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For OCTOBER, 1793.
Tie Chronicles of the Seasons, Summer 1793 ib. Bp. Chandler ? ---FairlopOak-Elenor James?uro
hares of Lottery Tickets how far secured 886 Remarks on some of the Provençal Poets 913
I canflation of Ververt-- Remarks on Geddes 888 Proceedings of the last Seffion of Parlament 116
A Ch raster of the French-Dr. Goldsmith 894 Mariages, Deaths, Préferments, &c. 955-967
LINCOLNSHIRE ; and also with a SEAL, a Cors, &c. &c.
Printed by JOHN NICHOLS, at Cic ru's Head, Reil-Lion Paisage, Fleet-freet;
where all Letters to the Editor are desired to be a dressed, POST-PAID, 1793.
Days Wind. Barom. Therm State of Weather in September, 1793.
29,50 58 rain without intermiffion
381 57 white clouds, chiefly fair 3 NW moderate 401 57 overcast, showers 4 NW moderate
83 55 showery all day S NE calm
95 55 black clouds, showers 6 NW moderate
30, 31 55 clouded, sun, showers 7 SSE calm
14 54 grey gloomy dry, rain in the evening 8 SW brisk
rain clears up 9 NW calm
58 overcast, rain at night 10 NW calm
30 59 overcast, flight Thowers 11 W calm
29,86 59 dark sky, misty rain 'w calm
701 59 dark sky, sun never appears 13 SE calm
60 grey, a thunder shower P.M. 14 S calm
53 59 watery sky, rain 15 W calm
34 59 rain, clears up F.M. 16 Scalin
45 56 white veil, pleasant day 17 S calm
76 37 dark sky, 'rain P.M.. 18 NE calm
64 59 mist, clears up, and pleasant 19 NNE calm
30,7 55 dark sky, clear fine day 20 N calm
14 54 clear expanse, Night showers 21 NE calm
54 white vcil, fair day 22 N moderate
51 overcast, heavy rain 23 N moderate
50 blue 1ky, towers 24 SW calm
79 52 Towers, clears up P.M. 25 NW calm
54 clear sky, very fine day, heavy dew 26 SSE moderate
27 53 clear sky, fine warm day ESE brisk
24 52 blue sky, fine day 128 SE moderate
9 53 gloomy, fine afternoon 29 SSE brilk
29,67). 54 blue sky, white clouds, fine day, rain in night 30 SW brisk
54 black and white clouds, fine day, rain in night...
1. Baronieter dropped from 50 to 33 betwixt nine and twelve P. M. Fall of rain during
MBTEOROLOGICAL TABLE for Odober, 1793.
io. pts. in Oct. 1793.
BEING THE FOURTH NUMBER OF VOL. LXIII. PART II.
Hector might receive myrtle from a lady *XXXX
HAVE very recently in Dr. Johnson's company, and apply to seen a pamphlet, intitu. him for verses on the occasion, and that
led, • The principal his poetic Friend, knowing there juve1
Corre&tions and Addi- nile stanzas were not in print, and very autions to the first Edition applicable, miglit give them to Mr.
of Mr. Bofwell's Life of Hector, without thinking it necessary to
Dr. Johnson." It fur- declare their previous existence. Truth prized me to see my name very impo.' was neither direally, nor materially, vilitely
introduced on the first page. When olated by the suppreslion of that circumMr. Boswell was collecting materials for
stance, his work, he desired me to give him all
Repeating them to Mrs. Piozzi, it the aslistance in my power. I'made every would be naturally more agreeable to his effort I could to oblige him; and, though feelings to mention them as having been the anecdotes he had from me were not given to Mr. Hector, rather than as a numerous, yet I covered several sheets of testimony of amorous affection to a Girl, paper on the subject for his use.
whose Mother he afterwards married. From infancy I had been accustomed This was a very night untruth, indeed, to hear my mother repeat Dr. Johnson's compared with the unquestionably con" Verses on receiving a Sprig of Myale scious falsehood of his alsertion, that from a Lady." She uniformly said they
“ Buchanan was the only man of genius were written by him when a school-boy *, , which his country, SCOTLANDI had and addressed to Lucy Porter, the first ever produced.” See Corrections and object of his early love, and whose mo Additions, p. 29. It allonilhes me, that ther he afterwards married. Considered the recorded frequency of fimilar falle as a very juvenile compofition, they are
atfertions from the lip of Dr. Johnson curiously elegant, but can add nothing should not convince all who read him, tol Johnson's fame if believed to have that his veracity was of that species been written in maturer life.
which, straining at gnats, fwallows caAll Mrs. Lucy Porter's acquaintance MELS. in Lichfield, where she lived during a
Had I been, which I am not, capable period of forty years, knew her to be a of averring a conscious falsehood, there plain honest character, free from vanity, could, in ibis instance, be no inducing falsehood, and affeciatioo. Of Dr. John motive of vanity or interest. It must be son's esteem for her bis letters bear fre- perfectly indifferent to me whether Johnquent testimony. I have repeatedly heard fon's verses on a myrtle-sprig were adher say, that the first verses the ever
dreff:d to Lucy Porter, or writen for knew that he wrote, after those on the Mr. Hector. I spoke fimply and find Duck, were lines addressed to herself, cerely what had been told me by my “ when he was a Lad," on her having Mother, and by Mrs. Lucy Porter. given him fome myrtle. She used then When Mr. Bolwell informed the pube to repeat the verfes in question. The lick, in his late supplementary pamfact, therefore, that they were originally phlet, of Mr. Hector's declaration, he written for ber, appears to me, on this ought, in justice as well as in common concurrent testimony, indubitable, politeness, tince he mentioned my testia It is very likely, however, that Mr. mony, to have Itaced the reasons Í
him for that different evidence. Mr. * Dr. Johnson was educated by Mrs. Se Urban will oblige me by giving this let. waru's fa her, the Rev. John Hunter, mafter ter a place in his next Magazinc. I rcof the Lichfield free-school.
main his friend and lervaas, A. SEWARD.
of letters, and as Philosophy has been IN
N the course of my investigation of acquiring, ever fince the illustrious Ba
the History of Leicester hire, so much con directed men into the true path of valuable information has been deduced investigating Nature, that which tends from the original Registers of Belvoir to meliorate the human condition; as Priory and Croxton Abbey, in the porn cutting off a large source of the moft fafellion of the Duke of Rutland; from tal calami jes must ever gain speedy ad. those of Gerendon Abbey and Bredon million into a publication that was formProry, communicated in the handed for the avoived purpose of being a ve. Somet manner by the Marquis of hicle for all the intelligence that might Lansdown and Earl Ferrers from their arise to the Philosopher and Antiquary; respe & -c libraries : and from the cu and in this place, Mr. Urban, I cannot rious - Rentale" of Leicester Abbey, help paying you a compliment, exacted compiled in 1477 by William Charvte, from my lips by the force of truth, that an industrious abbot of that house; that there has scarcely been an instance of a I am anxious to obtain a similar degree periodical work preserving its celebrity of information from the Chartularies or with unfaded luftre for such a length of Registers of other Religious Houses. And time :-I. ved hardly add my wilhes for it would be doing an essential fervice its long continuance. to Literature, if Gentlemen pofl iled of As you had the goodness to commufuch authen:ic documents would have nicate, through the channel of your jutily the goodness to communicate them, for eftet med miiceilaoy, Reflectlons on prithe purpose of making such general ex mature Death and Interment; Advice to tracts as would-rend in local illustration. · Coroners; and An Address torbe Proprie
The Register of Ouston Abbey was elors of Navigable Canals, Sic. I am inin existence fo lately as 1733 (lee p. duced, Mr. Urban, co send you the fol. 897), and those of many othei Abbevs lowing; being, persuaded that it will and Priories are probably either ficredly have a considerable tendency to awaken deposited among the Title-deeds, or aca that a:tention to the means of GUARDcidentally thrown aside among the old ING HUMAN Life, which it is equally Court-rolls, of the present owners. my wish to inculcate, as the means of re.
Those most likely to contain articles toring it. of material use are, the Registers of the An important Caution on preserving ibe famous and wealthy Abbey of Laund;
Lives of Children. the Priories of Hinckley *, Bradley, Two instances have occurred, within Vivescroft, and Kirk by Belers; the the last month, of the lives of children Hospitals of Burton Lizars †, Lutter- bring endangered by falling into wells; worth, and Calle Donington; the Pre
but, on being taken out, both of them ceptories of Old Dalby, Hether, and
were molt happily restored to life by Rodeley; and the Collegiate Churches
Mr. Hart, of Lambeth, and Mr. Giles, of St. Mary de Caftro, and St. Mary in of Houoflow. I deem is, therefore, an the Newark, at Leicester.
of my duty to apprise all If this enquiry should produce the persons who may have wells in their gar. communication of any one of these cu.
dens, yards, or any place contiguous to rious registers, I shall not, Mr. Urban, their dwellings, of the absolute neceffity have given you this trouble in vain.
of securing them by suitable coverings, Yours, &c. J. NICHOLS.
or other proper means.
Erery father of a family ought to con. Mr. URBAN,
fider, that the neglect of this caution may s your Magazine has long occupied be attended with the loss of one or more A ,
* The Register of Hinckley appears to which causes the death of a fellow-creahave been incorporated wi:h that of Lyra in ture, is a crime which falls little toit Normandy; which, in 1648, was in the
of murder. hands of Du Clielve, historiographer to the
As, in criminal justice, the prevention then French King. Where it is now, amidst is much more desirable than the punishthe general wreck of that infatuated nation,
ment of crimes; fo do I much more cain. is difficult to say. If it can yet, bowever, be recovered, it would be a most acceptable estly wish, by repeated admonitions, to communication.
prevent the possibility of such dreadful + The Register of Bunton Lazars was, in accidents taking place, than to rest in 1640, in the Hatton Library; with a Roll, or
that, which alone would seem the circle Record, relative to Oulton Abbey.
of my duty, barely exciting public atten
ition to the means of restoring life. ledged his offence ; the officers were
It is therefore my ardent hope, that likewise strenuous in his behalf, in conthe public will receive this cautionary sideration of the former good character of admonition with that attention it merits, the man, and feeling for the honour of and pay that observance to it, which the the corps. Still the awful sentence hovalue of those lives it may tend to pre vered over him, and it was ordered to be serve muft claim from every friend of put in execution the next morning, when humanity.
W. HAWES. che piquets of the line were to form in
front of the regiment to which the priMr. URBAN,
foner belonged. As I had not heard of IT. T was my original intention to conti- the contrition of the offender, and the
nue my correspondence from Brighton peculiar requests in his behalf, I was till the close of the campaign; but the afraid, when I saw the Commander in more interesting news from the Army, Chief go upon the parade, that he meant once before Dunkirk, checked the pro- to be too merciful; I felt for the discigress, and would have inade me think pline of the service. every little attempt at plealantry very in The picquets were compressed into a decent; and I should not now have in square of six deep; the culprit was truded (though our continental pro- brought into the centre; the Duke of spects are somewhat brightened), if I did Richmond made a speech of length to the not feel satisfaction in the tribute I offer troups, pointing out every part of their to his Grace the Duke of Richmond, misconduct in the most feeling language, whose conduct on a recent affair does which had a great effect on all present, credit to a good heart and a found head. porticularly on the unfortunate man,
Many soldiers belonging to one of the whom he forgave, on condition of his regiments took upon themselves to in- immediately alking pardon of the officer flict summary punishment upon fome and the ferjeant. unfortunate women, and, after carrying By so nicely and sensibly discriminathem about in tumult, treated them with ting, that he might, from the petitions vengeance. I blush for my profession, he had received, preserve discipline in for I never heard of a more unsoldier- MERCY; let us hope, that it will not like action before-an action too dis again be abused. The narrownefs of er. graceful to dwell upon. During the rage ror, or Arißocratical greatness, vanilh, of their folly, one poor girl took refuge when we contemplate the noblest attriin a serjeant's tent, out of which they bute in the gift of power; and the action would have dragged her by force; but will live, when the heart that had the the map that had the hospitality to re- generosity to perform it is no more. ceive her had the courage to arm hiin.
A RAMBLER. self in her defence ; and an officer very N.B. Since writing the above, I have opportunely coming up, they took a fol- learnt that I me nefarious Jacobin has dier of another regiment unluckily pri- fent a parcel of pamphlets, directed to the soner, who was most imprudently at fesjcants who figned the petition, conhand, though not more guilty than ihe taining the resolutions of a Highland rerest-in an instant he was rescued, and, giment that mutinied the last war; conalthough afterwards confined, tried by a jccturing the petition was written more line court-martial, and fentenced a severe from ditlacisfaction than conviction. As punishment. The men fillehreatened to soon as the non-commissioned officers release him :-it was a period of cor.se- had opened the packet, and found what quence, but undoubtedly the resolution the firit book contained, they carried the of the officers and launch soldiers would whole, unread, to their officers; this ho. have easily prevented so undisciplined a nourable proceeding deserves to be meproceedng.' About this time the Duke morialed-in juttice to such ineitimable re:urned to camp, and every preparation soldiers and lubjects, and in confusion to was made for inAi&ting punishment, with the villain or villains who were thus a determination which the heinousness of foiled in their detestable attempts-BEthe offence demanded. The non-com INCS, who, like the crocodile, are secret miffioned officers of the regiment, in the in their ways of destruction ; but, if they name of the respective companies, drew dare throw aside the lurking ihield, it is up a petition to their Cuminanding of such brave fellows as those they would ficer, requeiting he wouid intercede with by insinuation corrupt, that will be the the Duke in favour of their unfortunate first to crude them. comrade, who most humbly acknow Yours, &c. A RAMBLER.