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mind. “ In the reign of King George as given in this volume, includes such a Il. being desirous of the honour of varicty of plealing anecdote respecting preaching before his Majesty, he ob the literature of his age, that the sained from the Lord Chamberlain, or length of the article wouid have been the Dean of the Chapel, the favour of pardonable, even if his own merits had being appointed to that office on the been lefs worthy of recording. His fifth Sunday of some month, being an celebrity was remporary, as Dr. Kippis extra day, not supplied, ex officio, by remarks, but his connexions with the the Chaplains. As he was not informo principal writers of his time, either in cd of ihc eti'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 vebiVerturer foon after was at a loss for the culo. Preacher, till seeing arclergyman kneel The life of Dr. Desaguliers, 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 fleeve; but in this country, is chiefly a chronologiDr. Delany, chagrined at being inter- cal arrangement of his various labours, rupted in his devotions, refilled and coriched with fome valuable notes. kicked the intruder, who in vain Hegged The lives of the two Earls of Briftc) him to comc out, and laiel, “ Thicre are drawn up with great aecuracy or was no text.” The Doctor replicd, that rescarch from various hiftorical and he had a text ; nor could he compre- private 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 annalists, Dr. Kippis has usual) for the Closets. When he came afforded us much fatisfaction. These into the vistry his hand thook so much articles are extended to considerable that he could not write. Mrs. Delany, length, and throw great light on the therefore, was font for; but 10 paper history of the last century. was at hand. At last, on the cover of John James Dillenius was a botanist a ieceer the, text was transcribed by of eminent skill, born in Germany, Mrs. Delany, and to carried up to the but who refided in England the greates King and Royal Family." Dr.

part of his life, and adding to the fund Dclany's merits are justly appreciated, of English literature, is juftly entitled although fuw of his writings are now to a place in this work. The materials the subject of ftudy or converfation. 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 ftudents. Of

The life of Mrs.Delany, the Doctor's Dillenius's private character the inwidow, by Mr. Keate and formation is confeffcdly kcanty, nor is Nir. Do wrs, is chictly valuable as pro this to be regretted in the cate of mion ferving the memory of an ingenious who are uncommon only in their ysnius aud amiable woman.

She had con. for a particular pursuit. liderable, talents for painting, and a The life of John D:fncy is a long. particular species of Mctaic work. -- and claborate article, written by the Sir Joshua Revnolds thought Irell of pretont Dr. Disney, and may be reher chef d'oenare, the railing of Laza- garded as a valuable and interaliing. Fu*, now in the portitlien of Lady picce of biography. Mr. Disney was a Bute.

pious and eminent divine, an upright Dempfter; me Author of the Ro- niagißrate, and a writer of confiderable man Antiquities, Eccleliautical History, more on a variety of miscellancous sub&c. was a man whose learning cntitled jutts. Befide: those published with his hiin to notire; anu he very properly Damas Dr. Diley is in poffeffion of a has a nich here, In other respects grcat inany MSS. Mr. Disney died in there is little to recommend io liis chase 1730. Gllowance is, perhaps, to la rarter. He was not one of theft liurdy made for a lifc writion on airore, Score:men who, as Dr. Johaton fuid, oherwise we thouiú cinject to the would prefer truth to Scotland. length of fome of the notis.

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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



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 cxChristian 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 Gartce alone lashcient to thock the high pre in Enigland; and particularly, when judices of Atterbury; and it inult be finally fetiled at home, constantly exallowed to be a very alarming circum- ercised in acts of hospitality, munifiItance, that the Chapter of Westminster cence, and charity; a founder of religious Thould agree to bury an ingenious and buildings, and other stately edifices or celebrated foreigner in their Cathedral namental to his country, as their remains without claiming their fees. Such an ftill cestify; a generous patron of worthy inattention to the revenues of the and learned mon, and a public beneface church might be well thought deserv: tor to the pious and poor, not only on ing of very fovere censure." The latter this side but cven beyond his grave. In part of this note may be a witty fnceri Short, the inore we compare the circumbut it is wit misplaced ; it might Init a stances in this filiorical character with political effay, or a newspaper, but here those in the poitical one, we can find It is a blemiih.

nothing difcreditable in the latter, that The lifc of Mr. Hugh Fariner is has any relation to the former, or that written at great length, and with equal would milliad an ignorant reader to fpirit and ability, by Dr. Kippis. An miftake or confound them, but a little account of his writings, with copious quibble, which makes some conformity extracts and cpinions, forms nut the in their names, and a thort degree in least valuable part of this inc moir. the time wherein the one did really, and

The life of Sir John Fastolff was the other is feigned to live.” written by Mr. Oldys, in the former This volumac is inscribed to the edition of the Biographia ; Mr. Gough, memory of Sir David Dalrympie, Lord in the present, has reviscd and enlargo Hailes, who was a valuable correfpon. ed it, from papers collected by Le done, and to whom it was intended to Neve, Martin, and Blomeneld, and has biave been dedicated, had lie lived to difplayed his skill in antiquarian receive that testimony of the Editor's fcicnce with undoubted cheet. He has refpeét. refuted the notion that Sir John F'ai. Prefixed to this volume, as usual, are tuiff was the Sir John Falttiit of Shake several corrizradu et aduicnda to the {peare, by luch a train of cridence as former voluines. In one of those we places the matter beyon! all dispute. are informed, that the fact of Dr. i. Wc cannot;” says his biographer, Gaudea's having written the " Eikon fce any room, either in the time or Bafilike" is now fully ascertained. the tempes, 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 ima have been a cortipanion with, or fol. probable that Bithop Duppa might be lower and corrupior of Prince lienry, of tone atlistance to King Charles the in his juvenile and disione courles; First, in the composition of the “ Eikos nor that Shakeipeare had anv vicw of Balilikc." il'c point out this want of drawing his Sir John l'abitaff from any coincidence; merely that it may furnili part of this Sir John Faliojif's charac our respectable Editor wiih an o; porter; or so much as printing at any tunity to correct it in the aidonda to the indifferent circunstance in it, that can prefent volume. reflect upon his memory, with reade.s An improvement of considerable ini. convertant in the truc history of him. portance has been made to this and the The one is an old, humourous, vapuur preceding volumes. by a “ Lili of the ing and cowardly, lewd, l;ing and persions of whom fome account is given drunken debaucheo about the Prince's in the notes, or additions to other court, when the other was a young articles." This list already contains and grave, difcrece and valiant, chatta foresteren names, fomo of them of conand jober commander abroad; con. Tequence enough to excitc curiolity, as tinually advanced to honours and ,lices Anthony Blackwall, Davii Barcay, of prorit, for his brave an! portie al Charles Chauncy, Theophilus and Mrs. chievements, military and civil; con Cibber, Job Ortoni, &c. &c. Linually preferred to the trutt of one Upon the whole, we have perused the government of antier, of countries, conićnts of this volume with the fullest


conviction that the Editor and his co. in print, is the work of labour, and of dutors 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 justeft expectations may be present requires that union of talents, formed of their atliduiry in compleating judgment, critical acumen, and various is vaft undertaking, as foon as is con reading, which is rarely found, and latent with the nature of such a work, which, if denied to the present editor, Merely to compile from what is already we know not where to find.


Monody to the Memory of the late Qucen of France, by Mrs. Mary Robinfon,

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

nities inficted on the late Qucen of Power in her arm, and murder in her eyes; France, and the final catastrophie pere Soard by the clamours of the furious rage, petrated by the ufurping powers of that She spares not worth, nor genios, sex, nor cation, by a people whosc crimes can207 be viewed without horror and des All records perilh by her rash decree ; teftation, we made no doubt would The wreaths of valour ; pride of chivalry ; call furth the talents of those writers The sculptor's art, the boalt of many a clime, Whofe abilities are properly exercised in (Snatch'd from the desolating grasp of time); Jepicting the more than brutal excelles The painter's glowing canvass which displays oficcntious and lawless ferocity. Among The finish'd Rudy of laborious days the first of these is the Lady whosc per- Heap'd in one facrilegious ruin lie, formance is now before us, the fertility Feeding the Aame that menaces the sky! of whole genius we cannot help no- While Iguorance points the vi&tims of its ire, ricing, while we admire the correciness And loa's with off'rings the insatiate fire ! and beauty of her compohtions The Deep dying murmurs Avat upon the gale, present work will add one more laurel And ev'ry zephyr bears some woe-fraught 10 the wreath twined by genius, and tale! borourably dedicated to serve the great Here widows pine, not daring to complain ; interefits of Religion and Morality, both There orphans languish for a parent Niin! Outraged by the enormities comınitied The mountain peasant quits his lone retreat, under the pretence, but in reality in His clay-built cottage, and his vineyard neat! Triation of every principle of true No more, at eve's approach, his infants run, libcry.

While the vale reddens with the finking fun Leaving the contemplation of the late To greet their weary fire, whose labours hard savage att committed on a defencelers, Meet in their dear embrace their sweet re. tad we doubt not, much calumniated ward! isan, whose fate is here patrctically No more, when winter defolates the grove, pired, we shall felect the following He listens to the voice of wedded love, cricription as a specimen of the prefent Trims the clay hearth, and as the faggots , pomance. We believe no apology blaze, » ill be necessary for the length of the Chaunts the old dirty of his grandfire's days ; qurtation.

While his fond mate the homely meal pre.

pares, 15 there, in all the legend of past times, Smiles on his board and diffipates his cares ! An ara blacken'd with such wanton crimes ? No more, amidit the simple village throng, Soch barb rous mischief I sweeping from the Hejoins the sportive dance, the merry Song! Earth

Now, corn from those, he quits his native Religion, talents, in mocence and worth!

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

biood! Tlt Pile, the good, the brave-all fecl its Now to his reap-hook and his pastoral reed, force!

The crimson'd pike, and gliet'ring sword fucUncheck'd hy realon, torpid to remorse.

ceed ! All imear'd with gore, pale Liberty appears, His rufset gaib now chang'd for trappings Her smiles conteoving with repentant (ears; vain, No more ler hand fair How'rets scatters His ruthy pillow for the rented plain! round:

No mate his matin song's melodiou. cote Her taulchion Steams from many a receni Alore the mountain's breezy Side Tall Avast wound;


No more his board, with luscious fruits

fapply'd, Shall mock the banquet of luxurious pride! No more sweet Dumbers bless his midnight hours !

(Aow'ss! No more hope strews his daily path with From his lorn breast all earthly comforts fly; He hates to live-yet more he fears lo die ! Now, when the tardy day begins to rise, And short-liv'd Numbers quit his few'rish

eyes, Fancy, with agonizing power, displays The peaceful comforts of his happier days! Shows, ou the pallet of his former rest, His infants mourning on their mother's breast, Pinch'd by pale famine, sinking to the grave ; No food to nourish, and no friend to fave! "Ah !" then be cries, half madd’ning with

despair, " Is this the freedom I was call'd to share ? 6. Where is my clay-built hut, where wont

to reign The little monarch of Love's free domain ? " My smiling partner clasp'd me to her

breatt, 66. My infants blefs'd me ere I runik to rest!"

Turn to the Noblcs ! There let pity view The Many fuff'ring for the guilty Few ! Perith the wretch, who, sanction d by his

birth, Presumes to perfecute the child of worth! Perith the wretch who tarnishes descens By the vile vaunting of a life ill spent! Who sullies proud propinquiry of blood, Yet frowns indignant on th: low-born good! Who Thields his recreant burom with a name, And, first in infamy, is laft in same! Yet let reflection's eye discriminate The diff'rence 'twixt the mighty and the

great! Virtne is still illustrious, still sublime, Jo ev'ry itation, and in ev'ry clime! Truth can eminence from birth, Rich in the proud fupremacy of worth, Its blest dominion, vast and uncuntin't', Ils crown eternal, and its throne the mind ! Then Heaven- forbid that prejudice mould

scan, With jaundic'd eye, the dignities of man!

That Persecution's agonizing rod
Should boldly Smite “ the noblest work of

That rank mould be a crime, and Genius

hurl's A mournful wand'rer on the pirying world! Yet Heaven loihid that Ignorance Inould rise On the dread hans where Religion dies! That Liberty, immortal as the spheres, Should steep lier laurel in a nation's tears! Oh, falley nani'd! does Library requ're The child should perish for th: guilty fore! Duas Liberty inspire the A:heitt's brealt To mock his Gnd, and make his laws a jert? Does Liberiy with harbainus fetiers bud Her fire-born hope, the freedom of the

mind? Hence hold ufurper of that heaven-taught

pow'r Which wings with ecitacy man's transient

hour! Which bids the eye of reason cloudiers thine, And gives mortality a charm divine ! 'Midit the wild winds the lordly cedar (ow'rs; Progretlivo days invigorate its pow'rs; The earlier branches, with'ring as chey (pread, Ruundthe firm rous their coarfeit foliage shed; While the proud tree its verdant head rears

high, Waves to the blant, and seems to pierce the ski; Till the rich crunk, matur'd by lengsling

years, Through all their wondrous changes, braves

the spheres; Flings its rich fragrance on the gales that

(weep The tramid forehead of the mountain's teepi Mocks the fierce rage of elemental war, The bult's red (ulphur, and the thunder's

jar; And when around the fhatrer J (19gments lie, The tricks vidtims of liac iniuriate Iky-Ainidit the wrecks of nature stems to clinib Supremnely grand, and awfully tublime.

To this Poem is protixed a Portrait of the Queen of France, drawn by the Marchioncís de Marnefia.

Brief Reflections relative to the French Clergy, carncstly sui mitres to the

humane Consideration of the Ladies et Great Britain. Ky the Author of Evelina and Cecilia. 8vo. is, od. Caucll.

THE Writer of this pamphlet very

from it; we fall only fav, that it is humanely appropriates the pronts written with the fame clegance of that may arise from the sale of it to the ftvie, acei confervation, and selief of the French Emigrant Clergy.. lpirit of stranthropuest charalériles 35'c thall, therefore, make no extracis all !!rs. D'aime to production..


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