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Remarks on the Cause, Troy v. Symonds. (Oct. 1, judge properly observed, that defendants is wounded in mind and spirit, instead had made “ an unfortunate trip," and of in person ! &c.” Now I really must that I presume was in the word trea- be pardoned if I suspect, on the other chery. They sliould have reinembered, hand, that though, had the doctor venthat in countries where the monarch is tured to read the whole paper of the still a dupe to the pope of Rome, bishops Anti-Jacobin, (which, like numberless (as also members of parliament, &c.) other essays now published by good and inay bear true allegiance to both ; but learned men, refutes popery, and estahere, or in Russia, Prussia, &c. it is a blishes the religion oi the gospel, he moral impossibility. The almost univer- might, iudeed, have been rexed and Wiisal mistake, then, seems to be in our- easy; yet, on being informed that some selves: we erroneously call the Roman thing was found in it that might be reCatholics our fellow-subjects, merely presented as libellous, he must surely from local situation, and then expect have been any thing else rather than allegiance froin them, though their alle- sorrowful. Indeed, Tis final triumph giance is elsewhere pre-engaged, Plain- niust have rendered both birn and his tiff swore, indeed, as all his sect must companions as merry as Milner's devils, swear, salvó ecclesiæ utilitate, that he or rendered them almost frantic with joy was a loyal subject to his Majesty, andi and exultation.-0 Flaw ! 0 Nonsuit! published an anti-papal exhortation* calwhither were ye rambling out of the way culated to favour the same idea; but, when your assistance might have been though a false religion naturally may, so uncommonly serviceable?- I shall and really does, oblige them to be insiö- only add, that Wakefield was rewarded cere towards tbose whom they choose to by his party with a subscription amount ! call heretics, yel a true religion can by ing, if I recollect right, to 6,0001.t while" no means oblige us to be simpletons.t the Anti-Jacobin Reviewers, who wish

Since, then, there was only a trip of to have no party but their country at the pen, and not the smallest ill-will, ou large; and who as writers may have conthis side at least, how came it to pass, it tributed as much to its political salvamay be asked, that defendants were cast tion as an equal number of the Duke of in the penalty of 501.? It was owing, I Wellington's fighters--in return for their conceive, to the piteous and lamentable * This bishop of the Devil-knows-where, description, by the ingenious counsel, of (whom his master should send to residence, the heart-rending sorrows of the plaintiff declared in 1808, that the dissentions amongst at so foul an imputation; “ for,” said the Roman Catholics occasioned “the exulhe,” though I lately myself defended an

tation of the new privy-counsellor, (Mr. assassin who had maimed and mutilated

Perceval,) and the laugh of hell." As these a plaintiff, yet how much more afflicting

dissentions have greatly increased, popery is the case of present plaintiff! and how

might boast that, whatever calamities or much greater his claim of damages who

horrors it may have occasioned upon earth,

10 it causes great mirth and hilarity somewhere. * We have lately heard of “the note that (See an excellent and truly Christian, and hobody wrote:” this exliortation might not therefore much-neglected work, called the unapuly be called," the thing that somebody Orthodor Churchman's Mag. Vol. XV. wrote for nobody to attend to."

p. 272.) of At the aggregate meeting in Dublin, ot When it accidentally came out that this (June 1813,) an Irish declaimer, after calle person had been disseminating sedition in ing this most generous of nations malignant Dorchester jail, we were desired to hush it bigots, and other slanderous names, declared, yp, “lest it should wound the feelings of that “ English stupidity has really become his relatives." These feelings have met with a a proverb." On this it may be prudent to pretty good plaister. Littleregard, however, was say nothing, as a discussion might tend rather paid to even royal feelings, when this same to confirm than repel the accusation.-A W- represented his own sovereign as a fool, lady of quality, in Queen Anne's reign, on though he was a man of far more wisdom her son's coming from Westminster School and real good sense than himself. - About with a black eye and bloody nose, said, half a century ago, the Spanish ambassador

Hey! child, what has been the matter? applied to our minister, to get a man puwho have you been fighting with ?” Lord nished for having libclled his king. "The - called me a bastard." -“ Did hc?" king of Spain can neither sue nor be suel said she, “why then fight 'em again if ever in our courts," was the answer, “Whal!" they call you so, for that is calling you out said the Spaniard, “ shall a fellow be sufof your name. But, hark ye, if any of theni fered to call the king of Spain a fool with should call you a son of a w~, you mustn't impunity?" "They have called," replied quarrel about thai, for that is what you the minister coolly, “their own king a fool, really are."

and he is a very sensible gian."

1814.)

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fine, expenses, obloquy, and real distress tion and slavery on the shores of undise of mind, -have been remunerated with Curbed tranquillity. -poching,

“ Their steps were graves ; o'er prostrate Again, I fear, I have been induced to realms they trod; ramble too far a jocis ad seria; however, They worshipp'd Mammon, while they I am happy in being enabled to close vow'd to God.” this subject with a definition, or etymo Proceeding with pleasure to the second logy, of the word libel, as delivered ex book, the christian reader begins to feel cathedrá by the great Lord Bacon, in his heart burn within him at the idea of some famous cause, known by the name the cruelties practised by the slaveof the Nottingham cause. " A libel,” trading Spaniards on the coast of Guisaid this celebrated lawyer, “ is a lie nea; but how much more violent are our forged at home, and a bell to ring it up sensations when, after being informed and down the country.”

that Lusitania, Holland, Denmark, Gal(To be continued.)

lia, all embraced the destructive and demoniac systein, we at length find that

“ Britannia, she who scathed the crest of EESARKS on the WEST INDIES of MR. Spain, JAMES MONTGOMERY.

And won the trident sceptre of the main,

Britannia shared the glory and the guilt ; " Whate'er excites our hatred, love, or joy, By her were slavery's island altars built, . Or hope, or fear, these themes my muse em- And fed with human victims — " ploy.

Every Englishman who has not a 70 the Editor of the New Monthly Magazine.

heart of stone, as cold and as obdurate,

well knows the pleasure of home and SIR, THE critic w!jo judges by square and

country; and how feelingly does the aurule, or forms his opinions of any work

thor describe those extatic pleasures. hy the exact laws of composition, viz. a

“ There is a land, of every land the pride, methodical arrangement of thoughts, or

Belov'd by heaven o'er all the world be.

side." ani uniform smoothness of verse and oth

“ There is a spot of earth supremely blest, rhyme, may, perhaps, possess a know- A dear

A dearer, swecier spot than ail the rest." ledge of fine writing, but ought never to Then, atter evlarging more fully on the be allowed to give his judgment on works subject, he continues: of feeling and sensibility.

“ Where shall that land, that spot of earth Concerning the poem abovementioned,

be found? laoagb it has been published a consider- Art thou a man? a patriot? look around; able time, and has obtamed, long since, Oh, thou shalt find, howe'er thy footsteps its share of public applause, yet the roam, effusious of a heart which beats with That land thy country, and that spot thy enthusiastic admiration, if even they home, have not sufficient weight to exalt it still Obtuse indeed must be those feelings higher in the opinion of the public, may, which are not penetrated by those piercin some degree, repay the obligations I ing rays of genius and feeling which shine owe to the author for the plensure I have in the description of the negro's home received in its frequent perusal. On and dwelling, and unless we disguise our this poem Mr. Montgomery seems to sensations we must exclaim with the have discharged such flashes of genius author, but long before him, and feeling as nove of his subsequent

“ Is not the negro blest? works possess in an equal degree; and, Is there no shed whose peeping root appears when compared with his last tame, un- So lovely that it fills his eye with tears? interesting one of the World before the No land whose name, in exile heard, will Flood, it shines with redoubled lustre. dart

The opening of the poem at once ex- Ice through his veins and lightning through: Cites in thie beart of the feeling reader an

his heart: nterest which is never lessened through We are conscious of feeling these sensathe whole.

tions ourselves, and uo one can doubt " Thy chains are broken, Africa, be free, that there are ties which bind the African Thus saith the island empress of the sea,

as strongly to lus home. Thus saith Britannia : oh ye winds and waves, To enlarge upon all the various beau. Waft the glad tidings to the land of slaves." ties of this excellent but too much

How excellent the description of the neglected poem would exced the bounds rayages of the blood-thirsty Spaniards, of my paper, and encroach too inuch on who first planted the standard of destruc- the valuable pages of your excellent

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230* Aggregates of Infinite Series Genealogical Illustrations. (Oct. 1, miscellany; I shall, therefore, confine 3 3 3 9 15 33 63 myself to a few more observations. 2+1--1-2-4 + 8-16 +32-64 &c. Events of the greatest consequence

. 3 3 3 may receive a stimulus from comparatively trivial aids. Poetry can raise

= 4 +18+ 64 &c.instead of

And so in other instances, ad infimean events from obscurity, and extol

nitum.

Yours, &c. great ones; the abolition of the slave 1 trade by the English was indeed a glo

Manor Place, w

Thos. Taylor. rious exertion ; but by the powers of Watuor

Walworth, Sep. 12, 1814. Montgomery our admiration is raised to GENEALOGICAL ILLUSTRATIONS-ORIGIN ecstacy. .

of LANGUAGE. High on a rock, in solitary state,"

To the Editor of the New Monthly Magazine. Sublimely musing pale Britannia sate.

SIR, She thought of Pitt, heart-broken on his bier, IT has frequently occurred to me, that And O my country!' echoed in her ear. if a periodical publication were occaShe thought of Fox : she heard him faintly sionally to dedicate a few pages to speak:

Heraldry, it would materially add to the His parting breath grew cold upon her cheek:

interest and circulation of the work. I His dying accents trembled into air,

was induced to hope that this subject • Spare injur'd Africa; the negro spare.' Shame Aush'd her noble cheek; her bosom

would have found a place in your valuburn'd :

able miscellany, on reading the comTo helpless, hopeless Africa she turn'd.

munication relative to the family of She saw her sister in the mourner's face,

“ Blount,” in your number for May last; And rush'l with tears into her dark embrace. but in which I was disappointed. • Al! hail!' exclaimed the empress of the sea, I do not mean to recommend the ex“Thy chains are broken ! Africa, be free! pense of copying and engraving the arms

If I have been led away by my feel- of the nobility, as these may be easily ings, in the preceding remarks, I entreat procured; but a collection of the coats the reader's pardon. There are, doubt- of arms belonging to families that are not less, imperfections in the poem; but, in noble is, certainly, at this moment, a my opinion, its beauties are much more desideratum. These, I should conceive, numerous: and, pleased as I have been might be engraved on wood, at a triffing with the latter, it is possible that in the expense, and would eventually become warmth of my adıniration I may bave valuable as references, particularly as the overlooked some of the former.

confused state of the orthography of surJuly 25, 1814.

R. PORTER. námes presents very serious obstacles to

genealogical and historical inquiries. DEFICIENCY in the AGGREGATES of INFI

To inany of your readers, I feel conNITE SERIES.

vinced, it would be peculiarly interestTo the Editor of the New Monthly Magazine.

ing, whilst it would afford those who As the following instances of defici

cannot conveniently consult the Heralds'

Office an opportunity of becoming acency in the aggregates of infinite series

quainted with the shields borne by disappear to me to be very remarkable, and ?

tinct families. are not to be found in any mathematical

No doubt, should this meet your apwork that I am acquainted with, you

probation, many persons would be inwill much oblige me by inserting thein

duced to furnish you with the arms and in your magazine; and I shall be in

të biography of the gentry around them; debted to any of your correspondents

particularly members of parliament, who will favour me with a solution of

high sheritfs of counties, mayors, &c. or the difficulty.

of those who have rendered theinselves 1 1 1 3 5 11 21 eminent in literature, arts, or sciences.* 2+1-1=2-4+8 -16+32-64 &c.

Wishing every possible success to a 1 1 1 1 1 work, which unites judicious and well se= 4 +16+64 &c. 3 instead of 2

lected arrangement of matter, with real

soundness of principle, I remain, Sir, 2 1 3 5 11 21 13

your constant reader, 2+1-31-2+4-8 +26–32 +64 Sept. 9, 1814.

T. K. G. 85

We beg leave to assure our intelligent

correspondent, and our literary contributors - 128 &c.

in general, that the kind of information to

which he adverts, so far from being excluded 52 + 8 + 32 + 128 &c. = 1 from our pages, will, on the contrary, prove instead of 1.

highly acceptable, - EDITOR,

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1814.)

Origin of Languages, Richard Harvey.

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P.S.If I am correct in the inference guages, (vol. I. p. 321,) that " it may be which Dr. Perkins' second letter on “Ori- fairly inquired whether any study is more ental Languages," in your last number, useful to the future divine, or more im(p. 119,) leads ine to draw, he is of portant to the Christian in general ;** opinion, not only that language, but that and I congratulate the readers of the alphabetical writing also is of human in- New Monthly Magazine on the considevention. Having paid some attention ration of this subject having been underlately to this subject, and feeling inclined taken by one who appears to be equal to to attribute both to divine origin, I beg its investigation. leave to quote a passage from a preface to the second volume of sermons, pub- INQUIRY concerning RICHARD HARVEY. lished in 1728 by the late Rev. John To the Editor of the New Monthly Mugazine. Johnson, A. M. vicar of Cranbrook in SIR, Kent, where, in my estimation, he satis- KNOWING well your ability, and factorily proves that there were “ 10 als having often experienced your willinge phabetical writings before Moses." ness to impart information, may I beg “ The old Egyptians had a reputation

leave to ask of you, or, through your inequal at least to any other nation then dulgence, of any of your readers, where in the world for knowledge of all sorts; I may find an account of Richard Harand we cannot doubt but they had as

vey, who published, in the year 1583, a many domestic affairs worthy to be

little work on blood-letting and astrolotransmitted to posterity, as any people gy, dedicated to Thomas, Bishop of Lonof the Heathen world. Their pyramids don, of which work bibliographers are as still remain the wonder of all that see, silent as biographers seem to be respector hear of them. [t is natural to sup

ing its author.

I am, &c. pose that whaterer other ends the buil- London, Sept. 12.

J. I. ders had in erecting them, their principal aim was by this means to iminorta- On a MISREPRESENTATION in a CLASSIlize their own names. If a man could CAL TOUR THROUGH ITALY, by the have been then found that could have made REV. JOUN CHETWODE EUSTACE. an inscription in alphabetical letters, or To the Editor of the New Monthly Magazine, that was able to write the names of the sir, builders, we cannot in reason doubt their BELIEVE me it is not without rememory had been preserved in legible gret, that I feel it necessary to give any characters. But now, on the contrary, thing like a contradiction to the asserwe are sure that 2200 years ago Hero- tions of so amiable a man, and so elo. dotus could no: get any information con- quent a writer, as the author of the cerning the names of the builders, but classical tour through Italy appears to be from uncertain report or tradition. And through the whole of his very interesting if these pyramids were built of the bricks work. But as it has attained the suinmit made by the Israelites under their ser- of publicity and esteem, those assertions vitade, and just before their deliverance are of the more consequence, if left to from it, then it points to that particular their present erroneous impressions. He time of which I have been hitherto dis- who could dictate the following passage, coursing, and shews that the Egyptians which deserves to be inscribed in letters had not the use of letters when Moses led of gold in every place of Christian wore the people out of Egypt." Vol. II. p. 10. ship, by whatever name its sect may be

It is neither my wish, nor have I lei- called, will grant, I am sure, that indulsure to enter into controversy, particu- gence to me if in error, that he so elo. larly as the origin both of language, as quently contends for from otbers. “ Yet well as alphabetical writing, is involved with this attachment to the ancient ID so much obscurity. Great names faith," (he acknowledges himself just behave been ranked on both sides of the fore, sincere and undisguised in the bequestion relative to the divine or human lief and profession of the Roman Cathoinveution of these invaluable privileges, lic religion,') “ he presumes not to arwhilst it is next impossible to produce raign other systems. Persuaded that proofs on one side, that shall be consi- their claims to mercy as well as his own dered as completely satisfactory by the depend upon sincerity and charity, he olber; consequently the argument must leaves them and himself to the disposal eventually end, almost in conjecture. of the common Father of all, who we may Most cordially do I agree with Ďr, Per- humbly hope will treat our errors and kids in his first letter on Oriental Land our defects with more indulgence than

232 Mr. Elmes on a Misrepresentation of Mr. Eustace. (Oct. 1, mortals usually shew to each other." do not know is a greater disqualification I fear Mr. Eustace did not experience to me, than not having known the hero the extreme power of these liberal, these of his work is to the historian,) yet, as a manly, these Christian sentiments, when practical architect, I have the best means he drew bis comparison between the of judging between delineation and exeepiscopal basilicas of St. Peter's at Rome, cution. On tbis part of the two strucand St. Paul's London, or else must have tures, the domes, I have long made up beeu under erroneous impressions when my mind, and have had my opinion corhe penned the following note which is roborated by many architects aud con, the subject of my complaint. “ The noisseurs who have had the opportunity dome of St. Paul's is not calculated to of seeing the Roinau basilica. "This opi, give a just idea of that St. Peter's. dion was laid before the London ArchiThe inner doine of the former is brick, tectural Society some time ago, in a and in sbape not very unlike the conical paper, (the annual production of which form of a glass house; the dome to we imposed on ourselves,) from which I which the edifice owes all its external shall occasionally quote. The subject grandeur is a mere wooden roof raised was upon the superiority of knowledge over the other at a considerable dise of the scientific part of construction, tance, and covered with copper, which evinced by the architect of St. Paul's conceals the poverty of its materials. over those of St. Peter's; to say nothing Both the domes of the latter are of of the greater taste, beauty of contour, stone; they run up a considerable way and proportion, in the entire of the dome together, and when they separate, merely of St. Paul's, from the tambour upwards, leave room enough for a narrow stairs over that of St. Peter's. After pointing case between thein, so that the travel- out several erroneous modes of conler as be ascends touches both domes structing domes, I proceed : ' "The same with his elbows. They unite again at cause (ignorance of construction) prothe top, and conjointly support the duced, although at a more distant period weight of the lanthorn."

from its first erection, those tremendous First, Mr. Eustace says, “ the dome fissures in the dome of St. Peter's at of St. Paul's is not calculated to give a Rome, that have been lately so admirajust idea of that of St. Peter's." This I bly and scientifically remedied by the most readily admit; but not the false celebrated mechanic Zubaglia,+ who enconclusions he would have one draw circled the whole dome, after the exam from it, that St. Paul's is the inferior. ple of Sir Christopher Wren at St. Paul's, The illustrious architect of St. Paul's (while he supported the whole superhad too many resources in his well- structure on new scaffolds and cintres,) stored mind to copy others implicitly, with that stupendous iron chain which and be had no more idea of intending would have been more wisely inserted at his dome “ to give a just idea of St. its first erection, as its construction was Peter's," than of that of Santa Sofia at on those principles which evidently reConstantinople, or the Pantheon at Rome; quired it." they have their several beauties, and Probably Mr. Eustace may be able to those of our metropolitan church must favour me with answers to some of the not be ravished from it in a mo- following questions, which will serve to ment..

elucidate this important subject. Does Mr. Eustace may probably demand the dome of the Pantheon af Rome conmy authority as a critic on this subject; tain within its masonry any artificiul to which I would reply, that I have de- links, bonds, or ties of melal ? If not, voted at least as inuch attention to St. is the dome of St. Peter's, in the same Paul's as he has to St. Peter's ; that I city, erroneous in its mode of construchave with my own hands measured and delineated every part of that master-piece uf architecture that glorious monument VP

* Essay on Construction, hy J. Elmes,

ument V. P. read to the London Architectural Sue of the magnificence of our ancestors

ciety, Oct. 28, 1808.

ciety. and have diligently compared them with

+ In addition to the elaborate report, acevery part of St. Peter's, taken from the

en rom the companied by engravings of diagrams, mabest authorities, in the works of Fon- chines, &c. used in this repair, I have had tana, Dumont, Giovanni Battista Cose the advantage of personal information from taguti the younger, and others; that that celebrated architect and engineer, the although I have not yet had the happi- late Mr. Milne, who was an eye-witness of ness of viewing that monument of human the facts, and was acquainted with Zubaskill and greatness, St. Peter's, (which I glia.

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