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their coining, the province which their author, because, in a variesy they particularly possessed, and to 'of instances, he appeared not to which the Israelites afterwards understand them. Specious, howsucceeded. The design of the 'ever, as this plea appeared, it is dissertation on the Euroclydon certain that the learned aut!ior spoken of in Acts xxvii. 14, was to failed egregiously in his proofs, and vindicate the common reading in this publication p:obably added a opposition to Boehart, Grotins, very slender share of credit to the and Bentley, who were offended at reputation be had already acquirit, and who, supported by the ari
ed. .thority of the Alexandrian VS. “ The treatise on the authenti
and of the Volgate, thought Evęc- city of Scripture is an anonymous xunwo, or Enrouquilo, inore agreei publication, and the whole of the Ble to the truth.
profits arising from its sale are to “ The celebrated work on an- be given to the Society for the Procient mythology is a literary phe- pagation of the Gospel. It cone noinenou, which will probably re tains a good general view of the main the adıniration of scholars as leading aryaments for Divine Relong as a curiosity atter antiquities velation; but has, perhaps little shall continue to be a prevailing upon the whole to entitle it to a passion among them, Huracelsus, pre-eminence over other works of a the celebratit Quisote in chenis
similar kind. Neither are the learne try, though he failed in discovering ed and e'aborate observations upon the philo-opher's sone, found what the plagues inflicted on the Egypwas ot' muih greater consequence tuns, however good and commend'in his escursions through nature,
able the author's motives, and his and op 'ned a field of entertainė attempt, perhaps, calculated on the ment and intorination which an- whole to promote the cause of Re ply recompensed his assiduity, realed Religion in this unbelieving however distant it might leave him age, from the original object of his pur- “ For the repose of Mr. B's wellsuit. Nothing in the extensive carned fame, it probably would range of Grecian and Roman liter- have been better had his Dissertaature, however reconditc or wher- tion concerning the War of Troy ever dispersed, has escaped its sa- · never been written. Surely even guious author in his diligcnt inves- the high authority with which he cigations. Departing with a bold- is armod could not warrant hiin in niss of genius from his predeces- controverting opinions so long mainsors and their systems, fre: delights tained and established among hisby his ingenuity while he astonishes torians, and in disproving facts so by his courage; anıl, though the well attested by the most extensive exuberances of tancy and imayina- and most brilliant evidence. Great tiou are every where conspicuons, and iratnral was the surprize of the the plausibility of his hypothesis is Literary World on the appearance likewise frequently apparent. Mr. of this publication; and very few, B. has .contendud in various fields if any, were the proselytes to the of controversy with various suc- new doctrine which it inculcates, class, but always with a zeal for It was answered by Mr. Gilbert truth, and 2 soberness of enquiry. Wakefield, in a very indecent letThe learling object of his observa- ter to Mr. B.; and in a style more tions on Rowley is to prove that worthy of the subject by J. B. S. Chatterton could not have been Morrit, Esq. of Rökeby park, near
Greata bridge." New Catalogue ticeship'was remarkably assiduous; of Living Authors, 341-6; wrich and he attended as often as he being re-published in the British could the acadeiny in St. Martin's Critic, Mr. B. weakly expostulated Lane, to perfect himself in the art with the Reviewers; and Mr. Mor- of drawing; his leisure hours were rit answered him. And here Mr. devoted to the study of perspecB's pen rested from its public la- tive, and the French language; bours. See some elegant lines ad- and to improve himself in the late dressed to him.-Gent. Mag. ter, he constantly frequented the
At his house in Cheapside, of French chapel. After studying his an inflammation on the lungs, Mr. business six years, he bought the Alderinan Boydell. This excellent remainder of his time from Mr. man, and liberal patron of the fine Toms, and on becoming his own arts, was born January 19, 1719, master, he immediately visited inat Worrington, in Shropshire, of to his native place, where he mar which parish his grandfather was ried an excellent young woman, to vicar. His father, who was a land- whoin he had long been attached. surveyor, intended him for the During his residence in the coun same profession; but a trifling in- try he sketched several drawings of cident gave a different turn to his romantic spots, both in Wales and mind, and led him into another in Derbyshire. These lie afterwards walk.--While he was very young, engraved; but his first publication chance threw in his way “Boddes was in 1745, and entituled “ The ley's Views of Country Seats," a- Bridge Book, consisting of six mong which was one of Hawarden Small landscapes, for the use of Castle, Flintshire, the seat of Sir learners, the price of which was one John Glynn, by whom he was then shilling.” The encouragement hė. employed in his professional capa- received for this performance, incity, and situated in the parish of duced him to proceed with spirit ; which his father was an inhabitant, but the art of engraviny at that naturally attracted his attention. time was extremely low in England, An exact delineation of a building and those who had a taste for he had so often contemplated, af- prints obtained foreign ones, espeforded him pleasure, and excited cially French. This greatly mortje his surprise. Considering it an en- fied our young artist, but, for the graving, and naturally reflecting, present, he could only lament the that froin the same copper might dishonour which his country sufferbe taken an almost indefinite num ed, without being able to correct ber of impressions, he resolved to the evil. He therefore contented quit the pen and take up the graver, himself with designing and engrave as an instrument which would ena- ing views in and about the metroble him to disseminate whatever polis, and copying prints from Vanwork he could producc, in so much develdi, Ostade, Salvator, Rosa,&c. wider a circle. This resolution The facility with which he drew, - was no sooner formed, than carried etched, and inanaged the dry nee
into effect; for at the age of 21 he dle, enabled hin to complete a walked to London, and appren- great number of prints; which, ticed himself for seven years to after he became Lord Mayor, he Mr. Toms, the engraver of the collected and published in a portprint which first excited his atten- folio, at five guineas. In the intion.
troduction to this work he observes: His conduct during his appren- “That to the lovers of the fine
arts it may be an object of some The immense difference between curiosity, as it was from the protits the prices paid to artists now, and of these prints that the engraver of at that period, almost surpasses them was first enabled to hold out belief. Messrs. Boydells in their encouragement to young artists in advertisement to the print of the this line; and thereby, he flatters Death of Major Pearson, assert, bimself, has somewhat contributed that paiting the picture and ento bring the art of engraving in graving the print, cust them five England to such a state of superi. tlousand pounds. ority. It may likewise be added, The number of inimitably fine that this is the first book that ever prints which have been produced made a Lord Mayor of London. in this country since the time above Few men have had the happiness mentioned, have beyond all quese of seeing, in a single life-time, such tion, raised the English school of a rapid improvement; and the pub- engraving above every other in lisher will be gratified, if, in the fu- Europe. ture history of the art, lis very ex- Mr. Boydell did not confine his tensive undertakings shall be attention solely to prints: he also thought to have contributed to it. had the lovour of establishing an When the smallness of this work English school of historical painte is compared with what has follow- ing. We allude to that great uned, he hopes it will impress all dertaking the Shakspeare Gallery. young artists, with the truth of He also presented to the Corporawhat he has already held out to tion of the City of London, a num. them-tæt industry, patience, und ber of valuable pictures which are perseverance, united to talents, are placed in the Council Chamber at certain to surmount all difficulties.” Guildhall. Some of them are cal
Finding that the taste for prints culated to commemorate the acencreased, and that still larger sums tions of those heroes who have #cre yearly drawn out of this coun- done bonour to the British name; try by French artists, he sought for and others to impress on the minds an English engraver, who should of the rising generation, the sentiequal, if not excel them. This ments of virtue, industry and pru. person he found in William Wool- dence, in several fine allegorical ett, who engraved for him first the representations painted by Rigaud, Temple of Apollo, from Claude, Suurke, Westall, &c. and tivo fine pictures by the Smith's It is however to be lamented of Chichester; but the Niobe and that after a life thus . honourably Phaeton from Wilson, were his speut in promoting genius and the master-pieces. For the first of interests of his country, the Alder these Àr. Bryydell agreed to pay man suffered most severely from kitt fifty guineas, and when the this very cause. His connexions plate was finished, he
him wth the continent by the exports hundrert. The second Woolletation of prints were immense, and agreed to perform for fifty guineas the Revolution in France and the and Boydell gave him one hundred war which followed, not only put and twenty,
Proof prints were a stop to the trade, but deprived not at that time deemed of any him of large sums that were due to particular value, and sold at the him from abroad. ordinary prices, hut of late,proofs of In consequence of this misfors the above prints have fetched at tune he applied to Parliament and auctions above ten guincas. obtained an act enabling him to
dispose barbarous Usurper, In his manners he was plain and The Bishop of Arras had, from unaffected, cheerful, upright, and nature, a constitution strong en generous:--aud to his many excel- nough to resist the ravages of time lent qualities was added that of to the farthest limits assigned to the being a Christian upon principle. life of man, had not Providence
dispose of the Shakspeare Gallery England, to the Roman purple, and his collection of Pictures and and the Parisian Arch-Episcopate, Prints, by way of Lottery, which both of which were offered hiin in will take place in the course of 1801 by the First Consul of France pext month.
and by the Pontif of Rome. Of his conduct as a citizen it is Unalterable in his attachinent to pot necessary say much, In the the House of Bourbon, His Royal different otrices of alderman, she Highness Monsieur, brother to the riff, and Lord-mayor, he deported King of France and Navarre, made himself in a manner that will be him one of his principal counsellors long and gratefully remembered and confidential advisers; unproThough inflexibly just, he was al fitable offices, indeed, for those ways kind and merciful: and when who, confounding fortune with jus, husbands came before him with tice, paid money more than hus complaints of their wives, or wiyes nour; but advantageous to hiin of their hushands; masters of their who has a conscience, follows its servants; fathers of their children, dictates, and feels the honourable he always endeavoured, and often difference between the disinterest with success, to reconcile thern to ed counsellor of a lawful prince, each other, and to accommodate and the despicable accomplice of a their differences.
16. M. De Congier, bishop also bestowed on him a mind virtuof Arras, born a nobleman, and ous and feeling to the highest deeducated for the prelacy. He did gree, equal honour to his rank and to his The deplorable state of christianstation; faithful to his King as to ity, the misfortunes of his King, his God, a long life was never pol- and the degradation of his counluted with a single action that did try, iwere the diseases which des not prove the standard merit of a prived the world prematurely of good man, and of a sincere chris- one of its best and brightest ornapian. The loyal, as well as the re- ments. From the scandalous jourligious, in imitating his conduct. ney of Pius VII. and the sacrilegimay be sure to possess the esteem ous coronation of Napoleon I. this of their contemporaries, and the prelate received his death-blow. admiration of posterity;
He survived but for a few days the That such a character should news of the Corsican assassin's and particularly attract the hatred of poisoner's anointment, and was Buonaparte might justly be expects one of the first victims of this hors ed. The name of the Bishop of rible act, which has opened a tomb Arras was upon the saine line of for true religion, at well as for lawthe same list of proscription with ful monarchy. that of the hero of loyalty, Georges. '
As in health he had been an exThe Corsican assassin, who pierced ample of piety and constancy, duthe heart of an Enghien, Pichegru, ring his short illness he was a model and Georges, bas long pointed his of devotion and resignation. He dagger at the bosoun of this prelate, exhorted his countymen and fellowwho preferred poverty and exile in sufferers, like himself, unfortunate