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accounts of the boisterousness of his dispo- | not say when Cromwell was in this low | conrses,—the tavernis the chief places of his sition rendering hiin a terror to the neigh- splenetic statc. llad Cromwell had such a residence; but that his rude and boisterous bourhood; and, abore all, the incredible story dream, the doctor must have heard it in his behaviour prevented luis equals coneertof his disu greement with and giving the attendance upon him in the state of rnind he ing with hiin. This conduct, it is added, - King's son, the then Duke of York, after-describes liin, most likely to produce un with forgetting to pay his reckoning, made
waruis King Charles, a blow, when at play at pleasant or cxtraordinary dreains; and, in him an unwelcome visitor, even to the puliHinchinbrooke; also his supposed drcain of his relation of his complaints, he could not licans ; nor were the young women less his future greatness, and his acting in the coin- have forgotten one so extraordinary. There fearful of him, from the rude incivilities they cdy of lingua;-these must be the fabrications cun be no doubt that this dream was a fabri- received from him. This climax is reachel of the different writers after the Restoration, cation after the crent, and probably after by the relation of a story of his filt!rily bewho chose to suppose there must be soinc- the Restoration, when every idle story to his daubing his cloaths, and dancing in that · thing marvellous and criminal in the very prejudice met with a welcoine reception. state at a Christinas festival given by his carliest moments of this extraordinary man's This is a fair speciinen of the writer's uncle Sir Oliver Cromwell; and by other life. Indeed, it is quite improbable that all
, mode of reasoningand it will, we irregularities, whereby he is said to have foror any of the trifling incidents of his childhood and youth, should have been noticed, thrown out respecting it. We quote inn, must fill to the ground, because he wever presume, confirm the idea we have feited his uncle's good opinion. The stories
of his successes whilst in town, in Lincoln'r· and then preserved during a period of between fifty and sixty years ; nor was it very a few other passages on the same sub
was there. The most diligent search has likely that the witnesses to these things ject.
now been made, and his name is not found should have been then living, and in pos
At the time of the King's forementioned in its records; and Sir James Burrows, in session of memory and mental powers suffi- first risiting Hinchinbrooke, in his way from his anecdotes and observations relating to cient to have accurately remembered and Scotland, which was in 1603, Cromwell was Cromwell and his furnily, also says, "that related them. [They might however have not more than four years old; and in 1610 upon search his name does not there appear. been handed down froin sire to son, and and 1617, when the King is said again to have Nor is it likely that in those days, a youth it is rery like!y that many true as well us risite: Hinchinbrooke, he must have been of cighteen or nineteen years of
age should false anecdutes of a person who had risen su between serenteen and eighteen years of age, be sent to an inn of court. His son Richard high would be thus preserved.] Lord Cla- and the prince one year older than hirs ; und was certainly of that society. To conclude rendon mentions Cromwell's supposed dream, the two latter times, Cromwell must have the subject of the supposed vices and follies and relates, that during his deliberation re- known better than thus to conduct himself, of Cromwell's early life,--the short time specting the proposcd taking upon himself supposing nothing to have prerented him. allowed for their commission, presents a the office of King, he revolved in his mind At college, he is described by different his- powerful obstacle to the belief of them. this dream or apparition, that had at first torians, -one, to save the trouble of exami- Some of them do not belong to the early age informed and promised liim the high fortune nation, following another,--as living a disso- of sixteen or serenteen; nor was he, during to which he was then already arrived ; which, lute and disorderly course of life, being more his father's life, likely to be guilty of ex-. he says, had been generally spoken of eren famous whilst there for foot-ball, cricket, cesses of any sort. If he remained only one from the beginning of the troubles, and that cudgelling, and wrestling, than for study, and year at college, he would be eighteen years He remembered that it had only declared as being of a rough and blustering disposi- of age when he quitted it; and he must have that he should be the greatest man in Eng- tion, acquiring the name of Rorster. Somne been married before he was twenty-oue, his land, and should be near to be King, which writers say, hie continued at college one year, first child appearing to have been baptized scemed to imply, that he should be only near, others two : upon the strictest search and in the year 1621, when he could not be more and never actually attain the crown. How enquiry at the college, no trace is to be than about twenty-two ; so that three years his Lordship should thus acquire the know- found there of the tiine of his quitting, and must have been the utmost of the vicious ledge of Cromwell's inmost thoughts is not it is not likely that there should be any other part of his life ; but no evidence to be relieel conceivable : had he for a moment indulged authentic source of information, after the on, is afforded of his having improperly in his own mind a thought upon so silly a lapse of forty years to the Restoration. [1s quitted his college, or of his having resided subject, he would probably have been asham- not this an unsupported assumption :) No in town, or of his having there or elsewhere ed to communicate it to his nearest friend. ground, therefore, of belief is left that he lived a licentious life : his early marriage is Sir Phillip Warwick mentions this dream. quitted the college before the usual time of a circumstance in favour of his previous He relates that, after the rendition of Oxford, quitting, or that he misbehaved himself whilst sobriety. (which was in June 1646), he was frequent- there. The discipline may be presumed to ly with his wife's sister, near Huntingdon, have been very strict, and consequently the
This is rather better logic than what where he had oecasion to converse with youth kept very orderly, to afford Archbishop precedes it; but it is worthy of remark, Cromwell's physician, Dr. Simcott, who as- | Laud, then bishop of London, cause to com- that the author, while he refuses any. sured him, that for many years, he (Crom- plain (as he does in his considerations, pre- credit to assertions made after the Reswell, his patient) was a inost splenetic man, sented by him to the King in the year 1628, toration, calls upon us to believe those and had fancics about the cross in that town, for better settling the church-government) written during the Protectorate. We and that he had been called up to him at of this college and of Emanucl being the attach equal value to the flatteries of midnight, and such unscasonable hours, very nurseries of puritanism. Al', therefore, that many times, upon a strong fancy, which is related of Cromwell's dissipated life at power, and the calumnies on fallen mnade liim believe he was then dying. Sir college, and his short continuance there, greatness. We extract another illustraPhillip then arkıls, “And there went a story of must be wholly invention, for the purpose of tive passage : him," that, in the day-time, lying melancho- vilifying hiin, and rendering him odious and In Thurloc's State Papers is a letter from ly upon liis bed, he believed that a spirit contemptible trom the very outset of his Beverning, the Dutch deputy in England, to appeared to him, and told him that he should life. In the pursuit of this object, he is Jongestall, at the Hague, dated August 12– be the greatest man (not mentioning the supposed to be sent by his mother to Lin- 22, 1653, wherein he says, "Last Saturday word king) in this kingdom; which his colu’s-inn, soon after his return from Cam- I had a discourse with His Excellency Cromuncle, Sir Thomas Steward, told was bridge, where his mind is said to have been wel above two hours, being without any traitorous to relate. This must be the same ingrossed by the juice of the grape and the body present with us. His Excellency spoke story that Lord Clarendon reiates; but, it charms of the fair, with a habit of gaming, his own language so distinctly, that I could is very evident, from Sir Phillip's change of instead of attending to his law studies. For understand him. I answered again in expression, t'hat this story of the drearn made the purpose of carrying on the story, he is Latin.” Mr. Noble says he (Cromwell) annu part of the doctor's relation, and that it then described as returning to Hantingdon a swered, which is a mistake. Beverning was puere cuonon report. Sir Phillip does tinished rake, where he followel bis vicious writes to the same effect to Nieuport, on the
same 221 of August. Although Cromwell All Cromwell's supposed excesses are, it present notice with three of his letters, did not here speak Latin, yet he must have is observable, confined to the years preceding which will afford very accurate grounds well understood the langnage, as he could his coming of age ; because then he is to be for judging of the style of that time, and not then have had an interpreter with him, produced in a state of repentance preparatory of the writer's manner in addressing nobody being present at the meeting besides to his marriage, which is supposed to have
his nearest relatives. Cromwell and the writer ; ho, though he been brought about by his relations, the appears to have understood the English lan- Hampdens and the Barringtons; and then,
The following is a copy of an original letter, funge when clearly and distinctly spoken to it is said, that his settling part of his paternal in the British Museum, from Cromwell to him, did not sulliciently unlerstand it to estate upon his wife, is a proof that he had his daughter Ircton, given by Dr. Harris : converse in it ; he therefore preferred car not spent it, as some imagined, adding, that it is dated, Loudon, 25th October, 1646, rying on the conversation in Latin, in which there had not been time for it.
aud is addressed to her at Conbury, the geCruinwell inust have been well verseil to Then comes a charge of a very,
neral's head quarters. be able to continue it for more than two nature, of his endeavouring to mend his sup
"Deere Daughter," hours. Hence, it also appears that Crom- posed broken fortune, by annexing the estate
“I write not to thy husband, partly to well spoke his own language well and cor- of his maternal uncle, Sir Thomas Steward, aroyd trouble; for one line of mine begitts rectly, and expressed himself clearly and in- to his own, by representing him as a person many of his, wch 1 doubt makes him sitt mp telligibly, and not in the confused wanner unfit iu govern it, and petitioning to His too late ; partly because I am myself indisgenerally attributed to kiin.
Majesty for a commission of lunacy, which poser att this tyine, havinge some other conWhitelock, in his account of Cromwell's the king refused. But, most extraordinary siderations
. Your friends at Ely are well ; reception of the Swedish ambassador in 1655, to relate, this sume unele, for the purpose of your sister Clapole is (I trust in inereye) erwlien Protector, says, the ambassador spoke reconciling this story •vith his uncle's will in ercised with some perplexed thoughts : in the Swedish langnage, an:l that after he his favour, is supposed to have been prevailed she sees her own vanitye and carnal minde, had done, being but short
, his secretary dil upon to forgive hin, and to leave him his bewailinge itt ; she seekes after (as I hope interpret it in Latin ; and that after the in- estate. This supposed attempt to deprive alsoe) that wch will satisfie; and thus to terpreter had done, the Protector stood still his uncle of his estate, would have been so be a seeker, is to bee of the best sect next a * pretty while, and putting off' his hat to the atrocious and unpardonable, that the reason- finder; and such a one shall every faythsull ambassador, with a carriage full of gravity able conclusion inust be, that this disposition humble seeker bea att the end. 1. pic and state, he answered him in English. That in favour of Cromwell proves the falsehood secker, happie finder. Whoerer tasted that this speech was tot interpretel, because the of the story. Mr. Noble, in his third edition, the Lord is gracious, without some sence of ambassador understood English; and that gives a copy of this will, which is dated Ja' self-sanitye and hadnesse? Who ever tastesi after it was done, the ambassador gave co-nuary 29),‘ 1635, by which he gives all his that graciousnesse of his and could goe lesse pics of his speech in Swedish and in Latin landed property to his nephew, Oliver Crom- in desier and lesse then pressinge after full to the Protector. This is surely a further well. Ble desire to be buried in the cathe- enjoyinent. Deere hart, presse on; lett not proof of Cromwell's familiar acquaintance oral church of Ely, in the tomb of his grand-tions after Christ. Thope he will tve an oc
husband, let not any thinge cool thy aitées with the Latin tongue, in which he would father. probably have answered the ambassa lor, bail In continuance of these farcical
casion to infiame them. That wch is best
represenhe not understood English. The same tations, Cromwell is now, upon his marriage, vorthy of love in thy husband is, that of the writer, in his journal of his Swedish embrassy to become too good: the strictness of his image of Christ he beares; look on that, in the year 165.3 and 1654, also says, that manners, it is said, had recommended him to and olore it best, and all the rest for that. at a dinuer at Grocer's Hall, in the city of the notice of the austere non-conformists, I pray for thee and liim: doe soe for ine. London, Cromwell discoursed in Latin vvith who weaned him froin the established church, rall and generalesse ; I heere she is very kind
Mv service and deere affections to the genethe Swe:lish ambassador.
Enough, it is conceived, has been said in them. This is not likely to be true; all his to thee; it adds to all other obligations. My disproof of the common assertion of Cron- children appear, by the foregoing registers, love to all. I ain thy deere father.
Oliver CROMWELL." well's deficiency in the knowicelye of the to have been baptized according to the rites Latin language, and of his own tvugne, and of the established church; nor are the above
The following is a copy of an original letof his supposed early lues of time in idleness grants to liin of the leases by the dean and ter in the possession of the Cromwell family. and dissipation. chapter of Ely, an inconsiderable proof that
It is dated 13th Aug. 1649, and is addresscii,
beloved daughter Dorothye CromMany may consider it no very impor- which was at that time a hated character: well (Richard Cromwell's wife) at Hurslye, tant niatter now, whether Cromwell Nor does he appear to have been consi
theise. understood latin well or ill; but to dered loy the then governinent as its inve
My deere Daughter; those who attach any interest to the terate enemy, although he had opposed some I like to see any thinge from your hand, les
“ Your letter was very welcome to mee, point, it will be evident that the fore of its measures in the parliament of 1627; cause indeed Istick not to say I doc entire going goes much farther to prove that for it: the sixth year of the reign of the king lye love you, and therefore I hope a word of he was an indifferent than a tolerable (1631), it a "penis, in the records of Hunting
don, tinut by the charter tben granted to that advise will not be unwelcom nor unacceptai.le classic. His not speaking latin in an. town, Thuinas Beard, D.)., Robert Bar- to thee; I desire you both to make itt above tongue, is a very strong fact towards gesses for their lives, together with the high- would manifest himselle to you in his Sonn, swer to the Dutch Deputy using that nard, Esq., and Oliver Cromwell, Esq., bur- all thinges your businesse to seeke the Lord, that conclusion; and even the Swedish steward, the recorder, tic mayor, the senior audience is a negative argument the alderman, and the chamberlain for the time and be listeninge to what returnes IIce makes same way; and although the author being, were created justices for that borough. to you, for Hec will be speakinge in your eare
and in your hart, if you attend thereunto, changes the admission“ distinctly, " The author follows his famous ances- I desire you to provoake your husband likeused by a foreigner, into “well and tor from his residence at Huntingdon to wise thereunto. As for the pleasures of this correctly,” as applied by a native (ex- St. Ives—denies that he was profligate life and outward businesse left that hee upon pressions of extremely different mean- during the few years he lived there and the boy: bee above all theise thinges by fayth ing) he entirely fails in convincing us thence to Ely. His more public trans- nse and comfort of them, and not otherwise. of the point he labours to demonstrate. actions are too well known to tempt us 1 hare much satištution in hope your spirit The subjoined is infinitely more to the to dwell on the parts which treat of is this way sett, and I desire you may growe purpose.
them ; and we therefore conclude our in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord
literall or speculative, but inward, transform. / gularity and confusion are the conse- | dress to our Saviour, imitated from Lucre
and Saviour Jeails Christ, and that I may I would not have hiin alter his affaires be- | age of taste and correctness, and to develope heere thereof, the Lord is very near wch cause of my debt. My purse is as his, my the arts of composition; he had to teach us wee sec by his wonderfull workes, and there- present thoughtes are but to lodge such a to learn to think ; he had to escape from fore Hee lookes that wce of this generation sum for my two little gyrles : its in his our native but undisciplined invention, and draw neere hiin, this late great mercye of hand as well as any where. I shall not be to restrain our prurient imagination in conIreland is a great manifestation thereof. wantinge to accominodate him to his minde. ception and expression ; and to polish a dicYour husband will acquaint you with itt, I would not have him sollicitous. Dick, the tion colloquially feeble or unskilfully perwec should bee much stirred up in our spi. Lord blesse you every way.
plexed. Literature assumed a new form ; rits to thankfulnesse, vee much need the
Your lovinge Father, the triumphs and the factions of literature Spirit of Christ to enable us to prayse God
“ 0. CROMWELL." arose with the interests they excited in the for soe admirable a mercye: the Lord blessce thee my deere daughter.
Altogether, this is more a useful, than a public feelings, but the progress of his own
literary work, and its defect is, that of being works was an object, not only of his ego'I rest thy loveinge father,
too much studied for the Cromwell family. tism, but of the curiosity of other men, * (). CROMWELL.”
and the delight of the retentive fondness of I heere thou didst lately miscarrie; pri
Spence. thee take heede of a coach by all meanes; Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters Some indulgence may however be claimed borrowe thy father's nagg when thou intend of Books and Men. By the Rev. Jo- for one portion of Spence's anecdotes ; in est to goe abroad.” The following is also a copy of an original
seph Spence. Arranged with Notes the literary class, the reader will find many letter in the possession of the Cromwell fa
by the late Edmund Malone, Esq. with which he is not unacquainted; but if inily. It is date Carricke, 2d April 1560;
London, 1820. 8vo. pp. 302.
they appear to him as twice-told, he must
recollect that Spence was the first teller. and is addressed “ For my beloved Sonne This work, as originally announced, Richard Cromwell, Esq., at Hurstly, in
The first period in this extract is a Hampshire."
was to consist of two volumes ; but it very bold, inconsiderate, and unfounded “Dick Cromwell;
now appears, and very carelessly done assertion; taste and literature were “ I take your letters kindlye: I like ex- too, in one only. Arranged " it can both of earlier birth than last century, pressions when they come plainlyc from the hardly be called ; and whoever has had " To teach us to learn to think,” is heart, and are not strayned nor affected. I the task of editing what Malone threw another strange passage, which, if it is am perswaded it's the Lord's mercye to together from Spence, has bestowed not nonsense, is a fallacy; and as for place you where you are; I wish you may very little pains upon the subject. It the concluding sentence, some regard Owne itt and be thankefull, fulfillinge all re
seems as if many parts of Spence's to weeding out the most trite and well lations to the glory of God. Seeke the Lord and his face continually, Iett this bee the common.place book had been tran- known anecdotes, would have been a businessc of your life and strength. And lett seribed without order or reference; and wiser course than such an apology for all thinges bce subservient and in order to the only thing like classification into the reiterating them. this. You cannott finde, nor behold the three heads, of “ Popiana," “ English
We select, without further preface Face of God but in Christe, therefore labor Poets and Prose Writers (and a few Foto knowe God in Christ, ych the Scrip- reign Writers,)” and “ Miscellaneous,"
or remark, the most striking and novel tures makes to bee the sum of all, even life is disregarded in every division. Irre
extracts. cternall. Because the true knowledge is not
In the Moral Poem I had written an adinge the minde to itt, its unitinge to, and quences; and not only are the same tius's compliment to 'Epicurus ; but omitted participatinge of the Divine nature. (2 Pet. anecdotes, &c. repeated in substance, it by the advice of Dean Berkley. One of i. 4. Its such a knowledge as Paul speakes but frequently in words. Of this, pa- our pricsts, who are more narrow than off. Phillip. the 31. 8, 9, 10. How little ges 144 and 148, 153 and 155, where yours, marle a less sensible objection to the of this knowledge of Christ is there amongst we find the identical notices (one of Epistle on Happiness : he was very angry us! My, weake prayers shal be for you, them even reprinted verbatim the third that there was nothing said in it of our etertake hecile of an unactive rainc spirit. Recreute yourselfe i'a Sir Walter Raugltime,) which we have perused in the nal happiness hereafter ; though my subject
was cxprcssly to treat only of the state of leye's l istorie"; its a bodye of historie, and preceding Popinna.
man here.—Mr. Pope. aoill adil much more to your understandinge
Notwithstanding this very reprehen
When I was looking over some things I then fragments of storie. "Intend to understand sible inattention, there are a good many had brought froin Italy, to pick out what the estate I have settled : its your concern amusing and curious matters in this might be of use to his grotto, and came ment to knowe itt all, and how itt stands ; I publication ; and though the far greater among the rest to some beads and medals have beeretofore suffered much by too inuch proportion of its contents wants the re- that had been blest at Loretto, he laid them will be helpfuil to you in all this: you will commendation of novelty, it will pass gently aside, and said these would be good
presents for a papist.”—The same. thinke (perhaps) I need not advise you to muster as a pleasing parlour compa
I cndeavoured (says he smiling) in this love your wife. The Lord teach you to how nion.
poem to collect all the beauties of the great to doc itt, or else itt wil be done ilfavouredly. Spence (says the advertisement) lived epic writers into one piece: there was MilThough marriage bee noe instituted sacra- in an age when taste first appeared among ton's style in one part, and Cowley's in ment, yett where the undefiled bed is, and us, and literature first began to diffuse another; here the style of Spenser imilore, tliis union aptly resembles Christ, and itself among the nation. By his habits tated, and there of Statius; here Homer and his church. If you can trucly love your a man of letters ; by his skill a classi- Virgil, and there Ovid and Claudian. “ It wife what docth Christ bcare to his church cal and elegant critic'; and by the sweet was an imitative poem then, as your other and every poore soule therein, whoe gave ness of his manners and perpetual curiosity, exercises were imitations of this or that himselfe for itt and to itt. Commend mee Spence was well adapted to promote, as well story?” “Just that."
The same. to your wife; tell her I entyerly love as to record the many conversations he has On Lord Hyde's return from his travels, her and rejoyce in thic goodnessc of the Lord preserved for posterity. Pope was the his brother-in-law, the Lord Essex, told him, to her. I wish her every way fruitfull. I god of his idolatry,” for Pope was the crea- with a great deal of pleasure, that he had thanke her for her lovinge letter. I have tor of an epoch in our literature. This pe- got a pension for him. It was a very handpresented my love to my sister and cozen riod was a transition from one age to ano some one, and quite equal to his rank. All Arn, etc. in my letter to my brother Maior. ther. The immortal vriter had to open an Lord Hyde's answer was,
“ How could you
tell, my lord, that I was to be sold; or, at 1 ly either of his present or absent friends, and a friend of the duke's, who was surprised least, how could you know my price so that this in some cases was so surprising, at the largeness of the present, cried out, oxactly*?"--The same.]
that it seemed to me as if his humanity had What ! two thousand pounds for a poem !" Mr. Pope never flastered any body for outlived his understanding, lord Bolingbroke The duke smiled, and said it was the best money in the whole course of his writings. said, “it has so !" and then added, “ I never bargain he ever made in his life, for it Alderman Barber had a great inclination to in my life knew a man that had so tender a was fairly worth four thousand.-Mr. Rawhave a stroke in his commendation inserted heart for his particular friends, or a more linson. in some part of Mr. Pope's works. He did general friendship for mankind.”
When the Doctor was very decply ennot want money, and he wanted fame. He I have known him these thirty years, and gaged in writing one of his tragedies, that would probably have given four or five value myself more for that man's love and noblernan made him a very different present. thousand pounds to have been gratified in friendship, than - sinking his head, and He procured a human skull, and fixed a canthis desire; and gave Mr. Pope to under- losing his voice in tears.)-The same. dle in it, and gave it to the Doctor, as the stand as much. Mr. Pope would not com I am so certain of the soul's being im- inost proper lamp for him to write tragedy ply with such a baseness ; and when the al- mortal, that I seem to feel it within me as by:- The same. derman died he left him only a legacy of if it were by intuition.-Mr. Pope.
Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, a hundred pounds, which might have been When a friend asked him whether he said, “I don't know what I inay seem to some thousands, if he had obliged hiin only would not die as his father and mother had the world; but as to myself, I scem to with a couplet. ---Mr. W.+ [who had it from done, and whether he should send for a have been only like a boy playing on the Mr. Pope, and I have been assured of it by priest, he said, “I do not suppose that it is sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and others who knew both Afr. Pope and the cssential, but it will be very right, and I then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier Alderman very well.]
heartily thank you for putting me in mind of shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean The list for prose authors, from whose it.”—The same.
of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”works such a dictionary should be collected, In the morning, after the priest had given Ramsay. was talked over several times. There were him the last sacraments, he said, “there is 'Tis not at all improbable that Sir Isaac eighteent of them named by Mr. Pope, but nothing that is meritorious but virtue and Newton, though so great a man, might hare four 5 of that number were only named friendship, and indeed friendship itself is had a hankering after the French prophets. as authorities for familiar dialogues and only a part of virtue."
There was a time, I can assure you, when writings of that kind. The same.
Mr. Pope died the 30th of May, 1744, in he was possessed with the old fooleries of Should I not write down Hooke and Mid- the evening; but they did not know the exact astrology; and another when he was so far dleton ? Ay; and I think there's scarce any time, for his departure was so easy, that it gone in chemistry as to be upon the hunt more of the living that you need name. The was imperceptible even to the standers-by. after the philosopher's stone. -Lockier.
Lord Dorset used to say of a very good When the Bishop of Rochester was in The list of writers that might serve as natured dull fellow, it is a thousand pities the tower, upon its being said in the drawauthorities for poetical language was begun that man is not ill-natured, that we might ing-room, "What shall we do with the upon twice, but left very iinperfect. There kick him out of company. The same. man?"-Lord Cadogan answered, Fling were but nine || mentioned, and two of those Wycherly was a very handsome man. him to the lions.” The Bishop was told only for the burlesque style. The same. His acquaintance with the famous duchess of this, and soon after in a letter to Mr.
Here am I, like Socrates, distributing of Cleaveland commenced oddly enough. Pope, said that he had fallen upon some my morality among my friends, just as I am One day, as he passed that duchess's coach verses by chance in his room, which he dying.--Mr. Pope (on sending about some in the Ring, she leaned out of the window, must copy out for him to read. These were of his ethic epistles as presents, about three and cried out, loud enough to be heard four extreme severe lines against Lord Cadoweeks before we lost him.]
distinctly by him, Sir, you're a rascal ; gan. There is so much trouble in coming into you're a villain.” Wycherly from that in- By fear unmoved, by shame unaw'd, the world, and so much uneasiness in going stant entertained hopes. He did not fail Offspring of hangman and of bawa! out of it, that—it is hardly worth while to waiting on her next morning ; and with a Ungrateful to the ungrateful man he grew by, he here at all! Lord Bolingbroke. [His melancholy tone begged to know how it was
A bold, bad, boist'rous, blust ring, bloody booby.
Anen. lordship's melancholy attitude that morning possible for him to have so much disobliged (the 21st), leaning against Mr. Pope's chair, her grace? They were very good friends
The Jews offered my Lord Godolphin to and crying over him for a considerable time from that time ; yet, after all, what did he pay five hundred thousand pounds, (and with more concern than can be expressed.]
get by her? He was to have travelled with they would have made it a million) if the Ah! great God, what is man?- The same, the young duke of Richmond. King Charles government would allow them to purchase [Looking on Mr. Pope, and repeating it now and then gave him a hundred pounds, the town of Brentford, with leare of setseveral times, interrupted with sobs.] not often ; and he was an equerry" - Mr. tling there entirely, with full privileges of When I was telling his lordship that Mr. Pope.
trade, &c. The agents from the Jews said, Pope, on every catching and recovering of
Rowe was first bred at Westminster, and that the affair was already concerted with his mind, was always saying something kind- then at the Temple. He had about 3001. the chief of their brethren abroad ; that it * It was on this account that Mr. Pope com
a year and his chambers there. His father would bring the richest of their merchants pliments him with that passage
was a serjeant at law. He was of a pretty hither, and of course an addition of above disdain what Cornbury disdains."
personage, and a very pretty sort of man. - twenty millions of money to circulate in +Mr.W. here quoted as an authority about A. Frowd for his precious soul cares not a pin-a, posal was made ; and as soon as the agent Mr. Lewis.
the nation. Lord Molesworth was in the derman Barber, was probably Warburton.-M.
room with Lord Godolphin, when this proLord Bacon, Hooker, Hobbes, Ben Jonson, Por he can now do nothing else but Cinna. Lord Clarendon, Barrow, Tillotson, Dryden, was Sir Wm. Temple, L'Estrange, Locke, Spratt, Phil. Frowd's uncle, when that gentleman He foresaw that it would provoke two of the
was gone, pressed him to close with it.
an epigram made by Mr. Roive on Lord Godolphin was not of his opinion. Atterbury, Congreve, Addison, Vanburgh, Swift, was writing a tragedy of that name. -Mr. Lord Bolingbroke. Pope.
most powerful bodies in the nation, the ☆ Ben Johnson, Congreve, L'Estrange, Vanhurgh.
A little after Dr. Young had published clergy and the merchants ; le gave other || Spenser, Shakspeare, Fletcher, Waller, | made him a present of 20001. for it. When his Universal Passion, the Duke of Wharton reasons too against it ; and, in fine, it was
dropped.-Lockier. Butler, Milton, Dryden, Prior, Swift.
When Henry the Fourth of France was Butler and Swift. Fletcher was mentioned only as an authority for familiar dialogue and Buckingham, as Master of the Horse to the expected that he should give some remark
Dennis says, he was cquerry to the duke of reconciled to the church of Rome, it was the slighter kinds of writing. king. Letters, p. 219.
able testimonial of his sincerity in return
this inscription, In hoc signo rinces, on the plagiarism from that of “My Uncle," Their doors were open to each other.
ing to the truc faith. He accordingly or- | It is worthy of a notice, en passant, While Madum Worthy would comuue na dered a cross to be crected at Romnc, near that the excellent head of Syntax is a His Dolly as her fav'rite friend. Santa Maria
shortns sister and as brother principal part of it. Tiis passed at first as
by Dagley, in D'Israeli's amusing book,
"Twas thus four feeting years were past. rery cailiolic, till it was observed that tlie
A short extract or two will illustrate
In happiness not made to last; part in which the inscription is put is shaped in the form of a cannon, and that he had the poetry; and we take them before A month at least was gone and o'er, really attributed only to his artillery what and after the melancholy catastrophe But Syntax was not as before; they had taken to be addressed to Heaven. we have stated,
For thus, on serious thoughts intont, - l'icorini, at (Rome.)
He had not found his merriment.
He did all duties, it is true, after his death. He, in that piece, had call- And mild prosperity display'd
With the same care he used to do ;
But, in his daily parish walk, ed l'irgil's works tragedies (or sublime poc. Its welcome form in smiles array'd.
He seem'd to have forgot to talk, try), and, in deference to hiin, called his own Each virtue troo'd, cach duty done,
Was silent where he always spoke, comedy (or low); and hence was that word Time on swift pinious trareis on,
And nodded vhere he us di to jokc. used afterwards, by mistake, for the title of Nor fears of future cvil lour
E'en with the Ladies and the 'Squire his poem.- Dr. Cocchi. To dim with care the present hour.
His thoughts had lost their wonted fire ; - Thus Syntax and his darling wife
His tongne assum'll a lower tone,
Spoke but fer words and soon bad done. Second Tour of Doctor Syntar in search And since it was their lot to bicle
-Since the last sad and solemn scene, of the Pictures?ue, a Poem, in Eight They might have claim'd, or l'in mistaken, By Keswick's Lake's admired side,
He had not to the l'ic'rage been,
But just to see th' old woman granted Alonihly Numbers.
No. I. Evo. pp. With conscience clear, the flitch of bacon; All that the living creatures wanted :
For his dear Doll took great delight
In Bantam-fowl, and num’rons fligl.t
Of chosen doves, none such were found (Mr. Coombe, we believe), and orna- As the first boon on this side heaven.
In all the various dove-cctes round. iented by the same artist, Mr. Row
Madam, who now had nought to frct her, The people watch'd him as he oft
Of all her whims had got the better; landson, as the first highly popular tour
Sat on the gate and look'd aloft: Among her higher neighbours, she of this imaginary and eccentric divine. Receir'd and gave the frequent tca,
They thought that a superior ken
Was given to all such learned men, As the first number of such a work And every stated feast that came
And that they saw with their keen eye, must be rather introductory, than in the Display'd the hospitable dame;
Strange shapes and figures in the sky, full flush of a writer's power for enter- She ne'er was known to turn aside. While from the poor, in parish pride,
Which oft, as they believ'd, were given tainment, we shall be very concise in As in the millencry art
To mark the destinies of heaven.
But his was no prophetic view, our remarks upon the renewed setting She lored to be a little smart,
As the birds in their circles flew, out of our old and amusing favourite. The doctor, too, in better station,
He saw as his dear Doll had done, As there is no emblem of pretence in Had somewhat chang'd his form and fashion;
Their plumage glist'ning in the sun; his escutcheon, it provokes no severity His outward show was rather better,
And shar'd, in melancholy measure,
The memory of her former plensure. of criticism ; and we are well enough Than when he liv'd by pedant rule, pleased to go ambling, sometimes hob- A curate with an humblc school:
The last is rather a pleasing specibling along, with a sort of versification, His hat had not that squeeze forlorn, His coat was not to thread-bare worn,
men, and we cannot do better than which resembles the parson's nag in its And his queer wig would now unfurl
close with it. paces, never hunter-like attempting a Something that might be call'd a curl: stile, but varying a steady walk with Besides, his Dolly's pride, I woen,
Burckhardt's Nubian Travels, 4to. an occasional halt, or an easy canter. Took no small pains to keep him clean.
(Continued.) With eloquence and learning fraught, As for the story: the doctor loses his He preach'd what his Great Master taught :
This interesting volume which we inbeloved wife, at a moment of paternal But no grave airs his hours molest,
troduced and largely extracted from in expectancy; and after remaining some Joy was the inmate of his breast,
our last Number, has since issued from time at Squire Worthy's, finding no Which, in its various forms, he found cure for his melancholy, again sets out Sage with the learned, with the 'Squire
the press; and, as far as our observaThe way to scutter all around.
tion goes, seems to fulfil the expectaon a journey for relief in search of the He told bis tale by winter's fire;
tions of those who looked for much picturesque. These incidents, and the Or 'mid the pipe's syrrounding sinokc intelligence from this quarter, as well parish gossip respecting them, occupy To animate the social hour, He never faild, with pleasant joke,
as the general public, with which the pages of number one. The three When summer forms her verdant boter,
Burckhardt's untimely fate has in a designs represent the Doctor lamenting Nor from contumelious pride,
manner consecrated his adventurous exthe loss of his wife, the funeral, and the Was his old fiddle laid aside :
ertions in the cause of African Discodeparture ; none of them well calcu- oft did its sounding strings prolong lated for a display of the great comic His pencil too perform d'its duty
very. It comprehends all his informaThe jocund air and merry sopg.
tion upon the north-eastern parts of or humourous talent of Rowlandson. In sketching many a landscape beauty ; Africa, and is the prelude to the further A death-bed is too serious for a joke; Scarce rose a cot within the bound
publication of his remarks on other and though Ilamlet is a good authority That his dominion did surround,
countries, especially on Arabia, into Whose whiten'd walls did not impart for grave" pleasantry, we are not very Some bounty of the Doctor's art.
which he crossed the Red Sea (at so partial to that subject for jesting. The -The parents to bis Rev'rence bent,
low a latitude as from about 190 to 21°) comniencement of the journey - but we The children smiled where'r he went ;
when he left the valley of the Nile at anticipate that these are the least Of grateful praise the warm acclaim
Shendy, and crossed the river Atbara laughable of the prints which we may Syntax was by the 'Squire caress'd Ne'er fail'd to wait upon his name.
(Astabaras) and the district of Taka, * look for in the remaining publications. And oft exclaim'd, my lut how blest !
At Co!. 2, Page 3, in our last, -The prece.