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from ils swampy fituarion. Forbid, ye

« with twenty thousand men, Minifers of War and Peace, that we March'd up a hill and then came down hould run the risk of, in any fhape, re. fembling a people, who seem to have Ours was a field-day of reft, Mr. Use an equal regard for their Enemies as ban. We took poffeffion of a range of their Allies! Let us finish the remain hills to the South-east of Alhdown foder of the encampinent upon sound reft. The day was more than comfor. English ground (Brighton for instance), tably warm. The men were ordered to such as conftitutional and loyal foldiers “ fand at ease;" and, from Itanding deserve; not upon a bog that may send awhile at eafe, they fole tu fitring down; us bome with more colds and rheumatic and, from firing down, above twopains thao with satisfa&ion-l'expect a thirds of them profrared their noses to lumbago at lealt-in sulky hopes of the earth, and intensibly fell asleep. which, I cannot help saying, ijs only the This Muribean manæuvre lasted about necessicy of actual service could induce three hours, without any other discharge any troops to vegetale in such places than from nasal ordnance. After the wiibcut giving sent to complaint. noisy Signal was made, which aroused

Though the weather was often fa- them from their peaceful death, our vourable, compararive to that never-10 banners once more waved in the wind, be-forgotten fortnight, yet, with the the arms glittered in the fun, and we length of Geld-days, and the sun, and marched home again. A RAMBLER. the wind, and the quickness of march to take poffeffion of the different emi. Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 21. Dcoces, and our many hours uninter. HAVING met with an imperfect rupted faces, far from returning to their na. Address io the French Clergy, in return tive ftare, are now fufficiently purpled for the inscription which you have to make cardinals of us--probably the printed, p. 391; I send it to you correa clergy may be reminded by this colour from the original, which I lately, law at of their highelt polts of honour--but as Winchester.

A. B. to the ladies, although they may rouge VOTA D.D. JOANNIS WILMOT, &c. a little themselves, they cannot like to Ice too much of it upon che face of man, (Quod orbi Christiano felix fauftumque fic!) especially when it serves as a back.

Clero Gallicano ground to the succeeding editions of

in ædibus regiis, apad Ventam Belgarum, kin scattered all over it.

ex regiâ beneficentiâ commoranti, As I never had the honour to arrive

aut ubicunque alio per Britanniam disperso

acerbitlimo rerum exilu, at more superior rank than one of those

ob religionem & fidem fortiter viudicatam, fubaltero machines that is all obedience,

exuli atque oppresso, I cannot pretend to dive into many of

divina ope! the mancuvres; and I have often made

aut in patriam reditum auspicatillimum, enquiries to learn whether the part we

aris focisque reftitutis, were going through was that of Friend aut domicilium perpetuum atque incolume, or Enemy: but, as I am determined al. Britannicâ pietate parandum, ways to be the Englithman, I was not

ex animo svo forry to find I could not receive certain Deum optimum maximum information; so, at the conclusion of

cum civibus suis humillimè comprecatur the day, I made up my mind that we

J. W.

A.C. N. MDCC,XCIII. ' had returned vi&torious, and that we had been the English of course. Though Væux de Mr. WILMOT, Membre du Parlement devoid of chose qualifications which are

d'Angleterre, en Reponse au plus de 600 gifted to Heaven-born Generals, I dare

Prêtres du Clergé de France, réunis au Clan venture to think I can tell from whose

teau Royal de Wmchester, qui lui avaient cxample the transactions of August 7, adreffe l'Infcriprion imprimée à côté. were taken: neither from the great Tu

Pour l'avantage et le bonheur de l'univers. renne, por yet from Berwick, nor from

Chrétien. Condé, oor our own Marlboroug b. No,

Au Clergé François Sır; it was from none of those refticis

réuni dans le chateau royal ve Winchester beings, who thought activity the soul par la bienfaisance de la Majesté Britannique of an army, but from that often.quoted ou partout ailleurs dispersé en Grande Bretagne French Monarch, who,

après ua reaversement déplorable


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quand le courage a defendre la foi et la religion Committee: and, in both those ftages of étoit pani par l'oppreffon et l'exil.

the bill, I remeinber well that the BiQue la Divine Providence leur accorde un retour heureux dans leur patrie pointed terms, his surprize and concera

fhop of London expreffud, in very lerétablissementdeleurs autelseteleursfuyers, that, in a bill of such magnitude and

où la perpétuite d'un azile salutaire, qu'ils devront à la gé érosité Angloiss!

importance, not one 1yllable was laid on Tels sont les veux ardens

the article of Religion. He urged the que nous adressons à un Dieu puitsant et bon, necessity of increasing the number of prosternéshumblement mes concitoyens et moi English clergymen in India, especially

in some of the subordinate fet:lements A. D. N. M.DCC.XcIll.

(where the Britith inhabitants were

entirely deftitute of divine worrip); of Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 7. appointing chaplains to all the East-India N your Magazine, p. 616, is a letter ships, which the Company, though

signed Phado, some parts of which I bound to it by their charter, had for have read with much satisfaction. I

many years neglected; end of making entirely agree with that ingenious wri. Some provision for the instruction of ter, that the moral and intellectual state such of the natives of Hindofian as withof the natives of Hindoftan is truly de ed to be infructed in the principles and plorable; that it calls loudly for amend. precepts of the Chriftian religion. He ment; that it is incumbent on the Brie reprobated the doctrine that had been tith Government and the India Com. maintained in the debates at the Indiapany to endeavour to meliorate it by the lioufe, that all religions were alike, and introduction of the doctrines and the that it was no concern of ours, nor of precepts of the Gospel among them; any importance to the Hindoos, wlice and that the world in general would be ther they were Jews, Mahometans, Pamuch the better, if there was gans, or Chriftiins. He contended, on Christianity in it, both in Europe and the contrary, that there was as much in India.

difference between Christianity and So far I heartily concur with your every other religion in the world as becorrespondent Phædo. . But I do by po tween light and darknets, between truth means afsent to the statement he has and falichood ; that we were taught in made of the speech of a celebrated Pre- Scripture, that there was no other name late on that occasion, which I believe given under Heaven by wbicb men could to be a very erroneous one ; owing, be suved but ibat of Christ only; that, beo probably, to the misinformation of lides this, wherever Christianity was news-paper writers. If Phado's letier planted, and conscientioully practised, thould fall in the way of the Learned it never failed to produce happiness and Prelate, I have no doubt but he will virtue, whereas heathenism was the vindicate himself, with his usual firit constant parert of rice and misery; and and ability, from so unfair a representa that, for ihese reasons, it was the indire tion of his sentiments and expreflions. pensable duty of every Chriftian GoHis defence cannot be in betier hands vernment to diffuse the light of the Goro than his own; and there I leave it. But pel (not by force and violence, but by there is another mistake into which this inftruction, argument, and persuafion) writer has fallen; and, as it conveys a throughout ail their foreign dominions, very severe and unmerited censure on a colonies, and settlements. He affirmed, whole body of men, for whom I enter that there was aot a country upon earth tain a very high respcet, I think it an that food more in need of being enact of cominon justice to do away this lightened by the doctrines, and purified ill-founded alperlion, which I am for. by the precepts, of the Christian Revetunately enabled to do very effeciually. lation, ihan the natives of Hindoftan. The pallage I allude to is this: “that They were sunk, he said, in the grollet a proviñon for Christianity in India was ignorance, brutality, fenluainty, super'omited by the Commons and the Lords Itition, and wretched nets; and, there. temporal was not so much to be won. fore, to withhold from them the advandered ar; but that it was not in hited on tages and the bleflings of the Gospel, by the Bishops railes in some minds when it was in our power to give it very uneafy suspicions.Now, Mr. Uso then, would be an act of the greateft ban, I happened to hear the debate on in humanity as well as in policy and irthe India Bill in the House of Lords religion. How it fhould be introduced both at the second reading and in the among them he could not pretend ac


that moment to say. They were ces. as these memorials usually are, a printed tainly great difficulties in the way, evidence of them in disputable claims ta which would require much considera property may identify persons and are tion. He thought that the institution certain right. Useless as the present. of schools for the instruction of young compilation is declared to be, it is acIndians would be the best and least ex- knowledged, by several practitioners in ceptionable method; but something, he the law resident in Gloucestershire, thac was confident, ought to be done. He they have been enabled to clear up titles meant, he said, to have offered clauses 10 estates solely by consulting these leto the committee for all the purposes pulchral tables, It might as well be above-mentioned; but, having been said that parish-registers are unnecessary given to anderstand that the introduce and of no importance. This is a Countytion of such claufes at lu late a period of Register, and contains such reference to the feflion might endanger the passing names, places, armorial bearings, &c. of the bill, and that the Board of Con- as is given in no other county-history, trol had in themselves a power to make and may be consulted as a dictionary provisions of this nature, he should rely to point directly in the name or circuma on that board for taking such mealures france required. The filly (neer about respe&ting the establishment and ad. Church-yards induces me to presume, vancement of religion in India as be that the hyper-critick could not conceal came a Chriftian Government, and so his antipathy to a lite contiguous to that oçulent a body as the East India Com fructure, which it has been so long the pany.

loft labour of a certain description of The Archbishop of Canterbury also, men to undermine and destroy. when the bill was in the commitee, con

The book is said to be published altended for the necetlicy of a more ample phabetically, and that the first volume religious establishment in India with extends only to the letter F; but the much weight and force of argument.

fact is, that the next letter is included, I trust, Ms. Urban, to your justice with a copious index of three parts, and impartiality for an early insertion of places of coat-armour, and other em. these remarks. Yours, &c. VERAX.

be'lishments. Shall this partial account

be attributed to careless fastidiousness, Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 20.

or wilful misreprelentation ? A CKNOWLEDGING the general

The reviewer thould be told, of what urility of monthly criticisms when he appears to be ignorant, but of which liberally conducted, I read with no he might not have been ignorant had Small difgust some remarks of the Cri. he read Mr. Bigland's Preface, that two rical Reviewers on the “ Historical, Histories of the County of Gloucelier Monumental, and Genealogical Colé had been previoufly published, and that lections relative to the Councy of Glou. the intention of Mr. Bigland's work was cefter, by Ralph Bigland, Esq. Garter to supply deficiencies in the detail of King of Arms." By unfairly adducing property; and, if Sir John Sinclair's only what he styles trilling extracts as a

word be allowable, to offer a more flaSpecimen of the whole work, by endea- tiftical account of individuals and popu. touring to extort a laugh, by a Aimsy lation ; nor is it vain to affect that no attempt to be ivity, and the anathena County-History more fully answers that that he denounces upon the editor, if design. His objections therefore lole he continues to publish what is deemed much of their force, as the work is con

seless, this hyper-critic proves that his sidered original or fupplemental; and, spleen is more predominant than his as you. Mr. Urban, will, I am confident, good sense.

contribute to cncourage the Rudy of The late Mr. Bigland will be defer- topography and whatever illustrares it, vedly remembered, in the College of I beg the insertion of these free fencia Arms, for his superior skill in genea

GLEVENSIS. logy, and was well aware how service. able a Collection would be to future Mr. URBAN, Nayland, Aug. 21. compilers of pedigrees, although fo ex GENTLEMAN with whom the

A tensive and minute, In a country where late Dr. Horne, Bihop of Nore property Auctuates so frequently as in wich, kept up a literary correspondence England, the “ fort and simple annals for many years, has preserved a very of the poor” may become the records of large and valuable collection of his leto thie rich. So muuiared and neglebied ters, The following, which was write



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ten near thirty years ago, was the first Erasmus has justice as a scholar, but is prowe laid our hands upon by accident : nounced an Arian, a fcoffer, a blafphemer. hut, being fo remarkable in itself, and The last section, and it is the longest in the fo suitable to the present times (for it is hook, contains the proceedings and decrees actually prophetical of the present state of the Council of Trent, where for some of France), we send it as a specimen of time Pole presided as legate. That council,

Mr. Phillips gives us to understand, was the style and manner of his private cor

composed of the most learned and holy farespondence, and of the great subjects thers, who exhibited to mankind the most which were always uppermost in his perfect plan of Christian doctrine and disci. mind. By giving it a place in your va- pline, without advancing any thing but what luable Miscellany, you will probably had been in the Church from the beginning. gratify many of your friends, and oblige It was, in his opinion, a council which bore your constant reader,

the nearest possible resemblance to that which

met at Jerusalem. I observe, he denies the “ My dear Friend, Coll. Mag. June 6, 1764.

Pope's deposing power, and pleads, as Pole

himself ever d d, against all fanguinary me. “ Have you heard yet from the Abbé Nolet? A friend law, the other day, a letter The book, I think, must make a great noise

thods of propagating the Catholic religion. from Sir James Macdonald, now at Paris in the world, and is, ar this time of day, a with Lord Hertford, in which Sir James in- pretty extraordinary performance to be pubformed his correspondent, that the French liched in England with the author's name. philosophers liked Mr. Hume (secretary to

“! bave just finished my comment on the the Britifh ambassador) in the main very 92d Pfalm; I am getting some of the work well; but disapproved of certain religious transcribed, to carry withi ne intu Kent, by prejudices not yet shaken off, which hindered

way of (pecimen. We must have much tak him from aspiring to perfection. This at

ou the subject there, where I hope to find first seems an irony, and a pretty strong one. But Sir James explains himself by adding months. O! may the day come when we

you comfortably settled in fix weeks or two that the great men in France were, most of all think no more of journevings and rethem, deep in Materiali m, and had discarded movals, but it dorun with the once sojournthe belief of a God, which our worthy Scot- ing Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the tish philosopher refused to do : “ so that kingdom of God! for whose bleffing on you poor Hume,” says Sir James," who on your and yours, now and ever, most fervently side of the water was thought to have too


G. H." littie religion. is here thought to have too much.” Is not this a very amazing anecdott?

P.S. To this letter give me leave to subjoin Yet, upon enquiry, I am apt to fear there is the following anecdote:—l'wo French notoo much truth in the representation. D'A- blemen were dining lately with a worthy ba. lembert, they tell me, is such a character. ronet in this country ; when one of them The Czarina fent for him to educate ber chilo took the liberty of conversing loosely on dren; but he would not go: he is a grest fa fome subjects of religion; the other reproved vourite with the Prufian hero. Maupertuis and fail

, “Pray, Sir, forbear'; this is the was of the same fort. In fort, so far as I fort of conversation which has been our can find, Infidelity and Republicanism have ruin.” crossed the strai's of Dover, and are more likely to subdue France than any other of her


une 25. enemies. A young gentleman wrote to his N anfwer to a query, p. 391, Richard father from Paris, that a notion prevailed, of the Government ere long intending to seize (not a hiter) of Dr. Wall, had 19 chil. the religious houses, and send the monks af- dren (besides his wife haviog once mif. ter the Jesuits. And now we talk of Jesuits, carried); namely, Sompson, Catharine. an Englishman of that order, Thomas Phil Richard, William, Ann, Edward, Tho. lips, has just puolished a quarto volume, being the first part of the Life of Cardinal (who died wi:hin the mouh), Mary,

mas, Sarah, Elizabeth, Cecil, Walter Pole, printed here by Jackson. He is a wrie Walter, Rebecca, johny Jane, and Dóter of great learning and elegant taste. The rothy; all of whom are deceased characier of his hero is a very amiable one; Walter (now residing at Barnet), Ja::e

except and he has introduced us to most of the cele. brated Italian wits of that age, with whom (now of Maid Aune, widow of the late Pole was intimate, as Sadolet, Bembo, Lon. Rev. Mr Waterhouse, of that place), golius, Contaiinis &c. Sir Thomas More and Duroihy (allo of Barner, who rá: and Bishop Fither appear with great lure. mains unmarried). My having married K. Henry VIII, Vicar-general Cromwell, a great grand-daughter of the said Ri. poor Nanny Boleyni, Luiker, Calvin, and chard Waring enables me to give you the Reformers, cut very sorry figures udecd. this information,

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