap :
Forth to the world I’d boldly rufh.
Put ill mufeiims to tbeblufli.
And hold them all dog cheap.
Pliaroah had not one grain of tafte—
Tlte flies on him were throven to wade,
Nay, met with ftrong objeflion :
But had tby fervant, I.ord, been there,
I iliould have made, or much I err,
A wonderful collciflion 1
O Lord ! if not my mem’ry fails,
Tliou once did rain on people fjuails—
Again the woild furprile ;
And ’dead of fuch a trifling bird,
R.iin on thy ferviint, Jofeph, Lord,
Show’rsof rare butterflies.
Since mnnflcrs arc my great delight.
With monflcrscharm thy forvanl’siight.
Turn feathers into hair;
Make legs where legs were never iecn.
And eyes no bigger than a pin.
As broad as fauctrs llarc.
’The reptiles that are born w’lth claws,
O f let thy pnw’r liipifly with paws.
Adorn’d vitli luiman nails;
In value more tomalcc them rife,
'I'ranfpl.int froniallilieii heads their eyes,
And place them in their tails.
Auel if thou wifely wouldfl conliive
To make me butlci flies alive,
'Po fly witliout a head ;
To fkirntlie hedges and the Helds,
Miiy, cat ilieineat tliat bounty yields ;
wouUeis were iuJeed i
Members would piefs around me gieet-
Tlic journals fwcll with thanks ;
And more to magnif y their fame,
Thofe headlefs flies Ihould have a name.
My name—Sir Jofeph Banks !”
Our bard Hill continues fuperior in his
line, leaving all his anlagonills and uni-
tators far behind him, who, like Jack in
the tale of the Tub, at belt make only
rags for Peter’s finery.
Copy of a letter •written by Major-General
Greene, after the alt ion at Guilford
ourt-houlc, to the foeiet) of Friends at
R'e‘W-Gurden,with theJociety’s anjvser,
Ffiends and countrymen,
T Addrefs myfclf to your humanity,
lor the relief ot tlie lulTering wound
ed at Guilford court-houfe. As a peo
ple, I am perfuaded you difclaim any
connexion with meafures calculated to
promote military operations ; but 1
kiu 'W of no order of men more remark
able for the exercife of humanity and
kind benevolence ; and, perhaps, no in-
llance ever had a higher claim upon
you, than the unfortunate wounded, now
in your neighbourhood.
1 was born and educated in the pro-
feflions and principles of your focieiy ;
and am perfedlly acquainted with yr.ur
religious fcntimenis, and general good
conduct, as citizens. I am alfo fenliblc,
from the prejudices of many belonging
to other religious focieties, and the mif-
condutfl of a few of your own, that you
arc generally confidered as enemies to
the independence ol America: I enter
tain otlier fentiments, botli of your prin
ciples and willies.
I refpeifl you as a people, and fliall al
ways be ready to proreil you, fr.tm eve
ry violence and opprefllon, which the
confulion of the times afford but too
many iiiftances of.
Don’t be deceived : this is no religi
ous difputc ; the contefl is for political
liberty, without which, cannot be en
joyed the free exercife of your religion.
Tlie Brififli are flattering you with con-
queft, and exciting your -apprehenfions
refpcifling religious liberty. They de
ceiveyou in both ; they can neither con
quer this country, nor will you be mo-
Icltcd ill the excicile of your -cligious
fentiments. It is trite, the) may fpread
defohuion and dillrefs over many parts
of the country ; but, when the inhabi
tants exert their force, the enemy mnft
flee before them. There is but one way
to put a fpeedy ilTuc to the extremities
of war, which is for the people to be
united. It is the interell of the enemy
to create divifions among you, and,
while they prevail, your dillrefs will con
tinue. Look at the horiid murders
which rage among the whigs and tones.
Have the enemy any fi iciids to fnfier or
feel for ? They have not; neither do
they care how great your calamities are,
if it but rontribntes to the gnitification
of tbdr pride and ambition. You would
neillior have liberty nor property, coniJ
the enemy fucrccd in llieir ineafttres.—•
How have they deceived you in their
pioclamatioiis ? and how have they
viol.ited their faith with your friends in
South Carolina ?
They are now fleeing before us, and
Tniill foon be expelled from our borders,
if the people will continue to aid the
operations of the army.
Having given you this Information,
I have only to remark, that I fhall be
exceedingly obliged to you, to contri
bute all in your power to relieve the
unfortunate wounded at Guill’ord, and
Dr. Wallace is dircfled to point out the
tilings moll wanted, and to receive and
apply donations ; and from the liberali
ty of your order, upon ilie occafioii, [
fhall he able to judge oi your feelings
as men, and |)i iiiciples as a fociciv.
Given at liead qunners, Norlli-Caro-
lina, March j6, 1 781, ai.d the fifth
year of American indep, idenee.
To Major-General Nathaniel Greene.
W E received thine, bearing date
March 26, 1781. Agreeable
to Lliy reiiucll wc ihall do all iliat lies in
our power ; although this may Inrorm,
that from our prefent fituation we are
ill able to aflill, as much as we would be
glad to ; as the Americans have lain
much upon us, and of late the Bi itilk
have plundered and entirely broke up
many amongll us, wliicli renders it
hard j and there is at our ineeiing-lioufe
in New-Garden, upwards of one hun
dred now living, that have no means
of provilion, except what liofpitaliiy
the neighbourhood affords them, which
we look upon as a hardfliip upon us, if
not an impoiicion ; but, notwithfland-
ing all this, we are determined, by the
alliltanceof Providence, while v.-ehave
any amongll us, that the dillreflcd, both
at the court-houfe and here, fhall have
part with us ; as we have as yet made
no difiindioa as to party and their caute,
as we have now none to commit cur
■caufe to, but God alone, but hole it
the duty of true chriflians at all timet to
affll the diilreli'ed,
Guilford Co. N. C. mo, 30, 1781.
PETER P E R RT,
HAS FOR SALE,
At his STORE, the comer of CreetiSTli
Old-Jireeti, near Cochran's Mill,
R U M of diflerent kuidt.
Gin in cafes,
Coarfe and fine Salt.
DRY GOODS o.f all forts.
PRODUCE will be received
Al generous price given
for Bear ass'i Otter iiins.
t. t. f.
T he fnbfcribcr, preparing to leave
tliis Hate, retpiefls all perfons wlio
may have demands againll him to pre
fent their accounts, on f.r before the
20th of May next, and fuch as are in
debted iw make payment.
Fayetteville, April 19, 1790.
L ost, in Wilmington, about fonr
weeks ago, a SI I .V E R WrkTC H,
made by William Robertfon, Greenock,
No. 301. Any iterfon delivering fild,
watcl, to Mr. John Prown, Wilming
ton, or thefubfcrilicr, in this town, fhall
receive Jour pounds reward.
Fa yetteville, April 3, 1790.
S TR.YYED or flolcn from the fuli-
feriher, on the lalli of Dccen'bcr
lafl, a likely, young ROAN HORSE,
about four years ohl, has a liar in bis
forehead, and his olf liind foot wliitc ;
14 1-4 hands high ; black mare and
tail. Whoever will deliver faid lioife
to the fnbfci iber, in Wilmington, or J.
Sibley. Fayetteville, lli.all be generoiif-
. T. HILL.
Wilmington, March 20, 1790.
Porfale at the Printirg-O/flcCy
A large afl’ortnieni of
Printed on fine paper,with a good type,
Among -which are thefoUoovlng, viz.
Sti},c.ior Court, County
Oinn, and Jnllices’ Blanks of all
foi ls -Sherills’ Deeds,--Common Deeds
-—Common Pomit—.'\pprcmice’s In-
aeiuin es, ,>;e. &c-
T n E copartnerfliip of
DONALD M N1-
C O L L, G* Co. of I'ayctte-
ville, as alio that of HENRY
URQUHART, G Co. of
Wilmington, being difFolved
by the death of Mr. Donald
M Nicolljonc of the partners,
the fubferiber, one of the
lurviving partners, being dnw
fy tjualified to fettle all the
c^ompany’s bufinefs, requefts
all perlons having demands
againtt either firm to render
in their accounts for fettle-^
ment (thofe againft Dt,>nald
M'Nicoll, & Co attefied,
otherwile they cannot be ad«
mittecl.) He alio requeftt
all perfons indebted to either
film to lettle and dilcharge
their accounts, that he may
be enabled, as foon as pofli*
ble, to dilcharge all debts duo
by the company. He has,
in his ablence, for the pur«
pofe of a more Ipccdy dole
of the company’s bufinefs,'
authorifed Mr. Robert Mac-
Farlane at his (lore in Fay-
ctteville to lettle all accounts,
make and receive payments,
and grant difeharges for all
matters relating to the firm
of DonaJd M Nicoll, & Co.,
and has, in like manner, au**
ihoriled Mr. Alexander Ur-
quhart to fettle all matters
relating to the firm of Henry
Utquhart, & Co. in Wil«
The remaining flock of
goods, formerly belonging to.
the company,being ptirchafed
by the fublcriber, will be
fold by him, for cafii or pro*
duce, at his ffores in Fayette*
ville and Wilmington, on as
reafonable terms as can be
afforded by any perfon, aC
Fayetteville, April 27, 1790.
AI.L perfons having any
demands againll the eftateof
the late Mr. DONALD
M NICOLL, decealed, are
requefled to render in theif
accounts atteffed. and thofo
vvh6 are indebted to laid eflate
are dire£tcd to make payments
Fayetteville, April 27, 1790;
Either uf CO'I’TON, or CO’C'l-ON an,d
I.INEN. by tile luintcis hcieof.
riWETTEVIT.LE: PRINTED ht
aiBLEY & HO WARD, *'