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breath of mortal. Even a Milton, "if it were put to my option, whether with all bis intellectual endowinents, I would be an idiot, without a single like the despised objects of his ill. faculty of mind, or a single sense of assomed anathema, must pass to his the body; or whether I would have account. And may that God, whose Milton's imagination, attended with darling attribute is mercy, forgive this fiery spirit of fanaticism, I should him the gall of his biiterness, release not hesitate one moment to deter. him from the bond of his iniquity ! mive.”--Jones's Essay on the Church. I shall now produce the passage

Yours, &c. PHILALETA ES. (the necessity for doing which a candid writer would have prevented, but

Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 19, the production of which is absolutely requisite to enable us to form a fair TOU sometimes admit a few mis. and correct estimate of the manners and the mind of Milton); -- then let deed I have seldom any thing better the Reader judge between the Poet to offer for your acceptance. and his Persecutors, between his Bio

Courayer's

“ Tract upon the Die grapher and the Publiek ;--then let vinity of Jesus Christ” has not fallen him say, whether he be ready to

in

my way, nor the Quarterly Review subscribe to the language and the

in which it is noticed ; but the reasentiment which the learned Doctor Soning of Justitia, in your Supplement has employed in giving the fivisning to Part I. of Vol. LXXXII. p.622. in touch to the golden image which he justification of the publication of that has set up ;-whether he be prepared posthumous work, is very extravrdilo conceive of Mition, as of a man, nary. who, if he had lieen delegated as the “ The Reviewer himself,” your Correpresentative of his species to one of respondent says, " will allow, that the the superior worlds, would have sug- Church of England acquires additional gested a grand idea of the human strength by the number of victories race, as of beings affluent with moral guined by its defenders; and, allowing and intellectual treasures, who were this, he will allow that Dr. Bell has deraised and distinguished in the uni- served well of the Church by the publiverse as the favourites and heirs of cation of Mr. Le Courayer's Treatise." hea ven.” See the Life of Millon, 2d The inference here rests on this Ed. p. 593.--The passage (I blush for position, that because attacks upon poor degraded human nature as I the Church may, eventually, tend to Transcribe it) is as follows: “But strengthen the Church, therefore such they (the Bishops of the Church of allacks are in themselves meritori+England) that, by the impairing and Vihich is just as true as the fol

diminution of the true faith, the dis- lowing: “ There must be heresies, tresses and servitude of their country, that they which are approved may be aspire to bigh dignily, rule, and pro- made manifest ;" therefore heresies motion here, after a shameful end in are in themselves good : The Provithis lite (which God grant them!) dence of God brings good ont of shall be thrown down eternally into evil; therefore evil is itself good; and the darkest and deepest golph of hell ; we may do evil that good may come. wbere under the despiteful controul, Mr. Coura yer, as it appears, had the trample and spurn of the other given a sort of negative consent, that damned, who, in the anguish of their the work should be “ made public, torture, shall have no other ease than after his death ;" but if he had left an to exercise a raving and beastial ty, express injunction for its publication, ranny over them, as their slaves and how any one, believing the doctrine negroes; they shall remain in that of the tract not to be true, especially plight for ever, the basest, the lower- on the momentous subject of our most, the most dejected, most under- Lord's Divinity, could ipsiocently foot, and down-trodden vassals of make himself the instrument of its perdition.”--Conclusion of Milton's publication (at least without pubTreatise on Reformation," vol. I, fishing an antidote with the poison),

exceeds my compreheusion, though I will only add, in the words of a I have carefully and repeatedly read late learbed and pious Autbor, tbat, what Justiliu has remarked on the

subject

OUS

P. 274.

subject. Whether, in the edition of Till ye up the measure of your Courayer, the errors of the deceased fathers," Matt. xxiii. 32. and “ Full author are accompanied with a re- well ye reject the commandment of futation by the Editor, not having God,'' Mark vii. 9. are, I presune, seen the book, I cannot tell.

tro incontestable instances of the use Partii. p. 203.328. It has often been of irony by our blessed Lord. matier of surprise to me, that Soame P.427. Your two Correspondents Jenyos, fanciful as he was, or any have, no doubt, determined very proone else, should find a serious dif. perls, that the service, cailed the ficulty in Luke xvi. 9. where a rea- Churching of Women, is not to be sonable and just sense is so obvious : refused to an unmarried woman, who “ Make a good use of that which is has been delivered of a child, if it is so often used otherwise;" or, as the desired. The point of casuistry seems general monition is, “ use this world to be, whether, in such a case, supas not abusing it,” i Cor. vii. 31. It posing (what is always to be hoped) is evident from verse 11, “ If ye have there be real lumility and contrition, not been faithful in the unrighteous privale penitence and secrel thanks mammon,” that a portion, whether are not inore suitable than a public inore or less, of the "

unrighteous acknowledgement of mercy, which, mammon,” that is, of this world's under the circumstances of the case, goods, is supposed to be entrusted to would be, at the same time, an avowal each of us; and we are blameable, if of past guilt, with something like a we do not use it as faithful stewards. braving of the public eye; and, as It is therefore vain to inquire whe- far as I have observed, custom seems ther ex ray perhaps once in a hun- to concur with general feelings in dred times signity away fromdecidiug ihe question in the afhrma. (p. 328.) since to take it so in the tive. For 1 murer knew nor heard passage before us, is only to give it of an instance, when the service was a sense, which is plainly repugnant to required for an unmarried womad: the context.

except that I was once asked by a It is sometimes doubted, whether young Clergyman, what he should “the lord,” verse 8, is our Lord, or do, if he was called upon to perform the steward's master; but the sense, the service in such a case, as it was either way, is in effect the same, the ronoured he would be; but I think wisdom of the steward, not the man- be afterwards told me, it was but dener in which he employed it, being sired.

R.C. the thing commended. I understand P. S. In a translation of Lulie 110it, however, as your Correspondent, mum, current : mong schooiboys, p. 328, does, of the master, thus: and equal perhaps to any of those á This fellow is more knave than preserved in your former pages (vol. fool; he has sense enough, if he had LXVI. 203. LXXXI. Pari ii. 461.) is but integrity to make a good use of the following line : And then our Lord, having

“ Sing On Rose, and burn livellos," made a general remark on the wisa dom of the men of this generation,

where some, I am told, read, “burn takes up the discourse in his own

the bclloss;" on which I have no person : 5. And I say unto you."

remark to oilir; bul wish to learn And this, not the “ adversutive" con

the origin of the other expression, struction, “ But I," is, I think, the

“ Sing üld Rose,” which occurs also obvious meaning of sqyw in every

in Walton's Complete Angler: “And

now let's go to an honest ale-house, one of the sixty-vine instances, where,

where we may have a cup of good according to niy Concordalice, it oc

barley-wine, and sing Old Rose, and curs in the New Testament,

all of us rejoice together.” Ed. 1760. Dit wyles, without a nominative, is to be understood passively, may be received ;” as ATOLITEOIV, in

Cape Town, Cape of

Mr. URBAN, this same Gospel, xii. 20, translated

Good tiope, Sept. 10. literally in the margin, require," is rendered in the text,

years, permit a Correspondent $ shall be required.

once more to address you.

The

it.”

albat ye

p. 50.

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The Dutch Church at this place believe, but little known, Tristan was built by the founder of the co- d'Acunha, or da Cunha. It is situlony, Van Reibeck, in 1654. It is a ated in Latitude, by observation, 37o. handsome stone structure, with two 7. S. Longitude 11°, 43'. W. from ' uniform fronts and detached wings, Greenwich'; and was discovered by adorned with pilasters surmounted the Portuguese about the year 1449. with urns.

The interior is supported It is in the tract of navigation beby four columns of the Tuscan or- tween the Cape of Good Hope and der, and adorned with a magnificent the River Plate in South America, organ. A ponderous pulpit, sup- and in the course of ships bound to ported by two lions, and the front the former place or' to India. An ornamented with an anchor, sym- American of the name of Jonathan bolical of the name of the Colony, Lambert, with two other persons, are the first objects that strike a landed there in January 1811, in orstranger on his entrance into the der to establish themselves for the church. The columns and walls of purpose of cultivating the soil, and the structure are hung with the es- rearing stock for the supply of any cutcheons, swords, and gauntlets of vessel or vessels that might occasion. the first governors, with their stan- ally touch there. The progress that dards suspended from the roof. The these three adventurers had made in steeple is lofty, surrounded with a the pursuit of this object at the time balustrade, and adorned with a good that Captain Seaver landed there, on clock. In the body of the church the 28th of February following, was are interred a few persons of note, (by his report) that they had with who held high situations under the great exertion and much industry Dutch government *.

cultivated nearly ten acres of garden The Dutch congregation begin to ground with various vegetables growassemble at divine service on Sundays ing with great luxuriance. at nine o'clock in the morning; which On the 22d of December 1811, H. continues till eleven o'clock : when M. Frigate President, Captain Warthey are succeeded by the British, con- ren, at the request of Lord Caledon, sisting of the civil and military ser-' late Governor of the Cape, and by vants, a few residents, and the greater order of the Lords of the Admiralty, part of the soldiers of the garrison touched there ; and the Master, by not on duty. During the English an accurate survey, ascertained the service a band of music plays occa

extent of the island to be about 28 sionally; and at one o'clock it ter- miles in circumference. In the centre minates.

of the island is a high peak, similar The following information I col- to Teneriffe, which cari be seen in lected from Captain Benjamin Frank- clear weather at 20 miles distance ; lip Seaver, an American, who touch- and from the base of this mountain a ed at the Cape in the month of meandering stream proceeds to the March 1812, respecting an island cliffs on the North side of the island, hitherto almost unnoticed +, and, I where it disembogues into the sea.

The best winds for anchoring are be* On a future occasion I shall d'escribe tween W. S. W. and E. S. E. Souththose monuments most worthy of no- ing. The surf that beats on the shore tice; viz. that of the noble family of is never violent; and in fine weather Van Reede, Van Oudtshaerne, Van Re:- there is scarcely any appearance of beck, Vander Staal, Adeler, Yale, &c. it; and persons on 'shore can have &c. with the tablets erected to the me, daily communications with shipping mories of Barnard Armstrong, and in the worst weather. The soil is a other English officers civil and mili- rich black mould, about two feet tary, who rest from their labours in this deep; and the face of the country is church. (For those of our Countrymen covered with small trees and brushwe shall be particularly obliged. Edit.]

wood. + The only account of this island (a

The rocks that surround the island very imperfect one) is in Anderson's Account of the Embassy of Lord Mac- are continually visited by sea-eleartney to China; but when on the point phants ; and the otting produces great of exploring it, a storm came on, which quantities of mackerel, perch, and compelled thein to abandon the project. crayfish, wbich are easily taken with

the

.

the hook and line; the woods abound loyalty so unquestionably manifested with wild hoys.--Mr. Seaver observed by the persons to whom your Corto me, that should this island be bere respondent alludes. after foued worthy the attention of It was not the uniform practice of the British Government, it is capable Garter Waiker to introduce the Leoof being fortified; oa the West side pard's Face into the grant of Arms to of an inlet the ground rising from those who had rendered theniselves the beach nearly 100 feet, and by conspicuous for attachinent to the placing six pieces of candon on the Royal Cause, and who had made great acclivity in a proper position, they sacrifices to support it. would, if properly served, most ef- Many grants of Arms were made fectually check an enemy, and pre- after the Restoration to distinguished vent him from landing. On the S. E. Loyalty, where the augmentation of the island there is a considerable alluded to formed no part of the coat iulet or bay, which has not yet been assigned ; amongst others, I have an explored. The island, from the off original vellum emblazoned, illumi. ing, appears of a conical form: there nated and written in Latin, signed by is good anchorage off the North head Sir Edward Walker, Garter, with the in from 17 to 20 fathoms water. scal appendant, (aled 1666, granting When the cascade bears by com- the following armorial bearings to pass 8 E. distance three quarters of Humphrey Burllon of Ribbenhall in a mile off shore, the anchorage is the County of Worcester ; viz. Ardcfended from the surf by a reef of gent, on a Bend Sable, three cres coral, and lies open about four points cents of the first within a border of of the compass from N. N. E. to N. estoiles.-The grant recites the many N. W. the depth of water from 10 to and great services readered by the 12 fathoms *

said Humphrey Burlion to Charles I, The most accurate draught of the aid his Successor in the Monarchy, island extant is that in a set of charts as well as various acts of military vapublished by Dalrymple in 1781, co- lour displayed by bim at Bristol, pied by hin from a chart made by Gloucester, and Naseby; and had Monsieur Donat, a Frenchman, who Garter, or bis associates in the Col. touched there in the corveite L'lege of Arms, deemed the armorial Heure du Berghen in September 1767. bearing alluded to as indicative of Yours, &c. ANTHONY SINNOT. unshaken and ackoowledged loyalty,

they would not have omitted that

badge in the assignment to so distinMr. URBAN,

High Wycombe,
Jan. 15.

guished a personage as Burlton of
Ribbenhall.

J. G. IN

reply to your Correspondent, p.

444 of the last volume, there is no reason to suppose that the introduc

Mr. URBAN,

High Wycombe, tion of the Leopard's face in the

Jan. 19.

VIR guished in Royal

Correspondent MagaCause during the unhappy commo

zine for November last, p. 447, retions which agitated this contry

sided at Nocton in the county of about the middle of the Seventeenth Lincoln: he was returned member to Century, was any way connected parliament twice for Grantham,wand with either the royal or national en

ihrice for Boston, -He was a zealous signs, or had any reference to the Nonconformist, and a bearer, when

in towu, of the celebrated Mr.'Thomas * In addition to the information Bradbury, who was many years at which I collected from Mr. Seaver, con

the head of the Dissenting interest. cerning this interesting island, I was

Sir Richard died Feb. 21st, 1741-2 *, favoured with the perusal of two letters addressed by him on the subject to Lord * This date is correct if the deposiCaledon and the Hon.Admiral Stopforth, tions in the Court of Chancery are to be

on this station ; explaining the Crediteri, although the Rev. M. Noble, local advantages attached to the island if taken under the protection or occu

in the History of the Protectoral House

of Cromwell, states that Sir Richard died pied by the British Government,

Feb. 14, 1742-3.

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entailing his estates, after the death of of Hobbes. I think I never beheld so Lady Ellys (subsequently Baroness fine a specimen of penmanship, or Le Despenser), on the Hobarts and rather of linning, as the title-page Trevors.--The present Earl of Buck- presents. The whole has something inghamshire (on whose family the of the execution of Buckinger. Hampden estates are intailed) pos- The title-page is divided into comsesses the seat at Nocton, once occu- pariments, according to the fashion pied by Sir Richard Ellys, who be. of the day. The upper, and largest queathed the furniture, plate, &c. as part, exhibits a city, in which the an lieir-loom, to accompany the man- most conspicuous or rather ostentasion according to the limitations in tious figure is a Church ; in the back his will.

ground is a mountain ; from behind William Strode, esq. of Barringwhich issues a colossal figure of a ton, in the county of Somerset, was man, from the region of the heart the heir at law of Sir Richard Ellys; upwards, crowned with an imperial and made a fruitless effort in the crown, and holding in his right hand Court of Chancery to invalidate the a sword, and in his left a crosier ; will, and wrest the property from the his body and arms being wrought in noble families on which Sir Richard most curiously with buman heads. bad settled it. - The decree of the The centre-piece is a mantle, conChancellor, on sixteen sheets of taining the title.“ Leviathan; or the parchment, finely ornamented, I have Matter, Forme, and Power of a Comin my possession, as well as a highly- monwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil; finished miniature of Mrs. Cheeke, by Tuos. Hobbes, of Malmsbury.” Sir Richard's sister.

On each side of this mantle are five The book written by Sir Richard, smaller compartments, each containand alluded to by your Correspond- ing an emblem. The five under the ent, is in the library of Sir John sword-arın are as follows : 1st, A forDashwood King, Bart.

tified Castle; 2d, a Royal Crown; ANTIQUARIUS. 3d, a piece of Field Ordnance; 4ih,

Colours, Spears, Matchlocks, and Randalstown, co. AnMr. URBAN, trim, June 30, 1812.

other warlike figures; 5ih, a General

Battle. The five beneath the leit or weeks ago at Lissanoure, the 2d, a Mitre ; $d, a Thunderbolt ;

seat of the late Earl Macartney, and 4th, several Forks, typical of Syllonow the residence of his niece and gism and Enthymem, a horo with representalive Mrs. Hume, I passed, “ Dilemma” inscribed on it: in short, according to my custom, as much of embler is of Logick and Saphistry; my time as possible in the Library, 5t, a General Coun.il; and beneath which (as might be expected som all, “ Anno Christi 1651,” on a tablet. having been the collection of fable When we consider the genius of a scholar as his Lordship) exhišited a Hobbes, and the lendency of his writDoble assemblage of capital works. ings, it does not appear a matter of Among others, one caught my atten- much difficulty to interpret the figures tion iù a particular mander so much above described ; and while I hope so, that I thought a description of it that the whole will not be thought might be interesting.

beneath the observation of the learn. This book is a manuscript, cf the ed, I beg to oficr, with Jillidence, ny size of a small quarto or royal octavo: sentimeuts. it is written on vellui, aud contains In the first place, I conceive that a 490 pages; is bound in red Morocco, sarcasm is cast upon Religion by the richly ornamented, and the leaves prominent situation of the Church.

The Colossus appears to me to mean, The exquisilely fine writing, the that all human Government is upBeauty and clearners of the letters, held by force, the body or the mind and finish of the whole, riveted my being kept in bondage, the licads exattention so much, that I had the

pressing the union of opinion, under book in my band for a few mo- Power and Superstition, io that effect. ments before I examined the title- The Castle has opposite to it page, wlien, to my great surprize, I discovered it to be the “ Leviathan"

* I think Old St. Paul's.

Church;

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