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sertion, and barbarous persecution of rity to the living; that the curses, his secretary Antonio Perez, upbraids which only remain in men's thoughts, him, out of that Author's Librillo, thro' and dare not come forth against ty. all Europe, to this day * Mary rants, (because they are tyrants, Queen of Scots has not yet got clear while they are so, may at last be for of " Buchanan's Detection 7.” Ro- ever settled and engraven upon their bert Earl of Leicester cannot shake memory, to deter all others from the off" Father Parson's Green-coat [.” like wickedness; which, else, in the George Duke of Buckingbam will time of their foolish prosperity, the not speedily outstrip Dr Eglisham's flattery of their own hearts and of oFore - runner of Revenge S.”. Nor ther men's tongues would not suffer was Oliver Cromwell far from killing them to perceivę.—The mischief of himself, at the pamphlet which argu. Tyranny is too great, even in the ed it to be no Murder|l, lest it should shortest time that it can continue : it persuade others to think so, and he is endless and insupportable, if the experish by ignobler hands than his ample be to reign too. If it were
possible to cut Tyrants out of all his. In this manner did some take the tory, and to extinguish their very liberty of calling these personages to names, I am of opinion, that it ought account for their misdeeds, even whilst to be donę; but, since they have left they were living. And with regard behind them too deep wounds to be to that most memorable Usurper last ever closed up without a șcar, at least mentioned, thus was a celebrated let us set such a mark upon their meWriter of ours for immortalizing his mory, that men of the saine wicked pame after his death : “ When we fix inclinations may
no less affrighted any infamy on deceased persons, it with their lasting ignomi.y, than en: should not be done out of any hatred ticed by their momentary glories to the dead, but out of love and cha- How little soever these sentiments
may be thought to need any corrobo
ration, I flatter myself the following See " The fatal Effects of arbitrary reply of our late excellent Queen Ma: Power, and dangerous Condition of Court Favourites, being a 'Translation of Perez his ry ought not here to be forgotten : ewn Relation,” 8vo, 1715; also Dr Michael When some of her courtiers would Geddes's Tracts; “ The Spanish Historian," have incensed her against Monsieur
Jurieu, who in his Answer to Father + 12mo, 1572, &c.
Leicester's Commonwealth, in French; Maimburgh, that he might the better also in English, reprinted in 4to and 12mo justify the Reformation in Scotland, 1641, and in Svo 1706.
made a very black representation of $ In Latin, 4to, 1625, and English, about their Queen Mary : " Is it not ? the same time, reprinted 1642.
shame," said one of the company, !" Killing no Murder," by Will. Allen, (alias Col. Titus,) quarto, 1657, just rrprint
" that this man, without any consi. ed intire, at the end of the Revoliionary
deration for your royal person, should Plutarch, exhibiting the distinguished Cha. dare to throw such infamous calumnies racters, literary, military, and political, in the recent Annals of the French Republic,
upon a Queen from whom
your Royal one of the most singular controversial Highness is descended ??? __- Not at pieces the political literature of our country al},” replied this ingenuous Princess i has to boast; one of those happy productions which are perpetually valuable, and which, whenever an Usurper reigns, appears as if written at the moment, and points with Cowley's Vision concerning his late equal force at a Protector, or a Consul.” It pretended Highness Cromwell the Wicked, was written by Silas Titus, under the as- &c. 12mo, 1661, p. 20, 21, reprinted in his sumed name of William Allen. Sept. 1812.
“ for is it not enough that by fulsome the teeth of time, or more devouringige praises Kings be lulled asleep all norance, and whose leaves they guard. their lives, but must flattery accom- ed with brass, nay silver clasps, against pany them to their graves? How the assaults of worm and weather.shall then Princes fear the judgment But these defenceless conduits of adof posterity, if historians were notvertisement are so much more obnoxallowed to speak truth after their ious, by reason of their nakedness death *?"
and debility, to all destructive casuThus much for the topics and ar- ties, that it is more rare and difficult, guments arising from those examples for want of a proper asylum, to meet and authorities, which have occurred with some tracts which have not been as most observable, upon this sudden printed ten years, than with many recollection, to illustrate my present books which are now more than ten subject. What remains to be said times their
age. of Pamphlets will more especially re- Thirdly, as being the liveliest pic. gard the present undertaking, to make tures of their times. Pamphlets have a select revival of them; the appro- this considerable advantage, that, bation whereof may be grounded on springing usually from some immethese considerations :
diate occasion, they are copied more First, the regard we owe to the directly from the life; so likelier to preservation of good writings in gene. bear a resemblance, than any more ral, and to their separation from the extended draughts, taken by a remobad: but more in particular to these. ter light. But being therefore a kind For, if the reprinting of good old of reading à la mode, and the events, Books is commendable, much more is their sources, soʻsuddenly giving way that of good old Pamphlets; they be to every fresh current of affairs, it is ing, not to mention the greater ease no wonder if these little maps of of the expence, really more in want them are, in like manner, overborne, of such justice, to remove the mean and become as transient as they; and opinion which some, unread therein, yet, whenever the political wheel have more indistinctly entertained of rolls into any of its former tracts, or them all, because many indeed are but present occurrences tally with those meanly written; though the propor- of past times, doubtless what was tion is not greater than in books: then advanced for the public good, and for those Pamphlets which really might now be conducive thereto i are well written, (as abundance suf- whereas the disorders of former times ficient for any such undertaking have revive, and the remedies which were been, by the ablest pens, upon the prescribed against them are to seek; most emergent points, however they many, as well pleasant as profitable, daily perish in the common wreck, being lost merely for want of revival. for want of a helping hand,) they Fourthly, the truest images of their cannot be denied a just claim to this authors. For, Pamphlets running so
often upon new, particular, and unpreSecondly, because they stand in cedented subjects, the writers have less greater need of such care, than wri- opportunity to commit, and their wri- . tings better secured by their bulk tings less liable to admit such foul and and bindings do. Many good old fa- frequent practices of plagiary, as books mily books are descended to us, whose of matter more various, and bulk backs and sides our careful grandsires more voluminous, too often exhibit buffed and bossed and boarded against Besides, the Author, being more vi
gorously prompted to application by * Cox's History of Ireland. the expediency of bringing forth his
work opportunely, “is urged, (as has in those particulars whereof the colbeen elsewhere said upon another oc- lector's own store should be deficient, casion *) to strike out the images of he were supplied by such possessors his mind at a heat, in the most natural of these curiosities, as have a relish form and symmetry, in the most sig. for the project : which may be farther nificant circumstances at once ; sel. rendered a convenient receptacle for dom allowing leisure for the writer to the restoration of what is nob only doat
upon, or dream over his work : rare and remarkable, but pertinent neither to disguise it with the concep- and seasonable. tions of other men, nor to deform it And such, among others, are the with chimæras of his own." Hence advantages promised us by the preare they preferred by many criticks, sent Phoenix; which, if it ever grows to discover the genuine abilities of into a volume, and is accommodated an Author, before his more dilatory with a compleat Index, I cannot help and accumulated productions. fancying we shall imagine ourselves
These, besides many other argu- led into new and untrodden paths : ments which might be deduced from into regions of neglected but notable the commodious brevity, the vast intelligence, which, having lain long choice, or variety of well - written dormant, and widely remote from Pamphlets, more particularly their ordinary observation, will look like a regretted dispersion,consumption, and sudden resurrection of characters and obscurity, but, above all, the many descriptions, schemes and discoveries; surprizing scenes to be unfolded and or rather a kind of re-creation of them brought in view, by select and public in the land of literature: so that it collections, from the rich but disre. may yield the best comment upon garded store, are, in my opinion, suf- past times, and become the grand ex. ficient recommendations to the encou- positor of many incidents, which geragement of such a revival. What neral historians are either wholly igfew attempts have hitherto been made norant of, or very superficially menseem either of a short-sighted nature, tion. or of one too unbounded. Thus Ed. ward Husband circumscribes himself to the Speeches and Ordinances of 'Parliament in a few years of Charles List of SCOTTISH TREES of remarkaI.; as the collections in King Charles
ble magnitude. II. and King William's reigns con- (From Nicol's Planter's Calendar.) tain only some state-tracts of those
(Concluded from p. 432.) times. And for John Dunton's collection, it might have succeeded better had he not been for rambling into fo
A Silver for, at the reign, or heavy and unaffecting sub
Fir. house of Poljects. But the undertaking most kemmet, in West Lothian, mealikely to succeed is one wholly un- sured, in October 1799, in confined as to time, and only confined circumference
10 0 to matter domestically applicable;
The above tree was planted provided the undertaker chooses ju.
in 1705. diciously his materials. And certain
A silver fir, in the old garden ly the public might soon be obliged at Woodhouselee, in Mid Lowith a very valuable collection, if, thian, measured, in March 1799 11 1
A silver for, at Drumlanrig, • Essay on Epistolary Writings, &c. 8vo.
in Nithsdale, measured, in MS.
12 0 Scots
F. IT. Scots Fir. There is in Gor
A sycamore at Torwoodlee, don Castle an uncommonly in Selkirkshire, measures at the large square board of Scots fir, surface of the ground ... 137 made from a tree which grew
A sycamore at the house of in Glenmore wood. The board Rosedoe, in Dumbartonshire, measures five feet six inches measured in 1795, at 30 inches square. It was presented to
above the ground
· 13? the Duke of Gordon by the
A sycamore in the garden at Company who bought that Castle Menzies, in Perthshire, wood from his Grace.
measured in circumference, in A Scots fir, at Inverary,
16 3 measures in circumference 100 An old sycamore tree at
A Scots for at Castle-Huntly, Nine wells, in Berwickshire, , in Perthshire, was measured in measured in girth, in 1795, a 1796, and the circumference, little below the bows
17 0 at three feet from the surface
A sycamore at Calder-house, of the ground, was
13 6 in Mid Lothian, standing by The same tree, measured the road leading froin the house close by the surface of the to the church, measured, ground, was in circumference 190 October 1799,
17 7 The Sycamore.- A sycamore'
The Prior Letham Plane, or at Nisbet, in Berwickshire, sycantore, is of the striped-leastanding on the lawn behind ved variety, and meaured, in the house, and from 60 to 70 girth, at the surface, in January feet in height, was measured in 1811,
• 26 8 September 1795, and the girth 12 3 The Chesnut-A chesnut at
A sycamore at Castle-Camp- Lord Murray's, in Fife, has 9 bell, near Dollar, growing at feet bole, and in girth measuthe back of the Castle, measur- red, March 1812,
Il s ed, in March 1812, at breast
A chesnut at Leslie House, high, in girth
120 in Fife, has a bole 36 feet in There are other two syca
length, and was in girth at mores on the same extremely breast-high, in March 1812, 86 exposed spot, but smaller than
A chesnut at Newbottle, in the one measured. These trees Mid Lothian, near the house, are remarkable for having lived measured in girth, in July many centuries, and until their
11 neighbours, three ash trees of
A chesnut at Inverary, in very considerable size, have Argyleshire, which has a stem died; the sycamores are still 18 feet in length, measured in vigorous.
girth, in 1794, - . 126 A sycamore at Lord Mor
There is a chesnut tree in ton's, Aberdour, was measured the old garden at Balmerino, on the 10th March 1812, and the bole of which measures
150 the bole was found to be 45
At Fernie, in Fife, a little feet, and at breast high in girth 14. 6 way south of the house, there
nother, at the same place, grows a chesnut tree in a deep has a bole of 50 feet in length, hazely loam, which measured and is in girth, at same height is 5 in girth, in February 1812, 14 7 Both these are very beau
Black Ponlar. A fine tree tiful trees.
of this kind at Alloa House, in
1804; cònsecrated and crowned at Clackmananshire, measured in
Paris 20 December, in the same girth, at threeor four feet high, 13 6 year; crowned King of Italy 26th The rew.-A yew tree in
May 1805; married at Vienna 7th the garden at Broich, Stirling March 1810; at Paris 5th April sbire, measured in circumfer
following, to ence, at the height of two Maria Louisa, Archduchess of Ausfeet,
10 O tria, born 12th December 1791, A yew in the garden at Or
Empress of the French, Queen of misten-Irall, in East Lothian,
Italy. measured in girth, in May
Issue from this marriage :1762,
10 3 Napoleon Francis Charles Joseph, ImA yew at Balikinrain, in
perial Prince, King of Rome, born Stirlingshire, measured in girth, March 20, 1811. in 1794
Joseph Napoleon, brother of the Eme A yew at the house of Rose
peror of the French, born 7th Jan. doe, in Dumbartonshire, mea
1768 ; King of the Spains and of sured in circumference, 18
- the Indies, 6th June 1808;a French inches above the ground, in
Prince, Grand Elector of the Em1795,
pire, married 1st August 1794, to A yew in the island of Inch
Maria Julia, Queen of the Spains Lonach, in Loc-Lomond, mea
and of the Indies, 6th June 1808; sured, in August 1770, 10 7
born 26th December 1777. Another, the largest in the
Issue from this marriage :same island,
13 0 Charlotte Zenaide Julie, Infanta, born The great yew at Fortingal, .8th July 1801. in Perthshire, measured by the
Charlotte, sister of the above ; an InHon. Judge Barrington "pre
fanta, born 31st October 1802. vious to the year 1770, was in girth
52 0 Louis Napoleon, King, brother of the The Holly. At Lord Mo
Emperor, Constable of the Empire; ray's, in Fifeshire, there is a
born ad September 1778; married holly with a stem of 12 feet,
3d January 1802, to and the trunk is in circumfer
, Queen, born 10th ence, at three feet high; - - 63
April 1783. At Lord Morton's, Aber
Issue from this marriage : dour, there is a holly which Napoleon Louis, Prince Ruyal, born measures in circumference, at
11th October 1804, Grand Duke the same height,
50 of Berg and of Cleves, 3d March
1809. Charles Louis Napoleon, brother of
the last mentioned, born 20th April BONAPARTE Family.
Jerome Napoleon, brother of the EmTHE following account of the present establishment and connec
peror of the French, born 15th
November 1784 ; à French Prince, tions of this Family, which acts so important
King of Westphalia, 1st December a part on the theatre of the
1807; ' married 22d August 1807, world, is extracted from the French
to Frederica Catharina Sophia DoCourt list; published by authority:
rothea, Princess Royal of WurtemNanoleon, born 15th August 1769; berg, born 21st February 1783, Emperor of the French, 18th May Queen of Westphalia.