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Harwood for information, seems to

1640 have had but a flight acquaintarice with the writers of antiquity * Poffibly, Mr.

Londone. Urban, in this age of frivolism, there In another part of the Bible there is may be many fuperficial geniuses, ho an earlier portrait of himself fimilar to may wish to know something more about the above, and prefaced in the following the genealogy of Wisdom, than the manner : learned Dr. has communicated. You

"1639, at Canterbury citywill therefore, I hope, favour them with

“ Ino Milton, son of Jno Milton, born in the foregoing intelligence for their edi. Oxford, late of Christ College, Cantabridd. fication, as they may not always be This year of very dreadful commotion, and so happy as to meet with “ an elderly '1 weene will ensue murderous times of couman in a rusty black coat, and an old ficting fight.” 'white wig," who will condescend to Then follows a flight sketch sometake a hatchet, and open a scull, that is what like that in fig. 6; with almost impenetrable.

"1639-). Milton, A.M." Yours, &c. J. R--N. I shall not presume to make any com

mentary on this subject, being now ada Mr. URBAN, York, May 24. dressing myself to one who is so much In the margin of an old Bible, that more able to do it than myself. I have

was once in the possession of Mil• only to add, that, from every appear. TON, and is now the property of a re ance, there is reason to believe them fpe&table clergyman in this county, are genuine manuscripts of Milton. several notes in MS. which in the

Yours, &c.

H. B. PEACOCK, course of the last summer I was in. dulged with a light of; and now fend Fig. 7. is a ring found near Croyland, you a copy of fome which appeared to and now in the possession of Mr. Jens me the most remarkable.

nings, ironmonger, of Spalding. On 11. Maccah. i. 19:

“When our fathers were led into Persia, A Lif of Living English Poets, with Biothe priests, that were then devoui, took the graphical Notes regarding them. fire of the altar privilv, and hid it in a hol. (Continued from p. 504.)

THE Rev. Richard Polwbele, of Ken. kept it sure, so that the place was unknown

, near , to all men.”

is of an ancient Cornish family, is dit. He observes,

tinguished for his elegant fancy, his “ Perhaps the reason why the Persians great clallical learning, and the variety worship fire to this day."

of his acquirements. He has tranfated Onl. Maccab. xiv. 6.

Theocritus; is author of The English “ Now when it was heard at Rome, and Orator, has written Sonnetsya which he as far as Sparta, that Jonaihan was deud, published 1795, under the title of Pica they were very sorry."

tures from Nature, and has produced a He observes,

Volume of Sermons, besides probably

other things. He has now undertaken “ When that day of death Mall come,

to write Tle History of the County of Dia Then shall nightly shades prevaile; Soone shall love and musick faile,

von, and though, perhaps, his known Soone the fresh turfe's tender blade

Jerge of that kind might not be, when Shall flourish on my Neeping Made."

he engaged in it, very copious, or mi. Then follows a roughly-scratched

nute; yet the application of minds fo pi&ture of himfelf, somewhat like the accomplished to such fubje&s is the only

thing that in my opinion can throue a very hafty sketch in pl. ill. fig. 5; at top of which is written“ J. Miltonius, fon io doubt, that, from his pervading

grace upon them; and there is no rea. M.A.C. Coll." and at bottom, "My talents and indefatigable application, he felf, 1640,"

will do the undertaking ample justice. On the opposite fide is written the

William Cowper, Esq. of the Inner fo!lowing in a different hand :

Temple, Barrister at Law (grandfons of * Mr. Hartlibe to Mr. Miltone fendeth Spencer Cowper, the Judge, brother of the 12 booke of the Greciane volumes, and the Chancellor), was educated at Weftis obliged to hime

minster-school, and Bea'et College, OAbre 2nd

Cambridge, and having some years finec retired from the study of she law,

* See p. 5220

as probably uncongenial with his turn lieve, educated at Trinity College, Cam. of mind, spent his time in the quiet of bridge, and is supposed to be one of the a country sétirement, I believe, with constellation of antiministerial wits, who his friend, Mr. Unwin, fince deceased, produced the Rolliad, &c. when, in 1785, “ be burst" at once Thomas Tickell, Esq. as well as Mr. “ into" a "fudden blaze" by the pub- Sberidan, ought to be mentioned among lication of his Task, a poem so beautiful, this set; but they have been so much so true an exemplification of the force of talked of in this line, that few words that divine art, that all language fails are necessary regarding them. Politime, when I attempt to do it justice, cal writers are too often the meteors of Admiration was the greater, because a a day. volume of his poems, published a year Of Jobn Hoole, the translator of Tasso or two before, though possessing merit and Ariosto, a full account has lately of a different species, thewed no traces been given in the European Magazine, of the fire, the rich fancy, the moral His son, the Rev. Richard Hoole, LL.B. pathos of this latter produclion. Opi. author of The Curate, a poem, and the nions differ about the new Translation Romance of Artbur, a poem, in several of Homer by this true poet; but, as I books, 1789, seems to be a more oriam one of those who judge of a com- ginal writer. position rather by its general fascination Samuel Eg erion Brydges, Esq. a na. than an examination of its parts, and tive of Kent, and educated at Queen's think a work excellent in proportion as College, Cambridge, and the Middle it hurries me on by its powers of inter. Temple, published in March, 1795, at efing, I am delighted with Cowper, be. the age of 22, a Collection of Sonnets cause I cannot take him up without and orber Poems, of which an account willing to read him through; whereas mav be seen in your vol. LV. I could never, by any exertion, get The Rev. James Hurdis, curate of through one Book of the Transation of Burwajb, in Sussex, is the author of Pope.

The Village Curale, Adriano, or the First Henry James Pye, Esq. (the represen. of June, and other poems. tative of an ancient family feated at Fa. The Rev. George Crabbe, chaplain to ringdon in Berkshire, which county he the late of Duke of Rutland, is author long represented in Parliament, and of the Library; the Newspaper, the which paternal feat he sold, in 1788, to Village, &c. all of the familiar kind, Mr. Hallert of Cannons), has long been and all of peculiar excellence. · He has known for his poetical publications, and also given a pleasing specimen of his succeeded, in 1790, the late lamented profe, in the “Natural History of the Vale Laureat, Tom Warton, in his office. of Belvoir," which forns a part of Mr. His Farringdon Hill, Progress of Refine Nichols's Leicelter fire Collections. Mr. ment, &c. are well known. Most ami. Crabbe is now recior of Multon in that able in private life, and universally be- courty. (To be continued.) tored in his own county, it is generally lamented, that he should find it expe


Prince's freet, Wejimindient to retire from the fituation that

fer, July 4. himself and his ancellors had long held The lift of publications relative to

the French Laurence, LL.D. a native of and the supplement to it, p. 494, inBristol, and now one of the Counsel for duce me to request the favour of you, or the Managers in the Impeachment of some of your learned correspondents, tu Mr. Hastings, was educated, first, I give an accurate list of the several pubthink, at Winchester-school, and aftere lications upon the subject of the Slave. wards at Corpus Christi College, Ox- trade, from the first starting the subje& ford, of which he was a scholar, and to this moment, when it seems acarly diftinguished there for his genius and hunted down. his indolence. He was one of the re To an inquisitive and refle&ting man, puted authors of the Rolliad, and wrote whom narrow circumstances, and freTome sweet Sonnets, &c. which are in- quently a distant residence from the meserted anonymoudly in the Afolam for tropolis, keeps far remote from the busy Fugitive Piéces.

scenes of life, nothing can be more Joseph Ricbardjon, Esq. Barrifer at agreeable than to be informed where he Law, author of the new and elegant may glean a little knowledge of what Comedy of The Fugitive, was I bee has been said ar done by others, upor


occafions, which have somehow or where Birnam wood once flourished. I c other awakened his half. Neeping! af- flourishes no more; whilst a few birches, fe&tions to society. Some very import thinly spread along the hill-fide, feem ant occasions have lately awakened to tell the paffenger, that it has not mine; and now, rovsed from the lethargy even yet recovered its exertions to conof uathinking indifference, I should found the hopes "bove wisdom, grace, like to know where to get the fullest lift and fear, and to render “chriftless of publications respecting the revolutions the vaulting ambition" of the hag-rid in France, Poland, and the Low Coun. den and murderous Macbeth. All here tries; upon the question between the was claffic ground; and we were almost Establiched Church and the Diflenters equally furprized and pleased to find the on the repeal of the Test Act; and humblett inmate of the village qualified Other subjects connected with it by the to enter into the fpirit of our questions difputants, though certainly diâinet upon that subject, which, in such a fifrom it, most particularly upon the re- tuation, would be the most naturally and form or alteration of our Liturgy. Such powerfully in poffeffion of our minds. communications would render your And be it here allowed me to remark Magazine molt complearly, what it is in the admirable felicity and force of a very great measure, a valuable repofi. Shakspeare's genius, seizing on the fimtory of curious, philosophical, and hi- ple suggestion (as related by Buchanan) storical hints,

RUS IN URBE. of a dream, to build on it that bold and

most dramatic impersonification of the Two MONTHS TOUR IN SCOTLAND. Weird Sisters, with all its appropriate (Continued from p. 523.) machinery of spells and chartis, to de.

lude Macbeth to their infernal purpose, ed into barracks; the most inte. by predictions of his advancement to resting apartments, however, fill recain the throne. An inferior mind, followtheir antieni form; and the very closet, ing the historic narrative, would have a Araight and shallow one, in a mean been content to have conveyed the occhamber, is shewn to Atrangers, where currence to an audience through the the tremendous man in armour food medium of polished declamation. There concealed.

is, however, most certainly, a time for From a terrace behind the house, and all things; and it is hazarding perhaps bordering upon the Tay, is a command. but little to assert, that amidst the preing view of an elegant stone bridge, sent almost general diffusion of letters, confifting of nine ample arches, then and the fastidiousness of modern critilately thrown across that river; beyond cism, not even the genius of our inimi. which, at about two miles distance, lies table Bard would obtain for the witchScone, of old the only legal place of in- scenes of Macbeth a patient 'hearing, veftiture and coronation to the kings of were they now for the firft time to be Scotland.

produced upon the ftage. From Perth, through the field of

(To be continued.) Loncarty, famous for the archievements of the gallant Rustic Hay, and through URBAN,

Jaly io. a difriat exhibiting no despicable speci THE following account of an im. mens of cultivation, the traveller ad provement in the management of vances towards the Highlands, now bee bees, which is strongly recommended ginaing awfully to rise before him. It by those who have put it in practice, was in vain that we cast many a desiring may not be unacceptable to some of your look towards Dunsinane; and; though readers. it was pretended to be pointed out to us, The improvement is that of having it remains a doubt whether it could be double sceps, the one on the top of the discerned at all from any part of the other. When the lower fcep is filled track we were pursuing. Passing through with honey, it is to be removed after a long plantation of Scotch hrs, the the bees are admitted (through a passage face of the country affumes a ruder air, which is made to be opened) into the whild the vast chain of the Grampian upper scep; into this scep food must be mountains, stretching far away towards put, and the bees will remain there, the left, frown folemnly as they retire. and go on with their work in it. When

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the bees again admired into ir. The your Magazine, and might serve to ile full scep is then to be taken away. This iustrate Mr. Tollet's learned Memoir, change of the iceps must alwa's be made printed in the late editions of Shakabour Midsummer; and, by thus annu. speare, on the representation of the May ally removing the full one, more honey Games in his painted window. SCIOLUS. will be collected than is usual, and the bees will not be destroyed. K. K. Mr.URBAN, Goodman's Fields, June 23.

INP: 481, under the name of the Rev. Mr. URBAN,

June 20. Archdeacon Sharp, it is said, that S

ent, enquires, p. 424con tor of Hexham. I cerning the exportation of English Sheep conceive that there are several mistakes to Spain, I beg. leave to inform him, in this aterion 1. The archdeacon of thai Rapin censures Edward IV. for Northumberland is an ecclefiaftical offi. improving the quality of the Sp. nih cer appointed by the B top of Durbam; wool by a present of theep to the King but Hexham has nothing to do with the of Arragon; but Mr. Swinburne is of diocese of Du' bam, it being a peculiar opinion that our Edward 111. was the of York. 2. The great tithes of Hex. monarch who made this important pre• ham belong to Sir Thomas Blackett seni. Travels in Sicily, vol. I. p. 141. (late Wentworth), the lord of the ma

The lime ingenious and learned tra nor, who, as impropriator, is ftyled lay velier thinks that the Tarentine wool, of recor; he repairs the chancel of the which he gives an accurate description, church, and appoints the curate owes some of its goodness to English you look into Lloyd's Tbesaurus, you heep. Ib. p. 229. But the truth of this will find "arcbidiacon' Noribumor cum opinion seems to be rather disputable, R. Howic." I can find no other menthe wool of Tarentum being eleemed tion in Lloyd of Howic; there is a by the ancients of the very first excel. place called Howick, North-east of Jence, as appears, among many other Alnwick. Here, however, the mistake, authorities, from Columella, lib. II.; we may suppose, originated; though he and from that law mentioned by Quin must be a very careless reader who conLilian (lib. VII. cap. VIII.), which founds the names of thefe tivo places, made it penal to expirt sheep from their which have but one letter common to territory. A law which explains that both. paffage of Petronius, where, fpeaking The names of Hexham and Sharp of Trinaldico, he says, parum illi boo have been connected in another way na iana refcebatur, arietes a Tarento before now. I am in poffeffion of a emit; Sae eos curavit in gregem, p. 36, copy of a MS actouni of Hexham, and which has bcen imitated in this drawo up by the lare Dr. Sharp's father, country by Stat. 3 Hen. VI. c. 2. And who was also archdeacon of Northumthough Mr. Barrington (Obr. anc. berland It confits of extracts from Scat. p. 353) thinks that it never was a Prior Richard's Hiltory of Hexham, with practice to export live feep; yet I find copious notes; and was written for the that in 1566, Dec. 23. “ a bill against information of a lady, now dead, who carrying over the sea, rams, lambs, or lived there, and with whose family Dr. Theep, being alive, was read prima vice Sharp the elder was intimate. in the House of Lords.” D'Ewes's I should eleem it a very particular Journais, p. 112.

favour if any of your scaders, who may To the engravings suggested by Rud. have the book, will intorm me whether der to your correspondent I will add the mention be made of Hexham in the following:- In p. 24 of his Hilory of Illandic MS. intituled Nordymza, tranfGloucester he tells us, that, at the Jared by Di. Thorkelin; which gives an Cotswould sports, a lord and lady of the history of the invasons of the Danes, ganges are cleated, that they have their and their devaliations in Northumbers Reward, mace. bearer with a liiken mace land.

D. N. decorated with ribbons and filled with fpices, sheir page, their jefer in his


July 2. motley coas, &c.; and that all these fi.

P. 207, col. 1, l. 4, for “reddafque" read gures are curioutly sculptured in ancient

“ redjarjue." carving on ibe North wali of Cirencefier Ib. col. 2, 1.44,45, erase the colon which cheredio Ao accurate engraving of this follows “ Lichfield," and place it after 70."

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Almanacks, p. 207, having perused with to Kilaloe) from 1606 to 1617, when Sufficient attenzion the letter in p. 313 he voluntarily rt signed it. Afier have of vour Magazine for April (whose ing been ewenty-one years Bichop of pompous signature, Vindex, reminds Limerick, he died in 1625, aged 59. him of the owl tricked out in tagle's Over and above these meagre dates, and feathers), was baffled in his hopes of his laying out money in repairs and pifinding there some errata to have added ous uses, if it be requisite to say any to the above, or any other species of in. thing of his dispolition, we must infer formation, than that the gentleman is that mufick was his yrand hobby-horle, deplorably out of humour, but perfectly from its being recorded that he embela harmless and inoffensive. You may lished Limerick cathedral with “ ora probably be troubled at some future lei- gans,” in the plural number. Hence fore hour with a sequel to that lift, un we are led to hope that all his visitations less it be thewn upon what grounds the went off as harmonioully as the illustrio portraits are loaded with the epithets ous Garagant,a's march, when he rode * fieiiious, not aulbentic, undeserving of triumphant from Paris with the whole rigard." Without pretending to the chime of bells plucked from the sleeple smallest degree of discernment in the at Nô’re Dame, and fastened round his Fine Arts, the person who gleaned up horle's neck.

L. L. those notes cannot avoid laying much fress on Vercue, the engraver, being Dr. HARRINGTON's Reflexions on Polo. celebrated for his. ferupulous veracity":

Bifion, or fixeu Fire. by so great an encourager and judge of (Coniinued froin p sco*.) them as Mr. Walpole, now Earl of Ore N addivon to the proofs which I have ford. Maay of the portraits in question given in my different pubiications, (iaken from originals preserved in the that the body which Stehl, Schreie, Dr. Bodleian gallery, or transmitted as heir Prietilev, &c. call Phlogillon, is fixed looins, like those at Trinity, 10 fuc- fire, and not an element sui generis, I ceeding presidents of the college) have fall observe, vouchers for their authenucicy, wanted That, by exposing iron in the nitrous . by several articles in M. Granger's Bi. acid, an active turientation, and a ograph cal Hiftory, which can be traced great generation of ourous air, is propo farther than to their having appeared duced, and the iron is reduced to a caix. as frontispieces to books frequently pub- If iron and water nie exposed to atno. lished after their author's death. The spheric air, the iron will be reduced to compiler of Dr. Ducarei's lift pays equal a calx, che puse pare of the air will be regard to the important information re imbibed by the caix, and an oily four lative to his being barked at by Cerbe. will swim upon the water. This was rus's triple heads, with which D. H. the result of Mr. Schecle's expriment; follows close on the heels of Vindex in who lays, " pure water only cuid proP. 317. Few will change him with hav. duce inflammabie air from iron; it is a ing immoderately puffed off che motley fcum which constantly appears on the groupe presented to your readers. But furface of the water afici in bad food surely resemblances of men, who occu over filings for some weeks, and has pied a certain rank in the State, or in been 10:newhat lurred." If this oil is the Church, though they may have been carefully separated from the water, it only obscure under-secretaries, or illite will, with the microus acil, form Ditrous rate Irish bithops, are just as well worih air; or, if applied to the colx of the preserving as those of the celebrated iron, the iron will be reduced, and in Mother Louse, or Jacob Hall, the rope. its reduciion will part with the air it hd dancer. Yours, &c. L. L. imbibed troin the atmosphere, not in the

P.S. July 5. All courtesies from an state of pure, but of tixeit, air. This I opponens, be they great or small, de håve already !ully expiained in my fore mand immediate acknowledgement. nier publications. Hence it appeals The "cure posteriores" of Vindex, in p. that it is an only body which foros ile 327 of your last Magazine, came to nitrous air, and the eurih of the meai haod but yesterday. His reference to into its meinllic fplendor.

It bcat is Weod calls for the following additions applied to this oily hory, it will ta midto what was said of Dr. Bernard Adams fainmavle dir, and, if burned Drie in March ; he became schoiar ot Trio dity in 1983, aged 27. With Limerick * P. 499, col. 1, l. 23, for promising ieud he kept Kiitenora (now a make-ye:glit premifing.

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