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famous extract of Mr. Goulard, is lia. St. Paul's school, could belt jo form ble, in my opinion, to the same obe your correspondent. That it really was jection.

Dr. Oliver Goldsmith I have no doubt, It is hardly requisite to add, that if the History uf Eng and, in four vothere is a necessity of making the ap

lumes 8vo, which goes under his name, plication of cold water as spcedily as

was indeed of his fabrication ; they possible after the accident; for, if it be bear a family likeness, and do not disa delayed til blistering has taken place, credit the relation thip. which will happen in a very thort space From good Sir Thomas More and of time, any app'ication made, with a

honeft John Bunyan, down to the preview to ffect a compiere cure, muft fent times, deception, Mr. Urban, prove ineffeciual. WILLIAM May. become so fashionable, and seems to

gratifying to the deceiver, that one is

almoft led to doubt whether even the Mr. URBAN,

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author of Lemuel Gulliver's Travels N answer to your correspondent J. H. really bore that name; or, if that mot

p. 799, respearing the pretty compi ley moudrebank Peter Pindar ever exlation, intitu'ed, “ Letters on the Hil- isted, to disgrace his noble ancestor by tory of England,” I have to observe, foul degeneracy, to offend the decept that Lord Lyttelton had no dear Charles by obicene wit and bold profaneness, to whom he could have addressed them.

and to affront the greatest and the best The famé remark fufficiently proves by low and mean ailuhons, as in human Lord Chesterfield to have been the au

as they are insolent. I remember when thor. Lord Orrery, was meant to be worthy Robert Dodsley's “ Oecovomy sported on the world as the vehicle of of Human Life" had alfo iis Lyttelton this very useful work; and, when the and Chesterfield for reputed parents; real writer (at down to the for at letter or

that conjecture, however, is long since two, as they are called, the idea of Or. removed from uncertainty, and ihe exrery's Observations on the Life of cellent piece is given to its ingenious Sivift struck him as the most respetable owner; who yet, if one may judge channel of deception. There is nothing from the Bramin's lank figure in the of marked ityle in the two volumes af- frontispiece, had no objection to its beter you have got through the first 20

ing lupposed to be the communication pages: the Italking-horse is then put

of Hagley's noble lord. I recollect too aside, and all that follows is of Amilar

when a JUNIUS's Letters were alligned plain phraseology, suitable to the sub

to many a godfather, who yet, notwithm ject. The words in inverted commas, standing, were never hardy enough to " When all is done,” &c. are not al

own them; a Dunning, for instance; a serted by the compiler to be a quoiation Sackville; a Burke; a Hamilton; and from any author's published works, fome atlerred them as the production of but are thrown out merely as a fage the queen's elephant. Of the latter I observation. I cannot charge my me

can sav no more than that John Hunter mory, because I bave not ihe volume to

and Cruik thanks, being his executors refer to, but I think there is extant a

(por obit.), must best know, from his biographical piece on a Mr. King, or a

remains on cutung up, whether the aí. Knigbt of that name, ascribed to the

sertion be or be not well-founded. grear LOCKŁ; and that in it those very some of his tra&ts, however, are laid to words are cited as having been urtered have been deported in several of our by Lord Shaftesbury, or tome' other museums. period well-known both to Locke and

How far the anonymous editor, if it the perton biographized.

were Goldimith, is to be credited in his Johnny Guy's remark, that

claim, wurl be no mystery to fucha, “The child, whom many fathers Share, like your humble servant, knew that

Hati feldom known a father's care,” fingular and highly-uleful character. is not entirely applicable to the small His pen was a focus, to which the rays progeny in question. It has certainly of many a brilliant and many a plodding been produced by no mean parent; genius were concentrated.

His ciam and, however unequal, upon the whole undoubtedly was the defie “10 live it manifests the agency of the same com and have a being;” and those, whether piler. Who he was, I believe a gen living or dead, who cootributed to its ileman of well-known name, and of gratification, have had no caule to reTeipc&table character and fortune, near pent of being lo happily inftrumental.


After all, Mr. Urban, I can fee no think, are, “caprimulgus aut foffor;" good reason why publications, so juftly which drew on a severe expoftulatory approved as that now under notice, pamphlet from Mr. Cumberland, the should play at hide-and-seek with the grandson of the celebrated critick. Mr. liberal of mankind. Whoever be the Warton's edition of Theocritus, with a letter-writer, diù celari non poteft: and, considerable appendix of notes by Mr. should you or your correspondent with Toup, made its appearance about three to know more, I believe, if you ask the years after, in 1770. If Dr. Wetherell trunk-maker, or his near neighbour, was then vice-chancellor, and Dr. Kenthe object may soon be obtained. nicot a delegate of the Clarendon press,

I am, Sir, without a fi&tion, yours Dr. Lowth was also situated in the very fincerely, MUS IN ANGULO. neighbourhocd, in his epifcopal refi

dence at Cuddelden, and was said to be Mr. URBAN,

Nov, 22.

consulted. The expression quoted by IT. Twere heartily to be wilhed, that your correspondent, “homo malè re

“ wars of principle," as it is now dulus qui nec me nec mea fatis intel. fashionable to term those where nations lexít," only shews displeasure, and may fight nations, in order, as is alleged, be understood of one man as well as anto make them orthodox Chriftians and other; but what follows is more pointfound Legislators, terminated with the ed : “parco homini qui nemini pepercit.” fame ease, and left as few traces behind Neither Dr. Wetherel nor Dr. Kennicot them, as those wars of words in which were considered as controverfial writers; fome of our most respc&table Divines, but Dr. Lowth had drawn upon himself men of active spirits, embarked with many enmities by the part he took, cagerness, at a sime when it was deem. fome years before, in a dispute with his ed no reproach on ecclefiaflicks to be fellow-collegians, about the conduct of more of scholars and less conversanı iņ Bilhop Hoadly iheir visitor, and after. politicks.

wards by his quarrel with Warburton. In the literary contest between Bishop You, Mr. Urban, are too well conWarburton and Dr. Lowth. Mr. Toup versant with the works of the learned appears to have sided with the former, Parisian printers, who flourished in the to whom he addressed a critical epistle, fixteenth century, to fo get the device which forms a part of his observations fometimes prefixed by Christian Weon Suidas, 1767, when his patron's chel, of two birds fighting on a fhrub antagonist was recently raised to the laden with fruit, cill one of them falls, bench. By adroitly apologifing for together with the broken sprig on which him felf, if he thould in bis halte, "cur. it had perched. It is accompanied by rente rotâ,” have said any thing difie: the motio, “unicum arbustum non alit {petful of the great Bentley, * quem duos Erythaços." The last bard word nemo vituperare aufit nilifungus," induced me to consult the Latin TheToup clearly marks out whom he aims faurus of Robert Stephens, whole edi. at. Individually confidered, Dr. Lowth tors referred me, for tarther elucidation, was worthy of any station; but there to the Greek of his son Henry; and ! are hardly any two ftuations in life so find they both concur in representing widely different as that of a private the “Erytiacus" as a species of the Clergyman and the new-created Bilhop, feathered race, which changes its name who, the moment his name has made and nature with the different reasons of its appearance in the Gazette, affumes the year. This interpretation leaves me, a dominion over those who yesterday who am no ornithologist, almost as much were upon an equal footing with him, in the dark as ever; though, on farther in a manner far beyond what any Tem recollection, methinks I have fomeporal Peers exercile over their former where read of a parrot which all winter comrades who fill remain plebeians. It is in a moulting itate, and jult capable is no unusual fienile to compare a new of articulating yes or no." as the jbowmade bifhop to a fungus, which sprouts man dictases; but, in the summer-time, up in but few hours to fuch bloaced its plumage grows to an immense maynitude as frequently to overtop length, and it will occafionally fcold every plant which had ftood beside it. the birtle wrens and t1! that' Aurter But what fixes ehe application till more round it in the most imperious strain. precisely, is Dr. Louih having just be. Dr. Wetherel, the present dean of fore fpuken of Bentley as a subaltern Hereford, is not distinguished for his pioneer in literature; the exact words, I attainments in Hebrew literature, and


therefore sands perfectly clear of the the Merry Wives of Windsor. Dr. sarcasm, "homunculi qui in Hebraicis Lowth's Ode to the People of Great per omnem fere vitam turpiter volutati Britain, at the time of the Rebellion ja in literis elegantioribus plane hofpites 1746, which appears in Dodsley's Cola sunt.” It ciearly applies to Dr. Ken- lection of Poems, is written almoft nicot, who was known only from his throughout with the freedom and anisuperiority in that language; but whe- mation of a Dryden, whose verfions ther it was meant to inelude my Lord frequently rival the originals; but, unBishop of Oxford will admit of fome fortunately, at the very conclusion, doubt. Dr. Lowth in his Lectures, fe. while he was imitaring Horace, he for. veral years before, had exprefly confined got the chaitity of his author, and trod himself to the subject of Hebrew poetry, close on the heels of Labeo, who, acin which he ably illustrated many of the cording to antient commentators, reamont Atriking passages in the Plalms, the dered Homer's Prophets, and other parts of the in.

Ωμον βεβρωθοις Πριαμον Πριαμοιο τε fpired writings. Learning, ftrength of genius, and a total want or negle&t of all taste, form his three great characte

“ Crudum manduces Priamum Priamique rifticks. In the latter part of the cele.

pisinas;" brated double fimile from Iliah, where by subfticuting, in the place of “mox the Melliah is first compared to a victo. daturos progeniem vitioforein,”. rious warrior, then to one who treads “ To spawn a baser brood of monsterthe wine press, Dr. Lowth's poetical breeding fons;" paraphrase, which has been so greatly which Mr. Duncombe reprin:s, and admired for jis claffic and harmonious gravely calls an improvement on the purity, is remarkable for aukwardly original. Such are the fcales of Critic blending together the two resemblances cism, in which subaltern ecclefiafticks which, in our vulgar English version, weigh the writings of a prelate ! stand far more clear and distin&t. le is In the grand contest with Warburton needless to cite more than the conclu- I perfectly remember a paffage in which ding lines:

Lowth, for the sake of raising a lauga ~ salit attritas Calcator in uras at the expence of his antagoni't, applies Congestamque struem subigit : cade atra re to him the passage in which the Píalmit centi

(vestes." introduces the great Creator of the uniCrura madent, spumantque inspersæ funguine verse as saying, “ Moab is my wafleThe two words cæde and fanguine, bere pot, over Edom will I cast out my shoe." introduced, are evidently a confusion of This, in Voltaire, wouid have beca ideas, and bring us back again to the called the height of profane ribaldry; warrior, whom we had, the moment but in Lowih it was the mere auklarda before, done with. Great expectations neis of a man, who knew not how, arwere entertained from a ne in English tempring to be facerious. No part of prose version of Ilaiah, published many the quarrel was laid more stress on by years after by one who lizd given such his adversaries than his publishing lecspecimens of having caught the fire of ters written to him by Warburton while the original; but Dr. Lowth had, in they were on better terms; in one of the mean time, performed the untoward which he expressly mentions, that what task of publishing a grammar of our

he said to him was "in confidence;” truc language, in which he bad pointed out his probity and undaunted spirit were abundant errors from our first writers. fo well known, that they who hated It therefore behoved him to be fuper- him only impured this firange conduct accurate. Not having his book, I can to his being agirated with pathion whea not minutely point out the pallages in he took up

the pen. which he links below his predecellors On turning to, or recollecting, only by being thus cramped; but particu- the above pailages (and I have not the larly recolicet almost every chapter con

Imalient doube but many more, equally taining "people” when the Jews are ftuking, might be produced), I cannot spoken of; and ibe plural of a plural, fuppose that Toup, accounted " a man "peoples," to signify the Gentile na: of war from his youth," in speaking of sions; which, occurring an oumired Hebraifis, fought only to encounter Kentimes, had as unfavourabe an effect as nicot, an adversary numbered among the "hig, hag, hog," of Sir Hugh, the “pecora inertia,” wherl, answerably Evans, Shakipeare's W'ellh parfon in to the ardent withcs of the gallaat hune



ter, lulus, he had full in view the their own supreme magistrate; and that. “ fulvum Leonem," against whom he they who weathered out both these danhad once, at least, already huried his gers were but reserved for the extermispear.

nating fury of a new-created prophet. With the works of Warburton I am “ Him that escapeth the sword of Haby far too Nightly acquainted ; but, if " zael fall Jenu slay, and him that Fame speak true, he also, like Lowth, “ escapeth the sword of Jehu shall had the strength, the warm temper, and

• Ea tay.”

L. L. the vulnerable heel, of an Achilles. We now survey their conflits with as Mr. URBAN, Kingsland, Nov. 2. much indifference as those of a Tamer; SOLICITOUS to preferve the re

mory of ingenious though indigent Rage-colourins, and delineated by the merit, however the talears may have pen of impartial hitorians. But, with been milapplied, I once more imporall their defects, they butirode the lite tune you to admit the following me. rary world like to Colofules; they morandum of cne of the improvidene boch rose to the highest stavious in the fons of the Muses, lately deceased, church by their own superior talenis, who, witin all his imperfections on bis without fooping to any abje&t or dif- head, dustrved yet well of the publick, honourable compliances; and may juft- for many linall pieces of entertainment ly be considered as - fons of Anak,” or which he prepared for their amulegiants of antient times, when brought

H. LEMOINE. into comparison with the modern brood JOHN OAKMAN, the fubje&t of this of ecclefiafticks, the “ Qualia nunc ho memoir, was born at Hundon, where he minum producit corpora tellus;" which received a grammaticaleducation, about I would construe,“ such recurns as 1748. He was apprenticed to an ene Deans and Chapters have been recum gaver, Emanuil Bowen, Kitchen's premended to make to the various 'congés deceffor as geographer ryal. It seems, d'élire' which, since their days, have he did not ferve his tire out; for the appeared in our Gazettes.”

volatility of his disposition led him into Distinguished literary talents are not so many follies, that his master was glad easily appreciated by statelinen; but to get clear of him: however, he found good family connexions carry with thein mcans to leduce his daughter, but mara due stamp of authenticity: scholars ried her when he vecame of age. Aare not always easy to be led, much bout, or foon after, this time, he kept a less to be driven; but they who are ex- shop for the sale of ludicrous prints, in alted in the hierarchy merely on 2CLOUDO conjunclion with Darley and Harry of their birth, feeling themfelves al. Howord, of facetious mcinory. It does ready in situations, both as to rank and not appear that this co partnership lastopulence, to which no other profesional od long; for, they parted fo:ne time beJine could, in all probability, have lune fore the death of the latter, which hapsed them, and daily hoping for yet fare pened in an accidental scuffle after a ther translations, will not troubietomely midnighi debauch, in the Hag-market. censure any war or any public mcafure's When the Nobles were in the height of whatever; but, like primitive Chris business, he found them very neceffary tians, will let themseives down and it to his extravagances, and wrote for the loaves and bithes, of which such them fome of the cheapeft, if not the abundant portions are before them, with belt, of their novels; among ft which gladnels, if not with lingleness, of heart, was “Sir Benjamin Brass," "The Hil. Yours, &c.

L. L. tory of Sir Roger and his Son Joe," P.S. A short, detached sentence ap “Tne Hifiory of Sir Edward Haunch," pears to have accidentally been omitted “ Adventures of Captain Greenland," towards the latter end of my letter on " The Fault was ail her own," and an libels and riors, inserted in your August innumerable liit of others; and, I bcMagazine, where Mr. Freind's ban th- lieve, the last thing he did this way was ment was alluded to. This mult have “'The Adventures of William Wiliams, been owirg to my having copied from an African Princc," with whom he bea foul notes, ill-arranged. The follow came acquainted in Liverpool gaol. ing are nearly the words:

This was confeffedly a good thing a. ** It was announced of yore, that some gainst the fo-much-clamoured impiuus should fall combating against foreign practice of fliving, and he accordingly eneinits; others, at home, by means of made something of it among the Qua.


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