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* Barley mowing.—2 Apricots ripe, a very flight crop.-3 Althea frutex (hibifcus fyriacus) in bloom-4 Barley carryiug in.-5 Bank-martins (hirundo riparia) vifit us, having left their breeding-places.-6 Air fo cold as to injure kidney-beans. High tide. Halo round moon. In a circuit of an hundred miles in Kent did not obferve any feed on the afh-tree; acorns in great plenty.-9 Swallows congregate in large flights.-10 Mulberries ripe. Therm. 70 at 2 o'clock P. M.

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W CARY. Mathematical Instrument-Maker. opposite Arundel freet. Strand.

THE

For

Gentleman's Magazine:

1786.

JULY,

BEING THE FIRST NUMBER OF VOL. LVI.

Hermitage, near Bath, July 2. MR. URBAN,

T

***** HOUGH it has been my lot (I will not fay my happy lot) to have lived with, and converfed much among, what are the XXX generally called great men of this nation, yet I confider the greatest honour I have received, during a long and chequered life, to be a vifit made me en perfonne by Mr. Howard; his unfolicited name as a fubfcriber to a poor performance of mine; and a prefent of his own immortal deeds; deeds fo fraught with benevolence, and told with fuch modefty, humility, and philanthropy, that he, who can read them without feeling a reverential awe for the doer, must be unworthy of the name of man. I therefore fend you a draft on Meffrs. Hoares for one guinea, that I may contribute my mite towards the erection of a ftatue to immortalize THE PERSON of Mr. Howard; his virtues and his writI am ings will immortalize his name. forry to fay it is inconvenient for me to do more; yet, rather than the work fhould not be carried into immediate execution, while the worthy and modeft object of it is abroad, you may call upon me for nine more; for who would not put themselves to fome inconvenience to render refpect to the memory (as Dr. Lettfom juftly styles him) of the GODLIKE HOWARD? One ftately tree in my garden has long fince borne his name on its rind and may the hand wither, like its leaves in Autumn, who dares to erafe it! Yours, &c. POLYXENA.

PART II.

MR. URBAN,

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June 14. F the propofal, fuggefted by you ingenious and benevolent corre fpondent ANGLUS, to erect a ftatu in honour of Mr. Howard, I mo cordially approve; and where is to t found a man of fenfe and virtue the will not fay the fame? Statesmen a the corruption, and heroes the destroy ers, of the human fpecies; but M Howard is, in the nobleft and most un quivocal fenfe of the word, their pr ferver. I can myfelf feel the impor ance of his fervices more than the g nerality of his readers, as, from m tives not quite diffimilar from his ow I have been long accustomed to vi prifons, and perform, now and the thofe offices of charity which are t much neglected even by wife and go men, and which, if I had not be writing on a fubject endeared to me long and folemn reflection, I thou not have prefumed to mention concer ing myself. But Anglus feems to c upon your readers in general, 1 merely for approbation, but afsistan In what manner then does he w me to affift? for it is a righteous cay and my heart is with it. On A Howard himself it were a waste of 1 negyric to expatiate in that langu which truth itself would warrant. gument and perfuafion are anticipa by the general and just celebrity he attained; and it feems to me, t merely to propose the statue is fuffici to fecure the concurrence of thofe v reverence the character of Mr. H. 1 as to the penurious and the unfeeli I muft fay, with a little accommodat

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36 Liberal Encouragement towards the Monument for Mr. Howard.

Salluft, verba viris virtutem non ad
re. In the prefent state of things, I
in only request to be put down as à
bfcriber, and to be confidered as a
oft fincere well-wisher.
S. P.

for June; and, while warm from the
impreffion of fome articles which have
caught my eye, I fit down to fhew that,
fenfible as I am (with Mr. Thickneffe,
fee p. 485 of the Magazine) that the
good I do in the world is but inconfi-
derable, I am at least a well-wisher to
goodness, and forward to add my poor
teftimony of approbation to those who
have arrived at an exalted degree of
it. In this view, I commit to your
care a draught for ten guineas, as
my contribution to the propofed monu
ment for that man who, as we are told
was done by the Founder of the religion
of which it should seem Mr. Howard is
a catholic and large-minded member,
goes about doing good. I hope, and
am perfuaded, there are far too many
perfons who would be in hafte to stand
forward on fuch an occafion, and who
get your Mifcellany the moment it
comes out, to leave a poffibility of me,
at this distance, being one of the first
five propofed by Dr. Lettfom for a
committee; to compofe which, it would
feem, none are proper perfons but refi-
dents about the metropolis, and who
have a knowledge of the arts of defign,
which I am not fo happy as to be pof-
feft of. Yours, &c. S. P. W.

"

MR. URBAN, July 19. VERY fincerely with you fuccefs in - your scheme of erecting a ftatue to Ir. Howard, towards which I have iven you my mite with more pleasure han I ever gave any thing in my life, = I never remember an occafion which o much infpired me with a fenfation of oing honour to myself. And let the ochefoucault school chew it if they leafe. We agree with them that every ning centers in felf; nor can it be oherwife; but were there not goodness man's nature, how could he be caable of fuch gratifications as thefe Even the fenfation experienced by the fignificant individual who is fcribbling you, is an irrefragable argument aainft their fyftem; and how much hore ftrong and noble a one is fupplied y the life and actions of Mr. Howard, he god-like man, as he has been well yled, and of whom we have fo much eafon to be proud! What can be a more glorious part to act, than that of The Friend to, Nature, and a Second to God, in the relief of his fuffering crea ures! That is Mr. H's part, and his

lace in the fcale of beings. A friend of mine amufed himself fome time ago n delineating that fcale; but though he mployed much thought upon it, he ould not fettle it quite to his fatisfacion. I fend it you as a cud for your eaders to chew, if you think it worthy of them. My friend, I fay, could not ettle it quite to his fatisfaction, as he loubted whether the fecond term in the lefcending feries ought not to be put ower, nay, ought not to be the last but ne. Yours, &c. A SUBSCRIBER.

Scale of Beings, or of Merit.
GOD:

Friend to Nature:

Tyrannicide:
Man of Honour :

Honeft Man :

PLAIN LABOURER.

Knave Secular:

Saint:
Statesman:
Hero:
DEVIL.

MR. URBAN.

6.

IT affords me infinite pleasure that my valuable friend, Dr. Lettsom, has feriously aided your God-like propofal of erecting a ftatue for Mr. Howard; as I am certain public and honourable diftinctions to the fuperior excellent must be deeply impreffed upon minds difpofed to promote private and public good, and that fome fuch perfons will become usefully active in fo. ciety; and though in a century there will hardly be a HOWARD, yet actions may be performed that may endear other characters to the community. God grant that many fuch men may come forward, and prove themselves valuable members of fociety!

I have depofited my guinea with Dr. Lettfom, and recommend to your notice, as a delightful fpecimen of Howard's exalted worth, Mr. Burke's speech at Bristol Guild. It is the moft nervous that perhaps was ever penned : I Ipeak from my own feelings. W. H.

MR. URBAN, Statfold, July 11.

Extract from Mr. BURKE'S Speech at the Guildhall in Bristol, 1780. CANNOT name this gentleman

ITHIN the last three hours II (Mr. HOWARD) without remarkhave received my Gent. Mag.

W

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