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METEOROLOGICAL DIARY, BY W. CARY, STRAND,

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MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.

Mr. URBAN,

dist; &c. The French expression « Tout I have to acknowledge a great oversight gît en cela,' is equal to ours, • That is the at p. 328 b. where I have said that the gist of the thing :' so that gist means the Docti et Prudentes seem to have become lying or bearing of a thing, or the point ashamed of their latinizing on Prepositions. upon which it lies or bears. Gravamen, I see from Crito Cantabrigiensis, p. 21, burthen or weight, is nearly syoonymous that I have no ground for saying of him, with it." Erubuit, salva res est. I shall be ready to AN OLD CORRESPONDENT remarks, “ A go with Crito over the whole of the lecture Synopsis of the Irish Peerage, on the plan ihat he has received from Emlyo. In the of Nicolas's excellent book, was some time mean time, I am contented with the passage since announced from the pen of Sir W. which he himself produces, Apoc. v. 13, Betham-has it been abandoned? A new Whatever he may decide respecting the edition of Nicolas's is much wanted, to MSS. which give the reading that is reject- rectify some few errors and omissions to be ed by Wetsten and Griesbach, I am ready to expeeted in a first edition ; for instance, the take for the Montfort, on 1 Juhu, v. 7, 8. titles of Earl of Tipperary and Baron of For I did out contend that it gives every Arklow, peerages of the United Kingdom, word according to the autograph of the are erroneously considered as Irish peerages. apostle. I merely undertook to let the The same Correspondent asks, "whether world see what their dependance is, when titles merged in the Crowo, are in the nature they mutilate their Bibles on the authority of extinct titles or not? As to an English of our six article Latinizers. The reader

peerage, the question is immaterial; but, as will see that I reckon upon Crito's levity his present Majesty was an Irish Peer as for not applying the er plosa fabula de Earl of Munster, a point arises whether that Græcis codicibus latinizaniilus, at Rev. v. Earldom may be inserted in a new patent of 13. What may be the reading of the Mont- creation, as one of three extinct peerages fort there I know not; as buth Wetsten now required by law to legalize a new proand Griesbach, who give the MS. on all motion to an Irish digoity.—A family of the other parts, omit it on Revelations. King is stated to have existed at Feather

Francis HUYSHE. cock Hall in Yorkshire, temp. Q. Eliz. or We are obliged, by this Correo earlier ; query, where can any particulars of spondent's consent, to withdraw from our that family be found ? the late Bishop King publication (on account of the pressure of was of a Yorkshire family.” other articles which demand insertion) his P. H. enquires, “ who was the author of copious remarks on the Britannic MS. of a Poem wriiten iu blank verse, and divided Erasmns, on the Ottobonian of Scholze, into four books, which he bas heard attributed and on the Complutensiap edition ; not to Bishop Lowth, entitled . Choheleth, or doubting they will soon meet the public the Royal Preacher,' published anonymously, eye through a more suitable medium. Lond. 1765, 4to. and inscribed to King

A. C. Č. says, An Old Subscriber, who George III.? Dr. Lowth was born 1710, inquires, p. 290, for the situation of the but not elevated to the Bench till 1766.” river Tenglio, mentioned in Pollok's Course L.

says, “ Any particulars relative to the of Time,' is referred to a much better known late General Haviland, and his family conpoem • Thomson's Seasons,' for the re- pections, in addition to those in vol. liv. p. quisite iuformation. Thomson mentions 719, will be thankfully received. It is preLapland as the scene

sumed that the Christian name of Mrs. Where pure Niemi's fairy summits rise,

Haviland was Salisbury, that she was sister And fring’d with roses Tenglio rolls his

of Mrs. Townley Balfour, and mother of stream,”

Mrs. Ruxton Fitzherbert, both of Ireland."

The communication of ACADEMICUS is inreferring at the same time, in a note, to some admissible. French Travels, which represent Lapland as P. 268, for Viscount Tullamore, read a perfect paradise in the course of its short Lord Tullamore ; for Blaney, read summer.

Hon. Cadwallader-Davis Blayney. DILETTANTE, in reply to G. M. says, P. 270, for Earl of Talbot, read Earl " that gist is the old shape of the French Talbot ; for Lord Clarino, read Clarina. git, from the verb gesir, to lie. The Ci git The late Lord Clarina had but one brother, of the old French epitaphs was written Ci an elder one ; he died unmarried, and consegist, as we find in old bouks Pretre, spelt quently “ Richard Massey, Esq." could not Prestre; hotel, hostel; étre, estre; dit, be the late Lord's “ nephew."

THE

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

NOVEMBER, 1830.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

CORRESPONDENCE OF VOLNEY AND BARON DE GRIMM.

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Mr. URBAN,

St. Servan, France, warded to me on the part of her Majesty, in
Sept. 6.

June 1788.7
HE two following letters lave

While I could consider this present as a or even republished at home, that I

the political principles I have avowed, I am aware of. They are certainly a lie

have respected it as a noble instance of what terary curiosity, whether we consider

power ought to be : but now, when I share the eminent names which are attached

this gold with men of perverted and unna.

tural character, with what eye can I regard to them, or the circumstances to which

it? How can I endure that my name should they relate. A French writer* ob

remain inscribed on the same list with those serves, that the rule of an author's of the depredators of France? Doubtless niind being depicted in his works, the Empress is deceived ; doubtless the holds eminenıly good in the present sovereign who has set the example of con. instance, and asks, whether so selfish sulting philosophers for the purpose of a character as Volney could possibly be drawing up a code of laws ; who has recoge a good friend, husband, or parent? nised equality and liberty as the basis of her This may be going too far; but, as laws; who io her administration has always sceptics are watchfully alive to the

aimed at the annihilation of the nobility and foibles of Christians, they must in this

of feudalism; who has enfranchised her own instance allow the same uncompro- serfs, and who, not being able to break the mising scrutiny to detect the faults of chains of such as belong to her boyards, has

at least loosened them ;-doubtless Catherine their apostle, and hold them up to me

II. has not meant to espouse the quarrel of rited scorn.

the unjust and absurd champions of the suA copy of Volney's Travels in Egypt perstitious and tyrannous barbarism of past and Syria, had been presented in 1987 ages ; doubtless, in fine, her misguided relito the Empress of Russia, Catherine II. gion needs only one ray to be undeceived. by the Baron de Grimm, then minister But, in the mean time, a great and repre. plenipotentiary of the Duke of Saxe hensible contradiction exists, which just and Gotha at the Court of France. The Em- upright minds cannot consent to be implipress sent Volney a gold medal, which cated in. Be so good, then, Sir, to return at the French Revolution he thought to the Empress a favour I can no longer be himself bound to return, accompanied honoured with; and to tell her, that if I

obtained it from her esteem, I restore it to by the following letter to Baron de Grimm, through whom it had been

her to preserve it; and say, that the new

laws of my country, whom she persecutes, received.

do not permit me to be ungrateful or unFrom Mr. De Volney to M. Le Baron de Grimm.

+ Note by the author.— In June, 1787, SIR, Paris, Dec. 4, 1791.

M.'the Baron de Grimm having informed The open protection which her Imperial

me, at the house of M. d'Holbach, that he Majesty of the Russias has shewn to the proposed to send my Travels (in Egypt and French rebels, and the pecuniary assistance Syria), which were about to appear, to the which she renders to the enemies of my

Empress, I desired him to take a choice and country, permit me no longer to retain in

corrected cupy; he offered obligingly to premy possession the memento of generosity

seat it on my be half; and this piece of poshe bestowed on me.

You are aware that I liteness brought me a very fine medal seven allude to the gold medal which you for

months after. My • Memoir on the Turkish

War' was almost finished, and I said wich • Article in the Mémorial Catholique, truth, that I neither added to it, nor supOet. 1824, signed H***

pressed any part of it."

388 Correspondence of Volney and Baron de Grimm. [Nov. manly, and that after having made so many tails are beneath her consideration ; the total prayers for a glory which' I believe useful to only has engaged her regards for a moment, humanity, it is painful to me to find that I and she has granted her ministers at foreiga have only illusions to regret. Volney, courts permission to distribute these encouEx-Deputy lo the National Assembly ragements in her name, to the young men of France in 1789. whom they consider as deserving them.

This her determination is of the 15th of This decided step on the part of March, 1770. See, my dear Volney, what Volney gave rise to two pamphlets, the public must be given to understand, one of the published under the name that it may no longer wonder at the medal of Petreskoi, the other under that of with which I honoured you. The wrong, I Grimm. The first I have not seen, did in giving it you is small, but still the and only know that it is mentioned in blame belongs to me. You told me that a biographical article in the Diction- you had so much talent! that you wrote naire Historique. The second however such excellent books! It was my fault to has been carefully preserved by his believe you on your word. But, on the enemies. M. Barbier, the editor of the other hand, you wished my Sovereign so Correspondence of Grimm and Dide- much success in her war against the Turks, roi, reprinted it in 1823, in the Sup

that your wishes were well worth a medal;' plement to the work, as well as Vol.

so that I cannot even now repent of having ney's own letter. Some attribute the To-day, my dear Volney, you send it me

conceded it to your pressing solicitations. aciual authorship of this answer, pube back; in truth, if I might dispose of it, I lished under Grimm's name, to Count should present it to Count de Rivarol, who, Rivarol, a writer of some talent, but if I had listened to him, would have biodernow principally known as the founder ed me from thus committing myself on your of a good French dictionary, which account. Placed as he was for several years goes by his name. He was a royalist, on the observatory of the republic of letters, wrote in favour of the monarchy, and he sets bis microscope to discover and make enigrated into Prussia. Baron Grimm known the grubs of literature ; such a man was equally opposed to the Revolution, could not be but useful to my Sovereign, to but seems to have escaped the convic- hinder her agents from disposing so improtion that the principles he had espoused letter of the 4th of December, you give

perly of the little medals. But in your and maintained were the cause of its worst features. However, it is agreed yourself some airs which I will not pass by. upon that Volney made no reply; and found in the list of her Majesty's muniit'is impossible 10 read it, withoutown. ficences : to feed one's self on such an idea, ing thai it has been justly termed une

requires all the vauity of a small author. sanglante reponse.

Be assured, my dear Volney, that when her

Majesty, or one of her agents, grants a From M. the Baron de Grimm, Agent of the golden crown-piece, so much importance is

Affairs of her Imperial Majesty of the uot attached to the circumstance at PetersRussias at Paris, in reply to the Letter of burg, as to record it in the archives ; and the M. Chasselæuf de Volney, dated Decem- proof positive which I can give you of the ber 4, 1791.

little importance attached to these gifts, is, Coblentz, Jan. 1, 1792.

that you have one of them! Annual gifts or I have received your long letter, my dear pensions are registered, but it is her ImpeVoloey, and the little gold medal which I rial Majesty herself that gives these ; and had granted you, after many solicitations, no one knows better than you do that you and many letters written by you to my have no chance of obtaining such a favour. friends, who hold themselves bound to pro- It is not easy to divine the motive which duce them, if you wish it. Not for your could lead you to take so ridiculous a step sake who are well aware of it, but for that of toward me, and which you well know can the public, it is necessary to explain to you only be thought anything of in the Fauwhat these gold medals are, which have bourg St. Marceau. But, as I know you, I been given, in the name of her Imperial Ma- have comprehended you quickly enough. jesty of the Russias, to the pamphleteers of you wish to make yourself talked of, my Paris.

dear Volney, to renew your ties with the Her Majesty loves literature, and wishes Jacobins, or make yourself paid by the mo. to encourage it: she knows that little gifts narchicals who dispose of the civil list. coming from her hand may have the effect of Your breast-plate is too short. If you had developing talent, by exciting emulation. been pleased to consult me, I would have She accepts with sufficient goodwill all the advised you against such an oversight, which books that are presented her. It is true that she reads only the good ones, but

carries you precisely where you would not

be : it brings you to awake in the public sometimes she pays for the bad : such de- mind the recollection of your eagerness to

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