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[April, mited nature of my undertaking, and that of the Poet Gay * ;-that there was in even a desultory reference to them was a
it a concealed drawer, undiscovered work of supererogation. In some other
till it came into the hands of the preinstances, I have either animadverted on
sent possessor ;
and that the little the Dauphin editor's loterpretations, or
pieces now given to the world were quoted examples from various authors,
found in that drawer. to prove or elucidate doubtful or difficult
That these productions will brighten passages in Nepos’es text. And if, Gentle
the lustre of Gay's reputation, it Reader, you should regret that I have not uniformly pursued the same practice in might perhaps be too much to assert: various other cases, where equally ne we do not, however, think they will cessary; let me observe, that, although I tarnish it; and to the admirer of could have added many more useful ob departed genius, this kind of literary servations which have at different times' resurrection is pecularly pleasing:occurred to me in reading Nepos with my That Gay was born at Barostaple, pupils, I found it inconvenieot to make
and pot al Exeter, as stated by sevetoo great a sacrifice of time and labour in
ral writers, appears now sufficiently the performance of a service which was
established by the authority of the neither required nor expected of me.
Rev. Joseph Baller, nephew to Gay, “ With respect to the Index—as it could not be copied from the original and author of the short memoir of quarto edition, on account of the dis the Poet's Life that is prefixed to the agreement in the numbers of the pages,
work. A note following the memoir have take that of the first octavo edi. will no doubt altract alteotion, since lion, printed in Londou in the year 1700, it brings into question the claim of as being free from the numerous errors, Sir Joho Depbam to the honour of gradually accumulated in the seventeen having produced Cooper's Hill." succeeding editions.
The first and longest of the poems " On the whole, Gentle Reader, I think
is entitled, “ The Ladies' Petition to I may safely venture to say, that, how
the Honourable the House of Com. ever few and slender my improvements, I
mons," and is decidedly in the style here nevertheless present you with a beller edition of the Dauphin Nepos, than was
of Gray's lighter productions. originally presented to the Dauphin him The equivoque in the concluding self, by order of the Grand Monarque.” word of the following lines we think A slight perusal of the Volume will
To Miss Jane SCOT.. shew tbat Dr. Carey's Notes are nei
6. The Welch girl is pretty, ther few nor unimportant.
The English girl fair,
The French debonnaire ; 84. Gay's Chair. Poems, never before
Tho' all may inviie me, printed, written by John Gay, Author of
I'd value them not; '“ The Beggar's Opera,” • Fables,” &c.
The charms that delight me with a sketch of his Life from the MSS.
I find in a Scot." of the Rev. Joseph Baller, his Nephew. Edited by Henry Lee, Author of “ Poetic A similar playfulness of fancy disImpressions, “ Caleb Quotem, &c. tinguishes the succeeding : To which are added, two New Tales, Augustus, frowning, gave command, “ The World,” and “ Gossip." By the And Ovid left his native land; Editor. 8vo. pp. 148. Longman and Co. From Julia, as an exile sent, MR. LEE is already known lo
He long with barbarous Goths was pent. the publick as the Author of that
So Fortune frown'd on me, and I was Jaughable character Caleb Quotem
[happy Devon! Poetic Impressions—and some other
From friends, from home, from Jane, and Poems that exbibit considerable depth
And Jane sore grieved when from me torn
away; of thought on subjects connected with the human mind.
I loved her sorrow, tho' I wish'd her-GAY!" Our limits will not permit us to
The greater part, however, of enter far into the history of Gay's the book, and we think, that part Chair ; but, in the simple and per
most likely to be generally pleasspicuous Preface to the little book,
* An account of the discovery; with a quite sufficient evidence, we think, is wood engraving of the Chair, have been given to satisfy the most suspicious already given in our last Volume, part ii. that the Chair really was the property p. 294.
343 ing, consists of the two new Tales “ The kindlier bosom oft with pity glows, by the Editor. A deficiency of plan Feeling for man how pumerous others' may perhaps be objected to them ;
woes! and we must confess we do not see
For his caprice, pride, pleasure, or supply, the coonexion between the namegiven
How many creatures labour, suffer, die ! to the first (" The World”) and the
But Leasehold reck'd not this; nor e're felt tale which forms the bulk of it; there
To have his wethers, hogs, and heifers are, however, inany good lines to be
He cooly view'd, torn from the plough or found in them, and indications of an
[fall. intellect that has not been inatten The ox that with him toil'd, by slaughter tive to the workings of the mind and
“With sportsman eye, he'd mark, e'en the passions of man.
while he work'd, The subject which gives name to Whence sprung the partridge,-where the this first Tale is soon abandoned, and pheasant lurk'd; the poet proceeds to sketch the cha When leisure served, he'd shoot with steady racter of " Emanuel Glebe," the vil
[inaim; lage pastor ; in contrast with which Wing death to many,—but still more would we have that of the modern fashion His generous steed he'd goad o'er fallow able divine. There is considerable grounds, humour in the winding-up of this And, after, mount him at the cry of hounds. story, though it may perhaps be
The stag he'd rouse, by pack infuriale sought,
caughi.” thought a little overcoloured.
By man pursued with eagerness — till The next, and last Tale, entitled, • Gossip,” will, we think, frequently
The two antient sisters, Aona and remind the Reader of the style of Alice, are amusingly drawn. Crabbe; it has a good deal of his “ Anna was oft admir'd by men of unaffected manner and minuteness of
taste, delineation. In the yeoman Lease
She all her sex excell'd-in making paste ! bold is exhibited the operation of those
Her cake and tarts, so frosted and embel
lish'd! prejudices which give rise in the same mind to the most inconsistent and
And then her custards every body relish'd ! cootradictory feelings and sentiments:
“ No epicure e'er at a table carved, that make man alternately humane
But priz'd whate'er she pickled or preand brutal, “ he knows not why
In these nice points none Anna could out. and cares not wherefore :"
[wine! “Where heedlessness, or vacancy, appears,
Her sipping guests extolled her currant All-powerful Prejudice most domineers. It was delicious, and of brilliant hueSo lived the yeoman, Leasehold; harsh,
One glass seem'd exquisite, -but what or kind,
were two ? As Prate or Custom influenced his mind. " Alice was famed for finely-flavour'd To brutes an ingrate, tho' they food sup
(Bohea; plied ;
[pride; Green, Hyson, · Gunpowder, Souchong, Tho' woollen clothed him, fur increased his
And, at a pinch, could sport the best Rap. A foe to insects ;-why, he could not tell; The bee he spared not, ---robb'd the hopied Select their parties,-tonish their regards; cell:
Conspicuous each at compliments and Not sun-born worms could this rude pas.
cards ! sion check,
Great nobleness of mind by both was E’en tho' their silky bounties 'dorn'd his
shown, His ire oft reach'd the fawn, the rabbit, A partner's good considered as their own! mole,
Alive to all the rubs that others feel, Thouse, or ornament, from each he stole:
They seldom lost a trick, or miss'd a If he the fox preserved, 'twas for the chase;
deal!" And often wore the brush as honour's grace.
The story of Martha, whose hap“ His favourite horse he'd yield, without less fate illustrates the pernicious efa sigh,
fecls of " Gossip” and Scandal, is Whene'er a tempting dealer offer'd high :
simple and pathetic : but for this we The ass he'd shut without his hovel door
must refer our Readers to the Work To browse on thistles, tho' man's God it
itself. bore! Nay, his pet lamb, the type of all that's good,
[blood ! 85. Remarks, Critical and Moral, on the For gain he'd sell-or shed himself its Talents of Lord Byron, and the Tenden
(April, cies of Don Juan. By the Author of 87. The Foundations of a Kingdom en“ Hypocrisy," a Satire. 8vo.
dangered by Iniquity, and its Ruin preFEW Writers are better able to
vented by Righteousness. A Discourse
Preached in the Parish Church of Dudley, appreciate the talents of the Noble
On Sunday, March the 5th, 1820. By Bard, or to point out the brilliancy
the Rev. Luke Booker, LL.D. 8vo. and the mischievous tendency of
pp. 25. Hatchard. “ Don Juan."— Of the Author of these Remarks, and his admirable Psalm xi. 3, has here given to his
THE good Vicar of Dudley, from Satire, ou “ Hypocrisy," we have spoken fully in vol. LXXXVI. ii. Parishioners, and since to the Publick,
an impressive and manly exhortation 330. 336.
to the important duties of a good
subject and a good Christian. 86. Death-the inevitable lot of Man —!. lo the words of his text are ex
Reflections suggested by the Demise of pressed “ an anxious alarm for the His Lale Venerable Majesty George the safety of what constitutes the bases Third, who expired ut Windsor, Janu
of something valuable to man;" and ary 29th, 1820, in the 60th year of his
something like reproach, concernReign, and in the 82nd of his Age, in- ing supineness in those who might cluding a Character of the deceased Mo.
avert the threatened danger.” narch ; and a Brief Eulogy on his late Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. De. “ Without, however, says the Preacher, livered Wednesday, February 16th, the attempting to unfold the critical meaning Day of Interment, at Worship-street, of the passage, 1 shall apply. it to Great Finsbury-square. With an Appendix, Britain, at the present crisis ; to the dancontaining an Account of his late Ma- gers which threaten the State, with every jesty's last Walks, on the Terrace of excellent establishment and institution Windsor Castle. By John Evans, LL.D. connected with it; and to an investigation pp. 49. Sherwood and Co.
of what has been done, or is doing, by
persons gifted with the means of averting DR. EVANS has certainly the peo those dangers. of an easy and a flowery writer. Nor “ That the times have a double aspect is he less prompt, on all public occa may be discerned by the most superficial sions, in the pulpit. He could dot observer. In one point of view they are therefore but lament “ the demise of 'fearfully portentous ; in another they are a venerable Monarch, whose private singularly cheering. While one side of virtues all parties recognise and ce
the political horizon is dark with gatherlebrate.”
ing clouds, apparently surcharged with
storms of moral evil, ready to burst on “ The decease of a King, who swayed our devoted beads; on the other side, the sceptre during a longer period than every thing is radiance and peace; whence any preceding Monarch in the annals of a broad ægis seems extended to oversha. British History, is no ordinary event, and dow the good, until the violence of the may be pronounced a legitimate source tempest shall pass away. Indeed, if ever of moral improvement."
there was a period when the energies of From Genesis v. 27. " And all
moral good and of moral evil were in open
and visible conflict with each other the the days of Methuselah were nine
one endeavouring to bless and the other hundred sixty and nine years: and he to curse mankind-this is the period." died,"Dr. Evans very properly expatiates on mortality; and also draws 88. Letler to the Right Honourable the a just character of our late excellent
Earl of Harrowby, President of the Sovereign.
Council, &c. &c. &c. on the Discovery of
the late Atrocious Conspiracy. 8vo. pp. “ There are,” he says, “Three traits, 30. Simpkiu. however, which distinguish the reign of A serious and respectful Address to George the Third, on which the benevo- the Noble Earl and his Right Honourlent mind must dwell with unmingled satisfaction. The first is the Abolition of discountenance every species of vice
able Colleagues ; exhortiog them to the Slave Trade." -- " The second trait and immorality; and particularly to in his late Majesty's reign is the personal interest he took in the education enforce, both by their authority and of the poorer classes of his subjects.” – example, a religious observance of “The third trait in the reign of GBORGB the Sabbath. He also strongly deTHE THIRD is the extension of Religious precates the continuance of Lotteries, Liberty, a blessing of inconceivable mag. and the publication of Suoday Newsnitude."
345 $9. Letters from a Mother lo a Daughter Geographical, Scriptural, Chronological, at or going to School: pointing oui the and Biographical.
Caresully selected Duties to her Maker, her Governess, from the highest Authorities, for the Use her Schoolfellows, and herself. By Mrs. of Schools, Classical and English. By J. A. Sargant. Pocket edit. pp. 121. M. Seaman. 12mo. pp. 81. HoldsWetton and Jarvis.
worth. THIS little compendium of advice “ TO prevent the rapid destruction of may be safely recommended, as well more valuable books, and also to avoid the adapted to impress on the minds of inconvenience and irregularity occasioned young ladies a proper attention to
by frequent reference to a multiplicity of their respective duties. A book of volumes, are the sole objects io presenting this kind (and we know of pone sue
the following useful Tables to the expe
rienced Tutors of the age. Every reputperior to the present) should never
able Seminary being divided into classes, be omitted in packing up the essential the Compiler, who has a considerable articles of the School-Irunk.
number under his tuition, humbly suggests
the most advantageous plan for commit90. The Scholar's Remembrancer : con ting them to memory."
faining Tables Arithmetical, Historical,
dren. By the Rev. WILLIAM Snare, a It appears by a summary of the Mem. respectable Staffordshire Divine. bers of the Universities of Oxford and Memoirs of the Rer. Sam. J. Mills, Cambridge in their Calendars for 1819 and late Missionary to the South Western Sec. 1820, that the following is the number:
tion of the United States, and agent to 1819. Oxford.
the Colonization Society deputed to explore Members of Couvocation.....
the coast of Africa. By G. Sprinu D. D.
.1874 on the Books.............
The Huntingdon Peerage; comprising 1820. of Convocation.........
a detailed account of the Evidence and
1873 on the Books....... .4102
Proceedings connected with the recent re.
storation of the Earldom; toge her with 1819. Cambridge.
the report of the Attorney General on that Members of the Senate...
occasion. To which is prefixed, a Genea. on the Boards...... .... 3698 logical and Biographical History of the 1820. of the Senate........
Illustrious Honse of Hastings, including a on the Boards.................3395
Memoir of the present Earl and his family.
By Henry Nugent Bell, esq.
A Narrative of the late Political and Erdeswick's Survey of Staffordshire. A Military Events in British India, under new and improved Edition, by the Rev. the brilliant and liberal administration of T. Harwood.
the Marquess of Hastings. By Henry T. A brief History of Christ's Hospital. Princep, Esq. With Plates. By J. I. Wilson.
A Journey in Carniola and Italy, in Christian Union without the Abuses of the years 1817, 1818. By W. A. CADEIL, Popery ; a Letter to the Bishop of St. Esq. F. R. S. David's, in reply to his Lordship's Letter, An interesting Jourval, under the ti!le entitled, “ Popery incapable of Union of “ Anuals of Oriental Literature,” 10 with a Protestant Church,” &c. By SA be published quarterly. MUEL Wix, A, M. F. R. & A. S. Vicar of The History of the late War in Spaia, St. Bartholomew the Less, London. by Robert Souther, Poet Laureat.
A series of important Facts, demon. The Topography of Athens, with some strating the Truth of the Christian Reli Remarks on its Antiquities, by Lieut.-col. giou, drawu from the Writings of its Leake. Friends and Enemies in the first and se A Practical Guide to the Quarter Ses. cond centuries. By John Jones, LL. D. sions, and other Sessions of the Peace, Author of a Greek Grammar, &c. &c. adapıed to the use of young Magistrates
The Converted Atheist, or a Narrative and professional gentlemen at the comof the early Life of a Reclaimed Infidel, mencement of their practice. By Wilwritten by himself, and revised and edited, LIAM Dickenson, Esq. Barrister-in-law. with practical Remarks, by W. Roby. A picture of Margate.
The first part of a Story exhibiting The The Orientalist, or Electioneering in Sorrows of Mæstus, and the Wrath of God, Irelaod; a Tale. By Myself. in visiting the sins of parents on their ehila Fall of the Priory. By Mrs. HALPORD. GENT. Mag, April, 1820.
in the Cabinet of Napoleon at St. Cloud. The History, and Antiquities of the A Grammar of the Arabic Language, Parish of Stoke Newington, Middlesex. by JAMES Grey Jackson, Professor of Containing a particular Account of the Arabic; late British Consul at Santa Parish and Prebendal Manor of Stoke Cruz, in South Barbary ; resident MerNewingion, from the earliest periods of chant upwards of sixteen years in a counour Annals. - The Church, The Charities try where the Arabic is the vernacular and Charitable Institutions, Schools, Meet- language. ing-houses, &c. &c. By WILLIAM Ro Galpine's Synoptical Compendium of BINSON, F. S. A, author of “ The History British Plants; a new edition, enlarged and of Tottenham," " Edmonton," &c. corrected by a distinguished Member of
A volume of Selections from the Athe. the Lindæan Society. The chief addition nian Oracle ; consisting of Questions and is the introduction of the class Cryptogamia. Answers in History and Philosophy, Di-' Canon Blethyn; being the first of a Sevinity, Luve aud Marriage.
ries Tales, illustrating Welch peculiari. Lucian of Samosata, from the Greek, ties. By W. S. WICKENDEN, Author of with the Comments and lllustrations of “Count Glarus of Switzerland." See p. 308, Wieland and others. By WILLIAM Tooke, Winter Nights. By NATHAN DRAKE F. R. S. Member of the Imperial Academy M. D. Author of “ Literary Hours,” &c. of Sciences, and of the Free Econoinical Mrs. Ople's “ Tale of the Heart.” Society of St. Petersburgh.
Montrose; a national Melo-Drama, in
A Letter, dated December 23, 1819,
bas excited great expectation. Travels in England, Wales, and Scot “ I have the honour and satisfaction," land, in the year 1816. By Dr. Spiker, says M. Mai, in his Letter to the Pope, Librarian to his Majesty the King of Prus “ to inform your beatitude that in two sia. Translated from the German.
re-written Codices of the Vatican, I have Mr. MURRAY'S “ Historical Account of lately found some lost works of the first Discoveries and Travels in Asia."
Latin classics. In the first of these MSS. Mr. Fraser's Travels in the Humala I have discovered the lost books de RepubMountains.
lica of Cicero, written in excellent letters Captain Barry's Account of the Cam- of the best time, in three hundred pages, paign in 1815.
each in two columns, and all fortunately Dr. Brown's Antiquities of the Jews. legible. The titles of the above noble
A Memoir of his late Majesty and the subject, and of the books, appear in the Duke of Kent, as a companion to those margin ; and the name of Cicero, as the published of the late Queen and Priocess author of the work, is distinctly legible. Charlotte. By T. WILLIAMS.
The other re-written codex presents vaLacon, or many Things in few Words. rious and almost equally precious works. By the Rev. C. Colron, late Fellow of It is singular that this MS. contains some King's College, Cainbridge.
of the same works which I discovered and A Report on the present decayed and published at Milan, and I have here found dangerous state of London Bridge, with what was there wanting. I perceived this descriptive plans for a New one, and Sen. at first sight, not only from comparing the timents on National Monuments." By subject, but also from the hand-writing, Mr. Ralph Dodd, Civil Engineer, who 22 which is precisely the same as that of the years ago made Two Designs for a new Milan MS. London Bridge, under the Direction of a Se “ The contents are: -1. The Correlect Committee of thirteen scientific Mem. spondence between Fronto and Marcus bers of the House of Commons. It is not Aurelius before and after he was Emperor. for sale, but for the inspection of Mem This is an instructive, affectionate, and bers of Parliament.
very interesting collection; the first and À Series of Letters addressed to a second books, containing epistles 10 M. Friend, upon the Roman Catholic Ques Aurelius, were published from the Milan tion. By BRITANNICUS.
MS. ; that now found in the Vatican con. A System of Education intended for the tains the third, fourth, and fifth books, as King of Rome, and other Princes of the well as the supplement to the second, and Blood of France; drawn up by the lin some other works by Fronto, Latin and perial Council of State, under the per. Greek. 2. The fine commentary of the sonal superintendence of the Emperor antient inedited scholiast on Cicero, begun Napoleon, and finally approved by him. to be published by me at Milan, and now