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Mrs. Serres and ber abettors. You “ We feel it our duty, hefure we enter surely, Sir, must be possessed of an into any particulars respecting this work,

to declare, that it has fully convinced us enviable degree of patience, to bear with them so long. But she has of the truth, which it is intended to estab

lish-that the Letters of Junius were fairly acknowledged her aim at last, in her Letter to you on the 2016 of written by the Right Hon. Ednlund

Burke. Mr. Roche has, indeed, brought June; and as it is now apparent that

together such a body of evidence, interher object is to be fed, and not to be nal, direct, and circumstautial, as must famous, let her but beg henceforth eventually settle this interesưing and with hunility, and the publick may be long-disputed question.” disposed to forgive her.

Before I quit this topick, allow I agree with you in dissenting from the opinions of those wbo advocate the Roche's work, your Reviewer (vol.

to suggest, that in reviewing Mr. claims of Horne Tooke, Dr. Francis, LXXXII. Part in. p. 357.), has fallen General Lee, Dr. Wilmot, and Mr. joto mistake* when he says, that "the Glover. I have read all their pawpb- Writings of Mr. Burke, on which Mr. lets, excepting that of the Niece of Roche more especially founds his Junius, with pleasure ; but certainly hypothesis, appeared many years after without a single atom of conviction. the Letters of Junius had been in -The first pamphlet respecting Mr. Glover (“Memoirs of a celebrated he then instances the Tract called

every body's bands." Amony these Literary and Political Character,"). Thoughts on the Cause of the Present was puffed about as glaringiy as the Discontents," which most certainlywas Life of Dr. Wilmot was; and yel, after published, " not muny years after the all, it did not contain a single little Letters of Junius were in every body's of evidence to prove that Giover was hands,” but in 1970; exactly at the Junius.-Bul, not content with one time that Junius was writing. abortion, before the labour of the first

Your Correspondent Honestus (vol. was over, out limps another to get a

LXXXII. Part ll. p. 414.) who writes Sale for its elder brother.

from Chelsea, puts the following quoThe last work, which I have read tation, as if from the writings of Mr. respecting this long-agilaled questiou, Burke, at the head of his Letter :and which it is probable I should not The Style of Junius was imbued with 3 have seen so early but for your ac- the corrosive sublimate of Mercury. count of it in your LXXXIIId Volume (Burke.) Penit me to request Hones(Part II. p. 357.) is Mr. Roche's lu- tus, or Mr. Roche, who seemis quile quiry concerning the Author of the intimate with Mr. Burke's w

& writings, Letters of Junius, &c. proving,


to inform us in what part of his works to be written by Mr. Burke. Your this sentence is to be found? having declared, that“ this intelligent Anoiber of your numerous CorreInvestigator had made out strouger spondents (I mean the gentleman who case than any preceding writer on the signs G. L. S. in vol. LXXXII. Part subject,made me send for his work; 11. p. 415.) gives us an extract, on the and I will own to you, after having subject of Junius, from a Pamphlet,

most altentively, that I am which he says was published by Mr. fully, persuaded, that he has made out Burke in 1796; and oi which tbe lite a stronger case aby body else is as follows: “A General Reply to hitherto. I will go even farther, and the several Answerers, &c. of a Letler own, although I was previously hos written to a Noble Lord, by the Right tile to

the supposition of Mr. Burke Hon. Edmund Burke," Mr. G. L. S.

Junius, that Mr. Roche has, is of opinion, though ihis Reply in my mind, put this queslion beyond ten in the third person, that the reach of controversy. Nor am I

* We are perfectly ready,

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to acknowsingular in this opinion; for I find

ledge this mistake; which supersedes ibe following words in a respectable contemporary journal, which has de the necessity of inserting a long Letter voted several pages to its Review of technical circumstance we again repeat;

on the subject from Mr. Roche.--The Mr. Roche's work. The journal to and whether at the distance of twenty which I allude is the Anti-Jacobin Re years or of twenty weeks, the argument view for September 1813, in which, will equally apply. Mr. R. mistakes in at p. 209, the Authors begin their supposing that the articles in pp. 357 Article as follows: tots

and 416, are by the same Writer. Edit.

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no question but t Mr. Burke was the Mr. John Caverhill in the Transacauthor. Now, Mr. Urban, I am very tions of the Royal Society, intituled, much disposed to question this fact, “Some atiempts to ascertain the utwbich he so readily takes for granted: most exteol of the knowledge of the and it is certain, that the Bishop of Antients in the East Iodies.". After Rochester has not, nor does he intend falling foul on the Society for the deto include this Tract in the authentic claration they make, that they will collection of Mr. Burke's Works. not answer for the certainty of facts, The extract which he gives from this' or propriety of reasoning, in the paGereral Reply is the following: pers they publish, he comes to Mr.

“ It is no less remarkable than true, Caverhill; whom he accuses of grossly (says the Author) that, with very few ex- mistaking and Inistranslating almost ceptions, these sagacious, heart-reading all his quotations from the Greek observers bave not attributed to Mr. Geographers. I shall not examine Burke a single mode of abuse, with the three first of his objections; but: wbich they have not loaded their own in his Alb, he says, We are told (by pages; and in their endeavours to soar Mr. C.] the Country beyond Pontea little beyond the visible diurnal sphere amass exactly agrees with Ptolemy's of their vapid declamation, one may


description of that beyond Cattigara, say of tbem, as the incomparable Dunning, in his Letters of Junius, said of Sir a murshy country, which produces William Draper, that they pussess the reeds of such a size, that when THEY

were joined and tied togelher, THEY melancholy madness of Poetry without the inspiration."

were enabled to pass from one side lo the other. Ptolemy's words

are, In requesting G. L. S. to furnish us with some better proof than his μεγαλοι φυονίαι και συνεχεις αυτως ως τε

γη λιμνας εχουσα ελωδεις , εν αις καλαμοι : mere assertion, I may also request εχόμενες αυτων ποιείσθαι τας διαπεραιωσεις. him to mention the pame of the Book

A country having swimly lakes, in seller by wbon this pampbilet was which grow lurge reeds, and so close published.

together, that on them the neighbour As the Gentleman's Magazine goes, ing inhubitants cross [!he lakes].” no doubt, lo the town of Hungerford, In p. 547, Mr. Caverhill replies to may I hope that some of its Readers the anonymous Critick, and in his

I there will gratify us, by informing turn objects to the translation given you, Mr. Urban, whetber there is any by H., as totally omilling the word truth in the fact of a Mr. Greatrakes Ouvexers, and then translation being buried in the Church.yard of word by word, Hungerford. If the fact be as stated country having fenny lakes, in which in your LXXXIIId Vol. Part II. p. great reeds grow,and ouvexuis* by short. 547, it will be an additional obliga- ening them, and so joining as to fabri. tiva, if they send you a correct copy , cate ferries or transports of them.of the inscription on his grave, toge. He goes on : "these reeds or bambves ther with any other particulars they grow in England 20 feet high in five may bappen to learn about Mr. Great. weeks, and are as thick as the wristt; rakes.--I have heard,that theBishop of but in hot countries, they grow inore Rochester, in his forthcoming Life of than double that height [40 feet), Mr. Burke, inteưds not to take any and commonly equal the diameter of notice of the Junius controversy. I the leg and thigh, and even to a can hardly think this to be the case. greater size ; so that of these the in-After the proofs that have been habitauis in some parts of India, at brought forward, it will not satisfy the this day, make of them masts to ships. publick to have the question slurred The inhabitants of Sinæ, according to over in this manner.

Ptolemy, shortened, or cut down, these Dr. King's Biographical Memoir bamboes, and fastened them together, was expected before this time:-Can to form floats to cross the lakes in that any of your Readers inform me, why country. It is a prevailiny custom in it has been delayed, and when it will many parts of India, to this day, to be published ? M. A. JONES.

join tbree rough pieces of timber loMr. URBAN,

* A word used to express continuity. IY your Magazine for Nov. 1768, t 'Tis a pity Mr. C. has not told us p. 499. H. criticises a paper of wbere these reeds grow in England.




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gether, which they call Cattomarans *, men and wild beasts pass by this nearly resembling in their outlines means over marshes otherwise imprac. the letter V, about 6 feet long; on ticable. them they sit on their koces, and with the assistance of paddles proceed to Mr. URBAN,

July 27. sed in very tempestuous weather. It may, perhaps, divert some of your An intelligent gentleman, who had Readers, if you will have the goodseen many of them, and gave me this Dess to insert in your columns the description, was of opinion that the following lines, dedicated (without great bamboes were very fit for form- permission) to one of my respecta ing these Cattamarans, or Ploats. Now ble” Subscribers resident at Shaks. from the simple description which Pto. peare's native towns, all of whom Jemy has given of the formation of have long ago received a copy of iny the ferries of the antient Sinæ, they little Bookbut all have forgotien ê would appear to be the same with pay for it! One, however, has (it is the nodero Cattamarans, on which the loudly reported) done me the honour antient inhabitants might have ferried of praising my work ; and sold it to theinselves over these lakes. But a Non-subscriber for 6s. pocketing whether the floats mentioned by Plo- the Author's, Printer's, and Bcok. Lomy were Cattamarans or not, it sufseller's profits, which monopoly bas ficiently appears from the spirit of extorted iny (hasły) Dedication. the text, that they were some simple On Avon's Banks Subscription loiters mechanical conlrivance that answered


[her solig. a similar purpose, and that were join- Commends my Muse-but pays not for ed, and must have been tied to one Her price reduc'd--usurp'd Bookseller's another, before they (the inhabitants]


(grade. ventured upon them. The Critick, Unlicens'd * sold and prais'd but to dehowever, (says Mr. C.) has reduced Oh! would great Shakspeare aid my inthe inbabitants to the necessity of

jur'd Musemarching over the lakes upon the One ray of his bright genius now infuse ; tops of these great and lofty bamboes A tale she'd paint • Subscription' call [40 feet high), as they stood in their And crown some weathy Wits with perpendicular state.”

deathless fame!" Now, Mr. Urban, I will produce a very intelligent Friend of wine, who In justice, however, to my honest resided some years in lodia, to prove

feelings, and sense of real kindness, I that Ptolemy was correct in what he must request you, Sir, to permit me, wrote, but that neither of these Gentle-throogh your pages, to present my men understood him, not having been

best and warmesi acknowledgmenis, themselves in the country. My Ériend &c. to about two-thirds of my says, that he has frequently crossed (truly respectable) Subscribers, many these marshes (for so they should be of whom spared me the mortificacalled rather than lakes) on the very tions; and some, with all tliat sweet

tion of asking for their subscripreeds or bamboes described by Pto. lemy, but not by walking on the tops deficacy, characteristic of true gene. of them, or in Cattamarans formed rosity - which giveth libcratly and out of thein, In the province of upbraideth nol-presented me with Sylhet, in the Eastern part of Bengal, price of my book. To those kind

considerably inore tban the nominal towardsThibet,are marshes,swamps,or morasses, in which grow what they call patrons, in particolar, and to all in Ground Canes, lying horizontally, of general, front whom I have received great length; the leaves shooting out pasnient for their respective Copies

Í at the joiots, stand upright, and give

once more repeat my respectfut the appearance of a green field. So acknowledgments, asstring them, close do these bamboes or caires lie, My Muse with gratitude records their and so matted and interwoven, that aid,

[tions paid."

And writes on Memory's page Subscrip* A few years ago we heard much of

Yours, &c. ANNE CLARKE. Cattamarans sent to Boulogne to discharge loads of stones in the Harbour, * He had no licence to self my Book so as to block it up; few know from till after paynient of his. Subscription whence the name was derived,

which has not yet taken place.


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This Theatre was built by Sir Christopher Wren, and first opened by the Duke of York's Company, on their removal from the Play-house in Little Lincolns-Inn fields, the gth Nov" 1671. Betterton, stage manager with Kynaston, Hart, Tony-Leigh, Lady Slingsby, M': Betterton, and other principal actors, petormed here until the union of the Duke and the King's Companies in 1682, and performances were continued occasionally until 1697 The whole building was demolished about April 1709 and the present offices of the New River Company have been erected on the site of the Theatre.

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