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“ A Pindarique Ode in Praise of And at great banquets makes a dish of

state. Angling, to iny worthy Friend Mr. Thomas Bateman ;" which, beginning

Barbell, the river-swine, with an Address to Waier," the That doth i'th’ watry regions root and eat:

In bollow rocks doth place bis seat, mighty upiversal good, the mother of fertility," proceeds,

By floodgates, cataracts, and bridges lies,

And all the force of sweeping nets defies. « Ceres to thee her growth doth ow; Chevin, that under shady boughs doth And Bacchus thanks thee for his gene play,

[than prey; rous wine,

[flowers! Andi's kill'd more for delight and sport, Bred by the sun and thy sweet On whom the hungry even unwilling dine. And gods to thee their gratitude should Humber and Greyling, that swift streams show,

do love

[Dove. From whom their Nectar and Ambrosia Of Derwent, fruitfull Trent, and chrystal Here in Elysian fields by chiding rills

Carp even by Princes priz'd, whom curiThe off-spring o'th' eternal bills;

ous tasts approve; Beneath a pleasing shade, that can defeat

In fenced ponds, safe as a treasure laid, The Sun's impetuous beat;

The stream's physician Tench, whose Where Zephyr gently murmurs thrð the balmy slime bowers,

Heals all the maladies of the watry clime. And dallies with the smiling flowers, The silver Eel, that yet doth keep unAnd all the winged Choristers above

known In melting strains sing to the God of Love:

Her secret way of propagation: While pleased Nature doth a silence keer,

These and a crowd of Species more Even bills do nod, and rivers seem to That live on many a distant shore; sleep:

Some that in Beauty do exceed; Here with a Friend, copartner of my joys,

Some that in Strength and some in Whose artfull soul knows every way


[Fight. The scaly off-spring to betray,

And some by Nature arm'd for bloody The bold, the fearfull,or the cautious Prey:

Some that in fertil Mudd do feed, I an extensive empire lay

Some that in barren Sands delight, O're all the watry plain; [fear.

Some that fenc'd Rocks and woody shades

do own :
And numerous subjects do our scepters
Salmon, the king of rivers, that each year

Beside the ignoble lesser fry,
Removes his watry court to th' sea;

The Rabble of the watry clime,
But with the sun and spring returns again,

Not worth a Fisher's time, And o're all bars of art or nature, flies,

And more unworthy memory, O’re floodgates, wears, and rocks, his Destin'd by fate the greater's prey to be, course doth steer.

I'th' water's curs'd Democrasie, And if the Alpes in 's passage lay,

Are subjects all of our dominion.' Like Hannibal would find, or force, a way.

The Submarine Voyage" is a PhiThe beauteous Trout, of the same prince- losophical Poem of nú mean desert. ly blood,

Among the “Miscellanies” is one But of a less estate and kept at home, on “ The Chase of the Fox at Welby,

Confin'd to his own narrow flood, 1677. To St. John Bennet, esq." and Can't with such state o’re distant regions the following verses “ On an Indian

Toinineios, the least of Birds :" In his own fenced court secure he lies; - The Indians me a Sunbeam name, Till, by some treacherous bait betray'd,

And I may be the child of one: he dies.

[throat So small I am, my kind is hardly known. The ravenous Pyke, the river-wolf, whose

To some a sportive Bird I seem, Like Hell promiscuously all swallows And some believe me but a Fly; down;

Tho me a feather'd Fowl the best esteem: Bold and rapacious a great tyrant reigns What er'e I am, I'me Nature's gemm; O're all the subjects of the watry plains. And, like a Sunbeam from the sky,

No kind bath an exemption got; I can't be follow'd by the quickest eye. To him no rule of love or kindred's known:

I'me the true Bird of Paradise, The fury of his jaws not his own race can

And heavenly dew 's my only meat: shun.

My mouth 80'small, 'twill nothing else With these the armed Pearch, that


[poise, dares

(wars, No scales know how my weight to
Even with the tyrant Pyke make So light, I seem condensed air;
And doth a petty empire own And did at th' end of the Creation rise,
O're all the lesser fry;

When Nature wanted more supplies, Delicious food to curious palates known.

When she could little matter spare, Bream, that i' th’ calmy deeps doth But in return did make the work more lie,

Yours, &c. CARADOC.





Another Clue to lead to the Discovery of the things to be preserved, and as of JUNIUS.

more or less unwholesome; he states Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 2. bis own newly-discovered method to None of the private letters of consist in, 1. placing the alimentary published in the new Edition, vol. I. in jars ; 2. accurately stopping the p. *243, is the following request : bottles or jars with the finest corks,

“When the book is finished (Wood- by driving them in for three-fourths fall's Collection of Junius's Letters, of their length, and fastening them 2 vols. 12mo.), let me have a sett bound down with wire; 3. putting each in vellum, gilt, and lettered JUNIUS I. II.

bottle into a coarse linen bag, made as handsomely as you can ; the edges on purpose for it, and placing all the gilt : let the sheets be well dried before bottles so prepared in a copper, into binding. I must also have two setts in which water is then poured till it is blue paper covers. This is all the fee I almost up to the corks; 4. the water shall ever desire of you."

is then heated to a certain degree, Now it is possible such a copy of and for a longer or shorter time, Junius, in such sjogular binding, and according to the nature of the conwhich was very unusual at that time tents of the bottles. The lid of the (1772), may be found in some library; copper or boiler is made to rest upon and if not in that in which it was first the bottles or jars, and a wet cloth is placed, if it should be in the hands of laid round its edge to confine the steam any intelligent Collector, no doubt it as niuch as possible. A bottle will might be traced through whose hands sometimes burst with detonation. it has passed. What a precious note None of the bottles should be comfor the Bibliomania! Junius's own pletely full, for fear of such an acci. Copy of his Letters, bound in vellum dent. The day after the operation, with gilt leuves !

the corks may be secured still more Here is a scent laid for the Biblio- by a covering of pitch or cement. graphers; let them beat the bushes The sorts of green peas preferred of Berkeley-square, Beaconsfield, and by the author for preservation are, Stow, or any other place where the the clamart and the crochu ; the game is likely to be found; no doubt michaux he rejects. The peas being it exists somewhere, and what a happy gathered when not too young, man will he be that discovers it. the largest separated, they are put Yours, &c.

L. R. I. into bottles, observiog to jog the

bottles that they may contain as many Mr. URBAN,

Brookend, Feb. 3. as possible. When corked, they are T bas long been the practice with submitted to the water bath, which every book I read that contains mat or two hours. The large peas also ter worth remeinbering.. I send you are to be bottled, and treated in the an extract from one of those abridg- same way, but with thirty minutes' ments to be inserted in your Miscel- longer boiling, Jany, if you think it will be useful to Asparagus, being washed as usual, any


readers. The work from are plunged into boiling, and afterwhich it is made has for title, “ Le wards into cold water, before they Livre de tous les Méoages, ou l'Art are bottled: if they are preserved de conserver, pendant plusieurs an. whole, they are carefully ranged in nées, toutes les Substances animales et a jar with their heads downwards. végétables. Par Appert." &c. 1810, They are left in the bath no longer

The numerous letters and reports than till it begins to boil. in favour of M. Appert's method of Garden Beuns. The larger sorts, preserving alimentary substances or gathered when the bean is about half comestibles, I shall pass over, and an inch long, are shelled, and bottled contine myself to the more useful with a sinall bunch of savory, &c. parts of the performance, After ob and submitted to the bath, which is to jecting to the old modes of preserv

boil for ao hour and a half. ing, by desiccation, or by adding Green Kidney Beans are gathered some substance (as sugar, salt, vinę as for comipon use. The best sort gar, &c.) to prevent fermentation, as for preserving are known by the more or less destructive of the flavoor Dame of Bayolet. They are to be







cut and stringed, and then bottled.

Mr. URBAN, Lichfield, Feb. 16. The water bath should boil for an BEG leave to appeal once more hour and a half. But if the beans are large, they should be cut in two to solicit your valuable assistance, in or three lengthwise; and then an the hope that the following “ very hour's boiling will be sufficient.

curious case

may not prove a lost Artichokes (whole) are treated the

Your numerous readers are same as Asparagus, and left an hour individually desired to consider themin the bath. Cauliflowers require the selves, more or less, concerned in the same treatment, with only half an perusal of it; and if any one of them hour's boiling. A longer heat is will have the goodness to throw some given in dry, and a shorter in wet light upon the present state of the

Culinary and medicinal case, the obligation will be very herbs are to be pressed close in the gratefully acknowledged. bottles with a stick, and, after being In a Catalogue of the Library of eorked up, submitted but a short James West, esq. President of the time to a boiling heat. The process Royal Society, sold by auction in should be gone through as quickly as London, in March and April 1773, possible, for preserving juices and by Messrs. Langford (24 days’ sale) is fruits. Fruits sbould be gathered the following very curious article, before they are perfectly ripe. They viz. : will be best if gathered in the middle “The Book of Common Prayer, 1702, of the season.

Gooseberries and interleaved and filled throughout with grapes, picked and bottled like the nianuscript notes by the learned and lapeas, are placed in the bath till it borious Bishop Kennet, with two mabegins to boil: the fire is then re nuscript letters, the one from Florence, moved from under the copper, and signed Henry Newton, July 1707, toucha quarter of an hour afterwards the ing the approbation of the Patriarch of water is let out through a cock, or

Constantinople and his Suffragans, of by other convenient means. Goose,

the English Liturgy (from Dupont's berries are preserved better if the Greek translation of it, which they had

seen); the other, from Vale Royal, seeds are previously taken out.

June 1707, signed Fr. Cholmondeley, Cherries and raspberries are pre- testifying he zeal of Grotius for the served in the same manner as goose doctrine and discipline of the Church of berries. Strawberries require to be. England." squeezed through a searce, as for mak

Now a manuscript pole in this Caing ices; and every pound of fruit talogue informs a learned friend of should be well mixed with half a

mine (for I presume to call him friend pound of fine sugar, and the juice of

Their colour is lost in that ihis book was bought by William half a lemon.

though personally unknown to me) soine degree, but it may be restored Herbert for thirteen shillings; and by by art when they are used. Apricots the liberal attention of the same genare gathered when ripe, yet some tleman I am further enabled to state, what hard ; are cut lengthwise, and have the stones removed with a knife: book is thus far traced, was the

that Herbert, into whose hands the they are then bottled, and to each bottle twelve or fifteen kernels of the Ames's Typographical' Antiquities;

author of the improved edition of fruit are added. In all other respects and that all his literary treasures were they are treated like the gooseberries. dispersed after his death, some by Peaches require a similar operation. auction, and some by private conThe author has found by experiment tract. that sirop of raisins preserves the Here, then, Mr. Urban, we are aroma and pleasant acidity of fruits foiled in our pursuit, unless through infinitely better than sugar. About your means we can fortunately reco30 pages at the end of the book are

ver the scent. · The book in question taken up in describing the manner of using the various preserves, and in probably at this moment is in the summing up the advantages of his library of some reader of your lite

rary as well as entertaining pages, new process.

His attempts to theo- and if we can hit it off, by the aid of rize are not very successful,

80 many coadjutors, emunctæ naris, Yours, &c. ELLEN.

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1813.]Avery curious Case.—Melmoth's “ Great Importance.103 I feel equally assured of your ready such expressions. And all the paspatronage, and of the obliging infor- sages in which Jesus Christ is men-, mation which I request from the pos tioned as a Saviour, an Advocate, sessor of it. Indeed, the more imme. &c. have undergone such alterations diate object of this inquiry is the mu as might naturally be expected from nuscript letter above-mentioned from the preface of this Unitarian. The Mr. Cholmiondeley to Mr.Forester, of fate which would attend the morning which there may be other copies pre and evening prayers may easily be served in private hands; and if by any imagined. means I can be favoured with a com On the conduct of J. D. on this munication of that letter, I should occasion, there can, I think, be but hope that the “ very curious case" by one opinion. A great majority, even which I have endeavoured to gain at- of Unitarians, I should hope, would, tention will at once justify its title, equally with other Christians, both and apologize for its singularity. in the Church and out of it, disapYours, &c,

SP. M. prove of a proceeding so disiogenu

Mr. Melmoth is not allowed to Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 2. speak his own sentiments : bis sentiIH HAVE just met with a new and re ments are, hy the present editor, un,

vised edition of “ The Great Impor- fairly suppressed, and a most unwartance of a Religious Life," written rantable, and, I had almost said, by the elder Mr. Melmoth. Upon pardonable liberty is taken with the looking into the Editor's Preface, at writings of a deceased author. From the end of wbich are only the initials this new, and (as the editor with sina J. D. (and who J. D. is I neither know gular felicity calls it) revised edition, nor am concerned to know) I found it appears, that Ms. Melmoth is to the two following extraordinary pa- be handed down to posterity as one ragraphs :

who believed that Jesus Christ was no “ It must not be omitted to be ob

Saviour, po Advocate, no Mediator, served, that it would ill become an ho-, and no Redeemer! and, could he see nourable mind to be accessary to the the present edition of his own work, practice of any literary deception: and he would not recognize it for his none shall be attempted, either by clan own; or he would apply the words of destine obtrusion, or concealment, on Martial : the present occasion.”

“ Quem recitas meus est, O Fidentine, Again :

libellus, “ In the doctrinal parts of this little

Sed malè cum recitas, incipit esse work there were expressions which were

tuus." supposed not to be supported by Scrip In the above doctrinal points a vast ture, correctly interpreted, and which ill corresponded with the sentiments of the majority of Christians think them

selves right: and the Unitarians also present Editor, and other like-minded Christians. He has therefore omitted

think themselves right. But if the latthese excepted expressions," &c.

ter should not be right, which is very

possible, they then keep back and Having read the preface, I imme is conceal” some of the most important diately sent for the old and genuine doctrines of Divine Revelation. Till edition of Melmoth; and supposing therefore the infallibility of the Unithe Editor of this new edition to be tarians can be clearly established, an Unitarian, I expected from the there seems no small impropriety in hints above given to find certain their taking such reprehensible liber“ concealments ;' but I also found ties with the works of the dead. Has concealments which I was not pre- the cause of Unitarianism no better pared to expect.

support: Among the concealments which I When Unitarians publish their rehad not anticipated, were the manyligious opinions, as a friend to the passages in which the eteroity of fu- liberty of the press and to free inture punishments was asserted by Mr. quiry, I by no means object to it'; Melmoth, and the existence of the but, in return, I hope for their graDevil; and a very long extract from cious permission, not only to publish Tillotson was expunged, for no rea mine, but that these opinions, whatson that I can see but that it contained

ever they are, may be allowed to re

main upon record ; neither expunged the practice of giving such revised without my knowledge and consent editions, and instantly recall the im. while I am alive, oor “ concealed” pressions of a book which will rewhen dead, under the specious name

Hect little credit either on the cause of a trew and revised edition. To of Unitarianism, or the name of J. D. this, and to this only, do I object.

whenever it shall be known. But what, Sir, can be the design Yours, &c. A PLAINDEALER. of J. D. in this curious literary man Could not J. D. bave published a euvre, for I must not, it seems,

new edition with these words in the call it "deception,”-in this improve title-page, “altered from Mr. Melment on the Index Expurgatorius af moth for the use of Unitarians ?” This the Roman Catholicks, - this semic would have been fair and unexcepclandstine procedure, in which the tionable; but this, perhaps, would Reader is indeed taught to expect not completely have answered his both omissions and additions, but is

purpose. left to the labour of collating the editions, passage by passage, before Hint to Clergymen officiating al he can discover the number, the na

Funerals. ture, and the importance, of these Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 13. « obtrusions" and " conrealments?” He cannot intend it for the benefit A

may be universally respectable and security of the Unitarians. I will and respected, has induced me to not suppose their opinions to rest on

trouble you with a few lines on a such slender foundations, that the

subject in which their credit is mamere assertions of Mr. Melmoth will

terially involved. overthrow them. Is it then to obli.

It sometimes happens that, in the terate by stealth and stratagem the discharge of their official duties at remembrance of Trinitarian doctrines, the funerals even of persons who were and to entrap' the unwary? Is it to not less distinguished by their virtues buy up by degrees the old editions of than their wealth, they iake no notice our Nelsons, our Tillotsons, and our whatever, either before or after the Melmoths, and to substitute spu service, of the mourners and other rious,-1 beg pardon,--revised edi attendants, discover no sympathy tions ?

with them, and are deficient in the Let not J. D. suppose that the no common forms of courtesy. You, tice I take of his edition arises from

Sir, will agree with me, that such bigotry. I may be wrong in my re conduct is ill calculated to remove ligious sentiments, but am open to the prejudices of men who are disconviction. And should I, in con affected to the Church of England : sequence, at some future day, see and as the fact and its tendencies are reason to change any of my opini

unequivoca!, 1 flatter myself that the ons, yet I could never so far forget evil may in some degree be checked myself as to adopt his method of op by this communication from posing tenets which I no longer es Yours, &c.

N. poused. When J. D. says, “It would ill Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 14. become an honourable mind to be

S I have not seen an answer to accessary to the practice of any literary deception," his notions of ho

p. 343, for the inscription at Cuda nour are certainly, in this instance, desden on Bishop Lowth's daughter, not very correct; but I will candidly the following is a copy of it. The suppose that bis zeal in the cause has tomb is a white marble Sarcophagus ; warped his judgement; and shall only

and was repaired in 1806, by Mr. add, that in this very singular per Forsier, formerly butler to the Biformance he has exhibited, I am fully shop: persuaded, without being conscious

Yours, &c. H. H. Oxon. of it himself, a rare specimen, at

“ Maria, once, of " literary deception,” and self

Roberti Lowth Episcopi Oxon. deception.

Et Mariæ Uxoris ejus Filia, Might I offer my advice to J. D. it

Nata xinso die Junii A. D. MDCCLV. would be, that he should abandon Obiit vto die Julii A. D, MDCCLXVIII."


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