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mine the volumes, and therelv saved my Let poets of drawing-room beauties make 75; but those who have made the pure
boait, chase in a confidence of the publisher's 1 defy them to match or my liquor or toast integrity, will be sufficiently mortified to N. B. The Hogan of Houghton was brewed find theinselves taken-in by such unprin. 14 bushels to the hogshead, and kept 14 cipled forgeries.
years in the cask befure tapped. P.S. I take the liberty to inclose an effufion of George Alexander Stevens, Mr. URBAN, and an excellent fong; neither of which I THINK you allow a little laugh is
good for the health of your readers; print.
PHILARKATOS. and that, amidst so much ferious, but I. On a Window in tbe Red Lion, Doncaster. entertaining, matter, which
monthly, a small service of laugb may FROM Wakefield drove by powerful laws, occasionally be brought upon your board. I gam'd, 'tis true : ay, that 's the cause :
I, therefore, send you an original letter, Condemn'd for what deserves applause;
containing a description of Lisbon; and, Fallere faileniem non of fraus. Yune , 1750 G. ALEX. STEVENS. though not so full of information as som
others which I have occasionally given 2. THE HOGAN OF HOUGHTON. you, yet still it has its entertainment too, A S O N G.
especially when I tell you it came from SOME bards of old time, who delighted the only son of a man, who, in his time, in fack,
made no small figure in this country, Have wrote in its praise, and extoll'd its sweet and whose son now possesses many thou. Some too have spoke in the praise of mild ale, fand pounds a year,
B. F. And others stand up (while they ’re able) for ftale;
“I am vastly sorry that I have not had Ding.dong O'Durfey (peace be to his soul !)
the pleasure of writing to you before now, Has rendered immortal the strong-beer of which I hope youll excusé, Lifbon is very Knowle;
[sung, fine place for builliness, but is badly situated, But the Hogan of Houghton remains yet un. for carriages, &c. and monstrous dirty they Though more excellent liquor was ne'er tipp'd make nothing here to fling water and piss o'er the tongue.
upon you as you pass by, I like the place Had the Trojans drank Hogan, those blades where I am and my masters too, they are of renown
[their town, both very worthy gentlemen, I am vaftly Had ne'er fuffer'd the Greeks to demolish hurried to right that I can but just write But had fought all like furies, inspir'd by this, this letter-fo I hope youll excuse the Short And Paris had long kept his favourite Miss. discription of Lisbon, I will tell you farther He who drinks but one cup on’t was ne'er the next time I write, let me know what I known to sneak;
can serve you in and I will do it with great 'Tis the only thing extant to make a cat speak: pleasure, only let me know what it is, let So says Doctor Turner ; and sure he can tell, me have an answer to this letter and you'll At least when he gets himself rocky with Nell. oblige me, mightly, so pray excuse my bre
vity. I am dear Sir your most affectionate Old ballad-wright Homer delighted in neco
(Hector; And made a great fuss with the tall boy call's
real Names of Perfens and Places rea That could drink his fix bottles, and yet stand
corded in History; if orberwise, ibe his ground;
(damn, Story is false. And Achilles that bully, who'd swagger and A Lermone who have the use of leto Come, fill one cup more on 't, I'll drink that in reading of histories, or an account
though I die; [mond's soft eye: of any transactions, ancient or modern, You know my old toaft 'tis Miss Ham unless they have the true names of the She 's lovely, the 's lively, 's the blooming persons a&ting, and the places where they bud freth ;
(press : acted, it is no account at all, and is but She 's all language can utter, or painting ex like an apothecary. that gives you ipeca. 'Twas well-judg'u in Venus to ftay in the sky, cuanha instead of jallap. Is nor this exShe'd made a poor figure when t'other was a&tly the case of an Hißorian, who gives nigh.
you Walganus instead of Gwalcbmai, A relation of Sir Robert Walpole. Breigo mons inflcad of Eryri mons, Ha
dibras for Rbun.baladr-bras, Halleren. Cyn, in the antiept Celtic, figni
nes for Allt yr ynys, Kentigern for Cynde- fied first, obief, or prircipal; cyntaf is yrn Garibwys, Gannoc for Dyganwy, fordi cyn, before; so that it seenis it was Damnonium for Dyfnaint, Nuevin for vied but meraphorically for a head in the Aneurin, &c. &c.? Is there any body compositions of names of men,
So Cynthen that takes a pleasure in reading the twrcb, Hog's bead; Cynjarcb, Horseactions of his ancestors, or of the antient bead; Cynlio, Cail's.bead; Cyrwalcb, inhabitants of Britain and Gaul, in the Hauk's-bead, &c. were men's names old books chat treat of Britain, but who among the ancient Britons, but were would willingly have the real and true originally titles of offices of landardnames of the people and places he reads bearers, cr officers that carried such and of? The occasion of the errors of au Toch figures in their banners. This thors in this respect being either their hews the vanity of etymologists, that want of knowledge in the Celtic tongue, Search for the nature or offices of persons or owing to the ignorance of transcribers, in their name ; for every body knows or to the publishers of antient Mss. in that names of offices are often turned in. print, or else to that vicious custom of to common naines, as Steward, Butler, modeling or Latinizing Celtic names, Majon, Smirb, Carpenter, &c. Cainwhereas the names of men and places in den finds Brenbin, a king, in the name all nations should be transmitted as thev Brennus, the Gaulith !cader, whole real are used in the language that imposed name was Bran, a conmon name in them.
Wales; and Brulwn mawr, a great It vexes me to see the renowned king Briton, in the name Bricomarus; as if of the Britons, Cafwallon, nicknamed, in people's names thewed their qualities and Cæsar's Commentaries, C:Avellaunus, offices; for the fame realon Mr. John and several of the like, as Cyrvelyn, Cu- King Thould wear a crown; ever! nobelinus : to see Cyn-las, in that patched of the name of Armfirong should be piece of Gildas, called Cunoglasjus, and strong; and Mr. Button thould be a very explained Lan:o fulve, a yellow butcher; little, round man. Some Englilh wriiers, a plain mark of the forgery: and, in the for want of a competent knowledge in fame author, Maelgwn Gwynedd trans- the old Celtic, have coined names for mogrified into Maglo Cunus. I am sorry some of our ancient kings, which, with to see the lands of Gwyr and Cydweli, great confidence, they have iinpoled on in Glamurganshire, transformed in dif- the world as real naines, and genuine ; ferent corrupt copies of Neonius, to molt audaciously setting up their own Guiber cet Guely, Gubir tee Guili, Guir guelles against the authorities of the 2aGergadi, Guircat Gueli, and Gubir cet tient MSS, monuments; and traditions, Gwely. The inhabitants of Ireland are of a whole nation. Sir Wintion Chur. under no obligations to Ptolemy, or his chill, in bis Divi Britannici, fancied transcribers, for calling their island thai Belinus and Brennus, the two broluepris, instead of lopedinis, or, as the thers (called in Welth Beli a Bian), Britons wrote it, Y Werdaynys, and, as fons of Dyfnwal Mochmud, were the it is to this day, I Werddon, the green faine individual person; and that Belin iland, or, as the last name imports, the fignified the same with Cæsar, or Phan green place.
raoh, and was cniy a title of majeily ! I shall now pass over Bede, Matthew and having found another Belin (Beri Paris, Matthew of Westminster, Willim Mawr ab Manogan), as he calls him, of Newbury, and all the Saxon and Eng. father of Cailivelaunus (who fought JuJifh authors that succeeded them, being all lius Cælar), and of Lludd and Niniaw; swarming with errors where they have and that (after this Carlivelaunus) there touched on the British names of men and was a king liere called Cunobelinus, of places ; but must observe, that the Welth whose coins we have several, he makes name Cynfelyn is, by Roman writers, bold with them all, and turns them into Latinized Cunobelinu ; the meaning of Belins--Callbelin, Cunobelin, Ludbelin, the word is yellow head, and is com Moriobelin, Tubelin or Tudorbelin, pounded of cyn and melyr, and was the Guitkabelin, Belinarvirag, Calibelin, name of one of our antjent kings of Bris Cymbelin, &c.-names never so much as tain about 1,800 years ago : but there is heard of in any other historian in the no more neceility for a person of this world; and all founded on his misaking name to have a yellow head, than for and confounding the name of Beli, who Mr. Wbirebead the poet to have a white was the father of Callivelaunus, or Cal. head, or Mr. Broadbead to have a broad wallan, with Cynfelyn, who is Latinized
Cunobelinus. It would be endless to alteration, whether of correction or immeoring all these kind of mistakes in our provement ?
QUERIST. Eoglith authors. The etymologies of the names of persons and things ought to TO THE MAN OF FASHION. be looked for in their own language, and BY an allociation which may be thought Dot after they have been trandated into a little extraordinary I pass from the Man another, and adapted to the tongue of of Books to the Man of the World. The Atrangers. Tyffilio's aptient Britiih Hilo transition, however, is not uncommon in tors (who was a Weld bishop, and son real life. The reverse is indeed extraor of Brockwel Yigithrog, Prince of Powys), dinary. I would tain unite thele two and our other antient Welsh writers, characters; and, having lain-in a fund poets, and genealogists, hould be the of fcholastic lore, I fhould like to set it authors consulted on this occasion about off by the acquisition of a little ton; as a Welsh cosmologies; and, without these preliminary tiep to which, I thou'd be helps, it is bur groping in the dark, and glad to be informed how I may distinamufing the world with dreams and guilh the several colours which, in their fancies.
several seasons, are worn by the fair and
fashionable. My taylor is nos always at TO THE MAN OF LETTERS. hand; and truly I cannot remember half IN N perusing books which have passed of them with any degree of accuracy. !
through several editions, I frequently have fancied, that as colours are fimple meet with the titles of authors, of llatel. ideas, of which a person who has never men, b:lops, and other men eminent for seen them, or a person who has totally their rank or underlianding, together forgotten them, can have no conception, with allusions to events then recent; of the painter might suppiy this defect of all which, as a lover of biography and our knowledge and understanding by anecdote, I want to ascertain the true depicting some of the most remarkable naine and date. Again, I have in my hues of which the stuffs commonly worn time bought up several books immedia are lulceprible. Or, as you are the arbi. ately on their publication ; and before I ters of talie and elegance, you might dicould give them a hafty perusal, ano rect the makers of fashionable magazines ther edition has issued from the press, and memorandum-books to give us, from with oumerous alterations or additions, time to time, a tablet of fashionable co. so interspersed in different parts of the lours, with their appropriate eprehets. By work, that, without the trouble and ex. thele means we fould not only apprepence of buying the last, to compare hend the colour itself; but such of us as whroughout with the preceding edition, I have not travelled may learn, by refercannot know whether I am in poffeffion ence, the qualities of ihings and of perof the actual opinions of the author. sons whom we never saw. Our ideas Many readers must have experienced would be multiplied, and we hould unthese incoareniences. Might not the derstand your language though we mighc publishers obviate the former, if they not enrich our own. QUERIST. understood it to be the concurrent with of writers and readers, that the date of Mr. URBAN, Salop, July 12. etere preferitingimusedition et le printed in I fighe dialogue between the late Dri
Mrs. Knowles really for example, where the imprimatur is, pailed, as it is related in p. 500-502, it or used to be, exhibited? Some book- pertectly convinces me of what for many fellers may, perhaps, on certain occa. years I suspecied, viz. that Dr. Johnfons, be averle to this obvious merhod son was but a very superficial Divine ; of information: but the united influence and that he had never drunk deep at that of purchasers would prevail; nay, it sacred fountain of Revealed Trub, whicha mult be a defideratum with every author records the plan and æconomy of human who avails himself of the publications of redemption; nor had ever well informed others. The author alone, or a person himself of the MEANS by which the appointed by hiin, is competent io the Christian religion was originally comremoval of the latter inconvenience com.. municated to fallen inan, and ha plained of: and, out of regard to his since been pielerved from perithing from owo character, and in gratitude to such off the earth. á buy up his first productions, ought he Had Dr. Johnson's capacious mind not to mark in a preface, more carefully been Itored with those data which the firtiao is usually done, every fubtantial cred Hebrew Scriptures, diverted of the
vail with which the Rabbis and apostate seals, on a private plate. See “ British Jews have obscured them, do amply fur. Topography," vol. II. p. 18. nilh, he never could have been so If the name of the old man hon in “ cbafed" and confounded, either by Hertford thire had been mentioned, the Mrs. Knowles, or even by Robert Bar. initial on the ring might more easily be clay himself.
ascertained. Was not this ignorance respecting true Are the figures on the brown jug in theology, rather than mere conftitutional relief or enameled *! The first, inlcri. morbid melancholy, the source of those bed De Leifde, or rather Liefde, repreSuperftitious notions which so harrassed fents Cbarily; the second, DeGerecbriger, the good Doctor, and which held him in or Geregbrigheyd, Juftice; the third, continual bondage and fear of death Der Glof, or Geloof, faitb. zhroughout the greatest part of his life? I have somewhere before seen such a
I have conversed with Quakers of figure as you have engraved in pl. 111. much ingenuity and acuteness; but I ne. fig. 5. of last month. ver met with an intelligent person among The feal fig. 6. is not peculiar to them, who, when properly dealt with, Sporle priory. Such an one, found at was not soon and easily induced to give Sbajibury, was exhibited to the Society up his pretended LIGHT WITHIN of Antiquaries about two years ago. le Daturally inherent in every man, or dri. Aill remains to be accounted for. ven into the tents of downright Deism, Dr. Johnson will satisfy your corre. to which camp the Quakers certainly be- spondent p. 529, that offeEluase is used long. The story of AHI EB'N Yock. by Sidney, and derived from the French, DAN, so pompously related in Barclay's effe&twer. “ Apology,” is now well known to be
P. 534. Dr. Butler published " Lives nothing more or less than part of an of the Saints,” in 5 vols. 410. 1745 ; Arabic Romance.
reprinted at Dublin, in iz vols. 8vo. Although Charles Leslie (who knew
1779. the Quakers and their tenets better than A short answer to all the blunders of any man not of the feet), in his “Snake the news papers is, that the Lady Grof. in the Grass,” and the defences of it,
venor, who died May 11, was the mo. has effe&tually exposed the delusions of ther of the present Earl, and reliat of that fubele feat (originally systematized his father, Sir Robert Grosvenor. by the Jefuits), yet, in my opinion, no
B. B. writer has more completely overturned their whole fabrick than the Rev. Daniel
July 18. Gittins, in his “Remarks on the Tenets and Principles of the Quakers," one vol. The truly ingenious and learned
Baronet, in p. 91, col. 1, l. 9, deSvo. London, printed for E. Withers. serves from his countrymen more than a The book is now rather scarce, but very single line in your Obituary. He died well deserves to be re-printed, especially, on the third day of January last at his at this time, because it is an excellent seat at Colinton, near Edinburgh, after a ANTIDOTE, not only to the reverics of long illness, which he bore with Christhe Quakers, but also to those of the rian parience, at the advanced age of 77 Swedenborgians, and all other enthufi.
years. alts, whether antient or modern. To
P. 468. The two lalt verses of the ex. this book I particularly refer your cor. tract from Dr. Duwnian's excellent diJespondent M.F. p. 5!5.
dactic poem are, in the fourth edition, Is there any expectation that Mr. Park. printed at Edinburgh in 1788, more cle. hurft's Hebrew and English and Greek gantly reduced to one: and English lexicoos will be soon ropublihed ? Many persons in this neigh. The other poeins of this ingenious author
« For benefits receiv'd attan'd the lyre." bourhood have long been anxiously wila
W.C. ing for them.
are recorded in pp. 254, 5.
P. 485, col. 1, l. 8, 9, read “ Samuel Mr. URBAN,
Bever, elq. ac Morimer, in Berk Ahire." CHE fcal of the friars preachers of lo his polleffion is a very large and ex. given p. 513, was engraved from the das taking care of his wife and infant original matrix in his own posfellion, fon, painted by Mr. Sherwin, which and fold at his death, by the late Mr. may be justly esteemed as a moft valuable Ives, F. A. S. among other Norfolk * They are in relief. Edit.
acquifition, it being almost the only, if P. 563, col. 1. Enquiry is made after not the only, performance of the palette the author of “ The Beggar's Petition," by this surprising artist, the pupil and ri- whose name, &c, may be found menval of Bartolozzi in the line of en tioned in pp. 971, 2, of your last vograving.
lume. Let me prevail with you to adP. 503, col. 1. 42, read "rechris- mit this specimen of “ beautiful and patianizing."
thetic fimplicity among your Select PoP: 529. Johnson's Dictionary supplies etry; as, though it is reprefented as har. an instance from Sidney of what your ing " found its way into almost every philological queris deems “purely Scoto collection,” it does not occur among the tith."
various poetical volume in the pollcllion P. 531, col. 2. Your " Conftant of,
Yours, &c. Reader" will find the term gooseberry ac AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT. counted for in the same Dictionary.
It shall readily be inserted, if a P. 538. Read“ Continued from p. 441• copy of it be sent to us. EDIT.
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT, 1791. (Continued from p. 544.) H.
tended that no good reason for the proApril 12.
ceeding had been, or could be, adJEARD counsel on behalf of the vanced.
petition of Sir John Sinclair, claim Lord Belgrave contended, that from ing the title of Earl of Caithness. the general character of his Majesty's
Ministers, and from the experience the In the Commons, the same day, Mr. House bad had of their concuet, they Grey rose to make his promised motion highly merited the confidence necessary relative to the ltate of the nation. He upon the present occafion; to prove contended, that the principles on which which alsertion, his Lordship thortly war would be maintained were only thole fared the conduct of his Majesty's Miwhich originated in the principle of self. niiters in the afturs of Holland and defence. He reprobated the latitude given Spain; and conclusied, by moving the to the construction of defensive treaties; previous question. and aflerted, that if such latitude was Mr. Pvbus was ftrenuous in support given, the country might be eternally in- of the conduct of Adminiftration; a!volved in wars, termed wars of expedi- ferted the policy of ihe country in checkency, but which might be, in reality, un- ing the progress of the Rutian arms, injust wars, and wars ruinous to the coun- dependent of the treaiy with Prussia; and try. He trusted, the House were not to seconded the previous quchon. be told, that the armament was for the A debate then began, which continued support, of Prullia. He agreed in the till two in the morning, when the House policy of maintaining the balance of divided on the previous question : Ayes power in Europe, but ridiculed as chi. 252, Noes 172. merical the hunting out of an enemy to contend for a port in the Black Sea, for
M, OF the purpose of adding taxes to the coun.
April 13. try. He justificd the claims of Rullia Heard counsel in the appeal from the upon Oczakow and the Niefter, for her Court of Seition in Scotland, T. Living. boundary, as calculated alone for the don, Etq. appellant, and the Eart of purpole of defending her poffeffions froin Breadaibanc reipondent. Affirmed the attack. He contended, that the war was decree. neither politic nor just; and condemned,
April 14. as unconftitutional, the implicit confi Heard counsel on the contested vote of dence called for by Ministers; and con the Earl of Caithnels, relative to the cluded by moving a string of motions; Scots election. the first of which was, “ That it was at all times, and particularly under the pre In the Commons, the same day, Sir seat circumftances, the 'interest of this Gilbert Elilet, chairman of the Dorchefcountry to preferve peace.”
ter Election Cominitec, reported, that Major Mailand seconded the motion. the Hon. Cropley Athley is duly elected; He felt himselt impressed with the peri- and that George Dainer, E.q. is not duly lous Gruation of this country, and cons eltéted. GENT. MAG. Juiy, 1791.