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five miles out of Rome.” This intro- From Q. Horatius Flaccus to P. Pirduction realjured the old fprig of the

gilius Maro. Academy, who thook hands with me, while he faid with a gool-humoured

Brundufium, 7 Id. Nov. A.U. C. 735. mile, Dulce eji dippere in loco," (a FOR the sake of Vertumnus and Javery happy expreffion, which, by the nus, my dear Virg., go intiantly on the bye, I find has been robbed by that receipt of this to that ratcal young Sa book-making rascal, Horace Flaccus.) fius's (who, you know, lias lately remov

I need no: detaliile remainder of our ed to No. 7, Viminal Ror, at the coreveniny, which was spent in the plea- ner of Remus's Buildings, opposite the tantert meijer, etj.ecially after our fo- Corn Exchange), with the ode which I ciety had beca incicated by the acceílion have fcribbled in extreme hatie at the of the preti; tabia. I have fair enough back of this, to be inferted in the next to correct your error; for, after this, I Imperial Magazine; but don't leave it suppole you will not be hardy enough to without being paid : it will fetch fortyattir, either that Cicero was a man of five or fitty felterces. Then take the mortification, or Carellia a vefral. trouble just to step across the way, into

Preient my kindeft compliments to the Suburra, to Publius the broker's, and your wite, or your mistres; for I don't redeem the toga which I left in pawu know which you are with at present. I there fome time about the 3d or 4th shall be very happy to see you and her, kalends of June, for which you will bave or all three, at Puteoli, whenever your to pay ivterest at 10 per cerit. Principal Jaw-hulinels will permit.

and intereit both may be fomewhat about Next Saturday, I find by Varro's law- 30 or 35 fenerces. You will then have 15 lift, is the end of term. What can de- or 20 remaininy. Pay tive of these to my tain you longer in Rome? Pray, have watherwoman, her whom you hare often you heard any thing about a new poem, leen, who lives down by Porta Flumenwhich is reported liere to have been read talis, whom I have adurefled in some of before Augutius, by a young man from my odes by the name of Glycera. When fome place in the north of Italy, about you have executed these commissions, Æneas and HIIL? I bicar he has intro- fend without delay by the Brundufium duced an artful compliment to that young carrier (who puts up at Syrus the grocer's blockhead Marcellus, which made Livia in the Forum) the remainder of the mocry. If it is to be bad at the bookfell- ney wrapped up in the toga, directed ers, get it for me, and briog it down with to “ Q. H. Flaccus, at M. Pero's quær. you, or send it, if you can't come your- tor, in the Roman Square, Brundufium." felt, by the carrier, together with the The reason of my extreme hatte is, lali week's Proclamations. Let me have that, the evening after my arrival, Perlo all the court and city news by wholesale. made me drunk and feut me roaring into Your's fincerely,

the streets, where I kicked up a row, beat A, POLL10." the watchinan, and got my gown torn off

iny thoulders by a soldier of the XXth A Note.

legiou, at present quartered here. I loft “Valeria Meffalina presents her moft my purse, moreover, in the scuftle; which respectful compliments to the Empress purse contained all the money I had in Liria Augulia, and begs to be informed ihe world. Pedo bids me drown care in how the Empress's cold is. V. M. has his old Falernian, which is genuine fruit; not slept a wink fince the ides of April, but Pedo, though a good hearty fellow, when the heard of the Empress's indif- is even poorer than myself: fo that I can position.”

never get back to town without having From the Hortension Gardens, some money forwarded to me from 5 Non. Ilaj.

thence. I thall be able to find my way

hume in Critpus's fiage-waygon, for about Bulletin, 5 Non. Juij.

10 letterces. “The Emprels resied well last night, After all my high-founding prailes, but is rather teverish this inozung," and his warn and friendly profeffious,

Mecænas is but a fabby fellow. lle is Curd.

a politician, and a court-favourite, tu « O&aria returns thanks to Julia Hor- whichi lucrative profesions he would tamn tenfta, for the bonour of her obhgiug en- add the upproductive one of a wit. This quiries."

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ceed. He has heard, however, that, next to too epic in your profe compositions, being a wit, keeping company with witty Wh), in the name of Minos, can resist then is the ber step to secure the repu- from laughing when he hears that plodtation of the character he aims at; fording timpleton heak in the language of pich reason, he encourages half the Drances with the tone of Therlites? por authors of Italy, and me among

Your's ever, the reti, to come to his table. There I

Q. H. FLACCUS." fatter, and get flattered in return; and, what is better, riot in the noblest Faler- “ Julia Ilortentia presents her complinian. As for any more fubftantial marks ments to Lucia Severa, and has the hoof his favour, whatever may be the opi- nour to send her monkey by the bearer mop of the world on that subject, I en- to pay his retpects to Lucia's favourite jor none; except, occationally, when I ape. Will be much obliged to Lucia, if write an ode which happens to tickle bis the will inform her what the has heard for vanity : but even this fource of his ge- certain respecting Mark Antony's deparncrality begins to grow dry. My ode, ture for Egypt; also, how Octavia bears * Licenus alavis edite Regibus,” brought this new instance of the ungrateful man's the a gratuity in ready cail large enough inconstancy. Likewise, (if not impertito live bandsomely upon for a twelve- neat,) what preparation Lucia wakes taoath, and lee all my friends without use of to dye her hair purple, and whe(punging dinners in return. That of ther she employs mouse's skin or weazel's * Tyrrhera Regum Progenies” enabled to make her eye-brows." me to enfranchise my Sabine Villa. But those golden times of iny fortune are To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. over. * Ibis Liburnis inter alta Navi- SIR, um," did not produce enough to prevent my felling the very eftate which, by means two coats of the Bristol Channel, of the former, I had purchased; and has within a few years been established that which I sent him on his lait birth- ly a very convenient packet, failing twice day, was answered only by a pretty a week between this place and Ilfrawritten letter of compliment. As for combe in Devonshire. This establishPolho, may all the gods protect me froinment, by which travellers fron the west a man who picks the bread out of poor of England to Wales, or Ireland, by way anthors' mouths, while he himself fares of Milford, save upwards of two hundred delicately on Phoenicopter's brains. miles, by a paffage frequently made in

Hut I but a few farthings in my lets than three hours, deferves to be more pocket, as I have in fact not one, I generally known than it appears to be. ihoold certainly take a trip one morning It may perhaps be necessary to add, that in the Dyrrachium Packet. My desire is this packet bas accommodation for eight fo-element to vilit Greece, that I ac- horlés, under deck, and for three cartrally acidressed the matter of a cutter riages, and that her days of failing from from Nanpaćtus to work my passage over; this place, are Tuesdays' and Saturdays'; but calling a conteinptuous glauce on my and from Itracombe, on Mondays' and droptical lees, he answered, he did not Thursdays'. Your's, &c. want ballaft

Swansea, South Wales, A TRAVELLER. Tis really a misfortune at my time of January 18, 1807. life to be fo fond of good liquor, and not to have money enough even to finuggle 20 the Editor of the Monthly Muguzine. it Ohl the Chian and Cretan wines,

SIB, of which I have seem togihead after The recent calamity at Bangor the beach, while the custom-lioufe of the plan a friend of nine sent to your ficers Iwok on without offering the least oilice, two or three years patt; it gave a annoyance, their mouths being firit top- plan and calculation of the colt, to make ped by a tricongius! Would it might a permanent mail-road through the plente Jove that Mecenas would give stream, by removing the rocky bank wie a place in the Excise : he then hould which is within a few yards of the ferry, be my Bacchus, and I his Apollo , and this could be no detriment to any

By the bre, have you finished writing property in the neighbourhood, as the the speech for that als Trebatius to de- communication is open to the sen on both Inter extern yore on the open ng of parlides, the expence he estimated about liament? Your only fault is, you are twelve thousand pounds.

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Had this been attended to by some of pears to demand; I shall, without further our Irith members, who are now obliged preface, proceed to attempt a refutation to pass this ferry to attend their parlia of the many exaguerated and erroneous mentary duties, it would in all probability accounts, which have been so industriously have prevented the dittrelling event to circulated through the medium of refpect. lately witnessed at this place, and be a able newspapers, wberein it is stated that most excellent accommodation to the perfons have been feized with hydrophopublic in the more regular and superior bia, and smothered or bled to death, as facility of our coinmunications.

the only means of rescuing them from the Nailcorth,

Your's, &c.

dreadful malady. January, 1807.

J. N. These accounts are so extremely fabu

lous and ablurd, that I wonder the To the Editor of the Monthly Asagazine. Editors of those papers fhould for a SIR,

moment have contidered them worthy of WE farfical secret of the “ Invisible attention, and by insertion give them speaking figures that have ever been ex- could not otherwise lave attained, there Libited for the purpose of deceiving the by increating a ltate of terror and alarm, unwary with a belief of supernatural which has, in my opinion, been fo improagency, or of exciting the wonder of per- perly and unneceifarily created; for I fons less incredulous, may be seen at conceive there is not to be found a prolarge in the second volume of that very fessional man, who would have the temecurious work, the Mujurgia Universalis rity to refort to such fanguinary means of of Father Kircher, where, on that simple getting rid of his patients, as he must in principle of the eifects of reverberated contequence become ainenable to the founds, many limilar experiments are ex- laws of bis country. hibited. It is probable that most of the Admitting that there may hare ocmodern mechanicians of these figures have curred two or three cases of dogs really derived their knowledge, or at lealt have rabid, (for I am inclined to believe that taken their principles from the above book. part of the late reports, may have arisen

In your Literary and Philofophical from something like fact,) itill I will mainIntelligence, p. 72, it is noticed that tain that they have by no means inM. Delmarets has determined, that creased to that extent, which has been so molt of the processes of weaving, åt pre- generally accredited; and further, that fent used, were known in the tenth cen- not a single initance of hydrophobia bas tury. If any one should have an oppore recently taken place in this metropolis ; tunity of examining the fragments of the report has originated in error, and is linen that are found in the mummies of continued through prejudice. I have the ibis, he will perceive that the art of been at coniderable pains to ascertain weaving, fo far as relates to the above this, by making inquiries, not only among commodity, was precisely the same as at my medical friends, but likewise in most prefeut in the most remote ages of which of the public inttitutions in this town ; inwe have any monuments remaining. In deed, the very circumstances, under which fome of these there have been found fpe- it is said to have taken place, is a direct cimens of darving the linen with thread, negative to the fact, the disease having the instrument for which process must never been known to commence inime. have been fimilar to the common needle. diately after the bite, generally not for This might supply the commentators on weeks, or months. The Editors of the the Manners of Homer's Odysley with papers above alluded to, not fatisticd with the means of illustration. Your's, &c. etiablilling the exilience of the difeafe, February 5, 1807.

D. mutt delude the public yet farther by the

propagation of remedies equally filles To the Editor of the Monthly Magazinc. cious, and for the producern of which, SIR,

the whole vecerable and inineral kings I am induced to believe that any doms appear to have been exhaufted;

coromunication which has for its these remedies, if attended to by persons object ibe elucidation of a subject, that really infected, are calculated to produce has excited Such general and paintul in- the worli of consequences, as they would terest in the public mind, as the disease be betraying the patient into a falfe fetermed isydrophobia (ariling from the bite curity, whilst the difense was working by otrabid animals, muft merit and receive Now, but insidious fieps, towards bis de chat silention which its importance ap- Itruction. The only certain remedy for

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thie bite of a rabid aniinal, is the entire of medicine. Many of these perfons bava reinoval of the part bitten, and that as obtained a licence to practise from fome foon as poisible after the initiation of the University, where dofterial dignities are wound; but provided it be within forty- retailed with the same facility as the eight hours, the perfons may contider noftrums thus fanćtioned, to the equal themselves fecure fron this dreadful coin- disgrace of the title, and the Univerity plaunt, as absorption would not have from which it was obtained. Is it rear taken place in that time. It is fortunae fonable to suppose that a person ignorant for the public, that not one doy in of the structure of a machine obuki be twenty, reputed mad, is really so; and it able to repair its injuries when der angel? is stolly from this circunstance, that re- Certainly not. How then, (I would beg medies bave obtained celebrity as fpe- leave to ask,) are these perfons, (many of cilics in the cure of this diteale; for it is a whom are entirely ignorant of anatomy, truth known to every professional man, the basis of all medical science, and witliwtio is acquainted with the animal æco- out a knowledge of which the hea.iny art Domy, that there is not in the whole is calculated to become rather injurious, Maieria Medica a medicine, however than beneficial to inankind,) to repair the active in its nature, capable of pre- injuries of the human machine, the most venting the absorption, or arresting the complicated ttrućure in nature.

Would prourets of the poison when abforbed. the limits of your work permit, I could This is an important fact, and ought most enlarge very much upon this fubject, and carefully to be attended to. Half drown- poflitly at some future period I may reing in the marine flood, is a means of fume it; for the prefent, I Mall conclude torture but not of cure.

this article, by exhorting the public.not The only case of the disease in quef- to suffer popular prejudices to hurry thein tion, I have ever witneii'od, was in a filh- into a false belief in dangers, which exilt erman's fon at Wandsworth, about eigh- only in imagination, or to ats of cruelty teen years ago. This lad was taken to the towards a race of animals, whose services jea and immersed, until he was nearly in and faithful attachment to mankind des a ftate of infenfibility, when he was con- serve to be regarded as strong claime bdered secure from danger; but the fallncy upon our humanity. Your's, &c. of this reinedy was fataly evinced in this linbury Dispenjiry, NI. BAKTLITT cafe, as he afterwards became the fubject February 14, 1807. of the disease, and died in consequence, Ilad his friends been aware of the important fact above ftated, and, instead

To the Elitor of the allonthly Asagazine. of trutting to the effect of an uncertain SIR, Ternedy, resorted to the only means of preservation, (the entire removal of the spondent, M. B. from Exeter, in part bitten,) a valuable member might your Dlagazine, respecting the intects on not only brave been preserved to fociety, apple-trees, I trouble you with a successbut a child restored w his afflicted pa- fül attempt I have made to prevent their rents, to comfort and protect thein in propagation. fleir declining years. In this, as in

I had a valuable apple-tree, every way etery otbcr dangerous disease, where affected as he has defcriber. I chofe a early attention is necessary in order to dry time, with a clear warm sunfline, avert the final consequences that may and the noon of the day, for the opeenfue, empirical remedies are calculated ration. ta produce the most extensive mischiefs, I ordered my man to bring a hard hoeas they lull the patient into a deceita bruth, and apply it to every infected limb, ful calin, while the toro is gathering to and treat them just as he would his overwhelin kuin; and it cannot but be a coach barnels to get off the dirt, &e. This patter of regret tu every libcral and being donc, he fetched his tin-box, oil thanking mind, that persons are foffered and brus, and gave the limbs a good thus to trifle with the purse and health dresling; icaving them exposed to the of the community, it being a very cuin- fun, for the limbs to inhale the efficacy of mon thing to see a list of medical trail the application; and this was repeated atvertised by the nottrum-mungers of ahis occasi Qurally during the counter with town, as fo mnany speciñcs in the cure of moderation and success, chuling always a incunble dilenlés, fuch as cancer, cor- dry time, and warm clear funth ne. fumption of the lungs, Ivone, and gravel,

Your., occ. and manny others equally out of the reach Clapton

D. DE BERTH.

, MOSTYLE MAG16. 154.

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To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. through two editions, the date of the first SIR,

of which he specifies. The catalogue IN N the Catalogue of the works of Ed- which I have consulted, mentions only

mund Wingate, the, mathematician one edition of this work by Wingate, and lawyer, annexed to Dr. Watkins' viz. a 12mo. published in 1678: but I Memoirs of that neglected author, which have no doubt of the accuracy of Dr. appeared in your last number, I observe, W.'s statement, the date of the latter Dr. W. has omitted to infert Wingate's edition being more than twenty years correćted edition of Britton, a lawyer after the death of the author. Certain who wrote in the reign of Edward the first. it is that Wingate's name has not been

The first edition of this work, published honoared with one of those scientific cona by Redman in 1540, being the only edi- tractions, which have characterized the tion that appeared previous to Wingate's, works of better, or less neglected, lawbegan to grow very scarce, and Wingate, writers. at the request of several of his friends, (as Dr. W. mentions, that Wingate was appears by his preface,) published a the supposed editor of several works not second edition in 12mo. in 1640. There mentioned in bis fubjoined catalogue, has been only one subsequent edition, which display much ability. I cannot which was published in 1762. From these suppose that the edition of Britton is inthree editions, of which Wingate's is the cluded in this laconic, though handsome most valuable, the world has been sup- conlignment to oblivion, Wingate being plied with a work, a copy of which is to the avowed editor of that book. If it be be met with in the library of every lawyer considered, however, as one of the oband antiquary,

jects of this sentence, I confess I do not It will be easily imagined, that Wingate fee the propriety of omitting, in a paper is better known to the learned in the law, intended to remind the world of an auas the editor of Britton, than by his thor nearly forgotten, one of the few ineother law publications, none of which are morials which serve to identify the subnow read, or appear to have poffeffed ject of such a paper. Your's, &c. much celebrity among his contemporaries. Manchejier,

J. Denisox. Dr. W. indeed, states, that his work, en- January 18, 1807. tituled, “ The Body of the Law," went

ORIGINAL POETRY.

TO THE PRIMROSE,

By MR. MAYNE.
BY mum’ring Nith, my native tream,

I've hail'd thee with the morning's beam;
Woo'd thee among the Falls of Clyde,
On Levin's banks, on Kelvin-side ;
And now, on Hanwell's flow'ry plain,
I welcome thy return again-
At Hanwell ! where romantic views,
And fylvan scenes, invite the Mufe ;
And where, lest erring man should stray,
Truth's blameless Teacher leads the way!
Lorn tenant of the peaceful glade,
Emblem of Virtue in the thade,
Rearing thy head to brave the form
That would thine innocence deform!
Of all the flow'rs thai greet the spring,
Of all the flow'rs the seasons bring,
To me, while doom'd to linger here,
The lowly primrose shall be dear !
Sprung like a primrose in the wild,
Short, like the primrose, MARION (mild ;
The spring that gave her blossoms birth,
Torc them for ever from the earth;

Nor left, ah me! one bud behind
To tranquillize a parent's mind,
Save that sweet bud which strews the way, .
Bleft Hope! to an eternal May!
Lorn tenant of the peaceful glade,
Emblem of Virtue in the fbade,
Rearing thy head to brave the storm
That would thine innocence deform!
Of all the flow'rs that greet the spring,
Of all the flow'rs the reaso: s bring,
To me, while doom'd to linger bere,
The lowly primrose shall be dear!

SONNET TO THE SOUL.

PARAPH&ASED FROM CARLO MARIA

MAGGI,
By MARIANA STARKE
IMMORTAL Soul! bleft offspring of the

sky!
Beltow'd to elevate the sons of earth;
Why sleep supine, wbile pa Gions dire drar nigh

To rob clice of thy precious rights of bisch

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