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3. PLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, THE MEDICAL MAN'S COMMON PLACE BOOK, No. XCI. for AUGUST, 1824.
A book of this nature has long been a desideratum with media CONTENTS:-1. North America: Peculiarities ; State of the Fine
cal practitioners and students. There are few men who have not, in Arts : Painting.-U. Memory: Suggestions against the Encourage
the course of their practice, occasionally met with cases of peculiar ment of it-il, Sir Robert Ker Porter's Travels-IV. The Suicide
interest, which, on some future period they have been most anxious -V. Sonnet to a Child-V). Sonnet-VII. Celebrated Female
to recal to their minds, but without success. A few intelligest Writers: No. I. Joanna Bailie--VIII, Profligacy of the London
practitioners, have already rendered great service to the medical Periodical Press-IX. Music, a Satire-X. Miss Landon's Poetry
profession, by keeping faithful records of the cases that have been XI. Horae Germasicæ, No. 17, Sehiller's Fiesko-XII. The Political
under their inspection and many important discoveries we are conEconomist, Essay 3, Part 1.-XIII. Chapters on Churchyards:
vinced would be made in the nature of the disease, if such a pracChapter 3-XIV. Letters of Timothy Tickler, Esq., No. 17, on the
tice were to become more general. The present work is proposed last Westminster Review---XV. Magalotti on the Scotch School of
with the view of enabling those gentlemen who are thus desirous of Metaphysics--XVI. Ballad-XVII. Noctes Ambrosianæ, No. 16.
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space has been left for the insertion of any additional names that ICARICATURES of GILLRAY; with Historical and Po may be hereafter found necessary. Such a book kept by a hospital litical Illustrations, and Compendious Biographical Anecdotes
pupil, under the direction of the visiting Surgeon and physician, and Notices.
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does. In the course of a few months, perhaps, a patient with a si. manners, contain so much of “ graphic point," that like the humour
milar affection comes to him. He then wishes to find the notes be of his great predecessor Hogarth, they speak a language intelli made in the former case, but for want of a properly arranged book gible to the whole world-hence, these are equally, with his poli he is unable to succeed-had such a one as the present been in his tical subjects, sought by the foreign collector.
possession, he would have looked in the index, and at the word By the English people then, a republication from the choicest bronchocele, have marked down the number of the fir•t blank page. plates, designed by their ingenious countryman, of sufficient dimen
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[SIXPEXCE. A stamped Edition for Country Circulation, postage free, Price Tenpence. BUCKINGHAM HOUSE.
“ Regulus," by West. Painted on the walls by the late BUCKINGHAM HOUSE was built by John Sheffield, || president, when a very young man, by command of his Duke of Buckingham, who was distinguished in the Majesty George III. The subject was left to his own reign of Charles II. as Earl of Mulgrave. He held the
choice; and it must be admitted that the selection was
admirable. It abounds in fine drawing and great dignity appointment of chamberlain under James II., and was
of effect, but is deficient in colouring. created marquis by William III. He was elevated to a " The Death of General Wolfe," by West. The inimidukedom by Queen Anne, to whose hand it has been table hand of Woollett, by whom this highly admirable said he aspired when a princess, and under whom when
composition was engraved with that of La Hogue, bas
spread the fame of both artists over the whole of the queen he afterwards held the office of Lord Privy Seal.
civilized world. The house, built of brick and stone, is delightfully “ The Death of the Chevalier de Bayard,” by West. A situated at the west end of St. James's Park; and, Il grand historical composition in the first style of art.
" Hamilcar swearing the Infant Hannibal at the Altar being contiguous to the court, was purchased by his
I never to make Peace with Rome,” by West. A dignified Majesty George III. as a palace for Queen Charlotte, || and singularly clever picture. had she out-lived him, in lieu of Somerset-House, There are two other pictures in this apartment; one which ancient building had long been held as the relating to the “ History of Cyrus,” by West; and the town residence for the queen-dowagers of England. ||
f Encond | other describing an action of Germanicus, by West; both
Il fine historical compositions. The purchase was completed soon after the birth of his present Majesty ; and shortly afterwards it became the
KING'S DINING-ROOM. town residence of his royal parents, and is distin- ||_" Portraits of King George II. and Queen Caroline,” by guished as the birth-place of all their succeeding chil. || Enoch Zeeman. Both whole lengths in their state robes.
ortrait of the Duchess of Richmond," by Houseman. dren. The house has since undergone considerable
" Portrait of Lord Burleigh,'' by Frederic Zuccharo. improvements, under the direction of the late Mr. || An admirable portrait, picturing to the life the character of Wyatt.
this great and good man.
" Portrait of his Royal Highness the Duke of York," by THE ENTRANCE-HALL.
Zoffany. Representing this Prince in his childhood, beau
tifully coloured and finely drawn. The walls of the hall are decorated with sixteen pictures
" Portrait of the Duke of Richmond,” by Daniel Myby Canaletti, scenes in Rome and Venice, and are consi
tens. Painted in 1623. This nobleman was Lord Chamdered among the best paintings of this celebrated Vene
berlain to James II., and admiral of Scotland; a clever tian artist. They were painted for his first patron, an
picture. English envoy, Mr. Smith, who was sent from this court
** Portrait of his Majesty King George III.," by Zoffany. to Venice. At his death, they were purchased for his
" Portrait of her Majesty Queen Charlotte," by Zotlany. Majesty George III. by Mr. Richard Dalton, then sur " Portrait of his Royal Highness William, Duke of Cumveyor of the king's pictures. Beneath these are several
berland." A small equestrian portrait of the uncle of his architectural views by Zuccarelli, greatly inferior to the
late Majesty George III. former, and by no means equal to the general works of the
" Portrait of King Charles II.," by Vandyke. Repreartist, whose skill in landscape displays great elegance of
senting the witty monarch, when a boy, in armour. fancy, with a light playfulness of pencil and an eye true to
" Portrait of King Charles I. and Queen Henrietta," by nature,
Vandyke. Three-quarter portraits, full of expression and
finely coloured. KING'S BREAKFAST-ROOM.
" Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Buckingham and "A Portrait of King William III.," by Sir Godfrey | two of their Children,” by Sir Peter Lely. Kneller. A whole length picture in robes of state. A " Portrait of the Countess de Grammont," by Sir P. Lely. duplicate of the painting in the king's presence-chamber " Portrait of King William III., and the Duke of Schomat Windsor.
berg on Horseback," by Old Wyck. A fine characteristic “ Portrait of Queen Mary,' by Sir Godfrey Kneller. portrait, exhibiting the costume of the time, and painted In her robes of state; and, like the former, a copy of a pic with great spirit. In this apartment are some “ Female ture in the collection at Windsor Castle..
Portraits of the Court of Charles II., by Sir Peter Lely ; “Portrait of her Majesty Queen Charlotte," by Benjamin and several interesting views of Venice, by Canaletti. . West. A whole length, with the royal infants introduced 6 Portrait of Anna Hyde, Wife of King James II.," by in the back ground; an early picture of this great artist. Sir Peter Lely.. A picture of exquisite beauty, in the best
" Portrait of King James I.," by Vandyke. A whole style of the artist. length, said to be by Vandyke from a likeness by Vansomer.
THE SALOON. " Portrait of the late Duke of York,” by Battoni. I Has a rich clock, with allegorical figures, standing upon
6 Two half-length Portraits of Ladies,' by Sir Peter | a mantel-piece of statuary marble; the carving by the Lely.
elder Bacon, R. A.
LONDON, SEPTEMBER 18, 1824.
THE CRIMSON DRAWING-ROOM.
“ The Nativity,” by Barrochio. A good specimen of “ St. Martin dividing his Cloak with a pilgrim,” by Ru
ll the master. bens. A noble picture glowing with all the peculiar
" Summer,” a Landscape, by Rubens. This and the richness of colour that distinguishes the works of this
i this I following picture by Rubens, exbibit the mighty band of admired artist.
the master with great effect, they are magnificent scenes, " Portrait of Philip II., King of Spain.” by Rubens.
bold, natural, and richly coloured. The horse is not well drawn, but, in other respects, it has
" Winter," a Landscape, by Rubens. all the fascinating attractions of the master.
“ Portrait of the Duke of York,” by Sir Peter Lely. A " St. Annes,” by Domenichino. Well drawn, and co- || ball-length, in arınour, of the infortunate James. loured with that sobriety of tone that distinguishes this
“ Portrait of the Duchess of York,'' by Sir Peter Lely. artist.
The Lady Anne Hyde, daughter of Lord Chancellor Cla" The Holy Family,” by Paul Veronese. A rich speci
rendon, who changed her faith, and became a convert to men of the Venetian school.
the Romish church. " St. John with the Lamb,” by Spagnoletto. Painted
“ Portrait of Mrs. Elliot,” by Riley, supposed to bare with great breadth of rect.
been the wise or the member for St. Germains, and sister 6. St. Magdalene,'" by Ciro Ferri.
to Mr. Secretary Crafgs.
This apartment contains “ Portraits of all the Children
ll of their late Majesties, excepting the Princess Amelia." “ Virzin and Child,” by Simon de Pejaro.
by Gainsborough. These are con lined to the heads alone, “ The Holy Family." by Andrea dal Sarto. A masterly || and are pain
careless style so peruliar to picture with great breadth of effect and ricliness of tone. || this eminent artist, whose freedom of pencil rendered all
" Portraits of the Duke of Buckingham and his Brother, imitation vain. Lord Francis Villiers," by Vandyke. Youthful portraits, animated and free, with great force of character. “Jacob with Rachel and Leah.” The subject relating
REVIEWS. to the story of the streaked of the flocks of Laban.
“ Children of King Charles I., viz. Prince Charles, Prince James, and Princrog Mary,' by Vandyke. The The Life and Remains of the Reo. Edward Daniel Clarke, magical touch of the pencil has here perpetuated infancy,
LL. D. Professor of Mineralogy in the University of by arresting the hand of time: the portraits are as fresh and full of breathing innocence as when first painted.
Cambridge. London: Cowie and Co. 1824. “ Joseph, holding in his Arms the Infant Saviour," by This volume would have lost none of its interest Guido. A beautiful picture, full of expression, and fine and importance had it been just half its present size. contrast of character.
“The Samaritan Woman," by Guercino. A bold and Otter-the biographer-appears to bave been the organ freely painted picture of this indefatigable artist.
of diffuseness in a very eminent degree; and yet he “ Portrait of Guercino,' by himself. The subject alle. Il does not seem to be familiar with book-making, for gorical and somewhat egotistical, but brilliantly coloured l he has contrived to be diffuse in the wrong place. and finely drawn. “ A Sibyl,” by Guercino.
There were quite enough materials 10 furnish out a • Portrait of Sir Kenelm Digby," by Vandyke. The I considerable octavo, but really 700 pages of quarto, first English patron of that admirable artist and clever are more than were necessary even for a biography of forcible head." " Portraits of Sir Balthazar Gerbier, his Wife, and Fa
Dr. Clarke. We knew that gentlemen very well, and mily," by Vandyke. This picture was purchased in Hol- || felt the highest respect for his talents, the warmest land by the Prince of Wales, father of George IJI., and was esteem for his virtues. We object to nothing which in the collection at Leicester-house. Gerbier was a man | tends to elevate and perpetuate his character, but we of great versatility of genius, architect, painter, and diplomatist. He considered himself the rival of 'Inigo
I think that his biography might have been more judiJones, and was knighted by Charles II. in 1628. He came
ciously written. to England from Antwerp in the suite of the Duke of | Edward Daniel Clarke might boast a brilliant line Buckingham.
of ancestry. His great grandfather was the celebrated
scholar William Wotton. It was well enough to enuTHE BLUE VELVET-ROOM.
merate such of his progenitors as might have been “Jonah cast into the Sea,” by Nicoli Poussin. A scrip- || distinguished for their acquirements, but we cannot tural subject designed with great poetic feeling, full of admire the taste or judgment which filled so many grandeur and sublime effect. 66 Three Landscapes,' by Gaspar Poussin. Three sin
Il pages with uninteresting biugraphies, and extracts gular clever pictures, all of which have been engraved by from the dull prose, and duller verse of that dullest of Chatelain, Vivares, and others. The pictures in this apart persons, Mr. Hayley. The account of Dr. Clarke's ment are fine speciinens of their respective schools.
boyish days is spun out to an intolerable length. “ Landscape," by Claude de Lorraine. Rich and natural, breathing the purest taste, and displaying a luxuriant
There is one incident worth relating. He saved his fancy and crispnass of penciling.
younger brother from drowning, and that brother “ View of Tivoli," by Claude de Lorraine. A finc clear perished from drowning thirty years afterwards. Dr. picture, admirably drawn, with great depth of perspective. || Clarke spent his under graduate years at Cambridge in
“ Landscape,” hy Claude de Lorraine.
“ Sea-Port,'" by Claude de Lorraine. A charming marine | a respectable way, though without evincing any con. picture, full of variety and transparent effect.
siderable talents. His verses, quoted by Dr. Otter, are
decidedly bad. He constructed an orrery and a bal. || I perceived they were about half full of a dark purple loon. From the first he delivered lectures on astro-||
| liquor. A dead silence ensued as they approached the
sacred bead; the music ceased; the audience lell on their nomy to his sister, and in the other he sent up a kit.
knees in an awful and anxious expectation. It arrived ten to the great delight of his brother cantabs. Dr. ll and rested opposite the head; but remained congealed. Clarke soon became known as a successful private The bishop then took down the small case containing the tutor, and in this profession nearly all the rest of his
phials, and turning them round several times to show that
Il the blood still remained in a congcaled state, placed them life was spent. His first pupil was a son of Lord
on the altar, beneath the cross. Five minutes ensued, the Thanet, and with him he made the tour of England. people still quietly waiting for the event. The bishop then An account of this he published, and the biographer pronounced the words . Ora pro nobis !' and all the people has given us from the volume, long since forgotten,
eated them after him. For five minutes afterward they
continued to repeat the words •Ora pro nobis!' A quarter some copious extracts. They are written pretty much
of an hour passed, and I observed all the musicians looked as any other well educated young man would write. alarmed, and betook themselves to prayers. Loud murThere are some amusing anecdotes, (one of which murs began; the clamours of the old women and the popurelating to an imprisoned naval officer,) is told with lace without grew very tumultuous. They beseeched God
Almighty, our Saviour, and the Virgin, to intercede with much spirit and feeling.
St. Januarius in their behalf. I began to feel very uncasy, Dr. Clarke afterwards accompanied Lord Berwick to and did not dare to look up, lest some fanatic, in a fit of Italy. His letters are written with great ease, and the zeal, should think proper to rid them of a heretic. An remarks are pertinent and shrewd, but they do not con
Abbe stood near me, with his watch in his hand, inter
rupted every minute with my inquiries as to the time that tain any thing sufficiently new to justify their republi.
had elapsed; twenty minutes, twenty-five minutes, thirty cation at the present day. The following is one of the minutes passed, and the miracle was not made. If anxiety best passages we can find, and now when Prince Ho would have passed for a mark of faith, no bigot at that time henlohe and his miracles are making such noise in
evinced more sincerity than I did. The cries of the old
women redoubled. The girls screamed. The men squalEurope, we feel an additional motive for quoting the
led. I trembled. “St. Januarius make the miracle !' was extract:
heard from all quarters. At last, the consternation
became general. The abuse they poured forth against “ Curiosity, however, surmounted every consideration their Saint was of the lowest kind. Among other things, I with me, and by dint of hard pushing, I made way to heard loud exclamations of — Oh, you yellow-faced dog !-the entrance of the sedia. The centinels repelled me rather you dirty scoundrel !-you ungrateful rascal!- Is this the rudely, and ordered me to withdraw. I told them I was an way you repay us for all our services ? we that are your English gentleman, a great believer in miracles, and beg. faithful votaries. Are you not ashamed of yourself, you ged for the sake of St. Januarius, they would not deprive yellow-faced hangman?' The old women screamed most me of the satisfaction of beholding one so remarkable. A bitterly, and, at last, giving a horrible shriek, they desmall bribe urged more in my behalf than all my faith; and scended from some benches, and rushed through the solI was directed to mingle with a procession of Carthusian diers, making their way in spite of every obstacle towards friars, and pass in. I did so, and succeeded, notwithstand || the Bishop, when, to my inexpressible satisfaction, the ing the ridiculous contrast that was offered by permitting || miracle was proclaimed; the music again struck up, and an officer in the English uniform to walk in by the side of a || all the people shouted for joy. Nothing now was heard but barefooted monk with his cowl and rosary.
- Viva, liva! San Genarrio-live for ever blessed best of " The sedia was illuminated both within and without, || Saints, the patron and protector of us all!' The Bishop, by an abundant display of lamps and tapers. The inside elevated above the people, now held up the phials to the was bung with the richest tapestry, profusely ornamented people, turning them round and round, to show the motion with lace. The grand altar glittered with ten thousand l of the blood. I drew near, and as he held them to every lights, covered with imagery, and laden with riches of every || body, I had a periect view of the liquefaction. The matter denomination. Jewels, gold, and silver, were lavished, || within the phials, as it began to dissolve, at first appeared without taste, but in the greatest profusion. Under the |ropy like pitch or treacle, but soon after assumed an appearcross, on the right hand, was placed the bronze bust which ance perfectly liquid, The people were permitted to apis supposed to contain the head of the Saint. Opposite to proach and kiss them; and those who were afflicted by disthis altar were two extensive orchestras, filled with upwards eases had the parts affected touched by them, which they of two hundred performers, both vocal and instrumental. suppose to be a certain cure. In the evening the streets In the space between, a file of soldiers formed a passage for were illuminated. The night past in feasting and rejoiciny. the grand procession to pass through, and the rest was I returned to the Duke di Sangro's, where every body filled by a miscellaneous assemblage of old women, girls, ll seemed to have caught the general glee. The Princess of priests, abbees, &c. A shout from the populace without || Sweden on that night honoured me with her hand, and we announced the approach of the sacred phials. The music | danced the whole evening. began. First came a procession from all the convents in *** The superstition of the Neapolitans, with regard to Naples, dressed in the different habits of their order, and St. Januarius, is astonishing in an age so enlightened as bearing standards before the image of their patron saint. || the present. They suppose that the Deity has nothing at Each of these, as they passed, rested their saint for a few all to do with regard to Naples; that it is the peculiar proseconds, before the head of St. Januarius. This continued vince of that Saint to patronise, superintend, and protect for some time, and after these appeared the images of saints, the Neapolitans, and that God has promised not to interof massive silver, richly burnished, and as large as life; || fere with his government. During the great eruption of each borne on the shoulders of four men, and each in its | 1767, the enraged populace tore down the house of the Carturn paying its devoirs to the head of the saint. Last of dinal Archbishop, because he refused to oppose the relics all, with a slow and solemn pace, covered with a canopy, ll of St. Januarius to the fury of the mountain. They were appeared the phials containing his blood. These were in- || afterward carried in procession towards the Ponte Maddecased in a circular hoop, with two faces of glass, which being | lona, and they tell you that at the moment they arrived transparent, shewed the phials to the greatest perfection. | | there, the eruption ceased.
** • In commemoration of this instance of the indulgence || which gave them a higher value in the minds of all with of St. Januarius, they erected a marble statue of him upon whoin he had relation or communion. the bridge, in which he is represented with one hand op " Ilis ardour for knowledge, not unaptly called by his posed to Vesuvius, and the other holding the phials of his || old tutor, literary heroism, was one of the most zealous, blood.'”
the most sustained, the most enduring principles of ac
tion, that ever animated a human breast; a principle | On his return he became tutor to the present Sir
which strengthened with bis increasing years, and carThomas Mostyn, and alterwards in the family of the ried him at last to an extent and variety of knowledge Earl of Uxbridge, with one of whose sons he made the intinitely exceeding the promise of his youth, and appatour of Scotland. The extracts from his journal fill
rently disproportioned to the means with which he was
endowed; for though his memory was admirable, his nearly 200 quarto pages. Had they been published at
ey been published at ll attention always ardent and awake, and his perceptions the time they would have procured for their author a quick and vivid, the grasp of his mind was not greater, deserved reputation.
than that of other intelligent men, and in closeness and In 1799, Dr. Clarke set out on those travels, the ac
acuteness of reasoning, he had certainly no advantage,
while his devious and analytic method of acquiring knowcount of which, has given him so great a distinction ledge, involving as it did in some of the steps, all the pain as an author. He proceeded to Hamburgh over the North of Europe, through Russia into Turkey, Asia, required much patient labour to overcome. But the unEgypt, and returned by way of Vienna and Paris.
wearied energy of this passion bore down every obstacle and
supplied every defect; and thus it was, that always pressThere is scarcely a reader of any curiosity who is not
ing forwards witsout losing an atom of the ground he had well acquainted with Dr. Clarke's able and elaborate gained, profiting by his own errors as much as by the lights description of this magnificent course of travel. It of other men, his maturer advances in knowledge often bas raised him to the first rank of travellers, and forms
extorted respect from the very persons who had regarded
his carly efforts with a sentiment approaching to ridicule. a source of pride to his country. He brought back to
| Allied to this was his generous love of genius, with his quick Cambridge a valuable collection of maroles and MSS. || perception of it in other men; qualities which united with acquired in the course of his peregrinations in Greece,
This good nature exempted him from those envyings and Egypt, and Asia Minor. The letters which his bio.
jealousies which it is the tendency of literary anibition to
inspire, and rendered him no less disposed to honour the grapher has given relating to his pursuits whilst abroad,
successful eflorts of the competitors who had got before him are by far the most interesting part of the volume. in the race, than prompt to encourage those whom accident No one can read them without receiving great plea
or want of opportunity had left behind. But the most sure. He now married-obtained a college living,
pleasing exercise of these qualities was to be observed in
his intercourse with modest and intelligent young men; and settled at Cambridge. His father-in-law Sir Wm. none of whom ever lived much in his society without being Rush, gave him further preferment, and the subsequent improved and delighted-improved by the enlargement or course of Dr. Clarke's life was smooth and happy.
elevation of their views, and delighted with having some He was appointed Professor of Mineralogy, and in
useful or honourable pursuit suitable to their talents pointed
out to them, or some portion of his own enthusiasm imthat situation greatly increased his reputation. All parted to their minds... those who attended his lectures will remember the “ As a parish priest, in which capacity his character has enthusiasm with which they were delivered, and the
not been touched upon, he was kind, charitable, and atteninformation and entertainment they conveyed. Dr.
tive; not contenting himself with his prescribed duties on
a Sunday, but visiting his flock frequently in the week, as Clarke then began the publication of his travels, for occasion required, and otherwise employing himself in the six volumes of which he received £6,600. The devising means for their spiritual wellare and improvebooksellers have likewise gained a large profit by the
ment. publication. Other works of a less elaborate kind
“Or that happy combination of qualities and endow
ments for which he was so distinguished and admired in proceeded from his pen, and added to his scientific general society, enough perhaps has been already said, character. The list of Dr. Clarke's friends, as given although it would be dificult to do justice to such a theme. by his biographer, comprehends nearly every person of
It may be added, however, that though he often gave the literary distinction in the British Empire, and many
tone to the conversation, he was more disposed to bring
forward the opinions of other men than to take the lead in illustrious scholars of other parts of Europe. The it himself, and the genuine delight with which he hailed a great and incessant labours of Dr. Clarke finally wore || bright or good thought from others, was one source of the out his constitution, and he died on the 9th of March. || pleasure which he gave.
“In the bosom of his own family, and in the intercourse 1024, aged 00We will leave his character to the ll of intimate friendship, he was more kind, engaging, and pen of his biographer and friend, and eulogistic as it || affectionate, than can be well conceived by those who did may appear, it is by no means beyond the deserts of || not know him. It was here that the warmth of his heart, its amiable subject:
and the cheerfulness of his spirit appeared to most advan
tage, and though the slightest acquaintance was enough to " The two most remarkable qualities of his mind were excite an interest in his behalf, yet the nearer he was apenthusiasm and benevolence, remarkable not more for the proached, and the more intimately he was known, the more degree in which they were possessed by him, than for the delightful did he appear. His tete a tete conversation with | happy combinations in which they entered into the whole Il a friend was a perpetual flow of humour, kindness, and incourse and tenor of his life; modifying and forming a cha- || telligence, in which every fold of his heart was laid open, ractar, in which the most eager pursuit of science was sof and the confidence and even energies be felt were almost tened by social and moral views, and an extensive exercise || certain to be inspired. It was quite impossible for an intelof all the charities of our nature was animated with a spirit || ligent man whom he regarded, to be dull in his society, or