fite side of the bush, terrified him to such his. It was I that sent the lion that prea degree, that his desperate resolution vented you from committing an action, was immediately converted into fear : so which would have caused your eternal he ran down with as much rapidity as perdition. Depart in peace, labour with he had ascended; and as extreams gene- unceasing industry, and, above all, be arrally produce each other, he was glad to fiduous in your devotions to the Almighty, have escaped the death he had fought. A and the holy prophet will not let you go calm serenity of mind is always the result unrewarded." This said, the angel disapof an escape from a great danger; Aouge peared, and Aouge continued to labour returned to his cottage, and renewed his with a perfect resignation to Providence. toil with the utmost resignation. Some- He found himself now more happy than times, however, he could not help fighing when in the midst of luxury and pleasure, after his past felicity, and as he one day which evidently proves that it is not so fell into a profound reverie in reflecting much the circumstances of men, as their thereon, he was all on a sudden surprised sentiments concerning them, that ren. with the appearance of a glorious vision. der men happy or miserable. QuoutbedThere stood before him an angelical figure, din passing again by the hut of Aouge, whose graceful locks were irradiated with was surprised to observe this change in his a resplendent brightness; in his right hand disposition, and offered to carry him to his he held a Gilver wand, and in his left an court, and receive him as one of his doolive branch; his eyes shone lambent with meftics. Aouge, who now felt no joy ac celestial day, and the mildness with which a promised elevation, made answer as folhe beheld Aouge, having dissipated his lows : “O king! may the holy prophet astonishment, he addressed him in terms like lengthen thy days, and pour upon thee all these : “ Know, Aouge, that I am Effen- manner of blessings. I have been used diar, the spirit of peace, my pacific sway to an humble station, and I fear I am inis equal to that of Afmong, the angel of capable of bearing prosperity.” This answer discord; but as bis delight is to occasion determined Quoutbeddin to receive him wars and tumults, by exciting turbulent into his service. Aouge was never elated passions in the breasts of men, my care by his good fortune ; but acquitted himis to appeare both the broils and feditions self so much to the satisfaction of his mas. which disturb the collective body of man- ter, that he conferred upon him a considekind, and to allay the storms which make rable place of trust. Having experienced such ravages in the breasts of individuals, the extreams of prosperity and adversity, You have hitherto been under the influ. he was not to be shaken by the one, or ence of the malignant fpirit Asmong, and dazzled by the other, but by his prudent therefore constantly at variance with your conduct in all the places he occupied, felf. My power has been too strong for at last rose to the dignity of vizier.


INSTRUCTIONS given by Henry VII. 10 his Ambasudors, sent to the

Queen of Naples, his intended Confort.

Instructions geven by the King's Highnese, to con, and declaracon of suche charges and

bis trufity and wel-beloved Servants Frun- words, as Mall bee Mewed and committed ceys Martyn, James Braybroke, and unto theym 'by the said princesTe, to be John Stile, fuering bowe obey shall ordre openned and declared on hir behalf to the i beymself when they come to tbe presence of said quenes, they shall well note and marke the old Quene of Naples, and be young the state that they kepe, and howe they Quene bir daugbter.

be accompanied with nobles and ladies.

2. Item, To take good hyde, and marke 7. FIRST, after presentacion and dely. thetats that the said quenes kepe, and

1 verance of suche lettres as they shall whether they kepe their eltats and hou. have with theym, to be delyvered to the folds apart, or in oon house fogedres, and said quenes, from the ladie Katheryn, prin- howe they be accompanyed, and what oefTe of Wales, making her recommenda- lords and laslics they have abouts theym.

Unfuf, 1761.

3. Item, If it fall fortune the king's speke with the said young quene fafting, faid servants to fynde the said quenes kep- and that she may telle unto them some ing their estats togedres, they shall well matier at lengthe, and to approche as nere and affuredly note and marke the maner to hir mouthe as they honestly maye, to of keping and ordering theym in their thentent that they may fele the condicion estats, with the countenance and maner of of her brethe, whether it be swete or not, every of theym, and suche answer as they and to marne at every time when they shall make upon the fpeche and commu- speke with hir, if they fele any favor of nicacion as they shall have with theym, at spices, rose waters, or muike, by the the delyverance of the said letters, and de- brethe of hir mouthe, or not. claracion of thother matiers before-men- 19. Item, To note the height of hir fta. cioned; and to marke hir descrecion, wise- ture, and to enquere whether the were any dom, and gravitie, in her said communi Lippars, and of what height hir Nippars cacion and answer in every behalf. bee, to thentent they be not deceyved in

4. Item, 'They Mall in like wise ende. the veray height and stature of hir ; and vor theym to understand, whether the if they may come to the fight of hir dipe yong quene speke any other langages par», then to note the fassion of hir foote. than Spaynyme and Itelyon, and whether 2 0. Item, To enquere whether she have the can speke any Frenthe or Laten.

any sekennesle of hir nativitie, deformitie 5. Item, Specially to marke and note or blemmysihe in hir bodye, and what that, well the age and stature of the said young should bee; or whether the haih beort quene, and the feturys of hir bodye. communely in helthe, or somtyme seke,

6. Item, Specially to marke the favor of and somtyme hole; and to know the spea hir visage, whether the bee paynted or not, cialties of such diseases and sekenneffe and whether it be fatte or leene, Iharpe or 21, Item, Whether the be in any fingurownde, and whether hir countenaunce bee ler favor with the king of Aragon hir chierfull and amyable, frownyng or malin- uncle, and whether the have resemblance colyous, stedefast or light, or blusthing in in visage, countenaunce, or complexion to communicacion.

him. 7. Item, To note the clere nelle of hir 22. Item, to enquere of the manor of fkyone.

hir diet, and whether the bee a grete fedar 8. Item, To note the colours of his or drynker, , and whether Ne usech often here.

to ete or drynke, and whether the drynketh 9. Item, To note well hir ies, browes, wyne, or water, or bothe. tethe, and lippes.

23. Item, The king's said servants Mall 10. Item, To marke well the faffion of also at their comyng to the parties of. hir nose, and the heithe and brede of hir Spayne, diligently enquere for some conforehedde.

ynge paynter, havyng good experience 11. Item, Specially to note hir com- in making and paynting of vitages and plexion.

portretures, and suche oon thcy thall take 12. Item, To marke bir armes, whe. with theym to the place wher the said ther they bee grete or smale, long or quenes make their abode, to thenient that Thorte.

the said paynter maye drawe a picture of 13. Item, To see hir hands bare, and the visage and semblance of the said to note the fascion of theym, whether the young quene, as like unto bir as it can or palme of hir hand be thikke or thynne, maye bee conveniently doon ;, whiche picand whether bir hands bee fatte or leene, ture and image they mad tuhltancially long or Morte.

note, and marke in every pounic, and cir14. Item, To note hir fyngers, whether cumstance, son that it agree in fimilitude they be long or shorte, fmale or grete, and likenciie as near as it may possible to brode or narrowe before.

the veray visage, countenance, and sem15. Item, To marke whether hir nekke blance of the said quene; and in case bee longe or shorte, smale or grele. they may perceyve, that the paynter at the

16. Item. To marke hir brents, and furft or second making thereof, hath not pappes, whether they be bigge or fmale. made the same perfaite co hir omilitude

13. Item, To marke whether ther ap- and likenelle, or that he hath omixed any perc any here about bir lippes or not. seture or circumitance, either in colours,

18. Item, That they endevor theym to or other proporcions of the said visage,



then they shall cause the same paynter, or

To the 13th Article. some other the most conyng paynter that A s to thys articule, we saw the hands they can gete, foo oftentymes to renewe of the said quyn bare at thre fondry tymes, and reforme the same picture, till it be that we kyflyd hir said hands, whereby made perfaite, and agreeable in every be- we persayvyd the said quyn to be rizghte halle with the veray image and visage of the faire handyd, and accordeynge un to hir Said quene,

personage they be fome what fully and .. 24. Item, The king's faid servants by fofte, and faire, and clene skynnd. ” the wiseft wayes that they cann use, shall make inquisician, and enferche, what land

To the 16th Article. or livelood the said young quene hath, or

As to thys articule, the said quynes Malhave, afore the deceffe of hir mother,

brests be somewhat grete, and fully; and either by the title of jointer or otherwise,

in as muche as that they were trufid somein the reame of Naples, or in any other what highe after the maner

what highe after the maner of the conplace or contraye, what is the yerely value trey, the whiche caufithe hir Grace for to thereof, and whether she malhave the

Se the seme muche the fullyer, and hir necke to fame to hir and hir heires forever, or ells be the thorter. during his lif oonly; and to knowe the

To the 17th Article. Specialties of the title and value thereof,

As to this articule, as farre as that we in every behalf, as nere as they mall

can persayve and see, that the said quyn hathe no here apereynge abowte hir lippes,

nor mowthe, but the ys very clere skynANSWERS

ned. To the 6th Article.

To the 18th Article.

As to this articule, we cowde never As to thys articule, as farre as that we come un to the speiche of the said quyn cun persayve or knowe, that the said quyn fasteynge, wherefore we cowde nor ys not paynted, and the favore of hirmyzght not attayne to knowliche of viasage is after bir stature, of a verrey good that parte of this articule : notwithstoncompas and amyabille and some what deynge at such other tymes as we have round and fatte, and the countenance spoken and have had comeunicacion with cheirfull and not frowneynge, and fted the said quyne, we have aproched as faste and not lizght, nor boldehardy in nyzghe un to hir visage as that we conspeche, but with a demowre womanly venyently myzght do, and we cowde Thamefaft contenance, and" of fewe fele no favor of any spices or waters, and words as that we coude perfayve, as we we thynke verely by the favor of hir can thynke that the uttered the fewer visage clenenys of complexion and of hir words by cause that the quyn hir moder mowthe, that the said quyne ys lyke for was present, the whiche had all the lay- to be of a sewit favour, and well eyred. engs, and the yonge quyn satte as de

To the 19th Article.' meure as a mayden, and some tyme talke.

.-...-We cowde not come by the parynge with ladyes that fatte about hir,

fite knowliche of bir heizghte, for as with a wonanly lawzgheynge [laugbing]

muche as that hir Grace werithe flippers chere and contenance.

after the maner of the contrey, whereof we To the gth Article.

sawe the fashione, the whiche be of fix As to thys articule, the ies of the faid

fyngers brede, of heizghte large, and hir

foote after the propocion of the same ys quyn be of colore browne, fome what

butt small. gray esthe, and hir browes of a browne here, and very small like a wyre of here.

To the 22d Article.

------The raid quyn ys a good feder, To the joth Article.

and eet's well her meit iwyes on a daye, As to thys articule, the fathion of hir and drynkithe not often, and that the nose ys a littell riseynge in the mydward, drynkithe most commonly water, and and a littell comeynge or bowynge to- rome tyme that water ys boyled with wards the end, and the ys mycle lyke fynamon, and some tyme the drinkithe norid unto the quyn bir moder.

ypocras, but not often,
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An ESS A Y upon SHAKESPEAR's Learning.

To the Authors of the British MAGAZINE.
IT is well known that Ben Johnson had obfcoenigs canes, importuncq; velucres

no great opinion of Shakespear's learn. Signa dabant, quoties Cyclopum efferuere in agros ing, and often declared in company that Vidimus undantem ruptis fornacibus Ætnam, he was no fcholar. This I can't help Flammarumq; globos, liquefa&taq; volwere faxe? looking upon as the greatest compliment he could pay him, tho' it was not intend. This, tho' one of the most elaborate de. ed as such ; for, if any author, by the un. fcriptions in the first of Roman poets, will, aslifted powers of nature, could equal, and I believe, upon comparison, not be thought even surpass in his writings, men of ex- superior to that of Shakespear above cited. traordinary talents, improved by study, 'Terence, in one of his comedies, has introconversation, and travels, surely his genius duced a successful lover, who expresses must be allowed to be vastly superior to himself in these terms : “Now is the time theirs. It was justly observed by Mr. I could wish to die, left fome succeeding Hales of Econ, that there is not a beautiful grief should dash the transport of joy which paffage in any of the Classics, that might I at present feel.” But in how much not be confronted by one from Shakespear, stronger, and more pathetic terms, has wherein the copic is treated as well, or in Shakespear expressed the same thought ? a more masterly manner. This might be proved by several instances, but by none Were I now to die, 'twere now to be moft better than the description given by our

happy ; countryman, of the prodigies which pre- For I fear, my soul has her content fo abso. ceded the death of Cæsar, compared with

lute, that which we meet with in Virgil's That not another joy, like this, fucceeds in Georgics upon the same subject. As they

unknown fate.--both contain the most sublime strokes of

OTHELLO, poetry, and the most striking imagery, I believe I need make no apology for in I should trefpafs upon your patience, serting them here. That of Shakespear is were I to produce all the passages suggeftas follows:

ed by my memory, in which Shakespear

has at least equalled the renowned authors In the most high and palmy state of Rome, of antiquity. I shall therefore mention A little e'er the mighty Julius fell,

only his tragedy of Hamlet'; which is alThe graves stood tenantless, the sheeted lowed even by the profeffed admirers of dead

the Classics, to be superior to the Electra Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets; of Sophocles. The dispute concerning Stars shone with tails of fire, dews of blood the learning of Shakespear seems to me fell,

to arise entirely from the different meanDisasters veil'd the fun, and the moist star ings annexed by different perfons to that Upon whore influence Neptune's ļot de- word. Certain it is, that he was not a pends,

critical and accurate scholar in the Latin Was sick almost to dooms-day with eclipse. and Greek, like his contemporary Johnson;

but, I believe, few, who have read the Virgil, upon the fame subject, expresses works of both, will deny him to have himself in this manner.

been as knowing a man as the latter. It

has indeed been objected to him, that his ---- Solem quis dicere fulfum

pieces do not discover that conduct and Audeat? Ille etiam cecos inpiare tumultus art in winding up a plot, which we find Saya monet, fraudemg; et operta sumefcere bella, in those of Ben Johnson. But this objecIlle crians extinęło mijerat:is Cæfare Romam, tion is easily answered ; Johnson, for the Cim caput obscura nitidum ferrugine texit, most part, wrote comedies, in which conInipiaq; cernam simuerunt fecula r.o&tem, duet, incident, and intrigue, are much more Pewpore quanquam illo tellis quoque ei aquora requifite than in tragedies, or pieces of a mixt natore. Shakespear, however, in and vis comica. In fine, from whatever the Merry Wives of Windsor, thự only fource Shakespear derived his knowledge, piece he ever wrote, which can be con- he certainly knew a great deal; and, if like fidered as entirely of the comic kind, has Homer, he was entirely indebted to nadiscovered art equal to that of Ben John. ture for it, I think it rather increases, than fon, or any of the antients, as that play diminishes his character is not inferior to the Fox, or the Silent

I am, Gentlemen, yours, &c. Woman for intrigue, at the same time, that it grately surpasses them in humour,


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GENTLEMEN, SOMę serious reflexions which I made baleful rod as the molt desirable present • a few nights ago, concerning the great that could be made him." I hereupon ininfluence which opinion has upon our hap- terrupted my conductor, by observing that piness, and its power in exciting us to it was but natural that a person who had action, having produced the ideas which received ro rich a gift, should express passed in my mind upon that occasion, gave some fatisfaction. “I fee, answered he, rise to the vision which I now send you. that you are still subject to the delufions

I thought myself at the entrance of a large of opinion ; the rod which that person has edifice, to which a vast number of persons received is an emblem of power: he beholds of both sexes resorted; at their entrance it in the same light that you do; but rub they drank of a cup, which was presented your eyes with this water, which has a to them by a personage of a semale figurę, magic power, to dispel the mists of error, whose beauty at first dazzled my senses; and you will see it in its proper light." so that I was going to follow the example I did as directed, and soon law with surof the rest, and drink of this beverage, prize, the wand converted into a frightful when a person, who stood by in the croud, serpent, which with its bissings, kept this informed me that it resembled the cup of person who thought power ro desirable, in Circe, and was of so intoxicating a nature, constant fear and uneasiness. Looking that all those who drank of it were ever another way, I perceived Opinion preafcer incapable of beholding things in a sent a man of an austere countenance, proper light. “The edifice which you be- and supercilious air, with a cap, which he hold, added he, is the temple of vanity, received with the utmost exultation, “That Opinion stands at the door, and presents all cap, said my conductor, is called the cap its votaries with a liquor, which deprives of science, observe how elate the person them of the use of right reason, and causęs is who wears it, and what important airs them to wander in a labyrinth of error, till he gives himself. Repel again the mists death at last opens their eyes. My name of error, which have returned to dim your is Prudence, follow me, and I'll soon lay light; and you will behold this proud phi. before you the result of all the delufions losopher such as be really is." I had again of vanity and opinion.” I followed my recourse to the water above-mentioned, guide without hesitation, and being direc- and saw with surprize the pretended cap 1ed by him, fixed my eyes upon a person of science, converted into the cap of folly. who had just received from the hands of Next, a croud of women votaries of vaniOpinion a golden wand, which appeared ty approached Opinion, and one of them to me to glitter with diamonds and eme- received from her a girdle, endowed with salds. He received it with the utmost the same virtue which Homer ascribes to transport. Hereupon my conductor ex. che ceftus of Venus. She to whom the claimed; “Unhappy mortal! the delusions girdle was given that moment became a of opinion operate with such force upon first rare beauty, and was beheld with envy his understanding, tbat he receives that by all the rest. However, she went off

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