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poses of the personal possession of divines," commencing with the wriog Bacusia tou evū, za dovasorú- ters who were in repute at the Revolumi avloù; after which all these things lion ; not, as he observes, to find per
l are added unto us! See Matt. vi. 33. fect models of moral exhortation, but a
But it may not have been the au- vein of pure doctrine running through thor's intention to render his essay, di- the course ore and rugged tendencies to dactic, beyond the line of externals; literary excellence, which may ftimu. and, therefore, in his promised « ob- late his more refined taste. Yet, to fervations on the sermons that have ap- the general application of this refined peared in the course of the last ten laste, as being a defiruclive alloy to the years, it is to be wished he may be acknowledged vein of pure dočtrine, I more successful in his attempt to sew moft ttrongly demur. Where that they ure devoid of that evangelic this gentleman's Shakfpearian or Miland pastoral unction which the pulpit tonic latte, when he degraded the readdemands;" yet, unless it be admitted ing of these old unfashionable divines in that the matter which is to fuggeft or comparing it to a tour to the cares ! express this unction is somewhat diffe- What! is the Grecian temple better rent from the examples he has given us calculated to inspire devotion in a from Bossuet and others, however po- Chriftian than in a Gothick cathelite audiences may be satisfied with dral? Is the long extended lawn, or such improvements, I repeat it, “ they the smooth and elegant parterre, to be will never reach the lower orders, 'ur preferred to the ruder diversity of bill fufficiently impress the great l'ulk of the and dale, of light and shade?' But in people." Bui, however partial the El. caves, to which he compares the wrifayist and others may be to the man- tings of these unfashionable divines, mer rather than to the matter, to the there are no “ elevated points from drapery rather than the body of the which his clerical itudent
take his discourse, he seems without design 10 affifted flight." No; these unfashionhave fketched out the molt prominent able divines are " not among the dead; traits in thecharacter I am now attempt- they are risen." ing to develope. “ la Bruyere," says he, Instead then of stretching human p. 94, “ who wrote during the reign taste to make it reach the purposes of of the best French preachers" (equal, Divinity, it is a question whether the at least, to the present state of preach- more homely manner of preaching in ing anong ourselves) acknowledges that the sixteenth century should ever have there is still something wanting in their been given up! Dr. Johnson, we are compositions"; from whence he con- told by Boswell, predicted, that when cludes that, unul fome person shall the Scotch clergy'should give up that appear, who with a bofom warm and manner, religion would foon decay in enriched with the treasures of the Gof that country. As an illustration of this pel shall utter the language of fimpli- conjecture of our English Oracle, a late city and affection, the temple orators writer allures us, “ that such of the will be followed. This something, the clergy of Scotland as have participated treasures of the Gospel, and which, leatt" in the literary progress of the I presume, are but very partially ex- country, and whofe manner of preachhibited in the specimens of elocution. ing has more of the lak age than the which the Essayisi has advanced, are, present, retain the greatest popularity, . indeed, “ the apples of gold," for wbich and (amidi an unprecedented number the experienced will ever contend. of seceders) have fuffered least by the But it is morally impoflible that any defertion of their hearers.” And it is eloquence formed after the pattern of also an inflexible truth, of which we the French tinsel should ever fuit the may find many examples nearer home, inore stable and judicious talie of this that though no preacher should ever nation. To prescribe this as a Catho. descend to the disgusting cant and licon, would be as preposterous as to coarlêness of language, which bare administer to the head when the virus often deformed the pages of our predeof the diseale rages in the vacuuin of ceflors, yet the pures doctrines of the the heart.
Gospel, being too highly embellished The author of the effay, still wedded by art, or divefted of their more liinple to externals, cloes, it mult be admitted, phraseology, are not received by couirecommend to the clerical ftudent
mon capacities as Evangelical truths or the works of our old unfashionable the oracles of God.
This being a point beyond alt cone of the effay, it is neverthelefs a paratroversy, as I have observed in another mount conlideration, that, with respect place, it should naturally lead us to fix to a preacher, the root of the matter upon a medium between the extremes being in him, Job xix. 28, it will creof refinement and vulgarity in public ate a manner of his own, corresponda preaching; between the language of ing with a variety of circumstances, rant and that of reason ; warm piety diðering more or less in every recipient. and wild enthusiasm; a medium which But your limits forbidding any farther will be much allifted by the imprellive trespass, I subscribe myself, manner of delivering the plainest dif- Yours, &c. W. Hamilton RbID. courses. And the inore these partake of Scriptural phrases, rightly divided Mr. URBAN
Y or judiciously connected, the less they Breacon of the late enormous ada in of orna
upon kinds ments, and the embellishments of the consequent high price of books, kyle. Nothing but the doctrines of the many a poor parfon, like myself, has Gospel, the particulu. and individual been neceflarily obliged to relinquish application of them, will ever fatisfy;and the private purchase of several periodibothing short of them ever meet the cal publications, from which he had ideas of those who feel their need of heretofore been accuítomed to derive religion, its instructions, and its confo- a variety of amusement and informas, lations. A fiyle approaching nearest tion; and, instead of perusing them, to that of the facred writings, the fa- as before, in his own parlour, by his thers and primitive reformers, can ne- own fnug and comfortable fire-lide, ver be separated from the ideas enter- has been involuntarily compelled 10 tained by the generality of Christians, put up with a transient glance of them, of powerful and evangelical preaching as it were, in a circulaưng, library, or Collateral, if not direčt evidence of the (what is still worfe) in a public reading, validity of this opinion, I think, may room. This is a fád pass, Mr. Urban, be derived from some of the firli litera. to which many of our profeffion, and, I ty characters. It is an opinion which, believe, many of every other profession I prefume; the immortal Addison has and calling, are unfortunately reduced ! fupported with a decisive authority; But fill your publication, fir,“ The because every assertion he has made re- Gentleman's Magazine," will, notlative to the Hebraisins introduced into withstanding (however others may fufour language, most properly apply to fer by the present unwelcome, I had matters of devotion, and therefore they almost taid, ruinous tax upon paper), ought to determine the quettion, whé I am very well persuaded, never be ther the doctrines and precepts of the thrown alíde by any of us, so long as Gospel can derive more advantage from we have any cash in our caskets to pay the art of the orator, than their original for it; whilft it is conducted with that grandeur and native fimplicity. Mr. truly laudable spirit and patriotic temAddison obferves, “ There is a certain per, by which it has been uniformly coldness and indifference in the phrafes distinguished from its happy comof our European languages, when they mencement down to the prefent hour. ate compared with the Oriental forms No: as long as we have any true taste for of (peech; and that the Hebrew idioms polite and general literature remaining, run into the English tongue with a pe- lo long hall we continue to be your culiar grace and beauty; that the intu- confiant readers and admirers at home. fon of poetic Hebraisins derived to it But as, for the reafon above affigned, from the poetical pallages in Holy we have fome of us been forced, Writ give force and energy to our ex- for our pockets fake, to get a light pression, and convey our thoughts in of the Reviews, &c. only in the way more ardent and intenfe phrales than above mentioned, or else, now aud any that are to be met with in our own then forsooth, as the house of some tongue ; as there is something fo pathe- wealthy neighbour or other (infiead of tic in this kind of diâion that often fets taking them in ourselves, and reading the mind in a Hame, and makes our them at our own leisure, as wa ufidio hearts burn within us."
do of old). You will not, I hops, fit, The inference from the whole is deem it impertinent in me, if I procaly; for, admitting the full claim of fume to suggest to you a mode of cons eminent natural abilities in the author pletely redressing our grievance in this
respect, by means of your very value antists to engrave. Mr. Chamberlain able and instructive Magazine. The returned no answer to repeated applica. remedy I wish to propote is, an en- tions for this purpose. Anthony, the largement of your monthly « Review second viscount, had one fop, and the of New Publications;" which, I am title went on in regular fucceffion till convinced, would soon put an end to the death of the lali and 8th viscount, our present eagerness for the perusal of 1783. A supposed claimant of it died all other books of this kind, and ren- in obscurity at Boreham, near Chelmsder our taking leave of them less bur- ford, a few years ago. densome to our minds.
Poflibly Fielding's beauty might be The only objection to the enlargement Catharine Boyle, daughter of Richard, of the work, which occurs to me at earl of Cork, and lady of Arthur, fe-, present, is, the necessary enlargement cond viscount Ranelagh. She was of the price of it. And whether this born 1614 ; but the time of her death would create any difference in its sale, does not appear. it remains for yoit
, Sir, alone to deter- Sir Conyers Jocelyn, of Hide hall, mine. Should you think that it would, died May 23, 1778, and the title of even in the smallest degree, the best Viscount Jocelyn was conferred on a way of course will be, according to descendant from the first baronet's fifth the old adage (which you want not to fon, Thomas. be reminded ot), to " let well alone,” P. 147, a. 42, for stones r. stories. on no account to disturb the old and Sir John Peafhall was a name and venerable foundations which have so title assumed by John Pearsall, who. firmly supported your admirable work, died Nov. 9, 1778. and with it fo nobly preserved your
P. 133. The correction of the Oxown private reputation (potlets and un- ford graduates, 10, is a wrong refefullied for upwards of the last 70 years ;
rence for 16. this noticed in the and wbich will doubtless continue, Errata for last line but one instead of for ages yet to come, folid and im- l. 9? The correction, p. 31, is nrade: moveable; unless attempted to be re- in the Errata ; but instead of John is. paired, and thereby rendered pervious Richard. By the way, the Erraia are to vesolation by the too officious and printed on the back of p. 547, the first unskilful hand of Modern Innovation. page of matriculations, which are thus
ClericuS WELLENSIS. divided ; whereas they should have * We are much obliged by several been on a page to be numbered 450. hints, which we have taken the liberty to
Sheet 4 A ought, for the credit of the fuppress, in this correspondent's letter; and Clarendon press, to be cancelled, and Thould gladly enlarge the limits of our Re. reprinted correctly. view : but do not think it adviseable to The conduct of the character whose increase our price, though we suffer apology is written by Laocoon, p. much from the high price of paper. Nor 125, is a striking proof how much could we conveniently curtail either our the violations of decorum mavbe Obivary, or the Miscellaneous department screened by every other good characterof our publication. EDIT.
istick; and reminds one of the defence
for another eminent character, Mr. URBAN,
March 5, totally foreign to the charge brought F
B. PORTA, p. 112, by Mary, countess of Pembroke and Montgomery, relict of earl Mr. URBAN,
March 6. Ilenry, means Mary, daughter of Sir CORRESPONDENT offers the Philip Sidney, his third wife, I do not
following explanation of the words find that pe bad a fecond husband. Pic Nic, uted to characterize the in
Anthony Brown, firli Viscount Mon- tended suppers at the new thoutrical tagu, left three foos: Anthony, his institution. As to the firli syllable of fucceflor; Jobn, married Anne Gif- the word Pic, it comes from pickle, ford, and had illve Stanislaus, George, which Dr. Jolinfon, in his Dictionary, and three daughters; William, died informs us, means not only to falt liwithout issue. These three fons were quor to preserve flesh, or any thing so painted al full-length in one beautiful preserved, but also “a pickle rogue, little picture, which fortunately escaped confummately villainous, seasoned and the fire at Cowdray, and which I have imbued highly with every thing bad." hitherto in vain folicited fome of our Agaib, as to the meaning of the word
Il your correfpondentre els against him (LX. 1094.)
Nic, I will say nothing of an aged per- ticeship is expired, they may fall upon sonage to whom this appellation is the road or the town'; for what are most generally applied, but the learned their profpects after a certain age where Dr. Johnson gives as one of its fignifi- journeymen and women are not want. cations, “ to cozen at dice or cards :" ed, and when there is no emplovinent so that, I presume, by a Pic Nic Jip- for youth of riper years or more active per must be intended an entertainment powers, if indeed their health and confummately villainous, and fea- frame refitis contemption, debility, foned and imbued highly with every and deformity, long chough for them thing bad, and where the object is to to attain to the trength of 21 years? cozen at cards and dice." Such may Whoever reads what has been done at be the explanation of this fashionable Shrewsbury, Hull, and Lewisham, term in high life. It has been adopted' will soon be satisfied that parith-officers, by perfons in a secondary sphere, to particularly overleers, are velled with a give a dance and a fupper to their power that cries aloud for abridgment. friends and neighbours at the expence of 1 fhall not be unjust when I tay, they the respective parties, each being de-' can pick the pockets of the rich and fired to furnish fome article of the en- starve the poor—with impunity. Extertainment, bread, cold nieat, cakes,' perience warrants this abiertion, when! wine, fpirits, &c. and the gentlemen iradelinen spend and refuse an account called upon at the conclufion to pay of the expenditure of the money colthe owner of the house at this enter, lelted by them as overseers, pretend tainment for the mufick furnished by drunkenness, madnels, loss of books, their friend.
P. N. ignorance of the whole matter, and the
committee of parish accounts, under Mr. URBAN,
March 8. whose directious they act, and who' and overseers, and other guar- given them contracts to serve the workdians of the poor, io keep a regilier of house, fančtion their mal-conduct by all the children apprenticed out by their ignorance what to demand of them !!! and this act not introduced them. A tradesman overleer has been till thousands of children, orplian and known to defy the parish to controul others, had been made the victims of his accounts. The mischief originates manuriciurers. Do'we read of the re- from the character and rank of the per. peatel efforts of Englishmen to liberate fon fo appointed, and from the conniihe Negroes, whole condition in fervi. vance of his friends of the fame rank tude is in many inliances preferable 10 and character. Out-penfioners are that of our wretched poor; and are we multiplied, to lesen the care of the not led to this conclusion, that Eng. loute; and at lafi, perhaps, ihe whole diminen are more busy with mankind finks into the hands of a CARMER of at large than with their own families the poor. Thete are grievances that and countrymen? As if too the several call aloud for the interference of legilparikh-ojlicers did not already keep fuch: latire power; and till the power of a regilier as is now required. It is of overseers is controuled, and the chamore importance that they fhould be racter of fariner of the poor abolished compelled to visit their apprenticed and proscribed by legal authority, neichileiren at frequent and fixed periods; ther the poor nor the rich will have and not, when they do visit, be content justice done them. The opulent far: with specious replies, without firietest mer and merchant, though neither can enquiry into their health and food. Are do without the poor, will not ftir from then a few recent instances withiu view their farms or counting-houtes to reof the feat of legislation to raise at last lieve them. A FRIEND TO THE Poor. an anxiety, which the diliant cottonmills of the inidland counties could not Mr. URBAN,
March 8.1 klied, where the health and mordis of A leveral anecdotes respecting - Sa
S Mr. Ferd. Stapley hath collected hundreds of children and youth of both lexes are irreparably spoiled? and muel Harilib" in his memoirs of him, p. for what? that the children may be 19, perhaps the following extract from taken off the hands of their natural pa- the very curious work on halbandry, rish and parents, be maintained and under the running title of « England's fettled in another and a dillant ove; Improvement, or Reclucemevtof Land to and that, when their term of appren- pristine Fertility,” 410, 1653, by Wal
GENT. MAG. March, 1802.
tet Blith, the third impression, dedica- Eccles: Anglicana. There are also medals ted to the Lord General Cromwell,, in silver, of two ounces, by Coker, may be acceptable to him, and, to- worth, when fine, 155. in copper 5s. gether with the book, is at his service. with the Queen's head, on the reverse
Whofuever desires cordially to be in the clergy kneeling ; both common in fornied of Mr. Speed, may from Mr. filver as in copper. Samuel Hartlib, dwelling against Cha- There are also farthings of Queen ring-cross, who can give fuller and Anne, with PAX MISSA PER ORBEM larger description both of the man on them, worth, if in good and excel. and his abilities, having expressed him- lent preservation, 41. 108. to 5l. ; and Telf fo far a gentleman of such charity others with incuse letters, which fell in towards him, as hchath maintained him auctions for 5 guineas, and 61. but no divers months together while he was more. Of this last fort I know of two; inventing some of his discoveries." one at Dr. Hunter's ; and another in a
Walter Blith, from his perfonal ac- lady's collection, for which the paid one quaintance with, Speaks very Nightly guinea, but it is an ill-preserved one of Mr. Speed's discoveries, as he could As to the high price paid, or said to be not make good what he affirmed. He paid, for a farthing of Queen Anne, latewrote such high things as reason could jy sold at Philips's in New Bond-street, not fathom ; yet he neither wanted I do not understand it, and suppose ir money,clothes, nor scholars, and spread to be a miltake. QUADRANTARIUS, his books abroad to deceive and beguile the publick, by drawing them to
Mr. URBAN, his chamber to tell their fortunes.
ILL any of your correspons was friendly with his good friend, the form M. N. what remains are now public-spirited Hartlib, while the for- ftanding of Cattle-acre priory, fituated iner was composing his work, the late on the West side of the county of Nore ter informed him that an Oxford gen- folk, where formerly dwelt the Earls tleman, Ra. Aurten, an artist both of Warren ? learned and experienced, was about to I am under fome obligations to An publish a work on gardening and Architect, p. 128, for correcting the planting fruit trees, at which request quotation 1 made from his remarks on he omitted those subjects in the above Abergavenny church ; but though the performance.
words were not literally exact as to I thould be obliged to any correfpon- Abergavenny, they were nevertheless dent in pointing out the arms of the re- applicable to that building. He cor. fpectable Leicestershire family of Wil rects me also for addresling him under liam Stanley, gent. of Hinckley, whose the initial C, when he ligns Architect. son Williain married, in 1646, Lucy I will only remark, that c is the first Beveridre (one of the daughters of letter in ihe words culch-up, Carter, William Beveridge, vicar of Barrow and comical : now to which of these upon Soar, B. D. and tister to Bishop words he will lay any claim is perBeveridge), and had one son born in feAly well known to himself. I'my 1647, William Stanley, afterwards pen has led me into any error; I rea- . D. D. master of Corpus Chrifti dily acknowledge the mistake; but, be college, Cambridge, vice-chancellor it what it may, we have every reason of that university, and at the com: to thank him for the pleasing manner mencement of the last century, dean in which he fills the pages of your of St. Afaph ; and his fon Francis was Miscellany; and, though not “nursed sometime vicar of St. Leonard, Shore in the lap of Architecture," he neither ditch; the descendants of whom, it is wants taite nor judgment in that fcience. believed, are now living in Hertfordthire.' Lucy Stanley, in 1660,
In refutation of the idle reports and the wife of John Vernon, gent. of imaginary valve said to have been fet lately
on a Queen Anne's FARTHING, one of Smallwood, in Cheshire.
which was put op to auction, and bought Yours, &c. HINCKLEIENSIS
in by the proprietor for fifty pounds, it may
fuffice to observe, there are five different Mr. URBAN,
Feb. 12. farthings of Queen Anne, and one only, HAVE a jetton, or counter, figured we believe, remains unpublished, viz. Dr. ра little Snelling, worth three-pence, Hunter's, with incuse letters, inscribed B KL. the fueen Anne on one side, and Se.
LO ET PACE.
EDIT. Hitteria the other. Under St. Paul's