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To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine, the last threw up a mixture of lime in it, SIR,
which I am told is used in refining it. Is T MUCH approve of the plan laid down in short, I attribute my perfect recovery to the
the Address, signed, " Common Sense," old lady's recipe. I have occasionally adminin the Monthly Magazine, which I am in istered my own cure to young people, conthe habit of reading. My information relates sumptively inclined ; and of nineteen, I veri. to the Ague. I was afflicted with that disor ly believe fifteen have been recovered by it. der severely, when young, (perhaps about To preserve a stock of partridge eggs, ler ten years of age) and resided with my parents them be laid in a cool place, well rubbed with in the West of England. A processional gen fresh butter, and they will keep for fuur or tleman attended, but my parents were indu. five months. It is sometimes difficult to ced, by the recommendation of neighbours, to procure the eggs, but still, if you pay handtry the following renedy, namely, “sweet. somely, you will find country people indus
trious cowugh to procure them. The parI drank at a brewery, probably about a tridge is, perhaps, the most athletic bird that pint, at fret; the draught was repeated, and exists of its size, which may possibly account even a third time I drank freely all within a for the virtue of its eggs. Your's &c. quarter of an hour. A nausea succeeded, and Peribsbire, jonn BRAHM SMITR. I vomited exceedingly, and the ague soon af October 24, 1608. terwards left me,
Your's, &c. . To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine, August 23, 1803, BRIGHTHELMSTONE.
*. .. To promote the design of your correspon
dent, “ Common Sense," and observing To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine,
in your Nuniber for September, 1808, an inSIR,
stance of the usefui administration of dock. IN answer to Mr. Cooley's letter, I beg to root, in the cure of scald-headi (which, by
relate that though there are several kinds the bye, is only the old domestic remedy of of dock, yet there is only one generally known the country,) I am induced to communicate by the class of people, from whom the reme- the following recipe, for the care of another dy was adopted. That is, the sharp dock, disease--the Scurvy, in which shape, to my rumex acutus vf Linnæus, lapathum acutum certain knowledge, it has often proved sucof Ray. 1 rolle
cessful, in some most inveterate cases, when This, and the rumex bydrolaparbun of ather applications had failed. Linnæus, are the only two that are generally Take sixteen ounces of the best and purest known in medicine; and the latter is, I believe, dock-root, to three quants of soft water, boil always, by way of distinction, called water. them down to two quarts, of which a small dock
tea-cup, or large wine-glass full, is to be taken New Bridge street, J. ADAMS, M.D, morning and evening, as the patient can bear it. October 8, 1808.
When there are ulcers, take a table spoon
full of the flour of brimstone, and four ounTo the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. ces of fresh butter, and a quart of the liquid ; SIR,
boil it to a cerate, and anoint the part there. W HEN I was a lad about twelve years old, with morning and evening; taking the hquid,
my constitution was very delicate, and as above, internally at the same time, pronounced by my parents and connections It is not to be expected, that this will forma to be Consumptive, I was ordered a trip to sea, an agreeable beverage; but the patient will and accordingly sent in a vessel going to be encouraged in its use, from the assurance Hamburgh, in the vicinity of which lived a of getting quit of a more disagreeable com distant relation of my mother's, tu wliose panion house I went. I still complained of the pain I have the following recipe for the cure of in my side, with a very bad cough. A neigh- the Tooth-ache, but I cangut speak with the bour of their's, an old lady, proposed a ramc. same confidence of its efficacy, although I body 19r me. Some eggs of pastridges were ob- lieve, and indeed have experienced taiped, one of wbich was cast, as they term it, will give temporary relief. mixed with a tea spoonful of bruised sugar- Take a wine-glass. Jull of the best an candy, and half a wine-glass full of claret, strongest brandy, apl a piece of hard soap which I took two hours before breakfast, and sliced down, put them into a cup, and allo continued taking, every second day for a weck,' this to stand by the fire till the soan is com and the following week every morning and pletely dissolved; when it is cold, 80 op, as long as the eggs could be procured. form a salve, which, spread on a piece of eter Cercuin it is, that my complain rapidly dis paper, and apply externally opposite to the pinished. Next season I renewed the rene part affected.
, and before the end of it, my cute was This composition in al rood completed. The following year i guia tool for spruins and bruises, dog well und das the exga, bet substituted new milk in place subbed on the path of the claret, with clean raw Sugar, which I., Lantai thought better than loaf sugar, as I uboerved Nedembar 91, isod. Huca GLADION
the ducal pupil of his father, with whom engaged in a correspondence with Lord he lived for many years, amidst all those Hood; and having proved to the agents early and endearing scenes, which knit dispatched by that commander, to enthe hearts of young men to each other. quire into his power, and resources, that
On their return in 1778, they sepa- neither had been exaggerated, an experated for a while, the one to pursue the dition was immediately determined upon, delusive carcer, falsely denominated A feet accordingly sailed from the pleasure, which carried him to the grave: Hieres islands, on the 24th of January, the other to serve his country, as an 1795, and a body of land forces was disofficer in the army. His first commnis. embarked soon after, in Corsica, under sion, we believe, was in the 15th regi- Lieutenant-General Dunidas. In the ment of foot, and he was afterwards pro- course of a few days, Lieutenant-Colond moted a lieutenant in the same. After Moore was dispatched to seize on the passing through all the intermediate gra town of Fornelli; but notwithstanding dations in due order, he became Lieu. bis movement was sudden, and although tenant-Colonel of the 40th; he after- his men had dragged a howitzer and a sixwards obtained a colonelcy, and, rose to pounder through a mountainous country, the rank of major-general, in 1798. where artillery had never before travelled,
On most of these occasions, he was yet the place was found too strong to be doubtless assisted by the powerful re. carried by a coup-de-main. Nothing coinmendations of the Duke of Hamilton, dismayed by this, by means of a body of for bis military talents had not as yet a seainen from the navy, he was enabled been elicited; and but for the opportuni- to carry four eighteen pounders, one ties that afterwards occurred, he might large howitzer, and a tea-inch mortar, have been lost or forgotten, amidst the to an eminence seven hundred feet above crowd of officers, who swell the army list, the level of the sea. This Herculean
and bis name never heard of, but in a labour being achieved, he was soon in a - return, or a muster rol).
condition to entilade the batteries, and It was in the Mediterranean that render all the works, raised by the French, Mr. Moore, while a lieutenant-colonel, untenable. Finding, however, the officer had first the means of distinguishing hiin- who commanded, obstinatély bent on reself. After having served at Toulon, lie taining the place, he made an assault on was selected by Admiral Lord Hood, to the redoubts, which he carried during the accompany Major Koebler, on a secret evening of February the 17th ; and as he and confidential mission to Corsica. advanced at the head of the column, cut That commander, who had obtained down a French grenadier, who opposed possession of one of the two grand ar- bim, with his own band. senals of France, finding it no longer His conduct at Calvi was no less galtenable against the republican armies, lant, for he marched against one of the deterioined, if possible, tu annex this strongest of the forts, that covered this island to the crown of England; but as city, with a body of troops with uploaded it was first necessary to ascertain the muskets, &c. stormed, and took possese practicability of the scheme, these two sion of the ramparts, under a severe disofficers were chosen, to confer with the charge of musquetry, and grape-shot, celebrated Pasquale Paoli, who had left equally regardless of the fire of small England, where he resided for many arms, the roaring of cannon, and the years on a pension; and after making bursting of shells. Although severely great professions of his unalterable love wounded in the head, he entered the of liberty, at the bar of the National As-, enemy's works, in company with the sembly, bad been permitted to retire to brave grenadiers, whom he had led, and his native country. On his return, he was embraced at the close of his victowas once more elected Generalissimo, by rious career, by General Stuart, the a public Consulta, expressly convoked conqueror of Minorca, who was an ade.. for that purpose, and apparently aimed quate judge of that gallantry, for which to obtain the sovereignty of the island. he himself was distinguished. On this, he was first denounced, and to- Dr. Moore, lived long enough, to win -gether with his godson, Napoleon Buo- ness and to celebrate the gallant achievenaparte, who declared in his favour, ex- ments, and growing fame of his son. Ac. pressly proscribed by a decree, in which cordingly, in his "Mordaunt, or Sketches they were treated as rebels. To frustrale of Life and Manners, in various Cotinshe attempt on luis life, be immedintely tries," published in 1800, he notices
tion of military talents, and are perhaps, more employed under the gallant Sir not such good judges of those of a po- Ralph Abercromby, whio, dung the exlitician, this removal Seemed peculiarly pedition to Ilolland, entrusted the res inexplicable; because they bad been wit. duction of the llelder to tris charge ; but nesses to the successful exertions of the the Dutch having thought it to evacuate officer, and were unable to comprehend that post, nucis was then decined of the merits of the person, at wliose re- greater importance than it inerited, in quest he was recalled.
the sequel, it was taken possession oin“ This removal, however, though in- mediately, without any contest. The tended as a misturtune to the otficer, brigadier, however, was employed to come turned out to his advantage. The come mand the right wing of the army, and mander in chief of the British forces, when the enemy advanced against the whose heart sympathises with valvur and British cantonments, received a slight integrity, soon placed bim in situations wound, while detending them with bis of the greatest trust, tioin every one of usual gallantry and success. After this, which the same intrepidity of conduct, but little was effected on the part of the and zcal in the service of his country, which English, and in truth the object of the he displayed in Corsica, gave the French expedition was entirely frustrated, in Directory substantial reasons for wishing consequence of events which it would be that he might be recalled.
unnecessary to detail here, but relative it) " When one important conquest, in which, the subject of this memoir was in which he had a considerable share, was no respect blameable. detailed in the gazette, the most honour. Webave already witnessed the conduct able mention was made of this officer, by of this vtlicer in the Mediterranean, in the expericnced and judicious general the West Indies, and in Holland : we are who commanded on that expedition, next tu bebola liin, acting in a scene, The whole article published in the Lon- towards which the eyes of all Europe don gazette, relative to this conquest, was were about to be directed. Bonaparie translated into Italian, and appeared in having routed the Turks and Mamelukes, a gazette, published at Corsica, under the and finally subdued Egypt; it was deened authority of the Viceroy, except the pa- necessary to repair thither, in order 10 qugraph regarding the officer now in ques. contend for the country of the Pharoalis, tion."
and the l'tolemys, and drive the French On being ordered home from the Me- back to Europe. Without stopping to diterranean, the ex-adjutant-general, inquire into the policy of such a measure, who in 1795 had been promoted to the we shall only bricy stile', that Sir Ralpita rank of colonel in the army, and was at Abercromby embarked with a considera the same time lieutenant-colonel of the able army, expressly for this purpose, 51st, then commanded by his country- Finding that the Turks, notwithstanding man, the Earl of Eglintouna happened they alone seemed likely to protit by the to be sent to the West Indies. The expedition, were dilatory in their prearıny, which was under the orders of parations, Major-dieneral Moore (10! Lieutenant-General Sir Ralph Aber- he had lately wbtained ihat ronk,) was cromby, arrived at Barbadoes in Janu: dispatched to the lizer's campal Jappa ary, 1790, and as no time was to be lost, and, immediately on his arrival, discije in a climate of this kind, which within vered bow lille such allies were to be the space of three years had devoured relied ons, the troops being in a state of the greater part of hitty-four thousand mutiny, and tar uwie torinidable to their men, operations were immediately com. own comniandurs than on the enemy. menced. Accordingly, atter the capture The English umy, which bari bit too of the Dutch colonies, Colonel Moore, long delayed its operations, in Couse. who muw served with the local rank of quence of die Vitin promises of the court brigadier-general, was employed in the of Constantinople, at lengtis arrived in reduction of the French island of St. Aboukir way, Alarcli7, 1301, telected Lucia. This canipaign, like the prece a lavding; on which vecasion, the ancer, ding ones, presented a new opvortunity of whoin we now treat, courmanded the for distinguishning birnscll: the fortified reserve. The position of the French, eminence of Morne Chabot having been who were pusieti on a commanding and seized during a night attack, and Morne nence, was admirable; but no suoner had Duchassaux taken by hin, after the com- bis boat approached the land, thing the pletion of two parallels.
tuajor-generar leaper on slote, and, On his relurn to Europe, he was once placing himself at the head vi lus Line