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At leaping ore : Midsommer bon-fire,

Or at the drawing Dan out of the myer : 1 Dr. Joseph Hall, B. of Norwich.
At any of thuse, or all these presently, 2. Dr. John Donne, Dean of St. Paul's.
Wagse but your finger, i am for you, I. 3. Sir William Cokain, Ald. of London.
I scorne (that any younster of our towne) 4. Sir Thomas Bodley.
To let the Buw bell Cockney put me downe." 5. Dr. John Jewell, Bishop of Sarum.
The author of this work was Samuel

6. Mr. George Herberta Rowlands, a prolific poetical pampblet

7. Dr. James Usher, A. B. of Armagh.

8. Mr. John Holes, of Eton. teer, whose other writings in verse are

9. R. Evelyn. enumeraled in Ritson's work already

10. Di, Arthur Lake, B. of Bath and Wells. quoted.--See also the Literaria, vol. it.

II. DECAD. 1. Edward Peyto, Esq.

2. Dr. William Laud, A. B. of Canter. « Níemorials of l'orthy. Persons : two

bury. Decads: by Cl. Burksdale." 24 mo.

3. Archbishop Usher. Lond. 1601.

4 Thomas Brandeslon, of Barfold. Of Barksdale, who compiled this work, 5. Mr. John Dot. a long account is given in Wood's Athee 6 Mi. Joseph Mece. Oxonie:ses: 1c edit, vol. ij. 613, 614; 7. Mr. Josias Shute. 2d edit, vol. ii. p. 812. He was born at 8. Francis Bacon, L. Verulam. Winchcomuè, in Gloucestershire, Nov.

9. Dr. Thomas Jackson. 23, 1609; erucated at Abingden, in 10. Lady Falkland. Berkshire; and afterwards, in 1025, en.

The following is the character of the tered of Merton College, Oxford; but ever-meinorabie removing to Gloucester Hall, since Wörcester College, he there became a gra- 1. Mr. John Hales, sometime (Fellow of duate of the University.

Merton Colledge, and) Greek Professor of the During the troubles of the civil war, University of Ox:ord, long Fellow of Eton he was a sufferer for the cause of Charles Colledge, and, at last, also Prebendary of the First; but, at the restoration, was

Windsore, was a man, I think, of as great a presented to the personage of liaunton, sharpness, quickness, and subtiity of wit, as near llawling und Stow in tlie Wol, in ever this, or perhaps any nation, bred.' Gljucestershire, which he retained. till sille, to equail the

2. liis industry did strive, if it were pos. his death, Jan. 6), 1687. Ilis prin- whereby lie becanie as great a master o po.

ne ve of his capacity; cipal pieces were :

lite, various, and universal learning, as " Monumenia Literaria: sive obitus

ever yet converst with books, et Elgia doctoruin l'irurum, ex llisto- 3. Proportionate to his reading was his me. riis Jac. Ang. Thuani." Lond. 16:10, ditation, which furnished him wish a judre. 410,

men: beyond the vulgar reach of man, built Nympha Liberhıris; or the Cots- upon unordinary notions, raised out of strange wold Muse” 8vo. 1031.

observations, and comprehensive thoughts. " Nuctes lliternie: Winter Niglit's within himself.

So that he really was a Exercises." 810. Lond. 1653.

mos prodigious example of an acute and pier-, “ Of Contentment; a little treatise.” cing wit; of a vast and illimited knowiedge;

of a severe and profound judgement. 24mo. Lond. 1000. 6 Mesorc: a Collection out of the he had other ornaments suņcient to endear

4. Yet, had he never understood a letter, learned Master Joannes Buxtortius's him. For he was of a nature (as we ordinaCommentarius Masoreticus.” 3vo. Lond. rily speak) so kind, so sweet, so courting all 1665.

mankind; of an aitability 80 prompt, so " Beræ Epitaphia Selecta,"..810., ready to receive all conditions of men, that I Lund. 1680.

conceive it were as easy a task for any one to Beside a great number of Translations become so knowing as so obliging. from the Latin.

5. As a Christian, none more ever acThe thid Decad of the “ Memorials quainted with the nature

of the gospel, of Worthy Persona," vas printed at Oxs because none more studious of the knowledge ford, in duodeciso. 1002: the fourth, of it, or more curious in the search ; which in 11,63 ; and we fin, under the title of being strengthened. by thuse great advan..

tapes before mentioned, could “ A Remembrance of Excellent Men."

other than highly effectual. 8vo. Lond. 1670.

6. He took, indeed, to himself a liberty of The following are the characters given judgin“, -not of others, but for himself; and in the two list Dccads :

it ever any man might be allowed in these


not prove


matters to judge, it was he, who had 30 9. Onely that there might some taste con. Jong, so much, so advantageously considered ; tinue of him, some of his remains were col. and which is more, never had the least world lected, such as he could not but write, aral ly design in his determinations.

such as, when writiell, were out of his 7. Fie was not only most truly and strictly power to destroy. These consist of two parts, of just in his secular transactions, most exem- Sermons, and of Letters; and each of thein pro. pilarily meek and humble, no withstanding ceeded trom him upon respective obications. his perseccions, but, beyond all example, The letters, though written by bitself, yet charitable, giving unto all, preserving no- were wholly in the power of 'thai honourthing but his books, to continue bis learn- ahle person to whom they were sent, a d by ing and himselt ; which, when he had be- that i:ans they were preserved.

The sersore digested, he was forced at last to feed mons. freached on several occasion, were upon, at the same time the, happiest and most snacht from him by his friends, and, in unfortunate belluo ut books; the grand exam. their hands, the cops were continued, or, ple or learning, and of the envy and contempt by transcription, disperst. which followeth it.

13 As to those letters,* written from the 8. While he lived none was ever more sol. Synod of Dort, take netice, that, in his licited and urged to write, and therehy truly younger days, he was a Calvinist, and even to teach the world, than he; none ever so then when he was employed at thise Synod, resolved (pardon the expression, so ob tinate,) and at the well pressing, lo. ii. 16, by Episagainst it. His facile and courteous nature copus,

" There I bid John Calvin good J: arnt only not to yield to that sollicitation night, as he has often tuld me.” And yet he cannot be accused for hiding of his talent, being so communicative, that his Out of Mr. Fari gton's letter. chamber was a church, and his chair a + Out of Dr. Pearson's Preface to his puipit.

Golden Remains.


Extracts from the Port-folio of a Man of Letters.

public. It is becoming what the Circus W

CHILE the two great theatres of was at Rome, and the Tippodrome at

London were in ashes, it would Constantinople. Now let any man read have been easy for government to buy in Gisbon's förtieth chapter, and ask himthe patents, or exclusive grants; and 10 selt, whether the size of the theatres was. permit associations of individuals to erect not precisely the cause, which rendered theatres in any parts of the metropolis. the public opinion expressed there, so In this case, play-houses would be small inperious throughout the metropolis. It and numerous. Some would be cheap, is notorious, that not merely administra. in order to tempt the multitude ; some tions, but even royal families, bave been would be dear, in order to segregate the cashiered by the well-timer placards and luxurious. The greater member of ac- cockades of the spectators in the Contors would secure a more unremitting stantinopolitan hippodrome: and that growth of excellence in that art; the the emperor Jusuman was in a manner greater number of exhibitions, would depiseri log an audience, and restored by open to dramatic poets a wider range of an actress. eompetition: more plays would be writ. To deliver this country, from such ton, and of course inore good ones. los dangers, surely the expense of buying in, small theatres, dialogue can be heard, and levelling with the ground the new and acting secn, though naturally execu- theatre, ought not for a moment to be ned; but in great theatres, only carica- grudged. Play-houses, when exclusive uure is accepiable. Bclinan-voices, and privileges are abolished, would become features that ontgrin Le Bruit's Passions, as numerous as conventicles; and indeed are alone intelligible. Hence the drata Inight be so constructed as aliemaiely to loses, in all respect«, (see Espriella's serve both purposes. In this state of XVIIIth Letter), by large play-houses. dimension, they could not collect a dansa

A new danger, not to the poeiic art, gerous assemblave. hut to the political constitution of the country, is growing nut of the singleness REDITII, VICAR OF OUR LADY CHORONI of the national theatre. It is becoming à poll-booth of action, a place for giving in primis he sayeth, ibat he hath public sulliages on those questions of bene vicar there xxii verz s. ozsimon, which divide the metropolitan Itm. that Vicar frodisham tolde him,





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Extracts from the Port-folio of a Jlan of Letters. (Feb. 1, that hecause the people toke the wax al

MAFFIUS.--MOLINA. waye, he put the tree (wood) beneath, The former, lib. 15. Hist. Md. p. 360; 1:at the people should not dyminish the the latter De justit et jure tract. 2. disp. substance of the tapor; otherwise he as. 34. p. 167. say, that, the Brasilians, senteth and agreeth in all things with the who were camuibals, declared, that the prior.

Irman flesh lost much of its flavour by Injunctions directed to the suid Prior the baptism of the persons. and Vicar.

SIMON MAIDLUS. “In primis, that the sayd prior and vi- In bis Dies. Canicul. colluq.7. de quacare shall preach and declare the gospelor drupedibus, p. 174. p. 1. says, that certain the epistle, reade upon that daye, in the Indians gave a great deal for an ape's mother tongue; expounding the same sine tuoth, in order to worship it. cerely, as farre as their lernynge will ex

PET. GREGORIUS. tende, opening to the people the abomi- In his work De Repub. I. 10.e. 5.1. 10. fiable idulatre and deseatfull jugglinge of lie says, that every time has its own mailtheir predicessors there, in worshippinge, ners, to which the laws are to be acconand causinge to be worshipped, a pece modated, both those in the Old and those of old rotten timber, puttinye the people in the New Covenant, &c. in beléfe the saine to be a holy rélique,

NAVARRUS. and a taper which had burned without He says, cap. de Judæis, 45, distinct. consumynge or wayst, &c.

that an orphan Jew child ought not to be “ Iun. Tlie sayd pryor and vicar shall christened, because such children are to so preach every sundaye and holyday, be- be left to divine Providence. twyxte this and in albis.

jews. "Iun. The said prior and vica; shall do The Jews in every modern country, awaye or cause to be done awaye, att follow the lowest occupations. They were inanner of clothes, figured wax, delusions forced upon them by the following reaof myracles, shrowdes, and other entyse. spn, says Sim. Majolus :Colloq. de perfid. ments of the ignorante people, to pilgre, Jud. p. 256. seq. that it was a great ina mage and ydolatry.

strument of conversion. Ilm. That they shall take an ynventory of all and every such clothes, wax, There has been much controversy shrowdes, and other entyseinents; and about the origin of this word. Prateius, the same shall converte into the use of Brissonius, Berucius, Hormannus, Calithe pore people, or otherwise to some nus de ver. jur. verb. Paganus. Beda' in other good use, making thereof a rech- Cuntic. 1. 6. c. 30. et in Marc. c. 15. et niynge in writinge, declarynge the true in Luc. dic?. 1. 6. c. 23. et homil. in Fe.. bestowing and usinge of the same. rium, 3 Psalm. Joan. Fung. in Etymol.

“ Itni. That all and syngular these sub. eod. verb. Stephan de urbib. Loinjunctyons shall be unviolablye obserued rinus in Acta, l. 17.0. 19. Gasp. Sanct, in payne of contempte.”

in Isai. 6. 42. Num. 45. p. 445. mainJOIN A PONTE-COLOSSUS OF BILODES. tain from Servius, and others, that the

This author (in Conven. ulr. Monarch. word was derived from the Greek ayos, lib. 3. c. 5. page 32.) says, that the Co- a village, so named from the springs; or lossus of Rhodes fell down, like the ces- as others, the bills around which they sation of the oracles, through the coming were always used to build their towns. of Christ.

Philaster ( Hæres. c. 3.) thinkis, that they

were called so, froin a certain Paganus, In his Aphorism. pol. Hippocrat, p. who, le says, was the son of Deucalion 613. seq. he takes great pains to persunde and Pyrrha, and a powerful and fainous huis readers, that the changes of kingdoms, king, and afterwards worshipped as a god. are not to be ascribed to the powers of The writer of this article can find no such the stars, but to bad government. name in the Mythologia of jo. Nestalis,

&c. nor Lempriere's modern work. If Brothels for the indulgence of a most the story has therefore any foundation, execrable apperite were built all round it may probably supply a desideratuin in it! This is affirmed by Jerom upon Isa. mythology. Isidore ( Etym. l. 8. c. 70.) c. 2. El pueris alienis ndhæserunt; by Bo- says, that they were so called from the zius de signis Eccles. l. 7. 6. 4.; Gasp. Athenian pugi, from whence they sprung, Sanctius, ibid. N. 12.; from 4 Kings, For there, in country places and towns, 1. 24. v. 2; Mach. c. 4. &c.

the Gentiles built idols and temples, and






had groves, wherefore the worshipper of tractul. 2. disp. 103. et in Muter. de fide qalals began to be called Pagan. "Alcia. 10. art. 8.) says, that because Christorfurl. 1. Parerg. c. 13.) and Connan'us dered us to preach the gospel every where (Comuent. 1. 9. c. 13.) trump up this we have a right to land on the shores of Teason, because they were not soldiers of infidels, seize their ports, occupy their Christ, nor gave their names to the church lands, and stay there as long as it shall prihtant: für we know, that in the Roman be necessary: and Saloninus adds, (in law, (1. quædum ff. de pan. l. jus nos- tom. 1. Truct, de domin. ./. 3. art. 1.) trum, de reg. jur.7.1, C. de militari tes that if they resist conversion, they may, tum. &c.) as many as were exempt from with a safe conscience, through the text military service, were called Pagans. (shake the dust off your feet, as a testiPaulus Orosius, Bede ubi supr. followed mony against them) be seized, carried lvy Cujacius (in Parut, C, de Pugunis) ott, and sold for slaves. However misfrom the villages and country places, applied may be the texts, Providence has being far distant froin the heavenly city. certainly confirmed the construction, Wesenb. in cad. Parat, because the Gen. Christians (and Christians only) have the tile superstition prevailed longer in the rest of the world in subjection. villages than in cities, through the greater

TIBER, DECÍANUS. #tupidity of rustics. Dionysius Gothufredus, from contenipt as different from, 3.) says, that if a prince gives a castle,

This writer (Respons. 123. N. 35. col. and more ignoble, than Christians. Pet, he is understood to yrant the territory and Opmeer ( Chronol. 4. Chr. 411. p.307.) all profits arising from it. because the Gentiles, and that sink (col luvies) of the human race, who wished idolatry to be restored at Rome, came

This writer (1. 5. Occult. Nat. Miruc. from country-villages. Gasp. Sanctias,

c. 16.) notes, that sailors and the inbabi. (ubi. sup.) because those, who were not

tants of maritime regions, are proinpted polished by the laws of the gospel, Jired, to many crimes, and are of a ferocious as it were, out of the gospel, in villages temper, because the salt humour, which and deserts. Cardinal Baronius (Not, presides in them, obnubilates the inick ad Martyrolog. Jan. 11. ) thinks that the lect, and prompts them to injury, Heathens began to be called Pagans from the time of the Christian emperors, when This author (d. c. 10. num. 44. and idolaters being excluded the cities, through 45.) thinks, because the Roman law adthe destruction of the temples, took re- judged all the air over our houses to be fuge in the villages, where a variety of our private property, that a criinual şuperstitions prevailed, as Cicero (l. 2. de who escaper! to a window, which looked Leg.) shows; and Augustine (Serm. de into a church-yard, and there iuug by his Verb. Dom.) shows, that down to the arms, was entitled to sanctuary. Cutime of Honorius, in which he lived, jacius (1. 10. Obs. 6. 7. and Petr. Greg. what idulatry there was subsisted in the 4. 3. Syntagm. c. 10. n. fin.) notes, that villages. This is a very plausible hypo- upon this account, some emperors levied thesis, and is further supported by Azn- taxes upon air and shade. rius, (lib. 8. c. 24. col. 1973.) and MARRIAGE OF CHARLES I. WITH THE IN. Anth, Mornacius, (Obs. ad libr. 1. c. sub. N. lib. de Pagunis, page 95.) and by the

This match was broken off, because Editors of the Encyclopedie Methodique the Romish church inaintained, that no ¥. Poganus. It may therefore be assu- marriage could be valid between a Ca. nied, as the real origin of the word.

tholic and a Heretic, lest the one should MOLINJ.-SALONINUS. Father Lewis Molina (de Just, et Jus.

jujure the faith by converting the other.






LADIES and gentlemen, the Poet's maid !

Sent on a foolish errand I'm afraid ;

Trick'd out in clothes, (I wish they were all

mine!) I scarcely know myself, I am so fine ; He bids me come and whine, and coax and

leer, And, if 'tis seedful, try to squeeze a tear :

DoM goose ?


Original Poetry.

[Feb. 1, « Doll, thou hast got,” says he, “ two spark. " Why dont your master pay me for the

ling eyes, And thou canst mingle music with thy D'ye know Miss there are birds callid snipes sighs :

and pigeons, Go, and employ their powers upon the pit, Woodcocks and plovers, wild ducks, teal and Where half the inasters of our fortune sit;

widgeons, Yes, Dolly, thou hast pretty acting parts : Bid bim his money quickly send or bring, Go, try to make a conquest of their hearts ; Oi tar and teacher me, I'll clip his wing." And, verily my girl, I should not wonder, And now the butcher Garbage, with his pipe, If the whole house were one huge clap of “ Why don't old Tag-rhime pay me for my thunder:

tripe? Go, try, for should our comedy but fail, A pretry job at other's cost to cram ; By heavens, to irorrow, I shall go to jail; Why dont he settle for the veal and lamb ? And if well done, I'll weil thy pow'rs re- Ma'am, does he think for pleasure I am slay. quite ;

ing? Pay all I owe thee Dolly, every doit;

Folks fond of eating should be fond of pay Nay more to please thee, thou shalt tread the ing!

Man, without money, should not be a glutIn my next tragedy, a Murder'd Queen!"

ton), I really think at times my master's mad ! What business has the dog with lamb os hie makes such mouths, now merry, and now

njutton ? sad!

Bid him go out and steal, or beg, or borrow, Now bellowing it away with such a roar! Or cleaver me, I'll have his hide to-morrow. I never heard such ranting stuft before.

Such is the vulgar treatment that I meet! “ Lud! Sir," says 1, “ 'tis most abomina- I really tremble as I walk the street; tion !"

O !ud ! I long to know my inaster's fate! " Fool! kuld thy tongue,” says he, " 'tis Must Fortune or Miss-Fortune on him wait ? inspiration!

Come, conre, an act of mercy let us see, The true sublime, hy which a world is won : If with our Bard displeas'd, be kind to me ; E'en Gjant Shakspeare is himself outdone.” But, cruel should you frown upon his pages, Our land is not the land of milk and honey! That frown's a broom which sweeps away my I scarcely know the colour of his money;

wages ; If in the street I happen to be seen,

But should you save this bantling of his I hear that foul-muuth'd woman, Mistress brain, Green,

I hope to make my curtsy here again., " Why dont your Poet pay me for my salu Go, try my Love, my Angel, try thy pow'rsy lads,

Guineas and glory will at once ve ours; And try to turn a penny by his ballads? Our friends this evening would ye chuse to I can't think what the scrubby Fellar means, stand, Aliss, does he think I steals my peas and Your clappings would be pretty notes beans?

band. Tell him, Miss, for I chooses to be plain, He never gits a turnip-top again."

SONNET AGAINST DESPAIR. Now Poll Macgra, the miik-maid, with her Translated from CARLO MARIA MAGGI,

By Miss STARKE. " D’ye think I'll trot my brogues from dour AH why, my Soul, why yield to dire Deto door,

spair, Wale through the dirty lanes in cold and Tho' Conscience sting thee with severest rains,

blame? And only get my labour for my pains ? God claims our love; to slight his claims Honey, pray mark my worus, and hear me now, bewure! Your crazy pipkin sucks no more my cow.” For are not Love and Confidence the same? And now the pot boy's saucy lingue I hear, Think of those guerdons, rich in grace ci. " Why dont you pay the score for ale and vine, beer?"

Which thou, a mite in Being's wondrous And now the baker impudently howls,

scale, Why dont your master pay me for the May'st still aspire to share, if Faith be thine, rolls ?"

And teach thee o'er bad Angels to prevail. Now Robin Fin, the fishmonger roars out, Then, with the heart's sweet incense, GraSo Why dont your Rymer pay me for the trout? titude, Poets, like cats, are dev’lish fond of fish :

Accept each grace to contrite Sinners girin; Your master seems to like a dainty dish! Nor be, with Mis'ry's bitter drops, imbu'd Miss, tell him if he don't discharge his bill, The mannd show'i'd, .by Mercy's hand, l'll get a pretty houk into his yill.”

fruna heav'n. And now the Poulterer Gillet's coarse Weep for thy.crrors, sive Repentance scope; abuse,

But let the scalding lear engender Hope.




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