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the time proposed, to be excluded from where there is no prospect but that of all future allifance, and to be sued if constant want, a temporary relief will their circumftances Mould make their be transient and ineffectual; but, if the conduct criminal. For the credit of. want be only temporary, alliitance will human gratitude, it is to be hoped that be of the most permanent and happy few fuch men will be found; but, as consequence. In this latter case we dita there must be some debrors to this insti- tribute the feeds of charity, which, by tution, whose misfortunes, by long con- the care and cultivation of the receiver, tinuance, will keep them infolvent, it will produce a plentiful harvelt. We will be necessary to have an annual sub- deliver a talent which will not be hid. fcription to support it.

den in the earth, but of which the good There are some benevolent persons, and faithful servant will make a tenfold who are not rendered so giddy in thč increase. vortex of pleasure, nor fo deafened by Should there ideas coincide with the the clamour of politieks, but they can sentiments of those persons, who, like fill hear the cry of human distress, and the Divine Founder of Christianity, are are ready to give every pofsible succour. actuated by universal philanthropy, the To fuch only is this Proposal addressed; author of this address will think himself and they are earnelly requested to give greatly obliged if they will be kind it a mature confideration, and not has enough to let him know to what extent rily dismiss it on account of some appa. such an institution should receive their rent objections. The proposer is sen- fupport; and they are humbiy requestsible that great difficulties would attend ed, at the same time, to favour' him the execution of this plan, but he does with their opinion on this subject, and not think them in superable; and furely give him some hints for improving this the benefit to be derived from it to the Icheme, and guarding against its abules. virtuous and industrious poor is of such Be pleased to direct to the Rev. H. A. importance as would well juftify an ex M. to be left with Messrs. Goadby and periment how far it is practicable. The Lerpiniere, at Sherborne, Dorset, Postcommon objection will be, that few will paid. be able and willing to repay the money they hall borrow from such funds. Mr. URBAN, Afton, 08. 26. But, if a proper regard be paid to chai T

'HE "author, from whose works racter, it is likely this will not be found the quotation (p. 800) is taken," true. But, even fuppofing this to be and enquired after by J. H, is Sir Wil. the case, certainly it is not a sufficient liam Temple. The passage is the last reason for rejecting this Proposal. For, paragraph of his Estay on Poetry, in the fhould the greater part of the sums thus firit volume of his Miscellanies * advanced be funk, it must be allowed The Baronet's letter to the afflicted that charity can never be exercised in a Countess of Ellex, in the first part of more beneficial manner. The affittance this volume, has been esteemed an ex. we give the poor is generally by alms cellent persuasive to patience and relig, to those who either receive parifh-pay,

nation. or live in a ftate of indolence and va. If any one of your numerous corregrancy, and whuc impudencc makes spondents readers has a sermon of ihem intrude on and harrafs the bene- Dr. Godfry Goodman, Bishop of Glou. volent. By such perlons the money is cefter in the last century, intituled, ufually milapplied to the purpofes of The Religion of the Brute Creatures," intemperance, or unneceflary indul- and will be so obliging as to leave it for gence ; or, at best, it affords but a Mort me with your printer, for much-wilhedjelief i without productive and lasting for perusal, the favour fhall be grate. benefir. For, much difcretion and c

fully acknowledged, and the pamphlet conomy in the management of alms can. safely returned. Mr. Gough, in his not be expected from those whose im. Life of Canden, mentions somewhat prudence and extravagance have, per

relative to this prelate. haps, contributed to reduce them to His Lord fhip objected to, and carried their unhappy situation. But now, if on a controversy with, Archdeacon the money fo befowed should be applied to extricate fober and diligent pere ed out this reference ; particularly R. s.

* Several other gentlemen have also pointfons embarrafied by casual difficulties, who adds, " Sir Richard Temple, afterwards the efft &t would be very different ; for, Lord Cobham, I think, was brother to thic we may lay it down as a rule, that, furf Lord Lycielton's mother."


Nov. 5.

Hakewill, on account of the latter's fa cence of the original could be conveyed mous Apology. Thev disputed in, or to the English reader.” Pope was forwith, "ihe spirit of meekness,” that is, ced to observe the measure of his verse, in a genteel and Christian manner. The and was tied down to phyme, so that he opponents shewed good manners. was obliged to give a free transistion. Yours, &c. EUTHELIUS. It has been thought by fome, that, if

possible, the parting of Hector and An. Mr. URBAN,

dromache is superior in Pope to the oriTHI

"HE anecdote of Dr. Stonthouse, ginal. But, Mr. Urban, by speaking

mentioned in p. 885, certainly de.. so highly in Pope's favour, I would not served to be recorded, because examples wish to throw a veil over Cowper's ver. of such honourable conduct cannot be sion, since his fame as an author is too widely diffused. But, alas! Sir, firmly etablithed; and, while virtue how lamentably the manner of record. and integrity exist in the world, he will ing it proves the inefficacy of example,

be ever accounted dear. Many parts in when we see the very person, who com Cowper's Homer are admirably tranlla. municates it, so completely forget the ted, and executed in a masterly style, leflon ir teaches, as to attack with un and deserve the attention of all true lokind aggravations the memory of him ver's of genuine poetry; neither are his whom Dr. Stonehouse hir.self had for. notes without a considerable thare of given and praised ! Surely the quotation judicious sentiment and explanation. from Dr. Johnson would have been suf. Mr. Pope has many well-written noies; ficient (or at least with a very night but his are chiefly historical. However, comment) to have introduced, and to be this left to the candid and unprejuhave done justice to, the conduct of diced critick.

QUINTUS. Dr. Stonehouse. Whaterer additional proofs Indagator may have of the foibles


Nov. 8. of Akenside, or any other inan, let me ΤΗ

'HE neat view of West Ham gate. intreat him to burn them, that they way in your last having induced may never again counteract his laudable me to take a peep at the original; I tradesign in the communication of praile. versed the gardens of the Adam and worthy actions, or give any realon 1o Eve public-house, which are surrounded fuppose that he wants the charity he by a fout old wall of the abbey; and delights to recommend.

was much pleased with an arch still reAs to Akenfide's Lyricks, however maining by the front door of the house, widely Warion and Johnson differed which retains "proofs of having once about them, I am persuaded, there ex.

been a beautiful gate-way. jsts po difference of opinion upon the In the garden is a stone coffin of one competency of the two critick's on a

of the abbors, dug up there a few years queftion of case, and that Warton's ago; the length, within lide, 6 feet

5 teftimony in their favour is a fufficient inches; width, at the head, ı foot 9 con Grmation of their merit.

inches ; at the foot, 9 inches. Yours, &c.

Yours, &c. M. GREEN. Mr. URBAN,


08. 21.

ROBABLY the following particu. cious remarks of C. H. p. 880, con lars, and others which I intend to cerning the translation of Homer by Mr. transmit to you from time to time, may Cowper ; bus am doubtful whether hereafter be of service to any gentleman Pope's translation or Cowper's merits who is a good Antiquary, and undermolt approbation. I do not pretend to stands its handmaid icience, Heraldry, judge, or eftablith my opinion, neither (both of which I have the misfortune is it my intention to write like a Zoilus, to be ignorant of), and one who would or as a presumptuous commentater, have the patriotism and public-spirit ca leaving it to the judgement of those undertake a complete history, not a who are more able to criticize than my. Jeich of the history (such as has lately feif. Mr. Cowper has, certainly, the appeared,) of Caernarvonshire. The advantage of writing in blank verse; materials for such an undertaking are and I perfectly agree with C. H, that daily diminishing; I therefore hope a "it was only by such a translation that native of, or at least a gentleman who a just conception of the simple maguin. bas rehded a contiderable time in, the


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county, and one who thoroughly under. who were afficied with any disorder af. ftands the Welth language, will soon ter offering went and fat on Beuno's engage in this useful work. R. & P. grave, hoping and believing that some

S. Beuno is reported to have been virtue would proceed thence in order to buried at Clynog lawr, in the county effect a cure. The dark narrow paffage of Carnarvon, North Wales. A build which connects Beuro's chape with the ing on the South lide of the church, main church is called by the common near its Weft erd, called by the com people Yr Heinons (a word, I presume, mon people Eglwys Beuno, that is, Beu- derived from the English beinous), and no's church or chapel, is supposed to be war allotted for the confinement of dir. this reputed faini's busial-place. A orderly persons and madmen. ftone image of him, either in his facer. There are in this neighbourhood some doral robes, or in his winding-theet (in Druidical stones, which I have not yet which of the above dretles he was in had an opportunity of seeing, tended to be represented is now difficult I shall conclude this letter with giving to be discovered, on account of the de- you a few epitaphs, copied from monucayed state of the fone), was placed, ments and grave-stones jo the church and remained for a considerable number and church.yard of Clynog. of years, on his supposed grave; but The following in fcriprion is cut on the image or ftatue was some time or

the rim or edge of a square tombstone other (most probably in Oliver Crom on the Norih side of the communionwell's time) beheaded, and was lately table, in Roman capitals: Temoved from the abovementioned (pot,

“ Hic jacet WILIIMUS GLYN, de Lliar, and is now placed, with its feet up arniiger, qui fepultus fuit vicefimo teptinto wards, in a corner under the belly; die Maí, anno Domini 1609." Lord Newborough (the late Colonel

And in the church-yard at the West Wynne's brother), who lives in the

end of the church is the following, in neighbourhood, has lately caused the

the same characters, and round the old saint's afhes (if ever he was buried edge or rim of the stone, as the above: there) to be disturbed, as he has ordered the grave to be opened, and

Armiger hie GULIELMUS Glyx ja

cet. Hoc teri fecit filius ejuidem nomuis at search to be made for the coihin, &c. :

que rei. Obiit detunetus buic 7mo die Martin, but, owing to their not having dug deep

anno Dei 1658, ætatis fuæ 57. enough, or perhaps for a beirer reason,

“ Miors fanctis janua vitæ." becaule he was noi buried there, no.

And on the crotre of the stone are the thing has been found. However, I am intoimed, is Lorchipiniends placing a

tollowing: • Dew marble fab rh a suitable inicrip

Death to the godly is but an entrance

to a fate of endless durance. tion on his grave. The country people

Sum quod eris. Fui quod sis," have destroyed several fiecítune inonu. ments in and about this charco, in or.

In the body of the above church is der to make whetstones of the trag. the following intcription in Roman ca. ments. A kind of a wooden chel, wih pitais, as before specified: a small pidlock and key, in order 10 “ Sub hoc tumulo jacet corpus GEORGIT take out the offering-money which is

TwlSLE 1 ON, de Lleiar, in com tatu Carput ju chirugh a hole or die in italid, 8.1 Voll, armigeri, filii Juanis Twilleton, de js till in te leen on the Sourb Gide of

aulâ buttow i agro Eborienfis, armigtri, The comunion-table, and is ca!'rdi by qui chit 1,2mo dic Ivail, A. D.1007, æta

lis iæ 4y.” the common people & Brunc, Biuno's block or chatt. When either mda, 10.

And on the same fone is the ful. man, or child, were afiliated with any lowing: kind ot difeste, ;3;toliaris tits of every “In fpem resurrectionis, fub hoc quoque fort, or when any pestilerini disorder jacet corpus MARIÆ IWISLETON Tuprarag d ainst the cattle, che fupertti- dicti, filiæ & hæredis Gulielmi Glynne, de tipus de corres hurried in great nuribers Llyar, in comitatu Carnarvon, armigeri, quæ in former days (a fewr, on particular oblit octavo die Junii, anno Domini 1676." occasions, are frund flly enou; bio du On a marble flab, on the North side the fame in curine) to put their ac of the communion-table, in the same culomed cifering into S. Deuno's cheft church, is the following infcription : (the mon uile ne has a lilver four “ Under lieth the body of GEORCE penny piece), in order to a peale ehe

TWISLETON. anger of the entALOd saint: and those

of Llyacr, elgo


who, by Margaret, his wife, fecond daughter led in your Magazine, will appear more of William Griffith, of Kevn Amwich, esq. satisfactory than any other as yet of

had three sons and four daughters. fered ; and shall take the liberty of inHe was the son of Col. George Twilleton serting it in the author's own words: by Mary, his wife, daughter and heir

- There is a phenomenon, supposed to be of William Glynne, of Livaer, ely. by Jane, his wife, daughter of Ellis Brynker, electric, which is yet unaccounted for, I era.

mean the Fairy-rings, so often seen upon the The said colonel was for of John Twifleton, grass. The numerous flashes of lightning of Barlow-hall, in the county of York, esq.

which occur every summer are, I believe, He was an honest and conscientious

generally discharged on the earth, and but gentleman,

seldom (if ever) from one cloud to another. and deported this life, Dec. 26, 1714,

Moist trees are the most frequent conductors aged 62.

of these flashes of lightning ; and I am inOut of a pious elteem and regard to the

formed by purchasers of trees that indumememory of her loving brother,

rable ones are thus cracked and injured. At his eldest sister, Mrs. Mary Twilleton,

other times, larger parts or prominences of caused this to be

clouds, gradually sinking as they move aerected."

long, are discharged on the moifter parts of The following are some kind of Mon. graffy plains.. Now, this knob or corner of

a cloud, in being attracted by the earth, will kinh Latin lines, taken from the frage

come nearly cylindrical, as loose wool would ment of an old tombstone in the same

do when drawn out into a thread, and will ehurch."

Itrike the earth with a stream of electricity HIC ANIMAM

perhaps two or ten yards in diameter. Now, QVAM GELICA REGNABERVNT as a stream of electricity displaces the air it NON ANIMASA

paties through, it is plain no part of the GILES TERREA

grass can be burnt by it but just the external TVMBA CAPIT."

ring of this cylinder where the grass can

have access to the air, since without air About fix miles to the South of Car

nothing can be calcined. This earth, after marvon, on the shore of the Irinh channel, is an encampinent, fupposed to be moving been fo calcined, becomes a richer

foil, and either funguses or a bluer grass for Roman, as several of those coins were

many years mark the place. That lightning dug up there. It is surrounded on all

displaces the air in its passage is evinced by Judes, except that nearest the sea, by a the loud crack that succeeds it, which is high mound of earth and itones (i, e. a owing to the fides of the aërial vacuum clapvallum); and on the Sou;h and North- ping together when the lightning is withieal there are fill the remains of a fofs. dr::wn. That nothing will calcine without The valium is about three hundred air is now well understood from the acids yards in circumference.

In the area produced in the burning of phlogistic lun. are fill visible part of the turf walls of Aances, and may be agreeably feen by fuffquare and round buildings; probably pending a paper on an iron porrs, and putthe booths of the officers and soldiers.

ting it into the centre of the blaze of an Where is the mor likeiv place to find iron-furnace: it may be held there fonie len

conds, and may be again withdraun, withany records respecting this and other

out its being burnt, if it be palled quickly cliurches in the county? How are we to

into the fame, and out again through the know the time they were buiit, &c. ? external part of it which is in contact with

the air. I know some circles of many yards Nr. URBAN,

Nov. 28. diameter of this kind near Foremark in Der A

VARIETY of information, even byshire, which annually produce large while

on marters of curiolicy only, can fungufes, and stronger grass, and have done not be termed uleless; much less when fo, I am informei', ahove thirty years. This they have engaged any particular atten. increased fertility of the ground by calcination. I send you, therefore, an extract tion or charring, and its continuing to opeof a note in the Botanic Garden respect.

rate so many years, is well worth the attening those circles of rank grass known

tion of the farmer, and thews the necesity

of paring and burning new turf in agricula by the name of Fairy-rings. I need

tue, which produces its effect not so much nor inform yo', Mr. Urban, or your

by the ashes of line vegetable fibres as by readers, that this extraordinary poein charring the soil which adheres to them. has obtained a considerable thare of po

“ These fintations, whether from emi. etical fame, and that it is enriched allo

nence or moisture, wirich were proper nos with observations both instructive and

to attract and discharge a tl under-clone, are amuling. I make no doubt but that

more liable again to experience the time. this account of a subject, to ofzen hand- Heace many Fuity rings are often scen der



each other either without intersecting each paragraph, I must own, I see no ground other, as I saw this summer in a garden in for concluding that any farcastic Atric. Nottingham, or interfecting each other, as

ture was levelled at the Roman pontiff. described, on Arthur's seat, near Edinburgh, There is, however, a manifeft pun, i c. in the Edinb. Trans. vol. II. p. 3."

a distortion of the word from its priHaving taken the trouble to transcribe mary and universal acceptation; and, this long note, I hope to see it inserted that Milton did not forbear complying in your Magazine as soon as you con with this taste of the age, there is a glaveniently can, though you have disa ring proof in the purning fpcech delicarded ihe subject before The above vered by Satan upon the opening of his opinion appears more satisfactory than new-invented battery against the good any other yet seen by your confiant angelic host. But Addison's remarks Teader,


on the allegory of Sin and Death, as I

am inclined to believe, will lead to a Mr. URBAN,

Sept. 10. plausible furmise of what might occafion "T seems to be far more easy to disco Milton's thus adapting the words ponwhat was, the etymology of pontifex f. ferves this ingenious critick) who knows Against the opinion of its originating the strength of the English tongue, will from the Pontifices of Rome having be amazed to think how the poet could built the bridge Sulpicius, pursuant to find such apt words and phrases to de the dire&tions of an oracle, possibly it fcribe the actions of these two imaginary may be deemed an objection, not defti- persons, and particularly in that part tvie of weight, that in the derivatives where Death is exhibited as forming a from this word there is not any allusion bridge over the chaos; a work suitable to the constructing of a bridge. I write

to the genius of Milton.” Milion, this upon the credit of Ainsworth and however, from a want of apt words in Stephens; and if, in their Dictionaries, their ordinary signification, was, it apthere are omissions of passages that ought pears, at length constrained to give a to have been specified, I doubt not of novel meaning to one word, and to coin their being supplied by some of your another, before the ideal bridge could learned correspondents. The like ob.

be completed with chimerical materials fervation will hold good, though not be by visionary architects. And it was in of equal force, with respect to deriva. consequence of the same defeat that, in cives used by Larin authors of the inid.

a preceding verse (310), he nipt into a dle ages. Pontificu, pontificatio, pontifi. deviation from a part of speech, by forcium, foniificalia, and others, all denote ming a participle out of a noun substan. the episcopal office, dignicy, habit, &c. tive in the simile of Xerxes : without the least reference to the build.

Over Hellespont ing or repairing of bridges, or to taxes

Bridging his way, Europe with Alia join'd. imposed for that work.

By an unwar. raniable Larinism, if in this instance the For, was not the verb to bridge till term may be allowed, Milton, in bis then unknown in the English languwe? defcription of the bridge raised over

Yours, &c. IV. & D. the chaotic expanse by Sin and Death (Paradise Lost, book X.), has applied Mr. URBAN, two derivatives as pertinent to bridge, making, viz. pontifical, v. 313, and Monthly Repository, you conde. pontifice, v. 348. Dr. Johnson, in his scend to insert small things as well as Diâionary, believes that this sense of matters of great concernment. Herein the words was peculiar to Milton, and you resemble both the retale and the perhaps was intended as an equivocal wholesale dealer. Lacire on Popery. Dr. Warburton (New. If a purchaser of your commodities ton's edit. noc.) properly styles it a bad wifies to know whence the word fbrub, expreffion, adding, “yet to suppole a as a liquor, is derived, he receives a pun would be worse, as if the Roman speedy answer (lee p. 893). priesthood were as ready to make the Will you thea be to obliging to an way easy to hell as Sin and Death did." old correspondent as to infere the fol. After an attentive perusal of the whole Inwing queries in your next Magazine.

What is the origin of these proverbial + Gent. Mag. vol. LX. pp. 810, 901, sayings: It is bui a nine days wonder919, 1107.

Such an one has a morib's mind to it


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