Page images

1798.] Berkshire...Wilt/hire... Somersetshire, &c

79 At Hawyard Farm, Stratfieldfay, after a Chapman, efq. of Tarrant Gunville, Dorfet Azort illness, Mr. Wm. Tubb, aged 49. Mr. Happerfield. Mrs. Trottman,

At Fareham, in her 84th year, Mrs. Kinchin. At Wells, the rev. T. Payne, A. M. one At Chelboiton, Mr. John Tredgold. of the Canons Refidentiary of the Cathedral

At Christchurch, in the prime of life, Miss Church, Rector of Langattock, and brother Lucy Jeans, eldeft daughter of Dr. Jeans. to the Countefs Dowager of Northampton,

At an advanced age, Mr. John Foote, many and Lady Frances Seymour, years wafter of the free fchool at Tytherlay. At Honiton, Miss Ann Sweeting. BERKSHIRL.

At Downend, Mr. Wm. Emmett. Died.] At Reading, after a lingering illness, The rev. Mr. Hawes, many years Curite of Mr. Hannington, of the Wheat Sheaf inn. Box, near Bath. Aged 71, Mr. Bartlett. In her 83d year, Mrs. Near Bath, in an advanced age, Mr. MufWillis. Mr. Hornblow.

pratt. At Burghfield suddenly, Col. Robert Blane. By the bursting of a blood vessel, Mrs. Jen

At Abingdon, Mr. Thomas Kendall, who nings, of Hooper's-court, near Walcot Church, regularly, in his line of business, made the cir Bath. cuit of England twice a year, for a series of At Widcomb, unlamented by a single years.

fellow-creature, Jacob Ilgar, of notorious At Harehatch, near Maidenhead, Mr. John memory, who has long been a terror to the Young.

poor and distressed inhabitants of Widcomb, At Mongewell, after a short illness, in his and its neighbourhood. isgar was deeply im24th year, Mr. Wm. Hulcup.

plicated in the transactions relative to the will At Windsor Castle, suddenly, Mrs. Corbyn. forged by Sir John Briggs, and only got clear She dropped down in an apoplectic fit, as the by turning evidence. His wife, who was was walkiug after dinner, and expired im- fubpænaed in his behalf on that trial, died the mediately.

day previous to its coming on. Since that WILTSHIRE.

period he has lost five children out of fix. The Duke of Marlborough, according to At the fame place, Mrs. Mary House. annual custom, gave, on the 6th inft. a dona At Long Ashton, in an advanced age, Mrs. tion of seven fat oxen, and an adequate pro Collinson, mother of the late rev. John Cola portion of breat, to be distributed among the linson, Vicar of that parish. poor in the neighbourhood of Blenheim

At Yatton, Mrs. Young. Married.] At Bowood Park, Robt. Smith, At Glastonbury, in her 77th year, Mrs. esq. to Miss Vernon.

Bond: She had a presentiment of her decease, Died.] At Salisbury, after a fevere and and went, in confequence, to tak: leave of lingering illness, Mr. Brownjohn.

her children and grand-children, 91 in number. At Ramsbury, Mrs. Chitty, of the Bell At Worle, Mrs. Wollan, inn.

At Godney Farm, near Glastonbury, Mr. At Yeovil, Onefiphorus Worry, efq. Comer, grazier,

At Sopworth House, in her 12th year, Miss At Wincanton, aged 68, Mr. Deane. Hardwicke, only daughter of the rev. Dr.

DORSLTSHIRE. Hardwicke, Rector of Sopworth.

A supply of fresh water from the Boiling At Dean, in her 420 year, Miss Mary Rock, for the accommodation of the inhaLynch, one of the Nuns, at Dean's Mansion bitants of Weymouth, is already brought House.

within the turnpike gate of tbat towa, which At Swindon, Mafter Henry Goddard, stood in great need of this indispenGble necefyoungest son of Ambrose Goddard, csq. one sary of life. of the Representatives for Wilts.

Married.] At Dorchester, Mr. Joha Tappe

jun. to Miss Stickland. Married.] At Bath, the rev. James Bre. At Blandford, James Randolph, efq. of therton, to Miss Ponting. Pascoe Grenfell, Bath, to Miss K. St. Barbe, of Land down efq. of Taplow, in the county of Bucks, to Crescent, Bath. the Hon. Georgina Sentleger, fifter of the Died.] At Weymouth, Mr. Lonnon, maftar present Lord Viscount Doneraile. Also Mr. of the Bear inn; and, a few days after, Master Crumpton, of the Theatre, to Miss Ann Cot Sherry, his son-in-law. tel, daughter of the late Mr. J. Cottel, pumper

DEVONSHIRE. at the Het Bath. Mr. John Penny, to Miss The rev. John Kidd, a clergyman, in the Mary Ann Howell.

North of Devon, was lately reduced to fuch At Lindlaam, the rev. Ms. Hodge, of great distress, as to folicit relief by public fub. Glastonbury, to Mrs. Lane, of the former, fcription. He had a wife and five infant place.

children, whom he had long supported on the Died.) At Bath, in bis 614 year, Knight scanty pittance of his curacy; and his cha. Mitchell, esq. a gentleman of large property racter appearing to be unblemished, the subin Cambridgeshire. Mr. Lydeard, plumber. 'scription was liberally supported by the fu. Mr. Richard Egan, aged 85. Mrs. Purdie, perior clergy and gentry of his diocese.' The mother of Mrs, Pritchard, of the Parade Bihop of Exeter, greatly to his honour, with. Coffee-house. Mr. Oakley. Lady Deane. out any other knowledge of this worthy mun, Mils Anderdog. George Core; esq. Anthony than what arose from these public circum.



[ocr errors]



Agricultural Report, &c.

(Jan. Atances, has now crowned his good fortune, by At Cardiff, Robert Clutterbuck, esq. of bestowing on him the Vicarage of Coleridge, Watford, Herts, to Miss Capper, eldeft daughter near Chumleigh, worth 100l. per annum. of Colonel Capper.

Three large barrels of counterfeit brass and Died.) At St. Petroch's, Mrs. Pritchard, copper coin, imported from Bristol, have been wife of the rev. Mr. Pritchard. fately seized at Barnstaple by the officers of the At Beaumaris, in his 78th year, William Customs.

Lewis, efq. of Llandynson, Facher of the Married.) At Exeter, Mr. White, carpet Corporation of Anglesea. manufacturer, to Miss Wirelton. Mr. A. Tozer, linen-draper, to Miss Pickard.

Died.] November 18, Mrs. Edgeworth, At Barnstaple, Lieut. Paddon, of the 20th wife of Mr. Edgeworth, of Edgeworth's Town, Regiment of Foot, to Miss Chappel.

in the county of Longford ; a most amiable Died.] At Excter, aged 73, Mr. Thomas and universally beloved, and much lamented Balle. Miss White. Mrs. Bars. Mrs. Daw. 'At Whitestone, near Exeter, aged 68, Mrs.

SCOTLAND. Mary Holman.

Died.) At Cambree House, Fifeshire, Sir At Dawlith, in his 25th year, Mr. Thomas John Sinclair, bart. of Longformacus. Palmer.

At Edinburgh, Mr. James Gordon, PrinAt Farringdon, Mrs. Cholwick, wife of cipal Accomptant to the British Linen Bank, John Burridge Cholwick, esq. and daughter of established under Royal Charter for the the late, and fifter of the present Sir John encouragement of the linen manufacture in Duntze, bart.


At the same place, aged 72, Charles Steu. Married ] At Falmouth, Mr. James Coad, art, esq. formerly Surveyor-General in North to Miss Bryant.

America. At Flushing, Mr. Samuel O'Brien, to Miss At Middleton, 'near Edinburgh, Robert Mary Paddy.

Hepburn, esq. of Clerkington, one of the Died.] At Flushing near Falmouth, Mr. Commissioners of the Honourablc Board of John Williams, of the Customs.

Customs for Scotland. At Helftone, Mrs. Mary Robinson, a maiden At Forres, in Scotland, Baillie Thomas tady, daughter of the rev. Wm. Robinson, and Eddie, Chief Magistrate of that Borough. grand daughter of the late Sir Richard Vyvyan, At Balcardine, at the extraordinary age of bart.

108, John Mac Gregor. He was born in the

year of the battle of Killicrankie, and ended Married.] At Pembroke, the rev. John his life on the anniversary of his birth, ChristHolcombe, of Chofheston, to Miss Roberts, mas-day, old stile, 1797.. He was present at daughter of Capt. Roberts. At same place, the battle of Sherriffmuir, and afterwards Mr. Webb, of Greenhill, to Miss Thomas, served in the Scotch Brigade, in Holland. of Corítyn. Mr. Foxcroft, of Nottingham, He lived in the service of the family of Bal. to Miss Bowling, of Pembroke. At Cardigan, cardine upwards of 50 years ; retained his Mr. Howell Williams, of Tenby, to Miss faculties to the very laft; and, till the preced

ing year, walked frequently about.




AGRICULTURAL REPORT FOR JANUARY, 1798. 'HE mild state of the weather in the latter part of the present month, has been highly

, been done, especially in the more northern parts of the Iland. In places where the nature of the soils would admit, some farmers have began to fallow the turnip grounds for the next crop, and others are plowing the grounds from which the turnips have lately been eaten off, as a preparation for barley. The fields in general look green, and winter corn has for the most part a promising appearance, but this is not by any means the most dangerous month for them.

Grain. The markets for all sorts of grain are on the whole rather dull, but more par. sicularly fo for oats, beans, and pease.

The average price of wheat throughout England and Wales, was, on the 20th of January, sis. 5d. and of barley, 28s. iod.

MEAT. Butchers meat continues to hold its price, or perhaps is rather on the rise.
Beef on the last market day fetched from 35. to 45. 2d. and mutton from 35. 8d. to 45. 64.
Hops. These are also getting higher.

The prices of Kentish Hops vary between 70s. and 1055. for bags, and 80s. to 120s, for pockers.

.* THE ENQUIRER will be resumed again in a month or two, as will the articles from the Peruvian Mercury. Communications of Biographical Ancc dotes of persons recently deceased, are always acceptable.





[Vol. V.

$ The Four Volumes of the MONTHLY MAGAZINE, which are now completed, may

be had complete of any Bookfilter, price Thirty Shillings, neatly half-bound, or any fingle : Number, or Volume, may be bad separate, at the Pleafure of ibe Purchaser.

To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. in my life," was his answer. From that

moment he became very gracious towards
IN the year 1783, I went in the iłage- me, I was then preparing to go abroad;
coach from London to Salisbury. Up- ful information from a character so emi-

and imagined that I could

derive fome useon entering it, I perceived three gentlemen, one of whom Itrongly attracted my nent for learning. “What book of trae notice. He was a corpulent man, with a vels, Sir, would you advise me to read, book in his hand, placed very near to his previously to my setting off upon a tour eyes. He had a large wig, which did not to France and Italy?" “ Why, Sir, as appear to have been combed for an anime and as to Italy, Baretti paints the fair

to France, I know no book worth a groat:
his cloathes were threadbare. On seating
myself in the coach, he lifted


side, and Sharp the foul; the truth, per

eyes, and directed them towards me; but in an haps, lies between the two.” Every step instant they resumed their former employ- which brought us nearer to Salisbury, ment. I was immediately struck with increased my pain, at the thought of his refemblance to the print of Dr. John leaving fo interesting a fellow-traveller. fon, given as a frontispiece to the " Lives I observed that, at dinner, he contented of the Poets;” but how to gratify my cu- himself with water, as his beverage. I riofity I was at a loss. I thought, from Talked him,“ Whether he had ever tasted all l'had heard of Dr. Johnson, that I bumbo?" a Weft-Indian potation, which fhould discover him if, by any means, I is neither more nor less than very strong could engage him in conversation. The punch. “ No, Sir," said he. I made gentleman by the side of him remarked, fome, He tafted; and declared, that if * I wonder, Sir, that you can read in a

ever he drank any thing else than water, coach which travels Toʻswiftly; it would it should be bumbo. When the fad momake my head ache.” “ Aye, Sir," re

ment of feparation, at Salisbury, arrived, plied he, “ books make some people's

“ Sir,” said he, “ let me see you in head ache.” This appeared to me John- London, upon your return to your nasonian. I knew several persons with whom tive country. I am sorry that we must Dr. Johnson was well acquainted: this part. I have always looked upon it as was another mode of trying how far my the worst condition of man's definy, conje&ture was right. « Do you know that persons are so often torn asunder, Mifs Hannah More, Sir?" “Well

, Sir : just as they become happy in each other's the best of all the feinale versifiers." This society." phraseology confirmed my former opinion.

Perhaps, Mr. Editor, you may think We now reached Hounslow, and were

this little narrative worthy of a place in ferved with our breakfast. Having found your excellent Repository. Although that none of my travelling companions many writers have detailed the private knew this gentleman, I plainly put the life of Dr. Johnfon, fo that his character question, “ May I take the liberty, Sir, is completely understood, yet every little to enquire whether you be not Dr. John- anecdote, hitherto unpublished, refpecting fon?" " The fame, Sir." “ I am hap- fuch a prodigy of literature, cannot, I py,” replied I, “ to congratulate the hould fuppose, be altogether uninterestlearned world, that Dr.Johnson, whom the ing. I remain, Sir, your's, papers lately announced to be dangerously Wiltshire,

H. B. indifposed, is re-established in his health. Feb, 12, 1798. “ The civileft young man I ever met with


[ocr errors]


2. 7,

Alilton's Imitations of the Ancients, by Mr. Wakefield. The monthly subscriptions of each fin- lution of a well known distich in Tibul, gle benefited member, or widow, who lus, iv. has not received any relief from the fundslam, quicquid agit, quoquo veftigia vertit, upon her lying-in, or the death of her Componit furtim subsequiturque decor. husband, cease at the attainment of her

Whom they fought, I am: 58th year; and if, having received be

ver. 316. nefit, the continues her subscription two

Coram, quem quæritis, adjung years longer, in either of whese cases, the

Troïus Æneas: Virgil, Æn. i. 595. is entitled to receive annually (for life) the sum of 4). by four equal quarterly Canft raise thy creature to whát heighth thou

wilt payments ; but such member has no fur

Of union or communion : ver. 430. ther claim upon the society.

Every member must subscribe to the Præsens vel imo tollere de gradu fund one year before she can receive any

Mortale corpus : Hor. od. i. 35.2 relief froin the institution; nor are any

all heaven admitted above the age of 45, or who do And happy constellations on that hour not at the time enjoy good health. Shed their selectest influence ; the earth

Befides this inftitution (which bids fair Gav sign of gratulation, and each hill: to meliorate the afflictions attendant on

vel. 511.

-prima et Tellus et pronuba Juno poverty, without debafing the mind) at Wilbech, some ladies have formed a lo. Dant fignum: fulsere ignes et confcius Etber

Connubiis, summoque ulularun: vertice Nym. ciety for lending the necessitous, in cases

phæ. Virg. Æn. iv. 166. of child-birth, suitable linen during their

in all enjoyments else confinement, which, after a stated time, Superior and unmov’d; bere only, weak is returned to the person under whose care Against the charm of beauty's pow'rful it is placed. From this, much benefit has

glance : ver. 531. arisen, many being totally unable to prom This exquisite stroke of ingenuous nature cure what was absolutely requisite in such situations.

seems dilated from Sophocles, Trachin. Wisbeck, Feb. 17.

A. 488.

Ως τάλλ' εκεινω παντ' αριστευων χεροι Milton's Imitations of the Ancients. By Tæ tasd egw IQ as ear'l' upowviou. MR. WAKEFIELD.

And exactly in the same fentiment Phi(CONCLUDED).

loitratus, vít. Apoll Ty. iv. 25. The Angel ended, and in Adam's ear ο νεανιας την μεν αλλην φιλοσοφιαν ερ ρωτο, , So charming left his voice, that he a while de Thought him ftill speaking, still itood fox'd

What she wills to do, or say, to hear. Par. Loit, b. viii, ver. 1.

Seems wifert, virtuouseft, difcreeteft, bext : The immediate prototype of this elegant and pleasing passage in Apollonius

So Polybius, Hift. i. 14. Aoxart de kliodius has been pointed out, but that και πεπονθεναι τι παραπλησίον τους ερωσι author only enlarged on a thought, with δια γαρ την αίρεσιν και την όλην ευνοιαν, φιλικό which the father of poetry had fupplied θαι φρονιμως, καλως, ανδρώδως, οι δε Ρωμαιος

oi . him, in Odyff. xiii. 2.

τάναντια Φαβιω δε, τέμπαλιν τέτων. Szs epal'. oidh aget FTKVTES AXTU EYEYONTO More grateful than harmonious Cound to th' σιωπη.

ear : ver. 660. Κηληθμω δ' έσχοντο κατα μεγαρα σκιοεντα. .

- quæ carmine gratior aurem And the turn of Pope's version plainly Occupat humanam : Hor. lat. ij. 2. 93. thews, that Milton was present to his So saying, he arose : whom Adam thus mind :

Follow'd with benediction : ver. 644. He ceas'd; but left so pleasing on their ear

Dixit, et in cælum paribus fe fuftulit alis. His voice, ebar liftoning Jill tbey feen:'d to bear, Agnovit juvenis, duplicesque ad fidera palmas A pause of filence hush'd the tharly rooms.

Susulit, et tali fugientem est voce fecutas:

Virg. Æn. ix 14. Plato too, in the beginning of his Me. So purted they, the Angel up to heaven rexenus has borrowed this beauty from From the thick hade, and Adam co his Homer.

bower,: ver. 652. Speaking, or mute, all comeliness and grace Twy'ús Bengucavle dietyayar 'n jev ETTEITA Attends theç, and each word, each mation Ets and anto Baluar ai atyanart forms: ver. 2211

An elegant, but I think, unequal imi. Zeus de cor #po deping


ερωτικων ηττητο. .


ta eft

[ocr errors]




[ocr errors]

Milton's Imitations of the Ancients, by Mr. Wakefield. 85 Compare also Odyff. N. finem.

To deathless pain? How gladly would I smiles from reason flow, To brutes deny'd: book ix, ver. 239.

Mortality my sentence? ver. 773. Nemesius, de homine, p. 22. ed. Oxon. Quo vitam dedit æternam? cur mortis ademp. ιδιον εστι της εσιας ανθρωπα το γελαστιμον, Conditio? Polem tantos fnire dolores επει δη και μονο τοτω προςεστι, και παντι, Nunc certe, et mifero fratri comes ire sub

umbras. Earth felt the wound; and nature from her immortalis ego? Virg. Æn. xii. 879. feat,

Shattering the graceful locks Sighing through all her works, gave figns of Of thesc fair spreading trees : Which bids us

seck That all was loft: ver. 782. That Some better shroud: ver. 1066. This incomparable specimen of lublimity And gan anone, so softly as I coulle, and pathos is essentially indebted to a Amonge the bushes prively me to shroude: passage from Virgil already quoted at Chaucer's Blacke Knight, ftanza 21. ver. 511. of the preceding book, and to To whom the Father, without cloud ferene. Georg, Iv. 491.

Book xi. ver. 45.
Ibi omnis

This alludes to Psalm xcvii. 2. Effufus labor, atque immitis rupta tyranni

" Clouds and darkness are round about Federa; terque fragor ftagnis auditus Aver. him.” nis.

and, if by prayer Compare too Hom. II. N. 491.

Inceffant I could hope to change the will And knew not eating death : ver.

Of him who all things can, I would not

cease This is a pure Græcism : Kai θανατον φαγεσα.

To weary him with my assiduous cries : .


ver. 307. Sky lower'd; and mutt'ring thunder, some sad drops

prece quâ farigent Wept : ver. 1002.

Virgines sanctæ minus audientem

Carmina Veftam? Hor. od. i. 2. 62: Αιματοεσσας διψιαδας κατεχευεν οραζε, ,

who, if we knew Dasdan qor Tiwv: Hom. Il. 11. 459,

What we receive, would either not accept breeding wings

Life offered, or loon beg to lay it down, Wherewith to scorn the earth : ver. 1010. Glad to be so dismissed in peace : ver. 505. Spernit kumum fugiente perna : Hor. od. ili. The poet had in view a well-known 2. 24.

epigram of Posidippus: The bended twigs take root, and daughters Hν αρα τοιςδε δυουν έν@- αίρεσις, η το γενεσθα grow

Μηδε ποτ', η το θανειν αυτικα τικτου About the mother tree, a pillar'd fade: ver. 1105

FLEVOY. etiam Parnafia laurus

And the last clause is from Luke ii. 29. Parva fub ingenti matris fe subjicit umbra :

others from the wall defend Virg. Geo. ii. 19.

Wich dart and javelin, Itones and sulphurous

fire : ver. 567. Which he presumes already vain and void, Because not yet inflicted, as he fear'd,

Hi jacalis, illi certant defendere faxis, By some immediate stroke: book x. ver. 50. Molirique ignem, nervoque aplare Sagittas ::

Virg. Æn. X. 130. Ignoviffe putas, quia cum conat, ocyus ilex Sulfure difcutitur facro, quam tuque, do-Baptizing in the profluent Arcam : xii, vera

442. mufque? Perfius ii. 24.

Livy, i. 43.-" Pueros in profuentem aquam Bridging his way : Ver. 310.

milti jubet.” γεφυρωσε κελευθoν: Ηom. ΙΙ.

To the Editor of the Montbly Magazine. 0. 357

SIR, With hatefullest difrelish writh'd their jaws.

HE last number of your Magazine ver. 569.

announces that Dr. BedDoes will

foun favour the public with one or two Tritia tentantum sensu torquebit amaror :

more centuries of observations, on the Virg. Geo. ii. 247.

anti-venereal effects of nitrous acid; and Why do I overlive?

that he thinks he shall be able to bring Why am I muokd to death, ani lengthen'd forward fuch facts as fhall, in some mea out

fure, account for the general failures that




[ocr errors]
« PreviousContinue »