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and concludes with an intimation
of his intention to study law, ex-
Tressed in a wish, which we now
know to have been prophetic.
Mihi fit, oro, non inutiis toga,
Nec indiserta lissua, bec turpis manus'
“I have already enumerated at-
tainments and works, which, from
their diversity and extent, seem far
beyond the capacity of the most
enlarged minds; but the catalogue
may yet be augmented. To a pro-
ficiency in the languages of Greece,
Rome, and Asia, be added the know-
ledge of the philosophy of those
countries, and of every thing cu-
rious and valuable that had been
taught in them. The doctrines of
the Academy, the Lyceum, or the
Portico, were not more familiar to
ision than the tenets of the Vedas,
the mysticism of the St.fis, or the
religion of the ancient Persians;
and whilst, with a kindred genius,
he rerused with rapture the heroic,
jvric, or moral compositions of the
most renowned poèts of Greece,
Rome, and Asia, he could turn with
*quai delight and knowledge to the
subtime speculations or mathema-
tieal calculations of Barrow and
Newton. With them also he pro-
felled his conviction of the truth of
the Christian religion; and be justly
deemed it no inconfiderable advan-
tage that his researches had corro-
borated the multiplied evidence of
reveation, by co-finning the Mo-
i.c account of the primitive world.
“There were, in truth, few sci-
ences in which he had not acquired
confiderable proficiency; in mott.
his knowledge was profound. The
theory of music was familiar to him:
nor had he neglected to make him-
:-if acquainted with the interesting
citcoveries late:v made in chemis-

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arts or method he was enabled to
attain to a degree of knowledge
almost universal, and apparently
beyond the power of man, during
a life little exceeding forty-seven
trars.
“The faculties of his mind, by na-
ture vigorous, were improved by
constant exercise; and his memory,
by habitual practice, had acquired a
capacity of retaining whatever had
once been impressed upon it. To
an unextinguished ardour for uni-
versal knowledge, he joined a per-
severance in the pursuit of it, which
subducd all obstacles. His studies
began with the dawn, and, during
the intermissions of professional du-
ties, were continued throughout the
day : — reflection and meditation
strengthened and confirmed what
. and investigation had ac-
cumulated. It was a fixed princi-
ple with him, from which he never
voluntarily deviated, not to be de-
terred by any difficulties that were
surmountable, from prosecuting to
a successful termination what he
had once deliberately undertaken.
“But what appears to me more
particularly to have enabled him to
employ his talents so much to his
own and the public advantage, was
the regular allotment of his time,
and a scrupulous adherence to the
distribution which he had fixed.
Hence all his studies were pursued
without interruption or confusion.
Nor can I here onit remarking,
what may probably have attracted
your observation as well as mine,
the candour and complacency with
which he gave his attention to all
ersons, of whatsoever quality, ta-
Fo or education: he justly con-
cluded, that curious or important
information might be gained even

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Gulielmus Jones, Eq. Cur: sup: in Bengal ex Judicibus unu
Legum peritus, fidusque Interpres,
Omnibus benignus,
Nullius Fautor,
Virtute, Fortitudine, Suavitate Morum
Nemini secundus,
Seculi eruditi longé primus
Ibat ubi solum plura cognoscere Fas est
272 Apr. 1794.

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tomparative J’iew of the Confederacy anh the French Republic, at the cos.

of 1796.--Spain; drawn inio an Alliance with France, declares War against England.--Conjoined Efforts of the French, Spanish, and Dulch, Fleets, sor overthrowing the naval Domination of England.—IP'ar in Italy. —Cupture of Mantua.-Political Condući and military Preparations of the Court of Rome.—Letters from Buonaparte to the Cardinal Mattaci.-The Cardinal's Answer.—The Court of Madrid refuses its Mediation, in

Behal/ of the Pope, with the French Republic.—Republican Party in Rome,

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Means for preventing the figure Power of the Roman Pontiffs—And that of

Austria over the Contries composing the Republics on the North and
South of the Po.— Moderation and Lenity of the French Republic to the
Non-juring Clergy.-- 4t the same Time that their Bigotry and Super-

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Effects of these, and gaining Popularity and Confidence, not only in

- France but f/aly.— Moderation and Pridence of the Inhabitants of St.

Mariao.—Munificence of Buonaparte to that small Republic.—Prevalence gf Republican Principles in Italy.—Honour paid there to the French and BioWol. XXXIX. K k forts.

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