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592 Historic Relation.-Dr. Booker's Address. [xc. universally sympathized with, as suit. that neither the one oor the other able? Why is it suitable: His theory are" (1s)“ correctly cited as to the is something like the explication of facts.'-- For that relative to King the Indian philosopher. « The world Edward VI. see “ Lessons for Young is supported on the back of an ele, Persons in bumble Life," p. 144; also phant, that on a tortoise,” &c. But “ True Stories, or interesting Anecit has been shown how the priociples dotes of Young Persons,” p.7. The of morals are founded on the hitherto former work purports, among other immutable historic relations of this things, to consist of well-authenti, world : and, in the next section, it cated instances of piety and virtue:" will be shown that those of taste are, and the latter is compiled io too coq. alike, founded on them.

scientious a spirit to deceive. Both

YORICK. these Volumes are excellent; and (To be continued.)

were prepared, I am credibly inform

ed, under the superintendance of a Mr. URBAN,

June 10. man who merits the gratitude of his THE “faint praise" of your Cor. country for what he has done,-espe

respondent in pages 414 and 415, cially to facilitate the education, and will pol atone for a somewhat more to improve the morals of the rising tban insinuation that I have not been generation, Lindley Murray, Esq. actuated by a due regard for literary The circumstance of the young King truth, in two instances, mentioned by is also inentioned, as I have cited it, me in the Pastoral Address, which in Buck's Anecdotes, vol. II. p. 7. you lately honoured with insertion.

My authority for the second ApecA man, methinks, should be very dote, respecting Dr. Johnson, con cautious in declaring his “ belief” re firmatory of what I have heard from specting any circumstance, “that it is

many other persons, is as follows: not correctly cited as to facts,” till he be sure that he is right in his allega

At a General Meeting of the Inhabit

ants of the City of York and its vicinity, tion. Equally cautious should "he

held on the 29th of January, 1812, &c. be in requiring another “to quote (the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor in the fairly," till a contrary act have been Chair), Martin Stapylton, Esq. in an proved. Equally cautious should be opening Speech, fraught with much addi. be, in assuming so much to himself tional interesting information, said, 'IŲ as to say " there is great reason to may not be inapplicable to the subject in suppose it will be found,” that the discussion, to relate a circumstance which person whom he arraigos " has been occurred in the last illuess, and which, Jed into a mistake, which it were de. though I have frequently mentioned it in sirable should have been avoided,” conversation, was never inserted in any of till such mistake can be made manis the various compilations of the Life, of the fest. Equally cautious should be be, Johnson. A friend of mine, who sat up

late learped, good, and truly pious Dr. how he calls upon that person to with him during the night, was called to flect upon the danger of mis.quota- bis bed-side, and addressed to this pure tion," till he be quite certain that the port: Young man, (said the dying Ma. crime has been committed ; and also ralist), attend to the advice of one who bow he presumes that the supposed has possessed a certain degree of fame in culprit s will be glad of an oppor- the world, and will shortly appear before tupity of removing an objection to

his Maker. Read The Bible every day of the mode which he has thought pro. your Life.""_York Herald. per to adopt,” till that objection be Such, Sir, are my authorities for proved to exist. That I am wronged the two Anecdotes, concerning which by your anonymous Correspondent, the writer of whom I complain, bas will be demonstrated presently: and thought proper to call my veracity in although I sincerely forgive the question. Whether or do I comwrong, yet do I feel it a duty which plain without cause, your Readers I owe to my character and to myself, will determine : or, whether I bave and more especially the great cause “ quoted fairly” or not, they will of Truth, to speak thus strongly on casily be enabled to judge, by col. the subject

lating the Anecdotes as they appear Now, behold, Sir, my vouchers for in my Address, and in the publica. the two Anecdotes, of which your tions to which I have referred. Correspondent says, " he believes That your respectable pages should





PART 1.) Dr. Booker's Pastoral Address.- Conscience. . 593 not be made the vehicle of error, it the language I then used, it becomes was equally your duty to afford space not me to form an opinion. But were for the charges of nig accuser, as it I to conclude, from the reception with will be your pleasure, I koow, to af. which the Address has been honoured, ford me an opportunity of thus re- by, perhaps, pot fewer than 20,000 butting them. But, as I do not think copies of it being printed, -something "an enemy hath done this," I am not like a gratifying emotion must visit afraid to leave the adjudication of my my breast. Besides the permanent cause to the arraigner himself; not form it has received by being admil. doubling but he will now a-wurd me ted into your slandard Volumes, and a different verdict to the one which some of the other respectable Publi. he premalurely recorded against me. cations of the country, - besides &

Though his visor, like mine, is not large impression for the use of my up (for 1 scorn to assail any one un. own Parish,—several highly-esteemed der a mask), and though we have characters, some at a great distance hitherto crosscd lances rather as ene. from me, have requested permission inies, that we may part as friends, to multiply copies of it, for gratuiand that no surmise may lead me to tous distribution in their respective suppose he had some meaning "never neighbourhoods. “At this I rejoice, meant,” to use his own phrase, yea, and will rejoice :" but God forword more,” Mr. Urbai: when he bid that I should glory, save in his says,

“ the less temporal concerns gracious gooddess, who has been are mixed with spiritual, the better; pleased thus extensively to bless it let the Clergy forsake all other but so far beyond my humble expectathose pursuits which belong to their tions.

LUKE BOOKER. sacred character, and not mix up politicks and police with the worship of Mr. URBAN,

June 6. the Supreme Being, and the study of Che bel found, that I sometimes his Laws;''-does he mean this to apply to any part of my Pastoral Ad. cannot help thinking that there is no dress? If he do pot, he will allow such feeling in nature. me to ask, whether the casual reader In my search after Conscience, I can avoid so to apply it, following, as began with Statesmen; I could find it does, soinething like reprehension nothing like it among them ; one said uttered against nie.

If he do mean he had heard of it, and another said, it personally, it is not too much to that, upon the faith of vulgar report, require of him to point out the part he had often ventured to mention of that Address to which it is ap Conscience in bis speeches as a thing plicable. If he mean what is there he possessed ; but God knows, added said concerning the mischiefs which he, I had no more Conscience at that have been so extensively wrought by time than cash , but my constituents infidelity, disloyalty, and disaffection, and the Publick, poor fvols! gave me and the exhorting my flock, while credit for both. they abhor suchobaneful evils, to Another great man wanted to do a pity and pray for the infaluated per liltle action,-Conscience put itself sons who are tainted with them, I am in his way; he could not pass, he just as reprehensible as Solomon and tried the right side, that would not an Apostle, who exhort mankind to do, though he might have passed if “ fear God, to honour the King, and he chose; for it is always safe to keep not to meddle with them that are by the right side of Conscience, in all given to change." Whether, when cases where it has a right side. He against God and his Church, as well tried on the left side, that would as against the King and the peace of not do ; Conscience baffled all his enhis realnı, the Anarchist, the Parodist, deavours. What to do he knew not. the Deist, and the Atheist, seemed At length he made a balloon of his leagued in one common coufederacy; Speeches, and got over Conscience ; for, it was at such a portentous time but Conscience still pursues him, and that the Address was written, -whe swears by the L-d, that she will ther, as the sacred guardian of a large

come up with him. and populous Parish, I exceeded the I once thought that Conscience was line of ing duty, by an adoption of to be found among the Members in Gent. Mac. Suppl. XC. Part I.

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594 Conscience, æ scarce Article.--On Plagiarism. - [XC. the Miovrity side of the House; but à subject, that we are indebted for I soon found that they had no more amusenient and instruction. It is than the others, and that what I look useless to expect, that an age unprefor Conscieuce was a kind of fixture cedented for the variety and extent peculiar to that side of the House, of its poetical productions, and in and which no one ever brought will which the art has been carried to conhim to the other side. Like the house summate perfection, should originate in Downing-street, it served any pos. much in addition to the accepted in. sessor equally.

struments and materials that have I next went among the Merchants, been banded down by successive ge. but I could not find niuch Conscience; nerations. He that is true to Nature, indeed, they did not pretend much to has ever been accounted the best it: aod when I went to those great Poet ; aud whilst Nature's garment houses which lately have failed, I remains the same, he can have but found they had never dealt in that the same objects which others bave commodity.

enjoyed before him. Hills and dales, I went to the Brokers, but the noise woods and rocks, fountains and rivers, was so great concerning Bonds, Bills, suggest to each the same landscape ; und Long Annuities, that I was glad although true talent will create the to retire; the inany sounds of ten and charm of dovelty, by the truth and fifteen per cent. convinced me that superior brilliancy of its touches. lu my labour would have been in vain, the formation of an Epic Poem too, had I slaid.

an insight into human nature, and the As for the Lawyers, I must do them springs of human action, and a power the justice to say that they were in. of developing the passions, and tracing Fenuous enough to confess that they the influence of those passions upon found inany ioconveniences result the great events of life, have ever from'attending to Conscience ; and been, as they will still continue to be, after this fair confession, it would the priocipal resources.

With some have been unfair to ask any further truth, perhaps, it may be asserted, questions.

that the advanced Science of our times The Bench of Right Reverends will enable a Poel to delineate more had got it among them, but they forcibly and accurately the spriog and were plaguily tenacious; some of tempest of the passions, and to ex. them; however, showed a great por- plore more surely the recesses of the tion of it.

mind: but in these qualifications, the I next met 'with a certain Alder- great Poets of antiquiig show little man, and asked him where I could or no deficiency; ai all events they find Conscience: "Why," said he, “ 1 have rendered this knowledge subseram at a loss to tell; for I have driven vient to the design of promoting the bargains, boilt houses, married a interest, happiness, and improvement, wife, begot childrei, devoured turtle, of their fellow creatures, and have and made a fortune without Con left to their successors the enviable science ; and I don't think I shall give task of exposing the frailty of man, myself much trouble about it wow.” by pourtraying the worst and most

This answer silenced me. But still liceutious passious that agitate his there is such a thiog as Conscience, if nature. I have been led, rather unone could but find it out and keep it. intentionally, to these observations ; Yours, &c.

W. R. my object being particularly to show,

by the subjoined quotations, to what Mr.URBAN, Manchester, June 20. differeot subjects the sanie metaphor PLAGIARISM is often im puted to may be applied, without violating

Authors upon uo very reasonable the propriety of either. The one, as foundation. In the instances annex the lorn exclamation of a fond though ed, though almost verbally the same, despairing lover; the latter, as the there is much against a charge of this emphatic and thrilling conclusion to kind. Indeed, Sir, without attempt. an appeal, not excelled in majestic ing to jovestigate the origin and ex- solemnily of detail, and round fulltent of ideas, it inay, perhaps, be ness of expression, by any passage questioned, whether it is not rather with which I am acquainted: to the different colouring tbat genius si o famme toujours durable et toujours imparts, than lo the actual povelty of désespéée! semblable aux lampes sépul.





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PART 1.) Calves Head Club.--Epigrams.--Glover's MSS. 595 chrales, qui communiquent à des urnes une ruot in fine elegantiss. nonpulla recenchaleur inutile, et qui ne brûlent que pour tioris cujusdam Poetæ Epigrammata. éclairer les morts."'-Leitre d'Héloïse; tra Londini. Ex officina Joaopis Red. duite de l'Anglois de M. Pope.

mayne. M.DC.LXXVI.” In the recomI'll ask no more!

mendatory Epigrama prefixed to the Sullen, like lamps in sepulchres, your shine Work, he is also called Oepus, from Illumines but yourselves !" —Blair's Grave.

which I conjecture that his namo Yours, &c.


might be Owen *. The subjoined

Epigrams, selected at random, may Mr. URBAN,

June 20.

serve as specimens of the inerits of HE following curious original the Author:

Document was written on a fly Ad Joannem Hoskins, J. C.-De suo libro, leaf of a copy of the Calves' Head Club in my possession. It is in the

Hic liber est mundus; homines sunt, Hos

kine, versi ; band-writing of the Hon. Archibald Campbell, whose property the book

Invenies paucos hic, ut in orbe, bonos. once was, and is a correct transcript: Epilome Historiarum sui Temporis,

Ad Marianum. A true Bill of Fare for the Calves Head Feast, 1710. £. s. d.

Pejores patribus sumus, ut majoribus illi : For Bread, Beer, and Ale...........3 10 0

Jo vitium faciles nam, Mariane, sumus. For fifty Calves Heads ..............5 05 0

Natio si nobis fuerit quoque postera pejor, For Bacon.

1 10

Pejus erit nostra posteritate nihil, For 6 Chickens and 2 Capous.

..1 00

Anagramma salutare. For three joints of Veall.... .0 18

Opto tibi multam, nullam tibi poto salutem, For Butter and Flower..... .0 15 0

Est potior potâ sicca salute salus.For Oranges, Lemmons, Vinegar, and Spices...... ...1 00 0 Yours, &c.

VIGORNIENSIS. For Anchovies, Capers, and Samphire

0 Copy of a Letler from Thos. Mills For Oysters and Sausages,.........0 15 0 to GEORGE EARL OF SALOP, in the For Sorril, Sage, Parsley, Sweet

Duke of Norfolk's." Colleclions, by Herbs, and Onions .........0 05 0 N. Johnson." For the use of Pewler and Linnenl 00 0 For Firing in the Kitchen...........0 15 0 For Firing in the Parlour ..........0 0

to your Honourable Lordship For Boat Hire and Porterage......0 05 0

for the interest I know your Lordship For Cook's wages.....

...0 15 0

had in the affection and service of my For Garnishing and Strewing......0 05

good uncle Somerset t in his life-lime.

I thought it my part and duty, for £ 18 Oti

the care of his poor wife and children, « That a sett of men,

were wicked

which he hath cast upon me, and for enough to meet and feast according to the ease of iny own mind in the losse this Bill of Fare in the year of our Lord of so special a friend, to wish that 1710. And that this was truly the Bill

those things, which to their relief he of their eatables, besides drink, was at.

hath left behind him, might light tested to me by one of honour and reputation, and in a considerable publick post,

into the hands of such as himself did who had the Bill at first band.

more than ordinarily reverence and - This I do attest,

Jove, To which end so oft as I do A. CAMPBELL, London, 1711."

bethink myself of the disposing his

Travels in matters of learning, so Yours, &c. J. G. BARLACE.

painfully followed for the benefit of Mr. URBAN, Worcester, June 3.

ihe weale publick, that the dispersing

of them into privale men's hands might purchase a small volume of not defraud him of his due praise in Latin Epigrams, by Joannes Audoe.

time to come, nor prejudice the bet pus, and never having met with the

ter sort of this kingdom ; I have de: pame before, I take this opportunity

* This conjecture is correct. “ Oweu's of soliciting some information respecting him, through the medium of Epigrams” are not uncommon.-Edit.

+ Robi. Glover, esq. Somerset Herald, your widely-circulated Miscellang. died April 14, 1588, aged 45. Lord BurThe title-page rups thus: “ Epigram

leigh purchased his MSS.-See Noble's malum Joannis Audoepi Cambro-Bri. College of Arms, p. 180. tanoi Oxoniensis. Editio nova, libello He married Elizabeth, daughter of duodecimo auctior. Quibus accesse Williama Flower, esq. Norroy.

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HAPPENING some time since to

596 Collections of Glover, Somerset Herald.-Allegories. (xc. sir'd that some special person might hands, with the rest, for your direcbe owner of them all together, and tion in the reformation of so unruly your Lordship, for special respects and confused a society, when your before the rest. The Officers of Arms Lordship shall be pleased to have the do freely confess, that upon disposing same iu haod, &c. of bis books depends the wellfare and “Your honourable Lordship's, to be ruin, or discredit, of their office; and cominanded as your servant, thereupon made shew of a will and

THOMAS Millst. forwardness to become bumble suit London, 15 July 1588." ors, that her Majesty, by rewarding, the widow and her five children,

ALLEGORIES. wou'd be pleas’d to take all his tra


UMAN thoughts are like the vails and Collections into her hands. Planetary System, where many But finding that neither they wou'd are fixed, and many wander, and be able to effect so good a work, por many continue for ever uvintelligible; the widow and children's case and or raiber like nieteors, which genepoverty wou'd abide so long a time rally lose their substance with their of attendance, having spent four

lustre. mopths, and nothiog likely to be ob 1. The understanding is like the tain’d by them, I was glad that, by Suo, which gives light and life to the Mr. Lascells's means, your Lordship whole intellectual world; but the mehad put on a mind to take them into mory regarding those things only that your own baods, and therefore have are past, is like the Moon, which is new persuaded my aunt to continue them and full, and has her wane by turns. still in close custody 'till your Lord 2. The world is a sea ; aod life and ship’s resolution were fully heard and death are its ebbing and flowing. koown, and that the rather, for Mr. Wars are the storms which agitate Hercy, by your Lordship’s discretion and loss it into fury and faction. The and commandment, having seen them, tougue of its enraged inbabitants are said he had writ to your Lordship then as the noise of many waters. concerning them. My aunt has al. Peace is the calm which succeeds the ready departed the City to her father tenipest, and hushes the billows of in the country, to recreale herself interest and passion to rest. Pros. with her friends, as I myself mean to perity is the Sun whose beams prodo after a few days, leaving in the duce plenty and comfort: Adversity mean time the studies fast lock'd and is a portentous cloud impregnated surely seal'd; so that 'till Michael with discontent, and often bursts in a mas, the books, with all other monu torrent of desolation and distraction, ments of my uncle's travails, will be 3. Wit is like a lily; the one is as at your Lordship's commandment, pleasing to the ear as the other is to and them to be dispos'd as I shall iħe ege. Wit naturally fades, and if hear your Lordship’s pleasure. Mr, timely gathered sooo withers and dies, Clarencieux * bore my aunt in haud, 4. On the Tower of Ambition hangs that the gift from her Majesty in re the dial of Industry, where the Suo compence for the books shou'd be of good fortune marks the time and worth 1000 marks at the least ; but I progress of Friendship on the figure wish your Lordship had them at 1001. of Ambition. by year, or 501. to her and her chil.

5. Every man may learn the eledren, by some lease or otherwise, &c. ments of Geography, which is the Į find he took special travail in sel noblest science in the world, from an ting down the state of the office of attention to the temperature of his Arms, what every one of them in own mind. Melancholy is the North their several offices in truth ought to Pole-Envy the South Pole-Choler be, according to the several Charters the Torrid Zone Ainbition the 20of the Princes of the realm: All diack-Joy the Ecliptic Line-Justice done with so singular a method and the Equinoxial-Prudence and Tempeorder, wilb such sincerity of the raoce the Arctic and Antarctic Circles truth, warranted with so strong mat -Patience and Fortune the Tropics. ter and arguments, as are past all 6. Every little fly, aod every little controllment, which work I especially wish may fall into your Lordship's + See Account of T. Mills in Noble,

P. 181.

Robert Cooke, esgo


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