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To MR. D'ISRAEL I. - corded in the respective Minutes; and, if SIR,
any order of the above nature was ever made, THOUGHT our correfpondence it will there be found fairly entered would have ended before this; but I
“ If you, therefore, are desirous to vinfind in the Gentleman's Magazine, vol. dicate the respectable character of Mrs. LXIV. p. 996, you there favour me Macaulay in a manly way, you will do weil with a parring word; and I take this monzaly committee, and to request that shey
to apply in person to the Trustees in their opportunity of acknowledging it.
will pleale to direct their secretary to exaWith refpect to my being able to pró- mine their Minutes; and, if there may be duce any more decisive fails than what found any such order, that they will plcale I have done, at this distance of time, it to direct their secretary to give you a copy is impoffible. I have given, and I now of it, figned by finiself; and, on the concontinue to give you, the best which trarv, if no such order doth there exift, ever could be had, and that is, the un- that they will he pleased alsu to give you 2 equivocat excutpation of the gentleman proper certificate, figned by himself, that on whose memorandum this calumny no such order Joth there exift; and thus has been fabricated. Had you, Mr. you will be able to refuie, in the moft fatisD'lfraeli, related your anecdote with factory manner, I be calumny of wbish you to that moderation and modefty, which a
juftly complain. Your moft humble servani, fiocere and dininterested loose of truth
(Signal) 6 CHARLES MORTON." can alone demand, however greatly I Ioʻconsequence of Dr. Morton's ad. might have been mocked at your narra- vice, I applied, by letter, to the monthtion, 1 hould not have felt iha indig. tv committee of the Trustees of the nation against you which I confefs | Bercih Museum ; and I here add the did; and I glory in the avnwal. If answer I had from their secretary. you will take the irouble to recollect the « To the Rev. WILLIAM GRAHAM. unwarrantable and very abusive terms “S18; British Aiujevn, Dec. 15, 1794. with which you conveyed your infor- “ | am ordered by the Trustees of the mation, you must acknowledge that Bricitb Mufeum to inform you that it does such language was by no means neces. not appear from their Minutes that any ore fary. But you go farther; you fas, der to deuy Mrs. Macaulay access to the Bri. “ chose dilapidariuns were at length fer
tith Museum was ever made. I am, Sir, ceived, and lie (Mrs. Macaulay) was
your very bumble serv unt, watched; and, in consequence of her
(Signed) 66 S. HARPER, secresary." being detected, she was excluded ibe In your parting word you charge me, Museum." This watching, and this de- Mr. D'lfraeli, with low abuse towards tection, must certainly have become a
you. As for that, I trust I fall always matter of notoriety; and, if the Gover. have such a refpect for my own charace nors of the Museum at that time had ter as to prevent any one from acculing done their duty, which you can have no
me with justice of such a charge. If just reason to charge them with the neg. the person I have tw contend with hapJect of, they certainly mult, as you ai- pens, either from apparent character or dert, have dismifled 'her the Muteum, conduct, to bz in chai fituasion to whom and that difmiffal would have beco en.
the term low may be applied, you certered in the Minutes of their proceed. tainly afford me another instance of ings. . To ascertain which, I have ta
your unreasonableness, in denying me ken the only means I could, by apply, the privilege of using adequate expresjog to Dr. Morton, who was ar chat sions to the lubje&t I am tsealing of. tiwie, as he is now, the principal libra
And now, Mr. D'Ifraeli, as I cong. rian, and through whom such an order der your correspondence with me to be must have come. I here fubjoin the
at an cod, I hope you will be more Doctor's answer'; which, if you ihink cauricus in your conduct for the future, it fupports your cause, is much at your and here i'declare that my resentment forvice.
againit you ceases, and I sincerely with « To the Rev. WILLIAM GRARAM.
you success in every virtuous and honest
undertaking you may be engaged in. I “SIR,
07. 12, 1794 " That Mrs. Maceolay was ever denied
am, Mr. D'Ifraeli, your very humble access to the Brit:ih Muleum is, I believe, a
WILLIAM GRAHAM. very calumnious alks tion; and it is very easy, even at this distance of lime, to examine the
Yan. 8. Trustees of the Museum are faithfully re- and James Bofwell, ely. his a.
greeable biographer, having met(LXIV. us what church and bridge were the 623.), with a favoorable reception, subject of discourse, I, perhaps, might Ia am induced to trouble you again upon
have been clearer headed in the explicathe same fubje&t. In p. 2, of Sir John tion. But I much fear an evaporation ; Hawkins's Life of the lexicographer, for, as Voltaire very jully observer, he makes Dr. Johnson cousin.german “ La plaisanterie expliqué, cesseroit to Cornelius Ford, the Drunken Parlon, d'etre plaisanterie.” in Hogarth's Modern Midnight Conver. Vol. II. p. 234. Dr. Johofon met fation, But, 'in p. 8, Ford is twice. Edwards, the attorney, in 1778, who Atvled his uncle. One of these being had been at college with him in 17291 necesarily a misrepresentation, one of whom Mr. B. says, “ Having been would be apt to conceive that p 2 mis. aç Pembroke College together nine-andcalis Mrs. Sarah Johnson, the "fifter thirty years ago;" 49 is the difference of Dr. Joseph Ford,” for his daughter. between these dates. I am much oblie If so, Cornelius was uncle to Samuel. ged by the learned Antiquary's polite. Bur Mr. Boswell makes them cousins. nels, E. 228. in noricing my query. It edit. vol. II. p. 263, “ He was my and lantioning my opinion in the crimother's nephew."
ticiim on Dr. Tohnson's miftaking the yol. II. p. 450, Mr. Bofwell's quo. quantity of Balinerino. I had intended tation from our Burial Service is erro. addreffing you upon some other subjects; neous : " In the luie and cerrain lo spe but I mul defer them for your next of a blefed refurre&ion;" which being Miscellany. As I have begun thereput in inverced cummas shows he meant fore with criticism, so I will conclude. it as a quotacion. The original is, “In Having vensured to corre&t our literary Ture and certain hope of the resurrec. Colossus in his mistaking application of tion to eternal life:" the meaning of the plu-perfe&t tense in the auxiliary which is, we having, ļo use an apolle's verb bavi, p. 6:3, of your lalt volumes expression, wange poging of which the I am induced to animadvert upon two words in the recital are an elegant, pe.
other eminent authors, filiag in the rriphrafe; we, having a firm and untha. Same particular. Dr. Johnson, in his ken belief, and a consequent hope, in letter to Lord Chesterfield, has, “ The the comfortable do&trine of using again notice had it been fooner, had been to a future happy ftáte of existence ; do, kiod;" meaning would have been kind. iberefore, commit the body of the dea Hume, in his History of England, p. cealed to the ground. I am fure Mr. B. 295, Charles I. 1630, has, " To have did not mean to mifrepresent the doctrine nes eated them entirely, had it been con. of the Church of England; but his mis- fifent with order and public safetr, bad quotation effe&tually serves to convince been (would have been] the will mea: her enemies of the truth of an impula luce chat could have been embraced. tion, which they are not pack at throw. Again, p. 261, Charles I. 1625, (peaing in her teeth.
king of the French gentleman, to whom In vol. II. p. 22, there is a pun fo was impured the death of the Duke of very inexplicable to me, that, having Buckingnam, he says, “ In the hurry repeatedly read it over, I could not but of revenge, they had been I would have wonder at my own ftupidity in not fin- been) in Rantly put to dearn; had they ding it out. I next read it over to an not been fayed by some of more tempee ingenious friend; who could make no and judgenient." In all thele paftages more of it than I. Then we proposed no very keen eye is neceffary to find out, it to a party of ladies; but the veil still that the bar in the firft çart of the froremained. Good Mr. Urban, explain iences, and the bad in the latter, are it to us. The pun, which is as follows, used in very different fenfes. The one the rage moralift thought so excellent, is merely declarative, and the other that he adviled the author never again contingent; or, in the old language of to attempt to say good things, bat “10 grammar, one is in the indicative, the teft his colloquial fame upon it.” Mr. Other in the subjunctive, mood. I wish Gwin, the architect, being charged every man, accustomed to develope hia by the Doctor with “taking a church thoughts to the publick, would ftudy out of the way, that the people might the Lowthean system. He might afvere go io a straight line co the bridge;" Ye. wards adhere to it, or disent from it, as plied, “ No, fir, I am pulling the Mr. Horne Tooke and my old acquain. church in the way, that i he people may cance Ds. Gregory have done. Hecere not go out of the way.” Had Mr. B. told tainly would be no loter by an attentive
perufuli perusal; even after, he had read it over may occur, when uncommonly laudable years before. Ilately took it into my head exertions are used to obtain it; allow, to instruct a young lady in the grammar me to furgent to the Hiftorian of 'Leia of her native tongue; and am much in- ceftershire, thai, at the sale of the lis de bred to her for the pleasure afforded. brary of l'hilip Carteret Webb, esq. in me of re-perusing the Bishop's “ Infi- 1771, No. 2710 was a copy of BURTON tutes." From " Two Grammatical with MS Notes; and that, as the ShelEssays, London, 1768," he says, “ It, don sale, Sept. 7, 1781, by Chrißię, has been very rightly observed, that the No. 548 ivas another copy. If the pola verh bad, in the common phrase I had leffors of boih, or either, is induced raiber, is not properly used, either as from this hiut to communicate the an active or auxiliary verh; that, being Notes, I thall rejoice. in the past time, it canno!, in this case, It is somewhat fingular, that two dir. be properly exprefsive of the present tin&t plates of Mr. Bluck (LXIV. time; and inat it is by ro means vedy. 1069.) bould have been engiaved, and cible to any grammatical confru&ion. his history be wholly unknown. In truth, it seems to have arised from a The Dr. Derham (ibid.) was cermistake, in resolving the familiar and tainly a fellow of Peter-house, the reco ambiguous abbreviation I'd raiber, into tory of Sta.hern being in their gift. Of I bad raiber, in ftead of I would rather; Horner I know notting ; but lould which latter is the regular, analogous, like to know his Atory. and proper expression." See Píalni
Yours, &c. M. GREEN Ixxxiv. 10. This remark is truly ex. cellent; and yet how feiv exemplify it!
Beaumont-Arwi, MaryEven the learned Lowvrh himself forgers
le-bone, Jan. 26. mar. In his « Sentences," speaking of I SEN? you below he exact state of
the air yefterday, taken by two therthe relative, ed. 1781, p. 138, he gives mometers (Fahreuheit's fta'e) exported this example in his own words : "Had in the open air, in the fade. Perhaps he done this, he had escaped.” The the greatest degree of cold ever known plu-perfe&t tense of the subjunctive in London.
A.S. mood, in the Latin language, is often Sunday, January 25, 1795; light air, wind miftaken and mir-cranflated. Lilly's
at N. N. E. clear sky, great frosty exhaGrammar is very defective in this in- lation. Ilance; and so all the exercile-books,
Mercury in thermometer excepting Turner's, which was not in
A. M. use in my boyila davs. And owing to At : 4 above o. Barometer 30 S This mistake, it is no wonder Sir Roger
Hygrometer, dry, L'Estrange, and other irinliora, have
9 made fuch blunders; attributing that to 를 a pas period, which the speakers (pake
8 of as a shen contingent fuinte one. E. 를 g. C. Julii Cæs. Com. lib. 1. & 35.
10 bright sun. Quòd fi dife-filet, ac poffuffionem iraai.
P.M. dijet. Lib. IV. S 8. Peebani, !!ri ad eos equites, qui agmen antecofoni, pirmitteret; who pasule precede, This
3 21 dito. laiter paflage oughi, according to the
4 22 N. E. barometer 30 6 received notion, to be iransated. They
5 23 Smail white clouds, increased him io send the cavalry that
E. S. E. at 5 P. M. bad led up the infantry. Cæsar abounds 6
24 in hundreds of instances of this lente,
23 in the application of the mood and 8
24 rense in question. And it is remarkable, 9 that the same tenle, in both languages, 1hould be so often misapplied in one in
19 tance, and misinterpreted in the other. Water froze almoft folid in a cham. Yours, &c. PROTOPLASTIDES. ber, in which a constant fire is kept,
unul 3 o'cluck; and the front remained Mr. UREAN,
Jan. 6. on the inside of the windows, with a CON ONCEIVING it a duty to contri- large fire in the room, till nearly 4 buie every atom of information that o'clock.
17 dito. 19 ditto,