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intitnled “ Rex Redux ; " being Cam “ from the censures of his former Calbridge verses on the return of Charles I. “ vinistical friends ;” but principally from Scotland, after his Coronation “ to reconimend to them the exercise there, in 1633 :
“ of candour towards persons in the “ Sedibus emigrans Colitis, comitatus
“ opposite sentiments, particularly with inermi
“ regard to the doctrine of the TRINIRex turbâ, fimplex et diadema ge
TY:" but not by defending those Ecce rcdit binoCarolus diademate cinc
sentiments, as the most agreeable to tus ;
[arma dabunt? scripture, but by shewing, that, tho' Hæc ubi nuda dedii pompa; quid
the doctrines themselves may be erroEd. Waller, Armiger, Coll. Regal."
neous, the persons who maintain them
Pag. 8o. may be sincere christians; and that the I make no doubt, but the ensuing
opinions commonly pronounced herevolumes will contain two Poems by
tical, are not, in reality, so different John Diaper, who is mentioned with
from those called orthodox, as is geregard by Dean Swift in the Journal to nerally apprehended; but that the difStella of March 12, 1711-12, and of
ferenceis more about phraseology than December 23,1712; the titles of which
ideas, are “Sea Eclogues," Lond. 1712, 8vo.
I cannot but consider the design as which the Dean lays are "very pretty;"
important. If the principles on which and “ Dryades; or the Nymphs Pro
I have proceeded be false (which your phecy," Lond. 1713, folio, which is correspondent does not pretend), I also pronounced “ a very good poem”.
Mhould be glad to be convinced of my Wishing the intelligent and indefati
miltake. With regard to the Title of gable editor success in his numerous
the pamphlet, I own there is a designed and laudable pursuits, I remain, ambiguity in it; but I cannot think it Your occasional correspondent,
can juftly be censured as fraudulent, SCRUTATOR.
since it must appear, on a strict examiP.S. Give me leave to add a word nation, to be literally applicable to the or two upon your present volume. The
work itself. An attention to the word “ Note of Bathe Business about the "investigated" will Mew this. I con“ Parliament,” in p. 27, is to be found
fess my view in this ambiguity of exin Harrington's “ Nugæ Antiquæ, II,
pression was, to induce those persons 222.-- The horrid stories in p. 30, 31,
to read the pamphlet, who must needed may be paralleled from your Maga to have the principles of moderation zine for 1768, p. 41, and from Chis.
inculcated upon them; who, if they hull's Travels, p. 158. Denmark is
had been aware of the design of it, the scene of the murders in the tormer,
would not have been so likely to pay it and Hamburg in the laiteri - P. 23, any attention, as they would from an col. 1. 50, for “tamen read “ to apprehension that it was written on the “ mos :" col. 2, 1.4, « lectionibus :" oppolite lide. This I thought an in. 17333" 1.
49 for "470" read nocent deception. If what I have of“ folio. – P. 24, col. 1.
fercd be not admitted as a sufficient “ ex Apollonii Dyscoli”. - P. 37, and
vindication, I fubmit to reproof ; and 43, “William Whitehead."
promise that in the next edition, (which col. 2, 1. 56, “the Works": 1.48 for may probably soon appear) I will give “ 1740” read “ 1730"-P. 65, col. 1.
the work a new title, troie expreflive 1. 26, “in vol." 1. 53, for “ Browne"
of its real design. In the mean time, read “Broome".
I am, Sir, with great respeel,
THE AUTHOR. Mr. URBAN,
Mr. URBAN, FROM your known impartiality, I Bllop Lowth's Ifaiah I have read doubt not of your immediate inter
with nolers instruction than pleasure. tion of the following vindication of But that I venture to make a few ob. myself, from the centure of an anony.
ervations on his translation, it will, I mous correspondent of yours, in your hope, be my excuse, that I do it with laft Magazine, as having been guilty
candour, without a vain itch of cavil. of a pious fraud, in the Title of my ling, or a petulant affectation of findlate publication, inscribed to Sir Harry ing fault, where none is to be found; Trelawny. The design of the piece is, but in order to be better informed, doubtless, what the writer supposes. It
and to be set right, if under any is partly “to vindicate that gentleman
mistake. Without further preface,
then, I think the Bishop's explanation their different affections, the result of of these words in the fifty third chapter, that enthusiasm, and therefore not al. v. 8. namely, W bo can declare his gene ways to be altered, without the proration? , which his Lordship has a per authority of MSS. for instance, dopted from Dr. Kennicot, suits not to the person expressed by a preceding the words, either detachedly consider word? And, whether there are noc ed, or in their connection with the instances to this purpose in the Greek context. Dr. Kennicot thinks, the and Roman poets, who were under the original words should be translated, power of natural enthusiasm ? Who can declare his course of life in The term peoples, in the trandation, allufion to a custom among the Jews, sounds haríh to an inaccustomed ear. of admitting persons to give a charac And indeed all collective names, beter of the accused, in order to allevi ing virtually plural, can properly adate, if not wholly quash, the guilt of mit of no plural expression. In Hethe charge. That this was a custom, brew, it is true, the term, signifying I am far from denying; and it seems people, has a plural. But who' can to be confirmed by the defence our Sa sufficiently account for the irregula. viour was pleased to make, inviting, rities, not
to say, absurdities of and even challenging his hearers and language ?
z. spectators, to witness for or against him, as they hould find cause.
But Mr. URBAN, that it was a custom among the Ro.
ON reviewing the letters of * Cathomans, who in this case were the
licus, Eufebius, and T. B. to judges, and the Jews the prosecutors, prove, that Tithes taken from Quadoes by no ineans appear. It was their kers cannot properly be called jufmanner to put the sentence, as foon as ferings, it is said, “ That, if a Quaker pronounced, immediately in execution rents an estate that is tithable, he has without the least respite; and then the it cheaper than if tithe-free; and original word dor, here used, never, in consequently tithes taken from him all the Bible, signifies a course of life, cannot be called sufferings.” In an. bur always a generation, men living at swer to this, I will state the following the same time, contemporaries : and froin the connection with the context, A member of the church of Engthe words seem intended to express the land rents an estate that is tithable extreme wickedness of the age, in he
pays the tithes to the ministers of wbich our Saviour lived. -Again, that religious fociety of which he is a his Loráship seems to admit a double
member, and with which he conscienmeaning of scripture; and if a double,
tiously un:ies. I see no reason, why not a manifold :
A Quaker rents an estate that is which seems to be putting the oracles tithable the tithes are taken from of the God of truth on a footing with him by the ministers of a religious so. the equivocal and fallacious responses ciety of which he is not a member, and of a Sibyl or a Pythoness: a surmise with which he cannot confcientiously op every account to be rejected. Be unite ; so that in the first case a value fides, if words are signs of our is received for the tithe; but in the thoughts, they cease to be such, if of a
second, no value is received; confe. vague and manifold fignification. quently, the Quaker is a fufferer. The sense therefore of Scripture, in And I cannot help thinking, that if one and the same place, can be but those, who now so strenuously insist on one and simple, whether expressed in the right of tithes, were situated as the proper or improper, that is, figurative
Quakers are, they would act as the words : and this is the literal sense.
Quikers do.-Suppose for instance, But besides this literal sense, a mystical
the present establishment was altered, sense may be implied ; which is the
and the ubes, which are now claimed sense of the things represented by the by the clergy of the church of Engwords, and not of the words them.
land, were by act of parliament approfelves. Whether the frequent change
priated to the support of a popijh miof parfon and number in the prophe. niltry, would not conscientious Protical writings, be not a character of teftants think it a fuffering to be oh. enthusiasm in general, either of that
liged to pay them, even if they be. which is fupernatural, under the influence of which the prophets were, in See Genileman's Magazine, 1979, order the more trongly to set forth
Pages 487, 593; and 1780, page 16.
lieved it confiftent with the Spirit of the T.R. Mr. Urban, in your laf Magospel dispensation to pay tythes to
us their own minillers? -- But if their aback. His introduction of an ecclereligious principles were the same in fiaftical moon has so capsized our nautithis respect as the Quakers, who be ca! moon, that we cannot determine lieve tithes to be witerly inconsistent the true time of the tide, which to seawith the doctrine of Jesus Chrift, they men is of the greatest consequence. would then think the obligation of To be sure, T. R. has compromised paying them a fuffering indeed ! the matter very well between the aftro
The Quakers believe that tythes nomical and the ecclefiaftical full which were due under the Levitical moon, in order to settle the true day priesthood, and which were neceliary to to be observed for Efter by the support the expensive institutions of church ; but by no means to ihe satisthe outward law, were entirely abo faction of the feet. We have one lithed by the coming of our Saviour, rule to go by at lea, where we do not who writes his law in our hearts, and consult almanacks okrow the moon's commanded his disciples " freely ye age, and of course the tides ; it is this: have received, freely give"-We do we add the tpact of the year to the not find that any of the apostles day of the month, and the number of thought themselves entitled to tithes. the month; which total, if under 30, While they were employed in the fer. is the moon's age; if over 30, subvice of the gospel, they doubtless had Atract 30, and the remainder is her a right to be maintained, though the age. Now the epact of the present apostle Paul declared he had not used
year is 23 ; the number of the month that right-- But this naintainance was March is r; and 21, the day of that not a regular ftipend, but a supply of month, which was the true day, make necessaries, which cealed when they 45; fubftract 30, remainder 15,
the had leisure to attend to their own age of the moon, which is full; contrades and occupations for a liveli fequently Easter is rightly fixed, and hood.--Thele examples the Quakers the Alinanacks are erroneus in placfollow. When their minilters think it ing the full moon on the 20th of their duty to pay religious vitits to March, which militates again it that their friends at a distance, their travel general rule. If the rule be fallible, ling expences are borne, if they chule T. R. would do a kind office to a to accept them ; but when they are at spirited set of men, who are constantly home among their own flock, they re endangering their lives on a boilierous ceive no je uniary emolument, follow element, to point out when it is so, ing the advice of the apofle Peter to and the reafons why. the elders, “ Feed the flock of God Yours, BRITAIN'S BULWARK. which is among you, taking the over Conqueftadore, Nore. fight thereof, not by contraint, but willingly, not for filthy lucre, but of Mr. URBAN, a ready mind, neither as being lords the judicious remarks that have over God's heritage, but being en been occasionally inferred in your Samples to the Rock ; and when the Magazine on Dr. Johnson's edition of chief Shepherd thall appear, ye hall the Engli/in Poets, give me leave to add receive a crown of glory that faduth a few, with a view of rendering subnot away."
sequenteditions as complete as possible. • Though the Quakers are firmly Vol. IX. p. 39. Denham, “On the convinced of the truth of their prin Earl of Stojford's Trial and Death;" ciples, yet as they do not agree with a mistake for “ Siraford's," as the those of the religion established by law, poem hews, and as it is printed in Sir they gratefully acknowledge the mo Jolin's works. deration that is thewn towards them, X. 339. Rochester, “Belly Morrice," and are not dispored to complain of my legend says, was “ Buckhursi's such who take their demands from whore;” and to allow is the reading in them in the least oppressive manner my edition; “ Buckley's," of which the law has directed--Those wiiom I know nothing. And Buckburft who act against them with a perie. is mentioned again a few lines after, cuting fpirit, I am persuaded, are not She is probably the same who is celecountenanced by the generality of their brated by Lord Buckhurit (or Dorset) fellow profesors, who are more dis in his Poems, II. 204. posed 10 follow the apostle Paul's ex XII. 292. Stepney, “The Spell." cellent advice, " above all things put
his works, P: 57:
This poem, with a few alterations, is Mr. URBAN, ascribed to Fenton, in vol. XXIX.p.300, TRIFLES in some things are not so under the title of “The Platonic Spell.' in others : History and Chronolo
359. Wall. In Itanza V. for gy, for example, demand the utmoit “ wounded hand"r."wounding hand. exactness. Persuaded of the propriety
XXIII. p.243. Addison. “ Left with of this idea, I take the liberty to menthe printer by an unknewn hand." tion a mistake in p. 17 of your MagaThese verses were by George Jeffreys, zine for January last. In the list of Esq; and are printed in his works. the first Council of the Society of An
XXVI. 29. Rowe. “Verses made tiquaries, after obtaining the Charter, to a Simile of Pope's." These verses is Cromwell Mortimer, D. D. instead occur again p. 58.
of MD. I knew Dr. Mortimer per58. For“ 1776"r." 1726." sonally, he was a Physician, not a Di-P. 84. * To the Thames,” This vine; and, at the time of his being " New Year's Ode" was written for choren of the above Council, he was Mr. Rowe by Mr. Jeffreys above Secretary to the Royal Society. The mentioned, and is claimed by him in repeated proofs you have given of your
attention to accuracy, induces me to XXX. 198. Prior. For" Quæcum hope that what I have here said will que" r. Quocunque."
not be deemed unworthy notice. N. N. “Topaz," here fatia · Mr. URBAN, rised, was Sir Richard Blackmore.
afforded me great pleasure to find XXXII. 25. Pope. For 6 Trum the benevolent Dr. Lettlome had inball" r. " Trumbull."
teretted himself in favour of the dirXXXIII. 370.
The line here tresled widow of the late Captain Car-, quoted, on Lord Bolingbroke, occurs His philanthropy renders him an in the Ejay m Mari, p 84. I do not ornament to his profession, and to hufind here the following epigram, commonly given to Pope : “ On one who I have been thinking of a scheme, made' long epitaphs.
Mr. Urban, by which I would hope “ Friend, for your epitaphs I'm griev'd, some more certain provision might be Where Nill so much is said,
made for that unfortunate person than One half will never be believ'd,
The can hope to receive from occasional The other never read."
prefents. Suppose a new edition of where it is not generally known that
Captain Carver's Travels was to be the person intended was Dr. Freind, Master of Wettininiter-School.
published by subscription, if a few XXXVI. 210, 1.468. Pope's Homer.
hundred pounds could be raised in that For “ fates" 1.“ fate."
manner, it might enable her to educate
her orphans in a reputable manner. XLI. 292. Gay. In Faulkner's edi
Was a scheme of this nature to meet tion of Swift's works, “ The Lilliputian Ode" is ascribed to Dr. Arbuth
with the patronage of a man of Dr.
Lett some's influence and interest, there not, and “ The Lamentation of Glum.
could, I think, be no doubt of its fuc. dalclitch," &c. to Pope.
ceeding. Was it to be let on foot, XLIII. 281. Pitt. It could have been said, that this “ Dialogue be
the very small degree of influence
which the writer of this letter poffefles tween the Poet and his Servane" is in imitation of Horace, B. II. Satire 7.
in society, would be cheerfully exerted
in the fervice of the unbappy widow, XLVI, 4. Waits. Pbilomela, we hould have been told, was Mrs.Rowe,
who is surely an object of the tenderest
compassion to every feeling heart. LIV. 37. Sbensione. This “ Elegy,"
A Friend to Humanity. if “ written about the time of Capt. Grenville's death,''which was in 1747,
will present could not (pro;erly) be“ addressed to
the following question to your philoLord Temple," as his uncle, Lord
fophical correspo denis: Cobham, was then living, and the
What is eise use of the sounding-board Earldom of Temple was not created
usually placed over our pulpits? till 1749. See the Red Book.
Gentleman's Magazine, 1780, p. 65. LV. 362. Akensite. This Ode, “ as Concerning Toland's infidelity, see also originally written,” lould rather have * Leland's Deistical Writers." preceded the “ altered" copy. Here it P. 175. Mr. Giove is said likewise to follows it.
have written Nou in the Spectator. V. Yours, &c.
A.B. " Letters of Eminent Persons," vol. III.
Defeription of the Rooms appropriated to the board, and other emblems before her
Hoyal Academy in the new Buillings in and Painting is exhibited borrowing cothe Seond, of which an Elevation has Tours fsom the Rainbow. In the end of been given, Vol. XLIX.
the Room fronting the door, we are struck *H E right wing of the Buildings is
with two noble pictures of their Majesties,
by Sir Joshua Reynolds The King is fitappropriated to ihe Roval Academy,
ting in the Coronation Chair in Westminativi che roms which are assigned for the Several depariments of
fter. Hall, with all the insignia of Royalty.
- The Queen is also drawn Gitting in the were opened on Monday the first of May.
Chair of State, and dreht in her royal The Exhibition Room of Sculpture and
robes. In the right hand corner of the Drawings, is op the ground-floor; it is
room there is a most beautiful picture of plain and enornamented. On the Raircase there are various figures
“ Samuel and Eli,” by Mr. Copley. The
subject is the moment of time when the and buits, which are well executed. On
child Samuel is informing Eli of the dethe first landing, a most beautiful Paint
struction of his house; and this story is so ing, by Cipriani, in imitation of ballo re
well and so truly told, that we think we lievo; the subject is The Arts and Sciences.
see the old man exclaim with pious comThe Library on the first floor. It is a
posure, “ It is the Lord! let him do what small room, but elegantly ornamented
seemech him good.”. with a peirised cieling. The centre re
On the Staircase, at the top of the next presents Tresry, by Sir Joshua keynolds : She is described lining on a Cloid, dart
flight, and fronting the door of the grand
Exhibition Room, there is another very in, her eye through the expanse, and holding a scroll in her hand, on which is
fine piece of painting, of bajo relievo, re
presenting " Minerva and the Muses," Theory is : he knowledge of
by Cipriani. It is composed in the anrique "what is truly nature.” This piece por. Selles a most beautiful lightness, ard the
file, replete with grace and simplicity;
and the deception is so great, that it is figure seems rather lo hover in the air,
hardly posible to believe that the figures than to have any furtkd feat. Coves are also emblematical pieces, repre
are not swelling from the wall.
We now enter the anti-room of the Exfe: i ng “ Design, Charaéter, Commerre, “ and Plenty," by Cipriani.
hibition, which is small, and receives its Over the
lighi from an arched window above the chimney is a bust of his Majesty in Statu
Over the door of the Exhibiary Marble, by Carlini: It is a fronp. (x
tion-Room, there is a painting of ballo pressive likeness. Under the butt is a
relievo, of the Heads of their Majesties, in bajo relevo of “ Gupid and Pichye,” by
a Medallion, fupported by Delign and Nollekuns, which is delicately executed.
Painting. And on the top of the door we The Room adjoining to this is that
read the following motto, imitated from which is appropria ed for the Antique sca that of Pythagoras, demy. There are a number of casts and models from almost all the antique figures
« ΟΥΔ Ε Ι Σ - Α Μ ο Υ Σ Ο Σ. which Europe poflefles, collected in one
“ EI EIT 12." point of view, and arranged in a malterly « Let none but Men of Taste presume to This room is unadorned with
enter." Painting, to give effect to the Sculpture, and that the eye of the student may not
The grand Exhibition-Room is noble be diverted from his object.
and spacious, measuring about sixty feet This leads to the Letture Room, which
by htty. It is very judiciously lighied by is spacious, elegant, and well-proportion
four arched windows, which distribute an cd. The cieling is painted in compart
equal light over the whole; the cieling is ments, and the file does honour to the
painted with a tender Sky, and has a very genius of Sir William Chambers. The
good effect. In the corners there are four centre compartment represents
emblematical pieces, representing " Geo“ Graces unverling Nature." And the
“ metry, Sculpture, and Painting," by Cotfour next to it arc " The Elements."
ton; the characters are boys, and exceedThese emblematical pieces are the pro
ingly well preserved, ductions of Mr. Weli. In four small cir
On the whole, there is a Taste both in cles are the heads of ancient Artists, “ Ap
the Contrivance and Execution of the Plan "pelles, Archimedes, Appollodorus, and
of the Rooins, which does high honour to
the Arrift ; and even without the Paint. “ Phidias," by Biegg:. As each end of the cieling Angelica Kauffman has exerted
ings, they would be worthy the admira
tion of the Public. hier very uimott powers. The pieces reprefent Genius, Design, Composition, and
[S.me Account of the principal Piilures
in ihe Exh.bition is our next.] Painting Genius is finely ripresented leani:g upon the cele ial viobc, and ex.
N is craving frmine is in a
, fome of ferious
leica Dumber ot writers, who are only
prepare therapies of intertion Degre page and of Mr. Urban's volume for