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Tucker, who said that he hoped that his Lordship liked his situation at Gloucester. The Bishop sarcastically replied : • Never • Bishopric was so be-deaned ; for your predecessor,' (Dr. Squire, I believe, was named,) 'made religion his trude, and you make trade your religion.'

In Chalmers's Biogr. Dict. under the art. Tucker we read : “So great was his reputation for commercial knowledge, that Dr. Thomas Hayter, afterwards Bishop of London, who was then tutor to his present Majesty, applied to Dr. Tucker to draw up a dissertation on this subject, for the perusal of his royal pupil

. It was accordingly done and gave great satisfaction. This work, under the title of the Elements of Commerce was printed in 4to., but never published. Dr. WARBURTON, however, who, after having been member of the same Chapter with the Dean at Bristol, became Bishop of Gloucester, thought very differently from the rest of mankind, in respect to his talents and favourite pursuits; and said once, in his coarse manner, that ‘his Dean's trade was religion, and religion his trude. The Dean on being once asked concerning the coolness, which subsisted between him and WARBURTON, his answer was to the following purpose,” [the reader will observe the ungrammatical structure of this sentence:] 'The Bishop affects to consider me with contempt, to which I say • nothing. He has sometimes spoken coarsely of me, to which Í * replied nothing. He has said that religion is my trade, and trade ' is my religion. Commerce and its connections have, it is true, 'been favourite objects of my attention, and where is the crime? * And as for religion, I have attended carefully to the duties of 'my Parish, nor have I neglected my Cathedral. The world

knows something of me as a writer on religious subjects; and I ' will add, which the world does not know, that I have written near 300 Sermons, and preached them all, again and again. My heart is at ease on that score, and my conscience, thank God, ' does not accuse me. The fact is that, although there is no possible connection between the business of commerce and the duties of a clergyman, he had studied theology in all its branches scientifically, and his various publications on moral and religious subjects show him to be deeply versed in theology."

ARCHBP, HERRING, as Dr. Parr informed me, was of Benet College, in early life a water-drinker; latterly, to remove low spirits, drank rum and water, and at last proceeded to drink pure rum. He was the patron of JORTIN, who, at a charitable meeting respecting the Sons of the Clergy, got up to reach his hat; his fine tall figure attracted the eye of Dr. İLERRING, who inquired his name, and requested to be introduced to him.

The story told of Dr. LELAND p. 177, I find thus related in my notes of Parr's conversations:- LELAND was a remarkably dull man in conversation, and never but once said anything, which deserves to be remembered. He had been looking up for Irish preferment, and when he went to pay his court to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, (the Duke of Newcastle, I believe,) his Grace enquired about the progress of his History of Ireland

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asked him how far he had proceeded — how long it would be before it was finished -- and how far he intended to bring it down? “I shall finish it in a few months, and I hope to bring it down to the end of your Excellency's Administration'! This reminds me of a story told of a foreign Princess ;-she visited this country during the reign of Geo. Ill., who asked her if she was pleased with her visit to England ? She spoke rapturously of the country, and said that she had seen every thing but a coronation! The King mildly and magnanimously replied ; — I hope you will see that too.' I have met with a right curious anecdote of Leland, which is germane enough to the subject, in a satirical piece entitled An Heroic Answer from RICHARD Twiss, Esq. F. R. S. at Rotterdam, to DONNA TERESA Pinna į Ruiz of Murcia, Lond. 1777. 4to.:

“ Some Attic hours the pensive bosom cheer'd,

By LELAND's wisdom and his wine endear'd;
Two brother wits with olive garlands grac’d,
We met, we bow'd, we wondered, and embrac'd :
In wordy wars of compliment we strove,
And gifts exchang'd in token of our love;
Full Thirty shillinys was the cost of mine,
And threepence, LELAND, was the price of thine.
Thus GLAUCUS erst with bold TYDIDES stood,
And plighted friendship in the field of blood;
A loosing truck the Lycian hero made,
And golden armour was with brass repaid.
My Tour through Spain I gave, a portly tome,
The load and ornament of shelves to come!
With gold its back, with gold its edges glowil;
A pamphlet-Sermon the divine bestow'd,
Where naughty dames their wand'rings learn to rue,

And like the hearers, the harangue look'd blue! When Mr. Twiss was first introduced to Dr. LELAND, he presented him with his Travels through Spain, which the Doctor with great gravity received, and deposited on the shelf, from whence he took his Sermon preached at the Magdalen-Asylum, and presented it in return to Mr. Twiss !"

“ See this bold paradox,” (in the Doctrine of Grace p. 55,) and the principles, on which it is raised, effectually confuted by the learned and ingenious Dr. Th. LELAND of Trin, Coll. Dublin, in a Dissertation on the Principles of Eloquence, and the confutation unanswerably supported against an anonymous critic,” (Hund,) “ in his Examination of the Criticism on the Dissertation.Bp. Lowru's Letter to Bp. WARBURTON, 4th edn. 1766. p. 78.

ERRATA. P. 222. erploded, - 388. The publication referred to was an edition of the Iconoclastes, Lond. 1756, 4to. - 610. Mar, Tyrius. - 643. μήποτ'. - 713. charlatanry.

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Letter from Jeremy Bentham, Esq. to John

Bowring, Esq., respecting John Lind, the
celebrated Writer, * the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel
Forster, of Colchester, and the Rev. Dr.
Samuel Parr.


Queen's Square, Westminster, Jan. 30, 1827. MY DEAR SIR,

Your friend, Mr. Barker's commands have been noted by me, and what follows is the fruit of my obedience.

John Lind and [Nathaniel] Forster : yes, both of them were friends of my youth, though Fors

* [It is somewhat remarkable that no literary or biographical notices of John Lind have been published in any Memoir, Magazine, or Dictionary, though he was certainly entitled to such distinction. E. H. B.]

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ter's christian name is not now remembered by me; Lind a most intimate one.

As to Lind, the origin of my acquaintance with him was this : his father was by parentage, if not by birth, a Scotchman ; he was a clergyman, and had a living in Colchester. He was a spendthrift: by I know not what accident my father became acquainted with him. By my father's advice, a female relation of his bought an annuity of the reverend divine; and in process of time, his property and income found its way into the hands of a set of creditors, of whom that same relation of my father's was one. Lind, the son, was a commoner at Baliol-College, Oxford; when he had taken his B. A. degree, he took orders. Soon after, a Mr. Murray, (I forget of what family, but I believe of some one of the noble families of that name,) set out on his embassy for Constantinople: Lind, by what means I either never knew or have forgotten, became known to him, and went with him in the capacity of chaplain. I was at that time living in chambers in Lincoln's Inn, where a little before his departure, I received a short visit from him. His father's income being at that time in my father's hands, as trustee for his creditors, my father advanced to the son the sum of £30., to contribute to his equipment. We heard no more from him, or of him, for I forget how many years.


Barker knows, I suppose, which is more than I do, (for I question whether I have now a copy of the work,) in what year those same Letters * he mentions, on the partition of Poland, came out. In that same year, (1773,) as will appear in the title-page of the book, he returned to England

* [Letters concerning the Present State of Poland ; with an Appendix, containing the Manifestoes of the Courts of Vienna, Petersburgh, and Berlin, and other Authentic Papers. The Second Edition. London, printed for T. Payne, near the Meus-Gate, 1773. 8vo. pp. 393. I will give two quotations from the book as specimens :

ADVERTISEMENT. The Letters here offered a second time to the public are written on a subject, which deservedly engages the attention of Europe.

" The author waited long - perhaps too long — under the hope, that an abler pen would have taken up this important Cause ; but, as no champion seemed willing to step forth in defence of the injured and oppressed, he ventured on the task : a love of justice, and respect for an amiable character, pity for . a suffering people, indignation at the most atrocious acts of cruelty and perfidy urged him to it, and will, he hopes, justify a severity and warmth of expression, in few cases allowable.

" In such a cause the writer persuaded himself, that he should find an advocate in the bosom of every British reader, who would soften the rigor of criticism : nor have his expectations been deceived: the indulgence, with which the public has read the Letters ; the favourable manner, in which they have been recommended to its notice; and the terms of approbation expressed by those, whose opinion would stamp a value on any work, but which cannot be repeated without running the risk of having the language of gratitude mistaken for that of vanity, all have served to convince the writer, that the humanity and

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