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were principally subservient. The Virgil, in the vith book of the Æneis, smaller one, of wax, represented the says: patient who was to be enchanted; the
Visæque canes ululare per umbram greater one, of woollen, with the Adventante deâ *. scourge in hand, probably Canidia Priapus heard likewise the howling herself. The former was formed of of these dogs; for the voces furiarum wax, that it might be pierced by the in the 45th line mean nothing else. pecdles with which the lash was
Julius et fragilis Pediatia.] ACarmed, and then melted in the fire: cording to the Scholiasts, this Priabut why the other was of wool, I know not; that it had some supersti
peian piece of pleasantry is aiined at tious notion for its basis, may easily knight, who, after having wasted his
à certain Julius Pediatius, a Romau be supposed, and more than this the substance, is said to have had reconrse Commentators are unable to tell us. Virgil makes his Pharmaceutria put livelihood.
to infamous practices for gaining a two figures of her lover in the magic stranger, the thief Voranus, the
Concerning our other fire, one of wax, and one of clay, Scholiasts likewise relate a dull anecsaying:
dote, which, after all, tells us no As fire this figure hardens, made of clay, thing more, than that he was --- a And this of wax with fire consumes away ; thiet. Such let the soul of cruel Daphnis be,
Lupi barbam.] Pliny the NaturalHard to the rest of women, soft to me.
ist (lib. xxviii. cap. 10.) says, it was Hecaten vocat altera, sævam altera a common practice to nail a wolf's Tisiphonem.] Hecate, or the subter- muzzle against the village gates, the ranean Diana ('Aplepeos y adą, in vulgar believing it a powerful pre Theocritus) was worshiped as a for- servative from all kinds of witchcraft. midable and mysterious subterranean This seems, in some measure, to ex deity. In truth, her theology is so plain why the witches here bury primysterious, that it is not possible to vily in the earth a wolf's, muzzle; see clearly into it. It was a prime namely, by this ceremony to.render article of faith with the necromancers impotent the means that might be and witches, that they could accom- adopted to counteract their enchantplish nothing without her aid ; and ments. The same affinity perhaps therefore they regulariy began their obtained with the serpent's teeth. incantations by endeavouring to pro
Nam, displosa sonat quasi vesica, pitiate this puissant goddess. It she &c.] Judging from circumstances, appeared at their invocations, then this Priapus was quite as new as the all proceeded well. Tisiphone, here Mæcenatian gardens, to which it was invoked by the other witch, was one appointed the guardian, and probably of the Furies; and Horace appears by made of green woud; it is therefore the fiction of this extraordinary in- perfectly natural, that it should sudcident, to have pointed at the amo- denly split, with a crack so loud as to rous fury of poor Canidia, no less terrify the witches : but the conceit than her utter despair of effecting any of making such a droll use of it, is thing by her personal charms; seeing equal to the best of the kind in all she is forced to call in the aid of the Rabelais. Furies, in order to procure herself a* Calliendrum.] A sort of fontanges, Jover. In the nocturnal incantations with a head-dress of false hair, says described by Theocritus in his second one Scholiast, who seems to have had Idyll, he makes his enchantress infer a better guess than another, who the approach of Hecate solely from makes it a simple bonnet. the barking of the dogs in the town : Orniond-street.
W. T. The barking town-dogs, Thestylis, I hear, Announce that Hecate is drawing near.
Mr. Urban, Doughty-street, Jul.18.
N vol. LXXX. p. 250, your ReHere, however, Priapus actually sees infernal snakes and hell-hounds, as
some ediiion of Hall's Works, in 10 signals announcing the arrival of He"cate and Tisiphone, although these * And howling dogs in glimmering light goddesses were not visible in their
advance proper form. To the same purport Ere Hecate came.
yols. 8vo, was lately published by the It is an Armoric, and anold Cornish Rev. Josiah Pratt, to which a New word, signifying man: as Good mun Life was to have been prefixed : but Sir Richard. See Lloyd's Archæologia the Editor, for whatever reason, con
Britannica. tented himself but not his subscrib- Yours, &c. Palo ANTIQUARIUS. ers) with merely reprinting the above tracts ;” meaning the Bishop's“ Specialities," and his “ Hard Measure.”
Mr. URBAN, As the reason assigned by the Edi- AS S your Miscellany furbishes tor has not been scen, it should ap
convenient chaunel,, through pear, by your Reviewer, I beg leave which doubts may be proposed for to subjoin 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 bas, 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 volume, to be published hereafter, and to be by a pathetic and farewell appeal independent of the present undertaking."
from an experienced Bard. In the
Poem of “I'he Lower World,” Mr, That t your Reviewer speaks on con
Pratt has advocated the cause of the jecture, or on misinforınation, when Brute Creation, and einployed the be intimates that the Subscribers are dissatisfied with this arrangement, I effusions.
last efforts of his pen iu benevolent have no doubt. After remarking; Whilst I cordially join in my ab. however, that each Subscriber paid horrence of vexatious and unnatural 7s. 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 elewould have been charged 10s. 6d. or
gant Blair) “ treat the smallest insect 128. I will engage, that, if any one
with wantun cruelty ;" yet I have Subscriber shall think himself fairly long entertained doubts concerning 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 mere 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 Yours, &c. Josiah PRATT.
the whole,” I was curious to see how
the vindication of the pleasures of the Mr. URBAN,
As the rea
tinguished encomium. interpretations, elucidations, &c. ofour immortal Bard of Avon, I am in: soning in the poem, and in the annoformed by an ingenious and inquisitive mind,'I beg leave to submit them to
tation, carried conviction to my friend, that the riglit reading of the the consideration of your intelligent subsequent passage from King John Readers. The Poet concludes his dehas escaped the potice 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
Yet shall the Muse the manly pastime sing, carnivorous, by, a natural, organizaWhich Nature sanctions, and which man tion. For a complete solution of any. approves.
difficulties on this head, I would refer By Heaven it is permitted or decreed,
your Readers to Paley ; and, after That thro' Creation's bounds, weakness to
cautioning my Countrymen against strength Its life should yield, an unresisting prey.
an excess of sensibility, and udulteThe lordly lion rushes from the brake,
rated feeling, towards the Brute. Hanting to death the unoffending stag ;
Creation, which is often accompanied The tiger .prowls, and couches near the
wiih inbumanity, towards their own brink
species, I deprecate all malignant Of some clear rivulet; the steer draws near sarcasms from modern Philanthros His thirst to slake, and from his ambush'd pists, in the language of the Poet, foe
[Jove above-cited :
Your scorn forbear:
Transfer your love from Brutes, to love of
man." In his fell talous and voracious beak,
Notwithstanding the tendency of And bears it off to feed his' uudledg'd my letter, I feel no besitation, Mr young.
Urban, in subscribing myself
See p. 10. with Evening Concerts, is to be seen ;
by referring to the Plan, it appears The note to this passage runs thus :
that the entrance is from SloaneAccording to the established order of street. Dr. Darwin has given such Nature, the three methods by which life is explanations in Botany as have, persåsually put an end to, are, acute diseases,
haps, given new ideas to young ladies decay, and violence. The simple and
engaged in that study; but the con* natural life of Brutes is not often visited
nexion of musick with that study by acute disteinpers ; nor could it be. deemed an improvement of their lot, if
seems to have been reserved for Mr. they were. Let it be considered, therefore,
S. May he not find it tend to the in what a condition of suffering and misery ruising of plants, according to the a Brute Animal is placed, which is left to
well-known Epigrain respecting the perish by decay. In human sickness or Doctor and a Lady at Bath? infirmity, there is the assistance of man's P. 117. Horatio has by no means rational fellow-creatures, if not to, alle- convinced me that Brutus is not the viate his pains, at least to minister to his ne- character meant by the Lamb. If it cessities, and to supply the place of his own
is Cassius, with whom is he yoked ?. activity. A Brute, in his wild and natural
P. 119. It is surely inaccurate to say state, does every thing for himself. When
that Sir Hans Sloane gave names to his strength, therefore, or his speed, or his limbs, or his senses fail him, he is delia
streets built many years after his vered over, either to absolute famine, or
death : it should be said they have to the protracted wretchedness of a life
been named after hiin, the ground on slowly wasted by scarcity of food. ' Is it which they are built having been part then to see the world filled with drooping,
of his estate. superannuated, half-starved, helpless and Ibid. Paper made from old paper unhelped animals, that you woulil alter re-manufactured was found so unfit the present system of pursuit and prey ?” for use, that it is presumed the maPALEY's Natural Theology, p. 508.
pufacture has entirely ceased. The Do not imagine, Mr. Urban, that buildings used for it, somewhere . I would be deemed the apologist of about Rotherhithe, were all sold. cruelty.. But let not questions be P. 129. Mr. Humphries does not viewed through a puritanical medium, state, what is the fact, that of the two Let men beware how they charge God kinds of Plane-tree, i.e. the Oriental foolishly. For if there be cruelty in and Occidental, the latter only felt the the sports of the field, it must, in effects of the frost, or whatever it was some measure, be charged on Provi. that struck them. The misfortune is dence, which implanted in beasts in- anderstood to have been general; not slinctive antipathics, and formed them confined to situalion or svil, and
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 ang un-barked tree. Oak 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 congregations. Your Sp g, is thus preserved'; a material present Correspondent never saw Mr. thing 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 true state 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 bėgiu to fied. The 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, oue 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 exRulers 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 S. whilst Secretary of State, and Mr. hardly credible, if it could not be wit. K. Under Secretary, that, if his üame 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 Yours, &c.
S. H. (if dresses they may be called) in which a courtezan would bardly have Mr. URBAN,
Oct. 14. ventured to shew herself, before this
HAVE, since informing you of the 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 Harwood. 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,
« where do these sagacious creatures P. 196. To what you have so justly conceal their treasures ?" I there, said of the Rev. Mr. Cecil, let me add fore request you will insert for his ina deserved tribute of ackņowledgment formation, that thousands of these for what he performed in the parishes insects may be seen about Midsummer
in newly-mown grass fields, or mea- Death an elliptical arch ; and above dows, with globular bags, about the it a small canopied niche.' Against size of small peas, adhering to them, this tomb, but probably removed from in such a manner that I at first sight some other part of the Church, is imagined the bags were the bodies of placed a broken stone, sculptured in the insects; but, on a more minute relief, with the figure of a knight in a cxamination, I found they were at- shirt of mail, cuirass, &c. much detached to them by a sort of cobweb- faced, and mutilated ; all the lower like substance. On opening them, I half of the stone, from about the have often times found them contaic a middle of the figure, is winting: number of round smooth eggs, like The following are the more important those your Correspondent describes : inseriptions in the aisle. and sometimes I have found them
On a tablet on the North side (in containing a number of young spiders, Capitals).: just coming into a state of animation.
“ Here sleepes in Jesus, Mary Wright, . 1 am, Sir, your constant Reader,
the wife of John Wright, gent. and occasional Correspondent,
the daughter of Dr. Francis Dee, J. M. L.
late Lord Bishopp of Peterborough.
She left this life upon the 17th Mr. URBAN,
of Decemb. 1670, aged 63." YO VOUR Correspondent Mr. Simcoe,
The IVrights were once Lords of in vol. LXXV. p. 625, has fa. Brixworth manor, and several of the voured the publick with a few notices family lie buried in this aile; two of of Brixworth Church, in which he them have raised tombs. statcs au opinion of that fabrick exhi.
On an altar tomb: biting some remains of Roman work. mauship. The recollection of this
“ Hic positæ sunt reliquiæ
Rerdi Dni Jacobi JACKSON, conjecture induced me to put up at Brixworth, when on my return from
qui bujus parochiæ sex triginta annos Rutlandshire, about three years ago ;
taliquam fidus Pastor curam egit.
Ob, xxn1 Dec. ætat. 70, the remarks I then inade are at your
1770." service. BRIXWORTH, 72 miles and a half
On a plate of copper at ihe East
end in Capitals): from London, is a small irregular
“ Hic jacet Edwardus Savnders, qui village, of scattered stone buildings, partly situated in the high road, but ford, armiger, Dominus hujus manerii
fuit filius Francisci Sarnders, de Welprincipally inclining to the West.
de Brixworthe ; qui obiit vicesimo die is stated to have been formerly a Septembris, Ammo D'ni Millimo Sexcentemarket-town; and the remains of a simo Tricesimo, et anno ætatis suæ juxta Cross, consisting of part of a shaft, Octogesiino. rising from four ranges of steps, is E terrâ in vilem resoluto corpore terram, yet standing in the principal street.
Sanctam expecto Dei misericordis opem The Church is an irregular struc- Expecto et nitidum redivivæ carnis amicture, consisting of a spacious nave,
tum, with a chancel, and South aile, and Et tandem excelsi regna beata poli.” a small square tower, terminated by In the pavement of the nave are an octagonal spire at the West end; two antient full-length slabs, of dark having also a circular projection on coloured stone, which have been the West of the tower, for a staircase inlaid with inscriptions and figures, to the belfry. This fabrick displays a as represented in Plate II, Figs. 1. variety of patchwork reparations; in and 2, from the indents, from which, some of which, thin square tiles (not with much dificulty, I took impresRoman) have been used, and in one sions : 'these impressions were afteror two places they have been ranged wards re-drawn, and reduced to the in what is called the herring-bone size of the Engraving, by my friend fashion. In the East wall of the Mr. Thomas Fisher. Both inscriptions tower have been three circular-headed have been given inaccurately in apertures (formerly opening to the Bridges's Northamptonshire : the budy of the Church) formed by the more antient one may be Englished side jambs, and two equi-distant pil. as follows: lars, oddly shaped. In the South wall “ Simon Curteis, who erected this aile, of the aile is a recessed tomb, be- and much (or highly] ornamented this Gent. Mag. October, 1810.