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daughter and a nephew, who were at- on the tombs and bones at the foot of tending his fickly condition *.” About it. The common people believe that the fame time he prefented a petition to the raih mortal who would dare to cut the House of Commons, by the name it, or even to pierce it, would inevitaof Samuel Hartlib, fen. setting forth bly perifh that year, &c. &c. Some his services, and praying relief; in years ago an old well-looking man caine which, among other ihings, he says, io reside in one of the old chainbers of that for thirty years and upwards be this atıbey. He made a bed for him had exerted himldi in procuring “ rare

self with Tome of the boards of the colo eollections of MSS. in all the parts of fons, and placed it in one of the winIcarning, which he had freely imported, cows, the only place theltered. ile transcribed, and printed, and lent to foon got a reputation for fanctity; the fuch as were molt capable of making pealints brought him provisions; and nle of them; also the best experiments ibe gentry invited hini fometimes, for in huthan.iry and manufactures, which their table, where he behaved like a by printing he hath publithed for the perfon accustomed to good company. benefit of this age and poterity t."

When asked the reason of his penance, The event of these applications, and be answered, that he coulil never do the time of the death of this ingenious enough for his fans." He was a handman, is unknown.

fome man, and once oblerving a lady Sprat, in bis hiftory of the Royal looking attentively at hion,.“ take care, Socieiy, favs nothing of Harilib, who said he, those eves have done much lecms to bave been an active promoter harm.". He lived about two years in of that inllitution. Nor is it lets re- this melancholy folitude, and at length markable, that he never mentions Mil- disappeared. People have formeci many ton's " Tractate of Education," al- conjectures, and invented feveral fiories though he disculles the plan of Cow- about him, but they are probably she ley's philosophical college. Warton. fuggeftious of fancy. The beauties

Hante intended to republish Hartlib's and the enchanting scenery of the lakes tracts, and those with which he was of Killarney, have been celebrated by concerned ; and Warton had seen his several towilis in profe and verse #, buz collection. See T. Warton's Milton, “ the enthufiafiic and happy profe dep. 118. 596, who refers also to MSS. fcription given by Dr. Smih, in his of Hartlib and Drury, Brit. Muf. Sl. hilwry of Kerry, is yet uurivalled." 1465, 4364, 4365.- MSS. Letters from

ll. K. B. Harilib 10 Ds. Worthington, from 1055 10 1601, at Cambridge. MSS.

Mr. URBAN, Baker, vol. XXIX, p. 103; and Caia- YOKO

VOCRCorrespondent, LXXI.p.892, logue of Pamphlets in Bibl. Harl. p.23. is not fingular in lamenting " the Also to Prvnne's Laud, p. 301.' See depreciations committed ty a large ivv alio Birch's llisi. Rov. Soc. IV. tit. buth on one of the venerable painted FERD. STANLEY. glass windows of Minlvern Church."

Hle, and your numerous readers, will Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 5.

fee, and I think with painful pieafure', tive of a recluse is felected from a uiterel bis (weet “Complaint" on the Fate tourist in Ireland, in a description fane fubject: but whether either comof Mucross Abbey, on the lake of Kil- plaints have got the evil removed, karnev ; “ Going Easwards, “ days our though live within eight miles of it, author, “the printula of Mucruls of- I cannot tell. Yet, I believe I may fers itself to the view; it is one of the with confidence fay that it will be refinest places I have seen, on account of mored, a gentleman having fucceeded the chequering of woods and plains; it Mr. Philips to the living who is likely

meunders nearly about two miles. The to look a line after thete matters. The · Venerable ruins of the Abbey inspire a poet, above alluded to, is Dr. Booker; fentiment of religious horror by no

* By Mr. Lelie, in 1772, and Mr. Al. inuans unpleasing; the yew in the mid- kinson, i 1798. " Bvl writers," fays dle of it covers it entirely with its the author of " Living linglith Authors,"" branches, and hardly admits the pal- have done themselves cres, though bich lage of a few rays of light, which fail have failed in doing justice to the scenery

of Killariey--s scenery which, as all agree, * Konu. Rez. 87.2.

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and the Complaint is very properly made in order due, magnificently sbere in his “ Malvern, a defcriptive and Were pictur'd-nce effulgent as the Sun, historical Poem," that bids fair to live Now, like the Moon obicur’d, bur dimly

(cen. as long as the language in which it is written, or the mountains which it ce- Reitcre, O Piety of modern times ! lebrates shall stand; mountains," as

Restore them to their pride, What an

lien! 2.-al, The justly says,

The generous zeal of better days beftow'd, “ Of paltoral beauty, spotted o'er

At least preserve, and let not Ruin's tooth With happy flocks, and cloth'd with live


Intatiale prey on pearls. Away! away!

With all that is unleemly from God's house. Where oft resounds the Nephiri's rustic

Endure not there wiat would be poisome Mountains, surveying trees of richer bloom

deemid Than Tempe boasts, or A pennine beholds ;


Within your own; nor let the obiervanc Yales more abundant,-fields of kindlies

Who fo much all around sees fit for praise, foil, Woods more umbrageous of imperial Oak,

There only censuie, wlicre not e'en the

found A nation's bulwark, ornament, and pride. or Cenfure's voice shou'd pain the pious

[ear." What marvel, that a scene so rici, fu

In the fame strong, poetic-and, let grand,

me add-pious fpirit, the author goes Should admiration e'en in Royal breasts * Awaken: -Admiration, thul inipii'd

on, invoking the inhabitants to reliore Of old, for yonder venerable pile,

the “noble, neglected edifice" to its Devotion, and munificence, and zeal, priftine beauty; and concludes his 100 To rear i bose richly-tinted Winlogus, now, generally merited reproofs on other negAlas! witb ivy, and with weedy mess lecied churches with this just reflecO'rrufive, bung : fume, by the gutíy wind, tion:Or ftripplings-thoughless in their boyim “ How loft to Piety, to Virtue loit, sport

Who, with superfinous pageantry and poms, Fractured, and headlemy, by hand uicouth, Adorn their manfioiis, and neglect their With ill-according workmanship repai’d. God! -Sich-once their grandeur-they, in se- Their own a palace.-His, the Lord of all,

Danip, rretid, inathilume, a sepulchral cave. Man's bliss primeval and 100 speedy fall;


J. W. His various fortunes in Time's earliest äge, Recorded in Jeh vali's ant ent tome;

Mr. URBAN, Actions mysterious wrought in Holy Land.

Chester, Jan. 8. Nur leis myfterious thole, ny God'sou u Sun I

learn with much pleasure, that Jo later time perform’d, depicted there :

There is a life of the late Edmund His restoration of the sick onilame Burke preparing for the press. I hope To health and foundness,-ut the deaf and the plan is a good one; that is, I trust blind

the biographical productions of Joruin, To hearing and to lighieihe dead to life!

Nafon, or Hayley, may be the model His conquest o'er grim Death, by dying which the author means to follow. As gain'd;

(Death Burke's correlpondence was very extenAnd o'er a monster far more die than

five, the work may be enriched with Soul-damning Sin! – These (with evenal several of his letters: and feveral para trutlis


fages from his speeches and pamphlets, Counters, and of concernment great to FromT:nie's begining !0 ·ts latt oireadhour) duced: fo that he may be, in a great

illufirative of his life, may be intro* The Liefdeid M5. concennet og Milo degree, his own biographer. Of his vern flakes, that the fatou was so much early life a good deal, I prelume, might

admired by Henry VII. his Queen, and be learned from the top of his old · their cu o foos, Prince Artur aid Prince schoolnatier. The Rev. Mr. Todd, in Henry, as lo induce Mem tis beautify the

his valuable edition of Milion's Poetichurch with fta ned glass windous tu a de

cal Works, gives an account vol. I. p. gree tha' m:d it one of the greatest crna

clui, of a literary club in Dublin, to ments of the nation.

“Those windows," which Burke belonged when he was, lays the MS. “ formi a mirror wherein we may fee how to be iese, live, and die." probably, a fudent in the college of I then enumerates the greai muli; licity of that city, In Dr. Campbell's Stricute facred inject: delineated : one of which,

on the llifiori of Ireland, there is a leta reprefentation of the Day of Judgment, jer of this greit man to General Val, is taid not to bave been inferior to the lancey, which merits the notice of his paintings of Michael Angelo." See Dr. biographer. Nor thould Mr. Price's Nail's Hift. arucle Miulvern."

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so strongly marked as these cannot, in- ciers; who, in their anxiety to defray deed, be well mistaken, if it shall be the expences of the nation, are apt to once agreed upon that they are the dis- overlook their own little concerns, be. linguithing characterillics of PROJEC- come enamoured of round numbers,

But I hope on some future oc- and speak of millions with a grand and casion to be able to prove that this is impoling emphasis. This kind parnot the case with all Projectors, tiality for the publick is foon oblerand that some think justly, speak red to spread over their whole appearNowly, and hare credit with their ray- ance the infalible mark of distinction Jer. In the mean time, I Mall con- here noticed. But they are not held: tent myself with remarking, that there in very high estimation'; and some of certainly is a particular fpecie: of Pro- ihem have been peculiarly unfortujector who may be discovered by such nate, parıly owing to the inattention badges of a contriving genius. I have of ministers of fate, who are always known a few of them in our limes, inclined to think themselves the best and indeed they cannot affect conceal- judges of what belongs to their oflice, ment; for, their projects being molily and partly to the ungrateful neglect of of a political kind, they are obliged to the publick at large, to that it frequentfrequent coffeehouses, and other pub- ly happens that a man shall be able to: lick meetings, in order to announce pay the debts of the nation in a few what, in a dearth of credit with book- years, who knows not where to profeilers, it may not be convenient to cure credit for the next meal. Indeed, commit 10 the press. Now of this there is this fatality attends the financlass of political Projectors, as far as cial projector, that he never ineddlesmy observation extends, “ extrava- with the subject of debt until he is ĝince of concep:ions" belougs princi- deeply involved in it, and never underpally to those gentlemen who deal in takes any thing for the nation but what Ichemes of the wholetale kind, who he is incapable of practiting for himnundertake very largely for the good of felf. I have always advised those on njankind, and are for overturning go- whom my advice is likely to prevail, vernments, and throwing nations into to avoid such dangerous projects confusion. The meaus whereby this not be entered upon without a capital, is to be done are very often dilpropor- but I cannot fay I have been very luca tioned, in all human appearance, to cessful; and I fometimes think that the end; as when the most worthless poverty and confinement bring on fitsof mankind offer fchemes of happinets of financial calculation, and that some to the world. But my readers mult pien learn to raite budgets and loans here observe, that this is the great beasi as birds are taught to ting, by being

of all such projectors, namely, that contined in a dark room. -uve elence of their art confilis in era I have only to add with respect to fering the greateid purposes by the the above clailes of political projectors, taseft incans, or in formning the great that they do not belong to our family, eli plans with the mofi infignificant and however numerous they may have neiz's and the leati labar; and been lately (for some rank ihein among this stronomy enters largely into their the miseries of war) the fuccess of their practice, whicher a government is to be plans is not of that kind which will reoverturned, or a Dop-keeper to be ia- commend them to wife and considerate kruin, wbe: her a militude is to be persons. I must, therefore, as a neceflary deceived, or a bailiff cluded.

recommendation to the favour of my The other characeriliic mentioned readers, difclaiin all connexion with by Mr. Adliion, is “burry of tpecch." themi, as well as with the religious This belon 45 to prnjeriors whole plans projectors of late years, who have feldom go fartier than words, and

particularly distinguiled by who are, therefore, 10 extremely deti- "extravagance of covceprions ;" and Tons of speaking their minds, that fome of then, I trust, have not been their words are tau lit io make their deprived of that other characteritie, cteape with precipitation, and without • Thabbinets of dress;" at least, it feems waiting for any order or arrangement. to belong in, and ought ever to acAs to ihe “ Thalbinets of dress," noted company those who have attempted to fo pointedly by the Spectator, it is fubiiitute the “ filthy rang" (it' piety Well known that characteristic belongs for the “ role of right ontnefs." aluoft exclucly to projecting finan- But full I hope that, with his depepe 4



as can


tions already mentioned, it may not be the infinity of designs by which, they altogether dithonourable to enlist in the have fought to raile their fame and band of Projectors; and, among fortune, and confequently benefit manother inducements of a personal nature, kind. No substance, created or uncraI am encouraged in this attempt by the ated, las escaped their inventive or con. liberal fentiments of Dr. Samuel John- vertive powers. Body and mind are fon, himself a worthy member of the alike subjected to their experiments: Corps, who thus vindicates the genuine art and nature are alike pregnant with race of ProJeCTORS; " By the unrea- materials for the ingenuity of their fonable diluribution of praise and blame, schemes : yet I must confess that this none have suffered oftener than Pro- variely, however honourable to that JECTORS, whole, rapidity of imagina universal genius which is the proud tion and valiness of design raise fuch boast of fome moderns, has tended in envy in their fellow mortals, that

every a great mealure to confound the merit eye watches their fall, and every heart of Projectory, and throw an air of ridiexulis at their distresses." In another cule upon their labours when viewed place this eminent author says, and a in the lump. Most of our family have amoft consoling decision it is, The felt “ the reasonable disproportion foily of projection is very feldom the of praile or blame;" and the high folly of a fool."

honours of philofophical rele:rch have In forining a project like the present, sometimes been bestowed on the conit has been utial to beljeak the atten- triver of only a paltry convenience. tion of the publick, fometimes by a Thus the pame of the inventor of the klefeription of the author's perfon, and telescope is little known to the geneforretimes by the genealogy of his fa- rality of those who have agreed to keep mily: With relject to the person of in perpetual remembrance the illufirithe PROJECTOR, it is of little coule- ous character who firti taught us to quence to give a description of what, place a wine-glass on a square piece of by the conftitution of periodical wri- inen. There are disputes among the tings, is meant to be concealed. The learned relating to the right of Galileo, bei delineation is çlefective where there while that of Doyley is acknowledged can be no opportunity to compare it by univerfal sutirage. And the mewith the original; and the circum- mory of the parliamentary renown of stances of stature, complexion, and a laie eminent fiatelwan is faii going feature, have seldom much connexion into the hand of oblivion, while it witi with the movements of the pen. Die never be forgotten that he was the first Tegarding precedents of this kind, there- who placed i llice of ham between two fore, I shall wear a short face or a long llices of bread and butter More reone as I find it convenient, and shall cently fill, a young nobleman has rary my age and shape according to the thruit himself into the rank of PROsubject'I may, handle, or the character JECTORS, by no other merit than that I may perforin. Gentlemen teldom are of bringing Diri, into diliepute, and curious in luch matters; and if any sudy changing the full-length of a great coat thinks proper to enquire, I have in- to the fize of a kit-cat. ftrucied Mr. Urban no make me nei- Again it muli be remarked, for I do ther old nor ugly.

not with to gloss over the little infirBut as to family, were I to indulge milies of our order, that Projectors, like. So unjutritable a pallion as vanity, at poets, are liable to fall into the ballos, ms firsi appearance, I might allert, when they attempt too many ibings, without the leali hazard of contradic- when they wix heroifin with bonitasi, tion, that the PROJECTORS are a family ani the grave with the familiar. It is of great antiquiry, and that there are really whimsical to fee a plan for introfew countries in which fome branch ducing lax principles of religion in the or other of the race has not kitled, if fue volumie with directions for iranila the word fettled be applicable to per- planting hedges; and the fame man fons of fo various a turn that they are contriving to make coach-lamps tiafometimes said even “ to move heaven tionary, who had just before writien and earth.” We are to be found how- on the perpetual motion. Yet thus it ever in all parts of the globe, and may always is with our numerous family ; with great contidence put the question, and it muti frequently remind the pub"Qiiæ regio in terris noftri non plena la- lick of llorace's composition of a man,

a borfe, a tini, and a roman. Nor is the family more numerous than In this versatile humour of “puiting



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