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tion of his works, he superintended tionate solicilude, to execute every the publication, and prefixed to it a wish he had formed, having inferred very pleasing biographical sketch of from something that drupt from him, their author. Although his attention that it was his desire to be buried was still principally directed to Shak- among his ancestors in Ireland, bis speare, and he was gradually accuinu remains were conveyed to that coun. lating a most valuable mass of mate try, and interred at the family seat of rials for a new edition of that Poet, he Baronston, in the county of Westfound time to do justice to another.
meath. , -He drew together, from various Mr. Malone, in his person, was ra. sources, the Prose Works of Dryden, ther under the iniddle size. The ur. which, as they had lain scattered banity of his temper, and the kindness about, and some of them appended of his disposition, were depictured in to works which were little know, his mild and placid countenance. His had never impressed the general rea manners were peculiarly engaging. der with that opinion of their excel- Accustomed from his earliest years to lence which they deserved, and pub- the society of those who were dislished them in 1800. The narrative tinguished for their raok or talent, he which he prefixed is a most import- was at all times and in all companies ant accession to biography. By ac easy, unenibarrassed, and unassuming. tive enquiry, and industrious and It was impossible to meet him, even acute research, he ascertained many in the most casual intercourse, withparticulars of his life and character out recognizing the genuine and unİhat had been supposed to be irreco- affected politeness of the gentleman verably lost, and detected the false- born and bred. His conversation was hood of many a traditionary tale that in a high degree entertaining and inhad been carelessly repeated by for- structive ; his knowledge was various mer writers. In 1808 he prepared for and accurate, and his mode of display. the press a few productions of his ing it void of all vanity or pretension. friend, the celebrated William Gerard Though he had little relish for noisy Hamilton, with which he had been en convivial merriment, his habits were trusted by his executors ; and prefix- social, and his cheerfulness uniform and ed to this also a brief but elegant unclouded. As a scholar, he was li. sketch of his life. In 1811 bis coun- berally communicative. Attached, try was deprived of Mr. Windham. from principle and conviction, to the Mr. Malone, who equally adınired and Constitution of his Country in Church loved bim, drew up a short memorial and State, which his intimate acof his amiable and illustrious friend, quaintance with its history tauglithiin which originally appeared in this Ma.. how to value, he was a loyal subject, gazine ; and was afterwards, in an en a sincere Christian, and a true son of larged and corrected state, printed in the Church of England. His heart a sipall pamphlet, and privately distri was warm, and his benevolence active. buted. But, alas! the kind Biographer His charity was prompt, but judicious was too soon to want “ the generous and discriminating ; not carried away tear he paid.” A gradual decay appears by every idle or fictitious tale of disto have undermined his constitution ; tress, but anxious to ascertain the naand when he was just on the point of ture and source of real calamity, and going to the press with his new edi- indefatigable in his efforts to relieve tion of Shakspeare, he was inter. it. His purse and his time were at all rupted by an illness, which proved times ready to reinove the sufferings, fatal; and, to the irreparable loss and promote the welfare of others. of all who knew him, he died on As a friend he was warm and steady the 25th of May, 1812, in the 70th in his attachments ; respect for the year of his age. In his last illness he feelings of those whose hearts are was soothed by the tender and unre. still bleeding for his loss, prevents mitting attentions of his brother, Lord me from speaking of him as a brother. Sunderlin, and his youngest sister; the This short and imperfect tribute to eldest, from her own weak state of his memory is paid by one who from health, was debarred from this melan- his infancy has known and loved him choly consolation. He left no direc who for years has enjoyed his society, tions about his funeral; but his bro and been honoured with his confither, who was anxious, with affec- dence; and whose affection and re
spect were hourly increased by a science or knowledge,” or “who exernearer contemplation of his virtues. cises study in," and by natural meta
J. B. phor, or association of idea, it signi
fies “ resident in,” or “native of." “ Ut silvæ foliis pronos mutantur in
Thus Geometrician, Mathematician, annos;
Musician, Russian, Italian, Canadian, Prima cadunt : ita yerborum vetus in- with a numerous assembly besides, terit ætas,
are all epithets for the persons deEt Juvenum ritu fiorent modo nata, vi. voted to, or conversant in the sciences, gentque.”
or natives of the places expressed in HORATIUS de Arte Poetica.
substantives from which these epiMr. URRAN, Liverpool, May 23. thets are dericed. YOU OUR Stratton Correspondent, Then it isincumbent on your A.H.C.
A. H. C. (in the Gent. Mag. to give us a reason why a student, or for April, page 317,) has exhibited one conversant in antiquities, may not upon your Arena the Sciolists in an in strict'analogy be termed an Antitiquity, in most appropriate dialogue quarian. Yours, &c. J. W. and costume: they have diverted me, and no doubt many others of your
Mr. URBAN, Adlingfleet, April 16. pumerous audience; but I cannot ex YO
TOUR Correspondent. A. H. in press myself quite so 'well satisfied page 214, is pleased to find some with his own performance in the cha- difficulty with a passage of Mrs. H. racter of etymologist. We are told More, in vol. I. page 34, of her exthat the word Antiquarian is a vul- cellent book on Christian Morals. garisın, and improper, as applied to a
He cites many passages of Scripture person conversant in, or studying an
to show bis own ideas to be well tiquities; that it is an adjective, and founded; but, I think, with little sucthat the old word Antiquary is the
If he will examine those passubstantive which ought to be used. sages attentively, I think he may be Now I am aware that your Corre. convinced that the whole of them apspondent may avail himself of the au. ply to the resurrection of the body thority of some lexicographers, who at the last day, and the judgment then furnish us with no other word than to be pronounced. I confess I should Antiquary in the meaning above have expressed myself as Mrs. More noted ; though others give us both does. I never heard or read of the words, and the precedence to Anti- mortality of the soul; but of the quarian. But your A. H. c. is at mortality of the body everywhere. issue with the most approved writers I always conceived the soul to be inon antiquities; and he will, I think, destructible. The well-kpown Dr. find himself opposed by the analogy Priestley, on his death-bed, expressed of the English language, which the something of taking "a long sleep, author who first used and preferred &c. such as your Correspondent A. H. the word Antiquariun, we inay sup. speaks of, and respecting which he pose had in view.
expresses so much anxiety. I should The sanction of custom, is the opi- like very much to see this subject nion of the excellent poet and critick handled by some able and liberalfrom whom I have borrowed my
minded man. Am ) correct when I motto, is decisive. Let A. H. C. re say, that the penitent Thief upon the flect on this ; and let not an over
Cross was assured by our Lord bimfondness for Antiquury lead bim to self, that on that day (the day on disturb the successor who has reason,
which they were both to die) they analogy, and Horace on his side. should be together in Paradise It is
Antiquarian, says your Correspond- certain that their bodies were not on ent,“ is merely adjective.” So, I that day in Paradise. must beg leave to add, is the word An. Will any of your Leicestershire tiquary : for we must derive them Correspondents favour me with an both from the Latin adjective anti
account of the Parish and Church of quarius ; and vir, the substantive, Tugby, in Leicestershire, with the must be understood in the oue lané Chapel of East-Norton annexed * ? guage, as must the word person, or
T. VR student, in the other. The termina * See the History of that County, tion ion, in English words, is invari- vol. III. p. 481.-Edit. ably indicative of“ one who possesses
and aft, each occupying a full third THE frequent recurrence of losses or more of the length of the boat, at
at sea in the small craft of bur either end, and made completely wa. coast, induces me to offer some ob- ter-tight; and the head and steru beservations on a plan that might be ing hollow, and kept free of water, adopted in that class of vessels
, and she would, although a boat had shiplikewise on a mode of constructing ped a heavy sea, swim and rise to the them.
wave ; and were the open part filled Our attention cannot be directed to with water, the boat would not sink, a more interesting class of men than and the danger of swamping would those employed in our Coast Fisheries, be avoided ; and, though a heavy sea either as to our admiration of indus-. might be shipped, the crew would try and courage, or looking on the have an opportunity of saving their Fishery as the parent of Navigation, vessel and themselves. The centre and, consequently, as the origin of part, or waist, to be left open, will our maritime splendour.
serve for stowage, and which will have · Of the frequent recurrence of these all the air and convenience of an open losses at sea, I would beg to notice, boat where that convenience is wanted. that there was an account, the other it is proposed, that the gun wale should day, of the fishing-boats belonging to surmount the bulk-heads, to protect, a port in Ireland being all lost, and in some measure, the crew fron the in which were eighty persons. I need common effects of waves, and to prenot dwell on the number of lives that vent the crew from slipping overare lost in this way, to enforce how board, as well as oars, spars, and such desirable it is that some measure of like, from falling out of the boat. In safety could be adopted in fishing- large vessels, the gunwale should be boats and small craft. Nor do I think very high, as the erew would stand the difficulty lies in pointing out a and work upon the deck. inethod by which it can be effected, The other source of safety will be or even of obtaining the acknow in the construction of vessels, by ledged advantage of the means ad- having greater buoyancy, carrying vised, by the very persons themselves, none, or very little ballast, and thereon whose behalf we take so much in fore being of less specific gravity terest. But the difficulty will be, to than a vessel in ballast, and consepersuade or direct men differently quently rising to the wave better. from the modes in praetice, and to And for this sort of vessel I shall adintroduce any alteration or any inno. vise a flat floor. vation; and which difficulty, there In respect of the flat floor, I am fore, I can only hope to overcome, aware it will be objected to; but I by interesting individuals who are beg to observe, That all our coastpossessed of the means to aid the boats have bottoms so nearly flat, plans proposed.
that there is little difference in the Fisherinen and Boat-builders pro- bottom of the present coast-boais and bably will object to every thing pro- the complete flat floor. And I beg to posed, differing from their own mer observe, that the perfect flat form is thods and their old styles; and no- the best of all for firmness, or is that thing but the exertions of patriotic form which is called bearing ; which and humane persons, who by their consists of resistance to depressure, example in adopting the plan, and of and of a lever to counterpoise, and building boats upon the construction which no vessel can sail without: for recommended, and exhibiting the ad. however sharp-built a boat may be, vantages at sea-ports, can be expected she never can sail, till, by ballast, she to overcome the prepossession in fa. is sunk so deep, as to be brought vour of old systems, and induce the to a considerable breadth; which is adoption of those proposed.
tantamount to a broad flat surface The means by which greater safety, exposed to the water. No vessel cas and we do not speak of perfect secu- sail without bearing, and all the most rity, is to be attained in boats, con- famed sailing vessels possess this prosists in what can be adopted in all sorts perty in the
greatest degree. of built, and which is what I term The disadvantages of exposing a bulk-beads, or cabins, with small flat surface to the water instead of a hatchways to make fast dowo, fore sharp form, are the cause of a boat GENT. MAG. June, 1813.