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even by the printers and correctors of cold does not possess that power. Of frequently shut our eyes not to observe the No. 74. SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1818.
PRICE ls. REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS. 1814, at which time the French garrison and instead of a knise and fork we were
were packing up to quit the island. The furnished with a small wooden spoon. One Letters of a Prussian Traveller, descriptive tolerable wine at about fourpence per of the slaves borought us a brass bason and
of a Tour through Sweden, Prussia, Aus- bottle, was in high request ; and in songs white towel embroidered with coloured tria, Hungary, Istria, the lonian Is- and drinking, many of these heroes were flowers, which hung orer his shoulders. lands, Egypt, Syria, Cyprus, Rhodes, anxiously forgetting their embarrass
After we had washed our hands, another the Morea, Greece, Calabria, Italy, the ments in regard to the native wives, who slave brought a boiled calf's head, and Tyrol, &c. &c. By John Bramsen. wished to accompany them, and the ori- placed it on a wooden plate before the Svo. 2 vols.
ginal mates who were expecting their re- treasurer, who stood at table. We were
turn at home. After a short stay at not a little surprised when the former Mr. Bramsen accompanied the eldest Corfu, the party sailed to Zante; and
[qu. the latter] reached his hand to one of son of Sir John Maxwell in a tour com- thence in a Greek brig for Alexandria. the slaves, to put up his gown and shirtprehending all the countries above enu- The insubordination, filth, and stupidity; tion meant, but were still more astonished merated, and some others, and occupying of Greek sailors, were conspicuous; and it above two years, from July 1913 to
to see the treasurer take the calf's head, was a relief to be put ashore from them, tear it to pieces, and with his fingers place Sept. 1815.
In a preface, the author though the plague raged in the country. a piece of it before each of us. He was claims indulgence for many errors in On this subject, it is stated, we know constantly helping us in this delicate manstyle, as the work is written in a lan- not on what foundation, that brend, ner to those parts he thought most to our guage not his own: but surely a greater when in a warm state, is very liable to
taste. Nothing but extreme hunger could degree of pains might have been taken, communicate the infection, but when have induced us to partake of it, and we the press, to weed it of the multitude of Alexandria so much has recently been
grand treasurer's operations. vulgarisms and grammatical inaccuracies which deform its pages.
Six fried pigeons underwent the same written, that any description is unneces
The French consul, Monsieur mangling mode of division, and the inThe early part of the publication re- Drouetti, had discovered a most beauti- ferior officers who stood behind helped quires very little of our notice. The tra- ful statue of black granite nearly buried themselves as the slaves were carrying vellers sailed from Leith, and arrived at in a yard belonging to an Arab from the dishes away.
Pillaw, fowls, and a. Gottenburgh; whence they proceeded whom he purchased it. It is in perfect sort of pudding, finished the banquet, through Sweden and the north of Ger- preservation, between four and five feet in and the latter dishes would have been many, by a route too well known to height, and a Greek inscription states it to excellent but for the profusion of oil furnish novelty. Indeed this portion of be from the Lycian people to Ptolemy, an
used in cooking them. Pipes, coffee, and the narrative is litttle more than an useful itinerary. At Potsdam, a few anec
officer and favourite of one of the kings sherbet, filled up the time till 10 o'clock,
of the same name. From Alexandria when they retired to rest. Next morndotes of Frederick the Great are culled. the travellers set out for Cairo, with an ing they saw about a hundred and He had forbidden any officer to attend a
escort of two Arabs, camels to carry twenty fine Arabian chargers at manege masked-ball at Berlin, but recognised in their baggage, &c. They were joined by in the court-yard. The town of Dathe room Baron L-, Captain of his
a Mr. Buckingham. At Damanbur they manhur is a miserable place. The Araown guard. The King accosted him,
were hospitably received by Ali Bey, to bian women wear nothing but a short " Captain, you are here contrary to the whom they had letters. 'Ile laughed blue cotton gown; their feet and hands King's orders." * That's very true, Sir; but on the honour of a gentleman, say not one
very heartily when they told him of Buo are bare, and their nails, eyebrows, and word of it. The next day at the parade that the bird was at last caught in a naparte's being sent to Elba, observing, chins, dyed with indigo. Iron ear-rings,
bracelets, and in some cases nose-rings, his Majesty called this officer aside, and
cage. thus addressed him, “ Captain, you are a
After the ceremonies of the in- also painted blue, are proudly worn. troduction,
The Bey had twenty-six wives and conMajor ; but on the honour of a gentleman,
cubines, besides favourite slaves : he had say not one word of it.” On another occa
The Bey observed, that we must need re- fifty horses for his own use, and about sion, passing some regiments in review,
freshment, and begged us to retire without 450 for his troops. Being sumptuously he observed a soldier with the scar of a
ceremony. We readily obeyed, and were
entertained, and kindly dismissed, the sabre wound on his face ; finding he was with two windows looking into the yard travellers, proceeded up the Nile to a Frenchman, the King said, “ In what there was a small mat on the floor, and six Shebrachit, where they embarked for alehouse were you wounded ?" To which large baskets filled with grapes and water- Cairo. The lands here are irrigated and the soldier smartly replied, in allusion to melons; the Bey had ordered these fruits to well cultivated. A tine Arabian mare one of the battles lost by Frederick, In be placed here, that we might partake of them and colt cost from 101. to 151. At that where your Majesty paid the shot!'
whenever we felt inclined. The treasurer, Cairo, the party lodged at the convent, From Berlin to Vienna we find no
and several other officers of the Bey's guard, and had their dinners prepared by an
directed the slaves to place a small round Italian, who keeps a sort of inn. Of thing for extract; and, advancing to
iron plate upon a low table, around which more interesting regions, we shall abstain from lingering in Hungary, but gave us each a small round loaf, which was we seated ourselves upon the mats. They course, the Pyramids, Sphinx, &c. were
visited; and Damietta and Jaffa were the sail at once from Pola, and land our rea very thin and badly baked, but serveil us as next stages at which any stop was made. ders safely at Corfu, on the 19th of June a plate; there was no table-cloth or napkin, ) In their way to the latter they heard the
firing of guns, which were directed The first objects within the gates were slab of white marble on the pavement, suragainst an Arab village, and it seems three Turkish soldiers, wlio guarded the rounded by a railing ; this we were assured that this mode of collecting taxes is not entrance, and were smoking their pipes was the spot where the body of the Saviour
was anointed by Joseph of Arimathea. We seldoın necessary on the part of the with a degree of unconcern that struck us
the more forcibly as our own curiosity was next entered a kind of circular chapel, Turkish oppressors of these districts.
raised to so high a pitch. Our guide dis- erected under the centre of the dome: the The Bey of Jaffa bears a very bad cha- charged the customary fees that all Chris- sides were formed with verd-antique marracter, is of a cruel disposition, and tians are obliged to pay on entering the ble, and the entrance was covered with the much feared by the inhabitants. Even town.
same. Twenty-one silver lamps were hangthe English vice-consul (M. Damiano)
The sacred city was otherwise very lieved to contain the tomb of Jesus Christ,
ing around this sacred spot, which is bestands so much in awe of him as to be desolate; some Christians in the Levan- and several vases filled with flowers stood glad to keep out of his way, as he cares tine dress saluted the travellers with the on a white marble slab near it. The sacred nothing for foreign powers, nor even for welcome · ben venuti, and they arrived tomb itself was covered with two planks of the imperial firman.
at the convent of St. Salvador, where a mahogany colour, and guarded by an The consul himself was forced to pay they were to take up their residence. aged monk. taxes like a common christian. When he To their surprise and mortification, they From this venerable spot, after percomplained of this treatment, and presented
were received by two drunken Monks, forming certain ceremonies, and satishis firman from Constantinople, no attention was paid to it, and the only answer he who, instead of answering their inqui- fying their devotional feelings, they vireceived was, “ You are a Christian doz,
ries, burst out into a fit of laughter, and sited the chapel, where many relics and the person that sends it you is no
uttered a torrent of nonsense in miser- are shewn. They next took a disbetter."
able Italian. A religious of a better tant view of the temple of Solomon, From Jaffa the party, properly fur- order, however, at length appeared, and that forbidden object to which no nished with a guide and escort, for which paid them the attentions due to their si- Christian is permitted to approach." a large sum was paid, departed for Jeru- tuation, and to their letter of introduction Neither shall we in our present Numsalem, which is about 35 miles distant to the Superior.
ber ; but reserve the curious account of by the way of Rama. The natives are Being much fatignied (says the narrator) this Temple, and the remainder of Mr. by no means friendly to Christians, and we retired to rest for a few hours, but had Bramsen's work, to be concluded in our the journey is not free from peril. To- hardly fallen into a slumber, when we were
next. wards Jerusalem, the road becomes very and windows. We rose, and found the
disturbed by a loud knocking at our door mountainous; and as it was expedient to travel by night in order to avoid the yard in front of our apartments filled Prospectus and Specimen of an intended
National Work. By William and scorching heat of the sun, the situation in the Levantine style. It was a visit of was picturesque and interesting.
Robert Whistlecraft, of Stow Market, friendly congratulation, which however at
in Suifolk, Harness and Collar-makers. We passed (says Mr. B.) a village to the such a time we could willingly have disright belonging to an Arab who calls him- pensed with. They all came and shook
Intended to comprise the most interesting self the Prince of the Mountain; it ap- hands with us, at the same time greeting Particulars relating to King Arthur and peared to be considerable: the fields around
us with · ben l'enuti.' Most of the women his Round Table. Canto III. and IV. it were very fertile, and covered with vines, wore gowns of a reil colour, some ot which 8vo. Pp. 61. interspersed with crops of tobacco, water
were örnumented with narrow silver lace on The world has grown so exceedingly melons, and linseed." The road is kept in the borçler; their hair was plaited, and very good order near this village, but the hung down their backs, and to the end of dull of late, that the poet who interrupts Christians must pay a tribute to the Prince, each lock was attached some gold coin : its monotony, by forcing it to laugh, for permission to pass his territory; and as several wore similar ornaments round their deserves double thanks. Of the powers the place is situated in a narrow defile of reads and necks, but all were covered with of the Messrs. Whistlecrafts (alias the the inountains, he can easily shut up the long white veils.. Some were very hand- Hon. J. Hookham Frere) to do this, no passage. He has the character of being at some, though their complexions were rather one who has perused the two first once cruel, haughty, unrelenting, and ad- pale. Very few spoke Italian, their genc Cantos * of this whimsical and facetious dicted to rapine. The monks in particular ral language being either the Arabic or the stand in great dread of him.
Turkish. Some of them pretendied that production can entertain a doubt. The The guide paid the usual dues ; and they caine to fetch water from the well; but third and fourth, which have just ap
it was not disticult to see that the stronger peared, are equally playful and amusing ; his employers had the good fortune to motive of curiosity, so all-powerful to the equally rich in droll allusions, in fanciful have a view of his Arabic Highness for female mind, had åttracteil them to the spot; observation, and in incidental touches of their money. He was a stout, good look- others informed us they had been to prayers beautiful poetry. There does not appear ing man, with an immense black beard; in the convent.
to be any distinct object in view : the his dress a white cotton frock, with a sash and a blue turban ;—he and his at-Bev, and paid a tax of 50 piastres, or sports with his theme “ as the destinies
Having obtained permission of the whole is mere drollery, and the author tendants were all well armed and well about three guineas, without' which no decree” in so lively a manner, that we mounted, smoking long pipes. In the Christian curiosity is gratified in this shall see many more cantos before · Labsence of their guide, they were about particular, they visited the church of the sisti satis' is heard from our critical chair. to take the wrong road, when His Holy Sepulchre.
The third part begins with an apostrophe Highness put them right by crying out Helcods (i.e. Jerusalem,) and pointing It is a large and magnificent building, to the gayest of the Nine : out the proper path. Jerusalem is not and, with the exception of some of the pil. I've a proposal bere from Mr. Murray, lars and the front, remarkable for the cu
He offers ban:lsomely--the money down; seen till within a few hundred yards of rious basso-reliero work over the door ; is My dear, you might recover from your Aurry it; several magnificent ruins precede mostly modern, the building having been
In a nice airy lodging out of town, the entrance by the gate of Jaffil. We partly destroyed by fire in 1810. The first * Reviewed in the Literary Gazette No. 26, are further informed
object pointed out, on entering, was al July 19, 1817.
At Croydon, Epsom, any where in Surry; Unfortunately for this concord the in this morceau of exquisite latinity, the
If every stanza brings ys in a crown, I think that I might ve:ture to bespeak
Monks, instigated by ambition, took it author, in his assumed character of A bed-room and front parlour for nexi week.
into their heads to have a ring of large- harness-maker, has a sly hit at the ac
sized and loud-toned bells. Now it seems knowledgments to friends, with which Tell me, my dear Thalia, what you think; that
modern works in prose and verse are Your nerves have undergone a sudden shock; Your poor dear spirits have begun to sink; Giants abominate the sound of bells,
so plentifully interlarded. Those, says On Banstead Downs you'd muster a new stock,
And soon their fierce antipathy was shown, our bard, that have laid their Latin on And I'd be sure to keep away from drink,
The tinkling and the jingling, and the clangor, the shelf,
May like to read the subsequent narration We'll travel down there in the morning stages; Blind to their danger, the monks are Done into metre from a friend's translation. Our verses shall go down to distant ages.
delighted with their new toy, the effect And here in town we'll breakfast on hot rolls, of which upon the circumjacent hills is Squire Humphry Bainberham, of Boozley Hall,
(Whose name I mention with deserved respect) And you shall hare a better shawl to wear; very humorously described:
On market-days tras often pleased to call, These pantaloons of mine are chaf'd in holes ;
Meanwhile the solemn mountains that surrounded And to suggest improvements, or correct; By Monday next I'll compass a new pair:
The silent valley + where tlıc convent lay, I own the obligation once for all
To this pleasant allusion to a practice
When the first peal burst forth at break of day: which has degenerated into the most Set out the tea-things, and bid Phoebe bring
Feeling their granite ears severely wounded, The kettle up.-Arms and the Monks / sing.
They scarce knew what to think or what to say; unworthy and abominable sycophancy, The author being thus comfortably And (though large mountains commonly conceal the author adds a trait of the same situated to pursue his task, forgets or Their sentiments, dissembling what they feel,
class, by asserting that the poem is neverat le:ist digresses en masse from the Yet) Carler. Gibbrish from his cloudy throne theless wholly his own. We give him promise at the end of his fornier work, of this strange rumour, with an awful tone,
To huge Loblommon gave an intimation credit for the fact, and proceed with his to give us
story. A few of the wiser monks,” the Thund'ring his deep surprise and indignation; wise are always few," headed by their A Giant's cilucation and his travels,
The lesser hills, in language of their own, and at once introduces us to the monks Discussed the topic by reverberation;
reader and librarian, had all along opand their residence:
Discoursing with their echoes all day long, posed the plan of the bells, and there is
Their only conrersation was, ding-dong.' an admirable detail of the proceedings Some ten m'les off an ancient Abbey stood, Ainidst the mountains, near a noble stream; These giant mountains inwardly were mov'd,
of the two factions, and of the manner A level entinence, enshrin'd with wood,
But never made an outward change of place :
in which the leader of the anti-tintinSlop'd to the river's bank and southern beam; Not so the mountain Giants-(as beboy'd nabularians conducted himself. Among Within were fisty Friars, fat and good,
A more alert and locomotive race,)
other things, Of goodly persons, and of good esteem,
Hearing a clatter which they disapproy'd,
He transcribed, he pasted,
Repair'd old bindings, index'd, catalogued, Like house dogs howling at a dinner-bell
Illuminated, swended clasps, and wasted Between them and the Giants a very Impending fate is announced in dreams Meanwhile the belfry business was proceeding.
An hour or two sometimes in actual reading ; fair intelligence subsisted, for
and by prodigies to the secure Monks; To escape its opening, he stole away on The Giants were a tolerating sect, and in giving the history of the savage the appointed day to angle, and conned and the monks had kindly administered acts of the gigantic tribe, we have an relief to a poor, lame, and old member imitation of the ancient monkish legen- meeting with his brethren. Providen
over many smart replies for his next of that body. After a very happy illus- dary Latin, than which we do not retration of the powers of music, in which member ever to have perused any thing particular spot, where, being detained,
tially the roach and dace bit freely in a the Friars excelled, and witty hypothesis more perfectly felicitous : of the history of Orpheus, the effect of Erant rumores et timores varii;
he observed the approach of the Giants, sweet sounds upon the Giants is thus Dies borroris et confusionis
and by giving timely warning, saved the finely painted : Evenit in calendis Januarii ;
convent from being sacked. There are Gigantes, semen maledictionis
beautiful descriptions of the rapture with. And oft that wild untutored iace would draw, Nostri potentes impii adversarii,
which the new belfry was hailed by its Led by the solemn sound and sacred light, Irascebantur campanarum sonis, Beyond the bank, beneath a lonely shaw,
promoters (compared to a hive of bees) Horá secundâ centum tres gigantes To listen all the livelong summer night,
and of the motions of the “puny piscaVenerunt ante januam ululantes. Till deep, serene, and reverential awe
tory swarm" in the shallows of the river; Environ'd then with silent calm delight, At fratres pleni desolationis, Contemplating the Minster's midnight gleam,
Stabant ad necessariuin præsidium,
but lest we draw out our remarks to Reflected from the clear and glassy stream. Perterriti pro vitis et pro bonis,
too great a length, we relinquish our Et perduravit hoc cruclele obsidium,
inclination to quote these passages, for a But chiefly, when the shadowy Moon had shed Nostri claustralis pauperis Sionis,
sketch which would do honour to a more O'er woods and waters her mysterious hue, Ad primum diein proximorum Idium; Their passive hearts and vacant fancies fed Tunc in triumpho fracto tintinnabulo,
grave and ambitious performance: With thoughts and aspirations strange and Gigantes ibant alibi pro pabulo.
A mighty current, unconfin'd and free, new,
Ran wheeling round beneath the mountain's Sed frater Isodorus decumbebat Till their brute souls with inward working bred
shade, Dark hints that in the depths of instinct grew
In lecto per tres menses brachio fracto,
Battering its wave-worn base; but you might see Subjective-not from Locke's associations, Nam lapides Mangonellus jaciebat,
On the near margin many a wat'ry glade,
Et fregit tiutinnabulum lapide jacto;
Becalm'd beneath some little island's lee
All tranquil, and transparent, close embay'd; Lacb was ashamed to mention to the others Et nihil relinquebat de intacto,
Reflecting in the deep serene and even
Each flower and herb, and every cloud of heaven ; Yet thus far each would venture-“ Listen, Et alia multa damna atque outragia. brothers,
In explaining away the learning evident | The painted kingfisher, the branch above her, It seems as if one heard Heaven's thunders
Stand in the stedfast mirror fix'd and true; melt
+ Homer podø i it was
Anon the fitful breezes brood and hover, In music!
EDITOR. Fresh’ning the surface with a rougher hue; T
Spreading, withdrawing, pausing, passing over, Our great consolation in taking leave | value, were it only through the sacrifice Again returning to retire anew :
of this clever production is, that it pro- offered for us. So rest and motion in a narrow range, Feasted the sight with joyous interchange. mises to be continued. Amid all the whim
We break away from this train of coIn this sweet scene, while twitching out and capriciousness which belong to it, gitation to fulfil the task we proposed
there are so many admirable touches of gudgeon, the worthy Monk is alarmed by
to ourselves in regard to this work, or the invading Pagans, who are rather genuine wit
, so many neat allusions to rather to its appendix ; and refer to the
classic lore, and altogether so much disposed to resent the clatter of the bells
Letter all those who desire to peruse a than to fish away their displeasure like gaiety and humour, that he must be a the man of Christian habits. He flies to stoic indeed who does not enjoy it very plain and powerful statement of
the case between the regular church and heartily. the convent, and animates its inmates to
that party which is known by the name defend it. His courage and resources
of Evangelical. are so conspicuous that, the Abbot dying A Letter to the Honourable and Right
Dr. Maclaine, whose biography leads during the fray, he is elected in his
Rev. Henry Ryder, D.D. Lord Bishop
to those passages which we shall notice, stead, as the best fighting Friar. He is likened to Pericles, and his claustral de
of Gloucester, on the admission to Holy was, for more than half a century, minisOrders of young Men, holding (what are
ter of the English church at the Hague. fence to the defence of Athens. He took
commonly called) Evangelical Princi- He was of a respectable Scotch family, especial care to feed his troops well; a
ples: To which is added, a Biographis father and mother at an early age, he
but born in Ireland in 1723. Losing his main consideration when churchmen
cal Sketch of the late Rev. Archibald combat. At length the besiegers, fa
Maclaine, D.D. By the Rev. Richard went to Holland to his maternal uncle, tigued with the gallant resistance of the
Warner. pp. 61.
under whose auspices he was educatel Monks, retire during the night, and the
for that station, upon which his life auspicious news is brought to the de- This is a fearful title page for us who reflected so much honour. His publifenders by Brother Martin, who had disclaim all controversy, and especially cations are not many, but excellent: two been accidentally cut off from communi- polemical; and we doubt not that those volumes of Sermons; Series of Letters cation when the Giants sat down before friends who have observed the Literary to Soame Jenyns on his Defence of the place.
Gazette for any period, to know its trim, Christianity, 1777 ; Letter on the PartiAnd now the Gates are opened, and the Throng
will be surprised to see such a head tion of Poland; and a Translation of Forth issuing, the deserted camp survey;
to one of our articles. But as the Mosheim's Church History, with Notes “ Here Murdomack, and Mangonel the strong,, postscript to a letter is not unfre- and Appendixes. His excellent characAnd Gorbuduc, were lodged,” and “ here," quently the most engaging part of it, ter, and the high respect in which he
they say, “ This pig-sty to Poldavy did belong;
so do we find in the additions to this was held, rendered Dr. M. familiar with Here Bundleback, and here Phigander lay." pamphlet, matter which we conceive will many of the most distinguished indiviThey view the deep indentures, broad and round, be interesting to the generality of our duals for rank and talent in Europe. So Which mark their postures squatting on the readers. It is true that we shall not much was he esteemed indeed, that our ground.
accompany the Reverend author through venerable king caused him to be introThen to the traces of gigantic feet,
his very able and orthodox arguments duced to him at Windsor, when on a Huge, wide apart, with half a dozen toes ; against the Evangelical party in the visit to this country in 1788. His Ma"They track them on, till they converge and nieet, church:-Not from any blind less to the jesty conversed with him in the most
(An earnest and assurance of repose) Close at the Ford; the cause of this retreat importance of the subject, nor from any affable manner, and expressed his affec
They all conjecture, but no creature knows; want of respect to the advocate of the tion for M. de Salzas (the Doctor's inIt was ascribed to causes multifarious,
established religion ; but from a convic- timate friend) who was the sub-precepTo saints, as Jerom, George, and Januarius,
tion that our Work is not the fit arena tor and person principally in charge of To their own pious founder's intercession, for such controversies, and from being the Prince of Wales and Duke of York,
To Ave-Maries, and our Lady's Psalter; so far optimists in this great question, but who retired on the resignation of To news that Friar John was in possession,
as to be fully persuaded that The Truth the office of Preceptor by his patron To new wax candles placed upon the altar,
will ultimately shine the clearer for all Lord Holderness. To their own prudence, valour, and discretion; To relics, rosaries, and holy water;
the clouds of folly, selfishness, or schism, Dr. Maclaine was one of those who To beads and psalms, and feats of arins-in short, which pass over it. A single point we have a fine taste for harmony, and are There was no end of their accounting for't. will notice, and express our most cor- moved by the concord of sweet sounds :
As is generally the case, all their con- dial agreement with Mr. Warner, that jectures were unfounded, for the fact human nature is not altogether so re
The first time he ever heard music to was, that the Giants went off to inter- probate and debased as one class of sec
perfection, was at the Hague, when Handel cept the ladies belonging to Arthur's taries delight to represent it. No! there Orange, daughter of George the Second.
went thither to attend the Princess of court, as narrated in the two former is something of the God in man; there The celebrated musician performed voluncantos; and thus we find out that the is something of the divine in his descent taries before her, on the organ, at the Great present publication is purely episodi- and ascent, in his life here and his hopes Church, once or twice a week ; to which cal, as
of hereafter, which forbid us to consider she was accustomed to invite all the noThe Giants' memoirs still remain on hand him as the lost, degraded, and vile blesse, the foreign ministers, and the clergy. The author adding
creature—nulla virtute redemptum. If The Doctor described himself as perfectly For all my notions being genuine gold,
we are mortal, we are also immortal; if transported at the performance; experiencBeat out beneath the hammer, and expand we are fallen, we are also of sufficient ing sensations of delight, which he had no
And multiply themselves a thousand fold worthiness to have merited the incarna-) conception it was in the power of harmony Beyond the first idea that I plann'd;
to produce. He was expressing his pleaBesides, this
tion of perfection ;-let us not therepresent must be sold;
sure one day to Dr. Burney, and added, Besides,- I promised Murray l'other day,
fore be proud and presuming, but let Indeed I am always powerfully affected To let him have it by the tenth of May.
us feel that we are of inestimable by Church music;” to which Dr. Burney