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yols. 8vo, was lately published by the It is an Armoric, and an old Cornish
Sept. 11. As the reason assigned by the Edi As your Miscellany furnishes a tor has not been seen, it should ap
convenient chaunel,, through pear, by your Reviewer, I beg leave which doubts may be proposed for to subjóin it. In his Preface it is said: solution, and controverted points for
“ The Editor originally proposed to ac. discussion, I take the liberty of calling company this edition with a New Life of the attention of your Readers to the the Author; but, finding the materials for consideration of a subject, which has such a Work accumulate very much in his of late, in no small degree, interested hands, he has judged it best to limit this the feelings of the publick. I allude publication to the Bishop's own writings; to the treatment of Brute Animals, and has, therefore, prefixed only such which has been revived by the interMemoirs as the Author has left of him
position of Lord Erskine's eloquence, self : reserving whatever else he has been
and which has since been reinforced, able to collect together, for a separate vo
by a pathetic and farewell appeal lume, to be published hereafter, and to be independent of the present undertaking.”
from an experienced Bard. In the
Poem of “l'he Lower World,” Mr, That your Reviewer speaks on con
Pratt has advocated the cause of the jecture, or on misinforination, when
Brute Creation, and employed the he intimates that the Subscribers are dissatisfied with this arrangement, I
last efforts of his pen in benevolent
effusions. have no doubt. After remarking, Whilst I cordially join in my ab. however, that each Subscriber paid
horrence of vexatious and unnatural 78. 6d. per Volume, for a work, tortare of animals ;-whilst I would which, at the usual rates of the trade, not (to use the language of the ele. would have been charged 10s. 6d. or
gant Blair) “ treat the smallest insect 128. I will engage, that, if any one Subscriber shall think himself fairly long entertained doubts concerning
with wanton cruelty ;" yet I have entitled to the Volume containing the the unlawfulness of field amusements, Bishop's Life, gratis, on sending his till my mind was fixed by a niere ac: name to my house, he shall so receive cidental occurrence. it when published.
In the British Critic for April, a I take this opportunity, however, volume of Poems intituled “ Bidof stating, that I cannot fix any time combe Hill,” was reviewed. - In the for the publication of the Life in Table of Contents given by the Requestion, 'as, from the nature of the viewer, was included Fox-bunting materials, and their bearings on the described and vindicated.” As the history of Religion among us, and on
Critic remarked of the book, that many points controverted warmly at
“the sentiments were pure, with a the present day, much research and strong tincture of the truest piety and deliberation are required.
most ard:nt benevolence pervading
the whole,” I was curious to see how
the vindication of the pleasures of the Mr. URBAN,
Chace could comport with such a dis-
As the rea
soning in the poem, and in the annoof ourimmortal Bard of Avon, I am informed by an ingenious and inquisitive mind,'I beg leave to submit them to
tation, carried conviction to my friend, that the right reading of the the consideration of your intelligent subsequent passage from King John Readers. The Poet concludes his dehas escaped the notice of our most scription of Fox-hunting with the acute Commentators :
following argumentative versification, “Good Den Sir Richard.”
“ What tho' the rigid Moralist may Den should be written Dén, and
[field; pronounced Deun.
And scorų the healthsome pleasures of the
is a most uncommon instance.---It is of Chobham and Bisley. The former well known that an Oak, either Pol. is a large and populous parish ; the lard or Spire, or Underwood, being latter a very small one, with a solibarked in the Spring, and left stand- tary Church, a mile from Chobham. ing, bears leaves apparently as vigor. Before Mr. Cecil came, the duty of
as any un-barked tree. Dak these Churches was done, as it is felled in the Winter is deemed much called, by the same Clergyman, in the best for repairs; and the bark,' nearly empty walls. Mr. Cecil soon being taken off in the preceding attracted full congregatious. Your Spring, is thus preserved'; a material present Correspondent never saw Mr. thiog at its late and present very high Cecil himself but one Sunday mornprice.
ing: attracted as a traveller by the P.130. Mr. Salisbury gives, I believe, cheerful sound of the village bells, a truestate ofthe fact as to the Planes, (so beautifully mentioned by Cowper) and a very probable conjecture as to he went to the Church, and seldom, the cause. I apprehend that in their has he been more pleased, more edinative climes, when the buds bėgin to fied. Tke pews filled by decent, reopen, it is not till all frost is over ; it spectable persons, coming in before is not so with us.
the Service began, attentive and deP. 192. You record the death of vout; the Sermon such as could not Madame Recamier, a French-woman, have offended the most Orthodoxwho came to London, and was, per- Member of our Church. I say out, haps, ouc of the first who exhibited because your Orthodoxy, Mr. Urban, her person there in nearly a state of is well known, and I never frequent perfect nudity. It has often occurred Methodist or Dissenting Preachers ; to me that she was sent from Paris for but if Mr. Cecil was a Methodist, the purpose of debauching the minds would there were more such ! of the women of this country, as one P. 197. Of Mr. Knox you should step towards that general depravity, have said more, and of his publicawhich would so materially assist the tions. One of them related such ex-, Rulers of the French. She has un.' traordinary transactions relative to fortunately succeeded too well : at the secretion of papers by the E. of lcast as far as person goes. It is $. whilst Secretary of State, and Mr. hardly credible, if it could not be wit. K. Under Secretary, that, if his name nessed by every one who walks the had not been given, it would hardly streets, that Prints of two marricd have been credible. women of fashion, with their names P. 193. Rapstick-maker-Q. what at length, should be exhibited in the was this business? windows of the Print-shops, in dresses
S. H. (if dresses they may be called) in which a courtezan would hardly have Mr. URBAN,
French-woman came hither. The anecdote of Dr. Marwood, of Hoeffect of such emissaries sent to Rus- niton, been much amused by the sia is known and felt. May no perusal of many Volumes of the Commander in our armies be so en Gent. Mag. with which my library is snared!
adorned, and was particularly pleased “If Eve in her innocence could not be at meeting with some account of that blam'd,
antient family, in vol. LXIII. p. 114, Because going naked she was not asham'd, to which I refer those of your Read Whoe'er views the Ladies as Ladies now ers who may feel entertained by the dress,
[confess; biography of the respectable and That again they grow innocent, sure must worthy house of Marwood. And that artfully too they retaliate the
An intelligent Correspondent, E. P. By the Devil once tempted, they now
Vol. LXXX. p. 408, seems desirous to
be informed in what manner spiders tempt the Devil.” From the Courier,
generate their young, as he asks,
á where do these sagacious creatures P. 196. To what you have so justly conceal their treasures ?" I therca said of the Rev. Mr. Cecil, let me add fore request you will insert for his ina deserved tribute of acknowledgment formation, that thousands of these for what he performed in the parishes insects may be seen about Midsummer
1810.] Analysis of Books, No. II.--Osborn's “Advice to a Son.” 313 carry over with them large and thrive to let your judgement wade, rather ing talents, as those servants did, than swim, in the sense of the Scripcommended by our Saviour.-Let tures : because our deep, plungers not the irreligion of any place breed have often been observed to bring in you a neglect of divine duties : up sandy assertions. For, if Brightremembring, God heard the prayers man, known by myself pious and of Daniel in Babylon, with the same learned, could be so out in his calcu. attention he gave to David's in Sion. lations for the Pope's fall, as to the -Consort with none who scoffe at' time; what encouragement remains their own religion, but shun them as for you to perplex your studies or spies or atheists."
expectation, when those hieroglyfical IV. Government. "Contract pot obscurities shall be performed ---Be the cominon distemper, incident to not easily drawn to lay the foule imvulgar braines, who still imagine more putation of witchcraft upou auy, much ease from some untried government Jesse to assist at their, condemnation, than that they lye under..Be not too common among us: for who is the pen or mouth of a multitude, con- sufficient for such things ?---Be not gregated by the gingling of their own hasty to register all you understand fetters ; lest a pardon or compliance not in the black Calendar of Hell, -as knock them off, and leave you to the some have done the weupon-sulve, vengeance of an exasperated power: passing by the cure of the King's but rather have patience, and see the Euil, altogether as improbable to tree sufficiently shaken, before you sense ; neither rashly condemn all run to scamblo for the fruit; lest, in- you meet with that contradicts the stead of profit and honour, you meet common received opinion, lest you with a cudgell, or a stone.—'Tis not should remain a foole upon record, dutiful nor safe, to drive your prince as the Pope doth, that anathematized by a witty answer, beyond all possibi- the Bishop of Saltzburg for maintainlity of reply. This a Carver at Court, ing Antipodes ; and the Consistory, formerly in good esteem with K. that may possibly attain the same James, found to his prejudice, who honour, for decreeing against the probeing laught at by. biin for saying bable opinion of the
Earth's motion ; the wing of a rabbit, maintained it as since the branding of one truth imcongruous as the fore-legge of a capon, ports more dis-repute than tho 2 phrase used in Scotland, and by broaching of ten errors, these being himself bere : which put the King so only lapses in the search of vew reaout of patience, as he never looked son, without which there can be no on the gentleman more. The like I addition to knowledge: that, a murhave been told of a Bishop, who dering of it, when by others greater being reproved by the same Prince fur wit and industry it is begotten ; not preaching against the Papists, during to be accounted less than an unparthe trealy with Spaine, replyed, He donable sin against the spirit of learncould never suy more than his Ma- ing. Therefore mingle charity with jesty had writ. Goe thy way, quoth judgement, und temper your zele the King, and expect thy next trans. with discretion; so may your own be lation in heaven, not from me.---At preserved, without intrenching upon a conference, to speak last is no small that of others." advantage, as Mr. John Hampden Conclusion. « Beare alvaies a wisely observed, who made himself filial reverence to your drarc Mother, still the Gaol-keeper of his party, and let not her old age, if she attain giving his opposites leasure to loose it, seem tedious unto you ; since that their in the loud and less significant little she may keep from you, will tempest, commonly arising upon a be abundantly recompensed, not only first debate: thus by confounding the by her prayers, but by the tender weaker, and tiring out the acuter care she hath, and ever will bave, of judgements, he seldom failed to at- you: Therefore, in case of my death taine his ends."
(which weariness of the world will V. Religion. “ Read the Book of not suffer me to adjourn, so much as God with reverence, and in things by a wish), doe not proportion your doubtful, take fixation from the au. respect by the mode of other sons, thority of the Church.---Be content but to the grealuess of her desert, GENT. MAG. October, 1810,
beyond requitall in relation to us ode,' not the slightest vestige is apboth.---I have thus left you finished parent that could lead to the suppogi(deare Son) a picture of the World, tion, that those iambics were the two in this at least like it, that it is fragile epodes in Canidiam. However, in and confused ; being an Originall, not order to see clearly into this curious a Copie ; po more forrein help having affair between Canidia and our bard, been employed in it, than what iny we are in need of no other candle than own miserable experience bras im- that which himself has lighted for us. printed in my memory. And as you How much soever we may be inclined have by triall already found the truth to impute the bitter sarcasıns, and the of some of these : so I must earnestly horrible accusations, with which he beg of you to trust the rest, without overwhelms this person, either to the thrusting your fingers, like a child, vengeance of an offendcd poet, who into those flames in which your father was so apt to be angry, (irasci celeris, hath formerly been burnt ; and so epist. xx. 25.) or to the reports and add by your own purchase to the anecdotes, that might be in common multiiude of inconveniences he is circulation about Canidia as a power. forced to leave you by inheritance. ful witch, or in short to the humour “ Now you are taught to live, ther 's no
and imagination of the poet, wbo thing I
chose to divert himself on this occaEsteem worth learning, but the way to Dic.” sion with the subject of magie in Yours, &c.
J. B. general : there still remain some data, (To be continued.)
that we may reasonably admit as true, which first gave rise to our author's
displeasure against Canidia ; and withILLUSTRATIONS OF HORACE.
out which it would not be conceivable Book I. Sat. VIII.
how he could bring hinuself to lance A Mind Githe pages of Horace, we his wit with such deliberate cruelty at
a 'being of that description. From Canidia is handled most usmercifully; coinparing and combining these sethe Satire now before us, and the veral circumstances togther, my belief fifth and seventeenth of the Epodes. is, that by the following statement She is there described, more espe we shall come as near as possible to cially in the last, as a creature, who, the truth of the inatter. Canidia had aster having followed in her youth in her youth been one of that class, the infamous profession of a priestess to which the beautiful Lydia, Pyrrha, of the Venus Volgivagu *, was at last Leuconoë, Glycera, Cynara, Barine, reduced to the necessity of practising Lycymnia, Lyce, Neobule, Inachia, magical arts, in order still to procure Neära, and who can tell how many customers for her faded charms. It others, belonged, of whom our bard may be, that her real name was Gra- had been enamoured, and whose tidia, and herself a Neapolitan un praises he had sung in his blooming guentaria (perfumer); but from what years: but their spring-tide of life quarter the Scholiasts derived their had long since been passed, when their information, that she had been a mis- acquaintance with him began, and tress of our Poet, nay, the very same they cast their nets in vain for the person to whom the Palinodia ad minion of the Graces, who, it appears, Anicam (the 16th Ode of the first possessed the talent to please the most Book) is addressed, I am as much at amiable, and to whom the sævu mater a loss to guess, as how that ground. Cupidinum was seldom cruel. Per.less, and, in all its circumstances, şi ceiving at length the insufficiency of incoherent an assertion, could obtain their attractions, they had recourse credit with even some modern Com
to magical charms. The natives of mentators. Horace bad affronted Italy bave been in all ages, like the ·some anonymous fair by satirical iam- Greeks, extremely superstitious ; and bics ; this he himself coofesses : but there prevailed among the common throughout the whole of that palin- people, or rather amongst all, whose
* Amata nautis multùm et institoribus, conceptions were not retined by phithe mistress of every sailor and shop. losophy, a traditional notion, that keeper; å sort of people who worked hard, there were arts, by the assistance of and were well paid. Confer Ode iii. 6. the subterranean deities, and by spe .Hr. 29, et seqq.
cilic inagical processes, formularies,