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fault; but he has by no means re- published the Odyssea, which he presented the dignity or the fim- dedicated to Carr Earlof Somerset. plicity of Homer. He is sometimes In addition to the antient authors paraphrastic and redundant, but of Greece and Rome, translations more frequently retrenches or im- of most of the Italian poets into poverishes what he could not feel English took place towards the and express. In the mean time, close of this century. Ariosto, he labours with the inconvenience the tales of Boccase, Bandello, and ofan aukward, inharmonious, and of other Italian authors, were unheroic measure, imposed by translated into our language, and custom, but disgustful to modern became the foundation of many cars. Yet he is not always with of the works of Shakespear, Dryout strength or spirit. He has en- den and others. Whatever could riched our language with many enrich, or furnifh with matter compound epithets, so much in our future poets, was now showthe manner of Homer, such as ered down upon them with unthe silver.footed Thetis, the filver., common exuberance. Our lantbroned Juno, the triple-featbered guage was considerably improved, helme, the high-walled Thebes, the beauties of antient literature the faire-haired boy, the filver. were studied and copied with sucflowing floods, the bugely peopled cess, the works of the modern towns, the Grecians navy-bound, classics, if I may so call them, the strong-winged lance, and many were laid open to our ancestorset in more which might be collected. medium proferuntur, and finally our Dryden reports, that Waller never poetry was arrived at that point, could read Chapman's Homerwith when she had neither contracted out a degree of transport. Pope the severity of age, nor was so is of opinion, that Chapman co- much a child as to be pleased most vers his defects 56 by a daring with what was most strange and " fiery spirit that animates his unnatural. o translation, which is something As a considerable part of the “ like what one might imagine last section of this volume, con6 Homer himself to have writ taining a general vieiv and cha« before he arrived to years of racter of the poetry of Queen Elios discretion.” But his fire is zabeth's age, is inserted in antoo frequently darkened, by that other part of our Register for this sort of fuftian which now disfi. year*, we shall not touch upon it gured the diction of our tragedy.” here.
Chapman also, in the year 1614,
* See p. 141. of this last parte
Connecticut Farms. Springfield. Unexpected effect produced by
Clinton for attacking the French auxiliaries. Gen. Washington
Havannah; and M. de Guichen returns from St. Domingo, with
Dreadful hurricane in the West Indies. Destruction and calamity in :
Barbadoes, St. Lucia, Granada, St. Vincent. Great losses fustained
Liberal benefactions of individuals. New-York. Nego-
in disguise, on his return from the American camp. Avows his
War in South Carolina. State of affairs after the battle of Camden.
to Allemance Creek. Skirmish between Tarleton's corps and Lee's legion." Greene falls back to the Reedy Fork. Strange defect of intelligence, experienced by the Britisha general in North Carolina. American army being farther reinforced, Gen. Greene again advances. Movements on both sides preparatory to the battle of Guildford. Account of that severe and well-fought action. British officers killed and wounded. Col. Webster dies of his wounds. Gen. Greene retires to the Iron Works on Troublesome Creek. Lord Cornwallis obliged to march to the Deep River, through the want of provisions and forage. Necessities and distresses of the ariny oblige Lord Cornwallis to proceed to Wilmington for supplies. Unusual consequences of victory.
Expedition to Virginia under General Arnold. State of grievances
which led to the mutiny in the American army. Pensylvania line, after a scufjle with their officers, march off from the camp, and chufe a ferjeant to be their leader. Meffage, and flag of truce, produce no satisfactory answer from the insurgents, who proceed forsi to Middle Brook, and then to Prince Town. Measures used by Sir Henry Clinton to profit of this defection. He passes over to Staten Island, and sends agents to make advantageous proposals to the mutineers. Proposals for an accommodation, founded on a redress of grievances, made by Gen. Reed, and favourably received by the insurgents; who march from Prince Town to Trenton uporz the Delaware, and deliver up the agents from Sir Henry Clinton. Grievances redressed, and matters finally settled by a committee of the congress. Ravayes made by Arnold in Virginia, draw the attention of the French, as well as the Americans, to that country. Gen. Washington dispatches the Marquis de la Fayette with forces to its relief Expedition to the Chesapeak, concerted by M. de Ternay, and the Count Rochambeari, at Rhode Isand, for the same purpose, and te cut off Gen. Arnold's retreat. Admirals Arbuthnot and Graves encounter the French fleet, and overthrow all their designs in the Chesapeak. Lord Cornwallis's departure to Wilmington, enables Gen. Greene to direct his operations to South Carolina. Sja tuation of Lord Rawdon at Camden. American army appears before that place. Greene attacked in his camp, and defeated. General revolt in the interior country of South Carolina. Difficulties of Lord Razudon's situation, notwithstanding his victory. Obliged to abandon Camden, and retire to Nelson's Ferry, where he pases the Santee. Britis.posts taken, and general hoftiliiy of the province. Great havock made by the Generals Phillips and Arnold in Virginia. Extreme difficulties of Lord Cornwallis's situation at Wilmington. Undertakes a long march to Virginia; arrives at Pe