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a particular description of that of Baron vol. LX. p. 347, a treacherous time. Born, which was established, by order server-becaule Christians are forbidden of the late Emperor, at all the royal to interfere in the civil affairs of the mines in Hungary and Bohemia. There country in which they happen to dwell, are also several plates, fully explaining Unfortunately for the letter.writer, St. the construction of the mills, and all Paul is so far from sanctioning the tytheir parts.
rannical administration of Nero, that The translator, Mr. Raspe, deserves he takes no notice of it. Christianity well of this country in having executed knows of no tyrannical adminiftration the work with care and attention. His but that of the Devil, by whom wicked own address to his subscribers contains men are held captives at his will; and, also much important information, and the freedom into which we are vindi. particularly one article, which we have cated by the law of Christ is from fin. great pleasure in giving in his own Christianity takes no notice of civil gowords : It gives me some satisfaction vernment, except to inculcate fubmis“ to add, that Great Britain has a chance fion. To reason that because we are to “ also io bave quicksilver mines of ber follow the example of Christ, we are to “ own, nor any longer, in that respect, copy every circumftance of his life, as, “ be dependent on foreign regulations for instance, to embrace voluntary po“ of finance, speculation, and mono. verty because he had not where to lay “ poly.” To this he subjoins pro. his head, is overlooring the argument. mise, which every lover of mineralogy If it is objected that a minister of the will be impatient to see performed. Gospel Mould not interfere in politicks, “ Of this,” he says, “I must defer we are presentiy told that a minister is “ speaking till I shall lay before the “ merely a member of a religious loci. “ publick some account of the minera.
chosen to preside, for the sake of “ logical survey which for some time “ order and edification,” not more than “has employed me, and, will the end of a chairman of a club or committee.“ this year, will detain me in the North When the letter-writer alks, what are “ of the kingdom.”
the reformers in Britain or in Poland to
the man who is occupied by this serious 758. Remarks on a Sermon lately published by question, What does the Lord require
ibe Rev. John Clayton, in Three Letters to of thee? he forgot that the answer was, a friend. By a Proteftan: Difenser. “ but to do juftly, love mercy, and to
“THE friend to whom these letters “ walk humbly with iby God;" not to "s were addressed (and to whom the intermeddle in other men's matters, « writer could not eafilu refuse any rc much less with matters of state. We “quest he might choose to make) fincerely concur with him in opinion, " thought the publication of them that “one grand principle of the relia " would render a little service to the “gion of Christ is, good will lo men;" “ cause of truth and liberty. If the but we understand good will in a very " reader Lould form a different opi- diffcrent sense from what the partizans “ pjon, he will not lofe much time in of our author choose to apply it -a “ discovering that these pages were principle between the dozing indolence “ unworthy of his attention, and of modern Anchorites, and the daring “ should he ask why one Disfenter em. interperance of modern Reforiners. “ ploys himself to expose the falle rea We cannot help considering this as a “ sonings of another, he is desired to Superficial and weak defence of a totter“ recollect that Diflenters, when shey ing cause. " underftand their principles, can have “ no party-attachments separate from 159. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson. so the interests of truth and virtue."
(Continued from p. 562.) The Diflenters then are divided among FROM the revolutions of mighty themselves, as we always supposed they states, and the convulsi e jarring of inwould be, and knew they ever were, dividuals, we return with avidity to the This letter-writer, if he means any solid and rational entertainment which thing by this definition of the person he a Review of Dr. Johnson's Life affords; replies to, muft deem him a very un and to the pleasing and familiar manner worthy minister of Christianity; and, in which the incidents of that Life are like the Rev. Mr. John M--n, men recorded by Mr. Bofwell. tioned in p. 30, by whom, we suppose, “He was first taught to read English by is meant a minister of whom foe our Dame Oliver, a widow, who kept a school
frr young children in Lichfield. He told me eftime. There was also Lowe, afterwards Te could read tlie black letter, and alked canon of "l'indsor, who was tutor to the Jum to borrow fruip her, froin his father, a present Marquis Townshend, and his brother Bible in that character. When he ? ?s 30. Charles. Indeed, Johnson was very seninle ing to vxford, the came to cake leave of how much he owed to Mr. Hunter. Mr. i'm, brouglı him, in the five licity or her Langton one day aiked him how he had ackirdies, a pre'n of singerbread, and raiel quired lo accurate a knowledge of Latin, in he was the bei scholar ine hil ever had. which, I believe, he was exceeded by no Ile de iglice in mentioniig this e r'y com. man of his time; he said, “My master wipe pliment ; aliis, il a imilc, that “this me very well. Without that, Sir, I should was as high a! 00 of his merit as it could have done nothing." He told Mc Langlon, conceive." Hi next iritructor la English that u hiie Hunter was flogging his boys unwas a mer, whom, when he spoke of im min fully, he used to say, “ And this I do to to me. le fam;!: ,, ly calieri * Tom Hmoun, five you trin merillows." Johnson, upon who," "aid le, "publinied a spuiluug cok, all occur ins, exp.efled his approbation of and cedicated it to the P. IVF --hui, l enforcing inttı ucl. in by means of the rod. fear, no copy of it can now be hau “I woull raber old re) have the rod to
It wont be curi usio ritha hir. be ihs genial error to all, to make them tor; of this early into scior of our great thus, you will be m re esteemed than your
learn, than icl cuid, if you do thus, or Phi •' (ger, or !!110 ascertain the
brothers or 64-rs. he red produces an exact date and is out his publica'ion.
et ct whic: terminate in tuf. A child is « He began to learn Latin wit!: Mr. af id I berg whipped, ani gels his talk, Hawkins, usher, or undernarter [ Lich and their an end on't; whereas, by excic
1ol, “a man (said he) very kind! ing eroulation and comparisons of superiority, in tis it le way." With bim he connu d you lay the forunda'ion of lafting mischief; two years, and then rose to be reer the you make brothers and fifters hate each care o Mr. Hunter, the head-inafter, who, other." Mr. Luigton told me, that ulen according to his account, ** was very severe, Johnton faw some young ladies in Lincolnand wrong-headedly fevere. He uled (faid inire, who were remarkably ell-behard, he)t beat us unmercifully; and he did not owing to their mother's strict dicipline and diftinguish between ignorance and negli- severe correction, he exclaimed, in one of gence; for he would beat a boy equally for Shakspeare's lines, a little varies', “ Rod, I not knowing a thing, as for neglecting to will honour thee for this thy duty." That know ir. He would ask a boy a question ; fuperiority over his fellows, which he m.in. and if he did not antiver it, he wouli beat tained with so much digni'y in his march hin, without couldering whether he had an through life, was not allumed from vanity opportunity of knowing how to aniwer it. and oftentation, but was the natural and For instance, he would call up a boy and ask contant esteet of those extraordinary powers hiin Latin tor a candle itick, which the boy of mind, of which he could not but be concould not expect to be asked. Now, Sir, if ftious by comparison; the intellectual difa hoy could anfwer every question, there ference, which, in other cases of comparison would be no need of a matter to teach him." of characters, is often a matter of undecided It is, however, but juftice to the memory of conceit, being as clear, in his case, as the su• Mr. Hunter to mention, that, though he periority of itature in some men above others. migli err jo being too fevere, the school of Jotmfon did not Itrut or stand on tip-toe; Licnfidd was very respectable in his time. he only did not stoop. From his earliest The late Dr. Taylor, prebendary of Weit years his fuperiority was perceived and acminster, who was educated under him, told knowledged. He was from the beginning me, that be was an excellent matter, and Area Axépür, a king of men. His schoolselthat bis uhers were most of them men of low, Mr. Hector, has obligingly furnished eminence; that Holbrook, one of the most me with many particulars of his boy th days; ingenious men, bestichus, and best preach and aflured me, that he never knew him ers of his age, was ucier during the greatest corrected at school but for talking and uipart of the time that johnson was at school. verting other huys from their business. He Then came lique, of whom as much might seerred to learn hy intuition; for though inbe tid, with the addition that he was an dolence and procrastination were inherent in elegant poet. Bigue was succeeded by his conititution, whenever he made an exGruen, afterwards hiibop of Lincoln, while eition le did more than any one elie. In character in the learned world is wel thuit, he is a memorable instance of what known. In the fame form wth Ichnion has been often observed, that the boy is the was Cousieve, ubo afterwards become chap- man in miniature; and ihat the distinguishla:11 to Archbishop Boult r, und by the con ing characteristicks of each individual are nexi in ob and good prefermerit in hieland. the same through the while ourle of life. Hie was a younger son of the ancie. t fazily His fat's ourites wed to receive very liberal of Cergreve, in Stafird:"it, of vlochtie atiillance from him; od ruch was the subpoet was a bianch. Iilis brother told the million and deference with which he was 3
treated, such the defire to obtain his regard, heightened the colour of cochineal by that three of the boys, of whom Mr. Hector solution of tin.-- 2. Pens. The first auwas sometimes one, used to come in the thentic testimony of quills used for morning as his humble attendants, and carry writing is in Ifidorus, who died in 636. him to school. One in the middle stooped, while he sat upon his back, and one on eachi first diftinguished from wire-smiths ac
-3. Wire-drawing. Wire.drawers were fide supported him; and thus he was borne triumphant. Such a proof of the early pre bably invented in the 4th century; In
Augsburg, in 1351.-4. Saddles. Prodominance of intellectual vigour is very remarkable, and does honour co bumali nature. 385 the Emperor Thtodolius ordered, Talking to me once himself of his being much that no poft-horse fhould have a laddle distioguished at school, he told me," they weighing more than sixty pounds.-5. never thought to raise me by comparing nie Stirrups; and, 6. Horse-shoes. Of the to any one; they never said, Johnson is as former no mention is found betore the good a scholar as fich a onc; but such a one 6th century; of the latter, none before is as good a scholar as Johnson; and this was the geh. said but of one, but of Lowe; and I do not M. de St. Mihiel attempts to eluci. think he was as good a scholar." He disco- date the history of the man with the vered a great ambition to excel, which roul- iron malk, in an essay, printed at Paris, el him to counteract his indolence. He was uncommonly inquisitive; and his memory
intituled, Le Véritable Homme dit au was fa tenacious, that he never forgot any Masque de Fer; according to which, thing that he either heard or reai. Mr. Anne of Austria, after the death of Hector remembers having recited to him Louis XIll. married Cardinal Mazaeighteen verses, which, after a little pause, rine, by whom she had a son, born tohe repeated verborim, varying only one epić wards the end of 1644, whose existence thet, by which he improved the line. He was concealed, left the Queen-dowager never joined with the other boys in their or- fhould be deprived of the régency. dinary diversions; his only amusement was This son was the famous man with the in Winter, when he took a pleasure in being iron mask. Mr. de St. M's inconieftible drawn upon the ice by a boy bare footed, proofs, however, are far from amountwho pulled him along by a garter fixed ing to a demonstration. round him ; no very easy operation, as his Introdu&tio in Artem Diplomaticam fize was remarkably large. His defective Hungarie, by Mart. Schwarıper. PEST, fight, indeed, prevented him from enjoying the common sports ; and he once pleasantly 7790. Every additional discovery in the remarked to me, how wonderfully well he diplomatic science deferves attention. had contrived to be idle without them.”
Mr. S's examination of the Hungarian (To be continued.)
documents, and his remarks on them,
fill up a void in their general history. FOREIGN LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. He has given specimens in three copper
The first volume of the Antiquités plates. We have another illustration of Nationales, mentioned in p. 562, is now Hungarian antiquities in Alexii Horányi complete, and the second begun. “Each de facra Corona Hungaria. From the “number has twenty plates; they are inscriptions on this crown, Mr. H.in"published monthly; fix numbers make fers, that it was presented tv Goysa by “ a volume, and the subscription is 84 Conftantine Pophyrogenitus; that it "livres (31. 10s.) a year, at PARIS." was then an open crown, and that L'Espirit des journaux;- which adds, Pope Silvester Il. made it a close one, “the execution of the work itself, and when ic was sent to him for his bene“ also of the engravings, are such as diction by Stephanus, the fon of Guyla. “meric the greateit encouragement." The royal historiographer and chamThe engravings improve, but not to the berlain of Denmark, and prelident of degree chat might have been expected. the Society of Antiquaries, P. F. Suhn,
Mr. J. Beckmann has published at has pubiilhed Part IV. of the Hiilory of LEIPsic, in German, A History of In- that kingdom; in which it is brougho ventions, part I.; from which we learn, 1. down to the year 1095, and a further that kermes, or cochineal, is mentioned continuation, to 1241, is prepared for by the Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and Ara- the preis. This volume is illufrated bian writers, and appears to have been with plates of various remains of antiknown in the East before the time of quity, and a plan of the ancient fortrets Moles: the coccus Polonicus was first of Siöring berg, in Jutland. The work collected in the 12th century, and called was begun in 1782. See our voi. LVI. St. John's Blood : Corn. Diebbel first p: 774, LVII. 714. GENT. MĄG, September, 1791.
Mr. Bourrit, already well known for Magazine, to the Monthly Review, to the his account of the Glacieres, has pub. British Topography, to Doddridge's Letters, Jimed an Irineraire de Geneve, Lausanne, and to Gutch’s History and Antiquities of & Chamouni, very useful for travellers Oxford, under the head of Hertforu College. to those favourite objects.
From there sources various particulars may Mr Wani Szujew has published at
be collected with regard to the Doctor, but
not sufficient, without farther intelligence, to DRESDEN and LEISIC the firft vo
constitute a regular and well-written article. lume of his journey from St. Petersburg to Cherson, in 1981-2, with plates, in formed when the sermon which occafioned
A QUONDAM FRIEND wishes to be in. 4lo.
We wish it were in a language the sonnet in p. 56; was published, loy whom more generally understood. Having it was writies, and where it may be purbeen translated from Ruffian into Ger- chased. – He will find the “ Horatian Ode" man, we hope it will get, ere long, into he enquires after in p. 367. French, and then into our mother. There is enough to answer in the charge tongue. The second volume is to con. brought by Quoz, p. 621, without requiring tain a description of Cherson, with some an actual signature; nor are the facts leis account of the Crimea.
true or strong because anonymous. Catalogue of Typographical Monu. Q.Q. (p. 659) is informed, that the Life ments of the 15th Century, preserved in of Bp. Taylor, by Mr. Whieldon, may be the Library of the Canons Regular of purchased at Mr. Job Nash's, at St. Alban's.
The CONSTANT CORRESPONDENT whe, St. Austin, at Neustift, in Tirol. Brix• in our Index Indicatorius for July last, comEN, 1789, 4to. with 6 copper-plates. Catalogue of some remarkable Books ing Confirmation and the Lord's Supper, is
plained of the indecent mode of administerin the said library, with 6 plates of by no means satisfied with the apology offermarks, &c. ibid. 1790; both by Mr. ed p. 723; which, in his opinion, only conGrass the librarian. The oldest book firms the indecency of the practice, and in this catalogue is Conftitutiones Cle- shews how unequally the extensive paromentis; Mogont. 1460.
chial churches in the country are attended, Mr. G. W. Zapf has published at
either from the insufficiency of the revenues Ulm an antient History of Printing at
to maintain two ministers, or from the indoMentz, from the Invention of the Art lence of those who are so maintained. On to 1499. The first book mentioned is
a representation to Dr. Halifax of the indethe Letter of Indulgence of Pope Ni
cency of his method of adminiftering the
Sacrament, he changed it. Of the indecorous cholas V, 1454, of which Mr. Breit.
manner of administering Conimation in a kopf promises a further account.
certain diocere, see the " Adress to the next is the Latin Plalter, 1457; the Archbishop of Canterbury," in our Review, first book to which the year, printer's p. 842.-Sce also, in p. 799, a letter which name, and place, were affixed.
we hope will close this unpleasant subject. LEIPSIC. An Abridgement of Aden It is allerted, in Young's “ Annals of lurg's Dictionary having been offered Agriculture,” vol. V. p.411, that the quanto the publick by a bookseller at Kempo city of timber requisite for building a seventyren, the author of that celebrated work gun ship wouldcase the space of forty statute has thought it neceffary to make known, acres to grow in. The quantity seems to ex. that an abridgement of it by himself, traordinary, that A CONSTANT READER which will make two volumes in Svo. requests more particulars on that subject, and has been long promised, is now in through the channel of any of our correthe press. This abridgement is from the fpondents who are conversant in the bufiness.
Our Friend « at HARTSHORN" has our fecond edition of his large work, the best thanks for what he has sent us, and also firft volume of which is nearly printed. for what he kindly promises to fend. For the benefit of the poíTeffors of the We are much obliged by the offers of Mr. first edition, the principal additions and J. HENN; who shall receive a small packet corrections in the second, which are by the first opportunity that occurs. very numerous, will be published by To our good friend Mr. WESTON we are themselves. Mr. A. hopes, that they sorry to say, that the MS. of his Sonnet will both be completed in about 2 years. (agreeably to our invariable usage) was de
stroyed immediately after it was printed. INDEX INDICATORIUS. The Arms from PINCHBECE, and those In answer to a correspondent's query, Dr.
from KING JOHN'S PLACE, are engraving ; Kippis informs us, that, at present, he has
as is the Shrine sent by T.C. of Chester. no other materials concerning Dr. RICHARD
R.C. on “ Oxford Degrees” in our next; NEWTON than wliat are furnished by refer with an original Poem by Pope; the Signals ences which lie has made to his Works, to at BAMBOROUGH CASTLE, &c. &c. &c. &c. Whiron's Life of himself, to the Gentleinan's Not admifiable: T. W. Oi's Sonnet,
S ο Ν Ν Ε Τ.
And Poverty, by picying Angels led,
Caught from thy lib'ral hand her daily bread.
Gentle, as manly,-merciful, as brave,heart,
Friendship and Glory consecrate thy grave! Nor longer can the gaudy sunshine please ;
Heroes shall wonder where thy bones reposes I seem amongst the gay to bear a part,
Gaze on thy wreck, and moralize their woes, But feel, alas ! within, no real ease,
Izaiter-ages, 'midit the battle's heat, Till night, and solitude, that kind relief The veteran soldier Thallthy fall repeat;
Affords, which day denies to filent une : At t..y great name the vanguish'd fue thall The midnight lamp at once indulges grief
fly, And cares, by fuffring balmy tears to flow. Daunted by Moorhouse, Fate, and Victory.
And thou--merk partner of his tend'rer care, By tears reliev'd, exhausted Nature tir’d,
While damp that cheek with Grief's too freNight'soffspring, Sleep, descends with healing pou'r,
quent tear, And Holy Visions hover round my mind;
May Friendihip hope to mitigate the sig'i, Methinks, hy Hope and pure Devotion fir'd,
Arrest the falling tribute from the eye, I seem above this imortal coil tu svar,
And guide, in Refignation's path, thy way And all a dream my waking woes I Thro’life's dark hour to Heav'n's eternal day! find.
S. D. O Life! contrasted in thy little sphere,
Weak are thy bleilings--fleeting thy career ; L 1 N E S
In thoughtless joy the morn of Beauty blooms,
Nordreads the blast that Aatters and consumes. DEATH OF COLONEL MOORHOUSE *,
The Scepter'd Being, that, from his splendid
throne, BY AN UNKNOWN WRITER. Feels conscious pow'r in Mis’ry's dying groan, F held hy Fate, if aweful from the cause,
When on the rack the mangled conviet bleeds, The baitle ceases, and the trumpets pause;
And meagre Death on vital anguish feeds; Il funk hy grief the drooping Warrior itands,
What are his thoughts : - The present hour
of love, And graspsthe falchion with reluctant hands;
Th'ambrofial cup, and amaranthine grove, Blime not, O God of Arms! the mute delay; Nor lefs refulgent Mine the rising day,
The warbling lute, the bliss-inspiring lyre, Unless the tear which Glory deigos to thed,
When virgin Beauty ítrikesthequiv ring wire! Dims the bright orb, ani mourns her Fav'rite
Such are his thoughts, whilst yet departing
Hangs on the culprit’slips, and pleads for death. For thee, O MOORHOUSE! Elegy shall give To-morrow blalis the pleasures of to-day, Her richest strains, to bid thy mem'ry live. And with the victim's joins the tyrant's clay! Yet, ere thro' nobler thonghts thy merits Then what avails the comfortless parade ? Thine,
The high-plum'd hearse, with fable pomp'arLet the meek prelude to thy fame be mine; Be mine the talk, tho' my aspiring lays Tho'endless trophies grace the sculptur'd urn, Breathe but the will to justily thy praise. No Friend Thall weep-no virtuous Relict And, oh! too lately, and too dearly known,
mourn! What can thy loss, thy gen’ral lois, atone !
Expos'd to chilling winds and heating rains, To drain the source of ineffectual tears, Scarcely the parent Role the ihock suitains, Anddamp witlicealele's sighssucceedingyears; When hending o'er her leaves with blushing T'exhau? the chaite effufions of the lyre,
pride, And, hopeiers, emulate its sacred fire; She shields the bul that clusters hy her side; These humble tributes suit but ill thy claim, Till some rudegale its filken bloiloms tear, Nor to its own deserts exalt thy name; And the last parting fragrance blends with air. Yet Mall no charm our thoughts of theeretard, So have I seen, atiectionately mildl, Deep in our minds bath mem'ry fix d regard; The anxious mother watch her dauliug child, Beyond the tuncfullyre, or Poet's ait, Whilft lingering illness nip's its rofeate bloom, Lives the pure record of the feeling heart ; Anel prematurely marks it for the tomb! And sure, if auglithelow thy cares can inove, Loittosegrel --herself --The anks to death, 'Tis the enduring sigh of fa tful love ! And in the arıns of Peace religns her breath. Religion, Truthi, and Fertitude, combin'd On, gone for ever! and for ever mourn'd! To stan:p their imare in thy perfect mind: Lost to the world the virtues it adorna! When Friendship gluw'd, 'was luftre all its Ifiometimes wandering o'er thy fainted grave,
The midnight dew's my trembling footsteps Uprais tu Heav'n the bright example shone. lave,
[thale) Awake to Misry's call, thy melting heart Deign (ubillt thy spirit courts the glimairing In others forrows claim'd its equal pait; T'accept the mournful tribute jully paid.
So shall loft Peacolier wonted churms leitore, * See pp. 862. $65. of our prelent month's And live with Lite-ill Men'ry bloom no Magazine.