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THE PRESENT CENTURY.
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Qux cuique est fortuna hodie, quam quisque secat spem,
Tros Rutuluave fuat, nullo diicrimine liabebo. Virg. jEn. X. lor.
Jctine on vienx, richeou pauvre, enfiii Juif ou Chretien,
Nul ne m'echappera, s'il n'est homme de Men. Rsgnard. intd.
Old and yonng, rich and poor, Churchman, Baptist, or Jew,
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-4 /cw detached Ideas on the Life, Talents, and Works of the Author.
Sir Barnaby Sketchwell was born in Derbyshire, in the year 1768.
His parents were not rich, but of a most respectable and ancient family in the county. Honesty and virtue rocked his cradle; they whispered their heavenly principles into his infant ear; and he walked ever since in the-path of rectitude.
His heart was naturally good, his mind
liberal: education perfectioned both.
Music and poetry amused his youthful days; painting and morality were the objects of his attention, since he approached the meridian of his life.
He sang well; wrote little; painted much: his fame will last as long" as the love of virtue and an innate well-directed zeal against vice will find partizans and friends.
The honour of knighthood was bestowed upon him by the best of Sovereigns, as a token of esteem for one of his best subjects;
His situation, his fortune, the extent of his talents, the variety of his connexions, enabled him to bring within his compass both the zenith and the nadir of society. He loved all men, pitied manj', and imitated nobody—-he was an original.