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When the trumpet sounds amain, he says, And i be javelin. The word "17") denotes ahah ! ahah!

a kind of Thort spear, or javelin, and not a Then perceives at a distance the battle, Thield. The voice of captains, and the noise of sol Wilb agility and swiftness. The words diers."

. Notes Explanatory.

first ftrially denotes a vibratory or boun ling A waving mane.

motion in a place, and the latter a shifting

from it. See Parkhurst's Lexicon on the denotes the mane of a horse waving and foam word; and see Virgil's noble description of king in the wind. See Bochart, vol II. p. a war-horse when he has heard the found 11°, &c. and lack ult's lexicon on the of arms, Georg. ii. 83.5; word As the mane of a borse adds great

-Tum, si qua sonum procul arma dedere, beaut; and statel nels to him, the Greek and Latin poets t..ke notice of it. Homer says, Stare loco nescit, micat auribus, et tremit ar

tul, 11. vi. 509,1

(nem ; &c. –υψε δε καρη εχει, αμφι δε χαιται

Collectumque premens volvit fub naribus ige

Then, if he hear the distant found of arms, Ωμοι αισσονται. .

he knows not to stand his ground, he pricks He holds up his head on hish, and the

up his ears, trembles in every joint, and, hair flows round his thouldeis; or, as Pove snorting, rolls the collected fire under his says,

(fies. notas: [th ck is his mane, and, waving, His mane dishevell d o'er his thoulders rests on his right fhoulder ; a double spiral And Virgil, Æn xi. 4960",

bone runs down hetu een his lóins; his houf arrretisque fremit cervicinus alte scorpos up the ground, and deep resuunds Luxurians, ludun: que juba, per colli per with its folli hoir.]

Sic cursum in medios rapidus dedit. And, rearing up his breast on high, heiglis Æn. X. 876. Thus with rapid speed he with wanton pride, and his waving mane diove into the midit, plays on his neck and shoulders. And in

remit æquore toto Georg. i 8.,

[armo. Infultaus fonipes, & pressis pugnat habenis, Denfa juba, et dextro jactata recuinbit in

Huc obversu & liuc ; &c. Thick is his mane, and u aving re its on his right fhoulder; and also £n, X1. 86.

The prancing courfer neighs aloud all Bound as'a locufi. See Bochart, vol. 11, p.

over the plain, and curvets on the Itraight. 121, concerning the bounding or leaping of borne reins, this way and that way whelthe locuft, od Mr. Scou's note on the text,

ing about; Ei, xi. 599–600 ; and see also Tbe vehemence of bis frorting; or be vebe

ver. 607, 8. 9, 10, and 13. So that the first ment loud noise of bis frorting.

of these words signifies the state of a horse Virgil lwys, Æn. vii. :81,

when he is kept back by his rider; he

prances, and rears with fury and eagerness -Sprantes naribus igneni.

to get on; and the latter, when he is per. From their nostrils snorting fire.

mitted to go, he wheels about, rushes forAnd En. xi. 910,

wards, trembling with madness and anger. -Flatusque audivit equorum. And swallows the ground. The word X3 And heard the snorting of the steeds. signifies to swallow, lup up, as one does meat

From : be edge of the frword. 93 from or drink ; but here it means that the horse, the sides or edges. Virgil says, Æn. vii. 526, in fancy, and by his celerity, swallows up

the ground, or the space between inm and Sed ferro ancipiti decernunt,

the enemy; and when he is come near he But with two-edged steel they encounter, can hardly believe it for joy. This expreso

May pake; or dart, minn may vi- fion contains a very bolu figure; yet Thom. brate as an arrow or spear. Virgil says, fon, in his “ Autumn," ver. 485 has apÆn. ix, 606,

plied the same to hunters; Et spicula tendere cornu.

-And o'er the lawn
And dart the arrow from the horned bow. In fancy swallowing the space between

Pour all your speed.
And Æn. X. 552-3.
-Ille baltareducta,

And Scott says,

The ground he swallows in his furious heat, He darting a spear. See also £n. X. 339, His eager hools the diftant champaigti bear. 362, and 782. And Æn, X. 585, -jaculum nam torquet in hoftes; fignifies enough, suficiency, and plenty,

When tbe svimpet funds. The word '93 For against his roe his javelin he hurls. and is spoken either of quantity or capacity; so that the origin l word may be rendered, it here means when the trumpet sounds full, nake, dart, or hurl, or brandim.

or loud, or long enongh to give notice for

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dénotes a quiver full of arrows.

Æn. ix. 303-4;


At tuba terribilem fonitum procul ære ca beautiful rill in Barbary, which is ree Increpuit,

[noro ceived into a large bason, called SHRUB Meanwhile the trum net sounds from afar, we krub-"DRINK and away ;" there with its thrill founding brass rattled the being great d nger of meeting there dreadful din of war; follows loud acclaim, with rogues and assassins. and Heaven echoes back the found.

“ He feeps like a TOP.” Thus, we Tben perceives. The word /?'g'sign fies say in familiar language of a person to insp:re in smelling, breathe in, or inuff; completely under the influence of Morbut here it means to perceive either by the pheus; and we imagine the fimile taken smelling, fearios, or seeing.

from the mom-ntary pause of a peg-top, The voice of captains, and obe noise of soldiers. or humming-top, when its rotatory moThe word Dy fignifies the command, ad tion is at the height. No such thing, vice, or exhortation, of officers or com Mr. Urban. The word top is Italian. mandeis to :heir fuldier, before they begin Topo, in that language, signifies a moule ; battle, or in the beginning of it; ether en

it is the generic name, and applied in couraging them to fight, or how to fight; dilcriminately to the common mouse, according to Virgil, Æn. ix. .27,

field mouse, and dormoule; from which Ultro animos tollit dictis ;

the Italian proverb, Ei dorme come un He briskly raises their spirits with his words.

TOIO, is derived-Anglicè, He sleeps Nunc prece, nunc dictis, virtutem accendit like a 108. amaris ;

The following character of Arnaud, Now with entreaty, now with bitter ex drawn by Voltaire, may perhaps serve postulation, he kindles their valour. Æn. X as a commentary on the sexi, that there 368; and see lib. ix. 781, 788-9;

is nothing new under the fun. Talibus accensi firmantur, & agmine denso

" Arnaud, a controversial writer, ambie Confiftunt.

tious to be the lead of a party, published no Fired by these words, they are fortified less than a huaired and four volumes, of with courage, and in a close body ftand firm; which there is hardly one that can be ranked and the other word 1771781 denotes the amongit c assical books. All his works shout or loud noise of an army beginning to were in ghi vogue in his own time from fight. According to Virgil's account; Æn. the ieriut.tion of the author, and that eagere ix. 54.5, and 566-7;

nels for disputes then lo prevalent. People, Clamore excipiunt focii, fremituque fequun- howercr, grew more cool by degrees; and Horrifuno;

(tur these books are now entirely forgotten. Of With thouts his friends second the motion,

all his writings none is now regarded but and follow with dreadful bluttering din..

chose upon reasoning; such as his Treatise - Undique clamor

upon Geometry, his Rational Grammar, and Tóllitur.

his Logic; all wliich subjects he very much

ftulieu. No man had ever perlaps a greater The shout from ever quarter rises.

turn for philosophical enquiries; but his See also n. xii. 266.

philofophy was viliated by that party-spirit

which hurried him away, and which far Mr URBAN,

fixty years involved a genius, formed to enl. quiries, p 803, as to the appointment all those evils so strongly connected with of Mr. Bruce as historiographer to the obftinacy of opinion.” Eaft Iodia Company, I can only assure

Yours, &c.

E. E. A, you, that Mr. Orme has not vacated the office by death; that gentleman is now


C&. 8.

HOUGH the following traits were at a pleasant village west ward of London. applied in 1744, it is presumed they • H's demand, respecting the etymology are so far really national, as to be by no of frub, p. 843, is not eahly answered. means inapplicable to the present times, There certainly is nothing vegetable in They first appeared in a pamphlet, pube the composition of that delicious poison, lifhed on the continent, intituled, “ The unless the orange juice be so called. remarkable Life, Death, and Character, Query, whether the word firop, which is of French Reputation;" and were thus the appelation always used for the li- introduced : “Causæ non caufæ;" that quor in France, may not help us to the is, the false pretences of France for. derivation? Or, if we chule to trace merly made use of against Germany, as it to a greater distance, may we nor, well as of the present unjust war carried very unexpectedly, find it among the on against the allies, represented in Ice, Moriscocs ? Dr. Snas mencions a very veral devices, with their counterparts:


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the mortos principally borrowed from bratec Fairlop Oak has escaped the no. the verses of Virgil.

tice both of Camden and his Continua.

But he will find a very good acI. Religionis amor-magis at regionis amore. II. Imperii legem legionibus imperitare.

count of it in a small pocket volume, III. Publica libertas-peregrini hoc nomine intituled, " Ambulator; or, a Tour

nobis Servitium imponunt. Tiventy-five Miles round London," IV. Patriæ tutela falusque-hic labor exter printed for Bew in Pater.nofter Row.

næ gentis. The edition in which it is inserted (for, V. Miferis fuccurreré-reddantur miseri. I find it is not in my old edition) is the VI. Cunctorum jura tueri-uit cimetos perdant. fixib, published about a month ago. VII. Amictis rebus addeffe-ut nova' regna

Yours, &c. H. H.

parent. VIII. Adfumus auxilio-non defensoribus Mr. URBAN,

Sept. 13. ittis, Tempus eget. WITH cqual deference for the IX. Suspecta potentia

members of the Humane Society, gentis Auftriacæ-fed veftra magis. . X. Sic visum fatis contraria fata repono.

I would presume to add tu the hint of XI. Non hæc fine numine divum-te faciunt; ther, as to the eligibility of a more ge

your correspondent Q (p. 709) ano

Fortuna, deam! X11. Sub clypeo~in noftros fabricata eft, neral distribution of their rules for pro

machina muros. ducing resuscitation: Yours, &c. W. H. R. Not long since, being in a large com

pany upon a public occasion, in a re. Mr. URBAN,

O&. 8. more part of the North of England, a OUR corespondent, J. H p. 800, person coming into the room said a will find his quotation almost ver.

child had been drowned that day under balim in Goldsmith's play of “ The the spout of a pumpi and, upon en. Good natured Man," It is spoken by quiry, I found the immerfion had been Croaker in the first scene between him for only a very few minutes; but too and Honeywood. The words are these: much time had then elapred, after the

“ Life at the gicatest and best is but a fro- body had been taken from the water, to ward child, that must be humoured and coax

give the least prospect of success to the ed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the

efforts I should otherwise certainly have eare is over."

made towards a recovery of life, from The thought and expression are so thods prescribed in those cases; and I

such recollection as I had of the me. unusually similar, that I cannot but at

found that no idea of the fort had been tribute them to the fame person, and entertained by any person in the village agree with you in thinking Dr. Gold.

where the accident happened (which is fmiih the author of the history. In Sir

a considerable one), and that, of the William Temple's “ Heads designed for

company I was in (which consisted an Eslay upon the different Conditions of Lite and Fortune,” is the following manry), very few had ever heard of

chicily of respectable farmers and yeo. fentence, which is probably the true

the Humane Society, or of its very ex. parent of both the other passages :

cellent directions which I allude to. “ After all, life is but a trife, that should

I am therefore disposed to think, that be played with till we lose it, and then it is

it would not be unworthy the attention not worth regrelling.”

of this Royal Society, if they were On this supportion, Sir Wm. Temple to supply the minister of each parish and must be the " noble anceftor with whom chapelry (at lealt in the more remote Dr. Goldsmith claims relation thip in his parts of the kingdom) with one or more filious character of a nobleman. Of copies of thole directions, requesting Temple's descendants I know no more bim, in the first place, to publish thern than that he married Dorothy, daughter in his church, and afterwards to place of Sir Peter Osborne, Governor of jer, then so as to lie ealy of access in cale of fey for King Charles the First, by whom their being wanted.

W.W. he had a numerous issue, and yet but one daughter who survived him.

Yours, &c.

(Continued from p. 810,)

HE aspiring summit of Benevih Mr. URBAN, Ilford, 08. 14. began now to attract our eyes, pero A , Pis right in oblerving, that the cele neiaily veiled in clouds. To-day, how.


erer, it was entirely clear; and, though vive the recollection, of any gentleman ftill at the distance of several miles, of that polite and hospitable corps, it is feemed, from its vast height (rising hoped he will be perfe&tly affured, that nearly fifteen hundred yards in perpen our afternoon and evening at Fore Wildicular elevation above the level of the liam were amongst the pleasantest we Sea) to be already near at hand. have ever passed on either hide the

In advancing towards it we passed Tweed. through a sort of village consisting of a The fort is somewhat more respect. few miserable hovels, before which a able than Fort Augustus, but much less pretty large groupe of children were so than Fort George ; it seems, howbalking in the sunshine on the ground, ever, to be adequate to all the purposes incrusted almoft with disease and dirt, for which it is kept up, having been of and nearly in a state of nature; whilst sufficient strengtli to withstand the ar. their parents, who came out to gaze, tacks made upon it both in the years were scarcely cleaner or more decently fifteen and forty-fix. apparelled : yet the poor souls fill re The vale, extending hence to Intained a sense of pleasure; and their verness, though fixty miles in lengeh, is eyes glistened with it as their offspring perfectly straight, whilft three-fourths scrambled for the few pieces which of it, at least, are occupied by lochs, or were thrown amongit them. Whether rivers; it would therefore be a mauer the penury and wretchedness, which, neither of as it were personified, fat brooding here, ought to be attributed to the barrenness

expence unfumm’d,

Nor science doating, Mason. of the soil, the rigour of the climate, the außerity of the land-owners, the should it be thought useful to the counindolence of the inhabitants, or to all try, to open an intercourse through this these causes in conjunction, I cannot channel betwixt the Eastern and Weft undertake to decide ; but no where, ern seas, so great a portion of the work surely, were they ever more ob:rusively having already been performed by Naor affe&ting!y apparent.

At the foot of Benevish we at length In coming hither from Loch-ochg, perceived Fort William, the last of the on whose beautiful border we had made fortresses in these regions, and built, in a sort of dinner on a small bowl of goat's a triangular form, upon an inlet of the milk and three eggs, divided amongst Western ocean as Fort George is upon ourselves and servants, we passed first an inlet of the Eastern.

over a mean bridge, and next a bold The officers on this fiation, who one of three arches, thrown across the were walking, or otherwise ainuling Spean by General Wade, under whole themselves, on the road towards the eye and direction the admirable roads fide whence we came, perceiving that in these parts were formed. After a travellers were approaching, advanced while, the way runs along the bank of in a body to receive us; and, with a the river Lochy, the outler of the loch civility too necessary to us, as well as abavementioned, by which it empries too agreeable to be with tood, infifted itself into that arm of the Weltern upon entertaining us in the fort. The Ocean on which Fort William is erect. men were ordered out, and the band ed; on whose hither fore stands Inver-, played for our amusement; and, whilst Jochy calile, a ruin of considerable exfupper was preparing, we were conduct tent, consisting of four towers, but of ed to the garden belonging to the fort, an appearance much less grand than which afforded the best proof poisible of gloomy. what induttry may effect even agaiost A fmall circular loch in this neighcircumstances the most discouraging: bourhood, encompassing a low and level That we had fared both coarsely and island, confers the name of Lochaber scantily for the last two days might upon all this district, which, in theele. give, perhaps, an additional relilh to venth century, '

was the domain of Banour entertainment here; but there was quo; of whole posterity it had been no need of contrast to heighten the fa. foretold that they should reign in Scotrisfa&tion which my two companions land. Macbeth, at the expence of felt in mecting, each of them, with an every virtue, having obtained the regal old schooltellow in a fituarion so un. power, fought to frustrate this predic. likely and remore, Should this reciral tion by cutting off both Banquo and his have the fortune to meet the eye, or re only fon. Against the father he fuc



ceeded, in the manner nearly that our attention. I never met with it in print, immorial Poct represents; but Fleance, though, perhaps it may have been pube having escaped the snare, and Aying Tided : into North Wales, found there an asyJum in the family of Griffith ap Llew.

“ With diligence and trust moft exemplary ellin ; and, marrying with the daughter

Did William LAVRENCE serve a preben. of that prince, his son Walter went af.

And for his paines now paft, before not loft, terwards to Scotland, where, gaining Gain'J this remembrance at his master's coft. an establishment, chiefly by his inte. O! read those lines againę, you seldom find grity of conduct, he became the founder

A servant faithful, and a master kind. of the family of Stuart, in which the Short-hand he wrot, his flowre in prime did antient prophecy was finally fulfilled, fade, and out of which arose that luckiess And hafty death short hand of him bath made. line of princes, who seem to have inhe. Well covth he nv'bers, and well-mcívrd land, rited the evil destiny of their forefather Thus Joth he now that grownde whereon you Banquo without the better fortunes of Wherein he lies so geometricale. [ftand, his son.

Art maketh some, but this will Natyre all.

Obiit Decembr. 28, 1621, The scenery and circumftances of that

Ætatis fuæ 29." chef-d'oeuvre of dramatic genius, the tragedy of Macbeth, having occasion Your correspondent P. P. p. 817, ally been referred to, it was presumed says, the bas-relief at Stepney " is moje that this epitome of the future fates of like the Salutation than any thing else." Banquo's progeny might be gratifying This is pretty pofirive, Mr. Urban; yet to some readers, and, for the sake of at I cannot but think your Editor is nearer least its elegant and clailical original*, right in his conjecture, leaving my fur. be acquitted of impertinence by all. mifès out of the question. I would ask (To be continued.)

P.P. where the angelic attributes are to

be found? where the wings, the light Mr. URBAN,

Sept. 17.

drapery, &c. &c. ? Besides, if this fi. CHRIS

URIOSITY led me a few days gure of the Virgin had; as I suppose

fince to the cloisters of Westminster probable, an infant on the knee, the abbey, with a view of examining the Salutation would be rather ill-timed. little memorial placed there to that ad. Would it not have been for the credit mirable artist Mr. Woolleit.

of P. P's future observations if he had It is near the door which leads from not taid, “I never heard that St. John the nave of the church into the cloisters. (the Baprift iuft be meant here) was A good bust, as large as the infe, and represented naked, though often in a like all the pictures I have seen of him, garment of hair.” Now, Mr. Urban, forms the top of the monument. that this gentleman's affertion may not There are two inscriptions; the one, remain in full force against me, permit

« WILLIAM WOOLLETT, me to cite one testimony in support of St. born Aug. XXII. MDCCXXXV, John (the Baptist I mean) sometimes died May XXII, MDCCLXXXV.”

being represented naked. Guercino, The other:

whole authority is at least respectable, " The Genius of Engraving

has painted him seated on a bank in a handing down to poiteity contemplative. pofture, with the little the works of Painting, Sculpure,

cross in his left hand, the label held and Architecture,

loolely across his knees. He is totally whilft Fame is distributing them naked; a mantle spread under him is over the tour quarters

all the drapery introduced. This in. of the globe."

stance is sufficient to convince your The above is descriptive of a bas-re readers, I did not advance what I could lief where Woolle:t is reared at work, not suppurt. Surrounded by Pong Sculture, &c. P. P's "garment of hair” must not

It must gratify the lo 115 of toe en- be miftaken for the hair fhirt worn by graving that this datorkin has been some pious Chriftians to mortify the paid to the nercorso! Rica who has af. Ach. Poor innocent St. John's was forded them so much culin,

fimply the skin of a camel, the soft hair la walking round the clofters, the next the body. Tinan bas represented following linguiskopi dpi di scted any him thus.

Indulye me a litole longer, Mr. Ure * See Bucal's Buil. col. lib. VII, ban, just to describe two Salutations,


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