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you may then conceive the anxiety I vantage of your honour, Concea! knew. Good heaven! to what not then the real inducement; conlengths may we be carried by passion ceal not then from mankind the thus inflamed! it made me, who, in greatest error of my life, but tell the tenor of my life, have no other thein at the same time, that it crimes to accuse myself of than such sprung from the infligation of jeaas human frailty is seldom free from, lousy; and not to blame too severea villain. If you have a degree of ly, 'till they have left, like me, dir. patience beyond the rest of mankind, appointment in their fondeft hopes."? fummon it to hear that I was the They parted in the tenderest curfed cause of your misfortunes ; manner imaginable, and the un. that by my means your barns were happy man soon after died with the burnt, and you and Sylvia reduced most perfect ferenity and calmness, 10 poverty. Can you now pardon Palemon haliened to his Sylvia ; he the man who has thus injured you? found her employed in preparing for You mult, you hall forgive ; you bis return. She welcomed him with will not deny me that, which with a look more expressive of joy than held, would inbirrer my last mo- l'anguage can be, and enquired into ments, and give me greater pain the business which occafioned his ab. than any thing besides on this side sence. He explained to her the the grave.”

winole affair; he clasped her to his Palemon, who was greatly moved breast, and together they offered at what he heard, teld him that he thanks to Providence, which had forgave him every injory, and would made their calamitiès the occasion never recolled him as a man whom of happier fortune than they could he had reason to dillike. “ You are ever have other ways expected. The too, too good, he replied; why did morn no longer divides them from I make so deserving a man wretch- each other; they live as happy as ed? But I koew not your virtues the conditions of humanity can perHere is my will, I have no family mit, and have this only to implore, whom I can injure by repairing an that they may never be long dividinjury, and have therefore here made ed, but like two lamps which have you my beir : this is the only me. long burnt together, they may burn thod by which I can palliate my together out. crime. May you be blessed by this Whenever they relate the story of addition to your fortune ; but that their lives, they never omit to inforce with is needless to the man who was this truth, that resignation to the so in poverty. The world will na. will of heaven can sofren adversity, turally enquire into the reasons of and that relief is often nearest when my conduct with respect to you, and we lealt exped it. perhaps, for want of knowing the

Tam, your's, &c. truth, will explain it to the disad

T. W.

A Short Description of the City of FLORENCE. "HÈ city of Florence lies in a nutes north latitude, thirty-fix miles

froitful valley on the river Ar. to the east-ward of Pifa, and aboué no, in forty-three degrees forty mi: as many to the north-ward of Sienna, July, 1764.

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and an hundred and twenty north ings; which are objections made to of Rome; in a most desirable fitua. many other towns of Italy; and the tion, encompassed with beautiful hills only answer we meet with is, that on three sides, full of villages, coun- neither glass nor wide streets are contry. seats, gardens, groves and woods venient in so warm a climale : as it of olives riling gradually, till they is, one side of the streets always caits join the highest mountains of the a made upon the cther; and by Apennine ; and towards the west, their paper windows, they avoid the lies that rich valley watered by the scorching heat of the fun, whose rays siver Arno, which extends as far as would be contracted and brightened Pisa, abounding in corn, wine, and by the crown glass used here, as by oil, and all manner of delicious a burning-glass. fruits. The town is of a round The town is supposed to contain form, about fix miles in circumfera eight thousand houses, which at seence, encompared with walls and ven to a house, makes the number other fortifications, and defended by of inhabiranis to amount to fifty fix three citadels. The river Arno di thousand ; an hundred and fitiy col. vides it in two parts, which have a legiate and parochial churches, ninecommunication by four bridges, of ry monalieries and nunperies, two which two, the old and the new, are and twenty hospitals, of which that admired for their structure. The for orphans maintains nine hundred streets are strait and well paved, in persons; eighteen halls belonging imitation of the old Roman high. to merchants and tradelinen, and ways, with great fat itones, larger an hundred and fixty publick fiathan our common pavement-stones, tues, besides what are found in pabut much thicker, which are so hol- laces. lowed in their joinings, that the The principal trade of this city, horses find fastening for their feet. besides wine, oil, fruits, and other There are a great many ftatues and produce of the country, confifts in fountains in the streets, and we meet wrought flks, gold and Glver stuffs, with agreeable objects, which way and some say they have a woollen foever we turn our eyes. Their pri- manufacture : (but this last must be vate buildings are tall and fair, their inconsiderable.) The nobility and palaces numerous and exquisitely gentry do not think it beneath them contrived, their churches but little to apply themselves to trade; and inferior to those of Rome, and there the Great Duke himself is said to be are no less than seventeen fpacious one of the most considerable mer. squares ; infomuch that this city has chants in Europe : nay, the gentry obrained the ritle of Florence the Fair, fell their own wines by retale out of which all travellers agree it well de- doors, though not in their houses, ferves. In two things only they and even hang out a broken fialk think it defective ; the first, that for a sign at their court.gates. Their they have no glass in their windows, customers come no further than the but their fineft palaces are often dif- cellar-window however, where they graced with tattered paper ; and in take and return the Aasks to the the fecond place, the streets and butler, without disturbing the house; courts in their palaces, are too nar- at the same time they look upon it row for the loftiness of their build- as a great disparagerrent, to educate their children in the profession of Duke's palace, the famous gallery, phyfick : so various are the notions the cathedral, &c. as we purpose of honour in different countries, embellishing some future Number: physick being esteemed with us one of our Magazine, with elegant views of the most creditable professions, and circumftantial descriptions of and on the contrary, a retale trade the principal and most curious of liquors the most ignominious buildings with which this famous city

N. B. We have oninted entering abounds. into a minute description of the Great

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

7 E are informed from Rome, jately made at Udine, the capital of

V that a new description of the Friuli, a province of that republic, Vatican is publishing in that city; concerning the cure of the hydrothe first volume of which has already phobia by means of vinegar. This appeared, and contains an account discovery is said to have been made of the Bafilick of St. Peter, of the by accident. A poor man, lying various principles, rules, and or under the frightful tortures of the ders, of architecture, that are obe hydrophobia, was cured with some served in that sublime and majestick draughts of vinegar given him by structure, and a circumstantial de- mistake instead of another potion. scription of the paintings and Ita- A physician of Padua, called Count tues with which it is adorned, There Leonisia, got intelligence of this is in this first volume a particular event at Udine, and tried ihe same account of the famous dome or cu remedy upon a patient that was pola of that noble edifice, which brought to the Paduan hospital, fome years ago leaned on one fide, adminiftering him a pound of vineand seemed almost ready to fall, gar in the morning, another at This defect, which has been well noon, and a third at sun-ret; and repaired, was considered, by fome, the man was speedily and perfectly as owing to the void space occa- cured. fioned by the stair cases made by There is in the press at Rome, a the chevalier Bernini in the great pi- new treatise on musick, written by lasters that support the dome. But the celebrated Tartini; in which he it has been emonstrated, that the maintains, that the prefection of preffure of the cupola against its music depends upon a thorough counterforts has been the only oc- knowledge of diatonicks ; which cafion of the defect in question. have not been explained in any There are three learned differtations treatise on music, either ancient or published on this subject by the fa- modern: and that the imperfection thers Jacquier, La Sueur, and Boss of modern music is owing to the covich, who may be justly reckoned mystery the Greeks made of the diamong the most eminent mathema- atonic science, which was their inticians of this age.

vention. M. Tartini thinks he has They write from Venice, that a unfolded this mystery. His treatise very important discoyery hath been is learned and ingenious; it con

3 C 2 tains tains several new ideas that may question may be in Latin, French, contribute much to the perfection or German ; and they are to be adof harmony, and that throw a re- dressed to M. Lamey, perpetual se. markable light on the music of the crerary to the academy. antient Greeks.

The celebrated work of the late The Academy of Sciences and abbé Venuti, comprehending a deBelles Lettres lately erected at Man- fcription of Rome ; as also the longheim, proposes the following quef- expected edition of Corneille, by Mr. tion for the year 1764; What was Voltaire, are just imported. the origin of the Comes Palatinus Letters from Switzerland assure under the Roman emperors? And us, that the ingenious Mr. Gesner, what was his office and condition whose genius for pastoral poetry is under the Merovingian and Carlian juftly celebrated, has published a kings until the division of the new Poem upon the Origin of NaviFrench monarchy into east and garion, in three Cantos. The fable west : And at what time were' the that serves as the ground work of domains of the crown affixed to that this new production, is remarkable dignity? The desire of examining for its fimplicity, and furnishes, at into the history and natural pro- the same time, the most affecting ductions of the palatinate seems in- scenes thar can well be imagined. deed to have determined the elector A variety of rural landscapes comto this establishment. The object pored with the most elegant taste, of the academy is civil and natural and finithed with the richeft colourhistory in general, with every thing ing, embellish this sweet and pathethat has relation thereto; the num- tick poem. These letters add, that ber of the academicians is limited to neither age nor infirmity can damp fifteen, of which there are a presi- the spirit, nor arrest the pen of the dent, a perpetual secretary, a trea. indefatigable Voltaire. Three new surer, and an under secretary. By productions of this ingenious writer the statutes of the academy, the are handed about there in manuLatin language has the preference script, and will undoubtedly appear of all others, without, however, ex. foon in print. The first treats concluding them ; Princeps Larina, Ger. cerning the Origin of Trades, the semanica & Gallica subsidiaria Junto. cond of the Education of a Prince, and The prize to be distributed annually the third is intitled Les trois Manieres is a gold medal of fifty ducats. a Zalais.

The differtations relative to this

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Cleanthes and Semanthe. A Dramatic Hif- despicable, and the plan altogether is incon

fory. By the Author of Leonora. 2 vols. fiftent and absurd. 1 2mo. Pr. 6s. Davis.

The History of Miss Oakley, 870. 2s. Bladon. Superior to the common run of novels. Pleasing, harmless, and not uninteresting.

Tbe Budget, 4:0. Pr. 15. Almon. Hervey's Meditations and Contemplations, atIt would be imprudent in us to decide tempued in Blank Verse, after the manner of upon the merits of this pamphlet, which

Dr. Young, by T. Newcombe, M. A. will be viewed in a favourable or unsa

12 mo. 2 vols. 5s. Davis and Reymers. vourable light, as the reader is prejudiced

Poetical and harmonious. for or against the party whose cause it

The Nur: an Elegy. 4to. 6d. Dodfey. espouses.

Tender, elegant, and pathetic. The Wallet, &c. 4to. Pr. is. 6d. Williams and Vernor.

An Epirbalami'um on tbe Marriage of Lord

Warkworth to Lady Anne Stuart. 4to. is. A spirited answer to the preceding

Marth. pamphlet.

Fullome and indelicate. The Oxford Sausage, 12 mo. Pr. 2s. Fletcher. Miss Whateley's Poems, 8vo. 45. Dodney,

Not badly reasoned, upon the whole; Harmless and amusing, with no inconfi-
though the ingredients are rather ftale. derable share of poetical merit.
Dr. Leland's Dissertations on the Principles of Ejay on Gratitude. By Dr. Watkinson. 8vo.
Eloquence, &c. 410. Pr. gs. Fletcher.

Pr. is. Baldwin.
Learned, sensible, and ingenious. With Pious, learned, and sensible.
respect to the controversy between our
Author and the bishop of Gloucester,

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A General Hiftory of ibe World, &c. Vols. 1.
Non eft inter nos tantas componere lites.

and II. Pr. 55. eacb. Baldwin.

These two volumes seem to be compiled The Farewell. A Poem. By C. Churchill. with care, neatness, and perspicuity.

405. Pr. 25. 6d. Kearney. Eheu! Quantum mutatus ab illo !

Entick's general History of tbe late War. 5 vols.

8vo. Pr. 11. 55. Dilly. The Cap and Staff, &c. 480. Pr. 2s. 6d.

A literal compilation from news papers Gibson.

and political pamphlets. Very tame and · Superior to the Farewell. very frigid. Adventures of Charles Careless, Esq; 2 vols. The Life of William the Conqueror. By 12mo. Pr. 6s. Fletcher.

A. Henderson, 12mo. Pr. is. 6d. HenThe incidents which compose the narra- derlon. tive of this gentleman's life are trite and A stupid injudicious compilation.

6 Tbe unavoidable Length to wbicb feveral of our Articles in this Number have extended, bas prevented us from presenting our Readers will so great a Variety as usual, and obliged us to poftpone several valuable Articles. We flatter ourselves, bowever, we fall be able to satisfy all our Correspondents next Montb. ------- We are sorry we can't oblige A. B. but bis Verses are too personal to gain admittance in our Magazine, Nevertheless, we assure bim we fall always bankfully receive any Pieces of general Entertainment or Information witb wbicb be phalt think proper to favour us. ------ The Subject of S. B's Letter is too abftrufe to afford any Amusement to tbe Generality of our Readers,

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