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(And Atrangers grant such common coure Ment. “Yonder herd, tefies)

Who prying now would interrupt our purpose, Forbear your visits to her.

Will iwo hours hence be hous'd, to avoid the Mar. « Believe me,

fun, Wore there a fasting lion in my path, Then riding at his height; at home I'll waic I'd rather this good steel here by my side

you, Should grow one piece with the fheath, or And lead you thance to a requester'd spot, In my grasp

Fit for the mortal issue of our meeting. Shrink to a bulrülh, but to mock the wielder, Mar. “Since you will have it so, Than feed you with the smallest hope or

Ment. «

- The die is caft. promise

Have I the bulk and finewy strength of man, I meant not to fulfill.

But to sustain a heavier injury? Ment. “Then we are foes,

Let cowards shiver with a smother'd baie, Mar, “I'm sorry for'r.

And fear the evil valour might avert : Ment. “ Deadly, irreconcilable.

The brave man's sword secures his deftiny." Two eager racers starting for one goal, Abating one or two expressions, which Both can not win, but thame mult find the are sermoni propiores;-as, Joser.

for it," since you will liave it so,"--and You step between me and the light of I little thought to draw iny sword heaven,

against my brother's friend,"'--this scene You ftrive to rok me of my life's belt hope, has in our judginent considerable merit, (For life wirtout her were my curse, my Mentevole's speech, marked by italics, burden.)

is a very noble Alight, infinitely beyond With cruel calmness you pluck out my heart; any thing else in the piece; but ftill what Therefore, were the world's bounds more can we say, but that wide and large,

Afsuitur late qui fplendeat unus et alter They could not hold us both.

Purpureus pannus ? Mar, “I little thought

These few beauties will not redeem the To draw my. (word against my brother's rest of the performance, and indeed, by friend;

their pre-eminent splendor, only place the And here atest heaven, and my peaceful general poverty of lentiment and expresfion foul,

in a stronger light, * You drag this quarrel on me.

" I'm sorry

Transactions of the Society instituted at London for the Encouragement of Arts,

Manufactures, and Commerce; with the Premiums offered in the Year 1787,

8vo. 45. boards. Dodlley. THIS is the fifth volume with which kibit of our fuperior talents as well as

the Public has been favoured of the superior success in the wide-extended circles Tranfactions of this respectable, and, what of scientific improvenient. is more, this universally respected body In the first paper--which is on a fub. of so to describe them-mechanico- ject of AGRICULTUREwe find an philosophical patrons of useful industry, of account by Thomas White, Esq. of laudable ingenuity:

Retford in Nottinghamshire*, of the meIn the publication now before us (as thods he adopted in inclofing and form. in the preceding ones) we find a variety ing a plantation of considerable magnis of papers, fraught with information, sudo at Buts field, in the Bishoprick of novel as well as important, on subjects Durham. According to this account, exhighly interesting to every nation that perience seems to evince, that, in unshelwilhes to profit by a proficiency in the tered situations, those trees thrive best knowledge of mechanics; and not of which are not above one foot, or at molt mechanics merely, but of manufac. above eighteen inches high, when planıpures, of commerce, of agriculture, ed; as they furnish a shorter lever than and of the arts in general. While thus taller trees, which, by their own force interefing to others, not a little honour operating with the power of the winds, are able as well as interesting are they to constantly diftrefling the root, by breakpurselves, from the frelh proofs they ex, ing the young fibres. To the progress

* For his former valuable communications, this gentleman, we leam, has repeatedly. received from the society medals of the mot honourable distiqdion,

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of vegetation, this effect muft manifestly of agriculture respecting turneps, ad be injurious; but not less so appears to well as other kinds of seed, and all forts be the general practice of inexperienced of grain, Mr. Winter powerfully replanters, who are apt to place their trees commends

the practice of drilling. From fo low in the earth as to be hardly within the neglect of this valuable improvethe reach of the solar influence.

ment, the seed being sown broadcast, the Sensible of the mischiefs resulting scorching fun, as he justly observes, from this predominant error, Mr. often injures it before it can be covered i White pays more regard to the strength the treading of the horses, by harrowing, of the item, and fibrous state of the buihing, and rolling, fo hardens roots, than to the height or age of the loamy or stiff foil, as entirely to exclude trees į which it is his constant practice the air, the dews, &c. and not only prevent to plant very small. Upon principles the feed from vegetating, but destroy al. equally rational and scientific, he chooses most one half of it, from the pressure of also to intermix, as much as possible, the horses feet. the different trees in his plantations ; The ensuing paper consists of a letter not merely from the prospect of elta- from Thomas Boothby Parkyns, Esq. blishing a succeffion, but froin an opinion, on the culture and uses of the plant fupported by observation and experience, called Racine de Disette-a plant, by that ground to planted will produce a which, whatever may be its virtues, the greater quantity of useful wood; and seeds of no small animosity seem to have that, as the earth itself furnishes a hete- lately been implanted aniong the botanirogeneous mass of matter, containing for cal tribe, from the meck Dr. Lettsom each different plant an appropriated food, down to the irafcible Mr. Smith, of so each derives therefrom a peculiar kind Lambeth, his formidable, but hitherto-, of nourishment necessary for its own sup- neglected opponent, respecting not mereport.

ly the properties, but the very genus If these remarks be as just in prace of this pretended phenomenon among tice as they are plausible in theory, the modern productions of nature, the (and in both respects we are inclined Manzel-Wurzel; the Root of Plenty, to put faith in them) the ingenious “ as it ought to be styled, though we, author of the paper before us is per- in imitation of the French, are pleased to fectly right when he observes, that call it the “ Root of Scarcity*." Be a promiscuous arrangement of various this as it may, we cannot help expref. kinds of trees must be the best mode of sing our surprise, that a gentleman of dispoling of them ; as each kind will, Dr. Lettlom's known integrity and canwith the greater facility, search out and dour Should, in all his publications on obtain its share of the proper nourish- the subject, have omitted to notice this ment, without robbing its neighbours ; communication of Mr. Parkyns, which which, being plants of a different genus, is dated the 13th of May 1786, above will necessarily partake of the aliment a year before the Doctor publicly under. allotted for their particular support; took to elucidate and recommend the Manwhereas, if trees of the fame kind, gel.Wurzel. As a gentleman and a man which derive from the earth the same of science, his honour is dear to us, as it specific nourishment, are planted in the can be dear to himself; and therefois it is ricinity of each other, upon the same that we cannot help pronouncing it in. common bed, they must loon (having ex- cumbent upon him to assign his reasons haufted the soil of nutriment peculiar to for a conduct apparently lo dilingenutheir nature) dwindle, and perish.

The second paper iu the present col. To the judicious and well-penned palection confifts of experiments and ob. per of Mr. Parkyns succeeds the descripservations on the culture of turneps, tion of a machine for cutting chaff, invento by George Winter, Esq. of Charlton, ed and constructed by Mr. James Pike, a near Bristol.-In this paper, from a watch-maker of Newton-Abbot, Devonpersuasion of the inconveniencies and thire; and next follow letters from Mr. losses that flow from the common mode Malcolm, of Kennington-nursery, Sure

* ln Vol. XII. our readers will see an account of the virtues ascribed to this wonderful plant by the Abbé de Commerell, she avowed patron of is in Franse, as Dr. Letifom is in England. Ia

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certainly of far more consequence for In the chemical department of the in- enabling them also to preserve their como teresting volume before us we find an positions, in the very act of composing, ingenious paper froni Mr. Willis, Hero without the help of a copyist.–The demitage, Wapping, suggesting, upon very vice of Mr. Cheese is ingenious; and plausible principles a method by which plausible is the account given of the maItone-retoris may be prevented from chine ; but he must excuse us if we tell him, breaking, and by which, if from any that we have doubts, very strong doubts accident cracked in the course of a che- about the practical utility of his invention. mical operation, the crevice or crevices in the next volume of the Society's may be to effectually stopped as to per- Transactions, however, we trust that the mit the retort to lule nothing of the con. author will gratify us with some fubftartained subject.

tial proofs of its efficacy. For these purposes Mr. White has In the article of manufactures, we are always found it necessary to use a pre. presented with two letters (not a little vious coating for filling up the interstices interesting to the naturalist, as well as to of the earth or stone. This is made by the manufacturer) on the breeding and diffolving two ounces of borax in a pirt maraging of silk.worms in England. of boiling water, and adding to the so. One of these letters is from a Miss lution as much Naked lime as will make Rhodes, some papers from whom upon the it into a thin .palle. It may be spread, fame subject were published in the precedhe says, with a common painter's bruning volume of the Society's Transactions ; over several retorts, which, when dry, the other comes from the pen of the Rev. are ready for the preserving coat. The Mr. Swaine, of Pucklechurch, near intention of the firit coating is, that the Bristol; and to both we could wish to substances thus spread over, readily vi- fes the atiention of our lilk-manufacturers trifying in the fire, shall prevent any directeil. of the distilling substances from per- In the department of mechanics, we vading the retort, while it serves to pre- have an account of an hydraulic maclude the danger of its being cracked, chine, the invention of the late Mr. When Mr. White thinks it neceflary to Wm. Weltgarth, of Coleclengh, in the use any such coated retorts, isis method county of Northumberland ;-a machine is, to charge them with the fubitance to founded on one of the most obvious prinbe distilled, and then to prepare a thin ciples in the system of statics ;--namely, paste, made with common linseed oil and that of a heavier column of water raising Naked lime, well mixed, and perfectly a ligliter. In the idea that gave rise to plastic, that it may easily spread. With the formation of the engine under confi• this parte he directs the retort to be co- detation, there is evidently little novelty ; vered all over, with the exception of that but from the use that has been made of it, part of the neck which is to be inserted there results what certainly deserves into the receiver. This, he adds, may luigher praise-much practical utility; be readily done with a painter's bruh; and, if we mistake not, Mr. Weltgarita and in a day or two the coating, thus was the fiift mechanic in the kingdom formed, will be fufficiently dry, and con- who pointed out the means by which the sequently fit for use.

difficulties that had attended the operation In the province of the arts more im- of every other machine intended to work mediately called polite, we are pleafed to on this principle, might be effectually obfind a letter, highly polished, as well as viated. polite, from a lady, who, under the The last article in the Transactions of lignature of " Emma Jane Greenland," the Society now before us has “ colonies has adorned the records of the Society and trade" for its subject; and it con. with several pertinent remarks relative to lifts merely of letters relative to a red the method of painting in wax;-a me- earth found in Jamaica, which, however thod supposed to have been anciently uteful it may prove there, and even in practised in Greece, and now recom- the other Wett. India Ilands, for inany inended by her as tree from all the dita perposes, particularly in the formation advantages incident to the practice of of citterns, reservoirs, canals, &c. can painting in oil... In this department we never, we apprehend, be rendered in any have alio a paper from Mr. Cheese, de. great degree lerviceable to Great Britain, Icriptive of a inachine he has invented or indeed to any other European country,

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The Transactions-or at least the ac- and evidently ftill increasing, prosperity count of the Transactions of the year of an institution fo laudable in iis varied being thus closed, the remainder of the pursuits, and lo indefatigable in rendervolume is occupied with a detail of the ing those pursuits permanently useful, not rewards adjudg in 1786, as also of the merely to this or that individual, or even presents received, and of the preiniums to this or that nation, but diffúlively to offered in 1787 ; together with lifts of mankind at large. the Officers and Members: nor can we An Elegy on the ancient Greek Model, addressed to the Right Reverend Robert

Lowth, Lord Bilhop of London ; printed at Cambridge, 1979; and told in London .. by T. Payne. 4to. Is. 6d. THIS beautiful poem is generally afcri- In dark Servility's expanding cave

bed to the elegant pen of the Author Forgotten Prelates tail thee from the grave ; of the “ Triumphs of 'Temper,' and is O Lucifer ! of Prophecy the far, faid to have owed its origin to the follow- Rolling thro' Hebrew clouds thy radiant car! ing circumstance: During the Ameri- Art thou too fall'n as we? Can Flatt'ry's tide car war, Bishop Lowth preached at St. Drown thy free (pirit and thy Attic pride ? James's, and published a Sermon in the Is this the man who spoke, in language strong, ftyle of too many of his brethren at that The praise of Liberty's Atheniaa lung? period, containing a personal reflection * Blert are her notes, but curft the fordid things on Dr. Price, which grieved many of the That priestcraft offers to the pride of Kings i 'Bishop's friends; and among others, the For never, never ball fair Freedom's hand Author of this Elegy: Mr. Hayley not Enroll one Prelate in her sacred band!" having preferved it in his Works, the following extracts, we doubt not, will prove tred sages who have approved themselves

He then digresses in praise of those mihighly acceptable to many of our readers :

the friends of freedom and the people ; “ Mourn, Son of Amos, mourn! in as- though not without an oblique glance at

cent sharp Of angry forrow itrike thy heav'nly harp.

“ Fond of dull repore, Mourn ! thou sublimest of the fainted choir ! Without a dream of Learning's friends or foes, Those lips, that, couch'd with thy celestial fire, njoy their table, or from thence withdrawn, Clear'd from the gather'dcloud of many an age, Sink in Sofi Plumber on sbeir Jeeves of lawn." The bright'aiog fame of thy prophetic rage ; Those lips, thro' Learning's sacred sphere re

The names that are mentioned with penown'd,

culiar approbation are Langton and Hoad. Have stain'd their glory by a servile round:

ly among the dead, and among the ther
Envy with ranc'rous joy these accents heard, living, Shipley and Law.
And dwells with triumph on the sałal word; Rcruming his subject, he proceeds:
Waging against Renown eternal wars, " O Lowth! we saw thy radiant name on higli,
Thus the jusults the merit the abhors : Amid the pureft lights of Learning's sky;

“How has the radiance of the mitre ceas'd! And long, if true to freedom's guiding voice, Oblivion's poppy shades the prostrate priest; Lung in thy fplendor hall that sphere rejoice.

* “ Our excellent constitution, the glory of modern policy, and the envy of the rest of the world, is it not greatly weakened, and rendered incffectual by a general national depravity, by a decay of public spirit, and every virtuous principle! And this weakness of the constitution do not the enemies of all order make a pretence, and use as an occasiɔn, to endeavour, instead of restoring, totally to subvert it ?--Are there not many, whose study ic has long been co in. troduce disorder and confusion, to encourage tomults and seditions, to destroy ali rule and all authority, by traducing Government, despising doininioli, and (peaking evil of dignities? By assuming visionary and impracticable principles, as the only true foundations of a true governo meat, which tend to raise discontent in the people **, to harden some in actual rehellion, arid to dispose others to follow their example ? Bipop Lowib's Sermon, on Ah iVednesday 1779.

** “ As far as, in any instance, the operation of any cause comes in to reitrain the power of felf-government, fo far slavery is introduced.” Dr. Price, Obfervations on Civil Liberty. Sect. 1.-" The representation must be complete. No face, a PART of which only is re. presented in the legislature that governs it, is 6£lr.governed." Additional Observations,

From wbich it follows, that a valt majority of the people of England, all that have no vote for representatives in Parliament, are flaves. 7 Sec liaiah, chap. xiv.

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One passing vapour shall diffolve away, Teach us to guard from every mean control
And leave thy glory's unobstructed ray. That maoiy vigour of the judging soul,
Ru: while on Fame's high precipice you stand, which faith approves, which loyalty allows!
Be nobly firm ! nor bend the virtuous hand, Teach us, while bonour to the do&rine bows,
Fillid with rich sweets from Freedom's fow'ry That duty's praise in no blind worship lies,
mead,

But reaion's homage to the just and wife ! To pluck Servility's oblivious weed ! Su to thy country, to thy God endear'd, High in the Court's rank soil that creeper By Heav'n protected, as on earth rever'd, winds,

May thy mild age in purest fame rejoice ; And oft with dark embrace the Crofier binds ; In fame, where Envy hears no jarring vo ce ! While squeez'd from thence, the subtle Pre- So may Religion, with divine relief, late flings

Drop her rich balm ou thy parental grief ! Its luscious poison in the ear of Kings." May that sweet comforter, the heav'nly mule,

Who fondly treasures forrow's sacred dews, After justifying the motives of bis ad.

In glory's vale preserve the precious tear dress, and doing ample juítice is the good shed by paternal love on beauty's bier! Bilop's character, he alus :

And Ol when thou, to learning's deep regret, • Shall Lowth adapt no more his Artic style Must pay at nature's call our common debt ; To the meridian of my favourite ifik? While life's lalt murmurs shake the parching But feebly speak, in France's languid tone,

throat, Faint as beneath Opprefsion's burning zone? And pity catches that portentous note ; Or, blazing only with a bigoe's fire,

While in its hollow orb the rolling eye Awake the fiumb'ring himes of regal ire : Of Hope is tura'd convulsive to the sky; Stretch the state-theorist on prieit. hood'srack, May holiest visitants, each fainted seer, And from the pulpit aim the personal attack? Whose wellknown accents warblein thine car, Far other precepis fuit the hallow d fage! Descend, with intercy's delegated power,

To looth the anguilh of that awlal hour : He then calls upon the Bihop to correct Guide the freed spirit claro' the gates of death,

With lenient aid release thy Nrugcling breath, the rank abuses of the time,in the following Shew the emerging from this earthly form, aninated lines :

Thy lov'd Maria in a (eraplı', form, " Rise then, Orise! with Hoadly's (pirit frid, And give thee, gazing on the Throne of Grace, But in thy richer eloquence atu'd :

To view thy mighty Maker face to face."

Favourite Tales, translated from the French. 8vo. 35. 6d. Robinson. THE following Story of the “Mad Girl “ seen this injures aobody—but don't say

of St. Joseph's," by the Chevalier de “ any thing about it : don't mention it to Grave, will afford no bad specimen of “ bim.--He'll come down presently. I shall these original and entertaining Tales, " see him ; and then I'll go away." which are far superior to the general run “ My surprise increased at every word ; of French frippery:

and I tried, in vain, to recclied this unfora "It was two o'clock in the morning, the tunate creature, Her voice was perfectly almost exhausted lanp in the court-yard vak nowo to me, as well as whatever I could gave but a glimmering light, and I was re. discover of her person. She continued to tiring to my apartment, when I thought I speak ; but her ideas became so confused, heard a nuire at the foot of the flair-cale. I that I could discover nothing but the dira called out (wice,' Who's there? What are order of her head and the distress of her • you about there and was answered by a heart, wit and touching voice, “ It is 1; don't you " I interrupted her, and endeavoured to « fee that I am waiting for him? As I bring back her attention to our fituation. was not the person expected, I was walking • If somebody else,' said , had leen you away, when the same voice called to me, before I did at the foot of the stair-care ia “ Pray conie here ; but don't make a noise." « Ah !" said the, “ I see very well that you I approached, and near the last step, behind “ do not know all-He alone is fomebody the pillar, perceived a young woman drested « and wlien he goes away, he does not, like in while, with a black fath, and with her you, listen to all he bears : he only hears hair falling in disorder on her moulders. “I « her who is above, Furmerly it was 1 ; "" never did you harm,” said she ; “pray do “ now it is the. But it will not last, Oh! « not hurt me. I have touched nothing; I no, no, it will not laft!" “ am here in a corner, where I cannot be " At these words the took a medallion

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