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THE AVERAGE PRICES of NAVIGABLE CANAL SHARES and other PROPERTY, in April 1818 (to the 25th), at the Office of Mr. ScoTT, 28, New Bridge-street, London.Trent and Mersey Canal, 1530l. Div. 65l. per annum.-Coventry Canal, 9407. ex half Yearly Div. 221-Stafford and Worcester Canal, 620. ex Half Year Div. 18Oxford, 6101. ex Half Yearly Div.-Monmouthshire, 1267. to 130%.-Grand Junction, 2301.-Lancaster, 217.-Kennet and Avon, 251.-Croydon Railway, 187.-Surrey Iron ditto, 10%-Commercial Dock, 721.-West India Dock, 203l. Div. 10l. per annum.— London Dock, 831. Div. 3.-Globe Assurance, 1301.-Hope, 3l. 17s.-Rock, 41. 14s.East London Water Works, 1017. Div. 3l. per annum.-West Middlesex, 471. to 491. Grand Junction Ditto, 52/.—Original Gas Light, 70%-London Flour Company, 11. 7s. -Russel Institution, 157. 15s.
EACH DAY'S PRICE OF STOCKS IN APRIL, 1818.
3 per Ct. 4perCt. 15perCt. [B. Long|Irish 5 Imp. | Imp. | India |So. Sea 3 perCt India E. Bills E. Bills per Ct. Consols. Cons. Navy Stock. Stock. Sth Sea Bonds. 2d. 24d.
89 pr. 19 pr. 20
92 pr. 19 pr.
93 pr. 20 pr.
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Miscellaneous Correspondence. MINOR CORRESPONDENCE. -Corrections, &c. 386 The Septuagint; and Passage in Psalm 110, 387 God's Foreknowledge, and Man's Free-will ibid. Sir Matthew Hale.- LL.D.-The Poor... 388 Poetical Imitations by Lord Byron...389, 390 Perpetual Motion; Chichester Cath. School 391 Harnham Bridge, &c.-Salisbury Cross.. 393 Illustrations of " Life" of John Dunton.. ibid. On proper Motives for taking Holy Orders 396 Thoughts on Religion, from various Authors399 Transubstantiation.-Master of the Revels 400 The Family of Sir Michael Smith.......... 401 Church of Bradford Abbas, Dorsetshire... ibid. Conspirators engaged in Babington's Plot 402 Letters of Junius.-The late Mr. Gifford.. 403 Dedication to late Duke of Northumberland 404 Capt. Parr.--Naval Exploits in East Indies 405 Hot-houses.-Mechanic Movement 406 Remarks on the Signs of Inns, &c......... 407 COMPENDIUM OF COUNTY HIST.: Cornwall 409 Distinctive Character, &c. of good Musick 414 Mr. Hawkins on the Chromatic Scale, &c. 416 THE DETECTED, a Periodical Paper, No. IV. 417 Capt. Ince, Rev. W. Mounsey, &c. &c. 465 ReportofCommitteeon Dr.Burney's Library418 Meteorological Diary, 478; Bill of Mortality479 On Geography of North-East of Asia...... 422 Prices of the Markets, 479.-TheStocks, &c. 480 With Views of the Chapel and Harnham Bridge, and of the Cross, at SALISBURY; and also of the Church of Bradford Abbas, in Dorsetshire.
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G. T. has our hearty thanks. The promised Extracts will be gratefully received; and he will be glad to hear that some of his Hints have been anticipated. Can he (or any other Correspondent) favour us with Mr. Hardinge's famous Speech at Warwick on Dr. Priestley's Claim for Damages received during the Riots at Birmingham ?
T. J. says, "No person, possessed of the common sympathies of humanity, can read the case of Thomas Redmile, in p. 200, without being forcibly touched with compassion for a man so afflicted, yet so patient, so pious, and resigned; a man, in short, supported under the pressure of the heaviest calamity, by an unshaken trust in God, and by all those heavenly graces inculcated in the Gospel. How much would the gay and the thoughtless in higher life alleviate the frequent sorrows to which they are alike exposed, by the cultivation of those virtues so eminently exhibited in the character of this humble sufferer! I hope a general subscription will be speedily raised; and, though I cannot for a moment question the veracity of VICINUS, nor doubt his benevolent motives, it would be, in my opinion, highly desirable to have the particulars of the case verified by the Minister of the Parish, mentioning the place, or places, where dopations are to be paid." [See p. 290.] Mr. W. GOODHUGH says, he has a number of Manuscript Poems, which are attributed to Thomson, the author of "The Seasons," in his own hand writing. "It is well known he paraphrased a Psalm on the Greatness and Majesty of God, for which he gained the approbation of his tutor, Mr. Hamilton; and this piece is not extant in any edition of his works."-39, Crawford street.
Mr. JOHN BILLAM asks who was the Author of a Poem intituled, Tuphlo-perogamia; and quotes the following lines: "Felices homines! quos stricto fœdere jungit,
Et socios natura facit ! sic cura levatur! Sic augentur opes! sic mutua gaudia crescunt!"
A LOVER OF ANTIQUITIES requests our old and valuable friend, Mr. D. Parkes, or some other Correspondent, to favour us with a view and particular description of the venerable Church of Tong, near Shiffnal, Salop, together with the curious monuments and other antiquities therein; and the same also of the Church of Cound near Shrewsbury. J. B. says 66 your Correspondent, Mr. J. M. Jones (LXXXVII. 619) has given
you an English Translation of Buchanan's Latin Epigram on Magdalena Valesia (not Valensia) Regina Scotorum, but has not informed you to whom the old Poet referred. It was, in plain English, Magdalene of Valois, eldest daughter of Francis 1. King of France, and wife of James V. King of Scots, (father by a second wife of the unfortunate and ill-used Mary); to whom she was married Jan. 1, 1537, and died July 7 following. The comparison between her and our late much-lamented Princess will not hold; as the former was not only five or six years younger than the latter, but of so weakly a constitution, and considered (justly, as the event shewed) so unlikely to be a mother, or even to live, that her father at first refused her to her Suitor."
P. 2. b. The Biographical Dictionary is right in asserting that the Vicarage of Hackney was given to Dr. Sheldon by the King, for it was his for that turn jure prærog. in consequence of the Promotion of the Doctor's predecessor, Dr. Dolben, to the Bishopric of Bangor. The family of Tyssen had nothing to do with it till 1697, when Mr. Francis Tyssen purchased the principal Manor in the Parish, of Sir Thomas Cooke: he died Oct. 31, 1717, and was buried with uncommon pomp in Hackney Church, 11 days after, of which a curious account is given by Mr. Lysons, Environs of London, II. 503, but with a mistake in the date of the year. What induced your Correspondent to assert that "the Family have lately chosen to be called Tyssen," he best knows: but I am of opinion that they are originally a German family, and never had any connexion with the English family of Tyson.
W. G. L. asks who was the author of a black-letter Poem, thus intituled: "A Skeltonical salutation
Or condigne gratulation
In setting forth an Armado
Imprinted at London, for Toby Cooke, 1589."
Vol. LXXXVII. p. 634. b. line 25, read Mary-Anne, second dau. of the late Rev. Sir William-Ulithorn Wray, bart. Her marriage is recorded, LXXXIV. ii. 186.
In the present Volume, p. 295. a. four lines from bottom, for Colne, read Calne.
P. on "Burial Fees" in our next; with E. L. G. (whose promised communications will be acceptable); &c. &c.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,
For MAY, 1818.
Mr. URBAN, Deal, March 18. N your Magazine for January last. (which escaped my notice earlier), p. 3, Mr. C. J. Smyth adverts to a supposed opinion of Bp. Lowth, that the Septuagint translation is of higher authority than the Hebrew original. I am rather inclined to doubt whether the Bishop has ever expressed such an opinion; at least I have no recollection of having observed it in any of his writings. In his "Preliminary Dissertation" to his Translation of Isaiah, P. Ixvi. he speaks of it as being "of the first authority, and of the greatest use in correcting the Hebrew text," but by no means as being of higher authority than it. His father also, Mr. W. Lowth, says, that
great regard ought to be paid to it." Bp. Warburton, indeed, goes much further, and asserts that "the Hebrew Bible would have been unintelligible without it," (Letters to Hurd, 2nd edit. p. 58); and Ludovicus Capellus, as quoted by Blackwall, "Sacred Classics," vol. II. p. 346, is as decided in the same opinion, and that without the Greek versays sion, the Hebrew Bible "would have been almost of no use." It is obvious that, as this Translation was made while the Hebrew was a living language, it must possess great advantage over every other; nor are its occasional variations from any He. brew copies now known, proofs of inaccuracy or want of fidelity, because we are ignorant from what copies the different parts of that version were made; nor whether those copies, or transcripts from them, are now in existence. With respect to the other subject of Mr. Smyth's letter, the obscure passage in the 110th Psalm, From the womb of the morning thou hast the dew of thy youth, as
I have considered it at length in another place*, and see no reason to change my opinion concerning it, I will here only mention the result of my inquiries. The womb of the morning appears to me, by an easy figure of speech, to mean "the East, or sun-rising;" as the dew of thy youth (in the old Translation, 1566, the dew of the birth) does, “the beginning of life." The passage, therefore, may mean, "the dawn of thy birth is from the East;" which is equally true as applied to Christ himself, or to the beginning of his religion, Yours, &c.
April 10. ODDRIDGE'S epigram, or his family motto, though frequently printed, may deserve to be again of fered to the Reader's attention. "Live, while you live, the Epicure would say, [day. And seize the pleasures of the present Live, while you live, the Sacred Preacher
And give to God each moment as it flies.
On the subject of God's foreknowledge, and man's free-will, the following sentiments appear to be as satisfactory as can be expected, until the "film be removed from our mental sight." Sherlock, on Divine Providence, says, "If God can foreknow what he has not decreed, and what does not come to pass necessarily, then the prescience of God does not infer a fatality of all events,
The Reader is reminded of Jortin's first Dissertation, and of Abp. King's Sermon, on these subjects,
T. Jackson, an Author less known, has the following passage in the Epistle dedicatory prefixed to the second vol. folio, of his Works, viz. "The Almighty Creator hath a true freedom in doing good; and Adam's off. spring a true freedom of doing evil : there needs to be no other controversy at all between the Arminians and their opposites in point of God's Providence and Predestination. But, if any will maintain, that nothing since the Creation could have fallen out otherwise than it hath done, or that nothing can be amended that is amiss, his opinion is not only an error in Divinity, but an ignorance which involvetli enmity to the sweet disposition of the all-seeing and unerring Providence; a forerunner of ruin to most flourishing states and kingdoms where it comes to full height." He concludes with these words: " for supplanting or prevent. ing the growth of such opinions, I make bold to crave your Lordship's patronage." To the Earl of Pembroke, who was at that time Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Dated Nov. 20, 1627.
Of T. Jackson, D. D. an account is given by the Editor of "Walton's Lives," with many useful notes.
Bp. Tomline has said enough to set the above question at rest. what proportion God and man cooperate I am unable to explain; neither how the divine and human natures unite in Christ; yet I believe both."-Bp. Bull expresses himself to the same effect.
For a just notion of Calvinism, the Reader is referred to Dr. T. Balguy's fourth Discourse: "The Religion of Calvin seems to have rested on this execrable foundation-that God is a tyrant." Bp. Warburton, in the Supplement to The Divine Legation, calls Calvin "a crude, sour-tempered, persecuting Bigot, who counterworks his Creator, and makes God after man's image, and chooses the worst model he can find—himself.”
To a young Divine I venture to recommend an intimate acquaintance with the Writers here quoted or referred to, viz. Sherlock, T. Jackson, T. Balguy, Bp. Bull, Bp. Tomline, and, as an amusing book, Zouch's edition of Isaac Walton's Lives.
I met with the following epitaph in Easton church-yard.
[end ! If all their joys with this short life must Then first of all thy Maker's favour [grave
For this will last, and live beyond the
Shakespeare has been called a good Divine; and the following passage, from “The Picture," may entitle Massinger to the same compliment.
Matthias (in allusion to the Picture which changed as his wife grew false): "When we're grown up to ripeness, our life is
like to this Picture. While we run A constant race in goodness, it retains The just proportion. But, the journey being [way, Tedious, and sweet temptations in the That may, in some degree, divert us from [end The road that we put forth in, ere we Our pilgrimage it may, like this, turn Or be with blackness clouded. yellow, [(when we But Find we have gone astray, and labour to Return unto our never-failing guide, Virtue,) Contrition (with unfeign'd tears The spots of vice wash'd off) will soon
To its first pureness."
May 11. THE HE authority of Sir Matthew Hale, that "Christianity is part of the Law of England," has been quoted on several late occasions; and Blackstone, on delivering the same opinion in his Commentaries, refers to the Reports of Ventris and Strange: but both these Reporters, though they cite the authority of Sir Matthew Hale, omit to mention the book in which the words appear. I therefore request a reference to the publication, edition, volume, and page, in which they occur, having frequently observed some variation in them on being cited by Barristers and others.
R. C. or LL. D. on their explanaI cannot perfectly agree with either tion of LL. D. for the following reason. Nearly fifty years ago, I attended, during the three years in which I resided at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, the Lectures of Dr. Hallifax on "The Analysis of the Roman Civil Law compared with the "Laws of England;" and I well remember his explanation of LL. D. to have been, Legis Legum Doctor, or Doctor of the Law of Laws,-the Roman