If a proper


was yet hostile to his political influence All those, my lords, who ever heard in another, as it introduced Sir William me speak, or ever read a letter from me Grant, master of the rolls, to the county on the subject, will do me the justice to of Bamtk, and it was found impossible say, that my sentiments have all along ever after to remove him, although many been the saine; and that this has hung successive but ineffectual efforts

upon my mind from the day, the first made for that purpose.

battalion of the guards inarched from the Al length, towards the conclusion of parade, for Holland. the late wirl, the Earl of Fife openly de “I lament the present scarcity; but clared his enmity to Mr. Pilt, and the great as our demerits are, it comes not nuinisters of that day; and as he was from the Almighty, but from the effects known to be an old courtier, well ac of this ill-conducted war; which I am quainted with the springs that actuate ready to prove, whenever this question is the conduct of public men, many were brought forward.

What have we gained led to suppose that he began to anti- by our boasted conquests? cipate their downfall. Accordingly, on regulation for commerce was made, I the 2d of February, 1801, he rose in his wish they were all sold, and the money place, in the house of P'eers, and spoke arising, laid out to pay the national debt, as follows:

and to relieve the nation of those op“It is but seldom I trouble your lord- pressive taxes wbich bear hard on rich ships, but I could not feel myself at ease, and poor; on their income, their induswere I not to fulfil my duty, in laying my try, and what is worse, their liberty; and sentiments before you. I rather incline until some of those are repealed, this to wish, that the threatened motion for nation cannot be called free!” an enquiry into the conduct of ministers, From this moment, his lordship rewere not now made; but if it should be gularly sided with the minority, until a brought forward, I will most decidedly change of ministers took place. When vote for it.

Mr. Addington, now Lord Sidinouth, “I have no desire either to give offence came in, he supported him, and also to his Majesty's ministers, or to pay court voted with the Fox and Grenville admito those who oppose them. Nothing nistration. By this time, however, his can be more improper at present, than eye-sight began to be affected, and being to debate whether the war is just, or un unable to atter:d the house of Peers, on just; necessary, or unnecessary: but I account of this, or other infirmities, with inost positively declare one thing, and his usual assiduity, he gave his proxy to that is, that no war was ever worse con Lord Grenville. Although not fond of ducted.

having great dinners, on the retreat of “My lords, I have read the history of that nobleman and his friends, he enthis country with attention; I have seen, tertained them in a magnificent manner, and been intimate with all the different in his noble suite of apartments at Whiteparties, from the death of Mi. Pelham, hall. to the present hour.

The Earl of Fife, died in London, in “In this borrid contest, our blood and the 80th year of his age. In point of treasure have been spent in the extrava person, he was tall, genteel, and had gant folly of secret expeditions ; grievous been handsome in the earlier part of his and heavy taxes have been laid on the life. Although a great economist, he people, and wasted in expensive embas was yet fond of magnificence, which he sies, and subsidizing proud, treacherous, indulged in respect to houses,servants,carand useless foreign princes, who would riages, and borses. But it is as a planter, have acted much better for themselves, that ihis nobleman bids fair to obtain the had

you saved your money, and taken no respect of the present age, and the graconcern with them. I do not condole titude of posterity. By a recurrence to with you on your present unfortunate the annual volumes of the Society, for situa.jon, in having no friends.

the Encouragement of Arts,Manufactures, “I only wish you had been in that situ- and Commerce," from which he received ation at the beginning of the contest. two, if not three gold medals, it will be The noble lord who presides at the liead seen, that his labours in this point of of the Admiralty, (Earl Spencer,, in his view have far surpassed those of any of speech, has with much ability done jus- his contemporaries. He was a frequent tice to the navy: I most sincerely wish contributor to the work in question, and that our ill-spent money had been laid in vol. xxi. will be found an account of out on our fleets.

100 acres, and 85,500 trees, planted by


him in Dux It use Park, which compre- national objects, while the profits accrubends part of two counties, and five ing to bis heirs, will at the same time be parishes. Notwithstanding the acci- incalculable. dental destruction of a large plantation, As an agriculturist on a great scale, , by a neighbour's burning furze, yet he the earl of Fife, stands also in a respectacontinued his improvements, and soon ble point of view Ile erected no less encreased his woods tv 673 acres, in his than five bridges, and planned and forosvn neighbourhood,contaming 4,000,000 med several roads. ledug a canal, from of trees.

60 to 68 feet wide, between a lake and the A long life, chiefly directed to this sea, the extent of which was 2,200 yards, great object, enabled bim a little before while the bank amounted to 3000 By his death, to have completed the planting laying out the sum of' 11501. He also imof about 14,000 acres in all, and so profit- proved a tract of land, worth only 251. able, did this becomie, even during bis per annum, su to produce 2051. own time, that the thinnings alone, sold yearly. in one year, for 1000l. sterling. In re Nor ought it to be omitted, that at a spect to the modern improvement of great expence, and seemingly in direct pruning, he was always very sparing of opposition to nature, the subject of this it, and although the scene of his labours memoir has, in some measure, created a was in a northern portion of the island, harbour on the borders of the Moray yet the oak itself, which has hitherto frith. This port, cbris.ened by him been accounted a delicate plant, fou “ Macduft's town,

was originally an rishes there, even in the immediate vici- insiyni ticant little village, containing a pity of the sca.

few miserable huts; but in consequence Of late years, his lordship has only of his patronage, a pier was erected for planted at the rate of one hundred acres the protection of shipping, and by grantper unnum, but he has always made it ing cercain privileges to the inhabitants, an invariable rule, to cut down firs, the place has increased greatly in point larches, and all other trees which inter- of extent and importance. It was from fered with the more valuable species of it he shipped the earth and stone, that close-grained timber. In December, formed the beautiful terrace to Fife 1&07, a silver fir, which had been set by house on the side of the Thames, as if his lordship in 1736, was blown down; determined always to reside on Scotch the following

the dimen- ground, sions:

After living to a patriarchal age, the * Length of the trunk, from the Earl was carried off by a second attack surface of the ground until divi of the stone, and subsequently to his ded into five limbs :

7 0 death a very large lump was extracted. Girth at surface of the ground 9 7 He had no faith in medical men,or media Girth immediately below where cine, would never subunit to any operathe links set oft

8 6 tion, and seemed determined from the The five limbs were all of the same first to resist physic and playsicians of all heitit, except one which divided kind's. into two branches, before it

His will has not given great satisfacreached the top. These were only tion to his heirs, as it was calculated for a few inches shorter than the

the benefit not of the present, but some others, which were 42 feet, ö in

future generation. Mi. Tiieliusson aphes from where they left the pears to bave been his model on this octrunk, whose length was 7 feet: casion, and he steered as near that great therefore, when added together, landmark, as the late act of Parliament to the height of the tree we have 49 6 would permit. Indeed, in this point of

There are many pineaster's larger than view, he was enabled to do more in Scotthis, but the oaks are by far the inost va. land than he could effect in England, as luable in every point of view; and should the laws here, abhor every thing that the present unhappy dispute with the cavours of perpetuity. His body was aorthern powers, continue, or be here- carried down to Bamífsbire, and intombutior renewed, there can be but little ed in a mausoleum, which he himself had doubt that in twenty-five years more, erected. they will be invaluable, so far as respects


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" the

Extracts from the Port-folio of a Man of Letters, [Communications to this Article are always thankfully received.]

pelled the Jews to be baptized. So our DWARD VI, was said to have been Alfred forced Guthrun and the Danes. Eddie

delivered by the Cæsarean opera- Medisia de Restit. 9. 27. and Jok. tion, and the consequent death of his Azorius, Instit. Monal. l. 8. c. 24. and mother. Saunders the Jesuit broached others say, that baptism was tlie usual the story. The queen lived twelve days condition of granting quarter to infidels. alter bis birth. Nicholls, in his Progresses, has given some more lies by him, The Hist. Eccles. I. 10. and Tiber Deria concerning the death of Elizabeth. This unus. d. l. 5.c. 12. n. 28. say that Alexanmuun made a profession of publishing lies der Bishop of Alexandria, when walking iu upon every public event of moment; and the street, saw a Jew boy, named Atliaa collection of the would be very curious. nasius, playing at bishop, and christening

other children : through which lie comThe following Epitaph was written pelled them all to persevere in the whrisupon him,

tian faith: and thus it happened that

Athanasius became a very great “ Fidei Hic jacet Erasnius, qui quondam bonus erat

Propugnator,” Defender of the Faith. Rodere qui solitus; roditur a vermibus.


This, as a degree, commences with the When the author was asked, why he 12th cent. but Lucian in Deá Syriâ, notes had made ver in vermibus short: he re that there were publici hospites among plied, because he had made bo in bonus the Assyrians, called Doctores, because long. >

they narrated and explained all things.

Accordingly, Penéda de Reb. Salom. l. 3. Ammianus gives the following fine c. 27. num. 3. savs,

very hospitality rule of judging of it. Brevity is not com of Abraham shows that he was a Doctor." mendable, except when, throwing off See Joseph. Antiq. 1. c. 16. Euseb. Præp. unseasonable retardations, it detracts Evang. l. 9. c. ult. nothing from information. Integra brevitas is the fine expression of a Sulpitius, in the Life of Martin, relates plist. Dion Halicarnass.

an instance of a church erected to the

memory, as a martyr, of a man who had Ant. Naldus. Quæst. Practic, No. 20, been hanged for a robbery.-A clergyman, notes that it was about 1551, much in in his sermon, after mentioning the name vogue in the Ecclesiastical State, for in- of a martyr, upon the authority of Fox, dividuals to seize the children of the proceeded to inveigh, by name, against Jews, and christen them vi et armis. his persecutor, of whom he related the ROYAL APOSTLES, &c.

most shocking stories, which were puOrosius, l. 7. c. 14. says that the nished by a miraculous and disgraceful Goths, Huns, &c. invaded Italy, by an death. The martyr was alive, and the.' impulse of Providence, that they might persecutor in the church at the time, be converted. Boscus de Sign. Eccles, He menaced the preacher with an action says, that Tiridates having vanquished of defamation, who upon his quoting the the Armenians, compelled them to he- authority of Fox, escaped. come Christians. He adds, that the Burgundiaus and Franks became so, through Scaliger says, every body values Greek a vow made, if they were successful in a iambics, but nobody understands them. battle. Charlemagne forced the Saxons

Rhegin. Eginh. and These, says Menage, are excellent, slimoin, No. 785: Dubruorus, l. 5 and 6. when the sense is fine, full, and the inató Helmodius, 1. 6. c. 16, 19, 24, say, that

ter described with naivetè: where the Otho the Great thus converted the Bo- latter makes an admirable conclusion, hemians. So also Boleslaus, King of the and the truth serves instead of point. Poles, (see Arnold, 1.7. c. 9.) converted

so Waldemar, King of the Properly that wmien results from per.. Danes, the 'Bugiani, (Helmod. 1. 1. fect simplicity. C. 43. 1. 2. c. 12, 13.) So Isid. Hist. Gothor. Æra. 650, notes that the Ein

These have existed from the time of peror Heraclius, Sisebert, King of Spain; Pliny, who calls thein“ aud Dagobert, King of France, cum qua nemo nascitur.






into Christianity.


the Prussians;


gens æterna in











called Le Diyen de Killerane, T. 6. In his Dictionary, defines Thunder by p. 250. “ noise, well-known to


“ You cannot conceive how great the deaf;" and Gregorian as a Wig, so called. force of habit is between two people, who

for a length of time have used the same Pererius in Gen. lib. 3. de Paradiso house, the same table, the same occupa. mentions the discovery of the fountain tions, the same pleasures ; and who, in of the Nile.

short, passing day and night without

scarcely a moment's separation, have The original of this terrific Pantomime, learnt mutually to discover the

faults, is a Spanish Play, whose title is, El Com to take no notice of them, to consider bibudo de Piedra; the author, Firso de themselves as removed from all kinds of Molina. The Fest in de Picrre, of Mo- bienséances and constraints; to have a liere, is the same thing.

right to speak or be silent, when they

please ; never to disguise their thoughts; Remarkable for multiplicity of inci- and have their pleasures and pains in dents, which follow in succession, with

It is not interest which thus out any necessary connection.

connects them, fur they could lead an BACON OF DUN MOW.

easy life separate: it is not precisely a This curious ceremony was not pecu taste for the same pleasures, for they do liar to Dummow. A similar custom was not expect any very lively, and one half observed at the Manor of Whickenor, in of their time is passed in finding out the Staffordshire, where corn, as well as fallacy of every thing which bears that bacon, was given to the happy pair. It

It is not inclination for good was left off in 1751, probably from an living; for if they had every thing upon idea that it occasioned much perjury. the table, they have not a grain more

appetite: and very often they leave it, He wrote a work of Criticism: in without having touched the finest dishes: which he makes the following serious it is still less love, for they see one ancomparisons. Will you have Plato's other without desire, and part without veine, read Sir Thomas Smith; the lo pain; it scarcely happens that they even nick,Sir Thomas Moore; Cicero's, Ascham, use one kind expression, or the sinple Varro's, Chaucer; Demosthenes, Sir John attentions which they pay to the greatest Cheeké. He then assimilates Virgil and stranger; and though they occupy the the Earl of Surrey; Catullus and Shake same bed, they commonly lie down, and speare, Ovid and Daniel, Lucan and get up with perfect indifference. NeSpenser, Martial and Sir John Davies; vertheless try, if you think it possible, to aid ends witb, “Will you have all in all make them live apart: they will laugh at for prose and verse ? take the miracle of your efforts." our age, Sir Phil. Sidney. Little did he think that Lord Orford would say, a

Joseph Scott, esq. of Birmingham, girl in love could not get through the who lived in 1751, is said to have read Arcadia.

Bailey's Dictionary, and the Common

Prayer Book, methodically through twice Moliere's lines on the word cuckold,

a year. are admirable :

During Cromwell's government, one Peste soit qui premier trouva l'invention

Slater, a broken apothecary of BirmingDe s'affliger l'esprit de cette vision; Et d'attacher l'honneur de l'homme le plus

ham, got possession of the rectory of St.

Klartin's, in opposition to one Jennings, Aux choses, que peut faire une fenume volage: an iron master, possessor of Aston FurPuisque on cient à bon droit tout crime per nace; one Smallbroke, a wealthy inhasonnel,

bitant; and Sir Thomas Holt, who wished Que fait la noire honneur pour etre criminel ?

for it. Des actions d'autrui l'on nous donne le In his first Sermon he told his people, blame.

The Lord had carried bin through Si nos femmes sans

nany troubles, for he had passed like infame,

Shadrach, Mesach, and Abednego, Il faut que tout le mal tombe sur notre dos :

through the fiery furnace: and as the Elles font lu surtise ; et nous sommes les sots. Lord bad enabled the children of Israel Coin. Imaginaire, A. ii. st. ult.

to pass over the Red Sea, so be had as,

sisted himn in passing over the small The following is the very curious ac brooks, and to overcome the strong holts count given in an old Fre.icha novel, of sin and satan."






nous ont un commerce





MR. PROFESSOR PORSON. « She was a charmer, and bid Make it a darling, like my precious eye;

By the Rev. JAMES RUDGE. To lose’t or give't away, were such perdition “ Manet in animis hominum, in æternitate As nothing else could match."--OTHELLO. temporum, fama rerum!"-Tacitus. RESTORE me the Amulet stol'n from my PORSON is dead! in him has learning lost breast,

Its chiefest ornament and proudest boast. By a charmer bestow'd t'other day; In Grecian learning he was deeply vers'd; Who told me my moments would all be The best of Grecians, he was own’d the first : unblest,

So deeply vers’d-so skill'd-in Grecian lore, " If I lost it, or gave it away.

A luss so deep must Science e'er deplore ! She said in the wild forest's deep-tangled That mind, which oft illum'd the classic page, glade,

And smooth'd the labours of a distant age, When the night's hollow winds smote the Is fled to mansions of eternal rest, ear,

And there exists among the wise and bless! The magical compound was gather'dand made October 8, 1808.

By the tremulous fingers of Fear.
She said, 'twas composed of materials most rare,

Of jetty stars drop from the sky;
Of gums that had black'd under Lapland's Mes jours s'en voloient près de toi ;
chill air,

Ils se traînent dans ton absence.” When in heav'n the Borealis flam'd high. Of those seeds that no mortal has ever yet seen, ADIEU to the village ; adieu to the cot! Shed by Peiris * in th' still noon of night;

And shall I then never revisit the spot When Midsummer gliding the notch'd leaves

That clings to remembrance with fondest between,

delay, Wreath'd her forehead with dew-drops all

Through the dreams of the night, and the bright.

cares of the day? yes,

I could hope to behold it again, She said 'twas perfum’d by the balm of a rose, Though my prospects were sad, and hopes That wither'd beneath Falsehood's eye ;

were in vain. By a breath that from Love's fickle bosom For the rose's sweet colour remains when 'cis arose,

dead, When Passion expired in a sigh.

When its blushes are gone, and its splendour 'Twas strew'd in the dust of an heart-broken

is fled. youth,

Yes, yes, I will hope that again I shall hear It was moistened with Pity's soft tear, The voices of friends to remembrance so dear ; 'Twas dipy'd in the colours of unfading Truth; And still do I hope, that again I shall see

And she bade it her pressure still wear. The smiles that once gave a sweet welcome Thus various and strange she declared 'twas a

And charm,

yet how I fear to revisit the spot, Which, with mystical cyphers imprest,

To steal through the village, to gaze on Would certainly guard the possessor from harm,

For the pleasure and rapture that swell in my

heart While 'twas suffer'd to hang on the breast.

Cannot equal the anguish I feel when we part. But if from its recess a wile should allure,

T. H. Or passion should wantonly snatch ; To her so bereav'd its loss would ensure “ Perdition that nothing could match."

ON THE APPROACH OF WINTER. Restore me the Amulet, stol’n from the breast,

That already feels tort’ring pain! OLD Winter is come from the cold northO give me the charm, that downy plum'd rest

ern ocean, May return to it s mansion again.

With snows on his grey beard and storms

in his rear; Priris Aqueline, or female Fern; of Around him wild-howling the blast's chilling which superstition relates, that it sheds its mi

motion ; nute seeds, exactly at 12 o'clock, on Midsum Around his ice-dwelling loud roars the mer night.

white bear.

Old MONTHLY MAG, No. 183.

to me.

the cot;


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