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mind. “ In the reign of King George as given in this volume, includes such a II. being delirous of the honour of variety of plcaling anecdote respecting preaching before his Majesty, he ob. the literature of his age, that the bained from the Lord Chamberlain, or length of the article wouid have been the Dean of the Chapel, tht favour of pardonable, even if his own merits had being appointed to that office on the been less worthy of recording. His fifth

Sunday of some month, being an celebrity was temporary, as Dr. Kippis cxtra day, not supplied, ex officio, by remarks, but his connexions with the the Chaplains. As he was not inform- principal writers of his time, cither in cd of the etis,uette, ne entered the the way of friendship or hoftility, renRoyal Chapel after the prayers begun, der the particulars of his life useful. and not knowing whither to go, crowd. The lovers of literary memoirs will ed into the desk by the Reader. The be glad to take a doic in quovis vcbs. Vcíturer foon after was at a loss for the culo. Preacher, till secing a clergy man kneel- The life of Dr. Defagulicrs, who is ing by the Reader, he concluded him to admitted here although a Frenchman be the man. Accordingly he went to by birth, as all his works were written him, and pulled him by the Neeve; but in this country, is chicfly a chronologiDr. Delany, chagrined at being inter- cal arrangement of his various labours, rupted in his devotions, resisted and coriched with some valuable notes. kicked the intruder, who in vain Hegged The lives of the two Earls of Brifci him to come out, and said, “ There are drawn up with great aecuracy of was no text.” The Doctor replicd, that research from various historical and he had a text; nor could he compre- privatc records. In unfolding the sc. hend the meaning, till the Reader ac- cret history of State affairs, and dirquainted him that he must go into the criminating between the reports of coveftry, and write down the text (as temporary annalifts, Dr. Kippis has usual) for the Closets. Wheu he came afforded us much satisfaction. These into the veftry his hand thook so much articles are extended to considerable that he could not write. Mrs.Dclany, length, and throw great light on the Therefore, was fent for; but 110 paper history of the last century. was at hand. At last, on the cover of John James Dillenius was a botanift a letter the text was transcribed by of eminent skill, born in Gerinany, Mrs. Delany, and fo carried up to the but who refided in England the greaiss King and Royal Fanrly. Dr.

part of his life, and adding to the fund Dclany's merits are justly appreciated, of English literature, is justly entitied although fuw of his writings are now to a place in this work. The materiais the subject of liudy or conversation. for this life are furnished by Pulteney, His life contributes to fill up an im. Sibthorpe, and others. The article is portant space of time in literary history. important to botanical students. Of

The life of Mrs. Delany, the Doctor's Dillenius's private character the inwidow, furnithed by Mr. Keate and formation is confeffedly Icanty, nor is Mr. Diwes, is chicfly valuable as pre this to be regretted in the cate of mica ferving the memory of an ingenious who are uncommon only in their ysnius aud amiable woman.

She had con: for a particular pursuit. aiderable. talents for painting, and a The life of Juhn Disney is a long. particular species of Mcraic work.- and claberate article, written by the Sir Jothua Reynolds thougts.lell of pretont Dr. Difney, and may be reher chef coencore, the raising of Laza- garded as a valuable and interufing.

/*, ngõ in the potcfiien of Lady picce of biography. Mr. Disney was a Bute.

pious and eminent divine, an upright Dempfter, the Author of the Ro- niagirate, and a writer of confidcradle man Antiquities, Eccletatical Hitory, more on a variety of miscellaocous sub&c. was a man whoíc learning cntitled jccts. Bifidcs tiofe published with his buiin to notice; and the very properly nomas Dr. Dilirey is in porteifion of a . has a nich hcrc. In other respect's great many MSS. Mr. D):!osy died in there is little to recommend in lii: chrome 1730. Allowance i, perhaps, to le Tarter. He was not one of thofe fiurdy made for a life written on anoit, Scotsmen who, as Dr. Joh fon Cuid, reberwite we thinid olijiet to

the would prefer truth to Scotland. length of fome of the motus.

Few men were once better known Dr. Doidridge's life having been than Joha Dcanis the crisis His lifc, published before, and prefixed to the


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ferenth edition of his Family Expofi- was Mr. Duncombe's misfortune that tor, we have only to agree with the his play appeared when dramatic action Editor, that it is a valuable addition to

was in a very

feeble state." the Biographii, and holds forth to the Lord Chancellor Egerton has a life clergy oi all denominations an example, in the last edition of the Biographia, which at no time can be more necer- but it is here re-written with lo much sary to be followed than in the present ability, and such additions of curious day.

and important matter, by his defcende For the lifc of Dr. Ducarel we are ant, the Rev F, H. Egerton, Prebenindebted, if we mistake not (the signa- dary of Durham, that it may be concure being N.}, to Mr. Nichols, who fidered as an original work. It abounds has bestowed great pains in tracing the in historical disquisition, and in candid labours and writings of that able an- reviews of the characters and principles riquary.

of the Chancellor's cotemporaries, The life of Stephen Duck is amu- Dr. Kippis, in the preface, acknowfing. Dr. Kippis's opinion of hin is, ledges, in terms which are very jully that is as a poet he is far from fustain- applied, that this contribution is acing a high ranks and yet it might be curate and claborate. questioned, whether he is not nearly St. Evreinond is a: name of confidcrupon a level with some who have ob- able fame with the lovers of polite sained a place in Dr. Johnson's collec- literature, but is lets known in the tion. In limilies he is frequent, and not present day than it onght. His life is unhappy in the application of them. drawn up from Des Maizeaux and conTrough never great, ne is often not temporary alithorities, with a great unpicaling. In thort, he may be re- thare of ability, and will amply gratify garded as having become a poet more those who reipeet the miscellaneous from the bent of a strong ircination, talents of St. Evremond, once fo much and an imiiative talent, than from the the theme of praisc with Addison and parver of real genius.”

the wits of his time. We cannot, howDr. Gerard furnishes the life of ever, but remark in this life a depar. William Duncan, Professor of Philofoture froin the dignity of historical phy in the Mareschal College,. Aber writing, which we wonder that Dr. dcen, a writer known by fome works Kippis overlooked, for, from the signaof considerable popularity, but more ture, it does not appear to be bis writtemarkasle for his good senfe and tatte ing. After mention is made of St. tnan for his genius He translated she Evremond's interment in Westminster Select Orations of Cicero, and Cæfar's Abbey, we find the following note : Commentaries, the latter of which was «« Of his deurhand burial the follow. Apiensadiy printed in folio, with plates. ing notice is taken, in a letter from Dr. He allo wrote the article .. Logic' for Alterbury, afterwards Bishop of RoDoley's Preceptor, which has fince chetter, to Dr. Trclaw ncy.

i Mr. Sta been printed separately. He died in Evremond diod renouncing the Chrif1to, in che 458 year of his age. The tian religiou. Yet tire church of W'olia manner of his death, we have some miniter thought fit, in honour to his Seafon to think, is fupprefled in this memory', 10 give his body room in the

Abbuy, and to allow him to be buriedh The life of Duncombc, che poct, is rivite gratis, as far as the Chapier was written by Dr. Kippis, from waterials concerned, though he left ciglie hun. fue ished by his relations, this tragedy dred pounds sterling dichind bin, which of " Lucius Junius Brutus'. is so ex- is thought every way an unaccountable tremely fcirce, that it was long before piece of management. Sartre buried Dr. K.could procure a fight of it. His luim roludly, and hoped that his broopinion of it is, that " fomc of thc ther would ride to bolo cernal. Dr.Speeches may perhaps be decried ra. Birch proffered to be at the charge of cr too long, and too declamatory for the funeral, on account the oid acthe prefent taste; but in general the quarrixace between St. Erromond and work is far from being destitute of his failier Waller; but that prutter not tragic energy and spirit. Titus's being aceepoel, is refiksed to have the character is finely imarined, and still honour o: laying a marble lions on his fuftained. The last art is particularly prive::--- To this place the bigotry of intercling, and would attord much interbury is iufichway anparent. Io fcupe for admirable repredencatioá. itud y delu bu buleron, that he had



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probably no other ground for saying that cities, towns, &c. or as a General and " St. Evremond died renouncing the Commander of armies in martial exChristian religion," but his declining peditions while abroad, made Knight the allistance of any priest or clergyman Banneret in the field of battle; Baron to prepare him for death. This was in France, and Knight of the Gartet alone fufficient to thock the high pre- in England; and particularly, when judices of Atterbury; and it inult be finally feriled at home, constantly exallowed to be a very alarming circum- ercised in acts of hospitality, munififlance, that the Chapter of Westminster cence, and charity; a founder of religious should agree to bury an ingenious and buildings, and other stately edinces orcelebrated foreigner in their Cathedral namental to his country,as chcir remains without claiming their fees. Such an ftill testify; a generous patron of worthy inattention to the revenues of the and learned men, and a public benefacchurch might be well thought dcferv: tor to the pious and poor, not only on ing of very severe censure." The latter this side but even beyond his grave. In part of this note may be a witty focery Thort, the inore we compare the circumbut it is wit misplaced ; it might fuit a Itances in this historical character with political effay, or a newspaper, but here those in the poctical one, we can find It is a blemish.

nothing discreditable in the latter, that The life of Mr. Hugh Fariner is has any relation to the former, or that written at great length, and with equal would millcad an ignorant reader to spirit and ability, by Dr. Kippis. An miftake or confound them, but a little account of his writings, with copious quibbles which makes some conformity extracts and opinions, forins nue the in their names, and a thort degree in least valuable part of this incmoir. the time wherein the one did really, and

The life of Sir John Fattolff was the other is feigned to live.' written by Mr. Oldys, in the fermer This volumc is infcribed to the edition of the Biographia ; Mr. Gough, memory of Sir David Dalrymple, Lord in the present, has revised and onların Hailes, who was a valuable correfponed it, from papers collected by Le dunt, and to whom it was intended in Neve, Martin, and Blomereld, and has have been dedicated, had he lived to displayed his

skill in antiquarian receive that tcftimony of the Editor's fcicnce with undoubted fict. Fie has refpcét. refuted the notion that Sir Jolin t'ai.. Prefixed to this volume, as usual, are tuiff was the Sir John Faittart of Shake- several corrizendu et adienia to the {peare, by such a train of cridence as former voluines. In one of these we places the matter beyon! all dispute. are informed, that the fact of Dr. 1. We cannot;" says his biographer, Gauden's having written the “ Eikon “ sce any room, either in the time or Bafilike" is now fully ascertained. the temper, in the fortune or employ- Yet, in a note to the life of Bishop ments of this out worthy, for him to Duppa, it is said; that “it is not imharc been a companion with, or fol- probable that Bithop Duppa might be lower and corruptcr of Prince lienry, of fome aliistance to King Charles the in tiis juvenile and difoiute couries; Firft, in the composition of the “ Eikon nor that Shaketpeare hid anv view of Batilikc." il'c point out this want of drawing his Sir John l'alítait from any coincidence, merely that it may turoilli part of this Sir John Faiicii's charac- our reipecable Liitor wiil an o; porter; or so much as painting at any tunity incorrect it in the addora io che indifferent circunstance in it, that can prctent volunc. reflect upon his memmory, with reade.s An improvement of considerable inconvertant in the truc history of him. portance has been made to this and the The one is an old, humourous, vapour. preceding volumics, by a “ List of the ing and cowardly, lewd, lying and persons of whom fome account is given drunken debauchce about thic Prince's in rive notes, or additions to veher court, when the other was a young articles.” This list already contains and grave, difcrcct and valiant, chatic trorey-feven names, some of them of con. and tober commander abrcad; con. fequence enough to cucito curiolicy ds tinually advanced to honours and ,lices Anthony Blackwall, Dari Barcay, of protis, for his brave an: politic at- Charles Chauncy, Theophilus and Mrs. chievements, military and civil; .con- Cibler, Job Oitori, &c. &c. einually preferred to ide truie of one Upon the whole, we have perused the government w anceret, of countries, contcnts of this volume with the fullest


age !

conviction that the Editor and his co. in print, is the work of labour, and of adjutors have in no respect forfeited labour which may be easily commandtheir engagements with the public, and ed; but to compose a work like the that the justest expectations may be present requires that union of talents, formed of their atliduity in compleating judgment, critical acumen, and various this vaft undertaking, as foon as is con- reading, which is rarely found, and fiftent with the nature of such a work, which, if denied to the present editor, Mercły to compile from what is already we know not where to find. Monody to the Memory of the late Queen of France, by Mrs. Mary Robinson,

45. 6d. 410, Evans, 1793. THE wanton and unnecessary indig: O'er fatter'd pyramids the madd'ning flies,

nities inflicted on the late Qucon of Power in her arm, and murder in her eyes; France, and the final catastrophe per- Scar'd by the clamours of the furious rage, petrated by the ufurping powers of that She spares not worth, nor genius, sex, nor nation, by a people whose crimes cannor be viewed without horror and de: All records perish by her rash decree ; teftation, we made no doubt would The wreaths of valour ; pride of chivalry; call forth the talents of those writers The sculptor's art, the boalt of many a clime, whole abilities are properly cxercised in (Snatch'd from the desolating grasp of time); depicting the more than brutal excesses the painter's glowing canvass which displays of licentious and lawless ferocity. Among The finish'd Audy of laborious daysthe first of these is the Lady whose per- Heap'd in one facrilegious ruin lie, formance is now before us, the fertility Feeding the Arme that menaces the sky! of whole genius we cannot help no. While Iguorance points the victims of its ire,' ricing, while we admire the correcincfs And loads with off'rings the insatiate fire ! and beauty of her compositions The Deep dying murmurs Buat upon the gale, present work will add one more laurel And ev'ry zephyr bears lume woe-fraught to the wreath wined by genius, and tale ! bonourably dedicated to serve the great Here widows pine, nat daring to complain ; interests of Religion and Morality, both There orphans languish for a parent Nain! outraged by the enormities commitied The mountain peasant quits his lone retreat, under the pretence, but in reality in His clay-built cottage, and his vineyard neat ! violation of every principle of true No more, at eve's approaclı, his infants run, liberty.

While the vale reddens with the finking fun Leaving the contemplation of the late To greet their weary fire, whose labours hard Savage act committed on defenceless, Meet in their dear embrace their sweet re. aad we doubt not, much calumniated ward woman, whose fate is here patrctically No more, when winter Jesolates the grove, deplored, we thall felect the following He listens to the voice of wedded love, ducription as a specimen of the prefent Trims the clay hearth, and as the faggots, pusformance. We believe no apology blaze, will be necessary for the length of the Chaunts the old dirty of his grandfire's days ; quotation.

While his fond male the homely meal pre.

pares, 15 there, in all the legend of part times, Smiles on bis board and dissipates his cares! An wa hlacken'd with such wanton crines? No more, amidst the simple village throng, Such barb'rous mischief I sweeping from the He joins the Sportive Jance, the merry song! earth

Now, corn from shore, te quits his native Religion, talents, inocence and worth!

wood, Nor o'er the high-born base alone it low'rs ;. Braves the dread front of war, and pants för O'er all it Spreads its agonizing pow'rs!

bionul Tlit file, the good, the braveall fecl its Now to his reap-hook and his pastoral reed, force!

The crimson'd pike, and glitt'ring (word fucUncheck'd hy realon, tarpid to remorse,

ceed ! A1) (mear'd with gore, pale Liberty appears,

His ruffet gaib now chang'd for trappings Her smiles contending with repentant tears; vain, No more ler hand fair Howliets scatters His rushy pillow for the tented plain! round:

No more his matin fong's melodiou cote Her faulchion steams from many a recent Along the mountain's breezy Iide mall Avast



No more his board, with luscious fruits That Persecution's agonizing rod apply'd,

Should boldly (mire “ the noblest work of Shall mock the banquet of luxurious pride!

God!" No more (weet Dumbers bless his midnight That rank mould be a crime, and Genius hoors !

how'rs! huri'at No more hope ftrews his daily path with A mournful wand'rer on the pitying world! From his loin breast all earthly comforts fly; Yer Heaven forhid that Ignorance thould riss He hates to live--yet more he fears to die! On she dread bahis where Religion dres! Now, when the tardy day begins to rise, That Lihei!y, immortal as the spheres, And short-livd Numbers quit his few'rish Should steep hier ianre! in a nation's tears! eyes,

Oh, falsely nam'd! does Liberty require Fancy, with agonizing power, displays The child should perish for th guilty fire ! The peaceful comforts of his happier days! Does Liherly inspire the A:heiit's brealt Shows, on the pallet of his former reit, To mock his God, and make his laws ajeit? His infants mourning on their mother's breaft, Does Liberiy with barba:ous fetiers hund Pinch'd by pale famine, rinking to the grave; Her fire. born hope, the freedom of the No food to nourish, and no friend to save !

mind? " Ah !" then he cries, half madd'ning with Hence bold ufurper of that heaven-taught despair,

pow'r " Is this the freedom I was call'd to Marc? Which wings with ecitacy man's tranfien! " Where is my clay-built hut, where wont hour! to reign

Which bids the eye of reason cloudless Mine, ! The little monarch of Love's free domain? And gives mortality a charm divine ! " My smiling partner cialp'd me to her 'M:dit the wild winds the lordly cedar cow'rs; breait,

Progreflive days invigorate its pow'rs ; 66. My infants bless'd me ere I lunic to rest!" The earlier branches, with'ring as they spread,

Turn to the Nobles ! There let pity view Ruund the firm rout their cuai feit frlige hed; The Many fuff'ring for the guilty Few ! While the proud tree its verdini head rears Perith the wretch, who, fanction'd by his hizli, birth,

Waves to the blast, and feems en pierce the flsy; Prelumes to perfecute the child of worth ! Till the rich crunk, matur'd hy langili'wing Perith the wretch who tarnishes descens

years, By the vile vaunting of a life ill spene! Through all their wond'rous changes, braves Who sullies proud propinquity of blood,

the spheres; Yet frowns indignant on th: low-born good! Flings its rich fragrance on the gales chat Who Thields his recreant burom with a name, sweep And, first in infamy, is last in fame!

Thelrumid forehead of the mountain's Iteep; Yet let reflection's eye discriminate

Mocks the fierce rage of elemental war, The diff'rence 'twixt the mighty and the The bull's red sulphur, and the thender's

great! Virtue is ftill illustrious, still fublime, And when around the shatrer'd loagments lie, lo ev'ry itation, and in ev'ry clime!

The tricken victims of time iniuriate lky-Truth can derive no eminence from birth, Ainidit the wrecks of nature stenis to clinib Rich in the proud fupremacy of worth, Supreinely grand, and awfully tublime. Its blert dominion, vast and unconfu'u, Its crown eternal, and its throne the mind ! To this Poem is pretixed a Portrait of Then Heaven- forbid that prejudice thould the Queen of France, drawn by the scao,

Marcimoncfs de Marochia. With jaundic'd eye, the dignities of man!


Brief Reflections relative to the French Clergy, carnestly fuimiceerd to the

humane Consideration of the Ladies of Great Britain. Ly the Author of Evelina and Cecilia. 8vo. is. Od. Cadell.

THE Writer of this pamphict very from it; we fall only fov, that it is

humancly appropriates the prolits writian wild the fame clegance of that may arise from the sale of it to the itric, acuicers si cifervation, and relief of the French Emigrant Clergir., pirit of shiuntheroidaicharatteries Be thall, therefore, make no extracts all lrs. D'orollcoction.


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