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In 1722,

Mr. URBAN, Jan. 12, 1780. In 1721 he published “ BatracboA I myomachia Græcè ad veterum exein

further particulars of Mr. Mait plariuin fidem recusa : Glofla Græca ; taire's very learned publications. variantibus lectinibus ; verfionibus La

In 1709 he gave the first specimen of tinis commentariis & indicibus illu. his great skill in typographical anti ftrata." 8vo. quiries, by publihing '" Stepha

“ Miscellanca Græcorum norum Historia, vitas ipsorum ac aliquot Scriptorum Cannina, cum verJibros complectens," 8vo; which was fione Latina & Notis," 4'0. succeeded in 1717 by “ Historia Ty In 1724 he compiled, at the request pographorum aliquot Parisienfum, vitas of Dr. John Freind, (at whose expence & libros complectens," 8vo.

it was printed,) an index to the works In 1719, “ Annales Typographici of Areizus, to accompany the fplenab Artis inventæ Origine ad annum did edition of that author which apÚD, Opera Mich. Maittaire, A.M. peared from the Clarendon piefs in Hayz Com." 4to. To this volume is 1723. The iudex is introduced by a prefixed, “ Epistolaris de antiquis Niort Latin pretace. Quintiliani Editionibus Differtatio, In 1725, an excellent edition of clariffimo viro D. Johanni Clerico." Anacreon in 4to, of which no more

The second volume, divided into than 100 copies were printed, and the two parts, and continued to the year few errata in each cupy corrected by MDXXXVI,was published at The Hague his own hand, in 1722 ; introduced by a letter of In 1726 he published " Petri Periti John Tuland, under the title of “Con Medici Parifienfis in tres priores Arejectura verofimilis de prima Typogra tæi Cappadocis Libros Commentarii, phiæ Inventione."

nunc primum editi,"4to. This learned The third volume, from the same Commentary was found among the press, in two parts, continued to

papers of Grævius. MDLVII, and, by an Appendix, to From 1728 to 1732 he was employed MDCLXIV, in 1725.

in publifhing • Marmorum Arundele In 1733 was published at Amfter lianorum, Seldenianorum, aliorumque dam what is usually confilered as the

Academia Oxonienfi donatorum, una fourib volume, under the title of “ An. cum Commentariis & Indice, editie nales Typographici ab artis inventæ secunda," folio; to which an Aporigine, ad annum MDCLXIV, operâ pendix” was printed in 1733. Mich. Maitraire, A.M. Editio nova,

"Epiftol. D. Mich. Maittaire ad D.P. auétior & emendatior, tomi primi pars Des Maizeaux, in qua Indicis in Anpofterior." The aukwardness of this nales Typographicus Methodus ex• title has induced many gentlemen to picatur," &c. is printed in The present dispose of their f-ji volume, its think State of the Republick of Letters, ing it fuperiided by the second edition; August 1773, p. 142. but this is by no means the cale ; the The life of Robert Stephens, revikud volume of 1719 being equally necef and corrected by the author, with a sary to complete the set as that of 1733, new and complete list of his works, is which is a revision of all the former prefixed to the excellent edition of R. volumes.

Stephens's Thesaurus, 4 volumes in In 1741 this excellent work was closed, at London, by “ Annalium “Antiquæ Inscriptiones duæ, 1736," Typographicorum Tomi Quintus & ul 410. These were the Greek and Latimus; indicem in tamen quatuor tin infuriptions on a table of copper, prentes complectens ;” divided (like (tound at Heraclea,) accompanied the two preceding volumes) into two with a grammatical commentary. The parts. The whole works therefore, hittory of this table is worth preserve when properly bound, confifts either ing. In 1732 two large tables oi copof five volumes, or of nine; and in per were discovered near Heraclca, in nine volumes it was properly described the bay of Tarentum, in the Magna in the catalogue of Dr. Askew, whose Græcia ; the first and most important elegant.copy was sold to Mr. Shafioe of thein, which was broken into two, for 101. 55. – I have deviated from containing on one side a Greek inchronological order, to place the “An scription relating to lands facred to "nales Typographici" in one view. In Bacchus; on the other side, a Laiin the intermediate years, however, Mr. inscription, being part of a pandect Maittaire was diligently employed on

or digest of Roman municipal laws, various works of value.

The'

folio, 1734.

end. The first part of the first table

, Joof

The second table, engraved on one side mory of a man whose literary talents only, contained a Greek inscription

deserve to be perpetuated. If any relating to lands belonging to the gentleman will take the trouble to temple of Minerva, nearly of the same amend it, it will give a real pleasure to antiquity with the first; but the in Yours, &c.

J. N. fcription imperfect, the table being

Mr URBAN, muiilated, and broken off at the lower

OHN Bearblock, who was a member

of St. John's College, in Oxford, foon after its being discovered, was

in the year 1565, and who in 1569 carried to Rome, and purchased there

was a Fellow of Exeter College, and at a great price by Franciscus Ficoro.

served the office of Proctor with the mills, a celebrated antiquary. In

founder of the Bodleian Library, is 173ş it was brought by an italian into

recorded to have been an exceilent England, where it was purchased by

draughtsman. Among the specimens Brian Fairfax, Esq; a coin millioner of

of his skill in this art, was a delinea. the customs, a lover of antiquities,

tion of all the colleges in Oxford, and F.S.A. soon after whose death it

which be presented to Queen Elizabeth; was purchased of his executors by

as also a sketch of the city of Rochester, Philip Carteret Webb, Efq; who in

If Anthony a Wood was not mistaken, 1760 obliged the world with a curious

this last performance was extant in account of it, read by him before the

his time, but unfortunately he has Society of Antiquaries, Dec.13, 1759; oinitted to notice where it was preand by him the table itself was pre

ferved. Should this circumstance be sented, March 12, 1760, to the King

known to any of your readess, by of Spain, hy the hands of the Neapo

communicating the same through the liran minister in London, to be depo

channel of your useful Magazine, they dited in the royal collection of anti

will very much oblige quities at Naples, where the other half

Ar occafonal Correspondent. and the fecond table bad been placed by purchase in 1748. The Commen ·

Mr. URBAN, raries of Mazochius on these tables, 'Tis but a small matter I am going in 6oo filio pages, were published at to mention, but, as it relates to Naples in 1758.

our own language, loine, perhaps, may In 1738 appeared at The Hague, think it of consequence : Bieak fignifies "Gizcæ Linguse Dialecti in Scholz chill or cold, as when we say a bleak Regiæ Westmonasterii ufum, recognita wind, a bleak fluation, and to the op a Mich. Maitraise. Prefaiiuncm song, & Appendicem in Apollonii Dyfurti

. Cold and raw the north did blow, Fragmento inedito addidit J. F. Bleak in the morning early," &c. Reitzius." A Dedication was pre

and it is generally thought that Blackfixed to the volume by Mr. Maittaire,

Healbis so denominated from the bleakto the Marquis of Granby, and the

ness of that elevated piece of grond ; Lords Robert and George Manners,

in which cale, black is a corruption of

bleak. his brothers; and a new Preface, dated

Now, on the other hand, bleak 3 cal. Octob. 1737. This was again appears to meap black, niger, from the printed at London in 1742.

Saxon blac and blæc, for the northThe last publication of Mr. Mait

weft wind, in Perigord, is called, actaire was a volume of poems in 4to,

cording to Monf. Menage t, vent ne1742, under the title of ic Senilia, five

gre, and indeel this quarter is generally Poetica aliquot in Argumentis varii

black, and the wind blowing from generis Tentamina."

thence dry, and black, and cold : fo I can recover no other particulars of

that black and bleak seein to be the him than that he took the degree of

same words; and I know not whether M. A. at Chrift-Church, March 23,

bleak, in the song, may not mean black, 1696; and died April 7, 1747.

His

as cold is mentioned in the first line; valuable library was sold by auction

this sense of bleak, however, is not the same year.

noted in our Dictionaries. There is a good metzotinto print of

Yours,

T. Row. him by Faber, from a painting by B.

The case is probably the same with Dandridge, inscribed « Michael Mait

Black-Hamilton, a place well known to taire, A.M. Amicorum jussu."

Eentlemen of the turf. I fail be glad if this imperfect

† Menage, Origine de la Lange Franco, ketch contributes to preserve the me V. Bif,

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Refe&iors as the Difti cije. oyibetoori plicate our aid in the public streets and

ERE there no mifery or dittress in privalo avenues; but, untortunately for

the world, there would be feve them, the prevalent opinion, that there occasions for exercifing that benevo is somewhere abundant provision for Jence, which excites gratitude and the poor, and that idleners not necefthankfulness on one hand, and the lity, prompts teir petitions, induces tender emotions of fympathy and hu many to refuse that pittance, which manity on the other. Conscious as would prove no loss to themselves, we are, that no one is exempt from the and in some instances might save a life. painful vicitfirudes of life, and that In some diseases the attack is vio. the bieffed to-day may to morrow ex lent, and re progres rapid , ard beperience a hitter reverse; the child of fore the settle nent of a poor helpless wge is always an object of commisera. object can be ascertained, death des tion, and thould excite in onr hearts cides the controversy. that kind of compaffion, and obtain I know that many undeserving obshat aid from us, which we fhould jeets intrude upon the benevolent, to look for, were such affli&ions fuffered the injury of real distrets: but, rather to overtake us.

than those Mould suffer all the pangs Varioos are the occasions to excite of milery unpiried and unaided, fome the sympathetic feelings of the human enquiry might be made, and their cafe beart, for dittress appears in a thóu. ascertained : were this tried, it would fand thapes; but perhaps there are frequently bring us acquainted with none more deferving of Jur attention, fimations and circumstances of misery than abject poverty, particularly at

which cannot be described : acquaintThis time, when the inclemency of the ance with such scenes of human woe fearon requires additional expences, and would equally excite thankfulness for when families who have been sup. ourselves, and compassion for our fel. ported by indufry and labour, are low.creatures, who are vified with many of them robbed of this fupport sufferings and pangs from which we by the exigencies of war, and com have hitherto been providentially, ii pelled to depend upon the scanty and not undefervedly; preferved. precatiulis affiltańce of the parish. These sentiments were the result of Many who are permirred to continue a morning walk in the metropolis, with eheir families are obliged to la which introduced the writer into tome bour in all the levere changes of wea. firmations of real life, the relation of ther, and are consequently more liable which he trusts, will not be unacto violent diseases and aggravated ceptable to those benevolent' minds, want. Their families are often nu. who think, merous, their habitations close and

To pity human woe confined, and, when a fevet or any

Is what the happy.to se unhappy owe, infectious difeare is once introduced, it

A Morning Walk in the Metropolis. extends its malignity, and augments defolation and misery for' the arm of " About the beginning of Deceme the father, upon, which a family of ber, on going out of my house-door, helpless children haturally depend for

I was acconed by a tall thin inan, support, is thus equally proftrate with

whole countenance exhibited inch a the bale as the breaft. "Sickness under pielure of dittress and poverty as fixed every exterior comfort excites our foli my attention, and induced me to ens titude and concern , but what a pi&ture quire into bis fituation. He informed of human woe is exhibited, when want, me that he was a day-labourer, just penury, and pain, contitute the pillow ! yčcovering froni ficknel's; and that fee. The benevolence of this ration is

ble as he then was, in order to procure great beyond comparison ; and, when

sustenance for a sick family, at hoine, real dittress is known, fome tender bo be was compelled to seek for work, foin overflows with comfort and suc and to exert himielf much beyond his tour: but the thief examples of mile freng:h; and be added, chat he lived sy are tink nown and unrelieved ; ma

in a couti called Litle Greenwich, in by there are too dißident to apply for

Alderigaie Streer. This pour object aid, or ignorant how to do it; some seemed to feel diftress too deeply to be of these pine away in folitary want,

an impofiori and I could not avoid till death closes their sufferings i num bestowing fome means of obviating his bers, however, rather than Glently lif prelent wants, for which he reiiccu fer their bulbands, these wives, and bowing, with tears in his eyes ;. but Rheir children, uiteriy to perish, sup. when he got out of 'fizhi, his image

was present with me: I was then forry I have observed, that the daughter
that my generosity had not been equal who was stretched on the floor, was
to my fenfibility, and this induced me still able to speak. She told me that
to attempt finding out his family. He something was the matter with her moa
had mentioned that his name was Foy, ther's fide, and asked me to look at it.
and by the information he gave me, I I turned up an edge of the blankets
discovered his miserable habitation; with and found that a very large mortifica-
difficulty I found my way up a dark tion had taken place, extending from
paisage and itair.case to a little cham the middle of her body to the middle
ber furnished with one beditead ; an of the thigh, and of a hand's breadth ;
old sox was the only article that an the length was upwards of half a yard,
twered the purpose of a chair, the fur and to stop its progress nothing had
niture of the bed confitted of a piece been applied. It was a painful light
of old ticken, and a worn-out blanket, to behold; and many not less painful
which conttitated the only couch, ex exist in this metropolis. I procured
cept the foor, whereon this afflicted medical assistance immediately, and
family could recline their heads to relt : for a trifling gratuity got a neighbour
and what a scene did they present ! to nurse the family. The church-
Near the center of the bed lay the mo warden, to whom I made application,
ther with half a shift, and covered as heard their history with concern, and
high as the middle with the blanket. added his humane aid, to rescue from
She was incapable of telling hier.com death a poor and almost expiring fa-
plaints- The Ipiale, for want of some mily. I have, however, the pleasure
Huid to noillen her mouth, had dried to conclude this relation of their un-
upon her lips, which were black;'as (peakable distress, by communicating
were likewile the gums, the concomi. their total deliverance from it, which;
tants of a putrid fever, the disorder I think, may be juftly attributed to the
under which the laboured. At an timely aslidance administered:
other end of the blanket was extended London, Jan. 6, 1780.
a girl about five years old; it had

J. C. LETTSOM; rolled from under this covering, and

Mr. URBAN, was totally naked, except its back, As you have lately favoured the pubon which a blister plaster was Lied by lick with some Atrictures on paint. a piece of packthread crossed over its ing, I hope the following account of breast; and, though laSouring under its first introduction into England will this dreadful fever, the poor creature not be unacceptable to your readers.. was asleep: On one side of it's mother Painting in oil is supposed to be lay a naked boy about two years old ; brought into England by John Ab this little innocent was likewise sleep Eyek, in the year 1410. Mr. Waling. On the other side of the mother, pole, in his Anecdotes on Painting, on the floor, or rather on an old box, gives some reasons to induce me to belay a girl about twelve years old : the Lieve that the secret was discovered in was in part covered with her gown and England at an earlier period; what petticoat, but lie had no tift. The follows inay perhaps confirm this opi: fever had not bereaved her of her senses : nion. the was perpetually moaning out, “I I have seen in the possession of a genshall die of thirftpray give me some tleman at Cheltenham, a portrait in water to drink." Near her stood an oil colours of one of the anceltors of other girl about four years old, barca his family, it is a whole length, paint. footed : her whole covering was a loose ed on two boards glued together, and piece of petticoat thrown over her shoul. not ill done. He is represented kneel. ders; and to this infant it was that her ing on a cushion. The body of his fister was crying for water.

armour is black, embossed with gold, I now experienced how greatly the on which are depicted the arms of the fight of real misery exceeds the de. family, and on his helmet is a golden scription of it. What a contrast did rose. In his hands he holds a crest, this Icene exhibit to the plenty and ele consisting of a plume of Oftrich feagance which reigned within the extent thers upon an helmet adorned with a of a few yards only - for this misera. mantle, which he seems to have just ble receptacle was oppoate to the ftate received. The picture is without name ly edifice of an honourable alderman, or date, but according to the family wind still-nearer were many spacious tradition, it is the portrait of Sir Ri. beoufes and thopsi

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Anecdote of early Painting. --Memorandum of the last Century. 27 ter the glorious vi&tory of Cressy, Bathe, met Sir John Horner : we were This gentleman was very inftrumental chosen by the citizens to serve for the In rescuing the Black Prince from im. city. The Maior and citizens conminent danger in that batile. The ferred about parliament business. The picture is believed to be painted at Maior promised Sir John Horner and that time, but it is beyond every en myself a horse a piece when we went quiry to discover the name of the pain. to London to the Parliament, which ter, or indeed of any artist of that age, we accepted of; and we alked about In a register book at the Heralds, Office, the fynodi and ecclesiastical dimilions. in an entry of the year 1680, mention I am to go again on Thurfüay and is made of this piéture ; it is said to meet the citizens about all such mathe "curioully painted, and seeming to ters, and take advice thereon, be near 200 years old." This, if to Thursday the gut, went to Bathe, be depended upon, would fix it to the Mr. Ahe preached. Dined at the commencement of the reign of Henry George Inn with !he Maior and four VII. at whole coronation another Sir citizens. Spent at dinner fix shillings Richard Delabene was created a bana in wine. neret, but the same difficulty will re

d. main in finding the name of any pain Laid out in vi&tuals at the ter in England at this period. The George Inn fine arts had no encouragement from Laid out in drinking Henry. Mabuse was the only painter Laid out in tobacco and drink. we know to have been in England in ing vellets

4 4 his reign, and he must have been very

January the ift, my father gave me young when Henry died, From the four pounds to bear my expences at black armour and the crest of feathers, Bathe. Mi. Chapman the maior came I have very little doubt of its being

to Kelston and returned thanks for my the portrait of the first named Sir Ris being chosen to serve in parliament, to chard, and I am much inclined to my father, in the name of all the citithink it is an original. After all, i zens. My father gave good advice muit confess, that a gentleman of very touching my speaking in parliament fine taste and very distinguished judg as the city Nould direct me., Came ment, who hath seen the picture, is of home late at night from Balne, much opinion that colours mixed with oil troubled hercai concerning my prowere not used before John Aş Eyek's ceeding, truly for men’s good report discovery, and consequently, that this and mine own safety. picture was first painted in some com Note. I gave the city messenger two position then in use, and afterwards Shillings for bearing the Maior's letter parnished or repainted in oil. J, M.

to me. Laid out in all three pounds

seven shillings for victuals, drink, and Mr URBAN.

horse-hire, together with divers gifts. If the following Note may be relied

upon as genvine, the Reader will A Parable againy? Perfecution; in in. observe with what reluctance Gen. milation of Scripture language. Cotlemen were prevailed upon to attend pied from Mr. Franklin's Miscellane. Parliament, while the struggle be. ous works, jus publibed. tween the King and his Subjects re- AND it came to pass after there mained undecided

things, that Abraham sat in the

door of his tent about the going down A Note of Batbe Business about the

of the sun; and behold a man hent Parliament.

with age, coming from the way of the Saturday Dec, the 36th, 1646, went wilderness, leaning on a staff, And

to Bache and dined with the Maior Abraham arose and met him, and aid and citizens, conferred about my elec unto him, Turn in I pray thee, and tion to serve in Parliament as my fa wash thy feet, and tarry all night, and ther was belpless and ill able to go any thou nail arise early in the morning, more;-went to the George Inn at

and go on thy way. And the man night, met the Bailiff, and desired to

said, Nay, for I will abide under this be dismissed from serving ; drank strong tree. Bui Abraham pressed him greatbeer and Metheglin; expended about ly; so he turned, and they went into three thillings, went home late, but the tent; and Abraham baked un. çould not get excused as they enter leavened bread, and they did eat. And tained a good opinion of my father. when Abraham saw that the mga

Monday Dec. the 28th, went to blessed not Ged, he faid, unto hiin,

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