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1793.] Curiaus Mausoleum of Mrs. Vambutchell.

5 iale, at length says, be " is willing to After what has been said, by those ellow every praile to the excellence of capable of judging of the talents and his heart, and to the strength of his merit of the reipečtable author in ques. undertanding." Who ever doubled ei. tion, I.thall only add to the length of ther? And who might also have added this letter a fentence of Dr. Johoson's, to bus pra:fe, that the subject of his cen- applied to Mr. Gray on another occa. fure was noble and elevated in his fen: hion, and inay be the worthy subject of timebis ; that he was a stranger to the this letrer also, that to censure him is little workings of malice or in vy to ei. vain, and to praise him, ujeless." ther living or departed merit; and ibat Andihar, on the whole, it is obvious, bis talcars of every kind, powerful Eboracen!is knew not the man, nor bad from nature, and highly cultivated, rend any of his works, except the could only be exceeded by the extensive Birth-day and New-years Oles. and refined benevolence of his heart.

Yours, &c.

CANDIDUS. An author of the hist abilcies (whole opinion in the literary world is decilive) Curious Maufulsum of MRs. Van. has done justice to his charite, 10 the

BUTCHELL. following words: “ JIC had, from na

Mr. (PBAS, ture, the advantages of a clear and Mobfervations of the learned, found underftanding, with abilities very rarely furpaded or aquslled. In history of expenfive purchate, ft idom find their and antiquity his knowledge was pro- way to the generality of readers. Some found, extensive, and accurate. His poe- of this fort are lo ingenious and Arike try has peculiar elegance. I might apo ing, that it were pity the frould be loft piy to himself his owo beautitut lines to the publick at large. In reading, tu his friend Mr. Gray:

lately, the Dialogues of Luun, by the * For many a care beguil'l,

elaborate and reviend Di. T. Franck. By the sweet magic of thy foothing lay, lin, the following noie, vol. I. p. 261, For many a raptur'd thought, and vilion

caught inv attention, and I am perwila,

fuaded it may aft 1d that anutement to To thee this train of gratitude I pay." many of your readers, which I amply

found in the penal “ He was an incomparable critie, as well as (cholar. Of all his inic lectual “ We are told (ys the ingenious author), powers, he had the molt perfect com

by Aul: s Gellius, boak X. lib. 18, that are

teinitid, the wife of Mautilus, was so rond mand, and no one ever used them with

of bin, that, after his death, his body being los arrogance. The toidity of his

reduced to thes, the made them into a judgement, his wit, discernment, and, above all, ite excellence of his disposic infuted them in water, and drank them up~"

powder, mixed with spices and per' imes, tion, give to his numerous friends unSpeakable regret for his lamenied death.

as singulai an instance of conjugal Aed he may have been delervedly con

affection as is perhaps be met with sidered as one of the chief ornaments of

in the records of aoniquity. Modern

times can scarcely boait a paralle: a the voive firy, and of the learned world at large. Indeed, fuch was the vigour like is, has happened in our own, and

circumfiance, however, not much unof his mind, the claslical purity of his talte, and the exrent and variety of his

not long fince, which I tha i take tnis learning, that his memory will be for

opportunity of delivering to polterity.

• Mr. Vau-Burchell, a mort ingenious ever revered, as a profound icho ar, and

artilt, had the mistoitune, tome tew a man of true genius; wbilit ille iwert. nels of his temper, and wild virtues, muit

years ago, to lose the wite of his bofum be içmembered, with affectionate lenti

Oavvilling; however, to part with her

Tu foon, or to confiy ner, like common bility, by all who kne i him.” li is, however, 10:0e confolation, clay, to a dirty grave, immediately after

her deceale, he cunirived, with the ale whatever may be the opinion of Ebo.

hance of Mr. [Witiam] HUNTER, racensis, that the gratitude of that place * which he lo much loved, which was

one of the first anatomilts ja the king. enriched by his talents, and adorned by

dom, by means of a kind of plikle, la his virtues, and where he spent the chief

to preterve the body, as to give it nearly part of his blameless life, has paid to his

the appearan:e of life and health; put memory that tribute of respect, whiclr' long time to his friends and acquaint

it into a glals cale, and thewed it for a has great and modest worth demanded.

auce, and where is miy, fur augbi I * The Vaiversity of Oxford.


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6 An Hipory of Archery announced. --Studies at Cambridge. [Jan. know, remain to this day. An eminent

That which men call a roja, physician, now living, who is as well By any other name would smell as (wast. i known for his classical tatte, and exten

Yours, &c.

ROMEO, five learning, as for his extraordinary skill in his profeflion, has recorded this

singular transaction in fome, excellent I HAVE the pleasure to inform your
Latin lives; which, as I believe they correspondent Sagitarius, that his
were never yet printed, I hall here fuba wishes for an extensive and minuic hilo
join (forgive me this liberty, mny good tory of archery are likely to be amply
friend, Dr. Baker) for the enicrtaingratified,
ment of my readers.

Mr. William Latham, of Eltham, in
In reliquias

Kent, F. S. A. and antiquary to the

Society of Royal Kentifli Bowmen, com-
novo miraculo conservatas,

menced (pursuant to the orquest of that er a marito fuo fuperftites

Society) in the year 1788, a General
cultu quotidiano adoratas.

History of Archery, from the earliest

period to the present time.
exsorş tun:uli, jacet

His intention was, and I hope fiill is, oxor JOANNIS VANBUTCHELL

to adorn the work with coloured plates
integra omnino), el incorrupti,

of the bows, arrows. &c. belonging to
viri fui amantiflimi defiderium
fimul et deliciæ ;

every nation.

I ought to apologize to

him for the liberty I have taken in give
quam, gravi morbo vitiatam,
confumptanique tandem longâ morte,

inz you this information without his per.
in hanc, quam certis nitorent,

million: bur my motive is th's ; having in hanc fpeciem et colorem viventis,

received much pleasure and knowledge ab indecorâ putredine vindicavit, myself, from a view of part of his MS

invità, et repugnante, natura, and elegant drawings, I hope to limu. vir egregius, GULIELMOS HUNTERUS ; late him to permit the publick to Oase artificii priùs intentati

Yours, &c. R. K. B.
- inventor idem, et perfector.
O! fortunatum maritum ;


Jan. 8.
cui datur
wxorem, multùm amatam, In our Magazine for December lalt


“ An address, &c." ligned A Refor-
retinere unà, in unis ædibus;
affari, tungere, complecti,

mer, caught my artention ; the insertion

of a few remarks on which, your wonted
propter dormire, fi luber,
non fatis modò super stitem

urbanity will no doubt induce you to

admit. The gentleman alluded to hath, (quod mirabilius)

I think, criticised rather too severely on ctiam suaviorem,

the Cantabrigian attachment, as he fays, venustiorem,

to that great luminary Sir Isaac New.
habitiorem ;

I agree with him, that if it was a
Solidam magis, et magis súcci plenam, real fact, that the studies of the learn.

quam cum ipla in vivis tuerit ! ed feminary in quellion, were really O! fortunatum virum, et invidendum; and wholly bent on mathematical recui peculiare hoc, et proprium contin', searches, the measure ought to be juftly apud se habere foeminam,

reprobared. So far from the truth is conftantem fibi,

the circumftance, that I can on my own et, horis omnibus,

perfonal knowledge affirm, that both candem * !" I have always understood, Mr. Ur. the clallics, and the various fubjects of ban, that the husband of the lady thus morality, have a place in the purtuits of happily preserved is the celebrated Mr. the young gentlemen of Cambridge. Van-Butchell, whose advertisements, es

As a proof, I fall mention the college recorded in the Argus, muftever embalm of St. John the Evangelift, where theie his memory; but inis gentleman's name

are regular and intelligent lectures read, is inserted Martin, whereas, in the ex

not only on the Grecian and Ruman aucellent memorial above given, the name

thors; but wbere, also, there is a proJobs occurs. This, however, is, upon

per refpe&t paid to the fagacious Locke, the best authority, but a trivial minutia; and the profound Butler; as that not firce we all know

fuperficial acquaintance, which some

of the Johnsonian Academics have fully * We Thall be obliged to any of our cor- proved, they had both with the Ellay on respondents for a spirited tranflation of this Human Understanding, as likewise with curious and elegant inscription, Evil.

thc Analogy of Religion, hath evinced.



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1793-] feciations of Literary Men much to be defired,

7 ។ Without doubt, there is a proper eleem all to their own standard. If traces of a held of these branches of science in the leveling Syftem can any where be discoocher colleges; probably, therefore, your vered, it is in this prevailing pallion. correspondent, if I may launch out into On the other hand, men of patient and the fame rhapsodical train used by him, resolute application to science are driven might with equal propriety set to musick to the necessity of immuring themselves the Baconick Aphorisms, as he hath sup- within their libraries; and, wanting posed the foos of Granta would the courage and countenance to struggle Problems of Newton. Should he want against the corrent, drown themselves a tude, it is not unlikely, but that 10- from the world in despair. With relemn one, called, “ Grim King of the fpeat to History and Antiquities particuGbois," would not uufitly be adapted larly, it is impossible thai any confiderto the purpose. Let me not be fup. able progress can be made, unless such posed to call the least reflections upon as are devoted to the fiudy of either af. the learned Bacon ; but, furely, a can- sociate themselves for murual informadid mind may commend the parti. tion and investigation. It is true that cular merits of an individual, withont many memorable advancements have depreciating those of another. A single been made on those lubjeets by some observation now occurs, with which I eminent Societies in the kingdom; but, will conclude ; namely, on that uncan. if we reflect upon the want of many did remark which your correspondent County H hories, and the great imper: hach thrown on what mufl be allowed, fection of those already published, we not pure Latinity, used in the Cam- thall find that there is abundant neces. bridge schools. But, Mr. Urban, if fity for the more general affociation of this reformer is acquainted with that literary men. I am sure, it must be university, he ought to have owned, necdless for me to enlarge upon this that when the mind of a young perlon is matter. If it were merely for che fake immersed in the abyss of one itudy, a of counteracting the lamentable effects few errors in another should be gener- of Card and Jockey Clubs, I think that eusly overlooked. A CANTAB. every reflecting man muß sincerely de

fire, and, I wild, would cheerfully ex. Mr. URBAN,

July 16.

ert himlelt, to obtain the formation of BEING refident in the metropolis

: focities for Scientific pursuits, and police area learningBy more general p.eainconveniencies of literary men in the fant inducements to intellectual i incountry. Amidft the multifarious colo provement may be effecicd no incantie lection of people within the walls of derable change in the manners of the London, one muft naturally expect to age.

Yours, &c. And many who are philofophically incliaed; these, under the encouragement

Mr. URBAN, of soyal patronage, and under the ad


AM afraid the discovery made by vantage of superiur ouniber, have always your correfpondeni B. P. (vol. LXIÍ, the power of composing an exclusive tvp. 895) of our Saviour's predi&tion teing ciety. But in the country few instances partly accomplilhed in ihe French Rea exil, of societies formed for co-opera- volution, will not be received anong tion ip scientific or literary pursuits. I those numerous verifications of the holy am copvinced that there are not want- prophecies, which have been observed ing, in any part of the kingdom, men and recorded by the pious ingenuity of well caough difpoled for the pursuit of theological writers.

There has not a literature. The general temper of the fogle century elapsed, since the Christian bation in social life is corrupt, I must æra, to which the words in St. Matthew acknowledge. The grand misfortune might not be applied with eqnal prois, the men of genius, and of an active priecy. Revolutions in empires, and difpofition of niind (who will neces. wars, among nations, are eatily' awcounted farily devote themielves to some society for by the invariable conflict of human and employment), too much influenced interests and human paifions; and even by the untashionable air of more ene if the lo ne now acting in France (which larged relources, are at prefent excel is by no means new or uncommon on fively, and universally, addicted to the grand theatre of the world) Thould loé gaming. Cards, for instance, are per: followed by any of the great phænomena mited to melt every description into of naturc, by hery hape in the heavens, ese mouid; and thus the thoughtless, and burning cre sets, I louid be'tempted and the diffipated, effectuully reduce to say, with Huifpur

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company of the valorous knight of La At the same feafon, if your mother's cat Manche, without boving any reason to Had but kittened."

fuppose, from his conrei (aliort, that he But, to thew that I am not perfely in.

was at ail dc:anged in his faculties. credulous, give me leave to add two

Yours, &c. M--S. prophetic sentiments, which are very cieIcriptive of our continental neighbouis, Mr. VREAN,

Jan. 19. the one delivered near


ERHAPS Some of your learned years ago by a Roman poet

, and white PERH

coneipoodenis in alironomy can other'at the distance of only a few year's account for the following extraordinasy by an English politician. After explain- appearance on the Sun, ou this day, ing the natural consequences of ambition, Saturday 19, Jan. 1793:

It having and telling us that the various changes been very clear and fronty, till about in political affairs will be only different

12 o'clock; a fog arole, by which the modifications of the same efftet, Sun, as is ulual, appeared like a red « Nec magis id nunc est, nec erit mox quam s'obe. The attention of many people, fuit ante,

myteif among the number, was excited, Lucretius goes on in this sublime strain: by oblerving an oblong opake body, " Ergo Regibus occisis fubverfa jacebat nearly on his cenier. It was so visible, Prittina majeftas Tuliorul., et icep ri fuperba; as to be seen without any allifiance of a Et capitis Summi pi ædrum usigneci uentum telescope, and even when the fog dilo Sub pedibus Voigi maguum lugebat bonorem. peried, and the Sun became very lumiNam cupidè conculcatur nimis antè metulum. nous, the spot was ftiis very vifible, Res itaque ad lurimam fæcem turbarque although the power of light was very redibat,

[petebat. great upon the eve, which will dazzle Imperium sibi cùm ac summatum quisque and weaken the light. As so extraoro Inde Magiftratum partim docuere creare,

dinary a phænomenon must create great Joraque consticuêre ut vellentlegibus uti:

wonder and furpuze to those who are Nam genus humanum defeilum vicolere ævum Ex in micitiis languebat ; quò magis ipsum

not involved in the profound relearches Sponte, fuâ cecide fub leges arctaque jura."

of philosophy, an explanation of the

above caule would give great fatisfaco The fifth line of this quotation resolves

tion, the cause of those atrocit es which seem fo inconfiftent with the French charac- fuperftition may be led to believe it a

Those whose minds are affected by ter of gentleness and philanthrophy, fign of some tremendous event. J. O. into the general principles of human nature, and may perhaps serve to abate


Jan. 19. the wonder and indignation of another

HATEVER relates to fucunty, of your correspondents *. The fecond passage which I allude to, may be found in a pamphlet of Mr. Burke, intituled, ful to the ear, and is the favourite ltudy

to be accomputing, is generally grate. Obfervations on a late State of the Na- of many. The Revelations of Joha tion. After going through the numesous lpecies of opprellive extortion prac- eminent in their day for learning.

have thus gained the atient.on of men tised by the late government in France, Ainong the many who made them their he concludes the subject, by saying, ftudy, was a Mr. Robert Fleming (fon “No man, I believe, who has confie of itr. Robert Fleming, who wrote on dered their affairs with any attertion or

the fuinllung of the Scriptures) and pub. information, but must there look for

lifbed a discourse, in the year 1701, {cme extraordinary convulsion in the

the site and fall of Papácy;" in which system; the effect of which, in France,

is the following remarkable Rentence : and even in all Europe, it is difhcuit to conje&ture." It is to be lamented, that tiaration of the chief Supporters of Anti: bij

I cannot but hope, that I me new mor. the former good sense and political fa

will then barpen, and"; erhaps the French gacity of this writer should Bil remain

Minecóy ma begins to be considerably 0:1 record, only to exhibit so strong a humbled about ibat tiine : tiiat whereas the contrast to his present enthusiasm for present French King takes se Sun for his the times of feudal despotism and bar. Emblem, and this for his motto-Nec pluribus barity.

infar, he may at length, or i alber his fucWe cannot help thinking of the man cius, at least before the year 1794) be sho rode a considerable time in the forced to acknowledge, that in respect of

neighb-uring Potentates) he is even figularis * See the letter of J. B. yol. LXII. p. 879. inpar."


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