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right to a place in some future edition of

ANOTHER, Mr. Walpole's very instructive and en. IN dolefull wayes I spend the wealth of my tertaining work.

time, To her Ladyship's four epitaphs is Feeding on my heart that ever comes agen, subjoined a fifth by Queen Elizabeth. It Since the ordinaunce of the Deftins hath ber is found likewise in the compilation al. Toc:d of the Saillons of my yeares the prime. ready mentioned. A modern reader will

With my sonne, my gold, my nightingale, feel himself little interested by the mytho

and rose *, logical lamentations of the Countess or

Is gone; for t'was in him and no other the Queen. Lady Oxford, perhaps, only

where : aimed at the character of a poctets, be- And well though mine eies run downe cause her mother had been attached to li

like fountaines here, terature, and poetry was the favourite The stone wil not speake yet, that doth it amuseinent of her husband. She died at

inclose. Queen Elizabeth's court at Greenwich,

And, Deflins and Gods, you might rather June 6, 1588, and on the 25th was

have tanne pompoully interred in Westminster

My twentie yeeres t, than the two daics Abbey.--Her Majesty's epitaph

of my sonne. should seem to have been an effufion of private regard; but as I am no better ac

And of this world what shall I hope, fince I

knoe quainted with the Princess of Espinoye, than with Master Southern, I shall be

That in his respect it can yeeld me but much obliged to any of your antiquarian

mosle ;

Or what should I consume any more in woe, correspondents who will furnish me with information relative to either, or both, of

When Dzstins, Gods, and Worlds are all these personages, who otherwise must be

in my lofle. reiigned to an almost hopeless obscurity.

I am, Sir, your's, &c.

THE hevens, death, and life, have conjured

my yll, Toure Epytaphes, made by the Countes of Oxenford, after death of her young

For death hath take away the breath of my

sonne : sonne, the Lord Bulbecke, &c.

The hevens receve, and confent, that he HAD with moorning the Gods left their

hath donne,
willes undon,

And my life dooth keepe me heere against
They had not so soonc herited such a soule:
Or if the mouth tyme did not glotton up

But if our life be caus'de with moisture and

hcare, Nor I, nor the world, were depriv'd of my

I care neither for the death, the life, nor fonae,

skies; Whose breft Venus, with a face dolefull and

For I'll righ him warmth, and weat him milde, Dooth washe with golden teares, inveying

with my eies, the skies ;

(And thus 1 shall be thought a second Pronet.) And when the water of the Goddesses eves And as for life, let it doo me all despite ; Makes almost alive the marble of my childe, For if it leave me, l'fhall goe to my childe; One byds her leave (tyil her dollor fo And it in the hevens, there is delyght, extreme,

And if I live, my vertue is immortal, Telling her it is not her young fonne Pa- So that the hevens, death and life, when

pbeme: To which thee makes aunswer with a voice Their force, by sorrowful vertue th' are infiamed,

beguild. (Feeling therewith her venime to be more bitter)

ANOTHER. As I was of Cupid, even so of it mother ;

ID ALL for Adon nev's shed so many teares, a woman's last chylde is the most be- Nor Ther' for Pelid; nor Plurbui for loved.

Hyacintbus ;

my will.

they dou all

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*“Gold, the beft of all mettelles ; nightingale, the sweetest of all byrdes; and roles, tha fairest of all flowers."

† She was married at the age of fifteen. The date of the year of her marriage would determine that of her veries.



I 2.

Nor for Aris the moth•r of Propberedes,

ANOTHER. As for the death of Bulbucke the Gods have 11. AMPHION's wife was turned to a

,rocke. O At the brute of it the Aphroditan Queene

How well I had beene, had I had Caused more silver to distyll fro her eyes

such adventure, Then when the droppes of her cheekes 13.

For then I might againe have beene

the Sepulcure raysed Dailyes, And to die with him, mortall she would have

14. Of him that I bare in mee so long ago. beene. The Cbarits for it breake their peruqs of

Epitaph made by the Queenes Majestic

at the death of the Princesse of Espinoye. golde, The Muses, and the Nymphes of the caves,

WHEN the warrier Pbæbus goth to make I beholde

his round, All the Gods under Olympus are constraint With a painefull course to toother hemisphere, On Laches, Clarbon, and Airopos to plaine ;

A darke shadowe, a great horror, and a feare, And yet beautie for it doth make no com

In I knoe not what clowdes inveron the
For it liv'd with him, and died with him And even so for Pinoy that fayre vertues

(Although Jupiter have in this orizon

Made a starre of her, by the Ariadnan crowne) Others of the Fowre LAST LYNES of Morns, dolour, and greefe, accompany our other that she made alfo.


O Atropos, thou hast doone a worke perverft. 11. MY sonne is gone, and with it death end

And as a byrde that hath lost both young

and neft, But death makes mee aunswere, Ma

About the place where it was makes many a dame, cease these mones,

tourne, 13. My force is but on bodies' of blood

Even so dooth Cupid, that infaurit God of and bones;

amore, 14. And that of yours is no more now but a

Flie about the tomb where she lyes all in dolore, Thadow.

Weeping for her eies wherein he made fo



my sorrow :



[ Continued from page 251. ] FEW breasts are for pure, or pofsefs *1#rña; utu atpūTa ov IT Foku zał özeo,

fuich an absolute self-dominion, but noto; gió vsv sicer Tonéas ts man that some one passion will, by degrees, แรง), and by frequent indulgence, gain an af- "Eqx@ fuey Tronépoco xards go és pécow cendency over the others, and work them

έλασσεν, into a state of such abject Alavery, as to render thenm entirely fubfervient to its own "οφρα και εκ έθέλων τις αναγκαίη πολεμιζη.

Homer's Iliad, lib. 4. 300. authority.--Microcosm, 6th paper. As where's the palace whereinto foul things

Και γαρ εν τω πολεμω τους τε πρωίους Sometimes untrude not ? who has a breat το αρισους δει τα δειν, και τους τελευθαιους, εν

SI pure,

μεσω τους χειρισoυς να απομεναύλων But some uncleanly apprehensions

αγωνίαι, υπο δε των αθωνίαι. Keep leets and lawdings, and in feflions sit

Xenophon's Memorabilia.
Wich meditations lawful.
Othello, Act III. Scene 3d.

The richest juice poured in a tainted jar,

Turns to a nauseous and unwholesome draught. That the faculties of the understand

Julia, Act II. Scene 7. ing, like the finews of the body, are re- Sincerum est nisi vas, qundcunque infundis, laxed by sloth, and Itrengthened by ex


Hor. Epis. 2d.
ercise, no body will doubt.-Dr. Moore's
Travels through France, &c. vol. i. p. 58. Nor where the regular confusion ends.
Nihil æque vel angitur curâ vel negli.

Cato, Act I. gentiâ intercidit quam memoria.

I always admired the two words reguo Quinctilian, lib. xi, cap. 2. lør confusion, and doomed them the origin


nal production of Addison ; hut the fame This maxim has clearly been exemi. thought appears in Horace's Episties, lib. plified by this nation's conduct to three i, ep. 12. Jme 19.

of the English poets, Shakespeare, Milton, Quid velit et poflit rerum concordia discors. and Butler. Gape ear:h, and swallow me to quick de

What state, what sex, what excellence of struction. Orphan, Act V.

mind Open, thou earın,

E’er found an armour against calumny? Gape wide, and take me down to thy dark

Give the most monstrous ander but a birth, bosom.

Fully thall own, and malice cherish it.
Fair Penitent, A& IV.

Julia, Act ly. Scene 5th. Come thou, ny father, brother, husband, How fuperior is the description of friend.

Shakespeare of this vice-
Pope's Eloisa to Abelard.

Whole edge is sharper than the sword of In him a friend, a husband, and a father,

flander, whose tongue Dittreft Mother.

Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose

breach Though now 'tis long since I was cased in

Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie steel,

All coroers of the world : Kings, Queens,

and states, The creicent of our swarthy foe has felt me.

Julia, Act I.

Maids, Matrons, nay the secrets of the grave I have seen the day with my good biting

This viperous Slander enters. fauichon,

Cymbeline, Act III. Scene 4th. I would have made them Ikip.

The best form of government there. K. Lear, Act V. Scene 3.

fore is that in which the intereit of indi.

viduals is most intimately blended with: True worth gains by the grave; the the public good.—Moore's Travels thro' good which they did is remembered ; and

France, vol. i. 160. after death characters are better known. The good stand the tett of potterity:

That form of government is the most -Gordon's dedication to his tranflation reasonable, which is most conformable to of Sailust.

the equality that we find in human nature.-Spectator, 2

287th Urit enim fulgore suo, qui prægravat artes

paper. Lufra se positas ; extincius amabitur idem.

PHILODRAMATICUS. Hor. epif. lib. ij. ep 1. 1.



Correspondent in your Magazine of What is the distress of Monimia to that

last month, who signs himself T. in of Defidemona ? what the anguish of his reflections on the English drama, has Caftalio to the sleepless bleeding jealousy these remarkable words.--Speaking of the of Othello? And in the next place, if poets who are most fupposed to have af. regard be had to the maitery of the par. fected the pfiions, he says, “ But I place fons, in this respect, perhaps Othello Virgil, Shakespeare, Racine, and all the maintains an unrivalled superiority. potis that ever exiited, below Otway in this Liberal investigation is, Sir, I trust, one attribute--the maitery or the passions;” useful, and of course admisible.--Upon this and he afterwards goes on to alert in supposition I request the favour of you to the same confident ftrain, “ the Or- insert this my leiter in your next Magaphan is not inferior to any production of zine; concluding with assuring you, that human genius ;-opinions as far re- if I be called upon to defend the objecmoved from the ideas of iruth and justice, tions here advanced-in consideration of as any which have been ruzurded fince their reasonableness, I shall not be be. the origin of criticisin. Fors in the Erit hind-hand, place, will any one be boid cough to

I am, Sir, allirt, that the Orphan of Ortuaj bears, in

Your humble servant, point of composition, even a conpa.

And constant reader, Yin with the Othello of Shakespearc? May 20, 0788.


For vant.



By JOSEPH BARETTI. MY pretty Hester Lynch Piozzi, in the Let us now drop this discussion, which

paslage already quoted, observes to the generality will appear something with her customary acuteness, that the mysterious, and turn to another part of aworld is not guilty of much general her publication, where no very honourharshness, nor inclined to increase pain, able mention is made of her buinble ferwhich they do not perceive to be deServed.

In a letter to her, dated Ashbourne, The obvious truth of this remark, no. July 15, 1775, Dr. Johnson has written body, I believe, will be so perverse as to the following words: I wish, for my part, deny. or controvert. I thould however that he (Mr. Thrale) may return soon, be obliged to the pretty Signora, if the and rescue the fair captives from the tywould but tell us how the applies it to ranny of Baretti. Poor Baretti! Do not her own case; as it is usually taken for quarrel with him. To neglect him a granted, that the world cannot perceive little will be fufficient. He means only what is concealed, nor thew harshness or to be frank, and manly, and independent, bestow pity without a determinate object. and perhaps, as you say, a little wife. To To infer, as the would have us do, that be frank, he thinks, is to be cynical, her remark is appolite, the ought first to and to be independent to be rude. For let that same world into the cause of what give him, deareji Lady, the rather bethe terms her pain, that they might de. cause of his misbehaviour I am afraid cide whether it was deferved, or not. he learned part of me. I hope to set him But of that cause we have not the least bereafter a betior example. glimmer throughout her publication; and

It appears plain froin these words, that without such a previous statement, is it the veracious Hefter Lynch had informed not absurd in her to flatter herself, that the Doctor of my having tyrannically the world at large fided with her against a treated her daughters under her own nose; man who paid no manner of regard to of my having made captives of them in that pain, and endeavoured to increase her own houte; and ot' my having been it? The cunning She has artfully sup- cynical and rude to her into the bargain. pressed that letter of her's to Dr. Johnson, How I could perform all these feats withe which he answered on the 15th of March out meeting any opposition from a crea1776 from Litchfield; and the want of ture fo imperious as herself, is what nothat link to her chain spreads such an ob. body living will ever be able to comprefcurity over her complaint against me, hend; as the subtle Signora has artfully that a man ought to be a very skilful con- again supprefied that letter of her's, jurer to find out the motive of it, and de. wherein these heavy charges were made fo cide whether her lamentation is well or ill very clear to the Doctor, as to induce him grounded. This, however, I will tell to give her the good advice contained in her, that the few who know le dessous des the above paragraph. But why has the cartes, will never side with her in that suppressed her own letter ? Does this not particular, but will approve of my indig, look as if she made sure, that I might nation in the affair of the tin-pills; and take her up as soon as her colleclet her whine, and moan, and cant as do. tion was published, and convict her, that lorously as the pleases. To clear me of her account of me to the credulous Doc. her wicked charge, it is more than fuffi. tor was little better than a string of paltry cient, as I have already said, that neither lies of her own irvention ? And indeed, Dr. Johnson, nor Mr. Thrale, nor any how could I play the tyrant where I liad body elfe, thought it worth their atten. no manner of dominion? How could. I tion, nor ever gave me the least informa- keep her daughters in captivity where tion relative to her preposterous bewail- there was no jail? And how could I be ings; speaking always on the supposition, rude and cynical to a woman of boldness, that her iniquitous letter was really writ- who, without going one inch from her ten at Bath on the 3d of March 1776; right, had but to defire nie to quit her which is what I cannot but doubt, knows house, to be instantly obeyed ? These are ing her malice to me so well as I know, unanswerable objections o her affertions. VOL. XIII.



I should think: nevertheless, her sup ance : but no sooner had I repassed the pression of her own letter, takes from bridge, than she was at me with great me all power of confuting with due posi- fury, and asked if I was not ashamed of tiveness her absurd accusations; and I myself for having taken them into the cannot plead any other thing against them, field. Alhamed, Madam! And why but the impossibility of their being founded should I be ashamed ? Aye, said the, don't in truth. * With safely, however, can I you see that there is a pond in that field ? appeal to her daughters themselves, and Well

, Madam; and what of the pond ? challenge them to bear witness to my fond Strange, said she, that you are not sen affection to thein all, as I never loved sible of the danger into which you led children so much as I did them ; which them! Had they gone near it while you I even hope they will long remember with were poring on your book, could they some small degree of gratitude. The ty- not have drowned themselves? What do rant over them, and they know it, was children know, the continued, of the not Baretti, but their mother herself, who difference between land and water? They brought them up with such severity of might very well have run themselves into discipline, as nut to suffer them even to the pond, taking it to be as solid as the speak in her presence, but when abso- field, and miserably perished in it! Jutely commanded.

This foolith speech made me presently To give some faint idea of ber rare aware that the woman was so grossly ig. method of education, the shortest way norant, as to think that children knew will be to tell a fact or two, that I make nothing of the difference between solids aimost sure the will not be frontless and Auids; and without losing my time cnough to deny, if she is not quite loft to to argue with her about her wretched no. all sense of mame; though any reliance tions of children's brains, I stepped into on her sense of shame be but a precarious the house, called Sophy, who was then tenure, considering how long the has the youngest of them, and bringing her been habituated in the foul practice of back to her in my hand, “ Sophy," said boldly opposing her falfhoods to any truth, I, “ Mamma has been prevailed upon to be it ever so giaring and conspicuous. pardon your going into the field with me,

The house at Streatham, where we then and even permits you to go there again, were, was partly surrounded by a narrow and take a walk across the pond, if you Healure-ground, beyond which there was have a mind to it." "A walk cross the

"ipacious grass field. The ground was pond!” answered the sweet innocent; separated from the field by what they term no, indeed: I will rather be whipped a Ha-ha! over which stood a kind of than go cross the pond." “ But why, draw-bridge, that was easily raised or said I, “ will you not go ?” “ Becaufe," lowered The young ladies were ftri&tly said the, “ I should be drowned like a forbidden by their Mamma to lower the rat if I did ; and, be sure, whipping is diaw-bridge, and go over into the field. not so bad as drowning !", It happened one afternoon, that I invited I leave the reader to conceive the spight them to walk into that field with me, as of my profound philosophess, on being I was then quite ignorant of the formi. thus suddenly convinced of her most prodable prohibition.

found ignorance about children's notions They had not been there a quarter of of things. She frowned, the stamped, and an hour tumbling each other in the grass turned her back in a pet, as the would with the most exquifite delight, when lo! always do when glaringly convicted of tive dreadful Mamma came out of the ignorance; but I was glad that I had nieuse, and spy'd them at that sport. faved the poor Things the whipping which Such a terrifick hight as that of their tum- they would have had that night as soon bles, kindled her rage at once, and made as in bed, making sure that there was no ber put her lips to an ivory whistle, that further danger of it, now that she had the conttantly carried in her pocket for rectified her notion of their having pretty the purpose of calling them to her when distinct ideas about solids and fluids. at any ditance, or out of light. At the Not long after her forced change of alarmirg found of th: wniitle, like that opinion with regard to children's inielof the horn in roinance, the frighted girls lects, as Me and I had one day donedin ran instantly to her with no finall trepi. ner by ourselves, I happened to mention cation and hurry; and she began to storin the eagerness of young folks after all at them with such obitrepereulness, that kinds of fruit. « It is not the taste of I, unable to guels at the motive of it, fruit,” said she with her usual acuteneis made what balte I could to their affilt- of observation, " but the pretty appear


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