Page images

which tends to subvert the principles of our Government, which may wantonly wound the feelings of individuals, or which is in any degree offensive to the purity of good morals. In all other respects, our Publication will continue to exhibit a field for manly and impartial criticism, for the exercise of literary industry, and for the cultivation of ingenuous and youthful talents.

We cannot take leave of our Readers without returning them our warmest acknowledgements for the full thare which we continue to enjoy of public favour and reward. The duration of this success will doubtless depend, and we desire that it should, upon our diligent and progreslive endeavours to deserve it.

S. U. Dec. 31.


“E garlands, wove with Fancy's flowers, This-Hist’ry tells of former days;
Farewel! Thou Muse of pensive hours, This

now the anxious moments mourn ; While peace is corn from weeping years, Ard, oh! the forfeits life repays Teach me to tell, in mournful songs,

Till Peace with her fair train return. How Men of Rights wrought mighty wrongs, O, God of armies, hear our prayer !

Andations fill'd with tears! How chill'd the patriot virtues stood

Incline the victor's heart to fpare ; When their loud champions spurn’d their

Let conscience seal the murderer's doom. Stain'd the aíto ith'd land with blooi, (laws,

As Bosworth and Philippi boast, And dar'd to call it Freedom's cause!

May Richard's dreams and Cæsar's ghost

In battle overcome. Indignant, generous parlions rise ;

Hope beans through interposing hours, Soft Pity lifts her dewy eyes.

And Gallia's injur d lord is seen Wonder alone no more is found,

Leading to empyreal bowers
WI.le Vice its hydr:-head can rear

Tbe spirit of bis flaugbler'd queen.
In riger-visag'd Roberfpierre*,
And Danton + ivy-crown'd.

From dungeons deep, thro' murder'd fame, Santerre! ye thousands! guards to Death!

Magnanimous the sufferer came: Wide ye extend one tyrant's reign,

Thro' (avage Joy's insulting breath For whom ftill spreads contagious breath,

She passid serenely to the grave, The baneful family of PAINE.

Smild at the freedom | Frenchinen gave,

And lov'reign thone in death. Rises for kings a deeper figh?

Martyr at Friendlin's holy thrine, As men no more do monarchs die;

Frir Lamballe hails to Heav'n her queen. To undistinguish'u dust they turn;

Cazotte ! can its best joys be thine Them, woes or joys, diftre's or please,

Till there thy matchless child be seen? And preys to murder or dileare, Their friends, their kindred, mourn.

Naked of good, yon gulph so near, Yet blatts, which slender shrubs have broke, Does Marat's shivering Thade appear? Uomov'd the forest-rees may bear ;

Uncali’d, so itain'al, hy Cordé sent! While the rude storm that rends the oak Oh! could her hand those stains erare! All the troubled grove must share.

It took his time, Heav'n's gift for grace,

Beyond the grave were such means lent. Say, have the storms which rent a throne

But check, my Muse, this daring flight, I:s lovereignis overwhelm'd alone?

While distant wonders round thee throngi Has their wide filee its rage wilftood?

Shrink filent from the awful sight,
Our heart, it guef comreld to know,

And lighing end thy sorrowing song.
Through narrow circles spread their woe,
Kings es pires mourn in blood.

Lancasier, Dec. 1793.


* See Moore's Journal.

+ The ivy, froni we kning its support, is an emblem of ingratitude. See various accounts of Danton with regard to the Princess Lamballe.

The Guillotine. § Sea the affecting account of this venerable old man and his affe&ionate daughter in Moure's Journal.


The Gentleman's Magazine ;

[subsumed][ocr errors][ocr errors]

Lloyd's Evening

St. James'sChron.
1 Whitehall Esen.
London Chron.
London Evening
L. PackerStar
English Chro..

Eyrning Moil Middlesex journ. Courier de Lond. Daily Adventiler -oblic Advertiser Gezette Ledger Woodfall's D ary Morning Herald

doring Chron. World.-Briton. Oracle-Times Morn. Poft-Sun 13 Weekly Papers Bath *, Bruttol 4 Birmingham 2 Busks—Bury

CAHBRIDGE Canterbury 3 Chelmsford

D-rby, Exeter
Hereford, Hull
Leeds 2
Liverpool 4
Maid tode
Mancheiter 3
Newcalle 3
Norwich 2
Shelfield 2
Sherborne 2



For JANUARY, 1793.

CONTAINING Meteorolog. Diaries for Dec. 1792, & Jan. 1793 2 | Antiquities at Clare-Curions Letters Patent 30 Loyalty of Dufenters - T. Warton vindicated 4 An original Letter from Sir Willian Dugdale ib. Very cmious Mausoleum of Mis Vanbutchell 5 Elizabethan Letters-Ode in our last centureil 31 New History of trchery.-studes of Cambridge ó Michael Godfrey-Vr. Ritfonto Nr. Pinkerton 32

In Aflociation of Literary Men vory deurahle Sc. Cecilia--Mottos very frequently obfcure 33
PoliticalReflexims.-Aftronomicall'ipnem na Bandum of Carlilis-The family pr Kennedy 34
Biographical History of Mr. homma triglie 9 Comfortable Situation of many Day Lahoureis ib.
Thoughts on Poetry, and criticitous on koets 13Hurd's Life of Kishop Warburton wilhe! for 36
Verrifiers of Psalms & Time of Crist's Birth? 16 Genuine Character of a True Britou deteribed 37
Anecdotes of the late Rev. kalpli Nicollon ib. Count Clergyman's Remukson Time-pieces 29
Pyaham Priory – Some Thoughts ou imitation D'Rimaks on ivir. Swinton's iraicisco Norway 41
The Description of Clon Castle in Shrophire 18 Mirculaneous Ohiervations - Lune '42
Rev. Wm. Edwards - Wydd all Hall, Hertà 19. Talint Earl Shrew bary's Will, Lesers,

An Original Let'er of Dr. Samiacl John on ib. Miscellaneous Chierva ions - Payfield I grivite 47
Guilt and Simplicity pourtrayed f:om Nature 20 Proc aiings of present sellion of Parliament 45
Particulars of the Digges Family-Epitaphs 21 List of Public Budies, &c. Chiat bave allocated 18
Instance of very strong inteil.cłual abilities 24 REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS 49-66
A curious original Letter of Mr. Lewis Morris 23 Index INDICATORIUS—Queries answered 67
Gronow Owen-Sermons at St. Andrew's 24 SELECT PORTRY, antrent and modern 61–7:
Inscription at Howden-Story of St. Cecilia. 25 For. Atkins, Domestic Occurrences, &c. 53-88
The Life and Character of Mrs. Sa ah Steer 26 Marriages, Deaths, Prefermenis, &c.
A Letter from the Historian of Dirbyshire 28 Average Prices of Corn-Bill of Mortality 95
St. James of Compostella, his Cockle-hat? 29 Daily Variations in the Prices of the Stocks go
Embellished with an elegant Portrait of Mr. THOMAS WRIGHT; View's of PYNHAM

CAR TER; a SEAL; COIN; &c. &c.



Geni. Printed by JOHN NICHOLS, at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Faila,", I'd nice.; where all Letters to the Editor are desired to be addressed, Pos T-PAID.


Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer.

Height of Farenhe??? Thermometer,


Weather in. pts. in Jan. 1793.

in. pts. in Jan. 1793.

8 o'cl.



D. of

8 o'cl.



[ocr errors]



23 | 34

54 fair

179 rain



115 rain
337 fair



273 rain


[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small]


Jan. 27 33 39 35 29,33 cloud

39 40 28,92 Train 41 36

13 36 3? :9,27 rain 29 36 48 48 ,80 rain

14 35 42 34

148 rain 30 4345 34

15 34


,97 cloudy 31 29 32 26 30,18 cloudy

33 35 34 30,15 rain 34 40 36 29,76 frain

17 33 41 34 34 38 36 ,68 cloudy


32 35 3 27 31 33 ,88 foggy

19 25 32 28

143 4 31 35 27 154 cloudy

32 34 32 143 35 42 33

37 38

34 ,41 cloudy

,99 fair

35 40 36

45 30,13 rain


37 239
8 46
34 29,63 rain

45 31 40


35 29,92 rain 10 41 50 43 29,75


30 30,14 fair II 43

42 w Cary, Matbematical Instrument- Maker, nppolier Arundel Street, Strand.

wind. Barom. Theim State of weather in December, 1792. I SE brisk

29,52 44 overcast, rain, gulty day, no 3 E calm

30,7 42 overcast, serene, but no fun s gentle

17 42 obscure, sun appears a very little P.M. mift at S calm

3 43 clouds, stoimy, with rain W briski

(night 29,88 49 small rain continued most of the day S brilk

79 48 overcast, a storm with rain NW brisk


42 clear, Mowers of snow and hail 8 SW moderate

46 white clouds, fair day S violent

29,48 48 Stormy and rain, continual rain 10 S brisk

53 50 gloomy, formy, with thowers 14 SW brisk

77 48 white clouds, a gusty cold day 12 NW moderate, 30,13 45 overcast, showers and rain all night ig Scalm

rain continues all day 14 W brisk

67 overcast, frequent Thowers 15 W brisk

70 43 lovercast, fair 16 S calm

30,4 49 small fain, clears up about noon 17 S calm

29,90 48 grev, sun breaks out, rain at night 18 SW brisk

cloudy black day 19 SW brisk

'clear, a very drying cold wind W brik

50 rair, hail-Itorm, a hurricane in the night W boisterous

52! 44 white clouds, rain at night 22 /W brick

47. rain, hurricane in the night 23 N high

50 36 frost, a piercing cold wind

33 44 front, mild and pleasant, a litle snow in the 25 NW calm 40 45 jthaw, heavy rain at night

[evening 16 N moderate

61 46

rain a great part of the day 27 N calm

4:1 45 clear sky and frost, rain at night 28 W brisk


while clouds, rain at night 29 S calm


45 speckled sky, rain at night 30 W calm

73 48 black clouds, ferene, rain at night

44 Scle.r and frost, rain at night 4. The horizon red and fiery at sunrise. A storm in the evening. The moisture in the air precipitated on drinking-vessels, hand, nail, &c.—6. Great quantities of sea-gulls on the wingin-land. Three different rainbows in the space of an hour, betwixt twelve and one o'clock. A hurricane from the NW. began soon after one, accompanial with rain, and continued about twelwe hours. During the storm, the barometer funk to 28,70 froin 29,79, when ministed at nine o'clock A.M.-8. A fiery horizon, unusually itriped with strata of black. The sea roars in the evening.-12. The wind has blown a hurricane this and several evenings since the 8th, with some little intermiilion during day-light.-17. A golden-tinged by at sunset.—18. A hurricane with showers in the evening.--21. A large cirako, er, as is


[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]
[ocr errors]

Jan 9.

[ocr errors]


it aniinated the affairs of the king, and *XX HE following fa&ts, as gave new life to his interest, both at

they have not conne into home and abroad. A considerable per. *

general history, deserve, son complimented Sir Thomas Abney T * i conceive, in be pre on this occasion, assuring hini, iha: he

ferved in fome public had done more service to the king than XXX and permanent reparto. if he had given him 10,000l. and raised ry of intelligence, and

him a million of money. The importtherefore ask a place in your Miscellany. ance of this measure toon appeared in

In the year 1701, when the times the extent of its in Auence, and in the were very critical and Jangerous; when consequences of which it was most prothe exorbitant power of France threat ductive. The example of London, ened Europe with a general calamity under the conduct of their chief mawheo, by the death of the duke of gilirate, greatly fpirited the whole naGloucester, the succession to the English tion, and was followed uviih like ad. throne, in the Proteftant line, was left drelles from most of the corporations in uplercled; when the French monarch it. The king availed binlelf of the had caused the Pretender to be pro favourable breeze of popular affection claimed king of Great Britain; and to diffolve the parliament, and to take when King William was beyond the leas; the lense of the people at that critical the Protettant religion and the nation junâure of public affairs, exprefled in were, in this sealon of danger, greatly their choice of a new one, which met iodebred to the zeal and cacations of a on the 31st of December, 1701. ln fingle Probefant Diffenter.

this. parliament was formed the act, Sir Thomas Abney, the friend of which had the royal affent but the day Dr. Wates, was that year mayor of before the king died, for the abjuration London. This gentleman, though op of the Pretender, and for ettablishinent poled by the inajority of his brethien of the Proteltant fuccellion to the throne, on the bench, had the courage to proe

Thus he crown was fecured to the jl. pose an address from the commen luftrious family that now wears ir *. council to the king to signify their re

The oiher fact I would mention, as fulution and readiness to tland by his dilplaring the attachinent of Proiejilant majelty, in oppofition to France and the Difinters to the house of Hanover, is, Pretender. His adversaries thre:v ria. that the feed-plots of the rebellion, Dy difficulties in his way; but, by his which, in the year 1715, was aimed at great pains and prudence, he lurmuunt

the governinent, were discovered by ed them, and carried his point with one of them, the learned Dr. Charles remarkable fuccefs. The address Owen, of Warrin ron, who gave early was transmitted to king Wiliam, in nouce of the Icheires formed againit it. Holland; and, when the refululiwn of This discovery excited the resentaient of the city of London was publicly know, his enemies, who did not enter into his

* Jer. Smith's funeral sermon for Sir Thomas Abney.
vulgarly termed, wheel round the moon : rain generally fucceeds.--22. A violent Aturm of
wind, accompanied with rain, began about 3 P.M. and continued almust the whole night.
29. Horizon red at sunset

Fall of rain this month, 6 inches h-icths, Evaporation, 2 inches 1-10th.
Fall of rain in the course of this year, 43 inchies 8-10 Evaporation, 29 inches 8-10ths
Walton, near Liverpool.


Jan. 19.

[ocr errors]

loyal views; whish afterwards vented spcaking wholy to his poetry, not to

to' jsielf, by their commencing a aina hiin his other excellent writings, as a crilic, an expensive prolection, on his publish- historian, and ant quary. In an au. ing a tract,, intitled, “ Plaia-Dealings, thor of such eminent abilities, one is or Separation without Schism, and compelled to think the curious disa Schism without Separation.". This pro- covery, which the writer of the Irtier secution was stopped by a roli pro equi*. fccms to think he has made, fomewhat

Though these tracts relate to the con extraordinary. As to his critique on duet of kivo individuals only, yet they the Odes he mentions, as not being go to refed honour on the zeal and written 10 toucb ibe heart; wese Odes loyalty of the Difentess at large; forie profeffedly composed on fo happy an is well known that they were consonant occafion as his majesty's birth-duy, to to the principles, met the willies, and, be written in a plaintive, melancholy, breathed the spirit of the whole body. Ilyle? Should che tuthor have choicn Yours, &c. JOSHUA TOULMIN.

“ A mournful Muse,

Sost Pily to infuse,"
T was with no small farprize that a

to celebrate lo joyful an occasion! It IT

is too absurd to mencion. party of gentlemen, many of whom

It is a convincing proof that Eboraare of the first class for genius and line

cenfis knew but little of the excellent rary talents, saw the other evening, in your last month's Magazine (vol. LXIL author of the Odes, by his afferung, P. 1072.), a letterligned Eboracensis, in they were written to display superiar which the poetical abilities of a late learning; whereas, whoever vad the Jong-established and much admired au:

leaft acquaintance with him mu't know,

That one of the chief trails in his worthy thor, whose Pocms have always been

character was his modellt merit, which acknowledged to be written with true clallic purity, elegance, and fimplicity,

Thunning applause (instead of making are uncandidly criticised. I say uncan

ap arroganı display of bis abilities) ever didiy, because it cannot be fair to judge disclaimed that just praise, which geni.

us, talents, and industry (for of indufry, deciávely of the poetical abilities or me fit of an author, by the smalleji part of surely, his laborious and ingenious Hinto. his works (the smallest I mean to turn

ry of Englih Poetry is a fufficient

No man of ber), whilì nor a fingle lyllable is laid proof), to jutily, merited of his various other poetry, which has

his learning and genius ever used them To long been known, and defervedly ad.

with more propriety or eff-et. That mired.

vulgar celebrity, which men call fame, From what the writer of the above

he totally defpiled. letter says, one would imagine the re

It is certainly very fingular, that the

writer of the lerer should untortunately Ipelled author thus criticized had never written any thing but the odes on his racter of the truly respectable person he

fix on the most contrary trail in the chao majesty's birth-days, and odes ; for those are the only parts of his cenfures; and not have known (what poetry that are mentioned by Eboracen.

every acquaintance he had in the world fis; and which, from the hort time he knew) the most diftinguishing part was, had the honour of writing them (1

that his conversation and behaviour think not quite four years), could be

were particularly unusuming and modeft, but few. But, did the excellent author joined with the nioli pestećt fimplicity

of manners, It was that modelly, gen. in qucttion never write any thing bli the above Odes? His Triumph of Iris;

lleness, and fimplicity of character,

which endeared hi'n to all his numerous the Plealurus of Melancholy; the much

fiicnds. admired Poein on Sir Julia Reynolds's his parricular trend, Sir Joshua Rey

The lines in an eulcgy on pamied Window at New College; his beautiful Ode on the approach of Sum

nulos, might with great propriety be mer; the; the admirab.e Ode, applied to him allo: intired, Suicide; wiib a variety of other

« Yet were his manners so benigaly mild, Poems, Ques, and elegant Sonnets, too

Simplicity might own him for her child.” many here to he enumerated, after being his lecter, by way, perhaps, of making

Eovracenfis, cowards the conclufion of so long known and adınired, need nue now any exaggerated tulogium. I am

fowe amends tor calling in queftion the

ling-acknowledged abilities of a moft * J. Owen's funeral fermon for. Dr. worthy man, whose learning and geoius Charles Owen

will be ever severed by ali meu of true


[ocr errors][ocr errors]
« PreviousContinue »