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two. Thev cast their fins about the ritis ; quid enim iftud (præsentia veftra] middle of August, and, during the win- potuerit efficere? The pointing of Milter season, bury themselves in holes in ton's MS, to which Dr. Newton gave the ground, and under stumps of trees. the preference, corresponds best with the In summer, they are very fond of bask. sense here given ; which may, however, ing in the sun on heaths and warm banks, be made ftill more evident by the followand will lie without stirring for a long ing punctuation : time, as if dead; but, upon the approach Ah me! I fondly dream, [done? of any one, they immediately retreat with Had ye been there ; for what could that have great speed into the neareit buth or furze,
Y. N. and will not fir out again for a long time. On laying hold of them by the Mr. URBAN, Tottenbam, July 6. tail, very eafiiv part with it; which, like the claws PERCEIVING that you have in your
valuable Repertory for December of lobsters, &c. will in a little time be lait, honoured the authors of the History renovated.
of Tottenham by reviewing that morceau The country-people in general regard of British Topography, and from the these little animals as very dangerous perusal of which (as an inhabitant) [ creatures; but, among some hundreds have received much pleasing informaI have observed, I never perceived either tion; permit me to request your infertion inclination or power to do any mischief. of the following general remarks on that
work, which, I presume, many of your Mr. URBAN,
Sept. 10. readers who have subscribed thereto may the following lines in Milton's
poffiblonde te overlookedo
In the List of Subscribers, read, 7. Lycidas :
Burrell, Esq. Ah me! I fondly dream
[done? Rev. Dr. Farmer, read Carons, fire Had ye been there, for what could that have apostrophe. Dr. Newton explains the passage thus:
In the Contents : I fondly dream of your having been there,
Divinon into wards should refer to
3 for what would that have signified ?
4 “ But surely,” observes Mr. Warton,
27 rds, I fondly dream bad ye been Insert Marshes
39 there, will not bear this construction." Charitable foundations
79 He then subjoins the following explana
104 tion : “ Ah me! I am fondly dreaming!
The metal pot should face p. 103. I will support you had been there but Page 2, lines 6, 22, and 25; and many wby jould I suppose it, for what would others.-It must be unplealant to all reathat have availed The context is broken ders, except Antiquaries, to be interrupto and confuled, and contains a sudden clo ed by the frequent quotations which oclipfis, which I have fupplied with the cur in the reading of this work, such as words in 1:alicks.”
vol. fart, pp. 24, 25, &c. &c. In a leHad the expreffion been elliptical, as cond edition, the au: hors will do well to is here fuppoted, Milton would probably insert nothing of the kind, except by rehave written,
ferences to the bottom of the page. Had ye been there-but what could that have
P. 4, line 8, read brook. done
P. 6, in the note, read Miles. Such ao ellipsis may be easily filled that the value of the parish is computed
Pp. 8 and 9. How comes it to pass, up, and such we meet with in the best
to the total exclusion of the three ounces clallic writers. But there appears to nie
of gold ? the present worth of whichi, tu be no deficiency whatever. The pal
were it calculated with the 25. 155. lage, though Ioinewhat obícure, is cer
would increase the last sum 162ol. to tainly complete. In this fense : Ab me! bad ye been ikere, i. e, admit.
P. 10,), 18, a comma after Le Neve, ting ye bad been prefert, as I have sup.
P. 30, 1, 21 Jane, dau hier uit poled, Bill I do bur fondly dream in waking that supposition ; for whai could probably Sir Thomas Nevil. See Topo tbut, what could your having been there, graphic sketch of Widdiail, Heru, pub.
lished lately. bave done? Io Latin thus: Vu mibi!
Pp. 37 and 39. Th: account of Bruce icanner fomniâlle viceor, etiainsi aulue.
calle leeus copied from a catalogue. GENT. MAG. September, 1795.
P. 38. I think Totenham Thould here Mr. URBAN,
June 16. be To'tenbam.
I HAVE lately read, with much P. 42. I have reason to think, that the picature, the learned Mr. Wake. repair, which has lately been done to the field's "Remarks on the internal Eviveftry, was much forwarded in the ox dences of the Christian Religion." In ecution through the apposite hints given a note subjoined to Remark XXIX, the. here, by Meff. Oldfield and Dyson, con au bor expresses his fatisfaction in Dr. cerning it; and they have said, jer out Price's acknowledgement of an error; fide hath the appearance of a mausoleum. observing, at the same time, that “to This word the vicar and church wardens errors we are all liable.” He will not, have introduced in their tablet, which, therefore, be offended, if I presume to by the bye, is fuck in the frieze over one point out what appears to me to be an of the columns, like the fign of the Pew error in his own valuable work. ter Platter in Gracechurch Street. It In Remark V, commenting on Matt. now appears probable, that the inhabi- X, 29, 30, “ Are not two sparrows fold tants of Tottenham have at lalt met with for a farthing?” &c. he says, “ If the a churchu arden who has taken some pains philosopher contemplates with astonishto investigate the papers relating to the ment this idea of God's indiscriminate fupport and repair of this building, which and perpetual providence over the unia had so long lain dormant.
verse, the pbilologift is no less delighted P. 49. Perhaps the letters on Pagitt's with the energy and plainness of the seal mean Deo reflituit.
language in which it is conveyed.”P. 53, 1. 5, read seraphick.
“ Which,” he continues, “is the more Ib. 1. 23. The cwig of myrtle is not predominant feature in this striking picFructed Or in the plate.
ture of the Supreme Being, the af«ction P. 54, l. 26, read Umfray, as in plate. of the parent, or the power of the Creu 1. 9, read Lincolnjire.
ator? What, let me ask, what could P. 58. No doubt but there are some proclaim such glad and aweful tidings papers to be found, which will inform but a voice from tbe bofom of tbe Fa. wherein Mr. Billington was a benefactor iber * ?” Now it appears from Buxtorf, to this parish.
as quoted by Whitby, that, in these P. 59, 1. 7, read MCCCCXIX.
words, our Saviour alluded to a comP. 61. It appears by Newcourt's lift, mon saying of the Jews; consequently, that Bedwell was vicar 24 years.
no inference can be drawn from this P. 63. Arthur D ane, Esq. died June passage for the superlative and peculiar 21, 178..
excellence of his doctrine, P. 72, 1. 16. Wm. Wimpen was most Permit me, Mr. Urban, to take no. probably vicar of this parish. Sce New• tice of another passage in Mr. W's court's lilt; where, I ihink, Edw. Spark book, which seems to be involved in 1hould be
rel. and not p. m. Wimpew. fome obscurity. In Remark XXI, he P. 76, 1 22. And it appears by this tsys, “ After our Saviour's resurrection pallage, thae Thomas Symfon was vicar from the grave, he appeared to his disa between Wimpew and Spark; therefore ciples at the sea of Tiberias, as they Newcourt is imperfect here again. were fishing. They appear 10 bave been
Ib. I. 33. This Mrs. Hulbands was fenfble sbar it was ibeir maflır: but their doubtless the witc of Mr. H. vicar. ailonishment at to extraordinary an in
P. 81, note, read reference to Keep, terview seems to have got the better of not Kesmp.
their inquifitiveness; and none of them P. 91, l. 7. The initials of the four ventored to fay, Who ait thou? For it cardinal prints are omitted in the en
must be remembered that, notwithstand. graving.
ing his repeated and positive predictions P. 98. We are here told, that Sir to this purpole, ibe disciples bad yet in Abraham Revroldson huiic the house their own minds 2:0 decided conviction of 1590-1; and p. 99, that he was born
bis rejurrellion from the grave.” 1590.
If Mr. IV. means to affirm, that the
R P. 99. Perhaps the letters
difciples had not, at that time, any de.
cided conviction in their own minds of Abrahain and Eleanor Reynardfon, who their Matier's refurrection, he not only was bis fecund wite. inis chimney appears to contradiči bumielt, but 10 pece was likely an improvement to the have loit lighr of what the Evangelist house at her marriage with hin. CHARLES THORNDON.
** jobu l. 18.
relates in the preceding chapter, where readers in general, and particularly to
sent times above that of paft ages, this [ observe, moreover, that Mr. W. ingenious writer observes, More than himself, comparing “ the cowardly dif- a third part of those who have had poption of the Apostles, at the time of a claffical education can now write toletheir Mafter's last extremity, with their cable verse. Among the choir of poets, forwardness and intrepidity within a few therefore, who charm us with their days after, maintains, that a persuapon mingled melodies, that bard muft porof the refurre&tion of Jesus Christ, upon less peculiar sweetness who can attract the evidence of their senses, was an ade our chief attention to himself. Among quate cause for so great an alteration, the multitude, who rise far above media and furnishes a complete solution of the ocrity, it muft require exalted talents to problem.” Remark XXXIV.
be greatly diftinguished. How these secming contradictions are « The same obiervation may be applied to be reconciled, is what I wilh to to other species of literature. He, whose know, and thould be happy to have ex. acquirements are now no more than complained.
mon, would, formerly, have been regardMay I be allowed to add one word ed as a deep scholar, and would not have more In Remark XXXIII, Mr. W. been overlooked in a crowd of Lirerati. considers ibe expulfion of the buyers and Perhaps we have, at this juncture, as sellers from obe remple; and in this craps m-ny writers as there were readers in action he thinks he has discovered a ta the age of Elizabeth. And, while the cit acknowledgement, on their part, of greater part of the community have our Saviour's miraculous power, “A minds improved and cultivated into eleconsciousness,”. says he, “in the tra gance, «ur Poetry is musical and rich ; ders of the indecency and profanation our History is luminous and elaborate; of their proceedings in prostituting the our Philosophy is enlarged and liberal; courts of the Lord's house to the accom and our Theology is fimple and pure. modation of their worldly purposes in And it may, I think, be julliy observed, so degrading a manner, would not, I that fo distinguished an age hath never think, in itself account for this ready before exifted, when be, who was eduacquiescence in our Lord's conduct. cated under the Wartons at Winchelier Bui, if we connect with this an idea of and Oxford, might converse on Poetry his miraculous power, all difficulties will with a Hayley or a Maíon; on Divinity, be removed .... The whole transa&tion with a Huid or a Porteus; on Morals, appears to me mof mysterious, and per- with a Johnson ; on History, with a fedly unaccountable, in any other view; Gibbon or a Robertson ; on Antiqui. but plain, and reasonable, and confift. ties, with a Gough or a Whitaker; on ed, and satisfactory, in this."
Anatomy, with a Sheldon *; and, after Bishop Pearce hath this remark on the having viewed the Galleries of a Reysubject : “ So great a multitude being nolds, might repair to the Theatre of a with Jesus, and ready to support him in Siddons." what he did, there was no room for the With respect to morality, Mr. P. ob. buyers and sellers to make any refift. serves :--"'The vice of the present age ance *."-W bo foall deiide ? T. A. S. a dillipated voluptuoufness. Sull,
however, we are gaining ground in vir. Mr. URBAN,
July 11. tue ; fince, on all hands, it is confesed, HE following extracts from “ An that we have discarded the vindictive
and Morality of the Antients and Mo our forefathers. In many points we are deros," annexed to the second volume licentious; but we liave an ingenuoufof the new edition of Mr. Polwhele's nels, and a liberty of thinking and act. Discourses, larely publiñed t, will, I ing, unparalleled by the days that are doubt not, be highiy acceptable to your palt. The higher ranks are more gene.
rous and condescendmg than even their * Comment. Matt. xxi. 12. + See our prcfcnt month's Review, p.844.
Now refideat at Excter.
hospitable fathers. The clergy are, in And each particular bair to fland on end disputably, better educated, and, con Like quills upon the fretful porcupine. sequently, better able to instruct the
SHAKSPEARE. people. The vulgar are sufficiently in. Pictures of terror are drawn with the formed; they have the Sacred Books in hair erea. Excessive fear may, for their hands : from their vouch they have aught I know, produce such an effect, read the Scriptures. They too have though I never met with any thing like their vices; but they are more or- evidence of it; the expression, like ma. derly than in times paft: they speak not ny others in common use, is probably evil of dignities; they are loyal, indus- indebted to vulgar prejudices for its oritrious, and temperate...... The fim- gin. Some animals, when vexed, as ple form of Christianity is again ac cats and dogs, discover it by bristling knowledged and revered ; and we en. up their hairs; but I have always conjoy a tranquillity unexperienced since fidered this rather as a mark of anger the primitive Christians. . . . . . Surely, than fear; and nothing like it appears then, we are no degenerated race, ei to me to obtain in the human species. ther' in literature or morality. Even Humanus, however, declares very pofithough a part of this representation be tively, that a certain passage in Swinrejected as a painting from fancy, yet I borne's Travels really and truly “made have brougbt together a sufficient num. his hair to stand on end." ber of facts to prove our advantage over Is there any truth in the stories, not our forefathers. To what end was the unfrequently told, of a person's turning learning of a few whilst it was confined grey (and that sometimes in the course to a few? Moroseness and pedantry. of a few hours), occasioned by fright To what end was the Gospel, whilft its or excessive grief?
J.A. moralities were veiled by pomp or mysticism ? Superftition or hypocrisy. They Mr. URBAN, are now universally diffeminated for the happiness of all. And we have now in MR...NEWTE, in his Tour, P: 5,
4to edit. oblerves, “ that land our power more genuine felicity than gained from overspreading stones is unwas ever known at any former period; commonly fertile.” It is a well-known if we employ our better reason in hun fact, thac excellent crops of corn are got ning the vices and delicacies peculiar to froin land in cold, bleak situations, a refined people, and in cultivating that which seems so entirely covered with taste, and elegance, and virtue, which fints, that you would hardly suppose a were never brought forward, among our plough could work, much less that any ancestors, into a light so strong or so thing would vegetate. It is equally beautiful.”
true that, the fines having been picked Such are the reflexions of a writer off such fields to repair turnpike roads, well known in the Republick of Let the crops of corn have failed. Flints ters; and if Mr. Urban should think shelter the corn when young; and, the inserting them would be peculiarly wherever you take one up, you will see seasonable at this time, my end will be the ground underneath has some mois. answered. A CONSTANT READER.
ture. -Qu. Do flints vegetate!
P. 6. He dines at Shipton, and says, Mr. URBAN, Gloucester, Sepi. 9. there are no rivers thereabouts. This
times meet with curious, and not al- the river of that name which runs by it. together unimportant, elucidations of P. 8. " What religion there is in proverbial expressions, and local cur- Birmingham is to be found amongst the ioms and phrases. I thall be obliged to Diflenters.” I deny this: I have been any of your ingenious correspondents to at afternoon service there when the tell me, whether we are ever to under. church has been crowded. I know few stand the common expreffion-one's bair towns where I could say the same. Manding on end (lee p: 722), literally, P. 15. The remarkable particulars of or always hyperbolically.
Dr. Johnson might as weil not have Thy knotted and combined locks to part, been remarked,
S. H. * Mr. Haberkorn, who was some years a printer in London, after escaping from Shipwreck, and pasting the greatest part of a night on a dreadful rock, experience this immediate change. He afterwards died a state pritoner, in the castle of Ellineur, for a paper he printed at Copenhagen in vindication of a late uafortunate Queen of Denmark. Edit.
BAROMETRICAL DIARY FOR JULY AND AUGUST, 1791. Days Eight o'Clock Morning,
Ten o'Clock Night. July Barom. Wind. Weather. Barom. Wind. Weather. Barom. Wind. Weather. 19 29,81 SW bright sunshine
29,81 W bright sunshine
29,83 W 29,87 W cloudy
29,88 Do cloudy
29,95 WSW cloudy, fair 21 30,02 WSW ditto 30,07 WSW heavy showers
30,14 ditto 30,10 Do ditto
30,11 Do fair, bright
30,05 Do ditto 23 29,95! sw rain
29,91 SW light showers
sw bright starlight 24 29,85 W ditto
29,70 W continued rain
Do fair, bright
Do bright sunshine
29,73 26 29,73 SW ditto 29,75 WSW light showers
29,79 Sw bright farlight 27 -29,63 Do rain 29,64 SW rain
NW litro 28 29,97 Do bright sunshine
fair, bright 29
30,00 SW ditto 39,00
Do ditto 29,90 WSW ditto
29,72 WSW cloudy 30 29,85 WSW ditto
29,98 W ditto 30,12 Do fair, bright
30,17 Do fair, funshine
ditto 4 30,23 Do ditto 30,24 Do ditto
Do ditto 30,20 SW cloudy
N bright starlight
NE serenely bright
30,22 N ditto
30,20 NNE ditto
30,08 E bright at intervals
39,02 ENE overcast II 29,94 SSW cloudy
29,93 NNE dicto
29,91 NNE ditto 29,92 SW sunshine at intervals
29,93 S fair, bright
bright moonlight 30,02
30,10 Do cloudy
SW light clouds 14 30,25 SE bright sunshine
30,25 Do cloudless sky
SE bright moonlight
S 30,07 ditto
39,08 Do heavy showers
ditto 1629,92 sw ditto
29,93 WSW black heavy clouds 29,96 SW fair, bright starlight 17 39,01 NW ditto
30,04 Do bright sunshine 30,20 Do serenely bright 18 30,31 N serenely bright 30,34 W light fleecy clouds 30,43 NW lovercast
and 30. Wasps and hornets become very numerous.-Auguft 1.
of the latt, I recollect, was the fucecss
that had attended the institution for that 10. A very destructive noidew. 12. Warps defroy every kios
purpose at Paris, where it is under the
that account, all the marks of prudent July 19. Oats a fortnight forwarder than barley. 24. Spanish chesout begins to bloom.
OBSERVATIONS. Bees flight so late as the beginning of this month. 3. Spunih chefiat in full bloflun. 5. of fruit; bees suffer severely from their attacks on the hives. 14. Heavy thunder-storm. 15. Wheat-harvest begun. The rains of last month have faved the crops of beans. jects, given accounts of the progrets of direction and encouragement of the civi! the prallice of recovering perjons from a magitirates and the police. li bears, in
Sepi. 12. '28. Turnips very luxuriant. Very sultry. 6. Outs cuit.
quently, among other usetul fub. fiate of apparent sudden dearb; and one
Mr. URBAN, Y