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ards, because, leaping promiscuously from therr 'ships, every one joined the first ensign he met, were thereby thrown into great confusion. The enemy, on the other hand, being well acquainted with the shallows, when they saw our men advancing singly from the ships, spurred on their horses, and attacked them in that perplexity. In one place great numbers would gather round an handful of Romans, others fall upon them in flank, galled them mightily with their darts. Which Cissar observing, he ordered some boats to be manned, and ply about with recruits. By this means the foremost ranks of our men having got firm footing, were'followed by all the rest, when falling on the enemy briskly, they were soon put to the rout. But, as the cavalry were not yet arrived, we could not pursue out advantage far in the island, which was the only thing wanting to render the victory complete."
Such is the account of Julius C/esar's first landing in Britain; according to his own acknowledgment, the natives fought with distinguished bravery. Nor can the above extract be uninteresting to you, my young friend, who arc anxious to acquaint yourself with the history of your country. The Romans were a wonderful people; they remained in possession of Britain about 500 years. To them are we indebted for the blessing of civil jsation; and, to this day, we feel the improvements which they were the means of introducing into our beloved Island!
In company with a kind friend who attended me to Deal, I passed through WalJershare grounds, and saw the seat of the late Lord North, who was so distinguished for his attempt to subjugate the American colonies, but which terminated in then: independence of this country. The house is large and spacious; and the park full of picturesque views. Statues of heathen deities were interspersed at various avenues, whilst the hare and the rabbit springing from their retreats, bounded along with inconceivable rapidity! A Chinese temple, placed in a most secluded situation, though, verging to. decay, attracted my attention. Surrounded'on every side by trees, and apparently remote from every buman habitation, the mind might here easily resign itself to the charms of solitude, tree from the impertinent intrusions of society :—
Hail, awful scenes! that calm the troubled breast,
And vsoo the weary to profound repose; Can passion's wildest uproar lay to rest,
And whisper comfort to the man of woes.1 Here innocence may wander safe from foes,
Ar.d contemplation soar on seraph wings. 0 Sol1tude, the man who tbee foregoes,
When lucre lures him, or ambition stings, Shall never know the source whence real grtindeut springs! H41nstrel.
We soon reached Barson, the habitation of my friend,, a neat fai m-house, the abode ot peace and plenty. The parish church is a curious piece of Anglo-Saxon architecture. The outside is adorned with carve-worked >tone, with circular arches and windows. It is, indeed, encrusted with antiquity. A great number ci Romaii tumuli, or barrows, in the southern boundary of the parish, shewth^t the spot was formerly a scene of contention.. Lcitf life seems to have been enjoyed by many of its inhabitants. In 1700, the minister resident in this parish was buried at the age of 96, the mini ter preaching the funeral sermon 81, the reader ot the service 87, the parish clerk 87, but then absent; the sexton 86, and his wife about 80; and several of the neighbouring parish of Cold red, who attended the funeral, were above ico years old. In the year 1722 also, there were in this small paiish,
which consisted only of 58 souls, nine whose ages made 636 years. These are remarkable instances of longevity!
From this healthy retired spot, after a few miks ride, we reach the romantic village of Buckland, nad then enter Dover, which has been emphatically termed the grand Key, or entrance from the Continent into the Island of Great Britain! But an account of this place, and of my return through Hythe, Ashford, Tenterden, Cranbrook, Tunbridge and Maidstone, to London, must form the contents of my closing epistle. Having, however, sufficiently trespassed, my young friend, on your patience, I hasten to subscribe myself _ Your affectionate tutor,
ANSWER TO ENIGMAS, &C.
To Enigmatical List of Young Ladies given in our last*
1. Eld ridge.
Bowl. J 2. The letter A. | 3. Carrot.
Harry my elder brothel's name;
ENIGMAS, &C FOR SOLUTION.
Enigmatical List of some of the most distinguished /ivin[
very delicious dibh of victuals,
A cardinal point, and two-thirds of the orga* of sight.
A county in the north of England.
A small vessel for liquor, changing a letter.
What is greatly prized by the sons of learning, and two-thirds of what we all daily do.
A town in Brecknockshire, and half a town in Holland.
A war instrument used in ancient times, f:fty, a ▼owel and consonant.
What adorns trees in spring, and the place of battle. 9.
Three-fourth'sof a fence, and a peasant's dwelling.
Three-fifths of an ancient coin, and what every gambler wishes to do.
Three-fifths of a low fence, and a particle.
A very ingenious workman in colours.
Part of a violent storm, and a title of Pluto.
A command, and a place of water.
Three-fourths of a fragrant shrub, and an enemy, changing a letter.
A wooden hammer, crossing a letter, and an Indian grain.
The outward part of a thing.
in rivers and fountains,
'. . .
My first's an Indian weed you'll find,
Tho' much in England known; My tuneful second charms the mind, .... With melodious sound: My whole, when connected, will bring toyoursight. What with pleasure is us'd by me every night.