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published by the Hon. Mr. Walpole had been at Slebetch or not. The in 1757, with the title of “A Journey huntsman strenuously denied it, and into England in 1589."

said he was just got out of bed, and These, it is presumed, are the books his wife affirmed the same. On being from which a curious inquirer into informed of what had happened to the customs and manners of our fore- his master, both man and wife fell ill fathers would hope for information; with the conceit; the man is since but there is extant another, which, pretty well recovered, but the woman though a great deal is contained in it, still continues in a state of distraction. few have been tempted to look into; Barlow himself has been greatly it is that entitled "De Proprietatibus shocked about it. He insists on the Rerum," of Bartholomæus, written reality of the appearance; and Mrs. originally in Latin, and translated Barlow affirms she heard the huntsinto English by John Trevisa, in the man that morning talkiog with her Fear 1398. of the author and Trans. husband. lator, the following is an account: the author, Bartholomæus, surnamed Mr. URBAN, Toddenhum, June 22. Glantville, was a Franciscan friar, JOUR insertivo of my last comand descended of the noble family of munication, p. 340, inclides me the Earls of Suffolk. The book " De to think ihat you somewhat approve Proprietatibus Rerum” was written of my project of giving you a kind about the year 1366. Trevisa was of desultory Review of part of Mr. vicar of the parish of Berkeley in the Flechere's Works. I will, therefore, jear 1398, and favoured by the then resume the pleasing task of culling Earl of Berkeley, as appears by the from a portion of his rich parterre in note at the end of this bis translation, the vast garden of Christian Science, which fixes also the time of making a few (of what I deem) unfading

[Here the MS. ends.] beauties of pious literature, HOWELL'S Account of the Apparition The laurelsthat a Cæsar plants are weeds."

-Compared with which, of Mr. Barlow's Huntsman. AST Christmas day in the morn

I do not, however, pledye myself

to give you any thing like a critical person who had the appearanee and analysis of the works in question; or dress of his huntsman, who opened his

to observe any exact chronological curtains, and asked him whether he order in my selections: for some of proposed going out with the liounds myintended extracts are of antecedent thal morning. Mr. Barlow toid him date to those you have already insertthat he was not thea very well, and

ed. But, having commenced my did not care to go hisusell; but that ramble ou Mr. F's letters from the ke, the huntsman, might take the Continent, I purpose ior the present dogs, and go out to such a mountain, to confine my Review (if such I may where he might find a fox; upon presume to call it) to this little voluine which the person leit bim. Mrs. Bar- of his posthumous-works--a book, Jow, hearing this conversation, as she in my Estimation, of more intrinsic thought, between the hunts van and value than “ The Boke of Saiot Alher husband, for she lay in a room

ban’s, printed 1486,” which was iately contiguous to his, came some time sold at the Roxburgh Auction, for no after to him, and expostulated with less à suin than " 1471.!" Perhaps, him upon the indecency of sending five or six centuries tience, some rich out the hounds that day; what auswer

bibliomaping collector, may bid high he made her is not certain, but when for a scarce volume of the inestimable he came down stairs, he saw some of works of our Swis-Anglo Author, a his favourite hounds about the house, Saint (or more properiy expresseri, a Which led him to an inquiry why the Christian pustor) of the Eighteenth huntsman had left those hounds be- Century--wbo, though not murdered, hind him. The servants protested as was Saint Alban of old, yet died the hunts:nan had not been there that almost u self-martyr, in the excessive moring, and that the dogs were all exercise of his minisierial and paroin ibe kennel; upon which a seryant chial duties, a crime of which the was sent to Narberth, where the present day has not many exarples. bualsman lived, to see whether he vice versa ? but it is time for me to

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permit my Author to speak for him. of the truth, to make their heavenly self; which he shall do in the follow. tempers, and bumble, peaceful love, to ing letters.

ANNE CLARKE. shine before all men, that those mighty “ To the Rev. Messrs. John and CHARLES

adversaries, seeing the good works of WESLEY.

professors, may glorify their Father who

is in heaven, and no more blaspheme Macon in Burgundy, May 17, 1778.

that worthy name by which we are all “ REV, AND DEAR SIRS," I hope that called Christians. while I lie by, like a broken vessel, the. “ If you ask, what system these men Lord continues to renew your vigour, adopt: '1 answer, that some build on Deand sends you to water his vineyard, and ism, a morality founded on self-preservato stand in the gap against error and tion, self-interest, and self-honour. Others vice. I have recovered some strength, laugh at all morality, except that which, blessed be God, since I came to the con

being neglected, violently disturbs 'socitinent; but have lately had another at

ety; and external order is the decent tack of my old complaint. However, I covering of fatalisın, while materialism find myself better again, though I think is their system. it yet advisable not to speak in public. “Oh, dear Sirs, let me entreat you, in

** preached twice at Marseilles, but these dangerous days, to use your wide was not permitted to follow the blow. influence, with unabated zeal, against There are few nuble inquisitive Bereans the scheme of these modern Celsuses; in these parts. The ministers in the Porphyries, and Julians; by calling all town of my nativity have been very professors to think and speak the same civil. They have offered me the pulpit; things, to love and embrace one another, but I fear, if I could a'cept the offer, it and to stand firmly embodied to resist would soon be recalled. I am loth to

those daring men; many of whom are quit this part of the field without cast- already in England, headed by the ading a stone at that giant, Sin, who stalks mirers of Mr. Hume and Mr. Hobbes. about with uncommon boldne s. I shall, But it is needless to say this to those therefore, stay some months longer, to who have made, and continue to make, see if the Lord will please to give me a such a stand for vital Christianity; so little more strength to venture an attack. that I have nothing to do but to pray,

Gaming and dress, sinful pleasure and that the Lord would abundantly support love of money, unbelief and false philo- and strengthen you to the last, and make sopby, lightness of spirit, fear of man, you a continued comfort to his enlightenand love of the world, are the principal ed people, Joving reprovers of those who sius by which Satan binds his captives mix light and darkness, and a terror to in these parts. Materialism is not rare; the perverse; and this is the cordial Deism and Socinianism are very com- prayer of, Rev. and dear Sirs, your affecmon; and a set of Free-i binkers, great tionate son, and obliged servant in the admirers of Voltaire and Rousseau, Bayle Gospel,

J. F. and Mirabeau, seem bent upon destroy- *P. S. I need not tell you, Sirs, ing Christianity and Government. “With that the hour in which Providence one hand (said a lawyer, who has written shall inake my way plain to return to something against them) they shake the England, to unite with the happy number throne, and with the other, they throw of those who feel or seek the power of down' the altars.' If we believe them, Christian godliness, will be welcome to the world is the dupe of kings and me. Oh favoured Britons! bapry would priests, religion is fanaticism and super- it be for them, if they knew their Gospel stition, subordination is slavery and privileges ! tyranny, Christian morality is absurd, My relations in Adam are all very unnatural, and impracticable, and Chris- kind to me; but the spiritual relations, tianity the most bloody religion that ever whom God has raised me in England, was. And here it is certain, that by the exceed them yet. Thanks be to Christ, example of Christians so called, and-by and to his blasphemed religion !". our continual disputes, they have a s. To the Rey. Doctor CONYERS. great advantage, and do the truth im- Macon in Burgundy, May 18, 1778. mense mischief. Popery will certainly HON. AND DEAR SIR-I left orders fall in France in this, or the next century: with a friend to send you a little book. and I make no doubt, God will use those called The Reconciliation; in which I envain men, to bring about a reformation deavour to bring nearer the children of here, as he used Henry VIII. to do that God, who are divided about their partial work in England; so the madness of his views of divine truths. I do not know enemies shall, at last, turn to his praise, whether that tract has in any degree and to the furtherance of his kingdom. answered its design: but I believe truth In the mean tiine, it becomes all lovers

can be reconciled with itself, and the

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candid children of God one with another. all in the absence, and without the con. Oh that some abler band, and more loving currence, of bim who is, with brotherly beart, would undertake to mend my love, and dutiful respect, Hon. and dear plan, if it be worth mending, or draw Sir, your obedient servant in the Gospel, one more agreeable to the word of God!

J. F." My eyes are upon you, dear Sir, and " To Mr. William PERRONET. those who are like-minded with you, for “MY DEAR FRIEND, Nyon, June 2,1778. this work: disappoint me not of my “ When I wrote to you last, I hope. Stand forth, and make way for mentioned two ladies of your family,' reconciling love, by removing (so far as who have married two brothers, Messrs. lies in you) what is in the way of brotherly Monod. Since that time, they have reunion. Oh, Sir, the work is worthy of quested me to send to your father the you! and if you saw with what boldness enclosed memorial, wbich, I hope, will the false philosophers of the Continent, prove of use to your family. As the bad who are the apostles of the age, attack writing and the language may make the Christianity, and represent it as one of understanding of it difficult to you, I the worst religions in the world, and fit send you the substance of it, and of the only to make the professors of it murder letter of the Lady's lawyer, as follows: one another, or at least to contend among themselves; and how they urge “While I invite you to make your our disputes, to make the Gospel of title clear to a precarious estate on Christ the jest of nations, and the enrth, permit me, my dear Sir, to reabhorrence of all flesh, you would break mind you of the heavenly inheritance through your natural timidity, and invite entailed on believers. The Will, the New all our brethren in the ministry, to do Testament by which we can recover it, is what the herds do on the Swiss mountains, proved. TheCourt is just and equitable, when wolves attack them; instead of the Judge is gracious and loving. To goring one another, they unite, form a enter into possession of a part of the elose battalion, and face the common estate here, and of the whole hereafter, enemy on all sides. What a shame we need only believe, and prove, evanwould it be, if cows and bulls shewed gelically, that we are believers. more prudence,and more regard for union, “ Let us then set about it now, with than Christians and Gospel-ministers! earnestness, with perseverance, and

“Oh, dear Sir, take courage! be bold with a full assurance that through for the reconciling truth. Be bold for grace we shall infallibly carry our cause, peace. You can do all things, through Alas! what are estates and crowns, to Christ strengthening you; and as Doctor grace and glory? The Lord grant that Conyers, you can do many things, ---a we, and all our friends, may chuse the great many more than you think. What better part, which your brother, my if you go, Sir, in Christ's name, to all the dear friend, so happily chose. And Gospel-ministers of your acquaintance, may we firmly stand to the choice, as he exhort them as a father, entreat them did, to the last. My best respects wait as a brother, and bring as many of them upon your dear father, your sisters, and as you can together; think you that your

God reward your kindness to labour would be in vain in the Lord?

me upon them all. Impossible, Sir! Oh despair noi! Charity. “ I have had a pull-back since I wrote bopeth all things; anii as Kempis saith, last. After I left Mr. Ireland at Macon, it trieth all things, and bringeth many to shorten my journey, and to enjoy things to pass, which would appear im- new prospects, I ventured to cross the possible to him who despa:retb, hateth, mountains, wbich separate France from or careth not for the sheep?

this country. But on the third day of If you want a coach, or a friend to the journey, I found an unexpected trial; accompany you, when you go upon this a large hill, bose winding roads were errand of love, remember there is a so step, that though we fed the horses Thornton in London, and an Ireland in with bread and wine, they could scarcely Bristol, who will wish you God speed, draw the chaise, and obliged me to walk in and make your way plain before you ; all the steepest places. The climbing and God will raise many more to concur lasted several hours, the sun was hot, I in the peacefal work. Let me humbly perspired violeritly, and the next day I entreat yon to go to work, and persevere spit blood again. I have chiefly kept to in it. I wish I had strength to be at goats’milk ever since, and hope I shall get least your postilion when you go. I over this death also, because I find myTould drive, if not like Jehu, at least self, blessed be God, better again, and with some degree of cheerful swiftness, my cough is neither frequent nor violent. while Cbrist smiled on the Christian at- « This is a delightful country. If you lempe. But I am eonfident you can do come to see it, and claim the estate,

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bring all the papers and memorials your sume the fanciful name of Belfour; father can collect; and come to share a but of their family I am perfectly unpleasant apartment, and one of the finest informed: and it is a curious circumprospects in the world, in the house

stance, that Mrs. Barbauld, who prowhere I was born. God bless you, my dear friend! Believe me, dear Sir, &c.

fesses to give an account of their

“ family and connections," never menJ. F."

tions so much as their name. There Mr. URBAN,

July 6. is moreover a similar, or perhaps R. Mendez Da Costa, in your greater, mystery about their sister ways perfectly accurate in the Names certain, as your Correspondent Juba of some persons whom he mentions. observes, that Sir Edward Stanley, Mrs. Cavendish, whom he and other Earl of Derby, married Miss Hesketh, people called Jack Cavendish, was and is not recorded to bave married daughter of Lord James Cavendish, any other person, so it is observable youngest brother to the second Duke that in both the entries in your vols. of Devonshire, and resumed her own for 1783 and 1785, recording the name after her brother died s. p. and deaths of Lady Echlin and Lady Bradher husband assumed the name of shaigh, they are spoken of as s sisters Cavendish by Act of Parliament. to the late Countess of Derby." Upon Lord Charles Cavendish was her first further considering the language of Cousin, being third son of the aforesaid your former Correspondent in vol. second Duke, and brother to the third LXXIV. “ The eldest sister of these Duke: he died April 28, 1783, æt. 90. women, by the same moiher, married

The younger son of the Dowager Sir E. S. Earl of Derby,” may it not Duchess of Portland was Lord Edward, be suspected, though it does not apBentinck.

pear to be recorded any where, that Surely George Scott, whom Mr. M. Elizabeth, widow of Robert Hesketh, Da C. mentions, was George Lewis esq. mother of Lady Derby, and sole Scott, a Commissioner of Excise, who daughter and heiress of the Hon. married the sister of the famous Mrs. William Spencer, 3d son of William Montagu, of Portman-square, and died Lord Spencer, and brother of Henry, Dec. 7,1780. I always understood that created Earl of Sunderland, after he was christened after King George the death of Mr. Hesketh, married 1. who perhaps was his godfather. a Belling bam, by whom she had the

I cannot help observing, as I be- two ladies abovementioned ? J. B. lieve others of your numerous Readers have done, the care that your

July . learned Correspondent, the Remarker on Jamieson's Etymological Dictio

of

your Magazine, to answer an nary, constantly takes to inform the world that he is M. D. as Sir William

erroneous paragraph in the sixth

Number of the BRITISH Review; in Desse, the famous dancing-master, after he was knighted, drew upon his stating an opinion of my own as a fact.

which the author charges me with banker by the name of Sir Wm. Desse, The paragraph alluded to is the fol: saying,

.. How else will any body lowing: know what an honour has been conferred upop me?” But I should not

“ Mr. Galt is of opinion that the popus have thought it worth taking notice

lation of Sicily is gradually increasing ; of, had not the learned Doctor of and says, that the fact,' as he is pleased Physick, with the same religious care

to call it, is incontrovertibly established

by recent extracts from the Parochial that he constantly proclainis his own

Registers....... Mr. Galt's observations dignity, constantly refused to give to

relative to Sicily were made a twelvethe Rev. Gentleman on whom he re

month previous to Our OWN. At that marks his title of Doctor of Divinity. period no publication had appeared, as

P. 527, and 8. There is a mystery, far as we know, from which we could which I cannot unravel, about the obtain this fact; and we have much to ladies Echlin and Bradsbaigh here regret that Mr. Galt has not favoured us mentioned : they were Miss Eliza and with the exposition of his authorities," Miss D. (perhaps Dorothy) Belling- &c.-British Review, page 364. ham, of Preston in Lancashire, which I know not what may have been may have led the latter of them to ao the opportunities of acquiring koow.

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ledge which this itinerant Critick en- to that Society, would not attempt to joyed in Sicily; but his ignorance is become members of the other, from certainly disgruceful in one who as- fear of an ejection liable to ensue pires to the dignity of authorship, from the misguided zeal of some of and is “ characterized with no small its members. I will not even insist degree of presumption.” My autho- on the great increase of the old Society rity with respect to the Parochial re- that has taken place since the estaturns was the Abati Balsamo's Jour- blishment of the new one, and on the nal, published about six months be- probable failure of such increase with fore my first arrival at Palermo in the defect of its cause..We come 1809. On my RETURN to Sicily in now to the second argument, That May 1811, if the appearance of new, the coalition of Churchmen and Disand a rise in the value of old houses, senters in the Bible Society is unna. will be admitted as any proof of an tural. Considering the cause in which increasing population, and if addi- all the members of each religious sotional neatvess in external comforts ciety are connectively engaged; viz. be evidence of improvement, TAE the propagation of the Gospel, and

was confirmed to my satis dissemination of the knowledge of faction.

Him, who died for our sins, and rose Yours, &c. JOHN GALT. again for our justification, by whose

stripes we are healed, and who is over Mr. URBAN,

July 8. all, God blessed for ever, are not temperate reply of P.Q., p. 532, plicable at the present instant: For to my strictures on Dr. Marsh's pam- ye are carnal; for whereas there is phlet against the Bible Society, I can- among you envying, and strife, and notoniit to send an immediate answer. divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk The too great warmth and personality as men? For while one saith, I am of that have already been exhibited in Paul; and another, I am of Apollos, this controversy are sincerely to be are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, deprecated; and P. Q. is the more de- and who is Apollos, but ministers by serving of praise for having followed whom ye believed, even as the Lord an example salutary in its effects, and gave to every man? I have planted, the best adapted for the investigation Apollos watered; but God gave his of truth. I shall briefly discuss the increase. So then neither is he that three heads, under which he compre- plantelh, any thing; neither is he that bends the leading arguments of Dr. watereth; but God that giveth the Marsh; viz. that the Bible Society is increase :-Whatsoever ye do, do all unnecessary, unnatural, and huriful to the glory of God.” Let us then -To prove the necessily of the Bible attend to this adınonition, and unite Society, nothing more is requisite with one hand and one soul to glorily than to produce the simple fact, that the God of Heaven, that his will may all the other religious societies now be known upon earth, his saving existing could not conjointly supply health among all nations. To tho balf the Bibles of which our domestic third argument, and to the abstruse poor are in absolute want. To the reasoning of the Margaret Professor, accuracy of this statement, Mr. Gis- we will oppose facts undeniable and borne's speech bears ample testimony. incontrovertible. He says, That the It may perhaps be replied, that the Bible Society, from an extensive Church-inembers should transfer their omission of the Liturgy, is hurtful to subscriptions to the Society for Pro- the Establishment. moting Christian Knowledge, and surely ask in return, has such an omis. leave The Dissenters to themselves. ·sion of the Liturgy yet taken place? This would at best be only a proble. The fact is notorious and well attested, mat cal good; what we possess at pre- that no increased omission of the Lisent is certain and indisputalile. The turgy has taken place in consequence Bible Society, when deprived of the of the institution of the Bible Society. wealth, the learning, and foslering Let the Margaret Professor examine patronage of the Church, would cer- the accounts of the Barllett's Build. iainly be materially injured, if not de- iog's Sociely, and he will find that steosed. On the other hand, many those who are subscribers to the two of the Churchmes, now Subscribers Societics have ordered as many,

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