MAXIMS AND REFLECTIONS.-BY DR. moré virtuous, and religious ? Such occupa. JORTIN.

tious are to be considered as introductory and The man who is not intelligible is not in- | ornamental, and serviceable to studies of telligent. You may depend upon this, as upon higher importance; such as philosophy, law, a rule which will never deceive you.

ethics, politics, and divinity. To abandon It may be said as truly of a koave as of an these sciences in order to support philology, is honest man, that his word is as good as his like burning a city to save the gates. oath.

The true art of religious conversation is to The eighteenth century bath been in our introduce it without any seeming design, country an age of public charities: but one

obliquely, and indirectly. · charity is still wanting; and that is, an Hos

Beasts' that are surly and malicious love pital for Scholars.

solitude. It were to be wished that men who Great abilities and a fawning temper seldom resemble them in temper, had the same inclimeet together; and they who deserve favours

nation for retirement. are not made to beg favours.

The wise may learn from the ignorant; and Flatterers are as mean and sordid, as they an ass once instructed a Prophet. are mischievous and odious. To them might An honest and sensible man is placed in a be applied the Levitical Law: Every creeping middle s'ation, in circumstances rather scanty thing is unclean, and shall be an abomination.

than abounding. He hath all the necessaries, You must give the wall to a king and to a but none of the superfluities of life; and these blind man.

necessaries he acquires by his prudence, his By examining the tongue of the patient phy. studies, and his industry. If he seeks to better sicians find out the diseases of the body, and his incom“, it is by sucb methods as hurt philosophers the diseases of the mind.

neither bis conscience nor his constitution. Glareanus, beiug asked how he lived, re He hath friends and acquaintances of bis own plied, “I live like a nobleman: I eat, and rank; he receives good offices from them, and drink, and am in debt."

be returns the same. As he hath bis occuIf there were no God, we should have a cruel | patiors, he hath bis diversions also, and parstepmother, called Nature.

takes of the simple, frugal, obvious, innocent, There is a pleasure in receiving favours from and cheerful amusements of life. B; a sudgreat men, when they are bestowed in a polite den turn of things, be grows great in the and generous manner; there is also a pleasure church or in the State. Now his fortune is in passing through this worid without any made; and he says to himse:f, “The days of obligations to them; and this pleasure a man scarcity are past; the days of plenty are come; may enjoy without being envied for it.

and happiness is conie along with them." Somebody said to a learned simpleton, || Mistaken man! it is no such thing. He never “ The Lord double your learning, and then more enjoys one happy day, compared with you will be twice the fool you are now.” those which once shone upon him. He dis.

There is no great barm in lattering dedica cards bis old companions, or treats them with tions; because they always expose the writer, cold, distant, and proud civili!y. Friendship, and never impose upon the reader.

free and open conversation, rattal ju quiry, The study of the Belles Lettres is a poor sincerity, contentment, and the plain and unoccupation, if they are to be confined to a adulterated pleasures of life, are no mere; knowledge of languages and of antiquities, and they departed from him along with his poverty. vot employed to the service of religion and New connexions, new prospects, new desires, other sciences. To what purpose doth a man and new cares take place, and engross so fill his head with Latin and Greek words, with much of his time and of his thoughts, that prose and verse, with histories, opinions, and he neither improves his heart nor his under. customs, if it doth not contribute to make standing. He lives ambitions, and restless ; bim more rational, more prudent, more civil, and he dics--Rich.


EARLY NAVIGATORS.-Arngrim Jonas ixpence only, a most wonderful prophet; who tells us, that when Fluk, a famous Norwegian is not the wandering Jew, nor the son of Noah, navigator, was going to set out from Shetland por an old Levite, nor St. John, as some people for Iceland, then called Gardarlsbolm, he took think; for, before they were, he was. The on board sime crows, because the mariner's

holy Scriptures frequently make mention of compass was nit yet in use. When he though him; he is no impostor, for he knew pot bis he had made a considerable part of his way, parents, nor did he ever suck his mother's be threw up one of his crows, which, seeing breast. His beard is as red as vermilion; he laud astern, flew to it; whence Fiok, conclud

goes bare-footed like a grey friar; and he wears ing that he was nearer to Shetland (perlaps no hat. His coat is neither dyed, knit, woren, rather Faroe) than any other land, kept on his

nor spun; it is neilber silk, hair, linen, nor course for some time, and then sent out ancther

woollen, yet it is of a very fine and beautiful crow, which, seeing no land at all, returned colour. He drjuks no wine or beer, but pure to the Vissel. At last, having run the greatest waler only; his diet is moderate; he takes no part of bis way, another crow was sent out by

money if any is offered to him; he careth not him, which, seeing land a head, immediately for the pomp and vanity of this wicked worl:, flew for it; and Folk, following his guide, fell for he had rather dwell in a barn than in a in with the east end of the island. Such was King's palace; he walks with neither stick, ibe simple mode of steering their course, prac. staff, nor sword, yet he marcbeth boldly on in tised by those bold navigators of the stormy he face of his enemy, and can, if he pleases,

The ancient natives of Taprobane encounter the strongest man; he is often (Ceylon) used the same expedient when skim. abused by wicked men, yet he taketà it paming along the tranquil surface of the Indian tiently. He lets all men aloue with their reOcean.

ligion, though Protestants are his greatest MATRIMONY.-A hint to young females enemies, and the Papists use bim kindly. how to exercise their judgment when called

There are some persons now ju towa who have upon to de:ermine on the important subject of

bern in company with him, and are ready to matrimony.-- An old gentlemau chatting with make oath of the sanie. He is an excellent bis daughter on the subject of matrimony, pattern for all mankind, for he is always on informed her he bad received application from the watch. Men of all nations understand his three suitors of different descriptions, for leave language. He calleih upou med, declaring to pay their addresses in order to obtain her

that the day of the Lord is at hand, and the haest. The first was old, rich, inclined to doors and windows fly open as he prophesies. jealousy, and rather troublesome, but enabled Poor women bave reason to rejoice that such to support an alluring equipage. The second

a prophet is come into the world, to set before was neither handsome nor ngly, nor rich por Their sottish husbands a pattern of sobriety. poor, nor too indifferent, but civil, attentive, Both men and women who follow his example and agreeable. The third was young and live to a great age.

He was with Noah in the handsome, raiber poor, but excessively fond, 4 ark, and with Christ when be was crucifieil. tender, and sympathising. The young lady He is neither Whig nor Tory, conformist nor thanked ber honourable sire for his judicious nonconformist, and yet he does not deny the discrimination, and decidedly preferred the articles of the Christian faith, reither doth he character of the second gentleman; who was hold with any of them. His voice is shrill and introduced accordingly, and upon acquaio. powerful, and he once preached a sermon that tance, tbey became mutually enamoured. convinced a very good man of bis sins, and

Curious BILL.-An itinerant show.man, | drew tears from his eyes. People flock daily some years ago, stuck up the following bill on to see him, and are so fully satisfie i that he bis booth at Bartholomew fair, by which means is not an impostor, that they send their friends he collected a considerable suin of money : and relations, that they may also view him be. « To be seen here, wilhout loss of time, for || fore he returus to his own country." .

papers, &c.


Mr. B. Smart is preparing for the press a The Rev. T. Raffles is preparing for the press, small School Book, by which teachers will be in an octavo volume, Memoirs of the Life and enabled to prevent or remove all defects of utterMinistry of the late Rev. T. Spencer, of Liver. ance, and train young persons, systematically to pool; including occasional extracts from his a distinct, forcible, and polite pronunciation.

Mr. Henry Mill is preparing a Genealogical Henry Merodith, Esq. Governor of Winnebah | Account of the Barclays of Urie, for upwards of Fort, will shortly publish an Account of the Gold seven hundred years ; including Memoirs of Col. Coast of Africa, and of the Manners, &c. of the De Barclay, and his son Robert Barclay, author Natives.

of the Apology, with Letters that passed between The Rev. James Hall has in the press, in two

him and the Duke of York, afterwards James II. volumes, Remarks on Ireland, particularly the and other distinguished characters. interior and least known parts, during a late tour

The Rev. Alexander Smith, of Keith Hall, has through that country.

in the press, a translation of Michaelis's celeThe Rev. Charles Latrobe intends to publish | brated work on the Mosaic Law, iv two parts, Letters on the Nicobar Islands, written to the the first of which will soon appear. Editor by L. G, Hoensel, seven years a Mis Mr. Stephens is preparing a Life of the late sionary of the United Brethren at that station. John Horne Tooke, with whom he lived in cor

Mr. Jackson is printing at Oxford a Grammar siderabe intimacy for many years, and has been of the Æolo-Doric, or modern Greek Tongue, || furnished with several importact documents by vulgarly called the Romaic; in which the pecu- bis executrix. liarities of the Æolo-Doric will be traced to the Mr. Ogle, of Edinburgh, intends to publish respective dialects of which the modern Greek an additional Volume of Troill's Works, from is composed.

his manuscripts, left in the hands of an Evangeli. Mr. John Brady will shortly publish a com cal Minister. pendious Analysis of the Calendar ; illustrated Lucien Bonaparte's Poem of Charlemagne has by ecclesiastical, historical, and classical anec. been published on the Continent under a feigned dotes.




HORRID ATTEMPT AT ASSASSINATION. the shop, baving described it as being loaded, The following are the particulars of this case, and walked by the side of the canal, whilst his according to depositions taken before Mr. Co-grandson led his horse about the road. The canal nant, of Marlborough-street Police Office, on path commanded a view of Burrows's residence, Saturday evening, May 30, the day on which it and after walking there nearly two hours, he happened :—Mr. Burrows, 2 hay salesman, re returned to the smith's shop, when Burrows was siding at Appleton, was suddenly attacked in his approaching it, and having taken up the blunderchaise, near his residence, by Bowler, a buss, he met him and presented it, when Burneighbouring farmer, who discharged a blunder rows called out,

« For God's sake don't shoot buss at him, and lodged the contents (slugs) in me,” and inclining his head upon his legs. The bis neck and body. The following testimony of assassin, bowever, pulled the trigger, and Bura blacksmith at Appleton, gives the whole case. row's fell, when the former mounted his horse, The assassin, who is a man seventy years of rode off, and was not secured on that day. The aze, called at the smith's shop, on horseback, at situation of the wounded man is very precarifive o'clock on Saturday morning, accompanied cus; four slugs have been extracted from his neck by his grandson, and produced a blunderbuss, and head, but there are others in the body, onc which he asked leave to make the lock secure to of which is supposed to have lodged near the go off, as he wanted to shoot a mad dog. After blade bone. There are favourable symptoms, and be had done something to the lock, he left it in some hopes are entertained that bis life will be No. XXXIII. Vol. V.-N: S.


saved. The cause of this diabolical act is said to to follow him. He proceeded to York House, and have arisen from some family jealousies. The knocked at the door; the porter observing his parties had a litigation a short time since, when very strange appearance, did not open the door; high words arose, but they had since been ap bowever, he repeated his knocks with a degree of parent good friends.-Bowler has since been ap consequence, which induced the porter to open prehended at his own house. It appears he rode the door. He then presented a letter for the his borse on the day of the attempted assassina Duke of York, observing, that it was upon State tion to Weddesdon, fire miles from Aylesbury, | affairs, and it must be given him directly. The where he arrived at three v'clock in the afternoon, porter told him it was impossible to deliver the and remained till six the next morning. He gave letter to his Royal Highness immediately, but he a man of the name of Griffiths a one pound note should haveit very shortly, with which he appeared to take his horse back to Harrow. Foy and Craig, satisfied, observing the contents was of the utmost Officers of Marlborough-street, traced him from concern for the Duke to know, and said he should public-house to public-bonse, between the two call again at about ten o'clock. He then left turnpike roads, for several days, and they at York Heuse, and proceeded along the Park. length followed him back to Prince Risborough, CHILD MURDER.-An adjourned Coroner's the place of bis birth, where he had stated his Inquest sat at a public house in Pall-Mall, on case to a female relation, in whose house he in Wednesday morning, May 27, on the view of the tended to sleep that night. The woman, how. body of a newly born infant child. It was stated ever, had hinted the matter to some neighbour, | in evidence, that the mother of the infant was and the villagers turned out, men, women, and

cook in a gentleman's family in Pall-Mall, and children, and scoured the woods in vain. The her pregnancy was a secret to all but another Officers returned, after an unsuccessful pursuit, maid-servant. The mother delivered herself and soon afterwards an express arrived that i secretly in the privy on the preceding Monday, Bowler had returned to his own house, where he and on the other servant hearing an infant cry, was taken by his weighbours. The officers she ran into the yard and inquired what was the brought him to London, and he underwent an matter. The unnatural mother bad put the inexamination before Mr. Conant.

He con

fant down the privy, but it did not admit of fessed discharging the blunderbuss at Mr. Bur- secreting it; and she next deposited it in the rows, but said he was mad at the time; and to dust-hole. The other servant followed her thither strengthen bis assertion, he asked if a man in bis with a candle, which the mother put out, and senses would do such a thing, to be obliged whilst the former ran up stairs to give an alarm, afterwards to lie about in the fields, and to drink she lastly concealed the infant in the coal-hole, ditch water. He pressed strongly to be ad where it was found much bruised, and it surmitted to bail, and offered £10,000 deposit to be vived only a few hours. The Jury adjourned allowed to return home. He was committed to to get farther professional evidence as to the Clerkenwell prison. It appears he has been

cause of death : and after Mr. Morris, a surgeon, acting the part of a madman in New Prison, his had been examined, they returned & verdict conduct having been so violently obstreperous as

Killing and Slaying.–The mother was conveyed 1o cause a removal from the room where he was to St James's Workhouse. first confined, to another part of the prison, where

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.-A respectable young coercion has been resorted to as necessary to re woman, the daughter of industrious tradesstrain his violence.

people, in Mary-le-Bone-lane, who was nurserySTRANGE OCCURRENCE.-Tuesday morning, | maid in a family in Alpha-road, Mary-le-hone, June 2, a little before eight o'clock, a man of a lately threw herself from a second floor buck very genteel appearance, dressed in black silk window into a paved yard; but miraculousstockings, black small clothes, marcella waist- || ly without fracturing a bone. After recocoat, and dressing-gown, a white night-cap on vering from the sudden effects of the fall, sbe . his head, and carrying a small poker on his left attempted to cut her throat. The motive which arm, walked through St. James's Park, his un. induced the rash attempt is not known. The bominon appearance attracted a number of people || young woman is restored to her relations,




devouring element, although there was a plentin DREADFUL MURDER.-William Bowden, la ful supply of water from a pipe of six inches bonrer, has lately been committed to Bodmin | bore, issuing from the grand reservoir of one gaol, charged with the most diabolical murder of thousand three hundred tons. The Commanderhis wife.-He lived in a cottage near Redruth : a in-Chief, Lord Keith, Admiral Buller, Generals neighbour called at his house on some business, Stephens, England, Thomas, and a great number and finding him in a state of great confusion, sus of Naval and Military Officers attended. It is pected something unusual bad occurred, when he but justice to the artificers of the Dock-yard to presently found that he was burning the dead say, that their exertions were never exceeded, and corpse of his wife with turf, whom he had pre that the seamen and soldiers did their duty.viously stabbed to death with many wounds;

and It is consolatory to reflect that the Western Ropea there can be no doubt but he meant to have con house did not take fire, as in it are contained imsumed her ashes to prevent discovery.

mense quantities of combustible matter, and parDEVONSHIRE.

ticularly such a quantity of tar as would have

threatened destruction to the whole of this magFIRE IN PLYMOUTH DOCK-YARD.- At halfpast four on Monday morning, June 6, the

nificent arsenal. The windows of the latter watchman stationed on Bunker's-hill perceived

building were several times on fire, but it was smoke issuing from a part of one of the Rope preserved by the activity of the artificers. Houses, and on going to the spot, the flames

DERBYSHIRE. burst from various parts of the roof. He in DARING ROBBERY.-A most wanton and wick stantly returned to his station, directed the ed outrage was committed in the night of Thurssoldier on duty to fire his piece, and rang the day, May 7, on the property of Mr. John Drinkbell on the station, which was repeated by all water, a respectable farmer, of Bugsworth, in the the Dock-yard bells in succession, by the Salva- || parish of Glossop. His wife, who occasionally dor del Mundo, the flag-ship in Hamoaze, and acts as a midwife, was called up at midnight, to by all the shipping. The bell at the Dock-yard || attend a woman who was named to her ; but she gates also rang to alarm the people belonging to had no sooner opened the door than she was beset the Dock-yard, who, with their usual alacrity, | by a number of ruffians who presented pistols and repaired to the scene of action. The boats of the demanded a hundred pounds of ber. She said men of war were also dispatched full of men to there was very little money in the house, but what 'assist in extinguishing the fire, and the whole there was they might take. Upon this they of the military in garrison were also marched into rushed in, having their faces disfigured, and she the Dock-yard, the drums having previously opened to them all the drawers and cupboards, beat to arms. The flames raged with a violence from which they took what they liked, including which completely baffled the efforts of all pre- || twenty pounds in money, ten cheeses, twenty sent to subdue them: the artizans, however, of || sheets, blankets, pillow-cases, &c. for six beds, the Dock-yard, with their characteristic activity, || besides all her husband's and children's clothes, saved the valuable machinery of the Rope-house, || The ale and liquors in the cellars they drank or by cutting down a partof the building at each of its | spilled in the place, broke pickle and preserve ends, the middle being irremediably wrapped in | pots, scattering and trampling their contents, flames. The scene was singularly awful.—The together with a quantity of butter, cream, and Rope-house, perhaps the finest and longest in other provisions, on the floor. All this time a Europe, and nearly one thousand two hundred fellow stood over her busband as he lay in bed, feet in length, exhibited at one time, with the brandishing a sword, and threatening him with exception of an inconsiderable quantity at each instant death if he stirred. The honest man lay end, one tremendous line of flame. The engines still, and he had a good reason for so doing, beof the Dock-yard, of the largest bore made, the sides the sword that glittered over his head, for Gun-wharf engine, of immense size, the engines | under it was case containing two hundred of the Laboratory, &c. in vain played upon the || pounds in money, and the writings of his little


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