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LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. Oxford, Feb. 4. The following are containing the History of HerEFORD the subjects for the Prizes given by Cathedral, with Eight highly finished the Representatives in Parliament for Engravings. - the University of Oxford, for the pre An Inquiry into the Origin and early sent year:--Senior Bachelors: Quid History of Engraving on Copper and in causæ est, cur apud Romunos, post

Wood, with an Account of the most quani sub Imperatoribus essent, exi

antient Engravers and their Works, from mia minus florerent ingenia ?–Mid- the earliest period to the middle of the dle Bachelors: Utrum clementioris

Sixteenth Century; comprising Obser

vations on some of the First Books orna. sit animi, leviter delinquentes suppli

mented with Wood-Cuts. By WILLIAM siis, pro ratione culparum adhibitis, Young Ortler, F.A.S. To be illustrated tercere, an impunitos dimillere ?

by Fac-similes of scarce and interesting The COPLEYAN Gold Medal was

specimens of the Art, and by impressions presented, on the 30th of November from some of the original Blocks enlast, by the President of the Royal graved by Albert DURER. Society of London, to JAMES IVORY, Dr. HOLLAND'S "Travels in the Ionian esq. A.M. a native of Dundee, for his Isles, in Albania, Thessaly, and Greece, yarious Matbematical Communica in 1812 and 1813. Together with an tions, published in the Philosophical Account of a Residence at Joannina, the Transactions.

Capital and Court of Ali Pasha ; and The History of LEICESTERSHIRE is at with a more cursory Sketch of a Route length COMPLETED, by a Volume of Addi- through Attica, thé Morea, &c." 4to. tions and Corrections; a Series of elabo

Letters from a Medical Officer at. Tate Indexes; a general Map of the

tached to the Army under the command County; and several additional Plates.

of Field Marshal the Duke of WellingThe Histories of DURHAM and Hert. ton, during the Campaigns of 1813, FORDSHIRE are also in steady Progress.

1813, and 1814, addressed to a Friend in The magic hammer of Mr. Evans England. will in a few weeks be upraised amidst

Histoire des Conspirations formées a throng of contending Bibliomaniacs. contre Napoleon Bonaparte, depuis The select and valuable Library, of crète de France et d'Italie depuis la Cré

1797, jusqu'en 1814; ou Chronique SeJAMES EDWARDS, esq. of Harrow, (the hospitable Rinaldo of the “ Biblioma- la chûte du Tyran Corse. Publié par le

ation de la Republique Cisalpine jusqu'à nia," and undoubtedly one of the most

Conseil des Conjurés des deux pays. skilful and successful English Collec Histoire des Sociétés secrètes de tors of rare Books on the Continent) is l'Armée et des Conspirations Militaires destined, by the advice of the Medical qui ont eu pour objet la Destruction du Friends of the worthy Owner, for pub- Gouvernement de Bonaparte, lic sale. To the greater part of our A Visit to Paris in 1814; being a ReReaders it would be superfluous even view of the Moral, Political, Intellecto hint at the contents of this Collec- tual, and Social Condition of the French tion. To the few who may not have Capital. By John Scott, Editor of the seen or heard of it, it may be accep

Champion. table to learn that it comprises many

The Campaign of Paris in 1814. To valuable MSS. Classical and Biblical;

which is prefixed a Sketch of the Cam2 variety of matchless articles

of early paign of 1813; with a Delineation of Typography; the splendid Bedford

the principal Traits of the Character of Missal, of which Mr. Gough hás Buonaparte, and the Cause of his Elera

tion. Translated from the French of given so faithful a description; and

P. F. F. J. GIRAUD. several GREEK VASEs of the greatest Paris Chit Chat; or, a View of the

of which we shall speak Society, Manners, Customs, Literature, in our next.

and Amusements of the Parisians; beNearly ready for Publication : ing a Translation of " Guillaume le The Eleventh Part of Mr. Storer's Franc Parleur,' by M. Jouy, and a Sem "Graphical and Historical Descriptions quel to « L'Hermite de la Chaussie of the Cathedrals of Great Britain ;" d'Antin."



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An Authentic Narrative of the Inva A History and Description of Cansion of France in 1814, including the terbury Cathedral; illustrated by 20 History of the Restoration. By M. de highly finished Engravings, from DrawBEAUCHAMP, Author of the History of ings by T. HASTINGS, Member of the the War in La Vendée.

Royal Liverpool Academy. The whole An Octavo Edition of Mr. Scott's to be executed, in an uniform style, by « Lord of the Isles.”

W. WOOLNOTH. The Second Edition of Mr. SOUTHEY'S An improved Edition of a Treatise " Roderick, the last of the Goths;" on the Cultivation of Mangel Wurzel and a new Edition of Mr. SOUTHEY'S as Winter food for Cattle. By Mr. PinPoems, including the Metrical Tales, DER SIMPSON." and sonje Pieces never before published. A Series of Chemical Essays, by Mr.

The Translation of LUCIEN BUONA PARRES, Author of the Chemical CaPARTE'S “Charlemagnc," by the Rev. techism,' in four Pocket Volumes. The SAMUEL BUTLER, D.D. and the Rev. Essays are written in a familiar style, to FRANCIS HODGSON, M. A.

suit those Readers wbo are not yet proA Fourth Edition of the Poem on ficient in Chemical Science. Conversation,” considerably enlarged ; with Poetical Portraits of the Principal

Index INDICATORIUS. Members of the late Dr. Samuel John We heartily thank D. and our other son's Club. By WILLIAM COOKE, esq. of SALOPIAN Friends, for their kindness. the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law. We take in good part the Reproof of

The White Doe of Rylstone, or the Mr. LUMLEY ; and will profit by it. Fate of the Nortons : a Poem, by Mr. We submit to the candour of RustiWILLIAM WORDSWORTH.

cus, the impossibility, in a Miscellaneous Guy Mannering, or the Astrologer. Publication, that every Article should be By the Author of " Waverley.

palatable to every Reader. He will not A new Edition of the Baronetage of often find his amusement interrupted by England, carefully revised, enlarged, and Mathematicks. corrected througbout, including 106 We may venture to whisper to Gro. Baronets oot in the former Edition, List LOGICU6, that we were imposed on by of Extinct, and of those Baronets who the bituminous article on which he very have been advanced to the dignity of the ably and seriously comments. Peerage, of sueh persons who have re Whilst the fate of the PROPERTY TAI ceived the honour of Knighthood, and was uncertain, a Patriot's Letter would of British subjects bolding Foreign Or- have made a good Pamphlet. But the ders. By John DEBRETT.

Burial is gone by. Memoirs of Lady HAMILTON ; drawn HONESTUS on the Bank Dividendo from original sources of information, would obtain a direct answer at any and comprising Anecdotes of various General Court of Proprietors. distinguished Personages.

Two Voluines of Sermons by the late Extracts from the Diary, Medita- Dr. SCOTT were announced for publications, and Letters of Mr. Joseph WIL

tion by Mr. Clapham three years ago, LIAMS of Kidderminster, with additions during which period the Doctor, (as our from the Author's short hand and other Obituary remarks) bas been employed inanuscripts. By Mr. HANBURY.

in preparing them for the Press; but a A singnlar work on Occult Philosophy, doubt at the same time being expressed including the Lives of all the antient as to their publication, many Clergymen Alchemistical Philosophers, a Critical who heard his Discourses before the Unia Catalogue of their Writings, and a selec- versity, wish to know whether they may tion of the most celebrated Treatises on expect to read them. ibe Theory &c. of the Hermetic Art. A Correspondent who has been form

ing a List of Anniversary Preachers Works preparing for Publication:

for the Magdalen Charity, from its first Mr. Archdeacon Coxe is at present institution to the present time, has engaged in writing the Memoirs of John not been able to discover who were the Duke of MarlBOROUGH, principally Preachers for the years 1770, 1771, drawn from the family Papers preserved 1772, 1779, 1780, 1781, and 1783 ; and in the Archives at Blenheim ; and he solicits information on the subject. therefore solicits the coinmunication of The View of BENNETT'S HILL; R. B. any papers or documents, relative to the WHELER; The PANTHEON ; H. L_N Life and Actions of that great General Oriosus; &c. in our next. and illustrious Statesman, which may One ol' the Committee of “The Society be preserved in any other Collection. for preventing Accidents in Coal Mines,

Nir. HATCHER, of Balisbury, is cols requests a short account of the “ Direclecting materials for a History of that tors of Mines in France," and referCity, to correspond with Mr. Dods- : ences to any foreign books that may WORTH'S “Account of the Cathedral." add to the Society's stock of information.


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12. Historical View of the Commission make themselves liable to the imputa. for inquiring into the Losses, Services, tion of a Ministerial job, or undue inand Claims, of the American Loyalists, fluence in their Parliamentary conduct, at the Close of the War between Great though, without any party bias, they had Britain and her Colonies, in 1783 : generally voted against the American with an Account of the Compensation War. -- Having apartments and clerks granted to them by Parliament in assigned them at the Treasury, they im. 1785 and 1788. By John Eardley mediately entered on this business in Wilmot, Esq. 8vo. pp. 203. Nichols, October, and began with the existing Son, and Bentley.

List of 315 Persons receiving the annual TOTHING could be more honour

sum of 40,2801. Tbey saw, examined, able to this or any

other Coun

and took down in their own hands, the

cases and circumstances of each indi. try, than the formation of this Com

vidual : mission, and the good faith, discretion, certificates and papers as eaeb had to

; they perused and noted, such and humanity, of the Commissioners. produce; and required the attendance

“ Soon after the death of the Marquis of such persons as might be able to con of Rockingham, in July 1782, and the firm or to explain the merits, the losses, appointment of the Earl of Shelburne and other circumstances of each case. (afterwards created Marquis of Lans. They reported their proceedings from downe) to succeed him, Lord Shelburne * time to time to the Board of Treasury, had nominated, and the Board of Trea wbieh confirmed their Reports in every sury appointed, John Wilmot and D. P. instance. The Board of Treasury abCoke, esquires, both Members of Parlia- stained from granting any relief to any ment, ‘To inquire into the Cases of all individual, bowever patronized, except the American Sufferers, both of those who in consequence of their investigation already derive assistance from the Pub and Report, and they made a final and lick, and of those who were claiming it; detailed Statement of their Proceedings and to report their opinion thereon to relative to the existing List, in January their Lordships,"

1783." “ As both these Gentlemen were in

We select one Case, as the subject Parliament, and it was conceived this business might be effected in two or

of it was a well-known character : three months, consistently with their “In New Jersey, Governor Franklin, other avocations; they undertook this notwithstanding every temptation and arduous and invidious task, on the ex inducement held out to him by his fapress condition t Hot to receive any ther, Dr. Franklin, tu take part with the pecuniary compensation for it, because, Colonies, had taken a determined and as they had hitherto acted independently active part in favour of Great Britain ; in Parliament, they did not chuse to which was the çause of his early inpri

* “ Lord Shelburne bad sent to speak to Mr. Wilmot in August, but he was in the country. In September he received from his Lords bip the following letter:

“Dear Sir; Mr. Rose waits upon you, to mention a matter which I proposed to do myself, and will further explain to you when I return to town. I shall be very happy, if your time and health admit of your giving the King and the Publick your assistance in a business which requires your character still more than your application. The sum given to the American Loyalists is become enormous s some limit is necessary, and a judgment to be formed by some impartial person or persons of their claims. It would give the Board of Treasury great satisfaction if you would undertake it. You may take what associates you please, and command every assistance, &c. &c.--4th Sept. 1782.

SHELBURNE.” + “ Extract of a letter from D. P. Coke to John Wilmot, esq. Sept. 25, 1782 ; • You do me honour in supposing that I can be of any assistance to you in this business, and I think you do yourself great honour in proposing to enter upon the Inquiry without any compensation ; after which, I have no merit in saying that I would not embark in a usiness of th sort upon any other terms. Upon such terms, and with such a Colleague, I can have no objection to give my time and attention to it; feeling, as ( do, the necessity there is at this moment for the strictest economy in every department of the State. From my knowledge of you and your public conduct, it is unnecessary for me to say, that I suppose we pledge ourselves to nothing unconnected with the subject of our Inquiry, &c. DANIEL PARKER Coke."" GENT. MAG. February, 1915.



sonment by the American Congress, and ters to and from his father, and which was chiefly instrumental in causing his his son produced to the Commissioners closer confinement, and preventing his on his examination ; I give the inclosed, exchange, on account of the great in as being descriptive of the principles of Auence Dr. Franklin knew his son bad both.

J. E. W. in his Province; and in the refusal * of “ Dear Son, Passy, Aug. 16, 1784. a request he made to Congress in 1777, I received your letter of the 22d inst. for leave to go a few miles to see a sick and am glad to find that you desire to wife, who was much affected by his fa- revive the affectionate intercourse that ther's severity to him in prison, and who formerly existed between us. It will be soon afterwards died. Governor Frank- very agreeable to me: indeed nothing lin was not exchanged till Sir W. Clinton has ever hurt me so much, and affected came there in 1778.- As rumours had me with such keen serisations, as to find reached the ears of the Commissioners myself deserted in my old age by my that the conduct of Father and Son only son; and not only deserted, but to was collusive, and more politic than find him taking up arms against me in a sincere; the Commissioners thought it cause, wherein ny good fame, fortune, their duty to the Publick, and also to and life, were all at stake. You conthe Claimant, to examine more minutely ceived, you say, that your duty to your into this particular; which they did King and regard for your Country rewith the utmost ingpartiality; and were quired this. I ought not to blame you amply convinced by many witnesses for differing in sentiment with me in (among whom was Sir H. Clinton), of public affairs. We are men, all subject Governor Franklin's cruel treatment ; to essors. Our opinions are not in our and by his own letters to and from his own power ; they are formed and go. father (which he voluntarily produced), verned much by circumstances that are of his steady and uniform principles of often as inexplicable as they are irreloyalty, and of his eminent services to sistible. Your situation was such, that the British Government. Governor few would have censured your remainFranklin stated several shares he had ing neuter, though there are natural in the back lands and grants, for which duties which precede political ones, and he made a schedule; and that, having cannot be extinguished by them. This is before the War entered into some bonds a disagreeable subject : I drop it. And to his father, he had executed a convey we will endeavour, as you propose, mu. ance to him all bis real property in

tually to forget what bappened New Jersey and New York. He made relating to it, as well as we can. I send a claim for personal estate to the amount your son over to pay his duty to you. of 18001. which he was allowed, but You will find him much improved. He the Commissioners were so much im- is greatly esteemed and beloved in this pressed with the opinion of his great Country, and will make his way any sufferings, that they made a Special Re where. It is my desire that he should port in his Case (which they did also in study the Law, as a necessary part of some few others); and, before the In- knowledge for a public man, and profitquiry was finished, recommended him able if he should have occasion to pracan allowance of 300l. per annum, in ad tise it. I would have you, therefore, dition to 5001. per annum before al- put into his hands those Law-books you lotted him by Government, his salary have, viz. Blackstone, Coke, Bacon, as Governor of New Jersey being 5001. Viner, &c. &c. He will inform you, and fees 4601. per annum.

that he received the letter sent bim by “ Having received from Governor Mr. Galloway, and the paper t it enFrankļin, in 1798, several original let- closed, safe. On my leaving America, I

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* “ Copy of a letter from General Washington to William Franklin, esq. “ Sir,

Head-quarters, July 25th, 1777. I have this moment received your letter of the 22d inst. by express. - I heartily sympathize with you in your distressing situation; but, however strong my inclina. tion to comply with your request, it is by no means in my power to supersede a positive Resolution of Congress, under which your present confinement took place. I have inclosed your letter to them; and shall be happy it may be found consistent with propriety, to concur with your wishes in a matter of so delicate and interesting a nature. I sincerely hope a speedy restoration of Mrs. Franklin's health may relieve you from the anxiety her present declining condition must naturally give you.

I am, with due respect, Sir, your most obedient servant, G. WASHINGTON. N. B. This was refused by the Congress. Governor Franklin died in 1813, aged about 80.” [See our vol. LXXXIII. Part ii. p. 510.) + " Dr. Franklin's Will, left in the care of Mr. Galloway some years ago."



deposited with that friend for you a and the issue of the contest, its retrochest of papers, among which was a spect will afford some consolation to manascript of nine or ten volumes, re every Lover of his Country, to reflect, lating to manufactures, commerce, fi that, among the many other gracious nance, &c. which cost me in England acts of the present Reign, the remuneabout seventy guineas ; and eight quire ration of these loyal and meritorious books, containing the rough draughts Sufferers will be commemorated as a disof all my letters while I lived in London. tinguished testimony of public benefiThese are missing; I hope you have cence and public faith. To record and got them: if not, they are lost. Mr. to perpetuate this eminent instance of Vaugban has published, in London, a National honour, and to give a faitbful volume of what he calls my Political representation of the facts and persons Works : he proposes a second edition ; connected with the whole transaction, but, as the first was very incomplete, has been the object of the Writer; who and you bad many things that were cannot conclude this detail, especially omitted (for I used to send you some at the present moment of renewed hos times the rough drafts, and sometimes tilities between the two Countries, with. the printed pieces, I wrote in London), out a most ardent prayer, that I have directed him to apply to you for «In Amicitiam coëant, et fædera jungant what may be in your power to furnish Perpetua! Virg. Æn. vii. 546." him with, or to delay his publication till I can be at home again if that may

This bcarty wish, we rejoice to ever bappen. I did intend returning add, is already accomplished. this year, but the Congress, instead of Cæsar wrote his own“ Commenta. giving me leave to do so, have sent me ries;" and it is fortunate that the truly another Coinmission, which will keep respectable Commissioner has favoura me here at least a year longer; and ed the publick with this plaio, unperhaps I may then be too old and feeble varnished history of so important a to bear the voyage. I am here among period of his own philanthropic Life, a people that love and respect me, a May we venture to suggest a hope, most amiable Nation to live with; and

that he has the materials prepared perhaps I may conclude to die among

for a history of his subsequent acts them; for my friends in America are

of kindness to the Loyalists of France? dying off one after another; and I have been so long abroad, that I should now

An interesting Appendix of Original be almost a stranger in my own country lication extremely valuable.

Documents renders the present pubI shall be glad to see you when convenient, but would not have you come bere at present. You may confide to 13. Athena Oxonienses. An exact Hisyour son the family affairs you wished to tory of all the Writers and Bishops confer upon with me, for he is discreet : who have had their Education in the and I trust that you will prudently University of Oxford. To which are avoid introducing him to company that added The Fasti, or Annals of the said it may be improper for him to be seen University. By Anthony à Wood, with. I shall hear from you by bim; M. A. of Merton College. A new Ediand letters to me afterwards will come tion, with Additions, and a Continuation safe under cover directed to Mr. Ferdi by Philip Bliss, Fellow) of St. John's pand Grand, banker, at Paris.-Wishing College. Vol. I. 4to. pp. 788. you health, and more happiness than it seems you have lately experienced, I

WE have accidentally much too remain your affectionate father,

long delayed the notice of this very

B. FRANKLIN," elegant republication : which does In concluding his very interesting Mr. Bliss great credit, and which,

after all, we cannot better describe Historical View, Mr. Wilmot says,

than in the words of the Preface, “Whatever may be said of this unfortunate War, either to account for, be-concise, clear, and manly.

which is every thing that it should to justify, or to apologize for the conduct of either Country; all the World has “ The merit and value of Anthony a been unanimous in applauding the just Wood's biographical labours are so well tice and the humanity of Great Britain, known, and so justly appreciated, that in rewarding the Services, and in com no introduction to these volumes woulil pensating, with a liberal band, the Losses appear necessary, were it not right to de of those who suffered so much for their clare the autborities on which the adfirm and faithful adherence to the Bri- ditional inforınation rests, and to point tish Government. However, therefore, out those peculiarities which distinguish We way deplore the causes, the progress, the present from the two preceding edis

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