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Works, notwithstanding you have ingly discompose by any hints at a remote not the advantage of being the first to possibility of their not being exactly true. communicate it to the publick. Herrick, she says, was a bachelor, and
“ Being in Devonshire," say the Re kept a majd-servant, as bis Poems, inviewers, “ during the last Summer, we deed, discover ; but she adds, what they took an opportunity of visiting Dean Prior,
do not discover, that he also kept a peto for the purpose of making some enquiries pig, wirich he lauglit to drink out of a concerning Herrick ; who, from the cir tankard. And this important circunstance, cumstance of having been Vicar of that together with a tradition, that he one day parish (where he is still talked of, as a threw his Sermon at the Congregation, poet, a wit, and a hater of the county) with a curse for their inattention, forms for 20 years, might be supposed to have alinost the sum total of what we could left some unrecorded memorials of his collect of the Poet's life. After his death, existènce behind him.
We found many
indeed, he furnished more ample matepersons in the village, who could repeat rials for biography ; and we could fill a some of his lines, and none who were not
volume with the fearful achievements of acquainted with his Farewell to Dean his wandering spirit : Bourn :
• But this eternal blazon must not be • Dean Boura, farewell! I never look To ears of flesh and blood.'' to see
Our Readers will be apt to think, we sus. Dean, or thy warty incivility.'
pect, that there is little valuable in our Which, they said, he uttered as he gleanings; yet these traditionary tales of crossed the brook, upon being ejected by
two centuries old serve to shew the respect, Cromwell from the vicarage, to which he
in which a Literary man is held, even by had been presented by Charles the First. the vulgar and uneducated.” *But,' they added, 'with an air of jonocent Quarterly Review, No.VIL pp. 171-2. triumph, 'he did see it again,' as the fact was, after the Restoration. And, in
Dec. 26. deed, although he calls Devonshire dull,' LEAVE you to judge of the canyet, as he admits, at the same time, that dour of A. B. ; who, remaining he never invented such ennobled numbers silent after the pressing entreaty I for the press, as in that loathed spot,' the good people of Dean Prior have not much. LXXX. p. 616, for a trial of his
made in your Supplement to vol. reason to be dissatisfied. however, who knows more of Herrick than Liquid (the only way, I think, of inall the rest of the neighbourhood, we found troducing it into notice) gives me but to be a poor woman, in the 99th year of
too much reason to cojocide with her age, of the name of Dorothy King. A. M. p. 427, last month, that he is She repeated to us, with great exactness,
one of the worshipful fraternity of five of his • Noble Numbers,' among which mercenary Quacks: indeed there is was the beautiful Litany, quoted above *. an air of ambiguous petulance runs These she had learned from her mother, through his paper, that too much juswho was apprenticed to Herrick's suc
tifies the suggestion. But how difcessor in the Vicarage. She cailed them
ferent, Mr. Urban, is the conduct of her Prayers, which, she said, she was in
A. M. ? who, with the liberality of a the habit of putting up in bed, whenever she could not sleep ; and she therefore gentleman, openly and undisguisedly,
and without the subterfuge of a began the Litany at the second stanza; * When I lie within my bed,' &r.
Quack, points out to me what he Another of her midnight orisons was the
thinks will (and I have no doubt of it) Poem, beginning,
perform the desideratum requested; ‘Every night thou dost me fright, and if he has not the thanks of the
And keep mine eyes froni sleeping,' &c. amateurs of Drawing at large, he She had no idea that these Poems had ever has, at least, mine in the most been printed ; and could not bave read grateful sense; and I know Mr. Urthem, if she had seen them. She is in
ban's predilection for the promoters possession of few traditions as to the per of the Arts and Sciences is so great, son, manners, and habits of life of the
that he will take the first opportunity Poet; but, in' return, she has a whole budget of anecdotes respecting his ghost;
of conveying them to bini, through
the medium of his Miscellany. and these she details with a careless, but serene gravity, which one would not will Yours, &c.
R. * This I recommend you to print in your Select Poetry, as you formerly
Dec. 12. printed two of Herrick's Christinas Poems.
N an article under the head of It shall be given in our Supplement.
“Country News," vol. LXXX.p. EDIT, 479, col. 1. line 3 froin bottom,
containing a description of the mira. in Cheshire, are several monuments culous escape of the son of Col. of that family, styled of Doddington, Mason, at Nibley-school, by some particularly of Sir John Delves, the inadvertency, the adverb " not" is favourite of Heury VI. in 1424, who omitted in col. 2, line 3, which, de- lost his life at the fatal battle of stroying the sense, and perverting the Tewksbury, May 4, 1471, in defence meaning in the passage, coupled of his Royal Master. His body was with a desire to render your Chronicle interred at Tewksbury in Gloucestercomplete, induces me to trouble you shire, but removed to Wibbenbury, on the occasion.
A B. a small village of Cheshire, in the
road from Chester to London, and Mr. URBAN, Paddington, Dec. 24. interred in the Church there. At
N reply to the query in your Doddington is Delves-hall, a seat of old family of Delves, I inform you, his time, it has passed through several that in the Chureh of Wibbenbury, families by purchase. OBSERVATOR.
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. * Communications for this ARTICIE will always be thankfully received,
Oxford. The following subjects are has been honoured with the thanks of proposed for the CHANCELLOR's the University, Prizes, for the ensuing year; viz. I. A Description, in Folio, of
For Latin Verses---Herculaneum.'' Houghton Halt, in Norfolk, the
For an English Essay~~~ Funeral magniticent Seat of the Earl Choland Sepulchral Honours."
mondeley ; which consists of a variety For a Latin Essay --.“ De Styri of Plates, exhibiting the plans, eleCiceroniuni, in diverså materie, va vations, sections, stair-cases, cielings rietate."
&c. of that noble edifice, tively enThe first of the above subjects is graved by the ingenious Mr. F'ourintended for those gentlemen of the drinier, as he is called in the titleUniversity who have not exceeded page, which is also engraved; a Nufour years from the time of their ma merical and Descriptive Catalogue of triculation : and the other two for the large and celebrated Collection such as have exceeded four, but not of Pictures, once its proud boast, completed seven years.
and indeed an ornament to the country, Sir Roger NEWDIGATE's Prize : but which were sold in 1779, by George For the best Composition in English Earl of Orford, to Catharine, EmVerse, not containing more than 50 press of Russia, for €45,500. (a sum, lines, by any Undergraduate who we should think, inadequate to their has not exceeded four years from the real value, at least if the original cost time of his matriculation
to Sir Robert Walpole be taken as Parthenon."
the criterion); the price for each Cambridge. The subject for the picture being marked against it; aud NORRISIAN Prize this year is, “ The a series of Portraits by Houbraken, divisions of Christians are not incone of the Founder, Sir Robert Walpole, sistent with the truth of Christianity.” Earl of Orford, K. G. and other royal
The Hulscan Prize for this year and illustrious personages of his time. has been adjudged to WILLIAM -II. A very large and beautiful Folio Jowert, esq. B. A. of St. John's French Atlas, with 99 coloured Maps, College, for bis Essay on the following and engraved Geographical Tables of subject :
:-" The remarkable Propen- all the Parts of the World, presumed sity of the Jews to Idolatry, before to be a work of great rarity and the Babylonish Captivity, compared value.--III. Smith's Exotic Botany, with their Exemption from it in 2 volumes quarto, the figures coloured general afterwards, affords the Un- by Sowerby.-IV. Grove Hill, quarto, believer no just ground for rejecting a Poem, by the author of Indian the Scriptural Accouot of the Mirao Antiquities, descriptive of the beaucles in the time of Moses and Joshua.” ties of Dr. Lettsom's villa at Cainber
The Rev. B. Wallis, D. D. has well, printed by Bensley, and emlately presented the following scarce bellished with exquisitely fine Enand valuable Books to the Public gravings in Wood by Anderson, to Library at Cambridge, for which be illustrate the Poem. They are ele
gantly bound, and in fine condition. Engravings from original Designs The same gentleman gave to the Li- by eminent Painters; with a Portrait, brary, some time ago, some small which exhibits a striking Likeness, antique Paintings, found in the ruins and interesting Memoirs of the Au. of Pompeii, near Naples, which are thor. Published for the benefit of his pronounced by judges to be interest- aged mother, and orphan child. ing and genuine specimens of the arts An Account of the Measures purof antient Greece, and supposed to be sued with different Tribes of Hindus, upwards of 2000 years old.
for the Abolition of the Practice of A Volun:e of « Travels in Spain, in the Systematic Murder of Female Letters written in 1809 and 1810, by Children by their parents, with inciWILLIAM JACOB, esq. M. P. and dental Notices of other Customs F.R.S.” is in the press, and will con- peculiar to the Tuhabitants of India. tain, the Author's Views of the Ma. By the Hon. JONATHAN DUNCAN, nufactures, Commerce, and Produc- Governor of Bombay, and Lieut. tions ; of the State of Agriculture Col. ALEXANDER WALKER, late Poand the Arts; of the Manners, Cuslitical Resident at the Court of Anand toms, and Religion; with Anecdotes Rao Gaikawar. Edited, with notes, of the leading Politicah Characters; &e. by Major EDWARD MOUR, AuBiograplical Sketches of eminent thor of the Hindu Pantheon ; will be Artists; and a View of Spain under published in the course of the Winter. the Mahobimcdan Dominion.
Our Clerical friends will be pleased A new Edition o1 Dr. STUKELEY's to learn, that “The Ecclesiastical “ Account of Richard of Cireucester, and University Annual Register” for Monk of Westmioster, and of his the present year, will soon be published. Works : with bis Antient Map of The Volume of
“ The County Roman :ritain, and the Itinerary Annual Register for the present thereof,'' with a copious Commentary; year, will be published early in the is preparing for the press.
Spring In addition to the usual A work by the Kuv.ir. MILNER, of matter relating to the Couutio, it great research, avd high interest to the will contain a concise and impartial English Antiquary, in which the claim History of Europe for the year. of England to the honours of what On account of this improvement, it is generaily termed Gothic Architec- will assume the title of “The Imture, is maintained, and auttorities perial and County Annual Register.” quoted, in answer to Mr. Whitting The Literary work of Madame de tou's Statement of the prior claims of STALL, op which she had been emFrance to that interesting style of ployed eight years, will not be sufArehitecture ; will soon be ready. fered to appear. The Ms. (thoughi
The superb Cabinet of the Coius of approved by the Censors) and the the Realin, formed by the late Mr. proof-sheets have been seized at Blois, BARRE ROBERTS, which was adver- by order of the Prefect, who has pot tized to be sold by auction (see p. left the author one copy : the loss is 440) by Messrs. Leigh and Sotheby, estimated at 50,000 francs. Madame is purchased, to the great gratitica de stael has been ordered to quit tion of his deeply-afflicted family, by France, with permission to retire to the Trustees of the British Museum, Copet, Munich, or the United States. at the price of 4000 Guineas.
She has chosen the latter. Mr. HAMILTON BRUCE is at present At a Sale of Books printed by the preparing an elaborate work from the late LORD Orrord at Strawberrymost authentic sources, giving an hiil, late the property of his printer, accurate and detailed account of all Mr. Kirkgate, on December 4, a copy the Scottish families of note,, from of his Lordship’s tragedy of “The the peopling of Scotland by the Scy Mysterious - Mother” was kpocked thians, dowa to the present æra. А down at £6. 155.-Gray's Odes, with copious account will also be annexed Bentier's designs, €5. 128. 6d. of the different Scottish Monarchs, parcel of scraps, and loose leaves of and their existivg posterity:
poetry, epigrams, &c. for £10. --- And Early in 'April bext, Ne. PRATT his Lordship's "Hieroglyphie Tales" intends to bring forward to public (which are in his printed works) a' view, the much-expected Poetical small pamphlet of about two sheets Remains of JOSEPH BLACKET, illus crown octayo, was gladly purchased trated and adorned by appropriale by an eminent Collector, for the same
sum of £16.
52. The Question concerning the Deprecia- before it bas been examined and distion of our Currency stated and examined. cussed in Parliament; nor have we By W. Huskisson, Esg. M.P. Third been mistaken in our apprehensions, Edition ; 8vo ; pp. 154 ; 1810.
as it has been, since its publication, TE are not surprised to find that the text-book, not of such men as
this pamphlet (almost a vo Mr. Huskisson, but of the disaffected lume) has reached to a third edition party throughout the kingdom, who within as many weeks. The subject have found in it ample resources for is of great importance, and is here depressing the minds of the people, discussed by one whose name and and scattering visionary projects of rank would naturally excite public reform. If there has been a clamour curiosity; and who, it must be con against the Report, there has likewise fessed, has displayed uncommon ta- been a clamour against the Bank, lents as a financial writer, joined with circulated through all the channels of a style and manner apparently free discontent, from the democratic cofrom any mixture of party spirit of lumns of newspapers to the senseless all the pamphlets in reference to the ravings of fraudulent bankruptcy. Bullion Report, which have fallen in And we see nothing in this Report our way, this is certainly the most able, itself which could require its being and, in our opinion, the most intelligi- given to the publick so many montbs ble; and, although the Author has not before it could be submitted to the completely succeeded in making us decision of Parliament. converts to his opinion, we are will Mr. Huskisson was one of the ing to concede that the subject is one Members of the Committee by whom of those which has not entered much the Report was drawn up; and being into our studies, and may, perhaps, naturally desirous to vindicate what be superior to our capacity. But of share he might be supposed to have in this, as mese men of literary babits, it, and having been “pressed for some we have not much reason to be explanation of his opinions respectashamed, since it appears that there ing the state of our currency and cir. are men of eminent financial talents culation, and of the grounds on which who cannot be persuaded to think those opinions are founded, he com, alike on many of the topics so well mitted to paper the substance of discussed in this pamphlet.
them, in part before, and the remainWhat, however, renders Mr. Hus- der very soon after, the publication kisson's labours peculiarly worthy of of the Report." attention is, the philosophical manner After determining on the question in which he has treated his subject; of the actual depreciation of our curby recurring to first principles, and rency in the afirmative, the principroposing definitions of the terms in pal object of this pamphlet is, to vinuse. This, at least, gives a clearness dicate the necessity of wbat is recomand precision to his reasonings. We mended in the Bullion Report, oamealways know distinctly what he means, ly, that the Bank should resume its what he would infer, and from what payments in cash after two years. premises ; and such is surely the most in the course of this vindication, Mr. satisfactory mode that can be adopted, H. endeavours to answer all the obbecause, whether he makes converts jections which have been stated by or opponents, what he advances is other writers, or are likely to be pot liable to be mistaken.
hereafter stated; and this, we must Iu his Preface, Mr. Huskisson ad. confess, be has performed with great verts to the clamour raised against ability: He foresees no danger that the Bullion Report, and endeavours can arise ; but, on the other hand, is to represent that clamour as absurd confident that, with the repaymeot and ill founded, and as arising from in gold, paper-currency will regain wilful misrepresentation. But, al
But, al- its former value, and all the evils of though we have never joined in any an excess of paper be avoided. Withthing that deserves the name of cla- out offeriog our opinion on this mour against this Report, we cer- important subject, we shall express a. tainly were and are annong the num wish that it may speedily be decided ber whó thought that such a Report - in the proper piace; and, in the inought not to have been sent abroad terim, we can safely recommend the GENT. MA%. December, 1810.
elaborate work before us, as contain the proceedings of the House of Commons ing facts and reasonings, without'a with tespect to the Duke of York and my previous knowledge and examination counexion with Wardle and his party, of which no man can be qualified to
who is so credulous as to believe what Col. give an opinion on the subject.
Wardle has lately endeavoured to make
the people of England credit as a divine 53. The Rival Princes ; or, a faithful Nar
Tevelation ; namely, that I incurred the rative of Facts relating to Mrs. M. A.
exposure of myself, children, and family, Clarke's Political Acquaintance with Col. together with abuse, anxiety of mind, and Wardle, Major Dodd, 8c. &c. &c. reho fatigue of person, during my examination
in Parliament from a pure PATRIOTIC ZLAL were concerned in the Charges against the Duke of York : together with a Variety of
TO SERVE THE PUBLIC.-If there should be kuthentic and important Letters, and cus
a person in the Country that indulges such
an opinion of my patriotism, he must be rious and inieresting Anecdotes of several Persons of Political Notoriety. By Mary that ever lived. If I were to tell the
the most insane, or the most weak man Anne Clarke. Second Edition; 2 Vols.
same gross falsehood which has issued from pp. 578; Chapple; 1810. We have hesitated for some time pliment myself on having appeared against
the immaculate Col. Wardle, and comin admitting this work among, our the Duke of York, withont any motives of literary articles; and we yet doubt interest beyond the gratification of serywhether it be a legitimate object of ing the publick, I am sure the intelligent criticism. As a political document, reader would consider me a most impuhowever, we are disposed to attach dent hypocrites and with great justice ; for a very considerable importance to it. if I had not been well satisfied of receivAlthough we did not rank ourselves ing the remuneration agreed upon, not among the number of believers in all the Jacobinical parties in Europe every word uttered by Mrs. Mary should have iutroduced my letters and Anne Clarke, when she appeared as
person to the notice of Parliament." an evidence against the Duke of For all this, we deem it impossible York, we think her amply entitled to to refuse Mrs. Clarke implicit credit. credit in these volumes, where she Such an avowal requires not the suphas made very few assertions that are port of vouchers, letters, or aflidanot substantially confirmed by origi- vits; and if it were, mutatis mutandis, nal letters, and other authentic docu- to be made with as much candour by ments. We are even disposed to go her infamous accomplices in the late, a little farther, and to allow that the plot, they would be entitled to an Country is indebted to her for coming equal degree of credit, and make the forward to develope the plan and ex- only atonement in their power to a -pose the actors in one of the most deluded party whom they taught to foul, pitiful, and unmanly plots that insult the name of Patriot, and the was ever contrived. But, although virtue of Patriotism, by bestowing this may be a subject of congratula- them on the persons and actions of tion to an injured family (for the in some of the most hollow, worthless, jury was not meant for one branch and upprincipled of mankind. only) without any consideration of the writer's motives, we are not so 54. Haverhill, a Descriptive Puere ; and indifferent to the latter, as to admit other Poems. By John Webb; 12mo ; Mrs. Clarke into that respectable pp. 119; Nunn; 1810. class of society to whom implicit cre
MR. WEBB adds another name to dit is to be given. It was a disap- the respectable list of Poets who have
and pointment in one money - contract not been indebted to education, which induced her to appear at the are usually, although very improperly, Bar of the House of Commons; and called “self-taught Poets." Poetry it was a disappointment in anotber can never be an object of education, money-contract to which we are in- although an acquaintance with classidebted for the present work. The cal literature may add sometbing of lady, indeed, has so fully displayed judgment to correct the exuberances her character in the following pas- of genius. “Born in the vale of obsage, that, after quoting it, we shall scurity,” Mr. Webb “never expevery briefly conclude our notice of rienced any of the benefits that result her work :
from education ; his days have been “I am of opinion that there is not a spent in scenes of honest industry, person in England, at all acquainted with and kis leisure bours devoted to amu