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court to him, he disappointed me at impaired by keeping company with the last, by breaking his promise. And Honeft Felloww, that I was obliged to yet he was then, is now, and perhaps sacrifice his honefty to my own health. evermore will be a Great Man-a Very I complained of this, too. But to what Great Man, who bears on his shoulders purpose--every one told me, he was the cares of weighty empires.

an Honest Fellow-nay, some added, Good Men and GREAT Men had that he was a d-n'd honest fellow. well nigh ruined me completely, when Not yet entirely disgusted with what I happened to hear a man praised for appeared praise-worthy, I conceived an being a SURE MAN--a man that knew affection for the company of a SENSIBLE what's what --I jumped at the joyfull Man. All the world' said he was a sounds—such a man would soon do my Sensible Man. « Then he would talk; business. A Sure Man was just the man Good Gods! how he would talk!! I wanted, and I chearfully made my ap. But on my becoming more intimate plications to him. He was very parti- with this Sensible Man, I found that cular in his enquiries concerning my fenje was a greater enemy, if possible, fortune, and when he found how inuch than goodulio greatness, or honcfty. ir amounted to in hard cash, he urged After leading me into a thousand me earnestly to embark with him in a scrapes, he and I were taken

up grand scheme that should enrich us attempt to itorm a round house, in order both-aftonill: the bulls and bears— to rescue a drunken companion. I was make the Bank tremble, and the set free after a large fine was exacted Quaker-brokers curse- and even get us but every one faid it was a pity that my paragraphed in the papers. Ever un companion could have been involved, fufpicious and fanguine, I entrusted my for he was a Sensible Man. The women little all to him. The scheme failed – used to call him monstrous fenfible--f5 I lost all I was worth—he did not; as he was, as far as politics go, or the he had hazarded but a part. All my multiplication table. golden hopes vanished--we were nei- Youth, vivacity, and plenty of mother of us enriched--the bulls and hears ney made me, after this, ambitious of were not astonished-the Bank stood the acquaintance of a MAN OF Spirir. firm—the Quaker-brokers did not No character appeared so amiable-But curse—and the newspapers contented I certainly was born to be destroyed

themselves with Charles Fox, and the by the angelic virtues of man. This 1 Scotch intereit. But I had lott irre- connection was more pernicious than scoverably. Yet, when I offered to any of the former, for I learned to

borrow a small supply, the author of curse, swear, act the buily, give chalmy

distress refused so much as a fix- lenges, fight duels, ravish virgins, pence. On my complaining of his cuckold husbands, and laugh at reliingratitude to some friends“ O! gion--and yet, when any of my friend's (said they) we don't wonder at that- tricks were related, the general voice he is a Süre Man!" and to be jure (ex- gave it, that he certainly was a MAN cuse the pun, Sir) he ruined me. OF SPIRIT!

During my confinement in the My next connection was less danKing's-Bench, in which delightful ha- gerous, but more troublesome. It was bitation my friends generously supported with a WELL-MEANING MAN. This me, I met with an Honest Fellow. man involved me in more difficulties Such a man could not fail to recom- than all rny good friends put together, mend himself. Neither Guod Men, nor and what was very proroking, I could Great Men, nor Sure Men had acted with never resent any thing, because he alintegrity, but here, thought I, I thall ways mcant quell

. He made me buy meet with genuine honelty. The Ho- Lottery Tickets, which all came up ncfi Fellow, within the space of two blanks, and he comforted ne, with reweeks, colt me several pounds in din- minding me that one of the twenty ners and wine, and before the month thousands was the next number to one ended, my constitution was so much of my blanks, lic made me like

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wile bay houses. Two of them were I opened my dirrelles to any person, burnt, and we found, though too late, I was always told that he was a man that they had not been insured. If who knew the world. fick, he loaded me with medicines, and By LEARNED Men and Men of filled my house with nurses, apothe- GENIUS, I have suffered in many recaries, pills, and phyfic vials, until I spects. In their company, I have was almost poisoned by the fench, and learned to drink and quibble, to be ruined by the expence. And yet every envious and malignant and from their body said Mr. ---- was a Well-meaning writings I have imbibed the principles Man. I once dispatched him on an of scepticifm, and habits of wrangling, embally to my mistress, giving him and controverting plain facts. two letters, one for her father, and the These, Mr. Editor, are some of the other for her dear felf. What does he, great, good, and amiable characters, Sir, but delivers the father's letter to which have nearly accomplished my the daughter, and the daughter's to the destruction-Coodur's robbed me!! father, so that I was fairly batiled in njly debauched me - and Learning dethat quarter. Another time, I had a prived me of my senses---How I extrifall from a horse I was taken up in- cated myself from all my dificulties fenfible. While I lay in this situation, may perhaps be the subject of a future he poured half a pint of brandy down letter.-- In the incin tine, I may far, nry throat, with a view to bring me to that ha: ing made trial of the good part my felf, as lie called it- the brandy of mankind and found them the most threw me into a fever which had almoit pernicious, I had the happiness to fall con me my life-indeed, I believe I

in company with the mult, who have should have died, but that my e: il ilars piored the only friends I ever had If referied me to be tormented by ano- vhat I have faid, Sir, be corresponther good and amiable character, dent to the experience of any of your

ÄVAX THAT KNOWS THE WORLD. readers, or if any of them can prosit No more deitructive characier exitis, ty mr ftery, your insertion of it will good as it may seem. As his knica be a favour done in i en and me, who ledge extended only to the basi part of am, Sir, with respect, mankird and womankind, you cannot wonder that he foon reduced me to a

BARNBY BEARALL, disagreeable situation. And yet, when Turn-again-lari, Oct. 2, 1783.

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TO THE EDITOR OF THE LONDON MAGAZINE.
SIR,
YOU

OU will not, perhaps, think the opinion of the learned obje&tor; and,

following cbservations unworthy I believe, that no classical reader will of a place in your Magazine, which, be displeased with an expreftion, which from the elegance of taite, depth of may be supported by the following knowledge, and liberality of sentiment passages from writers, who are equally which characterize it, deferves atten- diftinguined by the delicacy of their tion and support from every scholar, · tatte, and the purity of their diction :

In Mr. Gray's Metaphysicai Poem, Si quicquam mutis tatum acceptum ve sepulchris lib. IV. there are the following lines: Accidere a noitro, Culve, dolore poteft.

Cuiusll. ad Cilv.de Quintilia R (pice & has lacrymas, memori quas ictus amore Fundo ; quod poflum, juxta lugere fepulchrum

Ut te poftremo donarem munere inortis Dum juvat, & mutæ vana hæc jactare favillæ.

Et mutanı nequicquam alloquerer cineren.

Catati. Inferid ad fratr. lumulus. A critic of the first eminence objected, Taliaque illacrymans mete jace verba fie ulice's in my presence, to the Latinity and

Priperi. Eiry, 1. lib. 2. claftical propriety of the epithet ne Et mea cum mutu fata gresar cinere. I was not attended with the pailage,

Tibull. Elez. VI. lib. 2. wien I firit rend it; I respected the au- I am, your conitant reader, thority, but could not accede to the

Philieutherus Norfo siempre

ON ON THE PREDILECTION OF THE PARISIANS, IN FAVOUR OF

THEIR LANGUAGE. HE Spectator, in one of his papers, himself to a Dutchman, who fat beside thanks Providence for having him in the boat, and said,

May I given him birth in England, becaule take the liberty, Sir, to ask whose that the English language was analogous house that is?” The Dutchman replied to the taciturnity of his character, and in his own language, Ik kan niet verthe immense quantity of its mono- ftaan, Myukrer, which fignifies I don't fyllables gave himn always an oppor-underftarid yoll, Sir: bur the young tunity of expresing his thoughts with Frenchman, nerer imagining he was not the least posible expence of words. A underitood, took this answer of the Frenchman returns Heaven thanks for Dutchman to be the name of the prohis being a Frenchman, because in the prietor.--"Ahah! (faid he) it beFrench language he may indulge that longs to Mr. Kaniferftan, does it? invariable wish to talk, which every Upon my word, Mr. Kan:ferstan ought French nan feels, in words and phrases, to think himself very agreeably off in that shall be so conitructed and con- such a house; the situation is charmtrived as to mean nothing: therefore, ing, and the gardens delightful. I reafter he has prattled from his upriling to member nothing more delicious; it is his down-lying, if he has art, without really juperbe, inagnifique! One of my which in this particular he feldom is, friends has just such another on the notwithstanding all his wondrous waste banks of the Seine, near Choisi; of words, he is happy to find he has though I absolutely think I hould neither brought himself into any dif- give this the preference," with much agreeable predicament by his profef- inore of the faime kind, to which the fions, nor made himself ridiculous, or liollander answered not a word. Beat least not more so than his neigh- ing come to Amsterdam, he saw a very bours, by his babbling. He has another beautiful woman walking arın in arın and a better reason to be proud of his with a gentleman upon tre quay, and language, which is, if he has a mind to askru a parcnger, l'iry, Cr, wlio is travel, he will find his mother tongue that elegant lady?" tsisily was, lk spoken in every country of Europe. kan nie verjaan.---'IR! (rid he) This extreme complaisance of the Eu- is f:e the wife of Mr. Kaniferstan, ropeans has made a Frenchman, espe- whose chateau Ilave feen upon tie cially a Parifian, exceedingly indif. borders of the canal: pon my word, ferent about studying foreign languages, Mr. Kaniferstan is a very happy inn; ay he generally supposes there is scarce who would not enty him to fine a a creature upon the face of the globe house and fo charming a wife?"--POthat cannot freak French, and he would ceeding on a little farther, his attisabfolutely laugh at a man who fould tion was suddenly attracted by the tell him that a pariat could poflibly be beating of drums, and founding of tauglit any other tongue. With this trumpets, before the door of a man allurance, le travels and speaks French who had gained the highest prize in in all countries and all companies, with the Dutch lottery for that year. The out distinction, to all forts of persons, Parisian's curiosity was again awakened; never dreaming but that he is perfectly he desired to know the name of the understood, which fometimes produces happy mortal, and again was answered, odai, and sometimes laughable mistakes. Ik kan niet verstaan.-" Upon my word

A young Parisian going to Amster- (faid he) this is too much! What, Mr. diin, was ftruck with the beauty of a Kaniferstan, who owns that delightful country house, which stood by the side house, and is married to that beautiful of the down which he was failing; lady, must he get the highest prize in fer in i and Here is little else but the lottery, too! It is really aftonishing; water Carriage. The l'aritian addressed and we must allow that some men have very singular good fortune in this what idiom they will. A Parisian, who world.”--At lait he met a funeral pro- by chance was fent conful to Grand cession, and asked who it was they Cairo, had applied himself very affiwere carrying to their last hone with duously to the study of the Arabic, all that folemnity! Ik kan niet verstaan, but without regarding the pronunciaonce more ftruck

upon

his

tympanum; tion. A grandee of Egypt being come and, starting three paces back, the won- one day to see him, he having, predering Parisian exclaimed-—" My God! viously prepared himself, paid the Mr. Kaniferitan! Poor Mr. Kanifer- Egyptian a very long and elegant ftan! to die fo suddenly, after having compliment in Arabic, and as nearly obtained fo magnificent a chateau, fo in the idiom and manner of the people charming a wife, and the highest prize as possible. When he had finished, the in the lottery! What a pity! I am cer- Grandee turned to his interpreter, and tain he must be very loth to die; but bade him “ tell Monsieur the Consul, indeed I thought his happiness was too he was exceedingly chagrined, but he great to last." So pasied he on to his did not understand a word of French.” inn, moralizing and making reflections In Paris a stranger can hardly ever hear upon the mutability of human affairs, his name pronounced, so as to underand the death of Mr. Kaniferstan! stand that he himself is the person The

repugnance of the Parisians to meant; and even Voltaire, in speaking learn foreign languages, may, perhaps, of the founders of the Republic of originate in the extreme difficulty they Switzerland, exclaims, Quel dommage have to acquire the pronunciation; for que la difficulté de pranoncer des noms the Parisian pronunciation is not adapted reputables nuise à leur celebrité! What to any one foreign language in the a pity it is, that the difficulty of proworld, and their monotonous accent is nouncing names fo respectable should always prevalent, let them speak in impede their celebrity!

LIFE OF RICHARD BENTLEY, D. D.
LATE REGIUS PROFESSOR OF DIVINITY, AND MASTER OF TRINITY COL

LEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
Τιμιωτατα μεν και πρωτα τα περι την ψυχήν αγαθα.

Plato, de Legib. IV. RICHARD Bentley, was born on This lady, who poffefled an excel

the twenty-seventh of January, lent understanding, initiated her for 1662, at Oulton, in the parish of Roth- Richard, in his accidence. His father well, near Wakefield, in Yorkshire. He died while he was young, but left him was descended from a family of fome a faithful guardian and firm friend in consideration, who possessed an estate his grandfather, who placed him at the and seat, at Hepenfall, near Hallifax. Grammar school in Wakefield, where His grandfather, James Bentley, died he was distinguished for the quickness a prisoner in Pomfret-Castle, a victim of his parts, and regularity of behato his loyalty. He was one of the viour. numerous and unsaccessful followers of At a very early age, for he was not King Charles the First, and he bore yet fifteen, Mr. Bentley was adrank as captain in the royal army; initted of St. John's College, Camand in the course of the civil wars he bridge, May 24th, 1676, under the was thrown into prison, his house tuition of Mr. Johnson. On the was plundered, and his estate was con- trventy-second of March, 1682, while fiscated. His father, 'Thomas Bentley, he was a junior bachelor, he food canwas a reputable tradesman, at Wake- didate for a fellowship. His youth field, and married the daughter of was the only obstacle to his success. klajor Richard Willis, of Oulton, who The statutes of that college prohibit had formerly engaged in the service of the election of fellows, who are not old the unfortunate Charles,

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orders. Bentley, at this period, was trymen; and in 1691, his first publibut twenty.

cation established his reputation beyond Not long after this disappointment, dispute. A fragınent of a Chronograhe undertook the charge of a school phy written by John of Antioch, furat Spalding, in Lincolnthire. His re- named Malala, had been discovered in fidence in this place was probably of the Bodleian Library, in manuscript, short continuance, as he was recom- and was preparing for publication, by mended, by his college, to Dean Stil- the learned Humphry Hody, of Wadlingfleet, as tutor to his son, who had ham College. On this occasion, at the been admitted pensioner of St. John's desire of Lloyd, Bishop of St. Afaph, College, in 1677. Bentley took his Bentley reperused this work, and in a degree of Master of Arts, in July, Latin epistle, addreiled to Dr. Mill, he 1683, and then resided some time with published critical observations on sehis pupil, at Oxford, where he de- veral Greek authors, particularly on voted a large portion of his attention those quoted by Malala; and corrected to the examination of manuscripts in the pariages which had been the Bodleian Library, which offered to rupted by the carelessness of that his view an inexhaustible mine of in- writer, or the imperfection of the matellectual treasures.

nuscript. His natural inclination for critical

This Epistle was subjoined to the disquisitions discovered itself at a very Chronography, which was published in early period. Refore he was twenty- February, 1692, with a Latin tranilafour years of age he had written an tion and notes, by Chilmead, and a Hexapla, in a large quarto volume. dissertation on the author, by How The first column of this work contain- dy. ed all the words in the Hebrew Bible, This first production of Bentley and in the other five columns he wrote stamped a lustre on his reputation, the Chaldee, Syriac, and vulgar Latin which the cavils of his enemies, and interpretations, as well as those of the the sneers of the Ignorant could not Septuagint, of Aquila, Symmachus, efface from the minds of the learned and of Theodofian. He resolved to few, in England, and on the Conderive his knowledge of Hebrew from tinent. He was now numbered among the ancient vertions, and not from the the most eminent scholars of the age, more modern Rabbins; and in order to and his Epistle was read and quotid facilitate the execution of this plan, on erery occasion. and to enable him to compose such a He was now introduced to public work, he must have perused the whole notice, by the trustees of the HonouraPolyglott, except the Arabic, Perfic, ble Robert Boyle, who appointed him and Ethiopic versions.

the first preacher of the Lecture, instiAt the same time, he filled another tuted by that greit man's will, to vinquarto volume with various readings, dicate the great fundamentals of natudrawn from the old translations, which ral and revealel religion, against the might have made a second part to the aiarining attacks of theism. He was Critica sacra of Capellus, if it had been only thirty years of age, and had not published.

taken prielis's orders, when he delivered About the year 1790, he became the first lecture, at St. Martin's Church, domestic chaplain to the Bishop of March 7th, i692, Worcester, the education of whose fon He was recommended in the strongest he had fuperintended. He relided terms to the truiters, by Bithop Siilfourteen years with this right reverend lingfect and Bihop Lloyd." The patron, whose esteem he enjoyed in a {plendid abilities which he displayed high degree, while he

eid a cor- in the execution of this office jattirespondence with the Literati of every fied the choice, and the recom nendanation.

tion. All his succeilors have built upHis character now ranked high in on the foundation which he laid, while the estimation of all luis launcd couns the atheists were fil.net, and their 1b

furaities

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