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8. A Ride and a Walk ibrough Stour His works his monument. Surviving friends head. A Poem. Rivington, 40, 15. To these trujt prudent rather than to stone. [Reviewed by a Correspondent.]
The note here shews this last line is SOME miserable undreft Muse, who.
Atolen from Terence's Ad rem allentiotells us plainly,
res. We always understood Res meant
money; but we never heard that his -rude unpolish'd lays are all I have
Lordship left a large share of that be-mounting without fear or dread
hind him. Perhaps the meaning of Her fellow-traveller, steady, fafe,
these two lines is ibat he left so little Who any other lord ne'er recognized, But from ber infant-state was taught to
that his surviving friends in common munch
prudence cannot afford him a monuCeres' bouniy from her constant hund,
ment; and therefore-the inference is frolls forth
Measuring back with low balle, the - from Hellyar's hofpitable roof, Muse comes to a labyrinth of grove, j. e. the inn at Stourton, where, we where, in a siraw-built convent, dare fay, both the and her Pegasus Wife and tulband, innocent as doves, were glad of a breakfast, which per God's firit command, “ Increase and mut. haps they mean to pay for by this poem, and trot over
Fuifill with joy, obey with exfiacy. -an affemblage of such endless bearties
The virgin parent, and ber human fone
Divine, masterly, placid, lib'ral Hoare Old Stour, she says, owes his source With tender, blial and parental looks, to a concave vale with a modeft fpire, Has filled. without which the farmers wires Buried in ruins for whole centuries, would lose their bohea, and the spec The Eiftern Magi on their bender knees tator from the terrass the prospect of Humbly present their perfum'd offerings. such cbafie Dryads as the Grand Seig. Their past hard fate judicious Bampe nor himself cannot boast, they give
fylde faw, fucb plenitude of joy unsatiating. A. And ordered them to be what once they mongʻibousands of lately oaks which, under orber Georges and other BAR
A wicked wag would suppose that the RINGTONS are by cogent argument to Eastern Migi came into the stable in convince France of treachery, are in. such dirty boots, mired up to their tersperft millions of firs and speaking knees, that one Mr. Bampfyide, shockpines in elegance unmatched. We do
ed at the indecorum of such a visst, not recollect more than one speaking ordered their bools and grcat coats to pine in all classical antiquity-the
be properly rubbed and bruiht. Our pinus Argolica: but modern poetasters Mute, in a note, explains her meaning bave vocal forests. From these whil
to be, that these Magi were buried in pering woods, that in Eloian mufic bail
the ruins of Glastonbury abbey, and ibeir lord, the Muse moves on (the is
that Mr. Bampfylde is the gentleman not a frisky Muse) to. Dorset's salubri
robase paintings in the collection at ous downs.
Stourbead do him bonour. Black swans and rotten theep may here The Muse now mends her pace; at be found
Jealt, makes her In equal numbers
-fellow-traveller feel ber farge A pretty proof of a healthful air or
arm'd beel, good grass !
who -Hills like fugar-loaves rably throws herself into a trot, of various betght fiart forth, Old Ætna, Icbeck ber rafbnejsi-gladly be obeys,
fuch Thy sides appear; 6c. Gc. &c.
and bota find themselves in another A pleasant comparison truly ! suc
grove where the birds sing notes ceeded by a most pious resolution to
Sweet as the riotes of Aylesbury's daugh. erect a marble Atatue, or, at least, bust,
ters fait. 10 Lord Bottetourt, as soon as ever the
These, reader, are Mr. Hoare's grandMuse can afford it, which must de. daughters, and they, the note says, fing pend on the sale of this essay; and
like Nestor in Homer, Il. A. 249. Therefore, readers, pray bestow your Tô xy cao ghaoons périlos gauxiwy pó charity
So the note: but we venture to say Fortune superior blasts my fav’rite schemes that Neitor was talking all the time --- And lays me prostrate to lament me fate, and to better purpose, we trust, than the In hopes Anticipation may prove true Orators of Weitminster Forum, or
To giddy Fortune's pleasure I submit." Mrs. Cornellys.
If there be any meaning in these 14 Bit to proceed : for all this while concluding lines, it must be, that the we have not cut the poem open-con
Muse or the Poet, or both, tired fequently have reviewed it only by to death with a long walk and ride halves, having the saying of old Heliod in the hottest day of the year, got full in view, that half is more iban confoundedly drunk; or that they the whole
behaved so ill, that Mr. H. found The nurseries grow like frog Efopian,
it expedient to them out of The snowy cáfiade from the pendent his grounds, if his servants did not rock
knock them down, but that they have The deep beneath revisits parent clouds. the impudence to hope for another This last line is the fidera superat
ride and walk thro' Stourheadunda of Virgil, Æn. III. 423 ; which
if this bombast rhapsodical account hy the by is verberat, and applied to
will pay the expences of a second jour. Charybdis, a whirlpool, not a cascade. ney. His publisher has Oxford conThe Muse, feated and regaling luxu
nexions ; but if this poet is an Oxriously in the Turkish tent, under 3
ford man, we wish him for ever to crescents thining at mid-day, so that
conceal his college and degree: or if Phæbus is obfcured, sees two fwans
he is a Londoner, who in his annual Sail by, one very majestically.
visit among the Wiltshire clothiers
had a mind to fee what was clever in His brother, majesty apart, hoits fail, And rapid ruhes on thro' yielding waves.
the county, we would exhort him to So Barrington rufit on the Gallic fleet;
keep to his patterns and howl of punch,
and settle his Blackwell hall accounts So Pierfon, Farmer, Reynor, few to crush
befo e he opens any correspondence Their country's foes, and so mov'd now with Helicon or Parnaffus. along
-, tarnish'd names. 9. Sherlock's Letters continued, from After longing to kiss and tickle the
our last Volume, p. 603. Nymph of the Grot, where
WE now resume our lively counIvy fesquipedal waving depends,
tryman's Conversazione with the Phi.
losopher of Ferney, Act ij. the Pantheon claims gratitude, and the
" Letter xxv. Muse is mov'd along towards the fil « The next day as we were at dinner, ver'd denizen of the hermitage, who he said, “ We are here for liberty and unfortunately was not at home; and properly." This * gentleman is a Jeafter frying, broiling, roafting, in suit, he wears his hat ; I am a poor the Palace of the Sun, where not a invalid, I wear my night cap. God
I do not immediately recollect on -deigns to help an Englishman disfrest, what occalion he quoted these verses, though Heaven in kindness to Capt.
Here lies the murton-earing king, Farmer snatcht him with fudden flash
Whole promise none relies on ; 10 endless bliss, the poor mare conveys
Who never said a foolish thing, her rider purpled o'er, and, by the
And never did a wise one. help of Mr. Hellyar's liberal hand and
[Ld, Rochelter of Charles H.] soothing voice, relieved.
But [peaking of Racine, he quoted “ Now dawning reason mourns the fatal
these two others, chance
The weighty bullion of one flerling line, That lepe between my happiness and nie. Drawn with to French wire, would throw Anticipation, prophetess untrue,
whole piges shine. Hudpledg'd berself frosh beaut'es to disclofe : From ev'ry region that I should jurvey
S. The English prefer Corneille to
V. That is, because the Englith do. That Eastern grandeur Should a more be
not underfitand the French language heard
well enough to perceive the beauties With wonder : that eleganc. nrivalled Should its whole.felf expand at once to
• Farlier Adam.' view,
i olun Lord Roscom mois
of Racine's style, and the harmony thing: we French do not fell ourof his versification : Corneille mult selves, probably because we are worth please them more, because he is more nothing Atriking ; but Racine pleases the
S. What is your opinion of the French, because he has inore sweetness Eloise ? and tenderness.
V. It will not be read twenty years S. How did you find the English hence. fare? I
S. Mademoiselle de l'Enclos has V. Very fresh, and
written good letters. S. Their language?
V. She never wrote one; they were V. Full of energy, precision, and by the wretched Crebillon. barbarism : they are the only nation He said, the Italians were a nation that pronounces their A, E.
of brokers; that Italy was an old He quoted the word bandkerchief,
wardrobe, in which there were many as a proof of the capriciousness of old cloaths of exquisite taste. We are their pronunciation.
ftill, said he, at a loss to know whe. He related an anecdote of Swift:
ther the subjects of the Pope, or of Lady Cartwright (Carteret), wife of
the Grand Signor, are the most despithe Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in
cable ! Swift's time, said to him, “ The air He talked of England and of of this country is good." Swift fell
Shakspeare; and explained to Madam down on his knees, -For God's sake,
Denis part of one scene in Henry V. Madam, don't say so in England; for where the King makes love to Queen they will certainty tax it!'
Catherine in bad French; and of anHe afterwards said, that, though he
other in which that Queen takes am could not perfectly pronounce English, English leffon from her waiting-wohe had an ear for the harmony of
man, and where there are several very their language and of their verifica
gross double entendres, especially on tion; that Pope and Dryden had the
the word fot; and then addresfing molt harmony in poetry, Addison in
himself to me, But fee!' said he prose.
+ what it is to be an author; he will V. How have you found the French?
«do any thing to get money.' $. Amiable and ingenious. I only v. When I see an Englishman crafty find one fault with them; they imitate
and fond of law-suits, I say, Behold the English too much.
a Norman who came in with William V. How! do you think us worthy
the Conqueror ; when I see a man to be originals ourselves ?
good-natured and polite, See one who 5. Yes, Sir.
came with the Plantagenets; a churl, V. So do I too: but it is of your Behold a Dane: for your nation, as government that we are jealous.
well as your language, is a medley of S. I have found the Freach more
many others. free than I expected.
After dinner, palling through a V. Yts; as to walking, or eating little parlour, where there was a head whatever he pleafes, or lolling in his
of Locke, another of the Countess of elbow chair, 2 Frenchman is free
Coventry, and several more ; he took enough; but as to taxes - Ah! Sir,
me by the art and stopped me --" Do you are happy, you may do any thing;
you know this bust |!? It is the we are born in llavery, and we die in
greated genius that ever existeds Cavery ; we cannot even die as we will, though all the geniuses of the universe we must have a priet.
were assembled, he would lead the Speaking of our government, he faid,
band." The English tell themselves, which
Of Newton, and of his own works, is a proof that they are worth fome
he always fpoke with the greatett er
thusiasm. 4. Chere' in the original, whicla V. an
« Letter xxvi. fwers jocosely as if it were “ chair." The “ If you have not time to read a fort tranfator has endeavoared to retain the detail of trifling particulars on tint pun.
fubje& of Voltaire, skip this letter. That a foreigner fhould mif-spell His house is convenient and very Englila names is not suprising; but why weil furnished , among other pi&tures an Englih man should kyle Carteret, Cart is the portrait of the Enpres of Ruling wright, Yorke, Yuriks, &c. we cannot BESONDE
I viss tie lof Herlo"
and that of the King of Pruslia, which
Twelve years ago he had his toms. was sent him by that monarch; and built, on the side of his church, behis own bust in Berlin porcelain, with fore his house : in the church, which the inscription IMMORTALIS.
is finall, there is nothing extraordi- . His arms are on his gare, and on all nary, except over the altar, where there his plates, which are of filver: at is a plain figure in gilt wood, without the desert, the spoons, forks, and a cross. It is said to be himself; for blades of the knives, were of silver it is pretended that he has always had gilt: he had two courses, and five an idea of founding a religion," fervants, three of whom were in livery: no other servant is allowed to enter. 10. Russia : or a Complete Historical Ac
He spends his time in reading, writ Court of all the Nations which compofe ing, playing at chess with Father that Empire, 2 Vols. 8vo. 105. Ocho Adam, and in overlooking the work Nichols. men in his village
THE Introduction to this work, The soul of this extraordinary man
dated “ St.Petersburg, O&t. 15, 1779, has been the theatre of every anibi.
gives a general account of Siberia, and tion : he would be a man of universal of the Kara-Kitans, Mongouls, Bu. learning, he would be rich, he would rats, Kalmucs, and Tlongares, of the be noble, and he has succeeded in all. religion of the Kalmucs and Mon
His last ambition was to found a gouls, and of the religion of Tibet ; town; and, if we examine, we shall or of the Dalai Lama : all hitherto lit. find that all his ideas were directed to tle known in Europe, and inaccurately this end. After the visgrace of M.
described. It concludes with the fol. de Choiseul, when the French miniltry lowing eulogium on Professor Pallas : had given up the plan of building a
« The foregoing accounts, with town at Versoix, in order to establish those which will appear in the supplea manufactory there, and to overturn ment at the end of the fourth volume the trade of the Genevese, Voltaire of this work, may be considered as a determined to do at Ferney what the
critical excursion on the Mongolian French government had intended to history, and the religion of Tibet. But do at Versoix.
all these accounts, no less than such as He seized the moment of the disen are to be met with in other authors, rions in the republic of Gereva, and would be still more imperfect, had not by tair promises he engaged the exiles Mr. Pallas lately favoured the world to take refuge with him, and many of
with a work in the German tongue, the malecontents followed them thi.
which deserves the attention of every ther.
man desirous of pursuing his enquiries He caused the first houses to be into the history of Afia, into the manbuilt, and gave them for a constant ners and religions of nations, quit rent: he then lent money by way
“ Mr. Professor Pallas, of the Imof annuities to those who would build perial Academy of Sciences at St. Petheintelves; to some on his own life, tersburg, travelled through many parts Co others on the joint lives of himself
of the immenfe Rullian empire. His and Madam Denis.
discoveries in natural history, and his His fole object seems to me to have great merit in other branches of science, been the aggrandizement of this vil. fecure him the esteem of every one that lage : with this view he asked an ex has candour and justice enough to give emption from taxes; and with this honour to a genius rarely equalled ; view he endeavoured every day to in at the same time that his readiness at veigle workmen from Geneva, to communication and sweetness of direstablish there a inanufacture of clock. pofition render him the delight of all making. I do not tay that he did not his acquaintance. think of money; but I am convinced “ This indefatigable researcher, trathat it was only his secondary object. velling about the Volga, among the
On the two days that I saw him, Kalmucs of those parts, and staying he wore wbite cloth shoes, white wool. some time in the parts circumjacent to len Atockings, red breeches, a night Salenginík and the countries inhabited gown and wailtcoat of blue cloth, by the Burats, endeavoured to collect Howered and lined with yellow : he upon the spot the traditions handed had a grizzle wig with three ties, and down among this people, to gather the over it a glk night.cap embroidered
different annals written in the Monwith gold and silver,
golian language, and to observe every