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be culled, with which kindred-affec. So deems the world, that seldom deems tion or friendly-regard delights to
aright, honoor the departed. Some progress If left to Reason's unassisted light. is already made in this little work ;
But, when Religion lends her holy aid,
The dark mysterious system to pervade, and any suitable communications from your judicious Readers and Corre. As shrunk Deception from Ithuriel's
[clear. spondents will be esteemed a favour.
The clouds disperse, and every maze is The following Verses, though fa
Thus, when the gracious Saviour of miliar, no doubt, to the writers of
[blind, your two next articles (R. C. and Restor'd the eyes of him from childhood Anti-PLAGIARY), have not, perhaps, Soon as the potent touch the veil with gratified your general Readers. In
[grew, deed, I do not know that they have The film that o'er their rayless urbits been ever printed. They were given A blaze of wonders busst upon bis sigbt, to me as the production of Dr. Grove, For God bad spoke the word and all the Author of the Epitaph alluded
was Light! to by R. C. and Anti-Plagiary. And,
Come then, bright Faith! dispel the surely, than that admired Epitaph And pour thy radiance o'er the darksome
(tomb; they are not less beau iiful.
While Hope, on trembling pinion, speeds On HARRIET, daughter of the Rev. ARCHDEACON LEIGH, To meet the rising of eternal day;
who died April 1%, 1793, aged 15. To hail the Sun of Righteousness, that LIFE's business ended, and each task
For Life's short sorrows, healing in his When to the grave the full-of-years re Shall 1 trespass too far upon your Or when, with sorrow and with pain op- valuable limits, if, proceeding to the press'd,
[rest, next article, signed R. B. WHELER, I The
weary Mourner sinks, at length, to ask him, Whether the following inTheir fate we view with unaverted eye, forination which I received, concernFeel no chill pang, and heave no muring the Stratford Bust of Shakspeare,
muring sigh. Not so when Death his fatal sickle wields that Bust, some years ago, it was co
be correct? The first time I saw In pure Domestic Joy's high- cultur'd fields,
loured to resemble a living counte
[years, Wastes the rich prospect of successive
A few years afterwards, on And reaps a sullen harvest, moist with visiting, with unabated ardour, the tears.
[brace, tomb of him who See! from two gentle Sisters' fond em “Exhausted worlds, and then imagin'd With ruthless grasp, he drags a SisterGrace;
[arms I beheld, not a little astonished, the Wrests from a tender Father's clinging colouring concealed by an uniform The blooming Daughter's desolated cbarms;
coveriog of white paint: and, on inWhile the pale Mother, with affection quiring of the man who attended me Bends in mute anguish o'er her dying to the Church, by whom it was done ; Child!
I was told, “By Mr. Malone,” why, That duteous Child, whom kind parental first caused an exact copy of the coSaw every hour in every
loured Bust to be taken, and then Saw with success each welcome precept eclipsed it for ever, in its present crown'd,
opacity: Those best of precepts,in example found; Another anecdote, likewise, my Saw on her face her Mother's mind pour Ciceroni gave me, which was this : tray'd,
[made. On perceiving that I felt what every And Virtue claim the conquests Beauty one, who is not utterly insensible to Such the fair form which many a weep the charms of Gevjus, inust feel, on ing friend
[scend; So late beheld to Death's dark vale de surveying the tomb where so much And such the promise rip'ning talents celebrity, I had almost said inmorgave,
tality, reposes ; he said it reminded Now, early blighted, withering in the him of two Gentlemen soine time begrave.
fore, who, on visiting the spot, stood How hard the task such treasure to awbile pear it in solemn silence, and resign!
[pine! then almost covered it with pieces of How hard to feel the loss, and not re written paper, lelting them lie several
minutes, without speaking a word. Trent, near the village of Castle-DoAfter carefully taking them up, they niogton, in Leicestershire, which, in remained, during apother interval, compliment to the noble House of speechless. At last, on retiring, they Devopshire, is called Cavendish Bridge said they had a particular favour to (see Plate I.I.) It was built by Sir ask, wbich, if granted, should be kept Matthew Lambe, in the room of a a profound secret, and a handsome yery inconvenient ferry formerly here; present reward the attendant for his and the stone used in it was brought confidence. “ Allow us,” said they, from a quarry about three miles off, “ to return hither again in the evening; “Near this place the great Stafford, and (if practicable) without injuring shire Navigation joins the Trent; the stone, let us lift it up, that we and by means of that, and the Bridge. may only spe the remains of Shak. water Capals, there is water-carriage speare.” I need not say my inform from Liverpool and Manchester to ant told me, that the singularly en Hull *." Yours, &c.
J. P. M.! thusiastic request was not complied with. If it were made at all, how Mr.URBAN, Shrewsbury, March 25. could such professed
over a parcel of Shakspeare seemingly
cellaneous papers the other , the threatened anathema which, his I found the following inscription to own spirit uttered, as if on purpose the memory of William Shepstone, to deter from so strange a profanation? esq. of the Leagowes, written by Mn « Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear Hall, Comedian, of whom you have To dig the dust inclosed here.
given an ample and just account in Blest be the man that spares these stones, your vol. LXXVIII. p. 464. The And curst be be that moves my bones.” Note which accompanies the inscrip!
For, it is scarcely to be supposed tion is addressed to J. S. Hylton, esqs that they who would disregard the of Lappal House, near Hales Owen. Poet's prayer is one respect, would I shall be glad to see it registered in feel many compuoctious visitings of your valuable Museum. Nature," by slighting it in another. Yours, &c.
D. P. Some trifling relick, if no more than one of the small “ bones” of a little
March 8, 1763., finger, would probably have been “ The Inscription which I inclose for purloined, and moved” away.
your perusal, to the memory of the late Another anecdote, relative to the Mr. Shenstone, of whose friendship, virBust, was mentioned by my commu
tues, and accomplishments, I most sinnicative Guide. On my inquiring cerely lament the loss, as must every how the fore-finger of the right hand ingenious and good man who enjoyeď became broken off, he said, “it was
the pleasure of his acquaintance:--you done by Mr. Garrick ;” and narrated
will at once perceive that the thought the circumstance thus : At the Strat.
was suggested from the recollection of
an inscription which that soothing Bard ford Jubilee, while a large concourse
placed in his walks to the memory of a of people were looking at the Bust, beloyed Friend.
T. HULL. and noticing tbe pea in the right
“M, S. hand, Garrick, who was among them,
GULIELMI, SHENSTONB! raised his walking-cape, and, striking
Ah, Gulielme! the pen from the hand (the finger
Hominum dignissime, along with it), said, “ He has written Amicorum integerrime, enough!". Now if Garrick really did
Indole optima, so, notwithstanding, as the Roscius. Eruditione præcipuè diffusa, of the age, he was the chief promoter !
Moribus gratissimis, of the Jubilee in honour of Shak ..ac Corde quàm maximè benigno, speare, he well merited two or three
prædite, smart strokes, with the same cane,
Morte, ebeu! præmaturâ abrepte, on his own shoulders.
Quanto minus est,
cum aliis versari, Mr. URBAN,
quam tui meminisse!' JOU will gratify me by inserting in
* See Mr. Bräy's “ Tour to Derbybandsome Bridge over the River shire,” &c. page 101. GENT. MAG. April, 1815.
Original Letter from Dr. GILBERT all the wbile: if you did this, and
BURNET ; communicated by the late were not forced to it by any illness,
WILLIAM HUTCHINSON, Esq.* I will say you are a true Tory indeed. To the Right Hon. Madam Wharton, I do not know if you have heard of at Wincbindon.
the new naine about the Town, of Madam,
Trimmers, with which, among many I to
because it is possible I may be blades here have been pleased to digout of town this evening, for I pro- vify me.I ain glad, at least, that mised to be one night at Hamstead, they are so favourable as not to count during the holidaies, with my friend we a downright Whig. Mr. Kerk, and I apprehend he will call I bave bad occasion of late to see upon ipe this afternoon, but if I am your two cousios, Mrs. St. Johu and Dot jo the way to answer that wbich Mrs. Chute, three or four times : you I expect from your Ladyship this may be assured every thing is valued afternoon, you sball be sure to bear by me as it is related to you; but from me by the. Saturday's carrier. they have a great deal on their own I heard your great company had left account to recommend them. you in the middle of the last week; I am heartily, sorry for the talk but one of your cousins told me they Mrs. St. John has fallen under, and believed you bad kept your chamber the rather because she is a young
: *“Dr. Burnet, on the 31st March, 1689, was consecrated Bishop of Sarum; being advanced to the See of Salisbury within a few days after William III. was seated on the British Throne. An anecdote greatly to the honour of the Doctor is related by Historians, that Dr. Crewe, Bishop of Durham, having rendered himself obnoxious by the part he had acted in the High Commission Court, proposed to the Prince of Orange to resign bis Bishoprick in favour of Dr. Burnet, on condition of an allow: ance of 10001. a year out of the revenue; our Author refused to accept it on thuse terms. The year 1682, or thereabouts, was the æra in which these Letters were wrote ;, it will not be disagreeable to the Reader to turn his thoughts towards the Doctor's situation in life at that time.
“On the apprehension of Popery, being introduced into England, our Author undertook to write the History of the Reformation of the Church of England, which he executed with great success and universal applause. In 1680 he published The Life and Death of the Earl of Rochester. During the affair of the Popish Plut, Dr. Buriret was often sent for by King Charles, and consulted upon the State of the Nation; and about the same time refused the vacant Bishoprick of Chichester, which bis Majesty offered bim provided he would entirely come over to his interest. But though his free access to this Monarch did not procure him preferment, it gave hiin an opportunity of sending his Majesty a most remarkable letter, in wbich with great freedom he reprehended the vices and errors both of his private life and his goverire ment. The unprejudiced part he acted during the time the Nation was inflamed with the discovery of the Popish Plot; his candid endeavours to save the lives of Stanley and the Earl of Stafford, both zealous Papists; his temperate conduct with regard to the exclusion of the Duke of York; and the scheme of a Prince-Regent, proposed by him in lieu of that exclusion; are well known, and fully related in bis History of his own Times. In 1682, when the Administration was wholly changed in favour of the Duke of York, he continued steady in his adherence to his friends, and chose to sacrifice all his views at Court, particularly a promise of the Mastership of the Temple, rather than break off his correspondencies with them. This year our Author published bis “Life of Sir Matthew Hale," and his “ History of the Rights of Princes in disposing of Ecclesiastical Benefices and Church Lands;" which being attacked by an anonymous writer, Dr. Burnet publisbed, the same year, An Answer to the Animadversions on the History of the Rights of Princes." As he was about this time much resorted to by persons of all ranks and parties; in order for a pretence to avoid the returning so many visits, he built a Laboratory, and for above a year be amused himself with chemical experimeuts. Upon the execution of Lord Russell, with whom he was familiarly acquainted, he was examined before the House of Commons in relation to that Lord's speech upoa the scaffold, in the writing of which he was suspected to have had a band. Not long after, he refused an offer vi a living of 3001. a year, in the gift of the Earl of Halifax, wbo would Wave presented him on conditiun of his residing still in London. In the year 1683