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of success, the edi& issued by his Majes- preserved two or three years, the jar bety's order required all nobles and coun ing close stopped, kept in a cool, dry try gentlemen, all parish ministers, sex- place, and some honey supplied for what tons, and even publicans, to attend, and may dry away and leave them uncovered. see that sufficient quantities of the medi For use, 24 beetles, with the honey cine be kept at hand in central places, to adherent to them, are taken, bruised, and be had on all emergencies. These in mixed on a plate; to them are gradually junctions are in fact so much respected added the following ingredients : of theand obeyed, that the remedy is found riaca, or conserve (rob) of elder, two ready for use every where in the Pruffian ounces; of ebony fhavings pulverised, territory.
two drachms; Virginian nake-roor in The edi&t from which this account and powder, one drachm ; filings of lead, the following abstract are taken, was one drachm; and of dried mushrooms, published at Neufchatel, in SwisTerland, or fungus laricis, twenty grains; all and transmitted by a counsellor of his which are by degrees, in the crder hero Pruffian Majesty's Chancery there to a stated, intimately to be mixed, made into relation here, Mr, Tavell, in Gower paste, and, when taken, rubbed down to Street, Bedford-square. Whether this the consistence of an electuary. The part piece, from its length, can have place in remaining untaken must be kept close your useful Collection, I know not; but and cool, like the jar with the beetles. Í offer it for insertion without remark or The dose of paste is according to age and observation. Medicines, composed by the ftrength of the patient : for men, persons not following the rules of phar- from 80 to 30 years, 2 drachms ; at 25 macy in their prescriptions, must not im- years, it drachm; from 20 to 10 years, mediately be judged of by the known or one drachm; from 10 to 6 years, 30 admitted virtues of their ingredients, se- grains; at two and one year, 24 grains; veral unscien:ific compounds having pro- and for children at the breast, the nurse duced effects unaccountably fortunate. is to take the dose that suits her age, the
The principal article used in this fpe- quantity for women being one-fourth or cific remedy is a beetle, the body of one-fifth less than that prescribed for men. which is (without the head) preserved in As to animals, for full-grown horses, honey, and occasionally bruised and mix. 3} drachms; for full-grown colts, 21 ed up with it for use. This beetle, cock, drachms; for colts, 50 grains; for hogs, chaffer, or profcarabé, is by Linnæus 24 drachms ; grown pigs, one drachm, 50 arranged by the name of meloés, in the grains ; small pigs, one drachm; for class of coleopleres. It is the antican- sheep and goats grown, one drachm stharus described by Schoeffer, and not the oths ; young of both, grown, onc scarabeus melotontba, the common beetle, drachm; lambs and kids, 50 grains ; but a plump insect without wings, yet dogs, full-grown, cwo drachms; young, covered with the common brown cases, 1 drachm; puppies, one drachmn : not thining nor hard, but of the confift- fowls, grown, one drachm; young, I ence of thin leather. It has three pair drachm. These doses are divided into of feet of unequal length; the body, equal parts : one given at night, the thick as a finger, is streaked with blue, other in the morning. green, and chiefly red colour, and is often The person taking a prescribed dose of an inch and an inch and a quarter long, this medicine is to abitain 24 hours from and the female biggest, although there is eating, and 12 hours from drinking; if a smaller fort equally good and useful. thirt becomes unsufferable, he may be They are gathered in May, in warm and allowed some elder-flower infusion, or dry days, in fields and high meadows. common tea. He must be kept in a temThey are so tender, as, when touched, perate air within doors during the whole to emit a mucilaginous yellow Auid of a course, to encourage a decellary perspi.. - grateful smell, that tinges the skin : in ration, which may be procured at first by order, therefore, not to bruise them, they lying 12 hours in bed. After 24 hours, . fhould be raised with a small fat stick, he is to be shifted with warm body and and turned over into a glass or glazed bed linen; the foul are to be removed vessel, out of which being slid on a plate, immediately, in order to be purified. To one by one, the head is (with a sharp perform a cure in winter, the patient's knife) to be fevered from the body, room must be kept moderately warm. . which is immediately to be dropped into
When the bite has made a wound, the a jar of honey, fufficient in quantity to spot is to be washed with wine vinegar. cover a number, In this fiate they may be Bcer vinegar, not being to Larp, requires
the addition of salt. And, when neither government and police, when he found are at hand, soft water, in which salt is them of particular moment to the welfare diffolved, may be used. Warm applica• of his people. This communication is, tion may also be made to the part with therefore, offered as a tribute to the meclotlis dipped in those fluids ; after which mory of that philosophic, and, in this it is to be kept corered with plaisters of present regard, philanthropic monarch, bafilicum ointment, or falt buiter. The by Yours, &c. VERUS. wounds mult, from time to time, be anointed with scorpion oil, vipers' fat, Mr. URBAN, or with the unetuous fubftance of the I HAVE with much, pleasure and ato from, olive oil, in which thole infe&ts translation of the works ot Salomon, Pp. have been macerated, in order to keep Lowin's Ilaiah, and Bp. Newcome's the wound clean and open for a time; Minor Prophets, and have before me after which it is slowly to heal of itlelf. Dr. Blayney's Jeremiah ard Lamenta
During the cure, and some time after, tions, and Bp. Newcome's Ezekiel; and the patient must keep quiet, avoid ftrong desire to offer my humble thanks to them exercise, and whatever may cause agita- all for the pleasure and instruction I have tion of mind. He is to abstain from all received from their labours. Permit me, strong liquors, and avoid all kinds of through the channel of your widely-exo excess.
tended and much-esteemed Miscellany, As to cattle, when a beaft is bitten, it to request the favour of one of the two must be put up in a stable or bver by it. , last mentioned gentlemen to fill up the self, have the medicine administered as chaím that remains, by obliging the pub. above directed, and not be let out again lick with a new translation of Daniel, in till the cure be completed beyond doubt, the fame madrer with that of Jeremiah at least for two days more; after which or Ezekiel. Perhaps the reverend Doc. the Atable is to be well purified, that it for may have a kind of ciaim to the may not be infectious for man and bealt; work, having already published a Differ. and the same abftinence from eating and tation on the Prophecy of Seventy drinking is to be observed for both; as Weeks. However, both the learned likewise for the treatment of a wound, gentlemen have already thown themselves when there is one, the cleansing of which, so well qualified for the task, that I have is essentially neceffary, to remove the no doubt of its meriting and receiving froth and flaver of the animal, and pre general approbation, if either of them, vent its mixing with the fluids of the would undertake it. body,
In your last Mag. p. 787, note 7, you The persons who attend such patients are still under a minake about the baroare advised also to take a dose of the same nets of the name of Goodere, the last medicine, to prevent infection from the having been the fifib, as you may see by breath or touch of the patient, as possibly consulting the Baronetage. contagious. When the bite has made no P. 792. One of your correspondents, wound, and only left a mark like a con Mr. Urban, is undertaking the arduous tufion, it will fill be proper to wash and talk of rescuing Mr. Burke' from the foment the part with vinegar and the charge of inconsistency. It is not yet wetred cloths, as above directed, But three years fince that gentleman was emif the spots prove painful, it will be pro ployed in going from one mad-house to per to lay a blistering plaster upon them another, and getting all the information ihe first night, to procure a discharge of in his power upon the subject of lunacy, the noxious humour they contain, and and then exulted in a certain honourto make a fore, that is to be treated in able House, that “God had burled the fame manner as those of the bites from his throne" the sovereign of one above described.
Dation ; and he is now become the warmThe purchase and publication of this eft panegyrist of the poor, weak, milarcanum affords not only an instance of guided fovereign of another parion, who, FREDERICK THE GREAT's care of the after håving encouraged and affitted the lives of his subjects, but likewise an op- rebellious subjects of Britain in their opportunity of recalling to mind, that, al. position to their mother country, is dethough cloiely occupied with matters. of graded, and despoiled of his own authoftate, held under his own conduction, he rity and dignity, by a let of upitart, le. could often descend to objects of civil veling republicans, who seem anxiously
solicitous that there should not be left in in building, for which purpose he ob. the kingdom one man who can prove tained a lease from the corporation of himself a gentleman.
Bedford of the land granted to them by P. 812. note. If the Latin collect Sir William Harpur, and began the here mentioned were che “old church building of the streets now formed praver of the fixteenth Sunday after Pen- thereon. tecost," whence comes it that it is now P. 836. It has probably flipped your removed iwo Sundays later, being at memory, or, in the article upon the subpresent the collect for the seventeenth jeet “ frater pectori fratris adnatus," Sunday after Trinity?
you would have referred your readers to P. 818. Your correspondent Mr. jour volume for 1777, where they would Thorndon, of Tottenham, has indeed meet with two portraits, and several par. fpared no pains in revising and correcting ticulars, in p: 375, 424, 482. (which the history of that parish. In one or two contains a translation of the Latin in the instances I doubt he has been rather hy• first-mentioned page), and 572, upon percritical. In the first place, I do not this curious, though not very pleasing, conceive him warranted in fuppofing subject. that Willian Wimpen was ever vicar ; P. 839, col. 2. Suffer the word of the name of the person who was really exhortation, Mr. Urban, from a fincere vicar was Wimpew, or, as Dr. Walker friend, upon the subject of what has writes it, Wimpy. What Mr. New- escaped your Reviewer of New Publicacourt says upon the subject I know not, tions at the close of his Review of No. not being possessed of his Repertorium; 136. What he has there faid is a direct but fo great was bis accuracy, that I and positive approval of the dreadful know, no man whom I should be more “ violences" lately committed at and willing to confide in. If Mr. Thorndon near Birmingham, to the terror of many had consulted Walker's “Sufferings of a fincere well-wisher to this Constitution the Clergy,” p. 400, he would have both in Church and State. I detest the found that “ Wimpy, or Wimpew, was politicks of Mr. Paine, and the Christian seventeen years under sequestration, and, nity (if it deserve the name) of Dr. by consequence, must have, been turned Priestley; the one strikes at the root of out in the year 1643.” By chis we are all my hopes of happiness in the next. left to suppose, for nothing is alerted, world, and the other cuts off every ex. that he was re-instated ac ine Restora- pectation of any thing like relt and peace tion; and then there is no reason to doubt in this; I heartily with they were both but he may have died, as Mr. Newcourt banished froin this country, never to re.. ailerts, before ibe admission of Sparke. But for Heaven's sake, Mr. UrThis supposition will also account for the ban, let no man' ever be warranted in omiffion of Thomas Symfon, who, as bringing either of these two charges aó appears from the parish Register, vas gainst the Gentleman's Magazine, that it undoubtedly vicar de facto, and was pro- puts a firebrand into the hands of a mob, bably appointed to the office on the se- and calls upon them to execute justice; questration of Wimpew: though it must for, supposing it were poflible to raise a be owned it appears extraordinary that mob to answer a good purpose, there can his name fhould be wholly omitted in the be no security that they would not wreak, lists published by Dr. Calamy, who has their vengeance on the most innocent and inserted other persons as "ejected or fi. delerving persons; and riots are always lenced,” who were mere usurpers during sure to end in plunder and robbery or the expulsion of the legal incumbents. that it encourages the doing of a great
P. 832. What “ societas ad reparan, and pofitive evil to prevent an uncertain da damna ix incendiis oriunda" is refere one, that it calls forth the exertion of red to in the epitaph on Mr. Spelman ungovernable resentment, though with a here given, I know not.
view to prevent that explofion which a spondent is right in his idea, that the firft certain reverend gentleman was looking insurance-office was the. Hand-in-hand, forward to with anxious expectation, and that it was established in 1696; but hoping that he and his friends would I always understood that the person who pick up some of the fragments it would set that on foot was Nicolas Barbone, be the means of scattering. M.D. (son of the famous Praile-God P. 869, col. 2. You are mistaken in Barbone), who was once poflellor of asserting that the poor, untortunate James Ofterley Park, till it was swallowed up Sutherland (whole cataitrophe, occafione in mortgages, and was a great schemered by sheir negligence, certain persons
will hear of another day) “ destroyed his are of a negative kind, and of course dispatches," as you will find by consult- there can be no occasion to make not the ing page v. of the appendix to his Dying principal word of the sentence; and that Words.
too with a manifeft risk that the princi. Trufting, Mr. Urban, that you will pal object of the commandment fhall excuse me for sending you such a collec- not be heard, or, at least, attended to. tion of miscellaneous, unconnected ob. Besides this, we are so accustomed to servations, considering the nature of your relative emphasis, that, by accenring very pleasing and useful Miscellany, I either of those words, the ear is natusubscribe myself, Yours, &c. E. rally led to expect something corre.
spondent 'to them: thus, by saying Mr. URBAN,
Nov. 8. • Thou fhalt not steal,' the auditor is TH
HE exrenfive circulation of your induced to expect the antithetical bret,
Magazine renders it a convenient with some correspondent appendage. vehicle for any hints which may tend to The truth is, both these words should promote general information, or correct be pronounced with a full tone of voice, prevailing error.
but the real force of the emphasis ought Sir John Hawkins, in his Life of Dr. to reft upon the word steal, or whatever Johnson, relates, that the Doctor assum word distinguishes the commandment ed a right of correcting Garrick's enun.
from the rest." ciation, and, by an instance, convinced As to the ninth commandment, the him that it was sometimes erroneous. adjective false claims the principal em. Garrick being requested to repeat the fe- phalis, as that constitutes the criminaventh commandment, thus laid the em- lity of the action, and renders it the . phalis : " Thou shalt not commit adul. object of prohibition. Confequently, jery,” Dr. Johuson said, as it was a the passage should be thus accented : negative precept it ought to be thus pro- “Thou Thalt not bear FALSE witness nounced : • Thou shalt not commic a- against thy neighbour.” dultery.”
In there details of Mr. Garrick's mir Mr. Boswell, on the information of take, conviction, or acquiescence, by Dr. Taylor, relates, that Garrick and Sir John Hawkins and Dr. Taylor, i Giffard, at Dr. Johnson's request, ai. fufpect misconception as well as palpable tempted to repeat the ninth command- inaccuracy. Mr. Garrick_might have ment, and both miftook the emphatis, ceased to contend with Dr. Johnson, which fould be upon not, and falje and permitted him to enjoy his imagiwirnels.
nary triumph, not from conviction of Inħuenced, perhaps, by the authority his own error, but from reluctance to of Johnson, and the acquiefcence of offend his antagonit. This line of conGarrick, I observe many clergymen, duct appears to have been frequently who are attentive to their reading, place pursued by the most respectable of Dr. the emphalis on the adverb not in all the Johnson's associates. negative precepts of the Decalogue, · I have been informed by a moft elo. which interrupts the flow of the period, quent and venerable Divine, who is and ascertains not the meaning of the himself a model for imitation in reading commandment.
the Liturgy, as well as in discharging Dr. Gregory very juftly disagrees every other branch of clerical and Chris with Mr. Garrick and Dr. Johnson on tian duty, that no one could read the 'this point. He obferves, that “ Mr. Liturgy with more correct empbasis, or Garrick, in placing the emphasis on the reverent devotion, than Mr. Garrick; auxiliary verb salt, was evidently that he had heard him read it; that he wrong, as Dr. Jolinfon objected that had frequently conversed with him upon the commandment was negative, and it; and had derived from him much he accordingly placed the emphasis on useful information. This gentleman's not. It is plain, however, that this em- sentiments would have considerable phalis neither serves to explain the na. we:ght with the publick; and I hope iure of the commandinent, nor to point neither his age nor infirmities will inthe attention to its principal object. The duce him to withhold that intelligence congregation are fufficiently aware, that which he is peculiariy qualified to consthe Decalogue confifts of authoritative municate. precepts, and therefore there cannot be Dr. Johnson, in his Di&tionary, exthe leste neceflity for dwelling upon the plaining the word Hare, thus reinarks: vtrb joult. Most of the commandments 1 Hare and Here, differing in pronun
ciation onlv, signify both an army and a the Gospel among the wild Indians, and lord." How can this be understood ? instructing them what dilribution to How can Hare and Here, so different in make of their numerous scalps when orthography, differ only in pronuncia- they fack a village of their enemies, and tion? I thould be obliged to any of your butcher its detencelels inhabitants ; Ocorrespondents for a solution of this thers might article to employ the whole ænigma. EMPHATICUS. of their days in teaching Cbriftianity to
those greatest of all European savages, Mr. URBAN,
Nov. 8. the Birmingham rioters, and hinting to OTHING short of the words " is them that, when they next fully forth to
not true fould have induced me advance the glories of our holy Motherto trouble you with any remarks on the church by destroying the dwellings of long letter relative to Oxford degrees in their quiri Presbyterian neighbours, ne your last month's Magazine. I always pastor will look for any tiches of the fully understood that Mr. Price's sole money or strong liquors they carry off fame arose from his supposed discovery from thence; but that it will behove of the philosopher's stone ; his writings them to transmit every private letter never fell in my way, nor did I ever found in the clofer of a Disenting seek them: but, as my, adversary had teacher to their own pious rector, who two editions of his pamphlet at once ly. may glean out of the heap tuch as he ing before him, it rested with him to efieems a grateful offering to the Minishave thewn what other “chymical la. ter, our British Daniel : ftaretmen haybours" diftinguithed Mr. Price beyond ing penetration enough to discern the the hundreds of industrious artisans in bonourable means by u bich they are ob. this city, who brandith their pestles, and tained, and gratitude to jeward those heat their crucibles, without dreaming who bumbiv lay them at their feet. of being created doctors in physick, any Of Abbé Raynai I am not particularmore than I should of being dubbed ly enthusiastic in my admiration; but if Archbishop of Canterbury. Your corre a man of his eminence and abilities Spondent, who (when the choler which thinks an Oxford degree worth paying a Xuated him when he first took up the the fees for (which I folemnly declare, pen is a little evaporated) appears to be oscure as I am, I should not), the cona communicative, good-humoured man, defenfion is all on bis fide, and the hoalligns three other reasons for Mr. nour on that of the University. The Price's obtaining the academical dif- rector of Whitrington is a very respecttin&tion of M.D. all equally curious : able parish priesl, a character highly to his having been a gentleman commoner, be valued at all times, elpecially now and behaved with fobriety; his having the breed of them is to nearly extinet; changed his name from Higginbottom, but the firain in which your contespondand being congdered as very rich; and, ent speaks of the Abbé and him, is allally, his not intending to practite phy. molt as farcical as if Lord Bacon and fick in England, but to carry his de- Thomas Hearne were to be introduced gree into foreign parts. ac either of together on the Rage, in order to draw a these “ fi foret in terris rideret Democri parallel between them, and give a lupetus:" but I only remark on the third, riority to the later. that it thews exactly fimilar principles Men's lonuments are better collected in the Conversey with those laid to ac from their actions than their words. If tuate fome conscientious gun-founders, the parent of Lord Chief Justice Jeffe. who lay apart air barrels to faulty as to ries's creation be referred in, it will no be likely to burst wh-n once heated, doubt contradict bis being advanced by that they may not be used in home con James the Second to the peerage on aclumprion, but all exported together to count of his celebrated bloody Western furnitha the African Negroes with mus. campaign. Simuel Johnson had pub. quetry.
Tithed hi Dictionary and Ramblers about Oxford being a far greater mart for twenty years before the Oxonians vouchtheology than medicine, if fimilar ideas fafed to make him a Doctor; but they prevail there in regard to that facully, did vouchlate it juli after his
Гаха. we may foon expect to hear of choice tion wo Tyranny” made its appe stance, young divinity doctors illuing in thoais It was not likeiy that their Chancellor, from its convocation, some of whotela the very Minilier in whole cause he had bours are restricted solely to propagating been writing that pamphlet, or the Unio GENT. MAG. November, 1791.